Canada's Largest Newspaper: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are NOT Welcome
The Globe and Mail says the royal couple’s Canadian move is unconstitutional
Canada's largest newspaper has blasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to move to the North American country, declaring the royal couple is not welcome.
The Globe and Mail published a scathing editorial, arguing that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are unwelcome to live in the famously friendly country because it would be unconstitutional.
The paper says the couple’s Canadian relocation plan violates laws that keep the once-British-ruled country independent from the UK government and distanced from Britain's monarchy.
“In response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan – to move to Canada while remaining part of the Royal Family, the Trudeau government’s response should be simple and succinct: No,” the editorial blasts.
“You are welcome to visit, but so long as you are senior royals, Canada cannot allow you to come to stay,” it says.
"It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo."
Harry and Meghan’s planned migration to Canada undermines the country’s long history of breaking away from the British political system, according to the article.
“[Canada’s] unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident — the Prince is sixth in the line of succession — is not something that Canada can allow,” it says.
“A royal living in this country does not accord with the long-standing nature of the relationship between Canada and Britain, and Canada and the Crown.”
The royals’ plan includes stepping down from their titles and dividing their time between L.A. and Canada.
This also stomps on Canada’s identity, it notes.
The country broke away from British reign centuries ago.
Queen Elizabeth II is considered a figurehead leader only and allows few of her reps to have duties.
“Though Canada borrowed from Britain, it isn’t Britain and never was,” the editorial states.
"And this country long ago took steps to make that unmistakably clear.
“If you’re a senior member of our Royal Family, this country cannot become your home.”
The Globe and Mail newspaper is printed in five major cities and is widely regarded as Canada’s “newspaper of record.”
Honchos at the paper aren’t the only ones who aren’t thrilled about "Megxit."
On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement saying that the royal family “would have preferred” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to stay put and keep their senior palace duties.