It seems like Meghan Markle may have a gift for chance encounters. Last month, she and Prince Harry reportedly ran into Chris Evans and new wife Alba Baptista in Portugal when the Sussexes took a few days to decompress after the Invictus Games, and now Markle has been spotted in the wilds of Los Angeles by more new friends.
Journalist Jen Su posted a selfie with a smiling Markle and two other friends to her Instagram Thursday, captioning it, “Landed in LA and on our way to dinner, we ran into Meghan Markle. Totally low key and super friendly, nice conversation.”
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Markle and Harry are scheduled to appear in New York City for World Mental Health Day, marking their Archewell Foundation’s first in-person event on Tuesday with a forum titled “The Archewell Foundation Parents’ Summit: Mental Wellness in a Digital Age.” The event will reportedly focus on building a safer environment for children and teens online, and will feature personal stories from parents who have experienced tragic losses related to their children’s online activity.
This is the first visit the Sussexes are making to New York since May, when they were reportedly involved in a paparazzi car chase that was characterized as “near-catastrophic.” Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also in the vehicle at the time.
There are sure to be sightings of the royal couple around New York this week, and Markle, at least, seems to usually be game for a selfie. Her position is unique: She has no official royal duties since she and Prince Harry resigned as working royals. She has no public-facing social media of her own, though rumors (and wishful thinking) that she’ll revive her lifestyle site The Tig are always rampant, and she pops up in others’ posts with some regularity. Just two weeks ago, former Suits co-star Patrick J. Adams apologized for posting throwback pics featuring Markle (the posts violated strike rules). It’s not unusual for her to pop up in a casual group shot on someone else’s Instagram, like a cozy lunch gathering in August. Or, like last week, she may just be out to dinner and willing to entertain a friendly hello from an onlooker.
Though she’s not a working royal, one thing is for sure: Meghan Markle is the queen of the selfie, and there’s no guessing where she’ll be greeting her subjects next.
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