Heading back to the United States with her prince in tow might have always been the plan for Meghan Markle, according to a source cited by The Sun UK.
“This is the ideal result for her – she comes back to Hollywood with a prince to show off and getting to pick and choose who she wants to work and socialize with rather than the other way around,” the unnamed source told The Sun.
“I think she always wanted to be back here, she always dreamed of the full-blown Hollywood lifestyle and this kind of clout. And I don’t think it was even that hard to persuade Harry.
According to the same source, Prince Harry was so enthralled with not just Meghan, but Hollywood in general, the pair were both equally as delighted to expand their social circles to include each other’s.
“Harry would do anything she wanted even when she was just a USA actress. She then was able to extend her circle thanks to their relationship and bring names like Oprah and Serena Williams to their wedding,” The Sun’s source said.
“He was smitten and star struck over the whole thing. I don’t think she had to twist his arm to move to Hollywood.”
It is believed that the prince’s family expected him to at least temporarily rejoin the fold in light of the pandemic that is sweeping the globe as we speak. However, the pair did just the opposite and bolted for California as soon immediately upon fulfilling their contractually obligations to the royal family.
The Sun said that some members of the royal family were “stunned and horrified” when the pair didn’t act in the way that was expected.
“That wasn’t really ever a consideration for her, it’s been obvious from the start,” the LA-based former pal said according to the publication.
“Her relationship to that family seemed to be dependent on her freedom to have a ‘role’ that she felt was big enough for her,” the Sun’s source said.
“She wanted it her way, and she wanted it quickly – she was never wanted to change the timeline for them.These stories of security issues, border closure or taxes in Canada are a convenient way of them putting their plan into action.”
“The timing has also worked out pretty well with the release of her first project,” she added, referring to the Disney+ documentary Elephant.
“Now she is back home, near her mom, her friends and her PR team,” the source told The Sun. She doesn’t have to ask for permission from the royal family in how she chooses to live her life and she can acquire income in all sorts of fields.
“She is very pleased, I’m sure. She’ll be happy… taking meetings and reunited with her avocado toasts and runs on the beach.
“But I imagine she will keep her circles ever more exclusive … In LA she can use her royal fame without any constraints of tradition. Her celebrity meter is very high now and there is no better place for it than Hollywood.
“She can make sure that the relationships she keeps are really worthwhile.”