Prince Harry and Meghan want to come to North America. Why not New Jersey?

Posted: Updated:

New Jersey is a state known for many things, but would it be a good fit for royalty?

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, said that they plan “to step back” as senior members of the royal family. The couple says that they intend to “balance” their time between the U.K. and North America.

Where in North America is anyone’s guess at the moment – so News 12’s Brian Donohue asked, ‘Why not New Jersey?’

Donohue brought his map of the Garden State to the food court at the Menlo Park Mall and posed that question to various New Jerseyans.

One patron suggested Westfield or Middlesex County.

“They have access to New York and Westfield is a quiet area,” he said, while also suggesting the Pinelands and Burlington County.

Another patron suggested Newark for Prince Harry and Meghan.

“It’s something new for them…it would be dope,” he said.

RELATED: Prince Harry and Meghan to 'step back' as senior UK royals 

A woman who lives in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge said that she thought that the couple should stay where they are, but then perked up when Donohue suggested that the couple visit a fantastic empanada truck that frequents the town.

“Maybe they can start their own empanada truck,” she said. “They can make royal food.”

Prince Harry and Meghan have said that they wish to “work to become financially independent,” so starting an empanada truck may not be the worst idea.

Another patron said that she doubts that they would come to New Jersey and suggested California or Canada instead.

Harry is a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and sixth in line to the throne. Before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, his wife was an American actress known as Meghan Markle.

Since the couple is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in England, News 12’s Eric Landskroner suggested they check out Sussex, New Jersey.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

 

  • Top StoriesNewsMore>>

  • Police: Waze app directs Atlantic City-bound drivers into wilderness

    Police: Waze app directs Atlantic City-bound drivers into wilderness

    Tuesday, January 21 2020 8:19 AM EST2020-01-21 13:19:15 GMT
    Police: Waze app directs Atlantic Casino-bound drivers into wildernessPolice: Waze app directs Atlantic Casino-bound drivers into wilderness
    Police: Waze app directs Atlantic Casino-bound drivers into wildernessPolice: Waze app directs Atlantic Casino-bound drivers into wilderness
    Police in Jackson Township say an ad in the Waze navigation app is misdirecting motorists headed to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into the wilderness of New Jersey's Pinelands.
    Police in Jackson Township say an ad in the Waze navigation app is misdirecting motorists headed to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into the wilderness of New Jersey's Pinelands.
  • Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

    Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

    Tuesday, January 21 2020 12:46 AM EST2020-01-21 05:46:54 GMT
    Tuesday, January 21 2020 8:36 AM EST2020-01-21 13:36:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It...
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It...
    Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric.
    Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric.
  • Ellen DeGeneres surprises NJ family with siblings that all share same birthday

    Ellen DeGeneres surprises NJ family with siblings that all share same birthday

    Tuesday, January 21 2020 8:28 AM EST2020-01-21 13:28:54 GMT
    Ellen DeGeneres surprises NJ family with siblings that all share same birthdayEllen DeGeneres surprises NJ family with siblings that all share same birthday
    Ellen DeGeneres surprises NJ family with siblings that all share same birthdayEllen DeGeneres surprises NJ family with siblings that all share same birthday
    One family in New Jersey has three siblings that all have the same exact birthday – Nov. 30, and during an interview with News 12’s Brian Donahue, they mentioned Ellen DeGeneres multiple times, and hoped to one day be on her show.
    One family in New Jersey has three siblings that all have the same exact birthday – Nov. 30, and during an interview with News 12’s Brian Donahue, they mentioned Ellen DeGeneres multiple times, and hoped to one day be on her show.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."