Now that their active duties as royals have come to an end, I, for one, am looking forward to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tenure as The Baron and Baroness of Instagram, I mean private citizens. And it’s just around the corner (unless we’re all dead)! People reports that Meghan and Harry have left Canada (perhaps sneaking over the border under the cover of night like a couple of bootleggers dressed like Bonnie and Clyde), and have settled in a “secluded compound” in Los Angeles. I guess they’re just waiting out the clock for that April 1 deadline to officially release them from the shackles of royalty so that they can embrace their new identities as Hollywood Actress/Influencer/Lifestyle Blogger and valet.
People notes that “a representative for the couple had no comment” about the move so we can only speculate as to why Vancouver Island was no longer the idyllic forested retreat of their dreams. For one thing, Meghan has family and friends in L.A. But also, the woods are dark and scary at night without a security detail standing outside your door! April 1 is also the date Canada decided they would start billing Meghan and Harry for protection services as they will no longer be designated as Internationally Protected Persons.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from the home they were staying in on Vancouver Island and are now settled in the U.S., the source says. They are in Los Angeles — Meghan’s hometown. They have been living in a secluded compound and haven’t ventured out amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the couple and their 10-month-old son Archie had been living in Canada since announcing they were stepping back from their royal roles in January, sources told PEOPLE that they had been making plans to spend time in L.A.
Meghan, 38, has a big support system in L.A., including her mother Doria Ragland, who works as a social worker and yoga instructor, and several friends who visited the couple on Vancouver Island.
Somebody in their “private circle” says they’re looking at houses, so I suspect they are planning to stay awhile. Of course, we’re all planning to stay awhile, wherever that may be, for the foreseeable future. And just because we’re not sure there will be an “economy” in the future, doesn’t mean Meghan and Harry aren’t planning on some way to separate you from your government issued chits. According to Us Weekly, Meghan is hoping to restart her lifestyle blog, The Tig. She also wants to write another cookbook. I, for one, can’t wait for Meghan’s recipe for One Single Solitary Bean for a Family of Eight.
Next chapter! After leaving her life as a royal behind, Meghan Markle is thinking about her next career move.
The former Suits actress, 38, is interested in writing another cookbook following 2018’s Together: Our Community Cookbook, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. In addition to this, the insider revealed that Meghan’s looking into relaunching her former lifestyle blog, The Tig, and potentially developing a kitchenware line.
In #theseuncertaintimes, I suggest she get right on trademarking Meghan Markle Barely Living. What the fuck is a Tig anyway? Apparently, not even Vanity Fair knew what that was all about. (from 2017, which might as well have been 1917)
“Tig” refers to an American mispronunciation of Tignanello wine—don’t worry about it.) Markle purports on the site to provide a “hub for the discerning palate—those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion & beauty,” making it not dissimilar to, yep, a Goop or a (R.I.P.) Preserve.
Well shit, if she wants to blog for people with “a hunger for food,” the timing really couldn’t be better. Neither sources have actually said what Harry is planning on doing other than Us Weekly’s brief mention that “aside from her solo career aspirations,” the couple “are still invested in continuing with their philanthropic interests,” before chirpily adding, “‘Meghan has heaps of projects in the works,’ the source says.” That’s crazy because I also have heaps of projects in the works! First I’m going to organize my pantry, then I’m going to wander around the house in a daze until I stub my toe, then I’m going to cry for five hours in 20 minute intervals with breaks to eat snacks that I carefully organized by crispness and sugar content. You can read all about it on my lifestyle blog, I’m Not Well.