Queen Elizabeth II is said to have decided “long ago” who will assume royal patronage from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the couple’s departure from life in the palace, according to a new report.
On Monday, the UK’s Daily Mirror reported that the 94-year-old monarch is expected to reveal her choices to the royal family in the near future, as it was revealed on Friday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had officially resigned from all royal duties.
“When the writing was on the wall and it was clear that the Duke and Duchess had no intention of going back into the fold and being part of the team, the Queen made a decision long ago about her preferred candidates for the roles they left vacant, “Said a real source to the publication.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, who are expecting their second child together, had various sponsorships during their time as active members of the royal family, including the Royal Marines, Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Rugby Football Union, Royal National Theater . and the Commonwealth Universities Association.
Princess Anne is rumored to take over as Captain General of the Royal Marines from Harry, The Mirror reported, while Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, or her husband, Prince Edward, could take Meghan’s place as patron of the Theater. National.
In January 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they would be stepping down as royalty. They have since moved to California with their son Archie, who turns 2 this spring.
Next month, Meghan and Harry will appear in a primetime reunion with their friend Oprah Winfrey. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Queen will air a televised speech on the same day as the Sussex interview.