Meghan and Harry forget all about their vow to never live in America so long as Trump is president, moving to Hollywood

Meghan Markle and hubby Prince Harry weren't as sour about sharing a country with President Trump as we last heard from Meghan.

According to Page Six at the New York Post:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have fled coronavirus in Canada to set up a permanent home in California, taking a private jet to Los Angeles, a source confirmed to Page Six.

The couple, with their 10-month-old baby, Archie, took a secret flight to the LA area, leaving their recent bolthole on Vancouver Island after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the country's borders were closing last week.

Harry and Meghan are setting up home near Hollywood — after looking at homes in the Beverly Hills area — the UK Sun newspaper first reported.

"This move was planned for some time. They realized Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area.

Oh.  My.  So much to unpack here.

First, that's quite the Hollywood vapid celeb thing to do: say you'll leave (or stay out of) the country Because Trump, and then not live up to your grandiose vow, just reaping some P.R. points from it.  Last Jan. 12, a mere two months ago, Page Six reported this from Meghan:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be coming to America — but not until President Trump is out of office, a report said Sunday.

After their Megxit deal gets hashed out, the Daily Mail reported that the couple plan on living in Canada and eventually find a home and business in Los Angeles.

Guess Trump wasn't so bad after all.  This puts Meghan Markle right up there with Cher and other Hollywood chi-chi crowd denizens for screaming Trump and not following through on their promises.

Second, the heck they are fleeing any coronavirus crisis in Canada; you don't flee one crisis and jet right in to a much bigger one.

Here's today's Los Angeles Times:

Confirmed cases in Los Angeles County rose by more than 50% in a single day, reaching 1,200. Nine new deaths were reported in the county, bringing the virus's toll to 21.

Of the people in Los Angeles County who tested positive, 253 — or roughly 1 in 5 — were hospitalized at some point, said Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

And this is from the L.A. Times newsletter:

The number of known cases in California also saw a major increase over the last few dayssurging to 4,052 on Thursday as testing continued to ramp up. The statewide death toll reached 83 on Thursday.

Los Angeles County also saw a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths. The county reported an additional 422 confirmed cases Thursday, for a total of 1,230 cases. Cases doubled this week in Orange County, pushing the overall count to 256.

Sound like the right place to move if you're fleeing Canada's coronavirus?  Here's another one in the Page Six item:

 A source close to Meghan and Harry told The Post: "Right now Meghan and Harry are just concerned for the health and safety of others. These are scary times and they are more worried about what is happening in the world than what's next for them."

Doesn't sound as if that's the case at all, given where they've chosen to move.  What's more, their Vancouver digs were isolated, all for the "peace and quiet" they also falsely said they craved, which is a protection of sorts from exposure to coronavirus.  So might be Malibu, which they said they didn't want to move to because it was "too remote."  Hollywood, by contrast — and it's probably the Hollywood Hills they're moving to — has 3,063 people per square mile, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Hollywood Hills West is 3,048.  If it's nearby West Hollywood, it's 18,924 people per square mile.  Meanwhile, Vancouver Island, which they just left to flee the coronavirus with a baby?  A whopping 62 people per square mile.  They're obviously spinning this, thinking no one will check.

Here's some more Hollywood hypocrisy: why are they choosing now to fly at all?  Nobody's flying.  They are said to be flying on a private jet, but what kind of example is that — not just on coronavirus, but on global warming?  Seems rules on travel, to keep the spread of the disease down, don't matter to them.  I even wonder how the heck Harry got let into the States as a foreigner, given the travel ban on denizens of the U.K.  And heck, while he hasn't been there since March 9, the coronavirus, which has an incubation period, has hit his own family.  It sounds as though he could be a super-spreader.  Seems there's some kind of exception-playing to the rules here that the rest of us are expected to live by, given their ease of coming in.

Here's some other problems, which don't really concern us, but show the extent to which these people are willing to lie. The British royal family, which treated Harry and Meghan with utmost indulgence while they were there, yielded to their wishes to move to Canada. Canada, after all, is part of the British Commonwealth, so it was a bit less of a sting to them given the family relationship, it helped them get an amiable settlement and left the family with hopes they might be back someday. Now, just weeks after that was agreed to, the pair are just ignoring that promise to their family -- and even before they have officially exited the royal family on March 31. These people couldn't wait a few days to make the announcement to lessen the shock of being lied to, which is undoubtedly being felt by their own family? Pretty skeezy, pretty lousy thing to do to people writing your paycheck.

They've still got that website and Instagram account up, ignoring their own promise to get rid of it. It wouldn't be that hard to keep the website and call it something else, but no dice. As Meghan reportedly said at the time, the royals can't make them. Which is true enough, but normal people keep their word to others, and especially if they are family.

They couldn't wait a few days for any of this? It points to a problem of impulse control, same as their on-the-fly announcement, which took aback the royal family, that they were leaving the royal family. Apparently they don't plan anything, they shift plans on the fly, and they don't care whose feelings they tread over.

If I were the Hollywood neighbors, I'd steer clear of these tenants. Apparently, they don't keep their word on anything.

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