Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's announcement of stepping away from Royal duties came across as a major shock to one and all.
And now, the queen himself, Queen Elizabeth has opened up on the same. According to CTV News, the Queen bas agreed to allow Prince Harry and Meghan to move part-time to Canada during a “period of transition” after senior royals had “constructive discussions” Monday.
“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family,” the Queen said in a statement.
"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 The Queen said that Harry and Meghan will spend time in both Canada and the U.K. during a period of transition. The so-called “crisis” talks come less than a week after the couple released a bombshell statement detailing their wish to “step back” from senior royal duties.
“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 statement continued.
No other details on decisions culminating from the Monday meeting have been released.
The statement came just a few hours after the start of a meeting dubbed by media as the “Sandringham Summit."