Here are the best Twitter jokes about Harry and Meghan leaving the royal family

By Joe Berkowitz

On Wednesday afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, better known to Americans as “Harghan,” released a statement announcing that they’re stepping back as senior members of the royal family to work on become financially independent. Furthermore, they will now be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.

If the pair’s courtship, subsequent marriage and shabby  treatment from the U.K. press already played like the stuff of movies, today’s news is an appropriate third-act twist. This royal resignation is easily the most interesting thing to come out of that family since the devastating Prince Andrew interview about Jeffrey Epstein late last year, and it’s far more pleasant to talk about. And what timing!

We’re only one week into 2020, and everyone is already exhausted. Very few sane people had “War with Iran” on their vision boards for the year, but every day has drawn us perilously closer to The Secret-ing it into reality. Between all the talk of ballistic missiles and potential retaliation, checking the news in 2020 has been a task to brace for as though chugging down a double-shot of DayQuil. After a week of stomach-churning tension, a blast of deliciously dramatic yet neutral news is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Twitter users have been sunning themselves in the warm glow of premium joke fodder all afternoon.

Some acknowledged the Brexit-ness of this announcement.

Others saw echoes of movies past.

Some people were excited about the television possibilities in the future.

There were those who predicted it would turn out this way.

And those who are having a hard time wrapping their head around the “financially independent” part.

Some venerated news outlets couldn’t resist getting in on the action.

Of course, most people were just happy to celebrate the liberation of Meghan Markle from the clutches of the Royal Family and invasive media.

Good luck, Harry and Meghan! Fast Company would bow to you, if only it were still encouraged.

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