Just after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced they would step down from their senior royal roles earlier this week, the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William directed aides to come up with a "workable solution" to help the couple toward their goals. It looks like that's going well and things could be sorted out soon, a new report says.
Meetings on the issue have also involved both the UK and Canadian governments, according to BBC News.
"[The royals], like everyone, are hopeful this can all be worked out, sooner rather than later," a source told the PA news agency. "It is in everyone's interest for this to be figured out, and figured out quickly, but not at the expense of the outcome."
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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
On Jan. 8, the Sussexes announced they would be stepping down from their senior royal roles and would work to become "financially independent" while fully supporting the Queen. They also said they would split their time between the UK and North America, so Archie could be raised with knowledge of his royal background and also move forward with them into this next phase of their lives.
On Jan. 11, it was revealed Meghan had signed a voiceover deal with Disney in exchange for a donation to the Elephants Without Borders charity just before the Sussexes left for their six-week break from royal duties in 2019. The deal could be a strong indication of how the Sussexes plan to move toward becoming "financially independent."
News of Meghan's deal comes after it was also reported she has returned to Canada, where Archie had been said to be staying with his nanny and with Jessica Mulroney, the duchess' close friend. Harry was said to be following shortly.