Princess Eugenie & Jack are considering a move to California later this year

If you ask me, Princess Eugenie has had one foot out the door for years. Eugenie lived and worked in New York for several years at an art-auction firm. She then moved back to England simply because she got a better job offer at an art gallery. She married a normal guy, Jack Brooksbank, who has always worked for a living, first for Casamigos and now as a liquor dealer and promotional/PR guy for a real estate development firm in Portugal. Eugenie had been splitting her time between England and Portugal for the past year. Eugenie is also – arguably – the member of the Windsor clan who is the closest to Prince Harry. I think Eugenie is the sister Harry never had, and she remains the only family member to visit the Sussexes in Montecito. Now the Mail reports that Eugenie and Jack are considering a permanent move to sunny California.

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank could be about to do their own Megxit as they may be considering following Prince Harry and Meghan to sunny California after the birth of their second child. A friend tells me the Sussexes have been sending 32-year-old Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, details of homes close to where they live in Montecito.

But I’m told the couple are instead looking at homes in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles, and they plan to rent first before taking the plunge and snapping up a property.

America won’t be totally unfamiliar territory for Eugenie, who spent two years living in New York between 2013 and 2015, when she worked for the auction house Paddle8.

At the moment Jack and Eugenie, who have just announced they’re expecting a sibling for two-year-old August, split their time between the UK and Portugal, where Jack works in high-end property development. Although he recently took a job at Discovery Land Company with property tycoon Mike Meldman, a transition is likely to be fairly smooth as the company’s core properties are dotted around the United States.

When in Britain, Jack and Eugenie have been staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The late Queen gave the property to Harry and Meghan before they left to pursue their American dream. My source tells me: ‘With a growing family, it all feels like it is about new starts. This isn’t just a pipe dream.’

[From The Daily Mail]

So… the assumption is that Jack might transfer to California for a job, and Eugenie would obviously come with him and they would just… live and work in the LA area? Eugenie could probably easily find a job in LA too – her background in art, galleries and auctions would make her an easy hire for all kinds of galleries and LA-based auction houses. I hope they do move. For a while, I’ve felt like they would be the next ones to leave Salt Island. Her beloved grandmother’s passing has probably made it a lot easier for her to leave.

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  1. C says:

    I guess this is an answer to all those “Harry and Meghan were so unfair at her wedding” commenters, lol.

    • Polo says:

      For real lol.
      Eugiene clearly doesn’t care and has maintained a close relationship with the Sussexes. I hope this is true and she does move. It would also be great for their kids to have cousins nearby as well all around the same age.

      • I Hope they move as well. Eugenie is the nicer of the two sisters. It will be wonderful for Harry and Meghan. The cousins will build memories as I think of my fun time with my cousins many years ago.

    • Tan says:

      Yep. Those etiquette hooligans won’t be found on this post

    • usavgjoe says:

      If it is true, I say “Come on over girl, and be with yo, cousin”

    • Amy Bee says:

      Given Eugenie and Jack visited Harry and Meghan in Montecito, the question never had to be asked.

    • Mary says:

      @C, please…. Eugenie did not appear supportive of Harry and Meghan until she and Jack needed a bigger place to stay when they were expecting August. The Yorks leak to the press all the time, they could have put a stop to those rumors about how the announcement of a pregnancy at Eugenie’s wedding was so hurtful to her. There were also rumors that she was upset that only Harry showed up to the evening reception after her wedding and didn’t stay very long.

      Those rumors had a life of weeks in the tabloid press and Eugenie could have put a stop to them but she didn’t. Why? Because the leaks were coming from her camp. She also made pissy comments after the Sussex wedding, and Andrew made disparaging comments about the Sussex wedding in comparison with Eugenie’s upcoming wedding.

      Also, remember how in the Fall of 2019, after Harry filed his lawsuit, he said that NOT ONE PERSON in his family was being supportive of him and Meghan? Where was Eugenie then?

      Eugenie and Jack just decided that they’re lot lay best with Harry and Meghan; after previously trying to suck up to Kate and William. Harry is just a (too) forgiving person.

      • Carrie says:

        I’m with you. Fair weather friends.

      • Nerd says:

        Mary that is not true about Eugenie and Jack not showing support towards Harry and Meghan until they needed something bigger. It was actually Eugenie and Jack who were the first to welcome them to Instagram when they started Sussex Royal. They were the first to congratulate them on their pregnancy announcement and on the birth of Archie. All of those events happened prior to Harry and Meghan moving to the US and Frogmore Cottage being available for Eugenie’s family.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Not true, Mary. Eugenie and Meghan were friends before Harry and Meghan even met. She’s been supportive the whole time.

