Meghan Markle returns to Vancouver Island as royals look to resolve rift

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WATCH: Meghan Markle has returned to Canada after announcing she and Prince Harry would be "stepping back" from their senior Royal duties – Jan 10, 2020

Amid intense speculation about a possible royal move to Canada, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is back in B.C.

Markle returned to Canada via Vancouver International Airport and transferred to a flight to Victoria. A spokeswoman confirmed to Sky News that Markle is now back with baby Archie.

It was rumoured Archie was staying with Markle’s good friend Jessica Mulroney, but Sky News reported he was with a nanny.

ET Canada confirmed that husband Prince Harry is due to follow the Duchess early next week.

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The Duke and Duchess announced plans Tuesday to step away from some of their royal duties and to “work to become financially independent.”

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“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” reads a statement posted to the couple’s new website

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Meghan Markle returns to B.C.

The announcement came just a day after the pair returned to the U.K. from a vacation on Vancouver Island, fuelling theories the couple was looking at the island as a possible part-time home.

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According to a report in People magazine, the couple left their eight-month-old son Archie in Canada with a friend while they returned to the U.K. to address their future plans.

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A photo of the prince and baby Archie reportedly taken on Vancouver Island during their winter holiday and released as a part of a video on the couple’s Instagram account quickly went viral.

The duo both have connections to Canada.

Markle spent significant time in Toronto while filming the TV drama Suits, while Harry skied at Whistler as a youth.

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