AN exhausted Prince William was today seen after gruelling crunch talks with the Queen over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future.
The Duke of Cambridge looked grim this morning after spending hours last night discussing his brother's decision to step down as a royal.
Harry and Meghan last night got their way at the Royal Family's crisis summit at Sandringham – leaving the royal family to live in Canada and become financially independent.
And while the Queen stressed the importance of family in her statement, Prince William was seen driving out of the Norfolk estate separately from Harry yesterday.
It comes after it was revealed William and Harry's relationship is at an all-time low.
The Sun last night revealed relations between the princes are “tense and deeply damaged” following a series of furious rows.
The brothers’ bond has not recovered since a falling-out just before the two families appeared together in public with baby Archie for the first time last year.
They were all pictured at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day — in which William and Harry both played — held at Billingbear Polo Club in Berkshire in July 2019.
Tensions between the pair have grown since, with Wills accusing Harry of “changing” and “speaking rudely to staff”.
A senior royal source said: “It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see just how damaged William and Harry’s relationship has become.
“Harry feels like William and Kate never gave Meghan a chance. And now they’re leaving the country in this state.”
The brothers had yesterday put on a united front – denying claims "bullying" by Prince William had driven out Meghan and Harry.
They sat down in crunch talks with the Queen and Prince Charles yesterday at Sandringham to thrash out what the Sussex's decision would mean.
Last night, the Queen said she was “entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family”.
But she made her sadness at their decision clear in her statement, saying: “Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life.”
The couple will now go through a "period of transition" that will see them "create a new life as a young family" and spend time in both Canada and the UK.
But the outcome is that “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets” — the line Harry infamously uttered in a row after the Duchess was stopped from wearing an emerald tiara at her wedding in May 2018.
Echoing Harry and Meghan’s statement last week, the Queen said there would be a “transition period” while the details are being hammered out. It is hoped that will be “within days”.
Although she said the Sussexes did not want to accept any public money, it was unclear last night whether this just referred to an end to the Sovereign Grant — handed to Her Majesty from the Government to pay for the royals’ work.
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