Bosses of the Emmy Awards are reportedly trying to get Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to make their Hollywood debuts at next month’s ceremony – and even hand out an award.
“The Sussexes are in high demand – this would be their first red carpet appearance since Megxit and their move to California full time,” an LA TV source told The Sun of the hoped-for appearance.
The Royal Exiles will already be the center of the rewards, as their devastating tele-reveal with Oprah Winfrey was nominated for an Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special.
“Oprah is planning to attend the party which might help them make it happen,” the Sun source said.
It was not clear whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – now permanently based in California – had accepted the invitation to attend the Sept. 19 ceremony, the outlet said.
Markle, who turned 40 on Wednesday, was an actress on the “Suits” television series when she first met her future royal husband. But she only recently gave birth to the couple’s second child, daughter Lilibet, in June.
The Duchess’s estranged father Thomas Markle, 77, won three Emmy Awards during his Hollywood career as lighting director, The Sun noted.
In addition to the awards show itself, the couple will “certainly” receive a “VIP invitation” to the celebrations later hosted by Netflix, the streaming service with which they signed one of their many recent deals with many. ‘silver.
“Netflix knows that photos of them with big names in Hollywood would be huge public relations,” the source told The Sun.
The 2021 Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Animator at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” is one of five nominees for the Special Award for Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series.
It’s against “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman”, “Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy”, “United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” and “Vice”.
Representatives for the Sussexes as well as the Television Academy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.