They said they planned to divide their time between the UK and Canada and would be working to become financially indepenent.
Naturally, the public had plenty of thoughts on this and the shocking scenario was soon branded #Megxit on social media.
But people have now taken it one step further than just posting funny tweets and memes, as they’ve started making some actual Megxit-themed merchandise to mark the occasion.
Everything from t-shirts to cushions inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quitting have gone on sale on websites such as Etsy, Amazon, Redbubble and Zazzle.
The mug, made by MoonsicalStudios, defines Megxit as a noun and reads: “1. When you leave that toxic relationship to start living your best life.
“Ex: Harry pulled a Megxit and is moving to Canada.”
Um, think I just found my new work mug!
A different mug, made by Dobelto, turns the couple’s personal statement into our own personal statement, saying: “I have decided to step back as a senior member of my family.”
It proclaims: “Get in loser, we’re quitting monarchy.”
Over on Amazon there are 250 items to choose from when you search Megxit, including cushions, tote bags and popsockets for your phone.
Another proclaims: “I don’t want my grandma to control my social media either #SupportHarry.”
Prices for these range from £14 to £20 depending on the design.
The influx of merchandise comes just six days after Harry and Meghan revealed their big news.
Yesterday, The Queen shared her own statement on the situation explaining that while she wishes the pair were remaining full time royals, she “respects and understands” their wish to live a “more independent life as a family”.
The Monarch’s surprisingly personal update on her grandson and his wife followed crisis talks in Sandringham with Princes Charles and William.
She admitted that there are still “complex matters” to be worked through, however says she hopes these will all be sorted by the end of the week.