Prince Harry’s Latest Video Message Has Royal Watchers Questioning Exactly When He Really Moved to LA

Prince Harry has found himself in the middle of another controversy. The Duke of Sussex recently shared a video message for a charity that left royal watchers wondering about the timeline of his move to Los Angeles. The clip features a similar background to a video that Harry shared last month, raising questions about when he and Meghan Markle really moved to LA.

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Prince Harry’s new video sparks controversy

Harry shared the video to promote the charity WellChild. Harry is the patron of the organization, which helps support children who are dangerously sick.

While Harry’s message was aimed at the charity, viewers quickly noticed that the background of the 30-minute video is very similar to one Harry used a month earlier — when he and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were supposedly still in Canada.

The color of the wall behind Prince Harry is almost identical in both videos, while the frame of the door also looks like it could be the same.

Fans started the hashtag, #wheresharry, following the video. According to Express, royal experts Lizzie Robinson and Chris Ship talked about the video’s background and wondered about where Harry was staying when he filmed the clip.

“Behind Prince Harry, when he did this video message for WellChild, was he doing it from LA or Canada? Where was he?,” Ship said.

Did Harry and Meghan move to LA sooner than everyone thought?

Harry and Meghan stayed in a rental home on Vancouver Island during the first few months of the year. Towards the end of March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew to LA right before the United States and Canada closed their borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The video, of course, sheds serious doubts about when Prince Harry and Meghan moved to the US. If the room in the two videos is the same, then it is possible that the couple moved to LA sooner than anyone thought.

“I suppose they moved to LA a lot sooner than any of us realized,” Robinson shared. “That’s what I took from it too. Either they picked up the kitchen and moved in to Los Angeles or they were already in Los Angeles when it was all happening.”

Prince Harry and Meghan have not commented on the reports surrounding their move to LA. The two were recently spotted in the area, so we can confirm that they are living somewhere in the city.

Sources believe the two want to buy a home in Malibu, though it is unclear if they have settled on a house or not. At the moment, the entire state is under lockdown, and Harry and Meghan have confirmed that they are focusing their efforts on helping those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Harry gets backlash for not returning home

Considering how Harry and Meghan are now in LA, they have come under fire for being away from the United Kingdom during a time of crisis.

According to Express, royal expert Angela Levin slammed Harry for not returning as soon as the UK went under lockdown. Levin’s comments came shortly after Harry praised members of the National Health Service for their hard work on the front lines.

“Real shame he is not here to help,” Levin stated.

Prince Harry took similar heat in the days and weeks after Prince Charles tested positive for the coronavirus. Thankfully, Charles only suffered mild symptoms related to the virus and has fully recovered.

Members of the royal family are in isolation as the country practices social distancing. Although most of their upcoming engagements have been canceled, several royals have been fulfilling their royal duties via video conference.

The Sussexes turn their backs on British tabloids

Apart from Prince Harry’s recent dilemma, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently gave the cold shoulder to British tabloids. The couple has battled tabloids for the past two years and assured the editors of Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Express, and Daily Mail, that they are now officially shunned.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have watched people they know — as well as complete strangers — have their lives completely pulled apart for no good reason, other than the fact that salacious gossip boosts advertising revenue,” the pair wrote. “With that said, please note that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be engaging with your outlet.”

According to NBC News, Harry and Meghan added that they will not work with any of the tabloids in Britain and that the outlets can expect “zero engagement” from their end.

We do not know if Harry and Meghan will ban said tabloids from attending their events, but they definitely made their distaste clear.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sued several tabloids in the UK last year for publishing letters written from the Duchess of Sussex to her father, Thomas Markle, without permission.