PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 08:00, Sat, Feb 15, 2020
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, have made their wish to live outside the royal family crystal clear. The couple hope to achieve a more independent and peaceful life for themselves and baby Archie in Canada following their step down as senior royals. While they no longer need a Buckingham Palace office, their decision to let go of their 15-strong team of UK staff has surprised some.
Meghan and Harry will cease to be working members of the Royal Family from April.
While they will no longer formally represent the Crown or receive money from the Sovereign Grant they still wish to honour their royal patronages.
One royal commentator has claimed maintaining their UK ties may prove difficult without a dedicated team in place.
The couple have hired US-based celebrity PR firm Sunshine Sachs to help them in the future but having a British team in place may be indispensable if they are to continue with projects this side of the pond.
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Prince Harry struggle: The challenge Meghan Markle & Harry may face after ditching UK team (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry struggle: The couple have let go of their British staff (Image: GETTY)
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “When Meghan and Harry step down as senior and as working members of the royal family and cease to use their royal titles, they will still be keeping their patronages and they will need assistance to manage this if they are to give them the attention they deserve.
“It is unclear how this will be handled.
“Harry will reportedly keep Travelyst, a global initiative for sustainable tourism, in London.”
Mr Fitzwilliams called their decision to close their UK office “extraordinary” despite the support they will get from their US aides.
Prince Harry struggle: They will cease to be