Duchess of Sussex carries an ocean waste Prada bag and shoes generated from plastic bottles 


Meghan Markle won some eco-friendly brownie points on Friday as she was pictured stepping off a commercial fight with Prince Harry in an outfit made with ocean waste and recycled plastic bottles.    

Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com showed the Royal couple pictured together for the first time since Megxit carrying their own bags as they stepped off a plane in Canada on Valentine’s Day.  

The couple chose to take a commercial flight this time, having previously been slammed for preaching about saving the planet, and then flying around the world by private jet. 

Meghan went one step further with an outfit that was all about sustainable fashion, wearing shoes made with recycled plastic water bottles and using a carry-on bag made from a material that can allegedly be recycled indefinitely. 

Meghan carries a Prada duffle bag made from a material that can be recycled indefinitely and shoes made with plastic bottles

Meghan carries a Prada duffle bag made from a material that can be recycled indefinitely and shoes made with plastic bottles 

Meghan was wearing a striped shirt, black cardigan and black jeans and her hair was loose around her neck

Meghan was wearing a striped shirt, black cardigan and black jeans and her hair was loose around her neck

Meghan was wearing a striped shirt, black cardigan and black jeans and her hair was loose around her neck

In a departure from their Royal ways, Harry and Meghan carried their own cabin bags off the flight

In a departure from their Royal ways, Harry and Meghan carried their own cabin bags off the flight

In a departure from their Royal ways, Harry and Meghan carried their own cabin bags off the flight

Harry sported a grey sweater and baseball cap and was beaming as he touched down in his new home

Harry sported a grey sweater and baseball cap and was beaming as he touched down in his new home

Harry sported a grey sweater and baseball cap and was beaming as he touched down in his new home

Meghan's go-to choice in Rothy's shoe is a black pointed pump with a blue lining in a departure from her signature heels

Meghan's go-to choice in Rothy's shoe is a black pointed pump with a blue lining in a departure from her signature heels

Meghan’s go-to choice in Rothy’s shoe is a black pointed pump with a blue lining in a departure from her signature heels

Rothy's shoes come in a array of vibrant patterns and colours, but Meghan opted for classic black with a subtle blue lining

Rothy's shoes come in a array of vibrant patterns and colours, but Meghan opted for classic black with a subtle blue lining

Rothy’s shoes come in a array of vibrant patterns and colours, but Meghan opted for classic black with a subtle blue lining

They touched down at Victoria airport at around 4:45 pm Friday, with what appeared to be a small group of security. 

The Duchess, who led the way out of the plane with her husband following closely behind, was wearing a striped shirt, black cardigan, jeans and black pumps and her hair was loose around her neck. 

She was carrying a bag over her shoulder with a bulky grey sweater tucked into the strap and clutching a Prada Duffle bag. 

Her $125 black pumps, a break from her signature heels, are from Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based company that makes its shoes from repurposed water bottles destined for landfill. 

They are a perfect choice for environmentally-conscious Meghan and have been dubbed by fashion bible Vogue as ‘among the most politically correct shoes on our beleaguered planet’. 

She has been seen in the pumps on previous occasions, including the couple’s trip to Australia in 2018. 

Founded by Stephen Hawthornthwaite and Roth Martin, they are billed as an everyday wardrobe staple balancing ‘style and sustainability’.

Made in Dongguan, China, the finished product is lightweight, machine washable with a removable insole, and feature an eco-friendly, carbon-free rubber sole.

Crafted from woven plastic, they come in four different styles – the flat, the loafer, the sneaker and the point – with Meghan choosing the latter on Friday.

The shoes come in a vast array of vibrant patterns and colors, but Meghan opted for classic black with a subtle blue lining. 

Normally a stiletto devotee, Meghan’s favorite brands include Stuart Weitzman and Aquazzura, and she is rarely seen in anything lower than a four-inch heel. 

Rothy’s claim to have repurposed some 17,242,286 plastic water bottles for their shoes and counting – with even their packaging being recycled and renewable.

In addition, the foam components in the shoes are made from recycled shoes- and can even be recycled, free of charge, at the end of their cycle.

