The Invictus Games Foundation said Harry would remain their patron. But he is giving up positions as patron of the Rugby Football Union, the Rugby Football League and the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

39-year-old Meghan is being stripped of her role as patron of the UK National Theater and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

“While everyone is sad about their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain very beloved family members,” said the palace’s statement.

American actress Meghan Markle, a former star of the TV legal drama “Suits”, married Queen Harry’s grandson in Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son Archie was born a year later.

In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced that they would give up their royal duties and move to North America. They cited the intolerable interference and racist attitudes of the British media towards the Duchess, who identifies herself as biracial.

The couple agreed to no longer use the title of “Royal Highness” or receive public funding for their work, although at the time it was unclear whether these decisions would stand.

They keep their titles as Duke and Duchess and Harry is still sixth on the British throne. Harry and Meghan now live in Santa Barbara, California and are expecting their second child. The couple recently announced they would speak to Oprah Winfrey about a TV special that will air next month.