Meghan and Harry are ‘looking for a second home in California’ away from the spotlight and close to her mother Doria, a source claims
- Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, are said to be looking for second home
- Sources say want to move to California, as Meghan ‘can breathe easier there’
- Revealed that while Meghan is a duchess in the UK, she ‘could be a queen in LA’
- The couple recently moved into Frogmore Cottage after a £3m renovation
- Royals expecting their first child, with Meghan passing her due date a week ago
Published:11:41 BST, 5 May 2019|Updated:13:35 BST, 5 May 2019
Meghan Markle andPrince Harryare looking for a second home across the pond, a source claims.
It is believed the royal couple are hoping to move closer to theDuchess of Sussex‘s mother, Doria Ragland, who she is very close to.
The royal couple, who are expecting their first child any day now, only recently moved into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, after a £3 million renovation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be looking to buy a second home in California. The couple are currently awaiting the birth of their first child. Pictured, Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of Sussex visit the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco on February 25, 2019
Reports suggest they would like to spend more time in Meghan’s home town, which would allow them to stay close to her mother Doria. Pictured, the Duchess of Sussex arrives with her mother Doria Ragland at Cliveden House hotel in the village of Taplow near Windsor on May 18, 2018
But reports suggest the couple are keen to have a second home in California, where her mother Doria lives, and are considering browsing houses in Los Angeles.
Meghan grew up in the city before she moved to Toronto to pursue her acting career and film Suits – where she then lived for six years. It is while living in the Canadian city that she met Prince Harry.
According to sources, another perk of having a place in Los Angeles would be having more freedom and control.
‘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,’ the publication reported. ‘She is a duchess in the UK, but could be a queen in LA.’
The source suggests Meghan would like a ‘less restrictive environment’ for her child – something which a move to Hollywood would provide. Pictured, the parents-to-be take part in a ‘Fluro Friday’ session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, 19 October 2018
A source told The Sun that the Duchess is keen to lead a ‘less restrictive’ life, saying: ‘Meghan is a duchess in the UK, but could be a queen in LA.’ Pictured, Meghan attends ‘The Twelfth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards’ at Spring Studios in New York City
Meghan lived in a two-bedroom cottage with her parents Doria and Thomas, and half-siblings Thomas Jr. and Samantha on Providencia Street in Woodland Hills, until she was two.
After her parents’ divorced, she moved into a top-floor apartment with her mother, on South Cloverdale Ave in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood.
And according to sources, the couple hope to raise their child in a ‘less restrictive’ environment – similar to how the Duchess of Sussex grew up herself.
Doria lives in a modest bungalow in the area, which the couple reportedly visited during her pregnancy.
The bungalow is a 20-minute drive from posh shopping landmark Rodeo Drive, and sits on a busy main road near a McDonald’s drive-thru.
Reports claim Meghan is keen to return to Hollywood, with a source calling her ‘a California girl’ who can breathe easier in America. Prince Harry and Meghan visit the Eikon Centre in Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018
The royals are currently awaiting the birth of their first child at their new home Frogmore Cottage, with Meghan said to be a week overdue. Pictured, Duke of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019
However, Prince Harry and Meghan only recently moved into their new home Frogmore Cottage, where they are anxiously awaiting the birth of their new baby – now a week overdue.
It was previously reported in April that the couple hoped to move to Africa on a three -year long royal role.
It holds a special place in the couple’s hearts as Harry took Meghan to his favourite luxury camp Meno a Kwena in Botswana, to celebrate Meghan’s 36th birthday and mark their first year together.
Prince Harry also spent a gap year in Lesotho back in 2004. He once described it as his ‘second home’.
Earlier in April it was reported the couple were planning a three year long move to Africa, to work on Commonwealth based projects. Pictured, Duke of Sussex and Meghan attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019 in London
The couple only recently moved into the newly renovated house, which is in the grounds of Windsor Castle