Harry and Meghan may settle in the US eventually – but not while President Donald Trump is in charge.
Friends have told the Daily Mail that while the couple plan to live in Canada at first – although probably not on Vancouver Island – their ultimate aim is to have a home and business in Los Angeles.
Harry and Meghan have a ‘long-term plan’ to end up in the US with a second home in Canada, close friends of the Sussexes have revealed. The royal couple will not settle in the US while President Donald Trump, who Meghan described as ‘divisive’ in 2016, is in charge
Meghan grew up in the city and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives there. Miss Ragland, 63, was seen walking her two dogs near her home last week after the royal couple’s bombshell news.
However, staunch Democrat Meghan, who has openly been critical of Mr Trump and missed the President’s state visit to the UK last year, has said that she will not move to the US while he is in charge.
The Duchess of Sussex described Trump (pictured on January 9) as ‘misogynistic’ during his presidential campaign and pledged to vote for his rival Hilary Clinton. She told Trump that she would be moving to Canada if he won, to which he recently responded by saying: ‘I didn’t know that she was nasty’
‘It’s by no means an immediate thing but there is a long-term plan to end up back in the US with a second home in Canada, where they will also spent a great deal of time,’ the source said.
‘The couple used the words North America in their statement about where they planned to live deliberately. It doesn’t pin them down to any one place.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent their first Christmas with baby Archie at this £10million waterfront mansion on Vancouver Island and may be heading back to the west coast of Canada
An aide stressed that negotiations over the couple’s future were only taking place with the UK and Canadian governments but said nothing could be ruled out.
In 2016, before she met Harry, Meghan called Mr Trump ‘divisive’ and ‘misogynistic’. She pledged to vote for his presidential rival Hillary Clinton and threatened to move to Canada if he won.