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Stars in their eyes: Meghan and Harry go to Hollywood

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived for a new life in Los Angeles amid a chorus of sneers and jeers. But they could now turn their celebrity into a billion-dollar brand, writes Tanya Sweeney

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California dreaming: Meghan and Harry are house-hunting in Malibu

California dreaming: Meghan and Harry are house-hunting in Malibu

Acting career: Meghan Markle in the hit US TV legal drama Suits

Acting career: Meghan Markle in the hit US TV legal drama Suits

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California dreaming: Meghan and Harry are house-hunting in Malibu

Even by usual standards, the latest raft of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headlines are particularly spiked with sneer. "Meghan has got everything she wanted now," they chorus, intimating that it was entirely the former duchess's plan to endure four years of media scrutiny, trolling and abuse before returning home.

This week, the couple began their non-royal life. 'Megxit' has officially happened and, according to reports, they have been hunting for a mansion in Malibu.

Sure, they've waved off some decent blue-blood perks - a large household of courtiers, access to the royal jewellery collection, the royal household physician constantly at beck and call - but what harm, if it means thriving and not surviving?