- Rachel Burchfield
The Cambridges and the Sussexes are shining – in different ways
Today, March 31, 2020, marks Harry, Meghan, and Archie’s last day as “senior members” of the British Royal Family. With their departure, Buckingham Palace will no longer comment on the family within the Family, and they have closed their Sussex Royal Instagram and their Sussex Royal website – which, I hope, will eventually be replaced with branding from their new venture, whatever it may be called.
I’m hearing lots of chatter that Harry, Meghan, and Archie are in the U.S. permanently now, and Harry will likely receive an A1 visa (if he hasn’t already), which is reserved for government officials and diplomats. This could eventually turn into a green card, and, after three years with a green card, Harry would be eligible to apply for full U.S. citizenship.
It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Meghan obtaining dual citizenship – and now…
Meanwhile, with the Queen in major quarantine and Charles getting over the coronavirus (he is doing well, all sources say, and is out of self-isolation), this really has become William and Kate’s moment to shine. And shine they have, becoming the most front-facing members of the Family through the COVID-19 crisis. I’ve even heard that William is seriously considering returning to his work as an air ambulance pilot amid the global pandemic – though nothing confirmed yet.
Within the Family, it’s William and Kate’s moment, but globally, watch out world – I bet we’ll hear a lot from Harry and Meghan this year. Goodbye to this chapter, and hello to the next.