The former actress, who lived in Toronto while filming Suits, has been spotted recycling pieces from her Canadian wardrobe during her current stay on Vancouver Island, where she is residing with baby Archie.
It was initially believed that Meghan only put her furniture into storage when she made the move to live with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace in November 2017, with all personal possessions following her to her new home of London.
However, it seems beloved clothes that she wore on the set of Suits were put aside, suggesting a life in Canada again at some point was always on the cards.
Meghan Markle put clothes into storage in Canada before she moved into Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace with Prince Harry, it has been claimed. She is pictured earlier this week wearing a coat she often wore before her engagement to the royal
The former actress, who lived in Toronto while filming Suits, has been spotted recycling pieces from her Canadian wardrobe during her stay on Vancouver Island, where she is currently residing. Meghan was seen wearing the coat on set of the TV show in November 2017 (pictured)
Items believed to have been left behind include a black cashmere beanie, a parka by Soia & Kyo, a Barbour Eplercoat and a Bea cable knit sweater from The Row.
A source told Canada’s Entertainment Tonight, that the Duchess of Sussex has since had the clothes shipped from Toronto to the $14million mansion where the couple stayed over the Christmas break in Vancouver.
Meghan is currently there with baby Archie while Harry has stayed in London for crisis talks with the Queen and Prince Charles following the couple’s decision to step back as the senior royals and lose their HRH titles.
Jamie Samhan, ET Canada’s online editor, said: ‘While it was known the Duchess put her furniture into storage, it was said at the time that she took all her personal items with her.
It was initially believed Meghan only put her furniture into storage, but the recent revelation appears as if the mother-of-one may have always had her sites set on returning to North America – as she is rewearing the clothes. She is spotted here in Downtown Eastside Women’s Center on Tuesday afternoon, pictured
Taken home: Royals fans were quick to speculate that Meghan’s beige sweater looked identical to the one her character Rachel Zane wore in Suits (pictured)
‘It also begs the question, did Meghan always plan on returning to North America in some capacity? Many have raised doubts around the step down of being senior royals and that both Prince Harry and Meghan had been planning this for some time.
‘The two did give the full royal life a go, but perhaps they always considered having a Canadian abode.’
Earlier this week, Meghan, 38, donned a $695 (£530) down coat from Canadian label Soia & Kyo to pick up Pilates instructor pal Heather Dorak from Victoria International Airport.
Stylish: The Duchess added a pair of brown sunglasses from her sizeable collection
Cosy comfort: The mid-length water repellent coat, pictured on the website, has a slight A-line cut, a dramatic face-framing hood lined with Sherpa, removable fur, and luxe leather trim
The army green coat was bought by the Duchess a number of years ago and became a go-to when she lived in Toronto while filming US legal drama Suits.
Meghan was seen wearing the coat on set of the TV show in November 2017 – just weeks before she quit acting and announced her engagement to Prince Harry.
She was spotted earlier in a cosy cable-knit jumper by The Row that she wore on screen as Rachel Zane in Suits.
In a photo posted to its Facebook page, Meghan can be seen donning a beige sweater by The Row – a look reminiscent of her pre-royal wardrobe, with fans even speculating it’s the same jumper she wore in Suits.
In 2017, animal lover Meghan accompanied her beloved pooch Bogart to the vet wearing a similar pair of chic skinny jeans and practical walking boots.
Taking to the snowy streets, the duchess wrapped up warm in a puffer jacket paired with a blue bobble hat.
The Duchess of Sussex was seen wrapped up warm as she braved the icy conditions of the Canadian city to accompany her dog Bogart to the animal hospital in December 2016
The 38-year-old braved the cold for her trip to the gym, showing off her athletic legs in cropped leggings back in January 2017 in Toronto
The Duchess of Sussex could be seen holding a fedora hat, black blazer and black shorts as she arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada in 2016
Meghan has given an early indication of how she intends to spend her time in Canada by making two impromptu visits to community groups in Vancouver.
The first stop was the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center on Tuesday afternoon, where was on hand to ‘offer support’ and ‘boost the staff’s spirits’.
She dressed down for the occasion in a The Row sweater, a pair of DL1961 denim jeans and a practical pair of brown Le Chameau Jameson quilted boots.
Outside the Duchess wrapped up in another khaki green coat but it is not known if it is the same Soia & Kyo style.
The accessories were typically meaningful, with the Virgo zodiac necklace suggesting that Meghan wants to keep her husband close while he is in the UK.
Such casual separates were staples of Meghan’s wardrobe pre-Harry and serve as yet another indication that she is eager to carve her own path away from the scrutiny – and formality – of the royal family.