The Sussexes are ‘enjoying all the time together as a family’ during lockdown

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reacts as they leave after her visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, in London on January 7, 2020

Most outlets are running lukewarm-tea articles about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s independence. Even though I love the Sussexes, I have to say that the formalization of their Sussexit on April 1st did happen with more of a whimper than a bang. I’m sure they originally thought that the exit day would be merely the beginning of the rollout of their new post-royal brand. But it’s looking like we’re going to be in lockdown for a few more months. So how are Harry and Meghan feeling about everything?

As they start their life in America, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking ahead. It’s been a painful few months for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the royal family as the couple made their sudden departure from their royal roles.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding global events, “they are positive about the future,” a royal source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “It is exciting for them to mark the end of the transition and the official start of their new chapter.”

They are now settling into L.A. life with their 11-month-old son. “Like everyone, they are adjusting to [social distancing], being cautious and safe,” the source adds.

[From People]

E! News’ exclusive said that they were basically just focusing on Archie right now:

A source shared with E! News that “like many parents, they are focused on Archie and their family as well. They are trying to make the best of it and are enjoying all the time together as a family.” The source added that Archie has been “loving doing FaceTime playdates with other small children they have in their lives.” And like any loving and proud parents, Archie “brings a great deal of joy” to both Prince Harry and Meghan during “these scary times.”

Last week, a source also confirmed that the couple had recently left Canada to settle in Meghan’s hometown and live in a “large” home in the Los Angeles area.

[From E! News]

A large home in LA? I do wonder. I bet you that they are renting some property in one of the gated communities in LA, and I still feel like Los Feliz is a good bet. I also wonder what will happen if and when the British press gets any details about their rental or if and when they buy a home in LA. We’ve already seen TMZ’s struggling royal coverage – and TMZ is the outlet Thomas Markle goes to – and that side of it could get tricky. Still, I feel like Americans feel rather protective of Meghan in general. We’re not going to let those monsters in the British press continue to abuse her from afar.

Oh, and Us Weekly has a story about how Prince Harry is distraught about being so far away from the Windsors. Yeah, I doubt it.

Beaming Meghan Markle makes her first public appearance in the UK since Megxit

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  1. JJ McClay says:

    I feel so invested in their happiness, I found myself worrying about them while in the shower the other night, ha! (Crazy, I know.)

    I really wish them peace and happiness. And I *really* hope their charity and upcoming projects kick butt.

    • Ali says:

      I feel the same way.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:


      • A says:

        All the happiness to Meghan and her Penis with Teeth!

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @A Ha! – Penis With Teeth is William, and William alone! Harry’s rather dashing, actually, particularly now that he’s happily married… 🙂

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Wrong brother. This one is our handsome ginger prince.

    • I thought the Sussexes just this week had their official spokesperson state that ‘royal sources’ did NOT speak for them. Thus, I don’t think PEOPLE’s royal sources knows anything that is going on in their lives. I think this is just a PEOPLE story that anyone of us could have written. Same with the E story. As to US, I think they are going to be a go-to attack source against the Sussexes.

      Does anyone know who owns US?

      • MsIam says:

        The same group that owns the National Enquirer. I think it’s called American Media Group but don’t quote me on that one. They are about half-bankrupt from what I read, because I think Jeff Bezos is suing them.

      • Jaded says:

        Let’s not forget that the National Enquirer was the rag that had all the “catch and kill” stories about Trump and many others that AMI blocked. Dave Pecker, the CEO of AMI, was Trump’s personal friend and was responsible for the “catch and release” stuff which Ronan Farrow wrote wrote about. Now a guy named Barry Levine, a former Executive Editor for the NA, has published his own book full of new allegations of “inappropriate behavior” by Trump over the course of his life. (Trump, of course, has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.) Some of the allegations date back decades but AMI managed to get them deep sixed because of Pecker’s friendship with Trump. Interestingly enough, Pecker, was granted immunity in the federal investigation into Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen in exchange for providing information on hush money deals to a number of women.

      • Golly Gee says:

        AMI was going under and got a huge bailout package from the Arabs which is a big no-no because it’s political. Saudi royal family then ordered AMI to go after Bezos because of all the negative publicity he was generating about them after they murdered one of his Washington Post journalists, an Arab. That’s why AMI was so freaked out when Bezos went public about their blackmail attempts as it was just after the Federal investigation and one of the stipulations for not getting any jail time was to stop meddling in politics, ie. on behalf of the Arabs.
        Doesn’t Barry Levine own TMZ?

