- Rachel Burchfield
Meghan’s on the move + No Trooping the Colour this year + The adorable Cambridge kids
Those of you that thought Meghan’s most interesting days were behind her when she and Harry left the Firm – ha!
We’re just getting started, baby.
Ahead of the Sussexes official departure as “senior members” of the Family on Tuesday, March 31, Meghan has been in the news quite a bit these past 24 hours. First, it appears that Canada is no more for Harry, Meghan, and Archie – they have officially relocated to Los Angeles, Meghan’s hometown! It makes sense, considering that in the same breath it was announced that Meghan has completed her first post-Royal Family project, and, sure enough, it’s a voiceover for Disney! Her voice will be featured on the forthcoming documentary Elephants, which will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, April 3. All proceeds will go to Elephants Without Borders.
Potentially on deck next for Meg? Writing another cookbook – her first, Together: A Community Cookbook, was released in 2018 – launching a kitchenware line, and relaunching her old blog The Tig! Oh, my heart! Apparently Meghan’s 2020 calendar is stacked – not surprising, considering everyone wants to work with the former HRH. Speaking of, all of Harry and Meghan’s patronages have taken off their HRH titles – but they still retain the Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles. The big buzz now is, come Tuesday, what will their last name be? Will it continue to be Sussex? Or will they adopt Archie’s last name of Mountbatten-Windsor? Or will Harry revert to his childhood last name of Wales, a nod to his father, the Prince of Wales? I’ve even heard speculation that they could take on the last name Markle! (Though that is extremely unlikely.)
For their charitable foundation, Harry and Meghan have made a big hire – Catherine St-Laurent has left the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to run the Sussexes’ new nonprofit. Apparently Catherine and Meghan have quite a bit in common – they’re both deeply interested in women’s rights and yoga. Sounds like a match made in heaven.
In sadder news, it has officially been announced that the Queen’s annual birthday celebration Trooping the Colour, always held in June, has been cancelled because of coronavirus concerns. But, on the up and up, Charles – who tested positive for the coronavirus this week – seems to be doing well and is in good spirits. Reportedly he has been in touch with both William and Harry and, of course, the Queen, who so far is in good health and COVID-19-free.
I’ll leave you tonight with the Cambridge kids celebrating healthcare workers in the U.K. fighting against the coronavirus. Make sure to turn the volume up and listen for Charlotte’s adorable little laugh at the end! How big is Louis, by the way, and how much does he look like big brother George with darker hair? While the Sussexes are now permanently in L.A., the Cambridges are temporarily at their country home in Norfolk riding out the coronavirus storm. Charles and Camilla are at Balmoral, the Queen and Philip are at Windsor, and everyone is spread apart quarantining.
Until next time!