Megxit

On 8 January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced on Instagram their decision to "step back as 'senior' members" of the British royal family, split their time between the United Kingdom and North America, and become financially independent. This was dubbed Megxit, a term inspired by Brexit, and adopted globally on mainstream and social media, spawning various Internet memes and "Megxit" merchandising. Megxit led to a meeting of the royal family on 13 January, dubbed the "Sandringham Summit" and described as "unprecedented". Queen Elizabeth II issued a rare personal statement on her family, and was praised for her rapid handling of the matter. On 18 January, an agreement was announced whereby the couple would "no longer be working members of Britain's royal family", and would not use their "Royal Highness" styles. The outcome was described as a "hard Megxit". Collins English Dictionary added "Megxit" to its online edition as a top-ten Word of 2020.

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Prince Harry Acknowledged That Using The Term "Megxit" To Describe Him And Meghan Markle Withdrawing From Royal Duties Is Sexist

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Prince Harry Blasts Misinformation, Trolls, Tabloids, the Term "Megxit" in Powerful Speech

Prince Harry Slams "Misogynistic" Term "Megxit" in Discussion on Misinformation

Prince Harry Slams the Term 'Megxit' as 'Misogynistic'

Prince Harry insists 'Megxit' is a misogynistic term aimed at wife Meghan Markle

Prince Harry Calls Out The Term 'Megxit', Calling It Misogynistic

Prince Harry Slams ‘Megxit’ As A ‘Misogynistic Term’ In Fiery New Interview — Watch

Sarah Ferguson reveals what Princess Diana REALLY would have thought about 'Megxit'

Prince Charles paid ‘substantial sum’ to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after Megxit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Joanna Lumley hits out at ‘ghastly’ Megxit

Prince Harry latest: Princess Diana ‘would be furious at Megxit’

Prince Harry and Meghan ‘plan to make comedy shows in latest career venture after Megxit’

Prince Harry ‘was the REAL driving force behind Megxit’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘Megxit deal talks scrapped with Queen’ due to coronavirus

Meghan And Harry Want To Continue Their ‘Megxit’ Move

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘want 12-month extension to Megxit deal from the Queen’

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