Meghan and Harry latest news – William FUMING over Duke and Duchess' 'very un-royal' demands for privacy, expert claims

PRINCE William is secretly fuming at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's demands for privacy, an expert has claimed.

Speaking to Channel 5, royal expert Ingrid Seward claimed the Duke of Cambridge was "bothered" by how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went about announcing Archie's birth.

She said: "It wasn't done in a very royal way, or the way we'd come to expect. But then Harry's excuse was, 'well I'm a private person'.

"But you cannot be royal and be the sixth line to the throne and be a private person. I would think it might bother William a little bit."

The news comes as Harry's new LA neighbour Rob Lowe claimed the "reclusive" Prince had grown a ponytail while living in Montecito.

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  • Catriona Graffius

    CROWN STAR EMMA CORRIN SLAMS FICTION WARNING CALLS

    The Crown actress Emma Corrin has branded calls to specifically label the Netflix show as fiction as "mad."

    The star, who plays Princess Diana in the fourth series of the streaming show, insisted adding a disclaimer to the programme – which is fiction, based on factual Royals – would do "a disservice to creativity, and imagination, and screenwriting, and scriptwriting."

    Emma, 25, has now insisted to The Daily Beast: "The Crown is accurate insofar as it’s about a family over a period of time, and we have factual information about what happened to the country—and to the family.

    "We can know that Diana and Camilla went to a restaurant called Menage A Trois, which is hysterically ironic, but it happened, but we obviously don’t know what was said, so that is fiction. But that’s how a lot of series operate.

    "It’s mad that they want to label it as “fiction” when you have Diana: In Her Own Words where she talks about everything, and it’s much more harrowing."

  • Catriona Graffius

    KATE MIDDLETON THANKS PUBLIC FOR BIRTHDAY WISHES

    Kate Middleton thanked the public for their well-wishes on her birthday last week – admitting it was a "very different" day due to Covid.

    The Duchess of Cambridge turned 39 on Saturday – with the duchess believed to be celebrating the big day quietly with her husband and kids as the nation remains in lockdown.

    In a message on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's social media channels, it read: "Thank you for your kind wishes on The Duchess’ birthday.

    "Birthdays have been very different in recent months, and our thoughts continue to be with all those working on the front line at this hugely challenging time."

     

  • Catriona Graffius

    MEGHAN AND HARRY MAY NOT ATTEND QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not attend the Queen's 95th birthday parade due to the Covid pandemic.

    The pair, who now live in LA, have been invited to attend as it's both a "family occasion" and an official event.

    The Queen invited the pair to her celebrations on June 12, in the first royal reunion since Megxit.

    But a source close to the couple told the Telegraph: "It's a little presumptuous for any of us to be speculating about whether we can travel anywhere this summer."

  • Catriona Graffius

    WHO IS SIMON BOWES-LYON?

    Known as Sam, Simon Bowes-Lyon is a great-great nephew of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

    The multi-millionaire landowner, who walked behind Prince William at the Queen Mother’s funeral cortege as a 15-year-old, described himself as a farmer to police.

    The 34-year-old was named one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors by Tatler in 2019.

    As the 19th and 6th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, he was styled as Lord Glamis until his father’s death in 2016.

  • Catriona Graffius

    QUEEN'S COUSIN FACES JAIL FOR VIOLENT SEX ATTACK

    The Queen's cousin is facing jail for a violent sex attack after breaking into a woman's room and groping her.

    Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34, made his way into the woman’s bedroom while she was asleep during an event he was hosting at his ancestral home Glamis Castle in Scotland.

    The drink-fuelled assault, which latest more than 20 minutes, included Bowes-Lyon repeatedly grabbing his victim inappropriately.

    He also told his victim, aged in her 20s, that he wanted to have an affair with her.

    The aristocrat faces up to five years in prison for the offence, which happened on February 13 last year.

     

  • Catriona Graffius

    EUGENIE MOVES IN WITH MUM AND DAD

    Princess Eugenie has moved in with her parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, royal experts say.

    The pregnant royal, 30, and hubby Jack Brooksbank, 34, left Frogmore Cottage for the Royal Lodge in Windsor before Christmas, according to Omid Scobie.

    The Sun told last month how the couple returned to Kensington Palace suddenly after six weeks living at Frogmore — loaned to them by Harry and Meghan.

  • Catriona Graffius

    HARRY AND MEGHAN LAUNCH BID TO CREATE THEIR OWN COMEDY SHOW

    Harry and Meghan could be laughing all the way to the bank — by creating their own comedy shows.

    The couple want to make and sell funny programmes along with dramas and thrillers.

