Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, his wife, have been stripped of their royal titles as well as public funds associated with royal duties.
The new directive, which was contained in a statement released by Buckingham Palace, also stated that the couple cannot represent the Queen at official outings anymore.
According to the statement, the move followed “many months of conversations and more recent discussions,” describing it as “a constructive and supportive way forward to support” Harry and his family.
The palace also explained that the development did not come as a surprise to the couple, noting that they were aware their early announcement to “step back” from their position as senior royals would come with such measure.
“They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties,” the statement said.
“With the Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations.
“While they can no longer formally represent the Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.
“The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.”
The Queen stated that the couple would remain an integral part of the family, commending their numerous contributions to the country.