She and Harry have toed the royal line since their exit and kept public outings and press minimal, but now it seems the duchess is ready to return to the spotlight in a big way.
Just months after making her UK return for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Meghan has finally launched her much anticipated podcast, spoken more openly about her kids and may soon be back on social media.
These major moves made in quick succession suggest she’s ready to take the reigns on her new life in the US – in fact, she said as much in her interview with The Cut.
“Meghan of Montecito” read the article’s headline, “Now she’s ready for her next act”.
The feature is nothing like the media Meghan was doing as a royal, and even when she gave her bombshell Oprah interview with Harry in 2021, Meghan was still portrayed more like a duchess than a Hollywood elite.
Now the Duchess is totally in control of her media image and she’s making it clear how she plans to brand herself in the years to come.
This Meghan plans to return to Instagram, shares “secrets” with sites like The Cut and complains about struggling to afford the multi-million dollar mansion where she poses for photos in designer labels.
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She’s keenly aware of her image and the platform it affords her, telling the outlet: “It’s important to be thoughtful about it.
“Even with the Oprah interview, I was conscious of the fact that there are little girls that I meet and they’re just like, ‘Oh my God, it’s a real-life princess.’”
So what kind of princess (or should we say duchess, as is Meghan’s actual title) will she be? One who is ready to return to the spotlight, it seems.