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Another Tuesday, Another Award for the Duchess of Success - I mean, Sussex

Meghan Markle's potential appearance at the 2023 Gracie Awards Tuesday night could keep the "(public relations) momentum" from the alleged car chase going, a royal expert told Fox News Digital.

It's unclear if Markle, who was named a digital media national winner for the 49th annual awards, will make an appearance at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The Gracie Awards come days after the Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry claimed they were followed by paparazzi in a "relentless pursuit."

The royal couple had been trying to leave the Women of Vision Awards May 16, where Markle was honored for her charitable work by the Ms. Foundation.

Representatives for Markle have not responded to Fox News Digital's request for confirmation on her possible appearance.

Christopher Andersen, author of "The King," predicted Markle will attend, telling Fox News Digital, "Harry and Meghan are on a roll."

"Have you seen the spike in sales of Harry's memoir since the curious non-near catastrophic New York car chase fiasco? I would be stunned if Meghan didn't appear at awards just to keep the PR momentum going," he explained. "I predict a show of emotion, maybe even tears."

Royal expert Shannon Felton Spence agreed and noted that Prince Harry and Markle are likely to put on "a united front" following reports the couple's relationship was lacking romance after five years of marriage.

However, Kinsey Schofield, host of the "To Di For" podcast, believes the "Suits" actress won't show due to being "shaken up" from the alleged car chase.

"I don’t think Meghan is going to show up. Her spokesperson will likely say they are too shaken up, but the Four Seasons here is like a fortress specifically built for celebrity. They could pull up in the parking garage. They could exit in the same parking garage."

Schofield believes Markle and Prince Harry "drove around NYC aimlessly" after the May 16 awards ceremony as to not reveal the location of the private residence they were staying at, and things might have gone differently if the royal couple had stayed in a hotel.

A representative for the couple criticized people downplaying the alleged car chase.

"Respectfully, considering the duke’s family history, one would have to think nothing of the couple or anybody associated with them to believe this was any sort of PR stunt. Quite frankly, I think that’s abhorrent," the representative told The New York Times Friday.

The Gracie Awards are happening the same day a U.K. court denied Prince Harry's offer to personally pay for security in his home country.

The British government stopped providing security for Prince Harry and Markle and their children after the couple made the decision to step back from their senior roles within the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live in California.

Justice Martin Chamberlain said there was nothing "incoherent or illogical" in the government’s reasoning to deny the Duke of Sussex’s request to hire police bodyguards at his own expense. He said providing private protection for an individual was different from paying police as security at sporting and other events.

Further, he said it could strain police resources, set a precedent and be seen as unfair.

"If privately funded protective security were permitted, a less wealthy individual would feel unfairly treated, the availability of a limited specialist resource would be reduced, and a precedent would have been set which it would be difficult to contain," Chamberlain wrote.

Markle was announced as a Gracie Award winner in March.

"Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for this prestigious honor," Markle said in a statement at the time. "This is a shared success for me and the team behind ‘Archetypes’ — most of whom are women — and the inspiring guests who joined me each week."

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by Anonymousreply 34May 29, 2023 10:35 PM

She is pretty

by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2023 1:08 AM

Markle will give the Oscar-winning performance she was incapable of giving on Suits.

by Anonymousreply 2May 24, 2023 1:20 AM

They need to lay low, get a top-flight crisis PR rep, and follow the advice the latter give to the letter. They at an inflection point, and if their "Brand" can recover from the latest stunt, it will require them to behave perfectly. There is absolutely no more room for even one more fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 3May 24, 2023 1:24 AM

Good on her. Sophie's car cavalcade just killed a 90 something year old woman. Rumors are it wasn't even Sophie's cavalcade. In 2019 Kate and Williams entourage hit an 80 something year old woman. Her death was kept a secret due to the quid pro quo deal with the uk media. Its just been revealed today. Nothing Meghan has done is worse than that but let's rip in to her for an award.

by Anonymousreply 4May 24, 2023 1:26 AM

R1, you misspelled petty.

by Anonymousreply 5May 24, 2023 1:32 AM

R4 please do find another hobby - or another job if you're being paid to troll for La Markle.

by Anonymousreply 6May 24, 2023 1:34 AM

Word on the street is that she missed the event as she was stuck in traffic.

by Anonymousreply 7May 24, 2023 1:34 AM

I sincerely doubt that, r7.

by Anonymousreply 8May 24, 2023 1:53 AM

No way would La Markle miss an opportunity to get her face in the news!! The girl lived in obscurity for 36 years FINALLY it's her turn to be famous!

by Anonymousreply 9May 24, 2023 1:57 AM

It will be interesting to see if Jill Biden is willing to be photographed with her tonight. I'd say it's 50/50.

by Anonymousreply 10May 24, 2023 2:09 AM

Is Jill Biden expected to be there or will she send a video greeting and "thank you for the honor" speech in lieu of a personal appearance?

