The Queen is "supportive" of Harry and Meghan's choice to quit British royal family | 5 News

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  • Published: 13 January 2020
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    ► The Queen has given her backing to Prince Harry and Meghan over their decision to step back from royal life.

    Her majesty hosted the senior royals at Sandringham for "very constructive talks" and says she will "respect and understand" their choice.

    Yet there is still little detail over where the money will come from to support Harry and Meghan as they begin their new life - should the taxpayer still pay for their security?

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Comments • 1 255

  • Sis Nice
    Sis Nice  1 weeks back

    But she was not thrust into royal life she chose it when it suited her

    • A Z
      A Z  2 weeks back

      She is not even a good actress

      • Dr. Simple Beauty 300
        Dr. Simple Beauty 300  2 weeks back

        Why are they leaving their titles? If it was tabloid fights and racial prejudice then why didn’t the Queen intervene on their behalf? She’s ready to let them go now and make a public statement? 🤔

        • Ann Molloy
          Ann Molloy  2 weeks back

          Why did she marry into the circus then. Costing so much money, she could have shacked up with him without the fanfare then no harm done. I give it 5 years max

          • Donna Mason Brown
            Donna Mason Brown  2 weeks back

            Doesn't the queen own Canada. Every man, woman, and child?

            • Donna Mason Brown
              Donna Mason Brown  2 weeks back

              Fake news is everywhere. Get use to it. So called new people make up what ever will sell newspapers.

              • JO
                JO  2 weeks back

                The queen is supportive of their choice to quit, she hasn't had time to arrange her hit squad yet.

                • Kay Davis
                  Kay Davis  2 weeks back

                  Australia is on FIRE and this is the crisis!!

                  • AL W
                    AL W  2 weeks back

                    I really don't know what's going on behind closed doors but Frogmore Cottage is practically a mini castle. Reinnovated just for her and Harry. I really would not leave that place. Like I could step down and start paying rent to the queen but comfort and convince and homely feeling in the UK would not match anywhere outside. I know that for sure.

                    Maybe Kate is bitchy like some rumour say and after the marriage some things stirred up that we never know. Coz never the real thing is reported. They just pick on the newest member of the royal family and bully her - bullying by both the family and media. Perhaps in Meghan's case she's has enough of the bullying and wants to spend some alone time and cease to do some royal duties for a short period of time. It also looks like she's pissed and making a decision without consulting anyone coz nobody would be at her side.

                    • sablin
                      sablin  2 weeks back

                      The Royal Family is neither Royal nor a family.It is a Business.

                      • Dr. Red Pill
                        Dr. Red Pill  2 weeks back

                        Harry and Meghan are moving to Canada where a guy who is linked to Uranium 1 and George Soros will build them a house in an absurd attempt to "distance" themselves from a Royal family that will soon sink for blood drinking, child raping and human trafficking.

                        • Shenoski Travoski
                          Shenoski Travoski  2 weeks back

                          It looks like a set up show and the entire world buys it. It is obvious that the queen gave Megan and the orange head the kick, and then they make the world believe they left the palace on their own will. What a joke!😂😂😂😂😂

                          • Merry Messenger
                            Merry Messenger  2 weeks back

                            M.Markle....she is no surprise to their actions. Was just a matter of time this would happen. Sooner better than later. Easy fix. If Harry doesn't work to earn his pay, then no money/salary due to to Harry. They wish to be "commoners." Then so be it. Put his wife to work like most commoners do. No big deal. Right?

                            • Em Appeal
                              Em Appeal  2 weeks back

                              So glad for the royal family to get rid of the cheap yacht woman and her dimwit 🤮

                              • Leesh
                                Leesh  2 weeks back

                                This is all about what Meghan wants and Harry just following behind smh and the Queen has to be sad ....God save the Queen 🙏

                              • Dominique JOUNDA
                                Dominique JOUNDA  2 weeks back

                                They are stepping out of the ROYAL COMPANY, not the Family. Harry remains a Windsor and as such a terrorist and media target. He would be a second fool for letting the press do the same thing to his wife as they did to his mother. And that´s a high price to pay for a someone who is never going to be king. BTW, Prince Andrew is having the time of his life, and praising Meghan and Harry for this distraction.

                                • Princess Of Nubia
                                  Princess Of Nubia  2 weeks back

                                  Despite people think Megan is controlling Harry, I really believe they are head over heals in love with each other. They hold hands probably when they are in the toilet too lol.

                                  When you find love like that in your life your are blessed.

                                  Regardless of the negative comments about Megan changing the royal family and a witch....people have no idea how MUCH DHE HAS DONE FOR CHARITY LONG BEFORE SHE MET HARRY. She used to constantly volunteer to feed the homeless . When she started working in suits, she noticed all the food in the canteen they had for the cast and crew was being thrown away at the end of the day. She fought for the food to be packaged nicely and she used to take the food her self to the homeless shelter where people come for a meal. She would even sometimes stay and serve.
                                  You can’t call her a with if she was eleven and she fought for woman’s right. I think that moment changes her and she felt it’s her duty to make the world better. To stand up for woman’s right and people who have been unfortunate. She has done charity work constantly that she never spoke about and never showed off. She really reslly cares. When you see people in these conditions something changed inside you. You become so humble and lucky but at the same time you realise it’s a privilege and so much luck that she has opportunities most people don’t have so she worked harder in her craft to get a bigger platform so SHE CAN HELP OTHERS.

