Video report by ITV News Correspondent Rebecca Barry
Locals on the idyllic Vancouver Island in Canada have a feeling they'll see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex again.
Harry and Meghan spent the last six weeks in the North Pacific "paradise" with the eight-month-old baby Archie on a private holiday away from royal duties.
"It's warm, it's friendly, the hospitality is second to none," he says.
"It's just such a beautiful way of living, so different to what Harry and Meghan are used to."
Locals here spend their time lounging by the ocean, canoeing, whale-watching, and walking through peaceful forest hiking trails.
Asymina Kantorowicz was on one such hike on New Year's Day with her partner when she looked up and was "shocked" to find the royal couple in front of her.
"(Meghan) offered to take our photos and took a few pictures for us," she says.
"They just seemed really happy and casual, comfortable, just like a newly-married couple wanting to go out for a New Years' Day hike," she said.
Meghan is thought to have flown back to Canada to be with Archie, who did not return to London in January, leaving Harry to have "urgent conversations" with the rest of the royals to define their future roles.
Back in Vancouver Island, a group of women from the Polecats hiking group on a walk by the sea are more than ready to welcome the royal couple again, should they decide to return.
"They probably were quite relaxed and weren't hounded, and had, just, the responsibility of a family," Polecat Lynda Comber said.
Her fellow walker Denise Webb said: "I think I'd recognise them (should they return), and I'd just say welcome."