Prince Harry says he and Meghan will NEVER move back to the UK and plan to live in the US permanently – hours after hinting couple won’t ever give up their royal titles

Prince Harry and his Family


Prince Harry today declared that he and his wife Meghan Markle will never move back to the UK or become full-time working members of the royal family again – just hours after hinting that the couple will never relinquish their official titles.


Prince Harry and his Family

Harry, 38, made the dramatic claims in the latest in a line of TV interviews to promote his bombshell new memoir Spare, telling Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan that he ‘doesn’t think it’s ever going to be possible’ for his family to return to his home country on a permanent basis.

The Duke continued his blistering attacks on the British press, claiming that the media would make his family’s lives ‘unsurvivable’ if they were ever to return to the UK, saying: ‘I don’t think that even if there was an agreement or an arrangement between me and my family there’s that third party [the British press] that’s going to do everything they can to make sure that that isn’t possible, not stopping us from going back but making it unsurvivable.’

Harry and Meghan, 41, relocated from the UK to California in early 2020, and have, since early 2021, been raising their two children, Archie and Lilibet, in a $14.65 million mansion in Montecito – thousands of miles away from the Duke’s family.

However, while Harry has admitted that he doesn’t believe they will ever make a full-time return to the UK or royal life, he has also hinted that he and Meghan will never give up their official titles.

And what difference would that make?’ was his only answer.

Cooper said: ‘One of the criticisms that you’ve received is that okay, fine, you wanna move to California, you wanna step back from the institutional role. Why be so public? Why reveal conversations you’ve had with your father or with your brother? You say you tried to do this privately.’

Harry retorted: ‘Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.

You know, the family motto is never complain, never explain. But it’s just a motto. And it doesn’t really hold.’

The couple first made the shocking announcement that they were going to step back from their royal duties on January 8, 2020.

At the time, they wrote in a joint statement that they had reached the decision after ‘many months of reflection and internal discussions.’

They said they wanted to ‘work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.’

We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,’ the statement continued.

This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.’

At the time, the statement sparked outrage from critics – who insisted that the couple couldn’t ‘be one foot in, one foot out’.

Many people also called for them to give up their royal titles and live as members of the public.

Those cries have become increasingly louder in the years since, during which Harry and Meghan have both launched multiple attacks on the royal family, beginning with their incendiary Oprah interview – and continuing with further TV appearances, a Netflix documentary, and the release of Harry’s bombshell memoir, which he has been promoting in a series of on-air interviews.

A December poll revealed that 98 per cent of participants sill want the pair to be stripped of their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles – especially after the couple aired their bombshell Netflix docuseries, which included several explosive accusations about their time as royals.

In the series, the pair claimed they were victims of ‘institutional gaslighting’ and accused the royal family of lying to protect Harry’s brother Prince William.

Harry also said in the series that he told his father, King Charles II, that he and Meghan were willing to relinquish their titles during discussions surrounding their plan to move to America – although it appears that is no longer the case.