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“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. 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. 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.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Social media was set ablaze with hot takes and memes after Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family.
Chief among the memes was an image of members of the Royal Family fashioned to look like the poster of Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning horror film Get Out.
Released in 2017, Peele's acclaimed directorial debut stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington, a Black man who uncovers dark secrets about his white girlfriend's family while visiting at their home. The poster was created by @nineknives.
The poster seems to be hinting at parallels between Chris and Markle. The Duchess of Sussex has been the intense subject of ridicule and scrutiny from the British tabloids.
A second poster also surfaced on social media as a Coming to America parody.
"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year," Harry and Meghan wrote on their Instagram page. "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."
The couple intends to split their time between Britain and North America.
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