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But such sniping, perhaps deliberately, misses an important point: that the couple have managed to provide a level of privacy to their children which far outstrips what they were able to offer Archie in the first few traumatic months after his birth, or, indeed, what Kate and William have been able to give their children.

Full-face photographs of William and Kate’s kids (often taken by Kate) are routinely handed out on their birthdays and the children also make several carefully staged public appearances each year where the press are given opportunities to photograph them.

They are also co-opted into other digital marketing stunts by their parents: think Instagram clips thanking the NHS for their work or marshmallow-roasting wedding anniversary videos, for example.

These handouts represent a long-established palace peace deal with the media. The media get pictures of the children and the press are supposed to not publish any unauthorized images of the children in return.

Although the deal is uneasy and occasionally breaks down—just last week The Daily Beast revealed the palace hit the roof after unauthorized pictures of the Cambridges lunching in a pub garden were published by the Sun—the architecture of the arrangement generally holds up.

Despite the fact that the arrangement gives the palace a level of control of the narrative which other celebrities would give their eye teeth for, William still loathes the principle of having to hand over pictures of his kids for public consumption. He reluctantly acquiesces.

Harry loathed it too and now, free from that collectively-bargained media compromise, he and Meghan are pursuing a far more radical policy. They appear to be seeking nothing less than complete anonymity for their kids by aggressively pursuing photographers, and, in one extraordinary case, bankrupting an agency which distributed pictures of Archie.

The result is that, four months after her birth, the public still have absolutely no idea what baby Lilibet looks like.

Not one photograph of their daughter, authorized or not, has yet been published. The couple have even declined to announce any christening date for her.

Archie has a slightly higher profile on Google Images, although the fact that the last picture of Archie to be published showed his back, which the couple shared on his second birthday in May, gives a clue as to how the Sussexes intend to manage access to their children’s images going forward. The black-and-white shot showed a rear view of Archie holding a bunch of balloons.

The last time the world has seen his face was in a video screened of the couple playing with Archie on the beach in their Oprah Winfrey interview.

Before that, the couple published an image of him being held by his father on the shores of a Canadian lake to mark New Year’s Eve 2019.

There have been only a handful of notable unauthorized images of Archie that have made it into the public domain. The Sussex’s ferocious response to such intrusions has been remarkable, and a salutary reminder to the press that Harry and Meghan will go to extreme measures to protect their children’s privacy.

They sued Hollywood agency X17 over drone-snapped images which were taken of Archie and Meghan’s mother, Doria, at the luxury home they occupied in Canada over Christmas 2019. Bunte, a German supermarket tabloid, ran a photo of Doria pushing Archie, then 14 months old, in a toy car.

As part of the settlement, X17 pledged to never again deal in any photos of the couple or their son taken by drone, zoom, or telephoto lenses “in any private residence or the surrounding private grounds.”

X17 declined to comment to The Daily Beast on the affair.

Another agency, Splash, publicly blamed its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the cost of legal action against it by Harry and Meghan after it distributed pictures taken of Meghan walking in a public park with Archie in a papoose. Splash was perhaps unwise to rattle the Sussexes’ cage, having previously been forced to apologize to the couple when they lived in England for chartering a helicopter to fly at low altitude over the couple’s private home in the Cotswold village of Great Tew.

Second time round, although Meghan was in a public place when the photograph was taken, and the case against the agency was arguably less cut and dry, the Sussexes went to war on Splash. In March it filed for bankruptcy, citing the “unbearably expensive” legal action.

Giles Harrison, a veteran paparazzo and CEO of agency London Entertainment, told The Daily Beast that the Sussexes’ proclivity to sue has had a chilling effect on his industry’s inclination to cover and photograph the family.

“A lot of people have decided that it is kind of not worth the hassle. It is not worth the fall-out that comes from it. If you get the pictures of them, they are gonna try and sue you no matter what happens, no matter where you were, no matter if you were in the most legal, public place on the planet. And they can afford to sue you a lot more than you can afford to defend yourself.”

Some photographers do, of course, still work the beat, precisely because the scarcity of Sussex family photos has driven up their value. Harrison is reluctant to put an exact figure on such pictures but says: “They are worth a lot. If you got lucky and got a family photo of them all together at Disneyland, you might never need to work again.”

Harrison says that while protecting your children’s privacy is a difficult task in L.A., doing so effectively is a potent expression of power, wealth, and status: “There is a level of celebrity that if they don’t want the kids to be photographed, they basically won’t. Think Beyoncé and Jay-Z or Brad and Angelina in the first few years of their kids’ lives.”

