Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties and Harry will give up his honorary military titles - a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple's split from the royal family.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace added that Harry and Meghan will hand over various patronages and honorary military titles.
Her Majesty wrote to the couple, confirming that in stepping away from official duties, it was not possible to continue with "the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service".
According to reports, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may lose their royal roles forever as an after effect of their controversial deals with Netflix and Spotify.
The palace said in a statement that "they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family".
"The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family".
Meghan was also handed several honorary roles after she Wednesday Harry in a fairytale ceremony at Windsor Castle in May, 2018. Their son, Archie, was born a year later.
The duke and duchess said previous year they would step back as "senior" royals and work to become financially independent.
The announcement comes days after the couple, who now live in California, revealed they are expecting their second child.
Criticizing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, she added, "By now, even the most ardent Royalist - no, actually, let's make that especially the most ardent Royalist - may find themselves deeply irritated by a couple who left the United Kingdom to escape the attention of the ghastly, prying media, but who seem perfectly happy to invade their own privacy when it suits.".
A spokesman for the pair said that they remained committed to service.
"We can all live a life of service".