Queen Is 'Saddened' After Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Confirm They Won’t Return As Working Royals

In a move that doesn't come as much of a surprise to those who have been following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the pair have confirmed they're not interested in returning to the Royal Family as working Royals.

It seems the move was made because the pair are actually happy now? But I digress.

In January of 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping down from their role as senior Royals.

This didn't come out of the blue for fans of the pair who are aware of the insane amounts of scrutiny and harassment the pair have endured by the British press.

"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," their statement began.

"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."

Their statement continued:

"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," their statement concluded.

Meghan and Prince Harry's last Royal appearance was back in March of 2020.

Since then, the couple have launched their own podcast, secured a relationship with Disney, and have announced they're expecting their second child.

In other words, things have been going really well for the young family.

Now, the pair have made their decision to part ways official in a new statement.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family," the Buckingham Palace statement said, according to People.

The statement continued:

"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service."

This means that Prince Harry will lose his honorary military appointments, which will then be redistributed "among working members of The Royal Family."

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, no longer use their His/Her Highness titles, they will retain them, along with their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.

The statement ended: "While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family."

The pair released their own statement about the news.

The couple's office said that the pair "remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role."

"We can all live a life of service. Service is universal," the statement concluded.

Fans were happy to see the pair were secure in their decision to branch out and give their family a chance at peace and privacy.