Emmy Award bosses are reportedly trying to get Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to make their Hollywood debut at next month’s ceremony — and even present an award.
“The Sussexes are in high demand — it would be their first red carpet appearance since Megxit and their full-time Californian move,” an L.A. TV source told The Sun of the hoped-for appearance.
The royal exiles will already be a focus of the awards as their devastating TV tell-all with Oprah Winfrey has been nominated for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special.
“Oprah is planning to attend the night, which could help get them there,” The Sun’s source said.
It was not clear if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — now permanently based in California — had accepted invitation’s to attend the Sept. 19 ceremony, the outlet stressed.
The duchess’ estranged father, Thomas Markle, 77, won three Emmys during his Hollywood career as a lighting director, The Sun noted.
As well as the awards show itself, the couple will “certainly” get a “VIP invite” to celebrations thrown later by Netflix, the streaming service they signed one of their many recent big-money deals with.
“Netflix knows that shots of them with big Hollywood names would be huge PR,” The Sun’s source said.
The 2021 Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” is one of five nominated for the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special prize.
It is up against “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,” “Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy,” “United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” and “Vice.”
Reps for the Sussexes as well as the Television Academy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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