On Saturday evening, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared an official statement from Queen Elizabeth to their Instagram page, revealing that, in light of their decision to "step back" as senior royals and following a series of discussions regarding the couple's future within the royal family, they had reached "a constructive and supportive way forward."
In the statement, the Queen was keen to highlight her recognition of "the challenges they [Meghan and Harry] have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life."
Meghan and Harry first announced their shock decision to "step back" as senior royals just over a week ago, where they revealed their intentions to split their time between the UK and Canada. The decision came just a few days after the couple had returned from their extended break in North America, where they spent Christmas with their son, Archie, and Meghan's mother.
The couple have since revealed that they wish to become financially independent from the royal family, and will no longer "use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family," per an official statement from Buckingham Palace.