As part of the announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they will be splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. They also intend to become “financially independent.” Buckingham Palace has responded with a statement, saying: “We understand their desire to take a different approach but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
BREAKING: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said they intend to step back as senior members of the Royal Family and become financially independent.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 8, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said in a statement they "intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent"
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) January 8, 2020