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Prince Charles Is ‘Livid’ About Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s Decision to Step Down as Senior Royals (Exclusive)

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are dealing with the fallout since they announced their big plans to “step back” from their senior royal duties.

The couple first made waves on Wednesday, January 8, when they announced that “after many months of reflection and internal discussions” they would be carving out a “progressive new role within this institution.”

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An insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that Prince Charles is “livid” with his son, 35, and blames the Suits alum, 38, for the decision to distance themselves from the monarchy.

Prince Charles Is Livid About Prince Harry and Duchess Meghans Decision
Prince Charles, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry. Tim Rooke/Shutterstock; David Fisher/Shutterstock

Meghan and Harry currently get 95 percent of their income from the Prince of Wales — a reported royal stipend of $6.5 million — “so now it’s a question of whether Charles will decide to keep paying them or not,” says another source.

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Either way, the couple aren’t looking back. “They’re not having any second thoughts,” says the insider. They already have a three-year plan: They’ll settle in Canada, keep a vacation home in L.A., continue with their charity endeavors and work on giving their 8-month-old son, Archiea sibling.

Us Weekly Cover Issue 0420 Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

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For more details on the Harry, Meghan and the royal family, watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

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