As reported by Daily Mail Online, the Duchess of Sussex broke cover from her $14million palatial hideaway to visit a women’s shelter in Canada‘s poorest neighborhood to ‘boost the staff’s spirits’ in her first public appearance since leaving the UK.

Meghan was seen leaving the Vancouver Island ocean-side mansion where she has been for the past week at 10 am on Tuesday. 

She then made her way to Victoria Harbour Airport around 20 minutes later, where she appeared happy and relaxed before boarding a seaplane.  

Meghan then made a surprise visit to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center in Vancouver to ‘offer support’ and to ‘boost the staff’s spirits’. 

A staff member told DailyMail.com they only became aware of the visit when Meghan arrived and that she spent time meeting with managers.

The Duchess is understood to have visited the center’s shelter as well as its drop-in center. It provides counseling, hot meals, and basic needs for women and children in need.

‘She asked what the women would need in terms of support. It was a nice meeting,’ the staff member said.

It’s not clear whether the Duchess is planning a long-running association with the center.    

The Duchess of Sussex met with managers at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre in Vancouver where she met with managers to discuss what the women who sought assistance there need in support

The Duchess of Sussex met with managers at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver where she met with managers to discuss what the women who sought assistance there need in support 

Meghan was seen boarding a plane from Vancouver Island early on Tuesday. It's the first time she's been seen in public since leaving the UK

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