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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘far from global leaders’ after ‘meagre’ viewing figures

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The pair are “hoping to discuss” their daughter Lilibet Diana’s christening plans with the Queen, according to several reports. She was born in June in California, and has yet to visit the UK. Now, it is believed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want her to be christened in London.

Their first child, Archie, was christened by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on July 6, 2019 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, with water from the River Jordan.

Now, Christina Garibaldi told the Royally Us podcast: “Something else that is interesting, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly want a sit down with the Queen and they’re hoping to discuss having Lilibet’s christening in London.

“This is a rumoured report, who knows if it’s exactly true, but it’s an offer that they want to make to the Queen. Who knows if she’ll accept?”

But the pair are extremely busy, with several projects in the pipeline on top of their work as part of contracts signed with Netflix and Spotify.

And while they have been forced to make a living since achieving their goal of becoming financially independent, they have also set up the charitable Archewell Foundation in a bid to change lives around the world.

Their efforts have, however, attracted criticism.

Daniela Elser, a commentator who regularly writes about the Royal Family, recently published a piece to the New Zealand Herald titled, ”Harry and Meghan’s plans for 2021 are in ruins’, analysing the couple’s year through the various events that have inflicted them.

She noted the fact that their Netflix deal is about to hit the one-year, yet they have announced just two projects.

Then, she asked: “And what of their charity work?

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“In May the charity concert they co-chaired to help with global access to the COVID-19 vaccine drew a very meagre audience of only 1.3million.

“Today they are far from the global leaders, rightfully taking their place on the world stage, that we all thought they would be when they sashayed off into the Californian sunset.

“To be fair, that might still eventuate – the rampant global march of the Delta variant has put paid to even the entire world’s optimistic notions about this year.”

Others have commended the pair on their smaller-scale achievements, however, with Marlene Koenig, a royal expert, praising them for helping at a local level.

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She told Express.co.uk: “They want to help people, they have been helping, they recently gave much needed items to a women’s shelter in LA.

“One of their sponsors is Proctor and Gamble (P&A), so they do support different entities.

“Archewell is also working with Jose Andre, the DC-based chef with the World Central Kitchen — I trust him enough to pick people he associates with helpful groups.”

Last week, Meghan and Harry announced they had hired media executive Mandana Dayani as Archewell’s first chief operating officer (COO).

The foundation told Fortune that she will report directly to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and will oversee growth strategy and day-to-day operations at the organisation, which also includes the media businesses Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions.

She began her position in June.

The Archewell Foundation also recently donated to charity Women for Afghan Women (WAW) amid the turbulent political situation unfolding in the country.

A statement from the pair posted to their website read: “The world is exceptionally fragile right now.

“As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless.

“As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken.

“And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared.

“When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realise it or not.”

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