Meghan and Harry latest news – Prince 'desperate to spend more time in the UK and will fight to keep military titles'

Meghan and Harry latest news – Prince 'desperate to spend more time in the UK and will fight to keep military titles'

02/03/2021

PRINCE Harry is desperate to spend more time in the UK after relocating to California, a source has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex is understood to be concerned that his megabucks move to America puts his military titles in jeopardy, something he hates the thought of losing as he considers them vital to his reputation and future.

"His military work is one of the most important things to him. Of course he wants to keep them," a 'friend' was quoted as telling the Telegraph.

As part of Harry and Meghan's "Megxit" deal with the Queen last year, the Prince is reported to have been told that he can't have "one foot in the Royal Family" and enjoy its privileges while ignoring the duties that come with it.

Although March's one-year Megxit review may be delayed due to covid, Harry may offer to spend more time back in Britain in order to justify holding on to his military titles, the Telegraph reported. 

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  • Olivia Burke

    MEGHAN'S SISTER SPILLS ABOUT FATHER'S FAKE PAPARAZZI SHOTS IN NEW MEMOIR

    Meghan Markle's sister has divulged details of her grand plan to set up staged paparazzi shots of her father getting ready for the royal wedding.

    In the first part of her memoir 'The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister', Samantha Markle details her scheme which saw Thomas Markle decide not to attend his daughter The Duchess of Sussex wedding last minute.

    She wrote,"I got a call from someone offering to connect me with a photographer friend by the name of Jeff, who promised to discreetly take photographs of my father, putting him in an honest light, because other photographers had been so disparaging, intentionally.

    "I received no money for the deal per my request, and the goal for my father was not money, because he had been turning down $50,000 interviews. It was just allowing the Royals and the world to see him in his proper light, because he was so horribly labeled and photographed.

    "It was like watching vultures feast. The photographer said, 'Don't worry, I will take good care of your dad, and nobody will even see.'"

  • Olivia Burke

    PRINCE PHILIP SAVED ME FROM WARDROBE MALFUNCTION

    Susannah Constantine, former co-host of What Not To Wear, had nothing but praise for Prince Philip for saving her from a wardrobe malfunction at Windsor Castle.

    She was invited to a royal dinner when dating Princess Margaret's son Viscount David Linley when she had a fashion faux pas.

    She told BBC Radio's Woman's Hour: "I was at a dinner at Windsor Castle, as one is, and sat between Prince Philip and, I think, Prince Edward, in a beautiful dress which my father had got me.

    "I didn't notice anything and Prince Philip turned towards me and kind of went towards my breasts. I thought, 'What the hell is he doing?'" she said.

    "And I realized that the straps had broken and my bosoms were on display to the entire room. A butler came along with a safety pin and recovered my modesty," she explained.

  • Olivia Burke

    THE QUEEN AND PRINCE CHARLES BUTTED HEADS OVER MEGXIT

    The Queen and Prince Charles had opposite opinions of what positions Prince Harry and Meghan could fulfil after they announced their plans to step back as senior royals.

    The Prince of Wales originally supported the half in, half out plan to pursue commercial ventures and become independent from the Sovereign Grant – while keeping their titles and the rights to represent the Crown.

    However, the Queen did not agree with her son.

     Royal correspondent Richard Palmer said: "When the Sussexes first announced their intention to quit and seek to make their own money, Prince Charles thought it possible for them to continue half in and half out of the Firm.

    "But in the end the Queen decided it was impossible for the Sussexes to earn money commercially and represent the monarchy officially."

  • Olivia Burke

    PRINCE HARRY GIVES A GLIMPSE OF THE KITCHEN

    Eagle-eyed fans bagged a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's kitchen in their £11.2 million mansion.

    After the Duke of Sussex released a video confirming the postponement of his beloved Invictus Games, the background of their cream kitchen created a buzz.

    The clip gave fans a glimpse of the fitted wooden cupboards with brass knobs in the kitchen of the the nine bedroom home in Montecito, California.

    The property reportedly also includes 16 bathrooms alongside a separate guest house, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

     

  • Olivia Burke

    PRINCE OF WALES: SAVE THE WORLD FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN

    Prince Charles issued an urgent plea to the Government and people across the world to do more to fight climate change – before his grandchildren's futures are change irreversibly.

    He called on people across the world to collectively make changes in order to save the planet for George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie.

    He warned of the disastrous consequences of inaction when speaking ahead of an online discussion via the Royal Society Scientific Academy.

