Royal Family latest: Meghan & Harry 'upset' by Charles' plans for streamlined monarchy as Archie would not become prince

THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly keen to visit the Queen in the coming months to introduce their daughter Lilibet to her great-grandmother.

The Sun on Sunday today revealed the Sussexes had now offered to fly into London to see the Queen, which will be the Duchess' first trip to the UK since Megxit.

And a source has since said it is unclear if the couple will spend Christmas with the Queen after not spending the past two celebrations apart.

The Sussexes did not attend Christmas last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. And in 2019, they spent Christmas in Canada instead of with the Royal Family.   

Moreover, a damning poll has revealed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's popularity with Brits has plunged to a record low.

According to a YouGov survey, only 26 per cent of Brits "favour" Meghan while 65 per cent dislike her. For Harry, just 34 per cent say they like him compared to 59 per cent who don't, taking the prince's net favourability rating to -25 per cent.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

    Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

    In newly released legal papers, it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent more than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was charged to a company credit card, the Mail on Sunday reports.

    Court documents also claim that Ms Ralph spent more than £300 of company cash on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and £130 on an eyelash treatment.
    It has also been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 salary was “extremely low” for someone in her position.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON ONCE POPPED INTO A PUB WITH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE FOR A VERY RELATABLE REASON

    Stunned pub goers watched Prince William‘s wife and daughter pull up in a Range Rover, to use the facilities.

    Kate and Charlotte, then three, are said to have walked hand-in-hand into The Phoenix in Stockwell, South London, as they popped in for a wee.

    When it happened, in December 2018, pub local Maggie McKinney told the Mail Online: “The little kiddie just trotted in with her mum, went to the toilet and then trotted out.

    “They could not have been in the pub for more than ten minutes.

    “They seem very nice, totally normal. Princess Kate was holding her daughter’s hand. Princess Charlotte was just any other little girl.”

    It was reported a staff member came in ahead of the Royals, to ask if they could use the loo.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES’S AIDE FACES PROBE OVER CLAIMS SAUDI BILLIONAIRE WAS PROMISED KNIGHTHOOD FOR DONATIONS

    PRINCE Charles’s closest aide faces a police probe over claims that a Saudi billionaire was promised a knighthood and British passport in return for donations.

    Michael Fawcett, 58, was willing to help Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, a leaked letter shows.

    Former valet Fawcett, who has twice quit royal jobs because of scandals, has now stepped down temporarily as the £95,000-a-year chief executive of Charles’s charity The Prince’s Foundation.

    Ex-Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has written to Met Police chief Cressida Dick demanding an investigation into potential corruption.

    Mahfouz has donated £1.5million, spent mostly on renovating two of Charles’s properties in Scotland, where parts of the grounds are named after the Saudi.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KRISTEN STEWART SHOWS OFF HER ENDLESS LEGS AS SHE PROMOTES NEW DIANA MOVIE

    The movie, Spencer, premiered at the Venice Film Festival yesterday and Kristen made sure she stood out on the red carpet in a mint green tunic.

    The movie is set over a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana joined the Royal Family for Christmas at Sandringham as her marriage to Prince Charles crumbled.

    Kristen said of the film: “It doesn’t offer any new information.

    “It just imagines a feeling.”

    The US actress, 31, said she thinks tragic Di was a historical one-of-a-kind who “really sticks out as a sparkly house on fire”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LADY LOUISE WINDSOR FACES BIG ROYAL DECISION AS SHE APPROACHES 18TH BIRTHDAY

    Lady Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie. In two months she will turn 18, and when she reaches the milestone she will decide if she wants to use the HRH title.

    The Countess of Wessex told the Sunday Times in 2020 that: “we try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.

    “Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles.

    “They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”

    Louise’s brother, Viscount Severn will also face the same decision when he celebrates his 18th birthday. He is only 13 so has some time to make up his mind.

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP

    According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.

    The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.

    She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.

    Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.

    “He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.

    “He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”

    Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.

    “The Queen had to sort of temper that, that enthusiasm to change things.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

    Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

    In newly released legal papers, it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent more than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was charged to a company credit card, the Mail on Sunday reports.

    Court documents also claim that Ms Ralph spent more than £300 of company cash on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and £130 on an eyelash treatment.
    It has also been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 salary was “extremely low” for someone in her position.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN AND MEGHAN MARKLE FEUD EXPLAINED: WHAT’S HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM?

    The controversial TV personality is now celebrating after Ofcom ruled he wasn’t in the wrong over comments about Meg on GMB that forced him to quit the show.

    The pair first got in contact after he followed her on Twitter and she messaged him saying she was a fan of his.

    The pair messaged for a while, and when Meghan visited the UK to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon they met for a drink.

    Piers later revealed: “We had two hours in the pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis and pints – we got on brilliantly.

    “Then I put her in a cab, and it turns out it was the cab that took her to a party where she met Prince Harry.

