Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Reportedly In No Rush to Make Friends in LA

To most people, the idea of being friends with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sounds pretty incredible. From all outward appearances, they are one of the most likable couples that anyone can think of, and we can only imagine that it would be amazing to be able to spend time with them on a regular basis. However, we know that the duke and duchess have their own inner circle, most of whom show their love and support whenever they can. 

One of the first major events of the year happened when the unexpected announcement was made that Meghan and Prince Harry had decided to step back from royal life. Although fans around the world were disappointed, many were still keeping a close eye on the couple in anticipation of what would happen next.

Everyone wanted to know what they would do, and most of all, where they would live. Now, Harry and Meghan have settled down in California, and they are going out of their way to ensure that they have the privacy they want. Here is why Meghan and Prince Harry are reportedly in no rush to make friends in LA.

The split that no one saw coming

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Prior to Megxit, millions of fans had known for quite some time that Meghan and Prince Harry were having problems. Even so, no one was quite ready to hear that they would be resigning as senior royals and becoming independent, in search of a quieter life.

The couple was always adamant about having a certain degree of privacy, and ever since they went public with their relationship, the British tabloids have been relentless. Meghan, in particular, has taken an extreme amount of backlash in the media, and it got to the point where both of them had simply had enough.

As the youngest son of Prince Charles, Prince Harry is sixth in line for the British throne and as senior royals, he and Meghan were receiving massive amounts of attention that proved to be extremely overwhelming.

Making the move to LA

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Anzac Day Services on April 25, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage

For a while, many fans were convinced that Meghan and Prince Harry would be living permanently in Canada. They did spend some time there, along with Baby Archie, immediately following the announcement of their split from the royal family, but it was soon revealed that they were looking to live in California.

Meghan was born and raised in LA, so the move certainly made sense for her. It is quite possible that it may have been a bit of a culture shock for Prince Harry, who has lived in England since the day he was born.

It wasn’t too long before, according to the Los Angeles Times, that Prince Harry and Meghan settled into a lavish, eight-bedroom mansion, owned by Tyler Perry. The sprawling property is located in an exclusive gated community, and the couple is taking extreme measures to ensure that they have the privacy that they want. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly in no rush to make friends in LA

Now that Meghan and Prince Harry are officially residents of LA, can we expect to see pictures of them hanging out with a large group of high-profile friends? Chances are, no.

Page Six reports that the couple is planning on maintaining a certain image even though they are now independent, and they are going to be careful about their friendships.

“I am sure their social life will consist of dinner parties with people they can trust and connect with,” Melanie Bromley, head of news operations for NBC’s E! channel told The Sunday Times, reports Page Six. “They are going to be very wary about opening up their social circle too much, as fraternizing with the wrong people has the potential to be hugely damaging to their image and plans.”

Chances are, they know what the consequences could possibly be if they form relationships with the wrong people, so they are taking all the necessary precautions.