Prince Harry Dropped a Subtle Clue He Is Leaving the Door Open to Return to the UK Claims Royal Source
Prince Harry may have dropped a subtle clue about returning to the U.K. The Duke of Sussex just moved to California with his wife, Meghan Markle, and son, Archie Harrison. Most royal watchers thought Harry would apply for a green card after moving to the U.S., but a source says he has no intention of holding dual citizenship, opening the door for his return to the U.K.
What is Prince Harry’s immigration status?
Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, moved to Los Angeles at the end of the March and will reportedly settle down in Malibu. Harry has not said anything about his immigration status, but there are several ways he could have entered the country legally.
For starters, Prince Harry might be operating with a 90-day visa waiver, something that is accessible to most Britons. The only catch with this visa is that it does not allow holders to work during their time in the states.
He could have also crossed the border on a diplomatic visa or an entrepreneur program, known as an O-1 American visa. Harry likely meets the requirements for this visa given his wealth and fame.
Harry has not revealed how he entered the U.S., so it is unclear what type of visa he is currently holding.
If the rumors about Malibu are true and Harry plans on spending most of his time in California, his situation could be further complicated by taxes.
Will the Duke of Sussex have to pay U.S. taxes?
Meghan is already a citizen of the U.S. and will be required to pay taxes when the time comes. Harry will be forced to pay taxes as well, but only if he stays in the U.S. for a certain number of days per calendar year.
According to Town and Country, the IRS has a complicated formula to calculate how many days it takes to be considered a resident. But in most cases, if a person is in the U.S. for over 121 days in a given year they will be required to pay taxes.
Prince Harry’s situation, however, is a bit complicated. If he can prove that he has stronger ties to the U.K. than the U.S., he can probably get away with staying around 183 days in the states.
The coronavirus pandemic also makes things a bit tricky. The IRS will likely give Harry a pass for 2020, especially considering how he is currently trapped in LA under lockdown.
Immigration and taxes aside, a source claims that Harry’s decision to avoid a green card application opens the door for his eventual return to the U.K.
Prince Harry drops a subtle clue about returning to the U.K.
Despite moving to Los Angeles with Meghan, a source claims that Harry will not apply for a green card or hold dual citizenship. According to Express, a royal source believes this is Harry’s way of leaving the door open to return home.
“The Duke has not made an application for dual citizenship and I don’t think he will apply for a green card at any point,” the insider shared.
Harry and Meghan’s exit from the royal family became official at the end of March. Their decision to leave the monarchy, which they announced in January, will be reviewed and adjusted in 12 months.
The news about Prince Harry’s citizenship comes amid reports that the Duke of Sussex misses his family. A source claims that Harry has remained in contact with his father, Prince Charles, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, both of whom are doing their part to encourage people amid the pandemic.
The insider says that Harry “misses his family” and is particularly fond of his grandmother. As far as Prince William is concerned, the source claims that their relationship is still a bit “awkward” at the moment.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly living in isolation in a lavish mansion in Malibu, where they will remain until the pandemic is under control. Harry has not said anything about when he will return to the U.K.