    • KATHLEEN says:

      That comment always gets my goat. Harry and Meghan pulled two people aside (Charles was in his office) because they were about to leave on a royal tour. William then insisted they tell Kate. God knows who she spilled to. H&M had to announce their pregnancy because as Harry said, Meghan was beginning to show. I remember her wearing a coat throughout the wedding.

  2. Chaine says:

    I so hope this is true! The little Montecito Windsors should get more quality time with their Brit cuzzies.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, since this is the DM, I don’t know whether to believe this but I hope it’s true! Also, remember Harry saying if your plans were leaked beforehand, it almost never ended up happening. But that was for him and Eugenie’s situation might be different. It would be very cool if Jack and Eugenie moved to Cali.

      • Debbie says:

        Like you, I’m skeptical for two reasons. First, it’s the D. Fail for heaven’s sake, but also because they whole story is written with a Sussex slant and title, rather than about the actual subjects — Eugenie and Jack. I think the BM just wanted to write about the Sussexes. Even if they were considering a move, there are many places to live in the US and it wouldn’t even have to be California. Also, I’m sure that E & J are more than capable of getting a real estate agent to send them prospective properties without the Sussexes sending them leads. Sheesh, are these British media people desperate.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    Okay, 1st things first…Jack is super hot in that top picture of him and Eugenie on their wedding day.

    2nd thing…if the Jack and Eugenie can afford it they should Do. It. Run for your lives!

    • Mf says:

      Other than Meghan, Jack is easily the best looking of all the royal spouses, and I love that for Eugenia! You

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Agree!! He is quite dashing to look at. I adore them as a couple and they always look genuinely happy as well. I was tickled that they escaped Britain for Portugal but California is the chefs 💋!!

        And while Edoardo is handsome, as well as a sharp dresser, my hair raises a bit when he came into the picture. Edoardo, I think, has his own agenda and it’s on the basis of his adoration for Beatrice, but it’s purely my opinion.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Literally! Run for your lives, being part of this family is bad for your health and sanity..come to sunny CA and laugh from several time zones away

    • Popsicle W says:

      Yes!!! I was just thinking the same. Brooksbank looks hot! Kaiser knows how to choose photos

  4. fineskylark says:

    I mean, that’s one way to make sure your creepy dad never comes to visit you.

  5. equality says:

    QE “gave” Frogmore to H&M?

    • notasugarhere says:

      That is the language that is always used, even when it doesn’t involve any transfer of titles. She ‘gave’ Bagshot to Edward and Sophie. She ‘gave’ Apartment 1 to the D&D of Gloucester. She ‘gave’ Tam Nah Ghar to William and Harry to use in Scotland whenever they wanted, but really all she did was give them priority to stay in that property on Balmoral over other family members. She ‘gave’ Anmer Hall to W&K, but that only meant she let them live there for free. Just as she ‘gave’ Anmer to the D&D of Kent years ago and that’s where they raised their family.

      QEII acted as if Crown Estate property was her personal property, rather than places like Anmer that really were personally owned by her. Still no news on the Crown Estate cottage at Windsor she ‘gave’ to her cousin Margaret Rhodes and Rhodes never paid anything to the C.E. to live in. I had expected Eugenie or Beatrice to end up in that.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Adding because I was too late to edit my first comment. Frogmore Cottage was weird from the start, I wrote that on here starting when it was first announced. There was no announcement about lease, payment, C.E. percent of the fix-up, any of the things that *were* announced when Andrew and Edward moved to Crown Estate property. Was it handled weirdly? Yes. But the ‘gifted’ language has been used for decades, that’s the only part of the whole thing that didn’t strike me as different.

      • Fallingleaves says:

        Andrew and Ed have very long duration leases on The Royal Lodge and Bagshot Park. Andrew pays much less than Edward’s.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, they do, but my point is that the language of ‘QEII gifted X’ has been the same for all of them. It was never an outright gift but rather the ability to live somewhere for free, the ability to have access to the Crown Estate lease for X property, etc. That’s simply the language they have always used to describe any of these arrangements.

    • Dee says:

      I came here for that sentence, and as usual, CBers are on it. Frogmore needed extensive renovation, so thanks for the expensive “gift” Betty.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Frogmore Cottage was already undergoing renovation as part of Crown Estate upgrades, well before the Queen called Harry and offered the property to them as an optional escape from KP. One of the biggest reasons why the Queen offered FC to M&H is because the renovations were nearly done, which would allow them to move in before Meg’s pregnancy due date at the end of April 2019.

        M&H specifically discussed this reasoning on their Sussex Royal website. Harry also briefly covers this in his memoir, and their satisfaction with living at Frogmore is also mentioned in the Netflix documentary. Harry & Meg were happy about the Queen’s offer because they loved Windsor and the Frogmore House/ Frogmore Cottage environs. They’d spent a lot of their courtship in the privacy of the Windsor estate.

