THE Queen said the Royal Family “had very constructive discussions” on the future of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle but admitted that she would’ve preferred if the Sussexes remained ‘full-time working royals’.

Her Majesty also added that there will be a “transitional period” where Harry and Meghan split their time between the UK and Canada.

Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles were pictured leaving the unprecedented summit at Sandringham in separate cars after more than two hours of crunch talks with Her Majesty.

The Duke of Sussex faced Her Majesty, his brother and his father for the first time since quitting as a senior royal with Meghan ‘dialling in’ to support her husband from Canada.

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace after the showdown, the Queen said: “Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.

“Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.

“It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.

“These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”

The Duke of Sussex had wanted his 93-year-old grandmother, father and brother to let him and his wife keep their royal titles while living abroad and grabbing “financial independence” to earn their own money using the Sussex brand, which experts say could be worth £400million.

The Times claimed Meghan told Harry she must step away from the royal family just 20 months after marrying into it, partly blaming his older brother’s “bullying attitude” and told her husband over Christmas: “It’s not working for me”.

But hitting back Harry and William said today it was a ‘”false story’” adding: “For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful”.