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        HARVEY Levin owns TMZ. Thing is, he used to be a legit lawyer covering issues on the local NBC station here in LA. Now, he rolls in the mud.

  2. Ali says:

    I’m glad the Sussexes are waiting to announce their next plans.

    For the next 6 to 8 months coronavirus will have to be the focus.

    Sorry to all the laid off royal reporters who will have nothing to write about.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      6-8 months?

      Man, I’m trying to be optimistic with 2 months max. 6-8 months of lockdown or at least various restrictions will drive us all insane.

      • OriginalLala says:

        Best case scenario (at least in Canada) has us slowly returning to normal in July, but our gov’t is sounding bleaker each day, so I suspect we are not heading towards best-case scenario at all 🙁

      • Erinn says:

        I’m expecting closer to fall, at this point, Lala.

        It’s getting frustrating knowing how many people are disregarding guidelines. And my god, someone needs to shut down all new construction. Only emergency services should be done at this point. Nobody needs a new gd set of taps installed in a pandemic when their current ones work. I know guys around here are starting to refuse to work because job sites just aren’t being properly regulated. We have an order of no gatherings more than 5 – but you’ll have multiple carpenters, plumbers, and electricians at the same residential job. It’s insane.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Erinn Construction is also one of the world’s largest polluters (over 50%; the data farms required to run Instagram and other antisocial media, 8% – 4x that of the aviation industry). The fewer unnecessary building projects, the better: so many buildings could be made habitable, and so much brown site land is available too!

      • OriginalLala says:

        @Erinn, me too 🙁 Trudeau and the premiers are sounding bleaker each day..the numbers are shooting up and people are still ignoring public health guidelines…I can’t believe how many people are being so reckless and dangerous..

      • Pineapple says:

        @Erinn you couldn’t have said it better. I am in Canada also and yesterday we went to bring groceries to my in-laws who are in quarantine. The construction??? Since when is constructing NEW homes by the hundreds, as quickly as you can, essential? Developers have such a clasping grip on City Governments. Sad.

      • NannyToTheRescue —- I’ve heard mid-July, but then there will be what is known as the second wave which could linger through winter. I really think this is going to change the world as we know it. Already, I believe the media is in collusion with governments to tamp down the real nightmare that is happening in the medical communities’ ability to cope with this and the financial meltdown that is happening. They are out of supplies and overwhelmed. I saw an ER docs stealth video the other day of patients in NYC hospital laying in hallways and on floors. That got taken down quick. Another ER doc was fired for discussing it. Finally, the research is beginning to show the virus is much more active and able to stay alive longer than originally thought via aerosol mist (breathing) as opposed to just droplets (cold symptoms). Ive read that countries are going to start pushing all of us to start wearing masks in public. Washington Post had an article on face masks just this morning.

      • Lady D says:

        In BC, only one contractor at a time is allowed in a building. Whether electricians or drywallers, no other contractors are in the building. Not great but better than nothing. My son and his crew have also been designated an essential service.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Not just this…but they’re expecting a “second wave” come fall, with the coming flu season. I don’t see how we’ll be anywhere near being “normal” until there’s a proven medication/vaccine.

        JA, our mayor, in LA (Garcetti) is advocating wearing any type of facial cover when being out (even a bandana), and asking to leave the N95s for first responders and medical prof.

      • Desdemona says:

        They are expecting a second wave of infections next Autumn.. October or November… this is going to be a very, immensily hard year, the world economy will take a major fall… Some are expecting it to be like Black Thursday 1929 recession again (hoping they are getting it wrong… )

      • pottymouth pup says:

        unfortunately, you’re being very optimistic

        6-8 months is probably about right as we keep pushing the peak in the US back with stupid behavior. It may take a few months to deal with the fallout from not only the high mortality rate from COVID-19 (not to mention the collateral damage morbidity & mortality from people with other health issues who were impacted by the lack of resources) but also from people dealing with the aftermath. People who survived moderate-severe cases are very likely to have long-term health issues. People who survived even a mild-moderate case may also have at least some long-term respiratory issues if there was lower respiratory tract involvement – this virus damages cells in the lungs, people tend to acclimate to decrease in pulmonary function completely unaware until they experience an infection or other issues that could trigger shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. We’ll probably have a smaller, second, wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in the Fall/Winter when the weather gets cold again.

