Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Gave Fans Their First Glimpse Into Life After the Royal Family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have bonded with another celebrity couple. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted dining with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez roughly a month after calling it quits from the royal family. The outing marks the couple’s first public appearance together since their stunning departure at the beginning of January.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first public appearance since Megxit
Harry and Meghan attended a billionaire’s summit in Miami hosted by JPMorgan. The couple spent one of the evenings at the event dining alongside Rodriguez and Lopez, who is coming off her recent Super Bowl halftime performance.
The event featured a host of powerful people in America, including the likes of Robert Frederick Smith, a philanthropist worth billions of dollars, and Bob Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots.
Prince Harry was the guest of honor at the event and spoke to the wealthy crowd. The Duke of Sussex talked about why he and Meghan decided to step down from their royal duties and how he dealt with the passing of his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Prince Harry, of course, also discussed the pressures of being a senior member of the royal and how he and Meghan hope to live a quieter life in North America.
Are the Sussexes moving to Los Angeles?
After announcing their departure as senior members of the royal family, Meghan flew back to Vancouver Island. Harry joined her a few weeks later after ironing out the details of their exit with the rest of the royal family.
In their official statement, Prince Harry and Meghan revealed plans to split their time between the UK and North America. They have yet to confirm where they plan on purchasing a second home, though there has been a lot of speculation that Canada is their preferred choice.
That said, the couple reportedly flew to Palm Beach prior to the summit, sparking rumors that they are house hunting in Los Angeles. Insiders claim that they stayed at the home of Serena Williams, who is one of Meghan’s best friends.
Outside of Canada, Los Angeles is another likely landing spot for the pair. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, lives in the area and it is where the former Suits star grew up.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dine with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
As part of the summit, Harry and Meghan were treated with a VIP dinner. According to Page Six, the pair sat with Lopez and Rodriguez, and eyewitnesses claim that the couples got along great.
“Harry and Meghan got on really well with Jennifer and Alex, and spent some time chatting with them over dinner. J-Lo was overheard inviting the couple and their baby Archie to her and Alex’s house in Miami to spend time with them and their kids,” a source dished.
Sources claim that Prince Harry was paid $500,000 for speaking at the event. The two were also given a stipend for expenses, though exact amounts have not been revealed.
As part of their decision to leave the royal family, Harry and Meghan are looking to become financially independent from the crown. It is unclear how they plan on making enough money to support themselves, but speaking at events like the billionaire’s summit is definitely an option.
The appearance, meanwhile, is the couple’s first joint engagement since they announced their exit from the royal family in January. They have not announced an official schedule for future appearances, but we can only hope that there is more to come.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not gone full Hollywood yet
Following their appearance at the summit, there was a lot of talk about Harry and Meghan presenting an award at the Oscars. The two were reportedly offered a chance to present the award for Best Picture at the event but turned it down.
We do not know why Harry and Meghan respectively declined the Oscars invite, but it probably had something to do with them wanted to stay low-key.
Part of the reason they left the royal family was to get out of the spotlight. Speaking at a private billionaire’s summit is one thing but appearing at a high-profile event in Hollywood like the Oscars is on a completely different level.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have yet to comment on their recent engagement and dining experience, though we are positive there are many more to come.