Meghan Markle: why she will not finally be able to acquire British nationality

It’s been a year since Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle left the British royal family. Much to the world’s astonishment, Princess Diana’s son and the former American actress have decided to distance themselves from royal palaces and the monarchy. Now the couple and their 1.5-year-old son Archie live in Montecito, Calif., They are closer than ever and have no regrets from their lives before.

Despite sharing the life of Prince Harry for four years, Meghan Markle has officially missed her chance to become a British citizen. According to information from the Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex fully intended to become British and had even started the process after marrying Prince Harry in May 2018. The process, quite cumbersome it must be said, required Meghan Markle to reside for at least three years in the United Kingdom, after his union with the young prince.

Too late for Meghan Markle

And that’s not all. According to the strict rules of the British Home Office, the Home Office, Meghan Markle must not have spent more than 270 days outside the UK, in those three years, of which no more than 90 days in the past year . If at the time, Kensington Palace had confirmed that Meghan Markle intended to start her proceedings, with the Megxit the situation has changed. The Duchess has not complied with the law, as she has been living in North America since the start of 2020. If she really wants to acquire British nationality, then she will have to apply again and return to live in the United Kingdom. .. Something that seems very unlikely.

Meghan Markle © AGENCY

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