"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". Meghan's former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer went on a New Year's Day hike with Meghan and Harry. She was wearing camel coats, high necklines and skirts below the knee.
Perhaps most interestingly, Meghan and Harry have also announced an intention to repay the $AU 4.5 million of public funds spent refurbishing Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their family home while in the UK.
The palace did not clarify if taxpayer funds will cover the cost of security, but said there are "are well established independent processes" to make that determination, and that the palace does not comment on security details.
It also failed to mention whether the couple would be allowed to benefit financially from future royalties and franchise fees.
The couple are dedicated to environmental causes and are looking to develop their charitable foundation as part of a "progressive new role".
Meghan and Harry's desire to have a normal family life played a huge role in their decision to step down as senior royals.
Under the deal, the couple will spend the majority of their time in North America and can earn money in the private sector, with the stipulation that such deals would "uphold the values of Her Majesty".
The couple's plans for independence, announced after a long break over the Christmas period in Canada, caught the rest of the royal family by surprise earlier this month and left the queen and other senior Windsors hurt and disappointed, according to royal sources.
According to BBC News, the royal accounts said Frogmore Cottage was in "poor condition" before the renovations, which took more then six months to complete previous year.
"Correction: In the evening edition on the 14th, a photo used in 'The Queen acknowledges "withdrawal"' was a photo of the Prince Harry and Princess Meghan wax models displayed in a London wax museum". Harry will remain a prince and sixth in line to the British throne.
"This isn't 1936. But it's still pretty big".
The BBC's royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said Meghan must also decide whether she intends to return and spend time in Britain in order to gain her United Kingdom citizenship.
"I think they are feeling their way into this as much as anyone else is", Witchell said.
It was reported today that Meghan and Harry have their eye on a £21m waterfront mansion in a prestigious area of West Vancouver.
These new changes will reportedly take effect in Spring 2020, which means just a few short months from now!