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Meghan Markle news latest: ‘Hypocrite’ Prince Harry is ‘having his cake and eating it’ by still enjoying royal perks

Harry & Meg fear they're being edged out of Royal Family
- Meghan and Prince Harry ‘demoted’  on Royal Family website
- King Charles ‘saw flickers of hope’ with Harry and Meghan

PRINCE Harry is "having his and cake AND eating it" by still enjoying royal perks after quitting the firm, a royal expert has claimed.

The Sussexes began Royal duties following their May 2018 wedding - but they left The Firm in an extraordinary exit in January 2020 for a new life in California.

Royal expert Hilary Fordwich explained to Fox News Digital that the Duke has a penchant for ‘wanting his cake and eating it too" after appearing at his grandmother the Queen's funeral.

She continued: "He would like royal protection, access and attendance at royal family events so that he can tattletale. Yet, at the same time, wants ‘his privacy’ all whilst hiring three PR firms?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were moved down the Royal Family's website to the bottom this week - placing them only above Prince Andrew.

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest news & updates...

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince Andrew & Fergie might have to leave £30 million mansion

    The two reside in Windsor, in the Royal Lodge, but might be made to move as King Charles plans to "slim down" the Monarchy.

    If asked to leave they could be owed money after signing a 75-year lease on when they first moved in.

    He also refurbished the property, so could be compensated for those costs too.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Countess of Wessex becomes Colonel-in-Chief of REME

    Sophie Wessex visited the corps at MOD Lyneham, dressed in military uniform since taking over the role from the late Prince Philip.

    HRH visited The Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Prince Philip barracks yesterday, and is the first since she took over the role.

    Sophie met the soldiers at the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) and School of Army Aeronautical Engineering (SAAE) 

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    When will Meghan Markle’s podcast return?

    The Duchess of Sussexes podcast, Achetypes, is available on Spotify, and so far has released three episodes.

    Roll out of episodes was paused following Her Majesty The Queen’s death, but the podcast now has been confirmed to return shortly.

    Meghan’s next episode will drop on Tuesday 4 October.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Royal reconciliation debate gets heated on GB News

    Should the King build bridges with his son, Prince Harry, and wife Meghan Markle?

    Dan Wooton asked the question: "Should King Charles III prioritise the country over Harry and Meghan?"

    Royal authors Angela Levin and Anna May Mangan, joined the discussion with editor-in-chief of About Time magazine, Angelica Malin.

    Anna Mangan slammed that she would have cut them off "within five minutes" of the Oprah interview.

    But Angela defended that no one should tell the King how he should feel about his "own son" and that Charles does want to be a "good father".

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Mike Tindall responds to medal criticism

    The rugby pro has no military background but did wear medals to The Queen's funeral.

    Husband of Zara Tindall wore his MBE medal, and his Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals, handed out in 2012 and 2022 respectively.

    He spoke on The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast, revealing he "hates" wearing medals.

    Mike said: "I did get a lot of unnecessary...you don't have to shout at me on social media by the way."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince William 'stood up' for staff amid Palace bullying

    It has been reported that the Prince of Wales took the Meghan Markle bullying allegations very seriously.

    Valentine Low has claimed in his new book, Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown, that William checked the staff were okay.

    He wrote that Prince William told the staff member that they were doing a "really good job" and asked if they were okay, after a disagreement with Meghan.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Petition to scrap Prince of Wales title reaches 36,000 signatures

    Prince William has no plans for an investiture ceremony for receiving his Prince of Wales title, but some Brits think it should be ditched altogether.

    Omid Scobie wrote in his Yahoo! column that the Prince and Princess of Wales efforts to ditch the investiture ceremony was the right decision, "with the UK’s ongoing cost of living crisis."

    He said "cutting back on unnecessary frills and faff" is the right move considering the cost of living crisis.

  • Louis Allwood

    Fan tells Prince William 'Diana would be so proud'

    The Prince and Princess of Wales met well-wishers in Wales yesterday.

    One plucky fan told the future king: “We love how you are raising your children, they are a credit to you.”

    Beaming, Prince William replied: “We are looking for a babysitter”. 

    His comment caused crowds to laugh, and the woman joked back: “I would apply but I’ve got no teeth.”

