Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are loving their new home in America.
According to a source close to the couple, after their surprise royal exit in March and subsequent move to Montecito, California, the two have “no regrets” about their controversial royal exit.
“[They] feel very rewarded from their work,” the source says.
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to visit the U.K. to extend their Megxit Deal, the decision entirely depends on following the protocols, amid the coronavirus pandemic, reveals the source.
“Decisions will be made on a case by case basis and see where the medical protocols are around the time they decide to return,” the source says. “Certainly, the Duke and Duchess have their eye on the Invictus Games, Trooping The Colour and Prince Phillip’s birthday in June, and the unveiling of the Princess of Wales statue.”
Whether the couple with their son Archie would be able to travel to the U.K. remains uncertain, let’s take a look at how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life has been in the U.S..
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back from their royal roles in January and moved to L.A. in March, before their brief stay on Vancouver Island. The decision to land in L.A. made complete sense as the couple has a big support system in L.A. with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and friends residing there.
It’s hard to be isolated at home, but it might be harder yet if you’ve recently moved to a new country, away from home. And that’s what happened with Prince Harry, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The British royal was said to be finding life ‘a bit challenging’ following his move to North America, revealed his friend Dr. Jane Goodall.
‘I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but, yes, I’ve been in touch – though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging right now,’ she was quoted saying.
However, the couple isolated in a multimillion-dollar mansion located in the exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates.
- Between building a new kind of royal lifestyle, one bolstered by more independence, more control over their image, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made new Hollywood business partnerships, which turned out to be their biggest moves.
- In April, the couple launched a new website for their upcoming charitable organization, “Archewell foundation”, named after their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
- The big news came on September 2 when the couple signed a multiyear mega-deal with Netflix to become Hollywood producers of scripted series, docuseries, documentaries, features, and children’s programming.
The partnership turned out to be an “unparalleled historical deal,” according to Jonathan Shalit, chairman/founder of InterTalent Rights Group, as it is the first time that a British royal couple set to become players in the global entertainment industry.
- The couple filed a lawsuit over invasion of privacy in July when an unnamed paparazzi took unlawful photos of their son Archie in their backyard.
- In August 2020, People magazine reported that the couple put roots down in Santa Barbara where they bought a home in the beautiful seaside town.
- In November, Meghan Markle made an extraordinarily personal disclosure in an opinion piece published in the New York Times, revealing that she had a miscarriage on “one July morning” while caring for baby Archie.
- The couple then signed a lucrative deal with Spotify, in December, to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth up to £30million. In the same week, news came out that Meghan Markle invested in an instant oat milk latte company named, Clevr Brands.
- After having an eventful year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle closed 2020 on a hopeful note by reflecting on the year gone by in their first episode of the Spotify podcast. And then came the big surprise with baby Archie making a debut on their podcast.
- With the start of 2021, the couple has taken the biggest New Year’s resolution of their lives by relaunching their Archwell website (of their Archwell foundation – a non-profit organisation) to ‘build a better world’.