While the world anxiously awaits an official announcement of the royal baby’s arrival, rumors regarding pretty much all other aspects of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s personal lives seem like they’re picking up speed. Granted, some of the most recent rumors have centered on the ongoing details of the birth of Harry and Meghan’s firstborn, but where the royals will put down roots after their newborn’s arrival has also become a conversation topic, to put it lightly. So where does the needle turn now? Turns out, it’s a lot closer (relatively, anyway) than we originally thought: California.
According to new reports from British tabloid The Sun, Meghan is gunning for more permanent digs in L.A., a city she previously called home for years before dating and moving in with Prince Harry. “Meghan definitely wants a place in Los Angeles—she loves the city, the lifestyle and climate,” a source told The Sun. “Ultimately, she is a California girl and can breathe easier there. Hollywood is in her DNA, and I think it is where she has always wanted to keep a solid footing. Spending time there would also allow her some freedom and independence from both the Palace and the Press—and more control over her life and the people around her. She is a duchess in the UK, but could be a queen in L.A.”
OK, then. Obviously, these rumors need to be taken with a grain of salt. It feels like just yesterday the Sunday Times reported that the royal parents-to-be were toying with the idea of moving to Africa for two or three years to oversee charitable missions, after all.
“They’re not looking to buy anywhere just yet as they’ve only just finished the renovations on Frogmore Cottage. But they’re definitely eyeing up a place in California,” another source told the outlet. As this second source points out, the royals have only just finished the Frogmore house renovations, which could deter them from making a permanent move to the U.S. anytime in the near future.
Ultimately, no matter where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decide to nest after the birth of their firstborn, we have a feeling the rumors aren’t anywhere near close to dying down.