Meghan Markle won't be inviting good pal Gayle King to her podcast as she isn’t a BIG ENOUGH STAR
The initial episodes of Meghan Markle's podcast had top guns Serena Williams and Mariah Carey as guests
LONDON, ENGLAND: Meghan Markle has been inviting all her A-list friends to appear on her Spotify podcast 'Archetypes'. The initial episodes of the podcast has Serena Williams and Mariah Carey as guests. But the Duchess of Sussex has no interest in inviting her friend Gayle King to her podcast as she is not a "big enough star."
An insider close to the ‘Archetypes podcast recently opened up about the former ‘Suit’ star’s future plans for her podcast. “Gayle is great, but she isn’t Serena Williams or Mariah Carey. Meghan knows she has to deliver big guests and numbers for her new podcast, especially because she is getting paid so much money,” the insider told Radar.
However, the insider thinks that there is a hope of seeing the renowned TV personality making a guest appearance in the second season of the podcast. “Gayle would be perfect for season two, or if a guest dropped out at the last minute. Gayle is on TV five mornings a week for two hours. At the moment, Meghan wants big stars who we don’t hear from as much as we get to hear from Gayle," the insider shared.
A close friend of King recently told RadarOnline.com that Gayle still considers Meghan as her friend and respects her decision.
Meghan has paused the release of her next podcast episode since she flew to the United Kingdom after receiving the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s demise. "New episodes of Archetypes will be paused during the official mourning period for Her Majesty The Queen," the description reads on Spotify.
But new monarch King Charles III is said to be very concerned about what Meghan is going to say on her podcast on its resumption. "King Charles has been apprised about Meghan’s podcast, and the prospect of a new episode could be the first interview that any member of the royal family makes after Queen Elizabeth’s passing," a source shared.
"It’s the last thing The King needs to be thinking about, at this time. But make no mistake, it’s a very serious problem," the source continued. "The King does not want the Duchess of Sussex discussing anything about the family’s interactions or events surrounding this very solemn occasion."
The king has even asked his son, Prince Harry, to convince Meghan to stop the podcast once and for all. "Charles is aware of what Meghan said in a recent interview: she never had to sign anything that restricted her from talking," said the insider. "He knows Meghan is steadfast in her view and belief she, and not the family, is in control of what she says publicly."
The Duchess of Sussex has time and again sparked controversies with her interviews since she and her husband Prince Harry decided to step down from their royal duties and move to California.