Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom issued a statement on January 18 that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will no longer use the title of HRH and will no longer be “working members” of the royal family). Among the members of the royal family, what is the difference between “working” and “non-working”? What duties do incumbent royals have?
Both serving and non-serving royals are members of the royal family. Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Harry and Meghan were members of the royal family before that, and they can enjoy the public money supporting the royal family’s duties, but they need to perform royal duties full-time.
The two daughters of Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are non-working members of the royal family and work outside the royal family.
Take Princess Atris and Princess Eugenia as examples. Princess Eugenia works in an art gallery in London and Princess Atris works in an American company. Both have served as image ambassadors for many charities, but they did so in their personal capacity and did not serve the monarchy.
The Queen said in a statement on the 18th that “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be loved members of my family … I support their desire to pursue a more independent life.” Buckingham Palace pointed out that the Harry and his wife will Reusing royal titles, including military office, eliminates the need to represent the queen at events and no longer receives public money to support royal duties.