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Duchess of Sussex visits women’s centre in Canada

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The Duchess of Sussex visited a women’s centre in Vancouver yesterday.

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are undergoing talks about how they can step back from their senior royal role, this was an unannounced and unofficial visit.

Her Royal Highness visited the Downtown Eastside Women Center, and her visit was only revealed by the organisation on their Facebook page later that day.

In the post, they posted a picture of Meghan with staffers and said, “Look who we had tea with today! The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community.”

The post has been met with many compliments on the post and shared over 700 times.

This Meghan’s first appearance since she returned to Canada last week after she and Harry announced their plans to step back. The couple had just visited Canada House in London on 7 January to thank the Canadian people for their hospitality during their six-week break over Thanksgiving and Christmas in the country. The couple also visited the Hubb Community Kitchen earlier in the day for a private engagement that they shared photos of a few days later.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to split their time between the UK and Canada during a transition period. Other details are still being worked out.

The Downtown Eastside Women Center is a non-profit whose mission is to “provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside” by providing “meals, counseling, advocacy and programs which nurture and empower members,” according to the website.

“Every woman has a right to safe space, essential needs, and a community that cares and empowers,” they explain on their website.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.