Baby sur­prise!

Meghan’s fam­ily joy. Plus, Harry moves to Hollywood

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Ever sin­cei theyh met, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have jet­ted back and forth across the At­lantic in or­der to be with one an­other. But the smit­ten royal has de­clared he’s had enough of the tem­po­rary ar­range­ments – he’s about to set up a per­ma­nent home in the US!

The deliri­ously happy cou­ple have cap­tured the world’s attention with their ro­man­tic love story, which has de­fied the royal rule book. Last week, they openly kissed and cud­dled at the In­vic­tus Games in Toronto, where they were joined by Meghan’s mum, yoga in­struc­tor Do­ria Ragland.

As a bira­cial di­vor­cée from the US – and an ac­tress at that – the gor­geous Suits star, 36, is made of the kind of stuff that once would have had the palace in up­roar. But royal rebel Harry, 33, wants to show the woman he’s fallen head over heels in love with that she is more im­por­tant to him than tra­di­tion, even if that means mov­ing away from his na­tive Eng­land.

“Harry and Meghan have done a trial run of liv­ing to­gether at his palace cot­tage,” a source close to the flame­haired prince tells Woman’s

Day. “And while Meghan loved Lon­don, she hated be­ing so far from her fam­ily.

“She de­cided that putting down roots in Eng­land wasn’t for her, even though she knew that might end their re­la­tion­ship, but he was more than un­der­stand­ing. He told Meghan he loves her so much, he wants to make it work. She couldn’t be­lieve it!”

Sources say Harry is al­ready plan­ning for the big tran­si­tion. “He and Meghan have been house-hunt­ing in LA, where Meghan’s fam­ily is based,” says a friend of the prince. “They’ve got their eye on a se­cluded man­sion in the Hollywood Hills, with a gor­geous view of the city, where they can base them­selves when Meghan isn’t in Toronto film­ing Suits.”


While Harry’s sure that liv­ing part-time in the US won’t re­sult in him be­ing ousted from the royal fold, he knows it won’t be a pop­u­lar move – which is why he’s yet to break the news to his grand­mother, the Queen, 91, or even his brother, Prince Wil­liam, 35.

“Harry’s not ex­pect­ing it to go down well,” says our source, who points out that the prince’s de­ci­sion brings to mind his great-great un­cle King Ed­ward VIII, who ruled for less than a year be­fore in­fa­mously ab­di­cat­ing the throne in 1936 to marry

twice-divorced Amer­i­can so­cialite Wal­lis Simp­son.

But as Harry sees it, the odds of him one day wear­ing the crown are now slim to none. With the births of Prince Ge­orge, four, and Princess Char­lotte, two, plus an­other baby on the way for Wil­liam and the Duchess of Cam­bridge, 35, he’ll soon be only sixth in line to the throne – way down the peck­ing or­der.

Harry feels bad about dis­ap­point­ing the Queen, says our source. “He knows she will take it to heart. She be­lieves he has an im­por­tant role to play in keep­ing the monarchy young and rel­e­vant. She’s bent over back­wards to ac­com­mo­date his re­la­tion­ship with Meghan, es­pe­cially given that she’s an Amer­i­can and a di­vor­cée.

“I’m sure she re­alises Meghan’s a good fit for a free­wheel­ing guy like Harry, rather than some stiff Bri­tish up­per-cruster. But she could never have imag­ined he would pri­ori­tise his re­la­tion­ship over his royal role.”

Mean­while, Harry and Meghan, who are un­der­stood to be al­ready se­cretly en­gaged, are busy plan­ning not just their nup­tials but their fu­ture ba­bies. An in­sider tells us, “Meghan’s big­gest con­cern is not the wed­ding. She’s 36 and ter­ri­fied it’s go­ing to be re­ally hard to get preg­nant. She’s al­ready be­gun a fer­til­ity diet and she’s switched to pre­na­tal yoga to get her body primed.

“She wants to get preg­nant

the day she gets mar­ried. Any ear­lier, she knows, would em­bar­rass the royal fam­ily, although Harry has said he doesn’t care and that they can start try­ing for a baby now.”

If the cou­ple do hit a speed bump when it comes to con­ceiv­ing, an­other source close to the ac­tress re­veals Meghan has a plan B. We’re told, “Meghan froze some eggs when she was 30 to en­sure that some day she could have chil­dren, even if she started late. She’s a mod­ern girl and doesn’t re­ally care how she gets preg­nant.

“Harry would like to try the nat­u­ral way for a cou­ple of years at least, but Meghan is more prac­ti­cal – she wants re­sults. She’s told Harry that af­ter the wed­ding, she’ll give it six months and if they haven’t con­ceived, well, it’s off to the clinic for IVF!”

Joined by Meghan’s mum Do­ria, the pair snug­gle up at the In­vic­tus Games.

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