Prince Harry and Meghan Markle consider a ‘second base in the US’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘are considering creating a second base in the US and will use their forthcoming trip to California to test out a potential move’

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be favouring a stateside relocation
  • Move would see them spend large parts of the year in country of Meghan’s birth
  • The Sussexes are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan’s mother Doria
  • Visit to States next month is part of couple’s six-week break from Royal duties

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considering setting up a second base in the US and will use their upcoming trip to California to test out a move, it is believed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be favouring a stateside relocation that would see them spend large parts of the year in the country of the duchess’s birth. 

The Sussexes are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland as part of a six-week break from Royal duties. 

Next month’s trip, which will be baby Archie’s first visit to the States, comes after Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, voiced their desire to leave the UK last week.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be considering setting up a second base in the US and will use their upcoming trip to California to test out a move 

Next month's trip, which will be baby Archie's first visit to the States, comes after Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, voiced their desire to leave the UK last week

Next month’s trip, which will be baby Archie’s first visit to the States, comes after Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, voiced their desire to leave the UK last week 

Harry described Cape Town in South Africa as ‘an amazing place to be able to base ourselves’ in an TV interview, but the couple are now said to favour a move to the US.

A source told The Sun that royal staff working for the Queen and Prince Charles are concerned that such a move could pave the way for an exit from the family. 

They told the newspaper: ‘There’s an acceptance that things haven’t worked out with the Sussexes full-time in Windsor so they could have a second base in America.’

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for the Sussexes.  

The Sussexes are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland (pictured right) as part of a six-week break from Royal duties

The Sussexes are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland (pictured right) as part of a six-week break from Royal duties

In the bombshell documentary last week, Harry and Meghan admitted to struggling with the media attention, but faced criticism in some quarters for their controversial views on and the public scrutiny they faced.

Meghan admitted feeling vulnerable and spoke of the difficulty in coping with intense tabloid interest, saying: ‘It’s not enough to just survive something, that’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive.’

Harry told of the pressure he felt trying to protect his family from unwanted media attention.

A royal source told the BBC William was concerned about his brother following the documentary screening and hoped Harry and Meghan were ‘all right’.

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