On Wednesday morning, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle woke up defunct. As agreed with Buckingham Palace, their status as senior royals ended this week, taking their long-cherished dream of global Sussex Royal–brand domination down with it. This is the start of their new nonroyal life, and they’ve chosen to start it in Los Angeles. On April 1.

Like Britain before it, Canada is no longer their home. In a scramble that sounded more like the fall of Saigon than anything else, the panic-stricken pair fled southward with moments to spare before Trump shut up shop two weeks ago. A source breathlessly recounted to The Sun that “the borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out.” There is some suggestion that the haste stemmed from Meghan’s unwillingness to pay taxes in two countries.