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Meghan Markle Will Reportedly Take a “Personal, Unofficial Trip” to the U.S. This Summer

The duchess is coming home!


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Meghan Markle could be back on American soil sooner than expected—and no, not just in Suits reruns. A new report from Us Weekly claims that the Duchess of Sussex will return to her home country on a solo vacation, rather than an official royal outing as previously speculated, sometime later this summer.

“She’s planning a personal, unofficial trip this summer to see family and friends,” an unnamed source told the outlet. “She’ll go to New York, then L.A.” Another source added that Meghan wants to plan the trip back home well before she and Prince Harry start expanding their family. “Expect to hear the pitter-patter of a little prince or princess in 2019,” they said. Sure, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Though it’s unlikely you’ll be able able to catch a glimpse of the duchess during this rumored private homecoming, you may get another chance next spring. Earlier this week, Us Weekly reported that Meghan and Harry will embark on an official royal tour of the U.S. sometime in early 2019. “They are so excited to head to the U.S.,” a “palace insider” said. “Meghan is looking forward to introducing Harry to everything she loves about the U.S.” The insider claimed that stops on the trip will likely include New York, Washington, D.C., and California, and that the couple’s goals for the trip will be diplomatic. “Meghan and Harry want to solidify ties between the U.K. and the U.S.,” the source added. “They want to highlight and foster these relationships.”

The newlyweds recently returned from their first official overseas trip since their wedding, to Ireland. Next up on their agenda will be a royal tour of Australia and several neighboring countries in October, planned to align with the dates of the Invictus Games in Sydney. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn,” Kensington Palace announced last month. “Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II depart Chester Town Hall, where they attended lunch as guests of Chester City Council on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Commonwealth secretary general Baroness Scotland arrives to attend the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House on July 05, 2018 in London, England.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart after attending the christening of Prince Louis at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

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Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport for their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Trinity College on the second day of their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at Aras an Uachtarain during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018 in London, England.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England.

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