Queen Elizabeth agrees ‘transition’ for Harry and Meghan

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    Queen Elizabeth II has agreed a “period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK.

    According to the BBC, senior royals have been in talks about Prince Harry and Meghan’s role after they said they wanted to “step back”.

    In a statement, the Queen said talks which also involved the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, had been “very constructive”.

    She said that it has been agreed that there will be “a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK” after Harry and Meghan “made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives”.

    Final decisions are expected to be made in the coming days.

    The Queen also emphasized that while she “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals, she is “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role:

    “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.”