On Saturday, London time, the Queen announced her agreement with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over their decision to step down as senior members of the British Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will drop their “Royal Highness” titles and will pay back the public money from their AUD$4.5 million renovation on Frogmore Cottage.
The conclusion sought to end turmoil in the monarchy sparked earlier this month by the couple’s decision to become financially independent and split their time between North America and the United Kingdom.
Here's the statements in full, how they are being interpreted and how the world is reacting.
Queen Elizabeth's statement in full.
"Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.
"I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
"I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
"It is my whole family's hope that today's agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life."
BREAKING: An agreement has been reached on Harry and Meghan’s future: pic.twitter.com/MgOy6DRTZO
— Emily Nash (@emynash) January 18, 2020