Meghan Markle is living her dream life with her husband, Prince Harry, in the United States.
The 40-year-old Duchess, who lives in an £11million nine-bed mansion with her family in Santa Barbara, is enjoying her former life as a senior royal to the fullest.
An insider told Closer Magazine: “There’s a lot more going on in Meghan’s world than people realize.
“His royal status gives him a lot of influence.
“She spends most of her time in Montecito, but she goes to Los Angeles every week or so.
“Meghan loves driving around LA to get to the same hiking trails she used to visit back then, off the beaten path.
“Often, she goes alone with the dogs [Pula and Guy]which gives him time to think.
Meghan previously revealed on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, that she enjoys slow-paced mornings, complete with meditation, journaling and hot yoga. She wrote: “On my perfect day, I woke up late, walked my dogs, did yoga before a perfect sashimi lunch.
The source added: “With all this speculation surrounding his political career ambitions, everyone thinks Harry would be happy with the idea of being First Gentleman if it achieves his long-term goal.
“Having said that, he might be okay for now – but you have to wonder for how much longer.”