        It’s the tabloid media who caused the unnecessary headaches due to unfair, overblown coverage about costs that had already been covered before the property was offered to M&H. They paid for fixtures, furnishings and all additional upgrades they needed before moving in.

    • Cessily says:

      I caught that too and had a huge eye roll.. my second thought was “so the exodus begins” maybe Jack will find a place in Archewell. Whatever they do I just hope the press leaves them alone and doesn’t use a move to California to start targeting them in the tabloids. It would be good for Harry, Meghan and the kids to have cousins close I know Meghan has stated numerous times that she always wanted that for her children, especially since she was an only child.

  6. Valentina says:

    Do it girl, run!!

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This is quite exciting.

    • Athena says:

      My money is on Zara and Mike moving to Australia. It may happen before Eugenie’s move to California.

      • Blujfly says:

        I don’t know why Zara and Mike would. They have it made in Britain where they’re D list celebrities and live for free on Zara’s mother’s estate.

      • equality says:

        They have endorsements and events they do in Australia and have mentioned moving before. Apparently they are D list celebs there also.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I don’t think Zara and Mike are moving. Zara is half-owner of the newly-redone eventing activities at Gatcombe. Anne closed the original business, then Peter/Zara opened a ‘new’ business under a different name and sponsors. Another way they’ll get around inheritance tax, if they can prove they’ve been managing the estate for years before their mother passes. Her paid gig with the racing group in Australia? That group is now the official sponsor of the event at Gatcombe.

  8. Beverley says:

    When I saw Eugenie frolicking at the beach in the warm California sun with Prince Archie, I knew she would eventually succumb to California’s many charms. So glad her children and Harry’s children will have their dear cousins nearby.

  9. notasugarhere says:

    The transition to working full-time for Meldman was likely smooth because he was the third (mostly unseen) partner in Casamigos. If they move, they need to be smart and choose a gated community.

    • Kel says:

      To be fair I doubt paps will be desperate to see Eugene. Maybe in the beginning but after that they’ll leave her alone.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They will be desperate to invade Eugenie’s privacy if she’s seen publicly hanging out with Meghan and Harry. If it means they gain info about Sussex Family or pics of Sussex Family on the property. Any access to Sussex Family, especially the kids, will be stolen by any means necessary.

        That’s why I continue to be surprised that Harry and Meghan don’t live in a gated community. Without good security, Eugenie and Jack will be easy targets. Ex. Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neil’s home in Florida was robbed and several historic pieces of jewelry were stolen.

      • Becks1 says:

        Agree with Nota, they’ll stalk Eugenie to see if/when/how often they hang out with the Sussexes. I do think Eugenie and Jack will pick a gated community because I doubt they could afford private security on their own (and likely don’t need it in general) but a gated community would at least keep the paps out etc.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Yes, it would be wise for both J&E to live in a gated community. I fear that they will be unfairly targeted in the Britshidmedia unfortunately. Which is immensely unfair.

        Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to live in California???? It’s breathtaking as well as rich in the arts, food and entertainment. All while having the ability to travel to the mountains, beaches or national parks. I would give my R arm to live in California as it’s magnificent!! Anything is better than gloomy, stuffy and cold Britain, though I know nothing about Portugal so I can’t speak on the merits of that country but it does look gorgeous.

    • Kel says:

      I understand what you’re saying but these people know where Archie goes to school and they’ve left him alone. We only had one pap pic and that was it. She’ll be fine. There are other major and even minor celebrities that can make them more money.

      Harry and Meghan move around freely in Montecito and we only see pap pics of them after a major event ( Oprah interview, Netflix, spare) or polo events. Most other times they seem to be left alone. After the initial frenzy of them moving the last year has been pretty quiet.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, but one of the pap pics we DID see of H&M in the last year was when they were out to dinner with Eugenie and Jack. If those two move to LA, it will renew the feeding frenzy for H&M bc the tabloids will want to push the narrative of the exiled royals or whatever. It will die down, it won’t last forever, but it will definitely happen.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Becks1, not only will it increase the veracity of drumming up “hit pieces” but it will also cause a constant stream of these rats scurrying around the cities.

        Lest we not forget how invasive the rats were to the neighbors and more importantly the rats were to those attending Archie’s school. They leave no stone unturned including their trash.

      • aftershocks says:

        The only reason the tabs and paps have left Archie alone is because they know H&M will sue the pants off them if they pap anymore pics. After that first pic of pregnant Meg carrying Archie to school, H&M took legal action.

