The couple was spotted arriving in Canada on Friday in a very rare public outing after staying under the radar since revealing their “Megxit” plans. On Jan. 8, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were taking “a step back” as senior members of the royal family, relinquishing their “royal highness” titles, living financially independent of the crown and dividing their time between the United Kingdom and North America.
In a photo obtained by People, the duo is all smiles, with Harry dressed in a casual sweater, blue jeans and a brown baseball cap. Meghan, meanwhile, sported a striped button-down shirt, a black cardigan and black jeans. The outlet, which did not say where the photo was taken, notes that the royal couple was likely returning to Canada, where they’ve been staying in British Columbia since announcing their “Megxit” plans, after a pair of public engagements in the U.S.
The duo reportedly also visited the campus of Stanford University in California, where they met with professors about their charitable endeavors.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex initially announced their plans to step back from their senior royal duties, they were met with a lot of criticism. However, a source recently told Us Weekly that, now that the dust has settled, neither of them are looking back.
“Harry’s much happier in Canada and feels a lot more relaxed,” an insider told the magazine. “So far he doesn’t regret the move.”
According to the source, 35-year-old Harry’s vow to “protect” Meghan, 38, and their son, Archie, 9 months, was his “No. 1 priority.”
“That’s exactly what he’s done,” added the source.
Fox News‘ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.