Royal Family news – Utter HUMILIATION for Meghan and Harry 'as Barack & Michelle Obama choose Team Queen over Sussexes'

BARACK and Michelle Obama aren't fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's treatment of their families, an expert has claimed.

In what many have perceived as an A-list snub, neither the Duke nor Duchess of Sussex made an appearance at the former US President's 60th birthday party over the weekend.

It wasn't as if the affair was low-key as guests at the Obamas £12 million Massachusetts mansion included Jay-Z, Beyonce, Tom Hanks, Stephen Spielberg and George Clooney – so the Sussexes no show sparked interest.

Although it is unclear whether Harry and Meghan weren't invited or simply didn't want to attend, royal expert Camilla Tominey suggested the Obamas may not be keen on the Sussexes relentless attacks on their families.

She wrote in the Telegraph that Meghan and Harry's recent sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey may have isolated the couple

"It arguably will not have gone down particularly well with a couple that have always put 'family first' to see Harry and Meghan being so openly critical of their Royal relatives during their Oprah interview," she added.

Read our Royal Family blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    MEGHAN MARKLE NEVER INTENDED TO STAY IN THE ROYAL FAMILY (CONTINUED…)

    Meghan never intended to stay in the royal family and her recent claims are an ‘excuse to justify what she’s done’, according to a royal expert.

    The Duchess of Sussex stepped down as a senior royal in March 2020 and later accused the royal family of “racism” and spreading “falsehoods”, in her Oprah Winfrey chat. 

    Royal author Phil Dampier, who wrote Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words, told Fabulous that Meghan’s accusations are an “excuse” for them leaving.

    He said: “I don’t buy this that they didn’t help to protect Meghan and I don’t buy she was driven out by racism. 

    “I don’t think her heart was really in it.”

    Read more here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘WANTED TO BE A BRAND’ WHEN SHE QUIT ROYAL FAMILY, EXPERT CLAIMS

    The couple sensationally quit as senior royals early last year and claimed that they would “work to become financially independent”.

    Using Megxit to it’s fullest potential, Meg and Harry though they “have got to be brand”. However, after being told by the Place that they could not bag on the Sussex Royal name for their fame, Royal author Tom Quinn, claims this caused an “unholy scrap”.

    “They wanted to be Sussex Royal. Again this is an American culture thing coming in via Meghan.

    “She, having crossed the Atlantic, began to think ‘we have got to be a brand’.

    “That terrible word that the Royal family would always think ‘they’re talking about brands, it’s awful!’”

    Tom added: “It was the Royal family again saying to them… ‘You can’t just carry on with the titles you had when you were working members of the royal family.’”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    KATE MIDDLETON AND PRINCE WILLIAM’S BALMORAL HOLIDAY ‘SPOILED’ BECAUSE OF PRINCE HARRY

    Royal expert Daniela Elser says the couples trip to Balmoral this year will be “unlike any other William and Kate have taken before”.

    Speaking to news.com.au, Daniela has said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s annual Scottish break is “shaping up to be a pretty rotten one”.

    Not only will the whole family feel the sadness of Prince Philip’s absence, but the ongoing rift between Harry, Meghan and the royals could hang over the trip.

    She also said Kate could find the trip particularly stressful: “Given all of this, how can anyone, let alone a future Queen with three small children and an ever-growing workload, truly relax or recharge?”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    THE QUEEN RAGES ‘WHAT THE F**K IS GOING ON WITH HARRY?!’ IN OUTRAGEOUS SCENE FROM HBO’S THE PRINCE

    THE Queen raged “what the f***k is wrong with Harry?!” in an outrageous clip from HBO’s The Prince.

    The satirical cartoon hit headlines for it’s controversial comedy focusing on the Royal family.

    Read more here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ARE THE ‘BEST THING’ TO HAPPEN TO THE MONARCHY

    Kent Gavin developed a close bond with Princess Diana when he worked as a photographer for the royal family. He was also the photographer for Prince William’s christening. 

    Gavin has since said that William and Kates’s recent approach to royal life can help the monarchy continue to thrive despite Harry and Markle’s step back.