The upshot of all this is that we don’t know a huge amount about how exactly the children are being brought up other than what the Sussexes have allowed to enter, or at least not blocked from, the public domain.

It’s hard to imagine that Meghan and Harry wouldn’t move heaven and earth to enable their kids to meet others their age, but Archie has never been photographed with friends or playmates. A super-secure, ultra-private seven-acre Montecito compound is handy like that.

Internet sleuths have, however, concluded that Archie has attended preschool after Page Six published photos in April this year of him being carried along an L.A. street by his mother while sporting “a green backpack and space-themed lunchbox.” The pictures were taken by an anonymous photographer and credited to the Backgrid agency.

What is clear is that a huge amount of both parents’ time is devoted to their children: Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote in their biography Finding Freedom that Archie was taken on “daily walks” by his parents, and they also described how a “hands-on” Harry was put in charge of changing Archie’s diapers.

We also know that after a mysterious incident with a “unprofessional and irresponsible” night nurse the new parents decided to do without night-time help (although they do have a nanny).

Meghan has always portrayed herself as a hands-on mom. In her moving article for The New York Times in which she described having a miscarriage she carefully portrayed her home as a relatable scene of domestic normality, describing her morning routine in a series of staccato sentences: “Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.”

She also spoke in that piece of being “exhausted” in the early months of Archie’s life, an admission of vulnerability that endeared her to many parents.

We also saw a few more glimpses of their domestic life in the Oprah interview: the famous backyard rescue chickens, and, of course Archie playing contentedly on the beach with his parents, toddling happily from one to the other.

There is no reason to believe that baby Lilibet will receive markedly different parenting from her brother.

The most visible outward expression of Harry and Meghan’s love and concern for their children, however, will ironically enough, continue to be shielding them from the prying eyes of the world.

It will of course get more and more difficult for Harry and Meghan to protect the children as they get older and have to leave the house on a daily basis to go to school or playgroups.

As the royal commentator and writer Christopher Andersen, author of the bestselling biography of Harry and William Diana’s Boys, told The Daily Beast: “As the littlest Sussexes get older they face the inevitable hounding by an intrusive paparazzi—photographers jumping out from behind bushes and parked cars and all that. I’m sure Harry especially wants to shield them from that trauma as long as humanly possible, so that his children can have something akin to the proverbial “normal” childhood.”

A spokesperson for the Sussexes declined to respond to queries for this report.

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Furious Prince William 'HATES Andrew & fears uncle will destroy the Queen'

The Sun 11 October, 2021 - 05:32am

PRINCE William sees his uncle Andrew as a 'threat' to the Royal Family, according to a new report.

The Times reports how the future king is 'not a fan' of his uncle the Duke of York, according to insiders.

A source told the newspaper: "William is no fan of Uncle Andrew."

Andrew's "ungracious and ungrateful" attitude towards his position is a sticking point for William, and for this reason, he considers his uncle to be "a risk" and "threat to the family."

"Any suggestion that there isn't gratitude for the institution, anything that could lead anyone in the public to think that senior members of the royal family aren't grateful for their position, [William thinks] is really dangerous," the source continued.

Prince Andrew was forced to step back from public duties in 2019 following crisis talks around his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke, who denies the claims against him, has seldom been seen in public during the last few months. He was not included in the official photographs of his daughter Princess Beatrice's 2020 wedding, and didn't return from Scotland when her first child was born last month.

PRINCE Harry will not be returning to the UK for Remembrance Day and will stay in the US for a veterans award ceremony, it's reported.

The Duke of Sussex - who served in the Army for a decade, completing two tours of Afghanistan - will fly to New York to present the inaugural Intrepid Valor Awards next month.

The news comes after it was confirmed he and wife Meghan Markle also won't make it back for a postponed party celebrating Princess Diana.

The New York ceremony will pay tribute to veterans and military families “living with the invisible wounds of war”, the Telegraph reports.

The royal was left feeling "deeply wounded" last year when the Queen reportedly decided to block his wreath from reaching the Cenotaph as he no longer represents the monarchy.

It was later seen lying forgotten at the Royal British Legion's Kent headquarters.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex COULD return to the UK to make an appearance at a party in honour of Princess Diana which is due to take place on Tuesday.

As many as 100 guests, including Prince William and Elton John, are expected to attend the celebration. The party was initially planned for the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

It will take place at Kensington Palace, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are weighing up whether or not to attend.

The Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

“It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”

HRH Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930, at Glamis Castle in Scotland, to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

She was the younger sister and only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.

For several days the registration of the princess’ birth was deliberately delayed in order to avoid her being numbered 13 and associated with its ‘unlucky’ connotations.

In 1936 Princess Margaret’s world was turned upside down when her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated to marry divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

It meant her father, a reluctant Prince George, would become King and that her sister Elizabeth was now the country’s future Queen.

At the tender age of six, Margaret was second in line to the British throne.

Last month, the BBC aired a documentary on the life of Prince Philip featuring personal recollections from his loved ones.

And Meghan and Harry have given a series of interviews this year – beginning with their bombshell Oprah chat in March.

The couple were also reportedly miked up on a recent visit to New York – sparking rumours they may have been filming for a new series on their lives.

The Sussexes were followed by their own personal videographer during the trip.

The cameraman closely followed the pair around the city and even ran ahead of them for the perfect shot before they toured the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, according to Page Six.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson for Kate declined to comment.

Virginia Roberts has alleged that in 2001 she was trafficked to London from the US by billionaire paedo Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew at his pal Ghislaine Maxwell’s home.

The decision to now speak with Roberts comes after she filed a civil lawsuit in August accusing the duke of “rape in the first degree” after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair.

The Duke has claimed that he has had “no recollection” of ever meeting her.

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MEGHAN Markle was seen making visits to the estate of a beauty marketing firm executive in a hint she may be about to launch her own cosmetic line.

Meghan, 40, reportedly made visits to Guthy-Renker co-founder Bill Guthy’s home in Carpinteria, California, with husband Prince Harry, 37, and her mum Doria several times between February and March.

Harry and Meghan had also flown on a private jet owned by the cosmetics firm during a tour of New York City, the Daily Mail reported

There has since been speculation that Meghan could be about to launch her own cosmetics line – following in the footsteps of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum.

The Sussexes were seen driving from Mr Guthy’s estate with Meghan beside him and her mum Doria Ragland in the backseat on March 1.

The Duke of York’s “car crash” Newsnight interview – in which he bizarrely claimed he doesn’t sweat – should warn him off giving evidence, Angela Levin says.

Writer Ms Levin, who has penned an authorised biography of Prince Harry, says Andrew had just three options to explore ahead of the civil case.

Speaking on talkRADIO, Ms Levin said: “One was to ignore it, pretend it didn’t happen, he didn’t know anything about it. We’ve seen that hasn’t worked – it hasn’t gone away. He thought it would all disappear into the night. It hasn’t.

“The second one was to go to America and answer all the questions and nit-pick apart the accusations, which is quite dangerous. Remember how he was on Newsnight and then think of him on the stand, giving evidence.

“I think it would be a disaster for him.

“The third one is to try to worm out the fact that his accuser doesn’t have a case.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of being “out of touch” by royal experts who say that in five years time “no one will be listening to them.”

Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent at Vanity Fair appeared on True Royalty TV’s programme The Royal Beat where she discussed the Sussex’s recent visit to a New York City School.

Speaking on the show she said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school – it doesn’t make any sense. It just shows them to not be in touch.” 

Author and royal expert Robert Jobson agrees, telling the programme: “If they’d been shielded by the ‘royal umbrella’, they wouldn’t be falling into so many of these traps, and they’d probably still have a degree of popularity, and a chance to have a voice. 

“I don’t think that in five years’ time people will be listening.” 

She may live in a palace and have access to glittering tiaras, but Kate Middleton often prefers to wear bargain high street items.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been known to wear jewellery as cheap as £1.50, so it can be easy for budget-savvy fans to copy her royal style.

Here, Fabulous takes a look at the mum-of-three’s high-street staples…

Last month, the BBC aired a documentary on the life of Prince Philip featuring personal recollections from his loved ones.

And Meghan and Harry have given a series of interviews this year – beginning with their bombshell Oprah chat in March.

The couple were also reportedly miked up on a recent visit to New York – sparking rumours they may have been filming for a new series on their lives.

The Sussexes were followed by their own personal videographer during the trip.

The cameraman closely followed the pair around the city and even ran ahead of them for the perfect shot before they toured the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, according to Page Six.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson for Kate declined to comment.

Angela Levin said the suit is affecting the Royal Family “very badly” – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew’s reputation will be “permanent”.

“Here’s the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he’s just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he’s above all this nonsense,” she said.

