Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are just weeks away from having their first child, and they're taking a little time for themselves until they become parents. Over the weekend, the royals went off duty, going on a rare shopping trip to Ilapothecary, a high-end wellness store in west London that specializes in natural remedies and products for women.
Their visit to the wellness boutique came just after Kensington Palace announced that Meghan is done with official royal engagements until the baby arrives. She seemed to be stocking up on pre- and post-pregnancy goods at Ilapothecary, which sells "cutting-edge synergy of naturopathy, homeopathy, herbology and phyto-actives." Its clients include Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Natalie Portman.
According to the Pop Sugar, Meghan and Prince Harry spent about two-and-a-half hours at the store. Someone snapped a few photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looking casual for the trip—Prince Harry was in jeans and a grey basketball cap, while Meghan wore skinny jeans, a green jacket, and white sneakers (a bit of a change from some of her dressier maternity moments.)
Ilapothecary offers items like a £26 Calm Butterfly's Soothing Balm, a lavender-based cream for pregnant women that helps with scar tissue, and a s £39 Protective Aura Day Cream, which stimulates the immune system, and combats pollution and stress. A lot of their inventory seems right up Meghan's alley: She's talked before about how seriously she takes healing and wellness, telling the blog eyeswoon in 2017 that, "It may be very California girl of me to always have my tinctures of holistic remedies. I travel with all sorts of little homeopathic medicine because it’s what’s familiar with me.'
Her health-focused ways have also sparked rumors about how she might handle giving birth—with this recent trip seeming to confirm her clean-living focused lifestyle. People recently reported that, “She’s being mindful of what she puts in her body and on her skin and even her at-home cleaning supplies. She’s hyperaware of what she’s using. She’s looking for natural things.”