Did Meghan Markle Rerecord Her Variety Interview to Break Her Silence on Late Queen Elizabeth II?

Did Meghan Markle Rerecord Her Variety Interview to Break Her Silence on Late Queen Elizabeth II?

A month after Queen’s demise, Meghan Markle finally broke her silence. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in the United Kingdom when the Queen passed away. Thus, they extended their stay to mark their presence at her service and a state funeral. The Royal Family presented the idea of unity as Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle were spotted together a handful of times.

During the period of mourning, Harry released an official statement to pay his respect to the late monarch. However, there was nothing from Markle as she canceled her red-carpet appearance while her Spotify podcast was also put to hold for a month. The former actress has finally spoken about the Queen and her impact in her interview with Variety. Meghan hailed her late grandmother-in-law as a shining example of female leadership

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Meghan Markle did not want to be a distraction

The Variety interview was recorded eight days before the demise of the Queen. It was supposed to be published in September as the magazine decided to honor Meghan Markle in the 2022 class of Variety’s Power of Women. However, they held the cover back during the official mourning period. As the article is released in October, the Duchess re-recorded certain parts of the interview to speak about the Queen

As per Variety, the writer Matt Donnelly again sat with Meghan Markle after her return to the United States. The 41-year-old wanted to express her thoughts about Her Majesty and her warm experience in Britain. The former actress also revealed the reason behind the delay in her statement for Queen Elizabeth II. She did not want to divert attention from the mourning period and thus laid low for the entire month. 

“She worries that any comments about the Queen or her in-laws will be a distraction from continued mourning, but presses on to celebrate the icon,” Matt wrote in his Variety article, Meghan Markle Lets Her Guard Down: On Grieving Queen Elizabeth, Producing With Harry and Returning to Hollywood.

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