    The Prince of Wales spoke about the importance of the Economics of Biodiversity: Dasgupta Review and the need for international collaboration to combat climate change.

  • Olivia Burke

    EMBROIDER BELIEVES MEG "MISJUDGED THE ROLE"

    An embroiderer who helped create Meghan Markle's wedding dress says she believes the Duchess of Sussex "misjudged" her role and wasn't prepared for life as a royal.

    Chloe Savage, who helped to hand-stitch a range of Commonwealth flowers onto Meghan's veil, told Insider, "I think she misjudged the role. The royal family has broken people before.

    "Kate had plenty of time to adapt and adjust to it. They gave her time, whereas Meghan sort of dived in headfirst."

    "It has broken people before,” she continued. “I know it's looser now than it used to be, but even then, I don't think she was prepared for the things she could and couldn't do, say, and wear."

  • Olivia Burke

    KATE MIDDLETON WAS" COLLATERAL" DAMAGE

    Despite assumptions that Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge would become close friends, royal expert Richard Kay has revealed the pair of "outsiders" did not get along.

    Mr Kay said: "Kate in many ways was sort of collateral damage in all this.

    "She and Meghan didn't particularly get along.

    Royal expert Claudia Joseph continued: "When Meghan joined the Royal Family, everyone assumed that she and Kate would become best buddies because they were both outsiders.

    "But of course they are naturally very different women."

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN'S CO-STAR WARNED 'DON'T LET HARRY HURT YOU'

    Meghan Markle’s Suits actor friend says he warned her not to let Prince Harry “hurt her” when she revealed they were dating.

    Co-star Rick Hoffman recalled offering some sage advice when she confessed her new flame was in fact royalty.

    Appearing on NBC News’ TODAY, the actor said: “I had gotten the news early and I was like, you’ve got to be kidding me?

    “It was like both of us in the trailer, just kind of like ‘you’re dating a prince?’…and then I was just like take it slow, be careful, don’t let him hurt you.”

    Meghan's other co-star Sarah Rafferty said at the time the cast were very close.

    She said: “We called ourselves the sister wives…we were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school with our friends so we became family. We’re still family so this is a wonderful family affair.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN SKIPPING UK TRIP AS 'NO ONE WANTS A REPEAT OF LAST ROYAL ENGAGEMENT'

    Back in March 2020, all eyes were on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they attended their final engagement as senior working royals.

    The Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been pictured with the rest of the Royals after they dropped the Megixt bombshell in January.

    Explaining why Meghan is expected to stay in the US this summer while Prince Harry returns home, an insider told the Mail: "Her Majesty made very clear when they left the UK that [they] were still much loved members of her own family and would be very welcome to attend family events. 

    "That still holds true. Practically, however, it comes with the need for a certain amount of diplomacy.

    "There is still a great deal of distance between Harry and many family members, particularly his brother. No one wants a repeat of the Commonwealth Service."

    Arriving at the service, the "Fab Four" (as they were formerly known) barely exchanged a word amid rumours of a "rift" between the couples.

  • Lydia Hawken

    THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE 'MARKLE CHARM'

    Meghan Markle is skilled at dazzling a room, and has a number of tricks up her sleeves to ensure she has the likeability factor, according to an etiquette expert. 

    The Duchess of Sussex is “excellent at making a good impression” says Myka Meier, but there’s a “science behind the Markle charm”. 

    Myka, who was trained by a former member of the Queen’s household, told Fabulous: “As a patron for many charities and the guest of honor of many events, Meghan is constantly meeting and speaking with people and groups, and must be able to be relatable to all.  

    “Meghan is excellent at making a great first impression and there are some techniques that we often spot her using that you can use at your next party too. “

    From keeping her hands free to mirroring people’s body language, here’s how you can learn from Meghan’s mannerisms.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN WAS 'ALWAYS A LEADER', FORMER TEACHER SAYS

    Meghan Markle's teacher has revealed how she was a "leader among school friends" and always "stood up for the underdog".

    Ilise Faye – who taught the Duchess of Sussex until she was 13 years old – opened up about her classroom memories of the young royal in a documentary which aired last year.

    She said: “Meghan was one of those children that would stand up for underdog.

    "She would stand up for what she believed in, and she was a leader among her friends, her peer group."

    The teacher added: "School was important to her, learning was important and she had a voice.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN HAS HER OWN VERB

    She may have lost her HRH title when she stepped back from the Royal Family – but now Meghan Markle has something arguably more impressive.

