- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shocked the world with the announcment that they will be taking a step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family
- The couple said in a statement they're working on becoming financially independent
- The news spread like wildfire online and soon both Harry and Meghan were trending
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caught the world by surprise when they announced that they will be stepping back as "senior" members of the Royal Family.
According to the couple, they will now work to become financially independent. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made this known in a statement on their official Instagram page. More reports indicated that the Royal couple plan to move to Canada.
The news has since gone viral and soon both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with #Megxit, started trending online.
We took a look at some of the reactions to Harry and Meghan's decision.
Many applauded Meghan for 'liberating' Harry from a "terrible, stuffy, constricted life".
Twitter user, @sparklingmeghan, commented:
"I just want to give Meghan a hug. She’s so strong and brave. Keep going Meghan. The #SussexSquad have got you. We always have done and always will do. Keep your head up."
However, there where those who did not agree with the couple's decision, adding they were failing to do their duty to the Crown.
Piers Morgan, who has shied away from blasting Meghan in the past, accused the "Kardashian-wannabes" of trying to bring down the Monarchy.
In one post he said:
"The Queen must FIRE Their Royal Hustlers: Deluded Meghan and Harry should be stripped of their titles before this pair of grasping, selfish, scheming Kardashian-wannabes bring down the Monarchy."
Morgan added in another tweet:
Twitter user, @NocteRegem, added:
"He used to be the cool royal that was always having a laugh. Not anymore, it seems... Sad."
Another tweep, @hallsymatt, wrote:
"She’s ruined him! She’s even caused a rift with his brother! I agree strip them of there titles and no Prince Charles handouts!"
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