Meghan Markle’s Variety magazine cover postponed after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Meghan Markle’s report on the cover of Variety has been officially postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Wednesday, the publication announced that the Duchess of Sussex had been selected as one of the winners for her Power of Women number. As well as appearing on the cover of the magazine, Meghan had to be profiled for VarietyThe annual Women’s Impact Report “which highlights the best women working in the entertainment industry”.

However, the magazine has now revealed that its cover has been ‘postponed to a later date out of respect for the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II’.

Additionally, Meghan will not be attending the Power of Women event, which will take place in Los Angeles on September 28.

VaridityThe next issue will also pay tribute to Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Elizabeth Olsen and Pakistani activist Malala.

Prior to the announcement of the Queen’s death, Meghan and her husband Prince Harry were already in the UK and preparing to visit several charities. Harry visited Scotland on September 8, the day Buckingham Palace announced the 96-year-old royal had “passed away peacefully” at her Balmoral estate.

Throughout their stay in the UK, Meghan and Harry reunited with the royal family, including Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. They saw some of the floral tributes left in memory of the Queen outside Windsor Castle on Monday. It was the first time four of them had been seen publicly together since the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in June.

On Wednesday, Meghan and Harry joined other senior royals in a short service for the Queen at Westminster Hall.

At the event, Meghan paid a subtle tribute to her mother-in-law through her choice of jewelry. She wore a pair of pearl earrings given to her by the late monarch.

Since stepping down from royal duties in 2020, Harry and Meghan have lived in California with their three-year-old son Archie and one-year-old daughter Lilibet. The couple are expected to stay in the UK until after the Queen’s funeral on September 19.

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