Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess' 40th birthday poem appeal snubbed as fans upload it just 217 times on Instagram

Piers Morgan SNUBBED his nemesis Meghan Markle by refusing to send her a birthday message on her 40th.

The former GMB host sent Barack Obama his birthday wishes on the ex US President's 60th yesterday, sharing a throwback pic of the two together.

Piers captioned the pic: "Happy 60th Birthday @barackobama – hard to believe you’re only 4 years older than me, but I guess you must have a better surgeon."

However, the outspoken journalist was silent on Meghan Markle, who turned 40 yesterday.

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates...

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    WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN MEGHAN AND HER DAD EXPLAINED

    The Duchess’ dad Thomas recently revealed that he no longer even has his daughter’s phone number – so it’s highly unlikely he was invited to her birthday celebrations on Wednesday.

    They dramatically fell out after he set up paparazzi snaps of himself getting fitted for a suit and reading articles about his daughter in the lead up to the Royal Wedding.

    Mr Bower said that “Meghan appears to show little remorse about hurting” her dad.

    Shunned Thomas, who lives in Mexico, has not had any contact with his duchess daughter for three years, and he has never met her husband Harry, or their two tots, Archie and Lilibet.

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    HOW DOES HBO’S THE PRINCE PORTRAY THE ROYAL FAMILY?

    The animated series is set from the prospective of 8-year-old Prince George, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest child, and the future heir to the British throne.

    Created by Gary Janetti, the show is based off of his meme page of the young Prince and pokes fun at the royals and mocks most of the family members.

    In the show, Prince George is portrayed as a sassy and effete royal commentator.

    Following the release of the show, it was met with both praise and criticism following the use of Prince George as their main character.

    “Bottom line, children are off limits,” women’s rights activist and author Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said on Good Morning Britain.

    “Creating a parody to poke fun at an 8-year-old is not funny. It’s uncalled for, and it goes against our collective sense of responsibility.”

    Others have since taken to Twitter to voice their comments about the controversial show.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE DELIGHTS FANS BY GIVING SNEAK PEEK OF FAMILY PHOTOS SHE HAS FRAMED ON HER DESK

    Royal watchers were quick to point out how a cute photo of Archie has very red hair – like his dad Prince Harry.

    One fan gushed over the picture of Meghan’s two-year-old son Archie, saying: “Awwww he’s a redhead.”

    Another added: “Archie’s redhead.”

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN'S BROTHER ENTERS AUSTRALIAN BIG BROTHER HOUSE

    Thomas Markle Jnr have entered the Big Brother VIP house in Australia.

    Meghan Markle's older brother, 55, was seen filming scenes with Caitlyn Jenner for the upcoming reality show in Sydney last week.

    Caitlyn and Thomas were seen heading into the compound alongside their costars, in photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia.

    The famous pair walked into the house along a pathway illuminated by red lighting as cameras captured their big entrance.

    Australia presenter Sonia Kruger – who is hosting this season – was there to greet the housemates.

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    HARRY’S LUXURIOUS GIFTS TO MEGHAN MARKLE

    It yet remains unknown as to what Prince Harry bought his wife for her big four-oh, but over the years he’s been known to splash the cash on her.

    The Mirror reports that in previous years he’s her some sentimental pieces, including jewels that belonged to his late mum, Princess Diana.

    In the early days of their relationship, Harry showered Meg with romantic gifts. Among them was a Cartier Love Bracelet, which she was seen wearing for several royal engagements.

    For Meghan’s 38th, Harry opted for a sentimental gift – a framed photo of their firstborn, Archie. A source told the Sun : “The precious present is likely to have an engraving chosen by Harry that will make it extra special.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE IS HAPPIER THAN EVER AT 40 WITH NO ROYALS, ‘MILLIONS IN THE BANK & A-LISTERS ON HOLD’, SAY EXPERTS

    Meghan Markle turned 40 yesterday and is reportedly “happier than ever”, according to body language and royal experts.

    Royal author Duncan Larcombe told Fabulous: “Perched on her throne in the lavish LA mansion she calls home, the Duchess of Sussex is unlikely to be wondering where it all went wrong.

