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Prince Harry lists United States as his country of residence

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LONDON — It’s official: “Prince Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex,” the fifth in line to the British throne, considers himself a U.S. resident.

Documents filed on Wednesday at Companies House, a registry of British company information, show that Harry has listed the United States as his “New Country/State Usually Resident,” changing his primary residence from the United Kingdom.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not lived in the U.K. for years, having decamped to California in 2020 after stepping back from royal duties. They live in Montecito with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The change of address was filed for Travalyst, Harry’s eco-tourism organization. While it was filed this week, the date on the document for the change is June 29, 2023. That was the day, according to British media reports, that Buckingham Palace confirmed Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, had vacated Frogmore Cottage, their British home close to Windsor Castle.

In December, during Harry’s legal battle over the level of his publicly funded security in the U.K., Harry said in a statement read out by his lawyers that he regarded Britain as “my home” and a place that was “central to the heritage of my children and a place I want them to feel at home as much as where they live at the moment in the US. That cannot happen if it’s not possible to keep them safe when they are on UK soil.”

Harry’s case against the British government over his security was rejected in February. This week, the prince lost his bid to appeal that ruling.

Harry has previously said he has considered becoming an American citizen.

In an interview in February with “Good Morning America,” Harry said that becoming a U.S. citizen “is a thought that has crossed my mind,” but he added that it is “not a high priority for me right now.”

The change of address comes as the Heritage Foundation is suing the Department of Homeland Security for access to Harry’s visa records. The D.C.-based conservative think tank says he may have lied about past drug use on his visa application. In his memoir, “Spare,” Harry acknowledged that he used cocaine several times and used cannabis and psychedelic mushrooms.

Jane Hartley, U.S. ambassador to the U.K., was recently asked about the possibility of Harry being deported. In an interview in March with Sky News, she said: “Well it’s not going to happen in the Biden administration.”

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