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The memes about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘leaving that dusty palace’ are here

'Meghan and Harry gonna taste NYC rent and move back.'


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 9, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 6:28 pm CDT

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Wednesday that they are stepping back from their duties in the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intentions through an Instagram post. In the post, the couple revealed that they plan to step back as “senior” members of the royal family. They intend to become “financially independent” and to “balance” their time between the U.S. and the U.K. People all over the globe communicated their shock at the news through memes because, apparently, that’s how we handle our emotions in 2020.

The memes quickly started flooding in, from both fans and critics of the royal couple. Supporters of the move congratulated the duo for “leaving that dusty palace.”

Some people amused themselves by imagining Harry taking on the regular tasks that non-royals tackle every day. Doing laundry, cooking his own meals, and even paying taxes could be jarring to the 35-year-old prince. “Meghan and Harry gonna taste NYC rent and move back,” one person wrote.

Other memes poked fun at the press and British public for their outrage over the announcement. “If you’re angry about but said nothing about , re-evaluate your prejudices,” one user wrote.

More than anything, people were overjoyed to hear of the couple’s decision. “The Meghan and Harry story is great because it’s like a reverse Aladdin where the prince marries a commoner who rescues him from his castle,” one Twitter user wrote.

As of press time, many on Twitter were still mocking the royal family.


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*First Published: Jan 9, 2020, 10:15 am CST