Put a big pause on your citizenship quandaries, Megxit fans, because it turns out Prince Harry doesn’t intend to become an American citizen any time soon!
The popular prince and his wife, Meghan Markle, have infamously moved into the Los Angeles area after first stepping back from the British royal family with a jaunt out to the western wilds of Canada — but even now, being in America, it seems as though Harry isn’t quite ready to take the full plunge just yet!
According to sources who spoke to E! News about the matter at hand, while it may come as a surprise to some who assumed he was destined for at least dual citizenship, things are reportedly on hold for the time being. Speaking to the outlet this weekend about the tricky citizenship matter — and about Harry and Meghan’s overall adjustment to living in LA — one insider said:
“Harry is not applying for a Green Card or dual citizenship anytime soon, which will come as a surprise to many because that is what most people assumed he’d do on moving to the US.”
A surprise, indeed! We’ve previously reported on how the coronavirus pandemic has apparently seriously slowed down Harry and Meghan’s plans for taking El Lay by storm, so perhaps that’s at play here, too; once things calm down (soon, we hope?), maybe dual citizenship or something would be back on the table??
Regardless, there’s quite a bit of red tape involved in doing this, anyways. The Sunday Times, which was the first to report the new citizenship news earlier this morning, noted how any application for American citizenship (dual or otherwise) will require Harry to do several things, including renouncing his titles. He would also be exposed to full US taxation on all of his earnings worldwide — which, considering he’s worth tens of millions of dollars at present, that could be quite the bill!
The outlet further reports that it’s unknown whether Harry entered the United States under the 90-day visa waiver program that is available to most Britons, or if he got in with a diplomatic visa or otherwise special document available to him through his family ties. Whatever the case, he’s here now, with wife and baby in tow… and perhaps soon, something will be made of his major move to the States!
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