The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Wednesday afternoon that they are taking a step back from royal life as "senior" members of the royal family.
While the couple still aims to support Queen Elizabeth and the Commonwealth, Meghan and Harry are working to become "financially independent" from the crown. They will also be splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America, most presumably in Canada.
The couple's website goes into more depth about how their new, updated approach to working with the media will "enhance access" and "share information more freely with members of the public."
As explained on their website Sussexroyal.com, the couple will be ditching the traditional Royal Rota system.
The website explains that the system was established four decades ago to give certain U.K. print and broadcast media -- such as the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Sun -- exclusive access to royal content through engagements and photos.
"The current system predates the dramatic transformation of news reporting in the digital age," the royals' website explains.
In an effort to "reflect both their forthcoming change as members of the Royal Family with financial independence," Meghan and Harry will be revising this system to interact more freely with the public and ensure accurate reporting. This includes engaging with grassroots media organizations, providing access to "credible media outlets focused on objective news reporting" and taking on a bigger role in their social media accounts, which is no longer required to be filtered by the Royal Rota system.
"The current structure makes it challenging for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to personally share moments in their lives directly with members of the public," they explained.