Inside Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Plans to Return to the UK
One of this year's watershed moments came when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be stepping down from their royal duties. While they are still standing by that decision, they could still make a return to the United Kingdom.
E.T. Online reported on the couple and how they have been managing to settle down so far. Amid the transition, they appear to be getting back to normalcy.
Harry and Meghan famously left the United Kingdom to live in Canada. However, they left there and moved to Los Angeles amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Weeks back, they moved into their home in Santa Barbara.
The couple initially announced that they would be shuffling between the United Kingdom and America while they live as private citizens. However, the lockdown has restricted them from going back home.
A source explained there are still plans to go back to the U.K. for some time. The source highlighted the holiday season, saying:
"I can see them coming back and spending part of the summer holiday over here... possibly alternating Christmases, but I don't think they're going to be dividing their time."
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. • This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944. • Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. #FestivalOfRemembrance #WeWillRememberThem Photo © PA / Royal British Legion
Speaking further, the source confirmed that the couple is currently enjoying the life they've made in America. So, while going back home for a bit is always on the table, they won't be spending most of their time in the U.K.
Harry and Meghan seem to be genuinely enjoying their time in the United States at the moment. The couple's Santa Barbara mansion cost a reported $14.7 million, and it came just in time for Harry's 36th birthday.
Along with their new home, Harry and Meghan are also starting to work again.
This is the home Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have purchased in Santa Barbara California. It cost $15 million, covers 5.4 acres, has 9 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, guest house, theater, pool, tennis court, gym, playground, arcade, wine cellar. Neighbors include Oprah & Ellen DeGeneres pic.twitter.com/5Tmi90m95T— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) August 13, 2020
Per reports, the house has a Mediterranean vibe with it. It is also more private than where they lived before, thus allowing them to reduce security costs.
The couple appeared to have focused on security while searching for the house. Given that they have a son now, that's understandable.
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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
Along with their new home, Harry and Meghan are also starting to work again. The couple recently announced that they would be producing movies and TV series for Netflix.
While some in the royal family reportedly raised eyebrows at the deal, they seem to be moving forward with it. The move is part of their commitment to financial independence.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Sources confirmed last month that the couple no longer receives any financial assistance from Prince Charles, Harry's father. Now that the two are finding their footing, fans will be excited to see where they venture next.