    He said: “It’s the best thing the royal family could have”. Continuing, he’s also mentioned the monarchy “is in good hands with those two, and the little ones as well.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    BEATRICE, EUGENIE, WILLIAM AND KATE LIKELY TO VISIT QUEEN THIS SUMMER IN BALMORAL

    Princes Andrew and Edward are expected to lead the gathering four months after their dad died.

    Other likely visitors include pregnant Princess Beatrice and sister Eugenie, with William and Kate bringing their three children later this month.

    Mike and Zara Tindall are also expected to come and stay.

    The Queen last month visited Sandringham for the first time since her husband’s death in April.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    IN PICTURES: THE QUEEN BEAMS AS SHE ARRIVES AT BALMORAL CASTLE

    Her Majesty rocked a smart pink coat with matching hat as she received an official welcome in a small ceremony outside the Scottish castle gates.

    The 95-year-old is hosting her first family party since the pandemic began – but it will miss “Master of the BBQ” Philip.

    Credit: Rex
  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    KATE MIDDLETON AND PRINCE WILLIAM’S BALMORAL HOLIDAY ‘SPOILED’ BECAUSE OF PRINCE HARRY

    Royal expert Daniela Elser says the couples trip to Balmoral this year will be “unlike any other William and Kate have taken before”.

    Speaking to news.com.au, Daniela has said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s annual Scottish break is “shaping up to be a pretty rotten one”.

    Not only will the whole family feel the sadness of Prince Philip’s absence, but the ongoing rift between Harry, Meghan and the royals could hang over the trip.

    She also said Kate could find the trip particularly stressful: “Given all of this, how can anyone, let alone a future Queen with three small children and an ever-growing workload, truly relax or recharge?”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    WHAT HAS COURTNEY LOVE SAID ABOUT PRINCE ANDREW?

    Courtney Love has alleged Prince Andrew once tried to seduce her — amid claims that they were introduced through paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

    The royal turned up at the star’s house at 1am “looking for sex”, shortly after being introduced to the disgraced financier.

    While they did not sleep together, Courtney — widow of Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain — has told friends Andrew was “very flirtatious”.
    The 55-year-old singer was among those recently named in Epstein’s infamous black book.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    QUEEN BEAMS AS SHE ARRIVES AT BALMORAL CASTLE TO CONTINUE SUMMER HOLS FOR FIRST TIME WITHOUT PHILIP

    Rocking a pink coat, Her Majesty was all smiles today as she arrived at Balmoral today to continue her summer holidays for the first time without Prince Philip.

    Looking content to be back at her and Phil’s “happy place”, the monarch expected to stay at the 50,000 acre property until early October.

    Despite the sadness of Philip’s passing, a Balmoral source said: “The Queen just wants to crack on. She is itching to get back to normal like everyone else.

    “The family barbecues are back on the agenda even without Philip there for the first time.”

    Read the full article here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HEIRY CLEVER: HOW DID THE ROYALS FAIR IN THEIR A-LEVELS?

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: WHO IS MEGHAN’S HALF-BROTHER THOMAS MARKLE JR?

    Thomas Markle Jr shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry. He lives in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter.

    Thomas was arrested on January 12, 2017, in Oregon for allegedly holding a gun to a woman’s head during a drunken argument.

    He was later charged with menacing, pointing a firearm at another person and unlawful use of a weapon.

    Thomas Jr was also not invited to the wedding in 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Speaking about it, father-of-two Thomas told The Mirror: “I’m not bitter, just baffled. It’s hurtful given how close we once were.”

    Read more about Thomas here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BROTHER THOMAS JR DISHES THE DIRT

    Meghan Markle’s brother said he warned Prince Harry his “shallow” sister will “ruin your life” in an explosive preview for Big Brother VIP.

    Ahead of his entrance to the star-studded Australian reality show, which started yesterday, he boasted: “I’m Meghan Markle’s brother, I’m the biggest brother of them all.”

    He continued his introduction with another shocking statement, claiming: “I told Prince Harry, I think she’s going to ruin your life. She’s very shallow.”

