MEGHAN MARKLE has used her first public appearance since Megxit to celebrate her husband, Prince Harry, at a JP Morgan summit in Miami.
The Alternative Investment Summit is the first working engagement that the Sussexes have undertaken since announcing they would quit as senior royals. Speaking to Page Six a source revealed Gayle King introduced Meghan to the stage, who spoke of her “love for her husband” before he took the microphone. According to the gossip site the couple may have been paid between $500,000 and $1 million for the speech.
A source revealed to Page Six that Harry discussed at length his mental health battle in the speech, and how he had turned to therapy to deal with the trauma of losing his mother as a child.
They said: “Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past few years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother.
“He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional.”
The insider also added that Harry’s speech addressed the trials and tribulations of the recent weeks, as he announced his departure from the monarchy.
Meghan Markle has given her first public appearance since Megxit. (Image: GETTY)
The Alternative Investment Summit is the first working engagement that the Sussexes have undertaken (Image: GETTY)
They explained: “Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family.
“He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child.”
Although there has been no official footage released from inside the event speaking to dailymail.com, a source validating the report commented: “I can confirm reports the Sussexes attended a JP Morgan gathering in Miami yesterday, where the Duke spoke.”
An insider told the paper the couple were “smart’ to take the gig as it gave them the opportunity to create connections with wealthy individuals.
Gayle King introduced Meghan to the stage, who spoke of her “love for her husband” (Image: GETTY)
“[It was] a very smart move to get in with some of the world’s richest people.
“The conference is all about building wealth for future generations and making the world better for future generations, a topic close to Harry’s heart.
“Harry talked a lot about his and Meghan’s decision to step down as senior royals, because of the trauma he suffered and how he doesn’t want the same to happen to his family.
‘He said despite how difficult the separation with the British royal family has been, he does not regret their decision, saying that he and Meghan are optimistic about their future, optimistic about being able to be financially independent while still working on projects that mean a lot to them and supporting the charities they believe in.”
Harry discussed at length his mental health battle in the speech, and how he had turned to therapy (Image: GETTY)
No official word has been given on how the jet setting Meghan and Harry made there way over to Miami (Image: GETTY)
Gayle King, a good friend of Oprah Winfrey who is close to the Sussexes, was grilled about the appearance by dailymail.com.
However, when confronted about her involvement with the couple, Gayle refused to reveal what happened at the summit.
She said: “What interview? Why do you think they were here?”
Gayle added: “Where do you people get your information from? I’m glad you’re in Miami.”
Markle family tress (Image: EXPRESS)
No official word has been given on how the jet setting Meghan and Harry made there way over to Miami from Canada.
According to Page Six, JPMorgan’s private Gulfstream jet had flown to Vancouver Airport in Canada near to where the couple have been living.
Those attending the event included Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Rumours are now circulating that the pair turned down a chance to present at Sunday’s Oscars (Image: GETTY)
Rumours are now circulating that the pair turned down a chance to present an award at Sunday’s Oscars.
It comes as betting agent Coral slashed the odds at 10-1 on Meghan making an appearance on US Dancing With The Stars.