Meghan and Harry ‘speed up plans to leave Britain and consider Los Angeles’ in snub to Prince Charles plans for an estate in Herefordshire
- They have been left in ‘victim mode’ after the reaction to their global jet-setting
- Because of this, they are ‘speeding up plans’ to move to Meghan’s place of birth
- Friends say the couple want to change the people around them, not their actions
Friends of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex fear the pair have accelerated plans to leave Britain – after apparently snubbing Prince Charles’s plans for them to take on an estate in Herefordshire.
Land had been earmarked for Harry as part of a long-standing scheme by the Prince of Wales to help his son create a country estate for his family near the Welsh Borders.
But his second son has so far shown little interest in making the move, raising fears among friends that the couple may be preparing to head abroad – with LA high on the list of possibilities.
The royal couple have set their sights on moving to Meghan’s birthplace, Los Angeles. She spent her baby shower in New York with A-list friends
The Duchess of Sussex’s former LA home, which she shared with ex-husband Trevor Engelson, was recently up for sale at $1.8million. She lived here between 2011-2013 and it seems she might be returning to this affluent part of the US
American ties: Among their A-list friends are Amal and George Clooney who attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May last year
A source tells me: ‘In the 1980s, it was decided baby Harry would one day have a family and want to build an estate. Charles has discussed Herefordshire, thinking he’d love it.
‘Perhaps back then they were expecting Harry would marry a Sloaney nursery teacher who would love nothing more than running an estate. Fast forward to 2019, and that dream seems deeply old-fashioned, not to mention unrealistic.’
How times have changed. These days, Royal life – for the Sussexes at least – often consists of meaningful Instagram posts, private jets to Ibiza and weekends in France with pop stars who decorate their homes with Versace wallpaper.
They travelled first-class with Qantas airlines to Sydney despite preaching about the environment at WE Day in London
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured climbing off a private jet with baby Archie which they have come under much criticism for using
They enjoyed a three-day holiday to Sir Elton John’s £15m property in the south of France after embarking on a private-jet which is estimated to emit atleast six times more carbon dioxide than a scheduled flight
It has long been thought that the pair might at some time in the future relish a new life in LA.
But friends suspect those plans have been fast-forwarded following the recent media storm that has engulfed the couple. Some believe they have already secretly visited LA, Meghan’s birthplace and home to her mum Doria who, as I revealed recently, is a rock to the couple and helped choose a new nanny for baby Archie. After all, in LA, even the most high-profile celebrities can go about their business relatively unnoticed and private jets are normal.
Friends say Meghan and Harry are in ‘victim mode’ and do not feel they need to change their actions, but rather, change the people around them and possibly even the country they call home. They have no wish, for the moment, to take on a stuffy shooting estate.
Doria would see more of Archie in LA and is said to want to broaden his horizons to help him live a normal, modern life.
Map shows the (private) jet-setting lifestyle of the royal couple which Sir Elton John has been quick to defend