Harry and Meghan mentioned transferring to New Zealand, governor-general says | UK Information

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex thought-about transferring to New Zealand earlier than they settled on transferring to the US, the Queen’s consultant within the nation has stated.

Prince Harry and Meghan mentioned the transfer throughout a go to in 2018, greater than a 12 months earlier than they stepped again from royal duties and moved to the US, governor-general Dame Patsy Reddy stated.

The couple visited New Zealand on the finish of a 16-day royal tour of the South Pacific in 2018, lower than six months after they married.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in London in January 2020. Pic: AP
Harry and Meghan had been stated to be impressed with the entry to the outside and their interactions with New Zealanders. Pic: AP

“I bear in mind they’d simply been all the way down to the Abel Tasman Nationwide Park after we sat down and had a drink, and so they stated that they might think about dwelling in a spot like this and puzzled whether or not we thought it will be theoretically attainable. Even attainable for them to have a spot in New Zealand,” Dame Patsy stated.

“After all, we stated, ‘Positive. It might be superb’. There are many alternatives to dwell in New Zealand, however that might be one thing that they’d need to discover.

“They had been taking a look at how they may increase their household. And clearly they’ve made some selections since.”

Dame Patsy stated the couple appeared impressed with the entry to the outside and their interactions with New Zealanders.

Throughout an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this 12 months, through which Meghan made explosive claims that there have been “considerations” raised about her child boy Archie’s pores and skin color earlier than he was born, the pair stated that they had supplied to take a step again from royal life in a Commonwealth nation similar to South Africa or New Zealand.

Dame Patsy stated she had watched the interview, however didn’t wish to touch upon inside royal household issues.

“I assumed they had been a beautiful couple and I hope they have an amazing future the place they’re,” she stated.

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Sky’s Royal Correspondent has seen the most recent royal report, which raises inquiries to Harry’s declare the couple had been reduce off.

Dame Patsy, 67, stated she frequently expresses her confidential views about what is occurring in New Zealand to the Queen.

The communication, she stated, “is sort of touchingly old style, by letter”.

“She has instructed me on the occasions that I’ve seen her that she finds it fascinating to have a private perspective on what’s taking place,” Dame Patsy stated.

“As she says, ‘I prefer to know what’s taking place between the strains’.”

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