Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have dropped a major clue about settling down in Canada via their Instagram account.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex used their ‘stories’ feature to support Bell Let’s Talk, a mental health initiative based in the North American country.
The campaign has donated more than $100m to mental health support services since its launch in 2010.
“We are so happy to be supporting Bell’s mental health campaign,” the royal couple said via the social media platform.
“Each time you watch @bell_letstalk official video on Instagram, Bell will donate 5 cents towards Canadian mental health initiatives.
“So please share, please talk and be part of the solution. #BellLetsTalk.”
They signed off with a Canadian flag emoji.
Mental health is a cause Harry has supported for some time, launching the Heads Together campaign in 2016 with Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In May, 2019, the Sussesex teamed up with the Cambridges to launch Shout, a text messaging service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
The Duke and Duchess recently announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family to become financially independent.
Soon after, a statement released by Buckingham Palace confirmed there would be a period of transition in which the “Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK”.
Harry and Meghan have been staying in Vancouver Island since before Christmas, returning to the UK once for an official engagement at Canada House.
They’ve reportedly begun house-hunting for a property on the island as their Canadian base, while Frogmore Cottage in Windsor will remain their UK home.
A marketing expert has predicted the Sussexes will deliver roughly $AUD31 million worth of “brand value”, or “earned media value”, to Canada.
But there are still questions over who will cover their security costs, said to be as high as $1.7 million to $1.8 million.
Canadian politicians recently described Harry and Meghan’s move as an “unprecedented situation” while the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “most Canadians are very supportive of having royals be here, but how that looks and what kind of costs are involved, there are still lots of discussions to have”.
Prince Harry and Meghan have certainly hit the ground running by working with local groups that support their beliefs.
The day after arriving back in Canada from London, Meghan visited two organisations in Vancouver, working to better prospects for women.
She made a secret appearance at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre to discuss “issues affecting women in the community”.
While there, Meghan had tea with its staff members, who shared a photo of the Duchess to their Facebook page.
Later that day, Meghan made another appearance – this time at the Vancouver-based social justice charity Justice For Girls.
“The duchess put everyone at ease and had a really engaged discussion with us for 90 minutes about our work and the rights of teenage girls who live in poverty,” the charity’s co-director Zoe Craig-Sparrow told The Telegraph.