Meghan Markle news – Duchess is a FAILURE desperately jumping on the latest woke bandwagons, royal author claims

MEGHAN Markle is desperately looking at ways to make herself relevant by jumping on woke bandwagons, a royal expert says.

Tina Brown, the author of a bombshell new book on the Royal Family, says she believes Harry is in a "stronger position" than wife Meghan thanks to his creation of the Invictus Games

Speaking to the Washington Post, The Palace Papers writer said: “Harry is in a much better spot because he brilliantly started this Invictus Games and that's what his brand should be.

"He should just forget everything but the Invictus Games and just make that his brand.

"It's authentic, he really was extremely as a shoulder, Veterans are in his bloodstream in terms of authentic caring about them and it's wonderfully connective cause to be aligned to.

"Meghan doesn't really have a brand. You feel that she is sort of grasping somewhat at whatever Twitter is caring about at the moment.

"It's vaccinations, it's Ukraine, it's women's rights, it's my 40th birthday let's have a mentoring scheme.

"Nothing is really going anywhere for Meghan,"

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  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry urged to 'stay away' from Queen

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been urged to "stay away" from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by royal commentators.

    The reason for this is that they do not want the ongoing "bitter" Royal Family row to distract people from the Queen's celebration.

    Richard Eden, the Daily Mail's diary editor told the Mail's talk show, Palace Confidential: "I really get the impression that Harry and Meghan are loving all the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee or not.

    "What should be the wonderful celebrations of the Queen’s amazing long reign, instead it’s sort of becoming this saga or will-they-won’t-they-come?"

    Richard Kay, the Daily Mail's editor at Large, added that it is "tragic" that the Queen has to deal with the rows with her own grandchildren.

    He said: "I think it’s tragic for her. The last thing she wants is these ongoing, bitter rows with her own grandchildren and the family.

    "They had so much trouble in the 1990s which they had hoped they had put behind them, but this is somehow even worse and it must be enormously difficult for her and quite despairing."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Charles holds 'emotional' meeting with Ukrainian refugees

    The Prince of Wales has said that he hopes Britain is welcoming to Ukrainians in an "emotional" meeting with families who have fled Vladimir Putin's invasion.

    Charles, who is believed to have personally suggested meeting refugees from Ukraine, added that he was praying for the conflict to end quickly.

    He made the comments on a visit to the World Jewish Relief (WJR) charity in north London, which has sent food, money and medicine to the war-torn country.

    Charles, a patron of the group since 2015, has made a financial contribution to its efforts although the sum has not been made public.

    WJR chairman Maurice Helfgott told the prince he would be writing a letter to thank him for the donation. "Don't bother with that," responded the prince, to laughter from the room.

    After speaking to the team responsible for settling refugees in the UK, Charles met three Ukrainian women who had fled the war, all of whom have asked not to be named.

    Two were from Kharkiv, in the north east of Ukraine, while the other was from Odessa in the south. Both cities have been heavily bombed by Russian forces.

    "Till the day I die, I will never forget the sound of missiles," one of the women said.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Royal tours to Caribbean ‘should be scrapped unless they address justice’, says activist (2/2)

    During Edward and Sophie's trip to Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda, which came to a close on Thursday, the earl was criticised for his response after being pressed over reparations.

    The Queen's youngest son gave a nervous laugh when asked to make remarks after the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda called on the Wessexes to use their "diplomatic influence" to achieve "reparatory justice", and outlined the country's wish to "one day become a republic".

    The earl joked that he had not been taking notes during Gaston Browne's opening comments, so could not respond to all the points he had made.

    Dr Mos-Shogbamimu accused Edward of "arrogance", saying: "He's not taking notes? What the hell is he doing there? That was his response to very sensitive issues that pertain to people of that country."

    She highlighted the two years since the global Black Lives Matter movement, saying: "What I can't understand is how, in 2022, we still have a royal family that refuses to get with the programme, that is so behind the times. They are losing all relevance."

    The founder of the Women in Leadership Publication added: "We give the Queen the benefit of doubt. She's 96. She's an older lady.

    "There is no excuse for her children or her grandchildren who are meant to be taking her place and representing her."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Royal tours to Caribbean 'should be scrapped unless they address justice', says activist

    Royal tours to the Caribbean should be scrapped unless the royal family uses them to address "truth, reconciliation and justice", a political activist has warned.

    Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu branded the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Jubilee trips to the Queen's island realms as an "embarrassment to the British monarchy".

    The overseas visits were met with controversy as campaigners demanded apologies from the royal family and reparation over slavery, while numerous nations set out their intentions to become republics.

    Lawyer Dr Mos-Shogbamimu told the PA news agency: "If the purpose of the trip is what we've seen which is basically a continuation of representing the legacy of the British Empire, then absolutely yes these tours should just end.

