Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess ‘will write a wellness guide' as she joins Prince Harry's four-book 'mega-deal'

MEGHAN Markle is set to write a wellness guide as part of a four-book mega deal after a £29MILLION bidding war.

The Duchess will pen the tome as part of a contract she and Prince Harry have struck with Penguin Random House.

And one of Harry's books can only be released after the Queen's death – likely deepening the Royal Family's reservations over the deal, it's reported.

Lawyers for the couple initially said they wouldn't be commenting on those claims – but later said they were "false and defamatory" and only one memoir is planned.

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

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    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.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    PRINCE HARRY’S NEW BOOK IS REVENGE FOR WILLIAM ALWAYS HAVING IT BETTER THAN HIM

    Angela Levin has had her say on Harry’s latest announcement of his new memoir. She doesn’t seem to be his biggest fan, stating “After telling his story in Finding Freedom, spilling the beans to Oprah Winfrey – twice – now he is writing his ‘literary memoir‘, whatever that is.

    “Why is he writing a book?

    “The only thing I can think of is that he wants revenge. He is fed up with being the spare to the heir.”

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    WATCH MEGHAN MARKLE ADMIT SHE WANTED TO BE A ‘LONDON GIRL’ AND LOVES ‘LONDON MEN’ IN UNEARTHED VID

    MEGHAN Markle gushes about wanting to be a “London girl” and loves “London men” in an unearthed video.

    The Duchess of Sussex opened up to her ex-pal Lizzie Cundy at a red carpet event – and made no secret of her interest in staying in the UK.

    In the unseen footage, Meghan can be heard saying: “I’ve had the best time in London, fans are amazing

    “It is very cold but the people are so warm as cheesy as that sounds, I was joking that I’ve never been called ‘love’ or ‘darling’ more in my life it makes me want to stick around for a while.”

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    ROYAL ROUNDUP

    • Harry and Meghan are ‘vicious, cruel & self-serving’ for doing Oprah Winfrey chat, says Charles’ biographer
    • Eugenie and Beatrice are 'stunned' by plans for the book – despite remaining close with Harry
    • Meanwhile, the last of the Duke's belongings have now been removed from his former home, Frogmore Cottage
    • An expert claims Meghan struggled to understand her duty to the Queen – and just wanted the 'American dream'
    • And Harry's biographer says the memoir is 'revenge for William always having it better'

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘WILL WRITE A WELLNESS GUIDE AS PART OF FOUR-BOOK MEGA-DEAL AFTER £29M BIDDING WAR’

    The Duchess will pen the tome as part of a contract she and Prince Harry have struck with Penguin Random House.

    And one of Harry's books can only be released after the Queen's death – likely deepening the Royal Family's reservations over the deal, it's reported.

    Lawyers for the couple initially said they wouldn't be commenting on those claims – but later said they were "false and defamatory" and only one memoir is planned.

    That book will be published next year. Harry vowed that it will examine the "highs and lows" of his extraordinary life.

    It will arrive during the year of his grandmother's Platinum Jubilee.

    And his wife will also write a volume in the quartet, the Daily Mail reports.

    LEGAL BATTLES

    Thomas Markle’s legal threat comes after Meghan and Harry have repeatedly gone to court or threatened legal action over various claims.

    Two months ago, The Sun reported that Meghan will face another court hearing to decide how much money she will receive in her “torturous” privacy battle.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, won her privacy row against the Mail on Sunday in February after it published extracts of a letter that she wrote to her dad.

    In June 2021, Prince Harry threatened legal action against the BBC over claims he didn’t ask the Queen to name his baby daughter Lilibet.

    And this month has seen Harry and Meghan’s plan to trademark Archewell hit a setback at the hands of US lawyers.

    PRINCE HARRY IS EXPECTING THE QUEEN TO ATTEND LILIBET’S CHRISTENING, SAYS ROYAL EXPERT

    Prince Harry is putting the Queen in a “difficult position” with expecting her to attend daughter Lilibet’s christening, says a royal expert.

    It has been reported that Meghan Markle and Harry want their daughter Lilibet Diana to be christened in St George’s Chapel like Archie was.

    The Queen didn’t attend Archie’s 2019 ceremony due to prior commitments. 

    Royal expert Angela Levin said it is therefore unreasonable for Harry to expect the Queen to attend Lilibet’s christening.

    Angela told Talk Radio: “That puts her in a very difficult position because she can’t say that she is not free for years.

    “She didn’t go to Louis’, the third child of Prince William and Kate. So it’s not a spiteful thing.”

