Fri. Jul 23rd, 2021

MEGHAN Markle is risking her popularity in the US after effectively telling the Queen “where to stick her crown”, a royal expert claims.

When Meghan and Harry fled Britain for Canada and then the US, their popularity was at its peak with millions of Americans taking their side in the emerging royal rift, according to expert Daniela Elser.

But while the Royal-bashing may have scored them points in the early rounds, the “novelty” of having the pair living in LA, Elser says.

“When they landed in Los Angeles in March last year their value as a highly bankable, rare commodity was peaking. Their brand was on the ascendant,” she wrote for News.com.au.

“They’d told the sovereign where she could stick her crown, something Americans have had a penchant for since the War of Independence, and were eager to make a name for themselves in the commercial world.

“They might have been ready and open for business but the nation was not. Fast forward to this year and with the US reopening and life returning to normal and something of the novelty value of a real-life Duke and Duchess in Tinseltown’s midst is no longer quite what it once might have been.

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

  • CHARLES AND CAMILLA CAST OFF THEIR MASKS ON FREEDOM DAY WITH TRIP TO DEVON AND CORNWALL

    PRINCE Charles and Camilla went mask-free during a visit to Exeter Cathedral today – after the majority of coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall beamed as they chatted to the crowds outside of the cathedral.

    The 72-year-old Prince, who is a patron of the Exeter Cathedral Development Appeal, and Duchess were greeted by lord lieutenant Julian Tagg. Speaking with the people outside, the Prince jokingly asked if they were waiting to get into the cathedral.

    One woman who was on holiday from Northern Ireland told the Daily Mail that her encounter with the Prince was “unexpected”.

    “He seemed very nice,” she said. “He asked if he was holding us all up and we were all waiting to go into the Cathedral. Such a thrill.”

  • CHARLES AND CAMILLA CAST OFF THEIR MASKS ON FREEDOM DAY WITH TRIP TO EXETER CATHEDRAL

    Charles and Camilla cast off their masks on Freedom Day with trip to Exeter Cathedral
  • DUKE AND DUCHESS HAS ‘WELL DEVELOPED PROPOSALS WITH QUIBI’ IN PLACE FROM 2019

    In September 2020 it was revealed that the Sussexes had signed a lucrative multi-million-pound production deal with Netflix.

    Prince Harry and Meghan agreed to a multi-year deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming.

    In April, it was revealed that the couple had been in talks with another billion-dollar backed streaming service before Megxit.

    This, according to The Telegraph, led to tensions with Palace staff as the couple were accused of “cashing in” on their status as Royals.

    A source close to the situation said: “There were well-developed proposals in place with Quibi from early 2019.”

  • SECRET SQUIRREL PLANS (CONTINUED…)

    But according to a royal aide, Meghan’s “people in America” had been orchestrating the deal with the streaming giant before they left the Royal Family.

    Speaking to The Telegraph, they said: “A lot of it was orchestrated by Meghan’s people in America.

    “It was a bit of a secret squirrel.”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE HAD ‘PEOPLE IN AMERICA’ ORCHESTRATING £112M NETFLIX DEAL BEFORE MEGXIT IN ‘SECRET SQUIRREL’ PLANS

    MEGHAN Markle had people in America orchestrating her £112 Netflix deal BEFORE Megxit in secret plans, it’s been claimed.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed their multi-year mega-deal in September 2020 but reports suggest their new animated series, ‘Pearl’ had been in the pipeline for years.

    Yesterday Page Six reported that Meghan had worked with David Furnish on the animated series while still in the UK.

    Meghan and Harry were reportedly in discussion with Netflix in 2018, while the pair were still living in Kensington Palace.

    The Duchess of Sussex and Elton John’s husband began working on the animated series, that has the working title ‘Pearl’, several years ago according to Page Six.

  • THE MEANING BEHIND MEGHAN MARKLE’S NEW ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ NETFLIX TV CHARACTER’S NAME

    As part of the Sussexes’ £112million deal, Meghan will be an executive producer on the show which has the working title ‘Pearl’ – and the name has a very special meaning. It turns out that Meghan has named her main character after herself, as the name ‘Meghan’ means ‘Pearl.’

    Royal fans were quick to pick up on the connection, with one saying: “I wonder if this story is about Meghan’s childhood and will be an insight into her life.”

    The show has been described as a family series that centres on the adventures of a girl who is inspired by a variety of influential women.

    Meghan and Harry, the founders of Archewell Productions, announced the project yesterday.

