A statement has been released on behalf of the Queen, after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today announced they planned on stepping down as 'senior' members of the royal family.
"We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the pair said in a statement.
They would divide their time between the UK and North America.
In response, a brief statement was released by Buckingham Palace.
"Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage," it said.
"We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."
The BBC is reporting that the pair did not consult other royal family members before announcing the decision, and that the palace was "disappointed".