Harry and Megan will probably spend most of their time now in North America.
The Buckingham Palace statement indicated that he felt that the couple "could no longer represent" the Queen officially. Harry and Megan wrote on their new website, sussexroyal.com, that they wanted new "progressive" roles, as well as become "financially independent", but they hoped to become royal members, and at the same time ordinary people.
They felt that they could "continue to perform their duties towards Her Majesty the Queen, with financial independence in the future to work from abroad."
They also wanted to keep their nicknames and execute "royal works proudly inside or outside the UK, as required."
However, the Queen took a tougher stance, announcing that she would not seek their services.
She acknowledged in her warm personal statement, "the challenges he faced as a result of the intense scrutiny of their personal lives."
She spoke of her pride in "how she became one of the family".
As a grandmother, not a sovereign queen, she said: "Harry, Megan and Archie will always be very loved by my family."
Buckingham Palace's separate statement explains that the couple are "required" to waive their royal duties.
The pressing issue at the Sandringham crisis meeting was undoubtedly funding.
How can a couple earn their own income?
This issue has posed a problem for members of the royal family in the past - notably Earl and Countess Wessex.
Both, in the end, abandoned their business due to a potential conflict of interest.