The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have recently announced that they’ve decided to “take a step back” from the royal family in pursuit of becoming financially independent.

While that has gained some negative feedback—like Madame Tussauds, a museum in London, removing wax figures of the coupleQueen Elizabeth II has actually just released a statement fully supporting the two in their endeavors.

The statement reads as follows:

“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. 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.

Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK. 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.”

The 93-year-old had also scheduled a meeting with Harry and other members of the royal family to discuss the ins and outs of he and Meghan stepping down and gaining their financial independence. Some members of the royal family allegedly were unaware of the news before it was announced to the world.

To hear more about the queen’s reaction to the royal news, as well as how the other royals took it, check out the video below.

What do you think of Harry and Meghan’s decision to take a step back from the royal family? How do you feel about how the queen reacted? What about others?