Just ahead of the official end of their senior royal duties on March 31, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are now calling Los Angeles home, a new report says.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left the home on Vancouver Island, where they had been staying with baby Archie for most of their time since late 2019, and have moved to Meghan’s hometown.
The publication reports they’re “living in a secluded compound and haven’t ventured out amid the coronavirus pandemic.” Los Angeles has been under a lockdown due to COVID-19 and will likely remain so until at least May, Mayor Eric Garcetti said on March 25.
Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, also still lives in the City of Angels and she and the duchess have always remained close. Harry is also said to have a very dear relationship with his mother-in-law.
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Given this, it’s not surprising they would opt to move to Los Angeles to be physically near to Doria at a time when family is even more important and the number of coronavirus infections in the United States continues to be a huge concern. On March 26, the country passed China in terms of its number of cases, reporting more than 82,000 to date, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
We will have to wait a bit to see how the Sussexes’ new life continues to unfold over the next few months. But what is definitely clear is the couple will continue to support causes that are important to them, as the Disney documentary illustrates.
They’ve also said they want to keep their work with veterans going as well, despite Harry being forced to postpone the 2020 Invictus Games due to COVID-19. Meghan, who is an ardent feminist, has continued her advocacy on behalf of women and girls.
It’s also likely we’ll see them get much more involved as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. The couple have supported health care workers on their Instagram account since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic earlier this month, and they’ve also been encouraging their followers to speak out about their mental health as the crisis continues.
As of this writing, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center’s COVID-19 information centre says there have been more than 526,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed worldwide. In total, more than 122,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide, while the coronavirus has been responsible for nearly 24,000 deaths.