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Meghan Markle is taking steps to relaunch her career as her ‘work with Disney is far from over’

Meghan Markle has ‘no regrets’ quitting the royal family and has been telling her pals she can have it all, a close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com.

‘Meghan has no regrets and the sky’s the limit. She said [she and Harry] feel like a huge weight has been lifted,’ the insider explained. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently made a trip to Miami where Prince Harry spoke at a JP Morgan ‘billionaire’s summit’, where the two could have earned up to $1 million for the gig – during which Harry spoke about his mental health and therapy.

Until the jaunt to Florida, the couple had been holed up with their nine-month-old son Archie at a $14 million waterfront Vancouver Island mansion after announcing their bombshell departure news in early January. 

‘They’ve been spending quality time together as a family. Meghan has been cooking and making homemade baby food for Archie,’ the friend said.

Now with a routine in place, Meghan has been taking the steps to relaunch her career, with the insider adding: ‘Meghan said her work with Disney is far from over. The voice over is just the beginning and that there’s more collaborations to come.’  

It was previously revealed Meghan signed a voice over deal with Disney in return for a donation to the charity Elephants Without Borders. 

The deal was made after Prince Harry was caught on film touting his wife’s skills to Disney boss Bob Iger at the premiere of The Lion King in London in July 2019. 

It seems the couple, who said they wanted to be financially independent when they stepped back from their royal duties, are eager to forge ahead with their new plan. 

Their visit to Miami marks the first public appearance Meghan and Harry have made as a couple since their shock announcement. 

One insider said the royals were ‘smart’ to take the gig, adding: ‘[It was] a very smart move to get in with some of the world’s richest people. 

‘The conference is all about building wealth for future generations, and making the world better for future generations, a topic close to Harry’s heart.’

Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York-based PR firm 5W Public Relations, told DailyMail.com he would expect the couple to have made between $500,000 and $1 million from the appearance. 

‘One would imagine they flew privately from Canada to Miami, had a hotel suite, and hair and makeup artist, which could cost $100,000 to $250,000 in expenses,’ he added.

‘Harry and Meghan will be the highest-paid speakers that exist on the corporate market. 

‘I would not be shocked if they earned in excess of $1 million. Over the year their earning power could be unlimited.’

PR executive Simon Huck – who is a friend of the Kardashian family – has already estimated that Meghan alone can make $100 million this year.  

With more work on the horizon, Meghan is on the hunt for a manager or agent for future projects – two years after giving up her acting career to marry Harry.

The close friend said the couple can do ‘pretty much do everything from their house’, and have been ‘taking meetings and building up their hand-picked team, which will include her mom as a special advisor.’ 

DailyMail.com previously revealed Doria Ragland, 63, fully backed her daughter’s decision because she was ‘really worried about Meghan… and is relieved that her daughter is putting her mental health and well being first.’

Now, Meghan feels she can breathe again, the friend explained, adding the royal ‘told her inner circle of friends that her soul was being crushed and that the decision to leave was a matter of life or death – meaning the death of her spirit.’

They continued: ‘She also felt like she couldn’t be the best mother to Archie if she wasn’t being her true, authentic self. Something she felt she couldn’t be in the royal family confines.

‘She said she didn’t want Archie picking up on her stress and anxiety. She felt like it was a toxic environment for him because there was too much tension and pent-up frustrations.’

Now relaxing in Canada, Meghan has been cooking and making homemade baby food for Archie, the friend said. 

They explained Meghan and Harry have been ‘doing what regular families do’ since quitting their royal duties.

They said: ‘Everything pretty much revolves around Archie right now and Meghan getting back into shape. 

‘They have a daily routine of doing yoga and taking long hikes.’   

And it doesn’t seem that Harry and Meghan will be returning to the UK anytime soon, as last month, it was reported that the couple are ‘hoping’ to spend their summer in Los Angeles. 

The source told DailyMail.com: ‘Meghan has been telling her close friends that this is the best thing that could ever happen to Harry. 

‘That out of anyone he will flourish the most and that it was her love for him that made this possible. 

‘Meghan told her friends that there is no rush to move out of the place they’ve been staying. That they’re welcome to live there as long as they like. 

‘Meghan calls it her happy place and says that in the last couple of months, she’s felt more at home than she ever did in the UK.’  

They added that Meghan ‘felt like she couldn’t be the best mother to Archie if she wasn’t being her true, authentic self. Something she felt she couldn’t be in the royal family confines.

‘She said she didn’t want Archie picking up on her stress and anxiety. She felt like it was a toxic environment for him because there was too much tension and pent-up frustrations.’   

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