BREAKING: Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles and repay $3.1 million spent on their home

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Another week, another breaking news. On Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds after they decided to step back as senior royals.

The palace added that the couple will repay some 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) of taxpayers’ money that was spent renovating their home near Windsor Castle.

Several newspapers quoted Queen Elizabeth II as saying that she was pleased “together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.”

Many well informed people have blamed racism for their decision to step back.

Meghan, who is an African American was constantly treated badly in the British press, a former colonial power that wreaked havoc around the world.

The couple is moving back to Canada to become financially independent.

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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