Queen Elizabeth II mentioned that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle talked about shifting to New Zealand when they visited the country back in 2018, over a year before the pair denied to obey royal duties and shifted to the USA.
Patsy Reddy, the Governor-General of New Zealand mentioned in an interview with the assembled press that she considers that the British monarch should carry out its duty as the head of state of NZ and elaborated the letters she typed with her own hands to Queen Elizabeth II.
67-year-old Reddy will step down from her duties of the role of Governor-General and as well as the representative of the queen in New Zealand after a service of 5 long years. She was a lawyer who received the title of Dame for her works in the field of art and business.
Reddy mentioned that she never considered it as a request that was posed formally for guidance but more like a discussion that is arranged informally about the expectations and the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She mentioned that the couple was impressed by the availability to the outside and the interaction with the dwellers of New Zealand.
She recalled the time when they were at the Abel Tasman National Park. They went together and grabbed a drink and they mentioned that they wished they could live in a place like that and they wondered if it was possible at all. In reply, Patsy Reddy said it was totally possible as there are a lot of opportunities. She added that they were thinking about how they could raise their family.
On the other hand, the meeting with the pair revealed that they were thinking about the other options which are outside of the UK just after six months of their marriage, and after a certain period they shifted to the United States of America.
In the interview with Oprah Winfrey which was broadcast and watched worldwide in the home of this pair in California, previously this 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed that they declared to the royal family that they will step down from the royal position and live in a country that has commonwealth rules, like New Zealand or South Africa. Patsy Reddy mentioned that she followed the interview thoroughly but didn’t intend to make any kind of comment on the business of the Royal Family. “I think they are an adorable pair and I pray they get a great future wherever they live,” Reddy added.
She said that she elaborates her views about what is going on in New Zealand on a regular basis to the queen, like the actions and response of the nation during the COVID pandemic. She said the medium of the interaction is kind of old, with letters.
Many New Zealanders believe that the country should be an independent democratic country but Reddy mentioned that she considers the queen should continue to be the head of state as the plan works and has a strong link from a long time ago.