The Royal couple were all smiles as they landed  in Canada after taking a flight from the US on Valentine's Day on Friday, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

The Royal couple were all smiles as they landed  in Canada after taking a flight from the US on Valentine's Day on Friday, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

The Royal couple were all smiles as they landed  in Canada after taking a flight from the US on Valentine’s Day on Friday, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

The couple appeared to have left behind the turmoil of recent weeks as they seemed happy and relaxed from their trip away

The couple appeared to have left behind the turmoil of recent weeks as they seemed happy and relaxed from their trip away

The couple appeared to have left behind the turmoil of recent weeks as they seemed happy and relaxed from their trip away

This Prada duffle bag used by Meghan is made from the material Econyl, a material that can allegedly be recycled indefinitely.

This Prada duffle bag used by Meghan is made from the material Econyl, a material that can allegedly be recycled indefinitely.

This Prada duffle bag used by Meghan is made from the material Econyl, a material that can allegedly be recycled indefinitely.

There was no sign of baby Archie, who is believed to be being looked after in their $14million Canadian hideaway while the couple set to work carving out new business ventures

There was no sign of baby Archie, who is believed to be being looked after in their $14million Canadian hideaway while the couple set to work carving out new business ventures

There was no sign of baby Archie, who is believed to be being looked after in their $14million Canadian hideaway while the couple set to work carving out new business ventures

Meghan’s choice for carry-on was also a win for sustainable fashion.  

The $1,790 duffle bag comes from Prada’s Re-Nylon line, which uses the material Econyl, a material that can allegedly be recycled indefinitely. 

It is made from mixing ocean waste and textile waste into fabric.

The rest of Meghan’s casual flight look included a shirt is from Misha Nonoo, the US-based British-Bahraini fashion designer who is a close friend of Meghan’s. 

Meghan has long championed environmentally-conscious labels like Stella McCartney, Theory and Hiut Denim. 

Meanwhile, Harry sported a grey sweater, jeans and a baseball cap as he left the flight.

In a departure from their Royal ways, the couple carried their cabin bags off the flight. 

Meghan looked like she meant business, with what appeared to be a black leather laptop case or portfolio tucked underneath her arm.  

The couple were presumed to be in the States for business meetings as they look to break away from the Royal family and start making money independent of the crown.

Judging by their smiles as they walked along down the plane steps and onto the tarmac it seems their ‘business trip’ was a success. 

The couple appeared to have left behind the turmoil of recent weeks as they seemed happy and relaxed from their trip away, beaming at one another and at their small roster of staff. 

Meghan looked like she meant business, with what looked like a black laptop case tucked underneath her arm

Meghan looked like she meant business, with what looked like a black laptop case tucked underneath her arm

Meghan looked like she meant business, with what looked like a black laptop case tucked underneath her arm

The couple had been in the States on 'business' as they look to break away from the Royal family and start making money independent of the crown

The couple had been in the States on 'business' as they look to break away from the Royal family and start making money independent of the crown

The couple had been in the States on ‘business’ as they look to break away from the Royal family and start making money independent of the crown

All smiles: Judging by their smiles it seems their 'business trip' was a success

All smiles: Judging by their smiles it seems their 'business trip' was a success

All smiles: Judging by their smiles it seems their ‘business trip’ was a success

There was no sign of baby Archie, who is thought to be being looked after in their $14 million Canadian hideaway while the couple set to work carving out new business ventures.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been in the US since last week when they made their first public appearance as a couple since their shock announcement that they were taking a step back from royal duties and leaving life in the UK behind.  

The pair visited luxury five-star hotel 1 Hotel South beach in Miami for the JP Morgan summit on February 6, where Harry gave a keynote speech to the crowd.

During his speech, Harry told American bankers he has been in therapy for seven years to cope with the loss of his mother. 

An expert estimated the couple would have been paid up to $1M to appear at the star-studded bash. 

It is not clear how Harry and Meghan traveled to Florida for the event.

JPMorgan’s private Gulfstream jet had flown to Vancouver Airport in Canada, near to where the couple have been living since quitting Royal life.

It then left at 12.10pm Wednesday and landed in Palm Beach at 8.03pm. Harry and Meghan stayed at Serena Williams’ home in Palm Beach during the appearance.

It is unclear if they were on that jet. Palm Beach is around 80 miles north of Miami.

