Breaking: Harry and Meghan not returning as working members of Royal Family

February 19, Kathmandu

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not return as working members of the Royal Family, Buckingham Palace has said.

The Queen confirmed that the couple would not "continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return their honorary military appointments and Royal patronages.

They said they would offer to support the organisations they have represented and that "service is universal".

The duke and duchess announced last year they would step back as "senior" royals and work to become financially independent.

They formally stepped down in March, with a plan to review arrangements after 12 months.