    Clearly delighted by his joke, she added: “I love you, you are so real, Diana would be so proud of you”.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry ‘was obsessed’ with keeping Archie ‘out of public eye’

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to keep the birth of Archie in 2019 as "private" as possible, with the two breaking Royal tradition.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expected to be photographed on the steps of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, but instead Archie was born at the Portland hospital and they were photographed with the new baby, at Windsor Castle.

    It was claimed by a source in Katie Nicholl's brand new book, The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown, that Prince Harry was "morbidly obsessed" with the privacy of his son's birth, so much so that he "outfoxed" the media on the day.

    "Behind the scenes, matters were so fraught that more than one official — as I know from personal experience — was reduced to tears of frustration and despair," Daily Mail's royal editor Rebecca English revealed.

    The couple had managed to keep the birth so under wraps, that Archie had already been born "before the palace press office had confirmed the duchess was in labor."

  • Louis Allwood

    Sussexes 'worried' about being eased out of royal picture

    Royal biographer Phil Dampier told The Sun Online: “Harry and Meghan must be worried that they are slowly being eased out of the royal picture.

    "King Charles seems to be hesitating on whether to grant Prince and Princess titles to Archie and Lilibet.

    "And the fact that they have been 'demoted' on the Palace website is another indicator that they are not seen as working royals."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    King Charles ‘follows in the footsteps’ of the Queen with classic style

    The King was hailed the most stylish man in London by TM Lewin, for his consistent fashion choices, and love for tweed and suits.

    Celebrity stylist Miranda Holder told the Express: “King Charles may not be very famous for wearing the latest trends and indulging in the flashiest designers but that’s not to say he isn’t a fan of fashion – quite the opposite actually.

    “Thanks to his willowy figure, King Charles has been a natural clothes horse for all of his royal career, and although not being ostentatious with his wardrobe, has always appeared stylish and debonair – trendsetting even.

    “And that is partly due to the way he has ripped up the gentleman’s style rule book and simply pleased himself with his looks.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince Harry ‘intimidated’ by love for the King and Queen consort

    A royal expert has claimed that the Prince is “intimidated” by the King’s popularity in the UK following the Queen’s death.

    Royal expert Kinsey Schofield told GB News that Prince Harry didn’t “anticipate” the level of “love” shown for King Charles and Camilla.

    Scofield said: “According to sources, Harry did not anticipate so much love for the family over the last few weeks.”

    “Harry is intimidated by the reaction, so much love for his grandmother and so much love for King Charles and Queen Consort, Camilla.

    “He was taken aback by that and that’s what got him into this whirlwind.”

    Credit: Getty
  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Flowers are still being collected for the Queen

    The royal family was inundated with beautiful floral tributes to the late Queen after her death.

    One Brit shared a carriage being pulled along by shire horses as staff continue collecting tributes to the Queen.

    Tamara Leigh, a public servant for the cabinet office, shared the “sustainable” way the decomposed flowers will be used.

    She revealed that they will be turned into “compost”.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Meghan Markle ditches glam LA gala, after postponing Achetypes podcast

    The former actress was due to attend the Variety Power of Women gala in Los Angeles.

    It has been confirmed that Meghan will not be attending the event, following the Queen’s passing.

    Other women attending the gala include Hilary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.

    Meghan’s podcast is due to return on 4 October.

    Click here to read more.

    Credit: Getty
  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince of Wales is now ‘learning Welsh’ after inheriting new title

    Revered Bunting from St Thomas Church in Swansea revealed that Prince William is learning Welsh.

    It was reported by Marca, that the Reverend said: “He is pouring himself into the new role,” Rev. Bunting said of Prince William, “the fact that he came straight here on the first day says it all.”

    “He talked about learning Welsh and shared some Welsh phrases he’s trying to do,” Bunting mentioned, revealing that the prince had learnt “paned” (a cup, like tea) and “bara brith” (traditional Welsh tea bread).

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince William bumps into lady who served him tea on the train

    During a meet up in Anglesea, Prince William bumped into an old acquaintance.

    He said: “She said ‘I served you your tea a few times when you were on the Holyhead service”.

    ‘I used to sit in the corner with my baseball cap on trying to be discreet.

    ‘And she would come up and say ‘like a cup of tea sir?’” Reported the Metro.

    Prince William and Kate lived in Anglesea for three years between 2010 and 2013, when he worked as an RAF search and rescue pilot.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Queen of Denmark major moves to streamline monarchy

    The Danish Queen stripped her second son of titles.

