Meghan Markle news latest: Prince Harry 'shredding chances of reconciliation' as new book set to share 'highs & lows'

Meghan Markle news latest: Prince Harry 'shredding chances of reconciliation' as new book set to share 'highs & lows'

July 20, 2021

NEWS of Prince Harry's tell-all memoirs are creating panic among the royal family as Meghan's husband dubbed the book "wholly truthful".

A source told the Mirror his announcement last night triggered a “tsunami of fear” with Buckingham Palace terrified of more explosive claims about Harry and Meghan's treatment.

The memoir will detail his life as a member of the Royal Family, his relationship with wife Meghan Markle, Megxit and raising his children.

In a statement, the duke, 36, said: "I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.

"I've worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.

"I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I've learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful."

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES PLANNING TO SLIM DOWN NUMBER OF SENIOR ROYALS CARRYING OUT PUBLIC SERVICE

    Charles is planning to shrink the number of senior royals carrying out public service following Megxit and Prince Andrew stepping back from public life.

    A slimmed-down version could see just Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte as senior royals, alongside the Wessexes.

    Others may be urged to look for other ways to help support themselves and could end up losing their highly-valued titles and patronages. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE QUEEN, CHARLES AND WILLIAM WILL BE 'IN DESPAIR' AT NEWS OF NEW MEMOIRS, SAYS EXPERT

    Royal expert Phil Dampier also said the Queen, Charles and William would be "in despair" over Prince Harry's memoir announcement, and that the duke is being "disrespectful" to his grandmother by releasing his memoir in her Platinum Jubilee year.

    In a statement from his £11million mansion in Montecito, California, Harry, 36, said he was writing the book "not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become".

    He continued: "I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.

    "I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a first-hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful."

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    HARRY AND MEGHAN PRIVACY DEMANDS ARE ‘FARCICAL’ (CONTINUED…)

    Explaining further, royal expert Phil Dampier told the Sun Online: “It is one of the great ironies of Harry and Meghan’s departure that they said one of the reasons they wanted to go was to have some privacy and get away from the prying eyes of the press and public, and seemingly since then they’ve done nothing but put themselves in the public eye.

    “It’s just reaching farcical proportions. 

    “They said they didn’t cooperate with Finding Freedom, the book that Omid Scobie wrote, and then later on it emerged that they had had some input into it.  We’ve had the Oprah Winfrey interview, we’ve had the James Corden interview, we’ve had various other interviews and podcasts, and now the book. 

    “It is just ludicrous to suggest that they want to have a private life. Because if they did they wouldn’t be drawing attention to themselves.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY AND MEGHAN DEMANDING PRIVACY IS FARCICAL

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle demanding privacy is "farcical" as they do "nothing but put themselves in the public eye", a royal insider has claimed.

    Harry, 36, announced his upcoming memoir yesterday – which is set to make explosive revelations about his life growing up in the Royal Family, his relationship with wife Meghan, 39, and leaving the Firm during Megxit.

    Royal expert Phil Dampier said the couple's demands for privacy while at the same time promoting projects revealing intimate information about their lives were "ludicrous".

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GMB’S SUSANNA REID BACKS PRINCE HARRY’S EXPLOSIVE PERSONAL MEMOIR AS VIEWERS CALL NEW BOOK ‘CRINGEWORTHY’

    Susanna Reid defended Prince Harry’s decision to release an explosive tell-all memoir today on his life growing up in the Royal Family.

    Harry is set to share the tell-all book about Megxit, as well as the highs and lows of his life in the Royal Family — timed for release in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

    Speaking on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, host Susanna, 50, said she supported the Duke of Sussex’s announcement to tell his life story in his own words.

    She said: “I don’t think it’s unreasonable for Prince Harry to define the kind of privacy that he wants. 

    “He’s talked about how he found it really traumatic just constantly being covered by paps and the experience that his mother had and the way that tabloid newspapers have covered him.

    One wrote on Twitter: “Susanna still trying to get an interview with Harry. It can be the only reason she keeps defending the privacy farce”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYAL FAMILY NEWS ROUND-UP: THE LATEST

    • Prince Charles was ‘surprised’ by Harry’s explosive tell-all memoir as Palace officials had no idea about book
    • The duke ‘scrambled to tell his family about memoir “moments” before book news was announced – blindsiding Charles’
    • Harry ‘received £14.5m advance for memoir’ and will donate proceeds to charity
    • Piers Morgan blasts Harry’s upcoming memoir as he rants ‘he hasn’t stopped yapping all year’
    • ‘Hugely damaging’ memoir ‘will spark mayhem & deepen royal rift’, say experts
    • Queen, Charles and William ‘in despair’ over Prince Harry’s memoir and ‘wonder when rollercoaster will end’, expert says

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF ALL TITLES (CONTINUED…)

    He then called for the prince and his wife Meghan Markle to have all titles taken away from them at once.

