Photographers in Canada have continued to document Meghan Markle living her best life on Vancouver Island here and there, and she really indulged them this weekend. The Duchess of Sussex went on a hike with her son Archie and two dogs, and was photographed with a big, genuine smile on her face. She kept her son close to her and his face away from the camera. Meghan had her hair in a braid and wore a cream beanie with a black jacket and pants. The Sun (opens in new tab)ran a photo of her (opens in new tab) on its cover.
The preliminary details of Meghan and Harry's stepping back from their senior royal family roles were hammered out last week in London. Meghan remained in Canada with Archie, and did little mundane things she hadn't been able to do as a royal as easily: She drove, went to a drugstore, and was photographed picking her friend up from the airport. She also visited two organizations focused on helping women. The rest of her life has remained private, as it should. She's no longer a full-time working royal.
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Prince Harry arrived back in Canada yesterday evening, after attending the meetings regarding how his and Meghan's progressive new roles in the family would work. These were not tense discussions, a source told ELLE (opens in new tab) this weekend: “The discussions were all extremely friendly and constructive because the common goal was clear as was the desire to reach a successful conclusion. Everyone is pleased."
A member of the family additionally told ELLE, "Everyone ultimately just wants Harry and Meghan to be happy."
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.
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