Discussions regarding future plans for Prince Harry and Meghan's move to become "financially independent" from the royal family are progressing well and should conclude within days not weeks, a royal source said on Saturday.
Harry and his American actress wife will now begin a "period of transition" that will see them split their time between Britain and Canada as they also seek a lifestyle less encumbered by royal duties and to end their reliance on public funding.
It has been reported that Prince Harry has delayed flying back to Canada to join Meghan and Archie, and is instead staying to thrash out the "Megixt" deal.
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"We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties".
The two royal brothers issued a statement amid an emergency meeting hosted by the Queen to discuss the future of the Duke of Sussex and his wife after their unexpected decision to abandon their royal status and live independently.
The family meeting at the Queen's rural Sandringham estate involved Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry.
It has been revealed that the Duchess, who was expected to dial in via conference call from Canada, did not participate in the summit.
"They have roughly six full time bodyguards, with each one, I reckon, on an annual salary of about [AUD]$140,000", Grey said.
Meghan, who left the United Kingdom for Canada last Friday to be reunited with her son Archie, had widely been expected to join the talks over the phone on Monday - and palace insiders even briefed journalists that this would happen.