Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a lot going on. Not only are they preparing for the birth of their first child, but it appears the duo may also be contemplating a major move.
According to Tim Shipman and Roya Nikkhah, two reporters with The Sunday Times, “Courtiers have drawn up plans to hand the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a major international job that could see them moving abroad after the birth of their child.”
The destination, The Sunday Times reports, would likely be Africa.
“Discussions are at an early stage, but the plan is to find a new way of using their soft power abilities, most likely in Africa,” a source shared with the paper. As the paper further explained, Sir David Manning, who is the former British ambassador to the U.S., as well as a special adviser on constitutional and international affairs to both Prince Harry and Prince William, is spearheading the plan. The move, insiders explained, would take place sometime in 2020.
However, the move wouldn’t take them away from the kingdom forever. Instead, The Sunday Times explained, the pair and Baby Sussex would live in the new destination for a two- or three-year term. While there, the couple would work on their charitable missions and promote the United Kingdom.
“There have been various ideas floated for them to take on a job abroad, such as governor-general of Australia or Canada, wherever,” a source close to the royals additionally told The Sunday Times.
A move to Africa wouldn’t be out of the blue for Meghan and Harry. After all, the pair did fall in love during a trip to Botswana in 2016 and spent their honeymoon in East Africa. However, the palace is denying any plans have been set in stone. Officials from Kensington Palace shared in a statement, “Any future plans for the Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles. The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”
But you know what that statement is missing? A full denial to the claim that the pair are moving somewhere. Who knows, they could move anywhere. Ambassadors to the United States does have a pretty nice ring to it.