Meghan Markle truly is a self-care icon!
As the #Megxit tea continues to spill, it’s becoming even clearer the Duchess of Sussex was not in a good head space while living in the UK full time with Prince Harry — which is why she has no “intention” of ever returning there on a permanent basis, according to a DailyMail.com source!
The insider told the outlet the 38-year-old, who herself admitted to struggling after the birth of Archie, was “miserable in the UK” and “wasn’t sleeping well and started having anxiety attacks about her future.”
Now, Meg’s future is looking bright on the heels of her and Harry’s historic decision to break away from the British monarchy and work to be “financially independent.” She apparently already has a new job doing voiceover work for Disney!
Although the couple’s shocking move sent the royal family into chaos, they at least had the unfaltering support of one family member: Meg’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The insider said the Los Angeles-based 63-year-old “was really worried about Meghan” over the past year “and is relieved that her daughter is putting her mental health and well being first,” adding:
“Doria is very much about being true to oneself and so of course she will continue to encourage Meghan to take the road less traveled.”
That road has led the former Suits star to Canada, where she hopes to set up a new home base where she and her hubby can raise their son away from UK press piranhas.
The friend added:
“[Meghan] doesn’t want to raise Archie [in the UK] and she doesn’t want to schlep back and forth. She’ll make extended visits but that’s it… They are looking for a permanent residence in Canada. She said she wants a country house in Whistler outside of Vancouver and a home in Toronto.”
Eat your heart out, Frogmore Cottage.
Harry is said to be scheduled to follow his wife later this week with no clue of when he will be returning to his family. Overall, things are going according to Meghan’s plan, per the insider.
The source added:
“What Meghan wants, Meghan gets. This was her plan all along, to eventually leave the UK and build her own empire with Harry… Meghan wants to make millions and this was never going to happen if she didn’t make a drastic change with Harry. She wants to be up there with [Jeff] Bezos and [Warren] Buffet. Some of her friends thought she would eventually divorce Prince Harry and marry a billionaire. She always talked about marrying a billionaire before she met Harry. Now she doesn’t have to because together they will make their own billion dollar empire. This is what she has wanted all along.”
Wow… sounds from this source like Meg’s mental health crisis was a real blessing in disguise!
As for the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II released a statement on Monday insisting that she’s “entirely supportive” of the couple’s move; but if she wasn’t, it doesn’t sound like Meg would be too upset about it. The insider added that the California native feels the good she and Harry can create with their independent fortune is worth more than any hurt feelings within the royal family.
Whatever it takes to get that Markle Sparkle back, we guess!
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