Prince Harry and his lawfully wedded wife and former actress Meghan Markle announced their split from the royal family on Thursday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in an official statement that they have decided to ‘work to become financially independent’ and balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
The news of them stepping back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family has sent shockwaves to the entire world. Several reports even suggested that “no other member of the royal family was consulted” prior to the release of Meghan and Harry’s statement. The royal couple’s wax statues were also reportedly ‘relocated to a separate viewing area’ at Madame Tussauds London after the news of their sudden withdrawal came to light.
— Madame Tussauds London (@MadameTussauds) January 9, 2020
Post their announcement, people took to social media to express their opinions of the couple’s split and soon #Megxit started trending on Twitter.
— Fortuna 🐕 (@wooddog28) January 8, 2020
Now, the couple’s decision to leave their royal status and embark on their own journey has reminded people of Rahul and Anjali (played by Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol) from the popular Bollywood movie, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. People have been comparing Prince Harry to Rahul (the wealthy boy who left his family for the love of his life) and Meghan Markle as Anjali (the woman who belonged to a different societal status) with funny memes.
— Salokya Sarira (@SalazarSalokya) January 9, 2020
People comparing Meghan-Harry to Rahul-Anjali’s plot in K3G.
Yup, can totally imagining Will going to Canada to get back his brother, dancing with Kate to You are my Soniya. Charles and Camilla joining in for Bole Chudiyaan and oh, and the Queen dies. Plausible
— FiFi 🐘 (@Alfifius) January 10, 2020
i know it's cringe.jpeg but i can't shake off the rahul and anjali vibe from harry and meghan peacing out. anyway. pic.twitter.com/dk267L0LfI
— Imaan Sheikh 🌈 (@sheikhimaan) January 8, 2020
The queen must be singing
Aaaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaa Kabhi khushi kabhi gham….. https://t.co/MxygaLbrDp
— Dr. Bewda Rick (@SavageRaptor7) January 9, 2020
K3G all over again https://t.co/XG8X0JOfb2
— Rahul Singh (@dost_malone) January 10, 2020
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham English Version 😂😂😂😂
— Wahab Shaikh (@wahab173) January 9, 2020
This is full blown kabhi khushi kabhi gham. 10 years later, William’s going to be flying to America saying ‘chandu ki chachi’ to Meghan https://t.co/q4p7a7ylEP
— Raz (@raztweets) January 9, 2020
— Rohit Khilnani (@rohitkhilnani) January 10, 2020
Prince Harry is Shahrukh Khan from K3G don't @ me 😂
— Bunny (@ua2kl) January 10, 2020
— Sohail Anjum (@sohailanjum) January 10, 2020
“The raichand family” 😭😭😭facts bet you the queen goin off to Harry about parampara https://t.co/EFBvzmr3WZ
— Rumneeek (@rumneeek) January 9, 2020
— Pokhraj Roy (@PokhrajRoy) January 9, 2020
Well, then Karan Johar predicted the royal split 19-years ago LOL! Do you think the Queen will stay mum at this or just say, ‘Keh diya, toh keh diya?’