  3. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    Unrelated: I know Meghan made her name in showbiz with surname Markle, but I kinda wish she ditched that for either her mom’s Ragland or, dunno, whatever Harry’s using, or something new. It’s just shitty that she shares her surname with her iffy father.

    As for the article – Harry might miss the Windsors, actually, but probably not in the way it’s implied. But his life did change quite a lot and he’ll need more time to adjust.

    • Ash says:

      But does she still use her surname or is it just in the press? I see it as like those people who still call the DoC “Kate Middleton”. It’s no longer her name but we all know it, so that’s how it’s going to be.

      • FicklePickle says:

        You probably have it there. These are also the same people who are constantly saying Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, when they’re all Dukes (save Edward, the Earl) so referring to them by those lesser titles is technically kind of an insult. Or at least, it’s an insult by aristocrat standards.

        But that’s the name they got their fame with, so it’s the name the press will use loooong past the day they get buried.

      • Exactly, Ash. Kate also prefers Catherine (as does BP), but the press ignores that as well. I always love the tabloids referring to Sussexes as Prince Harry (or the Duke of Sussex) and Meghan Markle. Funny, because I don’t ever remember them carrying on calling Diana, Lady Diana after her marriage. It was always Princess Diana. Even Sophie is always referred to as Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex.

      • Jaded says:

        I believe she legally goes by Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor since her marriage but that’s a bit of a mouthful so uses Meghan Markle.

    • Erinn says:

      I suspect it was really just due to it being a catchy sounding name. My first and last initials are E – I find names with alliteration tend to stick in peoples’ heads easier. Meghan Markle has a snappy sound to it – Meghan Ragland wouldn’t have sounded bad at all – but it doesn’t have that same effect.

    • Crowned Huntress says:

      With the way that these two have been treated by their paternal sides of the family, I’d be happy with Ragland-Spencer or Spencer-Ragland.

      I’m not tired of Harry & Meghan, I could never be that but I am exhausted for them and on their behalf. If it’s anxiety inducing to watch this happening to them, I can’t imagine what it must be like for them to live through it. I hope and pray for their well-being everyday because at this point this feels like a vendetta with intent to do as much harm as possible to this young family.

      I hope justice is swift for their abusers. This shouldn’t be acceptable behavior.

    • Anonymous says:

      My sweet, but spicy, late grandmother would answer: Why should I change my name? Let the jackass change his. Still miss you, Granny.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        Your granny isn’t wrong, but I wouldn’t want to be associated with that name if my father was like Meghan’s is. And that whole side of the family is cashing in on this. On the other hand, her mom seems great, so her last name would be nicer.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I think she’ll always be Meghan Markle. She never changed it during her first marriage, she built her career on her own name, and now, with the royal family being pissy about their titles, her name is recognizable. She’s fine as Meghan Markle.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @Nanny to the Rescue said:
      “I know Meghan made her name in showbiz with surname Markle, but I kinda wish she ditched that for either her mom’s Ragland or, dunno, whatever Harry’s using, or something new.”

      LOL Meghan is now known just by her middle name, and that’s how she signs stuff too. Except for when she signs legal documents, she probably uses her official married name Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor, or else her title Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (since they will no longer officially use HRH honorific).

      Her given name is Rachel Meghan Markle. It’s understandable that she’s always been called Meghan from childhood. And the name, ‘Meghan Markle,’ was/ is absolutely perfect for someone wanting to become a successful actor! It sounds like a made-up name like Marilyn Monroe! The alliteration is fantastic, and so the fact that it’s actually Meghan’s real name is remarkable and marvelous! Ha ha. Meghan’s name has been like gold for her and so it has completely overcome any association with the trash Markles. 😃

      The only people still referencing Meghan’s maiden name though are the media. She’s popularly remembered for that name since she was visible as an actor, and all the Suits images are still out there. Heck Kate is often still called Middleton in the popular press, even though she’s been married going on 9 years. Plus, she uses her given first name, the more posh Catherine. Wills and Harry used to use the Wales moniker for their surname, just as Prince George is known as George Cambridge at school. These royals, they just have so many names and titles to choose between! 😉

      There’s no way Meghan would have switched to calling herself ‘Ragland,’ even though she surely respects her ancestral history on both sides. Meghan Ragland can’t compete with Meghan Markle. And even Rachel Ragland can’t compete with Meghan Markle!
      🤣 🤣 🤣

      ETA: And now another lovely alliteration that tops all previous monikers: Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor, aka The Duchess of Sussex!

