Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Credit: Shutterstock)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have left Vancouver, Canada and moved to Los Angeles, People magazine reported Thursday. The couple is now living in a secluded compound with their 10-month old son Archie in Markle’s hometown.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January they were stepping down from their royal duties.

“This is what Meghan and Harry have always wanted — to create their own life,” a royal insider told People. “It’s got to feel like an immense relief to get out of the U.K. and go down their own path.”

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The family briefly lived in Vancouver before moving closer to Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, who works as a social worker and yoga instructor in Los Angeles. They will also be surrounded by several friends who visited them in Vancouver.

“They love being in Canada, but they are looking at houses in L.A. too,” the insider said. “They’ll likely have houses in both places.”

Still, chances of photographers getting pictures of the couple are unlikely because they are self-isolating along with millions of people in California amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

“Harry is looking straight ahead at his future with his family,” the outlet revealed. “They will be spending time in California and he’s not looking back.”

News of the couple’s move came just days after it was announced that Harry’s father, Prince Charles, tested positive for coronavirus. The 71-year-old royal has experienced mild symptoms while self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland.

Meghan and Harry were last in the U.K. March 9 to cap off a busy week of their last few engagements as royals. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially end their roles on March 31.