did Harry’s wife join Balmoral following the Queen’s death?

MEGHAN MARKLE. She had not been to Balmoral, Scotland, despite an alert on the state of health of Queen Elizabeth II at midday. Has Meghan Markle made the trip since?

[Mis à jour le 8 septembre 2022 à 21h43] Did Meghan Markle finally join Balmoral Castle in Scotland following the announcement of the sovereign’s death? She did not go there with her husband Prince Harry in the afternoon, remaining in London. At the time of writing, we do not know whether or not the Duchess of Sussex has boarded a plane or any other means of transport to join her husband and the rest of the royal family.

Like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge who stayed in Windsor with her children, who had returned to Lambrook school there in the morning, Meghan Markle therefore did not make the trip to go to a Elizabeth II dying. In the course of the afternoon, several British media have indeed taken up information from Reuters and the British agency PA Media, affirming that Harry would go alone to Scotland to be with his grandmother, without his marries Meghan. The BBC, a real institution across the Channel, also indicated that Prince Harry was “not accompanied by his wife Meghan”, quoting the couple’s spokesperson.

The mobilization around the sovereign will in any case have been immediate. A few hours before the announcement of the death of Elizabeth II on Thursday, her doctors had indeed published a brief statement at midday to express their “concerns” about the health of the queen. It was the whole of the royal family who had at that time gone to her bedside, in Balmoral, in Scotland, where she had been residing for several weeks. Prince Harry, cold with his father Charles and his brother William for several years, had also made the trip. Residing in the United States for almost two years now, he was visiting Europe with his wife Meghan Markle when the news was announced.

A long falling out with the royal family

The reason for Meghan Markle’s absence from this exceptional family gathering has not been disclosed. Which should give free rein to speculation. Since January 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have indeed been cold with the rest of the royal family. After a marriage causing many tensions against a backdrop of intense media hype, the American actress and the prince had announced that they wanted to become “non-active members” of the royal family. Meghan and Harry also demanded their financial independence and said they wanted to move to North America.

This earthquake, skillfully fueled and exploited by the tabloid press for months, will mark a break. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will live in Canada for a few months, then settle in Beverly Hills and finally in Montecito, California. Between England and the United States, the spouses will embark on several media and fiction projects, raising fears of other unpacking around the royal family. Multi-year contracts with the Netflix platform (estimated at 100 million dollars) and Spotify (25 million) in which they undertake to produce content will be mentioned in particular.

In March 2021, in the documentary “Oprah with Meghan and Harry”, the couple will reveal their reasons for leaving the United Kingdom. They will denounce in particular in veiled words the racism of the members of the royal family, who would have worried about the skin color of their son Archie. Meghan Markle will also recount having been set aside by the royal family while she was going through a period of depression.

Born on August 4, 1981, Meghan Markle grew up with a father, a cinematographer, and her mother, a yoga teacher, in Los Angeles. At a very young age, she learned to give her time to serve the cause of poor or suffering people. After receiving her double degree in international relations and theater, she embarked on a career as an actress. Until 2010, she won only minor roles. His career takes a new turn thanks to the series “Suits“, in which she plays Rachel Zane, a talented paralegal. She earns a very good living then meets Prince Harry in 2016, through a mutual friend. They engage in a relationship and announce their engagement on November 27, 2017.

On May 19, 2018, Meghan and Harry’s wedding was celebrated in front of almost 2 billion viewers. Meghan Markle is subsequently very regularly targeted by tabloids and English television channels. These attacks cause her to have suicidal thoughts while she is pregnant of her first child. In 2020, Harry and Meghan decide to leave their official functions within the royal family and leave to live in the United States. They are raising their two children, Archie (2019) and Lilibeth (2021) in the utmost discretion in Montecito, California.

Early life of Meghan Markle

Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, the city in which she grew up. Her parents are American, her mother, Doria Loyce Ragland, is African American, and her father, Thomas Wayne Markle, is of German, English, and Irish descent. She is related by her father to older half-siblings from her father’s first marriage. The young Meghan spends part of her childhood on the sets with her father who is a director of photography for television and cinema. Her parents divorced when she was 7 years old. She studies in private establishments and her parents sensitize her to people less privileged than her through charitable actions. She was admitted to Northwestern University in Chicago from which she graduated with a double degree in theater and international relations. Meghan Markle speaks fluent Spanish and is fluent in French. In 2004, she made the choice to devote herself to a career in cinema.

Her acting career

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Meghan Markle attending a television event in New York (2015) © Evan Agostini/AP/SIPA (published 05/07/2022)

Meghan Markle made her first appearance in 2002 in a soap opera as a simple extra. For a few months, she participated as a model in the American show “Deal or No Deal”. She then appeared in various series American like “FBI: Missing in Action”, “CSI: Manhattan” and “The League”. She also appears in various movies and TV movies between 2005 and 2009. For nearly ten years, she performed only minor roles. His career took a turn in 2010 when his companion, producer Trevor Engelson, got him a role in the casting of the film “Remember me”, alongside the famous actor Robert Pattinson. A year later, she landed a lead role in the series “Suits“. For seven seasons, she played Rachel Zane, a talented legal assistant, who made her known to the general public. At the same time, she appeared in various bigger-budget films and television films.

Meghan and Harry, their marriage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met through a mutual friend in 2016. They formalize their relationship at the Invictus Games later and then announce their engagement on November 27, 2017. At the same time, she decides to interrupt her career actress and leave the series “Suits” at the end of the seventh season. She closes her account instagram accumulating more than 1.9 million subscribers as well as her blog, “The Tig”, which she had been hosting since 2014. In view of the wedding, Meghan Markle is baptized and confirmed in the Anglican faith. A few hours before the ceremony, the Queen grants Harry and Meghan the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. On May 19, 2018, they were cheered on by 100,000 visitors to the city of Windsor and their wedding was watched by nearly 2 billion viewers. Despite the popular success of the ceremony, Meghan Markle quickly became the favorite target of the English tabloids. Their regular attacks seriously damage Meghan’s mental health, especially when she is pregnant of her first child.

Their children: Archie and Lilibeth

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The first family photo made public by Harry and Meghan, with Archie and Lilibeth © EPN/Newscom/SIPA (published 05/07/2022)

In October 2018, a few months after their wedding, Harry and Meghan announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019 in London. Two days later, he was shown to the international media in St. George’s Gallery at Windsor Castle before being introduced to his great-grandparents. After leaving the royal family in 2020, the couple announced on the show hosted by Oprah Winfrey that their second unborn child is a girl. Lilibet (commonly known as “Lili”) Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, 2021 in Santa Barbara. Very attached to their privacy, Meghan and Harry divulge few images and information about their children.

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