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Meghan Markle lands ironic gig on Canadian reality show

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Meghan Markle is kicking off her first stint after her dramatic Royal Family exit with a reality show about second weddings.

The Duchess of Sussex and wife to Prince Harry has reportedly landed a part-time job on a Canadian reality show called “I Do, Redo,” according to Page Six.

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The 38-year-old former star of the legal drama, “Suits,” is making a return to the television screen, joining Toronto wedding stylist Jessica Mulroney in the upcoming Netflix show. Though it is not clear if the role will be a paying gig for the part-time royal who, along with husband Harry, announced their bid to break with British protocol and become “financially independent.”

Markle’s marriage to Harry in 2018 was her second and she may be using her experiences to help with her “sporadic” guest spots on the new show, a production team source told Page Six, though it’s not likely any of the couples featured in the show will be able to boast the elaborate ceremony and parties in Britain enjoyed by Markle, which cost more than $42 million.

A press release describes the 10-part series as one that “revisits first-time wedding disasters before re-making the wedding dreams of 10 devoted couples.”

Mulroney, who will be starring in the series, is Markle’s best friend and served as her matron of honor. She is married to the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

According to Page Six:

Markle, who has been living in a billionaire’s mansion in Vancouver with infant son Archie since her dramatic split from the British royals in January, is currently shopping for a Hollywood agent, according to reports last week. Prince Harry recently moved to Canada to join his wife and son.

Last month, Markle signed a deal with Disney to do voice-over work on an unspecified project in exchange for a donation to an elephant charity she supports.

 

Netflix is reportedly co-producing “I Do, Redo” with Canada’s Bell Media and production has apparently not yet wrapped up.

Official announcements from Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace last month noted that the couple would no longer be referred to as “their royal highnesses,” but will still be referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. What has come to be called the “Megxit” plan by the couple will come to its culmination this spring as they officially step back from their royal titles.

“We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the couple shared at the time. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”

Frieda Powers

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