    “Millions in the bank, Hollywood A-listers on hold, and a red carpet status beyond her wildest of dreams.”

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    ‘I FEEL BAD FOR THEM’

    A former model has apologised to Princess Eugenie after pictures showed her topless on a boat with the royal’s husband.

    Jack Brooksbank was pictured on a yacht in the Med with friends Erica Pelosini, Rachel Zalis, and Maria Buccellati.

    Jack, 35, was seen with Erica in pictures that were uploaded to social media.

    Erica has since apologised for any confusion the snaps may have caused, according to MailOnline.

    She thought it was “very hurtful” that people “jumped to the wrong conclusions”.

    She said: “I usually never go topless but my bikini got wet and I decided to take it off – it wasn’t appropriate for me to be topless.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE ACCUSED OF MOCKING QUEEN & ‘SHOWING WHAT SHE REALLY THINKS OF THE ROYALS’ IN BIRTHDAY VID, BLAST EXPERT

    Royal Biographer Angela Levin believes the Duchess of Sussex used a video released for her 40th birthday to make veiled swipes at Prince Harry’s family.

    The Royal expert wrote on Twitter: “Anyone else think that Meghan and her friend Melissa McCartney were mocking the Queen in the birthday video?  

    “Both holding old fashioned cup and saucer like Meg used in her blog after 1st meeting with Queen.”

    Read the article here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE DID ‘ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF PLANNING’ TO MARRY HARRY, ROYAL EXPERT SAYS

    Royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti has said Meg ‘could be the one leading the way with the brand empire’ she and Harry are building across the pond, away from the royals.

    He believes the now Duchess was “well aware” marrying into the royal family would make her popular; enhancing her reputation around the world.

    Speaking to Sky News, he said that after marrying Harry, “she has become probably one of the most known or recognisable names in the world just by marrying somebody.

    “I think that shows an enormous amount of planning and ambition.

    “I don’t mean to be totally unromantic – maybe she did fall in love with Harry, maybe their relationship is also one of partnership and love in that respect.

    “But you don’t marry into the Royal Family, I think, without knowing what it’s going to do to your reputation and your exposure internationally.”

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    MODEL APOLOGISES AFTER TOPLESS YACHT PICS WITH PRINCESS EUGENIE’S HUSBAND

    Jack Brooksbank was pictured on a yacht in the Med with friends Erica Pelosini, Rachel Zalis, and Maria Buccellati.

    Erica has since apologised for any confusion the snaps may have caused, according to MailOnline.

    She thought it was “very hurtful” that people “jumped to the wrong conclusions”.

    She said: “I usually never go topless but my bikini got wet and I decided to take it off – it wasn’t appropriate for me to be topless.”

    Erica claimed she wouldn’t have gone topless if she realised she was being snapped.

    The former model said that she “felt bad” for Eugenie as she wasn’t pictured on the yacht.

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    ORLANDO BLOOM HITS BACK AT COMPLAINTS ABOUT HBO’S THE PRINCE ‘MALICIOUSLY’ MOCKING ROYAL FAMILY

    Orlando Bloom has hit back at scathing criticism of his new TV series The Prince, which came out last month. The show has already been branded “shameful” for its portrayal of the Royal Family.

    Orlando played the role of Prince Harry. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the Brit said: “I hadn’t met [Prince Harry] when I signed up to do it, and I subsequently met him and he’s such a nice guy.”

    “I understand how the royal family is loved by some and loathed by others, and I’ve always understood it as part of my heritage and background.

    “I’m not someone who wants to poke fun at anyone normally, but this was so clever, witty, and affectionately done.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE UNFILTERED: HOW MARRYING PRINCE HARRY LAUNCHED HER INTO SUPERSTARDOM

    Before marrying into royalty, Meghan was one of the most photographed women in the world. Since marrying Harry, the camera has been known to capture the candid moments between the couple.

    From romantic moments and sweet smiles to contemptuous glances and serious stares, Prince Harry’s wife is always primed to perfection.

    Although Meghan has had a strained relationship with some of the royals, she had only positive things to say about the Queen. During her tell-all interview with Oprah, she said: ‘The Queen has always been wonderful to me.