    WILL AND KATE WISH THE LIONS GOOD LUCK

    KATE AND MEGHAN’S TEARS

    Reports of the row over bridesmaid dresses first surfaced when it was reported Meghan had made Kate cry in the run-up to her and Harry’s wedding in May 2018.

    But in her Oprah Winfrey TV interview, Meghan, 39, denied that and claimed it was the other way round.

    She said “the reverse happened” and that Kate had apologised to her for making her cry.

    Meg added: “The narrative with Kate – which didn’t happen – was really, really difficult and something that. I think that’s when everything changed, really.”

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      2ND BOOK TO BE RELEASED AFTER QUEEN’S DEATH

      The second of the books is due out only after the Queen has died, the Daily Mail reported.

      Industry insiders reportedly said the "tell-all" premise of Harry's memoir was just the "tip of the iceberg".

      Two publishers reportedly flew out from London to Harry's home in California and took part in an 'auction' for the rights to his book.

      A source told the Mail: "He conducted negotiations – he had a very 'take it or leave it' attitude.

      "Those involved were actually very shocked by his approach, which was to look at them coldly and state his demands: $25million."

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE ‘VICIOUS, CRUEL & SELF-SERVING’ FOR DOING OPRAH WINFREY CHAT

      Prince Charles' biographer has blasted Harry and Meghan for being "vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving".

      Jonathan Dimbleby said the couple did "great damage" to the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family during their tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey.

      Speaking at the Buxton International Festival in Derbyshire this week, the veteran broadcaster, 76, said, as reported by the Daily Mail: "I think that the interview was a very great shame.

      "I think it did great damage of a kind that was undeserved to the royal household and specifically to the Queen and her family."

      The bombshell broadcast saw Harry say there was "a lot of hurt" between him and his father and that Charles had stopped taking his calls.

      He also alleged he was cut off financially after Megxit.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      PRINCESS EUGENIE & BEATRICE ‘STUNNED’ BY PRINCE HARRY’S TELL-ALL BOOK

      Harry, 36, is set to publish his explosive memoir which he vowed will examine the "highs and lows" of his extraordinary life.

      Members of the Royal Family are now waiting to see what the duke will write about them.

      A senior royal reportedly told the Daily Mail: "The emotional turmoil as they wait over a year for publication is going to be torturous.

      "What's really telling is even the relatives he remains closest to, like princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, are stunned by what he's up to."

      Eugenie has long been close with her first cousin and is said to have played a key role in Harry meeting his wife Meghan Markle.

      Eugenie is believed to be the only member of the Royal Family to have maintained a special relationship with the Sussexes since they moved to Los Angeles.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      PRINCE HARRY’S REMAINING BELONGINGS TAKEN FROM FROGMORE COTTAGE IN LATEST SIGN HE’S QUIT UK FOR GOOD

      Windsor Castle staff stripped his and wife Meghan’s living quarters and bedroom after he flew back to California following the unveiling of Princess Di’s statue on July 1.

      It is not known who ordered his belongings, said to include framed pictures, to be boxed up and left at the nearby castle.

      But it has sparked claims Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, may never return to Frogmore and will hand the luxury cottage back when the rental deal runs out next April.

      Royal sources say it is “impossible to conceive” the couple will return for next year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee after Harry agreed to pen a tell-all memoir.

      His cousin Eugenie now has the run of the cottage with her husband Jack and son August.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      CHANGING OF THE GUARD RETURNS TO WINDSOR CASTLE

      The Changing of the Guard ceremony has been performed at Windsor Castle for the first time since the pandemic began.

      The 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were given the honour of staging the event at the Queen’s Berkshire home in their familiar scarlet tunics and iconic bearskins.

      Second Lieutenant Henry Turnbull, Captain of the New Guard at Windsor Castle, said the pandemic meant he was taking part in his first Changing of the Guard and the experience had been “really special”.

      The officer, who is Platoon Commander Inkerman Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards and on a gap-year commission in the Army, added: “The guardsmen have been working really, really hard over the past few weeks to prepare for this special occasion – lots of bits of kit to prepare.

      “And to take part in the first Ceremonial Guard Mount is really, really special, especially to have crowds back today with restrictions being lifted makes it extra special, nothing compares to marching up the street out in Windsor.”

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      WATCH MEGHAN MARKLE ADMIT SHE WANTED TO BE A ‘LONDON GIRL’ AND LOVES ‘LONDON MEN’ IN UNEARTHED VID

      MEGHAN Markle gushes about wanting to be a “London girl” and loves “London men” in an unearthed video.

      The Duchess of Sussex opened up to her ex-pal Lizzie Cundy at a red carpet event – and made no secret of her interest in staying in the UK.

