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Earthquake Struck Harry and Megan's Area on Vancouver Island

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has hit Vancouver Island where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been staying.

The earthquake was detected off the west coast of the Canadian island at around 1.30pm on Friday, but no damages have been reported, according to Earthquakes Canada.
The US National Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami is expected to hit the island. But people around Vancouver Island and across Metro Vancouver said that they could feel the quake.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been staying on the island where they were seen hiking in the woods, local media reports.

They were said to have been living in a mansion on Saanitch Inlet outside of Victoria on the island's southern tip.

The couple announced that they will step down from royal duties, meaning they will stop using their HRH titles and will pay back £2.4 million of taxpayers' money spent on Frogmore Cottage.

They will spend their time between the UK and North America

The Queen thanked Harry and Meghan for their work in the UK and the Commonwealth and said she's proud of how Meghan has 'so quickly become one of the family'.

Harry arrived in Canada this week after the emergency royal meeting to discuss his and Meghan's future.

She said in a statement: "It is my whole family's hope that today's agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

"As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties.

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