Meghan Markle news latest – Marriage to Prince Harry is 'DOOMED to fail', Thomas Markle Jr claims in Big Brother teaser

MEGHAN Markle was warned to reign in her "massive extravagant" spending habits shortly after her marriage to Prince Harry.

The Duchess of Sussex was warned that the British public "hated" seeing Royals spending vast sums of money on themselves by the legendary former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond.

Speaking to Yahoo!Life in 2019 just after Meghan's marriage to Prince Harry, Bond said "What I think that Meghan has to be careful of is that she’s so, pretty much A-list celebrity as well as senior royal.

"I am getting the feeling that the public don’t like her terrifically spending huge quantities of money.

"Being extravagant, massively extravagant, she can afford it, she is a wealthy woman, but it doesn’t play very well, so I think she needs to just watch that."

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  • Louis Allwood

    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.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Question over Archie’s skin colour was Royals ‘being realistic’ says Barnsey

    THE unnamed royal who questioned the skin colour of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie was “just being realistic” and not racist, John Barnes has said.

    The ex-Liverpool ace, 57, made the comments after Meghan told Oprah Winfrey during an explosive interview that Archie wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.

    Barnes said in his opinion that most black people would say “so what” to a question about their baby’s skin colour.

    Barnes – a dad-of-seven – told the Sunday Times Magazine: “You speak to most black people and they’ll say ‘Yeah, so what?’ I would expect that conversation to be had by the family.

    “People will always wonder what the baby will look like and if it is going to be dark. If you listen to what Meghan says, it’s not about them [the unnamed royal] worrying if the baby is dark or not, it’s them worrying about how the public are going to view that.

    “Because they know if the baby is too dark, the public will not view the baby as positively. They’re being realistic. Let’s not pretend the public won’t care whether it’s a blond-haired blue-eyed baby or jet black, because they will.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration (Continued…)

    A service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday.

    Beacons will be lit across the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and overseas territories.

    As many as 6,500 performers are set to take part in Sunday’s finale, which will feature a huge Jubilee parade through the capital celebrating the life of the Queen.

    Giant marionettes, fantastical beasts and circus performers will form the centrepiece of amazing celebrations to mark the Queen‘s 70 years on the throne.

    A pageant will take place on June 5 next year, as part of four days of celebrations that also includes a military parade and church thanksgiving service.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration

    The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.

    That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.

    Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

    Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

    Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Harry & Meghan’s christening for Lilibet

    Traditionally a royal christening is an intimate family affair held in the historic chapels of Buckingham Palace or Windsor.

    The Sussexes’ son Archie was christened in a quiet, private ceremony for around 25 guests in the private chapel at Windsor Castle on 6 July 2019. 

    A palace source told The Telegraph that Meghan and Harry, 37, would not be bringing Lilibet over for a royal christening.

    They said: “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening.”

    If Lilibet’s christening does take place in America, it is unlikely the young royal will wear the handmade replica of the traditional Honiton robe, worn by royal babies for 11 years in a row, including Lilibet’s big brother Archie.

    As for the all important christening cake, Meghan and Harry may choose to swerve a traditional dense fruitcake for something a little more suited to the Californian climate. 

  • Louis Allwood

    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.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry: Wearing military uniform ‘one of life’s greatest honours’

    Speaking on military podcast Declassified, he said wearing the uniform was “among the greatest honours there are in life”.

    “The act of remembering, of remembrance, is a profound act of honour,” the prince said.

  • Louis Allwood

    Thomas Markle Jr and Meghan's relationship

    Thomas has made a number of comments about his sister and her marriage since it was announced that he'd be joining Big Brother.

    In August, he claimed he'd warned Harry that "very shallow" Meghan would "ruin" his life.

    Before Harry and Meghan's wedding, Thomas sent the groom a letter saying it wasn't "too late" for him to back out as his sister was "obviously not the right woman for you".

    He claims the last time he saw Meghan was a decade ago in 2011.

    The pair don't have a relationship and he did not attended the Sussexes' wedding.

    Thomas has also made a series of attacks on Meghan, labelling her a "jaded, shallow, conceited woman".

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is Thomas Markle Jr?

    Thomas Markle Jr, 55, shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry.

    He told Bild the last time he had seen Meghan was in 2011, claiming his family believe she is now a "changed person".

    When Meghan was born in 1981, Thomas Jr was living with his father, sister Samantha Grant, and step-mother Doria, Meghan’s mum.

    He lives in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter.

    Thomas Jr was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley, with whom he has two sons – Thomas and Tyler.

  • Louis Allwood

    No return for big day

    PRINCE Harry will not be returning to the UK for Remembrance Day, instead choosing to fly to New York to honour veterans, it’s reported.

    News the duke will stay in the US for the commemoration comes after it was confirmed he and Meghan also won’t make it back for a postponed party celebrating Princess Diana.

    Harry – who served in the Army for a decade, completing two tours of Afghanistan – will instead present the inaugural Intrepid Valor Awards in the Big Apple next month.

