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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plan to step back from their royal roles, aka Megxit, has

  • sparked strong reactions in Britain and is now causing a stir across the pond in Canada,

  • where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to move as they split their time between the

  • U.K. and North America.

  • But according to an op-ed in one of Canada's largest newspapers, Harry and Meghan aren't

  • welcome.

  • An op-ed in The Globe and Mail read:

  • "The Canadian monarchy is virtual; it neither rules nor resides.

  • Our royals don't live here.

  • They reign from a distance.

  • And that is why, in response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan

  • for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, to move to Canada while

  • remaining part of the Royal Family, the...government's response should be simple and succinct: No."

  • While that sounds dire, the editorial adds, quote, "You are welcome to visit, but so long

  • as you are senior royals...this country cannot become your home."

  • Will the duke and duchess still be considered "senior" royals as their roles evolve?

  • That's one of many questions that apparently has some Canucks concerned.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they will, quote, "work to become financially independent"

  • from royal funds, but they also said they will continue to, quote, "fully support Her

  • Majesty, The Queen."

  • How will that translate when the couple resides in Canada, a location Queen Elizabeth confirmed

  • is part of the plan?

  • Those logistics are TBD, but one thing is clear: it seems as though some Canadians aren't

  • having it.

  • Who knew they could be so feisty?

  • And to the royals, no less!

  • "This never happened.

  • Back to your hockey matches and raging rivers!"

  • The Globe and Mail op-ed continued, admitting that, if the Duke and Duchess, quote, "were

  • ordinary private citizens, plain old Harry and Meghan from Sussex, they would be welcome."

  • It went on:

  • "But this country's unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in [Canada's]

  • constitutional system, means that a royal resident, the Prince is sixth in the line

  • of succession, is not something that Canada can allow.

  • It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo."

  • In other words, Canada's relationship with the crown is cordial but complicated.

  • Here's your 60-second history lesson about the U.K. and Canada.

  • "Here comes a Canada story…"

  • The British helped establish Canada back in the day, which is why the North American nation

  • has maintained ties to the monarchy post-independence.

  • The op-ed explained:

  • "The concept of the Crown is at the centre of the Canadian system of government.

  • Bills aren't law until they receive royal assent; crimes are prosecuted in the name

  • of Her Majesty by lawyers known as crowns; [a Canadian] passport asks foreign states

  • for protection in the name of the Queen.

  • All of that comes out of a constitutional order, more than a century-and-a-half old,

  • based on the British model.

  • But though Canada borrowed from Britain, it isn't Britain and never was.

  • And this country long ago took steps to make that unmistakably clear."

  • There are reportedly rules and regulations to stipulate what is, and perhaps more importantly,

  • what isn't, allowed when it comes to the royals' actions when they're in Canada, and that may

  • include whether or not they're allowed to live there at all.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made it clear that they want to put roots down in

  • Canada, but blurring the lines between Canucks and Brits is clearly ruffling some feathers.

  • And yet, that hasn't stopped many in the country from supporting the duke and duchess' decision.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have to jump through a few hoops if they want to settle

  • down in Canada, but it may be worth the work.

  • Not only will the couple be able to escape the notoriously relentless British press and

  • enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle, but they'll also be welcomed by many Canadians who are

  • supportive of their decision.

  • Another Globe and Mail piece called Harry and Meghan's presence, along with their baby

  • boy, Archie, quote, "the fairy tale ending [Canadians] all deserve."

  • When the Duchess of Sussex visited a women's center in Vancouver on January 14, 2020, there

  • were plenty of fans rolling out the welcome mat.

  • Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on board.

  • He 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."

  • It's still not clear what Harry and Meghan will do while living in Canada.

  • Clearly, they have countless fans, but The Globe and Mail held fast to its warning in

  • a dire op-ed.

  • The stinger?

  • "Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining

  • a royal."

  • Ouch.

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カナダの大手新聞によると、ハリー王子とメーガン・マークルは滞在できないという。 (Major Canadian Newspaper Says Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Can't Stay)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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