Meghan Markle latest news – Royal title could prevent Presidency attempt as new Ellen interview blasted by fans

MEGHAN Markle could be banned from running for US president by her royal title, experts believe.

A little-known constitutional amendment made two centuries ago could stymie any bid Meg makes to end up in the White House.

While the duchess has never publicly spoken of a wish to run, her own biographers also believe it's "possible… even likely" that she will, with one claiming she's the "embodiment of the American dream".

Meanwhile, Meghan appeared with Ellen DeGeneres for a sit-down interview on The Ellen Show on November 18.

However, The Telegraph has criticised the interview as: "cheesy and plastic interview which felt like the very opposite of Meghan and Harry’s very serious sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in March".

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

  • Louis Allwood

    Family want a fair right of reply before show airs

    It's understood the Royal Family want the opportunity to have a fair right of reply before the programme is broadcast.

    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."

    And during his interview with Oprah, he said the princes' relationship is now one of "space".

  • Louis Allwood

    Piers Morgan not pleased with Ellen interview

    PIERS Morgan has launched his latest stinging attack on Meghan Markle, saying her chat with Ellen DeGeneres was “vomit-inducing”.

    The former Good Morning Britain host, 56, gave the Duchess of Sussex both barrels in his latest column.

    Morgan didn’t hold back in his attack of the former Suits actress Meghan Markle, 40, saying: “Meghan has the best of all worlds: she gets to exploit her fancy royal name to make hundreds of millions of dollars, doesn’t have to do any work for the institution that bestowed it upon her, is free (in her head) to publicly abuse the royals as a bunch of heartless racists, and can live the life of a fabulously rich celebrity who pops up on TV chat show sofas to promote her brand.”

    Read more here.

  • Louis Allwood

    No Christmas return

    The Sussexes will not join the Queen for her first Christmas without Prince Philip, sources claim.

    This year will be the first Christmas since the death of the Queen’s “strength and stay” Prince Philip in April.

    The Palace did invite Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, to join them for their traditional Christmas Day festivities in Sandringham, but they are set to decline, Page Six sources understand.

    One insider said: “There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming.

    “If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now.

    “But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Charity fights for future

    Pet specialists at Meghan’s beloved the Mayhew Trust are fighting for its future.

    The Mayhew Trust are now fighting like cat and dog over claims of wasted money, falling standards of animal care, and even allegations of bullying, racism and homophobia.

    Its very future, bosses have warned, could be ‘in jeopardy’.

    Meghan, who is patron of the charity, often speaks out about the importance of diversity and mental wellbeing.

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal update

    Prince Charles  admitted his mother would be struggling at her old age but was doing well.

    When asked how the Queen was getting on, Charles replied: “She’s all right thank you very much.

    “Once you get to 95, it’s not quite as easy as it used to be. It’s bad enough at 73.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry's said she is "lucky"

    Florence St George dated the Prince in 2011, but struggled with the media attention that comes with dating a royal.

    The 35-year-old model-turned-potter said her privacy ended "abruptly" when the pair first started going out.

    She told how she struggled to cope with the lifestyle.

    Florence – known to her inner circle as "Flee" – told Stella magazine her schoolfriends were "interrogated" and paps camped outside her front door.

    The potter, who married multimillionaire Henry St George in 2014, said: "I take my hat off to those people who can cope with that lifestyle, but I knew I couldn't.

    "Although it was sad at the time, I feel lucky that the relationship was short lived."

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal family and the BBC

    The BBC screened a tribute to the late Prince Philip this year. It also broadcast Earthshot, a five-part series about climate change which was presented by Prince William.

    However, just six months ago, William blasted the company for its failings over the Martin Bashir interview with his mother, Princess Diana, while Harry said the results of an independent probe were the "first step towards justice" for their mum.

    And in 2007 bosses were forced to apologise to the Queen for “misrepresenting” her in a documentary.

    A Palace source told the paper of the new programme: "There is upset about it.

    "The households are all united in thinking this is not fair.

    "No one at the Palace has seen it."

  • Louis Allwood

    Duchess could be stopped in her tracks

    The Duchess could be banned from running for US president by her royal title, experts believe.

    A little-known constitutional amendment made two centuries ago could stymie any bid Meg makes to end up in the White House.

