The Palace Gave a Rare Statement About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Moving to Canada
Buckingham Palace responded to rumors of the Sussexes moving away and giving up their titles.
Rumors have long circulated that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could move out of the U.K. and perhaps give up royal life entirely — and now, Buckingham Palace has responded (sort of).
In a statement to the Daily Mail, the Palace said they would not comment on "speculation" that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be moving to Canada, but added that the royal couple will be undertaking more royal events in the coming weeks.
Sure, a "no comment" isn't much of a statement, but "speculation" seems to be the key word here. That, coupled with the statement that Meghan and Harry will be taking on more royal duties, implies that they're dismissing rumors the couple will be moving on from royal life. Not to mention, the Palace rarely responds to rumors, meaning this statement is relatively significant.
In recent months, there's been plenty of speculation that Meghan and Harry could move to another country and even become private citizens. In light of the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which revealed the impact of negative press on the couple, rumors have swirled that they might move to Africa, California, or Canada. And since the Sussexes spent their holiday break in Canada, those rumors have only gotten more intense, with The Sun claiming earlier this week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could relinquish their HRH titles and relocate their office to Canada.
For now, it looks like the rumors are just that — rumors.