If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hoped to keep their move from Canada to California quiet, that plan was certainly thwarted by President Trump on Sunday afternoon. “I am a great friend and admirer of the queen and the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted to his more than 75 million followers. “It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the US. However, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay.”
A spokesperson for the Sussexes clarified that the couple “have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources” and that “privately funded security arrangements have been made,” essentially confirming the news that Harry and Markle are now Stateside.
The couple is now residing somewhere in Los Angeles with their young son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor. Where exactly is unknown, although both Hollywood and Malibu have been floated as potential neighborhoods. People reports that the family is staying home, safe and away from others amid the coronavirus pandemic.
What are their plans post–royal life, which they officially leave on March 31? A new nonprofit, it seems. They’ve hired an executive from Melinda Gates’s Pivotal Ventures and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and earlier in the year they were said to have met with professors at Stanford University about the very matter.
It seems a return to show business is also in the duchess’s future: Last week it was announced that she narrated the Disney+ documentary Elephants, which benefited the charity Elephants Without Borders.
But, as with many things in this uncertain time, much of their future is up in the air. Just today, Harry and Markle announced a break from their social media account, SussexRoyal.
Originally published on Vogue.com