The scandal around the news that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are going to quit as senior royals gets new momentum. The UK Queen Elizabeth II plans to convene a family council to decide the fate of the couple. Among the issues likely to be discussed are what funding the duke and duchess will receive, whether they will keep their titles and what royal duties they will continue to carry out.
The Duchess of Sussex is expected to call in to the meeting – Meghan Markle is in Canada now. She flew away to her eight-month-old son Archie Harrison, while Harry stayed to resolve the issues. A few days ago, the Duchess signed a contract with Disney – Markle will voice the cartoon characters. One of the reasons for the couple’s “stepping back” is their desire to complete financial independence, however, she plans to give all the money, received from the film company, to charity.
According to sources close to the Palace, the Queen, Prince of Wales Charles and the Duke of Cambridge William as well as Harry will gather on January 13 in the Sandringham family estate. They say, that one of the reasons for Harry’s decision to move away from his relatives was the fact that his wife didn’t want to continue to tolerate Prince William’s attacks on her behavior in public.
Prince Harry and Meghan said that they would like to spend more time in Los Angeles, but the ex-actress didn't want to come back to the US as long as Donald Trump is the president. Until then, the couple plans to live and conduct business in Canada. It is reported that the Queen wishes to find a solution within days. However, it may take several months to settle all legal issues.