Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Decision to Live in LA Is Surprising Royal Fans

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are embarking on their brand-new life and stepping away from the royal family to enjoy their own independence.

The couple has been spending a few weeks in limbo as they sort out the details of the change in their status – including figuring out how they will make money, how they will raise their young son, and where they will live.

A recent report reveals that the two have narrowed down a home base, and the location is certainly surprising to many royal supporters. 

Why are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle retiring as senior royals?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

While many people might have guessed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren’t particularly happy with how things were going within the royal family, few could have predicted the announcement that they made in early January. The couple revealed that they would be “retiring” as senior royals and stepping away in order to focus on their own projects.

Although the initial statement, which they posted to their shared Instagram account, was scarce on details, it made waves around the world all the same. Markle and Prince Harry stated that they wanted to make their own income and work on projects important to them, such as a bespoke charity, all while raising their son in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Reportedly, the news came as a shock to the royal family, and that the queen herself wasn’t even aware of the extent of the couple’s plans. Still, the royals have been working with Markle and Prince Harry, to help craft a new living situation that will suit their plans for the future.

Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be living?

Shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their announcement, the two headed to Canada to lie low and avoid the spotlight. There were many reports that the couple wanted to create a home base there — after all, Markle spent years of her life there, filming her TV series Suits, and has a special attachment to the country. 

However, a recent report reveals that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are actually seriously considering moving to Los Angeles, California, instead.

The report, which features inside secrets from a royal family insider, claims that while the couple absolutely loves living in Canada, they also love the culture and support system that they have in California. After all, Markle was raised in Los Angeles and is a self-proclaimed “California girl.”

The royal insider also revealed that it is likely the couple will end up purchasing homes in both LA and Canada — which will leave them with precious little time to devote to Prince Harry’s family in the U.K. 

Royal fans are very confused

One of the big reasons for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s step back from the spotlight has been the negative treatment that Meghan Markle has endured from the press and public.

In light of the negativity, the couple has been even more fervently embracing their privacy and has chosen to keep many details of their home life (and baby Archie’s upbringing) strictly to themselves. They even withstood a barrage of criticism after keeping his christening a private affair.

Therefore, the possibility of Markle and Prince Harry moving to Los Angeles is even more baffling to royal fans. As Hollywood’s home base, the streets are full of paparazzi and press, looking for the latest celebrity pictures and videos.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would certainly be one of the most targeted couples, and they certainly wouldn’t enjoy the same level of privacy that they are currently receiving in Canada. It also seems unlikely that they could work out any sort of deal in L.A. that would give them the privacy and peace that they claim to crave.