MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry will temporarily relocate to Los Angeles for the festive season to escape public attention amid growing concerns over the couple’s status.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will take their young son Archie Harrison on an American adventure to the Duchess of Sussex’s hometown of Los Angeles for the Christmas season, according to expert Melanie Bromley. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex last month admitted to struggling with the intense scrutiny they have been subjected to since their marriage in 2018. The royal commentator suggested the break, believed to be of up to six weeks, could help have the public ease off from the couple.
The E! News chief correspondent said: “Harry and Meghan, of course, are due to come over here to Los Angeles.
“They are going to, potentially, have six weeks here in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas and have a break from the UK.
“I’m hoping during that time the press will be a little bit easier.”
In a documentary filmed during her stay in South Africa in September, Meghan revealed to finding it “hard” to adapt to her new royal position while also getting used to her role as wife and mother.
The Duchess also admitted she had been “naive” in her approach to her relationship with Harry as she claimed British friends had warned her about the onslaught of attention from the British media.
Reports published last week claimed the confession spurred Kate, Duchess of Cambridge to reach out to her sister-in-law to offer comforting words and support.
Ms Bromley continued: “Kate knows what it’s like being an outsider, she knows what it’s like – she was waity-Katie.
“If anyone is going to be there at Meghan’s side and supporting her, aside from 72 MPs from the House of Commons, it’s going to be Kate Middleton.”
In an unprecedented show of support, 72 cross-party MPs last week signed a letter to express their “solidarity” to the Duchess over the media attention she has received since marrying into the Royal Family in May 2018.
And former spokesman to the Queen Dickie Arbiter suggested last week Kate is helping Meghan by offering advice on how to better navigate her relationship with the public – and her new position as mum.
Mr Arbiter said: “Kate is giving Meghan perhaps a little bit of advice, a little bit of comfort. She’s been a mum three times while Meghan is a first-time mum.
“It’s always nice to have a little bit of help and a bit of comfort.”
The frenzy the ITV documentary sparked spurred speculation Meghan and Harry may consider temporarily relocating to either the United States or an Africa state to ride out the attention.
But royal author Juliet Rieden warned moving away from the UK would not ultimately help the Duke and Duchess escape public scrutiny.
Speaking to Nine News Australia, Ms Rieden said: “For Harry and Meghan, maybe it would help them a little bit but they’re always going to be in the spotlight.
“They’re kind of stuck and they are trying to find a way to make this work for them.
“One of the ways it might work for them is if they speak up when things are not going well and that’s what this situation is about.”