The next stop for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in her dutiful east coast tour is to talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.
The Royal Standard was at half-staff over Buckingham Palace on Thursday while Meghan and Prince Harry were in Edinburgh on a Scottish engagement. A moment of silence observed at 1:50 p.m. for the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
And DeGeneres, who was launching her new Netflix talk show, left that for one moment only to welcome Meghan into her couch for a bit.
The couple, getting updates on DeGeneres’s health, greeted some viewers in the audience, and it looks like our royal babysitter were enjoying themselves.
DeGeneres noted that she had tickets for her show the same day and wondered where Meghan was attending while they were on the road.
She said that she had been unable to attend the National Portrait Gallery opening ceremony last week in London because of the royal trip, but pointed out that Harry and Meghan already make a lot of stops together on their trip.
“All of my fans think I’m better than Harry,” she said, to which Meghan laughed and added: “You know what’s good about that? I’m always waiting for you guys to hand me your tickets for the next show!”
Earlier this week, as Meghan went from doing any press to meet with fans for a day, she joked that her royal tour was “having a whale of a time and a real smooth sailing.”
Buckingham Palace officials also revealed Thursday that the couple will make their first public appearance since a joint visit to Birkenhead in December, at Queen Elizabeth II’s Trooping the Colour. The annual event will be held June 11 on Horse Guards Parade and feature five fly-pasts, including one by a Lancaster bomber from the Royal Air Force at noon. The couple’s 11-month-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, will ride on the shoulders of her father Prince William to take part in the ceremony.
The duke and duchess will attend the Trooping of the Colour on the Queen’s official birthday. William and Kate are expecting their third child in April.
The couple will also pay a visit to the Royal Mound and Gardens in Glasgow on Friday, to mark the country’s Year of Young People. They will meet young people from different areas of Glasgow to learn more about their leadership skills and work experience programs.
On Sunday, Meghan, a known social media enthusiast, was no doubt pleased to announce on Twitter that her “Olympic Trench Coat with Original Cutout Detail,” sold exclusively by the website of Stella McCartney, had received more than 19,000 likes and more than 2,000 shares.
“My tailor said it was ‘sold out in ten seconds’!” she joked in her tweet.
While her experience with dressing royals might be limited, the duchess appears to have definitely gotten her fashion game on track. Royal fans have been posting photos of Meghan’s outfits, praising her for her effortless ease in her clothing.
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