Meghan Markle latest news – Fans wince as Duchess reveals 'humble' Thanksgiving plan with Prince Harry, Archie and Lili

MEGHAN & Harry will spend Thanksgiving at home with Archie and Lilibet, the Duchess revealed – but fans have been left cringing at the couple's 'humble' plans.

For the first time ever, Meghan has revealed her family plans for Thanksgiving weekend – and will keep it low key by cooking a big family meal from the comfort of their own home.

Speaking on the Ellen show last week, the Duchess said: “I love to cook. We’ll be home and just sort of relax and settle in.

“It’s our second Thanksgiving at home in California. It’ll be nice, it’ll be really nice.”

But following the interview, fans questioned how she will "cook" for the family.

One angry user said "Hope she enjoys her gold digger pie", while another less-than-impressed Tweeter wrote: "Rich trash that live off others I don't respect."

Read our Meghan Markle live blog below for the latest updates…

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    Meghan says she resembled 'Krusty the Clown' as a kid

    During the interview with Ellen, Meg also poked fun at her younger self – joking she resembled Krusty the Clown as a child.

    She said she had been trying to copy Andie MacDowell’s haircut in the iconic 90’s movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.

    She told Ellen: “The reason why my hair looked like that then was because I was obsessed with Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

    “All I wanted was that perfect little curly haircut. So I asked my mom and we went to the hairdressers and got it.”

    But she added: “When I got into school they told me I looked like Krusty the Clown from the Simpsons.”

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    Royals would be pushed to breaking point over a second Oprah interview

    Meghan & Harry would push the Royal Family to breaking point if they did another Oprah interview, one royal author has said.

    Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told Closer : “I really wouldn’t be surprised if they’re planning another Oprah interview. Harry and Meghan have caused chaos and I suspect there’s no stopping them.

    “I can totally see more of these high-profile, Hollywood-style interviews with A-list TV hosts happening. Especially if there’s lots of money being offered for it.

    “Harry will need promotion for his memoir, due to be released next autumn, too. Another Oprah interview, if it’s anything like the last, would surely push the royals to breaking point.”

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    The role of the future king

    When the end of the second Elizabethan age ends, and the Carolinian one dawns the monarchy could look very different.

    A royal expert has said that Prince Charles will introduce a “very different” monarchy era, but he will struggle to match up with the Queen’s phenomenal reign

    Professor Anna Whitelock said: “Just by virtue of the fact that the Queen is celebrating her seventieth year next year, by virtue of her longevity, her life, what she’s lived through, what she’s seen, she’s been unmatched.

    “Charles, given his own age, he’s never going to be able to surpass that, and what the Queen has seen and been through.”

    She added: “I think we are in a very different, and we are going to be, in a very different era with a very different kind of monarch, and a very different kind of monarchy in the future.”

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    Could be worse…

    Rumours are rift about Prince William and Prince Harry being at loggerheads – and Prince Charles has reportedly never thought much of his brother Andrew.

    But the fraternal tribulations of the Windsor family are nothing compared to some of their ancestors.

    Most famous of all is the Queen’s 14 times great-grandfather Edward IV is reported to have had his younger brother George, the Duke of Clarence executed by DROWNING him in a barrel of Malmesbury wine. George had already risen in rebellion once against him and was now accusing the Queen, Elizabeth Woodville, of witchcraft and saying she had murdered his wife.

    About 10 years later Edward’s other, supposedly loyal, younger brother Richard took custody of his two young sons after his sudden death.

    Shortly after Richard declared himself Richard III and the young boys mysteriously vanished – being known forever more as the Princes in the Tower.

    Brotherly love eh?

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    Brotherly battle

    Harry revealed the full extent of the brothers’ rift on a tour of South Africa in 2019.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a revealing interview during the trip to ITV’s Tom Bradby.

    Harry said of William: “We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and I know he will always be there for me.

    “We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.

    “The majority of stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”

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    What did Meghan’s lawyer say about the bullying claims?

    The BBC documentary touched on negative press stories in 2018 and 2019 about Meghan bullying staff.

    In March this year, it was reported that the Duchess of Sussex allegedly drove out two personal assistants and “humiliated” staff on several occasions, which she vehemently denies.

