Closer Weekly: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry 'Baby-Proofed' Their LA Mansion before Moving In
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly left nothing to chance when they moved into their Los Angeles home last week. They made sure the place was "baby-proof" for little Archie.
Meghan & Harry leave Canada
Los Angeles is where Markle's mom Doria Ragland and several of Markle's friends reside. The former "Suits" actress joined them in LA just before Canada decided to close their borders.
Of course, the US now has over a hundred thousand cases of COVID-19, so the family prepared not only for themselves but for their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 10 months, to move in.
Confirmed by @people magazine, Harry and Meghan have moved to LA. It’s not a surprise - myself (and others) have written this would happen as far back as January. But it is a firm marker regarding their future - and does make a mockery of the promotion of the Commonwealth ties. https://t.co/2HVaXpRgVo— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) March 26, 2020
They "baby-proof" their home
One source told Closer Weekly, "[Harry and Meghan] are living in self-isolation in a $15 million gated mansion. They've made sure it's baby-proof — especially the pool because Archie just started walking."
Another source reported that Markle, 38, had not seen her 63-year-old mom as of Friday, March 27. Ragland, a yoga teacher and former social worker, was spotted walking her dogs while practicing social distancing.
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Ragland's grandson has also been getting fresh air amid the pandemic. One source told Closer that Markle sometimes takes Archie outside, but "it's usually on the grounds of their own property."
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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA
Meghan & Harry name changes
Harry and his wife will make their step down from being senior royals official onMarch 31. According to Mirror, the pair will likely change their names after that.
To be sure, they will have to drop their Sussex titles. In addition, one source alleges that their surnames may also change. Harry may revert to the use of Wales, which he employed while in school and the military.
Markle might keep her maiden name for now. Or, the pair may adopt the name Mountbatten-Windsor, the designated surname for royal family members who possess no title.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Archie's birthday coming up
Baby Archie is the most prominent royal currently using the official surname, which is a combination of the Queen and Prince Philip's maiden names.
The tot is now approaching his first birthday, which, according to Us Weekly, will be celebrated at the Balmoral estate in Scotland. There'll also be another bash in Canada, which will see Markle's family and friends.
The duchess is said to be preparing animal cupcakes for her son, who was born on May 6 last year. She might also give him a copy of "The Giving Tree," written by Shel Silverstein.
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