Meghan Markle returns to public life after stepping back from Royal duties

After being seen for the first time since news of her royal exit, Meghan Markle stopped by a women’s center in Vancouver.

The 38-year-old continued her philanthropic efforts on Tuesday at Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, where she discussed “issues affecting women in the community.”

The community center, which provides support and basic necessities to over 500 women and children every day, shared a sweet photo from Meghan’s visit on their Facebook page, explaining Meghan and the women enjoyed tea together.

“Look who we had tea with today! The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community,” the post reads.

In the photo, Meghan happily poses in the middle of a beaming group of women.

Just hours before her visit, Meghan made her first appearance following her and Prince Harry‘s announcement that they will be stepping back as senior members of the royal family.

In photos obtained by Daily Mail, Meghan was pictured boarding a seaplane bound for Vancouver. She was seen bundled up for the snowy weather in a long green jacket with the hood up — the same one she wore heading out to a yoga class in Toronto back in March 2017 — and notably flashing a big grin.