Queen Elizabeth II has finally addressed the very awkward and very surprising announcement made last week by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
And, in essence, the ancient monarch has said the following in the wake of this couple wanting to distance itself from the Royal Family:
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
We may be paraphrasing a little bit here, but the Queen’s statement on Monday followed a two-hour meeting with Harry, William and other high-ups at Kensington Palace.
It essentially gave Harry and his wife permission to step back from their Royal roles, but not without a few hints of bitterness and resentment.
“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” Her Majesty said in a message released Monday, adding:
“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”
Really, what else could the Queen have said in this position?
Back on January 8, shortly after Markle and Harry made their intentions to peace out of London clear, the Queen left no doubt that she was pissed over the decision.
“Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage,” read this previous statement by palace officials.
“We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
We’re sure there still are plenty of complicated issues to work through — but it’s been less than a week and Meghan and Harry appear to have gotten their wish, with very little resistance.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip