Will Michelle Obama drop Duchess Meghan now? It started out as a hopeful friendship, but it seems like the relationship between the Sussexes and the Obamas has cooled extremely in the past few months.
Especially in these difficult times, in which Duchess Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 36, seem to have messed with their own families and many confidants, influential friends in their adopted country of California would be more important than ever. A power couple like Michelle Obama, 57, and Barack Obama, 60, would be just right. But the delicate ties that the two couples once formed seem to have been broken, and the relationship shattered after the events of the past weeks and months. Above all, the former first lady should no longer be interested in a friendship with the Duchess of Sussex.
Michelle Obama drops Duchess Meghan “as a friend”
While Prince Harry and Barack Obama have known each other for many years from official appointments and state visits and have so far appreciated each other, Duchess Meghan and Michelle Obama became friends during an interview that Meghan conducted in 2019 for the American “Vogue” with the former first lady .
However, the two women do not seem to be able to expand their friendship as expected after the Megxit. “Michelle and Meghan were once close and often talked to each other, but the relationship has cooled,” an insider told the American “Life & Style” magazine. “Michelle thinks she can’t trust Meghan, and now it’s said she ditched her as a friend.”
No invitation to Barack Obama’s birthday
There are several signs and reasons for this. A clear sign of the Obama’s break with the Sussexes is the former president’s 60th birthday. While Barack threw a dissolute party on August 4, 2021 with hundreds of prominent guests on the luxury island of Martha’s Vineyard, Meghan apparently hoped in vain for an invitation, allegedly celebrating her 40th on the same day with her small family in Montecito.
Her birthday campaign “40×40”, in which she called on prominent friends to support women in returning to work after the corona crisis, was reminiscent of Barack’s “60×60” initiative. “Interestingly, the title is very similar to that of Barack’s 60×60 birthday appeal, in which he asked for 60 or even only six dollars to be donated to a good cause,” Royal expert Angela Levin told The Sun. “It must be irritating to the Obamas that Harry and Meghan are copying so much of what they do. The other problem is that the Obamas are also close to Prince William and his family,” claims Levin.
Are the Sussexes shamelessly copying the Obamas?
In terms of their careers, the Sussexes also seem to have taken inspiration from the Obamas. In 2010 Barack Obama published the book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters”, which he dedicated to his daughters. Meghan brought out “The Bench” in June 2021, which is based on Harry and Archie about a father’s relationship with his son. Like the Obamas, the Sussexes made a deal with the streaming service Netflix. Both couples also have a contract with Spotify.
Michelle Obama’s wish for Harry and Meghan
In 2011, Oprah Winfrey, 67, welcomed the presidential couple on their show; In March of this year, Harry and Meghan shocked with their reveal interview with the talk show queen. Michelle Obama commented on this shortly afterwards in an interview with Access Hollywood and said: “My hope is that when I think about what you are going through, I think about the importance of family and I pray for forgiveness gives clarity and love and resolution at some point. ” Because there is nothing more important than family.
When asked about possible parallels between the White House and the royal family, it almost sounded as if the 57-year-old could be carried away to a small tip against Meghan: “The spotlight in the public service is very bright, glaring and hot, most do not understand They don’t have to. I always remember that serving the people isn’t about us. It’s about the people we want to be there for. “
The following situation made it clear once again that the relationship between the two couples is no longer the same as it used to be: Michelle Obama publicly congratulated the duke couple on Twitter on the birth of Harry’s son Archie. “Congratulations, Meghan and Harry! Barack and I are so happy for both of you and can hardly wait to get to know him,” she replied to the palace’s announcement.
On the other hand, there were no congratulations for the birth of daughter Lilibet in June 2021.
Sources used: Life & Style, thesun.co.uk,