    "Quite frankly these royal tours that we've seen to date are an embarrassment to the British monarchy.

    "However if the royal tour was one that speaks to what many of these Afro-Caribbean nations are seeking to address, which is truth, reconciliation and justice, then you need to get on board those tours and make them work."

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry in 'much better spot' than Meghan

    A royal biographer has claimed that Prince Harry is in a "much better spot" than Meghan Markle.

    Tina Brown, the royal biographer of the new book The Palace Papers, has said that the Duchess "doesn't have a brand" as the Duchess of Sussex is "not going anywhere".

    Following its recent success once again she suggested Prince Harry should make the Invictus Games "his brand".

    Ms Brown added: "It's authentic, he really was extremely as a shoulder, Veterans are in his bloodstream in terms of authentic caring about them and it's wonderfully connective cause to be aligned to."

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry ‘WON’T attend Charles’ coronation

    PRINCE Harry will not attend his father's coronation if Camilla is made Queen at Westminster Abbey, it is claimed.

    Her Majesty has said it is her "sincere wish" the Duchess of Cornwall be known as Queen Consort when her husband takes the throne.

    However, Harry will snub the service if it takes place at the Abbey as Camilla would be crowned just feet from where his late mother's coffin lay in 1997, Private Eye reports.

    Princess Diana's casket was driven from Buckingham Palace to the royal church, where it stayed for the funeral on September 6.

    It was then taken to the Spencer family home at Althorp, Northamptonshire, to rest on an island on an ornamental lake where it remains today.

    But the image of his mum's coffin in Westminster Abbey was likely etched into 12-year-old Harry's mind, and has remained there ever since.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen IGNORES Harry’s promises as she ‘looks to recruit security adviser’

    THE Queen has dismissed Prince Harry's vow to "protect" his grandmother by quietly seeking to hire new security experts.

    Earlier this month the Duke of Sussex told NBC how he wants to "protect" the Queen by ensuring she has the "right people" around her.

    And now Royal author Richard Eden says the Royal Household is quietly seeking to recruit a new "physical and technical security adviser".

    Writing in the Mail, Eden says the Palace "advertised for the £50,000-per-year position on the royal website, stressing that the successful candidate must have "a good, current knowledge of national and international security".

    He added: "The adviser will be based at Buckingham Palace, but shall review security across all royal residences, including the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh and Balmoral in Aberdeenshire.

    "They will be expected to work with the Home Office, Metropolitan Police and Homeland Security, too."

    Meanwhile, it was claimed Prince Andrew is the reason Harry fears the Queen needs protection, Buckingham Palace aides reportedly believe.

    It is understood the Duke of Sussex, 37, was furious at seeing his disgraced uncle walking by Her Majesty’s side at Prince Philip’s memorial.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meeting in secret: Prince Harry kept his meeting with the Queen private from Royal Aides

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle’s friend Omid Scobie let slip that Harry and the Queen met in private.

    According to Omid Scobie, Harry and Meghan keep their whereabouts private from the Queen’s staff.

    However his claims have come into question as the Sussex’s stayed within the Royal grounds before meeting the Queen.

    When the meeting took place over two weeks ago, it was the first time Harry was able to spend time completely alone with his grandmother, without the watchful eyes of staff.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle's most influential dresses

    Meghan Markle's most popular dress has been revealed after searches soared 3,603 percent above average.

    According to fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics, who analysed Google trends, the wedding dress came out on top as the most popular.

    Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in 2018 when Meghan wore a Clare Waight custom gown costing £110,000.

    A spokesperson said the Duchess if the "epitome of class and style" and impact on fashion remains "unmatched" despite stepping back from the Royal Family.

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Harry and Meghan’s very British car collection

    Despite leaving Britain, Harry and Meghan haven’t lost their love of British motors.

    It’s clear that the Royal Family’s long history of driving British brands has certainly rubbed off on the pair.

    The royals have a long-standing love for Land-Rovers, both the rugged kind and the more luxurious Range Rover.

    The other half of the JLR car brand regularly makes an appearance too, with Jaguars having transported royal family members for decades.

    Take a look at their full car collection here.

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal lessons

    A royal commentator has said that Prince Harry and Meghan could learn lessons from Princess Anne who doesn't "push herself into the limelight".

    Columnist Jan Moir said the Princess Royal has "never tried to cash in on her status."

    She said: "If Harry and Meghan really want a new way or to carve out a ‘progressive new role within the Royal Family’, they could do far worse than follow her inspiring example.

    "Just look at Princess Anne! Underneath her unchanging hairstyle and sensible tights, she is a royal revolutionary.

    "She did it all her way — and did it without a speck of fuss or the need for grandstanding."

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan 'stunned' by 'shut door'

    Prince Harry and Meghan quit The Firm in 2020, but Princess Diana's biographer Tina Brown claims it didn't have the outcome they were expecting.

