The Queen has officially responded to Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family

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The Queen has officially responded to Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family

While critics have blasted Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave their positions as ‘senior’ members of the royal family, the Queen doesn’t share the same sentiments, and has officially declared her support for the couple.

In a statement released by the Queen on Monday, the monarch revealed that she is “entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family”, however she did disclose that she “would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the royal family”.

She added: We respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

The 94-year-old also detailed that Harry and Meghan will not be relying on public funds as they make the transition into their new roles.

The statement was released after the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry met at Sandringham House to figure out the logistics of Harry’s new life.

And although it had been previously thought Meghan would join the talks via conference call from Canada, the former actress was excluded for fear the conversation would be intercepted.

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