    Piers wrote: "The memoirs are a slap in the face too far for a family that's surely exhausted all collective patience with the Sussexes.

    "I've said this before, and I now say it again: the Queen should strip Harry and Meghan of all their titles with immediate effect.

    "Compel them to do this malevolent, manipulative c**p in their names, not as royals."

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF ALL TITLES WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, DEMANDS PIERS MORGAN

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle should be stripped of all titles with immediate effect, Piers Morgan has demanded.

    The outspoken broadcaster branded the couple "horrendously selfish" after Harry announced he has been secretly writing a book detailing his life – timed for release during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year in 2022.

    The Duke of Sussex last night revealed his unprecedented publishing deal with Penguin Random House, blindsiding his family who reportedly had no idea it was being written.

    In language bound to cause panic within the Firm, Harry promised to examine the "highs and lows" of his extraordinary life as a royal, which culminated in his bitter Megxit split. The currently untitled "honest" and "intimate" autobiography is set for release in 2022 – as Her Majesty celebrates 70 years of service.

    Writing in his Daily Mail column, Piers described Harry as "shameless" and his timing as "horrendously selfish". He then called for the prince and his wife Meghan Markle to have all titles taken away from them at once.

    HARRY AND MEGHAN GAVE UP ‘HIS AND HER ROYAL HIGHNESS’ TITLES AFTER MEGXIT

    Both Meghan and Harry gave up the titles His and Her Royal Highness after Megxit, although Harry is still sixth in line to the throne and remains a prince.

    The couple also agreed to stop using the word ‘royal’ in their commercial and charitable ventures.

    But the couple continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – titles given to them as a wedding gift in 2018.

    • Joseph Gamp

      PRINCE HARRY DESCRIBED AS A ‘BALLER’

      Another source described Harry as a “baller” – a slang term for someone who doesn’t mind flaunting their wealth. 

      The pair are close friends with Oprah Winfrey – who they gave a sensational interview to back in March – as well as Brit comedian and presenter James Corden. 

      George and Amal Clooney were also among the A-listers to attend Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018. 

      And David and Victoria Beckham, who moved to the US from Britain, were also guests – with Becks saying him and Harry “speak as friends.” 

    • Joseph Gamp

      MEGHAN MARKLE HAD ‘PEOPLE IN AMERICA’ ORGANISING £112 NETFLIX DEAL BEFORE MEGXIT, ROYAL AIDE CLAIMS

      Meghan Markle had people in America putting together her £112 Netflix deal before Megxit in secret plans.

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

      Yesterday Page Six reported that Meghan had worked with Elton John’s filmmaker husband David Furnish on the animated series while still in the UK.

      But according to a royal aide, Meghan’s “people in America” had been organising 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.”

      Read the full story here

    • Joseph Gamp

      BLURB FOR PRINCE HARRY’S NEW MEMOIRS REVEALED BY PUBLISHERS

      A blurb from the publisher Penguin Random House reads: “In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”

      The blurb says that the book will cover Harry’s “lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father”.

      It also promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait”.

      Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, said, “All of us at Penguin Random House are thrilled to publish Prince Harry’s literary memoir and have him join the world-renowned leaders, icons, and change-makers we have been privileged to publish over the years.

      “Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness.

      “It is for that reason we’re excited to publish his honest and moving story.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      ROYAL FAMILY NEWS ROUND-UP: THE LATEST

      • Prince Charles was ‘surprised’ by Harry’s explosive tell-all memoir as Palace officials had no idea about book
      • The duke ‘scrambled to tell his family about memoir “moments” before book news was announced – blindsiding Charles’
      • Harry ‘received £14.5m advance for memoir’ and will donate proceeds to charity
      • Piers Morgan blasts Harry’s upcoming memoir as he rants ‘he hasn’t stopped yapping all year’
      • ‘Hugely damaging’ memoir ‘will spark mayhem & deepen royal rift’, say experts
      • Queen, Charles and William ‘in despair’ over Prince Harry’s memoir and ‘wonder when rollercoaster will end’, expert says

      HARRY AND MEGHAN GAVE UP 'HIS AND HER ROYAL HIGHNESS' TITLES AFTER MEGXIT

      Both Meghan and Harry gave up the titles His and Her Royal Highness after Megxit, although Harry is still sixth in line to the throne and remains a prince.

      The couple also agreed to stop using the word 'royal' in their commercial and charitable ventures.

      But the couple continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – titles given to them as a wedding gift in 2018.

      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.