After the JPMorgan bash, the couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources. 

The Royal couple appeared to be joined by a small group of security

The Royal couple appeared to be joined by a small group of security

The Royal couple appeared to be joined by a small group of security

The couple touched down on the commercial flight at Victoria airportaround 4:45 pm Friday. They have previously been slammed for preaching about saving the planet, and then flying by private jet

The couple touched down on the commercial flight at Victoria airportaround 4:45 pm Friday. They have previously been slammed for preaching about saving the planet, and then flying by private jet

The couple touched down on the commercial flight at Victoria airportaround 4:45 pm Friday. They have previously been slammed for preaching about saving the planet, and then flying by private jet

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been in the US since last week when they made their first public appearance as a couple since their shock announcement that they were taking a step back from royal duties. The pair visited luxury five-star hotel 1 Hotel South beach in Miami for the JP Morgan summit, where Harry gave a keynote speech to the crowds

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been in the US since last week when they made their first public appearance as a couple since their shock announcement that they were taking a step back from royal duties. The pair visited luxury five-star hotel 1 Hotel South beach in Miami for the JP Morgan summit, where Harry gave a keynote speech to the crowds

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been in the US since last week when they made their first public appearance as a couple since their shock announcement that they were taking a step back from royal duties. The pair visited luxury five-star hotel 1 Hotel South beach in Miami for the JP Morgan summit, where Harry gave a keynote speech to the crowds

An expert estimated the couple would have been paid up to $1 million to attend the star-studded bash. The couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources.

An expert estimated the couple would have been paid up to $1 million to attend the star-studded bash. The couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources.

An expert estimated the couple would have been paid up to $1 million to attend the star-studded bash. The couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen together for the first time since Megxit as they stepped off a plane in Canada on Valentine's Day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen together for the first time since Megxit as they stepped off a plane in Canada on Valentine's Day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen together for the first time since Megxit as they stepped off a plane in Canada on Valentine’s Day

As reported by the Today show, Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are said to have attended ‘brainstorming sessions’ with several ‘professors and academics’ from the university, who have been helping them to work on the concept and creation of their new charitable organization. 

When the couple first announced their plans to step back from senior royal life they made mention of their plans to launch a new charity, writing on their website that their decision to split their time between North America and the UK would help them in this endeavor.

‘This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity,’ they wrote. 

It is unclear what role the Stanford professors and academics have within this new entity, nor have Harry and Meghan made clear exactly what cause, or causes, the organization will focus on.

Their decision to work with academics at a university in California will no doubt raise more questions about whether the couple plans to relocate to the West Coast permanently.

On Wednesday, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that Harry and Meghan are still weighing up their options as far as their decision to settle down, with Malibu, New York City, and Vancouver all in the running as potential home bases.

Meghan’s mother Doria lives in Los Angeles – a six-hour drive away from Stanford – a possible factor in their decision. 

The couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources

The couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources

The couple then paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, according to royal sources

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are said to have attended 'brainstorming sessions' with several 'professors and academics' from the university, who have been helping them to work on the concept and creation of their new charitable organization

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are said to have attended 'brainstorming sessions' with several 'professors and academics' from the university, who have been helping them to work on the concept and creation of their new charitable organization

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are said to have attended ‘brainstorming sessions’ with several ‘professors and academics’ from the university, who have been helping them to work on the concept and creation of their new charitable organization

When the couple first announced their plans to step back from senior royal life they made mention of their plans to launch a new charity, writing on their website that their decision to split their time between North America and the UK would help them in this endeavor

When the couple first announced their plans to step back from senior royal life they made mention of their plans to launch a new charity, writing on their website that their decision to split their time between North America and the UK would help them in this endeavor

When the couple first announced their plans to step back from senior royal life they made mention of their plans to launch a new charity, writing on their website that their decision to split their time between North America and the UK would help them in this endeavor

Their decision to work with academics at a university in California will no doubt raise more questions about whether the couple plans to relocate to the West Coast permanently

Their decision to work with academics at a university in California will no doubt raise more questions about whether the couple plans to relocate to the West Coast permanently

Their decision to work with academics at a university in California will no doubt raise more questions about whether the couple plans to relocate to the West Coast permanently

