Clues in the Queen's statement reveal Harry and Meghan's future is far from sorted

After Harry and Meghan's bombshell announcement, the Queen's statement holds many clues regarding the true sentiments behind the scenes of the 'transition'


                            Clues in the Queen's statement reveal Harry and Meghan's future is far from sorted
The Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Getty Images)

Following the royal family's big meeting at Sandringham where they figured out the way forward for Harry and Meghan Markle, the Queen issued a statement. 

The monarch's statement read, "My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family."

In the personal message by the Queen, the couple was referred to as "Harry and Meghan" instead of their usual titles — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — which leaves a big question mark regarding their royal status.

This could be an indicator that the couple will be stripped of their HRH titles, according to a Daily Mail report. The Queen's statement begins with how the royal family has had very constructive discussions regarding the future of Harry and his family.

The statement refers to Harry as "my family" and "my grandson and his family". As much as the royal family was hurt by the Duke and Duchess' bombshell announcement, the Queen made it clear that besides being the boss, she is also a grandmother.

The line "My family and I" is also an intentional attempt at displaying a unified front amid rumors of anger from within the royal family ranks. 

According to the statement, the couple will not be receiving any money from the public pocket but it refers to a "period of transition" that does not clarify how they plan to achieve self-sufficiency.

This lack of detail shows just how much is left to be sorted out given that it will not be cheap for Harry and Meghan to maintain a transatlantic lifestyle. 

The statement does not reveal whether Harry's father Prince Charles will continue to fund his son $26million (£2million) a year. The statement continued, "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." 

Since the couple has moved their baby son, Archie, their dogs, and their household to Canada, Harry and Meghan have made it clear to the Queen that for the near future, they will not be coming back.

"These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days," the statement from the Queen concluded. 

Her closing statement indicated that the Queen is aware she is in unchartered waters but has made it clear that officials are working non-stop to reach a desirable solution.

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