Meghan Markle news latest: Prince Harry & Meghan 'SECOND' Oprah interview would 'push Royal Family to breaking point'

A SECOND Oprah interview with Meghan & Harry would push the Royal Family to breaking point, 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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    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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    Prince William BANNED aides from briefing against family members

    PRINCE William banned aides from briefing against family members after seeing the devastating impact of his parents Charles and Diana’s media attacks — dubbed the War of the Waleses.

    His stand emerged as a BBC documentary screened tonight explored William and Harry’s relationship with news outlets.

    The first episode of The Princes And The Press included an interview with author Omid Scobie, who it was revealed was briefed by Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, for his book Finding Freedom.

    The documentary alleged leaks to the Press about Meghan’s bad behaviour towards staff came from other royal households shortly after the wedding in 2018.

    Scobie alleged: “There has been a lot of rumours for some time that a lot of the most damaging and negative stories about Harry and Meghan, that have ended up in the pages of the Press, have come from the other royal households or from other royal aides or courtiers. From my own experience that is true.”

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    Charles says inclusion and diversity are subjects 'close to his heart'

    The Prince of Wales has said promoting greater inclusion and diversity has always been a subject "close to my heart", and he has tried to support it for "much of my life".

    Heir to the throne Charles was visiting Homerton College at Cambridge University.

    He joined a discussion in the Griffin Bar on Get In Cambridge and other initiatives aimed at encouraging diversity in admissions and supporting ethnic minority students during their time at the university.

    In March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in a bombshell interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, accused an unnamed member of the royal family of making a racist remark about their son, Archie, before he was born.

    The broadcast, in which Harry and Meghan also accused the monarchy of failing to support the duchess when she had suicidal thoughts, plunged the Windsors into crisis.

    In the aftermath, the Duke of Cambridge defended the monarchy against accusations of racism, saying: "We're very much not a racist family."

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    Second interview with push Royals to breaking point, says expert

    A second Oprah interview with Meghan& Harry would send the Royal Family to breaking point, 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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    When is the Queen’s Jubilee?

    The Queen, who has sprained her back and also been resting since October 20 after a hospital stay for tests, is set to reach 70 years on the throne in February.

    The national Jubilee celebrations are taking place in June 2022 over a four-day bank holiday weekend.

    The Tower of London display is expected to be just one of the many celebrations and events hosted across the country.

    It is currently unknown whether Harry, Meghan and their children will make an appearance.

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    Royal Family blasts BBC for airing ‘overblown and unfounded claims’

    THE Royal Family have blasted the BBC for airing “overblown and unfounded claims” about a rift between Prince William and Harry.

    The first episode of The Princes And The Press — screened yesterday —  included an interview with author Omid Scobie, who claimed that some negative stories about the Sussexes come from other royal households.

    The first episode, presented by Amol Rajan, explored the relationship of the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex with the media.

    And the documentary alleged leaks to the Press about Meghan’s bad behaviour towards staff came from other royal households shortly after the wedding in 2018.

    But the Royal Family have now slammed the BBC for airing the “overblown and unfounded claims.”

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    Cambridges choose ITV over BBC after 'reported row'

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen ITV over the BBC to broadcast a special Christmas carol concert after the corporation screened a controversial royal documentary, it has been reported.

    The Westminster Abbey event was due to be hosted by the BBC the Sun newspaper reported, but it quoted a source which claimed the plans were switched to ITV after a row over the programme which examines William and the Duke of Sussex's relationship with the media.

    Kate is reportedly hosting the programme and there is speculation that the couple's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, may feature in the show.

    The BBC has been criticised by the royal households for giving credibility to "overblown and unfounded claims" in the documentary.

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    Queen looking to employ a full-time letter writer

    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.”

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    'Meghan hasn't contacted auntie three months after uncle's death'

    According to reports, Meghan has not contacted her aunt nearly three months after her uncle died from heart failure.

    The Duchess' uncle Joseph ‘JJ’ Johnson passed away in August this year, aged 72.

    But Mr Johnson's widow Pam, 68, claims she has received no contact from her niece Meghan.

    “We’ve had no words of condolence from Meghan," she told the Mirror.

    "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.”

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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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    What's the latest on the Queen's health?

    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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    Queen carries out second in-person engagement in one week

    The Queen held her second in-person engagement this week with Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, today.

    Her MAjesty, 95, held 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.

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    What is BBC documentary The Princes and The Press?

