Meghan Markle cancels Jimmy Fallon appearance and postpones Spotify podcast episode after Queen's death | The Sun

MEGHAN Markle has cancelled her appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show and will put her Spotify podcast on hold after the death of the Queen, according to reports.

The Duchess of Sussex was booked to appear on the hit US TV programme 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on September 20 as part of a visit to New York with Prince Harry for the UN General Assembly.


But sources revealed to US site Page Six that she would no longer appear on the show as she prepares for her Majesty's funeral in the coming days.

A source said: "Meghan was due on Fallon.

"I don't even know what she was going to talk about, but obviously that's cancelled now."

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It is also believed that she will pause her Spotify podcast 'Archetypes' with an episode due to stream on Tuesday being postponed.

On Thursday Harry rushed to be by the Queen's side after it was announced the monarch, 96,was being closely monitored by doctors who feared for her health.

Harry and Meghan had announced on Thursday lunchtime, without consulting the rest of the family, that they would be “travelling to Scotland” together.

But it is understood Harry was at Frogmore when Charles told him in a phone call from the dying Queen’s bedside not to bring Meghan with him to Balmoral.

A source said: “Charles told Harry that it wasn’t right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time.

“It was pointed out to him that Kate was not going and that the numbers really should be limited to the very closest family. Charles made it very, very clear Meghan would not be welcome.”

Harry agreed to go alone after the intervention. As a result, he had to find his own plane and the delay meant he did not arrive at Balmoral until 7.52pm — nearly 90 minutes after it was announced to the public that the Queen had died.

Out-of-favour Harry was also refused a seat on the RAF plane that took his brother Prince William and his uncles Prince Edward and Prince Andrew up to Scotland.

There were just seven passengers on board — William, Andrew, Edward and his wife Sophie, plus three aides. That left 12 empty seats on the Dassault Falcon jet.

It is understood the royals had all travelled from their homes near Windsor Castle and would have passed close to Frogmore Cottage.


Prince William was less than half-a-mile away at Adelaide Cottage while Prince Andrew was three miles away in his Royal Lodge home. Prince Edward and Sophie were a 15-minute drive away at Bagshot Park.

At 8.20am yesterday — just over 12 hours later — he was back on the road to Aberdeen Airport to catch the first BA flight to Heathrow.

William also made his way back to Windsor separately to Harry in yet another display of the gulf between the once close princes.

It comes as a source told The Telegraph: “I think the general reaction to Harry and Meghan’s behaviour has been one of incredulity, to be honest."

Last night, they were once again in their neighbouring cottages but The Sun understands there has been little, if any, communication between them.

But perhaps in an attempt to defuse any tensions over Meghan’s absence in Scotland, King Charles made a point of name-checking them both yesterday in his first TV address to the nation.

The new monarch said: “I express my love for Prince Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”

Yesterday, Harry, 37, was clearly still racked with grief as he arrived back at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to be reunited with Meghan.

Photographs showed him glassy-eyed and with his hand over his mouth as, like the rest of nation, he tried to take in the tragic events.

The couple is expected to remain in the UK until the Monarch's state funeral but it is not yet known if their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, will be brought to Britain from California to be with their parents.

It is thought the funeral will be scheduled for September 19.

Despite claims from Meghan that the royal family never wanted to give her kids titles, the Sussex's children will now become Prince and Princess and HRH's under new rules, established in 1917.

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Meghan's planned TV appearance would have come just weeks after her bombshell interview with the Cut.

In the podcast, she claimed that she had been happy to leave the UK and that she had been compared to freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela.

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