Meghan and Harry are saying "toodles," "chip chip cheerio," and "peace out" to the British Monarchy, announcing that they are will "step back as 'senior' members of the royal family" and raise their son outside palace walls.
After years of racist harassment, including a headline suggesting that Meghan was "fuelling drought and murder" by eating avocado toast, the couple decided that free palace housing in exchange for relentless scrutiny just wasn't worth it.
The couple announced on Instagram that in 2020, they will transition to a new role and "work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen."
"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," they explain in their statement. "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."