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Harry arrives in Canada to start new stripped back life with Meghan and Archie

By Mirror | January 21st 2020 at 10:57:25 GMT +0300

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. [Mirror]

Prince Harry has touched down in Canada and reunited with wife Meghan Markle and son Archie as they begin their new lives away from the Royal Family.

Having been seen greeting world leaders hours earlier at UK-Africa Investment Summit in London dressed in a suit and tie, he was spotted at Victoria Airport in far more low-key attire.

Wearing a blue beanie, a black overcoat and jeans and carrying a backpack, he exited the Boeing 747 plane via a rear staircase alongside two security guards.

The Duke of Sussex arrived in Canada, which is eight hours behind the UK, on Monday evening, having flown from London Heathrow on British Airways flight 85, reports the Mail Online.

The Duke of Sussex landed on Monday evening on a British Airways flight 85 from London Heathrow and was quickly whisked away in a black minivan.

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The Duke of Sussex cast a solemn figure as he left his plane late on Monday night but his face lit up as he appeared to spot his wife waiting for him in the back of the car.

Harry first flew to Montreal and then on to Vancouver, where he took a 25-minute car ride to Victoria on Vancouver Island, and then to Mille Fleurs to the £10million rented mansion where his wife and child are staying.

A passenger onboard his Westjet flight told the Mirror the Duke looked “tired and agitated” before finally touching down at 9.47pm local time on Monday.

She said: “Harry was one of the first ones off the flight and was carrying his own bag.

“You could tell after a long flight from London he was tired and agitated but as he saw the car his mood instantly changed.

“I couldn’t be sure but it looked like Meghan was in the back waiting for him.

“Whoever it was he was very pleased to see them.”

The couple had been separated for 11 days before the were finally reunited after the Prince finished his final engagement as a senior royal in Britain.

Meghan had flown out to the ocean view mansion earlier this month following her and Harry's bombshell announcement they would be quitting as senior royals.

The prince, 35, had remained in the UK to carry out his remaining royal duties as well as attend a crisis summit at Sandringham with the Queen and Princes Charles and William to discuss his future.

Earlier on Monday Harry met Prime Minister Boris Johnson and world leaders at the summit in London, which is likely to be one of his few remaining official engagements before the Sussexes take their "leap of faith" and leave the monarchy in the spring.

The duke gave an emotional speech on Sunday night, saying he had "no other option" but to give up his official royal duties and forge a new life in Canada, where his wife and son are setting up home.

Harry and Meghan had wanted to remain as working royals, although not prominent members, and drop their public funding so they could become financially independent - a dual role many commentators said was fraught with problems.

Critics have accused the couple of turning their backs on the monarchy to enjoy the freedom of being able to take on commercial ventures.

Harry's brother, the Duke of Cambridge, continues with a busy schedule of royal duties, a day after delivering a speech at a Buckingham Palace reception for summit delegates.

William movingly described how Africa was the place he visited after the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and where he proposed to his wife.

On Tuesday, William will attend a meeting of the United for Wildlife Taskforce at St James's Palace. The duke, who is president of United for Wildlife, will make a speech during the session.

William is also due to hold audiences as part of the summit at St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace.

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