January 14, 2020
Presumably, she’s agreed to the payoff as well, in order to keep Meghan from going to the press and accusing her and the rest of the royal family of being virulent skin-haters.
Queen Elizabeth on Monday allowed her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to split their time between Canada and Britain during a “transition period” in which the family will figure out how to deal with their shock resignation from front-line royal duties.
The monarch said she held “very constructive” talks between Harry and his older brother Prince William and their father Prince Charles aimed at charting a course through the fallout of the bombshell announcement.
Meghan reportedly joined the conversation by phone from Canada after abruptly jetting out of Britain last week.
Their effective resignation on Wednesday followed a year filled with rumours of infighting between the brothers and reports of Meghan a biracial American actress with a strong social media presence – feeling unwelcome in the highly traditional and structured royal family.
“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family,” the 93-year-old queen said in a statement after the first day of meetings at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.
Harry and Meghan said they wanted to “carve out a progressive new role within this institution” – a statement that some read as a slight at the way the royal family has been run under Britain’s beloved monarch.
The queen frankly admitted that Harry and Meghan’s decision was not welcome news.
“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,” she said.
Yeah, I think that’s the same answer America would give if black people decided to leave us.
“Although we really love black people and appreciate the contribution they’ve made to our society, we support them going back to Africa.”
The Queen was born in 1926.
This map of the British Empire was printed in 1926:
I really can’t imagine she thought much of Harry deciding to marry an African.