    While the duchess has never publicly spoken of a wish to run, her own biographers also believe it’s “possible… even likely” that she will, with one claiming she’s the “embodiment of the American dream”.

    Meanwhile, she was recently blasted for cold-calling Republican senators as she lobbies for paid parental leave.

    The politicians say she introduced herself as the Duchess of Sussex – and neither knew how she’d got hold of their numbers.

    The move sparked outrage as royals always stay out of political matters. A row over the calls rumbles on, with Palace aides warning the duchess is “using her title out of context” and Piers Morgan urging the Queen to rescind Meghan’s royal titles.

  • Louis Allwood

    “She made a complete fool of herself"

    Meghan’s dad has called for her to be stripped of her royal title after her cringey interview on US TV.

    Thomas Markle Snr, 76, said his family had been left “embarrassed” by Meghan’s appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’s chat show.

    Her estranged dad added: “She insulted the Queen, the Royal Family and the British people.

    “She made a complete fool of herself and should lose her title.

    “I love my daughter but her performance was ridiculous.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle ‘has not contacted her aunt’ 3 months after uncle died

    It has been reported that Meghan Markle has still not contacted her aunt nearly three months after her uncle died from heart failure.

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

    Pam said the former Suits actress, 40, has not spoken to her or her uncle since December 2017, when he shared photographs of her with the press, including a previously unseen shot of Meghan as a five-year-old bridesmaid.

    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."

  • Louis Allwood

    Royals ‘slam BBC documentary'

    THE Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William have come together to complain to the BBC over a new documentary, it was claimed last night.

    Senior royal sources condemned Monday night’s The Princes and the Press as “tittle-tattle”.

    And they said the row has left the 95-year-old monarch “upset.”

    The BBC says the two-part programme will provide “context” for William and Harry’s relationship with the media.

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince William's fury at Prince Andrew

    A royal source has revealed that Prince William reportedly grew frustrated with Prince Andrew’s “ungrateful” manner, in which he saw this as a “threat to the Royal Family”.

    Roya Nikkhah, The Times’ royal editor, claims Prince William thinks Prince Andrew’s absence from public life should remain permanent.

    A royal source claimed that William doesn’t like Andrew’s “ungracious and ungrateful” attitude. The source added that he considers it “a risk” and “threat to the family”.

    Another source said: “There is no way in the world he’s ever coming back, the family will never let it happen.”

    A friend of the Duke of Cambridge claimed: “William is no fan of Uncle Andrew.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Andrew seen riding through grounds of Windsor 

    PRINCE Andrew was spotted horseriding at Windsor Castle on the eve of his granddaughter's Christening yesterday.

    It comes as The Sun revealed that a picture of a grinning Prince Andrew is displayed inside the mansion where Jeffrey Epstein was accused of molesting underage girls.

    Andrew, 61, wearing all black was pictured heading out on an early morning ride.

  • Milica Cosic

    Snubbed invite?

    Sources claim that The Sussexes will not join the Queen for her first Christmas without Prince Philip.

    This year will be the first Christmas since the death of the Queen’s “strength and stay” Prince Philip in April.

    The Palace did invite Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, to join them for their traditional Christmas Day festivities in Sandringham, but they are set to decline, Page Six sources understand.

    One insider said: “There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming.

    “If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now.

    “But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.”

  • Milica Cosic

    'Clever Meghan and Harry seen very differently in US'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's global media strategy appears to be paying off – especially in the US, writes LA-based public relations guru Eric Schiffer.

    Writing on The Mirror, Eric said: "They've done a nice job of allowing themselves to be icons and archetypes of how to make a difference in in ways that matter."

    He continued to say: "Over here in the US, there's a huge contrast to how they're seen compared with their pariah status in the UK, and the mocking and epic scale of repetitional challenges that they've faced.

    "Over here they're created these very strategic and clever celebrity-powered modern day royalty image, although I should stress that the middle of America has very different views on them."

    "The US media definitely isn't as interested in the Sussexes as in Britain, but the pair are definitely growing their base across the pond among young people. And that's a clever strategy because that's the battleground – that's the future of their market," Eric also wrote.