  4. Mara says:

    People’s article says ‘Royal source’, I thought H&M said to ignore those from now on?

    • Laura says:

      Good eye Mara.

    • Flying fish says:

      Yes, yes, Mara

    • Mara says:

      I tend to think these articles are just educated guesses. H&M are a couple with financial security and a baby, neither are key workers, of course they are using the time to enjoy being a family as all other young families in their position are doing. These aren’t exclusives they are obvious assumptions.

      • Brit says:

        Basically. Also them pointing out they Can’t launch anything is funny as if they’re so upset about it as if we’re aren’t in the middle of a pandemic, which Harry and Meghan acknowledged. Everything is on pause including the newspapers that aren’t selling. You can tell these writers are bored.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Mara said:
        “People’s article says ‘Royal source’, I thought H&M said to ignore those from now on?”

        Sometimes People does get inside info from insider Sussex friends who only provide info approved by M&H.

        But yes, if they are citing ‘royal’ sources, don’t believe it. People is not above rehashing and piecing together stories falsely attributed to ‘royal’ insiders.

    • Bren says:

      People magazine will print anything from KP regarding Harry and Meghan.

  5. Brit says:

    The only press that might go after her are Fox News and the conservatives, TMZ and Page Six. But nope, we won’t attack her for nonsense and those losers like Piers better keep their negativity in England. He tried to do that mess on the Talk, TMZ and the fox channel but he doesn’t have the voice and clout he has over in England, and even that is up for debate. After seeing Victoria Mather on MSNBC and the Buzzfeed Articles, Americans and broadcasters are not falling for that nonsense. That’s why the tabloids and RR’s are angry because it won’t work. You saw that with the Donald Trump nonsense and how fast that was shut down. If that was England, that would’ve been outrage and nonsense for days. That’s why they didn’t want them in America because our media is more vast and global. We also have a social media presence that has Meghan’s back and will call anyone out.

    • Mac says:

      Aside from royal watchers, I don’t think many Americans even know who they are much less care they are here. They aren’t supported by American taxpayers so the tabs don’t have any fake outrage to throw at them.

      • Brit says:

        Maybe. Americans aren’t going to care about the BM’s temper tantrums either. Eventually, I know some will go after them because they don’t like Trump but that’s really all people have left but even then many people don’t like him either. I doubt the Markles are going to still be interviewed outside of TMZ and Inside Edition in America. Most of the outrage will come from England and even that will become boring.

      • Anonymous says:

        Even Americans outside royal watchers who know Harry and Meghan aren’t wasting time on fake outrage during a pandemic. It’s perplexing why British papers keep at it during one.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Brit Ugh, Piss Morgan. Rabid, foam flecked and uncomfortably stalker-ish (he met Meghan what, once? Twice? And is now acting like a rejected incel). He went after our Prime Minister recently and even the Daily Wailers smote him down mightily; as he’s been barking at the Tango Mussolini also he’s not likely to appeal to the MAGA fanbase. I wonder if he is actually Unwell – apart from chronic narcissism – and am glad he’s getting no traction on your side of the Atlantic.
      Stay well, stay safe

