Meghan Markle Will Reportedly Not Attend Met Gala 2020 despite Previous Reports
Even though Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal exit officially steps in at the end of March, the Duchess of Sussex will not be attending the Met Gala in May this year.
The annual star-studded charity fundraiser draws the biggest names in town, but this year Meghan Markle will reportedly not be one of them.
The Met Gala will be co-chaired by Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghersquière, and Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and Meghan will have no part in it whatsoever as a source told PEOPLE:
“The Duchess is not attending this year’s Met Gala — in any capacity.”
What Meghan did do in great capacity last year, is make history with her British Vogue collaboration for their September issue.
The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the issue after British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful happily agreed to the collaboration, and it carried the #ForcesForChange theme.
After hitting the shelves, the issue became British Vogue's fastest and biggest-selling issue in the last decade. In the brand's 103-year history, no one had ever guest-edited one of their issues, let alone a royal.
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Earlier today @edward_enninful, the Editor in Chief of @britishvogue shared: “#ForcesForChange, guest edited by The Duchess of Sussex @SussexRoyal, was our fastest-selling issue in the history of #BritishVogue ( sold out in 10 days) and the biggest-selling issue of the past decade. I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store...” • To celebrate, we wanted to share this never before seen video behind the scenes with Edward and The Duchess of Sussex on the creation of this special issue. Please note, this was filmed last August in London. Congratulations to all of those who took part in the 2019 September issue, and huge thanks to those who supported and helped make this a success! Video credit: Directed by @kloss_films Copyright @sussexroyal
Impressed by her efforts and natural talent, Edward didn't shy away from giving credit where it's due, as he said during a joint interview while addressing Meghan:
“No — in the history of Vogue, you’re the first. You have an editor’s eye, I mean, I’ve never seen anything like it. You were so thorough from beginning to end.”
With another ending in sight, Meghan and Prince Harry are heading into the last of their royal engagements as senior members of the royal family.
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In Scotland today, The Duke of Sussex and Travalyst have hosted a summit to launch their next phase of work, putting communities first, with a mission to create a more sustainable tourism industry. • “We are a coalition of partners with a shared goal to transform the future of tourism and travel for everyone – to give people access to better information and ensure the future development of tourism positively supports the destinations that the industry relies on, and that their communities depend on. We believe travel is a good thing. It is the heart of human experience, of cultural connections and of new friendships.” - The Duke of Sussex Travalyst is working to build a future where people are able to take holidays and trips that have social, environmental and economic benefits to communities and destinations built in. There is an increasing desire for these types of trips – and we want to make them a reality for everyone. At today’s summit in Edinburgh, representatives from across the Scottish tourism sector discussed the need to encourage and incentivise sustainable practices across the supply chain, in a way that meets the needs of consumers who want more clarity on how to choose more sustainable options. Image © PA / SussexRoyal
Effective as of March 31, the royal couple's official exit date is just around the corner and they are set to make their first joint public appearance in the UK on Thursday since relocating to Canada.
Prince Harry and Meghan will attend the Endeavor Fund Awards in honor of injured military service members. Then they will step out again together on March 7 at the Mountbatten Music Festival held at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kate and Prince William also have a busy schedule ahead of joining the Sussex's and senior members of the royal family for the Commonwealth Day service on March 9.
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🍻 Sláinte, Baile Átha Cliath! At Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Irish people from across the creative arts, sport, business and charity sector. Speaking this evening, The Duke said: • "Many of you this evening who demonstrate the breadth of our connections across the arts, sports, uniformed services, education and research, and charity sectors. • We value it as we do your friendship and are committed to strengthening it further". • #RoyalVisitIreland
The royal couple arrived in Ireland on Tuesday for a three-day tour of the country, which includes visits to Galway, County Meath, County Kildare, and Dublin.
During Meghan and Prince Harry's stay in the UK, they will reportedly be staying at their family home - Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
The Queen gifted the couple the cottage before Archie's birth, and with their royal exit, Meghan and Prince Harry will reportedly pay commercial rent on the property as well as fund its running costs out of their own pockets.
The full effects of their transition are still unfolding, as the Canadian government recently announced that they will be withdrawing the couple's security services after their official exit date.
Since the couple is still technically senior members of the royal family, the Canadian government footed their security bill, but that "assistance will cease in the coming weeks."