Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, recently joined Queen Elizabeth II for a Commonwealth Day ceremony — their final public event before bowing out as senior royals on March 31. The couple stunned the monarchy with their announcement in January that they will quit as working members of the royal family, hoping to seek a financially independent life in Canada.
According to AFP, the couple complained about their struggles with media intrusion, an issue for Harry who witnessed how paparazzi pursued his mother Diana until her death in a car crash. Harry, the second son of Prince Charles, will remain a prince and is still sixth in line to the throne. The couple will no longer use the “Royal Highness” titles and public funds, except for security.
Meanwhile, the royal family is suffering a bigger crisis recently, as Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus. Charles, first in line to the throne, is currently self-isolating in Scotland, his office said on Wednesday.
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
1. monarchy n.
君主國 (jun1 zhu3 guo2)
2. independent adj.
獨立的 (du2 li4 de5)
3. intrusion n.
騷擾、侵犯 (sao1 rao3, qin1 fan4)
4. paparazzi n.
5. Highness n.
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