Report: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Leave Canada And Move To LA | The Daily Caller

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly left their home on Vancouver Island in Canada and moved to Los Angeles.

Reports about the soon-to-be former royals fleeing Canada for the United States before the northern borders close due to the coronavirus started surfacing on Thursday. By Friday, People magazine said a source confirmed to them that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have indeed moved to southern California. (RELATED: Report: Meghan Markle And Kate Middleton’s Alleged Feud Really Between Prince Harry And Prince William)

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The source told the magazine that the royals have been living in a secluded compound and reportedly haven’t ventured out during the pandemic. (RELATED: Report: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Plan To Have At Least One More Child)

The former “Suits” actress and her husband had reportedly been making plans to spend some time in LA, a source previously shared with the magazine.

“Harry is looking straight ahead at his future with his family,” another source shared. “They will be spending time in California…He’s not looking back.”

It all comes after the duke and duchess announced back in January their plans to step away from their senior royal duties and live “financially independent.”

In February, a friend shared with the outlet that now the life of the royals consists of things like hikes in the woods near their $14 million Vancouver Island mansion off the Pacific Coast where they wer raising their nine-month-old son, Archie.

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“They both love to be outside and have been loving it there,” explained a friend, adding that the couple is enjoying doing simple things like yoga and walks with their family dogs.

“They are enjoying living a quiet life,” an insider shared with the outlet. “They go for long walks, they do yoga, and Meghan cooks. They are real homebodies who love to chill out with Archie and the dogs.”

It all comes after Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement in January releasing Harry and Meghan of their duties, stating that they are “no longer working members of the Royal Family.” The end of their senior roles becomes official March 31.

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Prince Harry is ‘much happier in Canada than the UK’ and ‘doesn’t regret stepping down’ | Daily Mail Online

Prince Harry is much happier since stepping down from his duties as as senior royal and moving to Canada, a source has claimed.

In January, the son of Prince Charles announced that he and his wife Meghan Markle would be splitting their time between the UK and North America, and working towards becoming financially independent. 

‘Harry’s much happier in Canada and feels a lot more relaxed. So far he doesn’t regret the move’ a source told Us Weekly.

They added that protecting his wife and young son was Harry’s ‘number one priority’, and that he’s happy that he’s followed through. 

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Prince Harry is much happier since stepping down from his duties as as senior royal and moving to Canada, a source has claimed. Harry and Meghan are pictured here departing Canada House in London on January 7

It comes after a close friend exclusively revealed to DailyMail.com that Meghan Markle also has ‘no regrets’ about quitting the royal family and has been telling her friends she can have it all.

‘The sky’s the limit. She said [she and Harry] feel like a huge weight has been lifted,’ the insider explained.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently made a trip to Miami where Prince Harry spoke at a JP Morgan ‘billionaire’s summit’, where the two could have earned up to $1 million for the gig – during which Harry spoke about his mental health and therapy.

Prior to the jaunt to Florida, the couple had been holed up with their nine-month-old son Archie at a $14 million waterfront Vancouver Island mansion after announcing their bombshell departure news in early January.  

In January, the son of Prince Charles announced that he and his wife Meghan Markle would be splitting their time between the UK and North America, and becoming financially independent from the Queen. They are pictured here with their son Archie in South Africa last September

‘They’ve been spending quality time together as a family. Meghan has been cooking and making homemade baby food for Archie,’ the friend said.

Now with a routine in place, Meghan has been taking the steps to relaunch her career, with the insider adding: ‘Meghan said her work with Disney is far from over. The voice over is just the beginning and that there’s more collaborations to come.’  

It was previously revealed Meghan signed a voice over deal with Disney in return for a donation to the charity Elephants Without Borders. 

The deal was made after Prince Harry, 35,  was caught on film touting his wife’s skills to Disney boss Bob Iger at the premiere of The Lion King in London in July 2019. 

It seems the couple, who said they wanted to be financially independent when they stepped back from their royal duties, are eager to forge ahead with their new plan. 

Their visit to Miami marks the first public appearance Meghan and Harry have made as a couple since their shock announcement. 

One insider said the royals were ‘smart’ to take the gig, adding: ‘[It was] a very smart move to get in with some of the world’s richest people. 

