Meghan Markle pulls out of glitzy LA awards ceremony following death of the Queen

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  • Variety has announced honors for its “Power of Women” issue, and those featured will be garlanded at a September 28 event.
  • Meghan Markle was to be given an award, but she withdrew due to Queen’s death
  • Markle plans to speak out about ‘tropes holding women back’
  • Other honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Olsen and Malala Yousafzaik.
  • Queen’s funeral: All the latest news and coverage from the royal family

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Meghan Markle has decided to pull out of a lavish L.A. Awards ceremony following the Queen’s death last week.

Markle, 41, was scheduled to attend a ceremony celebrating the new “Power of Women” issue of Variety on September 28, where she would be applauded alongside Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, and about “Troops Holding Women Back.” I would have talked.

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A source close to the award ceremony said: “Meghan has declined to attend following the death of Queen Elizabeth.”

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Meghan Markle was to be presented with an award from the ‘Power of Women’ issue of Variety magazine, but withdrew due to the Queen’s death.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently in London with Prince Harry for the Queen's funeral, was planning to speak out about the stereotypes that harm women.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently in London with Prince Harry for the Queen’s funeral, was planning to speak out about the stereotypes that harm women.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently in London with Prince Harry for the Queen’s funeral, was planning to talk about the stereotypes that harm women, as well as a group dedicated to women’s economic empowerment, Marshall Was planning to highlight the work of Plan for Moms.

Other honorees who are still attending include Oprah Winfrey, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai and actress Elizabeth Olsen.

Meghan was expected to echo comments made in her controversial podcast, Archetypes – which she indefinitely postponed following the death of the British monarch at the age of 96.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are also among those honored, and will speak at the event about the

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are also among those honored, and will speak at the event about the “importance of celebrating women and sharing their stories.”

The Power of Women's Diversity - Los Angeles event will be held at the Wallis Center (seen in a file photo) on September 28, with Meghan Markle honored.

The Power of Women’s Diversity – Los Angeles event will be held at the Wallis Center (seen in a file photo) on September 28, with Meghan Markle honored.

Princes William and Harry are joined by the wives of Catherine and Meghan as the 'Fab Four' greet the public on Saturday 10 September

Princes William and Harry are joined by the wives of Catherine and Meghan as the ‘Fab Four’ greet the public on Saturday 10 September

She offered a possible preview of what her speech would be like in the latest episode, telling actress Mindy Kaling that she was disappointed to be told ‘million times over’ that she was lucky Prince Harry chose her when she got engaged.

‘But, thankfully, I have a partner who was countering that narrative for me and going “they got it all wrong. I’m lucky because you chose me”, Markle said.

‘But it’s gender and it’s fanatical and stereotypical that you’re lucky enough, and it just feeds into the idea that you’re waiting for someone to tell you that you’re good enough, as opposed to knowing that you are good enough on their own.’

After two years in a row at the royals from their new home in Montecito, California, Meghan has turned down praise from Variety as she and Harry return to the UK.

Indeed, she shocked the world with William and Kate at Windsor Castle to meet well-wishers and thank them for flowers on Saturday.

Oprah Winfrey and filmmaker Ava DuVernay (above together), who are behind the TV show Queen Sugar, will talk about the importance of hiring female directors at the ceremony on September 28.

Oprah Winfrey and filmmaker Ava DuVernay (above together), who are behind the TV show Queen Sugar, will talk about the importance of hiring female directors at the ceremony on September 28.

Their appearance together in Windsor was the first time the couple had appeared in public since Commonwealth Day on March 9, 2020 – weeks before the COVID lockdown, and their departure from the UK.

On March 31, 2020, the couple stopped being working members of the royal family and left the country.

They joined other royals for dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night after the Queen’s coffin was brought back from Scotland to London to lie in state at Westminster Palace.

It is the latest sign that the brothers have put their strained relationship aside to present a united front as the royal family mourns Her Majesty’s passing.

Women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai will also appear at the event

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Women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai (left) and actress Elizabeth Olsen (right) will also appear at the Variety event

Hollywood’s Variety Festival on September 28 will be a world away from the gloomy happenings in London.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, whose upcoming documentary series is celebrating ‘Women with Dare’, will talk about ‘the importance of celebrating women and sharing their stories’ at the event.

Winfrey and DuVernay, masterminds of hit TV drama Queen Sugar, will talk about the importance of hiring female directors.

Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate in history for her work promoting women’s rights in Pakistan, will speak about youth in film and television and support the Pillar Artists Fellowship.

Olsen, the star of Marvel’s WandaVision, plans to highlight her support of Stuart House, a treatment program for sexually abused children.

Music icon Patti LaBelle will unveil a new PSA in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

And the Social Impact Award, sponsored by Google, will be presented to Jacqueline Martínez Garcelle for the impact she has made as CEO of the Latino community.

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