Why Prince Harry Is ‘Overwhelmed’ With Guilt for Being in LA

Earlier this year, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced that they were taking a step back from being senior members of the royal family. The pair has since been living in North America while going back to the United Kingdom occasionally for work and family reasons.

Prince Harry and Meghan were living in Canada for a bit, but now it looks like the Sussexes are in Los Angeles. While one would think that Prince Harry would be extremely happy to finally be far away from the hectic life as a royal, reports are now saying that he feels ‘guilty’ for being in the United States.

Prince Harry quietly moved to Los Angeles with his family

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After residing in Canada for a few months, Prince Harry and his family quietly left for Los Angeles in late March. It has been reported that they had been planning on settling in California, and they decided to finally move amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out,” a source told The Sun. “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.”

The couple and their son Archie are now said to be living in a “secluded compound” somewhere in the Hollywood area. However, this might not be their permanent home, and Prince Harry and Meghan are still searching for a house somewhere that will offer them more privacy.

Prince Harry feels ‘guilty’ for being far away from Prince Charles

Unfortunately for Prince Harry, his big move to Los Angeles came at around the same time that his father, Prince Charles, was diagnosed with COVID-19. As such, an insider told Us Weekly that Prince Harry is “overwhelmed” with “guilt” for being far away from his family in the UK.

“Despite their ups and downs, hearing that his dad is sick with a potentially life-threatening illness is a huge wake-up call,” the source shared. “And he’s overwhelmed with feelings of guilt for not being closer to home while this is all going on.”

The source also said that Prince Charles shared his diagnosis with his son over a phone call, and Prince Harry “confessed to feeling beyond helpless” over the fact that he is not close by.

“Charles tried to calm Harry down by saying he’s OK and that he’s only suffering from mild symptoms, which slightly helped put his mind at ease but he’s [Harry] still worried,” the insider continued. “Harry’s admitted it’s hit home that Charles and the Queen aren’t going to be around forever.”

The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly brought the royal family closer together

In the past couple of years, there have been many reports about drama within the royal family. Most notably, it has been said that Prince Harry and Prince William drifted apart and there is now a lot of tension between them.

However, it seems that the coronavirus pandemic has allegedly allowed the royal family to feel closer to each other, including Prince Harry and Prince William. According to the Daily Mail, Prince Harry has been in constant contact with his brother and the queen, which is different than how things were before the pandemic. Perhaps only time will tell now whether the two princes’ relationship can improve in the future.