Boris Johnson’s dad blames Meghan Markle's 'cultural difference' for Harry leaving UK: 'She's in the driving seat'
Boris Johnson’s father Stanley Johnson has said that Meghan Markle is the brain behind the Sussexes move to Los Angeles, California, after Megxit. The 79-year-old said that the pair moved to a paparazzi “hotspot” in Los Angeles because he believes Meghan wanted it.
Speaking with Saga Magazine recently, Stanley shared that he believes the ‘Suits’ actress probably convinced Prince Harry to move, saying, “Whose decision was it, I wonder, to build a new life in North America? I can’t help thinking that Meghan, as we must now call her, played a leading role here.”
He also went on to say that the move likely came because of the “basic cultural difference between British women and their transatlantic counterparts.” To explain it further, the author drew a comparison between the couple and his parents, Wilfred and Irene, as he mentioned: “I’m thinking of my mother, for example. After my father recovered from his war wounds, he decided to return to the West Country and became a farmer. My mother, who went to Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Oxford University, and imagined that she might marry a diplomat, spent her next 36 years in the old, remote Exmoor farmhouse that I still have today.
She took to heart the famous words in The Bible's book of Ruth: 'Whither thou goest, I will go and where thou lodgest, I will lodge'. The Duchess of Sussex clearly has tremendous charm and talent, but I’m not sure she sets great store by the book of Ruth.”
“For a man, home may be simply the place he hangs his hat. But for a woman, certainly for an American woman like Meghan, choosing where to live is an absolutely key decision. You and your spouse can't both be in the driving seat. To adapt Princess Diana's famous saying, there's not always room for two people in a marriage!” he added.
Stanley also expressed his distress over Meghan and Harry leaving the palace to start a new life away from the royal family. “Personally, I am very sad to see them go. Their charity work was fantastic, particularly the support they gave to wildlife conservation and women's issues.”
Meghan and Harry stunned the world in January when they announced they would be quitting their royal duties to become financially independent. They lived in Canada with their little son Archie ever since they announced their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family. They also said at the time that they would split their time between North America and England.
Though many presumed that they would make Canada their future home, the pair again surprised everyone by moving to California before Donald Trump shut the borders to the USA amid the coronavirus outbreak.
A source revealed at the time, “Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good. The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out." Reports also claimed that the couple shifted to Los Angeles as they want to be close to "their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs".