Where Has Meghan Markle Been Lately?

Largely unseen during the ‘Spare’ mayhem, she is apparently “happy to let Harry take center stage.”

Meghan Markle
(Image credit: Getty)

Prince Harry has been deep in the limelight this month with the publication of his tell-all, Spare. His media tour to promote the book included interviews with ITV’s Tom Bradby, CNN’s Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes, Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan, and Stephen Colbert of The Late Show—but his wife, Meghan Markle, has been almost totally unseen since the book came out. Where is she?

According to Us Weekly, Meghan has been “keeping her head down” and is “happy to let Harry take center stage,” staying largely out of the spotlight at the couple’s home in California, which they share with children Archie and Lilibet.

“Meghan has been keeping her head down in Montecito, taking care of the kids and working on projects that are coming up in the months ahead,” a source tells the outlet. The insider says Meghan has been “happy to let Harry take center stage,” adding “he’s flying all over the place to promote Spare, but most of the time he’s returning home to Montecito and not staying out of town very often because he wants to be with the kids.”

In his press tour, Harry has said that he still expects to reconcile with his father, King Charles, and his older brother, Prince William, even after the latter referred to Meghan as “difficult” and “rude” (and, according to Spare, then got into a physical altercation with him)

“Meghan and I have continued to say that we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong, but every time we ask that question, no one’s telling us the specifics or anything,” Harry said. “There needs to be a constructive conversation, one that can happen in private that doesn’t get leaked. This all started with them briefing daily against my wife with lies to the point of where my wife and I had to run away from my country.”

But William seemingly has no plans for such a reconciliation, with a source telling Us Weekly that the Prince of Wales has “no plans to speak to Harry,” the insider says. “He’s come to terms with the fact [that] he’s lost his little brother, and quite possibly for life.”

And, back to what Meghan has been up to—one of the aforementioned projects that could be on her docket? Writing a memoir of her own, a thought that has been circulating as of late. 

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.