Get Ready for Meghan Markle’s Big Comeback; Her Agenda After Maternity Leave Is Ambitious

Meghan Markle has been popping up at royal engagements recently, like when she donned her best hat for the Queen’s birthday celebration in June. Most recently she loaded up on peanuts and cracker jacks while watching the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox at an MLB game in London.

Even though Markle is still technically on maternity leave after giving birth to son Archie on May 6, she’s already dipping her toe into going back to work—which makes complete sense considering her work ethic. A source told Vanity Fair that Markle isn’t scheduled to make a full time return to the royal work force until the fall, but when she does, expect to see the Duchess of Sussex everywhere. Rumor has it Markle is booked out for appearances well into 2021.

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Meghan Markle fully embraced the working royal lifestyle

Before she married into the royal family, Meghan Markle was a busy woman. She was a full-time working actress portraying Rachel Zane on the show Suits plus ran her own lifestyle blog called The Tig. Markle helped design a clothing line for the Canadian store Reitmans. And she had a side gig doing calligraphy—you know, in her spare time.  

But despite her seemingly tireless energy Meghan Markle couldn’t have predicted how much her life would change after marrying Prince Harry. She may have been prepared for the workload, but adjusting to the constant scrutiny must have been difficult.

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ – it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA

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The Duchess of Sussex is ready to advance her causes

As an avid feminist and environmentalist, Meghan Markle is planning to use her new platform and massive popularity to her advantage. She’s not allowed to publicly support one political party or the other or make statements that indicate her preference. But that’s proved even more difficult for Markle than other royals, which is why she’s already come under fire for making certain comments.

Even though she can’t declare her support for either political side, the Duchess of Sussex can use her influence to bring attention to causes she cares about. And that’s exactly what she plans on doing once she returns to work in the fall.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going their own way

The Duke of Sussex split offices from his brother Prince William so that he could focus on his own causes as he saw fit. Together with his wife Meghan Markle, Prince Harry is planning to direct the course of his charity work to issues he cares about deeply. And those might be different than the ones that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support.

Some specific causes Meghan Markle supports include animal welfare, education, gender equality, human rights, disaster relief, hunger, AIDS & HIV, and family support.

“Meghan and Harry respect tradition but want the freedom to do their own work and promote their causes without being held back by any constraints,” a source told RadarOnline. “Expect her [Markle] to make a huge comeback after her maternity leave ends. You will see her everywhere and she is already booked out through 2021.”

We expect to be seeing a lot more of Meghan Markle in the near future!