After spending the past few days locked up in her on-loan $14 million mega-mansion, Meghan decided to enjoy some fresh air alongside her furry companions and son. The worries and cares of “Megxit” appeared to be far behind her as she smiled from ear to ear for the waiting photographers. The outing comes after Prince Harry skipped his brother William’s first solo reception at Buckingham Palace where he ushered in a new era for the royals.
Prince Harry has been absent from Meghan and Archie’s side for almost a week after he stayed in the Uk to thrash out the final details of their departure from royal duties.
On Monday the Duchess was spotted wearing a low key outfit comprised of a green beanie hat, black leggings, and hiking boots.
However, her best efforts to go incognito were spoiled by the intimidating-looking Royal Protection Officers who walked behind her.
The outing comes after a royal photographer said that Meghan is “the only person that doesn’t seem to be sad” after the Sussex’s decided to lead an independent life from the monarchy.
Arthur Edwards who has captured more than 200 royal tours across 120 countries, told ITV that “Meghan seems to be having a good time”.
Mr. Edwards said of the Duke’s Sentebale address: “From that speech last night, Harry’s sadness came over. Harry’s sad, the Queen’s sad, Prince of Wales is sad, I’m sad, but they’re still going ahead with it.”
However, it appears as though Princes Harry and William could at least repair their relationship before the Duke jetted off to Canada, after a “now or never” series of talks that were aided by Meghan and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
A source told the Sun: “William and Harry have spent time together privately away from the official Sandringham Summit working on their relationship and discussing their future.
Harry will lose his military patronages and will no longer serve as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, representing the Queen.
The changes will come into effect from the Spring and they will carry out further royal engagements in the UK before then.
They will split their time between the UK and North America with the majority of their time being spent in North America.
The Prince of Wales will continue to offer “private financial support” to the couple, which may not necessarily be from his Duchy of Cornwall income.
Their work will continue to be in support of Her Majesty around the Commonwealth.
Prince Harry said on Sunday that he felt “great sadness that it has come to this” and also added, “we’re not just walking away.”
He continued: “Once Meghan and I were married we were excited. We were hopeful and we were here to serve. For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this.
“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly. It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges and I know I haven’t always gotten it right but as far as this goes there really was no other option.”
The Duke of Sussex said the couple would continue to lead a life of service and were taking a “huge leap of faith.”
He added: “I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities, and military.”