After Meghan Markle shared a behind-the-scenes look as guest editor for British Vogue, Carlos Bustamante and Morgan Hoffman react on "ET Canada Live"
Meghan Markle was the guest editor behind the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, where she chose 15 different stars to recognize as being “forces of change” in the world.
British Vogue EIC Edward Enninful decided to celebrate the success of the September issue — the fastest-selling issue in the history of British Vogue — by releasing a previously unseen clip featuring himself and Markle discussing the issue and taking the honorees Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, and Yara Shahidi by surprise with unexpected phone calls from the Dutchess.
“Oh my god,” Cox is heard saying in the new audio. “Oh my god, hi!”
“Just know that we are so, so proud that you’re on the cover with everything you represent,” Markle told the “Orange is the New Black” actress. “You’re a true force for change.”
The former “Suits” actress then reached out to “Grown-ish” star Shahidi, telling the 20-year-old “I kid you not, the very first name that I said I wanted on the cover was you.”
As for Fonda, the “Grace & Frankie” star and political activist gushed over Markle’s commitment to the greater good, telling the wife and mom, “Meghan, I’m so proud of you for using your amazing platform and your strong voice. And I’m so honored to be a part of it with all those other amazing women. Thank you so much for including me.”
All calls took place in London back in August 2019.
Now that the Markles are newly emancipated-ish from the constraints of Official Royalty and settling on this side of the Atlantic, they appear pretty intent on further separating themselves from all the wack shit happening across the pond. Like, for instance, Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday party, which seems to be happening even as federal prosecutors attempt to investigate his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. The Markles will not be attending.
Celebitchy reports that Meghan and Harry are skipping Prince Andrew’s party on February 19, citing “commitments.” I’m interpreting that vague descriptor specifically as a commitment to not enabling a potential sexual predator, though it’s possible they just have dinner plans with Beyoncé or Margot Robbie or something.
UK tabloids gonna tabloid, of course, and The Daily Mail appears to be going nuts over this:
British media correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News it is an ‘open secret’ that the couple declined the invite to celebrate Harry’s uncle’s birthday.
‘It’s not very nice for the Queen as, whatever people say and think, [Andrew] is [still] her son and she wanted her close family around her,’ he said. ‘The reason given is that they already have commitments on the day but also plan to send a gift/card and a video message to be played at the party.’
Meanwhile, the latest news out of the Andrew/Epstein story is that Denise George, the top prosecutor for the US Virgin Islands, has accused Andrew of “groping girls right out in the open” during his visits to Epstein’s private island, Little St. James. Perhaps Harry & Meghan’s “gift” could include a restraining order. [Celebitchy]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will formally step down as senior royals next month, PEOPLE confirms.
The agreement reached between the Queen and the couple last month will be put into effect starting March 31, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says.
Starting April 1, Harry and Meghan will no longer hold an office at Buckingham Palace and will instead be represented by their U.K. charity foundation team.
“The Duke and Duchess will be spending their time in both the United Kingdom and North America,” the spokesperson adds. “In addition to continuing to work closely with their existing patronages as they build a plan for engagements in the U.K. and the Commonwealth throughout the year, The Duke and Duchess have also been undertaking meetings as part of their ongoing work to establish a new non-profit organization. The details of this new organization will be shared later in the year.
“In general, the themes of their cause related work will remain unchanged, which includes the Commonwealth, community, youth empowerment and mental health, collectively.”
Meghan Markle has told friends there is nothing 'legally stopping' her and Prince Harry from using their Sussex Royal name, despite the Queen banning them from using it, DailyMail.com has learned.
The 38-year-old complained to her inner circle that using the name 'shouldn't even be an issue in the first place and it's not like they want to be in the business of selling T-shirts and pencils,' the insider said.
They added: 'Meghan said she's done with the drama and has no room in her life for naysayers, and the same goes for Harry.'
On Tuesday, DailyMail revealed the Queen and senior officials agreed the two could no longer keep the word 'royal' in their 'branding', despite the likely thousands of dollars Meghan and Harry have already sunk into their website and trademark applications.
The news did not sit well with Meghan, as her friend explained: 'Meghan said the global projects they are working on speak for themselves and they chose that name to protect the royal name, not profit off of it.'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were told they would no longer have an office in Buckingham Palace, and that their spring transition period will start on March 31st.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will not be using the word "Royal" for their new venture, the couple announced on Friday.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that given the specific UK government rules surrounding the use of the word "Royal," the couple agreed that their new non-profit organization will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'Sussex Royal' in any territory post spring 2020," the spokesperson said.
In another statement on Saturday, the couple added: "We had hoped to be allowed to share these details with you sooner (to mitigate any confusion and subsequent misreporting), but the facts below should help provide some clarification around this transition and the steps for the future."