Duchess Meghan lived in Toronto for seven years while she was an actress on Suits, and she still has good friends here such as Jessica Mulroney and her family. There have been rumours the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and little Archie have been in Canada on their six-week break from royal duties, and reports now say a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed they are spending time here ahead of Christmas. It's also been reported they plan to spend the holiday here.
On Dec. 20, royal reporter Omid Scobie tweeted what he said was a confirmation from a Sussex spokesperson.
A Sussex spokesperson confirms that Harry and Meghan are spending the holidays in Canada pic.twitter.com/ffy2vEB8Q6
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 20, 2019
“The decision to base themselves in Canada reflects the importance of this Commonwealth country to them both,” the spokesperson said, according to a tweet from Omid.
“Whilst this email confirms the country they are taking their family time in, for security reasons we will not be releasing any further details and request that their privacy is respected."
“The Duke of Sussex has been a frequent visitor to Canada over many years, and it was also home to The Duchess for seven years before she became a member of the Royal Family."
“They are enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports Doria Ragland, the duchess’ mother, will spend Christmas with the couple and her seven-month-old grandson in Canada and has been visiting from Los Angeles. The publication states the Sussexes have been staying at a secret address and have “been keeping a low profile” since arriving here sometime in November.
There were previous reports the couple may have spent American Thanksgiving in Canada after they posted a message to followers on Instagram that used a red leaf emoji. However, it was later reported they celebrated the holiday in the United States.
Harry and Meghan announced in November they would take a six-week break from royal duties and spend Christmas with Doria. Their decision was supported by the Queen, and isn’t unusual – Prince William and Duchess Kate have spent two Christmases with the Middleton family in Bucklebury instead of attending the big Royal Family Christmas at Sandringham.