Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles: palace

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will step back as senior members of the royal family and spend more time in North America, the couple said in a historic statement Wednesday.


LONDON - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's royal family and they will not use their "royal highness" titles, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.

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"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved members of my family," Queen Elizabeth said in a statement, referring to the couple's son.

Harry and Meghan will no longer receive public funds and they will repay money spent on the refurbishment of their cottage, the palace said.