Meghan Markle news latest: Duchess told aide she tried to PROTECT Prince Harry by writing letter to heestranged father

Meghan Markle news latest: Duchess told aide she tried to PROTECT Prince Harry by writing letter to heestranged father

11/14/2021

MEGHAN Markle told her aide she wrote to father Thomas Markle to protect Prince Harry from 'constant berating' by the Royal Family, text messages have revealed.

Meghan told ex-aide Jason Knauf the royals did not understand why she could not visit her estranged father's home in Mexico to "make this stop".

She also said she had seen the "pain" the situation was causing Prince Harry.

The messages were released by a court on Friday after a media application.

Meanwhile, Meg's father Thomas said "the truth is coming out" after email exchanges shown to a court revealed the duchess had briefed her press secretary before sending dad Thomas a letter involved in her High Court privacy case.

The Duchess of Sussex's former press secretary revealed the email exchange over a letter Meghan wrote to estranged father Thomas, 77, after her wedding.

Thomas Markle told GB News: "Finally the truth is coming out. Thank God for Jason Knauf, I’d be happy to invite him over here and take him to Sizzler – we’ll enjoy a steak and a nice little dinner together. He’s certainly putting things in the right perspective."

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    Senior royals warned Meghan Markle not to pursue bitter court battle

    SENIOR royals warned Meghan Markle not to pursue her bitter court battle over a leaked letter to her estranged father and feel she has now “been found out”, it’s reported.

    The Duchess of Sussex was forced to apologise to the court for “forgetting” to tell the judge about emails showing her attempts to influence a biography about her and Prince Harry.

    Senior royals warned Meghan Markle not to pursue bitter court battle and now she’s ‘been found out

    And Meghan’s sensational texts to her former press secretary accusing the royals of “constantly berating” Prince Harry over her estranged dad’s actions were also shared in court.

    The Mail on Sunday newspaper revealed explosive new evidence as it tried to overturn an earlier ruling that it had breached Meghan’s privacy and copyright by disclosing details of her letter to dad Thomas, 77. 

    But The Sunday Times claims family members and one trusted lawyer all advised the Duchess of Sussex, 40, to drop the case, saying they are “frustrated” by the fall-out. 

    A royal source told the newspaper: “There is frustration all the way to the top, because a lot of people told them that it was unwise to proceed with the case.  Now you have been found out. “They [the royal family] will think they should never have taken it to court.”

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    Household Cavalry trooper fainted just before Cenotaph service

    A SOLDIER fainted ahead of today's Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

    Photographs show the Household Cavalry trooper lying face down on the ground, with a concerned crowd watching at the Cenotaph memorial in central London.

    The remaining members of Prince William and Harry's Blues and Royals regiment stayed professional, with only one member looking down to his stricken comrade.

    Images show the unnamed soldier lying on the floor with their helmet having fallen off after collapsing.

    The squaddie's fall took place before the two-minute silence at 11am.

    It is not known what has happened to the guard or their condition as a result of the fall.

    This year's Remembrance Sunday saw crowds return to pre-pandemic numbers, including scores of veterans and serving military personnel paying their respects.

    Hundreds of servicemen and women and nearly 10,000 veterans marched past the war memorial in London.

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    Royals advised they can sue Netflix over The Crown

    THE Royal Family have been told they can sue Netflix over The Crown.

    Friends shown in the new series consulted the Queen’s lawyers who said they and the royals had grounds for legal action.

    Close friends of the royals, worried about their own portrayals in the upcoming fifth series, recently sought advice from top solicitors.

    They include experts from the Queen’s favoured law firms Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis.

    The friends were told that they are entitled to sue the show’s makers for libel.

    And crucially the advice has now been shared with the royals — paving the way for them to take historic action.

    A source said: “Friends of the Royal Family sought legal advice.

    “The advice they received would also apply to the Royal Family.

    “Although this is not direct legal advice given to the Queen and her family — they have been made aware of this advice.”

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    Queen’s sprain ‘unrelated to doctor’s advice’

    It is understood the sprain is recent and unrelated to her medics’ advice to rest.

