SMILING Meghan and baby Archie took a hike yesterday as Harry flew to join them at their 11million Canadian bolthole.
The former Suits star wrapped her eight-month-old son close to her chest against the winter chill in a baby sling while walking her dogs on a beautiful woodland trail.
She appeared happy and carefree as she soaked up the stunning scenery at Horth Hill Regional Park, a ten minute drive from her beachside mansion.
Harry, 35, and 38-year-old Meghan took their beagle Guy and a black Labrador – whose name they have never confirmed – to the exclusive island for their six-week break before Megxit.
The dogs were kept on leads yesterday as Meghan at one point struggled to contain boisterous Archie in the blue sling.
Two royal protection officers watched from a discreet distance, pacing behind the happy family group.
Locals had spotted the wantaway royal couple out together on the trail before but yesterdays sighting was the first time the duchess had been seen out with her baby.
She wore a black designer winter coat with matching leggings, hiking boots and an olive green beanie hat.
Archie was wrapped up against the blustery conditions in thick woolly leggings and boots, a white woolly hat and a blue waterproof coat.
The walk took place yesterday morning as Harry boarded a flight from London to join his loved ones after two weeks back in the UK thrashing out the Megxit deal with senior royals and aides.
The couple are expected to stay at the fabulous secluded mansion beside a beach – owned by a mystery pal – while fine-tuning plans for their future non-royal roles.
Sources close to the privacy-conscious couple say they will happily lie low there enjoying precious family time together before launching a strung of commercial ventures.
Meghans walk was along a trail off the beaten path away from a car park where dozens of local dog walkers stop regularly.
A local out dog walking in the park said last night: Id heard she and Harry walked around here when he was in town but Ive never been lucky enough to see them.
Its a beautiful spot with wonderful woodland scenery and the perfect place to run your dogs and take in the fresh air.
Meghans relaxed demeanour was on show again, days after pals told of her relief after shaking off the soul-crushing shackles of the royal family.
She was spotted smiling as she boarded a seaplane to mainland Vancouver to visit two womens charities last Tuesday.
The also appeared entirely at ease in public when she drove herself to the Islands Victoria International airport to pick up pilates guru pal Heather Dorak.
Heather – who enjoyed a girlie weekend with Meghan – is understood to have left the island prior to Harrys family reunion.