Daily Mail journalist reacts to Royal Family's crisis summit

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Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 10:06AM
Harry and Meghan say they want to become 'financially independent'.

Daily Mail journalist reacts to Royal Family's crisis summit

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 10:06AM

The Queen has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer "full-time working members of the Royal Family" and expressed her regret at their decision.

The 93-year-old monarch issued a rare personal statement at 5pm, an hour after the family's two-hour Sandringham crisis summit over the Sussex's future ended.

She said the discussions involving Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles and their private secretaries, had been "constructive" and said she supported and understood her grandson's desire to lead a more independent life.

Daily Mail journalist Robert Hardman told Tim Dower there's still further decisions to be made.

"There is still a lot of ground to cover. The other thing we don't know is about Meghan's conference call.

"My understanding is that there was an element of a conference call, but the Queen doesn't really do them as she prefers face to face discussions."

Hardman says there are still a lot of details to be ironed out.

"There has been a little bit of progress, but it's sad progress."

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