Did Queen Elizabeth Show Some Subtle Support for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?
Her outfit may have contained an understated nod to the couple.
Almost a month after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their plans to step back from the royal family, people think Queen Elizabeth may have made a subtle show of support for the couple.
Over the weekend, the Queen made a public appearance for a morning service at Sandringham, where she was photographed wearing a Canadian snowflake brooch, gifted to her by then-Governor-General David Johnson on behalf of the people of Canada in 2017. The sartorial choice could be seen as a subtle nod to Meghan and Harry's decision to possibly move to Canada, after expressing their desire to split their time between the U.K. and North America.
Though Meghan and Harry haven't officially announced where they'll be living in North America, it's been theorized that Los Angeles and Canada are two front-runners. After all, Meghan grew up in L.A., where her mother still lives, and Meghan spent years living in Canada while filming Suits. The commonwealth country holds a special place for the couple — they made their public debut at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017. Not to mention, there might be some privacy perks that come with a move to British Columbia.
Following the announcement that they'd be stepping back from the royal family, Meghan and Harry have been photographed in Canada with their son, Archie.
In a statement following Meghan and Harry's announcement, the Queen said she is "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 family while remaining a valued part of my family," she said.