KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle, reportedly, enjoys her new life away from the spotlight and media scrutiny
  • The mother of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor continued her passion for public service in Canada
  • Prince Harry made it clear that he and Meghan Markle aren't walking away from the royal family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to make it to the headlines several weeks since they announced their decision to ditch the royal life permanently. Numerous followers of the royal family praised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their bold move. However, there are also some who lambasted the parents of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor for “disrespecting” Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and the other members of the royal clan for their own “selfish” reasons.

Despite the backlash they have been getting, Who Magazine shared that Meghan and Prince Harry “defiantly” showed they have no regrets about quitting the royal family. The entertainment news publication shared that the former “Suits” actress was seen smiling from ear to ear during a casual walk through the Horth Hill Regional Park with baby Archie and her two dogs – Guy, a beagle, and Oz, a black labrador. It added that Meghan looked so happy and relaxed during the sighting, presumably telling her fans and critics, alike, that the newest chapter of her life has started already.

Meghan Markle also continued her passion for public service even after her controversial exit from the royal life. Time shared Prince Harry’s wife was seen visiting a women’s center in Vancouver on Jan. 24. Meghan’s photo along with some volunteers at Downtown Eastside Women’s Center was shared on Facebook. “Look who we had tea with today!” the caption read. “The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community,” it went on.

Just days after her visit to the women’s center, Meghan was seen driving herself to Victoria International Airport to pick up her Pilates instructor, Heather Dorak. The Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Archie are expected to stay a stunning $40 million waterside mansion in Vancouver Island for several months this year.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry revealed that Queen Elizabeth refused to let him and his wife continue doing royal duties even after their infamous exit. “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth, and my military associations without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” the younger brother of Prince William said at the dinner for Setebale charity, per BBC. “I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away,” he continued.

Aside from not receiving public funds and stepping back from royal duties, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have to give up their HRH titles as part of the agreement drawn by Queen Elizabeth’s aids.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are bowing out entirely from representing the monarchy. Photo: AFP/Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS