Agreement Between Queen And Harry

While comparisons have been made with the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936 – after which Edward was almost exiled to France with his mistress Wallis Simpson – it seems that Harry and Meghan`s conditions will not be as strict. They have made it clear that they intend to divide their time between North America and Britain, indicating relatively regular visits to their families here. Queen Elizabeth II announced Monday that she and her royal family “fully support Harry and Meghan`s desire to create a new life” and that she has agreed to a “transition period” during which her grandson and wife will divide their time between Canada and Britain. The summit was the first one-on-one with Harry since he and Meghan revealed last week their controversial desire to step down from their royal roles, become financially independent and split their time between Britain and North America. She said the deal avoided a muddy situation where the couple came half into the royal family and half from the royal family. Alluding to the Queen`s decision to recognise the strength of the personal relationship between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and all immediate members of the royal family, the palace statement reaffirms that while “although they can no longer formally represent the Queen, the Sussexes have made it clear that everything they do will continue to uphold Her Majesty`s values”. Harry and Meghan`s marriage may have been modern – as was his desire to have more control over their fate – but ultimately, the monarchy hasn`t moved enough over time to meet the desire to play royal roles. What does this mean for the future? The Queen is 93 years old. And there is no guarantee that Harry`s father, Prince Charles, as king, will have the same respect as his mother…