Meghan Markle Has Said Her Favorite Country Is Mexico, Could They Spend Part Of Their New Lives There?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, shocked citizens of the world and Buckingham Palace when they defied Queen Elizabeth to announce they would be stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family.
Meghan and Harry have instead chosen to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. They claimed they would become financially independent (much of their lifestyle is funded by taxpayers) and continue doing charity work.
Now that the royal couple has decided to split their time in North America, this could mean a return to Meghan’s self-described favorite place: Mexico. The former Suits actress hasn’t visited since 2016, according to the Mexicanist.
Meghan says Mexico is her most favorite place in the world.
“I am often asked about my favorite places in the world, and nary a conversation occurs where I don’t mention my beloved Mexico. The culture, and food, the people and varied landscapes make it a favored destination of mine year after year,” Meghan wrote on her now-defunct blog The Tig.
Meghan is a Los Angeles native and on her blog, she says trips to Mexico were not uncommon growing up because the country is so close. In 2014, she recounted visits to Oaxaca with her mother for the Day of the Dead celebrations.
“My mom and I would venture to Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, taking in the cultural revelry and chewing more chiclets than my mouth could fit,” the Duchess wrote. “I would dig for buried treasure in the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, catch fish in Yelapa, and dine in D.F. And then there is Zihuatanejo, where I frolicked with my bare bum well before its famed description from Andy to Red in The Shawshank Redemption. Yo conozco Mexico. I know Mexico.”
The last known trip she made was to Tulum, a place which she never got to visit as a kid but heard stories of its glamorous mysteries.
Tulum might be Meghan’s favorite place in her favorite places in the world.
“For years Tulum had been shrouded in this cool kid mystery to me – musings of yogis and movie stars finding solace in the slow pace and beautiful setting. So it was with great excitement that I took a trip to the Mayan Riviera to dip my toes in the much talked about Tulum,” she wrote.
Tulum proved to be a more affluent and chic playground for tourists. She stayed at the Coqui Coqui hotel which she described as a “stunning boutique property.”
When People compiled a list of Meghan’s favorite vacation spots, among them Iceland, Dublin, and Malta, Tulum was listed as a place where the skincare fanatic could go to receive her favorite Mayan clay treatments.
“Go explore the town either on bike or foot, and take a yoga class at Yoga Shala, a hippie-dippie paradise. It’s the mecca for yoga in the beach stretch of Tulum, where classes are taught throughout the day in a jungle setting so you can get your zen on,” she wrote.
The couple feels that splitting their time between North America and the United Kingdom is best for their son.
“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter,” the couple wrote in their statement.
Since Meghan and Harry announced their marriage, Meghan has been met with much ire and anti-blackness in the United States and abroad.
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Harry wrote in an online statement.
Rumors have continued to swirl that Meghan “changed” Harry, causing a rift between him and his brother, who eventually pushed the couple out of their presumed residence in Kensington Palace to a country home in Windsor.
“He went along with all her decisions, and went from being an easy-going guy who was a bit of a laugh to this neurotic, faux-woke millionaire,” a source told The Daily Beast suggesting that men have no autonomy in their decisions.
In 2019, a documentary clip featuring a tearful Meghan Markle revealed how deeply she is struggling with the attacks from the press.
“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” Meghan said in the video. “And then when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it’s a lot. So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed.”