Are Meghan Markle’s Career Ambitions the Reason She and Prince Harry Left Canada for Los Angeles?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially on the move. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently flew to Los Angeles to reportedly purchase a home in the area. Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have not confirmed their plans to set down roots in the City of Angels, but did they move to Los Angeles because of her career ambitions?

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Meghan Markle returns to Hollywood

Although Meghan and Harry’s exit from the royal family does not become official until the end of March, the former Suits star has already returned to the world of Hollywood.

Last summer, Meghan agreed to narrate a documentary for Disney titled Elephant. According to Hello Magazine, she recorded the voiceover last fall and the movie is set to premiere on Disney+ on April 3.

When she signed the contract with Disney, Meghan Markle announced that she will donate all of her earnings to a charity called Elephants Without Borders. The work was completed a few weeks before Harry and Meghan took an extended holiday in Canada.

It is unclear if Meghan and Disney have plans to work together on other projects, but there is no denying that she is comfortable with the idea of returning to acting. After all, she agreed to be a part of Elephants before announcing her exit from the monarchy.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex move to Los Angeles

Although the entire world is currently dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently moved from Canada to Los Angeles. The couple is reportedly looking to purchase a home in the area and were previously staying at a rental on Vancouver Island.

The Sussexes flew to California right before Canada and the United States shut down their borders to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

We do not know if Prince Harry and Meghan have already purchased a home in California, but they are reportedly in self-isolation amid the ongoing crisis. Inside sources also claim that the two planned the move to Los Angeles a long time ago.

Buckingham Palace has not commented on Harry and Meghan’s most recent move. The entire royal family is currently on lockdown following the reports that Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Are Meghan Markle’s career ambitions the real reason she left Canada?

There are plenty of reasons why Harry and Meghan have chosen Los Angeles as their second home. Aside from the fact that Meghan’s mom, Dorian Ragland, lives in the city, her career ambitions likely played a role.

As part of their exit strategy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be accepting public funding. They are also prohibited from using their royal titles, a move that will make it tricky for them to build their brand.

In order to fund their various endeavors, Harry and Meghan will need a reliable source of income. Meghan Markle returning to acting could be the solution to their problem, and living in Los Angeles will make it easier for her to restart her career.

We cannot say for sure that this played a part in the couple’s decision to leave Canada, but it is likely that it did.

Meghan’s Hollywood plans delayed

While we wait to see what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do next, any plans to relaunch her career in Hollywood have been delayed. California has issued a “shelter in place” mandate for all citizens, which has put a pause on all filming in the city.

Studios all over the world have postponed projects, which means Meghan will not be able to move forward until the pandemic is under control. Exactly when that happens remains to be seen, but we probably won’t hear much from the Sussexes in the coming weeks.

Harry and Meghan are self-isolation somewhere in Los Angeles. Their exact location has remained a secret, and they are expected to remain out of the spotlight for the next few weeks.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not commented on the reports surrounding their future plans. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finished the last round of their royal engagements at the beginning of March.