- The couple announced in January 2020 that they intended to "step back" from the royal family
- Harry and Meghan bid their fans and followers farewell through their official Instagram account on Tuesday
- The move marked the end of the couple's official roles as working royals
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially stepped down from their royal duties.
The two royals bid their fans and followers a farewell through their official Instagram account on Tuesday.
In the post, Prince Harry and Meghan assured fans that they may not be seen in public but they will keep working behind the scenes in a bid to better the lives of others.
"As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You have been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another,'' the post read in part.
The latest development came about four months after the couple revealed plans to step back as senior members of the royal family.
The couple shocked the world in January after announcing they intended to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America and start paying their own bills.
"Thank you to this community for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!" the couple wrote social media.
In early March, Harry and Meghan returned to the United Kingdom from their home on Vancouver Island, Canada, for their final engagements as senior royals.
The move was sparked by the harsh treatment Meghan received from media outlets. Harry is protective over his wife and wants to stop what happened to his mom from happening to Meghan.
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