Despite a series of PR catastrophes in recent years, Andrew was reportedly so confident the case would collapse that he was plotting a return to the royal frontline.

But he’s now understood to be “worried”.

One source said: “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

PRINCE Harry will not be returning to the UK for Remembrance Day, instead choosing to fly to New York to honour veterans, it’s reported.

News the duke will stay in the US for the commemoration comes after it was confirmed he and Meghan also won’t make it back for a postponed party celebrating Princess Diana.

Harry – who served in the Army for a decade, completing two tours of Afghanistan – will instead present the inaugural Intrepid Valor Awards in the Big Apple next month.

The ceremony will pay tribute to veterans and military families “living with the invisible wounds of war”, the Telegraph reports.

MET Police has spoken to the woman who claimed she was raped and sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew when she was just 17.

Virginia Roberts has alleged that in 2001 she was trafficked to London from the US by billionaire paedo Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew at his pal Ghislaine Maxwell’s home.

The decision to now speak with Roberts comes after she filed a civil lawsuit in August accusing the duke of “rape in the first degree” after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair.

The Duke has claimed that he has had “no recollection” of ever meeting her.

She visited University College London and met scientists behind the Children of the 2020s project.

The initiative tracks the lives of babies born in 2021 over five years and looks into how their childhoods are influenced by factors including where they grow up.

Kate is known to be shy – and was first heard speaking publicly when she and William officially announced their engagement.

However, in the past few years, she has stepped forward into the spotlight more frequently.

She recently stunned on the red carpet at the premier of James Bond film No Time to Die – and bravely held a giant tarantula as she met students in Northern Ireland.

The royals have taken part in a series of programmes across a range of different channels this year.

KATE Middleton is reportedly in early talks with a TV boss over plans to make a documentary on early childhood development.

The mum-of-three had a meeting with a high-powered executive from production company 72 Films earlier this week.

However, no programme has yet been commissioned and well-placed sources say the chat was for “preliminary and research purposes”.

If Kate does decide to sign up for a documentary, she’ll be following in the footsteps of her husband and brother- and sister-in-law.

It’s believed TV bosses want Kate to be part of a programme on how children develop and learn – a subject of huge interest for the duchess.

The Met Police says it will take no further action after conducting a review of evidence relating to sex crime allegations against Prince Andrew & Jeffrey Epstein.

Met Commissioner Cressida Dick, said in August that detectives would look at the allegations for a third time although they would not start an investigation.

“As a matter of procedure MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a U.S. civil action,” the police said in a statement on Monday.

“This review has concluded and we are taking no further action.”

In her civil lawsuit, Giuffre, 38, has accused Andrew of forcing her to have sex when she was underage at the London home of Epstein’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

She also said Andrew, 61, abused her at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan, and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex COULD return to the UK to make an appearance at a party in honour of Princess Diana which is due to take place on Tuesday.

As many as 100 guests, including Prince William and Elton John, are expected to attend the celebration. The party was initially planned for the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

It will take place at Kensington Palace, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are weighing up whether or not to attend.

Biographer Andrew Morton claimed that Kate was exhausted in the run up to the Sussexes’ royal wedding due to her being pregnant with third child, Prince Louis.

In his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew claims Kate being pregnant for the majority of Meghan’s wedding preparations got in the way of a friendship developing.

He said: “Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family.

“What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbour.

“When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another.”

Since stepping back from the royal family, Meghan Markle appears to have adopted a “steely determination that wasn’t there before”, says a body language expert. 

The Duchess of Sussex stepped down as a senior royal in 2020 and is now making a “resilient” comeback following the end of her parental leave, claims Judi James. 

Judi told Fabulous: “New York Meghan and Time mag cover’s Meghan reveal a woman with a much more steely look in both her eye expression and her body posing and movement. 

“She is also seen looking more independently powerful and much more like a leader.

“Now she has the profile but without the restrictions we can see the much steelier version of Meghan, who looks determined to change the world for the better and sooner rather than later.”

AMANDA STAVELEY has led the Saudi Arabia-backed consortium trying to take over Newcastle United since 2017.

Finally, the mega-connected businesswoman has been successful – with the £300m Toon takeover now announced.

Amanda was courted by ‘Randy Andy’ Prince Andrew.

However, two years later the former blonde model, who stands 6ft tall in heels, turned down his hand in marriage because she didn’t want to become a Royal.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be making a return to the UK for a postponed party to celebrate Princess Diana.

