It seems that Meghan Markle is ready to take the next step in her life as a royal. According to an official announcement from Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Sussex will be making her first-ever official solo appearance as a member of the royal family. The tweet, which was sent out by the palace on Tuesday morning, confirms that Markle will visit London's Royal Academy of Arts next Tuesday, in order to get a firsthand look at the opening of its Oceania exhibition.
“The Duchess of Sussex will attend the opening of 'Oceania' at @RoyalAcademy on Tuesday 25th September,” the tweet read. “The Duchess will view exhibits from regions including New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia, which she and The Duke of Sussex will visit in October.”
As the announcement suggests, the visit couldn’t have come at a better time, as it will give Markle ample opportunity to deep-dive into the history and culture of Oceania, just weeks before she’s scheduled to tour that part of the world with Prince Harry.
And while this will be Markle’s first official solo outing since marrying Prince Harry in May, she already has a history of being supremely independent. In August, for example, she went on a three-day excursion to Canada to spend some quality time with her BFF Jessica Mulroney, ABC News royal correspondent Omid Scobie reported. She’s also been known to venture out into London alone as well, where she visits her local Whole Foods and takes Pilates. Not to mention, she recently collaborated on a cookbook supporting the victims who were impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire.
There was no telling how Markle would adjust to life as one of the most famous women in the world, but all we can say is: so far, so good!