Queen Elizabeth II released a statement on Monday regarding the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Following Harry and Meghan's famous Instagram post last week stating that they wished to move part-time to Canada and become financially independent of the Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II held court today at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.
Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry were all in attendance as they discussed the future of Harry and Meghan's young family.
Afterwards, the Buckingham Palace released the following statement on behalf of the Queen:
"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.
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.
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."
It sounds like talks went amicably and that the Queen is supportive of her grandson's wishes. Also, it should be noted how many times the Queen mentions the word "family" in the statement.
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