The Real Reason Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Visiting The U.S. Over Thanksgiving

It’s no secret that Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having a rough time as of late. Even before the Sussexes wed in May 2018 — the British press did everything in their power to pry into Markle’s life and shame her for every single decision that she made. It also didn’t help that her father and her estranged siblings continued talking to the press — spewing lies about her.

Typically, when rumors float around about the British Royal Family, they remain silent. It’s a tradition to give the press a “stiff upper lip” until they find the next scandal to latch on to. Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William just did this last spring when rumors swirled that the future Crowned King had been having an affair with the duchess’ friend and neighbor, Rose Hanbury.

However, the Sussexes, who are trying to modernize the royal family, are shoving all of that “tradition” to the side. The prince has made several pronouncements about protecting his wife from the press and he has recently filed a lawsuit again several publishers for privacy infringement. Also, in a recent ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, the prince, and the duchess got candid about the toll of being in the spotlight. Now, it’s been reported that the royal couple will take several weeks off around Thanksgiving to spend some time in the United States with Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland. However, it might be more to this trip than what meets the eye.

This is the real reason Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are visiting the U.S. for six weeks

Shortly after their whirlwind Royal Tour in Africa, a royal insider told the Sunday Times, “The Duke and Duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time.”

Though Markle adores her hometown of Los Angeles and her mother, there are other reasons for this trip. The insider revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are considering the United States as their “second base.”

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being ousted from the British Royal Family?

Though the Sussexes aren’t being “put out” of the British Royal Family, it is said that the royal family and their staff have major concerns about the young couple’s approach to being royal. An insider told The Sun, “There’s an acceptance that things haven’t worked out with the Sussexes full-time in Windsor so they could have a second base in America.”

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has come to an end, but The Duke and Duchess have had the opportunity to look back on an incredible 10 days through South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi. Thank you for following along! Their Royal Highness’s journey took them 15,000 miles across southern Africa where they we’re greeted by so many amazing people along the way. They witnessed the great partnership between the UK and Africa, met local community groups, leaders, and youth and elders, who all imparted knowledge and inspiration. On their final day of the tour, The Duchess said: “Please know that you have all given us so much inspiration, so much hope – and above all, you have given us joy.” • During their tour, The Duke and Duchess unveiled three new Queens Commonwealth Canopy projects, protecting forests and planting trees, and worked with the British Government to announce investment of £8m in technology and skills in the region. The Duke traveled to Angola to focus on the ongoing mission to rid the world of landmines, an extension of the work that was pioneered by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duchess announced gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to improve access to higher education for women, as well as four scholarships for students studying across the commonwealth. Throughout this trip they were able to join an important and essential conversation about the rights of women and girls – not isolated to Southern Africa, but also globally. Throughout this visit, The Duke and Duchess were struck by the spirit and generosity from every community they visited. Speaking to young entrepreneurs in Tembisa, a township in Johannesburg, The Duke said: “As I raise my own son, I want to make sure that what I’ve learned here – the value of the natural world, the value of community and friendship – is something that I can pass on to him.” • Thank you to everyone who supported from afar, and those who have followed along the way! We hope you enjoy this wrap up video to the tune of a wonderful song by The Soweto Gospel Choir, a favourite of The Duke and Duchess. Video ©️ SussexRoyal

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also considering an African country as their home base

The continent of Africa is also near and dear to the prince and the duchess. Now, there are rumors that a base there might afford them the privacy that they crave. In Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Prince Harry said,

 The rest of our lives, especially our life’s work will be predominantly focused on Africa, on conservation. I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment. We’ve just come from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place for us to be able to base ourselves, of course, it would. But with all the problems that are going on there, I just don’t see how we would be able to really make as much difference as we’d want to.

We just hope they’re happy and safe wherever they may go.