Queen Elizabeth made it known she wanted the conflict worked out “in days” and that is exactly what the royals are doing.
On Monday, Jan. 13, Prince Harry will have a face-to-face meeting with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William at Sandringham to discuss his and Duchess Meghan’s future.
Meghan is expected to dial in from Canada.
Last Wednesday, the palace was rocked with a surprise announcement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they would no longer be senior members of The Firm, would become financially independent, as well as would be splitting their time on either side of the pond.
While Harry and Meghan had made their wishes known to the family that they wanted to change things up, the palace was not ready for the announcement to come so quickly.
Talks have been underway which have taken place over the phone on how this new arrangement can benefit everyone.
Harry and Meghan have made it known that they don’t want to be senior royals but would like to continue being “working royals”, essentially a smaller role within the family.
Prince Charles is also keen not to completely cut them off, even though he hopes to have a slimmed-down monarchy once he is king. He sees the two as an important part of that. The Sussexes do have a star quality that is crucial to the royal family and could do good having a representative of the crown in Canada–a Commonwealth country– as a way to expand their reach.
A source tells Harper’s Bazaar the discussion will “take into account the thinking of the Sussexes outlined earlier in the week. Making a change to the working life and role in the monarchy for the duke and duchess requires complex and thoughtful discussions.”
Harry will still attend the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace next Thursday before he is expected to travel back to Vancouver Island where Meghan and Archie are.