Meghan and Harry, along with their 8-month-old son, Archie, will be splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America while continuing to honor their duties to Queen Elizabeth II and their royal patronages.
As soon as the news came out, Twitter sounded off with some thoughts ranging from supportive to funny to shady. Author Roxanne Gay and transgender activist Janet Mock both praised the couple's decision, while others had different takes.
Here were some of the best responses:
Good for Meghan and Harry opting out of the UK tabloids staggering racism and the lack of support from the royal family. They will be fine.