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Meghan Markle cancels podcast episode after King Charles’ ‘olive branch’ in first speech

April Curtin

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince William, Prince of Wales view floral tributes left 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)

She’s also cancelled a huge TV appearance

Meghan Markle has cancelled multiple plans, including the release of her next podcast episode, in preparation for the Queen’s funeral.

The Duchess of Sussex was due to star on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on September 20, and had a visit to the UN General Assembly scheduled with Prince Harry on the same day.

But the Suits actor has put plans on hold, including her popular Spotify podcast Archetypes, following the Queen’s death on Thursday, and to allow space for the funeral on September 19.

The delays come after King Charles III offered an olive branch to Harry and Meghan in his first address to the nation as sovereign.

The King said he wished to “express his love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas”.

It was only weeks ago that Markle gave an interview with The Cut, in which she claimed the Royal Family‘s social media control meant images of her kids went to the press before she was allowed to post them herself.

She also claimed the British media called her child “the N-word”.

Speaking to The Cut, 41-year-old Markle said the Royals allowed her to join Harry, Kate and Will on a pre-existing Instagram account @KensingtonRoyal, though she did not have any control.

The Suits actor was forced to ditch her lifestyle blog The Tig, as well as her social media account, on which she had built up a three million-strong following through sharing snippets of her life. Royal Family rules also saw The Duchess lose access to her mail and her passport upon becoming engaged to Prince Harry, she claims.

Markle explained how if you are a member of the Royal Family and want to release photos of your children, you have to give them to the “Royal Rota” first, also known as the UK media pool. This meant the photos would be on media outlets before she even had chance to post them herself.

“Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?”  she said in the interview. “You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game.”

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