Los Angeles Could Be a Nightmare for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Expert Warns
When they announced their intent to step down as senior working members of the British royal family, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry began to plot exactly what they wanted their new life to look like. The pair had struggled under the microscope of the British tabloids and the public. In the end, they decided that it was far too much to deal with.
Following their Megxit announcement in January 2020, the Sussexes left the U.K. to live on Vancouver Island in Canada. Most royal fans assumed that this would become the Sussexes’ North American headquarters. However, it appears that they had other plans in mind.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the pair were unable to properly roll out their post-Megxit plans. Instead, we know that the Sussexes fled Canada for their permanent home base, Los Angeles, California just before Canada and the U.S. shuttered the border between the countries. Many fans and experts are shocked that the royal duo has landed in LA. Now an expert is warning that LA might turn into a nightmare for them.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a deliberate choice to live in LA
The Sussexes were very deliberate in choosing Southern California for their North American home base. Most of it has to do with money and opportunity.
“Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good,” an alleged source told The Sun. “The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out. But this move was planned for some time. They realized Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area. They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria.”
Once the pandemic eases and social distancing and self-isolation eases, the Sussexes will be in the epicenter of it all, setting themselves up to be completely financially independent from the British royal family.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were warned against moving to LA
Obviously, the Sussexes are a powerhouse couple, who are extremely visible globally. However, that’s the exact reason they were warned against LA. “Look, I’m done beating around the bush about this, ok?” royal commentator Justin Sylvester told Express. “First of all, the traffic here is going to be a mess. Don’t come here, we love you. We love an interracial couple here but please don’t come here. Meghan didn’t want people to think that she was as crafty as saying, ‘I’m going to take this man from here and go straight to LA and try to run this business and get that money. I am all about her living her best life and doing her thing. I just can’t handle the traffic right now.”
In addition to traffic, the paparazzi in LA will undoubtedly be an issue for the pair. “LA paparazzi don’t play by the rules, they will follow them, they are considered fair game,” a British photographer told Yahoo U.K. “Meghan is an actress, they are in a weird limbo, they have protection and they are trying to make money. They are going to get photographed a lot more and there is not much they can do.”
Royal experts think LA could be a nightmare for the Sussexes
Considering the Sussexes fame, and the fishbowl that is Hollywood, LA could be the wrong move for the duke and duchess. “They actually moved to California…I don’t know why, it’s just so alien to me to think of the prince living here,” Sharon Osbourne shared on The Talk. “If they were fed up with the press in the UK, they are really going to be fed up with the press living in LA. I just think it’s so foreign. I’m kind of disappointed, in a way, that Harry would end up here in LA. I hope they are going to move somewhere like Santa Barbara or something like that so that they can have somewhat of a normal existence. But if they are going to live in LA, right in the center, it’s going to be a nightmare for them with the press and the paparazzi. They would have no life at all.”
We suppose the Sussexes will reveal their complete plan when it’s appropriate.