Queen has agreed on a 'period of transition' for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; Read details

The statement came after Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry discussed the situation at hand at the Queen's Sandringham Estate located in Norfolk.
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In a pivotal decision that is bound to shake up royal fans, Queen Elizabeth II, on Mondyay, said in a statement that the royal family has finally agreed on a period of transition for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Queen granted her consent to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after they stated last week their plans to step back as 'senior' members of the royal family. The Queen's statement further stated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will divide their time between Canada and the United Kingdom. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had announced previously that they  wish to carve out 'new progressive roles' and would like to work to become 'financially independent'.

The statement came after Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry discussed the situation at hand at the Queen's Sandringham Estate located in Norfolk. The official statement further read that Queen Elizabeth II would have loved to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as full time Royal members but she also mentioned that the Royal family respects the decision taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

The Queen mentions that she also respects the decision taken by Harry and Meghan to not rely on public funds and to live a more financially independent life. The fans and followers of the Royal family were in for shock when they heard of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back as Royals. Now, that the Queen has given her nod to the situation, looks like some peace will finally prevail.

Read the Queen's full statement here: 

"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."

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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