The Sussexes and their young son, Archie Harrison, packed up their lives on Vancouver Island in Canada, making a permanent move to the duchess’ hometown in Los Angeles, California.
Though there had been talks about the Sussexes moving to LA for some time following Megxit, they never revealed their timeline. Amid the pandemic, we weren’t sure if they would still be able to make their big transition.
However, because they were seemingly fairly isolated in Canada, the duchess may have wanted to be closer to her mother, Doria Ragland, and many familiar faces. Here’s what we know about the Sussexes’ super-secret move including how long they will be in Hollywood.
Amid Megxit, the duo had always planned to land in LA, at least for some time. Back in January 2020, rumors of their plans began to circulate.
“They have started to look at homes online and are in the process of interviewing security teams,” a source close to the Sussexes told E! News at the time. “They are getting their ducks in a row and seeing if it’s logistically possible.
They’ve reached out to people in L.A. and would like to assemble a team of locals. 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.”
Disney+ just announced that the duchess will be narrating the forthcoming Disneynature documentary, Elephant. Therefore, it’s clear that she is looking to return to her Hollywood roots in some capacity.
Just before the border between the United States and Canada was shut, the Sussexes took a private jet from Vancouver Island to LA. “Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good,” an alleged source told The Sun. “The borders were closing and flights were stopping.
They had to get out. But this move was planned for some time. They realized Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area. They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria.”
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The Sussexes are reportedly now in self-quarantine in a compound near the Hollywood area in LA. They have not ventured out at all considering the pandemic. Though they are, of course, concerned for Prince Charles’ health considering his recent diagnosis, they are looking ahead.
“Harry is looking straight ahead at his future with his family,” an insider told People. “They will be spending time in California…He’s not looking back.”
Once the social distancing and self-quarantining lifts, it will be interesting to see the Sussexes out and about in LA.