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10th Jan 2020

The latest from #Megxit: Meghan Markle returns to Canada while Prince Harry remains in the UK

Cathy Donohue


Meghan Markle has returned to Canada to reunite with her baby son Archie who had been staying with his nanny.

As you’re probably aware, Meghan and Prince Harry this week announced their decision to step down as senior royals and spend more time in the Commonwealth.

The former Suits actress has returned to Canada, where she, Harry and Archie spent six weeks recently.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were pictured in London this week where they met with Canada’s High Commissioner Janice Charette and thanked her for the “warm hospitality” they received during their stay.


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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 (link in bio) Image © PA

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This latest development in a story, which like it or not, has gripped a global audience, was confirmed to BBC royal correspondent Johnny Dymond.

Buckingham Palace has previously said that discussions between the royal family and the Duke and Duchess “are at an early stage” which must be difficult when Meghan is in another place entirely.

After the couple’s statement regarding their decision, described as a bold move by many, the palace responded with the below.

“Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”

It’s believed that the Queen spoke to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge after the statement was made public and the trio instructed their teams to work with the Sussexes and their staff in the hopes of finding a solution.

According to insiders, the royal family were “hurt” by Meghan and Harry’s decision to go ahead and release their statement without contacting any of them first.

A source previously spoke to The Sun about the couple’s rumoured move to Canada, before the decision was made official.

“They have a lot of friends there. Meghan feels comfortable and at home there because she lived there for seven years before meeting Harry.

“They very much enjoyed their time over Christmas and New Year where they weren’t pictured once and were left alone”.

At the moment, it’s unclear what shape their “progressive new roles” will take, the official statement can be read in full on their new website.