Cape Town – Meghan will reportedly attend her first royal engagement since giving birth as soon as early June.
According to E! News the new mom will be on maternity leave for the next several months but will still make appearances at big royal events, including the Queen's Birthday Parade and Trooping the Colour on 8 June.
While Prince Harry returned to work three days after his son's birth and is scheduled for several more engagements over the next couple of weeks, he is expected to take some time off thereafter.
A source told E!: "The Duke of Sussex is carrying out several more engagements this week and next, so Doria Ragland is expected to stay with them at Frogmore Cottage for another couple of weeks."
According to Gov.UK, "eligible employees can take up to 52 weeks maternity leave" which is divided between 'Ordinary Maternity Leave' and 'Additional Maternity Leave'.
For her youngest child, Prince Louis, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge officially returned to her royal duties on 2 October – 5-and-a-half months after giving birth and 6-and-a-half months after her final public appearance.
According to royal filmmaker Nick Bullen, however Meghan is planning a short maternity leave as she wants to get back to her charity work very soon.
He told Fox News: "She [Meghan] is going to be taking a very short maternity leave because she wants to get back to her charity work as quickly as possible. She’s aware of the media attention she possesses and she’s not afraid to use it."
The duchess reportedly made a subtle return to the spotlight less than three days after giving birth on Monday, 6 May.
Meghan recorded a special message which was played at the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) gala in New York, which took place on Wednesday, 8 May – the same day she and Prince Harry introduced their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the world – Express UK reports.
In the video Meghan discusses the importance of female education to promote the work of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust of which she is the vice-president.