When Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Visit the U.S.?
Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no strangers to travel. They met in the summer of 2016 when Markle was visiting London, England while on a press tour for her former television series Suits. While the pair were secretly dating, they both traveled between the U.K, and Toronto, Canada where the USA drama is filmed. Since then, they’ve visited Botswana, a super secret location for their honeymoon, and they’ve even embarked on their first official royal tour together as a couple.
In Oct. 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex set off on their first official royal tour which led them to both Australia and Fiji. But when do the royal couple plan to visit Markle’s homeland, the United States of America?
A trip to America in 2019
It looks like Markle and Prince Harry are planning to come stateside in the fall of 2019. The royal newlyweds had planned on visiting the States in the Spring of 2019, but since Markle is expecting their first child, they’ve had to alter their plans at tad. Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl shared that the tour is definitely on for the fall and the duke and duchess are set to visit the U.S. and Markle’s adopted home, Canada. Though the exact locations of the royal tour have yet to be announced, an insider told US Weekly, “They are thinking [about visiting] New York, Washington, D.C., and California. They’re working to finalize locations and venues.”
Due to Markle’s pregnancy, the couple has not yet nailed down exact dates for their American royal tour. Nicholl noted that the dates will be dependent on the Duchess of Sussex’s due date. As we know, the royals are keeping it super tight-lipped about when the former actress is due, but we’re going to assume she will give birth in either March or April.
Will Baby Sussex be with them?
Since Baby Sussex will be no more than six months old, we can expect to see the tiny tot with his or her parents when they arrive in North America. Nicholl revealed that the Sussexes are keen to visit the U.S. and Canada “as a family.” We do know that since the trip is already on the couple’s calendar, Markle will be taking a shorter maternity leave than most royal women have in the past. A source told Nicholl that the duchess is planning to work “right up to her due date because she feels fit and well and wants to continue working as long as possible.”
Though we’re sure Markle and Prince Harry are interviewing nannies for their little one already, we might also see Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland with them on their American tour. After all, it has been rumored that Markle’s mama is moving from Los Angeles to be with her daughter and son-in-law in their new home, Frogmore House as Markle gets closer to her due date.
When Markle does set foot on U.S. soil again, it won’t be the first time she’s done so as an official royal. In August, just a couple of months after her wedding, the former Tig Editor-in-Chief took a sneaky solo trip to both the U.S. and Canada. However, this will be the first time she’ll have her red-headed hubby and newborn child in tow.
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