Prince Harry's wife Meghan returns to Canada amid royal storm

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A senior royal source said the queen and her family were "deeply disappointed" with the news while another said they were "shocked, saddened and downright furious".

They also shared that they will balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America this year.

"I can confirm reports that the duchess is in Canada", the couple's spokeswoman said, without confirming the Mail's report that Harry was likely to join his wife and eight-month-old son in Canada shortly.

There are a range of possibilities for the family to review, considering the couple's thinking that they outlined in their announcement on Wednesday.

But the younger prince, who has struggled with his role, previous year revealed he has been growing apart from his brother, who as second in line to the throne is increasingly pursuing a different path.

They continued: "It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment".

"Earlier this week, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to visit the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen and Together, Our Community Cookbook", the post read.

He added: "Canada, lest we forget, is a Commonwealth realm".

Mr Capurro highlighted how many in Canada are looking for constitutional reform, and abolishment of the monarchy in the country altogether.

"Alongside the rest of the world, we are responding to the startling news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will step back as members of the royal family", said Steve Davies, CEO of Madame Tussauds.

The announcement was made without consultation with the palace.

"We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through", that statement noted.

Harry's father Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and his elder brother Prince William, will also attend the meeting, due to take place on Monday at the queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England, a Buckingham Palace source told Reuters.

Rather than keeping a low profile after announcing they'd like to "step away" from royal duties, the Duke and Duchess have not shied away from the public eye or posting on social media.

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