Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving to Canada.
In a statement, the Queen said she will allow the couple to move part-time to the North American country. “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,” she wrote. “It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.”
Recently, the family of three spent extended time off in the Vancouver area. It’s been reported that, while Prince Harry is in the United Kingdom for talks about his and Meghan’s future, the Duchess is there with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Plus, the country will be happy to have them: “Come to Canada, where you belong,” read a recent headline in the Toronto Star.
No matter where they settle, this is for certain: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and baby Archie are officially (part-time) ex-pats—a rarity in the royal family.