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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s kids likely won’t return to the UK

Rather than have their children grow up in the royal family, the Sussexes have chosen Hollywood exposure.

Rather than have their children grow up in the royal family, the Sussexes have chosen Hollywood exposure.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly set on having their children grow up in America rather than in the UK. The children will grow up in Hollywood, “next door to film people and celebrities”, and will eventually grow up to have a strong media presence.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who moved to California in 2020 after shedding their responsibilities in the royal family, have decided Hollywood will be a “massive influence” on their children, Archie and Lilibet.

The royal analysis

According to royal author Tom Quinn, the royal parents have arranged for the freshly christened prince and princess to grow up “American through and through”.

Appearing on Newsweek’s ‘The Royal Report podcast’, Quinn said due to the intentional decision to bring the children up among the elite of Hollywood rather than the royal family, people shouldn’t expect Archie and Lilibet to return to London.

“I think it’s extremely unlikely they’ll suddenly come back and take part in the sort of activities that younger royals take part in over here,” Quinn said. ‘They’re going to be American through and through and I think that’s the way Meghan wants it.”

The royal expert discussed the bottom line for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision.

“I think they’re much more likely to have a glittering media career than a glittering royal career,” Quin continued, “just because that will be the massive influence, you know, they’re living in America, they’re living next door to film people and celebrities.”

“We know that from other film people that their children might struggle a bit but you always find that they’re involved at some level with Hollywood if that’s where you grow up, that’s what you take in.”

The move from London to California

The Sussexes forfeited their roles as senior members of the royal family in January 2020, when they moved to Montecito, California after a stint on Vancouver Island in Canada.

In an interview with The Cut, Markle said that she has “felt free” since the move, and she finds her new home “calm and healing”.

The family lives in a nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion on an 18,000-square-foot property next to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.

The grounds have palm trees, a garden, a tennis court, a pool, a pool house, a tea house, a chicken coop, and a two-bedroom guest house.