Prince Harry and Meghan have officially given up their royal titles.

Earlier this month the royal couple announced that they wanted to step down as senior members of the Royal Family.

From now it means that they will give up their official titles as ‘His/Her Royal Highness’.

They will also stop receiving money from the public.

The Queen has approved this decision: “It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.”

The couple have also said they would like to repay the public money that was used to do up their house Frogmore Cottage.

A statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed that these changes would happen in spring this year.

Harry will still get to keep his title as “Prince” because he was born into the Royal Family.

The couple will also get to keep their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan have decided to split their time between the UK and Canada.

A 7m statue of Richie McCaw may be coming to New Zealand.

The Statue was made in China in 2016. However, the statue has yet to be purchased.

But the statue may have found a home in the All Black’s hometown. Kurow has been trying to raise money to immortalise its favourite son since 2016.

Currently, a large cut-out of McCaw from the 2011 Rugby World Cup sits in the town, but it was faded and required yearly upkeep.

The Chinese statue is not what was originally planned but the town has not been able to organise anything else.

The community has raised about $17,000, which could be used to help relocate Yang’s sculpture from its current home in his studio in Shiyan, China.

Team New Zealand have revealed their latest test boat.

The new boat was shown off at the Auckland Viaduct yesterday. The new boat will be known as Te Kāhu.

Te Kāhu, meaning “The Hawk”, was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei at the team’s Auckland base.

The new yacht – they must not exceed 12m in length under Cup rules – will be used by the team to test different design ideas.

Their other boat , AC75 Te Aihe, is being shipped and raced offshore for the America’s Cup World Series events in Cagliari, Sardinia (April 23-26) and Portsmouth (June 4-7).

Team New Zealand leader, Grant Dalton, praised the work of the design and build team.

“In Te Kāhu we have a very legitimate test boat which will provide us the platform to hopefully make some significant gains in our developments for 2021. Who is right in their overall plans and strategy we have no idea. I guess we will find out next year.”