Meghan Markle latest news: Meg and Harry's invitation to a Royal Christmas 'still being discussed' despite 2019 snub

Meghan Markle latest news: Meg and Harry's invitation to a Royal Christmas 'still being discussed' despite 2019 snub

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's invitation to a Royal Christmas is still be discussed after the couple spurned previous invites.

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.

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.   

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    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."

  • Milica Cosic

    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.

    “The next night they had a solo dinner and that was the last I ever heard from Meghan Markle. I never heard from her again – Meghan Markle ghosted me.”

  • Milica Cosic

    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."

    The fall out is watched by worried Kate (played by Laura Mitchell) and Meghan (played by Sydney Morton).

  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

  • Milica Cosic

    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.

    Read more here.

  • Milica Cosic

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER’ TO GET THE LAST WORD & SPEAK OUT AFTER PIERS MORGAN OFCOM VICTORY, EXPERT SAYS

    This is a Sun exclusive.

    Furious Meghan Markle is said to be”more determined than ever,” to get the last word and speak out after Piers Morgan’s Ofcom victory.

    This will make the divide “even deeper” between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, according to an expert.

    Speaking about Meghan’s next move, writer and broadcaster Adam Helliker told The Sun Online: “I think she’s going to feel more determined and it will up her game so to speak. 

    “She will convince all her followers that this is how Britain operates. I think she will see it as yet another method of protecting the Royal Family.

    “And it just kind of – the divide is getting ever deeper. And the longer it goes on, the rift, you just wonder, how on earth can they ever come back from that?

    “They will up their game in terms of putting out more statements, being more independent and just pushing away even further.”

    Read more.

  • Milica Cosic

    PIERS MORGAN WON’T RETURN TO GOOD MORNING BRITAIN BECAUSE HE PLANS TO GO ‘GLOBAL’ WITH ‘BIG PROJECT’

    The former ITV show host sensationally quit on air in March after criticising the Duchess of Sussex over her Oprah interview.

    He celebrated on Wednesday after Ofcom confirmed he was within his rights to give his opinions on Meghan Markle.

    The media watchdog made a landmark ruling that cleared him this week, with some ITV staff expecting him to return.

    The hit show has seen their ratings plummet since his departure, with viewers missing his on screen back and forth with co-host Susanna Reid.

    But sources have claimed that there are no current plans to bring him back, with the presenter, 56, saying he will not return.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I put that post on social media asking if I’d get my job back to prove a point.

    "I wouldn’t go back, not without a public apology and I’m not going to
    get one.

    “I’ve got much bigger things coming up. The future is exciting. The next project is global, it’s big.

    “I can’t say what but people are going to hear about it within the next few weeks.”

  • Milica Cosic

    QUEEN’S SECRET DEATH PLANS LEAKED

    The top-secret document was handed to a political website in a shocking breach.

    And aides are now tracking the person responsible after the plans made headlines around the world.

    Such details are meant to remain private and embargoed – as they were when the Duke of Edinburgh died in April.

  • Milica Cosic

    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.”

  • Milica Cosic

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘PROUD’ OF THEIR NEW LIFE IN AMERICA

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be proud of their new life in America despite a “difficult” few years.

    In a new epilogue of the book Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reported to have no regrets about their decision to quit royal life.

    The Royal Family was hurled into crisis mode when the couple quit the Firm last year and the Queen was forced to publicly respond to claims made in their bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Town & Country reports that in an updated chapter of Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand say “as difficult as recent years have been, neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made”.

  • Milica Cosic

    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 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.”

    PRINCE HARRY HAD ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH THE QUEEN, BOOK REVEALS

    Following Prince Philip’s funeral, the new tell-all Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom reveals Harry and The Queen had a “very special” reunion.

    After returning to the UK for the first time since moving to the US to attend his grandfather’s funeral in April of this year, an insider has said the funeral provided an opportunity for Harry to “spend precious moments” with the Queen.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

    “Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”

    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.

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S CHRISTMAS PLANS (CONTINUED…)

    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.

    Senior staff are said to be shocked by the couple’s interest to spend Christmas with the Queen, months after the couple blasted the Royal Family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Harry has recently made “olive branch” calls to his family as he and Meghan hope to have a christening for their four-month-old daughter possibly at Windsor Castle.

    • Milica Cosic

      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S INVITE TO CHRISTMAS WITH THE QUEEN ‘BEING DISCUSSED’ AFTER COUPLE SPURNED CELEBRATIONS

      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.

