Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been living in Canada since they announced plans to step down from their senior Royal Family roles to establish a more “progressive” position for themselves. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed their decision during a short visit to the UK at the end of a seven-week break and royal experts have since suggested the couple will soon move to the United States. But E! News anchor Justin Sylvester warned Meghan and Harry they could face a “mess” should they choose to move to the Duchess’ hometown.
Mr Sylvester said: “Look, I’m done beating around the bush about this, ok?
“First of all, the traffic here is going to be a mess. Don’t come here, we love you. We love an interracial couple here but please don’t come here.”
He continued: “When they said they were moving to Canada, I truly went back in my mind to me being 14 thinking about how people tell their parents, ‘hey, I’m bisexual,’ when the whole time you are gay.
“You knew you were moving to LA. You just wanted to say Canada because it’s part of the Commonwealth.
“Meghan didn’t want people to think that she was as crafty as saying, ‘I’m going to take this man from here and go straight to LA and try to run this business and get that money.’
“I am all about her living her best life and doing her thing. I just can’t handle the traffic right now.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been known to be very mindful of their privacy, a trait further solidified after the birth of their son Archie in May.
A royal source told E! Harry and Meghan are “hoping” to spend at least part of the summer months in Los Angeles to be near to the Duchess of Sussex’s mother Doria Ragland.
Under the terms of the deal, the Sussexes will keep Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate as their British base, but will repay the £2.4m of taxpayers’ money used to renovate the property and will pay for its upkeep in future.
Prince Charles and Prince William are said to be reaching out to Harry, after a friend said Meghan found life in the Royal Family “soul-crushing”.
The source said: “They are trying to rebuild the relationship between Charles and Harry and indeed between William and Harry.
“They are phoning him and trying to talk to him and extending a friendly hand.”
The source added: “What is happening is that they are being told that there is love and affection on standby.”