Just days after shocking the world with the news that they intend to leave the Royal family and become financially independent, the Queen has released a rare statement.
It comes following “crisis talks” between Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry at Sandringham.
According to local media, Meghan reportedly joined the meeting via phone from Canada, where she is staying with her and Harry’s son Archie Harrison.
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In the statement, the Queen said she gives her blessing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to live a more independent life, while still remaining part of the her family.
“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the Queen said.
“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.
“Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.
“It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.”
The Queen concluded the statement by saying that “these are complex matters for my family to resolve” and that there is “some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”