The public announcement surprised the rest of the royal family and left the Queen and other older Windsor wounded and disappointed, according to real sources. A friend of Harry and Meghan said the couple felt they had been expelled.
After a family summit on Monday at his property in Sandringham, which was attended by the Queen, Harry, his older brother, Prince William and his father and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, it was agreed that the couple would divide their time between Great Britain and Canada.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their desire to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valuable part of my family,” said the 93-year-old. said the monarch in a rare and very personal statement.
The couple has said they want a new “progressive” role for them and the ability to finance themselves. They are currently not allowed to seek private income and most of their money comes from the private inheritance of Harry’s father.
Meghan is currently in Canada with the couple’s son, Archie, where he has held a couple of discrete events this week. The media reported that Harry would stay in Britain to meet next week, as details about his future are resolved before joining her.
On Wednesday, Harry, who served for a decade in the British army, posted a video to announce that Germany would organize the next Invictus Games sports event for wounded military personnel, indicating that it would still support the causes for which He feels a strong appreciation.
As one of the world’s most glamorous couples, they have struggled with intense media scrutiny, with Harry describing some coverage of Meghan as intimidation, similar to the treatment her mother, Princess Diana, suffered before her death in a car accident in 1997 .
Some observers have criticized the British media for racism in their coverage of Meghan, whose mother is African American.
This week, the Mail on Sunday newspaper presented its defense before a Meghan legal action on the publication of a private letter he sent to his separate father, Thomas Markle. The case could see Markle testify against him.
“There is a huge and legitimate public interest in the royal family and the activities, conduct and standards of behavior of its members,” the newspaper’s lawyers said in documents submitted to the London High Court.