Royal Family news latest – Piers Morgan requests Queen 'stops' Prince Harry & Meghan Markle as Duchess using 'title'

PIERS MORGAN has taken to social media to brand it "outrageous" that Meghan Markle is using her royal title to lobby for change by reportedly cold calling Senators.

On Twitter, Piers wrote: "Just outrageous for Princess Pinocchio to use her royal title for political lobbying like this.

"The Queen must stop the Sussexes causing such endless damage to the Monarchy’s reputation.

He ended his post by writing: "Take their titles away".

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Mimicking sadness

    A body language expert has claimed that Prince Harry made a gesture at the end of his Oprah Winfrey interview that showed his true feelings towards the Royal Family.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel, Jesus Enrique Rosas said Harry began to laugh as the credits started, before catching himself and allegedly mimicking sadness.

    He said: “You’ll be surprised by how someone’s real attitude and emotions can show when they think the cameras are not rolling anymore. And, Harry and Meghan are not an exception.

    “Saying that Harry was forced to do this [interview] doesn’t make sense, because how come he was laughing at the end?

    “So, going back to the clip at the end of Oprah’s interview and after doing a systemic analysis of intentions, and what has happened since then – realising that Harry has been absolutely in control of his actions all this time.”

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    A ‘dictorial’ falling out of sorts

    The brothers were said to be very close following the death of their mother but drifted apart as adults. Then came Meghan.

    William is said to have expressed doubts about how suitable Meghan Markle would be as Harry’s bride, it’s claimed, and Harry was reportedly offended by William’s comments and stood up for his wife-to-be.

    Then came Harry and Meghan moving away from William and Kate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. 

    There were reports of a “dictatorial” Harry allegedly taking issue with his brother, courtiers and servants for failing to “roll out the red carpet” for Meghan.

    And people were quick to point out that ­William and Kate had not visited ­Frogmore to see Archie until eight days after his birth.

    After that the relations went downhill.

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    Explained: What is Net Zero?

    Harry and Meghan have pledged they will work towards being completely carbon neutral by 2030 as everyone has to do their bit to save the planet.

    So, here’s what does the term ‘net zero’ mean?

    Under the Paris climate change agreement, hundreds of countries agreed to end emitting any more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

    Greenhouse gases are chemicals like Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide which cannot escape the Earth’s atmosphere – forming a layer at the outer edge which traps heat inside – hence ‘global warming’.

    No individual is subject to the agreement – but many companies and high profile people are making the pledge to do their bit.

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    Commitment to Net Zero

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have pledged to go completely carbon neutral after being slammed over their use of private jets.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly taken at least 21 private jets in the last two years despite preaching about going green.

    But now the couple have committed to becoming net zero by 2030, meaning that they will stop using the fuel guzzling private planes.

    To mark the COP26 conference in Glasgow, which was attended by Prince Charles and Prince William, the couple have committed to “solutions for our climate crisis.”

    Posting on Archewell, they have vowed to continue their “long-standing commitment to the planet” and state that the company will also be working towards the same goal.

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    Meghan Markle could be president, her half-brother has claimed

    Thomas Markle Jr, 55, says the politics-savvy Duchess of Sussex shares the same “determination and drive” as other presidential hopefuls.

    In an interview amid his appearance on Australia’s Big Brother VIP, Thomas Jr told New Idea Magazine: “She obviously has that personality, and that determination and drive, it wouldn’t surprise me.

    “I just know, whatever endeavour she endures and puts her hands on she will do good things.

    “I wish her the best of luck, but absolutely if that’s what she’s going to put her sights on, she’ll go for it.”

    She would hardly be the first celebrity occupant of the White House.

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    Meghan Markle’s cold-call

    The Duchess of Sussex lobbied Republican senators by calling them with a withheld number in an attempt to include paid parental leave in a Bill by the US government.

    Meghan apparently called senators Shelley Moore Capito and Susan Collins on a withheld number, when they answered the phone they were told: “This is Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.”

