AFTER a string of recent high-profile PR disasters, one would assume the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex might return to more traditional publicity opportunities in the near future.
But one of Meghan’s new and influential friends is doing all she can to make sure that’s not what happens.
I’ve discovered that American broadcaster Gayle King is actively lobbying Meghan to sit down with her for a tell-all joint interview with Prince Harry.
And Oprah Winfrey’s best friend seems to be in prime position to secure such a chat. After being introduced by the US chat show queen, Meghan and Gayle have started to communicate regularly.
Gayle – the host of breakfast TV show CBS This Morning – attended the Duchess’ star-studded baby shower in New York and then went on TV to defend her over claims it was extravagant.
Then she was invited for a meeting with Meghan at Windsor just days before she gave birth.
Gayle was in the UK to film a US TV special about the couple, called Meghan And Harry Plus One, which saw the Duchess accused of approving guests who she knew would say positive things about working with her.
Put it this way, Gayle – one of the most famous American news anchors – is certainly a high- profile ally.
Any interview would likely be set up by Sunshine Sachs, the US crisis PR specialists who I revealed have been privately advising Meghan for some time and now officially look after the publicity for their new foundation Sussex Royal.
However, the couple would face criticism from the UK media if they chose to grant such a major interview to a US broadcaster any time soon. But as we have seen many times before, this is a couple determined to throw out royal precedent and do things their way.