Why Prince Harry is unlikely to go for a green card or U.S. citizenship

By Zach Harper

Why Prince Harry is unlikely to go for a green card or U.S. citizenship


Prince Harry might have moved to Los Angeles with Duchess Meghan, but don't expect him to go for U.S. citizenship, a new report says.

The Duke of Sussex also has no plans to apply for a green card "for the foreseeable future," according to The Times. Furthermore, the publication says the couple's move to the United States may not be a very permanent thing.

"The Duke has not made an application for dual citizenship and I don't think he will apply for a green card at any point," a source told the newspaper.

Meghan was born in Los Angeles, which would definitely make it easier for Harry to get U.S. citizenship if he wanted. But if he did so he'd have to pay taxes there on any income he earned worldwide. Given the expert predictions on the millions of dollars Harry and Meghan could make, that would mean U.S. citizenship would prove very expensive in the long run. He would also be required to renounce his titles, something the Sussexes have not done after stepping down as senior royals. The two are not using their HRH titles as part of a deal reached on their futures earlier this year, but will retain them.

There are U.S. visa options available to British citizens, but it's not known which Harry would have obtained before entering the country. If he is there on a 90-day tourist visa, he would not be allowed to work in the United States.

This week, Harry and Meghan said Archie's name was partly inspired by the Greek word 'arche' – which translates as, "to do something of meaning." Photo: © Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Earlier this week, Harry and Meghan revealed their non-profit foundation will be called Archewell. They had planned to call it Sussex Royal, but that was taken off the table when they stepped down as senior royals.

"Before SussexRoyal came the idea of 'arche' – the Greek word meaning 'source of action,'" the couple said in a statement, according to the Telegraph.

"We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son's name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right."

Prior to their move to the City of Angels, Harry, Meghan and Archie had been staying in a home on Vancouver Island in the town of North Saanich, just north of British Columbia's capital, Victoria. They spent most of their time there since November, when they took a six-week break from royal duties.

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