    Now, an American senator has mocked Meghan Markle saying she’s “more interested” in what her constituents have to say after the Duchess of Sussex cold-called her.

    Senator Capito said she was the wheel when her phone went.

    “I’m in my car. I’m driving. It says ‘caller ID blocked’,” the senator recounted.

    Senator for Maine Collins continued to say: “Much to my surprise, she called me on my private line and she introduced herself as the Duchess of Sussex, which is kind of ironic.

    “I was happy to talk with her, but I’m more interested in what the people of Maine are telling me about it.”

    Apparently, The Duchess had been given their mobile numbers by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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    Royal news you may have missed

    • We shared how Prince Harry had poster of Halle Berry on his wall at school while Wills preferred blondes, says author.
    • Meanwhile, William used to smother Harry in kisses as a young boy and showed him off proudly like his ‘favourite toy’.
    • And Kate Middleton was known as ‘Fit Kate’ by pals and lads were jealous of people who dated her.

    What are these? Asks Harry

    WHEN Prince Harry left behind his palace upbringing to join the military, his eyes were opened in more ways than one, claims a royal author. 

    For starters, the 20-year-old prince was given some common everyday items he had never used before.

    According to Robert Lacey’s biography Battle of Brothers, Harry enjoyed living life “just like everyone else.”

    The royal author wrote: “That summer of 2005 saw the perpetual ‘spare’ setting off to the Royal Military Academy to start his officer training. 

    “On arrival, along with every other cadet, Harry had his head completely shaved and was assigned a room not much larger or different in character than a prison cell. 

    “He was given his own iron and ironing board, which he had never used before – and he later admitted that Sandhurst was the first time in his life that he wielded a lavatory brush.”

    The prince’s day would start at 5am, when he would jump out of bed with his fellow cadets to tidy his belongings and brush his teeth.

    At 6am, Harry, who was known as Cadet Wales, would sing the national anthem with lyrics about his Grandma with his fellows.

    Harry said of his time: “I wasn’t a prince. I was just Harry.”

    Time to talk (continued)

    Asked who would be on the deposition list, Ms Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies said: “Certainly, the parties.

    “In addition, there are a number of potential witnesses.

    “I think we will be prepared to start some of the depositions relatively promptly. But some of the ones we may not identify for two months.”

    Mr Boies said two witnesses in the UK may have to be compelled to give testimony.

    The Prince’s lawyer Andrew Brettler said he was “not ruling out the possibility” of making a similar request to the judge.

    Last week Sigrid McCawley, another lawyer for 38-year-old Ms Giuffre, suggested Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, and their two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, could be asked to sit for a deposition.

    Andrew strongly denies all the accusations he faces.

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      Andrew could be forced to talk after all

      PRINCE Andrew faces being grilled about his sex accuser Virginia Giuffre under oath for the first time.

      He will be asked to give a written deposition over her claims, a court in New York heard yesterday.

      It was also told that as many as 24 witnesses — up to 12 from each side — will be required to give similar statements in the US civil case.

      This will be followed by a jury trial, expected to take place between September and December next year, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said.

      Andrew, 61, is accused of sexually assaulting Ms ­Giuffre in New York, London and the Caribbean.

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      Prince Andrew faces questioning in WEEKS

      Prince Andrew faces being quizzed over rape allegations in weeks, followed by a court showdown with his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre as early as next September.

      District Judge Lewis Kaplan spoke to lawyers for both sides to set a trial date days after rejecting the royal’s bid to have the case thrown out.

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      Harry’s military career (continued)

      February 2008 the MoD confirmed Harry had been secretly deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

      During his time there it is believed he helped Gurkha troops repel an attack from Taliban insurgents and undertook patrols.

      In October 2008 it was announced he wanted to fly military helicopters and eventually qualified in May 2010 – and in April 2011 Harry was promoted to the rank of Captain.

      In September 2012 Harry was sent to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan with the Army Air Corps on a 20-week tour.

      At the end of his military career he was seconded to the Australian Defence Force and in June 2015 Harry’s military career came to an end.

