One of Canada’s biggest newspapers has slammed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to leave the palace, saying the country “cannot become (their) home”.
According to an editorial in The Globe and Mail, Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from royal duties and move to Canada would impinge upon the “Canadian monarchy”.
“Our royals don’t live here. They reign from a distance,” the editorial says.
“A royal living in this country does not accord with the long-standing nature of the relationship between Canada and Britain, and Canada and the Crown.
“This country’s unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident … is not something that Canada can allow.”
The editorial went on to stress Canada’s place in the Commonwealth as an “equal, independent nation” to Britain and urged the Canadian government to deny residence to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“The concept of the Crown is at the centre of the Canadian system of government.
“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.
“Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal. In response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to move to Canada while remaining part of the royal family, the Trudeau government’s response should be simple and succinct: No.”