      The baby girl, who was named after the 94-year-old monarch, is yet to meet the Queen after being born in the US.

      The Sun on Sunday today revealed the Sussexes had now offered to fly into London to see the Queen, which will be the Duchess’ first trip to the UK since Megxit.

      And a source has since said it is unclear if the couple will spend Christmas with the Queen after not spending the past two celebrations apart.

      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.

      “Her Majesty’s staff have not responded so far. In fact there has also been discussion about Christmas — and whether an invitation should be sent to Harry and Meghan, after they spurned one last year.”

    • Milica Cosic

      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.

    • Milica Cosic

      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.

    • Milica Cosic

      SHOCKING MOMENT MEGHAN MARKLE LAYS DYING IN CAR CRASH IN HORRIFIC SCENE FROM NEW FILM INSPIRED BY PRINCESS DIANA’S DEATH

      In shocking and insensitive scenes, the actress playing the 40-year-old Duchess is seen lying in the wreckage of an overturned car, surrounded by photographers.

      A desperate Harry pushes his way through the mob before pulling the door open, where a seriously injured Meghan pleads with him to “help me.”

      But the crash is just a nightmare and Harry wakes up and is comforted to see wife Meghan and baby Archie.

      The sickening scenes mirror the real-life tragedy of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in Paris in August 1997.

      Read more here.

    • Milica Cosic

      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.”

    • Milica Cosic

      MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY STILL OWE £78,500 TO CHARITY

      The couple’s MWX Foundation, formerly Sussex Royal, is in liquidation but has not paid off the unnamed non-profit, papers released today revealed.

      The report said a claim of £213,000 had been received from a creditor relating to a grant due to a “not-for-profit enterprise”.

      A total of £134,500 has been paid off, according to the most recent figures, leaving £78,500 left to hand over.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began winding up MWX a year ago, declaring all of its debts would be paid in full within 12 months.

      But more than 12 months later and the outstanding amount on the Companies House document remains.

      It reads: “The charity has sufficient funds to settle the claim in full and a final dividend is to be made shortly to pay the remaining balance.”

    • Milica Cosic

      OMID SCOBIE SAYS MEG & HARRY’S ‘STEP INTO HOLLYWOOD’ IS ‘GOING TO BE REALLY INTERESTING’

       Meg and Harry’s £112 million deal with streaming giants Netflix, who could provide the perfect platform to showcase their ideas.

      “It’s only a matter of time before they’ve acquired the rights to a really incredible story, that they’re able to bring to life through a movie or a television drama,” Scobie continued.

      “We’ve heard a lot about the non-scripted work that they’re doing. There is that whole side of the production company that is scripted. So it’s only a matter of time before we actually see that come to life.

      “I think that that’s really exciting because it’s a side of them that we’ve never seen or heard of before, but also one that we know they’re both eager to get into.

      “So being able to step into Hollywood a bit but trying to do it in the way – as they were describing – a much more impactful and socially conscious way – that’s going to be really interesting.”

    • Milica Cosic

      BUCKINGHAM PALACE ‘FURIOUS’ AT QUEEN’S SECRET DEATH PLANS BEING LEAKED

      Top officials are said to be on the warpath, with a probe into who revealed the documents under way.

      The secret blueprint for Operation London Bridge – the codename for the plans – reveals every detail of the official response, from Charles’ ‘mourning tour’ of the UK to what royals will post on social media.

      It also details fears that London will be “stretched to breaking point” as millions of mourners head to the capital.

      The top-secret document was handed to a political website in a shocking breach.

      And aides are now tracking the person responsible after the plans made headlines around the world.

      Such details are meant to remain private and embargoed – as they were when the Duke of Edinburgh died in April.

    • Milica Cosic

      THE QUEEN RARELY USES HER REAL NAME – EVEN THOUGH IT HAS SPECIAL MEANING

      When the monarch was born in 1926, her birth certificate listed her full name as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

      Of course, the Elizabeth part is well known, and it was chosen in tribute to her mum, the Queen Mother, who also had the same name.

      And it turns out her middle names also have sweet meanings too.

      It is thought that Alexandra was chosen in honour of her great grandmother Queen Alexandra, who was the wife of King Edward VII.

      Queen Alexandra died in November 1925 at the age of 80, just months before the Queen was born.

      Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      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."

      The fall out is watched by worried Kate (played by Laura Mitchell) and Meghan (played by Sydney Morton).

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