Prince Harry made his first public appearance since he and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from senior royal duties.The Queen has given her blessing for the couple to live in Canada part-time during the transition.Canada’s biggest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, out with a scathing editorial, reading in part, “Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal.” The article goes on to say: “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 – the Prince is sixth in the line of succession – is not something that Canada can allow. It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo.”The Royal Family issued a statement on Monday that said there would be a period of transition as the Prince steps back. His wife Meghan Markle is already in Canada with their son, Archie. The Prince also issued two video statements today on mental health and the Invictus Games.The editorial arguing it isn’t appropriate for the country to house senior royals as a member of the Commonwealth, the family of nations where the Queen is head of state. But that might be exactly the reason why it makes sense: in 2018 she made Harry Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth.By the way Meghan and Harry picked a great place to put down roots because a new global survey says Canada is the world’s best country in which to live behind Switzerland. Canada has moved up to number two in this year’s survey, and Japan has slipped down to number three.
Goal has furthered its interest in esports with the signing of its first esports player, Graham “GrayzaGoal” McIntyre to represent them in FIFA.McIntyre is signed from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian and will represent Goal at FIFA 18 tournaments on Xbox One as well as creating content for Goal.com and the relevant social media channels. The first tournament in which McIntyre will play in is the Sportego eLeague, a FIFA 18 tournament which features players from clubs including Ajax, Manchester City and West Ham United amongst some more traditional names such as Fnatic (and AS Roma), Epsilon and Stark. The league in which he is playing is managed by Sportego but broadcast on Goal through social media and the finals will be played at a football stadium, which is yet to be revealed) in April. Paul Rayment, Goal’s Marketing Manager said: “We recognise that for the modern fan FIFA plays an integral role in how they enjoy football, for some it’s their primary connection to the sport. On Goal, we’ve seen this evidenced in the numbers we see for our own live streams and traffic that comes to articles on the game.He added: “By welcoming Graham to the Goal roster we’re looking forward to adding an extra dimension to how we cover FIFA, working with him to advance his career and introduce Goal to an exciting and growing market. Graham’s talent was evident from his performances at the early Gfinity tournaments a few years ago. More recently, his top 100 finishes in the FIFA 18 Weekend League and ending the Celtic eSport League unbeaten shows he has both skill and promise and we’re aiming for him to represent Goal at major tournaments in 2018.”Esports Insider says: Congratulations to both parties on what we’re sure will be a fruitful relationship moving forward. It’s good to see more and more folk getting involved in esports – and given the content that Goal produce, we’re excited to see what htey muster up here.