Amy Schumer Pokes Fun at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Decision to Step Back from Royal Duties with Hilarious Post
Comedian Amy Schumer continues the saga with her "nemesis" Meghan Markle, as she humorously responds to the royal couple's announcement that they intend to "step back as senior members of the Royal Family."
On Wednesday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a formal announcement on social media of their intention to become "financially independent" by carving out a "progressive new role within this institution" in the year ahead.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
While Meghan and Prince Harry will continue giving their full support to the Queen and their royal duties, the bombshell announcement includes balancing their time between North America and the United Kingdom. As it will give their family the "space to focus" on launching their new unspecified charity.
A few hours after the announcement, Amy Schumer comically posted one of her own. The comedian took to Instagram and shared a picture taken on the beach, with her husband, Chris Fischer pushing her on a beach wheelchair across the sand on a sunny day captioned:
"Chris and I are formally stepping down from our royal duties. We appreciate your support."
It's not the first time Amy had something to say about the royal couple. While pregnant with her son Gene almost two years ago, Amy began drawing parallels between herself and "nemesis" Meghan Markle.
In December 2018, during an InStyle video segment, Amy jokingly explained that Meghan is her nemesis because they are pregnant at the same time, and she won't let the royal "get away with that."
After welcoming her son in May 2019, Amy referred to newborn Gene as her "royal baby" in the birth announcement she shared on social media. Only hours later, Meghan gave birth to the real new addition to the royal family.
Throughout her pregnancy, the 38-year-old candidly shared most aspects of its ups and downs, including her struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum.
The constant sickness can cause weight loss and dehydration, and Amy had to be hospitalized, which caused the postponement of several shows of her comedy tour.
“Baby’s fine, but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester,” Amy captioned a picture of her in a hospital bed. “…Very lucky to be pregnant, but this is some [expletive].”
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5 months today and like all moms I love him so much it hurts. Im feeling strong and good and like I’m still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I’m excited to reach. It’s felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old. A couple days I’ve cried from missing him. But it’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more. I have it a lot easier than many people but I wanted to share my experience. 🥰 what was your going back to work experience?
Having settled into motherhood since then, Amy Schumer described it as "the best" experience during an interview in November last year.
During her first official "post-baby" appearance, Amy told ET that being a mother changed her in "a million ways" and jokingly added that it caused her to be more courteous to her mother as well.