Queen agrees 'transition' for Harry and Meghan

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry chat on at the Invictus Games 2017 on Sept. 29 2017 in Toronto

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry chat on at the Invictus Games 2017 on Sept. 29 2017 in Toronto

Concerns were raised about the possible burden on Canadian taxpayers when it first emerged Harry and Meghan were considering a move to North America.

She is understood to have phoned into a meeting between the Queen, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William at Sandringham to discuss the family's future.

Some of the issues to be discussed during what has been dubbed as a royal showdown would include how much "official" royal work Harry and Meghan will do in the United Kingdom and overseas on behalf of the royal family and the government; Harry and Meghan's His and Her Royal Highness titles, and how they will be styled.

David Jones, who is writing a biography on the Duchess of Sussex, told Daily Mail that he saw the royal couple's decision to step back coming even before they made the announcement.

Their effective resignation last week followed a year filled with rumours of infighting between the brothers and reports of Meghan - a biracial American actress with a strong social media presence - feeling unwelcome in the highly traditional and structured royal family.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there are still a lot of discussions to be had about who will cover security costs while Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are living in Canada.

EXO's Chen to marry non-celebrity girlfriend
They added that because she is a non-celebrity, they can not reveal how far she is in her pregnancy or any other related details. I feel bad for not being able to do things as planned with the agency and members, but this blessing has given me more strength.

It's been reported Prince Charles and Prince William had just "10 minutes notice" of the announcement going live, and that the Queen had asked her grandson to hold off on sharing it.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, flew back to Canada shortly after the news of their "stepping back" broke last week. But there was "genuine agreement and understanding that any decision will take time to be implemented", the source added. The joint statement insisted that the story was "false".

In response, the Queen ordered Charles, William and Harry to come up with a "workable solution" to the issue. Home Secretary Priti Patel refused to comment, but said safety was a priority.

She also did not refer to them using their HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) titles.

It's not clear what financial independence would mean, or who would bear the cost of protecting the couple if they lived in Canada. The Royal Family has been flooded with rumors of feuds and bullying since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in 2018.

"This is a seismic moment in royal history and British society", Kate Williams, a historian at the University of Reading, wrote in the Observer.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.