Royal News Roundup: Meghan Markle’s Next Big Gig, Prince Charles’s Coronavirus Diagnosis & More
Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of March 26, 2020.
- In honor of Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave moms around the globe a pat on the back for all that they do—especially when childcare options are limited and families are having to get more creative than ever.
- Kate Middleton and Prince William also celebrated the holiday by sharing a personal slideshow on Sunday, which featured a handful of photos including a never-before-seen photo of the couple and their kids, a throwback of Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry, a shot of Middleton as a baby with her mother Carole and a piece of artwork given to Middleton by Prince George.
- Princess Eugenie took a moment to lift the public’s spirits with some throwback Instagram photos. The 30-year-old princess celebrated the United Kingdom’s Mother’s Day with a slideshow featuring not one, but two epic childhood photographs of herself and her older sister Princess Beatrice in matching outfits.
- On Monday, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, posted a video on the official Royal Family Instagram account to remind followers that there are resources to help them cope with loneliness.
- Al Jean (showrunner and executive producer of The Simpsons) sat down for an interview with RadioTimes and revealed that he’d love to work with Meghan Markle, who recently stepped down as a senior member of the royal family alongside her husband, Prince Harry.
- Turns out, Meghan Markle had quite an interesting nickname during her time on the hit show, Suits. Speaking on Vice's “Vice Versa: Meghan Markle Escaping The Crown,” which premiered this month, royal insider Omid Scobie revealed that the Duchess of Sussex was referred to as “Meghan Gets Sh*t Done” by her castmates.
- Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, we learned on Wednesday. Clarence House announced the news in a statement early Wednesday, revealing that the 71-year-old had been displaying mild symptoms over the weekend and was tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire on Monday. Fortunately, Charles is doing well.
Queen Elizabeth will reportedly be making a special address to the public pretty soon, marking only the fourth time in history she has done so. According to The Times, the queen is set to make a televised speech in the coming weeks to address the current coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a slideshow on their @SussexRoyal Instagram account asking their followers to adhere to the World Health Organization guidelines, while also paying tribute to those who work in healthcare.
- Disney announced that the 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex is returning to the small screen with a new documentary called Elephants. Markle will narrate the upcoming Disneynature documentary, which is set to begin streaming on Disney+ on Friday, April 3.