Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who moved to California about a year ago, are rumored to have their eyes set on a second home.
According to the latest reports, the power couple is looking to move to Washington, D.C.
Meghan, who has political aspirations, would be in the midst of the action and be living closer to Harry’s high-profile friends — Michelle and wife Barack Obama — and newly-elected President Joe Biden.
Being in the nation’s capital would make it possible for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to continue to advocate for causes near and dear to their hearts, such as social injustice and climate change.
A source revealed to OK!: “Meghan and Harry have a lot of power and time on their hands. They are both looking to reinvent themselves, and together they have chosen to go the political root. L.A. will always be home base, but they have started a low-key search for a place in Washington, D.C. Now they are no longer working senior members of the royal family, travel and accommodations are something they have to work out themselves.”
The insider added: “Staying at the British Embassy in Washington is no longer appropriate, which is why they are looking for a suitable place to stay when they are in the nation’s capital.”
According to recent reports, the couple made some moves in England that rattled a few feathers.
Frogmore Cottage that is still listed as the official royal residence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is now cleared of everything that belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The royal couple, who is now living in Montecito, California, has not visited the United Kingdom for more than six months and decided to lend Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank.
The princess, who is pregnant with her first royal baby, and her spouse reportedly moved to the vacant property, which was left uninhabited for eight months.
Besides, witnesses noticed that recently there was unusual movement around the place, as “Removal vans pitched up in the dead of night and cleared out the cottage.” The movers “definitely did not want to be seen.”
The news of Frogmore Cottage being emptied out of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s belongings made many people wonder if the couple will ever come back to the U.K. again.
A source shared: “Emptying their home and handing over the keys is a pretty strong sign Harry and Meghan have no plans to return. It appears they are tying up loose ends as they plan to extend their stay in the U.S. perhaps permanently.”
Another royal insider claimed: “Senior royals were initially blindsided by the idea for Harry and Meg to let Eugenie and Jack move in. Obviously, the Queen was told after the couples had spoken about the plan. But it is very much a deal done between Harry, Meghan, Eugenie and Jack. There is a close bond between them.”
Meanwhile, it was reported that Harry and Meghan returned the £2.4million ($3.2 million) that was the cost of the renovation of the building and was initially paid by taxpayers.
The refurbishment allegedly included the installation of new support beams, floors, and ceilings, as well as the addition of new bathrooms, bedrooms, and new upgraded kitchen space.
According to some royal experts, Frogmore Cottage would be of much better use to Eugenie and Jack than their previous residence, Ivy Cottage, which was much smaller in size.
The couple would also be living close to the parents of the princess, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.