Meghan Markle will never return to Britain to live, friend claims

“She doesn’t want to raise Archie there, and she doesn’t want to schlep back and forth. She’ll make extended visits, but that’s it,” the friend told the Daily Mail.

Archie is Meghan’s baby with Britain’s Prince Harry, and after his birth, she was “miserable” living in Britain, the pal said. The Duchess of Sussex “wasn’t sleeping well and started having anxiety attacks about her future.”

The friend said the renegade royal couple is now “looking for a permanent residence in Canada. [Meghan] said she wants a country house in Whistler outside of Vancouver and a home in Toronto.

“What Meghan wants, Meghan gets. This was her plan all along, to eventually leave the UK and build her own empire with Harry,” the pal said.

The queen is said to be upset and bewildered by Harry’s apparent snub of the family, not to mention the very public way he blindsided her, while William is furious at Harry and Meghan’s antics and Charles is hurt.

But “Meghan says their announcement was not a surprise to the royal family — they knew all along,” the pal told the Mail.

“Meghan feels the good she and Harry can create with their own fortune far outweighs any hurt feelings.”

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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