    Meghan is bracing for fresh embarrassment and controversy as her outspoken older brother heads in the Aussie version of Celebrity Big Brother.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    ADVICE FOR ANDY

    Prince Andrew has been advised by the ex-lawyer of rapist Harvey Weinstein.

    The news emerged last night as sex accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre threatens to sue the royal.

    Blair Berk, 57, known for solving stars’ legal scrapes, was consulted by representatives of the Duke of York, 61, The Sun can reveal.

    She was hired by shamed film mogul Weinstein in 2017 before he was jailed for rape and sex assault following a string of #MeToo claims by film actresses.

    It is not known if she is still working on Andrew’s behalf.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘WANTED TO BE A BRAND’ WHEN SHE QUIT ROYAL FAMILY, EXPERT CLAIMS

    The couple sensationally quit as senior royals early last year and claimed that they would “work to become financially independent”.

    Using Megxit to it’s fullest potential, Meg and Harry though they “have got to be brand”. However, after being told by the Place that they could not bag on the Sussex Royal name for their fame, Royal author Tom Quinn, claims this caused an “unholy scrap”.

    “They wanted to be Sussex Royal. Again this is an American culture thing coming in via Meghan.

    “She, having crossed the Atlantic, began to think ‘we have got to be a brand’.

    “That terrible word that the Royal family would always think ‘they’re talking about brands, it’s awful!’”

    Tom added: “It was the Royal family again saying to them… ‘You can’t just carry on with the titles you had when you were working members of the royal family.’”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    ON THE BALL

    Prince Harry feared that juggling would be “weird” in Meghan Markle’s 40th birthday video, according to Melissa McCarthy.

    The Bridesmaid actress, 50, starred in the Duchess of Sussex’s 40×40 campaign, which was created to celebrate Meghan’s milestone birthday this month.

    During the video, the Duke of Sussex, 36, could be seen through the window comically juggling three balls in the garden of their Santa Barbara mansion.

    In the clip, Melissa could be seen laughing hysterically when she spotted Harry’s cameo in the background, as Meghan joked: “What the?”

    Melissa revealed that Harry confessed he thought he was going to “look weird” doing the circus act.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S INITIATIVE TO HELP WOMEN BACK INTO WORK IS A GREAT CAUSE, WRITES KAREN BRADY

    Sun exclusive comment piece

    Some people have been throwing shade on the fact that the Duchess of Sussex chose to celebrate her 40th birthday by announcing a new initiative. 

    The idea is to help women back into work after the coronavirus pandemic. 

    In the short film she released last week, Meghan asked Hollywood star Melissa McCarthy to help in launching her “40×40” campaign, along with several other famous, LA-based friends. 

    The duchess – who was looking wonderful and seen for the first time since the birth of Lilibet two months ago – said she wants people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to mentor women going back to work. 

    This is a great cause, because over two million women in the US and tens of millions around the world lost their jobs during the pandemic.

    Among those who have promised 40 minutes of their time to support a woman in their community are singer Adele, poet Amanda Gorman, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and fashion designer Stella McCartney – all of whom are friends of Meghan.

    Read more here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    KATE MIDDLETON AND PRINCE WILLIAM’S BALMORAL HOLIDAY ‘SPOILED’ BECAUSE OF PRINCE HARRY

    Royal expert Daniela Elser says the couples trip to Balmoral this year will be “unlike any other William and Kate have taken before”.

    Speaking to news.com.au, Daniela has said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s annual Scottish break is “shaping up to be a pretty rotten one”.

    Not only will the whole family feel the sadness of Prince Philip’s absence, but the ongoing rift between Harry, Meghan and the royals could hang over the trip.

    She also said Kate could find the trip particularly stressful: “Given all of this, how can anyone, let alone a future Queen with three small children and an ever-growing workload, truly relax or recharge?”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    MEGHAN MARKLE TO USE 40TH BIRTHDAY TO ‘BUILD BUSINESS EMPIRE’, SHOWBIZ AGENT PREDICTS

    After announcing her 40×40 scheme and with a series of projects and multi-million dollar business deals with the likes of Netflix and Spotify, it looks like The Duchess has no plans of stopping any time soon.

