meghan harry canada

The Queen just gave her blessing for Harry and Meghan to move to Canada

Apparently, the Queen isn't as peeved about Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's sudden decision to relinquish their royal lifestyle as everyone initially thought she was.

Queen Elizabeth has today released a statement formally endorsing the duo's "desire to create a new life as a young family," which looks like it may include a move to Canada part-time along with son Prince Archie.

Though the Queen says she respects and understands the Sussexes' wishes, she does note that all involved "would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family."

The news comes after a royal summit was held specially to discuss the matter this morning at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.

Harry and Meghan have been looking to have a more modern relationship with the monarchy — one that will hopefully mean less invasion of privacy and more financial independence.

They will continue to spend time in both Canada and the U.K., and will still remain "a valued part" of the Royals, the Queen's statement indicates.

It also says that there is more work to be done as far as sorting out the logistics of the Sussexes' new roles, but that final decisions will be made in the coming days of transition.

Though some were supportive, many fans of the Royals were appalled by the news of Harry and Meghan's planned withdrawal from their traditional roles in the monarchy, which is now being called Megxit.

A few on social media have accused the American actress of breaking up the family and even suggested the pair should lose their royal titles and everything that comes with them.

It's no wonder they want to escape to Canada and step out of the public eye.

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Entertainment

SNL pokes fun at Quebec English and Canada's obsession with Drake

Halle Berry is quarantining in Montreal to film a new movie and fans are excited

Someone is trying to preserve an abandoned Blockbuster in Canada as a museum

Family Feud Canada enforces strict no handshaking rule and limits families to Toronto area

Here's all the Christmas movies coming to Netflix Canada for 2020

There's now a comic book about Kamala Harris' time in Montreal

Shawn Mendes just dropped new music for the first time in years and fans are freaking out

Riverdale shuts down filming of season 5 in Canada because of COVID