This Is How Meghan Markle Is Spending Her Time on Vancouver Island

Since dropping the bomb that she and Prince Harry would be stepping back as senior members of the British royal family, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has retreated from the spotlight. The former actress fled the U.K. to return to her infant son, Archie and her friends and loved ones on Vancouver Island, Canada.

The Sussexes had spent the holiday season 2019 on Vancouver Island away from the cameras, tabloids, and paparazzi. Though the pair had gotten a ton of flack for skipping Christmas with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royals — they wanted to spend some quality time with their infant son for his first Christmas.

Now that the Sussexes have announced their intent to split their time between the U.K. and North America — it appears that Vancouver Island might become a base for them. Since Prince Harry is still in the U.K. sorting through things — this is how Markle has been spending her time away from the circus of royal life.

Meghan Markle is staying at a $14 million mansion

When she left the U.K. following her visit to Canada House, Meghan returned to the Vancouver Island mansion she and the prince had been staying at over the holidays. The property is owned by an unnamed billionaire. However, musician David Foster hooked the Sussexes up with the home.

‘The home is fully furnished, with a 11,416 square foot main house with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms and a 2,349 square foot guest cottage with three beds and two baths,” a source told Daily Mail. “It has a formal dining room, paneled office with fireplace, large two-story living room opening to the chef’s kitchen with pizza oven, game room with wet bar, media room and wine tasting room.”

Meghan Markle has not spoken to the British royal family

Prince Harry remained in the U.K. for an emergency royal summit with the queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William. Though Meghan was supposed to join via phone that did not happen.

Apparently the royals were paranoid about people listening in and leaking details of the call. In the end, Meghan and Prince Harry decided it wasn’t necessary for the duchess to join. However, Queen Elizabeth II did release a statement saying,

Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK. These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.

This is how Meghan Markle has been spending her time on Vancouver Island

Since the Sussexes are still staying at the mansion they rented for the holiday season — Meghan and her son have been able to live in safety and security. Additionally, the people of Vancouver Island are super chill and welcoming which is probably why it’s an ideal location for the duchess to hide out amid the drama.

E! News is reporting that Meghan has been super lowkey following the fallout of the explosive resignation. “She mostly stays home but ventures out around mid-day just to get out,” the insider explained. “She has gone for a drive around town and to pick up someone at the airport that looked like her mom.”

Prince Harry is still in the U.K. sorting through things with The Firm, so we’re not sure when he’ll join his wife and son, but Queen Elizbeth has given the couple the green light to continue with their plans to separate themselves from royal life.