MEGHAN and Prince Harry want to find a family home in California following the birth of their baby, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.
Friends of the former Hollywood actress say she is looking for a place near where she grew up in Los Angeles.
The Duchess of Sussex wants it as a bolthole for her new family — and to be near mum Doria Ragland.
A source revealed: “Meghan definitely wants a place in Los Angeles — she loves the city, the lifestyle and climate.
“Ultimately, she is a California girl and can breathe easier there. Hollywood is in her DNA and I think it is where she has always wanted to keep a solid footing.
“Spending time there would also allow her some freedom and independence from both the Palace and the Press — and more control over her life and the people around her.
“She is a duchess in the UK, but could be a queen in LA.”
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, moved from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, Berks, last month. They were said to be relaxing there yesterday with Doria, 62, while they wait for the birth of their baby — now a week overdue.
Previous reports had suggested that Meghan and Harry will move to southern Africa for a while after the birth.
There were also claims that Doria would move to the UK to live with the couple.
But she is now thought to be staying in LA, so the duchess is eager to secure a place nearby.
Our source added: “Meghan is very close to her mother and will want to be able to share quality time with her in her home town.
“She also has friends in LA with babies and will want to have that interaction and bring up her child in a less restrictive environment — similar to how she grew up.”
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Any move for Meghan is not likely be immediately after the birth of the royal baby but when the family becomes more settled.
Another source said: “They’re not looking to buy anywhere just yet as they’ve only just finished the renovations on Frogmore Cottage.
“But they’re definitely eyeing up a place in California.”
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