Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are moving to Canada: Here’s what we know

It’s official: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be making a home in Canada.

On Monday, Queen Elizabeth confirmed that the couple will be splitting their time between the U.K. and Canada as they’ve decided to step away from duties as official senior members of the Royal Family.

Markle and Prince Harry said they want to be financially independent, and “carve out a progressive new role” within the monarchy.

“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 in a statement.

Speaking with Global News on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at this point, there have been no conversations around the couple’s move to Canada.

“There will be many discussions to come on how that works,” he said.

“But there’s still a lot of decisions to be taken by the Royal Family and by the Sussex’s themselves as to what level of engagement they choose to have and these are things that we are supportive of.”

Trudeau said there have been no discussions around security and the impact on taxpayers yet.

So when will the couple officially move to Canada and what will their lives here look like?

Here’s everything we know so far.

Ties to Canada

Canada is a special place to both Markle and Prince Harry. While it is not yet clear where exactly they will be moving to, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex most recently spent Christmas on Vancouver Island with their young son Archie.

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