    In her new book about the Royal Family she quotes an insider claiming "They thought it would force the Royal Family to respond by saying… ‘OK, Harry and Meghan, what do you want? We’re going to give you what you want'."

    The royal departure didn't sit well with William and put a strain on the brothers relationship.

    Royal author Robert Jobson said William felt "let down" and "wasn't sure if he could ever fully trust his brother again".

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan unprepared for life away from the Royal Family

    Tina Brown, the Royal author, revealed that they ‘underestimated’ independence.

    Since the couple quit Royal life and went solo two years ago, they have signed huge deals with Netflix and Spotify, despite not releasing much content.

    Tina Brown, just released her new book The Palace Papers, where she spills the beans on Harry and Meghan’s exit.

    According to Tina, they struggled without advisors and a PR team.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry facing staff revolt with workers threatening to quit

    PRINCE Harry faces a staff revolt with workers at his California mental health business threatening to quit or sue over claims they are being unethically treated.

    The Duke of Sussex's role as 'Chief Impact Officer' at mental health app BetterUp has also been called into question with angry employees saying his job is "smoke and mirrors".

    Staff blasted the Tinder-style app valued at $5bn having "questionable ethics" after learning of plans for a "sneaky" pay cut of up a third of their pay packet.

    Some of the 2,000 mental health life coaches are now threatening to sue or quit the Silicon Valley start-up.

    One told American news site The Daily Beast: "For a company (whose) mission is to help empower people throughout the world… They're not walking the walk."

    Another added: "There's so many of us now who are upset. I would say my heart is broken. And I think there's really questionable ethics going on. They've turned us into a commodity".

    One coach told the US website: There’s so many of us now who are upset. I would say my heart is broken. And I think there’s really questionable ethics going on.”

    While another added: "They’ve turned us into a commodity." The row is believed to have been sparked by levels of pay and a social media-style rating system that would also influence their fees.

  • Louis Allwood

    Eamonn Holmes hit with hundreds of Ofcom complaints after Prince Harry comments

    EAMONN Holmes has been hit with more than 400 complaints after saying Prince Harry should be "thrown over the balcony".

    The GB News Breakfast Show host, 62, did not mince his words last week when speaking about Harry and wife Meghan's secret visit to see the Queen.

    While talking about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to his co-star Isabel Webster, Eamonn said: "[He's] gotta be photographed. He's got to be on that balcony.

    "He's bringing a book out where he's slagging off Camilla and maybe William and his father.

    "Why wouldn't they just throw him over the balcony and her with him?"

    But his opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not sit well with all viewers.

  • Milica Cosic

    Thank you for reading my coverage this evening. My colleague Joe Gamp will be back with you tomorrow morning.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan 'rules Harry'

    According to a new viral relationship theory, Meghan Markle may wear the pants in her relationship with Prince Harry.

    The ‘Green Line Test’ has been circulating on social media this week, and the simple ‘test’ claims the way a person poses with their partner in photographs can indicate who holds “the power” in the relationship.

    The viral trend involves drawing lines across how a couple are stood in a photo to assess which one “leans” into the other.

    From this, it is said that the one who is leaned toward the other is less dominant, while the one who leaned less was in control.

    According to some body language experts, the theory may be true. Mike Carter told Mail Online: “We tend to lean physically towards things that we want, like and feel strongly about.”

    Relationship coach Rachel New agreed, saying: “Men tend to be less good at this, so if the man is leaning in it is a very good sign that he feels secure and confident in himself.

    “Ideally both partners would lean in, but the man leaning in is a close second for a healthy relationship.”

    Mr Carter then went on to analyse photos of the royal couple – including shots from last year’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, reportedly show Harry leaning towards Meghan.

    The body language expert explained: “He’s moving in towards her, and the hand position is revealing, too.

    “Her hand is on top of his, and her shoulder is in front of his body, both of which suggest control.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Eamonn Holmes slammed with complaints after Prince Harry comment

    EAMONN Holmes has been hit with more than 400 complaints after saying Prince Harry should be "thrown over the balcony".

    The GB News Breakfast Show host, 62, did not mince his words last week when speaking about Harry and wife Meghan's secret visit to see the Queen.

    While talking about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to his co-star Isabel Webster, Eamonn said: "[He's] gotta be photographed. He's got to be on that balcony.

    "He's bringing a book out where he's slagging off Camilla and maybe William and his father.

    "Why wouldn't they just throw him over the balcony and her with him?"

    But his opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not sit well with all viewers.

    Television watchdog Ofcom received 402 complaints in the wake of Eamonn's comments.

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry hits out at cultural differences between UK & US 

    Prince Harry has hit out at the “immense” cultural differences between the UK and the US in regards to mental health.

    Speaking on the Masters of Scale podcast with Reid Hoffman, the Duke of Sussex slammed the British reticence to talk about needing mental health support.

