ICYMI: Nearly a month after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially announced their decision to cease being working royals, the couple has finally revealed the day of their formal exit.
Yes, according to a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the 35-year-old prince and 38-year-old duchess will step down on March 31, with their Buckingham Palace-based offices set to close on April 1. From there, the couple will be free to focus entirely on their new Sussex Royal, the Charity Foundation and on forging their paths sans HRH titles.
Due to a loophole in the agreement reached between the Sussexes and Queen Elizabeth II, it appears the stipulation of their newly tailored roles will be up for renegotiation in a year (April 1, 2021). One thing that won’t change? Prince Harry’s (and Archie’s) place in the royal line of succession.
Despite all the changes, the Duke of Sussex will still retain his right to the British royal throne. He remains the sixth in line, behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis (1).