How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Spending Their First Fourth of July in America

According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to spend their first Fourth of July in the U.S. hanging out at home with Archie.

jjohannesburg, south africa october 02 prince harry, duke of sussex and meghan, duchess of sussex visit the british high commissioners residence to attend an afternoon reception to celebrate the uk and south africa’s important business and investment relationship, looking ahead to the africa investment summit the uk will host in 2020 this is part of the duke and duchess of sussexs royal tour to south africa on october 02, 2019 in johannesburg, south africa photo by samir husseinwireimage
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  • Now that they've stepped back from their royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be celebrating Fourth of July together in the United States for the first time.
  • Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the couple won't be able to celebrate in traditional ways, but royal expert Katie Nicholl says they're happy to spend the day at home with their son, Archie Harrison.
  • Nicholl also notes, however, that the couple, who have openly expressed their desire to achieve financial independence from the royal family, will need to get back to work soon to start earning incomes.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a whole new set of holidays to celebrate now that they're living in the United States and that, obviously, includes, the Fourth of July. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, however, most traditional Fourth of July activities, like barbecues and big, community fireworks displays, are off the table.

So how are the Sussexes planning to celebrate their first Independence Day together in America? Royal expert Katie Nicholl says the couple will be keeping things low-key and enjoying some family time with their one-year-old son, Archie Harrison.

"I think he is just about walking," Nicholl told ET Online of Archie. "He's a very happy little boy, he's loving life in L.A. and they are still staying at Tyler Perry's house. I'm told they haven't found their forever home yet, they're still looking. They really do love that family time and they've had a lot of that recently. They both feel very grateful for that time they've had at home with Archie, watching him achieve all of those milestones."

Even though Harry and Meghan are loving the quality time they've been spending with Archie, Nicholl says they're getting antsy to get back to work—especially now that they're working toward financial independence following their step back from royal work.

"They do need to make money," Nicholl explained. "They've been in L.A. since March, they left the royal family at the end of March, and as yet, they haven't actually earned anything."

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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.