Us Weekly: Duchess Meghan is planning a trip to New York this summer?

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If you’ve been checking the British tabloids for gossip, you know that they don’t really know what to do with themselves in the absence of appearances from the Duchess of Sussex. I’ve seen about a million headlines based on comments from Gayle King’s fluff documentary, and I’ve seen headlines which are just repeats of months-old scandals. We’ll probably see Meghan again in a few weeks for Trooping the Colour, but as I’ve been saying for a while, don’t expect to see much of Meg this summer. But maybe I’m wrong – Us Weekly claims that Meghan plans to make a visit to the US this summer?

America, get ready: Baby Archie is coming for you! Duchess Meghan is “planning on coming to the States” with her son, a royal insider exclusively says in the new issue of Us Weekly, noting that the destination will “most likely” be New York City, where the new mom celebrated her baby shower in February.

“As of now, the plan is for this to take place some time over the summer,” says the insider. “She’ll see her mom [Doria Ragland] and friends.”

In the meantime, the former Suits actress, 37, is loving her newest role. Since welcoming the little one on May 6, she’s “really taken to motherhood,” the source added. “She’s so soft and gentle with Archie.” And Prince Harry has been adjusting well, too. “He’s been a very hands-on dad,” the insider explained of the Duke of Sussex, 34. “He’s on diaper duty!”

[From Us Weekly]

I would very much love it if Harry and Meghan took an actual vacation somewhere in America this summer, but I doubt that will happen. You know what I mean? Like, rent a Hamptons mansion for a month and just chill out with the baby at the beach. The tabloids would have a full-scale meltdown. I’d also love it if Harry and Meghan brought the baby along for a big North American tour, but if they do that, it probably wouldn’t be until the fall. If Meghan is planning a trip to New York this summer… well, people will still have a lot of sh-t to say, but when don’t they?

Meghan Markle is see leaving the Met Breuer Museum ahead of her baby shower

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  1. ChiaMom says:

    Archie has been the biggest blessing already-took mama out of the mouths of wolves

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Not really. “….they don’t really know what to do with themselves in the absence of appearances from the Duchess of Sussex.”. There some person named Sebastian Shakespeare (?) saying that the public is falling over themselves to rag ON THE DUCHESS (not Harry, mind you) for HER CHOICE in windows for Frogmore (now that nearby grounds are open to the public for summer). I literally had to read it twice. The venom! She literally can’t even breathe w/out negative comments.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Sebastian Shakespeare” is a “hack” writer with a gossip column in the Daily Fail. I am not sure that “Sebastian Shakespeare” is his real name. This column is better than most at The Daily Fail but it is still a “hack” column from the Daily Fail.

        Also, this “Sebastian Shakespeare” hack-writer person previously wrote a gossip column for The London Evening Standard.

        Also, Frogmore Cottage is a Grade II listed property IIRC. If it is a listed building then Meghan had no choice in window selection as the windows had to be original or identical reproductions of the originals built & crafted by an approved glazier,

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I just Googled it so you don’t have to.

        Per Wikipedia, Frogmore Cottage is a Grade II listed building in England.

        If I understand Grade Listed Buildings in the UK correctly, Meghan could not have changed the design of the F*&king windows if she wanted to. All she could have changed was the type of glass.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I meant design of the F*&king Historic Windows if she wanted to.

  2. Seraphina says:

    WHAT!?!?? How dare she!!!!! First she was texting a boy before Harry and now she wants to go to NY!?!?? What will come next, maybe she will meet up with friends, AMERICAN friends. See what happens when you give women too much freedom!?!??

    • Himmiefan says:

      It’s a slippery slope to voting and driving.

      I can’t wait for her next appearance. I’m having Meghan withdrawal.

      • Tina says:

        My American friends over here are a bit resentful of my Canadian friends because Canadians can just switch their driving licenses over to the UK, whereas Americans have to take the full UK test. So if Meghan had a driving license in Ontario, maybe she wouldn’t need to take the test over here.

      • Seraphina says:

        Voting and driving!!!!??!!!! The horror. Will they have to be inside by a certain set curfew, because that is the only way that should work.

        Next these females will want to work outside the home!!!!! I need my smelling salts …..

