Jessica Mulroney reacts to Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry stepping down from senior royal roles

By Heather Cichowski

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's stunning news about their plans to "step down" as senior members of the Royal Family has generated much reaction, including from the Queen. The Duchess of Sussex's friends have been speaking out about the big change, and it seems Jessica Mulroney addressed the couple's announcement in a new Instagram post.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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After Harry and Meghan made their surprising revelation on Jan. 8 via Instagram, Katie Couric shared the news on her Instagram account and asked her followers: "What do you think of this announcement?"

According to Town & Country, reporter Katie Rosman pointed out on Twitter that Jessica simply posted a red heart emoji in the comments.

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On her own Instagram account, Jessica shared a quote which read: "A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink - Gina Carey."

The Canadian stylist did not add any further comments in the caption.

Friends Jessica and Meghan hugging in Toronto on March 22, 2016. Photo: © George Pimentel/WireImage

Makeup artist Daniel Martin, who did Meghan's makeup on her wedding day, also voiced his support by commenting on the Sussexes' announcement post.

"On the UP and UP in 2020 my friends," he wrote. "Cheers to new beginnings and always here to support your cause."

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