Queen of United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms Elizabeth II supported the decision of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle and agreed to a “transition period” during which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will gradually move away from the role of members of the royal family, as the BBC reported.
“My family and I fully support the desire of Harry and Megan to start a new life for the young family. Although we would prefer that they remain full members of the royal family, we respect and understand their desire to live a more independent life in the family, while remaining an expensive part of my family," - the statement said.
To realize the wishes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in life, a "transition period" was agreed upon during which they would spend time in Canada and the United Kingdom.
"For my family, these issues are difficult to resolve, and we still have something to do for this, but I asked that a final decision be made in the coming days," Elizabeth II noted.
As we reported, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle said in a surprise statement on January 8 that they intended to step back as senior members of Britain’s royal family.