With baby Sussex set to arrive any day now, a new report claims that the royal family is scrambling to keep Meghan Markle away from the media – as well as the future king, Prince William – because they are worried she could become “bigger than [Princess] Diana.” Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be planning to move overseas in an attempt to control her popularity?
“There have been various ideas floated for them to take on a job abroad, such as governor-general of Australia or Canada, wherever,” a source told The Sunday Times of London.
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Since the former Suits actress spent seven years in Toronto shooting the USA legal drama before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, the idea of the couple moving to Canada was ultimately “mooted, then booted” says the source. The country’s proximity to America and its tabloids was also a reason to pass on Canada.
Another insider says that Australia is also out of the question because the royal family would effectively be setting Harry and Meghan up as the king and queen of a separate country, and the 24-hour news cycle and intense media coverage means that Australia isn’t as far as away as it used to be.
Because of Harry’s charity work in Botswana, Africa is reportedly a strong contender for the Duke and Duchess’ new home. The soon-to-be parents fell in love during a trip to Botswana, and Harry calls the country his “second home.”
After moving out of Kensington Palace and renovating Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the source says the royal family prefers Meghan and Harry to keep moving.
“In some ways, it would suit William to get his brother out of the country for a few years and Meghan as far away as possible,” said the insider.
Another source claims that the palace’s attempts to move Harry and Meghan farther away makes the couple feel like they have “been cut adrift.” However, there is also a concern that the Duke and Duchess will set up their own enterprise that no one in the family can control.
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Because of the “tremendous global attention” they receive, there are allegedly discussions in the palace about how to draw back Harry and Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex definitely have “rock star” status at the moment, but an insider says that this is “peak Harry.” Those around Prince William are telling him that in time, his influence will only grow and Harry’s will fade, says the source.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are awaiting the arrival of Baby Sussex who should arrive any day now.