Meghan Markle latest news: Prince Harry & Meg 'have a sheer nerve for asking to meet Queen' after Xmas snub last year

MEGHAN Markle & Prince Harry have "sheer nerve" for requesting to meet with the Queen after spurning Xmas twice, a royal source says.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly keen to visit the Queen in the coming months to introduce their daughter Lilibet to her great-grandmother.

It comes after the couple's invitation to a Royal Christmas is still in discussions after they spurned previous invites.

A source said: “Harry and Meghan have made this offer but a lot of people are shocked by the sheer nerve of it. They may genuinely want to see the Queen but it’s breathtaking given what they’ve put her through this year."

The Sussexes did not attend Christmas last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.And in 2019, they spent Christmas in Canada instead of with the Royal Family.   

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  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    PRINCE CHARLES DENIES BACKING OFFER TO HELP SAUDI BILLIONAIRE GET KNIGHTHOOD AND BRITISH CITIZENSHIP

    The Prince of Wales is coming under increasing pressure amid calls for a police investigation into claims made against his charity and his most trusted aide.

    Michael Fawcett, 58, has temporarily stepped down after a leaked letter showed he was "willing and happy" to help a Saudi donor get a knighthood and British citizenship.

    It came after Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz had coughed up £1.5million for Charles's charities.

    Further leaked emails yesterday said to be from Mahfouz's paid advisor William Bortrick claim Charles was supportive of the offer of citizenship.

    A spokesman for the Prince of Wales said Bortrick has never worked for the prince.

    The spokesman said: "The Prince of Wales has no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of donation to the charities and fully supports the investigation now underway by The Prince's Foundation."

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY CLASH OVER MEGHAN MARKLE’S ‘HORRIFIC RACIST BULLYING’ IN SHOCKING SCENES FROM NEW ROYAL DRAMA

    The scenes are part of the third Lifetime TV movie; Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, and sees British actor Jordan Dean and American actress Sydney Morton take over the roles of Harry and Meghan.

    Harry is seen confronting his older brother and heir to the throne and accusing him of not speaking out on racism.

    The brothers are seen arguing in the gardens of Kensington Palace, with William telling his younger sibling: "What causes problems isn't colour, it's culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal."

    But Harry furiously replies: "You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism.  

    "As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying."

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    QUEEN’S ‘FAVOURITE GRANDKID IS LOUISE – NOT WILL OR HARRY’ SAYS EXPERT

    The 17-year-old daughter of Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is said to be “adored” by the 95-year-old monarch. 

    Royal author Phil Dampier told Fabulous: “Lady Louise is definitely a favourite of the Queen and I can see her having an important role in the royal family in the future.

    “Her Majesty sees a lot of Edward and Sophie and their children at Windsor Castle as they live nearby at Bagshot Park.

    “The Queen is very close to her mother Sophie and of course there has always been a bond between them because Sophie nearly died giving birth and Louise has had her eye condition to cope with.

    “But she has grown into a lovely and intelligent young woman and the Queen adores her.”

    Phil said that Her Majesty may even be closer to Lady Louise than she is to William, Harry, Eugenie and Beatrice.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

    But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”.

    And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: WHAT DID HARRY SAY IN THE OPRAH INTERVIEW?

    Harry also made a series of claims that have since been questioned.

    He described to Oprah the moment he took Archie for a bike ride in California, and said he was unable to enjoy that as a child.

    However, on at least two occasions in Scilly Isles and and Sandringham while still a child, he was photographed riding behind his dad, just like Archie.

    He also said he was “literally cut off financially” by the Royal Family.

    This is disputed by Clarence House and Prince Charles. who has funded Harry and Meghan.

    He also benefited from millions left by Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN CUTS HIS HEAD AS HE SMASHES INTO A WINDOW SAYING PRINCE HARRY WAS ‘SMIRKING’ AT HIM

    PIERS Morgan has told of the moment he cut his head trying to leave the GQ Awards this week.

    The 56-year-old former Good Morning Britain host explained he was left in "agony" after clattering into a window. He added that he turned to see an image of Prince Harry, who he has long criticised, on a nearby screen looking as if he were "smirking" at him.

