The Queen of England has released a new statement today about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell announcement that they planned to “step back” from their roles as senior members of the royal family (which had nothing to do with Prince William “bullying” the couple, FYI).

While the Queen says she is supportive of the duke and duchess of Sussex’s decision to “create a new life” and split their time between Canada and the UK, she also would have preferred if they, you know, didn’t.

Read the full statement below.

“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.”

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