Meghan Markle latest news: Prince Harry & Meg 'preparing return to work' on 'various media deals' after Lilibet leave

Meghan Markle latest news: Prince Harry & Meg 'preparing return to work' on 'various media deals' after Lilibet leave

August 23, 2021

MEGHAN and Harry "have a busy period ahead" working on their various media deals as they "prepare to return to work" following their parental leave.

Speaking to Good Morning America, the couple's spokesman Omid Scobie said: "We saw them jump from one big project to the next especially when they moved over to the US but they're on parental leave at the moment, enjoying that important family time from home.

"But we are about to enter a very busy period for the couple when they do return to work."

He added: "We will see those first projects from Spotify, the Netflix project coming out and of course their own work from their charitable organisation Archewell."

It comes after the Duke and Duchess were criticised heavily for their statement on Afghanistan – where they said they felt "many layers of pain".

Responding to the question, “Do you think the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stay out of publicly commenting on world affairs?”, 53.8 percent in the UK and 52.3 percent in the US agreed.

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

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    ECO-WARRIOR PRINCE HARRY FLEW 750 MILES FROM POLO GAME ON PAL’S £45M PRIVATE JET AS PICS SHOW LUXURY 20-SEATER AIRCRAFT

    The Duke landed in Santa Barbara after taking his millionaire pal’s luxury private jet home — just months after lecturing the world about climate change. 

    He took the two-hour flight to rejoin his wife Meghan and their two children.

    The £45million Gulfstream jet is understood to belong to one of Harry’s polo pals, US businessman Marc Ganzi.

    Last night, royal author Tom Quinn said: “This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change.

    “Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behaviour isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.”

    Read more here.

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    PEOPLE WILL TIRE OF HEARING MEGHAN AND HARRY's 'SAME OLD CRACKED BROKEN RECORD' SAYS ROYAL AUTHOR

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's "appetite" for publicity will eventually be the couple's downfall, a royal expert has warned.

    Writing in today's Sunday Express, Royal author Margaret Holder says she believes Harry and Meghan's longing for headlines could backfire on them.

    She wrote: “Perpetuating their victim status may deliver global publicity welcomed by the media giants who have commercial contracts with the Sussexes.

    “However, eventually people will tire of hearing the same old cracked record and the couple will have to reinvent themselves if they are to stay bankable in a rapidly changing market with many competitors.”

    “The Queen has shown admirable patience with her troubled grandson’s repeated provocations while trying to maintain the dignity of the institution of monarchy," she added.

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    KATE MIDDLETON TO MISS OUT ON TRADITIONAL ROYAL HONOUR ON HER 40TH BIRTHDAY

    It is yet unclear what celebrations Kate has in mind for her landmark birthday, or if she will keep it low-key like Meghan.

    While this year The Duchess of Cambridge had her birthday in the middle of lockdown on January 9, meaning she had to do something quiet, next year she will be missing out on one particular honour.

    This is that The Duchess will not hear the traditional chimes of Westminister Abbey when she celebrates her 40th birthday. This is due to changes rung in to cut costs.

    It is normal for the senior royals to hear the bells ringing at the Abbey on their birthdays, with Camilla Parker Bowles included among them.

    But the bells have not rung at the Abbey since April 2020 due to the pandemic.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY DONATE TO AFGHAN WOMEN'S AID CHARITY

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have donated to an Afghan charity after saying they'd been left "speechless" by the unfolding disaster.

    It's not known how much the couple handed over – although the organisation has since posted on Instagram to thank the Sussexes.

    The pair forked out after issuing a widely-mocked statement on the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.

    Meghan and Harry released a lengthy statement on the crisis – despite claiming they were lost for words.

    And they urged fans to donate cash to charity, before going on to name only US-based organisations.

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    QUEEN’S GUARD ARRESTED FOR ‘SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO NEW RECRUITS’ (CONTINUED…)

    The incident comes just months after defence bosses disbanded an RAF unit in which an airman was allegedly sexually assaulted with a mortar tube in another twisted initiation ceremony.

    An Army source told The Sun: “The Army is under huge pressure to stamp this sort of behaviour out.

    “The RAF were swift and ruthless in dealing with this sort of behaviour and had the right response.

    “But the Coldstream Guards is the oldest regiment in the Army and you can’t just get rid of them overnight.”

    It comes as the regiment’s most senior soldier, Sgt Maj Kirtland Gill, faces trial next year accused of conspiracy to sell or transfer ammo and possessing a prohibited weapon.

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    QUEEN’S GUARD ARRESTED FOR ‘SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO NEW RECRUITS’ JUST YARDS FROM WINDSOR CASTLE

    A QUEEN’S Guard has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two young recruits in a sick initiation ritual.