    An investigation has since been launched by Buckingham Palace and the royal household has tasked an external legal team to look into the allegations.

    Jenny Afia, from the law firm Schillings, told the BBC’s Amol Rajan: “Those stories were false.

    “This narrative that no one can work for the Duchess of Sussex, she was too difficult and demanding as a boss and everyone had to leave, it’s just not true.”

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    Kate hits the books

    Kate Middleton beamed in red as she met students during a science lesson about the importance of early childhood development.

    The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured chatting and smiling with pupils as she visited Nower Hill High School in Harrow, North London, this morning.

    Kate – wearing a stunning red coat with matching red top, smart trousers, and heels – sat in on a lesson as kids were taught about neuroscience.

    She was all smiles as she helped pupils with their work.

    The Duchess, 39, asked children if they “found this lesson really interesting” as she sat at a desk with a small group of students.

    At the end of her visit, Kate told the pupils that the importance of early childhood development is a “real passion” of hers.

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    Royal precedent

    A royal expert has claimed that Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall may have set a precedent with the joint christening of their children.

    Robert Jobson suggested that the joint christening, which was held on Sunday, may have occurred due to the Queen’s health, as she has been unable to attend some engagements in recent weeks due to her health. 

    Speaking on Australian TV he said of the christening: “Well, it’s never happened before, I suppose you get two for the price of one.

    “They try to get as much out for the Queen.

    “I suppose what it was, the Queen wouldn’t want to pick a favourite grandchild so if they want the Queen to be there they’ll have to just get on with it.

    “And put them together which makes total sense to be because her time is limited.”

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    Boris Johnson’s sister defends ‘racist’ article

    Rachel Johnson has defended a comment piece she wrote in 2016 where she said Meghan would inject some “exotic” DNA into the ‘pale’ Royal family.

    Speaking to Amol Rajan as part of a BBC documentary on the relationship of the royal princes and the media, she said she would not have used that word now.

    She said it was never meant it to be racist – saying she had actually meant it as a compliment to the “genetically blessed” mixed race duchess.

    Johnson said she would not use the term now as she had been ‘educated’ and would get ‘cancelled’ because the world had changed since.

    She said: “Of course, that was a few years ago, we wouldn’t go anywhere near that now because we would be canceled for making anything about somebody’s ethnic background the color of their skin, it would be completely off-limits.

    “Because now I know, and now I’ve been educated and I’ve educated myself that ‘exotic’ is a euphemism for Black, which you don’t dare say."

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    Revealed: Churchill’s ancestral home more popular than the Queen’s

    New research has revealed that Blenheim Palace is the most Instagrammable stately home in the UK.

    A study by home cleaning and maintenance service company Fantastic Services analysed Instagram hashtag counts to establish which stately home in the UK provides the most Instagram potential – particularly for the festive season.

    Blenheim Palace was built by the ancestors of Winston Churchill – John and Sarah Churchill.

    John was a celebrated military commander who won the Battle of Blenheim in 1704 and Sarah was a favourite of Queen Anne – yes that favourite.

    • New analysis shows that Blenheim Palace is the most Instagrammable stately home in the UK with over 676,000 posts.
    • Chatsworth House and Kensington Palace are second and third most Instagrammable respectively.
    • Windsor Castle is the fourth most Instagrammable with a total of 393,000 posts.

    Personne de plume

    The Queen is looking for someone to write letters – the salary is £23,000 and you won’t need any qualifications for this royal role.

    This job would not only allow you to work for her Majesty herself, but you’d also be working in potentially the most glamorous office in the world: Buckingham Palace

    The Royal Household receives thousands of letters every year and the Queen is currently seeking an “Assistant Correspondence Officer” to help answer them all.

    The household believes that each of these letters deserves a timely and thoughtful response and that’s what letter-writers are for. 

    The job description states: “Every day you will respond to letters sent by the public in answer to various and often unique queries as well as general messages of good wishes.

    “In this way, you will help to support the important work of The Royal Household.”

    Documentary ‘bias from Harry and Meghan’s perspective’

    A royal source said of the documentary: “Meghan was clearly given a look at the whole thing and got her lawyer on there to protect her reputation.

    “The whole documentary was skewed as if it was from Harry and Meghan’s mouths.