    “The next night they had a solo dinner and that was the last I ever heard from Meghan Markle. I never heard from her again – Meghan Markle gh

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM IS PORTRAYED AS VILLAIN FOR ‘REFUSING TO SPEAK OUT ON RACISM’ IN CONTROVERSIAL NEW TV FILM ESCAPING THE PALACE

    Harry&Meghan: Escaping the Palace will dramatise the Sussex’s ‘escape’ from the Royal Family after the birth of their son Archie.

    The film will portray Prince William as the villain and will show him lecturing his older brother from not speaking out on racism.

    Images show Prince Harry (played by Jordan Dean) and Prince William (played by Jordan Whalen) arguing in a Kensington Palace garden.

    William tells Harry: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”

    “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism. As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    OMID SCOBIE SAID ROYAL ‘FAMILY FRACTURES’ ARE FAR FROM FIXED

    In an interview on This Morning – which coincided with the news that Piers Morgan was cleared by Ofcom over comments he made about Meghan Markle – Scobie said the “family fractures” were far from fixed.

    “I wish there was a.. you know, we have all experienced family squabbles and so on, but there is always a senior member of the family who clips you round the ear and pulls you all together and says ‘talk!’.

    “And I haven’t heard that from any source connected to the family that there has been someone who has played that role.

    “I’m sure if Diana was here today, that’s exactly what she would do. But I’ve certainly not heard that from any of the others.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

    Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

    In newly released legal papers, it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent more than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was charged to a company credit card, the Mail on Sunday reports.

    Court documents also claim that Ms Ralph spent more than £300 of company cash on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and £130 on an eyelash treatment.
    It has also been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 salary was “extremely low” for someone in her position.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON ONCE POPPED INTO A PUB WITH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE FOR A VERY RELATABLE REASON

    Stunned pub goers watched Prince William‘s wife and daughter pull up in a Range Rover, to use the facilities.

    Kate and Charlotte, then three, are said to have walked hand-in-hand into The Phoenix in Stockwell, South London, as they popped in for a wee.

    When it happened, in December 2018, pub local Maggie McKinney told the Mail Online: “The little kiddie just trotted in with her mum, went to the toilet and then trotted out.

    “They could not have been in the pub for more than ten minutes.

    “They seem very nice, totally normal. Princess Kate was holding her daughter’s hand. Princess Charlotte was just any other little girl.”

    It was reported a staff member came in ahead of the Royals, to ask if they could use the loo.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL MAKE A MOVIE AS THEY ‘AIM HIGH’ IN LA, PAL OMID SCOBIE HINTS

    Scobie revealed on the Royally Obsessed podcast: “I had a very interesting conversation with some executives at Netflix recently. I was trying my best to get a little bit on the Sussexes.

    “All that was said to me was ‘oh man, you don’t even know the half of what they’re working on. They are aiming so high’.

    “So I think the one thing that may surprise us at one point – and I don’t know when this will be – and this is just my own guess really… I think this is when we’re going to hear some sort of movie announcement.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY WILL TARGET CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES IN HIS £29M MEMOIR AND MAY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’, PAUL BURRELL CLAIMS

    Paul Burrell says the Duke is “set to reveal any Camilla secrets” as he dishes the dirt in his memoir, due to be released in 2022.

    The 36-year-old royal won’t hold back on the woman who cooly “stepped into Diana’s shoes” after her death, because his publishers “want their money’s worth,” according to Burrell.

    But it could only exacerbate the ongoing Royal family feud as he believes Prince Charles will be “livid” if he tarnishes the Duchess of Cornwall.

    The 63-year-old told Closer magazine: “The publisher, Penguin, will no doubt want their money’s worth in this book deal. That means they won’t want vagueness – they’ll want names and specifics.”

    He hinted that Harry “could very well name” the much-discussed racist family member who raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin could be before he was born.

    Meghan made the shocking revelation during her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, but refused to identify the individual as it would be “very damaging to them”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

    But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”.

    And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

  • Joseph Gamp

    DIVERSITY

    The 39-year-old said she had been told she would not be able to seek help as it “wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

    But both Kate and Wills are prominent mental health advocates and have helped launch several campaigns alongside the Royal Foundation – such as Heads Together, Contact, and Shout.

    Buckingham Palace also admitted it was failing to increase diversity amongst its staff after publishing staffing figures in June.

    Just 8.5 per cent of employees are from an ethnic minority background, The Sovereign Grant report found.

    At Clarence House, only 8 per cent of its staff were revealed to be from ethnic minority backgrounds and they admitted the figure was “not where we need to be”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KRISTEN STEWART SHOWS OFF HER ENDLESS LEGS AS SHE PROMOTES NEW DIANA MOVIE

    The movie, Spencer, premiered at the Venice Film Festival yesterday and Kristen made sure she stood out on the red carpet in a mint green tunic.

    The movie is set over a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana joined the Royal Family for Christmas at Sandringham as her marriage to Prince Charles crumbled.

    Kristen said of the film: “It doesn’t offer any new information.

    “It just imagines a feeling.”