    • Becks1 says:

      Hahahahahahaha this is great.

  3. CA Family Code says:

    “Duchess Meghan is planning a trip to New York this summer?” Jesus wept…who bloody cares

  4. Melissa says:

    Harry and Meghan move in silence. We won’t know what they have planned until they are ready to reveal it to the public. The tabloids know nothing. Anyway, I thought all the royal experts said that the Sussexes were unimportant and irrelevant. Maybe the press should focus on the future kings instead of stalking the 6th in line to the throne and his wife.

  5. Becks1 says:

    This is one of those things where you read it and you think….well, duh. Of course she’s probably going to go to the US this summer. I imagine she will go most summers, I wouldn’t be surprised if she and Harry make a habit of staying somewhere in LA for a month or something every year. I know there would be security costs that would be problematic for the British media (and maybe some of the people), but I don’t think its that unlikely.

    At this rate she may even visit Toronto!!

    • Some chick says:

      Security for visiting dignitaries is usually handled by the host country as a matter of course. It’s just so much more cost effective, plus the local organizations know the area, so it is also safer.

  6. Lizzie says:

    this is not a comment on meghan but i just have to vent about this. the language around people with newborns is just too f-ing much for me. that she’s just taken to motherhood bc she’s so soft and gentle. well….its easy to be soft and gentle with a cute baked potato in a hat. newborns don’t do anything and are easy to empathize with b/c they’re so helpless. i was an “awesome” mom when my baby was newborn too. now she’s 2-1/2 and my entire life is consumed with swallowing my urge to scream at her and then feeling guilty about not fully appreciating her

    i don’t know. just the moony descriptions of being a mom to newborns just bugs me. it was an amazing time in my life but people over the top romanticize it and it gets turned into a vehicle to shame women. it implies that people who aren’t effortlessly coping with it are failing. just b/c women are gentle and sweet to your newborn doesn’t mean they aren’t struggling.

    • Agenbiter says:

      “its easy to be soft and gentle with a cute baked potato in a hat”

      That made my morning

    • Brooke says:


    • Coco says:


      Thank you for describing my life. I was a “superstar” mother when my son was an infant. It came really easily to me and luckily we didn’t have any big issues to overcome. He’s 2.5 now and it takes everything in me not to lose my patience. We’re potty training, he’s going through a sleep regression, and we’re getting ready for baby brother’s arrival any day. My son is whiny and cranky with daily meltdowns due to all the big changes happening. I’m trying to keep it in perspective but it’s hard to be loving when your toddler is screaming at you because he’s so tired and frustrated. It’s hard right now and I know it’s only going to be more challenging for everyone, especially me, once baby arrives. So tired. Parenthood is really difficult, not all the time and each stage is different for everyone, but when you’re lost in the forest it takes everything in you to find your way out.

      • Lizzie says:

        congrats on the new baby! i am in the SAME EXACT place right now, minus the impending 2nd child. like you describing my life. we’ll make it!

    • Becks1 says:

      This is a great comment, especially this line – “it implies that people who aren’t effortlessly coping with it are failing.”

      I, too, feel some kind of way about how someone is a “natural mother” or “so nurturing so motherhood is easy for her” or whatever. I know its just kind of what people say (no one is going to say that Meghan is having a hard time adjusting even if she is lol), but it still bugs me. Sometimes you have an “easy” baby and motherhood can still be a hard adjustment, and that’s just how it is. I had a rough time after my first was born (and looking back, I can see that it was a combo of PPD and me just not getting that babies don’t go by the book – I remember crying once “he cant be hungry! I just fed him and the book says every three hours!” But of course he was and after I stopped crying and fed him he fell asleep.) With my second one I just did whatever worked and it was so much easier (plus, no PPD.)

      I fee like I hit my motherhood stride around the time my oldest was 2 until he was about 4, and then when my younger one hit 2 it all went to hell and we’re just now crawling out lol (youngest is 4.5). I love my boys and they love me but there are some moments man.

      But I definitely still feel pangs of guilt when someone is described as just being this AMAZING mother immediately. It just seems to reinforce the notion that women are meant to be mothers and if you aren’t an amazing mother immediately, well, whats wrong? Are you not nurturing and loving and gentle like Meghan? (I’m just using her name bc this story is about her.)

