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Meghan Markle news latest: Angry Prince Harry ‘felt cornered’ after royal staff ‘got in the way’ of Queen Megxit meeting

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PRINCE Harry was left “incensed” after aides stepped in to block a private meeting with the Queen to discuss Megxit, an author has claimed.

The Duke sent an email to now King Charles explaining he and wife Meghan Markle were unhappy - and Royal life was "not working for them", according to royal author Valentine Low.

In an excerpt from her book Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown - published today in The Times - Low claims Harry was under the impression such a decision could simply be “sorted out by email”.

According to the book, he was “incensed”, believing this to be untrue and that it was the courtiers who had intercepted such a meeting, because they feared it was “an attempt to pick the Queen off” before more formal talks with the wider family commenced.

“There was a danger that a private conversation could be interpreted very differently by two people,” a royal source claimed.

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  • Henry Moore

    Meghan ‘thought she would be the Beyoncé of the UK’, bombshell book claims

    Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, written by Valentine Low, claims that the Duchess of Sussex believed she would one day become as famous as the iconic pop star.

    In the explosive new book, a palace aide claims: “I think Meghan thought she was going to be the Beyoncé of the UK.

    “Being part of the royal family would give her that kudos.

    “Whereas what she discovered was that there were so many rules that were so ridiculous that she couldn’t even do the things that she could do as a private individual, which is tough.

    “It just required the decision-makers to sit around a table and say, ‘OK, what are we going to do about this? What do you need to feel better? And what can we give?’ “

    Click here for more details on Meghan’s time with the royal family.

  • Henry Moore

    The Queen wanted Meghan to mend her relationship with her father, royal book claims

    In her latest bombshell book, The New Royals, Katie Nicholl has claimed that Her Majesty was keen to see Meghan and Thomas Markle mend their relationship.

    “It was the Queen’s feeling that Meghan should sort things out with her father”, a close family friend claimed,” the explosive book reports.

    Meghan and her father have been estranged since 2018, dispite Thomas Jr suffering from a stroke earlier this year.

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    'All-out war': First trailer for the Crown season five centres on Diana and Charles

    The first trailer for the fifth season of Netflix smash hit the Crown has aired, and Charles and Diana look to play central roles.

    Focusing on the pair's infamous separation, the latest season of the show launches on November 9th.

    Click here to see the tense trailer.

  • Henry Moore

    Who is the best dressed royal?

    According to a new study, royal fans across Britain see Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, as the best-dressed royal.

    However, for younger Brits, aged 18-24, Meghan Markle takes the top spot.

    Prince William comes in third, while young Prince George concluded the list.

    Click here for more bombshell survey results.

  • Henry Moore

    Brits give their opinion on Prince Andrew in bombshell new poll

    More than half of Brits think Prince Andrew should never work as a royal again, a new poll has shown.

    While 20% of Brits would be ok with the disgraced Duke returning, the vast majority would rather he didn't.

    The survey also shows that more than 20% of Brits saw their opinion of him get worse since Her Majesty's funeral.

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    Her Majesty was ‘surprised’ when Meghan wore a white dress to her wedding

    In a new book, written by royal author Katie Nicholl, it has been claimed that the Queen was somewhat shocked to see Meghan in a white dress on her wedding day.

    “The Queen was surprised that Meghan wore pure white on her wedding day.

    “Perhaps it’s a generational thing, but she believes if you’ve been married before, you wear off-white on your wedding day, which is what the Duchess of Cornwall did.”

    Click here for more details.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    No place for Prince Andrew

    The disgraced royal remained to the Queen, reportedly visiting her daily, before her death.

    The 63-year old lost all royal responsibilities in the wake of his connection with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, while being accused by Virginia Guiffre of rape.

    Charles reportedly has no intention of creating a role for his brother in the monarchy.

    Andrew still holds his "Duke of York" title.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Truth behind Princess Anne and Camilla's ex

    Princess Anne has been married twice, but before her first wedding she was linked to Andrew Parker-Bowles.

    The Queen's only daughter ended up marrying Captain Mark Phillips, with whom she had two children.

