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The Queen said following "many months of conversations and more recent discussions" she was "pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family".
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family," the statement continued.
"I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
"I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
"It is my whole family's hope that today's agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life."
"While they can no longer formally represent the Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty," the statement added.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: angelchemuel
She signed a contract with Disney, and I am sure Harry will still have access to the Royal treasury through some sort of loophole. I'm sure they will be fine.
originally posted by: angelchemuel
Losing the HRH defo means they lose their security...remember Diana?
originally posted by: paraphi
They are delusional if they think this course of action will get the press off their backs. If anything it will get worse IMHO.
He told BBC Breakfast that the overall royal security bill was estimated at more than £100m a year, and that one Canadian security company believed it would cost about £7m a year to protect Harry and Meghan when they are out of the UK.
"The Canadians are not keen on picking up the tab,