    She will now remain at Windsor Castle and is said to be “deeply disappointed” to miss the poignant service today.

    Sources say there were concerns over how a car journey to London and a period of standing could impact her injury.

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    Her Majesty has only missed the service six times during her reign

    Her Majesty has missed the event just six times during her reign – either when pregnant or away on tour.

    The monarch regards the poignant service as one of the most significant engagements of the year.

    It is understood the sprain is recent and unrelated to her medics’ advice to rest.

    Sources say there were concerns over how a car journey to London and a period of standing could impact her injury.

    One said it is “incredibly unfortunate timing and nobody regrets her absence today more deeply than her Majesty herself”.

    She will now remain at Windsor Castle and does not require hospital treatment.

    It is understood she plans to continue with her schedule of light duties over the next week.

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    Cenotaph service ‘something Queen does not ever want to miss’

    Royal experts previously revealed the service is something she “does not ever want to miss”.

    Dickie Arbiter told The Sun Online seeing the monarch is an “uplift” for Brits but said the service would be particularly emotional for the Queen as it is her first since Prince Philip’s death.

    He added: “I believe being at the Cenotaph is as important to her as her Christmas message.

    “Being Commander-in-Chief is not something she would wish to miss – being Commander-in-Chief of past and present forces.

    “It’s important to her that she is there.”

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    Boris Johnson joined former Prime Ministers at wreath laying ceremony

    Boris Johnson was joined by former Prime Ministers Theresa May, Gordon Brown and David Cameron as they also laid wreaths today.

    A two minute's silence was held to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country.

    Hundreds of troops lined up around the Cenotaph and almost 10,000 veterans marched past the war memorial as the event returned to pre-Covid numbers.

    Last year, the pandemic meant the number of veterans and military in attendance was limited and the ceremony closed to the public.

    Instead the Royal British Legion asked Brits to display a poppy in their windows.

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    What did Buckingham Palace say about The Queen?

    The monarch had missed the Festival of Remembrance last night but aides said it was her "firm intention" to attend today's service.

    But Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today's Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph.

    "Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.

    "As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty's behalf by the Prince of Wales.

    "His Royal Highness, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be present at the Cenotaph today as planned."

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    Piers Morgan fears Palace not telling public everything about Queen’s health

    PIERS Morgan says he fears the Palace is hiding the Queen's health from the public after she pulled out of the Remembrance service.

    The TV host said he "hoped" he was wrong as he commented on Buckingham Palace's announcement that Her Majesty has a "sprained back".

    Morgan also gave the Queen his best wishes as he posted a picture on Instagram of her at a previous Remembrance service.

    He said: "The Queen will miss the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph for only the 5th time in her reign (twice, she was aboard, and twice she was pregnant).

    "The Palace says she has ‘sprained her back’ but I’m beginning to fear there is something they’re not telling us about her health. Hope I’m wrong.

    "Remember them today, and remember Her Majesty too."

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    Royals look sombre at Remembrance Sunday service at Cenotaph

    SOMBRE Royals today led the nation in falling silent at a Remembrance Sunday service to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph after the Queen was forced to pull out due to a sprained back.

    Her Majesty, 95, who has been resting for a month under doctor's orders, was said to be "deeply disappointed" to miss today's service.

    Charles was flanked by Prince William and Princess Anne as he honoured Britain's war heroes.

    Other members of the Royal Family included the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton.

    Sophie Wessex was pictured wiping away a tear as she paid tribute to our fallen war heroes.

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    Queen’s health scare timeline (continued…)

    October 22 – The Queen was said to be back at her desk and in “good spirits”.

    She was said to be back reading her official government red boxes.

    October 24 – It was reported that palace aides were told to “cut back” the Queen’s “exhausting” schedule following her health scare.

    October 26 – The Queen beamed as she carried out her first official engagement since being ordered to rest by doctors following a health scare.

    Her Majesty hosted two virtual audiences at Windsor Castle.

    October 27 – Her Royal Highness dramatically pulled out of the COP26 Climate summit -instead opting to record a video message.

    November 14 – The Queen is forced miss the Remembrance Sunday event after spraining her back.

