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Meghan Markle Didn’t Take Part in Royal Summit to Discuss Her and Prince Harry’s Future, Source Says


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Meghan Markle Didn’t Take Part in Royal Summit to Discuss Her and Prince Harry’s Future, Source Says

Meghan Markle did not take part in the “Sandringham summit” to discuss her and Prince Harry’s future, a royal source has confirmed.Harry met with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William at the monarch’s private estate in Norfolk, U.K., on Monday. It was the first time Harry had faced his grandmother after he and…

Meghan Markle Didn’t Take Part in Royal Summit to Discuss Her and Prince Harry’s Future, Source Says

Meghan Markle did not take part in the “Sandringham summit” to discuss her and Prince Harry’s future, a royal source has confirmed.

Harry met with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William at the monarch’s private estate in Norfolk, U.K., on Monday. It was the first time Harry had faced his grandmother after he and wife Meghan issued a bombshell statement announcing that they intended to step back from their roles as senior royals last week.

Meghan has returned to Canada, where she and Harry spent the Christmas break with their son Archie, and reports had indicated she would participate in the talks on Monday by phone.

But a royal source confirmed to Newsweek that Meghan ended up not joining in. “In the end, the Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for the duchess to join,” the source said. Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

On Monday evening, the queen issued a statement saying the talks had been “very constructive” and that she had agreed to a “period of transition” in which Harry and Meghan would spend time in Canada and the U.K. She also expressed her regret at the situation, saying she would have preferred them to remain as full-time working royals.

In what was described as an extremely personal missive, the queen made several references to “my family” and also eschewed referring to the couple as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, instead simply calling them Harry and Meghan.

“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the statement said.

“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.”

Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, on January 7, 2020 in London, England.
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The queen described the situation as “a complex matter,” but added that she had requested that financial decisions are reached in the coming days.

Last week, Harry and Meghan took the Royal Family by surprise when they announced they intended to “step back” from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family, and work to become financially independent and split their time between the U.K. and North America.

“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,” the couple said in their statement, which was posted on their Instagram page.

“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.”

The chart below, provided by Statista, shows how the British public perceive the treatment of the royal family by the media.

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How the U.K. public perceive the treatment of the royal family by the media.
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