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Meghan Markle Apparently Did Not Call In During the Royal Familys Emergency Meeting
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Looks like the Duchess of Sussex did not take part in the Sandringham summit to discuss her and Prince Harry's future roles.

This week, Queen Elizabeth called a critical meeting at Sandringham Estate to address Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back as senior members of the royal family.

The 93-year-old monarch gathered with Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles to smooth out how the royal transition will work and it seems the family is moving toward a solution. 

Markle, who is currently in Canada with the couple’s son Archie, had been expected to call into the meeting with the queen and other members. However, the Sussexes decided it was not necessary for her to join the discussion, according to CNN. Interesting. 

Following the two-and-a-half-hour family summit, Her Majesty issued a candid statement about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future.

“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the queen said. “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

The queen went on to note, “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.”

So, it seems as though the family has come to some sort of agreement. And though she didn't call in this time, we’re curious if Markle will be taking part in any future royal discussions...

RELATED: MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FIRST TIME SINCE ANNOUNCING BIG NEWS 

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