Ocean City tweets invite to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

Ocean City tweets invite to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet with a local surfing community group, known as OneWave, raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing in a fun and engaging way at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. In a stunning declaration, Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, said they are planning "to step back" as senior members of the royal family and "work to become financially independent." A statement issued by the couple Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 also said they intend to "balance" their time between the U.K. and North America. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP) (Dominic Lipinski)

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Maryland’s Ocean City has playfully invited Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to vacation there after the couple said they would step back from royal duties.

The coastal city tweeted on Wednesday that the couple is “welcome to come for a visit any time!” The city also said that “our castles may not be as grand as those back home,” but it’s “a great place for any family looking to take a break from it all.”

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The Daily Times reported Friday that city officials weren’t available to comment on whether the couple responded to the offer.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan say they intend to become financially independent” and to “balance” their time between the U.K. and North America.

The 35-year-old Harry, the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, is Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson and sixth in line to the British throne. With his ginger hair and beard, he has become one of the royal family’s most popular members.

The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex was an American actress known as Meghan Markle and a star of the TV show “Suits.” The couple’s first child, Archie, was born in May 2019.

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