Meghan Markle missed an opportunity to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Markle’s podcast resumed on Tuesday after a period of royal mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. However, the episode did not include any mention of Her Majesty’s death or contributions.
Royal expert Kinsey Schofield told Fox News Digital that even if the episodes were pre-recorded, it ‘wouldn’t have hurt’ to add something special for the Queen and questioned the brand of feminism in the actress.
“All episodes of the ‘Archetypes’ podcast were recorded before the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Given that Meghan’s brand appears to be about feminism and the podcast is about challenging misconceptions and labels about women who hold them back, it wouldn’t have hurt to add a simple intro or goodbye thanking the Queen for her life of service,” Schofield said.
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“The Queen opened the door to the UK’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. With the UK at ease under Queen Elizabeth’s leadership, it was not hard to imagine a fierce leader and forward-thinking like Thatcher as Prime Minister.A total of three women have found themselves in this position during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.Meanwhile, the United States has yet to elect a woman to the presidency.
Markle’s Spotify podcast “Archetypes” focuses on the struggles women face. Episodes that have been released so far include conversations with Serena Williams, Mariah Carey, and more recently Margaret Cho and Lisa Ling.
The ‘To Di For Daily’ podcast host pointed out that Queen Elizabeth II also does not share her professional responsibilities with anyone, including the late Prince Philip.
“The Queen did not share her work responsibilities with her husband, she refused to take his family name in the traditional sense, and she worked until her last breath.”
“You’d think Meghan would recognize her life of service beyond ‘putting a Variety magazine cover on hold’ but who am I to judge?”
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The “Suits” actress was set to grace the cover of Variety after being chosen as one of Variety’s Power of Women winners.
“Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been chosen as one of this year’s Stellar Honorees. Coverage of the Duchess will be postponed to a later date, out of respect for the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II,” the report said. media on Twitter following the Queen’s death.
Despite Markle’s attempts at feminism, Schofield criticized the former actress’ brand.
“In general, it’s hard for me to take Meghan seriously as a feminist when every opportunity she’s been presented with over the past five years is a direct result of the man she married.” she told Fox News Digital.
The royal commentator also noted the difference between the charity work of the late Princess Diana and the Duchess of Sussex. Princess Diana was known for her work with those in need, and at one point was linked to at least 100 charities.
In 1987 Diana opened a hospital in Britain which only treated patients with HIV/AIDS. She was photographed shaking hands with a patient, helping to end the stigma that the disease could be passed on to others through touch.
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While some have compared Markle’s fate with the royal family after marrying Prince Harry to Diana’s own journey, Schofield disagrees.
“I see very little Princess Diana in Meghan’s latest endeavors,” she told Fox News Digital. “What we loved about Diana was seeing her with people. Holding children. Laughing with old people. The empathy and compassion written all over her body.”
“Diana wouldn’t have taken photographers or a film crew with her to Uvalde. Everything Meghan does seems superficial and lacks depth and warmth.”
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Fox News Digital’s Ashley Papa contributed to this report.