Meghan Markle news latest: REVEALED – real reason Prince Harry and Duchess didn't name royal who was racist about Archie

PRINCE William was FURIOUS over Prince Harry's accusations of racism against the Royal Family, it is claimed.

Like millions around the world, William is said to to have reacted to his brother and Meghan Markle's bombshell claims about racism remarks at the heart of the monarchy with shock.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the claims earlier this year during their sensational Oprah Winfrey interview in which they suggested a senior royal – not the Queen or Prince Philip – made racist remarks about Archie.

Shortly after the interview aired, William was asked “Is the royal family a racist family?” during a visit to a London school. He snapped back “We’re very much not a racist family.” 

And according to a new version of the book Finding Freedom by Meghan Markle's friend Omid Scobie, behind the scenes "was understood to be 'furious' that private family matters were being discussed” so publicly.

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest updates…

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    TOUCHING PICTURE OF ONE OF PRINCE PHILIP’S FINAL MOMENTS JOINS MEGHAN AND HARRY’S LAST ENGAGEMENT IN PHOTO EXHIBITION

    A touching picture of Prince Philip taken in the months before his death appears alongside Meghan and Harry's rain-soaked last UK engagement in a new photo exhibition.

    The prestigious BPPA Exhibition shines a spotlight on sports, entertainment, politics and protests, through to royals, celebrities, and global events.

    See more here.

    Magic moment here of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London, March 5 2020 Credit: Samir Hussein
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    HARRY AND WILLIAM’S DIANA STATUE TO OPEN TO PUBLIC NEXT WEEK TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH

    Tuesday will mark 24 years since the fatal car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

    Owing to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating reduced opening hours from Wednesdays to Sundays only.

    But Historic Royal Palaces said special arrangements had been made to allow visitors to view the memorial from the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden where it stands from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

    The bronze statue was unveiled by Princes William and Harry, despite their troubled relationship, last month on what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

    A spokesman for HRP said of Tuesday’s special anniversary opening: “We acknowledge that there will be interest in viewing the statue on that day.”

    Entry to the Cradle Walk is free and does not need to be booked but visitors will not be able to approach the memorial or leave flowers.

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    AND ‘FELT PALACE WAS TRYING TO DISCREDIT HER’, SOURCE CLAIMS

    The Duchess of Sussex was accused of “humiliating” personal assistants and staff, as well as driving two out of the Palace which she denies. 

    Meghan, 40, allegedly made staff cry and several official complaints were made regarding her behaviour. 

    Buckingham Palace launched a probe into the complaints, but the final report could be delayed until 2022. 

    An independent law firm was expected to reveal the finer details in the annual Sovereign Grant report, but royal sources have confirmed it is still “ongoing”. 

    At the time a spokesman for the Duchess said that she was “saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma”.

    Read more here.

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    ACTION AFTER STATEMENT MOCKED

    Harry's biographer Angela Levin has also blasted the couple for their statement.

    She told Sun Online: "Who do they think they are?

    "It's as if we are all small children and now they are going to look after us.

    "It's meaningless – completely meaningless."

    Meanwhile, responding to a tweet that read: “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle break silence on Afghanistan to say they are 'speechless'”, Piers Morgan quipped: "If only they were."

    TalkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer said: "Thank god 'speechless' Harry and Meghan have spoken on the terrible state of the world, so now we all know what we are supposed to feel, say and do.

    "We’d never have known if it weren’t for them being so… y’know… speechless."

    Charity Women for Afghan Women says they've received a donation from the Sussexes Credit: womenforafghanwomen/Instagram
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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY DONATE TO AFGHAN RELIEF AFTER BEING LEFT ‘SPEECHLESS’ OVER TALIBAN – BUT DON’T SAY HOW MUCH

    The pair forked out after issuing a widely-mocked statement on the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.

    Meghan and Harry released a lengthy statement on the crisis – despite claiming they were lost for words.

    And they urged fans to donate cash to charity, before going on to name only US-based organisations.

    Robert Jobson, who was friends with Princess Diana and has penned books on Philip and Charles, said he believes the couple are simply "desperate to be on the front pages at every opportunity".

    "This sort of guff doesn't mean anything.

    "It's more woke nonsense from Princess Meghan and Prince Harry that nobody's actually listening to.

    "They never got the invite to the Obama party and they're desperate to get on the front page."

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    PIERS MORGAN BRANDS HARRY & MEGHAN ‘GUTLESS WEASELS’ FOR NOT NAMING ‘ROYAL RACIST WHO ASKED ABOUT ARCHIE’S SKIN COLOUR’

    The TV firebrand hit out amid claims the pair had considered naming the alleged royal racist who asked about the colour of Archie's skin.

