Meghan Markle latest news – Prince Harry & Meg's Diana party snub shows couple 'not interested' in healing Royal rift

ROYAL fans are upset than Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter Lilibet may miss out on a key royal tradition.

Babies born into the royal family traditionally all get baptised in the same satin gown – and the tradition spans hundreds of years. 

Queen Victoria commissioned the original gown in 1841 which was made from white silk and featured an intricate lace overlay.

Although the original is now too fragile to use, Lilibet would have been christened in the same replica as Archie and her cousins, Prince George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.

But according to sources, Harry and Meghan are said to have decided her baptism will be in LA not the UK, meaning Lilibet with miss this adorable royal tradition.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    Where has Prince Andrew been lately?

    Prince Andrew spent most of August and September hiding from US lawyers at Balmoral, with the Queen.

    And it was reported yesterday that Prince William was “no fan” of Andrew, 61, who is facing a US sex abuse lawsuit.

    The Sun on Sunday revealed Andrew’s siblings Charles, Anne and Edward met nine months ago to agree there is no way back for him.

    It is also claimed the Met Police have spoken to Andrew’s accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

    The duke denies her claims.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘Ethical’ investment group has put millions into oil companies

    The “ethical” investment group backed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan has put tens of millions into chemical, pharma and oil companies.

    New York-based Ethic, which unveiled the Sussexes as impact partners, has also poured cash into rich investment banks.

    Paperwork filed in the US shows it invested around £1.1million in chemical firm Corteva Inc.

    This spin-off from scandal-hit firm DuPont, made infamous in 2019 movie Dark Waters, is being sued in California over use of a pesticide linked to brain damage in kids. Corteva insists it is safe.

    Ethic has also invested in one of America’s largest crude oil producers and a firm accused of pricing UK patients out of a ­cystic fibrosis drug, filings show.

    Royal author Penny Junor said: “Life is going to be very difficult for Meghan and Harry if they keep up this high profile. Ethical banking seems asking for trouble, setting themselves up for a fall.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Aussie TV host Karl Stefanovic mocks the Queen with crude joke

    AN Australian TV host shocked viewers when he made a crude joke about the Queen.

    Karl Stefanovic suggested the 95-year-old monarch might use her new walking stick as a weapon to “beat up” his colleague – before jumping on him “because she’s single now”.

    Her Majesty was pictured with the cane while attending a service to honour the Royal British Legion yesterday.

    Insiders say the walking aid was purely “for comfort” and not for any specific medical reason.

    Newsreader Alex Cullen described how the Queen was using it at the Westminster Abbey ceremony while reporting the headlines.

    In front of footage from the thanksgiving, he said: “She was using a cane. She’s 95.”

    But Stefanovic butted in to quip: “She’d use it to beat you up.”

    His co-presenter Allison Langdon chipped in: “She’d win too.”

    Grinning, Cullen replied: “She would win. I’d let her win” before Stefanovic said: “Let her win – she’d smash you bro.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    William slammed 'space race'

    Without naming them directly, William said in a BBC Newscast about the new space race: "We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

    "It really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future."

    Hollywood star Shatner made history aboard Bezos' Blue Origin rocket, declaring: "Everybody in the world needs to see this."

    He flew 66.5 miles above the Earth's atmosphere during the 11-minute journey.

    The actor was part of a four-person crew who left the surface of the earth to launch into low earth orbit at about 11am.

    Bezos was there to welcome the passengers back to the ground.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Cambridges ‘shocked & saddened’ by Sir Amess’ death

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said they are “shocked and saddened” by the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

    They added their “thoughts and prayers” are with his family, friends and colleagues.

  • Joseph Gamp

    William Shatner hits back as Prince William slams ‘space tourism’

    STAR Trek’s William Shatner has hit back after Prince William slammed ‘space tourism’ following the actor’s flight to the edge of space.

    The 90-year-old became the oldest ever astronaut on October 13 – the same day Duke of Cambridge urged “the world’s greatest brains” to concentrate on “repairing this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live”.

