Prince Harry and Megan: Queen summit. video report
The Queen has agreed a “period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK.
She said she is “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals.
The Queen and the Duke of Sussex held talks at Sandringham on Monday January 13 to discuss the future roles of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex.
Palace officials told the BBC the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge attended the meeting.
Apparently Meghan Markle did not participate by phone from Canada despite reports that she would.
President Trump has comment on the Harry and Meghan issue. In response to a question from the US media Donald Trump said: I don’t think this should be happening to the Queen. He added that he thinks that Harry and Meghan quitting the royal family was ‘sad’.
The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada. She and Prince Harry had been in Canada over Christmas with son Archie.
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said Her Majesty in touch with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge on Thursday. They directed senior staff to work with the Sussex household and government.
It comes as the Royal Family was said to be “hurt” at the couple’s statement.
Prince Harry and Meghan did not consult any other royal about making their personal statement. Palace sources told BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond.
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