    “It is all their interpretation of events — that the media was racist and they targeted Meghan because William and his team were leaking against them from the start. The documentary quite simply took Prince Harry’s side.”

    Turning their backs on Auntie

    William and Kate have banned the BBC from screening their Christmas carol concert amid fury over a royal documentary.

    Instead the charity fund-raiser, hosted by the Duchess at Westminster Abbey, will be shown on ITV.

    The Sun understands the Westminster Abbey showpiece will be hosted by the Duchess, with Wills expected to be watching proudly from the audience.

    Children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and three-year-old Prince Louis, could even attend — making it perfect festive viewing.

    But the couple decided to shun Auntie after it pressed ahead with a two-part documentary claiming Wills had briefed against brother Harry and his wife Meghan.

    Wills did not see Monday night’s first part as he was giving out the environmental Tusk Awards at London’s South Bank.

    Meghan has not acknowledged uncle’s death

    Meghan Markle has still not contacted her aunt nearly three months after her uncle died from heart failure, it is reported.

    Joseph ‘JJ’ Johnson died on August 27 aged 72 – but his widow Pam said she has received no words of condolences from Meghan.

    The 68-year-old told the Mirror: “We’ve had no words of condolence from Meghan.

    “I know that Meghan knows about his passing because her mother, Doria, knows. And she is certain to have told Meghan. There’s no way Meghan doesn’t know.

    “Some of my family members are upset that she hasn’t reached out.”

    The apple doesn’t fall far

    The real life son of Dominic West, who is playing Prince Charles in The Crown, will play Prince William in the Netflix drama.

    Senan West, 13, has been picked after a nationwide search for a suitable youngster to play the royal.

    He’ll portray Prince William as he grows from a boy to man at the end of the fifth series, which is currently being filmed.

    Senan is one of four children the actor has with his wife Catherine Fitzgerald.

    Senan is expected to portray the prince just as The Crown starts to grapple with one of the most difficult chapters in the royal family’s history.

    It promises to be a challenging role as William has to cope with seeing his parents’ marriage crumble, his mother’s ill-fated Panorama interview and her subsequent death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

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      Palace questions over Meghan input in BBC doc

      The Palace is reportedly angry that Meghan arranged for her lawyer to appear and answer questions on her behalf.

      She was the only Royal Family member to take part — raising the possibility the BBC told her what was going to be in the documentary while leaving the rest of the royals in the dark.

      She was defended on camera by Jenny Afia, of Schillings, who represented Meghan in her High Court case against the Mail on Sunday.

      She denied accusations in the Press that Meghan had bullied staff which led to her nickname “Duchess Difficult”.

      Ms Afia insisted: “This narrative that no one could work for the Duchess of Sussex that she was too difficult and demanding a boss and that everyone had to leave is just not true.”

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      The rise and rise of Camilla (continued)

      This is a far cry from her early days with the Royal family.

      She first began an affair with Charles in the 1970s but was pushed aside in favour of the ‘pure’ and younger Princess Diana.

      Still the affair continued till the point Diana declared there were ‘three people in her marriage’ and Camilla became a hate figure.

      This hatred did not ebb after Diana’s death in 1997 and when she was finally allowed to marry Charles in 2005 she chose to taken on the title of Duchess of Cornwall rather than becoming the new Princess of Wales.

      The current plan is for her to become Princess Consort when Charles becomes King but her popularity has been gradually building and her advocacy for the victims of sexual violence is just one sign of her growing confidence and independent voice.

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      The rise and rise of Camilla

      Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall has been labelled ‘one to watch’ as she prepares for a busy year. 

      Royal expert Russel Myers spoke to Lorraine about Camilla’s new look and lifestyle changes, saying: ” “I’ve just returned from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s tour in Jordan and Egypt and there was a lot of people commenting on Camilla’s new look.

      “Apparently she’s got a new hairdresser, I mean look at these images, she looks absolutely resplendent for 74 and lots of people talking about her new image.

      Russel continued to say: “I think this is part of the rest of the royals stepping up, she knows she’s got a busy year next year with the Queen’s Jubilee coming up, and maybe she’s putting her health and her best foot forward.

      “So she looked fantastic. The tour was fantastic. And I think a lot of people are saying that Camilla is the one to watch.