    And in a tweet, Piers said: "Go on then, you gutless weasels – name the supposed Royal racist and let them respond.

    "Otherwise you continue to smear the whole family."

    Piers is a prolific critic of the couple – and walked away from Good Morning Britain after refusing to apologise to Meghan for accusing her of lying during the Oprah interview.

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY COULD FACE LEGAL ACTION IF THEY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’ WHO ‘COMMENTED ON ARCHIE’S SKIN’

    A top lawyer says it's time for the Royal Family to "step up" when it comes to dealing with the Sussexes.

    It comes after an updated chapter in unauthorised biography Finding Freedom reveals the pair had discussed identifying the person who questioned them before Archie was born.

    However, it's reported they finally opted against doing so.

    And Mark Stephens, who represented James Hewitt when allegations of his affair with Diana emerged, told Mail+ the individual could have sued for libel and breach of privacy.

    "First of all, the exact words that were said would have to be identified, and the context they were made in. Was it racist or was it just an inquiry?" he said.

    The Sussexes may face legal action if they name the royal who allegedly made a racist comment about son Archie's skin, a top lawyer has claimed Credit: Reuters
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    DIANA’S FORMER BUTLER SAYS HARRY SHOULD ‘DEFEND HIS FAMILY’ OVER CONTROVERSIAL CARTOON SERIES

    The Prince, which has been shown on HBO, is a satirical cartoon which mocks the royal family.

    The cartoon has faced heavy criticism with many suggesting it can be harmful to the young prince.

    Speaking with Closer magazine the former butler said he wants to see the Sussexes speak out about the ‘damaging’ cartoon.

    He said: “It seems ironic to me that while Meghan and Harry are happy to lend their voices to supporting mental health charities, they can’t seem to speak up and defend their family.

    “I’ve seen The Prince and it’s extremely damaging to target a young boy and mock him in the way the cartoonists have done.”

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    KATE MIDDLETON REVEALS PRINCE GEORGE’S ADORABLE NICKNAME FOR WILLIAM

    Prince George has come up with an adorable nickname for his dad.

    And we’re not exaggerating when we say it sounds like something straight out of an Enid Blyton book.

    In 2018, Kate Middleton was chatting to fans at Leicester City Football Club when she let the nickname slip.

    When royal fan Fiona Sturgess asked about the couple’s three children, Kate reportedly said: “They are great, thank you.”

    Fiona told People at the time: “Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night.

    “One of them said, I think it was George, ‘Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?’”

    What’s more, it has also been claimed the couple lovingly use the nickname PG for their eldest son – after his initials.

    They then are reported to have then added Tips to the end of the nickname – after the famous tea brand – before eventually losing PG.

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    CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES WAS LEFT 'VERY UPSET' BY MEGHAN MARKLE'S SOCIAL MEDIA POST

    In March last year, reports from the Daily Mirror claimed there had been a fallout between Camilla and Meghan.

    The Duchess of Sussex allegedly broke an understanding not to overshadow a long-planned speech by Camilla on domestic violence.

    Ignoring this, Meghan posted photos of her at a theatre as the Duchess of Cornwall gave her address. Camilla was said to be “very upset” by this.

    One well-placed insider said: “Camilla’s work is very important to her and her decision to highlight the scourge of domestic violence at the 10th ­anniversary of Women of the World was a carefully thought-out plan.

    “Over the last four years she has worked tirelessly, mostly behind the scenes but to great effect, to use her ­platform and personal experiences to highlight the issue and help sufferers.

    "Of course it was known Harry and Meghan would be doing engagements this week, some privately, but everyone was in agreement that Camilla’s speech should take precedence. ­Unfortunately some people had other ideas.”

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    EXPLAINED: WHO IS MEGHAN’S HALF-BROTHER THOMAS MARKLE JR?

    Thomas Markle Jr, 55, shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry.

    He lives in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter.

    Thomas was arrested on January 12, 2017, in Oregon for allegedly holding a gun to a woman's head during a drunken argument. He was later charged with menacing, pointing a firearm at another person and unlawful use of a weapon.

    He has since apologised and said he is "seeking help".

    Read more here.

    Thomas Markle Jr was arrested in January 2017 after allegedly holding a gun to his girlfriend's head Credit: Splash News
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    MEGHAN MARKLE'S HALF-BROTHER THOMAS MARKLE JR. REVEALS HIS PLANS 'TO HIDE FROM IMMIGRATION' TO STAY IN AUSTRALIA

    Meghan's half-brother Thomas was recently granted special permission to fly to Australia to film Big Brother VIP in Sydney. But while the show wrapped up last week it looks like he has no plans of returning to the US anytime soon.