    Queen Margrethe of Denmark reportedly wants her family “to be able to shape their own lives” without being restricted by “duties that a formal affiliation with the Royal House of Denmark as an institution involves”.

    Prince Joachim will no longer be known as “His Highness” and will be given new styling next year it is believed.

    He has four children, Nikolai 23, Felix, 20, teenage Henrik, 13, and Athena 10.

    Credit: AP
  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Stunning royals exhibition

    An exhibition of the Royal Family has been revealed at the Quantus Gallery in London.

    Majesty features sculptures of the Royal Family members, by Frances Segelman,

    The exhibition also features portrait artist Christian Furr and the photographer Rob Munday.

    It is listed as a “new and historic royal exhibition in London will bring together three renowned royal artists, for the very first time, each with special memories and unique perspectives of working with the Queen.”

    This exhibition opened today and will run until 12 October.

    Credit: PA
  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince Harry & Meghan’s bodyguard left his wife ‘seconds away from death’

    It has been reported that the security officer was a former Metropolitan police officer, who was arrested for attacking his ex wife.

    He was convicted of choking Sarah Jay, who is also an ex police sergeant.

    Pere Daobry was not sent to jail after the 2016 trial, which Sarah spoke out against: “I suffered at the hands of this lunatic for two years. I am devastated he isn’t behind bars. He deserves to be.”

    A source told the Mail Online: “When you consider how outspoken Meghan is on women’s issues it’s quite amazing that a bodyguard with that sort of background has been employed.

    “His wife Sarah went through a really traumatic time with him and I’m sure if Meghan and Harry knew the full story they wouldn’t be at all comfortable with him being employed as their bodyguard.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince William’s request for royal staff working with his children

    The Prince of Wales made a very specific request for the staff who spend time with his children, it has been reported.

    Valentine Low shared in his book, Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown, that Prince William told staff not to wear suits around his children.

    He claimed: “He [Prince William] wants it to be casual.”

    A household member told Low: “The kids run around the office, and he does not want it to be stuffy. If we have important meetings or are going to Buckingham Palace, then of course we [wear suits].”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince William & Kate praised for raising their ‘incredible’ children

    The exchange occurred as Prince William and Princess Kate visited Wales yesterday, for one of their first public engagements since the Queen died.

    A woman congratulated them on their three children during their visit to Swansea, she said:

    “The way you are raising your children…”

    Visibly touched, Prince William said: “Oh, that’s very sweet.”

    The woman continued: “They are incredible.”

    William then quickly quipped: “We’re looking for a babysitter.”

    Reacting to the Prince’s joke, the woman responded: “Oh, I love you, you’re so real. Diana would be so proud of you.”

    Credit: Getty
  • Meghan Markle ditches glam LA gala, after postponing Achetypes podcast

    The former actress was due to attend the Variety Power of Women gala in Los Angeles.

    It has been confirmed that Meghan will not be attending the event, following the Queen’s passing.

    Other women attending the gala include Hilary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.

    Meghan’s podcast is due to return on 4 October.

    Click here to read more.

  • Meghan and Harry 'worried' about royal status amid website snub

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly worried, following their demotion to the bottom of the Royal Family's website today.

    Royal biographer Phil Dampier told The Sun Online: “Harry and Meghan must be worried that they are slowly being eased out of the royal picture.

    "King Charles seems to be hesitating on whether to grant Prince and Princess titles to Archie and Lilibet.

    "And the fact that they have been 'demoted' on the Palace website is another indicator that they are not seen as working royals."

    Click here to read more.

  • Inside the Royal Family’s iconic nicknames

    The firm loves its nicknames, with almost every member having a slew of different pet names.

    As a child Prince William was called “Wombat” by Princess Diana, He then called himself “Steve” as he tried to blend in with fellow students.

    Prince Harry has often been known “Potter” by friends as in Harry Potter, while wife Meghan was called “Flower” by her mum and “Bean” by her dad.

    And of course, Her Majesty was always known as Lilibet by her beloved husband.

    Click here to read more.

  • William leaves Brits in hysterics as he visits Wales

    Prince William left fans in hysterics yesterday, as he visited Wales for the first time since being named the Prince of Wales.

    While meeting fans, he made a hilarious quip.

    One plucky fan told the future king: “We love how you are raising your children, they are a credit to you.”

    All smiles, Prince William replied: “We are looking for a babysitter”. 

    The woman hit back: “I would apply but I’ve got no teeth.”

    Click here to read more.

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