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Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess can’t damage royals like her hero Diana because she’s just not as important


MEGHAN Markle can’t damage the royals like her hero Princess Diana because she’s simply not important enough, an expert has claimed.

Pauline Maclaren, author of Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture, pointed out several key differences between Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview and Diana’s interview with Martin Bashir.

She told the Mirror: “I don’t think the [Meghan and Harry] interview can be really rated in a similar way to the Diana interview, which really turned the public very much against the royal family here.

“When Diana did her interviews, that was after they had suffered many other things during that period, so that was a sort of culminating scandal or the culmination of a series of scandals, really.

“This time, I think it’s just not quite the same and particularly because Harry and Meghan had already left.”

Another serious difference is their rank, with Diana speaking out while she was Princess of Wales and future Queen, while Meghan is married a junior royal who continues to fall further down the line to the throne.

Meghan is said to have have hero-worshipped Diana as a child, becoming “obsessed” with watching endless reruns of Diana’s fairy tale wedding according to her friend’s mother, Sonia Ardakani.

It comes Piers Morgan claimed Meghan and Harry lied or exaggerated 17 times during their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

The former Good Morning Britain host insisted he was right not to believe the Duchess of Sussex in her Oprah interview, alleging that 17 of her claims in the chat have proved incorrect.

Piers, 56, was booted from his ITV morning show last month after expressing doubts over her bombshell allegations during the Oprah sit-down with Prince Harry.

In the interview Meghan, 39, had claimed that she was denied access to mental health care when she was feeling suicidal because she was told it “wouldn’t look good for the institution”.

She also alleged that racist comments had been made by a senior royal about Archie’s skin colour before his birth.

Now in his own interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night, Piers demanded Meghan Markle reveal who specifically rejected her pleas for help over her mental health, before she quit as a frontline royal.

He also accused Harry and Meghan of “complete hypocrisy” with the interview and insisted he has the “universal support” of the British public.

In his first TV interview since he departed Good Morning Britain, Morgan told to American news personality he stood by his comments, blasting the couple for the “most extraordinarily disingenuous smear, hit job”.

Read our live blog below for the very latest updates on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY NEWS: THE LATEST

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY VS OFCOM (CONTINUED…)

    Around 600 new complaints have been logged over the course of the past seven days as Piers Morgan blasts Meghan for 17 “untrue, exaggerated or unprovable” slurs against the Royal Family.

    In total, 5,949 viewers have had their say so far.

    And today it was revealed that more than half of adults quizzed for a poll want the couple to be stripped of their royal titles.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY INTERVIEW RECEIVES NEARLY 6,000 OFCOM COMPLAINTS

    HUNDREDS more Brits have complained to Ofcom over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Almost 6,000 people have now voiced their objections to the chat in total – despite the interview being screened almost a month ago on March 8.

    Read more here.

  • MEG WAS ‘ONCE TOLD BY QUEEN SHE COULD CONTINUE ACTING’

    Meghan Markle was told by the Queen that she wouldn’t be forced to give up her acting career when she entered the Royal Family, an expert has claimed.

    Andrew Morton, who penned Princess Diana’s biography, claimed the Duchess of Sussex would have been allowed to pursue her career.

    Mr Morton told the Royally Obsessed podcast: “The Queen gave them the opportunity to go wherever they pleased.

    “They were given a degree of latitude. They were told,’ Here are your first-class tickets, pick which country you want to go to, we’re going to make you youth ambassadors for the Commonwealth.

    “They did say to Meghan, ‘If you don’t want to embrace royal duties full time please be our guest and continue your acting career.’”

  • PIERS MORGAN SAYS WAKE UP HAS NOW HIT NO.1 IN THE AMAZON PAPERBACK CHART

    Piers tweeted: “BREAKING: Wake Up just went to No1 in the Amazon paperback chart too.

    “What a day!

    “Thanks so much to everyone who’s bought it. Massively appreciated.”

  • WATCH: PIERS MORGAN SLAMS ‘DISGUSTING’ DEATH THREATS TO SONS AFTER PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ROW

    Piers Morgan slams ‘disgusting’ death threats to sons after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle row
  • ‘MEGHAN SET TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST’ PIERS MORGAN’

     Royal expert Angela Levin told TalkRADIO’s Mike Graham: “I think it is a bit like a verbal boxing match.

    “Each of them wins a round and the other won comes back and is more spiteful or more difficult or says more things.

    “They have one thing in common and that is neither of them likes to lose out.

    “So they carry on batching away.”

  • MORE ABOUT WILLIAM’S RELATIONSHIP WITH TOM BRADBURY

    In the past, Prince William specially selected Bradby to conduct exclusive interviews with him and his wife.

    Bradby was given the opportunity to to interview the couple following their engagement in November 2010.