On Wednesday, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that Harry and Meghan are still weighing up their options as far as their decision to settle down, with Malibu, New York City, and Vancouver all in the running as potential home bases

On Wednesday, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that Harry and Meghan are still weighing up their options as far as their decision to settle down, with Malibu, New York City, and Vancouver all in the running as potential home bases

On Wednesday, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that Harry and Meghan are still weighing up their options as far as their decision to settle down, with Malibu, New York City, and Vancouver all in the running as potential home bases

While the Duke and Duchess appear content, their staff may be less so, after DailyMail.com this week revealed they were given their marching orders.

The couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff.

Almost all major decisions – and certainly their social media strategy – are now being made by the couple themselves, who are basing themselves in Canada for the time being, and a coterie of US celebrity agents and publicists.  

Insiders have told the Mail that the couple’s decision to hire a ‘meddling’ group of celebrity US-based agents and publicists has made life difficult for their palace staff.

The couple have been organizing private engagements and briefings with their new team, and even hired a Canadian designer to create a new website without any involvement from royal advisers. 

The Mail understands that following Megxit, a small team of people will be employed privately in London to mastermind Harry’s new eco-friendly travel initiative, Travalyst.

It is thought the rest of the redundancies will be concluded by the spring, when Harry and Meghan’s ‘transition’ in stepping down as senior royals is formally concluded. 

While the Duke and Duchess appear content, their staff may be less so, after they were given their marching orders

While the Duke and Duchess appear content, their staff may be less so, after they were given their marching orders

While the Duke and Duchess appear content, their staff may be less so, after they were given their marching orders

As revealed by the Mail this week, the couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff

As revealed by the Mail this week, the couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff

As revealed by the Mail this week, the couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff

Almost all major decisions – and certainly their social media strategy – are now being made by the couple themselves, who are basing themselves in Canada for the time being, and a coterie of US celebrity agents and publicists

Almost all major decisions – and certainly their social media strategy – are now being made by the couple themselves, who are basing themselves in Canada for the time being, and a coterie of US celebrity agents and publicists

Almost all major decisions – and certainly their social media strategy – are now being made by the couple themselves, who are basing themselves in Canada for the time being, and a coterie of US celebrity agents and publicists

Insiders have told the Mail that the couple’s decision to hire a ‘meddling’ group of celebrity US-based agents and publicists has made life difficult for their palace staff

Insiders have told the Mail that the couple’s decision to hire a ‘meddling’ group of celebrity US-based agents and publicists has made life difficult for their palace staff

Insiders have told the Mail that the couple’s decision to hire a ‘meddling’ group of celebrity US-based agents and publicists has made life difficult for their palace staff

The couple have been organising private engagements and briefings with their new team, and even hired a Canadian designer to create a new website without any involvement from royal advisers

The couple have been organising private engagements and briefings with their new team, and even hired a Canadian designer to create a new website without any involvement from royal advisers

The couple have been organising private engagements and briefings with their new team, and even hired a Canadian designer to create a new website without any involvement from royal advisers

This comes as Royal aides were reportedly left ‘cringing’ this week after the Duchess of Sussex posted a ‘behind the scenes’ video from her Vogue magazine editorship showing her putting on a silly hat and playing with a party blower. 

Meghan and Harry uploaded the clip to their Sussex Royal Instagram feed to celebrate the fact that the Forces For Change edition in August was the best-selling of the decade. 

The Mail understands that Meghan and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful had been keen to put the video out since last summer but had been advised by palace officials because it was seen to be too ‘inane’ and frivolous.

They feared the image of Meghan wearing a party hat with a blower in her mouth could come back to haunt her, and could even be made into a ‘Megxit meme’, a humorous viral picture. 

