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US News It's ambitious to think there's already a plan for Harry and Meghan's exit

10:30  13 january  2020
10:30  13 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Buckingham Palace was "blindsided" by Prince Harry and Meghan ' s statement they were stepping Royal historian Prof Kate Williams said it will be "difficult" for Harry and Meghan to lead "normal" "To suggest that they're not already financially independent is incredibly crass and belies a sense of

Prince Harry and Meghan have plans to launch a new "charitable entity". David McClure, author of a book on how royals have made and spent their wealth, said they already have their It is likely that the family would spend time in Meghan ' s US homeland too - her mother, Doria Ragland, lives in California.

a close up of Meghan Markle et al. looking at the camera: Prince Harry and Meghan are stepping back as senior royals © Imagebridge Prince Harry and Meghan are stepping back as senior royals

Just 24 hours after Prince Harry and Meghan dropped their bombshell statement, the Queen was adamant that workable plans would be drawn up within days and not weeks.

And on Saturday that was again made very clear - Her Majesty wants this all sorted out "at pace", summoning her family to see her in Sandringham to sort it out.

It has been an unbelievable week for the House of Windsor, so the idea we're already potentially looking at well-thought-out solutions to how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can step back as senior royals seems ambitious to say the least.

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Prince Harry and Meghan are looking for the exit . Meghan is in Canada with her eight-month-old son Archie after flying there amid the ongoing discussions, which have involved the The couple were already preparing to launch their own Sussex Royal charity, which they set up after splitting from the

HARRY : It isn’t that we want. And earlier in the story, Jess specifically addresses the financial aspect of the decision, criticizing the money Prince Harry receives from the crown — money that Meghan and the real prince seem to be turning away from. HARRY : It ’ s not what I was born into —.

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But just four days after Harry and Meghan broke ranks, a family meeting - unprecedented in recent years - is taking place.

As you'd expect, what the Queen wants, the Queen gets, and royal staff and civil servants have been working around the clock to draw up a range of possibilities for the monarch, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry to digest.

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Prince Harry and Meghan ’ s surprise decision – at least to members of the royal family, now said to be Meghan announced last September she was teaming up with fashion designer Misha Nonoo to What excites me? And how can I make a difference? He can open a door but he needs to think which

Prince Harry and Meghan plan to split their time between the UK and North America - and their "People have compared them to the Obamas and I think there ' s potentially some merit in that," she Image caption Meghan is a royal patron of Smart Works and helped style women during a visit to the

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wearing a suit and tie: On 8 January 2020, royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their intention to step back as senior royals and work towards becoming financially independent from the royal family. The pair have said that they plan to balance their time between the UK and North America, keeping their royal home, Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor. As the couple already have their UK housing covered, we’ve found some potential contenders for their future North American home. Let's take a look...

Sandringham in Norfolk is a place the family are used to spending happy times together; where they usually all get together for Christmas. But we can only guess how frosty the atmosphere will be as they meet at the house this time.

It is the first time the four members of the family have met in person since Harry went public with his plans. We don't know exactly what time it'll take place or if anyone else will be in the room with them to run through an agenda of options.

It would make sense that their private secretaries would be on hand. With any projects the private secretary will do the background work before sharing the information with their royal bosses. But the stakes are exceptionally high this time.

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“ There is no precedent for Harry and Meghan ’ s situation,” it added. The poor treatment of Meghan by the press has not gone unnoticed by the British public, with 39 percent suggesting Edward gave up his royal title after confirming his plan to marry American Wallis Simpson, who was disapproved of

"It is true that Harry and Meghan will spend a fair amount of time in Canada over the next couple of months and possibly going forward too," one friend "Right now they are starting talks with their family about their plans for the future. Those conversations are at a very early stage." It ' s unclear how the

The ideas they've come up with are breaking the mould, setting a precedent for future young royals and laying out the final blueprint for how Harry and Meghan can break away and start their new financially independent life.

Which leads us to the one person we know will be missing in the room. The day after their statement was released, Meghan flew back to Canada to be with son Archie, who the Sussexes left behind after their Christmas break.

We're told she may join the meeting by telephone, this is after all her future they're discussing as well, but being eight hours behind may make the timings challenging.

Her decision to leave the country, even though we're told that was always the plan, is another extraordinary twist and one of the reasons why these negotiations will be so difficult.

The Queen may want solutions and fast, but I'm told there is an appreciation that a change to their working life and role within the monarchy requires complex and thoughtful discussion, and there is agreement that any decisions will take time to implement.

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HOW do Harry and Meghan imagine Britain will react if they now travel the world amassing a Harry and Meghan ' s obnoxious behaviour betrays the royals and abuses taxpayers. How typical of Labour, given one last chance to vote for the deal securing our exit , to remain childishly opposed to it .

Harry and Meghan ' s spell in Canada helped to cement her view that the family would be better off This 'line of succession' photo released a week ago was said to be the final straw for Harry and Meghan flees back to Canada after bombshell royal exit while Harry holds crisis talks with Queen.

In other words, we might hear about potential next steps late on Monday, but I suspect ironing out a final agreement will take time. There is so much at stake.

Gallery: Royals who gave up their titles (Lovemoney)

Wallis Simpson, Edward VIII of the United Kingdom are posing for a picture: Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shock announcement that they are stepping back as 'senior' royals this January, there has been growing speculation as to whether they will go as far as giving up their titles altogether. But it's nothing new: by choice, law or the result of scandal, a surprising number of kings, queens, princes and princesses have forgone their privileges and given up their titles, including Harry's great grandfather, the former King Edward VIII (pictured). Click or scroll through as we look at some notable cases, and what happened next. 

With the Prince of Wales flying back from Oman, Prince Harry likely to be travelling from Windsor and Prince William also joining his grandmother in Norfolk, they must try to put the disappointment and hurt to one side.

Certainly no easy task after the enormity of what has happened this week. Solutions will need to be agreed on that suit the Sussexes but also work for the rest of the family and the wider institution.

But the fact we even know the talks are happening says a lot. This is a monarch who would rather keep family matters private.

But in a week where her grandson broke ranks, she has also gone public telling us about the family meeting. A sign to the country and the Commonwealth that she is determined to take back control.

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