    A spokesman for William said at the time: “The couple asked to record this interview specifically with Mr Bradby, whom they have both known for some time.”

    Earlier this year Bradby admitted he went easier on Meghan and Harry during the royal African tour because they were “vulnerable”.

    Bradby revealed he changed his approach after finding the couple “bruised”, while speaking to them for Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

  • WILLS ENDS FRIENDSHIP WITH TOM BRADBURY (CONTINUED…)

    According to reports, senior royal aides are not happy with Bradby and ITV News’ reporting on Harry and Meghan’s split from the royal family.

    Bradby, who works on ITV News At Ten, spoke exclusively to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their Royal tour of Africa.

    In the documentary Meghan made a dig at the Royal Family, saying: “Not many people have asked if I’m okay. 

    “It’s a very real thing to go through behind the scenes… it has really been a struggle.”

  • PRINCE WILLIAM ‘ENDS 20-YEAR FRIENDSHIP WITH TOM BRADBY’ AS HE’S ‘LET DOWN BY HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HARRY AND MEGHAN

    PRINCE William has ended his 20-year friendship with Tom Bradby after the ITV news anchor sided with Harry and Meghan, it has been claimed.

    The Duke of Cambridge reportedly feels “let down” by the high profile journalist’s relationship with his brother. Now the two-decade long relationship is over, according to a royal insider.

    They told MailOnline’s Dan Wooton: ‘The friendship between William and Tom is very much over. 

    “The Duke feels let down by Bradby and the way he’s acted over the past few months.

    “William is a sensitive soul and believes it’s in times of crisis when you find out who your true friends are. It would be fair to say Bradby hasn’t been one of them.”

     

  • ANGELA LEVIN WARNS PIERS THAT MEGHAN WILL ‘WANT TO FIGHT BACK’

    Angela Levin warns Meghan Markle will hit back at Piers in time.

    The royal author told Talk Radio: “Heavily pregnant or not, she will want to fight back.”

    She added: “Let’s wait and see. I think she will come up with something or they will come up with something.”

  • ROYAL EXPERT NOTICED ‘SIMILARITIES’ BETWEEN MEG & DIANA

    During the podcast, Morton also noted some similarities between Meghan and Diana.

    He said: “When I was watching the [Oprah] interview, I was ticking off, ‘yes, sense of isolation,’ ‘yes, sense of desperation,’ exactly what Diana was saying to me.

    “But then again, friends of mine said they’ve seen Meghan walking from Whole Foods supermarket on Kensington High Street with bags of food back to Kensington Palace.”

  • MEG WAS ‘ONCE TOLD BY QUEEN SHE COULD CONTINUE ACTING’

    Meghan Markle was told by the Queen that she wouldn’t be forced to give up her acting career when she entered the Royal Family, an expert has claimed.

    Andrew Morton, who penned Princess Diana’s biography, claimed the Duchess of Sussex would have been allowed to pursue her career.

    Mr Morton told the Royally Obsessed podcast: “The Queen gave them the opportunity to go wherever they pleased.

    “They were given a degree of latitude. They were told,’ Here are your first-class tickets, pick which country you want to go to, we’re going to make you youth ambassadors for the Commonwealth.

    “They did say to Meghan, ‘If you don’t want to embrace royal duties full time please be our guest and continue your acting career.’”

  • WATCH: MEGHAN MARKLE ‘WILL FIGHT BACK’ AGAINST PIERS MORGAN’S SLURS IN ‘VERBAL BOXING MATCH’

    Meghan Markle ‘will fight back’ against Piers Morgan’s slurs in ‘verbal boxing match’ –
  • DUCHESS OF CONRWALL MUCKS IN AND HELPS WITH VACCINE ROLLOUT

    The Duchess of Cornwall helped prepare Pfizer vaccines during a visit to an inoculation centre and had a brief encounter with a needle.

    Camilla gently shook a phial of vaccine mixed with saline solution a number of times after Dr Russell Hearn invited her to join in the process during a visit to the Tottenham Vaccine Centre in north London.

    She was told each bottle could inoculate six people and replied: “Oh there’s going to be six! Goodness, it looks tiny. I always thought you got a whole one.”

    During her time in the London borough of Haringey the duchess also met members of the area’s Muslim community during a separate visit to learn about their work supporting others during the pandemic and to donate Buckingham Palace corgi keyrings and royal stickers.

    The Duchess of Cornwall meeting visitors during a visit to the Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre Vaccination Centre in LondonCredit: Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph
  • PIERS’ BOOK HITS NO.1 ON SUNDAY TIMES’ BESTSELLER LIST: ‘THE BRITISH PUBLIC DO CARE ABOUT FREE SPEECH’

    Piers took to Twitter to announce the paperback version of his much-plugged book, Wake Up, has nabbed the top spot in Sunday Times’ bestseller list.

