Well the Queen's not laughing, but we certainly are. After Wednesday's not-so-shocking (although the rest of the royal family seemed to think it was) announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they would be "stepping back" from the spotlight and - gasp! - splitting their time between the U.K. and North America, reactions from us commoners flooded social media. As usual, the funniest takes were found on Twitter.
We'll miss seeing Meghan and Harry all dolled up on palace balconies, but these Tweets made their decision all the more bearable.
“You want Brexit? I’ll give you a fucking Brexit.” — Meghan Thee Markle
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) January 8, 2020
Excuse me did Meghan Markle just direct a gender-swapped Hallmark movie where the prince gives up his crown for love??
— Elizabeth Kidd (@libbuh) January 8, 2020
proud of meghan markle for yoko ono-ing the royal family
— ziwe (@ziwe) January 8, 2020
I’m so broken pic.twitter.com/hZitl9uIhu
— Ryan Bloomquist (@ryanbloomquist) January 8, 2020
YOU CAN RESIGN FROM YOUR FAMILY!?
— Emily Dreyfuss (@EmilyDreyfuss) January 8, 2020
canceling plans is ok. quitting the monarchy is ok. leaving the UK is ok. moving to canada is ok. posting a statement on IG is ok. not telling the palace you are leaving is ok. stuntin' on the queen is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— Christina Grace (@C_GraceT) January 8, 2020
Me sweating bc I actually convinced my man to give up his crown and money for love and now we have to get jobs & live in Canada #financeiscool #meghanmarkle pic.twitter.com/RlSXke7j1d
— Mrs. Dow Jones (@mrsdowjones) January 8, 2020
baked beans for breakfast twitter is upSET https://t.co/tCA0YeAlQ1
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) January 8, 2020
[Photo via @sussexroyal]