Meghan Markle graced the cover of Variety magazine. However, some of the things she said raised eyebrows, with one royal expert seemingly mocking her for the way she characterized herself.
Meghan Markle Lacks Self-Awareness, Royal Expert Claims
The Duchess of Sussex was featured on the cover of Variety as one of the honorees of the 2022 class of Variety's Power of Women for her philanthropic and creative works, including her podcast, Archetypes. Markle was asked for a piece of advice she would give to an actor who will be cast to play as her 100 years from now.
"I hope that in preparing for that role, she finds the softness and the playfulness and the laughter. The silliness," Markle replied. "I just hope she finds the dimensions. Also, she can call me!"
However, royal correspondent Jonathan Sacerdoti, whose credits include BBC, Sky News and Fox News, seemed to disagree with Markle's response.
"One of the funniest bits is where she was asked if an actor was playing her and 100 years time, what she hoped they focus on and she said softness and playfulness and laughter," he told Express.co.uk.
"None of those are words that one has heard used that often in describing Meghan Markle."
The expert added that based on Markle's response, there seems to be a "staggering lack of self-awareness" He pointed out that Prince Harry's wife seemed unaware of how she is seen and what her story is, which has been followed by the public.
"It's not softness and love. It's scandal, the risk of more explosive allegations and her possibly very negative impact on the Royal Family. The rest isn't really of interest to many people," Sacerdoti continued.
What Else Did Meghan Markle Say In The Variety Interview?
Meghan Markle spoke about the Queen and how they were doing following the loss. Prince Harry's wife said she reflected on their first engagement together and she felt "fortunate" to have the opportunity to know the late monarch.
"And I continue to be proud to have had a nice warmth with the matriarch of the family," Markle said.
The Duchess of Sussex added that there was an outpouring of love and support when they were grieving the Queen's death. Her husband remained optimistic and told her, "Now she's reunited with her husband."
Markle also gave a brief update about their upcoming Netflix docuseries with American director Liz Garbus. The duchess hinted that the docuseries would be told in a different way than they preferred.
"It's nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I've long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that's not why we're telling it. We're trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens," she said.
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