      • So agree, Andrew’s Nemesis. According to one of her cohorts on SUITS, Meghan responded with a note or email to Morgan due to some positive comments Morgan made publicly about Suits. The cohort (and I think it was the actor her character eventually marries in SUITS) said several of them thanked him for this. Then, when in England, Meghan agreed to have a professional/business meet up with him for that one drink in a bar the night she met Harry. She saw it as a working meeting according to cohort. I agree with other posters that she probably mentioned to Harry that she had just come from having a drink with Morgan and Harry provided her with some eye opening receipts about his history with Morgan and Meghan ghosted Morgan from then on. After all, she barely knew him and only in a business sense. I think Piers fancied her (and still does) and then when he found out it was Harry she was seeing (through some source), Morgan started salivating. I think when Meghan ghosted him, he has been ‘incandescent with rage’ ever since. Of course, the stakes are even higher for Morgan now that Harry has joined in the Levinson 2 class action lawsuit that is going back after Morgan et al regarding his phone hacking of Diana’s and Harry’s phones as well as the many others who have joined the lawsuit. If suit is successful, we’re talking millions of dollars in fines, etc from people like Murdoch and possibly jail time for Morgan. They got away with one tabloid folding, paying out hundreds of millions, and an avoidance of jail time with the promise of NOT DOING IT AGAIN under Levinson 1, but Levinson 2 is about them breaking the legal agreement and continuing to hack. ByLineInvestigations has all relevant court filings and a couple of really juicy reports on just what was hacked regarding Diana and Harry (and probably William, et al).

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        JA, that’s the same story I heard. Piss Morgan IS acting like a spurned incel (love that..SO appropriate!). It’s also a matter of control… I think PM is a raging misogynist, and didn’t like BEING the one ghosted.

        I hope the lawsuit bankrupts him in every way!

    • MsIam says:

      TMZ only cares if you get arrested or caught cheating. What are they going to do, constantly show pictures of them going to the store or out to eat? And Fox really focuses on politics, not gossip. So unless Meghan runs for congress, I don’t see them spending much time on them. The royals don’t have the standing here like in the U.K. so they will mainly be considered as celebrities.

  6. aquarius64 says:

    The Disney documentary Meghan did has her credited as Meghan the Duchess of Sussex. So I think she has professionally ditched the last name of Markle, thanks to here rotten paternal family.

    • I signed up for the seven day free trial that Disney+ is currently offering just so I can see documentary tomorrow night.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @aquarius, as I mentioned above to another poster, Markle is still Meghan’s maiden name. She hasn’t ditched it. That name has served her well, despite the Markles betrayals. Of course, she isn’t using her maiden surname any longer, despite the media still referencing her that way quite often.

      It’s normal though to stop using a maiden and/or a professional name when you get married and stop working in your former profession. This is especially true when you marry a British royal and you basically become known by your first name and by your title.

      Since M&H are no longer using HRH, that’s why Meghan is cited the way she is for the documentary. On the cover of the Together Cookbook, she’s listed as HRH The Duchess of Sussex. And on the inside, she signed her name after the Foreword as, ‘Meghan,’ with HRH The Duchess of Sussex printed underneath.

      BTW, Disney unfortunately made an error. Meghan’s name should have appeared as: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. In this instance, ‘the’ is not needed. If she’s cited as Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, it is supposed to indicate that she’s a dowager duchess, IOW widowed, which is NOT the case. Together, it’s appropriate to call them The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With their royal honorific in use, ‘TRH’ would precede their combined title, and HRH would be used individually.

  7. KellyRyan says:

    The taste and experience of freedom is exhilarating. Can you imagine how relaxing and exciting it must be to be away from toxicity and non-sensical rules for behavior and living.

  8. yinyang says:

    So happy for them! I wish them all the peace and happiness in the world!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The People article is purposely lukewarm as to not get into trouble. They’ve taken a page from Katie Nicholl’s playbook. Spinning Yeah, I can see that into sources. But then, I don’t buy it’s People Magazine so it must be true. I’ve seen People get it wrong before; their mistakes however are benign.
    Long story short. Harry and Meghan said no royal sources speak for them. There was no exception for People or E!. I’ll toss in supposed friends of the couple who have already popped up to take royal sources place.

  10. kellebelle says:

    “A source shared with E News” … who’s that source I wonder? None of their friends would be talking to the press. And of course they’re enjoying family time. I call BS. A story based on nothing. Figures. The fascination with this couple is morbid and very disturbing.

    • Cosmo says:

      I agree. There are no sources. It’s made up stories with a little dig. Why do they need to say it’s a large house. I’m sure very few know what house they live in. Does it really matter the size?

      • kellebelle says:

        They’re really, really scrounging for info about this couple. I’m sure only their friends know their house is like. Jesus, the press was miffed because they don’t know the name of their second dog. I mean honestly.

