Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently returned to the UK after taking a eight-week break in Canada for the holidays, and now the couple is back to work and trying to figure out exactly what their role will be in the royal family going forward.
Journalist Tom Bradby – who made the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey – was able to spend quite a bit of time with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their royal tour last fall, and he says that the couple is “considering their options.”
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“I think the truth is there is a lot going on, a lot going on within the royal family and, I don’t know, and I don’t think they know what their future is going to be and what their position is going to be,” Bradby told Good Morning Britain.
Even though the couple opened up to Bradby about the hardships they have faced over the past couple of years, he says that he didn’t ask them about what their plans are for the future. Bradby explained that information like that is kept “pretty close to their chest,” which is understandable.
Bradby added that he gets the impression that nothing is set in stone, and there are a million possibilities. He also agreed with claims from The Sun that Harry and Meghan could move to Canada for a “significant portion” of the year. The outlet also reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could get rid of their royal titles.
Harry and Meghan spent Thanksgiving and Christmas at a luxurious vacation home on Vancouver Island with their eight-month-old son Archie Harrison and her mom, Doria Ragland. They both have a history with the country – which is part of the Commonwealth – as Markle lived in Toronto for seven years while shooting the USA legal drama Suits.
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That’s where Markle lived when she started dating Harry, and the couple made their first public appearance together as a couple in September 2017 when they attended the Invictus Games in Toronto together, which is an event that Prince Harry created.
Now that they are back in the UK, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to their royal duties this week by visiting Canada House, which is the base of the High Commission of Canada to the UK. They thanked Canada and its citizens for welcoming them during their vacation, and discussed their priorities for the new year.
High Commissioner Janice Charette told People magazine that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a lot of interests which are also priorities for Canada, and their visit to Canada House was a “chance to catch up and hear a bit about their visit to Canada, and their holidays and their impressions.”