The One Question Kelly Clarkson Would Ask Meghan Markle

Kelly Clarkson‘s new talk show is off and running, and people are loving it so far. The American Idol winner and mother of two has a friendly, open personality, making her the perfect choice to host a talk show. A few of her celebrity guests have included Dwayne Johnson and John Legend, and even more high-profile guests are expected to make appearances in the coming weeks. Still, it was Clarkson’s recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that has people talking — and especially what she said about Meghan Markle.

What question would Kelly Clarkson ask Meghan Markle?

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On the September 16th episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kelly Clarkson got into a game of “Hot Hands” with DeGeneres, where she was shown photos of various stars and has to tell the audience one question that she would ask each star. After seeing pictures of celebrities like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton, and Drake, and easily coming up with questions for each one, Clarkson drew a blank when presented with the next photo.

Clarkson was shown a photo of Meghan Markle, and while she identified the royal as a “princess,” she couldn’t remember her name at all. Finally, DeGeneres revealed Markle’s name, to which Clarkson started excitedly talking about how much she loved Markle on Suits.

As for what single question she would ask the Duchess of Sussex, Clarkson said that she would definitely ask what the “stresses” of being a princess are. Duchess Meghan knows a lot about stress, having had one of her most difficult summers to date, and preparing to travel to Africa in the coming days with Prince Harry and Baby Archie Harrison.

Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Markle have a lot in common

Clarkson is the original winner of American Idol and has basically grown up in the spotlight. Just like Markle, Clarkson has gotten to experience both the positives and the negatives of fame, with the tabloids focusing a great deal on Clarkson’s fluctuating weight. Clarkson and Markle also rose to fame relatively quickly, with Clarkson being thrust into the spotlight from obscurity after winning the first season of American Idol and Markle rising to prominence after scoring a prime role on Suits, and then again when her relationship with Prince Harry was first revealed. 

Even though they now operate in completely different circles, with Markle making waves in the royal family and Clarkson working on exciting new projects like her talk show and appearing on The Voice as a judge, these are definitely two women who would have an interesting, fun conversation.

Could Meghan Markle ever visit Kelly Clarkson’s talk show?

Although DeGeneres might have put the idea into the atmosphere, fans have already begun to speculate about whether or not Markle would ever pay a visit to Clarkson’s brand-new talk show. While traditionally, royal family members do not do many media appearances at all, Markle has shown that she intends to make her own rules when it comes to her role within the royal family structure.

After all, Markle and Prince Harry have a bit more freedom when it comes to special projects since they are unlikely to ever have to assume the throne. In recent months, Markle has shown that she does have some interest in maintaining touch with her pre-royals roots by guest-editing the September issue of British Vogue and curating a special clothing line.

While it seems unlikely that Markle could pop up on Clarkson’s talk show, stranger things have certainly happened.