It's been 21 days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they're stepping back from the royal family. While they seem to have come up with a plan that pleases the Queen, their decision to leave the royal family in order to have some semblance of a normal life is still causing some stress.
According to Us Weekly sources, Kate Middleton is really feeling the effects of this huge change among the Fab Four, which is now, like, the Terrific Two? They explained, "Kate’s in a panic and has been having bouts of anxiety. She barely has time to rest, and when she does try to sleep, her mind is constantly racing.”
Also, according to this source, Kate has been working 18-hour days, is "stretched pretty thin," and is worried about having to juggle any extra duties that may fall on her lap now.
But if Kate is worried about extra work, it seems that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are being set up to step in for Harry and Meghan. In fact, royal biographer Robert Lacey recently told Hello!, "If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie. I’m sure they will step forward and be greatly welcomed... It’s ironic that Harry mentioned his cousins as models of how he wants to be.”
Meghan Markle‘s first post-Royal TV gig — albeit part-time — will be a Canadian reality show about second weddings, The Post has learned.
Markle, 38, will make multiple appearances on “I Do, Redo,” joining her best friend, Toronto wedding stylist Jessica Mulroney, who is the star of the upcoming Netflix show, according to a source close to the production team.
Her guest spots will be “sporadic,” according to the source, who would not say if Markle will be paid.
Union scale for a guest role on Canadian TV is $588 a day, which could jump-start the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ newly announced effort to become “financially independent.”
The 10-part series “revisits first-time wedding disasters before re-making the wedding dreams of 10 devoted couples,” according to a press release.
Markle — once divorced, and now married to her own prince — certainly has the resume to help brides remarry their Prince Charmings in the weddings of their dreams.
How Prince Philip reacted to Megxit No one in the royal family was aware that Harry and Meghan were going to make their public statement when they did. This was evident when Queen Elizabeth herself seemed to be blindsided by the decision and called for a royal summit with Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry at Sandringham.
The first time Prince Philip was seen out in public since the news of what’s been called “Megxit” was the day the queen called for that meeting. The monarch’s husband was spotted leaving the estate ahead of the summit and did not look happy.
So what does Philip think of Harry and Meghan’s plans?
An insider told the British tabloids that when the royal family patriarch learned about his grandson and Meghan’s announcement he shouted, “What the hell are they playing at?”
Another source who spoke to The Sun explained, “To say that the duke feels let down would be a considerable understatement. A lot of Philip’s anger comes from seeing Her Majesty upset.”
Following the meeting, Queen Elizabeth released a statement supporting the Sussexes intentions to step down.
The question remains who will now take over the position of Captain-General of the Royal Marines. According to a royal expert, the Duke of Edinburgh already has someone in mind who would be the “perfect” replacement for Harry and that person is his daughter, Princess Anne.
Markle and Middleton shared a hug last year at a Commonwealth Day service, "a formal event that probably didn't require embraces at all," a royal commentator said.
"I'm sure plenty of critics will look at this photo and see a one-armed hug that's insincere," Kristen Meinzer, a royal commentator, told Insider. "But what I see is Kate being both gentle and affectionate with her heavily pregnant sister-in-law.
"I see a look on Meghan's face that says, 'I'm so happy to see you,'" she added.
"I see what might be a funny joke or a sweet word being whispered between the two. And I see both of them choosing to embrace each other at a formal event that probably didn't require embraces at all."
If Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking to decamp to New York, Madonna is offering up her multimillion-dollar apartment — for a price.
The pop star posted a video on Instagram early Tuesday captioned, “Do Megan and Prince Harry want to sublet my apartment on Central Park West??” In it, she disses their current home in Canada and talks up her $7.3 million Upper West Side co-op apartment.
“Hey, Harry — don’t run off to Canada. It’s boring there,” she explains. “I’ll let them sublet my apartment on Central Park West.” She then gave the couple a half-serious pitch on why they should live in her pad: “It’s two-bedroom, it’s got the best view of Manhattan. Incredible balcony … No, Buckingham Palace has got nothing on CPW.”
It’s interesting that Madonna would (even jokingly) offer to sublet her apartment at Harperley Hall at West 64th Street and Central Park West. In 2018, she lost her nearly three-year legal battle against the co-op, after a new board rule forbade her children and domestic help from living in the apartment unless she was “in residence” too.