BALTIMORE (WMAR) — One Maryland city has jokingly extended an invitation to Prince Harry and Princess Meghan, following the couple's recent announcement that they were stepping back as "senior" members of the Royal Family to split time in North America.
On Wednesday, the town of Ocean City had a little fun and tweeted out "Harry & Meghan, We heard you plan to scale back on royal duties to have more family time. While our castles may not be as grand as those back home, OCMD is a great place for any family looking to take a break from it all. Remember: you're welcome to come for a visit any time!"
Harry & Meghan,— Ocean City, Maryland (@OCMaryland) January 8, 2020
We heard you plan to scale back on royal duties to have more family time. While our castles may not be as grand as those back home, OCMD is a great place for any family looking to take a break from it all. Remember: you're welcome to come for a visit any time! pic.twitter.com/mUuq2IqQVX
Last Tuesday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they hope to carve out a more "progressive" role in the Royal Family and will strive to become "financially independent."
Read their statement in full below.
After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.
We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.
We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.
We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex