Meghan Markle Reportedly Married Prince Harry With ‘No Intention’ of Living in the U.K., Royal Source Claims

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked a lot of people when they decided to leave the United Kingdom for America. But some people weren’t so surprised.

A royal photographer even argued in a new report that Markle allegedly never had any intention of living in the United Kingdom after marrying Prince Harry in May of 2018.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at an event
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at an event in March 2020 | Karwai Tang/WireImage

The latest report on Meghan Markle continued

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards recently made the claims to TalkRadio. According to The Sun, Edwards claimed Markle allegedly always wanted to leave, even though millions of dollars were spent on renovations to Frogmore Cottage.

The property was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth, but it is now empty as the couple now lives in Markle’s native Los Angeles.

“All that house refurbishment at Frogmore and the money that they spent on that, she had no intention of staying here,” Edwards said.

He also spoke on their relocation to America, saying, “She is dragging Harry along, and unfortunately, he’s gone along with it.”

After announcing their royal exit in January, the couple moved to Canada in March before settling in California, where they reportedly live in a mansion owned by movie mogul Tyler Perry. Although they no longer reside in the United Kingdom, The Sunday Times reports that they have started to repay the $2.9 million that was spent on Frogmore Cottage.

The report stands in stark contrast to past comments from the couple

Edwards’ comments conflict with remarks Prince Harry made shortly after he and Markle announced their intention to step back from their roles. He had been giving a speech on Jan. 19 at a London fundraiser for Sentebale when he opened up about their decision and what contributed to it.

“Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve,” he began. But, he suggested, the unrelenting scrutiny they faced from the media overwhelmed them.

As many know, the couple faced widespread criticism from the moment they began dating in 2016, including from members of the royal family allegedly. It got so intense that Markle filed two lawsuits against British newspapers over their coverage of her throughout her marriage to Prince Harry, both of which are ongoing.

When Markle was directly asked how she was holding up in the midst of nonstop scrutiny in an October 2019 documentary, she admitted that she wasn’t OK. As she spoke, her voice cracked and quivered.

Even though she was an established actress before she began dating Prince Harry, Markle shot to new levels of fame when their relationship began. Once things got serious, she had to change many aspects of her life and follow certain protocols that she’d never had to in the past. And though she tried to make it work, it looks like she really just needed a break.

The couple will reportedly reevaluate their decision to step back in 2021 so we’ll see whether they decide to stay in America or return to the United Kingdom fully.

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