Meghan Markle cancels Jimmy Fallon appearance and trip to NYC for UN General Assembly – both scheduled for day after Queen’s funeral – and postpones next Archetype podcast
- Meghan Markle has canceled several planned appearances after Queen’s death
- She was booked on the Tonight Show for September 20 but pulled out
- Her appearance with Prince Harry at the UN the same day was also called off
- Queen’s funeral is expected on September 19, presenting an obvious conflict
- The Duchess of Sussex will also reportedly delay releasing next week’s podcast
Meghan Markle has canceled several planned appearances in New York that had been set for the day after Queen Elizabeth’s likely funeral date, as the Royal Family enters the official morning for the monarch.
The Duchess of Sussex had been scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on September 20, the same day she and Prince Harry planned to visit the UN General Assembly in Manhattan.
Both appearances have now been nixed, and Markle plans to delay releasing the next episode of her podcast Archetypes, which had been set for release next Tuesday on Spotify, sources told Page Six on Friday.
By happenstance, the Queen’s death on Thursday came as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in the midst of a European tour on a public relations blitz.
Meghan Markle is seen in Germany on Tuesday. The Queen’s death came as the Sussexes were on a PR blitz, but they are understandably canceling upcoming appearances
Markle had been scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (above) on September 20, which would be one day after the Queen’s funeral, but has pulled out
Queen Elizabeth is seen on Tuesday, in the final photo before her passing on Thursday
Now, their plans have understandably been put on hold as they mourn leading up to and following the Queen’s state funeral.
The funeral is expected to be scheduled for September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London, but the official date has not yet been announced.
It’s unclear whether Markle has already booked another date to appear on The Tonight Show.
‘I don’t even know what she was going to talk about [with Fallon], but that’s obviously canceled now,’ one source told Page Six.
A spokeswoman for the NBC program did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen making an appearance in Dusseldorf, German on Tuesday, in the midst of the European tour cut short by the Queen’s death
Prince Harry returns to Windsor on Friday morning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were together in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor when the Queen’s failing health became apparent, but Prince Harry flew alone to Scotland, where she was staying at Balmoral.
Prince Harry arrived after the Queen’s death had been publicly announced, and returned to Windsor on Friday morning.
It’s unclear whether Markle plans to remain in the UK for the next 10 days until the funeral, or will fly back to California to tend to her young children before returning for the funeral.
Understandably, all members of the Royal Family have suspended and altered any plans for public appearances as the UK enters a highly choreographed, weeks-long morning period.
In his first public address as the country’s new monarch, King Charles III gave the order that a period of ‘Royal Mourning’ for the Queen will be observed from now until seven days after her funeral.
King Charles III gave the order that a period of ‘Royal Mourning’ for the Queen will be observed from now until seven days after her funeral
Royal Mourning will be observed by members of the royal family, royal household staff and representatives of the royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to ceremonial duties.
On Friday, royal salutes were fired with one round for every year of the Queen’s life at 1pm in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
The Queen’s casket will soon be taken to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It will then be solemnly processed to St. Giles Cathedral to lie at rest for 24 hours, with a public viewing.
The casket will be flown to London and will lie in state at Westminster Hall for four days, before the state funeral, most likely on September 19.
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