The Duke of Sussex has said he is “taking a leap of faith” in stepping back from his life as a member of the royal family, but “there really was no other option”.
Several UK newspaper front pages were hastily changed after the Duke of Sussex said he wanted his family to have a “more peaceful” life away from the royal family.
Here is the text of the Duke of Sussex’s remarks about his future made during a speech at a private dinner at the Ivy Chelsea Garden in central London for his charity Sentebale.
The Duke of Sussex has said that he and his wife were standing down from the royal family with “great sadness”, but there was “no other option”.
The Queen was seen smiling alongside her son the Duke of York in her first appearance since the announcement the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be walking away from the royal family.
More video footage has emerged of the Duke of Sussex talking about his wife’s ability to do voiceover work.
The Queen has made her first appearance following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be stepping back from the royal family.
There was sympathy, sadness and a little frustration from people outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday morning over the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were quitting as senior members of the royal family.
The Duke of Sussex fought in Afghanistan on the frontline, but is now severing his official ties to the military as he quits royal life completely.
Here’s a look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in numbers:
The decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to walk away from the monarchy will “avoid catastrophe”, a royal commentator has said.