      • Joseph Gamp

        PIERS MORGAN LABELS HARRY & MEGHAN AS ‘SPITEFUL, BITTER GRAFTERS'

        Once again, Piers Morgan has blasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.In his latest outburst the former GMB host labelled the Duke and Duchess as "spiteful, bitter grafters intent on causing as much damage as they can".

        The former Good Morning Britain host accused the couple of going "toxically rogue" after Harry announced he has been secretly writing a book about his life.

        Writing in his MailOnline column today in response to the news, Piers urged the Royal Family to "have nothing more to do with Prince Poison and Princess Pinocchio".

        He said: "Harry's memoirs, for which he's being paid a reported $20 million – he says it's all going to charity, but let's keep a close eye on that claim – will be yet another chance for him to torch his family, and the institution they serve.

        "And every time he does this, and allows his wife to do it, he chips further away at the magic that sustains the royals in public life. They've become a pair of petty, spiteful, bitter little grifters intent on causing as much damage as they can."

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        WATCH: 'VENGEFUL' PRINCE HARRY 'RISKS LOOKING LIKE A TRAITOR' AND CHARLES IS 'TOP OF HIS LIST TO SMASH', EXPERT CLAIMS

        ‘Vengeful’ Prince Harry ‘risks looking like a traitor’ and Charles is ‘top of his list to smash’, expert claims

      • Harvey Lindsay

        WHAT WILL THE DUKE AND DUCHESS' NETFLIX SERIES BE ABOUT?

        The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced last Wednesday that a programme with the working title “Pearl” will be developed for the streaming service.

        Meghan created the idea of the family-focused animated series, which was inspired by a variety of women from history.

        She will serve as an executive producer with filmmaker David Furnish, who worked as a producer on Rocketman and Sherlock Gnomes.

        “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” Meghan said in a statement.

        “I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix, and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history," she added.

      • Harvey Lindsay

        PRINCE HARRY ‘WILL DONATE PROCEEDS FROM UPCOMING MEMOIR TO CHARITY’ DESPITE MASSIVE DEALS WITH NETFLIX AND SPOTIFY

        PRINCE Harry will donate the proceeds from his upcoming memoir to charity – despite his massive content deals with Netflix and Spotify.

        Harry, 36, has been secretly writing a book about his life growing up in the Royal Family, his relationship with wife Meghan and raising his kids.

        Although it's unclear what the advance for the book was, Harry will be donating the profits to charity, according to the publisher Penguin Random House.

        Harry and Meghan signed a massive £112m multi-year mega-deal with Netflix in 2020.

        The couple agreed to a multi-year deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming.

        Read more here.

      • Harvey Lindsay

        MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S NEWBORN, LILIBET BEING ‘IGNORED’ BY ROYAL FAMILY

        The Royal Family have been accused of risking a new “firestorm” as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet has yet to be included in the line of succession on the families website.

        Royal Expert Daniela Elser has warned the royal rift will continue and become a “firestorm” as Lilibet, who is eighth in line to the throne, has still not been added to the official family list, despite her birth six weeks ago.

        Elser said: “It’s simply beggars belief that this website situation has been allowed to happen given that 2021 is in strong contention to be the Queen’s Annus Horribilis 2.0 for a variety of Harry and Meghan-shaped reasons.”

        “The fact that the Palace has failed to include Lili so far and for weeks on end after her birth carries with it quite the sting.”

      • Harvey Lindsay

        PRINCE WILIAM AND KATE TO PROVE TO PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE THEY’RE ‘NOT TRAPPED’, ROYAL EXPERT CLAIMS

        Prince William and Kate Middleton are ‘on the charm offensive’ to prove to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they’re happy and ‘not trapped’, a royal expert has claimed.

        The Duke of Sussex announced yesterday he is publishing a tell-all memoir of his life as a royal, before claiming during an explosive interview with Oprah that Prince William and Prince Charles are ‘trapped’ in the system of the British monarchy.

        Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe recently told Closer magazine: “William and Kate have kept a dignified silence but now they’re letting their actions do the talking. 

        “It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, “We’re going to keep going, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re carrying on”. It’s a message to Harry that life continues – with or without him.”

        Larcombe told Closer: “William and Kate are definitely on the charm offensive right now – and it’s working”.

      • Harvey Lindsay

        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.

      • Harvey Lindsay

        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.

      • Harvey Lindsay

        PRINCE CHARLES PLANNING TO SLIM DOWN NUMBER OF SENIOR ROYALS CARRYING OUT PUBLIC SERVICE

        Charles is planning to shrink the number of senior royals carrying out public service following Megxit and Prince Andrew stepping back from public life.

        A slimmed-down version could see just Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte as senior royals, alongside the Wessexes.

        Others may be urged to look for other ways to help support themselves and could end up losing their highly-valued titles and patronages. 

      • Harvey Lindsay

        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."

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