The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently taking six weeks off after admitting the pressures of royal life. But Meghan has reportedly been working with Keleigh Thomas Morgan from Sunshine Sachs, which was her PR firm when she was an actress, on a US strategy for her and Prince Harry’s Sussex Royal Foundation.
It comes after Meghan and Harry split from their joint charity with Prince William and Kate earlier this year amid rumours of a rift between the brothers and their wives.
A source told the Daily Mail: “Meghan may officially be on her royal break, but don’t believe she is taking her foot off the gas.
“The break and Thanksgiving of course have been a time to balance the needs of her family, but you cannot underestimate what an incredible force Meghan is.
“Thomas Morgan has been a huge help in turning Meghan’s vision into reality.
“She is also acting as a great networker, helping build out relationships and business arrangements once Meghan has set up links to her other celebrity supporters and friends.
“What is most interesting is that Meghan feels that while the charity will be a worldwide venture, she sees Hollywood and American business circles as key to fundraising.
“Meghan feels that with the wealth in the US, focusing on fundraising stateside will bring in tens of millions of dollars quickly.”
Meghan and Harry’s new charity is expected to be launched next year.
Harry and William set up the Royal Foundation in 2009.
Kate joined the charity following her marriage to William in 2011, and Meghan was added when she wed Harry in 2018.
It comes as Meghan and Harry are skipping the Royal Family’s Christmas at Sandringham.
They are spending the festive period with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
It is the Sussexes’ first Christmas with their son Archie, who was born in May.
A statement released by Buckingham Palace in November said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.
“Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland.
“This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”