Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were reportedly invited to present the award for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars 2020 ceremony which takes place tonight in Los Angeles. According to Hello!, the newly relocated Duke and Duchess of Sussex were said to be “honoured by the request” but politely declined the invitation.
The organizers of the 92nd Academy Awards were hoping that the young royals would partake in the highly-anticipated annual event as they were now based in North America. Given that Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the BAFTAs this year, the notion of the royal family attending culturally-related events is not unusual and it would be interesting to see if Meghan and Harry will become involved in North American film industry events in the future. In light of Meghan’s previous role within Hollywood as well as her recently signed voiceover deal with Disney, we are looking forward to seeing whether or not the Duchess will choose to re-take the Hollywood route to support the Sussexes in becoming “financially independent” following their decision to step down as senior members of the British royal family.