‘The conference is all about building wealth for future generations, and making the world better for future generations, a topic close to Harry’s heart.’

The insider said: ‘Meghan said her work with Disney is far from over. The voice over is just the beginning and that there’s more collaborations to come.’ It was previously reported Meghan signed a voice over deal with Disney in return for a donation to the elephant charity Elephants Without Borders. The deal was made months after Prince Harry was caught on film touting his wife’s skills to Disney boss Bob Iger at the premiere of The Lion King in London in July 2019

Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York-based PR firm 5W Public Relations, told the Mail he would expect the couple to have made between $500,000 and $1 million from the appearance.  

PR executive Simon Huck – who is a friend of the Kardashian family – has already estimated that Meghan alone can make $100 million this year.  

With more work on the horizon, Meghan is on the hunt for a manager or agent for future projects – two years after giving up her acting career to marry Harry.

The close friend said the couple can do ‘pretty much do everything from their house’, and have been ‘taking meetings and building up their hand-picked team, which will include her mom as a special advisor.’ 

Prince Harry is ‘much happier in Canada than the UK’ and ‘doesn’t regret stepping down’

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Meghan Markle seen for first time since heading back to Canada to see Archie

Meghan was photographed with the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre in Vancouver

Meghan was photographed with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver (Picture: Rex – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre)

Meghan has been seen for the first time in Canada after visiting a women’s shelter amid the fallout from her and Prince Harry’s bombshell ‘Megxit’ announcement.

The Duchess of Sussex met women at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver to ‘discuss iissues affecting women in the community’.

The shelter posted a photograph on its Facebook page of Meghan at the centre of a group of eight women, with the caption: ‘Look who we had tea with today!’

‘The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community.’

In pictures published by The Sun last night, Meghan was seen boarding a commercial seaplane in Vancouver Island ahead of the visit, where she is currently staying with baby Archie.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 1 hr ? Look who we had tea with today! The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre posted a picture with Meghan and wrote: ‘Look who we had tea with today!’ (Picture: Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre/Facebook)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Canada House on January 07, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan and Harry visited Canada House in London before Meghan jetted back to the country to be with her son (Picture: Getty)

It comes after she and Harry declared their wish to spend more time in North America with their young son Archie going forward.

Meghan did not join the crisis summit at Sandringham by phone as Harry met with the Queen and Prince Charles to discuss their decision to ‘step back’ as senior royals.

A Kensington Palace source said the Duke of Sussex put forward the couple’s case for a new independent life, and that: ‘In the end, the Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for the duchess to join.’

Meghan’s first appearance in Canada comes as High Court Documents have revealed details of her legal battle with the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

It has emerged that her estranged father Thomas Markle could testify against her if the legal action should go to trial.

FIle - In this Tuesday, March 5, 20019 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is joined by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and at rear, from left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a reception at Buckingham Palace, London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales. In a statement issued on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, Queen Elizabeth II says she has agreed to grant Prince Harry and Meghan their wish for a more independent life that will see them move part-time to Canada. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, File)

Meghan did not join talks with the Queen by phone earlier this week, with a palace source saying ‘the Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary’ (Picture: PA)

The duchess is suing the newspaper and its parent company Associated Newspapers, accusing it of unlawfully publishing a private letter written to her father in the weeks leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry.

Lawyers for Meghan allege misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 in publishing the letter.

The Mail on Sunday rejects each claim.

After the royal summit with Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, the Queen issued a statement which sanctioned the couple’s new life away from full-time royal duties and she said they would begin a transition period living in the UK and Canada.

Harry and Meghan spent six weeks over the festive period based in the Canadian province of British Columbia staying at an exclusive property on Vancouver Island.

Archie stayed at the property while his parents returned to the UK, with Meghan flying back to be with him after she and Harry announced their future plan on Instagram and their new sussexroyal.com website.

The duchess, a former actress, worked in Toronto during her time starring in the popular US drama Suits, and knows the country well having lived there for seven years.

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OPINION | Opinion: Why a move to Canada makes sense for Prince Harry and Meghan | CBC News

This column is an opinion by Alana India Anderson, a British-Canadian entertainment journalist and editor currently living in London, U.K. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ.

In recent days, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been branded an “ego-crazed” leech, “incredibly irritating,” and “insufferable” by esteemed members of the British press. And yet they’re shocked that she’s made the decision, along with her husband Prince Harry, to leave the U.K. for North America.

