Meghan Markle abandons plans to become a UK citizen

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Meghan Markle abandons plans to become a UK citizen
Meghan Markle abandons plans to become a UK citizen

Despite being married to royalty, Meghan Markle is no longer eligible to become a UK citizen following Megxit.

Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, announced last year that they were stepping down from their roles as senior royals.

They explained that they wanted to become financially independent and that they would split their time between the US and the UK.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex later moved to Los Angeles with their son, Archie.

Before she married Prince Harry in 2018, it was widely believed that Meghan Markle would become a UK citizen.

However, due to Megxit, it appears she has now missed her chance.

UK Home Office rules dictate that a person must live in the UK for three years in order to be eligible for citizenship.

According to the Daily Mail, Meghan first moved to the UK on November 21 2017.

Therefore, she would have been eligible to apply for citizenship in November 2020.

Due to the fact she has spent more than 270 days out of the country over the three year period, she has excluded herself from the process.

According to the publication, she would now have to double back on Brexit and move back to the UK if she wanted to become a citizen.

However, Meghan Markle’s failed UK residency bid is unlikely to come as a big blow for the Duchess of Sussex.

A source close to the couple recently revealed that they do not regret their Megxit decision.

They told People Magazine: ‘Meghan and Harry took a huge leap of faith to embark on their new life.

‘Despite everything that has been going on this year, they don’t regret their move to the US.

‘They love that they are able to focus on projects and causes that are important to them. It was always their dream to be financially independent and pay their own way.’

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