Princess Diana Always Had a Feeling Prince Harry Would Move to the U.S., Friend Says

In 2018, Prince Harry married Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, an American woman who used to be a Hollywood actor. Less than two years later, the couple decided to move to the U.S. with their son.

While many people did not expect Harry to leave his home country, Princess Diana reportedly had an inkling that he would eventually live in the U.S. back when he was younger. A friend of Diana revealed in 2017 why the princess had these thoughts.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently living in Los Angeles

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When Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the royal family in early 2020, they were living in Vancouver Island, Canada. However, in late March, the pair moved to Los Angeles. They currently reside in a mansion owned by Tyler Perry.

Of course, it does not seem like Harry and Meghan will leave the U.K. entirely. The Sussexes still have access to Frogmore Cottage, the home they received from Queen Elizabeth and their primary residence before they moved to Los Angeles.

Additionally, in the statement they released in January to announce their departure, Harry and Meghan said they would “balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America.” As such, it is likely Harry and Meghan will spent more time in the U.K. when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over.

An astrologer told Princess Diana that Harry would have connections to the U.S.

Princess Diana and Prince Harry
Princess Diana and Prince Harry in 1988 | Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

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Harry moving to the U.S. is something not a lot of royal followers saw coming, but Princess Diana perhaps would not have been too surprised.

Back in 2017, astrologer Debbie Frank, who had worked with Diana for several years, revealed that Diana saw the U.S. in Harry’s astrology charts.

“She loved looking at Harry’s and William’s astrology charts,” Frank said, according to Express. “I remember meeting Harry one day at Kensington Palace. He was dressed as a policeman and playing with William. Harry was six. It was around the same time we saw America in his chart and Diana was thrilled with the link.”

As for what Diana imagined could be in Harry’s American future, Frank shared, “We had no idea back then that he would be marrying Meghan. We thought he could be going to the US to university. Diana was so happy. She thought it may be Harvard.”

Frank also revealed that Diana and her sons had spent some time in the U.S. before and that Diana found the U.S. to be “modern and different.”

Princess Diana raised her children to know more about the world

Princess Diana and Prince Harry
Princess Diana and Prince Harry in 1987 | Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

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Perhaps a part of Diana’s excitement about Harry going to the U.S. came from her desire for her sons to know more about the world beyond their royal bubble.

Diana was known for taking her kids out to movie theaters and fast food restaurants in order for them to experience normal life. She also occasionally brought Harry and his brother, Prince William, along when she did charity work and had them meet less-privileged folks.

In Harry’s case, he joined the military as a young adult and ended up meeting people from all walks of life. In a leaked phone call from March 2020, Harry noted, according to Mirror, “I was in the military for ten years so I’m more normal than my family would like to believe.”