Prince Harry’s New Role

Prince Harry's New Role

Ava Harvey

On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex married Meghan Markle, an American. Now after nearly two years, the royals are taking a step back. A few reasons why Prince Harry and Meghan wanted to “step back” from royal duties are that the press was constantly criticizing Meghan, publishing false information, and she was often compared to Kate Middleton, sometimes in an unfavorable way. 

Prince Harry said, “My mum clearly taught me a certain set of values of which I always try and uphold, despite the role and the job…. I think I will always protect my family and now I have a family to protect.” He added,”If anybody else knew what I knew, be it a father or be it a husband, be it anyone, you would probably be doing exactly what I am doing as well.” 

Many agree with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry’s close friend, JJ Chalmers, said, ”And I think the decision that he has made at the forefront of that is to protect his family, because that’s the number one rule is to be a father and to be a husband.” Prince Harry wants to protect and take care of his wife and son, Archie.

The formal statement from Buckingham Palace is that The Queen is supportive of Prince Harry’s desire for a new role.  Queen Elizibeth ll said, ”Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the royal family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”