On Monday, the Queen released a statement saying the Royal Family “respect” and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family, while remaining a valued part of the institution. “It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the U.K.,” it read.

Since the couple made their decision to “step back” from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family last Wednesday, the U.K. media has been thrown into a frenzy. How could they do this to the Queen? What does this new “progressive role” mean? Who will be paying for their security costs overseas?

But most importantly, why move to Canada?

Having immigrated to Canada from London 20 years ago for a better quality of life, I know the appeal all too well.

In fact, although I’m currently working in the media in the U.K., I still regularly visit the country that welcomed me and my family with open arms, so I’m well aware of the social and cultural differences. There’s no doubt that Harry and Meghan would enjoy a relatively peaceful life if they relocate to Canada.

Toronto is where Harry and Meghan started their relationship four years ago, and where she lived for several years while filming the TV series Suits. Besides familiarity, Canada offers a fresh sense of stress-free simplicity they are not afforded in the U.K.

 

Not only is celebrity culture almost non-existent in Canada, but fascination with the Royal Family tends to take a far more friendly tone.

In contrast, there’s no escaping the paparazzi in places like London.

While the U.K.’s reality TV stars relish the flashing bulbs of photographers, several celebrities will recall “terrifying” experiences of erratic driving and little to no privacy as photographers go to extreme lengths to get “the shot.” This is because there is no governing body for paparazzi — it’s a grey area.

The paparazzi and tabloid culture prevalent in the U.K. is clearly something Harry is wary of. Last year, the Prince said that every camera flash “takes him back” to the tragedy of his mother’s death in 1997, grief which he compared to a “wound that festers.”

 

And the media attention in Europe can be unrelenting.

Kate Middleton and Prince William won £91,000 in damages in a French court verdict in 2017, for example, after topless paparazzi photographs of the Duchess were published in a French celebrity magazine. The couple said the incident was a “serious breach of privacy.”

It’s telling that only one photograph emerged during Harry and Meghan’s recent six-week Christmas holiday on Vancouver Island — an image they released on their own terms, showing Harry with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in front of a dazzling backdrop of water and mountains.

 

Is it so wrong for Harry, who has not only grown up under the weight of media attention but also faced such tragedy in his life, to want some peace? After all, the couple who have put such a spotlight on mental health surely deserve to look after their own.

Escaping the relentless pressure of media attention by itself isn’t the only incentive for the family to leave the U.K.  Since their first meeting, Meghan’s race has been the talking point of headlines adorning British tabloids.

Toned-down prejudice has seen the Duchess described as having “rich and exotic DNA” and being “almost straight out of Compton.”

The fact that she makes mixed-race women, such as myself, feel more in-touch with their identity is merely overlooked. Despite 1.2 million people identifying as mixed-race in Britain, Meghan is often reduced to being an outsider.

Meghan has openly expressed her struggle to adapt to British tabloid scrutiny, saying she “tried to adopt” the “British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.”

It’s a struggle that now appears over, resulting in the U.K. losing a progressive and refreshing couple who are not only responsible for bringing in millions of dollars in tourism, retail and fashion, but also newspaper sales and website clicks.

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They wouldn’t be the first members of the Royal Family to see the attraction of Canada. Speaking in Toronto in 2010, the Queen praised the “vast, rich and varied” country for “inspiring its own and attracting many others.” And Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Patricia of Connaught, resided in Canada from 1911 to 1916 and acted as hostess for her father, Prince Arthur, during his term as governor general. The Princess’s portrait was even on the $1 banknote issued in 1917. 

Of course, there’s no guarantee the paparazzi wouldn’t follow them, the way they did when Charles, Diana, William and Harry visited in 1991.

But a move to Canada would likely mean at least a reduction in the media scrutiny of Harry, Meghan and Archie. And that spotlight is something Harry has tried to escape his entire life, a significant curiosity about his private life which he has admitted he has “never been comfortable with.”

And it could also see the Royal Family spread its wings and become an international brand in a country where, unlike the U.S., Harry and Meghan are less regarded as “celebrities,” but are undeniably extremely popular.

Viewed from that perspective, Harry and Meghan relocating to Canada could be a win for their family — and the Royal Family.

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