    Writing in his Mail on Sunday column he said he was feeling a "rush of exhilaration" in the wake of being cleared by Ofcom for criticising the Prince's wife Meghan Markle.

    He wrote: "Then, as I reached the exit, still staring proudly at my phone, I walked straight into a large plate-glass window, banging my head so hard and loudly against it that concerned security guards rushed over to check I was OK.

    "I reeled back in agony, semi-concussed and with a cut opening above my right eye, only to see Harry’s massive head filling a nearby screen. He was smirking right at me."

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYAL NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED LAST WEEK:

    • Piers Morgan hails ‘watershed moment’ for free speech over Meghan Markle GMB row & insists: ‘I still don’t believe her’
    • Piers Morgan WON’T appear on Good Morning Britain today but sends his wife Celia Walden instead – to promote her book
    • The presenter brands Meghan a ‘whiny fork-tongued actress’ and ‘demonstrable liar’ after Ofcom win
    • Piers asks ‘Do I get my job back?’ over ‘Princess Pinocchio’ Meghan Markle’s ‘chilling’ attack on free speech
    • Meghan will be ‘absolutely livid’ as Piers wins Ofcom ruling over ‘liar’ blast and ‘will speak to lawyers’
    • Piers’ ex-GMB colleague Susanna Reid breaks her silence on his Ofcom win over Meghan

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL MAKE A MOVIE AS THEY ‘AIM HIGH’ IN LA, PAL OMID SCOBIE HINTS

    Scobie revealed on the Royally Obsessed podcast: “I had a very interesting conversation with some executives at Netflix recently. I was trying my best to get a little bit on the Sussexes.

    “All that was said to me was ‘oh man, you don’t even know the half of what they’re working on. They are aiming so high’.

    “So I think the one thing that may surprise us at one point – and I don’t know when this will be – and this is just my own guess really… I think this is when we’re going to hear some sort of movie announcement.”

    MEGHAN URGED TO STICK TO ‘HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP’ AS ‘SERIOUS PEOPLE’ WILL NOT LISTEN TO DUCHESS

    A former US/UK relations adviser and Senior Fellow of the Bow Group think tank Lee Cohen has suggested Meghan Markle should steer clear from important world issues.

    He said that “serious people” care little for what she has to say, urging her to stick to “Hollywood gossip”.

    Mr Cohen went on to say: “I have not seen any reaction from military personnel, why would serious people even tune in to what Ms Markle has to say on this or any issue except Hollywood gossip?

    “Interestingly, the Sussexes were careful to avoid mention of embattled Biden, whom they have always lined up behind.

    “I recall that the Biden White House was quick to praise the Sussexes for their ‘courage’ opening up about their mental health issues through the Oprah interview.

    “Now that Biden has earned the world’s scorn for his Afghanistan catastrophe, the Sussexes’ cosiness with the failed leader is less desirable.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      HARRY AND MEGHAN’S POPULARITY WITH BRITS PLUNGES TO RECORD LOW, DAMNING POLL REVEALS

      According to a YouGov survey, only 26 per cent of Brits “favour” Meghan while 65 per cent dislike her, bringing her net approval rating to -39 per cent.

      For Harry, just 34 per cent say they like him compared to 59 per cent who don’t, taking the prince’s net favourability rating to -25 per cent.

      Harry’s rating has tumbled 25 points since April, while Meghan’s fell nine points during the same span of time.

      Pensioners were the harshest, with just 13 to 18 per cent of over 65s saying they approved of the couple.

      But Harry and Meghan can rejoice in one fact: that Prince Andrew has by far the lowest approval rating of any royal in the survey.

    • Joseph Gamp

      OMID SCOBIE SAID ROYAL ‘FAMILY FRACTURES’ ARE FAR FROM FIXED

      In an interview on This Morning – which coincided with the news that Piers Morgan was cleared by Ofcom over comments he made about Meghan Markle – Scobie said the “family fractures” were far from fixed.

      “I wish there was a.. you know, we have all experienced family squabbles and so on, but there is always a senior member of the family who clips you round the ear and pulls you all together and says ‘talk!’.

      “And I haven’t heard that from any source connected to the family that there has been someone who has played that role.

