Rumors have been swirling that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (who just recently moved out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage) are now planning to relocate from London, England, to Africa.
Buckingham Palace released a statement on Monday to address the rumors, noting that "any future plans" for Meghan and Harry are "speculative at this stage," and "no decision has been taken about future roles." The Palace did not, however, completely deny the report.
The couple's potential plans to relocate for approximately two to six months are in the "beginning stages," a source tells ET, adding that the new "assignment" would be a way to harness their popularity in a commonwealth country.
"While details would naturally be formalized over time, with Harry and Meghan's role as President and Vice President, respectively, of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, any relocation for an extended period of time would be an opportunity for them to work in their already established humanitarian roles," the source says, adding that any extended overseas posting wouldn't happen before 2020. "The idea is it's really a step beyond the traditional royal visit; an opportunity to have some roots and time in a place, so that [they] can focus more in depth and interact in the community as [U.K.] Ambassadors."
At the same time, a move would mean that the two would be far away from Harry's older brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, whom they have seemingly been more distant with over the past few months.
"Any potential move has absolutely nothing to do with any perceived rift between William and Harry," the source says. "William is fully supportive."
For now, Meghan and Harry are focusing on the birth of Baby Sussex, who is due "any day" now, according to a royal source. Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, arrived in London over the weekend in anticipation of the royal baby's arrival.
"Meghan is enjoying her pregnancy and anticipating the days ahead," a source told ET last week. "It is such a happy and exciting time for Meghan. She looks absolutely radiant and is taking each day at a time. [She is] looking forward to becoming a mother."
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