    • Sugarhere says:

      I doubt the Brookbanks will leave the stifling royal gated world just to duplicate it by living in a gated US community.

      The whole point of moving away to the Los Angeles area is to enjoy the free spirit of California. Diana had set the trend by suggesting that was he wish.

      I don’t see them choosing to wall up but rather evolving in a cosy, healthy environment, surrounded by familiar faces. Gated communities scream of class exclusiveness.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They also scream security in an increasingly dangerous US, plus providing privacy for when the cousins get together. And a convenient way for her father to visit her without the fear of a process server being at the front door.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        notasugarhere, I wonder if Andrew’s passport has been tagged?

  10. Louise177 says:

    It seems that since the Queen died, non working Royals are making moves. Not literally but making decisions that Elizabeth wouldn’t necessarily approve of.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      I think that they’ve known all along that the reign of KC isn’t going to be favorable for them and the reign of KW will be even worse. I’m sure that the queen left her a nice inheritance which would make for a great down payment on their own home.

    • Dee(2) says:

      That’s one of the more relatable things that’s happened with this family, because that happens frequently when the patriarch and/or matriarch passes away. Also, both of them seem less interested than her sister and brother-in-law in keeping up that aristocratic connection. I feel like I have either read or seen a lot more about Beatrice at events and parties with that crowd in the past.

      • Christine says:

        Beatrice seems like the only current royal who really wants to be a working royal, and Chuck is an idiot to not take advantage of having someone who wants to work.

        I would love to watch B kick Cannot and Willnot’s lazy asses in the yearly roundup of royal engagements.

      • one of the marys says:

        @christine, Beatrice is stylish and attractive and has great hair. If she has any charm or aura to her how will William and Kate behave? And her husband? Is he willing to put up with their nonsense? Maybe Charles would benefit but I don’t think William will allow it

  11. hmpy says:

    So do they just automatically get visas for being rich and royal?

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      They won’t be treated like desperate migrants at the southern border, that’s for sure. Even MAGA’s won’t object.

    • equality says:

      He is working for an American who has a company operating in the US. He can be sponsored.

    • Polo says:

      Your company can sponsor you but they probably have instant access through being “famous.”
      She is a princess after all so that has its benefits.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Oh, trolls. I get that all you Meghan haters have to manufacture things to get mad about, and hate on Eugenie too. As others have written, his company can legally sponsor him for a work visa. When Eugenie worked in the US, she worked for a British-owned art gallery that sponsored her for a visa for their NYC location.

      Don’t bother pretending to get mad about Princess Madeleine and her husband either. He’s a dual US-UK citizen and most (if not all) of their kids are US citizens.

    • Cessily says:

      If they have employment here I see no reason why they wouldn’t get them. Just like everyone else that comes here for a job. It has nothing to do with their wealth. I’ve known people from all over the world that came to Detroit to work for the auto industry and they never had issues getting visas since they already had employment.

      I would love it if she had their second child here and then we would have two American born royal cousins.

    • Kateylee says:

      Ya why do all these rich defecting royals get to shove themselves to the front of our broken immigration line? I’ll take the actual working immigrants who are in need over these people. More rich people taking up time and resources that are life and death for actual immigrants.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Kateylee, I agree that our Southern border immigrants are in dire need of resources. Anyone who has a job and sponsor can get a visa, so one has nothing to do with the other because the resources needed at the border are not needed for this.

      • Jaded says:

        So you’re against someone coming to the US to work? To make money and contribute to the GDP? They aren’t defecting, and they aren’t shoving themselves to the front of the line. Nor are they taking up time and resources, they’re sponsored into jobs legally by the company they’re working for. Immigrants do need proper resources at the border in order to process them into the US legally too. However, these two issues are completely different.

    • HennyO says:

      If Eugene delivers the baby in the US, than they will have solved that problem. In combination with at least one if them getting a job in the US, even better.

    • liz says:

      If she’s still working for Hauser & Wirth, they have a big gallery in LA. She would be fairly senior there and they could easily justify a transfer. It would then be easy for her to get a work visa sponsored by H&W.

  12. Noki says:

    So Eugenie’s profession is what Kate may have had if her Willy plan didn’t go all the way?

    • lanne says:

      It could have been, and likely should have been. Kate would have been a shoo-in for a job at a place like Sotheby’s, or an art museum, just by virtue of being William’s girlfriend. It would have been a good move for her, because she would have had a proper job in a place that was used to high-profile people. But Kate didn’t want to work at all, so she just waited…and waited…and waited…

    • Murphy says:

      No Kate would have just married some other rich guy and been lazy forever just the same.

      • Christine says:

        This. I heart all of you who think Kitty is sitting on some unfulfilled dream Willnot crushed, and I mean that in a “bless you” kind of way. This was the highest she was aiming for, I hope she loves the rest of her life, because it does not look appealing.

