2020-01-10 06:41:48 UTC
Harry and Meghan are set to trade in their palaces for palm trees.
The royal couple is planning to set up a new home in the Duchess of Sussexs
glittery old stomping grounds of Los Angeles, along with one in the Commonwealth
country of Canada, according to multiple sources.
Meghan is, at heart, an LA girl, she cares about money, power and prestige, a
highly placed source told the Post.
The pair, who on Wednesday said they would no longer live their lives as senior
royals, will have Canada as their base, but will spend a lot of time in Southern
California, near Meghans mom, Doria.
Meghan really wants to live in California, its where she is from and where her
mother lives, another source close to the couple said.
She likes the lifestyle and the privacy there. She has been getting advice on
the move from close friends, including Oprah and the Clooneys, and they have
encouraged her that she and Harry can step away from the royal family and follow
their own path.
The first source said that LA can be a place where Meghan can continue to shine
on a global stage, even as they forsake the London upper crust.
I dont think she quite got the reception she wanted in the UK, to say the very
least. When she was an actress, she was all about money she made deals on her
blog The Tig, she made deals with the clothing she wore shed get paid for
wearing a T-shirt and brag about it all sorts, the source said.
Although she wants to be near her mom Doria, she wants to set herself up for
the future, and Harry is being dragged along for the ride.
However, its yet to be worked out who precisely will provide their security as
they are watched over by British police officers, paid for by British taxpayers
and the bill could spiral into millions when they travel abroad.
What happens if they decide to give back their HRH titles? the first source
said. Theyll be no automatic security provided for them theyll have to look
at Hollywood-style security firms, who use ex-Mossad officers and have to pay
for that on their own dime.
Sources also point out that its noteworthy that the publicist the Sussexes
hired to work on their Sussex Royal Foundation, Keleigh Thomas Morgan, from the
PR firm Sunshine Sachs, is based in LA.
The Duke and Duchess were based in Canada for six weeks over the holidays.
Music producer David Foster, married to Meghans old school pal Katherine
McPhee, said he connected them to the owner of the $14 million mansion where
they stayed on Vancouver Island.
I felt honored that I was able to help Meghan there, because Im a Canadian and
were a Commonwealth country, were the Crowns, Foster told the Daily Mail
last month: Its important to us, so I grew up with that kind of sentiment.