After news emerged that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will perhaps spend Thanksgiving in the United States, People has reported that the couple may be looking for another base outside the United Kingdom. It’s said to be a second property for the couple, who view Frogmore Cottage in Windsor as their primary home.
One of the main reasons for their potential move? The press scrutiny. “It’s not possible for them to be [in the UK] like this,” a source told the outlet. “There’s more pressure now. There’s a shift that is happening.”
Currently the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are involved in multiple lawsuits against the British tabloid media.
It’s unclear where this second base might be, but a few locations have already been suggested. The most obvious choice is somewhere in the United States because Markle is American, and it’s been rumored for months that the couple is house hunting in Los Angeles. (Vanity Fair says the couple checked out a place in Calabasas, which means, yes, they could live in the same neighborhood as the Kardashians.) Plus Los Angeles is where Markle is from and where her mother, Doria Ragland, lives, making it a natural fit for the couple.
Another possible place is Canada. In addition to being part of the UK commonwealth, it’s familiar territory for Markle: She lived in Toronto while filming her television series, Suits. It could make sense for the royal duo to live in a place with ties back home.
Africa is one rumored location that is unlikely: Harry shut down earlier reports that the couple was considering living there part-time in the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. “I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment,” Harry said. “We just came from Cape Town. That would be an amazing place to base ourselves, of course it would. But with all the problems that are going on there, I just don’t see how we’d be able to really make as much difference as we’d want to without the issues and the judgment of how we would be with those surroundings.”
Will they actually take the transatlantic plunge? We’ll certainly stay tuned.