Monday, January 13, 2020

A statement from the Queen

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 A statement from Her Majesty the Queen



"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.

My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.

Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.

It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.

These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days."



I expect there will be further information in the next few days.  I am rather intrigued by the use of "Sussexes" and their first names in the release, rather than their titles.


6 comments:

Matthew Plooster said...

Very intriguing, indeed. When one knows how royal statements like this go, there's a lot that could be read between the lines...

Wendy Hunter said...

I, too, noticed the odd use of Christian names in this announcement. Very, very strange.

Andrew Hatchett said...

While I assumed there would be some sort of statement,it is much less "stiff" than I expected it to be.

LLB said...

"...wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family."


I don't see anything odd with Her Majesty using their first names, Harry and Meghan, to begin with, and then, their formal names at the end. I'm following what Her Majesty said in the above snippet e.g. to 'independent life', and then, 'a valued part of my family'. I especially like the use of the word, 'valued'. In short, imo, Queen Elizabeth has given her full-support to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex while logistics are being sorted out for when they split their time between the UK and Canada.

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

The Queen referring to her grand son and grand daughter -in -law with their first names a step forward to ridding of their styles and graces ?

Unknown said...

This is much more the statement of a grandmother than a head of state, so first names seem logical and the use of "the Sussexes" makes it quite clear that the couple -of course- keep the title...