Meghan Markle took full advantage of her newfound independence on her way to the Canadian airport on Thursday to pick up a friend.
Thursday afternoon the Duchess of Sussex can be seen in photos obtained exclusively from DailyMail.com parked outside Victoria International Airport in a Land Rover discovery.
He seemed in a good mood while chatting with a male companion in the front seat, considered to be personal security, for about 10 minutes until his friend arrived.
The sighting came just over a week after Meghan and Prince Harry announced that they would abandon their royal duties and split between the UK and North America.
Meghan is believed to have driven to the airport from the sumptuous Canadian $ 14 million home on Vancouver Island, where she has been locked up before Christmas.
Meghan Markle made full use of her new independence on her way to Victoria International Airport on Thursday to pick up a friend
Meghan seemed to be in a good mood while chatting with a male companion in the front seat, believed to be a security officer
Meghan kept a low profile by wearing a black beret, oversized sunglasses and a black fur-lined parka
Meghan is believed to have driven her black Land Rover Discovery from the sumptuous $ 14 million Canadian home on Vancouver Island, where she was locked up before Christmas
The Duchess of Sussex waited outside Arrivals for about 10 minutes before the arrival of her unidentified friend
Meghan kept a low profile by wearing a black beret, oversized sunglasses and a black fur-lined parka.
He removed his sunglasses for a brief moment before putting them back on to block the harsh end-of-day sun.
A smile spread across her face when she saw her friend approach the car with a suitcase and travel bag in tow.
The friend slid into the back seat of the crossover before reaching out to hug Meghan in the driver’s seat.
It’s unclear where the trio were headed when they left the airport – but Meghan’s broad smile indicated that she was thrilled with the destination.
Meghan took off her sunglasses for a brief moment before putting them back on to block the harsh late-day sun
A smile spread over Meghan’s face when she saw her friend approach the car
The unidentified friend emerged from the terminal pushing a black wheeled bag with a black bag hanging over his shoulder
Meghan’s friend greeted the Duchess excitedly as she got into the back seat of the crossover
Meghan walked over to her seat to hug her friend before leaving the airport
It’s unclear where the trio were headed when they left the airport – but Meghan’s broad smile indicated that she was thrilled with the destination
Meghan checked her side mirror before heading out into traffic as she and her entourage left the airport
The Duchess of Sussex broke the cover on Tuesday for the first time since the announcement of her bomb when she left the Vancouver Island villa to visit a women’s refuge in Canada’s poorest neighborhood.
Harry is expected to join Meghan in Canada soon after spending time in Britain working out the terms for the couple he left during a summit with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William in Sandringham on Monday.
He made his first public appearance after the Megxit bomb in the Rugby League World Cup draw at Buckingham Palace on Thursday – which could also mark his last royal duty.
Harry reportedly raced for the launch of the 2021 Rugby World Cup – dodging any questions about his future in a highly orchestrated event at Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan Sussex Royal’s Instagram account, one of the key parts of their brand in the future, marked the occasion by posting a story on Instagram showing the grinning prince prowling behind the scenes.
And in what could be interpreted as a nod to its imminent release in North America, the soundtrack was the independent hit of Stone Roses, This Is the One, which contains the lyrics: “I would like to leave the country for a month on Sunday” .
Furious Buckingham Palace officials said Harry had no input in choosing the song, insisting that it had been chosen by the organizers of the event. It is not yet clear whether the song will be the theme of the 2021 event or not.
Sources close to the duke said that the royal team had no involvement in the choice of music, as suggested by Thursday’s rugby team because it was “an anthem” to the sport.
Harry’s Instagram story marking what could be his last senior royal event gave fans a behind-the-scenes look before the 2020 Rugby World Cup draw set for a Stone Roses hit with lyrics: ” I’d like to leave the country “
Harry managed to break an ironic smile after shuffling the balls as he hosted the 2021 Rugby World Cup draws at Buckingham Palace in what could be his last full royal engagement in his current role.
Also on Thursday, DailyMail.com got exclusive photos of Meghan Trevor Engelson’s ex-husband visiting a hairdresser in Beverly Hills.
It marked the first time Engelson has been photographed in public for several months and since the announcement of Meghan and Harry.
Engleson politely declined to comment on the real drama as he left the saloon and entered his Porsche 911.
The 43-year-old Hollywood producer from Great Neck, New York started dating Meghan in 2004 before becoming famous in semi. They went out for six years before getting engaged in 2010.
The couple got married in Jamaica in September 2011 in front of 100 family and friends.
But a few weeks after their wedding, Meghan won her lead role in the drama TV Suits, and spent months every year filming in Toronto, Canada, while Engelson stayed at home in Los Angeles.
The distance eventually took its toll and they separated in the summer of 2013.
Their marriage officially ended in 2014 with “irreconcilable differences” mentioned in their divorce papers.
Engelson has since gone on to marry nutritionist and heir Tracey Kurland, 33, on May 11 last year, almost exactly one year after Meghan and Prince Harry got married.
Meghan Markle’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson stopped by a hairdresser in Beverly Hills for a date Thursday. It was the first time she had seen him since the announcement of his ex-wife’s bomb that she and Prince Harry were abandoning high royal duties and moving to North America part-time
Engleson politely declined to comment on the actual drama as he left a hairdresser in Beverly Hills on Thursday
The Hollywood producer was casually dressed in a rear waffle pull-over, black pants and black sneakers as he approached the saloon of his Porsche 911
Engelson and Meghan (left in 2010) started dating in 2004, married in 2011 and divorced in 2014. The producer has since moved on, marrying nutritionist and heir Tracey Kurland (together) last May