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Canada, it is royal !

This is the country that have chosen Harry and Meghan to start a new life. Not trivial to the heirs of the british crown always this other side of the Atlantic.

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Canada, it is royal !

This is the country that have chosen Harry and Meghan to start a new life. Not trivial to the heirs of the british crown always this other side of the Atlantic.

Immigrate to Canada, you dream of this ? They have done it ! Harry and Meghan have not yet picked their permanent resident status, but they have agreed to give up their royal titles to regain their freedom and get away from the british crown on the island of Vancouver for the moment. This is where the couple spent the holiday end of the year, and prince Harry joined the January 20, his wife of american origin, and their son, after having led to his break with the royal family.

Away from the british crown ? Of course, there are nearly 8 000 kilometres between London and Victoria, but Canada remains a parliamentary monarchy, and its monarch... Elisabeth II. The canadian Constitution was patriated from the United Kingdom, in 1982, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, father of the current Prime minister. The Queen has no executive power in Canada, where it is represented by a governor general, an honorary title currently held by the former astronaut Julie Payette. But Her Majesty is still part of the daily lives of Canadians : it adorns the bank notes of 20 dollars.

links (historical and political) of Canada with the british crown are regularly the subject of debate. They give rise to passes of arms, especially between the English-speaking provinces and French-speaking Quebec, where the allegiance to the Queen is mostly rejected. Remember that any new canadian citizen, when he takes the oath, swears allegiance to the british sovereign...

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The arrival of Harry and Meghan was immediately revived the controversies : the new entrants have a right to obtain their permanent resident status, which will pay for their security, what will they live on canadian soil ? The editorial writers are on fire. Especially as a rumor was soon swollen, according to which Harry could be appointed the next governor general of Canada. A survey published January 9 in the National Post indicated that 61% of Canadians were in favour. But, since then, critics have raised about the relevance of given a formal role to Harry, as Canada prides itself as a monarchy "independent".

The folder is fine for Ottawa. The choice of the young couple is likely to be rather flattering. Canada did he really need this publicity ? A few days after the news of the expatriation of the ex-royal couple, the report 2020 of Best Countries to US News & Wolrd Report ranked the country with the maple leaf on the 2nd rank of the countries where it is better to live in the world (just after Switzerland, on 80 destinations total). It points even at the first rank for the quality of life, and this for the fifth year in a row.

Meghan Markle knows something, she has lived in Toronto for the needs of the filming of the series Suits. Astute observers will have noticed that the first (and last) official release of the couple in the title of his royal activities has been to Canada House in London (exactly the High commission of Canada, since they share the same head of State as the United Kingdom, it may not be an embassy), the 7 January last. A visit during which they were warmly thanked the country for its hospitality during the Christmas celebrations in 2019.

The next evening, the duke and duchess of Sussex, announced their intention to leave the royal family... and the United Kingdom.

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