The Queen has agreed a "period of transition" in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK, reports BBC.
She said she is "entirely supportive" of their desire for a new role but "would have preferred" them to remain full-time working royals.
Senior royals have been in talks about Prince Harry and Meghan's role after they said they wanted to "step back".
In a statement, the Queen said the talks at Sandringham, which also involved the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, had been "very constructive".
She said that it has been agreed that there will be "a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK" after Harry and Meghan "made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives".
"These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days," she said.