Prince Harry arrives in Victoria, BC to meet up with his wife Meghan Markle
Prince Harry arrives in Victoria, BC to meet up with his wife Meghan Markle

Harry arrives in Canada after royal deal

After a whirlwind of crisis talks with the Queen, telling public statements, and back-to-back final duties as the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry has landed in Canada to start his "peaceful" new life with Meghan.

The Daily Mail reports the royal landed at Vancouver International Airport from London's Heathrow on Monday evening, and was seen crossing the tarmac in a blue beanie, bomber jacket and jeans, flanked by two security guards.

The Daily Mail the royal landed at Vancouver International Airport

From there, it's expected he would have been whisked away to the $14 million oceanside home in which his wife Meghan and eight-month-old son Archie have been staying since news of them "stepping back" from royal life broke two weeks ago.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. 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. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. 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. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. 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. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. 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. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Since the bombshell announcement, Prince Harry has been engaged in crisis talks with his grandmother the Queen as the family made final decisions about how Harry and Meghan's paired-back life would look going forward.

Meanwhile, Meghan was spotted taking Archie and her two dogs for a stroll in the woods as her husband attended his last official royal engagement.

taking Archie and her two dogs for a strollhusband attended his last official

In photos published by British newspapers, the former Duchess was all smiles as she led her two dogs, black lab Oz and beagle Guy along the trail.

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She held Archie to her chest while two guards walked behind her.

The sightings come after Prince Harry delivered a remarkably candid speech at a charity dinner in London earlier this week, in which he spoke of his "great sadness" surrounding the situation.

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at tonight’s dinner for supporters of Sentebale in London Video © SussexRoyal

at tonight’s dinner for supporters of Sentebale in London Video © SussexRoyal

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"The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly. It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges," Harry earnestly told the crowd.

"And I know I haven't always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option."

Elsewhere in the address, he hinted that the final deal agreed upon with the Queen wasn't exactly what he had in mind.

"What I want to make clear is we're not walking away … Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations but without public funding. Unfortunately, this wasn't possible," he explained.

 

Last week, the Queen set a deadline of "days, not weeks" for a deal to be hammered out that would provide a road map for the Sussexes' "abdication" from royal life.

In a swift statement on Sunday morning, the Queen announced that Harry and Meghan would no longer be able to use their HRH status or represent the Queen, and they would have to pay back the $4.5 million charged to the taxpayers for renovations on Frogmore Cottage.

Significantly, Harry was also stripped of his military titles and patronages - a section of his work he has long been most passionate about.

Earlier this week,The Sun revealed how Harry and William had ended their two-year feud after realising it was "now or never".

The SunThe Sun revealed how Harry and William

The pair made up in man-to-man peace talks away from the high-stress royal summit at Sandringham with their dad Prince Charles and the Queen.

But sources say Harry is still at odds with his father over the sensational decision to quit the royal family.