Meghan Markle news – Prince Harry 'unrecognisable' to Royal family as he 'can't seem to stop talking' to press

PRINCE Harry has become almost ‘unrecognisable’ to his family according to a royal expert as he ‘can’t seem to stop talking’ to press.

Since Meghan Markle and Harry finalised their royal exit with a move across to the states, the Duke of Sussex has used the press to his advantage and has wanted to “blabber to the press” about his experience.

Speaking to 60 Minutes Australia, royal author Tina Brown discussed Harry’s contradicting attitudes towards the media.

The host Liam Bartlett said: “He’s a strange mix, isn’t he, on one hand, he has this pathological hatred of the press and on the other hand, he’s quite happy to use them to seal the entertainment deals, to do the headline interviews, to promote his book”.

Ms Brown said: “It’s certainly a paradox, that a man who kept saying all he wanted was privacy, now can’t seem to stop talking.

“I think that is baffling to his family”.

She added: “In fact, one of the things, I heard constantly from within the Royal Family, people, they said, like we don’t recognise Harry.

“We don’t understand, you know, why he’s doing this, we don’t understand it”.

Ms Brown continued: "It is kind of baffling, it's almost as if suddenly liberated from, you know, all the constraints that he's been in, he just simply wants to blabber everything that's on his mind."

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  • Louis Allwood

    Tiara worn by Diana on wedding day to go on display

    The tiara worn by Princess Diana on her wedding day will go on display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

    It will be part of a display of the UK's largest exhibition of tiaras in 20 years.

    Some 50 glittering treasures of aristocratic and royal provenance, many seen for the first time in public in decades, will be on view as part of Sotheby's' Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan’s 'something blue'

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary tomorrow. 

    It has been revealed that Meghan’s 'something blue' on her wedding day was a piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Harry 

    Commenting on this, body language expert Darren Stanton, speaking on behalf of Betfair Casino said: “This hidden detail was probably intended to be a private gesture between Meghan and Harry to remind the couple of the early days of their relationship.

    "It reflects the attention to detail the couple have and shows how much they value nostalgia, with its inclusion no doubt evoking for Meghan all the reasons why she was getting married.

    “In psychology, we call this an anchor – a sight, sound, music or sound for example can transport us back to a certain memory in time, evoking all the emotions, thoughts and feelings of that particular time.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Bank holiday celebrating Queen to be RUINED

    LONDON Tube drivers have today announced a walk-out during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.

    The move is set to bring absolute chaos to the capital amid the four-day bank holiday in early June.

    Staff who are members of the RMT Union say they'll stop working at Euston and Green Park stations on Friday, June 3, and have threatened the walk out over bullying allegations and a “toxic working environment”.

    Both stations will be key transport points for the tens of thousands of visitors heading to the city for the celebrations as Green Park is the nearest station to Buckingham Palace.

    The strikes are planned to last the entire day.

    They will affect Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly line services at both stations. National Rail services at Euston will not be affected.

    Brits have angrily labelled the union "disgusting" and "despicable", as one person said they had "absolutely no sympathy" with workers in a post on Twitter.

    "Union and workers – despicable behaviour. Do better," they wrote.

    Another chimed in saying: "Just horrible… holding the country to ransom when we should be celebrating.

    "Vile. Nurses don't strike despite their working conditions."

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry makes huge political plea in US

    A huge political plea has been made by Prince Harry in the US as the Duke demands “new laws” in a landmark speech.

    The Duke of Sussex joined 5Rights Foundation as it launched the Global Child Online Safety Toolkit webinar.

    Speaking for the first time about his opinion on social media, he said: “I’m not an expert on law or technology, but I am a father—and I’m lucky enough to be a father with a platform. My kids are too young to have experienced the online world yet, and I hope they never have to experience it as it exists now. No kid should have to.”

    He continued: “It is not realistic to protect kids from everything. We need new laws. We need public pressure. We need strong leadership.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Invictus Games cast in controversy

    PRINCE Harry's Invictus Games has been cast in controversy after the Help for Heroes charity was dropped from preparing the UK team for the games which will next be held in 2023.

    Britain’s Ministry of Defence has taken the contract away from the charity – which has recruited, selected, supported and trained Team UK since Harry founded the first games in 2014.

    The MoD took the decision to dump Help for Heroes after the charity said it wanted to evaluate whether the Invictus Games were still providing value for money for members of the public who support the charity. 

    Lis Skeet, Services Director at Help for Heroes, said: “Help for Heroes is incredibly proud to have trained, supported and delivered Team UK for the past five Invictus Games.