    The pair, on their second day in the Coldstream Guards, were allegedly abused with a sex toy yards from Windsor Castle.

    Army top brass confirmed a guardsman had been arrested and suspended and an investigation had begun.

    The unit, the oldest continuously serving regiment in the Army, is based at Victoria Barracks close to Windsor Castle, Berks.

    Part of the Household Division, its soldiers provide ceremonial guards across the royal palaces as well as frontline infantry troops.

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    QUEEN ORDERING PALACE AIDES 'TO PLAN LEGAL FIGHTBACK' AGAINST HARRY AND MEGHAN

    Meanwhile, the Queen has reportedly ordered senior Palace aides to plan a legal fightback amid ­hurtful attacks by the Sussexes — declaring: “Enough is enough.”

    The monarchy’s legal team is consulting libel experts after a barrage of criticism from the couple.

    A well-placed source revealed the Queen, 95, has become “exasperated with repeated attacks”.

    They said: “The feeling, coming right from the top, is that enough is enough. There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and Royal Family can only be pushed so far.

    “They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.”

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    HARRY WANTS TO BE NAUGHTY

    In a 2017 interview, Harry said no royal actually wants to be king or queen – and admitted he wanted to "make the most" of his role before Kate and William's children grow up.

    "I feel there is just a smallish window when people are interested in me before [William's children] take over, and I’ve got to make the most of it," Harry – then 32 – told Newsweek.

    “Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”

    Criticism of Harry's jet trip comes as he and Meghan gear up for a "new era of visibility".

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    HARRY IS NOT 'ENJOYING HIMSELF AT ALL' SAYS JULIA HARTLEY-BREWER

    Harry recently made a cameo in Meghan's 40th birthday video as he juggled in the back garden of the couple's multimillion-pound mansion in Montecito, LA.

    Julia Hartley-Brewer said: "I don't think he looks like he's enjoying himself at all" – before discussing Harry's private flight.

    "It shows that, A, they're out of touch, but also, B, they're huge hypocrites," Angela said.

    "They tell us all what we have to do, but they don't think they're involved in that. They're the exception because they're so grand and important."

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘WANTS TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WILLIAM’ AND ‘CAN’T HELP SHOWING OFF’, ROYAL AUTHOR CLAIMS

    PRINCE Harry wants to be "more important" than William – and can't help but "show off", his biographer has claimed.

    Angela Levin blasted the Duke of Sussex in a new interview today after we exclusively revealed the eco-warrior flew home from a polo event on a millionaire pal’s private jet.

    Broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer said Angela used to speak about Harry in "glowing terms".

    The writer replied: "When he was at Eton, he hated being there, and he decided he was going to be with the bad boys. I think Harry has got this streak – a lot of us have, but we put it to one side – of being bad and showing off. He is also wanting to be more important than William.

    "He's got the ability now to say and do things that probably he could never do before, and he's enjoying being naughty."

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    WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN MEGHAN AND HER BFF JESSICA MULRONEY?

    Meghan is thought to have first distanced herself from Jessica last year, after lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter accused the Canadian of “white privilege”.

    While Mulroney has denied being a racist, Meghan stayed silent as single mum Sasha said messages from Mulroney left her “paralysed with fear”. Meghan was reported to have “cut ties” with Jessica over the spat, although this has never been confirmed.

    The Mail’s source added: “It’s quite sad. When Jessica stood on the steps of St George’s Chapel on Meghan’s wedding day in front of millions of TV viewers, she really looked like she was on top of the world.

    “Who would have thought she would find herself in the position she’s in now?

    “Of course, all friendships change over time, but it does seem telling that the only one of Meghan’s close friends not to wish her a public happy birthday online was Jess. You have to wonder what is really going on behind closed doors?”

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    NOW BOOK CLAIMS PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE NERVOUS ABOUT ‘CHALLENGING THE SYSTEM'

    In an extract taken from the couple’s unauthorised biography, Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess were said to be “afraid of the consequences” of speaking out against the monarchy.

    It reads: “There were so many things they were unable to say [before].”

    While the biography was published last year, it was re-released this month.

    Meghan and Harry have made it clear the authors of the book do not speak for them.

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    ECO-WARRIOR PRINCE HARRY FLEW 750 MILES FROM POLO GAME ON PAL’S £45M PRIVATE JET AS PICS SHOW LUXURY 20-SEATER AIRCRAFT

    The Duke landed in Santa Barbara after taking his millionaire pal’s luxury private jet home — just months after lecturing the world about climate change. 