by Anonymousreply 11May 24, 2023 2:11 AM

If she was there wouldn't we be hearing something about it by now?

by Anonymousreply 12May 24, 2023 2:12 AM

[quote] However, Kinsey Schofield, host of the "To Di For" podcast

Wow, that's a very tacky name for a podcast.

by Anonymousreply 13May 24, 2023 2:35 AM

This Girl in on FIYAH!!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 14May 24, 2023 3:47 AM

Kate must be seething with jealousy.

by Anonymousreply 15May 24, 2023 3:54 AM

Duche$$ of $ucce$$

by Anonymousreply 16May 24, 2023 4:07 AM

M 🎰ghan Markl🎰

by Anonymousreply 17May 24, 2023 4:09 AM

r14 Ski-slope nose jobs have gotten out of control.

by Anonymousreply 18May 24, 2023 6:41 AM

[quote] Meghan Markle Skipped the Gracie Awards and Is 'Shocked' and Hurt by Public Reaction to Car Chase

Meghan Markle was supposed to receive an award in person for her podcast Archetypes at the Gracie Awards in Beverly Hills last night. Instead, just a week after she and Prince Harry were involved in a car chase by paparazzi that was “relentless” and “near catastrophic,” per their rep, Meghan chose not to go. This morning, as news spread of her absence, Us Weekly published a report detailing how she and Harry feel about the public response to their car chase, along with all the people and outlets casting doubt on their story.

They are “shocked” by it, the source said: “They insist their account of the car chase was absolutely not exaggerated, and for people to say otherwise is so hurtful and out of line.”

They also refuse to let the public treatment of them scare them into silence, the source explained: “As far as staying out of sight and being scared to show their faces, that’s not going to happen. [This has] just strengthened their resolve to keep standing up for themselves and speaking out when they feel wronged.”

Harry and Meghan’s rep released a statement last Wednesday after the two-hour chase happened following the couple’s appearance at the Ms. Foundation’s Women of Vision Awards, where Meghan was honored.

Their rep said, per Variety, “Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms. Ragland were involved in a near catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi. This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers. While being a public figure comes with a level of interest from the public, it should never come at the cost of anyone’s safety.”

“Dissemination of these images, given the ways in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all in involved,” the rep continued.

A spokesperson for the couple, Ashley Hansen, later spoke further to the New York Times about claims that the couple staged the car chase.

The newspaper pointed out that a lawyer for Prince Harry had appeared in London court on Tuesday, hours before the chase happened in New York City. The lawyer argued that Harry “should be allowed to challenge a government decision that denied him the right to pay for police protection when he visits the U.K.,” the Associated Press wrote. The court ultimately rejected Harry’s request for appeal.

Hansen shut down the notion the chase was planned. “Respectfully, considering the duke’s family history [Harry’s mother Princess Diana was killed in 1997 when paparazzi were pursuing her vehicle in Paris], one would have to think nothing of the couple or anybody associated with them to believe this was any sort of PR stunt. Quite frankly, I think that’s abhorrent.”

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by Anonymousreply 19May 24, 2023 5:08 PM

Go Meghan!

by Anonymousreply 20May 24, 2023 5:36 PM

Boo fuckin hoo

by Anonymousreply 21May 24, 2023 5:42 PM

Haters gonna hate...

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by Anonymousreply 22May 24, 2023 6:11 PM

Well, if they didn't speak out when they feel wronged they would both be rendered mute.

by Anonymousreply 23May 24, 2023 6:40 PM

Seeethe, Grannies!


by Anonymousreply 24May 25, 2023 1:31 AM

Google sarcasm R8

by Anonymousreply 25May 25, 2023 1:49 AM

So why wasn't Sparkles at the awards show? Nobody juicy to grift off of? Too many beautiful women with real talent? Maybe just all tired out from the scary two hour pap chase in NYC that nearly killed everybody...poor dear.

by Anonymousreply 26May 25, 2023 2:30 AM

Maybe she just wanted to relax and spend a quiet evening playing with her two children?

by Anonymousreply 27May 25, 2023 2:33 AM

Probably didn't turn up due to the way so many people ridiculed her brassy banana outfit and staged pap chase from the last event. Poor, vulnerable Queen of Hertz.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2023 8:59 PM

She was busy getting Harry ready for yet another solo visit to the San Vicente Bungalows.

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by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 9:13 PM

How desperate are these organisations to get in the news that the give awards to a serial ghoster?

by Anonymousreply 30May 28, 2023 11:31 PM

I will show up when Archetypes is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism!

by Anonymousreply 31May 29, 2023 6:28 AM

Can we look forward to your searing memoir very soon, The Duchess?

by Anonymousreply 32May 29, 2023 3:28 PM

Cue R1-R600

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by Anonymousreply 33May 29, 2023 10:02 PM

Happy Memorial Day !

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by Anonymousreply 34May 29, 2023 10:35 PM
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