May 28, 2023

The Duchess of Sussex was named among the many winners on the Gracie Awards on Tuesday night time.

Meghan, 41, acquired the award for her Archetypes podcast, which debuted final yr, nevertheless she was not current on the bash on the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

HELLO! understands that the Duchess had by no means deliberate to attend the occasion in individual resulting from a private dedication.

The Gracie Awards are introduced by the Alliance of Ladies in Media Basis to have fun programming that was created by girls for girls. The Duchess was named because the Greatest Podcast Host for her sequence, which aimed to “dissect, discover and subvert the labels that attempt to maintain girls again” over the course of 12 episodes.

Archetypes was launched with the goal of investigating “labels that attempt to maintain girls again” by conversations between Meghan and historians, specialists and girls who’ve skilled being typecast.

Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Serena Williams and Mindy Kaling have been among the many company to function on the podcast.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a profitable cope with Spotify to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be value round 25 million US {dollars} (£18 million), in late 2020.

Following the announcement about her Gracie Award in March, Meghan mentioned: “Thanks to the Alliance for Ladies in Media Basis for this prestigious honor. This can be a shared success for me and the group behind Archetypes – most of whom are girls – and the inspiring company who joined me every week.”

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Meghan on the Ladies of Imaginative and prescient Awards in New York
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Doria Women of Vision awards© Getty
Harry and Doria joined Meghan on the awards in New York

Final week, Meghan was honoured at Ms Basis’s Ladies of Imaginative and prescient Award, recognising her “international advocacy to empower and advocate on behalf of girls and women”.

The Duchess attended the glitzy bash in New York together with her husband, Prince Harry, and her mom, Doria Ragland. See their arrival on the awards under…

WATCH: Harry and Meghan arrive on the Ladies of Imaginative and prescient Awards

In a passionate acceptance speech, Meghan mentioned: “It’s by no means too late to begin. You will be the visionary of your personal life… There may be nonetheless a lot work to be achieved. I’m a lady who stays impressed and pushed by this organisation.

“It allowed me to recognise that a part of my higher worth and goal in life was to advocate for individuals who felt unheard, to face as much as injustice, and to not be afraid of claiming what’s true and what’s simply and what’s proper.”

Nonetheless, it was revealed the next day after the awards, Meghan, Harry and Doria, have been concerned in a “close to catastrophic automotive chase”.

The Duke and Duchess made their first appearance post-Coronation
The Duke and Duchess made their first look post-Coronation
Meghan Markle recieved the Woman of Vision award© Getty
Meghan pictured throughout her acceptance speech
Meghan onstage with Gloria Steinem and Teresa Younger during the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards© Getty
Meghan onstage with Gloria Steinem and Teresa Youthful in the course of the Ms. Basis Ladies of Imaginative and prescient Awards

The couple’s spokesperson mentioned: “Final night time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms Ragland have been concerned in a close to catastrophic automotive chase by the hands of a hoop of extremely aggressive paparazzi.

“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in a number of close to collisions involving different drivers on the street, pedestrians and two NYPD officers.

“Whereas being a public determine comes with a stage of curiosity from the general public, it ought to by no means come at the price of anybody’s security.

“Dissemination of those photographs, given the methods through which they have been obtained, encourages a extremely intrusive follow that’s harmful to all concerned.”

Paparazzi deny there have been any near-crashes, whereas the NYPD mentioned “quite a few photographers” made the couple’s journey “difficult” however there have been “no reported collisions, summonses, accidents, or arrests”.

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