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Meghan Markle honored at Gracie Awards; expert predicts 'show of emotion, maybe even tears'

Meghan Markle’s potential appearance at the 2023 Gracie Awards Tuesday night could keep the “(public relations) momentum” from the alleged car chase going, a royal expert told Fox News Digital.

It’s unclear if Markle, who was named a digital media national winner for the 49th annual awards, will make an appearance at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The Gracie Awards come days after the Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry claimed they were followed by paparazzi in a “relentless pursuit.”

The royal couple had been trying to leave the Women of Vision Awards May 16, where Markle was honored for her charitable work by the Ms. Foundation.

Representatives for Markle have not responded to Fox News Digital’s request for confirmation on her possible appearance.

Royal expert Shannon Felton Spence agreed and noted that Prince Harry and Markle are likely to put on “a united front” following reports the couple’s relationship was lacking romance after five years of marriage.

Meghan Markle on stage

Meghan Markle appears on stage as she was honored for her charitable work. (Getty Images)

However, Kinsey Schofield, host of the “To Di For” podcast, believes the “Suits” actress won’t show due to being “shaken up” from the alleged car chase.

“I don’t think Meghan is going to show up. Her spokesperson will likely say they are too shaken up, but the Four Seasons here is like a fortress specifically built for celebrity. They could pull up in the parking garage. They could exit in the same parking garage.”

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Prince Harry in a navy suit and tie holds Meghan Markle's hand, wearing a dark dress after the Queen passed away

Prince Harry lost his legal battle over security in the U.K. Tuesday. (Chris Jackson)

The Gracie Awards are happening the same day a U.K. court denied Prince Harry’s offer to personally pay for security in his home country.

The British government stopped providing security for Prince Harry and Markle and their children after the couple made the decision to step back from their senior roles within the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live in California.

Markle was announced as a Gracie Award winner in March.

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“Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for this prestigious honor,” Markle said in a statement at the time. “This is a shared success for me and the team behind ‘Archetypes’ — most of whom are women — and the inspiring guests who joined me each week.”

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