Is Prince Harry never returning to the royal family? Duke of Sussex officially abandons British residency for USA

Is Prince Harry never returning to the royal family? Duke of Sussex officially abandons British residency for USA

After four years of stepping down from his royal duties, Prince Harry has officially changed his country of residence from the United Kingdom to the United States. The Duke of Sussex, known for his role in various charitable endeavors and his outspokenness on social issues, made this significant shift in his official records, signaling a new chapter in his life.

The change in residency was recently documented in filings with Companies House, where Prince Harry’s “New Country/State Usually Resident” is now listed as the USA, replacing the previous designation of the United Kingdom. This adjustment aligns with the public confirmation of Harry and Meghan Markle‘s departure from their UK residence, Frogmore Cottage, and their relocation to California for a fresh start.

Why Did Prince Harry Move To US?

The decision to move to the United States comes amidst a series of events and challenges faced by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The loss of Frogmore Cottage, their eviction from the royal family, and security considerations have all played a role in this transition.

The timing of this change coincides with the publication of Harry’s memoir, ‘Spare’, which contained controversial allegations against the royal establishment, particularly regarding Queen Camilla. This publication, coupled with the loss of their official residence in the UK, prompted Prince Harry to make the United States his new home.

Prince Harry’s Statement About New Residency

In a statement regarding his new residency, Prince Harry expressed his feelings of belonging and safety in the US, stating, “Home for me, now, for the time being, is in the States. And it really feels that way, as well. We’ve been welcomed with open arms and have got such a great community up in Santa Barbara.”This shift in residence also raises questions about Prince Harry’s eligibility to serve as a Counsellor of State, a role designated for select members of the Royal Family who can deputize for the Monarch in specific circumstances. The criteria for this role include maintaining UK citizenship, which may be impacted by Harry’s new residency status.

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