Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially stepped down from the Royal family on Tuesday, marking the beginning of their lives away from royalty. Following the closure of the Sussex Royal Instagram account earlier this week and the last of their Royal engagements being completed, the Duke and Duchess are ready to take on new ventures.
Here's everything we know so far about Meghan and Harry's new life as celebrities outside of the Royal family.
They'll be living in LA
After moving to Canada with baby Archie earlier this year, Meghan and Harry have now made a second move to Los Angeles, California. Reports in The Sun revealed that the family took a private flight out of Canada to California last week, but it's likely that they are now on lockdown due to coronavirus, like the rest of the US state.
Though Meghan is already a US citizen, it's thought that Harry will have to wait three years before applying for citizenship of his own.
They'll be able to earn money through commercial ventures
As they'll no longer be members of the Royal family, Meghan and Harry will be financially independent, and therefore free to earn their own money through commercial ventures.
Meghan has also reportedly been in talks with fashion brands like Givenchy about collaborating on projects, a source told The Sun.
They'll be represented by a PR company
Meghan and Harry's publicity will be managed by the Hollywood PR agency, Sunshine Sachs, reports ITV. Sunshine Sachs are known for helping celebrities with crisis management, and they've worked with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lopez in the past. They firm also hit headlines when they represented Harvey Weinstein in 2015 after he was accused of sexual assault.
They'll be getting new members of staff
Meghan and Harry are only keeping one member of their UK staff, James Holt, who was head of communications at Sussex Royal. Their other members of staff will be made redundant or given new roles within the Royal household, it's been reported.
They've also already hired a new chief of staff, Catherine St Laurent, who previously worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
They'll no longer use the name Sussex Royal
Meghan and Harry made their last post on the Sussex Royal Instagram account earlier this week, thanking their "community" for supporting them. They'll no longer be able to use the name Sussex Royal, as technically they can't use the term "royal" if they're not members of the Royal family.
However, their final Instagram post stated, "We look forward to reconnecting with you soon," which may suggest that the couple plan to rejoin Instagram in a different capacity.
Their security will be "privately funded"
The Duke and Duchess have announced that their security will be paid for privately, following Donald Trump's Twitter rant stating that the US would not fund security for the couple. In response to Trump, Meghan and Harry issued a statement saying they "have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made."
However, it's also understood that the couple will be joined by a British police team at all times, like all members of the Royal family are, reports ITV.
They'll continue their charity work
Meghan and Harry will continue to work on their existing charity projects, while also working towards the launch of their own future charity organisation, now that the name Sussex Royal Foundation will no longer be in use.
Harry had previously set up his eco-friendly tourism project Travalyst under the Sussex Royal Foundation, but this will now be set up independently.
It's been agreed with the Queen that Meghan and Harry's new arrangements will stay in place for 12 months, before being reviewed in a year's time. We're sure we'll see a lot of change to the couple's lifestyle in that time, but we can't wait to see what this year has in store.
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