Looks like Meghan Markle is bringing Prince Harry back home for a bit. The newlyweds, who just finished up their first international tour in Ireland, are reportedly planning to take a trip to Markle’s native America sometime soon.
“They are so excited to head to the U.S.,” a “palace insider” (so take that with a grain of salt) tells Us Weekly. “Meghan is looking forward to introducing Harry to everything she loves about the U.S.”
There’s reportedly no set itinerary yet, but it’s likely that they’ll hit both coasts. “They are thinking New York, Washington, D.C., and California,” the source told Us. “They’re working to finalize locations and venues.” The source continues that the royal couple will likely visit San Francisco, where “they will meet with CEOs and female tech entrepreneurs to encourage their involvement in the industry,” and they’ll possibly take a trip to the Obama Foundation in Chicago or up north to Canada. “President and Mrs. Obama have been stalwart supporters,” says the insider. “The Canadian Foreign Office has heard about the tour and would love to have them stop there. This may very well become a North American tour.”
In addition to showing Prince Harry some of her favorite spots in America, there’s reportedly another, more important reason why the couple will be traveling stateside: “Meghan and Harry want to solidify ties between the U.K. and the U.S.,” the source said. “They want to highlight and foster these relationships.”
But before she and Harry board their westbound plane later this year, Meghan will apparently make the journey solo. “She’s planning a personal, unofficial trip this summer to see family and friends,” reveals another source. “She’ll go to New York, then L.A.” And according to the sources, the duchess is getting all her travel in before taking on her next big role: mother. Says a confidant, “Expect to hear the pitter-patter of a little prince or princess in 2019.”
Of course, this could all just be an elaborate educated guess, considering that it was pretty much inevitable that Markle and the Prince would make a joint visit to America at some point.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport for their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018 in London, England.
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.