The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not return as working members of the Royal Family.

That’s according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

The Queen confirmed the couple would not “continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service”.

A statement from the palace added Prince Harry and Meghan “remain much loved members of the family”.

The couple said “service is universal” and offered to continue supporting the organisations they have represented.

The Duke and Duchess said last January they would step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent.

The couple, who now live in California, formally stepped down in March, with a plan to review the arrangement after 12 months.

The confirmation means Prince Harry and Meghan will return their honorary military appointments and royal patronages, which will be redistributed to working members of the Royal Family.