New York Magazine deleted and then reposted Meghan Markle’s tweet about adding the title of Duchess of Sussex, despite the publication saying she had “left the firm”
- New York Magazine’s fashion vertical The Cut has deleted a tweet that did not mention Meghan Markle’s royal title
- The social media editor posted an almost identical tweet, but this time referred to Markle as the Duchess of Sussex
- In an exclusive interview, Markle talks about the restrictions on her social media posts
- She complained about the lack of autonomy from the royal family
- The magazine’s Twitter account said she had “left the firm” – a derisive term for the royal family.
- New York Magazine did not respond to a request for comment on the changes
New York Magazine seems confused about Meghan Markle’s role in the royal family.
The glossy went out of its way to mention her title – Duchess of Sussex – on Twitter on Monday after deleting a post that only mentioned her name, the Daily Star reported.
A social media post from The Cut, the magazine’s fashion portal, originally read: “Introducing the Fall Fashion cover star: Meghan Markle.”
According to the Daily Star, it has since been removed and replaced with a tweet that read: “Introducing the Fall Fashion cover star: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.”
This tweet by New York Magazine’s fashion vertical The Cut does not mention Meghan Markle’s royal title
New York Magazine has removed a tweet that did not mention Meghan Markle’s royal title and replaced it with a tweet that referred to her as the Duchess of Sussex
Both reports claimed she had severed ties with the British royal family, sometimes derisively referred to as “The Firm”.
“She left the firm. Harry found a polo team in Santa Barbara. The children are doing great,” says the speech.
The only other variation is the last sentence, which says “Now Markle is ready for the next step” in the original tweet and “She is ready for the next step.”
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, shows off the California home she shares with Prince Harry and their two children
The Queen stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London in July 2018 with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Beneath the text is a cover featuring a photo of Markle in a black turtleneck, reminiscent of the photo of Harry’s late mother, Lady Diana Spencer, that featured on the cover of Michael O’Mara’s photo book.
In the interview, Markle declares her independence from the monarchy, cheekily telling the magazine: “You want to know a secret?” I’m going back…to Instagram.”
She claimed that while living as a royal, she was restricted to the pre-existing @KensingtonRoyal account, which she had been given permission to post on.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (left) with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (right) at Westminster Abbey in March 2019.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pictured with Archie and Lilibeth in a Christmas card published on 23 December 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on June 3 during their latest visit
Before marrying Harry, she had her own account with 3 million followers, according to New York Magazine.
“It’s a major adjustment — a huge adjustment to go from that kind of autonomy to a different life,” Markle says.
It is unclear why the magazine is promoting the seemingly contradictory message of the actress and lifestyle brand’s independence from and membership in the royal family.
A request to New York Magazine was not immediately returned.
In March 2020, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Markle announced that they were going to “step back” from their roles as “senior members” of the royal family.