    The Duchess of Sussex's name has been turned into a verb meaning to "value yourself and mental health" and "leave situations" when it all gets too much.

    The new "verb" was first shared on Twitter and posted on Instagram by actress, body positivity activist and former Radio One DJ Jameela Jamil – who was included in Meghan's 'Forces for Change' issue of British Vogue.

    The faux-dictionary definition of the verb reads: "To value yourself and mental health enough to up and leave a room/ situation / environment in which your authentic self is not welcomed or wanted.

    "Person A: Where's Ryan? Person B: Oh, he Meghan Markled."

  • Lydia Hawken

    KATE MIDDLETON BECAME 'COLLATERAL DAMAGE' WHEN MEGHAN JOINED THE ROYAL FAMILY

    Appearing on the Channel 5 documentary When The Middleton Met The Monarchy, royal expert Claudia Joseph said Kate and Meghan weren't naturally friends.

    She said: "When Meghan joined the Royal Family, everyone assumed that she and Kate would become best buddies because they were both outsiders.

    "But of course they are naturally very different women."

    Royal insider Richard Kay added: "Kate in many ways was sort of collateral damage in all this.

    "She and Meghan didn't particularly get along. The relationship was not as straightforward as the wider world thought."

  • Lydia Hawken

    INSIDE MEGHAN'S SECRET HEN DO

    Meghan Markle reportedly held her hen do at luxury countryside spa retreat Soho Farmhouse, located in in the Oxfordshire countryside.

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    Though it's not been confirmed by either Kensington Palace or Soho Farmhouse, rumours are ride that it's where she took friends for some five-star pampering.

    Meghan attended the very same spa with friend Millie Mackintosh back in September 2016, where Millie posted a photo of them riding bicycles.

    The US actress, who weds Prince Harry in May, spoke to tourists on a visit to Edinburgh before saying the hen do was all "sorted".

    It is thought Meghan’s friend Markus Anderson, a consultant for the Soho Group, organised the bash.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEG AND HARRY FIRST CONSIDERED 'BREAKING AWAY' AFTER BUCKINGHAM PALACE REFUSED TO 'RESTRUCTURE PRESS SYSTEM'

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first began considering "breaking away" from the Royal Family after Buckingham  Palace refused to "restructure the press system", a royal author has claimed.

    Omid Scobie – who co-authored the bombshell biography Finding Freedom – claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expressed interest in moving away from the "royal rota" system last year.

    He told The Cut: "In the summer of 2019, Harry actually had a conversation amongst his team and his senior aides within Buckingham Palace about restructuring that press system and making him and Meghan more accessible to a wider, more diverse media landscape.

    "And the answer was well, "If you want to do that, you can pay for your own engagements". 

    'And so that was the first seed of, "Well, maybe we will break away, maybe we will do our own thing."

    As it is not always possible for all media organisations to go to every royal engagement, the current "royal rota" system allows representatives from each sector to cover it events as long as they share the material with other members of the sector.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN AND HARRY'S WORK COULD RESULT IN 'CATASTROPHE' FOR ROYAL FAMILY

    Since moving to the US, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify that are reportedly worth over £142m.

    Speaking on True Royalty’s The Royal Beat, author Duncan Larcombe claimed the couple's upcoming work could have disastrous effects on the Royal Family.

    He said: "What Harry and Meghan have done over the past 12 months is sow seeds which will spell potential catastrophe to the royal family.

    “When 50 million people are watching Harry’s chat about organic yoghurt or whatever it is that he wants to promote, and 5,000 people are watching his brother – Prince William, the future king – do a royal engagement, opening a supermarket in Hemel Hempstead or whatever, that is when it becomes a problem."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE WILLIAM 'CONCERNED' HARRY IS 'TAKING OWNERSHIP' OF DIANA'S LEGACY, EXPERT CLAIMS

    On New Years Eve, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unveiled the new website for their non-profit foundation Archewell.

    Introducing their website, the couple shared childhood pictures of themselves with their mothers – alongside a short letter to 2021 in which the Duke described himself as "my mother's son".

    Appearing on True Royalty TV's Royal Beat, royal expert Katie Nicholl said: "I think William will be concerned with that, Harry trying to take ownership of the Diana Legacy will be a problem.

    "But also Harry doing mental health, Harry doing conservation, these are the issues that William and Kate want to do – that’s where I predict tensions. Heads Together was also Kate’s Idea."

  • Lydia Hawken

    INSIDE ARCHIE'S NURSERY IN CALIFORNIA

    Speaking to Closer magazine, an insider claimed Archie's nursery in Harry and Meghan's £14m Montecito mansion has "big windows" and a reading corner.

