MEGHAN, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, has stepped out of the spotlight for the past two months, as she and her husband Prince Harry take a break from royal duties. Where is Meghan Markle, and when is she back to work?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have taken a brief sabbatical from their royal duties, as they have chosen to spend time “as a family” for the last month. The couple made their decision following their royal tour of Africa and likely won’t return to the fray again until 2020.
Where is Meghan Markle?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to take a break from royal duties following their Africa tour in October.
According to a spokesperson for the couple, they elected to take six weeks off as a “family” with their son, baby Archie Mountbatten.
Since then, the couple has rarely appeared in public, choosing instead to spend time at their Frogmore Cottage residence in Windsor.
When is Meghan Markle going back to work?
Meghan and Harry’s sabbatical is meant to last six weeks and they are both expected to return to work in 2020.
They were meant to appear in public before then, at the Royal Family’s Christmas gathering at Sandringham.
However, the couple announced they would be spending Christmas separate of The Firm, at their home in Windsor with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
While the Duchess of Sussex has stepped out of the public eye, sources close to the royals insist she has been working behind the scenes.
The Duchess is said to be continuing her work for the Sussex Foundation, the charity she and Prince Harry established earlier this year.
According to the Daily Telegraph, she met with her former publicist Keleigh Thomas Morgan while she was in the US with Prince Harry and their son earlier this year.
A source told the publication Meghan was hoping to extend the reach of the foundation over to the US, where she could create an “international charity”.
The royal insider said: “This is a mission that Meghan has been on for a long time.
“Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives.
“Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan.
“She sees this foundation as one of the key factors in creating a legacy as a new royal and Harry is right behind her.”
The suessexroyal Instagram page has remained active while the Duke and Duchess took a break from their duties, as the couple also posted to the foundation’s increasingly popular social media account.
Most recently, they posted about animal charity The Mayhew, one of the patronages Meghan took on after marrying into the Royal Family.
In the post, sussexroyal praised the charity’s vaccination programme, saying it had vaccinated more than 30,000 animals, creating jobs for women in the process.
The account also regularly posts quotes from notable figures, recently from American author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia.