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Meghan Markle ARE moving to Canada as they ‘step back’ from royal duties, Palace confirms

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle will move away from the UK, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The pair are set to split their time between Britain and North America, with Canada expected to be their second home.

The couple plan to be "financially independent" and "step back" from the Royal Family - but will still support the Queen.

A statement this evening said: “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.”

It comes after The Sun revealed they were due to discuss plans to move abroad with senior royals, and Meghan today went to The National's Dorfman Theatre in London.

The couple had reportedly told close friends they want to spend some of the next two months working out of Canada after a six-week trial holiday over Christmas and New Year was deemed highly successful.

Friends of the couple in Canada and the US are supportive of the move, which they say comes after the couple have been sidelined by the monarchy.

Pals argue it has become clear to the couple that the monarchy is moving towards a future focused on Prince Charles and Prince William.

One said: “They are back to work. They have nothing to hide and have got so much good work to do.

"But it has been made very clear by the institution that the Sussexes are not central to the future plan.

“Just look at the picture released last week of the Queen with the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and George.”

Harry and Meghan spent their first Christmas with baby Archie at a rented $14.1million home in Vancouver Island.

They were also visited by Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, snubbing a royal Christmas at Sandringham just days after Prince Philip was taken to hospital.

The 11,000 sq ft property on Canada’s West Coast boasts five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as a guest cottage with three beds and two baths.

Temporary fencing, cameras and security were added to the home during their stay.

In March, they attended a Commonwealth Day event at Canada House celebrating Canadian culture with expats from the country in the UK.

Pregnant Meghan was presented with a babygro emblazoned with a maple leaf.

Harry held his Invictus Games for wounded soldiers in the Canadian city of Toronto in 2017. The couple made their first public appearance watching a wheelchair tennis game.


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Damn yank. Was never going to end well.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince Harry quits
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future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


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Does this mean they'll pay back all the money the tax payer spent renovating that cottage?


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Wouldn't it be great if this was the start of the end for the Royal family. Get rid of 'em, mun - it's 2020 ffs.


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Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?


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Duff Paddy wrote:
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future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Why?


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Damn yank. Was never going to end well.

It's not ended yet but it is true the press have done their level best to try and make sure it ends and ends messy. Even as a republican I find their behaviour predictably shoddy.


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Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


He could even run for office!


... btw, NO FAIR! Today, I was told I couldn't get a work permit for a job in the UK. Technically, I'm related to the Plantagenets too. Can't we do a trade? Them for me? :D


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Yoko Markle.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince Harry quits
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Why?


Dominic Cummings is that you?


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 Post subject: Re: Prince Harry quits
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Perhaps thats harrys plan. Change to oath to him and become king of canada


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 Post subject: Re: Prince Harry quits
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HighKingLeinster wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Perhaps thats harrys plan. Change to oath to him and become king of canada

He should have picked Australia. The Bogan Prince


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How’s he going to fund himself?


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Nieghorn wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


He could even run for office!


He'd be guaranteed maybe 10ish percent just for being a celebrity.


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How’s he going to fund himself?


I’d say she’s worth around 500k per insta


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Work to become financially independent :lol:

Granted she's an actress but he's had a hell of a leg up.


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HighKingLeinster wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Perhaps thats harrys plan. Change to oath to him and become king of canada


Would have to move from Victoria to Ottawa.


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Work to become financially independent :lol:

Granted she's an actress but he's had a hell of a leg up.


Prince Andrew could teach him a thing or two


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 Post subject: Re: Prince Harry quits
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Plato'sCave wrote:
How’s he going to fund himself?



He is a qualified Apache helicopter commander and co-pilot

I think he will do ok.

I like his veiled side-swipe at the press.

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It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince Harry quits
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Duff Paddy wrote:
HighKingLeinster wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Perhaps thats harrys plan. Change to oath to him and become king of canada

He should have picked Australia. The Bogan Prince

King of Ashstralia? Doubt queen Meghan would be too keen


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How’s he going to fund himself?

