The couple shared what is likely to be their final statement on the Sussex Royal Instagram page, having pledged not to use the word “royal” because of copyright issues in the U.K. In the post, the duke and duchess reflected on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic,” they shared.
“As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute.
“While you may not see us here, the work continues.”
They added: “We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!
“Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another.”
The couple, who are dropping their HRH styles, signed off with “Harry and Meghan.”
It is the strongest hint yet that the coronavirus pandemic has prevented some of their work as they set up a non-profit organization.
In an accompanying statement about their life as they stop being senior working royals, they said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organization.”
A spokeswoman for the couple explained that the royals want to see a focus on tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
The couple’s Sussex Royal Instagram account and website will no longer be updated. Royal spokespeople from Buckingham Palace will not comment on their behalf.
The statement and post comes soon after Harry and Meghan were forced to explain some of their security arrangements. On Sunday, they cleared up rumors that they’d be asking for assistance from the U.S. government to fund their security costs while living in Los Angeles, which prompted a tweet from President Trump refusing to pay. The couple responded by saying that they had no intention to ask for support for security, which they their spokesperson said would be “privately funded.”
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