Meghan Markle has canceled several planned appearances in New York that were set for the day after Queen Elizabeth’s likely funeral date, as the royal family enters the official morning for the monarch.
The Duchess of Sussex was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 20, the same day she and Prince Harry planned to visit the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan.
Both appearances have now been removed, and Markle plans to delay the release of the next episode of her podcast Archetypes, which was set for release next Tuesday on Spotify, sources told Page Six on Friday.
Coincidentally, the Queen’s death came on Thursday as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in the middle of a European tour on a PR blitz.
Meghan Markle will be seen in Germany on Tuesday. The Queen’s death came as the Sussexes were on a PR blitz, but they are understandably canceling upcoming performances
Markle was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (above) on September 20, which would be the day after the Queen’s funeral, but has pulled out
Queen Elizabeth is seen on Tuesday in the last photo before her passing on Thursday
Now their plans have understandably been put on hold while they mourn in the lead up to and after the Queen’s state funeral.
The funeral is expected to take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London, but the official date has not yet been announced.
It is unclear if Markle has already booked another date to appear on The Tonight Show.
‘I don’t even know what she wanted to talk about [with Fallon]but apparently it’s canceled now,’ a source told Page Six.
A spokeswoman for the NBC program did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen performing in Düsseldorf, Germany on Tuesday, in the middle of the European tour cut short by the Queen’s death
Prince Harry will return to Windsor on Friday morning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were together at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor when the Queen’s failing health became apparent, but Prince Harry flew alone to Scotland, where she stayed at Balmoral.
Prince Harry arrived after the Queen’s death was announced and returned to Windsor on Friday morning.
It is unclear whether Markle plans to stay in the UK for the next 10 days until the funeral, or whether she will fly back to California to look after her young children before returning for the funeral.
Understandably, all members of the royal family have suspended and changed all plans for public appearances as Britain enters a highly choreographed, weeks-long morning period.
In his first public speech as the country’s new monarch, King Charles III ordered that a period of ‘royal mourning’ for the Queen will be observed from now until seven days after her funeral.
King Charles III ordered that a period of ‘Royal Mourning’ for the Queen will be observed from now until seven days after her funeral
Royal Mourning will be observed by members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, along with troops committed to ceremonial duties.
On Friday, royal salutes were fired with one round for each year of the Queen’s life at 1pm in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
The Queen’s coffin will soon be brought to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It will then be solemnly processed to St. Giles Cathedral to lie in repose for 24 hours with public viewing.
The coffin will be flown to London and will lie in state at Westminster Hall for four days before the state funeral, likely on September 19.
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