      • Feeshalori says:

        It’s hypocritical for these digs about the size of their home, whatever it is, especially given the size of the estates and palaces the BRF live in. Double standards yet again. These RRs begrudge the air they breathe!

      • kellebelle says:

        @Feelshalori, yes, totally. Given that Frogmore was practically a hovel compared to the rest of the royal residences.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Frogmore Cottage is NOT a hovel. It’s the modest size of home the Sussexes wanted and were comfortable with. Neither were pressed about wanting to live in a 21-room grand space at the jail/ gilded cage ghetto that is KP.

        If Frogmore Cottage is a hovel, then suddenly hovels are in style! I’d love to live there. Every media outlet would give their eyeteeth to get an exclusive glimpse of the updated, remodeled inside of FC. I think M&H were happy there, aside from feeling isolated due to the shizz that was going on in the Cambridge camp against them, which led to icing toward them by some of the other royals.

        There was also a lot of necessary security, and then everyone in the media were always on the lookout for a citing of them, so they may have felt caged and restricted after awhile. They wanted to spread their wings.

        Still, they have fond memories of their courtship at Windsor when their relationship was still largely under wraps/ incognito.

    • I was just coming to say the same thing, KelleBelle. Compared to ALL the other royals multiple homes, the Sussexes were given the servants’ quarters with a busy airport flight pattern every few minutes directly overhead!

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        I’m not sure why there is all this angst about Frogmore Cottage being lowly ‘servants quarters.’ Yes, it has been formally used for that purpose, but it was also formerly used as a residence for royal relatives, and initially built by Queen Sophia Charlotte (wife of King George III) as a relaxing summer retreat/ conservatory where she could get away from grand Frogmore House. In that period (mid-to-late 1700s), cottages orne were all the rage — Cottage Orne is the architectural style of Frogmore Cottage. It pays to do more research.

        FYI: FC was already under a much needed renovation, as part of Crown Estate upgrades. The Sussexes have noted on their now former website that they decided on Frogmore (as gifted by the Queen) due to Apt 1 at KP requiring extensive and expensive work that would take a long time. M&H wanted to settle in a new home before Meghan gave birth. The Frogmore Cottage renovation was expected to be completed before Meghan’s due date.

        Also, I believe M&H preferred living in the country, rather than in London. Witness their former rental on the Great Tew Estates in Berkshire (which they had to leave when their privacy was invaded).

  11. Marie says:

    I highly doubt he misses the Windsor’s. From that prank phone the Sun did, he says him and his wife are completely separate from the rest of his family. Also, didn’t Tom Bradby say that Harry and Meghan think the Queen and Phillip are the only nice ones in the family?

    • Brit says:

      Yep he also said, there is a lot of jealously towards Harry and Meghan. I’m sure he was referring to Kate and William. I’m starting to think from Sophie Wessex as well.

  12. CapitalDame says:

    I have a toxic relationship with my dad who lives 5 states away from me, but if he had coronavirus I would most definitely be distressed about being so far and extremely worried about his well being. I believe a part of Harry does probably wish he was in the UK right now, but the part that makes him happy is in LA and I don’t think he regrets being with his wife and son either.

    • Tessa says:

      His dad is apparently better now and is no longer in isolation. Harry really could not have visited his father lest he bring home the virus to his wife and child.

  13. Brit says:

    Also, this is a random question but can anyone explain why the Australian media is so bothered? I’ve been noticing for a while that they’ve been just as nasty to Meghan and Harry as the British press. What’s their problem? They act just as entitled and scorned as the British and it’s so perplexing.

    • Area A says:

      The Australian media in general goes after their targets with a baseball bat. There were rumors on Twitter that Harry and Meghan did not treat staff well during their stay at the Admiralty House, the “pot of hot tea” throwing rumor.

      • Brit says:

        If that was true, they didn’t seem to report on anything negative about them and were very supportive and embracing. All of a sudden, it was hit after hit and the broadcasters are just as bad. I mean who interviews Katie Hopkins?

      • Anonymous says:

        Twitter and Tumblr always insist there’s tea on how horrible Harry and Meghan treat staff. Yet astonishingly tabloids and rr never used this hot tea to get them to dance to their tune.

      • GuestWho says:

        Rumors on Twitter = fan fiction.

