Three months before she married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle made her first speech in front of the public at the 2018 Endeavour Fund Awards. At the event, everyone was watching.
On this crucial night, everyone involved had assumed that everything would go smoothly. Sadly, this wasn’t the case, and Meghan’s stage debut had a very rough beginning.
Up until this point, it was unknown exactly what had occurred.
This week’s hosts Andrea Caamano and Emmy Griffiths of A Right Royal Podcast in association with True Royalty TV speak with David Wiseman, the director of the Invictus Games Foundation and a close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He describes how he was really in charge of Meghan’s onstage accident, and he was there that evening.
“I made a mistake at work! As the [future] Duchess of Sussex, Meghan was speaking in public for the first time. Her team requested a last-minute change while I was writing the scripts. However, the updated version was sent to her co-host, and she received the outdated one,” he clarified.
They had two copies of the script with them when they appeared on stage. I’m not sure if you recall, but they were sort of not fighting but rather saying, “No, this is the version,” and as a result, her first opening speech as the [future] Duchess of Sussex had a fluff of the lines in front of everyone.
“And I was just there in the front row, sitting next to Harry just like almost head in hands going ‘Oh, oh, just, just skip it, just skip it, move on, move on, move on.'”
Listen in to hear David continue his explanation of Meghan’s reaction to the incident and the exact words she spoke to him on the phone.
In other parts of the hour-long show, David talks candidly about his visitation with the couple at their Montecito residence and shares the story of how Prince Harry came up with the concept for the Invictus Games.
The mayor of Dusseldorf, Dr. Stephan Keller, and Emily Nash, the royal editor of HELLO!, are among the other guests in the sixth episode of the second series. Emily shares details about Meghan’s Instagram account, their rumoured move out of Montecito, and their future plans.