Queen draws up urgent Megxit plans on Harry and Meghan’s fate– decision on titles imminent

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II is drawing up plans to divide Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s patronages and appointments ahead of crunch Megxit talks.

According to reports, Prince William and Princess Anne are set to take Harry’s captain-general role of the Royal Marines.

A source told the Mirror: “There has been much consideration for some time on these matters and they will be settled before March 31.”

As well as holding the role of captain-general of the Marines, Harry is also air force commandant of RAF base Honington and honorary commodore–in–chief of small ships and diving.

He is also the patron of the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League and London Marathon.

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Royal news: The Queen is stepping up plans to delegate their patronages (Image: GETTY)

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The Queen is set to hold private meetings with aides (Image: PA)

Meghan also holds patronages with the National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The patronage of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust are both set to be at risk.

Although Meghan is set to lose her patronage of the National Theatre, some board members are split as to whether to ask the Duchess to step down.

A source added: “There was great excitement when Meghan took over from the Queen but now it’s tinged with a great deal of sadness over her lack of action for the theatre and the industry as a whole which has suffered so greatly throughout the coronavirus crisis.”

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Queen Elizabeth will strip patronages associated with the crown from the two (Image: PA)

It is thought their more private patronages such as the Invictus Games, will be retained.

The source concluded: “The engagement has been less than one would have expected which is a shame.

“The couple are, however, expected to retain their private patronages, such as for the Invictus Games, WellChild and Sentebale for Harry; and the animal rescue charity Mayhew and women’s clothing and empowerment charity Smart Works for Meghan.”

The discussions over patronages comes after US broadcaster, CBS announced it will air a tell-all interview between the couple and Oprah Winfrey.

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Queen news: Harry and Meghan announced their arrival of their second child this month (Image: Sussex Instagram )

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Queen news: The interview will be broadcast on March 7 (Image: GETTY)

According to friends of the US icon, she will be given free rein to ask the pair of their life as royals, their charitable work and the inside story of how they stepped away from the Firm.

The 90-minute show will be broadcast on March 7 almost a year since they left the Royal Family.

Following the announcement of the interview, Buckingham Palace confirmed the pair are not required to consult officials.

As Harry and Meghan are no longer working royals, they are not required to do so.

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Queen news: Harry and Meghan’s romantic timeline (Image: Express)

A statement from the Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess are no longer working members of the Royal Family and therefore any decisions they take with regard to media commitments are matters for them.

“As non-working members of the Royal Family they are under no obligation to inform the Royal Household of such plans.”

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Queen news: The palace stated it is not involved in discussions over the interview (Image: GETTY)

A separate CBS statement said: “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.

“Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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