The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, finally appeared in the public sphere for the first time on Tuesday, leaving the palatial $14million Canadian home where she has been holed up since last week.
Meghan was sighted leaving Vancouver Island ocean-side mansion to Victoria Harbour Airport, where she boarded a seaplane for the mainland.
Although eight-month-old son, Archie was nowhere to be seen, Meghan was accompanied by members of her security detail. She appeared not to take any luggage with her as she flew to Vancouver.
Meghan, who was spotted in a fur-lined hood over her head, also wore knee-high brown boots to protect herself from snow flurries as she boarded the plane.
Being the first time being seen in public after leaving the UK, there have also been unconfirmed reports of her driving into the nearby town of Sidney by the Sea and going to Victoria International Airport.
Meghan, who jetted back to Canada after just three days in the UK to reunite with Archie, left in the care of a nanny and best friend, Jessica Mulroney made her move as the Canadian Navy moored a vessel just a quarter mile out to sea off Mille Fleurs. This was the home her family spent the holidays, and it is also where she has been staying since she hurriedly left London.
After leaving her husband, Prince Harry, in the UK to finalise the details of the independent lives with the queen, she has been in Mille Fleurs since Friday. Although she was expected to phone into discussions between Harry, the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William on Monday but in the end left it all to her husband to finalize the details.
Meanwhile, Harry could be returning to Canada where he spent six weeks in December with his family. Ahead of his return later this week, the couple will start on their new life.
His last royal duty is an appearance at the draw for the Rugby League World Cup at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.