EXCLUSIVE: The Queen has given the go-ahead for seven senior royals to take up public engagements as soon as possible after Harry and Meghan Markle were stripped of their titles
The Queen has vowed a “new beginning” for the royals after Harry and Meghan chose mega-money deals over duty.
As their divorce from The Firm was finalised this week, Her Majesty, 94, gave the go-ahead for the seven senior royals to take up public engagements as soon as possible.
Dubbed the “Magnificent Seven” by Palace officials, it is hoped Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Prince William and Kate, Princess Anne and Prince Edward and his wife Sophie will “put on a united front” to herald a new dawn for the monarchy.
Royal sources have revealed how the Queen wants to draw a line under a tumultuous period.
She now “considers the matter closed”, after her swift decision to strip Harry and Meghan of their last roles after they moved to the US.
The Duke and Duchess, as they will continue to be known, have rapidly secured “financial freedom”.
Last year they agreed contracts with Netflix to make documentaries and “original programmes” for a reported £100million as well as lifestyle podcasts with Spotify for £30million.
Top PR agent Mark Borkowski told the Sunday People: “Harry and Meghan need to look after themselves now they’re completely detached from the royal household.
“But it’s not just about money, it’s about power and influence and I’m sure Meghan’s ambitions politically over the next 20 to 30 years.”