Meghan Markle Spotted Driving in Canada After Deciding Not to Participate in Royal Meeting

January 16, 2020

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Meghan Markle is already getting back into the swing of a commoner's life after she and Prince Harry announced their "step back" from royal duties last week. Us Weekly reports that on Monday, the 38-year-old Markle was seen "driving herself" around Vancouver Island in Canada. One eyewitness spotted her in a "drugstore parking lot" as she presumably did errands. Meanwhile, TODAY reports that Markle did not take part in an unprecedented Royal Family summit held Monday to discuss her and Harry's future--even though she'd originally planned to participate by phone. A palace official told NBC News on Tuesday, "In the end, the Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for the duchess to join."