Meghan Markle "Abandoned" Plans to Become a UK Citizen

At one point, the Duchess reportedly planned on becoming a dual citizen.

Meghan Markle may never become a citizen of the UK.

According to The Telegraph, the Duchess of Sussex reportedly "abandoned" all plans for UK citizenship after moving to California in early 2020. According to, in order to apply for citizenship as a spouse, Markle would have had to live in the UK for three years. She and Harry moved to the U.S. before she hit that mark.

In 2018, there were reports that Markle planned to become a dual citizen of the UK and the US, but following their official exit from the royal family, those plans seem to have changed.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Not to worry though, recent reports show that Prince Harry and Meghan are living their best life with their son Archie in Santa Barbara, and "they don't regret their move."

"It was always their dream to be financially independent and pay their own way. [2020] started out with a lot of excitement and anticipation. Harry was finally doing what he'd wanted to do for years, and to have Meghan and [20-month-old son] Archie with him was all he could have asked for," a source told People.

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