Meghan Markle Starts Work at 5:00 A.M. Every Day — Here’s Why

Despite officially joining the royal family less than a year ago, Meghan Markle keeps a busy work schedule. And, now, with a baby on the way and new patronages passed down from the queen, the Duchess of Sussex has a lot on her plate. That said, her workload and daily to-do list isn’t the reason she starts her day at 5:00 a.m. Find out why Meghan Markle starts her day so early, ahead.

Meghan Markle’s morning routine

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is an early riser. | Danny Lawson/iStock/Getty Images

The duchess prefers to get things sooner rather than later. Which is why the she wake up as early as 4:30 a.m. to get a head start on her day. Her morning routine almost always consists of a pre-sunrise yoga sesh and is then followed by emails starting as early as 5:00 in the morning.

With a home renovation in progress — which should be completed by Baby Sussex’s spring arrival — countless organizations and royal engagements to participate in, and a royal baby on the way, the Duchess of Sussex has no time to waste. However, waking up early isn’t a new habit for the royal. Before she joined the royal family in spring 2018, Meghan Markle worked as an actress on the hit series Suits. She often left for set even earlier than her royal routine calls for.

While she might get an early start to her workday, her staff doesn’t exactly appreciate it. According to reports, the palace might try and find an aide more in-tune with her early morning work habits and lifestyle. After all, not everyone has it in them to start work at such an early call time — especially when dealing with the busy life of a royal.

In addition to yoga and emails, here’s what Meghan Markle’s morning routine typically consists of.

A healthy breakfast

Meghan Markle allegedly prefers to do yoga before her breakfast — but she never misses a chance to fuel up after. The Duchess of Sussex has a few breakfast staples on her menu, including her famed acai bowls — which she once shared on her lifestyle site, The Tig — oatmeal, and her go-to indulgence, a cheesy omelet.

Green juice

In addition to breakfast, Meghan Markle also sips on green juice as a form of natural energy. The Duchess of Sussex might avoid caffeine in her pregnancy, but even before she and Prince Harry conceived Baby Sussex she avoided caffeine as much as possible.


Yoga isn’t the only way Meghan Markle likes to move her body. In addition to her vinyasa flow, the duchess likes to pop in a Tracy Anderson Method DVD for a good at-home sweat and even goes for a job around the Kensington Palace grounds.

Hair and makeup

If Meghan Markle has an early royal engagement, she likely gets ready for work in the morning like the rest of us. However, Meghan Markle’s glam squad isn’t at her beck and call. In fact, the duchess does her own hair, makeup, styling, and sometimes even at-home manicures! “I was with her last month, and she was going on a public engagement. Harry and I were sitting with the dogs, and we were all chatty, and she’s painting her nails,” a source close to the royal revealed. “Except for her wedding, she does all her own makeup. Dresses herself, Styles herself,” they added.

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