Meghan's secret 'mission' to launch exciting new chapter in US

The Duchess of Sussex is reported to be using her break from royal duties to work on the launch of her charity in the US [Photo: Getty]

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is reportedly gearing up to begin an exciting new chapter in her birth country of America, 9000kms away from the home she shares with husband Prince Harry and their son Archie.

According to the Telegraph and Daily Mail, Meghan Markle plans to launch a US arm of the charity she and Harry head up, the Sussex Royal Foundation.

It’s speculated that the Duke and Duchess are spending their six-week break from royal duties in LA with their seventh-month-old bub and Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland.

The Duchess is currently on a break from royal duties with husband Prince Harry and baby Archie [Photo: Getty]

While Stateside for Christmas, the former actor is thought to be dedicating part of the sabbatical to utilising the relationships and connections she made during her time in Hollywood to help promote the foundation.

As revealed by both publications, the Duchess has recently met with her former publicist, Keleigh Thomas Morgan, who is a partner at celebrity PR firm Sunshine Sachs.

Keleigh worked with Meghan when she starred in the legal drama Suits and was also invited as a guest to the royal wedding last May.

According to Telegraph, Buckingham Palace has revealed that Sunshine Sachs is working with the Sussexes on their new fundraising initiative and is being paid for “privately”.

The Duchess is hoping to use her connections to help launch the Sussex Royal foundation in the US [Photo: Getty]

“This is a mission that Meghan has been on for a long time,” a source told the publication.

“Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives.

“Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan.”

Though the Duchess is technically meant to be taking time out, according to the source Meghan is “not the type of woman who likes doing nothing; so this break actually could be seen by some as very fortuitous.”

Meghan’s Instagram input

The Sussex Royal Foundation was set up after the couple officially separated from the joint organisation, The Royal Foundation, they shared with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year.

The split saw the pair depart Kate and Will’s @kensingtonroyal Instagram account and launch their own, @sussexroyal, in April which they use to champion charities and causes across the globe.

A royal insider revealed that Meghan has been personally involved in running the account.

“It was Meghan’s idea to have white borders on all of the pictures, she wanted a constant theme,” Omid Scobie told Yahoo UK.

“She’s very much a Hollywood millennial, she grew up in the public eye as a working actress with her social media boosting her profile. So, she knew exactly what tricks to bring along there.

“She even knew about Instagram algorithms.”

The Duchess’ social media know-how appears to have paid off, with @sussexroyal boasting 9.9 million followers, almost as many as the Cambridge’s four-year-old account which has 10.4 million.

Meghan and Harry’s account, by comparison, is not even a year old and broke a record almost immediately, reaching one million followers within hours of launching.

The news comes as it was revealed by a royal commentator that Harry’s mum, the late Princess Diana would be “so proud” of what the Duke and Duchess are doing with their social media presence.

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