    The ceremony will pay tribute to veterans and military families “living with the invisible wounds of war”, the Telegraph reports.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan to miss COP26

    “ECO-WARRIORS” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year’s COP26 climate change conference in November.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.

    The Royal announcement comes weeks after Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — which demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

    It also pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

  • Louis Allwood

    Andrew’s siblings rule he must not return

    Prince Andrew’s siblings decided nine months ago there was “no way back” for the scandal-hit royal, we can reveal.

    Charles, Anne and Edward held a summit in January where they ruled the Duke of York should never return to public life.

    It was reported last night that Prince William sees his uncle as a threat to the monarchy’s future.

    Andrew, 61, harbours a return to royal life despite facing a sex abuse lawsuit in the US.

    A source said: “Nine months ago Charles, Anne and Edward had a meeting, a summit, and agreed there was no way back for him.”

    Meanwhile, sources close to future king Wills revealed to The Sunday Times how he thinks Andrew has an “ungracious and ungrateful” attitude to his position.

  • Louis Allwood

    Isolated Andrew

    PRINCE Andrew has become “isolated” from the Royal Family and is the “only person in the world clinging” to the idea that he could return to public life, an expert has claimed.

    It comes as Virginia Roberts is attempting to sue the royal in a New York court after alleging that she was forced to have sex with him three times when she was 17.

    Royal editor Russel Myers has said he believes that the firm are “closing ranks” on the Duke of York, as they are afraid he will damage the family’s reputation further.

    Speaking on Lorraine earlier today, Mr Myers said: “I think he is the only person in the entire world at the moment who is clinging to the aspect that he could return.”

    He added: “It does seem they’re closing ranks together on him and he’s become quite isolated.”

  • Louis Allwood

    New job at investment firm

    Harry and Meghan have revealed they have become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    In a statement the couple said: “When we invest in each other we change the world…

    “Be it through the investment of time (as with mentoring), investment in community (as with volunteering), or in the investment of funds (for those who have the means to), our choices – of how and where we put our energy – define us as a global community.

    “We believe it’s time for more people to have a seat at the table when decisions are made that impact everyone. 

    “We want to rethink the nature of investing to help solve the global issues we all face.

    “That is one of the ways we put our values in action.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Former senior Met cop slams force for dropping sex crime probe

    A former chief superintendent slammed the Met Police for its “premature” decision to drop a sex crime probe into Prince Andrew.

    Ex Met officer Dai Davies, says Cressida Dick is “totally incapable of making operational decisions” and another force should carry out an independent investigation.

    Mr Davies, who was in charge of the royal protection unit, said the decision was very premature while Giuffre is taking legal action against Prince Andrew in a US court and Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

    Mr Davies told the Mirror: “There are far more questions than answers here. What have they reviewed, what have they investigated?

    “What did the commissioner (Cressida Dick) ask? So far she has proved herself totally incapable of making operational decisions so there is a strong case for an outside force to be brought in to independently assess all this information.”

  • 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.

    Schoolkids from The Heathland School in Hounslow are taking part in a series of challenges this afternoon alongside the dignitaries.

  • 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

    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

    ‘Not interested in making things work’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are “not interested in making things work” with the Royal Family after they snubbed an invite to a bash in honour of Princess Diana.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex turned down the invitation to the rescheduled party at Kensington Palace just weeks after flying to New York for a royal-style tour of the city. 

    Royal expert and author, Penny Junor said: “It is a great shame they are not coming. 

    “The longer they stay away the greater the rift and the more difficult it is to come back from. 

    “They don’t come back and the rift continues. 

    “There is a lot of work to be done, it’s a shame they can’t come back. It shows they are not interested in making things work.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration (Continued…)

    A service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday.

    Beacons will be lit across the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and overseas territories.

    As many as 6,500 performers are set to take part in Sunday’s finale, which will feature a huge Jubilee parade through the capital celebrating the life of the Queen.

    Giant marionettes, fantastical beasts and circus performers will form the centrepiece of amazing celebrations to mark the Queen‘s 70 years on the throne.

    A pageant will take place on June 5 next year, as part of four days of celebrations that also includes a military parade and church thanksgiving service.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration

    The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.

    That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.

    Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

    Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

    Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Harry & Meghan’s christening for Lilibet

    Traditionally a royal christening is an intimate family affair held in the historic chapels of Buckingham Palace or Windsor.

    The Sussexes’ son Archie was christened in a quiet, private ceremony for around 25 guests in the private chapel at Windsor Castle on 6 July 2019. 

    A palace source told The Telegraph that Meghan and Harry, 37, would not be bringing Lilibet over for a royal christening.

    They said: “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening.”

    If Lilibet’s christening does take place in America, it is unlikely the young royal will wear the handmade replica of the traditional Honiton robe, worn by royal babies for 11 years in a row, including Lilibet’s big brother Archie.

    As for the all important christening cake, Meghan and Harry may choose to swerve a traditional dense fruitcake for something a little more suited to the Californian climate. 

  • Louis Allwood

    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.

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