Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY
Published 6:08 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2020 | Updated 8:13 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2020
Here’s what we know about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s exit.
Meghan Markle is out and about.
A week after the Duchess and Prince Harry shocked the world by announcing plans to “step back” from their role as senior royals, Meghan was photographed behind the wheel of a car.
The former actress, who plans to balance her time between the United Kingdom and North America, drove herself to Canada’s Victoria International Airport in a dark SUV, according to pictures obtained by the Daily Mail.
Duchess Meghan looked carefree in the driver’s seat wearing a black beanie and sunglasses while waiting to pick up her friend, Pilates instructor Heather Dorak, who attended Megan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
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The pictures mark one of the first times the Duchess has been spotted driving a vehicle since joining the royal family.
Snapshots of Meghan’s newfound independence come on the heels of a bombshell announcement that she and Prince Harry will step back from their royal duties.
“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” the couple said in an announcement on Jan 8. issued by Buckingham Palace. “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”
Meghan is now residing in Canada and Prince Harry is due to rejoin his wife and their 8-month-old baby, Archie, in an officially undisclosed location while they are preparing to take on their new semi-working royal roles.
Contributing: Maria Puente
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