      • Yoyo says:

        Pot of tea thrown, that’s new one.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I never heard that either, where’s the spilled tea on this if it’s true?🙄

      • Brit —- Some of the Australian media are just as rabid as those in England. Does Murdoch own any of them?I’m pretty sure he does and ALL his media outlets are singing the same nasty song when it comes to the Sussexes. Also, I think it was Women’s Day in Australia that leaked the Drudge Report of Harry in Afghanistan forcing his being pulled from his first tour of duty as it not only endangered him, but his men. When the magazine was called on the carpet for breaking the agreed to press embargo on reporting on Harry’s tour of duty, they first said they had no idea there was a press embargo, then they changed it to, they had no idea their magazine was included in that embargo. Both of those excuses were shot down and I think they got their hands (Murdoch’s too) slapped by the Crown and the Government. Ever since then, some of the Australian media has had a really antagonistic edge to any reporting they do on Harry and, now, Meghan.

    • Natal says:

      Because the Australian media is more unhinged than the rest of the western world. Rupert Murdoch is Australian after all.

    • Nic919 says:

      Rupert Murdoch is the reason.

    • twoz says:

      Chiming in; Murdoch owns quite a bit of media here (including Foxtel and around 70% of the newspapers).

  14. BUBS says:

    Of course Harry and Meghan are enjoying their time together as a family…of course they’re focused on Archie. Even I could write these stories in my sleep. I understand it’s all grasping at straws now though, since there are no more leaks and the focus is firmly on Coronavirus. I can’t imagine it being easy writing royal stories these days! However, I’d take an E!news report on Meghan and Harry over any from the UK tabloids, anytime!
    PS: I’m glad H and M handled their “Independence Day” the way they did…any “bang” – which is what they may have planned originally- would have made them look self-centered. There’ll be time for fireworks when the world gets through this pandemic, and we’ll be here for it!

    • L4frimaire says:

      I agree. Anything they did, even another Instagram, would be dragged or considered attention grabbing. I also think they are better off outside the UK. Even if they were holed up in Frogmore cottage, there’d be nothing but nasty stories and leaks about them, using them to channel people’s anger and frustration at the government’s poor response to this pandemic.

  15. one of the Marys says:

    This would be a great time to work on any books they might be planning. This forced isolation I mean. Even if not published for years just journaling or getting it down on paper and tidied up could be a good use of their time. I’m glad they’re not pretending to be ‘working’

  16. Abby says:

    Now that they’re not royals, I don’t think any of these stories with “royal sources” are reality. As nice and as ringing true as this is, it is also vague and is probably made up. Also I don’t know any 11 month old babies that like FaceTime playdates. We tried that when my son was that age and he was completely uninterested. But it’s a nice sounding story.

    I wish them well, I hope they’re enjoying this time and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next! Love them so much, as much as you can love a family you’ve never–and will never–meet.

  17. Beach Dreams says:

    I’ve said this occasionally on recent People-sourced royal stories, but it’s worth noting that People Magazine has had a new editor for the past year. Longtime editor Jess Cagle retired from the business last March and he was replaced by his deputy editor Dan Wakeford (a British journalist who previously worked at Life & Style and In-Touch). The article in which Meghan’s friends defended her was done while Cagle was in charge, likely one of his last big stories as it was done a month or two before he retired. If anyone else has noted the subtle but distinct shift in tone in how People compares the Sussexes and the Cambridges in the past year, here’s one factor.

    • MsIam says:

      I definitely noticed. When People did the story of the Grand Finale Tour, I thought for certain they would have that raindrops picture of H&M on the cover, it was so beautiful. Instead they had all four of them on the cover with snaps from the Commonwealth Ceremony. And the Kate, future queen stories seem to run ad nauseam.

  18. Awkward symphony says:

    I hope people keep in mind what the Sussexs said in their final post ” no palace official will speak on behalf of the DDoS” and they confirmed how sunshine sachs is their rep. These Murdoch owned tabloids (which harry is suing for phone hacking) are desperate and still think they’ll get to them to drop the case!🤦‍♀️

  19. AGreatDane says:

    I could have told you that Meghan and Harry were holed up, there’s a deadly pandemic going on after all. Anyways…I watched the Elephant doc with my son and it was really cute! He was engaged throughout and that’s no small feat to do with a 9 year old.