Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to Canada to ‘shield’ Archie from ‘negativity and tension’ in the UK, sources tell US Weekly
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Canada to ‘shield Archie from negativity’
- Source claimed to US Weekly couple wanted to avoid upbringing like Harry’s
- They are living in £10M mansion in Vancouver Island but looking at LA homes
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to Canada to protect Archie from the ‘negativity’ in the UK, a source has claimed.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, who have officially stepped back as senior royals in a bid to become financially independent, moved from Windsor to Vancouver Island in January and currently live in a £10 million mansion.
Speaking to US Weekly, a source claimed: ‘He wants to shield his son from the negativity and tension he would’ve been exposed to back in England.’
A further source added that Prince Harry ‘knows what it’s like to grow up in the spotlight, and he wants to give Archie the most normal upbringing possible.’
It comes as a close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are self-isolating in Canada, and that Harry feels ‘helpless’ and is ‘concerned’ about the Queen and his father catching coronavirus.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to Canada to protect Archie from negativity in the UK, a source has claimed. Pictured with Archie in South Africa, last year
Meanwhile, it has previously been reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking to buy a home in Los Angeles.
‘This is what Meghan and Harry have always wanted — to create their own life,’ a source said, speaking to People Magazine. ‘It’s got to feel like an immense relief to get out of the UK and go down their own path.’
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.
‘He wants to shield his son from the negativity and tension he would’ve been exposed to back in England’ a source told Us Weekly. They are pictures at the Mountbatten Festival of Music last week
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.
It comes as a close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com Meghan Markle and Prince are self-isolating in Canada, as Meghan confides in friends that Harry feels ‘helpless’ and is ‘concerned’ about the Queen and his father catching coronavirus.
Taking to the Sussex Royal Instagram account, the couple have since broken their silence on the coronavirus pandemic and branded the efforts to tackle the coronavirus epidemic ‘as true a testament there is to the human spirit.’
They shared an inspirational quote alongside a long caption which began: ‘These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other.’
‘We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary.’
As well as urging their 11.7 million-strong following to remain united, they also thanked those working tirelessly around the world to help fight.
The royal couple shared a quote which read: ‘This moment isas a true a testament there is to the human spirit’ (pictured)