Prince Harry was emotional over losing honorary military ranks post his and Meghan Markle's royal family exit?

According to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's biography Finding Freedom, the Duke of Sussex was emotional when he was stripped of his honorary military ranks; that had been awarded to him as a senior royal, post his and Meghan's royal family exit.
Prince Harry was emotional over losing honorary military ranks post his and Meghan Markle's royal family exit?Prince Harry was emotional over losing honorary military ranks post his and Meghan Markle's royal family exit?
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It's hard to believe that we're inching closer to a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's deeply controversial decision to step back from the royal family and becoming financially independent. Moreover, their LA move with baby Archie was also equally newsworthy as the family of three now resides in a USD 14 million Montecito mansion. However, their royal exit had one drawback that left Harry very emotional according to Finding Freedom, a biography on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

Harry was the recipient of many honorary ranks as a senior royal and post his and Meghan's royal exit, the 35-year-old lost those titles. "If his grandmother’s validation of his experiences served as encouragement, the most demoralising aspect of the new deal was his being stripped of his honorary military appointments that had been awarded to him as a senior royal," Scobie and Durand penned in Finding Freedom, according to Marie Claire UK. Given that he is a retired serviceman, Harry will always be able to wear his medals but he can no longer wear his uniform as "Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Bas Honington, and honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy’s Small Ships and Diving Operations. These roles had come to an end." 

A source shared with the authors that for Harry, letting go of the titles was a tough pill to swallow. Moreover, for Meghan, it was the most painful to witness him go through as it made Harry "emotional."

Moreover, at the Mountbatten Festival of Music, which is where Harry was allowed to wear his uniform for the last time, the Duke of Sussex was apparently overheard saying that he's "devastated" about having to stand down.

Being heartbroken for her husband, Omid and Carolyn claimed that the Duchess of Sussex confided in her friend that taking the titles off Harry was "so unnecessary," while adding, "And it’s not just taking something away from him, it’s also that entire military veteran community. You can see how much he means to them, too. So why? The powers are unfortunately greater than me."

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Anonymous 1 week ago

MeGain. Poor Harry but he allowed this to happen. The divorce is immanent and he will go back to England and MeGain will have 16 bathrooms in LA and their son. She really is a piece of work who had a very strategic plan long term. What will she be paid to discuss, calligraphy? Put her on the real housewives, its where her shallowness belongs.

Anonymous 1 week ago

gold digger is digging deep.

Anonymous 1 week ago

god this woman is like rhea ... she is separating him from his family and taking all the things he loved...

Anonymous 1 week ago

Hey I see that You are someone from india who lacks knowledge over the royal family. So this is for you, Harry's mother "Diana"divorced harry's father even when she was the princess and the media was the reason why harry lost his mother in such an old age. The media used to follow her like they were mad , and she took that decision to get divorced bcoz she couldn't take it anymore . So she went to france leaving her lovely sons in uk . She was chased to death by media even in france. The simple reason why she was dead was she was the queen. Harry dosent want the same to happen to his wife and remember they are a perfect married couple. He took the step to protect his wife and give her freedom. And dont compare them to anyone like rhea or someone . Please

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