Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not welcome in Canada, its biggest newspaper says

Canada's most widely read weekday paper has slammed the idea of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle becoming residents in a fiery editorial. 

Earlier this week, the Globe and Mail spoke on behalf of the country, telling the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "Canada can not allow you to come and stay". 

The Globe and Mail is printed in five cities across Canada and is the most popular paper in the country on weekdays and Saturdays. It is sometimes referred to as Canada's "Newspaper of record". 

The editorial claims that as long as Harry and Meghan are still senior members of the royal family, they must reign from a distance, as is the tradition of the Canadian monarchy. 

"And that is why, in response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to move to Canada while remaining part of the Royal Family, the Trudeau government’s response should be simple and succinct: No," the article says.

The Globe and Mail piece maintained that Canadians like their monarchy, and are enthusiastic about royal tours, but members of the royal family setting up a home in Canada is "taboo". 

"A royal living in this country does not accord with the long-standing nature of the relationship between Canada and Britain, and Canada and the Crown.

"If they were ordinary private citizens, plain old Harry and Meghan from Sussex, they would be welcome. 

"But this country’s unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident... is not something that Canada can allow. It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo." 

The editorial concludes while Canadians wish Prince Harry and Meghan luck with working out their personal issues, the country is "not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal". 

"Canada welcomes people of all faiths, nationalities and races, but if you’re a senior member of our Royal Family, this country cannot become your home."