    “Unfortunately, therefore, we will no longer be directly involved in Invictus Team UK. We want to emphasise that this was not a decision we made ourselves.”

    A spokesman for the Invictus Games Foundation added: “This was a decision taken by the UK Ministry of Defence following proposals for the team structure moving forward, and not a matter for the Invictus Games Foundation.

    “Across our participating nations, we work alongside many military organisations and charities to support international wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans, including our programmes beyond the games, and will continue to do so with Help for Heroes.”

    Prince Harry, 37, who is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, has not spoken publicly about the decision.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry 'unrecognisable' to Royal family as he 'can't seem to stop talking' to press

    Prince Harry has become almost 'unrecognisable' to his family according to a royal expert as he 'can't seem to stop talking' to press.

    Since Meghan Markle and Harry finalised their royal exit with a move across to the states, the Duke of Sussex has used the press to his advantage and has wanted to "blabber to the press" about his experience.

    Speaking to 60 Minutes Australia, royal author Tina Brown discussed Harry's contradicting attitudes towards the media.

    The host Liam Bartlett said: "He's a strange mix, isn't he, on one hand, he has this pathological hatred of the press and on the other hand, he's quite happy to use them to seal the entertainment deals, to do the headline interviews, to promote his book".

    Ms Brown said: "It's certainly a paradox, that a man who kept saying all he wanted was privacy, now can't seem to stop talking.

    "I think that is baffling to his family".

    She added: "In fact, one of the things, I heard constantly from within the Royal Family, people, they said, like we don't recognise Harry.

    "We don't understand, you know, why he's doing this, we don't understand it".

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry 'shot themselves in foot'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "shot themselves in the foot" in their bid to heal the rift with William and Kate, a royal commentator has said. 

    Asked how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can heal the rift with other royal family members, Ian Lloyd, a royal author said: "I just can't see it happening, particularly with William.

    "There was all the stuff about Kate and Meghan crying at the wedding in the Oprah Winfrey interview.

    "I think they shot themselves in the foot with William and Kate, I don't think they will get anywhere near them." 

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Harry stuck in privacy 'paradox'

    A royal biographer has claimed that Prince Harry is stuck in a "privacy paradox" as he can't stop talking to the press.

    Speaking on 60 minutes Australia, host Liam Barlett asked Tina Brown about the fact that Harry seems to hate the press, but on the contrary is happy to talk to them and promote his book. 

    Tina Brown replied: "It's certainly a paradox, that a man who kept saying all he wanted was privacy, now can't seem to stop talking.

    "I think that is baffling to his family".

    She added: "In fact, one of the things, I heard constantly from within the Royal Family, people, they said, like we don't recognise Harry."

  • Milica Cosic

    A huge cash boost

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's massive hike in their home’s value, soaring way above the average increase in California’s super-heated housing market, could be contributing to whispers that the royal couple is considering selling up and moving.

    It could also be a fast way for Harry and Meghan to address any immediate cash flow problems they might face.

    Their £100 million Netflix deal is looking shaky, after the streaming service lost 200,000 subscribers in the last quarter and axed Harry and Meghan’s planned animated series Pearl.

    Their £16 million Spotify podcast deal is also under scrutiny, after they produced only one episode more than a year after signing their lucrative contract.

    The couple also set Netflix executives’ noses out of joint by sitting down for exclusive talks last year with Oprah Winfrey for CBS TV, and this year with NBC TV, rather than for Netflix.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan & Harry’s Cali mansion DOUBLES in value

    Prince Harry and Meghan have earned a staggering £12 million in the past two years – by doing nothing more than staying at home.

    Their luxury Montecito mansion, which they bought for £11.93 million ($14.6 million) in June 2020, has more than doubled in value in only 23 months.

    The 18,671 sq ft home in oceanside Montecito, which boasts nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, is now valued at £23,960,720 ($29,350,320) million by property website Redfin – meaning Meghan and Harry would make £12 million if they sold today.

    Rival website Zillow puts the value of Harry and Meghan’s home at £21.6 million ($26,485,500), but claim it could fetch as much as £30 million ($36.81m)

    It has a pub games room, swimming pool and separate guesthouse where Meghan’s mother Doria stays when she visits from her home in Los Angeles, 90 miles to the south of Montecito.

    "Property prices have soared in the past 18 months, and show no sign of stopping," a local luxury estate agent told The Sun.

    "Harry and Meghan only had to sit back and watch their home’s value sky-rocket."

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meg ‘concerned’ about children being ‘digital experiments’ 

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan have revealed they are “concerned” about Archie and Lilibet being “digital experiments” in a “world of hatred and harm”.

