Queen voices her support for Prince Harry and Meghan

She said the royal family would have preferred the two remain full-time working members of the family, but she respected and understood the couple's wish.
1:46 | 01/14/20

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the democratic side. Tonight, queen Elizabeth agreeing to support Harry and meg gn in their request to be part-time Royals. The queen's new message, acknowledging their wish to create a new Leitch as a young family. But tonight, everyone looking at the clues in the queen's words, and here's James Longman from London. Reporter: Prince Charles, prince William and the prince at the center of a royal crisis, today emerging from talks aimed at finding a way for the duke and duchess of Sussex to step back from royal life. Tonight, the queen is voicing her support, but admitting it was not what she wanted. "Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the royal family," she said, "We respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family." A tone less like the sovereign, more like a grandmother, using the word "Family" eight times and naming them like the rest of us. Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the sussexes will spend time in Canada and the uk. She's absolutely a pragmatist. She would not be looking at going in there pointing fingers. The queen would not look back. She'll be looking forward. Reporter: Just ahead of today's meeting, a glimpse of unity. Prince William and Harry pushing back against rumors Harry was bullied out of the royal family. "For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful." And David, there is still so much to work out. Will the couple keep their royal where are they going to live? And crucially, how are they going to pay their way? The queen has said she wants this sorted in days, and not David? James Longman again tonight. James, thank you.

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