      In the unseen footage, Meghan can be heard saying: “I’ve had the best time in London, fans are amazing

      “It is very cold but the people are so warm as cheesy as that sounds, I was joking that I’ve never been called ‘love’ or ‘darling’ more in my life it makes me want to stick around for a while.”

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      PRINCE HARRY SIGNS £29M BOOK DEAL (CONTINUED…)

      Two publishers reportedly flew out from London to Harry’s home in California and took part in an ‘auction’ for the rights to his book.

      A source told the Mail: “He conducted negotiations – he had a very ‘take it or leave it’ attitude.

      “His starting price was $25m (£18m) and the final figure was way north of that, possibly as much as $35 to 40m (£25-29m).

      “Those involved were actually very shocked by his approach, which was to look at them coldly and state his demands: $25million.”

      Harry’s wife Meghan Markle, 39, is also set to write a “wellness” guide as part of the contract with the publisher.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      PRINCE HARRY SIGNS FOUR BOOK DEAL THAT MAY BE WORTH UP TO £29MILLION

      PRINCE Harry has signed a four-book deal that may be worth up to £29million – with the second to be released after the Queen’s death.

      Harry, 36, is set to publish his explosive memoir which he vowed will examine the “highs and lows” of his extraordinary life – out during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

      His lucrative deal – worth up to a potential £29million – with publishers Penguin Random House involves four books.

      The second of those books is due out only after the Queen has died, the Daily Mail reported.

      Industry insiders reportedly said the “tell-all” premise of Harry’s memoir was just the “tip of the iceberg”.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      THE SUN SAYS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE GEORGE

      IN 2013 The Sun did something we’d never done before and will never do again.

      When Prince George, our future King, was born we changed our title and “The Son” shone on next day’s news-stands.

      Eight years later, the Royals’ popularity — thanks chiefly to Kate, Wills and their kids — is as strong as ever.

      So, to Britain’s No1 son, a very happy 8th birthday from Britain’s No1 Sun

    • Harvey Lindsay

      HOW IS MEGHAN’S BOOK THE BENCH DOING ON AMAZON?

      On Amazon, the 40-page tome appears to have been benched by parents and languishes at 128,461 in Kindle’s ranking of books available to download for e-readers.

      In other niche categories, The Bench comes 50th in “Children’s eBooks on Values” and 107 in “Children’s People & Places Books”.

      The most recent Amazon review from a former teacher in the UK branded the book “a vanity project by the Duchess” that “strangely represents” Prince Harry and her son Archie’s relationship.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      HOW IS MEGHAN’S BOOK THE BENCH DOING ON AMAZON?

      On Amazon, the 40-page tome appears to have been benched by parents and languishes at 128,461 in Kindle’s ranking of books available to download for e-readers.

      In other niche categories, The Bench comes 50th in “Children’s eBooks on Values” and 107 in “Children’s People & Places Books”.

      The most recent Amazon review from a former teacher in the UK branded the book “a vanity project by the Duchess” that “strangely represents” Prince Harry and her son Archie’s relationship.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      GRINNING PRINCE GEORGE CELEBRATES 8TH BIRTHDAY IN SNAP TAKEN BY MUM KATE MIDDLETON

      GRINNING Prince George looks great as he celebrates turning eight in a snap by mum Kate – including a touching nod to grandfather Philip.

      The Duchess of Cambridge pictured him sitting on her and William’s Land Rover ahead of his big day.

      George wore a blue and orange striped T-shirt, blue shorts and a huge smile while sitting on the car – an off-road vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.

    • 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.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      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.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MODEL LIZZIE REVEALED HOW MUCH MEGHAN LOVED LONDON

      It comes after model Lizzie revealed just how much Meghan was enamoured with the city.

      Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said:"We have a clip of her saying: "I want to be a London girl, I love London men and I love everything to do with London.

      "I was asked to look after Meghan when she came over here. She wanted to meet someone."

      However, she claimed she had been "dropped" by Meghan after her star began to rise.

      Cundy first met Meghan after being asked to accompany her to a charity dinner in 2013.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      WATCH MEGHAN MARKLE ADMIT SHE WANTED TO BE A ‘LONDON GIRL’ AND LOVES ‘LONDON MEN’ IN UNEARTHED VID

      MEGHAN Markle gushes about wanting to be a "London girl" and loves "London men" in an unearthed video.

      The Duchess of Sussex opened up to her ex-pal Lizzie Cundy at a red carpet event – and made no secret of her interest in staying in the UK.

      In the unseen footage, Meghan can be heard saying: "I’ve had the best time in London, fans are amazing

      "It is very cold but the people are so warm as cheesy as that sounds, I was joking that I’ve never been called ‘love’ or ‘darling’ more in my life it makes me want to stick around for a while."

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