It seems Queen Elizabeth shut down one of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s requests as part of their newly agreed-upon transition—at least according to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s latest statement.
Shortly after it was announced that Harry and Meghan may no longer be allowed to use the term "royal" for their website and charitable ventures, an update on their transition was posted to their website Sussexroyal.com.
On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement with new details on their future plans—including that their wish to continue to represent Queen Elizabeth appears to have been denied.
“The preference of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex was to continue to represent and support Her Majesty The Queen albeit in a more limited capacity, while not drawing on the Sovereign Grant,” part of the statement reads.
However, they go on to say that the couple actually cannot perform duties on behalf of the 93-year-old monarch. “Per the agreement, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties and not undertake representative duties on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.”
What does this mean exactly? Well, it seems as though Meghan and Harry were willing to continue representing the queen but simply just are no longer allowed to do so, and are reiterating that the discussions did not end in the way they had hoped.
Looks like what Queen Elizabeth says, goes.