Meghan Markle and Harry may be leaving Canada to spend time in LA as 'Suits' star eyes return to Hollywood
The couple has started looking for a home there and are working on the logistics of security and building a team of locals
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hoping to spend their summer in Los Angeles, a source has revealed to E! News. They're in the initial stages of planning to spend some time in Meghan's native city, the source said.
"They have started to look at homes online and are in the process of interviewing security teams. They are getting their ducks in a row and seeing if it's logistically possible," the insider said, "They've reached out to people in L.A. and would like to assemble a team of locals."
She is also said to have a huge list of things that are non-negotiable for her in her LA home. "Meghan would like to be able to do meetings at the house and also be able to host friends and entertain. Those are two things that are important to her," the source said. Markle's mother, Doria Ragland also lives in L.A. and they're "hoping to find something that will fit their needs."
On 8 January 2020, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Markle, Duchess of Sussex, announced on Instagram their decision to "step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family" and decided to move to Canada. The duo said they would become financially independent and would split their time between the UK and their new home in North America.
Many have speculated that the decision was made due to the constant scrutiny that Markle was subjected to after she married Harry. The scrutiny only grew as she became pregnant with baby Archie and gave birth, thus making it next to intolerable for the new mom.
"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution," the couple had said on their Instagram. The announcement was allegedly a shocker to the rest of the family, and soon after the Palace issued a very tense statement saying, "Discussion with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand the desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."
Harry later added that he really felt cornered and had no other choice. "The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly. It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option," he had said.