Meghan and Harry: The Queen, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince William to meet to discuss future

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It’ll be the first face-to-face talks between the Duke of Sussex and his grandmother, father and brother since Meghan and Harry announced that they wanted to “step back” from being senior royals and spend more time living in North America.

The meeting will take place at the Queen’s palace in Sandringham in Norfolk.

It’s believed that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will be joining them on the phone from Canada, where she is looking after Archie.

Royal experts say it isn’t really expected that they’ll agree a solution at this first meeting, but that it is hoped that the talks will produce a “next step” on the way to working out what the couple’s new role will be.

1. Money – who will pay for them?

The Royal Family get some money from the government called the Sovereign Fund and some of that goes to Harry and Meghan to pay for their royal duties. They are believed get much more money from Prince Charles and both of them have lots of money of their own. But if they are doing less, should they get paid less?

2. Being royal – will they get to keep their royal titles?


If they are either outside the Royal Family or inside but doing far fewer duties – should they still get to call themselves royal? This is important for things like social media accounts.

3. Where will they live? Meghan and Harry want to spend more time in North America, which most people think means Canada, which is part of the Commonwealth.

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But will they still live in the UK and visit North America, or will they live in North America and only visit the UK when they have jobs to do?

What duties would they do? What does “stepping back” actually mean?

What duties could they do, which causes do Harry and Meghan want to be involved with, which royal events will they take part in? Experts say there’s a strong will to make a deal but what’s agreed must be workable. If it’s right it could be a way that other members of the wider royal family might copy in the future.

5. Making friends again?

The meeting could be a bit awkward as it’s understood that the Royal Family were “hurt” and “disappointed” that Harry and Meghan made their announcements without checking with them, first so maybe a good family chat can help deal with any arguments between them.


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