No one can ever accuse Bravo’s Andy Cohen of not dreaming big. He has his sights on nabbing a royally big name to join Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Andy already has one Housewife with a title. He has Countess Luann de Lesseps on Real Housewives of New York.
If Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub had made it down the aisle with her 21st fiancé, Olivier Maier, she would have received a title as well. Danielle would have been a Duchess if she had successfully
trapped wed Olivier, who is the Duke of Provence.
But Andy has made a wish list for RHOBH with one giant name on it: Meghan Markle. On January 8, Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, made the shocking announcement on their joint Instagram account that they were stepping back from their royal obligations. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. 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, “the couple stated.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex added, “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
According to People, a royal source said that Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family were not expecting the couple to make the announcement, and they were royally miffed. Awkward.
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“There is a lot of hurt about this,” the insider said. There is also apparent tension between Prince William and Prince Harry. Rather than spend the traditional Christmas holiday at Sandringham with the royal family, Meghan and Harry spent the holiday in Vancouver with their baby, Archie.
Andy commented on the couple’s Instagram announcement. “Open invite for The Duchess to join #RHOBH !!!” Andy wrote. Bravo also got in on the hijinks. Under the Comments by Celebs’ post about Cohen’s job offer, Bravo’s Instagram account posted, “Meghan Markle tagline suggestion: Beverly Hills is full of diamonds, but I’m the crown jewel.” I do love that tagline.
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So, while we all know that the former Suits actress is never going to be a cast member of RHOBH, it is fun to imagine. Just picture Lisa Vanderpump hosting the Duchess for high tea, and the pair petting Lisa’s dogs and ponies. That would be amazing! But starring in Andy’s casting daydream is as close as Meghan, and her tiaras, will ever come to reality television. Sorry, Andy!
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