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Meghan Markle latest news – Piers Morgan demands Queen doesn’t give Prince Harry his military titles back

THE Queen should permanently strip Prince Harry of his military titles because he cannot be an “absentee armchair general”, Piers Morgan says.

When Harry and wife Meghan Markle dramatically quit their royal duties last January, the Duke was forced to give up his various roles in Her Majesty’s armed forces for one year.

The decision to strip him of the titles will be reviewed next month – and according to the prince’s “friends”, he is “determined” to win them back.

Yet, the Queen reportedly does not want to restore the honours believing her grandson cannot be a “half-in, half-out” royal.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Piers said: “What is being questioned is his ability to physically commit, in the UK, to the three military organisations he wants to represent.”

He adds: “He was a good soldier himself, rising to the rank of Captain and serving two tours of Afghanistan during a 10-year military career.

“But none of this justifies him being allowed to retain honorary military titles he was given through his royal status when he still performed royal duties.”

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  • MEGHAN TO STAY IN US WHILE HARRY COMES TO UK

    Meghan Markle is likely to stay at home in the US while Prince Harry visits his family in the UK this summer, it has been reported.

    Insiders say the Duke of Sussex is almost certain to visit his family in London for the first time since Megxit this June – but his wife is unlikely to join.

    Insiders stress the couple have not yet finalised their summer plans and much will depend on whether coronavirus restrictions allow them to travel.

    But they understand Harry, 36, will likely fly to the UK to see the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William along with his niece and nephews.

  • MEG’S NAME REMOVED FROM ARCHIE’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    Meghan’s name was removed from Archie’s birth certificate by members of her own royal staff – NOT Buckingham Palace.

    Aides at Team Sussex rewrote the document and replaced ‘Rachel Meghan’ with ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’.

    The mysterious change was carried out a month after Archie’s birth on June 5th 2019.

    The couple’s Californian PR team in statement on Sunday said changes to Archie’s birth certificate were “dictated by the Palace.”

    But Royal insiders say Buckingham Palace was not involved and that it was Kensington Palace officials.

  • DUCHESS IS ‘CONTROLLING’ SAYS STEP SISTER

    Samantha’s new book claims Meghan was “controlling” towards their father, and she has promised readers that they will find the “truth is stranger than fiction”.

    In one passage, Samantha writes that her dad sounded upset when she had called to check in with him in the lead up to the wedding.

    She wrote: “I said, ‘Dad, what’s going on, what’s wrong?” 

    “He said, ‘This is really weird, she’s not the same. When Harry is in the room, she is very sweet and a different person, but when he steps out of the room, she is mean and controlling.'”

    Samantha, who is wheelchair-bound and lives in Florida, completed the highly-anticipated memoir four years after saying she was writing it.

    And she says she’s already begun a second book.

  • MEGHAN HAS ‘VERY SERIOUS BOOK DEALS’ READY

    The book written by Meghan’s half-sister, called “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister: Part 1,” is set to delve into the life of the royal – despite Samantha last seeing Meghan in 2008.

    But according to sources, Meghan is also thinking of writing a book – and has had numerous offers from publishing houses.

    The source said: “Meghan has some very serious book deals on the table.

    “They are all up for consideration.”

  • MEG ‘NOT WORRIED’ ABOUT SISTER’S BOOK

    Meghan Markle is “not worried” about her half-sister Samantha’s book release – and is writing her own, a friend has said.

    Samantha Markle’s “tell-all” autobiography is expected to be critical of Meghan’s alleged treatment of her dad and the royal family.

    Speaking to Vanity Fair, they said: “Meghan has not seen Samantha for years so the idea that she is worried about the book is nonsense.

    “Meghan barely knows Samantha, they haven’t seen each other for nearly 20 years.”

  • HARRY WANTS HIS TITLES AS ‘EARNING POWER’ IN LA

    Piers claims that Harry, who is still the Duke of Sussex, wants the titles to boost his “earning power” over in Los Angeles.

    He wrote: “He also knows that being able to add the words ‘Captain-General’, ‘Air-Commandant’ and ‘Commodore-in-Chief’ to his business card will make him even more commercially appealing in a country that worships the military.”

    But Piers says the Queen should not stop there insisting the pair should be stripped of their Sussex titles as well.

    “The moment he and his wife quit Britain for a new celebrity life in America, they gave up their right to trade off their royal association,” he adds.

  • DON’T GIVE HARRY HIS MILITARY TITLES BACK, SAYS PIERS MORGAN

    The Queen should permanently strip Prince Harry of his military titles because he cannot be an “absentee armchair general”, Piers Morgan says.

    When Harry and wife Meghan Markle dramatically quit their royal duties last January, the Duke was forced to give up his various roles in Her Majesty’s armed forces for one year.

    The decision to strip him of the titles will be reviewed next month – and according to the prince’s “friends”, he is “determined” to win them back.

    Yet, royal insiders say the Queen’s grandson is unlikely to retain the titles as he cannot be a “half-in, half-out” royal.

    And Piers Morgan wholeheartedly agrees.

  • MEGHAN ‘LEARNED TO DRINK TEA BEFORE MEETING THE QUEEN’

    Before moving to London, the Duchess of Sussex is said to have taken a two-hour lesson including how to hold a cup and saucer and how to use a knife and fork.

    The etiquette class was led by Edmund Fry, who runs the Rose Tree Cottage tea room in Pasadena, California.

    “She is an amazing young lady, so very in control herself and very nice with people,” Edmund told Fabulous Digital.

    “She was very nice, not loud, very gentle, beautiful to look at, beautifully dressed, really well put out.”

