Queen ‘particularly proud’ of Duchess Meghan as she brands the Sussexes ‘much loved members of my family’

The monarch has spoken out about her grandson and his wife.

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The Queen has spoken out about her feelings on Duchess Meghan. The monarch revealed that she is ‘particularly proud’ of the Duchess of Sussex.

The Queen has spoken out her feelings on Duchess Meghan, revealing that she is ‘particularly proud’ of her grandson’s wife after she joined the Royal Family.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan tied the knot back in May 2018 and since have been active members of the Royal Family, carrying out royal duties and official engagements.

However, just last week the Duke and Duchess announced that they plan to ‘step back’ as senior members of the Royal Family.

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And the Queen has now confirmed that the royals have come up with a ‘constructive and supportive way’ for Harry and Meghan to move forward.

Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family,’ the Queen announced in a statement.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ she continued.

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I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life’.

Her majesty then praised Duchess Meghan for her efforts as a royal, continuing, ‘I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family’.

The Queen then finished, ‘It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life’.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

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