Everything we know about Prince Harry and Meghan’s move to Canada

It is believed that the Royal couple will divide their time between the UK and Canada.

Back in late 2019, the Royal couple announced they were taking time off from senior royal duties in order to spend more time as a family.

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Rather than face spotlight in the United Kingdom, at their home of Frogmore Cottage, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex headed to Vancouver Island in Canada, taking their eight-month-old son Archie with them.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Now, news has broken that the couple will be stepping down from their royal duties to spend six months of the year in North America.

The news was posted on their Instagram account, @sussexroyal, with the caption: ‘We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.’

Though the statement only states that they are moving to North America, the rumour mill has firmly decided Canada will be their new base.

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Meghan Markle is familiar with the destination, having previously spent time there when filming television show Suits. Although they didn’t publicly disclose where, exactly, they stayed on their Christmas visit, it is rumoured that Canadian musician David Foster allowed Harry and Meghan to stay in his waterfront compound in North Saanich.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex successfully negotiated their withdrawal from the royal family earlier this week, and it has already been announced the couple will not use their HRH titles.

More recently, Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, flew to Vancouver to be reunited with his wife and son.

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