Prince Harry Opens Up About Wanting to Leave the UK to Live in Africa With Meghan Markle and Archie

Alanna Lauren Greco
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From Cosmopolitan

  • In a new documentary titled Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Prince Harry opens up about wanting to move to Africa.
  • He also acknowledges that there would be "judgment" and "issues" if he and Meghan actually made the move.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been very vocal about the struggles of living in the spotlight lately. The couple is taking legal actions against British tabloids for printing negative stories about Meghan (Harry said "I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been,"), and Meghan also recently opened about the public scrutiny, saying, "not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

Possibly because of all this, Meghan and Harry are reportedly planning to take a six-week break from their royal duties next month for some "much-needed family time." But it looks like Harry and Meghan might be angling for more than a break from their royal duties and the pressures of being a fixture in the tabloids, because Prince Harry just casually mentioned that he wants to leave the UK completely to be based in Africa.

In a clip from the new documentary titled Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which airs on ITV later today, Harry talks about wanting to move to Africa. A reporter asks him, "Is this [Africa] part of your future do you think, do you intend to spend more time here, even live here perhaps for a while?" And Harry replies:

I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment. We've just come from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place for us to be able to base ourselves, of course it would...But with all the problems that are going on there I just don't see how we would be able to make as much difference as we want to without the issues and the judgment of how we would be with those surroundings.

And even if Harry and Meghan can't make the transition to moving to Africa, Harry made it clear that the continent will still be his and Meghan's main priority, adding, "The rest of our lives, especially our life’s work, will be predominantly focused on Africa and conversation."

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