MEGHAN Markle felt a “tremendous” shift after stepping back from the royal family and is now “so much less stressed”, according to People magazine.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been keeping a low profile in their £10million Vancouver mansion as they plan their next steps outside of royal duties.
A source told People magazine: “It was just this tremendous shift when Meghan returned to Canada [after their announcement]. You could tell that she felt so much less stressed.”
The couple are said to be enjoying long walks, yoga and cooking as they settle in their new life in Canada.
Sources close to the privacy-conscious couple say they will happily lie low there enjoying precious family time together before launching a string of commercial ventures.
It follows Meghan admitted to have been struggling in the royal limelight, especially after being pregnant in the public eye.
In October, the mum-of-one held back tears on ITV's documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, as she said life was not about just surviving, and you should “thrive.”
She told ITV presenter Tom Bradby: “Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn – you know…
"And especially as a woman, it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s, well…
"And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."
Tom asks her directly if it is fair to say that it has been a struggle, and looking emotional, Meghan replies: "Yes."
Last month, the couple announced they were stepping back from royal duties and are said to be “loving” their new life in Canada.
Most recently, Harry made his first public appearance at JP Morgan’s Miami billionaire’s summit, where the sixth-in-line to the throne gave a speech - rumoured to have been paid $1million plus expenses for the gig.
The couple were reportedly flown on the JPMorgan private jet from Vancouver to Palm Beach, where they’re said to have stayed at the home of Meghan’s longtime friend, tennis legend Serena Williams.
The summit was attended by the likes of Patriots owner Bob Kraft and billionaire philanthropist Robert Frederick Smith.
It was claimed she is actively looking for representation after she and Harry declared they wanted to become "financially independent" as they quit the Royal Family.
A source told Us Weekly the 38-year-old is "actively looking" for a manager or agent for future projects.
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And the couple plan to do "great philanthropic work" after leaving the Royal Family, according to their pal David Furnish.