A source tells ET the Duchess of Sussex hopes to highlight important philanthropic issues and women who've been making a difference.
The Duchess of Sussex has accumulated a lot of celebrity friends over the years, through her career as an actress and charity work. Royal author Phil Dampier says: "The thing is rightly or wrongly, Harry and Meghan are now seen as a global celebrity couple. "Some people probably don’t even think of them as royal, they just think of them as a glamorous couple, particularly younger people and I think they just like them for who they are, so it’s kind of a separate thing. "Sometimes I think Meghan is possibly surrounding herself with Hollywood PRs or Hollywood agents and it is slightly different in the Royal Family, so that could cause a problem in the future, but out there in public, they don’t seem to mind." Nick Ede thinks there are a lot of upsides to Meghan having celebrity friends: "She’s fantastic as a public speaker, she knows exactly how to talk to every single person. "She’s also got a really great way of negotiating different things in her life and different events etc. "I think being a Hollywood star is a fantastic thing, to have that as part of the Royal Family because they are celebrities. In the UK we see them as our Royal Family but around the world they’re ambassadors and that’s really what a celebrity is."
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Paul Burrell, who was the Queen’s footman before he became Princess Diana reveals to Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ reveals Her Majesty doesn’t have any clothes - or costumes as she calls them - in her rooms. He says: “She has to have her outfits brought down to her, all her clothes are kept on the top floor. “Her dresser will bring down in the morning two outfits, which are sketched with pieces of material clipped to them so that the Queen can remember whether it’s silk or cotton or wool. “The one the Queen picks is the one which is brought downstairs from up above so she doesn’t actually see her wardrobe with clothes in it.”
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CNN's royal commentator Victoria Arbiter speaks about the US perspective of the Royal Family. Arbiter tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box:' "Overall Americans, I’m generalising a little bit, but they love the Royal Family. "They’ve always admired the Queen, the love affair truly started with Diana. "With Meghan in there, they’re very proud, it’s one of their own behind palace walls. There is a sense however, they feel that the Royal Family hasn’t done enough to protect Meghan and that is a theme that is developing." Meghan Markle has been subjected to a wave of negative press, including unfounded rumours about her 'difficult' behaviour and a so-called 'rift' with her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan's estranged family, including father Thomas Markle, have also revealed personal details about their relationship and have criticised her on social media and during TV interviews. Arbiter adds: "They [Americans] find it hard to understand the Royal Family’s philosophy of ‘we don’t say anything because all that does is perpetuate the story.’ "There’s a sense there [in the US] that she’s [Meghan] been under attack and that someone should have stood up to defend her. "But the thing is, let’s say Prince Charles did come out and say something, it would fuel the story more and more and more."