Buckingham Palace's Statement in Response to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Shortly after Meghan and Harry's announcement, Buckingham Palace released a statement of its own, making it sound like the couple acted alone and the palace was left in the dark about their decision. "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage," the statement read. "We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."
However, Us Weekly later reported that Harry and Meghan were forced to make their announcement sooner than anticipated because The Sun had already heard about their plan and was preparing a story about it. "It was the paper's front page hours before the official announcement, so Harry and Meghan technically didn't beat them to it," a source told the publication.