    It came as the Duke of Sussex yesterday helped to launch an “online safety toolkit” for children.

    Harry spoke at the online event titled Making Child Online Safety a Reality with young people around the world – and shared his fears in regard to his kids.

    The Duke told those tuned in that he hopes 18-month-old Lilbet and Archie, three, will “never have to experience the internet as it exists now”.

    The dad-of-two explained: “As parents, my wife and I are concerned about the next generation growing up in a world where they are treated as digital experiments for companies to make money and where things like hatred and harm are somehow normalised.”

    Harry on Tuesday helped to launch an online safety toolkit for children
  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan changed the wording in their vows

    This Thursday marks Harry and Meghan's fourth wedding anniversary. And, on their wedding day, the royal couple changed their vows from "man and wife" to "husband and wife". 

    Commenting on this, body language expert Darren Stanton, on behalf of Betfair Casino said: “Meghan seems to have a strong affection for Princess Diana and this shows through her changing the wording of her marriage vows.

    "She and Harry chose to change ‘man and wife’ to ‘husband and wife’ and remove the word ‘obey’, just like Diana and Charles did when they wed – doing so suggests Harry wanted to honour his mother on his big day and displays Meghan’s desire to have an affinity with Diana.”

  • Milica Cosic

    The Royal family's favourite games you can play during the Jubilee

    With the Jubilee celebrations in full swing, the team at SudokuCraze can reveal the Royal family’s favourite games to play in their spare time, from Charades to table tennis:

    • The Queen – It has been widely reported that Queen Elizabeth II is incredibly fond ‘The Name Game’ in which players must write the names of famous people or characters on a post-it note to place on another players forehead.
    • William & Kate – During an interview with Radio Marsden, Prince William revealed that there are two popular board games in the Cambridge household – Monopoly and Risk.
    • Meghan Markle – Meghan Markle is apparently highly talented at Charades as a result of her acting skills.
    • Prince Harry – Prince Harry has had a famous love for polo from a young age. 
    • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – Whilst the royals all partake in different sports and games during engagements, the Duchess of Cornwall has been known to try her hand at table tennis and ping pong on numerous occasions

    Palace aides 'always thought Harry would leave'

    A royal biographer has claimed that palace aides "always thought Harry would leave", insisting that Meghan Markle is not to blame for the couple's departure. 

    Speaking to 60 Minutes Australia, Tina Brown said: "One of the things that surprised me was that one of his close people at the palace said to me, you know, we always thought that Harry would leave, at some point, we always thought Harry would leave because he was so unhappy in the constraints of the system"

    "I think that Meghan has been, somewhat, unfairly targeted as the one who, sort of, took him away from his family.

    "I actually think that Harry wanted out".

    Harry & Meghan face 'make or break' moment

    A royal commentator has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face a "make or break" moment with Netflix – as it evaluates their multi-million dollar deal.

    US consultant Daniela Elser has said Netflix is reportedly "evaluating" what "unique, exclusive and interesting content" Meghan and Harry might bring to the table.

    Elser also hinted that the upcoming Queen's Jubillee could pose the perfect opportunity for this evaluation.

    Ms Elser added that this is a "make or break" moment for the royal couple.

    • Milica Cosic

      Good morning, Milica Cosic taking over the blog. I'll be bringing you the latest news and updates from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

    • Joseph Gamp

      Who are the royals that can step in for the Queen?

      As the monarch nears a century of age, she’s begun delegating more.

      Prince William flew to the UAE on her behalf this weekend, and Prince Charles and Camilla flew to Canada today for a three-day tour.

      With Meghan and Harry no longer senior royals, who can step in to help out?

      According to the Regency Act 1937, the monarch can empower the next four in line to the throne who are over 21.

      That would be Prince Charles, William, Harry and Prince Andrew. With the latter two no longer seniors, it seems Prince Edward and an unknown would be called upon.

      This is the same act that would put the Duchess of Cambridge in charge, if something happened to Charles, William and Harry before George was old enough to take the throne.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Kate Middleton beats Meghan Markle to be named Instagram’s most popular Royal

      New research shows how Kate Middleton is the most popular member of the Royal family among Instagram users.

      Online casino Slingo looked at the amount of times the names of Royals have been used in hashtags on the photo sharing platform to determine who was being referenced the most by users.

      The results showed the Duchess of Cambridge was the most popular on Instagram with nearly 1.5 million tags.