    The couple have filed documents with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office for trademark protection for Archewell Productions.

    A source said: “Meghan and Harry’s approach to their TV ambitions has always been serious — but it’s hard to imagine them coming up with the next Only Fools and Horses.”

     

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY AND PRINCE WILLIAM'S RELATIONSHIP 'WILL NEVER BE THE SAME'

    Speaking to ELLE, royal expert Robert Lacey explained how Prince William and Prince Harry have always been torn between "love and duty".

    He said: "The lesson that William took from the breakdown and the emotional chaos was at least he had this duty, this responsibility to be King, the future monarch, and he had to live up to that.

    "[Harry took] a different lesson: His parents were locked into an arranged, loveless marriage, and he’s not going to make that mistake."

    Highlighting the differences between the brothers, the expert said their relationship will be forever changed as a result of Megxit – which saw Harry give up his royal duties for the woman he loves.

    "There is texture and history between these brothers," he said. "But it’s never going to be the same."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE WILLIAM 'BOTHERED' BY HARRY AND MEGHAN'S PRIVACY DEMANDS AROUND ARCHIE'S BIRTH

    Speaking to Channel 5, royal expert Ingrid Seward claimed the Duke of Cambridge was "bothered" by how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went about announcing Archie's birth.

    She said: "It wasn't done in a very royal way, or the way we'd come to expect. But then Harry's excuse was, 'well I'm a private person'.

    "But you cannot be royal and be the sixth line to the throne and be a private person. I would think it might bother William a little bit."

    While Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced each of their three children to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing in London, Meghan and Harry announced that she had gone into labour after Archie had been born.

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY IS A 'RECLUSE' IN LA, NEIGHBOUR ROB LOWE CLAIMS

    He may be living in an A-List neighbourhood in California – but according to his neighbour Rob Lowe, Prince Harry has become a bit of a "recluse".

    Appearing on The Late Late Late Show with James Corden, The West Wing actor, 56, claimed he'd just seen the Prince driving through their neighbourhood Montecito.

    Rob claimed: "He lives about a mile from me. He's been very reclusive. Seeing him in the neighbourhood is like seeing the Loch Ness Monster, and I finally saw him. I finally saw him driving his car."

    What's more, the star claimed Prince Harry has grown a ponytail in lockdown.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN AND HARRY WERE 'MOST TWEETED ABOUT ROYALS' IN 2020

    When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit the Royal Family in January 2020, it sent shockwaves around the world – and since then, the couple have continued to dominate headlines.

    And so it's hardly surprising that the pair have been named the "most tweeted about" royals of 2020.

    According to Harper's Bazaar, more than 20million tweets were written about the Royal Family last year – which was a 30 per cent increase from 2019.

    Without disclosing the exact figures, Omid Scobie – who co-authored the book Finding Freedom – claimed Harry and Meghan won the top two spots by a "landslide".

    He wrote: "The duchess’s newly found freedom, steady stream of meaningful appearances, and candid conversations, including her emotional New York Times essay last month on losing a baby, saw Meghan at the center of more Twitter conversations than any other royal."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY WANTS TO MEET 'FACE-TO-FACE' TO AGREE MEGXIT EXTENSION

    The pandemic may have prevented him from returning to the UK much this year – but Prince Harry hopes he can meet "face-to-face" to settle on a Megxit extension, a royal expert has claimed.

    Andrew Morton said: “Although they will do some of it by Zoom, Harry wants to meet face to face to tie it all up.

    “Things seem to have calmed down. Harry has been in contact with the Queen more often than you would think. But certain things you need to be there in person to sort. They will need a few weeks. That could be done after April, depending on Covid.”

    Harry and Meghan angered royals in January by announcing on Instagram they would “step back as ‘senior’ members” of the Royal Family. 

    A deal was subsequently agreed at Sandringham, including this 12-month review.

  • Lydia Hawken

    HARRY AND WILLIAM WILL PUT ON ‘UNITED FRONT’ – BUT HAVE ‘TENSION BEHIND SCENES’, EXPERT CLAIMS

    It's been a year since Prince Harry quit the Royal Family and created a new life for himself in California with Meghan Markle.

    The Duke of Sussex is expected to travel back to the UK this year for the unveiling of a new Princess Diana statue.

    Speaking to The Sun Online, royal expert Phil Dampier said Harry and William will put on a "united front" for the occasion – but claims they have still drifted apart.

    He said: “From what I am told the rift is not a lot better at the moment – they are not talking a lot.