    But sources confirmed that the 95-year-old has plans to continue with her schedule of light duties over the next week.

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    Timeline of Queen’s health scare

    October 12 – The Queen was seen with a walking stick for the first time since 2004 at a service of thanksgiving to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey.

    October 14 – Her Majesty used a walking stick again in Cardiff when she arrived to offically open the Welsh Senedd.

    October 20 – The Queen sparked health fears by cancelling her first royal duties in 15 years yesterday.

    She was due to visit Northern Ireland but was told by docs to rest for up to a week instead.

    October 21 – News emerged that the Queen has been kept overnight in hospital for tests.

    She stayed overnight because it was getting too late to take her on a 26-mile trip home, sources said.

    October 21 – Her Majesty was discharged — with Buckingham Palace saying she was in “good spirits” after “preliminary investigations” during her visit to hospital.

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    Prince Charles celebrates 73rd birthday by sharing a new photo

    PRINCE Charles has celebrated his 73rd birthday by sharing a new photo of himself sitting in his beloved garden at Highgrove.

    The Prince of Wales – whose birthday falls on Remembrance Sunday this year – posed for the portrait in his Gloucestershire estate over the summer.

    The future king is pictured sitting on a bench surrounded by greenery as he smiles for the camera.

    Dressed in a pinstripe blue suit, the Charles opted for a pink silk pocket square and light blue tie.

    Prince Charles spent his birthday at Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph where he layed a wreath on The Queen's behalf.

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    Has the Queen been in hospital before? 

    The October trip was believed to be the Queen's sixth major hospital trip in over 40 years.

    It was believed the Queen stayed the night in hospital as it was getting too late to take her on a 26-mile trip home.

    She was not thought to have had an overnight hospital stay since March 2013 when she was treated for a stomach bug at the same hospital.

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    How is the Queen doing? 

    It is understood that The Queen's sprain is recent and unrelated to her medics' advice to rest.

    However, doctors have confirmed that Her Majesty will not require hospital treatment

    A Buckingham Palace statement read: "The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today's Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph.

    "Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service."

    The Queen was recently advised to step back from official duties by medics after an overnight stay in hospital.

    Royal doctors sent the 95-year-old sovereign to be seen by specialists in London on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

    The Monarch was discharged from hospital on Thursday, October 21, 2021 — with Buckingham Palace saying she was in “good spirits” after “preliminary investigations” during her visit to hospital.

    It was believed her medical team acted out of caution to have her admitted to King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone on Wednesday, October 20.

    And the overnight stay — her first in a hospital for eight years — was for practical reasons.

    Just a day later Her Maj, 95, was understood to be back at her desk at Windsor Castle.

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    Pictured: Solemn Charles leads Edward and William at the Cenotaph

    Prince Charles leads Prince William and Prince Edward to the Cenotaph during the remembrance Sunday service.

    The Queen was unable to attend due to a sprained back.

    It was only the sixth time Her Majesty has missed the event in her entire reign.

    Credit: RICHARD POHLE
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    New health concerns as Queen sprains back

    The Queen has missed another major event after spraining her back in what is a new concern over her health.

    Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old monarch made the decision not to attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph "with great regret" and was said to be deeply disappointed to miss it.

    It is understood the Queen has not received hospital treatment for her back and the injury is unrelated to recent medical advice for her to rest.

    She was ordered to rest by royal doctors just over three weeks ago and spent a night in hospital on October 20 undergoing preliminary tests.

    The Queen was due to watch the service at the war memorial in central London from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building.

    She would have been on public view for about 20 minutes if the format followed previous years.

    It is thought that a back sprain would have made it difficult for the Queen to have endured a car journey to London followed by a period of standing.

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    Queen suffers setback amid heightened public anxiety for her health, says royal writer

    The nation's anxiety over the Queen's health will be heightened as the monarch suffered another setback and missed the Remembrance Sunday service, a royal author has said

    Penny Junor suggested Elizabeth II was entering a new phase of her reign when she would not be seen as much in public.

    Ms Junor said: "It's very sad for the Queen because this is the one event in the year that she really, really likes to be at.