    But Captain Kirk actor Shatner today said the duke had “got the wrong idea” and his trip was actually the first of many “baby steps” to help shift polluters off Earth.

    He told Entertainment Tonight: “He’s a lovely Englishman. He’s going to be king of England one day.

    “He’s a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he’s got the wrong idea.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince William slams Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

    Prince William blasted billionaire “space tourism” on the day Star Trek’s William Shatner became the oldest man to be sent into orbit.

    The Duke of Cambridge spoke out against the likes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk and Richard Branson ahead of his Earthshot Prize this Sunday handing out millions to save the planet.

    It comes as 90-year-old Captain Kirk star Shatner was sent into space in Amazon billionaire Bezos’s Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.

    Speaking to a BBC Newscast about the new space race, William said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.”

    Shatner become the oldest person in space and was greeted when he touched back down on earth by the internet shopping tycoon.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Harry pleads ‘don’t pillage’ his African sanctuary for oil 

    PRINCE Harry has begged mining firms to stop "pillaging" his African "sanctuary" for oil as he called on the world to "stand with us".

    The Duke of Sussex said the Okavango watershed in southern Africa is "at risk" due to "corporate oil drilling" in a rare op-ed for the Washington Post.

    He said the area is a vital water source for nearby farmers and fisherman in Angola, Bolivia and Botswana – but stressed it could be in danger.

    The Prince – who was just unveiled as an impact partner for “ethical” investment group Ethic – said he and Meghan "found sanctuary and inspiration in the Okavango".

    Harry whisked the then future-Duchess of Sussex away to the Meno A Kwena safari camp in August 2017 in the heart of Botswana on one of their early dates.

    Harry writes: "The Okavango River Basin is under siege by ReconAfrica, a Canadian oil and gas company that has been granted licenses for exploratory drilling in an area of Namibia and Botswana larger than some European countries. 

    "We believe this would pillage the ecosystem for potential profit.

    "Some things in life are best left undisturbed to carry out their purpose as a natural benefit. This is one of them.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Louis lives outside

    PRINCE William shared a rare insight into royal home life as he joked that Louis “lives outside”.

    During an interview about climate change, William said his cheeky three-year-old spends as much time as he can outdoors.

    The prince spoke proudly of his beloved children on a BBC podcast Newscast ahead of his Earthshot Prize Awards this weekend.

    Speaking about Louis, he said: “Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.”

    In the interview, the duke revealed the fears he has for his children’s generation and said that if they are still only talking about climate change in 30 years’ time, it “will be too late”.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate and William meet schoolkids brainstorming plans to save the planet

    Kate Middleton was a barrel of laughs as she brainstormed ways to save the planet with schoolchildren she met in London today.

    She and Prince William visited Kew Gardens in a bid to inspire pupils to come up with bold new ideas to save the planet.

    Kate appeared in high spirits as she sat and discussed the environment with youngsters from The Heathland School in Hounslow.

    The royals were joined by London mayor Sadiq Khan, TV presenter and explorer Steve Backshall and double Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover today.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan will dump Harry, her estranged half-brother claims

    Meghan Markle will dump Harry before long, her estranged half-brother has claimed.

    Thomas Markle Jr, 55, alleged the duchess “walked all over” her first husband, US film producer Trevor Engleson – and she’ll do the same to the prince.

    Meghan’s first marriage lasted just two years. Mr Engelson has since remarried after announcing his engagement weeks after Meghan and Harry were wed.

    And in a new trailer for Australia’s Big Brother VIP, Thomas claimed Harry’s “on the chopping block next”.

    Meghan is not close with Thomas and it’s not known if he has any knowledge of the circumstances behind her split from Mr Engleson.

    However, in the trailer, he said: “The guy that she was married to the first time – she just walked all over him and dumped him.”

