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Grinning Meghan Markle breaks cover for the first time since leaving the UK as she boards a seaplane

Meghan Markle broke cover for the first time on Tuesday leaving the palatial $14million Canadian home where she has been holed up since last week to visit a women's shelter in Canada's poorest neighborhood.

The Duchess of Sussex left the Vancouver Island ocean-side mansion shortly before 10am local time and arrived at Victoria Harbour Airport around 20 minutes later, where she appeared happy and relaxed as she laughed with her security team before boarding a seaplane for the mainland.

She then made a surprise visit to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center in Vancouver to 'offer support' and to 'boost the staff's spirits'.

A staff member said they only became aware of the visit when Meghan arrived and that she spent time meeting with managers.

The Duchess is understood to have visited the center's shelter. It provides counselling, hot meals, and basic needs for women and children in need.

'She asked what the women would need in terms of support. It was a nice meeting,' the staff member said.

It's not clear whether the Duchess is planning a long-running association with the center.

The Duchess made a surprise visit to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center in Vancouver to 'offer support' and to 'boost the staff's spirits'

The estranged father of the Duchess of Sussex is expected to be called as a key witness for the defence in a court case she has brought against a newspaper (pictured: Meghan Markle as a youngster, with her father Thomas Markle)

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My view: I wonder how on earth the paparazzi knew that Meghan would be at Victoria Harbour Airport while covering her head with hoodie, if it wasn't pre-staged just like her father Thomas Markle's staged pictures. Maybe she has already started calling paps, just to make sure she gets more attention and public sympathy, after it was reported that "furious Canadians lash out over Harry and Meghan's potential $1.7 million security costs to live there and threaten to riot". Meghan is very calculating she knows exactly what to do at the right time and she's now running her so called humanitarian campaign so Canadians can fund her security bill. This woman is unbelievably smart, she doesn't do anything for nothing. I think the royal family should pay for Meghan and Harry's security, they can afford it.

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