The Sussexes had been weighing up whether to join his brother William and 100 guests, including Sir Elton John, at the rearranged bash later this month.

Harry, 37, flew back for the scaled-down unveiling of the Diana statue in July, without Meghan, 40, who had just given birth, but a reception was shelved due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The party to honour Di with her friends and family will now take place at Kensington Palace a week on Tuesday.

It was always thought Harry wanted to return for the hour-long celebration of his mother’s life when it was rearranged.

But now it has been confirmed by a spokesperson for the Sussexes that the couple will not be returning for the bash, reports The Telegraph.

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Prince Harry Has The Sweetest Bedtime Routine With Lilibet

Romper 11 October, 2021 - 05:00am

And they all lived happily ever after.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed baby girl Lilibet “Lili” Diana in June, making their 2-year-old son Archie a big brother for the first time. Since Lilibet’s arrival, the new parents have been playing their cards pretty close to their chests. No official photos have been released (although eagle-eyed royal watchers did spot a photo which could have maybe been Lilibet on Meghan Markle’s desk at one point) and they haven’t really been sharing updates. Probably because they are too busy basking in the happy glow of welcoming their first baby girl.

Perhaps Prince Harry especially. A source close to the royal dad told Us Weekly that he has a beautiful way of putting his daughter to sleep. “Harry adores Lili and loves reading her bedtime stories and rocking her to sleep. He has a real magic touch.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly counting blessings around every corner in their new lives as private citizens in Montecito. “There’s just so much love and gratitude and they couldn’t ask for more,” the source told Us Weekly.

Of course, all of that love and gratitude is for both of their children, as evidenced by Prince Harry’s personalized briefcase on a recent trip to New York City with Markle. The proud dad had his briefcase inscribed not with his own name, but with the words “Archie’s Papa.” As for Markle, she has been paying tribute to her little family in a myriad of ways. She has worn constellation necklaces with her children’s horoscope signs, and of course wrote a children’s book about her son’s relationship with his father called The Bench.

All in all, the Sussex family seems to be settling into their new routine pretty beautifully. Bedtime stories, a big backyard, and let’s not forget Archie’s own personal chicken coop called “Archie’s Chick Inn.”

It’s like they’ve got their own little fairy tale happening over in Montecito. Maybe even a fairy tale Prince Harry shares with his daughter.

Everything We Know So Far About Meghan's Rumoured Beauty Line

Bustle 11 October, 2021 - 05:00am

In terms of what we know to be concrete, there’s actually very little, but there has been one major clue that numerous publications are clinging to.

In short, titles such as The Daily Mail and The Sun have reported on several meetings between Meghan (along with Harry and, at one point, her mother Doria Ragland) and co-founder of Guthy-Renker, Bill Guthy. While this name may mean nothing initially, what you need to know is that Guthy-Renker is a major marketing firm behind some of the biggest celebrity cosmetics lines, including JLo Beauty and Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. Although the meetings don’t tell us much, they could indicate that Meghan is working on something behind the scenes, likely in relation to beauty.

And really, why wouldn’t she? The Duchess will be aware of the pull she has in the beauty industry. In fact, research by RY has revealed that Meghan is the most heavily covered celebrity in terms of beauty. There are a staggering 88.5 million articles about her hair, makeup, and skincare. By comparison, Kim Kardashian has 17 million fewer articles about her beauty looks and habits, coming in at 71,280,000.

Meghan is also known to be a lover of all things beauty. For example, she is close friends with some of beauty’s biggest names such as Sarah Chapman (her facialist), and George Northwood (her London-based hairstylist). She also regularly wrote about beauty on her now-defunct blog The Tig, proving it is something she has always been very interested in.

Since moving stateside, both Meghan and Prince Harry have also shown a flair for new projects, and possess a clear entrepreneurial spirit, which would definitely lend itself to the creation of a beauty brand.

Whether there’s much truth to the rumours, fans have already gone wild for the mere idea that Meghan could be creating her own makeup, skin, or hair goodies.

“OMG! I LOVE her! I bet it will be AHmazing! She has such a gorgeous complexion! Maybe it'll be more like Jessica Alba's Honest Company since she just had another baby. I'll be very excited to see what it is! She just drips class,” wrote one Twitter user.

“She's beautiful and she's a class act so I am very interested in when she comes out with it should be amazing,” another said.

For now, all we can do is wait and watch.

Was Prince Harry Fighting Back Tears After This Public Snub?