    In response to another housemate who says that sounds “cold-blooded”, he nodded before adding: “Harry’s on the chopping block next.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince William slams Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

    Prince William blasted billionaire “space tourism” on the day Star Trek’s William Shatner became the oldest man to be sent into orbit.

    The Duke of Cambridge spoke out against the likes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk and Richard Branson ahead of his Earthshot Prize this Sunday handing out millions to save the planet.

    It comes as 90-year-old Captain Kirk star Shatner was sent into space in Amazon billionaire Bezos’s Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.

    Speaking to a BBC Newscast about the new space race, William said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.”

    Shatner become the oldest person in space and was greeted when he touched back down on earth by the internet shopping tycoon.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry ‘know ZERO’ about finance

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed for their new banking job because they “know ZERO” about finance, an expert has blasted.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday revealed they had signed up to become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin says the couple are “not financiers” and they “know zero”.

    She told GB News: “They want to come back [to the UK] every now and again and either film what they’re doing or have grievances to talk about when they come back home, but it will keep them up as royals.

    “The longer they’re away and don’t come to the UK, interest in them will diminish because they haven’t got up-to-date understanding of what’s going on.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate Middleton’s Italian gap year

    BEFORE Kate Middleton headed to university where she would meet future husband Prince William, she enjoyed a fun Italian gap year filled with “handsome waiters”. 

    After finishing her studies at Marlborough College in Wiltshire she jetted off to Florence with some pals at the age of 18.

    Kate had already secured her place to study at St Andrews, but deferred it for a year to take the gap year – with some later suggesting that she had done it deliberately so she would join at the same time as William. 

    Whatever the reason for her deferral, Kate arrived in Italy in 2000 and secured an apartment with four other girls for her three month stay. 

    The Mail on Sunday reported that Kate’s parents came to visit and took her and her friends out to dinner.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle preached about ‘avoiding drama’

    MEGHAN Markle preached about “avoiding drama”, never settling and “wiggling around in a pencil skirt” in an unearthed interview about how to get ahead. 

    When she was starring in hit TV show Suits, Meghan, who played the character of Rachel Zane, revealed her top tips for being a “girl boss”. 

    In 2015, before she met Prince Harry, Meghan spoke to InStyle, and said: “I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value.

    “It's important to flex your intellectual prowess, even if you're wiggling around in a pencil skirt.”

    She also advised to dress for the “part you want, not the part you have.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Nanny rules

    PRINCE William and Prince Harry’s nanny banned them from having comfort blankets and wearing trainers, a royal author has claimed.

    Shortly after Princess Diana had given birth to William, Prince Charles felt his wife “needed a nanny” and employed Barbara Barnes to help.

    According to Robert Lacey’s biography, Battle of Brothers, Nanny Barnes was strict with both Kensington Palace staff and the young princes.

    He wrote: “Barnes was equally firm with the children, not allowing them comfort blankets and refusing them shoes until they had learned to walk properly.

    “When they did get their first footwear, Nanny insisted on classic Start-Rites with button straps that were shaped to the boys’ feet. Trainers were banned.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry & Meghan Markle could become ‘world’s richest personal brand’

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s new “Brand Sussex” is now worth an estimated £250million and they could become the ‘world’s richest personal brand’, claims a expert.

    Just this week, it was reported how they have taken a new job in banking, after signing multimillion-dollar partnerships with Netflix, Spotify and Apple.

    Andrew Bloch, branding expert and founder of Frank PR, told Fabulous: “Since moving to California and stepping down as working royals, Harry and Meghan have secured a number of lucrative business deals and personal endorsements which have seen their personal wealth rocket.

    “I would estimate their combined net worth is circa £250million.

    “They are really making the most of their newfound status, and their potential to become the world’s richest personal brand looks imminently achievable.

    “Them becoming a billion dollar brand is certainly not out of the question. Sky is limitless.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen ‘irritated’ by climate inaction

    THE Queen waded into the climate debate yesterday, suggesting world leaders are “irritating when they talk but don’t do”.

