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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren't leaving the United Kingdom, but the tabloids are once again pushing this phony premise. Gossip Cop has debunked this bogus rumor multiple times in the past. The most recent take on the subject is no more true than the rest.

Both RadarOnline and the Daily Mail are regurgitating the narrative this week. The blog claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to relocate to Los Angeles, while the British publication specifically says the couple is looking for a home in Malibu. Both outlets are wrong.

For starters, Markle can't secure British citizenship if she spends more than 270 days outside of the U.K. in the three years following her marriage to Prince Harry. This makes a move to the United States entirely out of the question.

Back in 2017, RadarOnline claimed Prince Harry and Markle were moving to Hollywood. The story was based on the fictional idea that the former actress wanted to return to Los Angeles after Prince Harry told her that he didn't want her to put her acting career on hold. This narrative didn't make a lick of sense.

Not only has Markle willingly and completely retired from acting, but her most recent role — seven seasons on the legal drama Suits — was filmed almost entirely in Toronto. There's no reason she'd want to "return to LA" after not spending all that much time there in the first place. Considering the two never ended up moving to Hollywood in the two years since that article, Gossip Cop came out ahead on this one.

This past July, Life & Style published a story about Prince Harry and Markle leaving the royal family and moving to Africa. The tabloid alleged that Markle was "fed up" with having to follow royal traditions, so she insisted on a "move to southern Africa," and her husband chose his wife over his family.

The tabloid went as far as declaring that the two were planning to move into "a $10 million farmhouse" equipped with a laundry list of luxuries. Of course, it was never specified where exactly in "southern Africa" this farmhouse was located. As time has proven, Prince Harry and Markle continue to perform royal duties and reside in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

In August 2018, Life & Style claimed Markle was "fleeing" to Los Angeles to hold an emergency meeting with her mother to discuss "family drama." The article was entirely misleading, using photos of Markle's 2017 trip to Austin, Texas in an attempt to trick readers into thinking that they were photos of Markle traveling to LA that week.

The gossip magazines have no clue what's actually happening with the royals, but instead garner reader attention through fake "reports." To no one's surprise, Prince Harry and Markle are remaining in Britain, despite these latest stories claiming otherwise.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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