Will Prince Harry Have to Give Up His Title as the Duke Of Sussex Since He and Meghan Markle Moved to L.A.?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the royal family is about to become official. Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are giving up a lot to leave the monarchy, including some of their HRH titles. With the pair looking to set up a second home in Los Angeles, will Harry be forced to give up his title as the Duke of Sussex?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle move to California

Harry and Meghan’s departure from the monarchy will become official on March 31. At that time, they will no longer use their HRH royal titles and will seek to become financially independent from the crown.

As part of their exit plan, Prince Harry and Meghan will be splitting their time between the UK and North America. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living in Canada for the past few months, but that changed last week when the pair flew to Los Angeles.

The couple reportedly traveled to Los Angeles right before the US and Canada closed their borders to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Sources claim that the two are looking to settle down in the area and purchase a home.

Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, lives in Los Angeles, which is one reason they decided to make California their final destination. According to Express, an insider claims that business opportunities are another reason they chose Los Angeles.

“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,” the insider dished. “They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based.”

The real reason Meghan rushed to Los Angeles

Meghan and Prince Harry’s move to Los Angeles makes sense on multiple levels, but the timing of the move has puzzled some royal watchers. Some fans expected the pair to return to the UK amid the pandemic, especially after Prince Charles tested positive for the coronavirus.

Turns out there was a good reason Harry and Meghan flew to Los Angeles instead of going to the UK. Omid Scobie, an expert on the royals, revealed that Meghan wanted to be near her mother as the entire world deals with the pandemic.

“[Meghan] wouldn’t want her mother to be alone in a crisis like this,” Scobie shared.

Scobie added that Meghan and Prince Harry have been planning on buying a home in Los Angeles for months. But instead of waiting for the summer to relocate, Harry and Meghan decided to go now because of the crisis.

Meghan and Harry have not said anything about their recent move to Los Angeles. It is unclear if the couple is in the process of buying a home, but they are expected to remain out of the spotlight in the weeks to come.

Will the Duke of Sussex have to give up his title?

With Harry and Meghan living in the US, there has been some talk about him giving up his title as the Duke of Sussex. If Harry wants to hold dual citizenship, he will be forced to become a resident under the Naturalization Law.

Under that requirement, Prince Harry will be asked to forfeit any “hereditary title or an order of notability in any foreign country.” The US, of course, might make an exception given how Harry is a member of the royal family.

Harry will be allowed to apply for a Green Card after living in the US for three years. He has not revealed his plans to become a citizen, so fans will have to wait and see how this one unfolds.

At the very least, there is a chance that Harry will be forced to give up his title.

Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle having more children?

Now that Harry and Meghan have settled on a new home in Los Angeles, royal watchers have been wondering about their plans to expand their family. According to Cosmopolitan, an inside source claims that the Sussexes want more children and want their family to grow sooner rather than later.

“They’ll be trying in earnest pretty soon. They just want to get firmly settled into their new surroundings first and give Archie as much attention as they can,” the source shared.

The insider added that Prince Harry and Meghan are enjoying the time they have with Archie Harrison, especially now that they are out of the royal spotlight. Although they want to give Archie a sibling, they do not “want to put too much pressure on the situation.”

Considering everything that is going on in the world, it will probably be a long time before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce a second pregnancy. But another royal birth would definitely brighten things up for fans around the world.