British Royal Family

The best Twitter reactions to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's decision to "step back"

The good, the bad and the downright hilarious.

By Alex Lilly
We're barely into 2020 and a royal bombshell has already hit the headlines.
In case you've been living under a rock, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made the shock decision to step back from royal duties and naturally, the Internet has gone into meltdown.
From people praising the couple for turning their back on the age-old institution, to the trending hashtag #Megxit, it seems everyone wants to put their two cents in.
Many are even preparing themselves for an all out battle royale between the Sussexes and the rest of the firm, who reportedly had no idea about Harry and Meghan's decision.
So we thought we'd round up the best of the best social media posts following all that drama. Keep scrolling for some cracking content!
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Many have praised the couple, Duchess Meghan in particular, for her brave and confident move to step away after a particularly stressful year.
"'You want Brexit? I'll give you a f---ing Brexit.' — Meghan Thee Markle," one fan wrote.
Some were even anticipating the juicy season of The Crown that could reflect this moment in royal history and to be quite frank, we'd binge watch that season in a heartbeat.
Others made jokes that highlighted the rest of the royal family members were the reason why they've chosen to take a back seat.
"Harry and Meghan are resigning to spend less time with their family," one person tweeted.
A Prince Charles parody account even tweeted, "Queen Elizabeth II has changed Harry and Meghan's relationship status to "it's complicated". Awkward. #Megxit."
In their statement, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan also revealed that they will "work to become financially independent" and that they plan on splitting their time between the UK and the US.
The idea of two of the world's most-watched royals working as regular members of society had the average Joes on the Internet laughing and others remarking that their rent bills will be through the roof now they plan to have two homes.
But perhaps one of the saddest tweets came from former palace press secretary and royal commentator Dickie Arbiter, who simply tweeted, "I'm sorry and disappointed by their decision," along with a photograph of the statement.
Calling the move "unprecedented", the 80-year-old added that it marks a "breakdown in the royal family".
"Harry was an absolute bonus to the royal family. He had a tremendous attitude to his work. He brought a lot of joy to a lot of people," Mr Arbiter said according to a report from news.com.au.
"It is a breakdown in the royal family. Something has gone wrong."