Following “very constructive discussions” today on the future of “my grandson and his family,” Queen Elizabeth II said it’s been agreed that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have a “period of transition” in which they will spend time in Canada and the U.K.

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family,” the Queen said, according to an emailed statement today. “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.”

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