  • Milica Cosic

    Sophie is Queen's 'mainstay support'

    Royal biographer Christopher Wilson has said that, Sophie, Countess of Wessex is her "mainstay" support, despite the fact that many senior royals have "rallied round the Queen" following her husband's death.

    Christopher said: "While the head that wears the crown may feel lonelier than ever now, the heart that leads the House of Windsor has been given much support.

    "Since she was widowed her family has rallied round the Queen, with Sophie, Countess of Wessex becoming the mainstay in her support.

    "Sophie shares the Queen's passion for horses, and they have ridden out regularly together at Windsor over the past 15 years, but they have more in common than that."

  • Milica Cosic

    Future King Charles to bring in ‘very different’ monarchy era

    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."

  • Milica Cosic

    Andrews picture 'shown off in Jeffrey’s home like a trophy'

    A source told The Sun: “Epstein cultivated powerful friends and would show them off in pictures around all of his homes.

    “This is incredibly damaging for Prince Andrew because it shows how highly Jeffrey prized his friendship with a senior member of the Royal Family.

    “His picture was shown off in Jeffrey’s home like a trophy.

    “Andrew’s reputation is hit every time something like this emerges – and he is already facing another year of further lurid headlines.”

    The beaming royal can be seen in the photograph sitting behind a framed one of Epstein, who killed himself in prison in 2019 aged 66.

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Harry’s ‘face and demeanor shows he is happier in the US’

    According to a royal expert, Prince Harry is happier in the US.

    Royal editor for the Daily Mail, Rebecca English, said the Prince's "face and demeanor" show that he's much happier in the US.

    Speaking on the Palace Confidential podcast she said: "Just by the look on his face and his demeanour, he clearly is a lot happier in the US."

  • Milica Cosic

    UK Christening for Lillibet 'increasing unlikely'

    Royal expert Richard Eden has said that a UK Christening for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet is becoming increasingly unlikely.

    He told the Express: "Normally you would have a christening for a member of the Royal Family, it would always take place in three months but that hasn't happened yet.

    "Remember Harry apparently made it clear that he wanted to have a royal christening.

    "It does make you think there has been some push back on that and there's been no appetite from the Royal Family for organising a christening here."

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan Markle 'resembled Krusty the Clown as a child'

    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."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen faced 'loneliest day of all yesterday'

    The Queen faced the "loneliest day of all today without her iron duke", says royal commentator Christopher Wilson.

    On the Express.co.uk, Mr Wilson said that yesterday: "would have been a day for opening cards together, taking calls from friends and family, maybe having a celebration lunch.

    "Instead, on what would have been her 74th wedding anniversary – and for the first time since he won her heart when she was still a shy teenager – the Queen will be without her friend, counsellor, protector, and love of her life, Prince Philip.

    "It is now 225 days since the Prince died, on April 9, at the age of 99. And as anyone who has lost a life partner would admit, the process of adjustment has barely begun."

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Charles updates on his mother

    Prince Charles  admitted his mother would be struggling at her old age but was doing well.

    When asked how the Queen was getting on, Charles replied: "She's all right thank you very much.

    "Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy as it used to be. It's bad enough at 73."

  • Milica Cosic

    Top-up interview

    Royal expert Neil Sean has claimed Oprah Winfrey’s team might be keen to do a second interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    This interview could see Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s open up to their responses in their first interview, and explore them more.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel, royal expert Neil Sean said: “They’re wondering whether they now need to do a top-up interview.”

    He continued to say: “But of course Oprah Winfrey is a very powerful mogul in television, and would no doubt like to get a top-up version; their side of the events as to what’s happened over the last six to nine months.

    “This has been discussed at great lengths over in the US with CBS TV and Harpo Productions.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan is no longer worried about ‘acting royal’

    Meghan Markle is no longer worried about keeping up "royal" appearances, a royal expert has claimed.

    This comes after the Duchess' interview with Ellen DeGeneres. 

    Speaking to the Daily Star, royal expert Brittani Barger claimed that the Duchess is not “worried about coverage in the UK or whether or not she is acting royal anymore”.

    She added: “She's back home in America where there are no royals, so the need to act royal doesn't matter.

    “Royals are seen more as celebrities here, so she's fitting right into that role.”

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