The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s biggest newspapers, appears to be unhappy with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to spend extended amounts of time in the country.
The paper published an editorial Monday titled “Harry and Meghan, and why members of the Royal Family can’t live in Canada,” which says the relocation violates laws that keep Canada separate from the British monarchy that previously ruled over the country.
“In response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan – to move to Canada while remaining part of the Royal Family, the Trudeau government’s response should be simple and succinct: No,” according to the editorial.
The article says that allowing the royal couple to live in Canada would disrupt efforts to maintain “Canada’s unique and highly successful monarchy.”
“A royal living in this country does not accord with the long-standing nature of the relationship between Canada and Britain, and Canada and the Crown,” the editorial said.
The article cites Britain’s “class system with hereditary aristocrats” as a reason that Canada cannot allow Harry, 35, and Markle, 38, to live within its boundaries.
“What’s more, with the Statute of Westminster of 1931, Canada’s relationship to Britain was spelled out as one of equal, independent nations,” the editorial explains.
“The Sussexes are working out their own personal issues, and Canadians wish them the best of luck,” the paper added. “Canada welcomes people of all faiths, nationalities and races, but if you’re a senior member of our Royal Family, this country cannot become your home.”
The paper, widely regarded as Canada’s most reputable, finished by saying that the royals cannot use the nation as “a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal.”
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
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