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The Other Brexit

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, depart Canada House in London on Jan. 7.
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, depart Canada House in London on Jan. 7. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

CNN correspondent Max Foster on how Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, split from Britain's royal family.

The decision by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to step back from Britain’s royal family now has a date attached to it. The couple will officially begin their new life in Canada on March 31. Though they had hoped to retain the title “Sussex Royal,” they will no longer be allowed to use the honorific “royal” at all.

Harry’s marriage to Meghan in 2018 seemed to herald a change in Britain’s royal tradition. Meghan was American, an actress, and a woman of color. But press attention to the new Duchess of Sussex quickly turned ugly and at times racist. To navigate the palace intrigue, we turned to Max Foster, CNN’s royals correspondent. He’s our guest this week on First Person

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