    The Prince will also act as the show’s executive producer, alongside Elton John’s husband David Furnish, Carolyn Soper, and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus, Amanda Rynda and Dan Cogan.

  • PRINCE HARRY ‘MADE CLEAR TO QUEEN & ROYALS ON PRINCESS DI’S MEMORIAL VISIT THAT HE WANTED LILI CHRISTENED AT WINDSOR’

    PRINCE Harry made it clear to the Royal Family that he wanted daughter Lilibet christened at Windsor when he returned to the UK earlier this month, it’s reported.

    The Duke of Sussex flew back to unveil a statue of Diana alongside brother William – and while he was in the country, he is said to have told family of his plans.

    He and Meghan are no longer senior royals, and both have made a series of bombshell claims about the family in interviews.

    But it’s now believed the couple may return soon so their baby daughter can be christened surrounded by family.

    Read more here.

  • BEST TIPS FOR SPRUCING UP YOUR HOME – COURTESY OF THE QUEEN’S CLEANER

    Want your home to be fit for royalty? The Queen’s cleaner has revealed her secret tips for keeping palaces pristine at all times. 

    If it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it is good enough for us mere mortals.

    Speaking to the Mail, Barbara Allred, who was head housekeeper at Sandringham for a decade, said: “When you’re working for the top, standards have to be 110 per cent, not just 100 per cent.”

    Here are her top cleaning tips here.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S BOMBSHELL OPRAH INTERVIEW WAS UP FOR EMMY BEFORE IT HIT SCREENS

    It was announced yesterday that Meghan Markle and Harry’s shocking interview with American presenter Oprah Winfrey was up for an Emmy award.

    But royal commentator, Angela Levin took to Twitter to expose that the interview had been nominated before viewers had even set eyes on it.

    “Now that’s interested. Putting H and M’s conversation with Oprah up for an Emmy before anyone had seen it. How does that work?” Levin said.

    It comes after @Murky__Meg also took to Twitter to connect the dots. She said: “Oh wow! Deadline for Emmy nominations was 17th Feb 2021 and the interview didn’t air until 7th March.”

  • YOU BEDDER BELIEVE IT

     According to Hello, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sleep on the ground floor of their royal residence in the capital.

    A floor-plan of their Apartment 1A shows that they have two master bedrooms which are situated downstairs – the opposite of where most people like to snooze.

    In this case, the upper floors are primarily for their staff, who include full-time nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

    Over the years, royal fans have been given small glimpses into the couple’s London home.

    This included when Barack and Michelle Obama came to visit the UK as US President and First Lady in 2016.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE’S PAL PRIYANKA CHOPRA HAS AWKWARD RUN-IN WITH KATE & WILLS

    Last Saturday, the Baywatch actress, 38, attended the Women’s Singles Final and was seated just two rows behind her friend’s brother and sister-in-law in the Royal box.

    After the match, the actress went up to the Centre Court balcony to enjoy a drink with a friend.

    As she walked over to her table, the actress was faced with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    However, Priyanka appears not to acknowledge the royal couple and turns her head away from Kate – who was pictured looking directly at her.

    She then sits with with her back to William and Kate as they continued chatting to other guests.

    The apparent snub came after Priyanka failed to clap for the couple when they arrived at the match.

  • ECO-WARRIOR

    Harry’s alleged use of the SUV comes despite him speaking out against the dangers of climate change in the past. 

    Earlier this year, the Duke warned the issue must be tackled “at the source” and said it was “pretty depressing” that the US was “either on fire or underwater”. 

    He told ‘The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward’ podcast that the world needed a “reckoning moment” after the pandemic, stressing that he believed climate change was one of the most two pressing issues in the world alongside mental health.

    In 2019, he told a group of youngsters at the SSE Arena in Wembley to “wake up” and act “on the damaging impact our ways of living are having on the world”.

    But it was reported that the Duke hired a private helicopter just two days before the event, with charity Friends of the Earth urging him to “consider less carbon-intensive modes of travel”. Meg and Harry also sparked claims of hypocrisy in 2019 when seen boarding a £20,000 private jet to stay in Elton John’s French villa that same year. 

  • ECO-WARRIOR PRINCE HARRY ‘USING ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE VIP AIRPORT SERVICE & GAS-GUZZLING CHEVROLET’ TO JET IN STYLE

    PRINCE Harry is using an ultra-exclusive VIP airport service which whisked him away in a gas-guzzling Chevrolet during his trip from London to LA last month, according to a report. 

