Royal expert warns Harry and Meghan's next move might not be the best for Prince Archie and Prince Lilibet's future

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are urged to continue to put their kids' safety first

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's next move might not be the best thing for Prince Archie and Lilibet's future, a royal expert has warned.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly planning their next move after their multi-million-pound Archetypes podcast deal with Spotify ended has left them pondering their next steps.

And with Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, ever approaching the age they can attend school, the Sussexes are reportedly looking at moving out of where they live in Montecito, LA,  with the view to moving to Malibu.

Harry and Meghan have not yet confirmed such plans, but it was reported back in July that they were keen to move closer to central LA. However, a security guard recently claimed this move would be a "big security risk".

Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet have so far been shielded from the paparazzi - appearing on a few occasions during official photo releases or via Harry and Meghan's Netflix docuseries.

But over in Malibu, the Sussexes have an "even higher" profile. Royal reporter Lauren Welch said in her latest column, "The couple have one thing that they should be prioritising when choosing what to do next - their two children.

"Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet should remain as the number one priority in both Meghan and Harry's minds, with the couple carefully choosing their next moves based on what would be best for them."

It's no secret that the Sussex kids have estranged relationship with the royal family since Harry and Meghan stepped back as senior working members of the royal family.

Lauren explained how a potential move to Malibu could impact them. "A move to the busy beach city will likely bring more prying eyes and risk Archie and Lili's privacy potentially being taken away.

"The couple will also need to think of their children when choosing new projects - meaning, hopefully, no more potshots aimed at the Royal Family."

Prince Harry's controversial memoir Spare is said to have caused further tensions among the Sussexes and other royals.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle getting into car with paparazzi filming them

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)