After nearly two years as Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to retire. The terms of their withdrawal have just been made public.

In a press release published on January 18 by Queen Elizabeth II, we learn that Archie's parents renounce their royal highness titles as well as taxpayer money (which they received for their missions).

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle renounce their role in the British monarchy.

If Harry and Meghan will no longer represent the Crown, they will however continue to defend its values, they explained in the text they shared this Saturday evening. With the Queen's agreement, they will continue their sponsorships and their charitable works.

They "will no longer receive public funds," the statement said. They also "expressed the wish" to reimburse the cost of renovating Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their home in the UK. According to the BBC, the work had cost British taxpayers £ 2.4 million (€ 2.8 million) and will remain theirs when they are in the UK. The rest of the year, they will live in Canada, in Vancouver, where Meghan Markle is already looking for a cozy nest.

The Sun speaks of a small corner of paradise of 640 m2, located in one of the most chic areas of West Vancouver, with sea views.

The press release, however, makes "no comment" on the safety of the couple, and who will finance it.

Considering that "Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be very beloved members of my family", Elizabeth II has of course guaranteed that they would have the right to permanent protection. However, she said: “Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of the security arrangements. There are well-established independent processes for determining the need for publicly funded security. ”

"To strip Harry, a former army captain who undertook two trips to Afghanistan as a soldier while remaining a prince, the text may seem too punitive," said The Telegraph.

“We can't help but think that there is no winner here. The queen and the royal family have not only lost one of their most popular figures, but above all a prince whose marriage to a colored American divorced heralded the dawn of a new progressive era for the house of Windsor. Now this dream is over, ”analyzes Camilla Tominey.

Kate White for DayNewsWorld