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      Harry’s military career

      Harry, Duke of Sussex, had the service number 564673 and was not just there to make up the numbers but performed two tours of Afghanistan, picking up a number of gongs along the way.

      After completing his Sandhurst training Harry joined the Blues and Royals in April 2006.

      There was a big debate when it was announced in 2006 Harry’s unit would be deployed to Iraq the following year whether or not he should be sent to the front line.

      It was eventually announced Harry would not be sent due to the security risk, with Harry publicly airing his disappointment but adding he would abide by the decision.

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      When Charles met Leo – and Stella (continued)

      In Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery a masked DiCaprio looked at McCartney’s seemingly normal luxury handbags made from vegan, lab-grown mushroom leather and futuristic vegan football boots the designer created in collaboration with Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Adidas.

      He left the main hall where the exhibition was staged before Charles arrived and after the prince viewed the items he was introduced to the film star in a quiet area of the gallery.

      Before taking her seat on stage, the designer said Charles found her exhibition “enlightening and inspiring”.

      She added: “I want to highlight my industry and call it out, we’re one of the most harmful industries in the world to the environment and what I’m doing here is trying to provide sustainable solutions and technologies and a better way of doing things.”

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      When Charles meet Leo

      Prince Charles met Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio at Cop26 after viewing an exhibit of Stella McCartney’s sustainable fashion.

      DiCaprio chatted privately with Charles after they were separately given a guided tour by the designer of her innovative sustainable garments and accessories dubbed the “Future of Fashion”.

      The actor’s appearance at Cop26 caused a buzz around the UN climate conference in Glasgow when rumours surfaced on Tuesday that he was attending, and the actor was finally spotted.

      He is a climate change campaigner, working on a number of documentaries about animal poaching and the environment, and was appointed a United Nations representative on climate change in 2014.

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      Pen to paper

      PRINCE Andrew faces being grilled about his sex accuser Virginia Giuffre under oath for the first time – but may get away with a written statement.

      He will be asked to give a written deposition over her claims, a court in New York heard.

      It was also told that as many as 24 witnesses — up to 12 from each side — will be required to give similar statements in the US civil case.

      This will be followed by a jury trial, expected to take place between September and December next year, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said.

      Andrew, 61, is accused of sexually assaulting Ms ­Giuffre in New York, London and the Caribbean.

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      Two UK witnesses may be forced to testify, Giuffre lawyer warns

      Mr Boies said two witnesses in the UK may have to be compelled to give testimony in the Prince Andrew sex case.

      The Prince’s lawyer Andrew Brettler said he was “not ruling out the possibility” of making a similar request to the judge.

      Last week Sigrid McCawley, another lawyer for 38-year-old Ms Giuffre, suggested Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, and their two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, could be asked to sit for a deposition.

      The royal strongly denies all the accusations he faces.

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      Is Queen still ‘proud’ of Harry?

      THE QUEEN said she “couldn’t be more proud” of her son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William in her gushing COP26 speech.

      Her Majesty revealed how proud she is of Charles and William in their climate crisis fight – but Prince Harry was notably missed from her praise.

      The Queen, 95, said the spirit of her late husband’s environmentalism campaigning which she said now lives on in Charles and William.

      She said: “It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet, lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William. 

      “I could not be more proud of them.”

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      Butterfly tribute

      THE Queen gave a secret touching tribute to her late husband Prince Philip during her speech for a Cop26 reception.

      Her Majesty spoke to world leaders with a pre-recorded message and eagle-eyed fans spotted a photo in the background of the Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by butterflies.

      The striking photo is from the Queen’s private collection, and was taken in Mexico in 1988.

      The monarch also wore a diamond and ruby butterfly brooch below her left shoulder which has a very special meaning to her. 

      The stunning jewellery piece was given to the Queen from the Dowager Countess of Onslow  when she married Prince Philip in 1947.

      Royal commentator Angela Levin wrote on Twitter: “Fascinating that the Queen had a butterfly brooch on her dress and a photo of her late husband surrounded by butterflies.  

