Meghan Markle decided not to join Hollywood royalty at last weekend’s Met Gala extravaganza in New York because “she wouldn’t have been anywhere near the big player in the room”, it has been claimed.
The former actress has kept a relatively low profile this year but re-emerged with husband Prince Harry at a basketball match in LA at the end of last month.
She has also signed with talent agency WME, which represents several Hollywood powerhouses including Rihanna, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Matt Damon.
Speculation began swirling that Meghan might have made her debut at the Met Gala last Sunday, but she was nowhere to be seen, and one PR expert believes he knows the reason why.
Kieran Elsby, director of Media Global PR, believes Meghan might have opted not to attend as she may have struggled to rival the other celebs to be centre of attention.
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He told The Mirror: “I’m sure if she would have attended as she would not of made many headlines, with so much competition.
“It comes back to celebrities wanting ‘All Eyes On Me’ and she wouldn’t have been anywhere near the big player in the room. So best to duck, dive and avoid, until she can find an event all about her.
“[She] maybe dodged the event to stop an ego-bashing?”
The PR expert claimed the public are “very tired of her and Harry” and therefore would have recommended Meghan’s no-show at the Met Gala.
But Ingrid Seward, Royal Family expert and Majesty Magazine’s editor-in-chief, warned the Duchess of Sussex will likely be reminded of her dwindling popularity early on in the relationship between the two parties.
Sky News Australia host Chris Kenny said on his show: “Meghan Markle, she’s not going to be there (at the Coronation). She has signed up with a new talent agency.
“Do we expect her to Instagram herself into the event somehow?”
Seward replied: “I don’t think so. I think that Meghan Markle will be taking it very, very gently.
“The William Morris agency that she has signed up with, I think they are going to let her know she’s not one of the most popular women in the world at the moment.
“That is their job – to reinstate her in the popularity stakes – but it seems to me that Harry doesn’t have a great deal to do with this.
“They are taking on their Archewell Foundation, but there is very little mention of Harry so he has been a bit side-lined here. However, he is useful because he is the one with the title.”
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