Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Announce Move to North America, Step Back From Royal Duties
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their plans to move to North America and are working to become financially independent. Read their bombshell statement here.The couple, who are parents to son Archie Harrison, took to their Instagram to announce that they are taking a step back as senior members of the royal family. They also noted that they're working to "become financially independent.
with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry at Sandringham on Monday. A palace source tells HELLO!: "The Sussexes decided that it wasn ’ t necessary for The Duchess to join ." READ: The Queen releases statement about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 's royal future.
Prince Harry and Meghan did not consult any royal about making their personal statement, BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond was told by palace sources. Buckingham Palace was "blindsided", he said, as talks about their future had begun but were in very early stages. The palace said there were
and might be a team, but that doesn't mean the Duchess of Sussex is involved in everything. On Monday, Harry to discuss the couple's future within the British monarchy.
Harry met with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William, at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, while his wife and son Archie were thousands of miles away on Vancouver Island in Canada. There was some speculation that Meghan might call in to the meeting, but now royal reporters are clarifying that the 38-year-old duchess was not directly involved in Monday's discussion.
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This wouldn't be the first time the Duchess of Sussex has partnered with the California-based entertainment company.The news, which was reported by U.K. newspaper The Times, comes on the heels of the shocking announcement that the former Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, plan to "step back" as senior members of the British royal family.
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Meghan Markle had been expected to phone in from Canada during the talks but it was eventually decided it " wasn ' t necessary ". The four royals , the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry , are not expected to meet again anytime soon in person - with future discussions to be
“In the end, The Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for The Duchess to join [the summit]," a Palace aide said.
According to royal reporter Emily Nash, Harry was in contact with Meghan while at Sandringham to keep her in the loop.
So we’ve now had some clarification from the palace. They said: “In the end, The Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for The Duchess to join [the summit].” But we understand Harry was in contact with his wife while at Sandringham, to keep her in the loop.— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews)
Following Monday's meeting, Queen Elizabethin support of her 35-year-old grandson and his wife.
"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," the Queen said in a statement. "These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days."
The drama began last week when Prince Harry and Meghan announced that they plan to step back as senior members of the royal family, become financially independent, and split their time between North America and the U.K. Though the family had been in early talks with the royals about this decision, the Queen and others were not aware that the statement was being released,.
Megxit: why Kate Middleton is not attending the crisis meeting
Tensions continue to mount between members of the British royal family. While all eyes are this afternoon turned to the Sandringham residence, whereconcerning the future of Sussex must be decided by the , the , the , and (present by phone), the absence of in the discussions also attracts attention.
Very close to Harry for many years before the arrival of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Cambridge is also said to be deeply touched by the latest announcements from her brother-in-law and his wife. She has however been more discreet than the rest of the family since last Wednesday. The reason for this silence? It seems that Kate Middleton wants to protect her children and focus on their education, which is very important for their intended role in the British monarchy. As evidenced by the photos published by the Daily Mail this morning, where we see Kate Middleton accompanying her elders,and , at Thomas’s Battersea school.
It is true that in recent days, the "Megxit", as the English tabloids now call it, has been unleashing passions at Buckingham Palace. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wish to gradually withdraw from royal public life in order to regain their financial independence has caused a real family drama. Even Prince William, who had always supported his brother,, injured by the behavior of his younger brother. This afternoon in Sandringham should therefore be decisive for the resolution of this family crisis with unprecedented consequences.
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