    “I think they will put on a united front for the unveiling of Diana’s statue and I’m sure they will put on a united front for the birthday celebrations but behind the scenes I think there’s going to be a lot of tension."

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN PLEDGED TO 'SET STANDARDS HIGH' WITH NEW YEAR RESOLUTION SHE MADE MONTHS BEFORE MEETING HARRY

    Five years ago, the Duchess of Sussex – who was best known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits – vowed to set her "standards high" for the New Year on her lifestyle blog The Tig.

    Meghan wrote: "For this new year, the only thing I aim to do is to approach life playfully.

    "To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher."

    In July that year, Meghan was set up with Prince Harry by a mutual friend.

    The biography Finding Freedom claims the couple enjoyed their first date at Soho House's Dean Street Townhouse – where they reportedly spoke about making “change for good” while sitting on plush “velvet chairs”.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN AND HARRY'S NEW YEAR'S EVE TRIP REVEALED

    Five years ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship had only just been made public knowledge when the Duke decided to take his Suits actress girlfriend on a romantic New Year's trip to "get away from it all".

    In their biography Finding Freedom, royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed the couple spent their first New Years together in Norway.

    Harry reportedly asked his friend adventure guide Inge Solheim for help organising the trip – after he oversaw Harry's holiday to Kazakhstan with ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas in 2014.

    They wrote: "Inge arranged for Harry and Meghan to spend a week in a cabin in Tromsö at the very tip of Norway in the Arctic Circle, where there was absolutely no chance of being bothered by photographers.

    "There, Harry and Meghan enjoyed seven days of dog sledding, whale watching, dining on local delicacies, and snuggling to watch as the aurora borealis lit up the skies."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY 'CONCENTRATED ON DIANA' IN ARCHEWELL LETTER FOR MEGHAN'S SAKE

    Last month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled the website for their non-profit foundation Archewell as they called for "compassion".

    Introducing their website, the couple shared childhood pictures of themselves with their mothers – alongside a short letter to 2021 in which the Duke described himself as "my mother's son".

    However, royal expert Phil Dampier claims that Prince Harry may have purposefully not mentioned Prince Charles as Meghan is estranged from her father Thomas Markle.

    He told the Mail: "I suspect that part of the reason for the emphasis on mothers is that Meghan is so close to her mother and of course is estranged from her father, so perhaps Harry is thinking of her when he concentrates only on Diana."

  • Lydia Hawken

    'FURIOUS' WILLIAM 'REFUSED' TO HAVE LUNCH WITH HARRY BEFORE SANDRINGHAM SUMMIT

    Back in January 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dropped the bombshell that they were quitting the Royal Family.

    In the days that followed, the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry held crisis talks at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk to negotiate the terms of Megixt.

    And now royal expert Robert Lacey has claimed that Prince William was so "furious" with his brother, he refused to have lunch with the family beforehand.

    Speaking to ELLE, the expert said: "One prince said no, I’m not coming to that, I’m not sitting with my brother, and the prince who said that was William. Most people were shocked. 

    "This is not Royal gossip; we saw William turning up late just in time for the 2 o’clock meeting, so there’s no doubt at all that was his position then. Friends suggest he was so furious with Harry that he couldn’t trust himself to sit at same table. This is the depth to which the anger has gone."

  • Lydia Hawken

    HARRY AND MEGHAN 'QUIT SOCIAL MEDIA TO SAFEGUARD THEIR CONTENT' IN 'FINANCIALLY-MOTIVATED' MOVE, EXPERT CLAIMS

    When they quit the Royal Family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also behind their Sussex Royal Instagram account which had amassed over 10.4m followers.

    But while the couple have since spoken out about the impacts on social media on mental health, royal expert Russell Myers claims Meghan and Harry's decision NOT to promote their new Archewell projects on Instagram and Facebook is "financially-motivated" too.

    Appearing on Lorraine, he said: "This big new charity launch will not have a social media presence and they aren't going to have a personal one. 

    "Now I think this is probably to do with their big deals with Netflix and Spotify. They have signed big money deals with those corporate giants and obviously they want to safeguard their content. They don't want to give it away for free.

    "But they have had a record breaking Instagram page, and they want to produce video and audio content – so I imagine its to do with the money. 

    'They have spoken about the ills of social media and how they feel it is toxic, but reading between the lines, I think we will see a lot of them on Netflix and Spotify."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY WAS THE ‘FIRST TO UNRAVEL FAMILY FEUDS’ BEFORE MEGXIT, EXPERT CLAIMS

    Before announcing he was stepping back as a senior royal last January, Prince Harry was the “first to unravel family feuds” according to a royal expert.