    The Duke of Sussex – a passionate advocate for environmental causes – has reportedly been making use of The Private Suite, which is described as “the most VIP way through the airport”.

    Members sign up for £3,250 a year and fork up another £2,500 per trip – but can exit the plane on their own private stairs before other passengers. 

    They are then picked up in a private SUV and taken to a private terminal where they can collect their luggage and move through passport control all in isolation, the Mail on Sunday reports. 

    On the Private Suite’s website, the company describes itself as a “private airport experience”, writing: “PS reimagines the airport experience for the seasoned and discerning traveller.”

  • PRINCESS CHARLOTTE ‘WILL MISS HER BIG BROTHER’ IF GEORGE GOES TO BOARDING SCHOOL BUT IS A ‘LITTLE LEADER’, EXPERTS SAY

    PRINCESS Charlotte “will miss” her big brother if George goes away to boarding school, Royal experts have said.

    But the “independent and outgoing” princess, six, who is a “little leader”, will ultimately be fine without her big brother beside her, they added.

    With George set to turn eight later this month, the same age William was when he left London to board, speculation is mounting that the young prince could follow family tradition.

    Both George and Charlotte currently attend Thomas’s Battersea, which goes up to the age of 13.

    But Princes William and Harry both moved to Ludgrove School, Berkshire, from the age of eight – before studying at Eton.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE TO FACE ‘AWKWARD REUNION’ WITH ROYAL FAMILY IF LILIBET IS CHRISTENED AT WINDSOR, ROYAL EXPERT CLAIMS

    With tensions still sky high between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the royal family, the Duchess could face an “awkward reunion” if daughter Lilibet is Christened at Windsor, a royal expert has claimed.

    Royal expert Russell Myers has warned the ceremony will be “definitely awkward” as tensions are still “very high within the family.”

    During a conversation with Today, he said “Meghan isn’t flavour of the month with the family. Certainly, the family have always said they will be much-loved members of the family. 

    ‘”However, we’re still talking about the fallout of the Oprah Winfrey interview, Emmy or no Emmy nomination.

    “The tensions are still running very, very high within the family, indeed.”

  • CONTINUED: THE QUEEN PUT PRINCE HARRY ‘IN PLACE’ FOR ‘RUDE LANGUAGE’ DURING ROW OVER WIFE MEGHAN MARKLE, ROYAL SOURCE CLAIMS

    Mr Scobie said the Duke swooped in to fix matters after Meghan failed to arrange a booking.

    “Harry had to intervene. He called his grandmother and said, ‘I don’t know what the hell is going on, but this woman needs to make this work for my future wife.”

    A royal source told the MailOnline in May: “Angela essentially said, ‘I’m very sorry, that’s not how it works.’ There’s protocol in place over these jewels.

    “They’re kept under very tight lock and key. You can’t turn up and demand to have the tiara just because your hairdresser happens to be in town.”

    The insider claimed Harry used “rude language” in his response, which prompted the Queen to pull him into a private meeting.

    The source added: “He was put firmly in his place. He had been downright rude.”

  • THE QUEEN PUT PRINCE HARRY ‘IN PLACE’ FOR ‘RUDE LANGUAGE’ DURING ROW OVER WIFE MEGHAN MARKLE, ROYAL SOURCE CLAIMS

    The Queen put Harry “firmly in his place” after using “rude language” over Meghan Markle’s wedding tiara, royal author claimed.

    Meghan Markle wore Queen Mary’s diamond tiara as she tied the knot to Prince Harry in 2017, however it was the cause of stress and fury among the Queen and royal staff.

    Royal author, Omid Scobie spoke of the “drama” that lead up to the big day.

    He said that dressmaker Angela Kelly made things very difficult when it came to arranging the fittings.

    He added: “The drama took place afterwards when Meghan wanted to try that tiara on with her hairstylist, because there is a lot of tech that goes into this.

    “The hairstylist came in from overseas, there was an appointment at Buckingham Palace, but nobody was there.”

  • HARRY ‘MADE HIMSELF CLEAR OVER CHRISTENING’

    The princes even issued a joint statement, despite the strains between them – although they did not give a speech at the ceremony.

    The brothers are believed to have been speaking over text again – raising hopes for a reconciliation after the Sussexes gave an explosive interview to Oprah in March.

    During the chat, they alleged a senior royal had made racist comments about their son Archie’s skin colour – while Meghan claimed Kate made her cry over bridesmaids’ dresses.

