Harry and Meghan’s royal duties came to an end on March – so what is next for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following that massive announcement they made back in January?
Harry and Meghan’s relationship has been all over the headlines in recent years and the pair finally grew tired of the nature of the press coverage at the start of the year, announcing that they would stepping back from their royal duties and becoming financially independent.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” read a January statement from the couple.
“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.
“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
That statement resulted in a whole host of questions about what Harry and Meghan will do next, and the bookmakers are offering odds on a whole host of possibilities, one of which is just how long the pair will flit back and forth between Canada and North America?
Harry & Meghan Betting Specials? What Will Harry & Meghan Do Next?
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is 10/11 that the couple once again permanently reside in the United Kingdom by 2025, but if that happens will they return to the UK with a bigger family than they already have?
Harry and Meghan welcomed their first son, Archie, into the family in May 2019 and Paddy Power is odds-on that he soon has a brother or sister, going 4/6 that the couple announce a pregnancy before the end of 2020. It is 33/1 they have twins in the next couple of years, while it is 100/1 that Meghan gives birth to triplets before the end of 2021.
Raising kids is costly so Harry is going to need to land himself some paid work to help keep the kids in nappies, and Paddy Power is 2/1 that his first paid job is that of a Rugby Coach, while it is 4/1 that he follows in his wife’s footsteps by becoming an actor. That price, 4/1, is also available on him taking up an role in the Armed Forces, and given Harry’s previous stint in the military and his work with injured veterans, it would be a surprise to no-one if that became his first gig.
And finally, the bookmakers are also offering odds on where Harry and Meghan will move next, following their big move to Canada this year. A move to Berkshire (Windsor) is the favourite at 6/5 ahead of London at 2/1, while it is 10/1 that they stay on the other side of the Atlantic for their next move, with Washington being the favourite. A move to New York is 14/1.
Latest Paddy Power Odds
10/11 Harry & Meghan to permanently reside in the UK by 2025
Harry & Meghan Baby Specials: 4/6 To announce pregnancy in 2020; 33/1 To have twins in 2020/2021; 100/1 To have triplets in 2020/2021.
Harry’s First Paid Job: 2/1 Rugby coach; 4/1 Actor/Reality TV star; 4/1 Any role in the Armed Forces; 8/1 Writer; 18/1 Teacher; 25/1 Commercial pilot; 33/1 Children’s party entertainer; 40/1 Restaurateur; 50/1 Train driver; 100/1 Bus driver; 150/1 Cab driver; 200/1 Popcorn connoisseur.
Where Will Harry & Meghan Move To Next: 6/5 Berkshire (Windsor); 2/1 London; 4/1 Ballater; 6/1 Edinburgh; 10/1 Washington; 14/1 New York; 20/1 Hillsborough; 25/1 Canada; 40/1 Las Vegas; 50/1 Miami; 66/1 Blackpool.