Meghan Markle cancels Jimmy Fallon appearance and United Nations visit

Meghan Markle cancels Jimmy Fallon’s appearance and trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly – both scheduled the day after Queen’s funeral – and postpones the next Archetype podcast

  • Meghan Markle canceled several scheduled appearances after Queen’s death
  • She was booked for the September 20 Tonight Show but pulled out
  • Her appearance with Prince Harry at the UN on the same day was also canceled
  • The Queen’s funeral is due on September 19, presenting an obvious conflict
  • The Duchess of Sussex is also reportedly delaying the release of next week’s podcast

Meghan Markle has canceled several scheduled appearances in New York that had been set for the day after Queen Elizabeth’s likely funeral date, as the royal family enters the monarch’s official matinee.

The Duchess of Sussex was due to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 20, the same day she and Prince Harry were planning to attend the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan.

Both appearances have now been canceled and Markle plans to delay the release of the next episode of her Archetypes podcast, which was due out next Tuesday on Spotify, sources told Page Six on Friday.

Coincidentally, the Queen’s death on Thursday came as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in the middle of a European tour as part of a public relations blitz.

Meghan Markle is seen in Germany on Tuesday. The Queen’s death came as the Sussexes were on a PR campaign, but they are naturally canceling upcoming appearances

Markle was due to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (above) on September 20, a day after the Queen's funeral, but pulled out

Markle was due to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (above) on September 20, a day after the Queen’s funeral, but pulled out

Queen Elizabeth is seen on Tuesday, in the last photo before her death on Thursday

Queen Elizabeth is seen on Tuesday, in the last photo before her death on Thursday

Now their plans have understandably been put on hold as they grieve before and after the Queen’s state funeral.

The funeral is scheduled to take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London, but the official date has not yet been announced.

It’s unclear if Markle has already booked another date to appear on The Tonight Show.

‘I don’t even know what she was gonna talk about [with Fallon]but it’s obviously canceled now,’ a source told Page Six.

A spokeswoman for the NBC program did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen making an appearance in Duesseldorf, Germany on Tuesday amid the Queen's death cut short a European tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen making an appearance in Duesseldorf, Germany on Tuesday amid the Queen’s death cut short a European tour

Prince Harry returns to Windsor on Friday morning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Harry returns to Windsor on Friday morning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were together at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor when the Queen’s failing health became apparent, but Prince Harry flew to Scotland alone, where she was staying at Balmoral.

Prince Harry arrived after the public announcement of the Queen’s death and returned to Windsor on Friday morning.

It is unclear whether Markle plans to stay in the UK for the next 10 days until the funeral, or return to California to care for her young children before returning for the funeral.

Understandably, all members of the Royal Family have suspended and amended any plans for public appearances as the UK enters a highly choreographed week-long morning period.

In his first public address as the country’s new monarch, King Charles III ordered that a period of “royal mourning” for the Queen be observed from now until seven days after her funeral.

King Charles III ordered that a period of

King Charles III has ordered a period of ‘royal mourning’ for the Queen to be observed from now until seven days after her funeral

Royal mourning will be observed by members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and representatives of the Royal Household on official business, as well as troops engaged in ceremonial duties.

On Friday, royal salutes were fired with one shot for each year of the Queen’s life at 1pm in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

The Queen’s coffin will soon be transported to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It will then be solemnly transferred to Saint-Gilles Cathedral to rest for 24 hours, with a public screening.

The coffin will be flown to London and lay in Westminster Hall for four days, before the state funeral, most likely on September 19.

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