• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still working even if they are on parental leave
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to return to their public life
  • Prince Harry and Markle will work with causes that are aligned with their interests

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are gearing up for their return to an intentionally public life, according to a report.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently on parental leave following the arrival of their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, in June. However, they have been working behind the scenes and are now ready to enter the "era of visibility," royal correspondent Omid Scobie told People this week.

The "Finding Freedom" co-author said the royal couple is "really excited" for their future projects that include working directly with causes that are aligned with their interests. They are also looking forward to expanding their in-person charity through the Archewell Foundation.

"They're a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground," Scobie continued. "They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding."

Scobie added that the royal couple learned key lessons in the past months, including the need to prioritize their mental health and keep "some of the toxicity" at arm's length. He noted that Prince Harry and Markle are in a much better place.

"They seem to be existing in a different place, and that place is much healthier," he said. "Meghan famously spoke about that it was not enough to survive — we are now in the thrive chapter."

Prince Harry and Markle released a joint statement on their website after the Taliban took over Afghanistan and following the earthquake in Haiti. The royal couple reminded the public to support each other.

"When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realize it or not. And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it. It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action — together," they said.

The couple also encouraged the leaders around the world to "rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues." "As an international community, it is the decisions we make now — to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet — that will prove our humanity," they added.

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 02: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chris Jackson/Getty Images