    • Jay says:

      I don’t know about that. You need to be able to schmooze as an art dealer, and we’ve all seen Katie Keen do events where she can barely manage a sentence of small talk without reading a script. Plus, she likely would not have the social connections and aristocrat clout that Eugenie has.

      That’s not to say Kate couldn’t have taken some other job in the artistic field. Hell, she could have interned for a fashion designer or taught a free photography course at the local community college and it would have served her better than doing nothing for ten long years.

  13. AmelieOriginal says:

    This would make sense to me. Eugenie looked very happy in the Harry and Meghan documentary home videos in California. And she most likely has friends in the US from her time in NYC and maybe Jack does too working with Casamigos clients, who knows. It’s far away from her messy parents and her dad’s legal drama. The only thing is I’m wondering what kind of visa they would give Jack to come work in the US, H1B? Could Eugenie also get her own visa if Jack gets one successfully? I wonder what kind of passport she has, a diplomatic one or a regular one since she’s not a senior royal? While this may not be true, I hope the Brooksbanks move to CA.

    Sidenote, I love seeing Eugenie and Jack wedding pics. She looked so beautiful and her tiara is hands down my favorite tiara ever worn by a royal in a royal wedding, she wears it so well. Also because she and Jack are so cute together and he clearly adores her so much.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Since Eugenie has worked in the states before, she probably won’t have a hard time getting a new visa.

  14. Old_Crone says:

    Hope this one is true. Maybe they can have a whole shadow royal court in California

  15. Jaime says:

    Oh man I hope this is true. I feel like it might be already happening because this is when we hear about this stuff. We heard about Portugal and they moved within months.

    How awesome for Harry and Meghan to have more family that love them and they love close by. Something they’ve both wanted.
    I imagine they’ll probably camp out in Montecito too for a bit too as they transition.
    I do feel weird about a friend running to the daily mail. Trash if they didn’t consent to it.

  16. AKA Bearcat Lawyer says:

    No, but having a job with a company that can transfer someone from overseas helps. Having money to invest in a business in the US also helps.

  17. Abby says:

    I HATE THE WORD MEGXIT. I am instantly turned off when this word is used. It was instigated by Harry!

    I hope this story is true though. That would be so fun for them and the Sussexes to be close by each other!

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I too hate the word Megxit as it lays all of the blame on Meghan who we have always known would travel to the ends of the earth with Harry. They are just pissed that Bullyiam wasn’t able to abdicate them to Africa, which is what he wanted.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      I wouldn’t say it was instigated by Harry. This is the brf and bm who coined that word. Harry made it clear that Megxit is sexist.

    • ImmortalSamsara says:

      Instigated by Harry??? He’s been pretty loud and clear how he abhors that word. What are you on about?

      • Blithe says:

        I read that bit twice as well. Perhaps Abby means that the Sussexes EXIT was instigated by Harry? (And not by Meghan as Megxit seems to suggest.)

      • ImmortalSamsara says:

        @Blithe Ah that makes sense, thanks!

      • ImmortalSamsara says:

        @Blithe Ah that makes sense. Thanks!

      • SAS says:

        I read it as their exit was instigated by Harry, not Meghan as the (dogwhistle) name suggests. I think we can give regular commenters the benefit of the doubt rather than interpreting it as a troll comment.

  18. ❌❌❌Tart ❌❌❌ says:

    IF…this story is true🧐😏. Then Meghan might get her wish to have her kids know and have cousins to run around with and play with.

  19. Zazzoo says:

    Ruuuuun , Eugie!! As a now minor royal whose connection to the monarch is through her paedo dad, the best thing she can do for herself and children is GTFO. Portugal sounds amazing but geographically and in terms of long term opportunities, LA is a million miles away and a huge market.

  20. Sigh says:

    Consider the source. If she and her family moved to the US it would be very difficult for her father to visit because of his legal issues. It’s a lovely idea, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • K8erade says:

      Eugenie hasn’t been as open about being “Team Andrew” as Beatrice has been. It’s really hard to say where Andrew and Beatrice’s relationship is these days.

      • Liz Version 700 says:

        Yeah, I have had questions about her relationship with her dad ever since that horrible video of him grabbing her butt was shown. Shudder… mobi g here means she can see all of them including Dad on her terms, and Fergie can pop over anytime since she love the US

    • Zazzoo says:

      @Sigh – I think you just hit on the big motivation for this move.

  21. Mel says:

    I don’t think this is true but if it happens to be I’ll LOL so hard. Hey, maybe they’re reading the writing on the wall and decided to bounce before the whole thing blows up. I don’t think William is going to be King, I think it will all end with Charles.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Ending it all before Will would be the best thing that could happen for George and the “spares” as they could actually have normal lives not based on their birth order.

  22. Well Wisher says:

    For what it’s worth this item is sourced through the mail, if true would be wonderful news.
    Eugenie and Jack will be spared the innuendos from the Waleses nor being relegated to the cheap seats at royal functions.
    She would not be required to write insta posts of support for a forgettable concert.
    She would be free ‘ to be’ .

  23. Christine says:

    I also wonder what’s happening behind the scenes, like Charles is making good on his promises to streamline funding and cut off lesser royals. If you’re no longer being funded by the institution, why play along with their rules?

  24. Becks1 says:

    I don’t know if this is true obviously, I’m not sure Eugenie would want to move that far from her parents (omg what if Fergie movies with her? Fergie in LA, the tabloids would go insane lol) but I don’t think its impossible. I wonder if their visit last year in February made them think “oh swimming at this time of year is great!” lol.

    We’ve said for a while now that if any other royal is going to decamp to the US, its going to be Eugenie.

    • lanne says:

      Maybe tabs wouldn’t go insane. Fergie lived in NY for quite a while, and I don’t recall the tabs caring all that much. I think the story is Harry and Meghan–Eug and Jack will be hunted solely because they could be seen with Harry and Meghan. Fergie would be hunted for the same reason. I think the tabs are trying to isolate Harry and Meghan by spooking anyone who might be close to them.

      It’s still incredible to me that an entire media industry has dedicated itself to destroying 2 individuals who have no ties to government, and who haven’t committed any crimes. It’s personal in a way that’s frightening. I wonder how far they will go to raise the stakes–will they attempt to create accidents? Is there an endgame, or is the goal to just slander on and on and on for decades to come?

      • Becks1 says:

        See I’m assuming if Fergie was in LA she would be very very very FERGIE, you know? She’d be at Chateau Marmont every day for lunch (is that place still a thing, where the paps hang out?!?! I’m so behind on non-royal celebrity gossip). And then factor in Harry and Meghan and the tabloids would love it (“Fergie at lunch in LA, Harry and Meghan nowhere to be seen as they were SNUBBED YET AGAIN!!!!” – those are the kinds of headlines I’m envisioning. Not in the US, but in the UK.)

        I do agree with you that its disturbing to consider how the british media has devoted itself to destroying H&M. It IS personal and we can’t just say its because of docuseries or Spare, it was personal well before that. I’m not sure when it became so personal. They were always out to destroy Meghan, for sure, but even with that, it does feel like something switched at some point and the RRs and tabloids no longer care what sells, they just HATE them and want to destroy them. Maybe M’s lawsuit? Maybe Archie’s birth? Maybe it was a gradual thing? IDK.

      • Jais says:

        I remember being surprised when in the princes and the press(I think?), one of the rota complained about the engagement pictures and how Meghan was kept on the other side of that garden pool. They wanted to meet and have access to her and Harry was like no. So from the beginning and gradual but definitely reached a head with the lawsuit. I wonder though about what was there before Meghan. Obviously on Harry’s side, he felt one way but so much of the press fawned over him. Did it get personal only when he wouldn’t give them access to Meghan? Bc I can see Meghan, at the beginning, thinking well if I’m nice and just speak to the rota, that’ll make it better, not knowing what Harry knew and the whole gross system of the tabloids. But Harry said no and they’ll never forgive him. But also I swear some of them just thought Harry was like their friend or something.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Jais yes I remember the fuss about the engagement announcement, which showed how Harry was NOT going to play the game anymore. It was a cold November day and he kept the press out there in the sunken garden and he and Meghan walked out, showed the ring, said a few lines and then went back inside, LOL. I remember one reporter at the time (not a RR) tweeting something about how obvious it was that Harry HATED the press.

        I think for Harry, he was okay offering himself up. He didn’t like it, wasnt happy about it as he lays out so well in Spare, but he accepted it. He was not okay offering up Meghan and by the time the engagement was announced, the press was already attacking her. Who knows what might have happened had the press backed off and let Meghan just do her thing and find her footing as a royal without attacking her on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis.

        I think Harry is probably a warm and pleasant person and I think he knew that for a lot of the RRs, they’re just doing their jobs, so he was able to sort of still interact with them in a nice way because of that. (not all of them, but some.) but they interpreted that as meaning they were friends with him, and then it changed when Meghan came on the scene, because the coverage changed and the negativity and attacks amped up and Harry was no longer willing to play nice bc they were no longer just doing their jobs, they were going out of their way to destroy Meghan.

