Meghan Markle ‘feels like a new person’ now that she’s left the UK where she felt ‘trapped and claustrophobic’, a source tells Us Weekly

  • Meghan Markle, 38, is ‘thrilled to have escaped the chaos’ of the UK, source said
  • Insider added Duchess of Sussex had felt trapped and claustrophobic in UK
  • She is now a ‘new person’ and ‘has a spring in her step’ since moving

The Duchess of Sussex has a ‘spring in her step’ now that she has ‘escaped’ the UK, a source has claimed.    

Speaking to Us weekly, the unnamed insider said Meghan Markle, 38, ‘feels like a new person’ now that she is living in North America and not in the UK where she felt ‘trapped and claustrophobic’.

It comes amid fresh reports that Meghan and Harry, 35, have left Canada, where they have been living in a £10million mansion since stepping back as senior royals, in order to set up a home in California. 

A source told the Sun that the couple were fearful the US-Canada border could soon be shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

An unnamed insider said Meghan Markle, 38, 'feels like a new person' now that she is living in North America and not in the UK where she felt 'trapped and claustrophobic'. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their final public royal engagement on March 9

An unnamed insider said Meghan Markle, 38, ‘feels like a new person’ now that she is living in North America and not in the UK where she felt ‘trapped and claustrophobic’. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their final public royal engagement on March 9

The source told Us Weekly that she felt ‘nervous to step outside’ while living with Harry at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor. 

‘She was nervous to step outside her own front door because of all the negative attention she attracted,’ the source said.  

Meghan and Canada spectacularly quit as senior members of the royal family in January and will officially step down next week.

It comes after reports that Meghan forbid Prince Harry from travelling, including to return to the UK to see his sick father Prince Charles, during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Prince Charles, 71, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and is in self-isolation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with his wife Camilla. 

The source told DailyMail.com the Duchess  said that ‘under no circumstances, is she okay with the Duke travelling anywhere right now.’ 

The source added: ‘Meghan said Harry’s been in touch with his dad… Of course, he’s frustrated. She said they both are frustrated because they are doers and want to do so much more to help.’ 

Meghan and Prince Harry spectacularly quit as senior members of the royal family in January and have been living in a £10million mansion in Vancouver Island since  (pictured in South Africa last year)

Meghan and Prince Harry spectacularly quit as senior members of the royal family in January and have been living in a £10million mansion in Vancouver Island since  (pictured in South Africa last year)

Harry is thought to have last seeen his father earlier this month when they carried out their last public royal duty at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9. 

Prince Charles, who is next in line to the throne, is said to be suffering from ‘mild symptoms’ and is in self-isolation. He became sick two weeks after meeting coronavirus-stricken Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive five days ago.

DailyMail.com previously revealed Meghan and Harry were self-isolating, and Meghan had confided in friends that her husband felt ‘helpless’ and was ‘concerned’ about the Queen and his father Prince Charles catching coronavirus.

Harry last saw his father earlier this month, publicly seen together at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9 (pictured)

Harry last saw his father earlier this month, publicly seen together at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9 (pictured) 

The friend added: ‘Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry has been communicating with Prince William and the Queen on a pretty consistent basis.

‘She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother.

‘Harry has made it very clear to them that he will do whatever he can to help from Canada.

‘Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this insanity began.’ 

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