    Her unscripted remarks were filmed on a phone after she opened a session of the Welsh parliament.

    She also beamed when reminded of grandson Wills’ call for focus on Earth rather than space tourism.

    The monarch echoed Greta Thunberg yesterday by taking a swipe at world leaders who “do nothing” in the fight to save the planet.

    Prince William also weighed in — saying it would be “too late” and an “absolute disaster” if son George was trying to tackle climate change in 30 years. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Louis lives outside

    PRINCE William shared a rare insight into royal home life as he joked that Louis “lives outside”.

    During an interview about climate change, William said his cheeky three-year-old spends as much time as he can outdoors.

    The prince spoke proudly of his beloved children on a BBC podcast Newscast ahead of his Earthshot Prize Awards this weekend.

    Speaking about Louis, he said: “Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.”

    In the interview, the duke revealed the fears he has for his children’s generation and said that if they are still only talking about climate change in 30 years’ time, it “will be too late”.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Ethical’ investment group has put millions into oil companies

    The “ethical” investment group backed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan has put tens of millions into chemical, pharma and oil companies.

    New York-based Ethic, which unveiled the Sussexes as impact partners, has also poured cash into rich investment banks.

    Paperwork filed in the US shows it invested around £1.1million in chemical firm Corteva Inc.

    This spin-off from scandal-hit firm DuPont, made infamous in 2019 movie Dark Waters, is being sued in California over use of a pesticide linked to brain damage in kids. Corteva insists it is safe.

    Ethic has also invested in one of America’s largest crude oil producers and a firm accused of pricing UK patients out of a ­cystic fibrosis drug, filings show.

    Royal author Penny Junor said: “Life is going to be very difficult for Meghan and Harry if they keep up this high profile. Ethical banking seems asking for trouble, setting themselves up for a fall.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Royals look set to meet Biden

    The White House have confirmed that Biden will travel to Scotland for COP26

    The climate change conference in Glasgow is set to welcome the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate, however Prince Harry and Meghan will not be in attendance.

    The US charge d’affaires, Philip Reeker, tweeted: “It’s official – President Biden will travel to Scotland for Cop26.

    “The gathering in Glasgow will be a pivotal moment on the road towards a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable future for our planet.”

  • Louis Allwood

    How old is Prince William?

    Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, was born on June 21, 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

    This makes the prince, who is second in line to the British throne, 39 years old.

    When he was a teenager, Wills started studying at St Andrews University in Scotland, before joining the RAF and training as a helicopter pilot.

    He then went on to work as a search and rescue pilot from 2009 to 2013, when his service with the Armed Forces came to an end.

  • Louis Allwood

    What did Prince William look like when he was young?

    As a toddler, Prince William had blonde hair which became darker as he got older.

    During his teenage years and in his early 20s, the prince had thick hair brushed forward.

    It was as a teen at the University of St Andrews in Scotland William met Kate in 2001, but the pair didn’t start dating until two years later.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate still slipping into the same outfits after 10 years and three kids

    REGAL, chic and relaxed glam Kate Middleton has shown us it all through her walking wardrobe. 

    So much so, she created “the Kate effect” which refers to the trend effect that she has on others, from cosmetic surgery for brides, to sales of coral-coloured jeans. 

    And after 10 years, and three children, the Duchess of Cambridge is still slipping into the same outfits she first wore at the start of her royal career. 

    Over the years, the Duchess of Cambridge has often opted to recycle the same clothing items she wore before becoming a mother. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    Louis lives outside

    PRINCE William shared a rare insight into royal home life as he joked that Louis “lives outside”.

    During an interview about climate change, William said his cheeky three-year-old spends as much time as he can outdoors.

    The prince spoke proudly of his beloved children on a BBC podcast Newscast ahead of his Earthshot Prize Awards this weekend.

    Speaking about Louis, he said: “Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.”

    In the interview, the duke revealed the fears he has for his children’s generation and said that if they are still only talking about climate change in 30 years’ time, it “will be too late”.

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