        Also, along those lines, I think when these RRs write about the “friends” who miss Harry and miss the old Harry and how he used to be etc – its the RRs. They’re talking about themselves. They’re the ones who miss the old Harry. (old Harry = playing nice with the RRs when necessary.)

      • lanne says:

        I agree, @Becks. There’s a weird, totally inappropriate parasocial relationship the rota ratchets had with Harry that would be unacceptable by any other legitimate reporter. I agree that they saw Harry as their personal friend because he would have a drink with them on tours. They thought that he was their “in” to the royal family, and when he pulled rank, they resented it as much as a toxic fan resenting the object of their attention pulling away. I think of all those crazy Twilight freaks who thought that Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson were secretly married, and then harrassed Rob’s girlfriends, or that guy from Outlander, or other celebs whose partners are attacked by fans. Meghan “took Harry away from them,” and therefore, they feel fine attacking her. I bet they’re thinking that if they destroy her, Harry will have no choice but to come running back. That way of thinking is being encouraged by KP (as his evil brother openly feels the same way). So the rota ratchets sincerely think they are doing their part for the royal family, and “saving” Harry on behalf of the royal family that they identify themselves by so inappropriately.

        A legitimate news organization would take such a reporter off the story–it’s not only unprofessional, it’s nearing stalker territory. It’s creepy and disgusting.

      • Jais says:

        It’s such a perfect storm. I wonder if the press ever could have held back? It’s not even about the palace defending her, its about that fact that they explicitly or implicitly let it be known that it was open season in regards to Meghan. Parasocial relationship is right and I think at some point Harry was just visibly telegraphing his disgust with the rota to their faces at events. Maybe he hadn’t been that obvious before, until Meghan. Imagine being hated so viscerally by someone. They are just really offended that Harry hates them, even though it seems pretty understandable from the outside. They kind of want to talk shit about Harry but have him still love them. Weird.

  25. J.Ferber says:

    Oh, I do hope Eugenie and Jack move to Cali! They can have a whole ex-pat royal community there! Love it!

  26. Snuffles says:

    Run Eugenie! Ruuuuuuuunnnnn!!!

    I understand why they would choose West Hollywood. It’s just around the corner from multiple major museums. If that’s what Eugenie is going for. I used to live there, it’s a good central location.


  27. MSTJ says:

    Seems to me like tabloids have tapped Eugenia’s phone, saw some photos and started to speculate about her moving to the US. Otherwise the entire thing is made up speculation by the DM.

    Note: The Queen did not give H&M Frogmore Cottage. They are leasing it. They have the option to renew the lease each year. The paid for all the renovations with their own money for a cottage they don’t even own but rent and don’t even live in because they had to run for their mental an physical well-being (essentially for their lives) from that country. That’s family eh – The Royal Family.

  28. Amy Bee says:

    Remember that rumour that Meghan was looking for a new house? It’s more likely, if true that she was scouting for Eugenie and Jack.

    • Cessily says:

      Interesting… I bet you are right if they do move here that is probably what was happening. I wonder if that rumor was started be someone in a real estate office?

    • Snuffles says:

      Oooh! Good catch!

    • Mary Pester says:

      AMYBEE, but can you imagine the headlines if they do move to california, it will be “HARRY AND MEGAN HAVE BRAINWASHED EUGINE, THE PALACE ARE WORKING OVERTIME TO GET HER HOME SAFELY. And the really sick thing is, some brits will believe it as they have been so brainwashed over the last few years

  29. HeyKay says:

    I hope they do come to US.
    I like Eugenie, and I like how she has stood up for H&M.
    Be nice to have them come and spend time w/H&M and the kids can all play together.
    Isn’t Jack fairly wealthy on his own?

    I can picture all those little kids tearing it up together in sunny CA.

    • Snuffles says:

      Yes, Jack is the eldest in a wealthy family. His father died a few years ago and he probably inherited a few million. And Eugenie probably inherited from the Queen.

  30. tamsin says:

    It might be difficult for Andrew to visit, but Sarah could visit as often and as long as she likes. To visit Andrew, Eugenie would have to go to England, just like Harry now does. It’s a nice thought to think of Harry having some “family” close by. Both Harry and Meghan have been tragically short-changed in that category. It would be nice if Archie and Lili can grow up with cousins, in the way Harry did if not Meghan. Wish the Brooksbank family all the best, whatever they decide to do. And since this story is in the DM, it must surely have been leaked by someone, or they’re just “fishing.”

  31. K8erade says:

    I say good for Eugenie and Jack to get out of there if it is true. I also think people forget that Eugenie isn’t as outgoing in her support of Andrew as Beatrice is. I think if there is any truth to this story, Eugenie likely sees the writing on the wall with Charles and knows it will only get worse when William takes the throne. Better to bail now than do it when Charles is gone. Going near The Sussexes is probably a cardinal sin in William’s book so they probably don’t want to have William hazing them for the rest of their lives.

