Meghan Markle's Jimmy Fallon interview and controversial Archtypes podcast on hold after Queen Elizabeth II's death
'I don’t even know what she (Meghan Markle) was going to talk about, but that’s obviously canceled now,' said a source
LONDON, ENGLAND: Meghan Markle has reportedly put her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's NBC show on hold and is preparing for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The next episode of Meghan's 'Archetypes' podcast which was set to stream on Spotify on Tuesday will also be postponed.
The Duchess of Sussex was set to appear on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on September 20 as Prince Harry and her were set to attend the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City. “Meghan was due on Fallon,” a source told Page Six. “I don’t even know what she was going to talk about, but that’s obviously canceled now.”
On Friday morning, Prince Harry was the first royal to leave Balmoral, the Queen’s Scottish estate, following the monarch’s death at age 96 on Thursday, September 8, as Markle was waiting to be reunited with Harry at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage. According to reports, Meghan may not have traveled to Balmoral with Prince Harry over fears she may not be 'warmly welcomed' by other members of the royal family. The couple were already in the UK for charity work and had been staying at Frogmore.
The BBC's royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said on air, "She might not be terribly warmly welcomed, to be perfectly candid about it." Despite Meghan's bad relationship with the royal family, her absence was duly noted and despised for no clemency even in this tragic scenario.
Although it is not yet known if Harry and Meghan's children, Archie, who is three years old, and Lilibet, who is one, will be brought over from California, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to remain in the United Kingdom until the late monarch’s state funeral, scheduled for Monday, September 19.
Harry’s father, King Charles III, expressed in his first public address on Friday that “I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.” Meghan and Harry's children, in fact, could be known as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, despite Meghan's claims that the royal family had never wanted to give her children royal titles now that Harry has moved up in the line of accession, reported Page Six.