Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have their sights set on a future in California as they start to ‘create their own life,’ source tells People
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking to buy home in LA, source claimed
- Added couple reportedly want to split their time between California and Canada
- Are currently living in £10M mansion in Vancouver since quitting royal family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking to buy a home in Los Angeles, a source has claimed.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, who ‘stepped back’ as senior members of the royal family and relocated to Canada in January, are currently residing in a £10million mansion in Vancouver Island – but are reportedly hoping to spend more time in Meghan’s native city.
‘This is what Meghan and Harry have always wanted — to create their own life. It’s got to feel like an immense relief to get out of the UK and go down their own path,’ a source said, speaking to People Magazine.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are looking to buy a home in Los Angeles, a source has claimed. Pictured, arriving at the Commonwealth Day Service in London on March 9
A source previously told the publication: ‘They love being in Canada, but they are looking at houses in LA too. They’ll likely have houses in both places.’
When the couple announced they were stepping down from The Firm it was believed they would split their time between the UK and North America.
However, it is now thought the couple will primarily reside on the western side of the Atlantic, having only made fleeting official visits to the United Kingdom to wrap up their final royal duties.
Since relocating to Vancouver Island the couple have the ‘freedom to do whatever they want’ because the locals ‘don’t bother them’, the source added.
The couple, who quit as senior members of the royal family and moved to Canada in January, are currently residing in £10million mansion in Vancouver Island, but are hoping to spend more time in Meghan’s native city, a source close to the couple said. Pictured, with baby Archie in South Africa in September last year
Meghan also lived in Canada while filming legal drama Suits. In her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, the former actress, who was born in Los Angeles, praised Toronto.
She wrote: ‘The people are so kind, I love the food scene and I really love exploring little nooks around the city with my two dogs.
‘I love how much green space there is tucked away. You wouldn’t expect that, and it reminds me of LA in a lot of ways.’
In another post, the former actress praised California, writing: ‘I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a California girl who lives by the ethos that most things can be cured with either yoga, the beach or a few avocados.’
Last week, the royal couple returned to the UK to take part in their final royal engagements before returning to Canada.
They attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music and reunited with Prince William and Kate Middleton during the Commonwealth Day celebrations.
Last month, a source claimed the parents-of-one are ‘genuinely happy’ living in Canada because ‘it’s a world away’ from their old life in the UK.
Speaking to US Weekly , the source said: ‘Harry and Meghan escaped the chaos back home and are genuinely happy. They’re really enjoying Canada; it’s a completely different world from what they’re used to in London.’