    Professor Jonathan Shalit, who has worked with stars such as Sir Elton John and Simon Cowell, told Closer magazine : “Meghan’s 40th will be the beginning of a huge decade for her – it’ll be the start of building her business empire.

    “Within five years, I see Meghan as one of the most important and in-demand people in Hollywood. She’ll have a raft of international awards for her filmmaking, humanitarian work and perhaps even Emmys or Oscars.”

    Credit: AFP

     

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    ANDREW SUED BY VIRGINIA GIUFFRE (CONTINUED…)

    According to reports the lawsuit is accusing Prince Andrew of sexual assault and “intentional” emotional distress. 

    Ms Giuffre is also seeking unknown amounts of compensation and punitive damages over the allegations. 

    The lawsuit also states:  “Twenty years ago, Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her. It is long past the time for him to be held to account.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    PRINCE ANDREW SUED BY EPSTEIN VICTIM VIRGINIA ROBERTS IN LAWSUIT ACCUSING HIM OF SEXUALLY ABUSING HER AS A TEENAGER

    VIRGINIA Roberts Giuffre has launched a legal battle against Prince Andrew accusing him of sexually abusing her at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion. 

    The 38-year-old is suing the Duke of York over allegations that he abused her once at the disgraced financiers Manhattan home and another location while she was under 18, according to court records. 

    Her lawsuit comes almost two years to the day that Epstein, 66, was found dead in a New York jail awaiting trial for conspiracy and child sex trafficking charges.

    Prince Andrew, 61, has always denied any allegations that he had sexual contact with Ms Giuffre or that he had any knowledge of Epstein’s wrongdoing.

    Her lawsuit also come just days before the expiration date of a New York state law which allows alleged victims of sexual abuse as kids to file civil claims that could be blocked by the statue of limitations. 

    Giuffre’s lawyers, Davide Boies told ABC News: “If she doesn’t do it now, she would be allowing him to escape any accountability for his actions. “And Virginia is committed to trying to avoid situations where rich and powerful people escape any accountability for their actions.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HARRY’S BOOK SO FAR

    Prince Harry appears to have sent shockwaves through the Royal Family with the news he is writing a tell-all book about his life.

    He claimed in a statement the account of his life would be “accurate and wholly truthful”.

    No exact date has yet been given but it is timed for release in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    A first draft is nearly completed, with a likely publication at the end of 2022.

    Read more here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON HAVE SECRET THIRD HOME – AND IT’S VERY PRIVATE

    Tam-Na-Ghar cottage was a gift to Prince William from his late great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, shortly before her death in 2002.

    Wills and Kate now enjoy the three-bedroom cottage with their children which sits on the 50,000-acre Balmoral estate. However, is so private that no photos are thought to exist of it.

    According to Hello! Magazine, the Cambridges used the cottage as a retreat during their uni days at St Andrews.

    There are 150 buildings in total on the Balmoral estate, including the main house – Balmoral Castle – another which is owned by Prince Charles. Today, the Queen returned to Balmoral.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    OBAMA SHUNS MEGHAN AND HARRY IN EMBARRASSING BIRTHDAY SNUB

    According to a royal expert, Meghan and Harry were snubbed by Barack Obama after leaving them out of his 60th birthday party list. Apparently, it is because they are not “in the same league as other A-list celebrities.”

    Dickie Arbiter, a royal expert and former press spokesman for the Queen, said: “it is not a surprise at all. There was speculation they would be invited but I don’t think they were ever even on the list.”

    He continued to say: “The Obamas have invited not just A-listers but the double A-listers.

    “You are talking about Oprah Winfrey, the Clooneys, and Rihanna.

    “Meghan and Harry are just not in that same league of celebrity. They are not double A-listers.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    WATCH: VIRGINIA GIUFFRE BRINGS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST DUKE OF YORK OVER ALLEGED ABUSE

    Virginia Giuffre brings legal action against Duke of York over alleged abuse

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