A smiling Meghan Markle was out and about in California on Monday, seemingly without a care in the world as the furor over the ‘racist royals’ continues back in England.
The 42-year-old was spotted in Santa Barbara, a few miles from her Montecito mansion, seemingly oblivious to the firestorm raging in her husband Prince Harry’s home country.
The California-born mother-of-two was dressed down in black leggings and a black long-sleeved t-shirt, with a green baseball cap.
Markle wore a pair of $100 New Balance 327 sneakers, and her favorite Krewe sunglasses, which retail for around $400.
It wasn’t clear if she was en route to the gym: her husband has been spotted working out in a Santa Barbara gym, and Markle is known for her love of yoga.
The Duchess of Sussex is seen on Monday in Santa Barbara, near her Montecito home
The 42-year-old looked sporty in her New Balance sneakers, leggings and long-sleeved t-shirt
She held her phone in one hand as she strode towards her waiting SUV
As she strolled the beachfront Californian city, 5,000 miles away the royal row sparked by her former ally’s book rumbled on.
Omid Scobie, who was seen as the unofficial spokesman for the couple, is still struggling to deal with the fallout from his new book, Endgame.
An initial draft of the book, given to Dutch translators, named the two senior members of the royal family – King Charles and Kate – who Markle said told of their ‘concerns’ about the color of her son Archie’s skin, while she was pregnant.
Markle first made her allegations about the conversation in her televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, in March 2021.
Winfrey reacted with horror to Markle’s version of events, and the accusations sparked a hunt for ‘the royal racists’ in the United Kingdom.
Omid Scobie’s new book has sparked a row in the United Kingdom, and the man dubbed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘cheerleader-in-chief’ could be facing legal action
The mother-of-two was wearing her favorite Krewe sunglasses in the bright Californian sun
It’s not clear if she had been to the gym or was en route: her husband Prince Harry has been spotted at a Santa Barbara gym before
The former Suits actress appeared at a Los Angeles gala last month and said she had exciting new projects in the pipeline, and was looking forward to sharing more details when she could
Markle is known to be a yoga fan, following in the footsteps of her mother Doria Ragland, who teaches yoga
The Californian-born actress and activist was accompanied by a security guard on Monday
Markle and her husband issued a statement saying it was not the late Queen or her husband Prince Philip, but have refused to name the members of the royal family who made the comments.
Scobie’s book marks the first time they have been named.
The Sussexes have declined to publicly defend their relatives, and the publisher of Scobie’s book has not provided any explanation for how the names ended up in print.
Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace are considering legal action, according to reports.
Neither the King nor the Princess of Wales are expected to be involved in the talks but will be updated should the need arise, The Telegraph reported