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      Meghan the clown

      During the interview with Ellen, Meg also poked fun at her younger self – joking she resembled Krusty the Clown as a child.

      She said she had been trying to copy Andie MacDowell’s haircut in the iconic 90’s movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.

      She told Ellen: “The reason why my hair looked like that then was because I was obsessed with Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

      “All I wanted was that perfect little curly haircut. So I asked my mom and we went to the hairdressers and got it.”

      But she added: “When I got into school they told me I looked like Krusty the Clown from the Simpsons.”

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      The Queen is back

      The Queen has carried out her second in-person engagement this week, meeting Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England.

      The 95-year-old monarch held an audience with the head of the financial institution the day after she knighted her top royal physician, Professor Sir Huw Thomas, during a personal investiture.

      The Queen was pictured with Mr Bailey, one of a number of national figures the head of state meets during the course of the year, at Windsor Castle.

      Concern for the health of the Queen has been heightened in recent weeks after she pulled out of a number of major engagements, spent a night in hospital and was ordered to rest by royal doctors.

      It is likely to have been Prof Sir Huw who advised the head of state to take things easy after she underwent preliminary tests in King Edward VII’s Hospital on October 20.

      The Queen has been carrying out light duties since then, but also sprained her back, leading to her missing the Remembrance Sunday service.

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      ‘Things to get worse between Royals & BBC before getting better’

      On Monday night a TV source said of the royal snub to the Beeb: “This is a real coup for ITV. It is a brand new format — the royals have never hosted a televised TV concert before. And to have the Duchess leading on it is a big deal.

      “Naturally most royal programming goes automatically to the BBC as the national broadcaster. Now it looks like they will work more with ITV in the future.”

      The source added: “ITV were very surprised but delighted to get the late call offering them this incredible exclusive. It will be a fantastic Christmas carol concert that will be TV gold for viewers at home.

      “It was all arranged to be on BBC1 but it was switched in the last few days because of the terrible row over the documentary.

      “And things are likely to get a lot worse between the Royal Family and the BBC before they get better as the second part of the documentary threatens to go further.”

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      Passenger recounts spotting Harry and Meghan on commercial flight

      According to the Daily Mail, a passenger who spotted Harry & Meghan took to social media to post: “Ok this might sound unbelievable and I couldn’t get a good picture and I get [sic] you can say this could literally be anyone….BUT….Prince Harry and Meghan were on our flight to LA last night.

      “We were held up for about 20 minutes from our departure time and they were snuck into the last 2 seats.

      “We didn’t even know until a girl waiting to get off the plane next to us pointed them out. I couldn’t get my phone out fast enough but it was them.

      "They were quickly whisked away and we were in shock that we were so close and breathing the same air as our beloved royals!”

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      Meg & Harry no longer using private jets

      Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have switched up how they travel across the USA, as they were snapped returning to California on November 13 following a three-day trip to the East Coast.

      The royal couple reportedly photographed on a commercial flight from New York back to their home in Los Angeles, unlike opting to hop on a private jet as they have done previously.

      The move follows Prince William and Kate who are also known to board commercial flights with their family for trips abroad.

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      ‘Meghan’s relationship with Eugenie has triggered alarm bells’

      A royal expert has claimed that by Meghan Markle has ‘dropped’ Eugenie ‘in it’ by mentioning a secret Halloween she attended with Prince Harry,

      Speaking on his Youtube channel Neil Sean said: “Meghan has created even more drama. That’s all thanks to her recent appearance on the lowly-rated Ellen Degeneres Show.

      “Meghan herself has now dropped someone of quite high level within the British Royal Family in something of hot water.

      “She was delighting fans allegedly with insight into her brand new ex-royal life, you know, the Halloween party, the car story that we’ve all heard before, things like that.

      “It was supposed to resonate with people, people who thought, well, you know, she’s kind of normal, she’s like us, you know.”

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      William's briefings (continued…)

      A senior royal source told The Sun: “William was clear from the start we were never to brief and never to say anything about anyone in the other households.

      He’d lived through that in the ’90s with his parents in the War of the Waleses and doesn’t ever want it happening again.

      “He’s in a much better place (with the Press) than his brother.”

      Aides for Princess Diana and Prince Charles had a bitter public spat during their break-up and divorce.

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