Here’s What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Do Every Day Now That They Live in Canada

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just starting the next chapter of their lives as private citizens. The two are settling into their new home of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and they are reportedly temporarily staying in a massive, waterfront mansion. It’s clear that the two are no longer spending their days attending royal engagements — here’s what they’re doing instead.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Harry and Meghan are officially private citizens

It was the shock heard around the world, but now it’s official: Harry and Meghan are no longer part of the royal family. Though they are still known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, these two royals have moved across the pond and settled down on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

There have been reports that the royal family doesn’t have faith in Meghan and Harry’s lives as private citizens; there is supposedly some concern that they won’t be able to handle the paparazzi and media attention without the massive security blanket over in the United Kingdom. But for now, they’re enjoying their somewhat more private lives.

Meghan was recently seen hiking with Archie and her dogs

There are many things for the couple to do on Vancouver Island, and it’s definitely known for its outdoor activities. The island, despite being far north, typically stays above freezing year round, which makes it easy for people to take advantage of hiking trails throughout the year.

Meghan was recently spotted hiking around her home alongside Archie and her two dogs, and she was only wearing a light jacket and workout clothes. The couple, who try to live an active, healthy lifestyle, will probably spend a lot of their time hiking now that they’ve made the move.

The couple will likely tour North Saanich’s many sights

There are plenty of ways for Meghan and Harry to spend their days now that they’re living somewhere so much quieter. North Saanich, where the couple is currently living, is home to an aviation museum, aquarium, and plenty of trails as well as wineries (and Meghan does love relaxing with a glass of wine). The two will likely continue to live an active lifestyle day to day while allowing Archie to develop a closer relationship with nature.

The two probably won’t experience much privacy while in Canada, though. As far as the paparazzi goes, the two were protected in the U.K. — the same rules don’t apply in Canada. Though the family might want to spend their days out in the open, they could end up hiding more than they realize.

The two plan to still continue their philanthropic work

Though Harry and Meghan definitely want to explore their new neighborhood, they still plan to continue their philanthropic work. Harry has been serving the people his whole life, and he doesn’t plan to stop just because the two have moved. They will likely start working with more North American charities while still keeping their U.K. organizations close. The two have said they will also still visit the U.K. regularly, despite living in North America.