Meghan Markle has reportedly abandoned her plans to become a British citizen following her move to Canada with baby Archie and Prince Harry.
The revelation comes as she and the ginger duke, 35, plan on dividing their time between North America and the UK.
Her plans to become a British citizen may have also ended with the move as she cannot live out of the country for 90 days according to the UK’s citizenship laws.
Meghan, 38, is understood to have started the five-year citizenship process shortly after her wedding in May, 2018.
Under the current law, Meghan would be able to secure indefinite leave to remain in the UK after five years, allowing her to start her bid for fun British citizenship.
Experts also said the Home Office could show “discretion” over a prolonged absence.
But, Meghan would have to provide officials with a good reason why she wouldn’t be in the UK for a long period of time.
Michael Marziano, a senior immigration lawyer at Westkin Associates, told The Sun: “The US citizen has to be living in the UK with the British partner when the application to extend the partner visa is made.
“They must continue to live together permanently in the UK.
“If there has been any period throughout the first 2 1/2 years where they have not lived together in the UK, government guidance states there must be a good reason for this.”
He added: “It must be consistent with their continued intention to live in the UK permanently.”
It emerged yesterday, the couple could also have to fork out £300,000 in shipping bills to move their goods over from the UK.
Daily Star Online has approached Buckingham Palace for comment.