TALK OF THE TOWN: Meghan Markle Supporting Texts From British Vogue Editor Edward Enniful While Speaking to Oprah Winfrey
It was a bravado and brutally candid performance that shocked the nation – but when her controversial Oprah interview aired, the Duchess of Sussex apparently got supportive text messages from British Vogue editor Edward Enninful.
I can reveal that the style guru, who accepted an OBE from Princess Anne five years ago, was part of a select group of 15 employees of publishing house Conde Nast who watched the broadcast of the bombshell interview in the US via a live video link in their respective UK houses.
They were connected to a TV in the US via Zoom, and I understand Edward had ‘constant contact’ with the Duchess via WhatsApp as he watched the ‘soap Oprah’ unfold.
British Vogue editor Edward Enninful sent Meghan Markle supporting text messages during her blockbuster interview with Oprah, watching a special live stream of the event
A source close to Conde Nast Britain tells me: ‘There were about 15 people on the Zoom, all of them top people from Conde Nast. They thought it was important from an editorial perspective that they came to see together ‘
A source close to Conde Nast Britain tells me: ‘There were about 15 people on the Zoom, all of them top people from Conde Nast. They thought it was important from an editorial perspective that they came to see together.
Edward Enninful; Richard Dennen, Tatler’s editor; Sarah Harris, deputy editor of Vogue; and Olivia Singer, the director of Vogue’s fashion news, were on the phone. In a hilarious twist of improvised ingenuity that would make Heath Robinson proud, this tech arrangement for the titans of fashion was all handled through the laptop of a Florida staff member’s parents!
My source adds: ‘You might think it was a really technical setup, but actually it was all organized by Conde Nast communications director Emily Hallie’s parents, who are in their 60s – who just put their laptop on an ottoman. in front of their TV in Florida.
‘It was so cute but very rudimentary. You had the biggest names in Conde Nast dealing with Emily’s somewhat clumsy parents. Sometimes you could hear them talking or accidentally see them pop up on camera. You could hear Emily’s mom eating chips, we were texting her and saying, “We can hear you!”
“It was just as you’d expect from parents – going wrong a bit and wobbling the laptop.”
The source also said that every 40 minutes – the limit for a free Zoom session – the link runs out. ‘We kept having to restart new sessions. It was hilarious, but actually it was quite a serious screening for the editors. Edward would have texted Meghan all the time. ‘
In 2019, Meghan Edwards edited Vogue’s diversity issue entitled Forces Of Change – in which she gushed, ‘To Edward, thank you for entrusting me, I’m very honored’. Edward has previously said that Meghan is a ‘brave woman’.
Meg and boyfriend … girls who don’t want to have fun
Most of us get close to friends over a few drinks, but I can reveal that Meghan Markle bonded with one of her best British friends because of a shared tendency NOT to enjoy parties.
And Meghan’s boyfriend has her own fame: one of the tallest and arguably craziest names in high society – Tamara Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax.
I understand that Meghan and Tamara, the wife of Harry’s friend Henry ‘Wago’ Warhurst, had a connection with the wedding of Harry’s Eton friend Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks not long before Megxit.
Meghan’s boyfriend has her own fame: one of the tallest and possibly craziest names in high society – Tamara Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
A source tells me: ‘Tamara didn’t drink and was chilling outside the marquee, avoiding the crazy scenes inside.
Meghan has never been the life and soul of parties, she often sat outside the dance part so she was attracted to Tamara.
She is one of the few British friends of Harry that Meghan was enthusiastic about. ‘