Duchess of Sussex broke cover of her hiding place to visit a women’s shelter in the poorest suburb of Vancouver to “provide support” and “stimulate the spirit of staff” in her first public appearance since she left the UK
- Meghan Markle was shown in an image shared by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center in Vancouver
- An employee told DailyMail.com that the Duchess met with managers to ask what would be needed in terms of support
- She visited the walk-in center and the shelter, but it is not clear whether she met one of the women seeking support
- One employee said they did not know that the Duchess would make the visit and it was not clear whether the surprise visit was planned with the management
- The Duchess has been locked up in Mille Fleurs since Friday after leaving Prince Harry in Britain to determine the conditions for the couple who would quit as a senior member of the royal family
The Duchess of Sussex broke cover of her palatial $ 14 million hiding place to visit a women’s shelter in the poorest neighborhood of Canada to “stimulate the spirit of the staff” in her first public appearance since leaving the UK.
Meghan was seen leaving the mansion on the ocean side of Vancouver Island, where she was locked up at 10 am on Tuesday.
She then went to Victoria Harbor Airport about 20 minutes later, where she seemed happy and relaxed before boarding a seaplane.
Meghan then paid a surprising visit to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center in Vancouver to “provide support” and “stimulate the spirit of staff.”
An employee told DailyMail.com that they only became aware of the visit when Meghan arrived and that she spent time meeting managers.
The duchess is supposed to have visited the hiding place of the center and the walk-in center. It offers guidance, hot meals and basic needs for women and children in need.
“She asked what the women needed in terms of support. It was a nice meeting, “the employee said.
It is not clear whether the duchess plans a long-term collaboration with the center.
The Duchess of Sussex met with managers at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center in Vancouver, where she met with managers to discuss what the women who were seeking help needed in support
Meghan was seen aboard a plane from Vancouver Island on Tuesday. It is the first time she has been seen in public since she left the UK
The Duchess pulled a fur-lined hood over her head and wore knee-high brown boots as she boarded a small seaplane to go to the mainland. She was accompanied by members of her security detail and did not seem to carry any luggage
The women’s shelter is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Canada on the east side of Vancouver. The neighborhood is the epicenter of the overdose crisis in the country that has claimed more than 13,000 lives since January 2016.
According to the local publication, straight.com, the duchess came to “give the staff a boost”.
The center offers guidance, hot meals and basic needs for women and children in need.
Meghan dived back to Canada after just three days in the UK to reunite with Archie, who she left under the care of a babysitter and best friend Jessica Mulroney
It is the first time Meghan has been positively noticed since she flew back to British Columbia last week, although there are unconfirmed reports about her drive to the nearby town of Sidney by the Sea and to Victoria International Airport
Meghan has been locked up in Mille Fleurs since Friday after leaving Prince Harry in Britain to determine the conditions for the couple who would retire as a senior member of the royal family.
She was expected to phone Harry, the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William in discussions on Monday, but in the end she left everything to her husband to complete the details.
Harry flies back to Canada – where the couple spent six weeks in December and the New Year – later this week when the couple began their new life. His last royal duty will be to appear at the draw for the Rugby League World Cup at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
The Duchess of Sussex today denied that she had access to the famous Sandringham summit from Canada, when high royals discussed her resignation from the royal family with Prince Harry.
Meghan has been in Mille Fleurs since Friday (photo) after leaving Prince Harry in Britain to determine the conditions for the couple who would retire as a senior member of the royal family
The couple, who spent the vacation on Vancouver Island with Prince Archie, received permission from the queen to divide their time between the UK and Canada
Prince Harry is flying back to Canada later this week when the couple begins their new life after his talks with the queen to negotiate the terms of their new role within the royal family
The spokesperson for the Kensington Palace couple insisted that Meghan not be excluded from the discussion and simply left it to her husband: “Ultimately, the Sussexes decided that the duchess did not need to participate.”
It comes when the Sussex team continues to negotiate an abdication agreement for money, titles and the creation of their international commercial brand.
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that the Queen allowed Harry and Meghan to retire as senior Royals after a private heart-to-heart with her grandson at yesterday’s crisis summit.
After a family gathering in Sandringham, Her Majesty issued a historical and emotionally charged statement in which she deplored the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to divide their time between Canada and the UK while completing their royal duties.