Dame Patsy Reddy, the Governor-General of New Zealand, has revealed to The Guardian that Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie considered moving to New Zealand after visiting on their royal tour in 2018.
Dame Patsy Reddy said: "I remember they’d just been down to the Abel Tasman National Park when we sat down and had a drink, and they said that they could imagine living in a place like this and wondered whether we thought it would be theoretically possible. Even possible for them to have a place in New Zealand."
"Of course, we said sure. It would be fine. There are lots of opportunities to live in New Zealand, but that would be something that they’d have to explore. They were looking at how they might raise their family. And, obviously, they’ve made some decisions since." she continued.
Harry and Meghan visited New Zealand in 2018 at the end of a hectic 16-day royal tour of the South Pacific.
Prince Harry and Meghan eventually left the UK for the United States in 2020.