MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are looking to buy a property in Los Angeles according to dramatic new reports.
The couple are about to take a six week break from Royal duties, which they are expected to spend in California. There is speculation Meghan and Harry could seek to establish three bases for their work, in the UK, US and Africa.
The dramatic claim was made by TV producer Nick Bullen in ‘Meghan for President?’, a new documentary about the Duchess of Sussex.
During the programme the suggestion that Meghan could run for political office is investigated.
Meghan has spoken out publicly on a number of issues, including women’s rights and the environment, both before and after becoming a Royal.
In the documentary Mr Bullen commented: “I hear from people who know them well that they are house hunting in California and they’re coming over for Thanksgiving.
“Meghan’s really keen that Archie grows up to understand his American roots.
“Her American heritage is incredibly important to her, so I can see a world in which they probably have three bases — the base in the UK for their royal duties, a base in the states for their global work, and then also possibly somewhere in Africa because Africa is incredibly important to both of them.”
Meghan and Harry completed a visit to South Africa earlier this year.
Harry also spent time in Angola, Malawi and Botswana during the trip.
Speaking to The Sun a friend of the Duchess said: “Meghan definitely wants a place in Los Angeles.
“She loves the city, the lifestyle and climate.
“Ultimately she is a California girl and can breathe easier there.
“Hollywood is in her DNA and I think it is where she has always wanted to keep a solid footing.”
The Duke and Duchess are expected to head over to California for thanksgiving later this month.
Meghan’s friend continued: “Spending time there would also allow her some freedom and independence from both the Palace and the Press; and more control over her life and the people around her.
“She is a duchess in the UK, but could be a queen in LA.”
Meghan was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1981.
Her mother, Doria Ragland, continues to live in the American state.
Currently Meghan and Harry live in Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle.
The property was renovated easier this year at a cost of £2.4m, which the taxpayer funded.
Prince Harry is also reportedly working on an Apple TV+ show with Oprah Winfrey.
The programme will focus on mental health, a subject Harry has spoken out repeatedly over the past couple of years.
Apple TV+, one of a number of new streaming services, launched this month.