    The on-off relationship went on for some time and the pair remain close, with the princess making Parker-Bowles one of the godfathers to her daughter, Zara.

    (1971) PRINCESS ANNE & ANDREW PARKER BOWLES.
  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Buckingham Palace pushes back at The Crown

    The hit Netflix show is set to return in November.

    The last season of The Crown shone a light on the early relationship between Charles and Diana, as well as the now-King's ongoing affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, his now-wife.

    Charles' popularity has improved since he became monarch earlier this month, but Buckingham Palace is reportedly nervous about the coming season of The Crown, which will focus on the break down of the Prince and Princess of Wales' marriage.

    Commenting on the show, a royal senior source said on Sunday that the show is “a drama not a documentary.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    The King ‘dismayed’ when Queen’s aide was allowed to write books about the family

    It has been claimed that King Charles was disappointed in the decision to allow Angel Kelly to write books about her life and work with the Monarch.

    Angela was the Queen’s dresser, the two are thought to have had a close bond, and the Queen granted Angela permission to write books about the Royals.

    Richard Kay, Daily Mail editor, wrote: “Charles was dismayed when Miss Kelly, now a 70-year-old grandmother, was unusually granted permission to author a series of books about her life with the Queen, which were billed as providing a unique insight into the ‘true and lasting connection’ between the two women.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Public grow tired of Meghan criticism

    Meghan and Harry attended the Queen's funeral, and Harry was involved in the processions and vigils that took place.

    Despite playing the same parts as other royal partners and taking a backseat role, Meghan still faced criticism, and members of the public are growing tired of it.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Harry gets no call about grandmother's death

    Harry was reportedly called in the morning by his father to inform him the Queen had taken a turn for the worse.

    Meghan and Harry were already in the UK for a mini European tour that would see them visit events for some of their chosen charities.

    It's reported that upon receiving the call from King Charles in the morning of 8 September, Harry got on a flight to Balmoral, but learned of the death of the Queen en route, via news reports.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Who made it for the Queen's death?

    It's reported that the Queen took a turn for a worse on 8 September.

    Close members of the family received a call to say to come up to Balmoral because the 96-year-old didn't have long left.

    Prince William, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward along with his wife, Sophie, flew up to Balmoral to be by the Queen's side when she died.

    Unfortunately, they didn't make it in time. Charles and Anne were the only ones to be there with the Queen when she eventually died.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    How much did the Queen's funeral cost?

    No British monarch has died for 70 years so it was difficult to estimate how much the funeral would cost ahead of it.

    It's said the funeral cost something between £8m and £20m.

    Many British people are worrying about how they will pay for food and energy as the cost of living goes up.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    William FA presidency called into question

    The heir to the throne was made president of the FA in 2006.

    Now that the prince is Prince of Wales, questions are being asked about his role as FA president.

    Known to be an Aston Villa fan, the ceremonial role has come under criticism as the England men team are expected to play the Welsh men's team at this year's World Cup game.

    William is thought to be a fan of the England men's team.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Prince of Wales attempts to be normal

    William got the title, Prince of Wales, after his grandmother died.

    The Queen's death has resulted in Charles becoming King, meaning Prince William is now the Prince of Wales.

    Over the Summer, William was praised and criticised for embracing members of the Lioness squad as they won the Euros. Former royal butler Grant Harrold told OK at the time: "Historically, there was a rule with royals that you could look but you couldn’t touch.

    "That was a lot to do with the mystique surrounding the family but also for security reasons, too. I think William and the other younger royals have realised that they can’t get away with being aloof."

    Now that he's Prince of Wales, questions have been raised round whether he'll be able to keep it up.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Meghan and the new King

    Charles and Meghan reportedly had a great relationship before.

    The now King Charles III walked Meghan part-way down the aisle when she and Harry wed in 2018 as her own father was unable to make the ceremony.

    It's reported that Meghan requested a meeting with Charles before heading back to the US from the UK, where they were for the Queen's funeral.

    It's not clear whether or not the meeting took place.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    Harry 'rushing to refine elements of his new book' say sources

    Prince Harry wants to "refine" sections of his new book - but it might be too late.

