Meghan Markle accused of 'phoney' first public appearance since Coronation

The Duchess of Sussex waves as she leaves the Hubb Community Kitchen

Meghan Markle has been slammed after making her first public appearance after King Charles's Coronation

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 09/05/2023

- 19:31

Updated: 09/05/2023

- 21:54

The Duchess of Sussex did not join her husband Prince Harry and other members of the Royal Family for King Charles’s Coronation service on Saturday

Meghan Markle’s first public appearance since the Coronation was “phoney as could be”, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, was snapped looking cheerful on a hike with her friends near her home in Montecito just one day after King Charles’s Coronation.


The mother-of-two turned down an invitation from Buckingham Palace as she opted to stay stateside with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Prince Harry attended the Coronation but quickly jetted off to California after leaving from Heathrow airport immediately after his father’s Westminster Abbey service.

Angela Levin took aim at the Duchess while speaking to GB News' Dan Wootton

Angela Levin took aim at the Duchess while speaking to GB News' Dan Wootton

GB News

A royal expert slammed Meghan Markle over her appearance on Sunday.

Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince in 2018, told GB News’ Dan Wootton: “She was doing this ‘I’m so happy, I’m so free, I’m having a very good time.

“She was going to spend the day with Archie, why wasn’t she with Archie it was his birthday?

“Where was the little boy? You know, I think the irony and the hypocrisy of that showed very much.

Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle did not join her husband at the CoronationPA

“And she couldn’t beat the event like the ceremony that we saw and yet she’s there thinking that she can in a dirty old black top and trousers.

“And she thinks she can overcome it by looking amazingly happy.

“It was as phony as you could be, I thought.”

Meghan was snapped out and about on Sunday wearing a scarf, sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat.

Angela Levin wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince in 2018

Angela Levin wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince in 2018

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The Duchess was joined by friends Markus Anderson and Heather Dorak.

Buckingham Palace and a spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed only Prince Harry would attend Saturday’s Coronation service in near-identical statements.

Buckingham Palace said: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey on 6 May.

“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

Prince Harry at the Coronation

Prince Harry attended King Charles's Coronation service at Westminster Abbey

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The Sussexes added: “The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey on May 6th.

“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

The couple both returned to the United Kingdom for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral last September

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