    The source said: "There’s a pile of story and soft activity books, and a storage area for all of Archie’s toys and puzzles.

    "Harry and Meghan spend hours reading to him, especially before going to bed.

    “He’s an incredibly engaged child and eager to learn."

  • Lydia Hawken

    HARRY AND MEGHAN'S BRAND 'FACING FAILURE', DIANA'S EX-CHIEF OF STAFF CLAIMS

    Princess Diana's former Chief of Staff Patrick Jephson has claimed Harry and Meghan's non-profit organisation Archewell has "an evolving brand issue".

    He told the Express: "One could argue that, at its best, membership of the Royal Family gives you access to the most extraordinary and powerful brand in the world.

    "To voluntarily divest yourselves of all those advantages in pursuit of something else is very daring – and we don’t even know what that something else is.

    "But if it departs very much from that great tradition of personal sacrifice and public service that defines the monarchy brand then I don’t believe it will succeed." 

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN'S LACK OF SOCIAL MEDIA IS A 'DEATH TRAP' FOR ARCHEWELL, EXPERT CLAIMS

    Last week, Prince Harry said him and Meghan Markle will "revisit" social media when the timing is right for them – after receiving what they felt was the "mothership of harassment" from online trolls.

    However, an expert has claimed that the couple are making a huge mistake by avoiding social media as they launch their new non-profit organisation Archewell.

    Brand expert Eric Schiffer told Insider: "If they believe in their choices, why aren't they comfortable putting themselves out there? Are they sending a message that they can't bear to hear what we have to say?

    "Both of which is a death trap for a brand that is trying to be an entertainment brand, because entertainment at its core today requires interactivity.

    "If you're trying to stay alive with the 11-40-year-olds, you've got to be front and centre on social."

  • Lydia Hawken

    KAMALA HARRIS COULD APPEAR ON MEGHAN AND HARRY'S PODCAST, EXPERT PREDICTS

    Royal fans could expect to see Vice-President Kamala Harris appear on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Archewell podcast, a royal commentator has claimed.

    Writing for The Telegraph, Rosa Silverman predicted Meghan and Kamala will collaborate on future projects – after the Vice-President supported the Duchess on Twitter last year.

    A source said: "I think there’s a real feeling of solidarity between the two women."

    Commenting on the prospect of Kamala making an appearance on the podcast, Rosa wrote: "It would serve as a one-off collaboration to discuss and promote some shared aims and interests before Harris becomes too busy to enter into such enterprises with figures like Meghan.

    "What not to expect: A whole podcast series, with loads of unscripted jokes."

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN WOULD 'OVERSHADOW' QUEEN AND PHILIP'S BIRTHDAYS, INSIDERS CLAIM

    Meghan Markle is likely to remain in the US when Prince Harry returns to the UK this summer, reports have claimed.

    A source told the Daily Mail: "Harry wants to come back for The Queen and Prince Philip’s big birthdays. But it looks likely it will be just him.

    "If Meghan comes back, the feeling is that it would overshadow the occasion. People would only be looking at the 'drama' of it all.

    "Of course she would be welcome, but a decision not to come would postpone that headache for a while at least."

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN 'WANTS TO KEEP ARCHIE WELL AWAY FROM LONDON', EXPERT CLAIMS

    They may have relocated to California for a more private life – but if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry return to the UK, an expert has claimed they'll do their best to avoid London.

    Appearing on Talk Radio today, royal expert Angela Levin said: "I don't think Meghan would dare come back to London.

    "She would have to bring Archie and they want to keep him well away from London."

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    WHERE IS HIS ARCHIE IN THE LINE OF SUCCESSION?

    Due to legislation Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor remains in line for the throne.

    He is currently seventh in the line of succession, falling behind his father, however Meghan has no claim to the throne.

    The birth of Archie also bumped Prince Harry’s uncle, the Duke of York, into eighth place in the line of succession.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    MEGHAN 'HAS NEVER BEEN HAPPIER'

    Meghan Markle feels "free" and has "never been happier" since quitting as a senior royal and fleeing the UK, a source has claimed.

    The 38-year-old is enjoying life with Prince Harry away from the royals, according to Us Weekly. 

    "Meghan feels free. She has never been happier. She’s happy to be out of London,' the source told the magazine.

    "She was surprised at how quickly everything happened.

    "They knew they’d have to relinquish their titles, but the pace it happened surprised everyone."

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