Meghan Markle has just arrived in Toronto solo amid family drama

But what is the Duchess set to do there?

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But what is the Duchess set to do there?

Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, and unfortunately for the former actress, it all seems to surround one side of her family – the Markles.

Ongoing drama has surrounded her father, Thomas Markle, since before her wedding, with the 74-year-old coming under fire for his repeated involvement with the press, this week even comparing the royal family to scientologists for their 'cult-like' behaviour.

Throw in Meghan's estranged nephew, Tyler Dooley, landing his own MTV series after naming his cannabis company after her, and her estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, rumoured to be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in the coming weeks, and it's safe to say that the Duchess of Sussex deserves a holiday.

Luckily, it looks like that time is here, with Meghan reportedly jetting off to her old home of Toronto on a solo trip, with The Mirror reporting that she flew Air Canada, adding that the airline was asked to protect her privacy.

Meghan Markle Effect

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But what is Meghan doing in Toronto, and why isn't Prince Harry with her?

Well, it would make sense for the Duchess to return to her old home to see her friends and family, especially considering she will be off soon on her first big royal tour with Prince Harry, set to visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga next month. It is therefore thought that the former Suits actress will spend the time now catching up with her friends and old cast mates.

It is unlikely that Meghan will be catching up with family while she's there however, especially considering their most recent actions, but we'll have to wait and see.

We hope Meghan gets the time off she needs and deserves.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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