Meghan Markle cancels US events coinciding with the Queen’s funeral amid speculation about her attendance: report

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Meghan Markle He has reportedly canceled several US engagements in the next two weeks that would conflict with the likely timing of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The Duchess of Sussex had planned to be on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and attend the UN General Assembly with Prince Harry on September 20 but canceled both after The death of the queen According to the New York Post, which quoted sources familiar with the matter.

The Queen died “peacefully” at the age of 96 on Thursday in her Scottish resort at Balmoral Castle.

The Duchess is reportedly planning to delay the release of the fourth episode of the popular Spotify podcast “Archives” scheduled for release on Tuesday. The last episode, in which she interviewed Mindy Kaling, came out last Tuesday.

Why Meghan Markle may not attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral: ‘It may not be possible’, says royal expert

Meghan Markle talks with people inside the drawing room during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

Meghan Markle talks with people inside the drawing room during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.
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“Meghan was Fallon’s schedule,” a source told the newspaper. “I don’t even know what she was going to talk about, but that has obviously been canceled now.”

While the Queen’s funeral has not been set, it will likely be around that time.

Harry and Meghan had been in Europe and the UK before the Queen’s death and Harry was planning to speak at the WellChild Awards in London on Thursday.

But when his grandmother’s health deteriorated, Harry canceled his appearance and rushed to Balmoral Castle in Scotland while Meghan stayed in London. Kate, Princess of Wales, also stayed, while William, Prince of Wales, flew to Balmoral.

Experts say Meghan Markle’s absence in Scotland is likely due to Kate Middleton’s decision to stay behind.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to celebrate the completion of the Crossrail Project in London at Paddington Station on May 17, 2022 in London.  she died

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to celebrate the completion of the Crossrail Project in London at Paddington Station on May 17, 2022 in London. She died “peacefully” at the age of 96 on Thursday in her Scottish resort at Balmoral Castle.
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It is unclear if Meghan will be able to attend the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Shannon Felton Spence, a former British public affairs official, told Fox News Digital that the couple had only intended to stay in the UK for one week, and Meghan might not want to leave her two young children for much longer.

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Harry and Meghan sit with their son Archie during their tour in Cape Town, South Africa on September 25, 2019.

Harry and Meghan sit with their son Archie during their tour in Cape Town, South Africa on September 25, 2019.
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“Harry will likely remain in the UK until the funeral,” Spence said. “I can’t imagine Meghan not attending, but again from a human perspective, Meghan was expecting to leave the kids for six days, not weeks, so [it] It may not be possible for her to stay all the time.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share the first photo of their daughter Lillipet, who was born on June 4, 2021.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share the first photo of their daughter Lillipet, who was born on June 4, 2021.
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Harry and Meghan live in Southern California with their two children Archie, 3, and Lillibet, 1, (named after the Queen).

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Royal mourning will also run for a week after the funeral and include members of the royal family.

Buckingham Palace On Friday, he said: “Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Her Majesty the King wishes that there will be a period of royal mourning between now and seven days after the Queen’s funeral. The date of the funeral will be confirmed in due course. Members of the royal family, staff of the royal family, and representatives of the royal family are staying on missions The formality of royal mourning, along with the troops bound by ceremonial duties.”

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