    In contrast, he praised the Californian mentality.

    Mr Hoffman, the podcast host, spoke of the “uphill battle” Prince Harry faced when trying to raise awareness of mental health in the UK.

    The Duke replied: “You’re absolutely right, Reid, about the cultural differences, they’re immense.”

    Prince Harry continued: “Mental fitness, as far as I understand it, is more a case of get on the front foot. What can you do to be proactive, to prevent the situation from happening?”

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meg ‘didn’t get anything they wanted’ post Megxit

    According to a royal author, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s terms for their exit in 2020 were ‘harsh’ despite the couple vowing to continue to “fully support Her Majesty The Queen”.

    Royal author of ‘The Palace Papers’, Tina Brown, spoke to CBS Sunday Morning and discussed what happened after Megxit.

    Ms Brown said: “The terms of the exit were harsh.

    “You know, they didn’t get anything they wanted actually.

    She added: “They didn’t even get to keep the word royal.

    “Harry was no longer allowed to keep any of his military honors, I mean it was frankly lethal what happened”.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry hits out at cultural differences between UK & US 

    Prince Harry has hit out at the "immense" cultural differences between the UK and the US in regards to mental health.

    Speaking on the Masters of Scale podcast with Reid Hoffman, the Duke of Sussex slammed the British reticence to talk about needing mental health support.

    In contrast, he praised the Californian mentality.

    Mr Hoffman, the podcast host, spoke of the "uphill battle” Prince Harry faced when trying to raise awareness of mental health in the UK.

    The Duke replied: “You're absolutely right, Reid, about the cultural differences, they're immense."

    Prince Harry continued: “Mental fitness, as far as I understand it, is more a case of get on the front foot. What can you do to be proactive, to prevent the situation from happening?”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meeting with Queen was kept secret

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kept their surprise meeting with the Queen a secret from her own staff, it has been claimed.

    Earlier this month Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, met the Queen for the first time in two years when they had a top-sceret stopover  in Windsor on their way to the Invictus Games.

    And now Omid Scobie, friend and biographer of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, claims the couple "had reason" to question if Her Majesty's close aides "have her best interests at heart".

    Scobie told Yahoo News: "While the Sussexes and the Queen have been in regular contact over the phone or virtually, their recent in-person meeting – which was purposefully kept a secret from all palace aides – was Harry’s first chance in a year to truly speak privately with his grandmother without fear of anyone overhearing or wandering in the background of a video call."

    Continuing, he added the Duke was right to question the people surrounding the monarch, saying: "The reality is, since the passing of Prince Philip one year ago, the Queen is living by herself.

    "While Prince Charles, the Cambridges and others stop by for visits, the people surrounding the monarch on a daily basis—aides, courtiers and household staff responsible for every aspect of her life—are all employees of the Royal institution."

    "And it’s at the hands of some of these same people that Harry experienced some of his darkest and most distressing moments as a working member of the Firm", he added.

  • Louis Allwood

    When is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

    The Platinum Jubilee Pageant takes place on the Sunday during the Queen's Jubilee weekend.

    It is an all day event on the final day of celebrations, Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Buckingham Palace.

    Other Jubilee events are taking place from Thursday, June 2 across the whole weekend.

    There is a Platinum party at the Palace, a pudding competition, a thanksgiving service and the kick off event Trooping the Colour.

    Across the country smaller events will also be taking place so check your local area for Jubilee related fun.

    It is not known whether Harry will attend as he sensationally snubbed the Queen again as he revealed he doesn't know if he'll make her Jubilee in a bombshell new interview.

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal toilet duties: Prince Charles' demands revealed

    In explosive new book, The Palace Papers, Tina Brown reveals the Prince’s interesting items she believes he simply cannot live without.

    The Prince of Wales’ has always had a taste for the finer things in life. Author Brown makes new outlandish claims in her new book.

    She reveals how allegedly Prince Charles sends a van of his personal belongings and treasured items to his friends’ country houses the day before he’s due to stay.

    Staff apparently then have to unload his “bed, furniture and even pictures,” according to Brown.

    These extravagant items include his orthopaedic bed, personal lavatory seat and Kleenex Velvet toilet paper.

    She made further claims that Prince Charles brings his own paintings of the Scottish Highlands, to decorate with.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry in 'much better spot' than Meghan

    A royal biographer has claimed that Prince Harry is in a "much better spot" than Meghan Markle.

    Tina Brown, the royal biographer of the new book The Palace Papers, has said that the Duchess "doesn't have a brand" as the Duchess of Sussex is "not going anywhere".

    Following its recent success once again she suggested Prince Harry should make the Invictus Games "his brand".

    Ms Brown added: "It's authentic, he really was extremely as a shoulder, Veterans are in his bloodstream in terms of authentic caring about them and it's wonderfully connective cause to be aligned to."

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