Hello! echoed this sentiment when a source told the British outlet that "people are a bit surprised and a bit hurt by it all, but they are family. They want to help the couple try to find an answer to [this] question. It’s not straightforward. They need to hear more about what kind of work they are planning to do but it’s not a case of saying ‘this isn’t possible.’ That’s now what has to be worked through."
News of Meghan's departure also comes after reports Prince William is "upset" the couple decided to announce the plans one day before Kate Middleton's 38th birthday.
“Harry and Meghan rubbed salt into the wounds by making the huge announcement a day before Kate’s birthday,” a source told Us Weekly. “It hasn’t gone down well with William.”
“William was blindsided by Harry and Meghan’s decision and statement,” and that “There’s still a rift between the two brothers. It’s sad because when they were younger, William would be the first person Harry would go to with big news like this. William is incredibly hurt, but at the same time he has his own family to focus on and is trying to move forward with his life.”
If an unnamed source doesn't convince you the royals aren't pleased with Harry and Megs, a statement directly from the Queen doesn't seem to deter the rumours. “Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,” an official press release said.