    Writing for The Telegraph, Angela Levin described how the Duke was brought up to have “impeccable manners”.

    She wrote: “Always a people person, he was often the first to try to unravel any Royal family feud.

    “When I spent months accompanying him on official engagements when researching his authorised biography, he told me how much he adores and admires his grandmother.”

    Although Meghan has “blossomed” back in the US, the expert claims the Prince is a “shadow” of his former self.

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE WILLIAM'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HARRY 'WILL BE BETTER WHEN HE'S KING', EXPERT CLAIMS

    Rumours of a rift between Prince William and Prince Harry were rife in the months leading up to Megxit.

    According to royal expert Carole Malone, the brother's relationship is likely to improve when William becomes King one day.

    Appearing on Channel 5's William and Harry: Prince's at War, she said: "It will be interesting to see what happens when Prince William becomes King. What will their relationship be like?

    "I think it may be better because William is always going to be King, nothing is going to change that and Harry will have accepted that a very long time ago.

    "Also, William at that point will be top dog, what he says goes. Whatever Prince Harry does or says, William will be in charge, end of story."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY NAMED 'WORLD'S MOST KISSABLE GINGER'

    To mark International Kiss A Ginger Day tomorrow, OnBuy asked 5,000 members of the public to vote for the red-headed celebrity they found most attractive.

    Prince Harry topped the poll – followed by A-List actresses Isla Fisher, Jessica Chastain and Karen Gillan.

    But the Duke of Sussex wasn't the only male included in the top 10 – with Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Eddie Redmayne coming in fifth, sixth and seventh place.

    What's more, the Prince's pal Ed Sheeran also came in at number 15 – having received 53 per cent of votes.

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY 'ACCEPTS BEING SECOND TO MEGHAN'

    Writing for The Telegraph, royal author Angela Levin sensationally claimed that Prince Harry is content being "second" to his wife Meghan Markle.

    Questioning whether the Duke and Duchess are an "equal" partnership, she wrote: "He would not be the first man to be besotted with a beautiful woman with a different agenda that he then meekly adopts as his own. 

    "While he balked at being 'the spare' to Prince William, he seems to accept being second to Meghan."

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY HAS 'GROWN A PONYTAIL', NEIGHBOUR ROB LOWE CLAIMS

    Since he quit the Royal Family and moved to LA with Meghan Markle, royal fans have enjoyed seeing a more causal side to Prince Harry.

    But according to his A-list neighbour Rob Lowe, the Prince has taken a more relaxed approach to his hair and allegedly grown a ponytail.

    Appearing on The Late Late Late Show with James Corden, The West Wing actor, 56, claimed he'd just seen the Prince driving through their neighbourhood Montecito.

    Rob claimed: "He lives about a mile from me. He's been very reclusive. Seeing him in the neighborhood is like seeing the Loch Ness Monster, and I finally saw him. I finally saw him driving his car.

    Describing how he had a "scoop" for James, the star continued: "It was very, very quick – don't totally quote me on it – but it looked like he's wearing a ponytail.

    "I'm just saying. It looked to me as a casual observer that his hair had grown very long and was pulled back very tightly by what I can only assume was a ponytail."

  • Chris Bradford

    HARRY AND MEG ‘OPTIMISTIC’ AFTER ‘ROLLERCOASTER’ 2020

    Speaking to Vanity Fair, sources close to the couple said Meghan and Harry are “optimistic and excited” for the future after a “rollercoaster” year.

    Discussing what 2021 has in store for the couple, the insider claimed: “We will see more of them and in a different way to how we saw them as working royals.

    “It will be more in line with who they are and the way they want to operate from now on.”

  • Chris Bradford

    2021 A ‘CRITICAL YEAR’ FOR THE BROTHERS, CLAIMS RELATIONSHIP EXPERT

    This year is a “critical year” for Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship, a relationship expert has claimed.

    “2020 was a turbulent year for the Royal family, as well as, worldwide events making for an easy distraction for not healing their tensions,” said Tina Wilson, founder of Wingman App.

    “That being said, it has given them space to let things cool down which can only be a good thing.

    “Whilst Meghan gets a lot of the blame for the brotherly divide, the boys are grown up and will undoubtedly come together when the time is right,” she said.

    “It has been recently reported that Harry had wished to break free from the Royal Family for some time, let’s face it, he’s always been a bit of a cheeky terror. 

    “So whilst we can demonise Meghan, perhaps it is the push he needed to make it happen and step into a new life, leaving behind his royal responsibilities. This, I suspect, is the real root of the deep tensions between the Brothers,” Ms Wilson claimed.

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