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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau supportive of Sussex move but “there are still lots of discussions to have”

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are welcome in Canada now that The Queen has said that the couple will split their time between the UK and Canada during a “period of transition.”

Yesterday, the Prime Minister said to Global News, “I think most Canadians are very supportive of having royals be here, but how that looks and what kind of costs are involved, there are still lots of discussions to have.

“There is a general feeling of appreciation for the Sussexes.”

He added that the Canadian government has not yet been involved “up until this point” regarding security and other arrangements and costs. “There are still a lot of decisions to be taken by the royal family, by the Sussexes themselves as to what level of engagement they choose to have,” he said.

The Prime Minister added, “We are obviously supportive of their reflections but have responsibilities in that as well… We’re not entirely sure what the final decisions will be.”

Back in November when it was announced that the Sussexes were spending their six-week break from royal duties in Canada with their son, Archie, Trudeau tweeted, “Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie, we’re all wishing you a quiet and blessed stay in Canada. You’re among friends, and always welcome here.”

The Sussexes returned to the UK last week for an engagement at Canada House where they wanted to show their appreciation for the warmth and reception they received while they were on their private visit. They announced their decision to step back from senior royal roles the following day.

The Duchess returned to Canada last week after the announcement while the Duke remained behind to iron out details on their step back from royal duties. He is expected to join her and Archie later this week after his event on Thursday.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.