Harry and Meghan ‘not welcome’ in Canada, says country’s biggest newspaper – The Sun
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are not welcome to live in Canada, according to its largest newspaper.
A scathing editorial in The Globe and Mail has declared that no member of the Royal family can ever make Canada their home.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got their way at the Royal Family’s crisis summit — but the Queen made it plain she is deeply upset they are quitting.
After the Sandringham talks, Her Majesty released a statement saying the couple will be allowed to step down from their duties and spend time in Canada.
But she said: “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.”
And following the news, the respected paper has voiced it's opposition to Harry and Meghan moving to Canada.
It said any move by the couple would violate laws that keep the once-British-ruled country at arm’s 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."
You are welcome to visit, but so long as you are senior royals, Canada cannot allow you to come to stay.
Harry flew back to the UK this week for the crisis summit while Meghan waited at the couple's £14m Vancouver mansion during the talks.
The prince is expected to fly back to his wife and baby Archie next week at the plush Canadian pad where they spent their extended Christmas break – although a riddle over who actually owns it has deepened as a controversial mining tycoon denied it was his.
The couple will now go 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.
The Queen said she was “entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family”.
The summit, which took almost four hours, took place between the Queen, Prince Charles, and brothers William and Harry.
The fine detail of the agreement — especially the controversial issue of who will fund the couple’s new life — will be thrashed out over the next few days.
But The Globe and Mail blasted: “[Canada’s] unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident — the Prince is sixth in the line of succession — is not something that Canada can allow.
“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.
“Though Canada borrowed from Britain, it isn’t Britain and never was. And this country long ago took steps to make that unmistakably clear.
“If you’re a senior member of our Royal Family, this country cannot become your home.”
It comes after Canada appeared to rein back a pledge to pay Harry and Meghan’s £1 million-a-year security bill should they move there.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is understood to have privately assured The Queen his government would partially fund protection for the couple and son Archie.
But Finance Minister Bill Morneau has warned federal officials have yet to make a decision on the crucial contribution amid fears the nation’s taxpayers would object.
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