The "Megxit", a royal emancipation

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So when Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced that they wanted to distance themselves from the monarchy, the news quickly spread around the world. A look at a start that continues to generate a lot of ink.

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For most of us, "New Year's resolutions", whether or not they are fulfilled, are of no serious consequence and rarely come under scrutiny by public opinion. But most of us are not part of the Royal Family of England. So when Prince Harry and his wife announced that they wanted to distance themselves from the monarchy, the news quickly spread around the world.

“The Queen of England Elizabeth II will organize a meeting on Monday with Prince Harry in order to try to resolve the crisis triggered by the shock announcement of the Harry-Meghan couple to withdraw from their obligations, according to the British press. […] Among the subjects on the agenda, there will be the amount of the financial endowment that Prince Charles allocates to the couple from his personal reserve, the question of their royal titles, and the scope of the commercial transactions that Harry and Meghan will be allowed to do so, the Sunday Times says. "

Source: The sun, January 11, 2020 

“Following a crisis meeting of the royal family in Sandringham on Monday, January 13, Queen Elizabeth announced that she had accepted a transitional period during which Harry and Meghan could live in the country for part of the year. Much has been written in the Canadian press about the new role and financial future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "

Source: International mail, January 13, 2020 

Your challenge

How well do you know Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex? Did you know she was an actress before? Find out what movies and shows she's been in. Then realize this quiz to test your knowledge about it. Use the web to find the right answers.



Disciplines and levels targeted

  • Ethics and Religious Culture
  • History and citizenship education (1st and 2nd secondary)
  • History of Quebec and Canada (3rd and 4th secondary)
  • Contemporary world and financial education (secondary 5)

Targeted dimensions of digital competence

  • Developing and mobilizing information literacy
  • Communicating via digital technology

Suggested digital tools

  • LearningApps
  • Mentimeter

Educational intention of the guide

At the end of these activities, the students will know more about the consequences of “Megxit”.

Objectives of the activities

  • Understand the role of the Duke of Sussex in the royal family.
  • Understand the consequences of “Megxit”.
  • Understand the importance of social networks in the dissemination of information.

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