Nicki Swift 11 October, 2021 - 05:00am

Prince Harry is one member of the royal family who is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. After all, he did get very candid about some of the troubles he faced behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace in his and Meghan Markle's jaw-dropping interview with Oprah Winfrey. If that weren't enough, he also opened up about his childhood trauma in the Apple+ series, "The Me You Can't See." In the mental health docuseries, he admitted that he wasn't in a good place emotionally during his mid-twenties. "Every time I put a suit on and tie on ... having to do the role, and go, 'right, game face', look in the mirror and say, 'let's go'. Before I even left the house I was pouring with sweat. I was in fight or flight mode," Harry said, per the Evening Standard.

However, there was one time where Harry must have really felt triggered into "fight or flight mode" again during a royal engagement with his wife Meghan and the rest of the royal family. In fact, the snub that he felt from the other members of his family supposedly almost left him in tears. Here's what happened.

According to royal expert Robert Lacey, in his book, "Battle of Brothers," Prince Harry may have been fighting back tears the last time that he, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton were all in the same room together. That was during the Commonwealth Day Service in London, which also happened to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's last official engagement as full-time working royals. 

Because Harry and Meghan had already announced their desire to "Megxit," this made things rather awkward between them and William and Kate, who both allegedly failed to acknowledge them at Westminster Abbey. Even though William and Kate sat right in front of them, Kate didn't even look in Harry and Meghan's direction, the expert determined — and things seemed tense with William and Harry as well.

Lacey writes in his book (per Express), "Observers also noted that Harry's face was 'quite tense and unsmiling' — and that when William sat down close to him, he barely greeted his brother. ... Meghan megawatted away with her best TV smile but, as the ceremony progressed, Harry appeared to grow gloomier. According to one observer, 'his accelerated blinking even suggested he might have been fighting back tears.'" Whether or not Harry was truly on the brink of tears no one really knows — but it seemed to confirm the Sussexes' decision that royal life was not for them.

Since the start of William and Harry's rift, the brothers have tried to work things out. But as of September, there is still "distance" between them, royal author Omid Scobie told Entertainment Tonight.

Harry & Meghan are out of touch - soon no one will listen to them, say experts

The US Sun 08 October, 2021 - 06:31am

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of being “out of touch” by royal experts who say that in five years time “no one will be listening to them.”

Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent at Vanity Fair appeared on True Royalty TV’s programme The Royal Beat where she discussed the Sussex’s recent visit to a New York City School.

The Duchess of Sussex read her book The Bench to schoolchildren while dressed in £5,500 suit by designer Loro Piana.

Nicholl said that the engagement could actually be counterproductive and could damage the couple’s image.

Speaking on the show she said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school - it doesn’t make any sense. It just shows them to not be in touch.” 

Author and royal expert Robert Jobson agrees, telling the programme: “If they’d been shielded by the ‘royal umbrella’, they wouldn’t be falling into so many of these traps, and they’d probably still have a degree of popularity, and a chance to have a voice. 

“I don’t think that in five years’ time people will be listening.” 

Nicholl said that although Meghan and Harry may be fading out of focus, there is another royal couple stepping in to take their place in the Fab Four.

“This time a couple of years ago we were writing about a very different ‘Fab Four’: Meghan and Harry, William and Kate. 

“And of course that didn’t turn out to be so fabulous. This is the future of the royal family.” 

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In other royal news, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle WON’T inherit amazing royal residence when Charles becomes King after ditching UK for LA.

And we revealed Meghan Markle’s ‘peace offering’ to Kate Middleton after flower girl dress row.

Plus eagle-eyed royal fans spotted Meghan Markle paid a secret tribute to Archie and Lilibet with her New York jewellery.

Japanese fans bash Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s ‘rude behavior’ to the Queen

Geo News 08 October, 2021 - 05:52am

Royal expert and author Angela Levin brought his claim to light and in her recent newsletter, she highlighted the interest Japanese fans show towards the British royal family.

She claims most East Asian countries are interested in the life of Queen Elizabeth and her family.

Her piece for the Substack newsletter highlighted all the main points and also referenced the growing dislike fans have for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The newsletter read, “Japan is fascinated by our Royal Family. Every few weeks I am asked by one of their TV channels to update them on what is happening in the UK.”

She also went on to say, “Their key interest at the moment is Harry and Meghan and who can blame them.”

“They can’t quite believe their behaviour towards the senior royals is so, well, rude. No one would behave like that to their royal family, they tell me.”

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