UPDATE: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 2:37 p.m. ET — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirmed in a statement that they are stepping down as “senior” members of the royal family. Read the details here.
The latest one is that the couple is considering ditching their royal titles and moving to Canada. Of course, we should always take these things with a grain of salt, especially because the royal family does not often comment on rumors in the same way other famous people do. In fact, Buckingham Palace told the Daily Mail it will not comment on the “speculation.”
But here’s the latest story that’s making the rounds about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (and baby Archie). The Sun—one of the tabloids Prince Harry is currently suing—says that the couple is going to meet with other senior royals (i.e., Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles) in the coming weeks. “It is true that Harry and Meghan will spend a fair amount of time in Canada over the next couple of months and possibly going forward too,” its source said. “Right now they are starting talks with their family about their plans for the future. Those conversations are at a very early stage. There is a very careful and serious process to go through, which they are going to respect. But it is clear they are on a different and unique path, and they are very much thinking about what the future looks like for them.
“That could include being based in Canada or the possibility of walking away from their HRH titles, although hopefully it will not come to that,” the source continued. “It’s been a very tough year—they’re newlyweds and they have a young baby—so they’re looking at what their life looks like in the future. Everything is on the table.”
People also talked to Tom Bradby, the filmmaker who made the documentary of Markle and Harry’s trip to Africa in which they opened up about their struggles with the tabloid press.
“There are lots of people who would love there to be, including I think the brothers themselves, love them to be closer again. And with any luck that will happen. But with families, we all know stuff happens, things are said,” Bradby said. “And also a family dispute within a family firm. You are working in a big family firm, everyone has their wishes and desires and ambitions, and they have to be balanced up and it’s very hard.”
Canada is one of the Commonwealth countries, and the Sussexes serve as the president and vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, so perhaps living in Canada is really in the conversation. The duchess also lived in Toronto for seven years while filming Suits.
We may never know whether these rumors are true, but whatever they decide, we hope Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are happy.
Originally Appeared on Glamour