June 17, 2021
Meghan Markle yes, no, maybe. The Duchess of Sussex will not fly, indeed she will fly, but no, she will not fly to London for the inauguration of the statue of Lady Diana on July 1st. Why was there this news waltz? Why when the former actress of “Suits” is involved is everything and the opposite of everything true? What happened?
Let’s start with the background. On 1 July, the day he would have turned 60, a statue in memory of Lady Diana will be inaugurated. The sculpture was placed in the Sunken Gardens of Kensington Palace, the favorite gardens of the former Princess of Wales. For months we have been wondering if Harry and Meghan will be present given the high symbolic value of the event, but if the presence of the second son of Charles and Diana was almost obvious, that of Markle was on the verge of impossible, then the birth of Lilibet Diana, on June 4, zeroed the odds.
Yet on Wednesday, June 16, the American site Radar Online wrote that Meghan Markle, 39, would fly with Prince Harry to the United Kingdom to attend the ceremony. The source had said that the Duchess wanted to be at her husband’s side because Harry would see the Royal Family after the statements in which he accused his father of having inflicted “suffering and genetic pain” and because the Prince always revealed that, during the funeral of Prince Philip on April 17, he felt anxiety and terror to stay in London. Not even time to beat the news that a friend of the Dukes of Sussex denied the American website by declaring to the Daily Mirror: “Meghan will not travel. She has just had a baby and Harry will travel alone ”.
Concept reiterated by a tweet from ITV producer Royal Lizzie Robinson: “Meghan will not fly to the UK with Harry for the unveiling of a statue of her late mother, Princess Diana, on July 1”. A mess solved in a few hours, but which provided a certainty: Harry will return to London to pay homage to his mother and to accept the Queen’s invitation to lunch at Windsor Castle. “It is a typical magnanimous gesture of Her Majesty. It will be an opportunity for a face to face and to talk about many things ”said a courtier to Richard Eden. Elizabeth and her nephew do not meet face to face since the tense Sandringham summit in January 2020, which sanctioned the “Megxit”.
Since then, an informal lunch and an exchange of public greetings at Philip’s funeral. Meanwhile, in her villa in Montecito, the Duchess of Sussex is reviewing the plans of her economic empire: the children’s book “The Bench” is a flop since it does not appear in the top 50 best-selling books. So he is thinking of hiring the top manager of the VIPs and opening a winery.