Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping back from 'senior' roles in royal family

5:22 PM ET Wed, 8 Jan 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just made the announcement on Instagram: "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." Harry and Meghan said they plan to split time between the U.S. and U.K.