    He took the two-hour flight to rejoin his wife Meghan and their two children.

    The £45million Gulfstream jet is understood to belong to one of Harry’s polo pals, US businessman Marc Ganzi.

    Last night, royal author Tom Quinn said: “This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change.

    “Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behaviour isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.”

    Read more here.

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    OVER 50% OF BRITS AND AMERICANS THINK HARRY AND MEGHAN ‘SHOULD STAY OUT OF WORLD AFFAIRS’

    Over half of Brits and Americans believe it is time for the royal family to sit down and thrash out their differences – and that Meg and Harry should keep out of world affairs.

    In a new poll, people were asked the question, “Should Princes Harry, William and Charles meet face-to-face to try to resolve their issues?”, 72.9 percent in Britain said yes, with an even more substantial 77.6 percent agreeing in America.

    It comes after The Duke and Duchess were criticised heavily for their statement on Afghanistan when they said they felt “many layers of pain”.

    Responding to the question, “Do you think the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stay out of publicly commenting on world affairs?”, 53.8 percent in the UK and 52.3 percent in the US agreed.

    The twin polls, created by OnePulse for Express.co.uk, put the same sets of questions to respondents in both countries.

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    INSIDE PRINCE PHILIP’S ‘HIGHLY PERSONAL’ RELATIONSHIP WITH PENNY KNATCHBULL

    The Countess Mountbatten of Burma — 32 years younger than the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April aged 99 — has been a trusted member of the Royal Family’s inner circle for years and bonded with Philip through their love of carriage driving.

    She was the only non-family member at Philip’s small, Covid-restricted funeral, except for his personal secretary.

    Indeed, she has been so much a part of royal life, household staff nicknamed her “And Also”, because whenever Philip listed guests who were to be invited to a royal do, he would end with “and also Penny”.

    When Philip was involved in a car accident near the Queen’s Norfolk retreat of Sandringham in January 2019, Her Majesty dispatched Penny to encourage the duke to surrender his driver’s licence.

    Ingrid Seward, author of biography Prince Philip Revealed: A Man Of His Century, said: “The Queen had enlisted the help of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who visited Philip and helped convince him to give up driving.”

    Read more here

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    PRINCE HARRY JET FROM POLO MATCH ‘ENORMOUSLY HYPOCRITICAL’ SAYS ROYAL AUTHOR

    The woke royal, 36, boarded the 20-seater £45million plane from a polo match in Aspen, Colorado, to his 18,671-square-foot mega-mansion in Santa Barbara, California, on Thursday.

    He took the two-hour flight to rejoin his wife Meghan and their two children.

    The £45million Gulfstream jet is understood to belong to one of Harry’s polo pals, US businessman Marc Ganzi.

    Last night, royal author Tom Quinn said: “This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change.

    “Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behaviour isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.”

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    PEOPLE WILL TIRE OF HEARING MEGHAN AND HARRY's 'SAME OLD CRACKED BROKEN RECORD' SAYS ROYAL AUTHOR

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's "appetite" for publicity will eventually be the couple's downfall, a royal expert has warned.

    Writing in today's Sunday Express, Royal author Margaret Holder says she believes Harry and Meghan's longing for headlines could backfire on them.

    She wrote: “Perpetuating their victim status may deliver global publicity welcomed by the media giants who have commercial contracts with the Sussexes.

    “However, eventually people will tire of hearing the same old cracked record and the couple will have to reinvent themselves if they are to stay bankable in a rapidly changing market with many competitors.”

    “The Queen has shown admirable patience with her troubled grandson’s repeated provocations while trying to maintain the dignity of the institution of monarchy," she added.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY DONATE TO AFGHAN RELIEF AFTER BEING LEFT ‘SPEECHLESS’ OVER TALIBAN – BUT DON’T SAY HOW MUCH

    It's not known how much the couple handed over – although the organisation has since posted on Instagram to thank the Sussexes.

    The pair forked out after issuing a widely-mocked statement on the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.

    Meghan and Harry released a lengthy statement on the crisis – despite claiming they were lost for words.

    And they urged fans to donate cash to charity, before going on to name only US-based organisations.

    Charities ignored by the couple include Harry's own Head's Together project, which he launched alongside brother William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

    However, Women for Afghan Women announced the donation with a thank you message on social media.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BELOVED DOG SHE LEFT BEHIND IN CANADA ‘DOESN’T LIKE HARRY’

    Pals of the couple claim Meg left her beloved dog, Bogart, behind in Canada because apparently he and Harry didn’t get on.

    Insiders say Meghan was in bits after choosing to her “first baby” behind back in 2017.

