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Prince Harry pushed for his and Meghan’s move to Hollywood, claims expert

Meghan and Harry moved to America to 'grow brand' says expert

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According to royal biographer Andrew Morton, it was Prince Harry who led the decision to leave the UK and the Royal Family in favour of a life in the United States. In the latest edition of his book ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’, Morton claims that “Hollywood insiders” have revealed that it was the Duke of Sussex who pushed for him and Meghan Markle to move away from the monarchy. The Sussexes currently reside in Montecito, California, with their two young children.

Speaking to Us Weekly, Andrew Morton said: “One of the things I’ve discovered speaking to Hollywood insiders, they’ve made it clear to me that Harry was the one who made the running to go to Hollywood.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to the US in 2020 following their departure from the Royal Family. 

Prior to their move, they had been living in Frogmore Cottage in the Windsor Castle grounds, and working as full-time members of the Royal Family. 

However, after less than two years as a royal couple, they announced in January 2020 that they would be stepping down from their roles and would be dividing their time between London and North America. 

Reports of a rift between them and other members of the Royal Family had begun to emerge as early as October 2018, five months after their royal wedding in St George’s Chapel. 

The Sussexes split from the Royal Foundation that they shared with Prince William and Kate, and moved out of Kensington Palace. 

During their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, Prince Harry implied that it was jealousy following their successful tour of the South Pacific which motivated the turn in relations. 

He said: “My father and my brother, Kate and all the rest of the family, they were really welcoming. But it really changed after the Australia tour, after our South Pacific tour.”

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When asked by Ms Winfrey if this was down to jealousy, he replied: “I just wish that we would all learn from the past.”

He was referencing the trips abroad his mother Princess Diana used to take with Prince Charles, which fuelled his jealousy over her popular status with the public and the press. 

The relationship between the Sussexes and the Royal Family also worsened following the birth of their son, Archie Harrison.

Both Harry and Meghan revealed to Oprah that they had been shocked to hear their son would not be given either a title or royal security. 

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The couple also struggled with the intense media scrutiny, with Meghan Markle later saying she was left feeling suicidal due to the pressures of royal life and being consistently targeted by the British press. 

After announcing their departure, the couple completed their final royal engagements in March 2020, and subsequently moved to the US. 

They conducted a two-hour bombshell interview with Winfrey, where they detailed their rift with the monarchy and accused the royals of “total neglect”.

Other accusations included a senior member of the Royal Family making a racist remark and Meghan correcting the story of her spat with Kate, revealing that it was in fact the Duchess of Cambridge who had made her cry. This story had been inaccurately reported by the media, and had left Meghan feeling vilified. 

Since leaving the Royal Family, they have established their own non-profit foundation Archewell and have signed a lucrative deal with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify. Estimated to be worth over £100million, it will see the couple produce a range of ‘informative’ and ‘uplifting’ content over the coming years. 

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