Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Before the council began, an entire staff of royal assistants worked around the clock on a number of strategies according to which the Dukes of Sussex could "to retire" without any consequences. The main priority for Megan and Harry is the ability to live in two countries (Canada or the United States and Great Britain), while maintaining royal privileges.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth II is interested in resolving all issues as quickly as possible, in fact, the procedure for the â€œresignationâ€ of the couple can take several months. The family council will discuss a number of problems that prevent it from settling all matters for several days without prejudice to the British monarchy. We are talking about residency issues, visas, taxes and security – all these points will have to be reviewed after the decision made by Megan and Harry.
It is known that at today's meeting will be attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Princes Harry, Charles and William. Meghan Markle will not be able to personally visit the family council, however she will communicate with the royal family via video link, because she is now in Canada with her son Archie. It is expected that by the end of this week, after a series of meetings and consultations, the Duke of Sussex will join the family.
The meeting may take five minutes, or maybe five hours. However, you can be sure that by the end of the day the further direction of movement will be determined. Many even joke that today after the end of the meeting, a stream of white smoke will go out of the chimney of the Sandringham Palace, as when choosing a new pope,
– insiders say about today's family council.
Recall that the decision of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to quit his royal duties came as a surprise even to the closest members of the family and Queen Elizabeth II herself. Rumor has it that the Dukes of Sussex, through a personal secretary, informed her of their decision just 10 minutes before the official statement. The royal helper notes that the queen and other senior family members were deeply disappointed act of Megan and Harry.
Extremely emotionally to the decision of Prince Harry, his older brother William reacted. He recently made his first official comment on this subject, in which regrettedthat he and Harry will never be as close as before:
I will never be able to hug him again – we have become completely alien. I'm sad about that. All we can do, all I can do is try to support them and hope that the time will come when we will all share the same opinion.
Insiders say that after all questions are closed, the Dukes of Sussex plan to settle in Canada, but not for long. Their ultimate goal is to have their own home and business in Los Angeles. However, Megan and Harry will decide on this move only after the end of the presidency of Donald Trump (Meghan Markle is a convinced democrat and has repeatedly publicly criticized Trump's policy).
A close friend of Harry TV presenter Tom Bradby also warned that at some time the couple can give an interview in which they will tell the whole truth about the situation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with son Archie