‘Megxit’ Dominates Internet After Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Declare Departure
By Izza Sofia, 09 Jan 2020
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The hashtag ‘#Megxit’ trended on Twitter after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their exit from the Royal family.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry broke the news on Instagram, and it surprised everyone including British royals, indicating that the couple did not consult the family about their decision.
The couple stated that they would be stepping back from their roles as “senior members” of the Royal family. They would also begin working towards having “financial independence.”
Their sudden departure would definitely leave a mark, and a statement from Buckingham Palace too appears vague. “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,” the note reads.
The news has rocked the internet, and many social media users have taken to Twitter to express their opinions about ‘#Megxit’. Others have taken the opportunity to share memes and jokes about the couple’s move.
Actress Jameela Jamil tweets, “And that folks, is what power looks like.” Camilla Blackett comments, “Omg so Harry and Meghan didn’t even get permission, they just ghosted! This tea is delicious. Darjeeling.”
“Cast Meghan in the next season of Succession,” writer Lauren Collins tweets. “Northwestern graduate moving closer to home after spending time abroad,” writes the Chicago Tribune.
Comedian Amy Schumer has also decided to jump in on the fun, posting a photo of herself and her husband with the caption, “Chris and I are formally stepping down from our royal duties. We appreciate your support.”
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Buckingham Palace have sent their own statement out, adding that discussions with the couple are at “an early stage.” pic.twitter.com/aCXyEMQuW8— Omid Scobie (@scobie) January 8, 2020
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
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Northwestern graduate moving closer to home after spending time abroad https://t.co/TZ18eIOXdQ— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 8, 2020
meghan and harry leaving that dusty palace pic.twitter.com/8NNkwwug1v— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) January 8, 2020
a sitcom where Meghan teaches Harry how to do workforce things such as using Turbotax & meal prepping & filling out a W-1, please— Delia Cai (@delia_cai) January 8, 2020
All Americans rn re: Meghan Markle and Harry pic.twitter.com/MRidrfx3GY— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) January 8, 2020
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle yesterday with that “Bye bitch, we out” glow pic.twitter.com/0VGR9Lj3eg— jelevision (@jelevision) January 8, 2020
Cast Meghan in the next season of SUCCESSION— Lauren Collins (@laurenzcollins) January 8, 2020
This is my FAVORITE heist. The woman straight up stole a prince. Incredible. ✨— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@IsaacFitzgerald) January 8, 2020
Harry and Meghan are resigning to spend less time with their family.— Dan Primack (@danprimack) January 8, 2020
And that folks, is what power looks like. 👑 https://t.co/2uLihXRnsn— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) January 8, 2020
YOU CAN RESIGN FROM YOUR FAMILY!?— Emily Dreyfuss (@EmilyDreyfuss) January 8, 2020
Royal transition in making America Great (Britain) Again:— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) January 8, 2020
- Prince Harry marries an American
- Archie is born
- They all ‘retire’ to USA
- Archie gets dual citizenship
- Archie becomes King
- Archie also elected as US President
- USA is once again ruled by an English King#Megxit pic.twitter.com/uNtUXwxmtw
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