He is a multi millionaire


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Mr and Mrs Harry Hewitt :?


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I can understand wanting to be shot of it, particularly if it'll take a pretty unlucky and unlikely string of deaths/abdications to put you in line for the throne, given the media carry on.

As a republican I'd quite like to know how much tax-payer money are they going to burn through on their way to financial independence?


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message #2527204 wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Why?


Dominic Cummings is that you?

Huh? She's the Canadan sovereign why wouldn't they? Swearing allegiance to Trump to become a US citizen is infinitely more f**ked up.


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How’s he going to fund himself?


His dad set up loads of investments for him since he was a child. Harry is "independently" a multi-millionaire already with tons of land. He's actually way richer than his brother until he becomes King.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
future Governor General of Canada!

if he became a Canadian citizen, could he vote in Canadian elections?


Fun fact: to become a citizen of Canada you have to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen. How f**ked up is that?

Why?


Dominic Cummings is that you?

Huh? She's the Canadan sovereign why wouldn't they?


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Plato'sCave wrote:
How’s he going to fund himself?


His dad set up loads of investments for him since he was a child. Harry is "independently" a multi-millionaire already with tons of land. He's actually way richer than his brother until he becomes King.



Which one ?


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30 million pound wedding and 2.5 million renovation on Frogmore House and then they slink off to Canada? They should have had a private wedding etc if they didn’t want everything that comes with being a Royal.


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I can understand wanting to be shot of it, particularly if it'll take a pretty unlucky and unlikely string of deaths/abdications to put you in line for the throne, given the media carry on.

As a republican I'd quite like to know how much tax-payer money are they going to burn through on their way to financial independence?

That is quite funny. Someone who has tens of millions of pounds talking about intending to become financially independent.


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30 million pound wedding and 2.5 million renovation on Frogmore House and then they slink off to Canada? They should have had a private wedding etc if they didn’t want everything that comes with being a Royal.


Bit harsh. They gave it a go. They decided it was shit.


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I can understand wanting to be shot of it, particularly if it'll take a pretty unlucky and unlikely string of deaths/abdications to put you in line for the throne, given the media carry on.

As a republican I'd quite like to know how much tax-payer money are they going to burn through on their way to financial independence?

That is quite funny. Someone who has tens of millions of pounds talking about intending to become financially independent.


How much do you reckon it costs to run his household every year


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30 million pound wedding and 2.5 million renovation on Frogmore House and then they slink off to Canada? They should have had a private wedding etc if they didn’t want everything that comes with being a Royal.


Bit harsh. They gave it a go. They decided it was shit.


Yeah gave it a real bash in such awful circumstances didn’t they the battlers :lol:


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HKCJ wrote:
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30 million pound wedding and 2.5 million renovation on Frogmore House and then they slink off to Canada? They should have had a private wedding etc if they didn’t want everything that comes with being a Royal.


Bit harsh. They gave it a go. They decided it was shit.


Yeah gave it a real bash in such awful circumstances didn’t they the battlers :lol:

So they should stick around and be miserable?


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Presumably he is still going to have to have royal protection squad etc.

Especially for his kid


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30 million pound wedding and 2.5 million renovation on Frogmore House and then they slink off to Canada? They should have had a private wedding etc if they didn’t want everything that comes with being a Royal.

TBF I don't think they feel the press treatment of her is what should come with being royal. I would tend to agree


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Duff Paddy wrote:
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30 million pound wedding and 2.5 million renovation on Frogmore House and then they slink off to Canada? They should have had a private wedding etc if they didn’t want everything that comes with being a Royal.


Bit harsh. They gave it a go. They decided it was shit.


Yeah gave it a real bash in such awful circumstances didn’t they the battlers :lol:

So they should stick around and be miserable?

Yes that is what they should do in the full knowledge the press won't stop until maybe she is dead or they divorce but even then they would probably keep going


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They’ll still need protection, right? That’ll be pricey.


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