      She was closely followed by the Queen at 1.3 million while Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, came in third.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Meghan & Harry ‘need to top up brand’ through Royal Family

      A PR expert has said that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “need to top up their brand with a little bit of royalty”, following the news they will return to Britain for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

      Pauline Maclaran, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at Royal Holloway, said Harry and Meghan need to maintain their royal connections so their brand in the US has a “competitive edge”.

      The PR expert told Express.co.uk: “I think they really need to top up their brand with a little bit of royalty and reinforce their connections.

      “Of course, there are the family connections too and I’m sure the families do want some kind of reconciliation.

      “But I can’t help but think Harry and Meghan are definitely trying to reinforce their brand with the royal connections and being part of these very crucial celebrations.

      “If Harry and Megan don’t keep up the royal connections then really their brand in the US has not got a competitive edge to differentiate them more strongly from other celebrities.”

    • Louis Allwood

      Queen’s mobility won’t keep her down

      The monarch has had to cancel engagements recently on advice of her doctors.

      But she was seen on Sunday at the first of her televised Platinum Jubilee event.

      Royal fans will be delighted to learn the monarch opened the underground line named after her in a surprise visit to Paddington Station.

      Queen Elizabeth was joined by Edward for the very special event.

      She is meeting Crossrail and Elizabeth Line workers, including apprentices, drivers and station staff.

      Boris Johnson, London mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will also be there.

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      Prince William wears face mask as he visits United Arab Emirates 

      Prince William wears a mask as he visits the United Arab Emirates on behalf of the Queen.

      He was there to pass on her condolences following the death of the country’s ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

      He died on Friday aged 73.

      The Duke of Cambridge also paid his respects to the UAE’s new president and ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

      Other world leaders, including PM Boris Johnson, also travelled to the UAE’s Mushrif Palace.

    • Louis Allwood

      Sussexes star appeal fading

      MEGHAN & Harry's star appeal is fading after a string of negative press and controversies, a new poll has suggested.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be returning to Britain together next month for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. 

      But they have been banned from the balcony for the traditional Trooping the Colour RAF flypast, along with shamed Prince Andrew. 

      The royal balcony snub means only working members of the Royal Family will wave to crowds on The Mall as Her Majesty celebrates 70 years on the throne.

      In a poll that ran from Saturday through to Monday morning, Express.co.uk asked: “Has Sussexes' star appeal been 'eroded' since they left the UK?”

      Around 2,730 people cast their votes as Brits cast their vote on the popularity of the royal couple, who now live in California.

      A staggering 98 per cent (2,687 people) said they believe Meghan and Harry’s star appeal has been “eroded” since they left the UK.

      This is compared with just two per cent – or 40 people – who answered “no”, while a further three respondents said they did not know either way.

      It comes as the Duke and Duchess are reportedly "excited and honoured" to attend the Jubilee – despite the news they will not be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony with the Queen, 96.

    • Louis Allwood

      Prince Harry makes huge political plea in US

      A huge political plea has been made by Prince Harry in the US as the Duke demands "new laws" in a landmark speech.

      The Duke of Sussex joined 5Rights Foundation as it launched the Global Child Online Safety Toolkit webinar.

      Speaking for the first time about his opinion on social media, he said: "I'm not an expert on law or technology, but I am a father—and I'm lucky enough to be a father with a platform. My kids are too young to have experienced the online world yet, and I hope they never have to experience it as it exists now. No kid should have to."

      He continued: "It is not realistic to protect kids from everything. We need new laws. We need public pressure. We need strong leadership."

    • Louis Allwood

      Who are the royals that can step in for the Queen?

      As the monarch nears a century of age, she’s begun delegating more.

      Prince William flew to the UAE on her behalf this weekend, and Prince Charles and Camilla flew to Canada today for a three-day tour.

      With Meghan and Harry no longer senior royals, who can step in to help out?

      According to the Regency Act 1937, the monarch can empower the next four in line to the throne who are over 21.

      That would be Prince Charles, William, Harry and Prince Andrew. With the latter two no longer seniors, it seems Prince Edward and an unknown would be called upon.

      This is the same act that would put the Duchess of Cambridge in charge, if something happened to Charles, William and Harry before George was old enough to take the throne.

    • Louis Allwood

      Kate Middleton beats Meghan Markle to be named Instagram’s most popular Royal

      New research shows how Kate Middleton is the most popular member of the Royal family among Instagram users.

      Online casino Slingo looked at the amount of times the names of Royals have been used in hashtags on the photo sharing platform to determine who was being referenced the most by users.

      The results showed the Duchess of Cambridge was the most popular on Instagram with nearly 1.5 million tags.

      She was closely followed by the Queen at 1.3 million while Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, came in third.

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