By Jennifer Ebert published
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space.
Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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