      Anyway. Like I said. I feel some kind of way.

    • Wanda7 says:

      I’m not a mom but your point makes sense to me. I’m just curious how old you were when you had your baby?

    • Liz says:

      Every newborn is different. Mine was jaundiced and not eating properly, so those first few weeks were awful. She was not a “baked potato in a hat” – I love the description, but it would not have suited my newborn – she was a wailing clementine in a diaper (it was early summer, no hats needed). Add in my sleep deprivation and it was a time I’d rather forget. Just surviving the first six months was a major accomplishment. Being blissful about any of it was a pipe dream.

      By the time she was 2, it was much easier – she was healthy and could communicate with us. She was eating slightly better – although I joked with her pediatrician that she was surviving on a diet of blueberries, milk and air. We were both sleeping well, so I was better able to handle the inevitable bumps.

      She’s now 15 and I’m sitting in my kitchen listening to her work with her flute teacher. This is a good time for us – shocking with an adolescent.

      • Anne Call says:

        I agree. The first few months were a nightmare especially with the first. The sleep deprivation and breast feeding (it hurt!) were so hard and I felt like a zombie that was just happy to take a shower by mid afternoon. I was so much happier when they got older and started walking and talking. I also hate they say that Harry is “even on diaper duty.” Wow, father of child helps out, what a guy!

    • deezee says:

      I roll my eyes at that cr@p too. There is also an underlying tone of sexism to this type of stuff which is just further proven with the dad’s on “diaper duty.”

    • Surly Gale says:

      Oh Lizzie I love your post. I wasn’t very successful at anything relating to the baby till he was about 6 months old.

  7. Tiffany says:

    US Open is this summer and I would love to see Duchess in the front row box seat rooting for GOAT Serena Williams.

  8. GR says:

    FWIW, I don’t have kids, and every time time I see a parent (usually a mom of course) with a little kid who’s just going nuts, I have no idea how the parent keeps from absolutely losing it too. It’s pretty amazing what you all do.

  9. Casey20 says:

    In April of this year Fortune 500 published its list of top 50 influencer….Harry and Meghan ranked 42 on the list! Bill and Melinda Gates ranked 1st. ZERO COVERAGE IN THE UK..WHY????

  10. FluffyPrincess says:

    I’ll believe when I see it. This is US Weekly, they don’t get much right on the Royal front.

    I can’t wait for the Trooping and the balcony shot. I hope Lil’ Louis gets a place this year. I forget how old George and Charlotte were when they first appeared? 1 year, right? Lil’ Lou with his big smile would be so cute.

    • Celia says:

      Spot on about us weekly. They are usually full of sh@t. “Royal insider” my ass.

      • twoz says:

        You should see the Aussie gossip rags here. I only looked briefly yesterday when I bought the paper, but as far as I could tell they’re ALL divorcing (with the exception of HM).

  11. LindaS says:

    If theres a north American tour I hope it doesn’t include Canada. We can’t afford them.

  12. Nichole says:

    I wish she’d come (they’d come?) in the fall instead; it’s so much prettier, especially places within an hour of NYC, like the water gap and Poconos. Though I guess they enjoy similar foliage in the UK? Anyway, it’s not even June and it is so hot and sticky here. Ugh.

    • deezee says:

      I wish it was hot and sticky where I live. It is unseasonably cold at only 10C-14C (50F) in the Toronto area right now.

  13. Citresse says:

    Yes, I think we’ll see MM at Trooping. Then I think Archie Christening will be on MM’s birthday.

    • FluffyPrincess says:

      Oooh good call on her Birthday Christening. If it is not on her birthday, then it will be close to it. Maybe they will split it between her and Harry’s b-day since he’s born in September.

  14. Nitz69 says:

    If she’s going to NY this summer, I can only think about Misha Nonoo’s wedding! Misha got engaged in Feb, perhaps the wedding this summer? If she wants Meghan’s presence (I’m sure she does!), summer is the best time; (1) weather-wise, (2) Meghan can attend whilst on personal time off before going back to Royal duties (3) fastest flight 6hrs+ one way (London-NY) which is not bad traveling with infant.