Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Relationship Is Reportedly "Stronger Than Ever"

Just the pick-me-up I needed!

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Just three months ago, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and son Archie made the move from Vancouver Island (opens in new tab) in Canada to sunny Los Angeles. The new destination signaled the start of their new life as ex-senior royal members (opens in new tab). But it's been a tough few months for everyone, including the Duke and Duchess, and they've had ups and downs in their new place of residency. From dealing with drones (opens in new tab) illegally photographing Archie to dropping off meals (opens in new tab) to those in need in L.A., the big move to L.A." has been bittersweet for the couple," according to a source from Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab).

The source told ET that the duo considered their time in Vancouver Island to be a happy time: They were able to spend time with friends, play with Archie outside, and weren't hassled by the tabloids or the locals. (Which has to be the greatest feeling in the world for them!) Their first few months in LA, by contrast, have been turbulent, marked by the nationwide racial unrest that has reportedly deeply affected Meghan, (opens in new tab) not to mention the global pandemic that forced them to hit pause on their nonprofit plans. (opens in new tab)

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But fans of the Sussexes needn't worry—the source told E.T.,"Their relationship is stronger than ever."

As for how they're doing in quarantine (opens in new tab), the couple sees this time as a blessing for them since there are so little distractions and commitments, says the source. This doesn't mean they don't miss spending time with friends and family, though. "It's a bit ironic because one of the things that was making Meghan unhappy about living in the U.K. was that she felt isolated and she missed her friends," the source tells E.T. "But now she's back in the U.S., which is what she wanted, but is isolated and can't see her friends."

I guess the only plus side to all of this is more time with Archie, who reportedly has said his first four words. (opens in new tab) Yes, four! Our little star! I wonder what will be the fifth?

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Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. She likes lounging about with a good book and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.