      “I’m sure if Diana was here today, that’s exactly what she would do. But I’ve certainly not heard that from any of the others.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      QUEEN’S ‘FAVOURITE GRANDKID IS LOUISE – NOT WILL OR HARRY’ – AS SHE OFFERS FRESH BLOOD TO ‘CREAKING’ ROYALS, SAYS EXPERT

      THE Queen’s favourite grandchild is Lady Louise Windsor, not Prince William or Prince Harry, claims a royal expert. 

      The 17-year-old daughter of Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is said to be “adored” by the 95-year-old monarch. 

      Royal author Phil Dampier told Fabulous: “Lady Louise is definitely a favourite of the Queen and I can see her having an important role in the royal family in the future.

      “Her Majesty sees a lot of Edward and Sophie and their children at Windsor Castle as they live nearby at Bagshot Park. The Queen is very close to her mother Sophie and of course there has always been a bond between them because Sophie nearly died giving birth and Louise has had her eye condition to cope with.

      “But she has grown into a lovely and intelligent young woman and the Queen adores her.”

      Credit: Getty – Contributor
    • Joseph Gamp

      PRINCE HARRY CLASHES WITH CHARLES IN NEW US FILM

      The film also sees Harry arguing with his father, Prince Charles, after he refuses to meet with his son to discuss his concerns.

      The drama – which was broadcast in the US on Monday – explores the “real details” behind the decision that eventually drove the couple to leave their royal life behind.

      The two previous films were Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.

      In another shocking scene, Meghan is seen on the ground dying in an overturned car after a crash with paparazzi all around her.

      The moment echoes the real life death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, but in the film, the horrifying scene turns out to be a nightmare as Harry wakes up and is relieved to see his wife and son are OK.

    • Joseph Gamp

      PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY CLASH OVER MEGHAN MARKLE’S ‘HORRIFIC RACIST BULLYING’ IN SHOCKING SCENES FROM NEW ROYAL DRAMA

      PRINCE William and Harry clash over Meghan Markle’s ‘horrific racist bullying’ in shocking scenes from a new royal drama.

      The scenes are part of the third Lifetime TV movie; Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, and sees British actor Jordan Dean and American actress Sydney Morton take over the roles of Harry and Meghan.

      Harry is seen confronting his older brother and heir to the throne and accusing him of not speaking out on racism.

      The brothers are seen arguing in the gardens of Kensington Palace, with William telling his younger sibling: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”

      But Harry furiously replies: “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism. As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”

      At one point William is also seen discussing Harry’s son Archie’s skin colour, telling his brother: “For the last time I agree diversity in the family is a good thing.”

      Credit: TNI Press
    • Joseph Gamp

      EXPLAINED: WHAT DID HARRY SAY IN THE OPRAH INTERVIEW?

      Harry also made a series of claims that have since been questioned.

      He described to Oprah the moment he took Archie for a bike ride in California, and said he was unable to enjoy that as a child.

      However, on at least two occasions in Scilly Isles and and Sandringham while still a child, he was photographed riding behind his dad, just like Archie.

      He also said he was “literally cut off financially” by the Royal Family.

      This is disputed by Clarence House and Prince Charles. who has funded Harry and Meghan.

      He also benefited from millions left by Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

    • Joseph Gamp

      KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

      PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

      The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

      The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

      But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”.

      And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

    • Joseph Gamp

      MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

      Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

      Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

      Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

      Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

      In newly released legal papers, it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent more than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was charged to a company credit card, the Mail on Sunday reports.

      Court documents also claim that Ms Ralph spent more than £300 of company cash on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and £130 on an eyelash treatment.
      It has also been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 salary was “extremely low” for someone in her position.

    • Joseph Gamp

      PRINCE HARRY WILL TARGET CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES IN HIS £29M MEMOIR AND MAY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’, PAUL BURRELL CLAIMS

      Paul Burrell says the Duke is “set to reveal any Camilla secrets” as he dishes the dirt in his memoir, due to be released in 2022.

      The 36-year-old royal won’t hold back on the woman who cooly “stepped into Diana’s shoes” after her death, because his publishers “want their money’s worth,” according to Burrell.

      But it could only exacerbate the ongoing Royal family feud as he believes Prince Charles will be “livid” if he tarnishes the Duchess of Cornwall.