Their return to Canada comes as Royal aides were reportedly left ‘cringing’ after the Duchess of Sussex posted a ‘behind the scenes’ video from her Vogue magazine editorship showing her putting on a silly hat and playing with a party blower

Their return to Canada comes as Royal aides were reportedly left ‘cringing’ after the Duchess of Sussex posted a ‘behind the scenes’ video from her Vogue magazine editorship showing her putting on a silly hat and playing with a party blower

Their return to Canada comes as Royal aides were reportedly left ‘cringing’ after the Duchess of Sussex posted a ‘behind the scenes’ video from her Vogue magazine editorship showing her putting on a silly hat and playing with a party blower

Meghan and Harry uploaded the clip to their Sussex Royal Instagram feed to celebrate the fact that the Forces For Change edition in August was the best-selling of the decade

Meghan and Harry uploaded the clip to their Sussex Royal Instagram feed to celebrate the fact that the Forces For Change edition in August was the best-selling of the decade

Meghan and Harry uploaded the clip to their Sussex Royal Instagram feed to celebrate the fact that the Forces For Change edition in August was the best-selling of the decade

The Mail understands that Meghan and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful had been keen to put the video out since last summer but had been advised by palace officials because it was seen to be too ‘inane’ and frivolous

The Mail understands that Meghan and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful had been keen to put the video out since last summer but had been advised by palace officials because it was seen to be too ‘inane’ and frivolous

The Mail understands that Meghan and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful had been keen to put the video out since last summer but had been advised by palace officials because it was seen to be too ‘inane’ and frivolous

They feared the image of Meghan wearing a party hat with a blower in her mouth could come back to haunt her, and could even be made into a ‘Megxit meme’, a humorous viral picture

They feared the image of Meghan wearing a party hat with a blower in her mouth could come back to haunt her, and could even be made into a ‘Megxit meme’, a humorous viral picture

They feared the image of Meghan wearing a party hat with a blower in her mouth could come back to haunt her, and could even be made into a ‘Megxit meme’, a humorous viral picture

. As revealed by the Mail yesterday, the couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff

. As revealed by the Mail yesterday, the couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff

. As revealed by the Mail yesterday, the couple are in the process of closing their Buckingham Palace office and axing their hugely experienced 15-strong team of London-based staff

The couple was all smiles and appeared more relaxed than they have in a long time

The couple was all smiles and appeared more relaxed than they have in a long time

The couple was all smiles and appeared more relaxed than they have in a long time

They appeared to be heading to their new home

They appeared to be heading to their new home

They appeared to be heading to their new home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fly from Canada to California to visit Stanford University and ‘brainstorm with professors and academics’ about their new charity 

Meghan Markle is using her time away from life as a senior royal to go back to college – and she’s taking Prince Harry with her. 

According to royal sources, the couple paid a visit to the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, having taken a commercial flight from Canada, where they are currently living with their son Archie. 

As reported by the Today show, Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are said to have attended ‘brainstorming sessions’ with several ‘professors and academics’ from the university, who have been helping them to work on the concept and creation of their new charitable organization.  

Personal: The couple were met personally by the university's president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Personal: The couple were met personally by the university's president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Personal: The couple were met personally by the university’s president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne

More questions about whether the couple plans to relocate to the West Coast permanently, having spent the weeks since their withdrawal from the senior royal life living in Canada.  

On Wednesday, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that Harry and Meghan are still weighing up their options as far as their decision to settle down, with Malibu, New York City, and Vancouver all in the running as potential home bases. 

 

However, this is understood to be the first visit to California that the couple has made together in some time, although it is not known whether the couple took baby Archie with them on the trip, or whether they chose to stay on the West Coast in order to spend time with Meghan’s mother Doria, who lives in Los Angeles – a six-hour drive away from Stanford. 

Upon their arrival at the campus, Harry and Meghan ‘were personally greeted by Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the university’s president’, before attending ‘brainstorming sessions’ with staff members who are helping them ‘with their ongoing work to establish a new charitable organization’. 

When the couple first announced their plans to step back from senior royal life they made mention of their plans to launch a new charity, writing on their website that their decision to split their time between North America and the UK would help them in this endeavor.

‘This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity,’ they wrote. 

It is unclear what role the Stanford professors and academics have within this new entity, nor have Harry and Meghan made clear exactly what cause, or causes, the organization will focus on. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to Stanford University for comment. 

Interestingly, Meghan did not choose to visit her alma mater – Northwestern University in Illinois – for the brainstorming session, which raises further questions about whether the couple’s visit to California saw them sewing seeds for a more permanent set-up on the West Coast. 

 

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