Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are moving quickly with their plans to separate themselves from the royal family. There's a sense of urgency pulling them away, and the press that's hounded them from the beginning is still relentless.
For the safety and future of their newborn son, Archie, they have already taken many steps to resolve any issues in the United Kingdom. Moreover, they are choosing to forego their titles and no longer be called "royal highnesses" by the press or public.
Paying Back Taxes
As they give up their titles, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided to repay United Kingdom taxpayers 3 million American dollars which translates to 2.4 million pounds. They are giving this money back for all public funding given for their home in the UK, Frogmore Cottage.
Additionally, they've given up their HRH titles, meaning no one can officially call them "royal highness". These steps are important so as not to owe the United Kingdom any money as they settle into their own income.
Meghan Markle has signed a deal with Disney after disengaging from royal duties. Although these plans have most likely been forming prior to cutting off from the royal family. Last July at "The Lion King" reboot premiere, Prince Harry was videotaped talking to CEO of Walt Disney Studios Bob Iger. The topic? Markle being interested in voiceover acting.
Now, this future project will provide a hefty donation to Elephants Without Borders, and maybe an extra paycheck for the ex-royals.
Moving to Canada
Markle and Prince Harry have already been traveling to and from Canada, now hunting for real estate suited for two ex-royals. They are reportedly looking for mansions on Billionaire's Row, a neighborhood known for its monolithic homes by the waterfront.
Markle also said that after President Donald Trump leaves the Whtie House, she and Prince Harry will reconsider living in the US. For the time being, it seems they'll stay in Vancouver, near to Markle's old stomping grounds for "Suits".
Lack of Protection
There's some cause for concern when it comes to Markle and Prince Harry's safety. They will have to provide their own bodyguards and plans to evade paparazzi in Canada or the United States.
However, simply moving away from all the noise of United Kingdom paparazzi and press will be a healthy start. They are not part of an ancient institution in North America and will be less vyed for attention. Not to mention, it'll be less hectic to raise a child away from the royal family.