                                  Prince HARRY had the SAME JOURNEY. They are humble and they fight for unfairness and people rights love to help people.

                                  So that’s why bieng royals DOES NOT INTEREST THEM. You can say she just wanted the publicity...I say hell yea if u gonna use that to do good.

                                  THIER options were to stay royals and keep THIER opinions and mouth shut. Tour and shake hands and cut ribbons and slowly disappear in the background like prince Andrew who chose to play and take advantage of the royal life as did many royals in the past.

                                  They want to build THIER brand and they have a bigger advantage than any couple in the world to MAKE BILLION. They don’t have to keep THIER mouth shut. They can be like Diana and help people. They have all the contacts of billionaires in the world to
                                  Make the biggest changes every by a couple for example if they really put THIER mind to it they can erase poverty in Africa.

                                  They would never be able to do that if they stay royals bieng criticised even for eating an avocado. They couldn’t do anything without people telling them
                                  “THATS OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY!”
                                  If one person told me off like that I will throw the money back in their face and work hard to make mine.

                                  In the long run they will never be forgotten and they can totally change the stuffy beautiful but constrictive monarchy.

                                  If u ask the queen to be 25 and a queen all over again I bet she would rather die. She did us all proud at the cost of her wishes her whole life.

                                  Now tif that’s Megan’s plan to take over the world and do good I say hooray to her

                                  I think she was blessed with strength and intelligence and beauty because of how much charity she did all her life. She deserves a prince that has done charity his whole life and fought for his country. He gave us his life on the line.

                                  And those who think Megan is getting the better end...think again

                                  Harry is one who is stuck in the family. He doesn’t have any business or marketing experience and doesn’t have the authority to be political or quit the family on his own. He has told us all his life he hates being a prince and happy he would never be king: MEGAN DID THAT FOR HIM. And her charm
                                  Beauty wisdom intelligence encouraged Harry to leave step down and live how we want to live, make our own money and do all the things we are passionate about together. No one needs to tell them what to do and what to wear.
                                  He said he will still help the kingdom and stand by his family and queen. But his cause and reason for stepping down is bigger:

                                  I don’t think deep down they care about the criticism. They must have expected it. Because they know eventually people will see

                                  And at the end of the day the found love in each other. That’s enough for me to shut the world and just be with me and my man!

                                  • Kimberly Lykins
                                    Kimberly Lykins  2 weeks back

                                    Oh let them go. They can always visit.

                                    • Love Survives
                                      Love Survives  2 weeks back

                                      Lovely interview, I love Emily Nash!!!!

                                      • A Chowdhury
                                        A Chowdhury  2 weeks back

                                        funny guy he sounds like he want be a part of royal family. I like his hat with plenty of badges must be a huge fan of Prince Harry.

                                        • Emerald Hannays
                                          Emerald Hannays  2 weeks back

                                          Hannays and it is my Prayer for Prince Philip Health and to Royal Family’s healing . Blessings

                                          • Nyimeobari Hughes
                                            Nyimeobari Hughes  2 weeks back

                                            More like you British media goons are going to miss your targets for racist bullying attention and hate really!! The joke is on you all who are now tearing your pants

                                            • Emerald Hannays
                                              Emerald Hannays  2 weeks back

                                              God help them all . The Queen has been always very Gracious even to us in the
                                              the Caribbean to my Uncle SIR Leaonard and Lady

                                              • Nyimeobari Hughes
                                                Nyimeobari Hughes  2 weeks back

                                                Roya Nikita is full of BS !

                                                • avi4iva
                                                  avi4iva  2 weeks back

                                                  they "despise" publicity but on the other hand .....now...this will be the main source of the income,,,,,,they will live out of it....so...cheap.

                                                  • Jan Krsak
                                                    Jan Krsak  2 weeks back

                                                    Who care. Royal leeches.

                                                    • D.W. Washington
                                                      D.W. Washington  2 weeks back

                                                      HUSH. HUSH. HUSH. It is settled . Let Meghan and Harry enjoy their lives. They are already rich. They are not going to be on WELFARE.
                                                      JUST HUSH. You guys do not have any news on this subject. Give some news on the Queen son who rape children. HUSH!

                                                      • Isabel Bell
                                                        Isabel Bell  2 weeks back

                                                        The marriage won't last long, so no worry.....

                                                        • Mick Williams
                                                          Mick Williams  2 weeks back

                                                          I will give it a year tops Isabel Bell

                                                      • Chantal Oprah
                                                        Chantal Oprah  2 weeks back

                                                        Megan, are you IN or OUT? Resigning but staying? another global Mission in your bucket list? Canadian crowns?

