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Queen Elizabeth Spotted Driving After Announcing Plans for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Exit

Queen Elizabeth is heading out after making some big decisions.

The 93-year-old matriarch of the royal family was seen taking a drive around in Sandringham, United Kingdom on Saturday (January 18) following her announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would no longer use their HRH titles due to their desire to step away from royal duties.

The Queen was seen wearing a patterned headscarf around her head and a pair of dark glasses, driving a Land Rover.

“I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family,” she said in a statement that day.

READ MORE: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Title Status to Be Reviewed in a Year (Report)

Pictured below: Queen Elizabeth attends a Sunday service on Sunday (January 19) at Hillington Church with Prince Andrew in Sandringham, United Kingdom.

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Queen Elizabeth Releases New Statement on Harry & Meghan's Exit from Royal Family, Palace Explains New Arrangements

Some major breaking news was just announced at Buckingham Palace – Queen Elizabeth has released a new statement that explains what will happen now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are exiting the royal family.

The Queen says the family has found a “constructive and supportive way forward” for Harry and his family.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” HM The Queen said in her statement. “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.”

The couple will no longer use their HRH titles, they’ll pay back the public funds that have been used on Frogmore House and will begin to pay rent, and they are free to make whatever commercial deals they want, though they’ll continue to uphold the monarchy’s values.

Harry and Meghan will continue to be known as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry will remain a prince and he will retain the HRH title, but not use it.

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Royal Fans Are Noticing Something About Queen Elizabeth's Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Statement

Fans of the royals are noticing one big thing about Queen Elizabeth‘s statement regarding Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle‘s desire to separate from the royal family and split their time between Canada and the UK.

People are noticing that the Queen did not refer to the Prince and Duchess using their royal titles – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – as she has done in past statements. She used “Harry and Meghan” and once used “the Sussexes.” She also did not refer to them using their HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) titles.

The statement is as follows:

“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,” the Queen said.

The statement continued, “Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives,” she continued. “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.”

Many are wondering if that means the Queen will be stripping the couple of their royal titles.

A royal historian, Robert Lacey, actually spoke to this and said to People, “The very next line refers to them as the Sussexes. They won’t have HRH taken away anymore than the Duke of Windsor did.” Robert is referring to King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne and retained the title the Duke of Windsor.

If you want more information on this story, we have a full timeline of all the drama that went down, beginning right around the holidays when Prince Harry first made the move to separate himself.

Queen Elizabeth Releases Statement on Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Decision: Royal Family Is 'Entirely Supportive'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have the support of the Queen and the royal family in their decision to separate from the royal family, though they would have “preferred them to remain full time working members.”

The Queen released a lengthy statement on the matter.

“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,” the Queen said in a lengthy statement. “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.”

Prince Harry and Prince William also released a joint statement today about a rumor regarding their relationship.

Prince Harry, Prince William & Prince Charles Ordered to Talk Things Out by Queen Elizabeth (Report)

Queen Elizabeth wants Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles to talk out Harry‘s wishes to step back from royal service with his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (AKA Meghan Markle) following their surprising announcement.

The Queen ordered a family summit to hash it out at her country home of Sandringham, Norfolk, on Monday (January 13), People reported on Saturday (January 11).

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Meghan will “likely” participate via phone, as she is currently in Vancouver Island, Canada with baby Archie.

“Following a series of meetings and consultations across the last few days, there is a range of possibilities for the family to review which take into account the thinking the Sussexes outlined earlier in the week,” a palace source told the publication.

“As we have said previously, making a change to the working life and role of the monarchy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex requires complex and thoughtful discussions. Next steps will be agreed at the meeting. The request for this to be resolved ‘at pace’ is still Her Majesty’s wish. The aim remains days not weeks. There is genuine agreement and understanding that any decision will take time to be implemented.”

This will mark their first meeting together since Remembrance Day in November 2019.

READ MORE: Meghan Markle Reportedly Returns to Canada While Prince Harry Stays in England to Deal With Royal Family Drama

Queen Elizabeth Spotted Out for the First Time Since Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Surprise Announcement

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