    "Remembering the war dead is a very, very important part for her annual calendar.

    "The public will be very sad and anxious to hear of yet another setback but clearly she must follow the advice and get herself well."

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    What servicemen and women said about the Queen today

    Lance Corporal May Percival said: "My heart goes out to her and her family. I wish her well and the best."

    RAF Nurse Officer Stephen Andor said: "I wish her well. The Queen has very strong links to the military. She is the head of the armed forces.

    "I think that every single member of the military wishes her well."

    Royal Navy Petty Officer Ben Shread, of the Combat Camera team, said: "It would be nice if the boss was here.

    "She's the head of the armed services. I don't know if she has ever missed the Remembrance parade before.

    "So, if there is a reason she is not here it must be a very serious one. We all wish her well."

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    Queen absent as war dead remembered at Cenotaph

    Members of the royal family and senior politicians have led the nation in honouring the country's war dead on Remembrance Sunday.

    Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday morning that the Queen would be absent from the service at the Cenotaph in central London due to having sprained her back.

    The event on Whitehall was given added poignancy by a return to pre-pandemic numbers of participating veterans and military, as well as onlookers.

    The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister are among those laying a wreath at the war memorial for the National Service of Remembrance.

    Boris Johnson said it was a moment to "come together to remember those who sacrificed everything in service of our country".

    The palace said the Queen made the decision not to attend "with great regret" and is "disappointed" to miss it.

    Service personnel attending the ceremony at the Cenotaph wished the Queen well.

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    'Must be serious if Queen is unable to attend' says serviceman

    A serviceman attending the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph said "it must be very serious" if the Queen is unable to attend.

    Royal Navy Petty Officer Ben Shread, of the Combat Camera team, said: "It would be nice if the boss was here.

    "She's the head of the armed services. I don't know if she has ever missed the Remembrance parade before.

    "So, if there is a reason she is not here it must be a very serious one. We all wish her well."

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    PM Boris Johnson appears sombre as he lays a wreath

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared sombre as he laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

    Only the rustling of leaves and the chirping of birds could be heard as thousands of people held the two-minute silence in honour of all those who have lost their lives in conflict.

    Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer stood beside the Prime Minister while former prime ministers lined up behind Mr Johnson, with John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May all paying their respects.

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    Charles, William, Edward and Anne lay wreaths at Cenotaph

    Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne have taken their place at the Cenotaph.

    The two minute silence took place at 11am.

    Sophie of Wessex, Camilla and Kate Middleton looked on from a balcony.

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    Royal family told they can sue Netflix over The Crown after friends get legal advice on libel

    THE Royal Family have been told they can sue Netflix over The Crown.

    Friends shown in the new series consulted the Queen’s lawyers who said they and the royals had grounds for legal action.

    Close friends of the Firm, worried about their own portrayals in the upcoming fifth series, recently sought advice from top solicitors.

    They included experts from the Queen’s favoured law firms Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis.

    The friends close to the monarchy were told that they are entitled to sue the show’s makers.

    And crucially the pals have shared the advice with the Royal Family — paving the way for them to take historic action.

    A source said: “Friends of the Royal Family sought legal advice.

    “The advice they received would also apply to the Royal Family.

    “Although this is not direct legal advice given to the Queen and her family — they have been made aware of this advice.”

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    William, Kate and Charles lead slimmed-down royal family at the Festival of Remembrance

    PRINCE William, Kate and Prince Charles led a slimmed-down royal family paying tribute to our troops at last night's Festival of Remembrance – as the Queen stayed at home to rest.

    The royal box at London's Albert Hall was noticeably much less packed than the last time the event was held two years ago.

    Her Majesty would normally attend but was advised by doctors to perform only "light duties" so stayed at Windsor Castle.

    However, the monarch will make a public return on Sunday morning as she leads the nation's Remembrance Sunday tributes at the Cenotaph.

    Prince William, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra were all present last night.

    PM Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer were also there, seated near the royals.

    Two years ago Prince Harry, Meghan and Prince Andrew joined the Queen and the rest of the family in the royal box.

    But all were absent last night, having stepped back from duties.

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