Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Might Be Moving to Malibu, According to a New Report
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly been house-hunting in California for months to no avail, but it looks like they’re (finally) getting close to finding a home.
According to a new report, the Sussexes have narrowed their search to Malibu, which is home to stars like Caitlyn Jenner and Leonardo DiCaprio.
More on Prince Harry and Markle’s potential move to Malibu
Edmund Fry, a man who reportedly taught Markle royal etiquette after she started dating Prince Harry, told Express all about their alleged plans.
“Meghan and Harry are looking for a place out here,” he told the outlet on Sept. 1. “I have heard that they are interested in Malibu. Knowing Meghan and talking to her, she misses home. Meghan is a Los Angeles girl, born and raised here with many links to Hollywood and friends here.”
He went on to share some of the benefits of the potential move, explaining, “It is possible to live stress-free and out of the glare of publicity here. LA and California are so huge, it is easy to escape to places with your family and just blend in with everyone.”
“Many celebrities with families live their lives day to day without making a big deal of their fame, while enjoying all the great places that this area has to offer,” Fry continued. “People in this town see celebrities all the time and do not clamor for photos or interfere in their lives, so that would be an advantage for them.”
Why they reportedly want a home in the United States
A source told The Sun in May that they want another family home following the birth of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Beyond that, Markle reportedly also wants to be closer to her mother, Doria Ragland.
“Ultimately, she is a California girl and can breathe easier there…Spending time there would also allow her some freedom and independence from both the Palace and the press—and more control over her life and the people around her,” the source added.
Royal officials have not commented on the claims, but the move could definitely be good for Markle. Over the past few months, she’s experienced much drama in the United Kingdom, including an alleged feud with Kate Middleton to harsh criticism from the press.
When will they move?
If reports are accurate, the Sussexes will buy a house soon. The Sun’s source said in May that they weren’t looking to move anytime soon, as Markle was still pregnant. But now that their baby boy is older, they’re moving forward and ready to find a second hive.
Express reports that they’ve actually already set their eyes on a property in Malibu. However, details about the house aren’t yet available.
Reports previously said they planned on moving to Africa
In April, rumors swirled that Prince Harry and Markle were considering moving to Africa. Reports said they were thinking about moving for a couple of years to oversee charitable missions. However, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace shut down the speculation in a statement shared with HELLO! Magazine.
“Any future plans for the Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage,” the spokesperson said. “No decisions have been taken about future roles. The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”
We’ll see if someone comments on these latest claims. But, with any luck, Prince Harry and Markle will be enjoying stunning views and warm California weather in no time.