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Royal family tested by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'Megxit'

Today on Front Burner, we talk ‘Megxit” with former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt. He explains what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement means for the future of the British monarchy and what Canada has to do with it.
Members of the royal family are shown at the traditional Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England on Dec. 25, 2017. (Alastair Grant/Associated Press)
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Today top members of the royal family will meet to discuss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future role inside the British monarchy. It's the first time the Duke of Sussex will be in the same room as his grandmother, the Queen, since the couple announced plans to step back as senior royals, gain financial independence, and split their time between Britain and North America.

There's a lot of anger in the United Kingdom about this, fuelled by reports that the Queen was surprised by the news.

So, today on Front Burner, we talk "Megxit" with former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt. He explains what the announcement means for the future of the British monarchy and what Canada has to do with it.

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