Most people, if given the opportunity to live in a castle, would totally live in a castle. Because, of course, they would. And yet, actual royalty Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to break away from palace life.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a huge announcement on January 8, expressing their intentions to take a step back from their royal positions in order to seek financial independence. The couple plans to split their time between the UK and North America.
Critics immediately pounced on certain aspects of the announcement, assuming this was a move for fame and attention. Detractors assumed that Duchess Meghan was looking to improve her career and that the couple’s financial independence would stem from film and TV projects.
Given Meghan’s background as an actor, some people assumed Harry and Meghan would be living in the UK and in the United States of America so she would be closer to Hollywood projects, despite the fact that she is Canadian.
It turns out, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are not planning on returning to Hollywood any time soon. Meghan famously stated that she would move back to Canada if Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. Well, she didn’t. But she did leave the US for the UK!
The couple is now reportedly refusing to move to Los Angeles for that very same reason. They want to avoid America for as long as Trump remains president. Reports say they plan to eventually live in LA, Toronto, and Vancouver Island.
President Donald Trump made a visit to the Royal Palace recently and met with several members of the Royal family, including Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Harry reportedly refused to pose for photos with Trump at the time.
During his UK visit, Trump spoke with a reporter for The Sun and was asked what he thought about Meghan’s vow to leave the US if he was elected. Trump replied that he didn’t know Meghan “was nasty.” He later denied the statement on Twitter.
All this casts some serious doubt and confusion over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Los Angeles living timeline. The couple could move to California as early as 2021, should President Trump fail to secure a second term and lose the 2020 election. They could have to wait another five years if Trump sees a second term. Or the impeachment trials could offer an immediate living solution for the pair.
With all of this uncertainty surrounding American residency, it seems likely Canada will be their first stop.