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Queen gives Prince Harry, Meghan time to carve out new role

London / Queen Elizabeth II agreed Monday to a “period of transition” to accommodate Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s wish to split their time between Canada and the UK.

The announcement came after the couple announced last week they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family.

The Queen released a statement via Buckingham Palace, saying her family had held “very constructive discussions” on the future of the prince and his wife.

She said there were “complex matters for my family to resolve” and that “final decisions” would be made “in the coming days.”

The Queen expressed her support for her grandson, saying: “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,” the statement added.

Harry, his brother Prince William and their father Prince Charles could be seen leaving Sandringham – the Queen’s country retreat – separately following the family meeting.

The royal statement added that the young royals did “not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.”

Harry and Meghan announced last week they plan to share their time between the UK and Canada – an announcement that drew a lot of media attention.

Amid growing media speculation over their fraternal relationship, William and Harry on Monday released a joint statement dismissing a story in an unspecified UK newspaper “speculating about the relationship” as “false” and “offensive.”

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful,” the brothers said.

The unexpected announcement of Harry, sixth in line to the throne behind his father, brother and his brother’s three children, and his wife has divided public opinion.

Some understand the couple’s desire for greater privacy while others question whether they will be able to be financed independently. (January 13, 2020, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, el texto habla de... (Mainly, the text talk about...)
A
un anuncio que hizo la reina Isabel II de Inglaterra.
B
un encuentro entre el príncipe Guillermo y su hermano Enrique.
C
un viaje que van a hacer Enrique y Meghan a Canadá.
Question 2
Según el texto, la reina Isabel II... (According to the text, the Queen Elizabeth II...)
A
no aprueba la decisión que tomaron Enrique y Meghan.
B
va a dar un tiempo a los duques de Sussex.
C
no va a dar tiempo a Enrique y Meghan para solucionar un problema.
Question 3
Según el texto, dan a los duques de Sussex un tiempo para... (According to the text, they give the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex a time to...)
A
realizar un visita al príncipe Carlos.
B
hacer un viaje turístico a Canadá.
C
arreglar su situación de forma conveniente.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que la reina dijo que... (It's said in the text that the Queen said that...)  
A
no es posible solucionar esos asuntos.
B
ya se han solucionado todos esos asuntos.
C
esos asuntos no son fáciles de resolver.
Question 5
En el vídeo se ve que... (It's watched in the video that...)  
A
los duques de Sussex no están hablando con nadie durante todo el vídeo.
B
Meghan coge una bandera de Reino Unido al final del vídeo.
C
Enrique y Meghan salen de un edificio cogidos de la mano.
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El 'hermano' de mi 'padre' es...  (The 'hermano' of my 'padre' is...)    
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mi abuelo.
B
mi tío.
C
mi hermano.
Question 2
El 'hijo' de mi 'hermano' es... (The 'hijo' of my 'hermano' is...)  
A
mi tío.
B
mi hermano.
C
mi sobrino.
Question 3
El 'padre' de mi 'padre' es... (The 'padre' of my 'padre' is...)  
A
mi hijo.
B
mi tío.
C
mi abuelo.
Question 4
La 'monarca'  es lo mismo que... (The 'monarca' is the same thing that...)      
A
'la princesa'.
B
'la reina'.
C
'la duquesa'.
Question 5
'Ubicada' significa... ('Ubicada' means...)      
A
'situada'.
B
'lejos de'.
C
'perdida'.
Question 6
El artículo determinado para 'solución' es: (The definite article for 'solución' is:)
A
el
B
las
C
la
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