Meghan Markle is spotted leaving London's National Theatre

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted leaving London's National Theatre today - hours after it was claimed she and Prince Harry are 'considering' moving to Canada following a six-week Christmas break spent on Vancouver Island. 

Meghan's visit to The National's smaller Dorfman Theatre - where she is patron - shortly after confidant Tom Bradby said the couple were 'considering their options in the future' amid speculation they could move to Canada and even walk away from public life.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are rumoured to be looking at the option of relocating to the country for a significant portion of the year, and sources say they may relinquish their HRH titles in the future following a turbulent 2019 in which Meghan admitted she was struggling to adapt to life as a royal. 

The couple escaped England in favour of a quiet break near Vancouver where they spent their first Christmas together as a family, eschewing the traditional Sandringham festive get-together with the Queen, Prince Philip and the Cambridges. 

Yesterday she and Prince Harry paid an official visit to Canada House to thank the Canadian people for their warm hospitality following the holiday. 

Former film and television actress and a keen lover of the arts, the Duchess of Sussex is pictured leaving the Dorfman Theatre - which is part of the National Theatre - in London surrounded by her entourage. Meghan's visit came hours after confidant Tom Bradby said the couple were 'considering their options in the future' amid speculation they could move to Canada

Former film and television actress and a keen lover of the arts, the Duchess of Sussex is pictured leaving the Dorfman Theatre - which is part of the National Theatre - in London surrounded by her entourage. Meghan's visit came hours after confidant Tom Bradby said the couple were 'considering their options in the future' amid speculation they could move to Canada

Meghan Markle is pictured leaving the Dorfman Theatre - which is part of the National - in London

Meghan Markle is pictured leaving the Dorfman Theatre - which is part of the National - in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are rumoured to be looking at the option of relocating to the country for a significant portion of the year and sources say they may relinquish their HRH titles in the future

The couple enjoyed a quiet break near Vancouver where they spent their first Christmas together as a family, eschewing the traditional Sandringham festive get-together with the Queen, Prince Philip and the Cambridges

The couple enjoyed a quiet break near Vancouver where they spent their first Christmas together as a family, eschewing the traditional Sandringham festive get-together with the Queen, Prince Philip and the Cambridges

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Sources told The Sun that they will start discussing their plans with senior royals — expected to include the Queen and Prince Charles — in the coming days, but the Palace told MailOnline that they would not comment on 'speculation.' 

ITV News at Ten host Tom Bradby, close friends with the couple, told Good Morning Britain today that it was 'no big secret' that they have been considering what their future roles within the royal family will be.

Bradby, who spoke to the couple about the pressures they felt as members of the royal family in an ITV documentary in October, told GMB: 'I don't ask what their plans are. They keep that pretty close to their chest and understandably so.

'I don't think it’s a done deal, that would be my impression. There is a lot of talking to be done. 'There is a million possibilities. They could go to Canada.'

Sources told The Sun that they will start discussing their plans with senior royals — expected to include the Queen and Prince Charles — in the coming days, but the Palace told MailOnline that they would not comment on 'speculation' (Meghan leaving the National Theatre in London)

Sources told The Sun that they will start discussing their plans with senior royals — expected to include the Queen and Prince Charles — in the coming days, but the Palace told MailOnline that they would not comment on 'speculation' (Meghan leaving the National Theatre in London)

The idea of relocating their office to Canada and the claims they are looking at the possibility of relinquishing their royal titles has sparked fresh speculation they could be considering withdrawing from public life (Meghan leaving the National Theatre in London)

The idea of relocating their office to Canada and the claims they are looking at the possibility of relinquishing their royal titles has sparked fresh speculation they could be considering withdrawing from public life (Meghan leaving the National Theatre in London)

The idea of relocating their office to Canada and the claims they are looking at the possibility of relinquishing their royal titles has sparked fresh speculation they could be considering withdrawing from public life. 

During the couple's 10 day visit to Africa Meghan told Bradby how she found adjusting to royal life as 'hard' and Harry spoke about how what happened to his mother Princess Diana made him want to 'protect' his wife and family.

It comes as it emerged the royal diary doesn't have any details of further engagements for the Duke and Duchess in the next month. Buckingham Palace told Mail Online that Harry and Meghan will be undertaking more royal events in the coming weeks, but were unable to confirm what they will be.  

Sources said that friends of the couple say they have been 'sidelined' by the monarchy, as they continue on their 'unique path'.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Meghan Duchess of Sussex reacts as they leave after her visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Meghan Duchess of Sussex reacts as they leave after her visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada

ITV News at Ten host Tom Bradby, close friends with the couple, told Good Morning Britain today that it was 'no big secret' that they have been considering what their future roles within the royal family will be

ITV News at Ten host Tom Bradby, close friends with the couple, told Good Morning Britain today that it was 'no big secret' that they have been considering what their future roles within the royal family will be

Could the couple leave their home in Windsor (pictured above) and have a fresh start in Canada, where Meghan has previously lived

Could the couple leave their home in Windsor (pictured above) and have a fresh start in Canada, where Meghan has previously lived

'Mille Fleurs' the 18 million dollar property where Price Harry and Megan Markle are believed to have stayed on Vancouver island in British Columbia

'Mille Fleurs' the 18 million dollar property where Price Harry and Megan Markle are believed to have stayed on Vancouver island in British Columbia

The family spent Christmas in Canada and Harry posed for a picture with his little boy (above). They are said to have enjoyed not being photographed over the period

The family spent Christmas in Canada and Harry posed for a picture with his little boy (above). They are said to have enjoyed not being photographed over the period

A friend told The Sun: 'It is true that Harry and Meghan will spend a fair amount of time in Canada over the next couple of months and possibly going forward too.

'Right now they are starting talks with their family about their plans for the future. Those conversations are at a very early stage'.

The source also claimed that there was a 'serious process' the couple would have to go through and said changes could be varied.

'That could include being based in Canada or the possibility of walking away from their HRH titles, although hopefully it will not come to that', adding that 'everything is on the table'. 

Another friend also revealed to The Sun that the couple have a strong base in the area. Meghan had lived there for seven years while filming Suits.

They also added that the couple are 'not central' to the future of the Royal family, but added that they still have a lot of work to do. 

It comes after the couple visited Canada House on Tuesday afternoon.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave holding hands after visiting Canada House in London yesterday afternoon in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave holding hands after visiting Canada House in London yesterday afternoon in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London yesterday afternoon, after their recent stay in Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London yesterday afternoon, after their recent stay in Canada

Prince Harry and Meghan smiled as they pose for a photograph with High Commission staff during their visit to Canada House to give thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada

Prince Harry and Meghan smiled as they pose for a photograph with High Commission staff during their visit to Canada House to give thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada

They visited in order to thank them for the warm hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada. 

The couple put on a public display of affection during their first appearance on Tuesday since embarking on a six-week hiatus from royal duties - to thank the people of Canada for hosting their private holiday. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands and walked closely next to each other yesterday afternoon as they visited Canada House to meet the country's High Commissioner in London, Janice Charette. 

They were warmly greeted by Ms Charette and her deputy Sarah Fountain Smith, after saying they wanted to meet staff to 'thank them for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay'. 

The Sussexes spent their first Christmas with baby Archie in a £10.7 million eight-bedroom waterfront mansion owned by a mystery multi-millionaire in one of the most idyllic spots on Vancouver Island. 

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