    The Sun's Matt Wilkinson writes how sources claim Harry may fear parts will be deemed insensitive so soon after the Queen's death — and his dad Charles taking the throne.

    It also emerged he got an advance of around £17.5million ($20million) for the "wholly truthful" memoir — part of a £35million four-book deal.

    Harry, 38, who has launched a series of verbal assaults on his family, has contacted publishers but the book has already been signed off and is expected to be on sale by the end of the year.

    It comes amid claims Penguin Random House demanded the first draft be improved.

    A source told The Sun on Sunday: "The publishers paid $20million up front because they knew whatever was written would be huge for sales and exposure all around the world.

    "But the first draft they received was disappointing as it was a bit too emotional and focused far more on mental health issues than they wanted.

    "Eventually, the final draft has been finished and signed off and a lot of money and energy has been spent to make sure it comes out this year.

    "But Harry has thrown a spanner in the works as he is desperate to get it refined in the light of the Queen's death, her funeral and his father Charles taking the throne.

    "There may be things which might not look so good if they come out so soon after the Queen's death and his dad becoming King.

    "He wants sections changed. It's not a total rewrite by any means. He desperately wants to make changes. But it might be too late."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Charles 'should consider opening Balmoral to the public' says SNP

    King Charles III should seriously consider opening Balmoral to the public all year round, says the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford.

    The Aberdeenshire estate, where the late Queen died, usually opens from April to July before the Royal Family arrive for a summer break.

    Only half of its £3million yearly running costs are met through tourism activities.

    Mr Blackford said: "Making it a year-round visitor attraction would provide a massive boost to the local economy.

    "It would also help Balmoral pay its way."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    The Palace aide ‘shouted at’ by Meghan & Prince Harry speaks out

    An anonymous source told Valentine Low about their upsetting experience working for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    In an excerpt of Valentine’s new book, Valentine Low, author of Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, published by The Times, the shocking details have been revealed.

    A worker quoted: “Every 10 minutes I had to go outside to be screamed at by her [Meghan] and Harry”. 

    “It was ‘I can’t believe you’ve done this. You’ve let me down. What were you thinking?'”. 

    Meghan has always denied any bullying of staff.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prince Harry ‘desperate’ to make ‘late changes’ to tell all book

    The Duke of Sussexes £17 million book is due towards the end of the year, but is claimed to be having second thoughts about his book.

    Fears that the upcoming book “might not look so good”, so soon after the Queen’s death have led to what could be major changes.

    A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Harry has thrown a spanner in the works as he is desperate to get it refined in the light of the Queen’s death, her funeral and his father Charles taking the throne.

    “There may be things which might not look so good if they come out so soon after the Queen’s death and his dad becoming King.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    THE CROWN season five to air this November

    It has been announced that the next season of The Crown will go live on 9 November.

    Imelda Staunton, who is set to play the Queen in the next season, has a special message for fans.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    The King ‘dismayed’ when Queen’s aide was allowed to write books about the family

    It has been claimed that King Charles was disappointed in the decision to allow Angel Kelly to write books about her life and work with the Monarch.

    Angela was the Queen’s dresser, the two are thought to have had a close bond, and the Queen granted Angela permission to write books about the Royals.

    Richard Kay, Daily Mail editor, wrote: “Charles was dismayed when Miss Kelly, now a 70-year-old grandmother, was unusually granted permission to author a series of books about her life with the Queen, which were billed as providing a unique insight into the ‘true and lasting connection’ between the two women.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    King Charles still deciding over Archie and Lilibet’s titles

    It was expected that Prince Harry’s children, Archie and Lilibet, would receive titles after the King ascended to the throne.

    However, a quick Google search reveals that Prince Harry and Meghan’s children are still known as “Master” and “Miss”.

    The Times royal editor, Roya Nikkhah, said the delay in confirmation over the children’s titles is “heightening tensions”.

    A spokesperson confirmed with The Times: “The King is focused on the mourning period.

    “It’s unlikely you’ll know other titles during that period. I’m sure at some point there will be discussions.”

    Despite this statement, The Cambridge’s automatically became The Wales’s as Prince William became the Prince of Wales, and Kate became the Princess of Wales.

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