    Thomas, in a now deleted video, let slip that he jokingly plans to 'hide from immigration' to stay in Australia.

    In the clip he said: "Tom Markle here coming to you live from the Big Brother VIP hotel backyard, you know, where rations get a little low, so he makes us run outside here in the ocean and get her own food.

    "It's going to be an amazing, amazing show. I'm looking forward to making it all the way to the end,' he teased, before he saying how much he loved being in Australia.

    "As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to hide from immigration and I'm not going to go home."

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    THE QUEEN’S MEDAL FOR MUSIC

    The Royal Family celebrates the Queen's involvement in music, particularly in recognising excellence and achievement in the field of music.

    Established in 2005, The Queen’s Medal for Music is presented to an outstanding individual or group of musicians who have had a major influence on the nation's musical.

    Previous recipients of the prize include jazz musician Gary Crosby and, most recently, organist Thomas Trotter.

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    'DIFFICULT DEMANDS'

    Authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie also claim that the front page allegations gave the Sussex’s more confidence that leaving the Royal’s was the right thing to do. 

    The Palace launched the investigation after the Duchess of Sussex was accused of bullying two senior staff members.

    Jason Knauf, who worked in comms for both the Cambridges and the Sussexes, submitted an official email in October 2018.

    Meghan allegedly snapped "it’s not my job to coddle people" after aides were said to be left in tears and humiliated by her "difficult demands".

    Mr Kauf claimed Meghan's alleged treatment of staff was "totally unacceptable", adding that she "seems intent on always having someone in her sights".

    One courtier claimed that the duchess "governed by fear" while it was also reported there was a "febrile" atmosphere.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE WAS ‘WORRIED’ BY CLAIMS SHE BULLIED STAFF AND ‘FELT PALACE WAS TRYING TO DISCREDIT HER’, SOURCE CLAIMS

    The Duchess of Sussex was accused of “humiliating” personal assistants and staff, as well as driving two out of the Palace which she denies. 

    Meghan, 40, allegedly made staff cry and several official complaints were made regarding her behaviour. 

    Buckingham Palace launched a probe into the complaints, but the final report could be delayed until 2022. 

    An independent law firm was expected to reveal the finer details in the annual Sovereign Grant report, but royal sources have confirmed it is still “ongoing”. 

    At the time a spokesman for the Duchess said that she was “saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma”.

    Read more here.

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    HARRY AND WILLIAM’S DIANA STATUE TO OPEN TO PUBLIC NEXT WEEK TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH

    Tuesday will mark 24 years since the fatal car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

    Owing to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating reduced opening hours from Wednesdays to Sundays only.

    But Historic Royal Palaces said special arrangements had been made to allow visitors to view the memorial from the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden where it stands from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

    The bronze statue was unveiled by Princes William and Harry, despite their troubled relationship, last month on what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

    A spokesman for HRP said of Tuesday’s special anniversary opening: “We acknowledge that there will be interest in viewing the statue on that day.”

    Entry to the Cradle Walk is free and does not need to be booked but visitors will not be able to approach the memorial or leave flowers.

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    TOUCHING PICTURE OF ONE OF PRINCE PHILIP’S FINAL MOMENTS JOINS MEGHAN AND HARRY’S LAST ENGAGEMENT IN PHOTO EXHIBITION

    A touching picture of Prince Philip taken in the months before his death appears alongside Meghan and Harry's rain-soaked last UK engagement in a new photo exhibition.

    The prestigious BPPA Exhibition shines a spotlight on sports, entertainment, politics and protests, through to royals, celebrities, and global events.

    See more here.

    Magic moment here of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London, March 5 2020 Credit: Samir Hussein
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    FINDING FREEDOM

    Revelations in a chapter of the book include:

    • The royals were 'quietly pleased' Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip's funeral
    • The brothers were heartbroken after the death of their grandfather
    • William was 'furious' about the Oprah interview
    • Harry's Remembrance Sunday wreath was left in a box because he was 'no longer a frontline royal'
    • Meghan believes the Palace 'tried to discredit' her amid accusations over bullying

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY LEGAL ACTION (CONTINUED…)

    And intention would be key to a court when deciding the case.

    "The words may have had a racist overtone but were they intended in that way?" Mark Stephens said.

    "Essentially what you will find is that the individual, if named, may have been able to sue for libel and breach of privacy if it was a private conversation between two individuals where there was a reasonable expectation of privacy and for the contents of the conversation not to be shared with a third party, the media."

    The Queen has reportedly ordered Palace aides to plan a legal fightback amid Harry and Meghan's attacks — declaring: “Enough is enough.”

