Queen Elizabeth II: Who will get Harry & Meghan’s patronage?

A return of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to the British royal family is out of the question. Now the patronage of the two must be redistributed.

Last week, Buckingham Palace issued a statement that clarified a possible return of Prince Harry (36) and Duchess Meghan (39, née Markle) to the British royals – and the associated duties. The result: The Sussexes are finally out of the Royal Family. One of the reasons for this could be the announcement of an intimate interview by the famous couple with US star Oprah Winfrey (67) at the beginning of March, in which there should be no taboo topics.

See Harry and Meghan’s surprise appearance here after the fuss over their retreat.

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Princess Anne could replace Prince Harry

Now that it has been clarified that the Sussexes will not resume their work for the British monarchy, the question arises to whom Queen Elizabeth II (94) gives the patronage that Prince Harry and his wife previously held. Because the tasks that are associated with it cannot simply lie idle – and the positions now vacant require a representative of the “company”, as the working royals are often called. A source said, according to mirror.co.uk: “When it became clear that the Duke and Duchess had no plans to return to the family and be part of the team, the Queen decided long ago who were their preferred candidates for the vacant positions. ” Their decision is expected to be announced in the next few weeks.

Of course there are guesses. Princess Anne (70) could replace Prince Harry as Captain General of the Royal Marines. She would be the first woman in this position. Prince Harry’s patronage of the England Rugby Union and the Rugby Football League could in turn go to his brother Prince William (38). He would probably also take on the position of honorary air commander of Royal Air Force Station Honington.

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Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan

Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan
The Queen was “taken by surprise” by her TV interview

Not only the statement by Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan is fueling the British royals, but also the Oprah interview.

Can Sophie von Wessex fill Duchess Meghan’s void?

Prince Edward (56) or his wife Sophie von Wessex (56) could take over Duchess Meghan’s patronage of the National Theater. Sophie von Wessex is considered the darling of Queen Elizabeth II and it has long been rumored that she should play a bigger role in the public. Since the Sussexes withdrew, she has emerged more and more from the background. You could also take over Duchess Meghan’s patronage of “The Association of Commonwealth Universities” (in German: The Union of Universities of the Commonwealth). It would be another important step into the spotlight for Prince Edward’s wife.

According to “mirror.co.uk” there were also considerations from parts of the board of the National Theater to ask Duchess Meghan for further cooperation, off the official channels. This idea is said to have divided the board deeply – opinions about Duchess Meghan and further collaboration with her apparently diverged widely.

In the following video, an expert speaks about the resignation: “That breaks the Queen’s heart.”

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