    A close friend told The Sun the pooch will stay in the doghouse to avoid a family fallout.

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    QUEEN ORDERS SENIOR PALACE AIDES TO PLAN LEGAL FIGHTBACK AFTER PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S HURTFUL ATTACKS

    Sun Exclusive by Michael Hamilton

    THE Queen has ordered senior Palace aides to plan a legal fightback amid ­hurtful attacks by Harry and Meghan — declaring: “Enough is enough.”

    The monarchy’s legal team is consulting libel experts after a barrage of criticism from the US-based couple.

    Last night a well-placed source revealed the Queen, 95, has become “exasperated with repeated attacks”.

    They said: “The feeling, coming right from the top, is that enough is enough. There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and Royal Family can only be pushed so far.

    “They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.”

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    WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN MEGHAN AND HER BFF JESSICA MULRONEY?

    Meghan is thought to have first distanced herself from Jessica last year, after lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter accused the Canadian of “white privilege”.

    While Mulroney has denied being a racist, Meghan stayed silent as single mum Sasha said messages from Mulroney left her “paralysed with fear”. Meghan was reported to have “cut ties” with Jessica over the spat, although this has never been confirmed.

    The Mail’s source added: “It’s quite sad. When Jessica stood on the steps of St George’s Chapel on Meghan’s wedding day in front of millions of TV viewers, she really looked like she was on top of the world.

    “Who would have thought she would find herself in the position she’s in now?

    “Of course, all friendships change over time, but it does seem telling that the only one of Meghan’s close friends not to wish her a public happy birthday online was Jess. You have to wonder what is really going on behind closed doors?”

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    WHAT WERE THE RACE ALLEGATIONS MADE BY MEGHAN AND HARRY?

    Harry, 36, and Meghan, 40, told Oprah Winfrey earlier this year in a bombshell interview that an unnamed royal had raised concerns over their son Archie’s skin colour.

    An updated chapter of their biography by Omid Scobie this week also accuses the royals of “failing to own” their part in the fallout.

    Harry’s talks with brother William and dad Charles were leaked this year to US TV host Gayle King, a pal of the Sussexes.

    Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

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    OVER 50% OF BRITS AND AMERICANS THINK HARRY AND MEGHAN ‘SHOULD STAY OUT OF WORLD AFFAIRS’

    Over half of Brits and Americans believe it is time for the royal family to sit down and thrash out their differences – and that Meg and Harry should keep out of world affairs.

    In a new poll, people were asked the question, “Should Princes Harry, William and Charles meet face-to-face to try to resolve their issues?”, 72.9 percent in Britain said yes, with an even more substantial 77.6 percent agreeing in America.

    It comes after The Duke and Duchess were criticised heavily for their statement on Afghanistan when they said they felt “many layers of pain”.

    Responding to the question, “Do you think the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stay out of publicly commenting on world affairs?”, 53.8 percent in the UK and 52.3 percent in the US agreed.

    The twin polls, created by OnePulse for Express.co.uk, put the same sets of questions to respondents in both countries.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY’S DECISION TO NAME DAUGHTER LILIBET IS PROOF THEY’RE ‘CLOSE TO QUEEN’, SAYS PAL OMID SCOBIE

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to name their child Lilibet shows how “close” they are to the Queen, their pal Omid Scobie believes.

    The Finding Freedom biographer insists the couple’s use of Her Majesty’s childhood nickname gives an “insight” into their relationship with the monarch.

    It comes after a row erupted over the use of Lilibet’s name, with Harry, 36, insisting he spoke to the Queen about using it beforehand. But a palace source told the BBC the Queen was “never asked” about its use.

    And an insider told the Mail on Sunday the conversation between Harry and the Queen was “a telling, not an asking”.

    Scobie told Good Morning America: “When it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever.  They have nothing but love for her. Of course, we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname.

    “So that really gives us an insight into that close relationship.”

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    PRINCESS EUGENIE URGED TO ‘STAY RIGHT OUT OF’ MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S ROYAL RIFT

    It’s believed that Princess Eugenie could act as a peacemaker between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the royals, but royal commentator Charles Rae has warned he’s is not sure if there is anything she could do to repair the rift.

    Charles said to the Express: “Best of luck to her. I mean, that’s a hell of a mountain she’s got to climb.

    “Eugenie gets on well with other members of the Royal Family.

    “I mean what could she possibly say to the Queen and other members of the Royal Family that would smooth that path.

    “This rift is not going to go away.

    “If I were poor old Eugenie I’d stay right out of it and just not try and do anything.

    “I’m not actually sure if there’s anything she could do.”

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