Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'lined up to present Oscars' Best Picture award'

The 94th Academy Awards are set to take place between 01:00 and 04:00 UK time on Monday the 28th of March

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be set to present the Best Picture award at the Oscars next week.

The 94th Academy Awards are set to take place between 01:00 and 04:00 UK time on Monday the 28th of March.

It is suggested they were originally lined up to present the award for Best Actress, which could have caused some problems after Kristen Stewart was nominated for her role in Spencer, a biopic about Princess Diana.

The Sun reported the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were approached last year but it remains unknown whether they have agreed to attend.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear onstage at the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert at Central Park in New York, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear onstage at the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert at Central Park in New York, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo

The Duchess of Sussex’s first Spotify podcast series will be launched this summer after she and her husband raised concerns about Covid-19 misinformation with the streaming platform.

The couple signed a lucrative deal with Spotify to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth around 25 million US dollars (£18 million), in late 2020 but have only recorded one show.

A spokesperson for the audio subsidiary of the Sussexes’ Archewell Foundation said they had been encouraged by ongoing conversations with the streaming platform, and have been working closely with its team towards policies and practices aimed at raising creator awareness and minimising the spread of misinformation.

File photo dated 1/2/2018 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges. Almost 70 years ago an abdicated king returned from the US for a royal funeral, while his American wife was absent. Issue date: Thursday April 15, 2021.
File photo dated 1/2/2018 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges. Almost 70 years ago an abdicated king returned from the US for a royal funeral, while his American wife was absent. Issue date: Thursday April 15, 2021.

Meghan Markle’s father Thomas had recently blasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying they live like "hermits".

Speaking to Dan Wootton from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, Mr Markle mocked Harry and Meghan's lifestyle.

He said: "Harry and Meghan are living like hermits in a 26-room house.

"They never have parties they never have guests, I think the only guests they have are their million dollar lawyers.

"Otherwise it's Harry walking his dogs or riding his bicycle. I don't understand what they're doing.

"They live alone in a 26-room house they don't go anywhere and they don't do anything. I don't know what Harry does besides walking his dogs and riding his bike."