    And tensions were doubtless inflamed after the Duke of Sussex went on to discuss his family in further interviews.

  • BEST TIPS FOR SPRUCING UP YOUR HOME – COURTESY OF THE QUEEN’S CLEANER

    Want your home to be fit for royalty? The Queen’s cleaner has revealed her secret tips for keeping palaces pristine at all times. 

    If it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it is good enough for us mere mortals.

    Speaking to the Mail, Barbara Allred, who was head housekeeper at Sandringham for a decade, said: “When you’re working for the top, standards have to be 110 per cent, not just 100 per cent.”

    Here are her top cleaning tips here.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S BOMBSHELL OPRAH INTERVIEW WAS UP FOR EMMY BEFORE IT HIT SCREENS

    It was announced yesterday that Meghan Markle and Harry’s shocking interview with American presenter Oprah Winfrey was up for an Emmy award.

    But royal commentator, Angela Levin took to Twitter to expose that the interview had been nominated before viewers had even set eyes on it.

    “Now that’s interested. Putting H and M’s conversation with Oprah up for an Emmy before anyone had seen it. How does that work?” Levin said.

    It comes after @Murky__Meg also took to Twitter to connect the dots. She said: “Oh wow! Deadline for Emmy nominations was 17th Feb 2021 and the interview didn’t air until 7th March.”

  • PRINCE WILLIAM ‘PRIVATELY COMFORTING’ ENGLAND PLAYERS TARGETED WITH RACIST ABUSE

    PRINCE William has been “privately comforting” England players who were targeted with racist abuse following the Euro 2020 final.

    The Duke of Cambridge went into the dressing room at Wembley to commiserate with the team, and has since been “in touch” with Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

    And since the racist abuse unfurled, a source told the Mail on Sunday that William has been speaking with the Football Association about how pressure can be put on social media firms to do more to tackle the issue. 

    A Palace source said that William’s “focus has been on supporting the players’ and there had been ‘private conversations.'”

    Read more here.

  • PRINCESS CHARLOTTE ‘WILL MISS HER BIG BROTHER’ IF GEORGE GOES TO BOARDING SCHOOL BUT IS A ‘LITTLE LEADER’, EXPERTS SAY

    PRINCESS Charlotte “will miss” her big brother if George goes away to boarding school, Royal experts have said.

    But the “independent and outgoing” princess, six, who is a “little leader”, will ultimately be fine without her big brother beside her, they added.

    With George set to turn eight later this month, the same age William was when he left London to board, speculation is mounting that the young prince could follow family tradition.

    Both George and Charlotte currently attend Thomas’s Battersea, which goes up to the age of 13.

    But Princes William and Harry both moved to Ludgrove School, Berkshire, from the age of eight – before studying at Eton.

  • PRINCE HARRY ‘MADE CLEAR TO QUEEN & ROYALS ON PRINCESS DI’S MEMORIAL VISIT THAT HE WANTED LILI CHRISTENED AT WINDSOR’

    PRINCE Harry made it clear to the Royal Family that he wanted daughter Lilibet christened at Windsor when he returned to the UK earlier this month, it’s reported.

    The Duke of Sussex flew back to unveil a statue of Diana alongside brother William – and while he was in the country, he is said to have told family of his plans.

    He and Meghan are no longer senior royals, and both have made a series of bombshell claims about the family in interviews.

    But it’s now believed the couple may return soon so their baby daughter can be christened surrounded by family.

    Read more here.

  • YOU BEDDER BELIEVE IT

     According to Hello, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sleep on the ground floor of their royal residence in the capital.

    A floor-plan of their Apartment 1A shows that they have two master bedrooms which are situated downstairs – the opposite of where most people like to snooze.

    In this case, the upper floors are primarily for their staff, who include full-time nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

    Over the years, royal fans have been given small glimpses into the couple’s London home.

    This included when Barack and Michelle Obama came to visit the UK as US President and First Lady in 2016.

  • HARRY ‘MADE HIMSELF CLEAR OVER CHRISTENING’

    The princes even issued a joint statement, despite the strains between them – although they did not give a speech at the ceremony.

    The brothers are believed to have been speaking over text again – raising hopes for a reconciliation after the Sussexes gave an explosive interview to Oprah in March.

    During the chat, they alleged a senior royal had made racist comments about their son Archie’s skin colour – while Meghan claimed Kate made her cry over bridesmaids’ dresses.

    And tensions were doubtless inflamed after the Duke of Sussex went on to discuss his family in further interviews.

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