      The 63-year-old told Closer magazine: “The publisher, Penguin, will no doubt want their money’s worth in this book deal. That means they won’t want vagueness – they’ll want names and specifics.”

      He hinted that Harry “could very well name” the much-discussed racist family member who raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin could be before he was born.

      Meghan made the shocking revelation during her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, but refused to identify the individual as it would be “very damaging to them”

    • Joseph Gamp

      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL MAKE A MOVIE AS THEY ‘AIM HIGH’ IN LA, PAL OMID SCOBIE HINTS

      Scobie revealed on the Royally Obsessed podcast: “I had a very interesting conversation with some executives at Netflix recently. I was trying my best to get a little bit on the Sussexes.

      “All that was said to me was ‘oh man, you don’t even know the half of what they’re working on. They are aiming so high’.

      “So I think the one thing that may surprise us at one point – and I don’t know when this will be – and this is just my own guess really… I think this is when we’re going to hear some sort of movie announcement.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      KATE MIDDLETON ONCE POPPED INTO A PUB WITH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE FOR A VERY RELATABLE REASON

      Stunned pub goers watched Prince William‘s wife and daughter pull up in a Range Rover, to use the facilities.

      Kate and Charlotte, then three, are said to have walked hand-in-hand into The Phoenix in Stockwell, South London, as they popped in for a wee.

      When it happened, in December 2018, pub local Maggie McKinney told the Mail Online: “The little kiddie just trotted in with her mum, went to the toilet and then trotted out.

      “They could not have been in the pub for more than ten minutes.

      “They seem very nice, totally normal. Princess Kate was holding her daughter’s hand. Princess Charlotte was just any other little girl.”

      It was reported a staff member came in ahead of the Royals, to ask if they could use the loo.

    • Joseph Gamp

      OMID SCOBIE SAID ROYAL ‘FAMILY FRACTURES’ ARE FAR FROM FIXED

      In an interview on This Morning – which coincided with the news that Piers Morgan was cleared by Ofcom over comments he made about Meghan Markle – Scobie said the “family fractures” were far from fixed.

      “I wish there was a.. you know, we have all experienced family squabbles and so on, but there is always a senior member of the family who clips you round the ear and pulls you all together and says ‘talk!’.

      “And I haven’t heard that from any source connected to the family that there has been someone who has played that role.

      “I’m sure if Diana was here today, that’s exactly what she would do. But I’ve certainly not heard that from any of the others.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      PRINCE WILLIAM IS PORTRAYED AS VILLAIN FOR ‘REFUSING TO SPEAK OUT ON RACISM’ IN CONTROVERSIAL NEW TV FILM ESCAPING THE PALACE

      Harry&Meghan: Escaping the Palace will dramatise the Sussex’s ‘escape’ from the Royal Family after the birth of their son Archie.

      The film will portray Prince William as the villain and will show him lecturing his older brother from not speaking out on racism.

      Images show Prince Harry (played by Jordan Dean) and Prince William (played by Jordan Whalen) arguing in a Kensington Palace garden.

      William tells Harry: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”

      “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism. As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      PIERS MORGAN AND MEGHAN MARKLE FEUD EXPLAINED: WHAT’S HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM?

      The controversial TV personality is now celebrating after Ofcom ruled he wasn’t in the wrong over comments about Meg on GMB that forced him to quit the show.

      The pair first got in contact after he followed her on Twitter and she messaged him saying she was a fan of his.

      The pair messaged for a while, and when Meghan visited the UK to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon they met for a drink.

      Piers later revealed: “We had two hours in the pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis and pints – we got on brilliantly.

      “Then I put her in a cab, and it turns out it was the cab that took her to a party where she met Prince Harry.

    • Joseph Gamp

      MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

      Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

      Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

      Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

      Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

      In newly released legal papers, it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent more than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was charged to a company credit card, the Mail on Sunday reports.

      Court documents also claim that Ms Ralph spent more than £300 of company cash on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and £130 on an eyelash treatment.
      It has also been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 salary was “extremely low” for someone in her position.

    • Joseph Gamp

      THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP

      According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.

      The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.

      She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.

      Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.

      “He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.

      “He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”

      Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.

      “The Queen had to sort of temper that, that enthusiasm to change things.”

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