Prince Harry and Meghan could be king and queen of Canada because of loophole in country's law
Due to a strange loophole, there is a possibility for Prince Harry and Meghan to become the king and queen of Canada if not England
Prince Harry was fifth in the line for the royal throne but after the birth of Prince Louis, the Duke of Sussex is now sixth in the line of the throne. So, it is quite possible that it is going to be a long wait until we see Harry getting the title of the king. However, looking at all his past interviews, Harry does not seem to mind this at all. The Duke of Sussex married Meghan Markle on May 19, making her Duchess of Sussex. While the two may not have a shot at becoming the king and queen, they sure have a possibility in Canada.
According to Canada's National Post, there is a loophole in the laws of the country which would allow Meghan and Harry to become the king and queen of Canada right away. The newspaper states that university professor Philippe Lagasse came across this when he was studying about the royal family and their rules last year. He reportedly wrote, "According to the federal government's interpretation of royal succession in Canada, we could arguably make Harry the King of Canada with a simple parliamentary statute"
He further added that Canada's constitution is very clear it's "vested in the Queen". While this may be clear, the constitution does not mention who this Queen should be. At the same time, it does not say it needs to be the same monarch as the UK. There is no surprise that Meghan shares a very special bond with Canada thanks to her acting days. The former actress had spent years shooting in the country and is very familiar with the place.
Meanwhile, Meghan also has many close friends who stay in the country and who wouldn't want Meghan and Harry to become the king and Queen of their country?
This comes after the Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan will be undertaking an official visit to the country in the coming months. "Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office," the statement read.
Meghan and Harry's royal tour, however, will coincide with the 2018 Invictus Games, which are scheduled to take place in Sydney from October 20 to October 27. However, before this, Meghan has a more important role to play as she will be seen making another royal visit but this time with the Queen herself.
According to People, the Duchess of Sussex will accompany the Queen on a visit to Chester to carry out her first official royal outing.
The Queen is taking Meghan along to unveil a new bridge in Widnes, Cheshire, and open the Storyhouse Theatre. After the unveiling, the two will sit down for lunch at Chester’s Town Hall. Without any doubt, there is a lot that Meghan will be able to learn from the Queen.