If you’re waking up to the shock and horror of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving the royal family, then you are not alone. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made dropped some big news without consulting any member of the royal family and needless to say, the Queen is not happy. In a lengthy statement posted on their official Instagram account, the couple announced that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family,” while stressing that they will “ work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”
Buckingham Palace responded to the news with its very own statement, stating that, “Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."
While many royal observers and analysts had preempted the move, many fans and admirers of the royal family have been shocked by the jolting news. And of course, the news has spiraled out of control and has reached every corner of the internet. Reactions to the news are coming in from every angle and of course, Twitter is having a field day. And so, we decided to look at the humour in the matter and rounded up some of the reactions that have left us in splits!
FYI, if you didn’t know, #Megxit is now trending across social media!
One thing is for certain; in 5 years time, this is going to be a cracking episode on The Crown. #Megxit— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) January 8, 2020
“One thing is for certain; in 5 years’ time, this is going to be a cracking episode on The Crown. #Megxit,” one users tweeted with another saying ,” Good riddance to them both.”
Many Twitter users made references to World War 3, saying that this has truly kicked off war. “World war 3 about to kick off... Harry & Meghan: #Megxit.”
“Omg so Harry & Meghan didn’t even get permission, they just ghosted! This tea is delicious. Darjeeling. #megxit.”
Queen Elizabeth II has changed Harry and Meghan’s relationship status to “it’s complicated”. Awkward. #Megxit— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) January 8, 2020
Many also made jokes pertaining to the statement from the Buckingham Palace. “Queen Elizabeth II has changed Harry and Meghan’s relationship status to “it’s complicated”. Awkward. #Megxit.”
After #Megxit there is now an actual job vacancy in the Royal Family. I'm prepared to do part-time prince on Tuesdays and Thursdays.— Tim Mc Garry (@Tim_Mc_Garry) January 8, 2020
And then things just even funnier. “After #Megxit there is now an actual job vacancy in the Royal Family. I'm prepared to do part-time prince on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”
Convincing yo man to be financially independent and stop relying on his grandmama’s money and get his own job is PEAK black woman #megxit— Zia Thompson (@ZiaThompson21) January 8, 2020
“Convincing yo man to be financially independent and stop relying on his grandmama’s money and get his own job is PEAK black woman #megxit.”
Here are some more reactions to the news that will leave you in splits:
So many royals moving out of the palace, they’re going to have to put up some of those empty rooms on HeirBnB #Megxit— Brona C. Titley (@bronactitley) January 8, 2020
Now I'm really excited for Season 39 of The Crown. #Megxit— Sarah Sahagian (@sarahsahagian) January 8, 2020
If Meghan Markle can single-handedly breakup the British Royal Family... surely I can get my life together? #megxit— Miss Rosie (@heymissrosie) January 8, 2020
Meghan I salute you! The amount of money she’s going to bring to the table . Everybody can keep quite now https://t.co/tk7UhTYrnP— Somboli Mulenga (@MrsMulenga) January 8, 2020
There were also those who were in favour of their decision and made many references to Princess Diana and how her life was affected by the royal family.
“Meghan is single handedly breaking apart a family built on centuries of colonialism, imperialism racism and brutality. Thanks for doing God’s work. #MeghanMarkle #Megxit”
One user was all praise for Meghan Markle, “Meghan I salute you! The amount of money she’s going to bring to the table . Everybody can keep quite now.”
This is my FAVORITE heist. The woman straight up stole a prince. Incredible.— Isaac Fitzgerald (@IsaacFitzgerald) January 8, 2020
“Harry and Meghan have made the BEST move ever. Imagine how good they feel after quitting the worlds most shitty “job”. #Megxit.”
“This is my FAVORITE heist. The woman straight up stole a prince. Incredible,” Wrote another user.
After rounding up these hilarious tweets, it’s safe to say that the internet is going to continue having a field day, or week maybe, until the next announcement is made. We can’t wait to see how the developments unfold and what’s next for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.