Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will no longer use HRH titles as Megxit deal is agreed

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THE DUKE and Duchess of Sussex are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay 2.4million of taxpayers money spent on renovating their Windsor home, the couple have announced.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed last week they were stepping down as royals and moving to Canada – with the Queen demanding “final decisions” to be made “in the coming days”.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping back from life as royals

The Queen is spotted out in Sandringham on Saturday

And the Palace today revealed details of the couple’s future.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussexgot their way in their bid to break away from the Royal Family at a crisis summit at Sandringham on Monday but the Queen made it plain she is deeply upset they are quitting.

Thecouple are now going through a “period of transition”that will see them “create a new life as a young family” and spend time in both Canada and the UK.

Monday’s crunch summit, which lasted almost four hours, took place between the Queen, Prince Charles, and brothers William and Harry.

The Queen said: Although we would have preferred them to remainfull-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life.

Meghan did not phone in for the talks, and remains in Canada.

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted for the first time yesterday, visiting a women's crisis centre in Canada
The Duchess of Sussex was spotted for the first time visiting a women’s crisis centre in Canada

Meghan is expected to greet Prince Harry back in Canada later this week

It came as Meghan visited another charity in Canada yesterday

Harry mimes his rugby skills in the palace gardens

The latest statement on the royal couple's future
The latest statement on the royal couple’s future

The friendrevealed Meghanfound life as a Royal “soul crushing” and was desperate to remove son Archie from the “toxic environment”.

She said: “She told her inner circle of friends that her soul was being crushed and that the decision to leave was a matter of life or death – meaning the death of her spirit.

“She also felt like she couldn’t be the best mother to Archie if she wasn’t being her true, authentic self.

“Something she felt she couldn’t be in the royal family confines. She said she didn’t want Archie picking up on her stress and anxiety.

“She felt like it was a toxic environment for him because there was too much tension and pent-up frustrations.”

Meanwhile, it has been reported two permanent employees are being moved from the Sussex household to other duties.

COURT BATTLE

The Duchess of Sussex is also currently embroiled in a legal battle with a national newspaper.

Sheis suing the Mail on Sunday for damagesafter it published a leaked letter she wrote to Thomas three months after herMay 2018 wedding.

Meghan claims it was misuse of her private information and breach of copyright but documents filed by the paper argued she was behind a smear campaign against her estranged father, who currently lives in Mexico.

The defence papers filed at the High Court state the newspaper will seek disclosure from Meghan of her exchanges with her friend Jessica Mulroney.

But following the news, Canada’s biggest newspaper has voiced it’s opposition to Harry and Meghan moving to Canada.

The Globe and Mail said any move by the couple would violate laws that keep the once-British-ruled country at arms length from the UK.

The paper said: You are welcome to visit, but so long as you are senior royals, Canada cannot allow you to come to stay. It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo.”

Prince Harry attended what could be his last royal event yesterday

Prince Harry is pictured here with his grandmother the Queen, who this week agreed he could go live in Canada and step back from life as a royal
Prince Harry is pictured here with his grandmother the Queen, who this week agreed he could go live in Canada and step back from life as a royal

The Queen released a statement after the crunch talks with Prince Harry on Monday

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