  32. MsIam says:

    I say fake news on this. The only ones I think Eugenie would share this with would be Fergie, Beatrice or Andrew and I don’t think they would sell her out to the Fail.. Unless it is someone from Jack’s family. The Fail just needs more gossip to print. If it is true though, good for Eugenie and Jack for getting away from that bunch.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Let’s not forget loose lips her mother. Sarah is always eager to place calls to the RR’s with regards to her family. Or it could have come from Cruella who happens to have a knack for supplying secrets to her buddies at the Fail.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      MsIam, ITA. The article says they “could” move to California, but anyone who doesn’t already live there could move there.

      I think that their move to Portugal was done with intention. They wanted to get away from the brf and create their own life. If they choose to move elsewhere, good for them. I hope wherever they are that they are happy.

  33. Hail says:

    I combed through Eugenie’s insta and saw a post where she called Jack “my love”. That’s what Harry and Meghan call each other too. I hope they move to california!

  34. TangerineTree says:

    @Becks1 Perhaps part of why it became personal for the rota is bc they started to realize that H was serious about never having M meet and chat with the media. And yet H&M were so loved by the public and their way of supporting their patronages was so innovative and successful without the help of the rota. In short, the rota were’t needed, and they were furious.
    (I also think H’s lawsuit has always been a ticking time bomb underlying the hate campaign but, of course, it is never mentioned by the press.)

  35. Snuffles says:

    For all we know, they could already be in California. They don’t have to announce boo. I assume, IF true, they would prefer to be settled in their new home before the birth of their second child.

  36. Bellaluna McKenzie says:

    2 things in this article annoy me.
    First off, ‘their own Megxit’. FFS, Harry left too, it was not just Meghan. That the British Media keep on clamoring the BOTH OF THEM leaving as such is downright unfair.

    And then, ‘the property to Harry and Meghan before they left to pursue their American dream’. B**ch please! They left for their security and mental health because they were driven out.

    The lies keep on coming and it’s disgusting.

  37. Dierski says:

    I hope this happens! CA is waiting for you, and you won’t even want to look back. And we here in CA & the US will actually leave you alone to live your life. Come on home, Eug & Jack!

  38. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    That would be awesome, I feel like she kinda belongs here. I remember harry saying in his Netflix series, most likely this would’ve been where his mom would have ended up if she was still alive, so sad.

  39. Annalise/Typical Virgo says:

    THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!! OMG, I know it probably ISN’T this, but what an awesome way to give Charles, who I’m realizing has really been snubbing the York sisters their whole lives, the middle finger. But in a classy way.
    Wouldn’t it be amazing if Jack or Eugenie went to work for Archwell??

  40. HeyKay says:

    Oh, if Jack or Eugenie went to work for Archwell that would really set William the Angry off, wouldn’t it? 👍

  41. Nerd says:

    As usual the DM article is very vague and contradictory. So a friend told this person that they have been sending details of homes in the Montecito area to Eugenie and Jack, but also they were told that they are INSTEAD looking at renting a home in the Los Angeles area. They are reporting two different scenarios in the same article but by using the word INSTEAD they are making it sound as if that is what is really happening and the Eugenie and Jack scenario isn’t.

  42. Sugarhere says:

    Considering the warring force in this feuding family, Eugexit strikes me as Sussex victory in every respect:

    1- The press portrayal of the Duchess of Sussex as the ultimate bully is being ironically dismissed by an entire family planning to settle closer to the torturess.

    2- Charles’ dream of a slimmed-down monarchy is being ironically answered.

    3- Eugenie might feel the pressing need to live an ocean apart from her deluded criminal father who has lied himself into believing he did nothing wrong and is planning retaliatory measures, regardless of how they might backfire on his daughters.

    4- Both Queen Elizabeth’s passing where she was the one crying heavily, and the revelations in SPARE acted as traumatic epiphany wake-up calls for sensitive Eugenie, who realized it was time she left the ship before it sank.

  43. blue says:

    I don’t think Euge wants any part of being a working royal. She’s into her sweet family. Bea on the other hand will dig herself in wherever she can, egged on by Eduardo who loves being royal-adjacent. Edo is always checking for the best camera angles for himself and if Bea weren’t royal, I don’t think he’d have given her a second look, much less ditched his baby-mama & attached himself to a lumpy princess with bug eyes & over-sized teeth.

  44. Janice Hill says:

    Didn’t her father give her bottom a feel when they were supposed to be looking at tributes to the late queen? I’d want to put a continent between him and me, too.