      “The butterfly is supposed to give a message from the deceased that they are ok and just living in another realm.”

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      What happens to Harry’s family after the succession? (Continued)

      The biggest change will be for Archie and Lilibeth who will now become the grandchildren of a king. This will mean they are automatically entitled to call themselves a prince and princess.

      William’s children were given a special letters patent to be styled as princes by the Queen – as she is their great-grandmother they do not get it automatically -but Meghan alleged they were told Archie would not be given the same privilege in their Oprah interview.

      It is unclear whether the children will ever use those titles as their parents have stated they wish their children be raised as private citizens.

      Meghan’s title will be unchanged. It is unclear whether she will return for the funeral or the coronation. She did not attend Prince Philip’s funeral in April but she was very pregnant at the time and likely could not travel.

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      What happens to Prince Harry on the succession?

      As the second son who lives very far away, for the most part, very little in practical terms.

      Prince Harry is likely to be at the funeral – with reports suggesting he is “panicked” at the thought of not being able to see his grandmother following her recent illness.

      He may also still decide to attend the coronation – it is the most significant moment in a monarch’s life and to miss it would be the ultimate snub. If he does not he is unlikely to ever be able to repair the bonds with his family again.

      One change is that he will move back up one spot in the line of succession to fifth place – he was bumped down by the arrival of Prince Louis in 2018 – as Prince William becomes the Prince of Wales.

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      A soldier’s life

      The prince’s day would start at 5am, when he would jump out of bed with his fellow cadets to tidy his belongings and brush his teeth.

      At 6am, Harry, who was known as Cadet Wales, would sing the national anthem with lyrics about his Grandma with his fellows.

      Harry said of his time: “I wasn’t a prince. I was just Harry.”

      Harry had a decade-long distinguished military career, rising to the rank of Captain.

      Harry, Duke of Sussex, had the service number 564673 and was not just there to make up the numbers but performed two tours of Afghanistan, picking up a number of gongs along the way.

      The titles he earned during his ten years in the Army are not affected by his decision to step back as a senior royal.

      However, Harry’s positions as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving were taken away when he left the Royal Family, pending the review.

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      Prince Harry had never used an IRON before he joined the military

      When Prince Harry left behind his palace upbringing to join the military, his eyes were opened in more ways than one, claims a royal author. 

      For starters, the 20-year-old prince was given some common everyday items he had never used before.

      According to Robert Lacey’s biography Battle of Brothers, Harry enjoyed living life “just like everyone else.”

      The royal author wrote: “That summer of 2005 saw the perpetual ‘spare’ setting off to the Royal Military Academy to start his officer training. 

      “On arrival, along with every other cadet, Harry had his head completely shaved and was assigned a room not much larger or different in character than a prison cell. 

      “He was given his own iron and ironing board, which he had never used before – and he later admitted that Sandhurst was the first time in his life that he wielded a lavatory brush.”

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      A right Royal crush

      Most teenage boys would be horribly embarrassed if their mum got involved in their love life but most of them do have the same kind of maternal contacts as Prince William.

      Diana’s friend and healer, Simone Simmons, has said: “William had a great big poster of Cindy Crawford in his room.

      “He was obsessed by her. He asked Diana if he could marry her, so Diana invited Cindy to the palace to meet him.”

      But William’s wishes to marry Cindy didn’t come true, and he tied the knot with university sweetheart and brunette beauty Kate Middleton in 2011. 

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      Meghan Markle could be president, her half-brother has claimed

      Thomas Markle Jr, 55, says the politics-savvy Duchess of Sussex shares the same “determination and drive” as other presidential hopefuls.

      In an interview amid his appearance on Australia’s Big Brother VIP, Thomas Jr told New Idea Magazine: “She obviously has that personality, and that determination and drive, it wouldn’t surprise me.

      “I just know, whatever endeavour she endures and puts her hands on she will do good things.

      “I wish her the best of luck, but absolutely if that’s what she’s going to put her sights on, she’ll go for it.”

      She would hardly be the first celebrity occupant of the White House.

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