Meghan ‘quits plan to become UK citizen’ as her and Harry commit to life in US

Meghan Markle has cancelled her plans to become a UK citizen, a year after the couple stepped back as senior members of the Royal Family and set up home in California, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The Duchess of Sussex began proceedings to become a citizen of the UK after she married Prince Harry in May of 2018 at Windsor Castle.

Over a year after their nuptials, the couple made the decision to step back from Royal life and struck up a deal with Buckingham Palace that saw them finally move to Meghan’s home state of California.

The move means Meghan will have to return to the UK to get citizenship.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the pair have no plans to return to the UK and so there is "no reason" to pursue the Duchess' application for citizenship.

A source reportedly told the publication the process was "quietly" dropped after the move.

Prince Harry also has no plans to exercise his right to seek US citizenship, it has been suggested.

It has been a year since the couple made the decision to remove themselves from the Royal agenda and seek a new life.

The Queen gave Prince Harry and Meghan a year-long grace period that would have seen them back in the UK if it were not for the coronavirus pandemic.

Meghan and Harry will still have the discussions, despite the pair seeking an extension, it has been confirmed.

It is unclear what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will ask for in the review but it is expected their titles may be transferred to other members of the Royal Family.

This comes after the pair were subject to criticism for still using their title despite their departure after a bombshell year for the successful couple.

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Prince Harry is reportedly "thriving" in his new Montecito home and isn’t "looking back" on his old life with the Royals.

He also reportedly loves "having the freedom" to make his own decisions "without anyone watching over them."

A source told US Weekly: "Harry doesn’t have any regrets about leaving the royal family whatsoever and is really happy in Montecito,’ the source reportedly told the publication.

"He and Meghan are enjoying their new life in California – being a normal family and having the freedom to make their own decisions without anyone watching over them."

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