    “I just really loved being in her company… she’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming.”

    Since relocating across the pond, Meghan and Harry’s relationship has only gone from strength to strength. They have welcomed two children since marrying; Lilibet and Archie.

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    WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S NETFLIX DEAL

    Following their Oprah interview, the couple signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020. The plan is to create original content including documentaries, movies, series and children’s programming.

    “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the Duke and Duchess have said.

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    COOL, CALM, AND COLLECTED (CONTINUED…)

    “This is the first glimpse we have had of a fun, comedy Meghan who is actually not taking herself too seriously,” body language expert  Judi James says.

    “She is also emphatically self-effacing, grinning happily as friend and comic Melissa McCarthy pokes fun at her royal connections as well as making a joke about her time in Suits.”

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    ‘MEGHAN LOOKS CALM, LIKE SHE’S ON SPA BREAK’

    Meg released a two-minute long video to mark her 40th birthday yesterday, and she showed off a ‘calm and confident’ yet ‘fun’ side to her.

    Analysing Meghan’s body language in the clip, expert Judi James claims it’s the first time we see her “not taking herself too seriously”.

    Judi claims that a “relaxed” Meghan seems as if she is filming on a “spa break” and the mum-of-two treats viewers to a more “fun” side of her personality.

    “So, just as we thought we had seen [all] sides to Meghan’s personality she unveils a new one to mark her fortieth birthday,” Judi tells Fabulous.

    Read more here.

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    THREE WAYS DUCHESS TAKES A SWIPE AT THE ROYALS IN 40TH BIRTHDAY VIDEO

    While Meghan was seen joking and smiling as she marked her big day via a birthday video yesterday, the clip could be perceived to contain a number of criticisms towards the Royal Family.

    In the first 30 seconds of the clip, actress Melissa claims she is working on her organic garden before pretending to realise her camera is on for the video chat. She then says: “Hang on, I’ll be right back.”

    The American actress then returns to the screen joking “this will probably be better for you” – having changed from her beige robe into a floral dress and fascinator and gloves.

    The gag clearly is a reference to Meghan’s time in the UK, poking fun at garden party attire.

    In another swipe, Meghan is seen drinking from a VERY British teacup while snacking on some tea and biscuits – seemingly a deliberate nod to the country she and her family fled from.

    Read the article in full here.

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    MEGHAN’S MENTORS TO GET WOMEN BACK TO WORK ‘COULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD’, WARNS EXPERT

    Ms Martin, who is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women and Enterprise, has blasted Meghan’s 40×40 scheme as “a little like a publicity stunt”. She continued to say there is “no structure or advice for how anyone can participate”.

    Ms Martin told Mail Online: “Mentorship can be incredibly powerful, especially if your confidence has been knocked.

    “The right person offering you tailored advice and encouragement will make an enormous difference.

    “However, the key words here are ”right person”. The wrong words or poor advice can do more harm than good – however well meaning they may be.”

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    WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S NETFLIX DEAL

    Following their Oprah interview, the couple signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020. The plan is to create original content including documentaries, movies, series and children’s programming.

    “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the Duke and Duchess have said.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S TOUCHING BIRTHDAY TRADITION INSPIRED BY HER MUM

    In a post on her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan wrote about how she takes part in a tradition that was inspired by her mum.

    Using her special day to reflect on her life and what she wants the future to look like, this sweet birthday tradition stemmed from mum Doria Ragland. Writing the post in 2016, Meghan said: “My mom has always said that birthdays are your own personal New Year.”

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    TODAY HOSTS BRUTALLY MOCK MEGHAN’S BIRTHDAY VIDEO

    Australia’s today show have brutally gone in on Meghan’s 40×40 birthday video.

    One of the presenters, Sophie Walsh, thought that Meghan wasn’t in a position to lecture the public.

    ‘I love that she’s lecturing people about getting back to the workplace and she quit her job as a royal after less than two years,’ she sneered.

    Karl Stefanovic, then ridiculed the way the Duchess spoke, asking: ‘Why doesn’t she talk normally?”

