Separating from the UK royal family may have been planned for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before the new year. Harry and Meghan's absence from the annual holiday traditions speculates that the final nail was hammered into the coffin at Christmas.
After your historic announcement of departing from your duties as senior royalty and become financially independent, Queen Elizabeth confirmed on Monday that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry they will now divide their time between Canada and the United Kingdom.
And although Los Angeles was not part of the Queen's statement earlier this week, Sussexes may end up in the Golden State, as Markle, 38, has several ties to the city.
The former actress of "Suits" is not only from Los Angeles, but also his mother, Doria Ragland, still lives in the city. In addition, it was recently reported that Markle signed a narration agreement with Disney in exchange for a donation to a non-profit organization. The entertainment company's headquarters are in Burbank, California.
Fox News spoke to the Los Angeles attorney Christopher Melcher about the extent of privacy that Markle, Prince Harry and the Archie couple's 8-month-old son can receive if they occasionally visit the city or anywhere in the United States.
"Privacy laws in England are highly protective and raise the individual's rights over the press," said Melcher, a partner in the family law Walzer Melcher. "English law can prohibit the publication of information about an individual, especially a child."
In contrast, according to Melcher, "in our Constitution, the US has rejected government interference in the press, giving it the right to publish information subject to few restrictions".
Melcher says that when Markle and Harry, 35, are in the United States, "they won't have the protections they make at home".
"Paparazzi will find a way to take pictures of them while in public, which can be unpleasant," said Melcher. "This could be a more damaging environment than they are trying to get out of and expose them to more scrutiny than there could be at home."
However, Melcher pointed out that California specifically "has adopted stricter laws against paparazzi" that prohibit them from "following individuals, entering private properties or using drones to photograph private or family activities".
According to Melcher, some parts of these laws have been tested and found to be constitutional, while others have not.
"Profits motivate behavior, so paparazzi will continue to pressure and challenge legal attempts to stop them. Celebrities spend huge amounts on security to maintain their privacy and security. The royal couple will be no different while in the U.S., having to pay that security account, "he said.
Meanwhile, Canada offers many advantages for the world famous couple trying to raise their firstborn child.
Vancouver-based Roger McConchie, the founding partner of McConchie Law, told Fox News that British Columbia, where Vancouver Island is located, it can provide Harry and Markle a haven from the relentless paparazzi.
Last week, the Sussexes shocked the world when they announced that they were retreating as senior members of the royal family.
Since then, the queen's advisers have been working tirelessly in the past few days to finalize how the couple will leave the royal family.
According to sources who spoke with the Evening Standard, an Buckingham Palace statement is supposedly imminent.
Problems within the family that still need to be resolved include the security level the Sussex will have, using their real titles, how many months they will live in the UK and Canada per year and how they plan to be financially independent.
Fox News' Jessica Napoli contributed to this report