Speed Reading — British Royal Family - Level 2 — 200 wpm

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Britain's royal family is in shock. The Queen's grandson Prince Harry decided to leave the UK and walk away from the royal family. Harry and his wife will move to Canada. They want a life away from the media in the UK. Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died after paparazzi photographers chased her car. Harry does not want journalists to affect his wife and baby son. Harry told the world about his decision on Instagram. He wrote: "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." Living in Canada will provide his family, "with the space to focus on the next chapter".

The UK media said the Queen was not happy with Harry's decision. The Queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry about his future. Charles might cut off money to his son. Harry and Meghan have titles as members of the royal family. If they leave the UK, they may lose their titles. They hope to make money from their fame. The opinion of people in the UK is divided. Some say Harry is a traitor; others support Harry and say the media was racist towards Meghan. London's museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its display.

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