The Queen of England, Elizabeth lI has agreed a period of transition in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK.
She said she was entirely supportive of their desire for a new role but would have preferred them to remain full-time working royals.
She expects final decisions to be made in the coming days.
Senior royals have been in talks about Prince Harry and Meghan’s role after they said they wanted to step back.
In a statement, the Queen said the talks at Sandringham, which also involved the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, had been very constructive.