    Piers thanks everyone for buying the book – and “it proves that the Britiash public DO care about free speech, and DO care about their right to have an opinion”.

    “They don’t want this cancel culture ruining our society,” he added.

  • PIERS TEASES ‘INCREDIBLE NEWS’

    Piers Morgan has Twitter guessing after writing that he has “incredible news”.

    But the former GMB host didn’t reveal more – with some even speculating an interview with Meghan and Harry could be on the cards.

    Keep your eyes peeled!

  • PRINCE WILLIAM PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE HEROES OF THE COVID PANDEMIC

    Prince William has called and thanked more than 300 Covid-19 heroes so far this year – which is more than three a day.

    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken to NHS staff and volunteers on 62 the phone and held five video calls with health bosses in regional meetings.

    Many of the one-to-one calls were made to frontline workers, GP surgeries, pharmacies and staff and volunteers dishing out the Covid-19 jabs.

    Calls were also made to non-clinical roles, including portering and domestic services, it has been revealed.

  • DIANA WOULD HAVE ‘SAT IN ON OPRAH INTERVIEW HAD SHE BEEN ALIVE, SAYS BIOGRAPHER

    Princess Diana would have “sat in” on Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey had she been alive, Andrew Morton has claimed.

    Princess Diana’s biographer told OK Magazine: “She would have probably sat in on it.

    “She was on the edge of moving to America herself in the last year of her life.”

    “Diana would have felt it was a real pity that Harry was estranged from the family but she’d have said good on him for making a go of it on his own because that’s what she was trying to do,” Andrew added.

  • MEG’S WEDDING CLAIM DISPROVEN

    Prince Harry and Meghan’s claim that the real royal wedding took place before the huge global event has since been proven to be false.

    Meghan claimed her and Harry were secretly married by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the garden at Nottingham Cottage three days before the official wedding in May 2018.

    But their wedding certificate proved this was not true.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury later confirmed it didn’t happen, saying: “I would have committed a serious criminal offence if I signed it knowing it was false”.

  • ROYAL AUTHOR WARNS MEG WILL HIT BACK AT PIERS

    Angela Levin warns Meghan Markle will hit back at Piers in time.

    The royal author told Talk Radio: “Heavily pregnant or not, she will want to fight back.”

    She added: “Let’s wait and see. I think she will come up with something or they will come up with something.”

  • ROYAL EXPERT NOTICED ‘SIMILARITIES’ BETWEEN MEG & DIANA

    During the podcast, Morton also noted some similarities between Meghan and Diana.

    He said: “When I was watching the [Oprah] interview, I was ticking off, ‘yes, sense of isolation,’ ‘yes, sense of desperation,’ exactly what Diana was saying to me.

    “But then again, friends of mine said they’ve seen Meghan walking from Whole Foods supermarket on Kensington High Street with bags of food back to Kensington Palace.”

  • MEG WAS ‘ONCE TOLD BY QUEEN SHE COULD CONTINUE ACTING’

    Meghan Markle was told by the Queen that she wouldn’t be forced to give up her acting career when she entered the Royal Family, an expert has claimed.

    Andrew Morton, who penned Princess Diana’s biography, claimed the Duchess of Sussex would have been allowed to pursue her career.

    Mr Morton told the Royally Obsessed podcast: “The Queen gave them the opportunity to go wherever they pleased.

    “They were given a degree of latitude. They were told,’ Here are your first-class tickets, pick which country you want to go to, we’re going to make you youth ambassadors for the Commonwealth.

    “They did say to Meghan, ‘If you don’t want to embrace royal duties full time please be our guest and continue your acting career.’”

  • PIERS HAS ‘FOUND HIS VOICE’

    Piers Morgan will slam Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and ITV AGAIN and says he has now “found his voice”.

    Last night he tweeted: “Incredible response to my @TuckerCarlson interview… the @[email protected] & @DailyMirror are currently running 20+ stories from it on their sites & I’ve had further interview requests from 30+ countries.

    “Good to have found my voice again…. the silence was killing me.”

  • CAMILLA HELPS OUT WITH VACCINE ROLLOUT

    The Duchess of Cornwall helped prepare Pfizer vaccines during a visit to an inoculation centre and had a brief encounter with a needle.

    Camilla gently shook a phial of vaccine mixed with saline solution a number of times after Dr Russell Hearn invited her to join in the process during a visit to the Tottenham Vaccine Centre in north London.

    She was told each bottle could inoculate six people and replied: “Oh there’s going to be six! Goodness, it looks tiny. I always thought you got a whole one.”

    During her time in the London borough of Haringey the duchess also met members of the area’s Muslim community during a separate visit to learn about their work supporting others during the pandemic and to donate Buckingham Palace corgi keyrings and royal stickers.

    Credit: Getty



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