The paper published an editorial Monday titled “Harry and Meghan, and why members of the Royal Household can’t stay in Canada,” which says the relocation violates legal guidelines that hold Canada separated from the British monarchy that beforehand dominated over the nation.
“In response to the sudden announcement of a obscure and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — Prince Harry and Meghan — to maneuver to Canada whereas remaining a part of the Royal Household, the Trudeau authorities’s response needs to be easy and succinct: No,” based on the editorial, which referred to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The article says that permitting the royal couple to stay in Canada would disrupt efforts to keep up “Canada’s distinctive and extremely profitable monarchy.”
“A royal dwelling on this nation doesn’t accord with the long-standing nature of the connection between Canada and Britain, and Canada and the Crown,” the editorial stated.
The article cites Britain’s “class system with hereditary aristocrats” as a cause that Canada can’t permit Harry, 35, and Markle, 38, to stay inside its boundaries.
“What’s extra, with the Statute of Westminster of 1931, Canada’s relationship to Britain was spelled out as certainly one of equal, unbiased nations,” the editorial explains.
“The Sussexes are understanding their very own private points, and Canadians want them the very best of luck,” the paper added. “Canada welcomes folks of all faiths, nationalities and races, however if you happen to’re a senior member of our Royal Household, this nation can’t develop into your private home.”
The paper, broadly thought to be Canada’s most respected, completed by saying that the royals can’t use the nation as “a midway home for anybody trying to get out of Britain whereas remaining a royal.”
Harry and Markle introduced final week that they plan to “step again” from their royal duties and break up their time between London and North America. Following an in-person assembly between the senior members of the Royal Household, Queen Elizabeth II agreed to the couple’s part-time transfer to Canada throughout a “period of transition.”