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.

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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.

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