Meghan Markle is actively participating in different royal engagements, even though she just gave birth to his son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duchess of Sussex didn’t take a break, or even maternity leave to take a rest. Hence, palace aides are asking the former actress to slow down, but she refused to listen.
Palace aides are concerned of the former Suits star after they realized that she skipped her full maternity leave. At the time, she help created the Smart Works collection and also busy with her collaboration with Vogue, a source told The Telegraph.
“We were saying to her, ‘Wow, this is not what a maternity break looks like, you need to slow down,'” the insider added. According to Express, royal maternity leaves usually take six months.
However, Meghan Markle is already active at work only four months after giving birth. In her fifth month, she and her husband, Prince Harry, already started their South African royal tour.
It cannot be denied that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a busy year. They grace several royal engagements and tours across the globe together. They also welcomed their firstborn this year.
Shortly after Archie was born, his parents moved to Frogmore Cottage, their home on the grounds of Windsor Castle. They also cut ties with Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Royal Foundation. Initially, the Duke of Sussex helped built the organization with his older brother in 2009.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to launch their own foundation. Royal sources revealed that the Sussexes’ move created a “huge whirlwind of activity” due to all the paperwork they have to submit to the Charity Commission.
Meghan Markle reportedly wanted to be hands-on with all the intense activity. She even started calling aides close to her as early as 8 in the morning to ask questions and suggest some ideas. Another source told the Sunday Telegraph that they reminded her that she didn’t need to rush the charitable organization, so she could take a break.
When most of the other working royals were taking their usual summer break, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were busy planning their South African tour. Fortunately, they are about to take a six-week off to enjoy some family time for the first time.
They will be splitting their break between the United States and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., they will be celebrating Thanksgiving with Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland. There are also talks that they may celebrate Christmas abroad and not with the royal family at Sandringham. However, there are still questions if they will unwind and unplug while on vacation or will continuously work even if they’re away.