On Sunday the Queen of England stepped out to attend church. Being the fashion icon she is, the monarch looked exquisite in a powder blue coat and matching hat, topping it off with an interesting choice for an accessory. Fans noticed that the Queen choose her Canadian Snowflake brooch, an item she received back in 2017 as a gift from the former Governor of Canada, David Johnston on behalf of the Canadian people.
The brooch is made out of 48 rare Canadian sapphires surrounded by diamonds and was given to the monarch as a way to mark her 65th year on the throne. Many fans have interpreted this move as a show of support for her grandson Harry and his wife Meghan, who just moved to Canada where they will be living after their departure from the royal family.
Harry and Meghan announced this shocking decision back on January 8th. The two decided to step away from their roles as senior roles, having met with the Queen and reached an agreement on this, confirming they will no longer use their HRH status and will no longer represent the monarch under the agreement reached by all four royal households.
“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,” the Queen said in her statement.
“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.”
During one of his final engagements before moving to Canada, Prince Harry addressed the situation, giving a speech to the guests at the charity dinner for Sentebale: “The UK is my home and a place that I love. That will never change. I have grown up feeling support from so many of you, and I watched as you welcomed Meghan with open arms as you saw me find the love and happiness that I had hoped for all my life.”
He continued: “I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me. Together, you have given me an education about living. And this role has taught me more about what is right and just than I could have ever imagined. We are taking a leap of faith – thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step.”