‘Do we need to give them more oxygen?’ Dame Joan Collins comments on Meghan and Harry’s UK return and that Mariah Carey ‘diva’ label
Dame Joan Collins has cast a shadow over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ahead of their first UK appearance since their Platinum Jubilee.
The 89-year-old actress, who appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, spoke to hosts Martin Lewis and Susannah Reid to promote her new musical film Tomorrow Morning.
But when asked if she had any comments about the ‘other Duchess’ at the moment, Dame Joan joked: ‘Who could that be? I do not know.’
Then he asked Martin and Susanna: ‘Do we need to give any of them more oxygen?’
Shady: Dame Joan Collins comments on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ahead of their first UK appearance since Platinum Jubilee, asking if we need to give them ‘oxygen’.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have arrived in the UK for the first time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
The Sussexes are traveling to Manchester on Monday, where Meghan, 41, is scheduled to deliver a speech on gender equality at the One Young World 2022 summit, which brings together youth leaders from more than 190 countries.
Dame Joan also commented on Meghan’s concern that Mariah Carey had called the Duchess a ‘diva’ on her Archetypes podcast.
Susanna told Joan: ‘She’s over this time. She objected to Mariah Carey being called a diva.
The actress replied: ‘Oh really? I think it’s nice to be called a diva over and over again. I mean, it should be a compliment.’
BEAMING: The 89-year-old actress, who appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, spoke to Martin Lewis and Susannah Reid to promote her new musical film Tomorrow Morning.
A shocked Meghan said that the pop superstar’s label on her during a podcast conversation made her ‘sweat’ and ‘stop her in her tracks’.
In a voiceover at the end of Meghan’s second Archetypes episode, released by Spotify on Tuesday, the Duchess said the comment made her worried about the ‘nonsense’ Carrie might have read about her.
On Friday, Maria tweeted what she meant when she called Meghan a diva, as well as posted a link to the podcast.
It was really great talking to the Duchess and Diva Meghan Markle about ‘The Duality of Diva’. Yes! I called her a diva in the most fabulous, gorgeous and empowering sense of the word!!! #Archetypes,’ she wrote.
The comebacks: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive in the UK for the first time since the Queen’s platinum jubilee in June (pictured leaving national service on Thanksgiving)
Joan plays glamorous grandmother Anna in her latest film Tomorrow Morning which is releasing on Tuesday.
Harry and Meghan’s visit to the UK and Germany
- Monday, September 5: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel to Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event that brings together youth leaders from more than 190 countries.
- Tuesday, September 6Harry and Meghan will head to Germany for the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event
- Thursday, September 8: The Sussexes return to the UK for the Wellchild Awards in London
In the romantic film, she looks incredible as she wears a blonde wig that she bought a while back in New York for $150 (£130).
She also revealed that she memorized all the wrong lines for her role just five minutes before the start of filming.
Her agent was not given the new script – so she said she did ‘Marlon Brando’ and read her lines written on various props all over the set.
Harry and Meghan are believed to have arrived at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor on Saturday ahead of their European tour, where they will also travel to Düsseldorf, Germany, for the Invictus Games One Year to Go ceremony.
The property is located just 380 feet from Cambridge’s new four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage, where William and Kate spent the weekend with their children.
The Sussexes and event organizers are understood to have arranged security for his appearance in Manchester on Monday after Harry was told he was no longer entitled to official armed police bodyguards funded by taxpayers.
Harry is suing the Home Office, claiming that since removing taxpayer-funded armed police security bodyguards as frontline royals they are ‘unfair’, ‘illegal’ and put their families at risk.
Chat: Martin Lewis and Susanna Reed (pictured left) talk to Dame Joan Collins about her upcoming film Tomorrow Morning on Monday.