                                                        • Yazmog Clink
                                                          Yazmog Clink  2 weeks back

                                                          Where is really is the problem ? The future kings are prince charles et prince William and later prince Georges. For generations the line of kings will come from the Cambridge blood . Harry will never become a king .we have seen the picture in december and heard the queen's speech. It's clear the duke of SUSSEX is set apart from great decision. They decided for him. But He is now a husband and a father he is making a life decision, what british people don't understand ? Please you are wasting time and money. Focus on prince Andrew and Brexit.

                                                          • Janet Mccoy
                                                            Janet Mccoy  2 weeks back

                                                            I wish them all the love and the luck in the world.

                                                            • Pomperiposa
                                                              Pomperiposa  2 weeks back

                                                              She might say that. I would also say that. She has to be very careful and be diplomatic. No harsh words

                                                              • Pomperiposa
                                                                Pomperiposa  2 weeks back

                                                                I don't believe she is supportive at all. What they are doing is terrible, Free loaders

                                                                • JulieAnkha N.
                                                                  JulieAnkha N.  2 weeks back

                                                                  Megs is going to live in Canada to show up wills/kate. She wants to be just as famous if not more so. That is why they want to live there. They are out of the shadows bc the royal fam then.

                                                                  • JulieAnkha N.
                                                                    JulieAnkha N.  2 weeks back

                                                                    Queen had no choice but to go along with it

                                                                    • Why?
                                                                      Why?  2 weeks back

                                                                      Seriously ...who cares ? A General was killed in Iran. 170 people carrying plane was shot down. War can break out in Iran. Why do we care how a beautiful couple , that are rich and royal are going to live in Canada ? Please fellow human-beings stop this madness and let us care about things that are important.

                                                                      • Forever England
                                                                        Forever England  2 weeks back

                                                                        Opinions v facts

                                                                        • david nichols
                                                                          david nichols  2 weeks back

                                                                          If Markle is Black, how come she doesn't look Black??

                                                                          • david nichols
                                                                            david nichols  2 weeks back

                                                                            @Idrissa Dumbuya 1.That doesn't answer my question... 2.No need to ridicule the mother.

                                                                          • david nichols
                                                                            david nichols  2 weeks back

                                                                            @LaJune Crockett That doesn't answer my question...

                                                                          • LaJune Crockett
                                                                            LaJune Crockett  2 weeks back

                                                                            Her mom is black....and her dad white .....

                                                                          • Idrissa Dumbuya
                                                                            Idrissa Dumbuya  2 weeks back

                                                                            david nichols d father is a white and the mum a Pure Black woman 💪🏿

                                                                        • david nichols
                                                                          david nichols  2 weeks back

                                                                          Am I supposed to believe that Blacks have straight hair? (0:01)

                                                                          • R S
                                                                            R S  2 weeks back

                                                                            Freedom To julian assange

                                                                            • Cher Will
                                                                              Cher Will  2 weeks back

                                                                              Pray there are family

                                                                              • Cherri Bonney
                                                                                Cherri Bonney  2 weeks back

                                                                                Who gives a rats where they go and what they do! their all Mutts and evil as all come out! Murderers and drug dealers, Pedo's, Jesus, what else do you wont to know. Australia dont need them, the world dont need them, waste of space and money! Plenty of starvation and horror in this world and all they do is talk about these morons! wake up sheeples!

                                                                                • Gwen Wafer
                                                                                  Gwen Wafer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Your headline is deceiving.
                                                                                  They’re NOT “quitting”.
                                                                                  You have been disingenuous because the first thing the presenter says is “stepping back”.
                                                                                  This is exactly why the British Press looks like trash to the rest of the world.
                                                                                  Shame on you.

                                                                                  • Shirlz Dey
                                                                                    Shirlz Dey  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I for one thinks that the Royal Family should disperse... when there is an outsider that comes in and turns the Royal Family into a circus and they side with her. The taxpayers are being taken for a ride... Those two need to support themselves

                                                                                    • Michelle Franclin
                                                                                      Michelle Franclin  2 weeks back

                                                                                      What is a big deal. Just want to leave independently ..

                                                                                      • Sal Reed
                                                                                        Sal Reed  2 weeks back

                                                                                        No good trying to whitewash his feelings about his mothers death....don't want the same to happen to his family? If we knew what he knew every family man get the hell away. The very thought of bowing n scraping to the man who murdered his mother makes me sick let alone Harry. What did Diana really know that got her killed? Was it just for Charlie to marry his Critter? Untold deep & ugly story here I have no doubt!

                                                                                        • jo phoenix
                                                                                          jo phoenix  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Should remove the Royal and let them be commoners that simple it is her who can't take second to Kate a highly educated and sophisticated woman. Meghan will dump weak Harry as soon as she has a super rick man offer her a deal..He is weak and has lost his mind

                                                                                          • DaisyMae Shybu
                                                                                            DaisyMae Shybu  2 weeks back

                                                                                            What a bold move for the two of them! I say life is too short to live the way others want you to live and to be controlled in everything you do. If the others want to be controlled then let them. In the United States, we don't have control over how our taxes are spent so I'd say let their taxes and security be paid forever, at least it's going to a good cause and people know where it's going.