Meghan Markle SKIPS Prestigious 'Women In Media' Awards Gala In LA

Meghan Markle chose to skip a prestigious 'women in media' awards ceremony last night - despite being honored for her podcast Archetypes - just one week after she and Prince Harry sparked global controversy with claims they were involved in a 'near catastrophic' car chase.

The 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex - who last week flew to New York to accept a 'Women of Vision' award in-person - opted not to show up to the Gracie Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, despite releasing a statement voicing her 'honor' at being chosen as this year's winner for best Entertainment Podcast Host.