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Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior members of the royal family, rumors swirled that the two were headed to California to begin their new lives away from Kensington Palace. While at first they tried to set up shop in Canada, they ultimately proved all the rumors right by moving to Los Angeles in March 2020, in the midst of the pandemic.

They left right before non-essential flights between the United States and Canada were restricted and the family of three hunkered down in a non-disclosed place in Meghan's hometown, Los Angeles. But a lot has happened since that swift move, and Meghan and Harry have introduced a lot of exciting changes into their lives since then. 

From bunking with a close, famous friend in Los Angeles, to buying their first house together in Santa Barbara (and taking out a mortgage!), to finding work in order to become financially independent from the crown, there have been a lot of major changes in their lives. Below is what we know about Harry and Meghan's new life in California, including celebrating milestone birthdays, taking up new philanthropic causes, announcing a new baby, and sitting down with Oprah to set the record straight. Ahead is everything they have been up to since their big move!

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