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MEGHAN Markle spent six weeks with Prince Harry in Canada for Christmas, before announcing she will move over there.
The Duchess of Sussex has spent a lot of her working life in the country, but where is she from?
Meghan Markle, left in 2009, right in 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Is Meghan Markle American or Canadian?
Meghan attended Immaculate Heart High School, before she graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago with a double major in theatre and international relations.
She’s since travelled all over the world for work and for her charity and humanitarian pursuits, such as to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking to move to CanadaCredit: Getty – Contributor
Are Meghan and Harry moving to Canada?
Meghan fled to Canada the following evening on a £134 budget flight.
She has no official UK engagements anytime soon and no rumoured return flight, so she is believed to be staying in North America for some time.
Harry is expected to stay in the UK for the next week, to hold more talks with his family about his futurerole, before he joins the Duchess.
The Queen agreed Harry and Meghan could step back as senior royals and begin a “new life” as an “independent” family.Following a summit at Sandringham on Monday, Buckingham Palace confirmed the couple would begin a “transition period” in which they would split their time between the UK and Canada.
Meghan spent a lot of time living in Canada when she was filming SuitsCredit: Getty – Contributor
When did Meghan Markle live in Toronto?
Meghan made Canada her home after landing her role on Suits in 2011, staying in the Seaton Village neighbourhood of Toronto, where the show is filmed.
She previously told her Instagram followers that “there’s no place like home”, as she gave them a peek at her cosy living room area where she used to read and relax with her pet dogs Guy and Bogart.
The star was known to spend time at Trinity Bellwoods Park in the chic West Queen West neighbourhood, eat out near her home in the Annex, shop in Kensington Market, and have cocktails at the private Soho House club downtown.
She moved out in late November 2017 when her work on the show was complete, so she could focus on her new life in the Royal Family.
Meghan lived in the Seaton Village neighbourhood of Toronto, near to where the show Suits is filmedCredit: Alamy
Did Harry and Meghan meet in Canada?
According to an interview with Meghan herself in Vanity Fair, the couple met in London through friends in July 2016.
“We were introduced by a mutual friend”, said Harry in the couple’s first interview with the BBC after their engagement announcement.
Meghan said: “Because I’m from the States, you don’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family,
“I didn’t know much about him, so the only thing that I had asked [our mutual friend] when she said that she wanted to set us up, was, ‘Well is he nice?’ Cause if he wasn’t kind, it just didn’t seem like it would make sense.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile gleefully behind adorable ArchieCredit: Twitter
Where did they spend their first Christmas with Archie?
Following permission from the Queen, they were joined by Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mum.
The active, nature loving couple were seen jogging in the neighbouring town, and enjoyed long hikes.
As per tradition, the rest of the royal family spent Christmas together in Sandringham with the Queen.