    The US actress, 31, said she thinks tragic Di was a historical one-of-a-kind who “really sticks out as a sparkly house on fire”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYAL FOUNDATION REPORT ANNOUNCES FORMAL TARGETS FOR DIVERSITY

    The Royal Foundation’s annual report announced formal targets for diversity would now be monitored and reported, despite not previously being set.

    “Diversity has always been considered in trustee recruitment and improving this has been a particular focus for the board and governance and nominations committee in 2020,” it continued.

    The existing board of ten trustees, and the charity’s senior management team, is predominantly white – meaning it will need quite the shakeup to live up to its pledge.

    Sudanese-British journalist Zeinab Badawi was appointed a trustee last September, while Ron Kalifa – named one of the top BAME leaders in business in 2018 – joined the board two months ago.

    The report focused on the period between January and December 2020, around the time when rumours began to swirl regarding the reasons why the Sussexes stepped back from their roles as senior Royals.

  • Milica Cosic

    EXPLAINED: WHAT DID HARRY SAY IN THE OPRAH INTERVIEW?

    Harry also made a series of claims that have since been questioned.

    He described to Oprah the moment he took Archie for a bike ride in California, and said he was unable to enjoy that as a child.

    However, on at least two occasions in Scilly Isles and and Sandringham while still a child, he was photographed riding behind his dad, just like Archie.

    He also said he was “literally cut off financially” by the Royal Family.

    This is disputed by Clarence House and Prince Charles. who has funded Harry and Meghan.

    He also benefited from millions left by Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

  • Milica Cosic

    THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP

    According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.

    The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.

    She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.

    Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.

    “He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.

    “He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”

    Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.

    “The Queen had to sort of temper that, that enthusiasm to change things.”

  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE CHARLES DENIES BACKING OFFER TO HELP SAUDI BILLIONAIRE GET KNIGHTHOOD (CONTINUED…)

    According to The Times, in a draft letter to Mahfouz, Bortrick who is the publisher of Burke's Peerage, said the application for citizenship would "now take the highest priority".

    He added: "His Royal Highness supports these applications one hundred percent, as there is no greater example of contribution [than] yours, therefore this should be rewarded and recognised accordingly."

    He claimed Mahfouz would meet the Queen "in the next few months".

    And said Mahfouz would be given the "special honours" of a knighthood followed by full membership of the House of Lords.

    There is no evidence, however, of whether the letter, drafted in May 2014, was sent or agreed by Charles's advisers.

    Fawcett temporarily stepped down as chief executive of the Prince's Foundation.

  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE CHARLES DENIES BACKING OFFER TO HELP SAUDI BILLIONAIRE GET KNIGHTHOOD AND BRITISH CITIZENSHIP

    The Prince of Wales is coming under increasing pressure amid calls for a police investigation into claims made against his charity and his most trusted aide.

    Michael Fawcett, 58, has temporarily stepped down after a leaked letter showed he was "willing and happy" to help a Saudi donor get a knighthood and British citizenship.

    It came after Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz had coughed up £1.5million for Charles's charities.

    Further leaked emails yesterday said to be from Mahfouz's paid advisor William Bortrick claim Charles was supportive of the offer of citizenship.

    A spokesman for the Prince of Wales said Bortrick has never worked for the prince.

    The spokesman said: "The Prince of Wales has no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of donation to the charities and fully supports the investigation now underway by The Prince's Foundation."

  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE WILLIAM IS PORTRAYED AS VILLAIN FOR 'REFUSING TO SPEAK OUT ON RACISM' IN CONTROVERSIAL NEW TV FILM ESCAPING THE PALACE

    Harry&Meghan: Escaping the Palace will dramatise the Sussex's 'escape' from the Royal Family after the birth of their son Archie.

    The film will portray Prince William as the villain and will show him lecturing his older brother from not speaking out on racism.

    Images show Prince Harry (played by Jordan Dean) and Prince William (played by Jordan Whalen) arguing in a Kensington Palace garden.  

    William tells Harry: "What causes problems isn't colour, it's culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal."

    "You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism.  As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying."

    The fall out is watched by worried Kate (played by Laura Mitchell) and Meghan (played by Sydney Morton).

  • Milica Cosic

    KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

    But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”. 

    And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

  • Milica Cosic

    HARRY AND MEGHAN’S POPULARITY WITH BRITS PLUNGES TO RECORD LOW, DAMNING POLL REVEALS

    According to a YouGov survey, only 26 per cent of Brits “favour” Meghan while 65 per cent dislike her, bringing her net approval rating to -39 per cent.

    For Harry, just 34 per cent say they like him compared to 59 per cent who don’t, taking the prince’s net favourability rating to -25 per cent.

    Harry’s rating has tumbled 25 points since April, while Meghan’s fell nine points during the same span of time.

    Pensioners were the harshest, with just 13 to 18 per cent of over 65s saying they approved of the couple.

    But Harry and Meghan can rejoice in one fact: that Prince Andrew has by far the lowest approval rating of any royal in the survey.

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