Newspaper tells Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not to treat the country as a 'halfway house'

Mail Online | 1/15/2020 | Sam Greenhill Chief Reporter For The Daily Mail
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As Prince Harry prepares to be reunited with his wife and son in Canada, the country's biggest newspaper has told them they are not welcome to live there.

In a scathing editorial, The Globe and Mail said: 'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal.'

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Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau tweeted before Christmas that Harry, Meghan and eight-month-old Archie 'were among friends, and always welcome here'.

But yesterday the nation's most influential newspaper condemned the couple's 'vague and evolving plan to move to Canada while remaining part of the Royal Family', adding: 'The Trudeau government's response should be simple and succinct: No.'

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The Globe and Mail, a conservative paper that traditionally supports the monarchy, wrote: 'If they were ordinary private citizens, plain old Harry and Meghan from Sussex, they would be welcome.

'But this country's unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our 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.'

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The editorial said Canada's relationship to the monarchy was different from Britain's, adding: 'Our royals don't live here. They reign from a distance. Close to our hearts, far from our hearths.

'Canadians like their monarchy, and visits by the Queen and...
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