On Monday night, the 35-year-old touched down at Victoria International Airport (see the photos HERE) after tying up loose ends with the royal family regarding the announcement he and Meghan Markle made regarding their wish to become “financially independent.”
Ahead of the arrival of her Prince, the Suits alum was all smiles while spotted out (pics HERE) for a hike through the Horth Hill Regional Park with baby Archie, her dogs Guy and Oz, and two royal protection officers.
We can imagine not only was she excited to reunite with her husband, but relieved to hear his heartfelt speech at a charity event the day prior where he made it clear the drastic changes currently underway were his call, not just hers.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl voiced her opinions to ET following his candid words about the Sussexes new life:
“He said it was his decision to walk away and that really he had no choice. This was a joint decision and I think Prince Harry’s been very magnanimous by taking it all on himself. I think he’s simply doing that to protect Meghan.”
“We pretty much saw Harry say that himself in that speech for the charity Sentebale. He’s always been very honest about his emotions and I think you could see that heartache quite clearly written all over his face.”
Unsurprisingly, many are placing blame for Megxit on Meghan and insinuating (or outright saying) she is forcing Harry away from his family. According to his own remarks and Nicholl’s thoughts, that couldn’t be further from the truth:
“Over here, all of the headlines are dominated by one word: Megxit. The insinuation being that she is responsible for this move [and] pulling Prince Harry over to North America. It’s really not the case. I think Harry has been looking for a way out — a way for a new life — and Meghan has simply been the catalyst. But make no mistake — this was a joint decision. Harry didn’t make it on his own and Meghan didn’t force him into it.”
Understandably, the stress of it all has likely been a lot to handle, but Prince William‘s brother has made some time to relax, too. On Friday, he was spotted with friends at Brook House Pub in Fulham, owned by his longtime friend and Archie’s godfather Mark Dyer:
“Harry was in high spirits but I have spoken to a very close friend of his, who’s known him for a long time, who says that Harry is really putting on a brave face throughout all of this — that he’s positive about his future but very torn [and] very sad about leaving his family. He’s very sad about leaving the United Kingdom.”
Everyone is captivated by this story, and interested to see how things will play out in the coming weeks before the pair is officially on their own from the family. Specifically, will we see Meg back in the U.K.? Only time will tell, Nicholl revealed:
“My palace sources tell me that there will be some more engagements in the run up to this transition happening in the spring, so I think we can expect to see Harry back over in the U.K. carrying out charitable work and engagements. We’re wondering if this is the last we’ve seen in the U.K. of Meghan and there’s no word as to whether she’ll be coming back to carry out those engagements with Prince Harry, but they will be working behind the scenes on their charitable foundation.”
We imagine the 38-year-old will be keeping a low-key profile in Vancouver for the time being as she returns to this “financially independent” lifestyle:
“The couple are now going to go out and try to earn a living. They are going to be financially independent. That means they are able to go and cut deals. There’s an interest in Netflix we understand — they’re open to making a possible series with the couple. Autobiographies are [a possibility] as is a big sit-down talk with either Oprah [Winfrey] or Gayle King.”
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