Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, did not attend the meeting in Sandringham with Prince Harry but instead returned to Canada. In the days following the announcement of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal departure, Prince Harry has been called upon to speak with his family.
According to royal experts, the Queen has said Prince Harry’s semi-royal idea is not going to come to fruition.
A source told royal biographers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand: “It was untenable. If Harry and Meghan had been half-working royals, everything they did in their independent sphere would have had to be monitored, a committee to approve events and offers. “
The source also said the Sussexes were not allowed to use the word ‘royal’ in their future branding.
This meant the closure of their Sussex Royal social media accounts.
The Sussexes were reportedly disappointed with the final decisions regarding their exit from the royal family.
Prince Harry had to complete an important task, however, before breaking the news to his wife about how the meeting was going.
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The Queen said: “Today my family had a very constructive discussion about the future of my grandson and his family.
“My family and I fully support Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.
“While we would have preferred them to remain full-time active members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their desire to live a more independent family life while remaining a treasured part of my family.
“Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they don’t want to depend on public funds in their new lives.
“So it has been agreed that there will be a transition period during which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.
“These are complex issues for my family to resolve, and there is still work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be made in the days to come.
Last month, the Sussexes fully repaid the £ 2.4million in taxpayer money used to renovate their UK base, Frogmore Cottage.
The announcement came after the couple signed a multi-year production deal with online streaming giant Netflix.
A Sussex spokesperson said: “A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by the Duke of Sussex.
“This contribution originally proposed by Prince Harry fully covered the necessary renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, a property of Her Majesty The Queen, and will remain the British residence of the Duke and his family. “