Meghan Markle is ‘Heartbroken’ She Has Not Seen Her Mother Since Moving to Los Angeles Claims Royal Source
Meghan Markle has returned to Los Angeles with Prince Harry and Archie Harrison, yet she still has not seen her mother, Doria Ragland. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, moved to LA to be near her mom, but the coronavirus pandemic has kept them apart. Sources claim that Meghan is “heartbroken” over the lockdown but is doing her part to help stop the spread of the virus.
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Meghan and Harry flew to LA right before the U.S. and Canada shut down their borders. As part of their exit, the Sussexes will be splitting their time between North America and the U.K.
The couple has remained low-key since arriving in California, and sources say that they are renting a $20 million mansion. The estate, which is located in Malibu, boasts eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a pool.
Insiders claim that Meghan and Harry are dishing out a whopping $15,950 a day for the house. The two are reportedly using the rental to get a feel of the area before they settle down and buy a home of their own.
While Meghan and Harry are seemingly committed to living in the LA area, a source recently told Daily Mail that the former Suits star has not visited her mom, despite being in the city for several weeks.
Meghan Markle forced to stay away from her mom
California is currently under lockdown to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Although Meghan is only 10 miles away from her mother, a source says that they have not seen each other.
“Meghan is absolutely heartbroken – after all, one of the main reasons she decided to live in LA was to be near her mum,” the source dished.
The insider added that Meghan does not want to see her mom because of the risks of her catching the coronavirus. The Duchess’s mother is 63 years old and is in the high-risk group of suffering the worst symptoms of the virus.
To that end, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been isolating inside their rental, which is inside an exclusive gated community. They have been video chatting with Ragland every day, but, as the source noted, “it’s not the same.”
Meghan and Harry have not commented about their move to LA. Hopefully, the pair will not have to remain isolated for much longer and things will get back to normal.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gush about California
Some royal watchers were surprised to learn that Meghan and Harry picked LA as their final destination. But an unearthed video from last year shows the couple gushing over their future home of California.
According to Marie Claire, the video was taken during Meghan and Harry’s trip to Bristol’s Empire Fighting Chance center. The clip clearly shows the Sussexes talking about California and agreeing that it is “the best.”
When they announced their exit back in January, Meghan and Harry explained how they wanted to live in North America for the part of the year. They did not specify where they wanted to re-locate, though the obvious choices were Canada, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Over the past several months, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry lived in a rental house on Vancouver Island. The coronavirus pandemic is believed to have hastened their decision to move to LA, with Meghan wanting to be near her mother during the crisis.
How is Archie doing?
While the Sussex isolate themselves in Malibu, it has been quite some time since we have seen Archie in action. Fortunately, an inside source gave People a full update on the couple’s son, who will turn one in less than a month.
“Like everyone, they are adjusting to [social distancing], being cautious and safe,” the insider shared. “[Archie is] teething and is a happy baby. I’m sure he is happy to be in the California sunshine.”
Meghan and Harry’s exit from the royal family became official on March 31. Moving forward, the pair will no longer use their royal titles. They are also seeking to become financially independent from the crown, though exactly how they plan on earning a living has yet to be revealed.
Meghan Markle has not confirmed that she has not been able to visit her mother during the coronavirus pandemic.