    The monarch's legal team is understood to be consulting libel experts.

    Read the article in full here.

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY COULD FACE LEGAL ACTION IF THEY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’ WHO ‘COMMENTED ON ARCHIE’S SKIN’

    A top lawyer says it's time for the Royal Family to "step up" when it comes to dealing with the Sussexes.

    It comes after an updated chapter in unauthorised biography Finding Freedom reveals the pair had discussed identifying the person who questioned them before Archie was born.

    However, it's reported they finally opted against doing so.

    And Mark Stephens, who represented James Hewitt when allegations of his affair with Diana emerged, told Mail+ the individual could have sued for libel and breach of privacy.

    "First of all, the exact words that were said would have to be identified, and the context they were made in. Was it racist or was it just an inquiry?" he said.

    ROYALS WERE ‘QUIETLY PLEASED’ MEGHAN MARKLE DIDN’T ATTEND PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, was unable to attend the service in Windsor Castle in April as she was pregnant with daughter Lilibet Diana at the time.

    But a new chapter in explosive book Finding Freedom claims some royals were happy as they “didn’t want a circus”, the Independent reports.

    Authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, who is a friend and spokesperson for Meghan, also quote a senior source who claims the family feared she would “create a spectacle”.

    Prince Harry attended his grandfather’s funeral after making the 5,400-mile journey from his and Meghan’s lavish home in California.

    But it was reported at the time that doctors had advised Meghan to stay behind because of her pregnancy.

    The updated version of Finding Freedom also explores Harry and Meghan’s “heartbreak” over Philip’s death aged 99.

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      HOW PRINCE WILLIAM IS PREPARING GEORGE FOR THE THRONE

      Royal author Phil Dampier says Prince William is ensuring that his son is going to be prepared to be King the same way he was – by staying close to the current job occupant.

      Dampier said that it’s likely that when they are older, George and Louis will go to Eton, which is located near to Windsor Castle.

      He continued: “As a child William used to walk over the bridge to see the Queen for tea, and she had one-to-one chats about his future.

      “I’m sure it will be the same for George, albeit with his grandpa Prince Charles who will be king by then.”

      But crucially, Prince William has vowed that his children will have as normal a life as possible and he will protect them from the media for as long as possible.

      William has said of heir George that he wanted to keep a “secure, stable, environment” for him and to show him “as much love as I can as a father”.

      And part of this is making sure that any past “mistakes” in the Royal Family with exposure are not repeated.

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      PRINCE HARRY ‘WANTS TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WILLIAM’ AND ‘CAN’T HELP SHOWING OFF’

      Angela Levin blasted the Duke of Sussex in a new interview today after we exclusively revealed the eco-warrior flew home from a polo event on a millionaire pal’s private jet.

      And she said the royal often showboats for the cameras.

      Broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer said Angela used to speak about Harry in “glowing terms”.

      The writer replied: “When he was at Eton, he hated being there, and he decided he was going to be with the bad boys.

      “I think Harry has got this streak – a lot of us have, but we put it to one side – of being bad and showing off.

      “He is also wanting to be more important than William.“

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      HARRY IS NOT ‘ENJOYING HIMSELF AT ALL’ SAYS JULIA HARTLEY-BREWER

      Harry recently made a cameo in Meghan’s 40th birthday video as he juggled in the back garden of the couple’s multimillion-pound mansion in Montecito, LA.

      Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “I don’t think he looks like he’s enjoying himself at all” – before discussing Harry’s private flight.

      “It shows that, A, they’re out of touch, but also, B, they’re huge hypocrites,” Angela said.

      “They tell us all what we have to do, but they don’t think they’re involved in that. They’re the exception because they’re so grand and important.”

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      PRINCE GEORGE BEGS MEGHAN MARKLE TO ‘STOP NOW’ IN CUTTING HBO CARTOON THE PRINCE

      A new teaser clip for HBO cartoon The Prince has earthed. This time, the video sees Prince George tell Meghan to “stop now”.

      In the video, Harry says: “Hello all, sorry we’re late. Our flight was delayed – you know, JetBlue.”

      Catty George snaps back: “We don’t know. Gross.”

      Meghan tells the family: “It was Mint though,” before turning to Harry and saying: “Tell them we were in Mint.”

      Kate Middleton replies back instead, sarcastically saying: “They gave you a mint. How lovely for you. I have some gum in my purse if you’d like?”

      But Meghan tells her: “No, we were in mind. It’s like their business class. It’s really nice. They give you these cookies and…”

      Quickly George then cuts in and says: “Meghan, I’m begging you to stop now.”

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