Meghan Markle has been seen for the first time since the royal "racism" storm, looking radiant as she took a stroll in Santa Barbara.
A Joyful Appearance
The Duchess of Sussex, 42, was beaming from ear to ear as she enjoyed some exercise near her and Prince Harry's home.
First Sighting Since Controversial Book Release
This marks Meghan's first public appearance following the release of Omid Scobie's book, Endgame.
Stylish and Symbolic
Alongside her gym attire and baseball cap, Meghan was wearing sentimental family heirlooms.
One notable piece was a Bentley & Skinner tennis bracelet adorned with ninety-two round brilliant-cut diamonds, believed to be a gift from King Charles.
She was first seen wearing the bracelet on the eve of her wedding in 2018.
Meghan also chose to wear a watch that once belonged to Princess Diana.
The reason behind Meghan wearing these jewelry pieces has sparked various interpretations.
Some suggest it is a sweet nod or a peace offering, while others see it as a sign of victory.
Royal expert Angela Levin believes Meghan is using the jewelry to show she has triumphed, rather than offering an apology.
Reunion Amidst Controversy
Meghan's appearance comes as King Charles and Princess Kate were seen together for the first time since the row erupted.
The smiling royals presented a united front at a pre-Christmas event for 500 members of the Diplomatic Corps.
The "Racism" Storm
The controversy started with revelations from Scobie's book, which claimed that two royals were accused of racism.
In their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan and Harry alleged that an unnamed member of the Royal Family made comments about their son's skin color.
Recently, the Dutch translation of Endgame included the names of Princess Kate and King Charles, further fueling the controversy.
Defending the Accusations
Scobie has been defending himself against accusations of naming the royals in his writing.
While translators claim the names were present in the manuscript they received, Scobie denies being a mouthpiece for Meghan and Harry.
Meanwhile, critics have called his explanations "bulls**t".
The narrative surrounding the discussion about Archie's skin color has changed multiple times.
No evidence has been presented, and Harry himself clarified that there was no direct allegation of racism.
Instead, Meghan and Harry have focused on addressing "unconscious bias" within the Royal Family.