    “No wonder Harry’s outside juggling!” he said, to which Sophie replied, “Harry’s lost the plot.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE APPEALED TO FANS TO UPLOAD HER BIRTHDAY POEM – BUT ONLY 200 PEOPLE HAVE SO FAR

    The Duchess of Sussex released a glitzy comedy video to mark her 40th birthday – and in it launched a new initiative called 40×40.

    It sees the duchess ask A-listers including Adele and Stella McCartney, as well as members of the public, to donate their time to to “help women reentering the workforce”.

    And in a post on her Archewell website she asked for one birthday gift from her fans – for them to share a readymade Instagram post with the hashtags #40×40 and #CompassionInAction.

    The artwork for the posts features a poem reading: “For women who give everything, we give our time. Are you in?”

    And the website even gave a suggested caption for people to use which says: “To celebrate The Duchess of Sussex’s 40th birthday, I am devoting 40 minutes of mentorship or service to a cause I care about. 

    “Please join me in donating your time. Together, we can contribute to a global wave of compassion and positive change.”

    However, The Sun Online analysed Instagram posts in the 24 hours after the video’s release and found just 217 public posts sharing the acrostic poem designed by Meghan using the 40×40 hashtag.

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    WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN MEGHAN AND HER DAD EXPLAINED

    The Duchess’ dad Thomas recently revealed that he no longer even has his daughter’s phone number – so it’s highly unlikely he was invited to her birthday celebrations on Wednesday.

    They dramatically fell out after he set up paparazzi snaps of himself getting fitted for a suit and reading articles about his daughter in the lead up to the Royal Wedding.

    Mr Bower said that “Meghan appears to show little remorse about hurting” her dad.

    Shunned Thomas, who lives in Mexico, has not had any contact with his duchess daughter for three years, and he has never met her husband Harry, or their two tots, Archie and Lilibet.

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    THREE WAYS DUCHESS TAKES A SWIPE AT THE ROYALS IN 40TH BIRTHDAY VIDEO

    While Meghan was seen joking and smiling as she marked her big day via a birthday video yesterday, the clip could be perceived to contain a number of criticisms towards the Royal Family.

    In the first 30 seconds of the clip, actress Melissa claims she is working on her organic garden before pretending to realise her camera is on for the video chat. She then says: “Hang on, I’ll be right back.”

    The American actress then returns to the screen joking “this will probably be better for you” – having changed from her beige robe into a floral dress and fascinator and gloves.

    The gag clearly is a reference to Meghan’s time in the UK, poking fun at garden party attire.

    In another swipe, Meghan is seen drinking from a VERY British teacup while snacking on some tea and biscuits – seemingly a deliberate nod to the country she and her family fled from.

    Read the article in full here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE UNFILTERED: HOW MARRYING PRINCE HARRY LAUNCHED HER INTO SUPERSTARDOM

    Before marrying into royalty, Meghan was one of the most photographed women in the world. Since marrying Harry, the camera has been known to capture the candid moments between the couple.

    From romantic moments and sweet smiles to contemptuous glances and serious stares, Prince Harry’s wife is always primed to perfection.

    Although Meghan has had a strained relationship with some of the royals, she had only positive things to say about the Queen. During her tell-all interview with Oprah, she said: ‘The Queen has always been wonderful to me.

    “I just really loved being in her company… she’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming.”

    Since relocating across the pond, Meghan and Harry’s relationship has only gone from strength to strength. They have welcomed two children since marrying; Lilibet and Archie.

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    HARRY'S LUXURIOUS GIFTS TO MEGHAN MARKLE

    It yet remains unknown as to what Prince Harry bought his wife for her big four-oh, but over the years he's been known to splash the cash on her.

    The Mirror reports that in previous years he's her some sentimental pieces, including jewels that belonged to his late mum, Princess Diana.

    In the early days of their relationship, Harry showered Meg with romantic gifts. Among them was a Cartier Love Bracelet, which she was seen wearing for several royal engagements.

    For Meghan's 38th, Harry opted for a sentimental gift – a framed photo of their firstborn, Archie. A source told the Sun : "The precious present is likely to have an engraving chosen by Harry that will make it extra special."

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