A mere 10 days have passed since King Charles III was crowned in London and his daughter-in-law is already receiving an award in New York City.
Meghan Markle is set to receive an award
Meghan Markle will be honored at Tuesday’s 2023 Women of Vision Awards, which celebrates “feminist changemakers” and “powerhouse grassroots leaders.” The Duchess of Sussex will receive her award from Gloria Steinem, who co-founded the Ms. Foundation, which runs the awards.
As the mother of two is being celebrated, several royal experts have taken issue with the award’s timing. On April 12, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the former American actress wouldn’t attend the king’s coronation in London.
Instead, the 41-year-old remained at her California home with her two young children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Her husband Prince Harry, who has publicly sparred with his family, arrived at the ceremony alone. The 38-year-old bolted back to California with his Dior suit still on.
Christopher Andersen, author of “The King,” told Fox News Digital the timing couldn’t have been more wrong, considering that the duchess was noticeably absent from “the single most important moment in Charles’ life and a singular moment in world history.”
“What a slap in the face to the man who walked her down the aisle when her own father didn’t show up at her wedding, and to the country she adopted, for better or worse, as her own,” said Andersen.
“You know, charity begins at home,” he shared. “Much of the time Harry looks like a fish out of water, and you don’t have to be an expert to see he’s still hurting. If she is truly a sensitive and caring person, she would make it her top priority to help mend her husband’s relationship with his brother Prince William and the king. Marrying into the royal family, accepting a title, and then bailing to take advantage of your new global superstar status seems, well, tacky.”
In a profile announcing Markle as a winner in this year’s ceremony, the former “Suits” star was described as a “feminist, champion of human rights and gender equity and global role model.”