- 王族（の）（後出 senior royal は高位王族のこと）
- 称号（後出 royal highness は殿下 (His Royal Highness) と妃殿下 (Her Royal Highness) のこと）
- step aside
- 引退する（後出step downは身を引く）
- Buckingham Palace
- 引き起こす（後出 spark も同意）
- media scrutiny
- official function
- 公務（後出 royal duty も同意）
- take effect
- sixth in ... throne
- Windsor Castle
- 【写真説明】Canada House
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced on Jan. 18.
Releasing details of the split triggered by the couple's unhappiness with life under intense media scrutiny, the palace said Harry and Meghan will stop carrying out official functions when the new arrangements take effect in the "spring of 2020."
Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, will no longer use the titles His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness, but will retain them. Harry will also remain sixth in line to the British throne.
The agreement also calls for Meghan and Harry to repay 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) in taxpayers' money spent renovating a house for them near Windsor Castle, Frogmore Cottage.
The deal came after days of talks among royals sparked by Meghan and Harry's announcement on Jan. 8 that they wanted to step down as senior royals to "become financially independent" and to "balance" their time between the U.K. and North America. The couple's first child, Archie, was born in May 2019.
Queen Elizabeth II, 93, said on Jan. 18 she was pleased that "together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family."
"It is my whole family's hope that today's agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life," she added.
The Jan. 18 result is, however, different from Harry and Meghan's initial proposal to combine a new, financially independent life with a reduced set of royal duties.
Prince Harry said on Jan. 19 that he felt "great sadness" but found "no other option" to cutting almost all of his and his wife's royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life.
"Our hope was to continue serving the queen, the commonwealth and my military associations but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn't possible," Harry said. (AP)
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