    The first episode of The Princes And The Press, presented by Amol Rajan, aired earlier this week and included suggestions that negative stories about the Duchess of Sussex were leaked by courtiers and there was a competitiveness between households.

    The second episode, due to be screened next week, is expected to delve into William and Harry's rift, and royal aides are reported to be concerned it will include claims that the brothers briefed against each other in the press through their advisers.

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    BBC chairman says corporation has 'unequivocal respect' for Royal Family

    Richard Sharp, chairman of the BBC, has said that occasionally programmes from the broadcaster "may not meet with full agreement" with establishments, including the royal family.

    Mr Sharp was asked at the VLV Autumn Conference about reports that Kensington Palace had elected to switch the screening of its Christmas Carol service to ITV following a BBC documentary about the royal family.

    "The BBC is a national institution and we approach our relationships with the other national institutions with great care and thought," he said.

    "The royal family is at the centre of our identity, it's underlying importance is unequivocal.

    "We have tremendous respect for all aspects of the royal family in what they undertake and do.

    "From time to time, this organisation produces programmes which may or may not meet with full agreement with different parts of the establishment.

    "Our job is to get that right, to be independent, to be respectful."

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    Royal couple pick ITV over BBC to screen concert after documentary row – report

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen ITV over the BBC to broadcast a special Christmas carol concert after the corporation screened a controversial royal documentary, it has been reported.

    The Westminster Abbey event was due to be hosted by the BBC, the Sun newspaper reported, but it quoted a source who claimed the plans were switched to ITV after a row over the programme which examined William and the Duke of Sussex's relationship with the media.

    Kate is reportedly hosting the programme and there is speculation that the couple's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, may feature in the show.

    The BBC has been criticised by the royal households for giving credibility to "overblown and unfounded claims" in the documentary.

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    Meghan’s uncle said his wife was ‘miffed’ they weren’t invited to wedding

    Meghan’s late uncle Joseph Johnson spoke to the media in 2019 where he said his wife Pamela, felt “miffed” at being snubbed for the royal wedding last May.

    He said: “’My wife was kind of miffed. You know — 800 guests. But I said, ‘Right, we’re not having that kind of close relationship right now.

    “Meghan has her own set of friends now. They were the ones she invited. I guess you could say they are Hollywood royalty. People in the spotlight, and that’s what her life is about.”

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    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.”

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    Palace anger over Meghan’s lawyer answers questions for BBC2 doc

    The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and William and Kate issued a robust joint statement after the first part of the BBC2 programme blasting bosses for airing “overblown and unfounded claims” by contributors.

    The was also Palace anger 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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    Explained: Why were the Royal babies baptised on Sunday?

    Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank’s son August was born in February and was meant to be christened in July before the event was cancelled due to Covid.

    He was baptised alongside Lucas Philip, the son of Mike and Zara Tindall, born in March.

    Fresh holy water from Prince Charles’s trip to Jordan was apparently used during the service.

    Charles bought back around a dozen bottles from the River Jordan, where Jesus was baptised, to use for future royal baptisms.

    The ceremony is being led by Canon Martin Poll, who is chaplain to Great Windsor Park.

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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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    What time is the royal BBC documentary on next?

    The second epsiode of the documentary is set to examine the the coverage of Prince William and his brother Prince Harry in the media, including Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s decision to step down from royal duties. 

    The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William have reportedly joined forces to threaten to boycott the BBC if it does not give them the right to respond to allegations made in a documentary that will air tonight.

    The Princes and the Press will air at 9pm on BBC TWO on 29th November.

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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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    What time is the royal BBC documentary on next?

    The second epsiode of the documentary is set to examine the the coverage of Prince William and his brother Prince Harry in the media, including Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s decision to step down from royal duties. 

    The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William have reportedly joined forces to threaten to boycott the BBC if it does not give them the right to respond to allegations made in a documentary that will air tonight.

    The Princes and the Press will air at 9pm on BBC TWO on 29th November.

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    Make a Royal statement

    A statement bag beloved by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has been discounted by £119 in Aspinal of London’s Black Friday sale.

    The Mayfair Midi Bag usually retails for a wincing £595, but Aspinal’s 20% discount has taken its price tag down to a more tolerable £476.

    The Duchess of Cambridge owns the bag in two colours; Black and Soft Taupe, and has been pictured carrying it at events since 2018 – proving that the design can stand the test of time.

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