A scorching editorial in the largest Canadian newspaper calls the move to Canada by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “unconstitutional.” The Royal couple gave up their senior duties within the Royal family and are said to be dividing their time between Canada and Los Angeles. The Queen is on record as wishing they hadn’t done this, but Meghan has already been seen in Canada where she and Harry plan to live.
The Globe and Mail wrote that the royal couple’s plan to move to Canada violates laws:
“In response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan – to move to Canada while remaining part of the Royal Family, the Trudeau government’s response should be simple and succinct: No.”
“You are welcome to visit, but so long as you are senior royals, Canada cannot allow you to come to stay … It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo.”
“Canada’s unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident — the Prince is sixth in the line of succession — is not something that Canada can allow.”
“A royal living in this country does not accord with the long-standing nature of the relationship between Canada and Britain, and Canada and the Crown.
“Though Canada borrowed from Britain, it isn’t Britain and never was. And this country long ago took steps to make that unmistakably clear.”
“If you’re a senior member of our Royal Family, this country cannot become your home.”
Ouch! According to the newspaper, the couple cannot reside in Canada. Stay tuned…