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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 2 months ago

Besides Prince Harry, which other UK royals throughout the past 100 years have decided to cease being “working” royals?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    King Edward VIII. Others who have stood down include Diana, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, the Duchess of York, the Duchess of Kent, Princess Alice, many more besides.

  • 2 months ago

    Look up edward VIII, he abdicated in  1936 to marry a  twice  divorced american woman, wallis simpson.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     Her Royal Highness Katherine, Duchess of Kent was never very happy with royal life.  She had a lot of patronages and was much admired for her beauty and elegance, but she really preferred teaching and performing music and some other personal interests. She started to bow out of public life some years ago.

    She has suffered from depression, lost a child late in pregnancy, and converted to Roman Catholicism, which has given her emotional solace but caused some strain with other royals.  (Some of her closer relatives followed her into RC.)  She dropped the HRH style a while ago and prefers to be known simply as "Katherine Kent". She does still attend major family events now and then.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    King Edward VIII--he abdicated the throne.

    Diana, Princess of Wales-- after the separation and divorce, she announced that she was stepping way from the public life, but she kept some charities. She was not part of the working royals , though.

    Prince Philip--retired from official duties.

    Katharine, Duchess of Kent--retired from official duties.

    Sarah, Duhess of York--divorced Andrew and lost position as an official working royal.

    Prince Andrew is currently on a force leave and hopes to return.

    Beatrice, Eugenie, Lord Snowdon,(David Linley),Peter Phillips,Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were NEVER official working royals. Trolls have a need to invent things to back of their poorly supported opinions.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Princess Beatrice: Currently unemployed, former Sony Pictures staffer.

    Viscount Linley: Furniture maker and chairman of the auction house Christie’s UK.Peter Philips – Former auto marketer, current banker.Princess Michael of Kent: Biographer and novelist.

  • 2 months ago

    King Edward, who also got involved with an american woman and abdicated. 

    There seems to be a pattern. 

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