Meghan Markle’s Variety magazine cover postponed 'out of respect' after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Meghan Markle will also skip Variety’s event in Los Angeles on September 28

Meghan Markle’s Variety magazine cover postponed 'out of respect' after Queen Elizabeth II’s death
Meghan Markle’s Variety magazine cover postponed out of respect following Queen Elizabeth II’s death (Photo by Paul Grover - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Meghan Markle, who was selected as one of the honorees for their Power of Women issue was to feature on the cover of Variety, along with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Elizabeth Olsen, and Pakistani activist Malala, as per the announcement by the publication on Wednesday, September 14, will now be postponed. The Duchess of Sussex will also be skipping Variety’s event in Los Angeles on September 28.

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In addition to appearing on the cover of the magazine, the Duchess of Suxxes was lambasted to get profiled for Variety’s annual Women’s Impact Report “which highlights the top women working in entertainment”.

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However, the magazine has now made an announcement that the former actress's cover is being “postponed to a later date, out of respect for the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II”.

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Luckily, Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry were already in the United Kingdom to attend multiple charities, prior to the announcement of the Queen’s death. On September 8, Buckingham Palace announced that the 96-year-old royal had “died peacefully” at her Balmoral estate. 

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Following the death of his grandmother, Harry traveled to Scotland on September 8, and the Duke and the Duchess of Suxxes reunited with the royal family, including brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. And for the first time, since the Queen’s jubilee celebrations in June the four of them were publically seen together outside of Windsor Castle on Monday where they viewed some of the floral tributes left in memory of the Queen. 

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Catherine, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September 2022. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

After the visit outside of Windsor Castle on Monday, September 12, with the Prince and Princess of Wales, the ex-royal couple, Meghan and Harry on Wednesday, September 14, joined other members of the royal family at a short service for the Queen at Westminster Hall where Meghan made a subtle yet heartwarming tribute to her grandmother-in-law as she wore a pair of pearl earrings that the late Her Majesty gave to her.

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Harry and Meghan have been living in California with their three-year-old son, Archie, and one-year-old daughter, Lilibet, since 2020 after they stepped down from their royal duties. The former royal couple is expected to stay in the United Kingdom until after the Queen’s funeral on September 19. Although it's quite possible that Meghan might leave for the United States, to be with her and Prince Harry's children ahead of the funeral and leave Harry with his family to attend it.

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