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  • MEG NOT COMING TO UK FOR “PERSONAL” REASONS

    PRINCE HARRY will return to Britain alone this summer without Meghan Markle or Archie when he visits for the first time since Megxit.

    Royal sources say it is “unlikely” the Duchess of Sussex will accompany her husband when he reunites with his family since quitting The Firm last year.

    Insiders suggest Harry, 36, will fly to see the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William, plus his nieces and nephews, when he jets back across the Atlantic.

    But palace sources told the Daily Mail that Meghan’s decision not to travel is for “personal and practical” reasons – and should not be considered a “snub”.

  • MEG’S ON-SCREEN SUITS LOVER ‘TOO INTIMIDATED’ TO CONTACT HER 

    Patrick J Adams who played Meghan’s on-screen lover said he has “pure fear” over speaking to her now she is the Duchess of Sussex. 

    Speaking to the Radio Times, Patrick said: “Quite frankly, I think I’m intimidated. I have no doubt I could pick up the phone and call her at any moment, but I don’t know what I would say.

    “After our children were born, there were some texts sent and gifts sent, but I guess I’m a little scared. I think it’s pure fear.

    “I guess I’m scared about the idea of breaking through whatever walls exist to have that conversation.”

  • MEGHAN WAS ‘ALWAYS A LEADER’, FORMER TEACHER SAYS

    Meghan Markle’s teacher has revealed how she was a “leader among school friends” and always “stood up for the underdog”.

    Ilise Faye – who taught the Duchess of Sussex until she was 13 years old – opened up about her classroom memories of the young royal in a documentary which aired last year.

    She said: “Meghan was one of those children that would stand up for underdog.

    “She would stand up for what she believed in, and she was a leader among her friends, her peer group.”

    The teacher added: “School was important to her, learning was important and she had a voice.”

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  • SOURCE SAYS QUEEN STILL LOVES HARRY AND MEGHAN

    A Royal source says the Queen still loves Harry and Meghan, but regular returns are not practical.

    They explained: “Her Majesty made very clear when they left the UK that Harry and Meghan were still much loved members of her own family and would be very welcome to attend family events. That still holds true.

    “Practically, however, it comes with the need for a certain amount of diplomacy. There is still a great deal of distance between Harry and many family members, particularly his brother. No one wants a repeat of the Commonwealth Service.”

     

  • ARCHIE AND PRINCESS EUGENIE’S BABY COULD SHARE THIS IN COMMON

    Meghan’s son Archie and Princess Eugenie’s baby could have something in common when the tot arrives.

    If Eugenie decides to give birth in the same hospital that she was born in back in 1990, then the new royal baby and Archie Harrison will immediately share a similar story.

    Meghan welcomed Archie, one, in London’s The Portland Hospital back in May 2019.

    Meanwhile, Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, were also born in the American-owned hospital.

    In fact, when Sarah Ferguson gave birth to eldest daughter Beatrice in August 1988, it made her the first member of the royal family to give birth in a non-NHS hospital.

  • MEG’S FAVOURITE COCKTAIL IS HER OWN VERSION OF PIMM’S

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    The Duchess of Sussex shared her favourite alcoholic drink, aside from trusty wine, in her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.

    The mum to Archie Harrison put her own spin on the summery classic Pimm’s, giving her version a new name – The Tig Cup.

    She wrote: “While I generally opt to whet my whistle with a glass of rosé or crisp Sauvignon Blanc, sometimes the day calls for a cocktail. Cue The TIG Cup.

    “Having a love of all things Brit, I wanted to do a twist on their signature Pimm’s Cup.”

  • MEGHAN ‘NOT WORRIED’ ABOUT HER HALF-SISTER’S ‘TELL-ALL’ BOOK

    Samantha Markle’s “tell-all” autobiography is expected to be critical of Meghan’s alleged treatment of her dad and the royal family.

    But Meghan is “not worried” about the book release – and is writing her own, a friend has said.

    But despite claims she has been worked-up about the content of the book, a close friend to the Duchess said the book has barely even registered on Meghan’s radar.

    Speaking to Vanity Fair, they said: “Meghan has not seen Samantha for years so the idea that she is worried about the book is nonsense.

    “Meghan barely knows Samantha, they haven’t seen each other for nearly 20 years.”

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  • MEGHAN HAS THE ‘WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL FEET’

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    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has been found to have the perfect ‘Golden Ratio’ feet by Miss Foot Fixer Marion Yau and Dr Kenny who analysed the feet of leading celebrities.

    Marion and Youtuber Dr Kenny said it is obvious that the former actress, 39, has beautiful “royal feet”.

    However in recent years it has been reported that there is an explanation behind Meghan’s “perfect” feet.

    She may have gone a step further than most and had secret and agonising bunion surgery in a quest to get perfect feet, a surgeon previously said.

  • QUEEN MUST TELL HARRY HE’S NOT GETTING HIS MILITARY TITLES BACK, SAYS PIERS MORGAN

    When Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family, for Harry, it also meant giving up his military titles.

    A Megxit review is due next month, and writing for Mail Online, Piers Morgan said the Queen is supposedly “determined that her grandson shouldn’t have them [the medals] restored.”

    That is, of course, if he still decides against being a working royal as “it’s impossible to be a ‘half-in, half-out’ royal.”

    He wrote: “I don’t doubt for one moment that Harry cares passionately about the armed forces.

    “He was a good soldier himself, rising to the rank of Captain and serving two tours of Afghanistan during a 10-year military career.

    “But none of this justifies him being allowed to retain honorary military titles he was given through his royal status when he still performed royal duties.”

  • MEG EXPECTS BREAKFAST IN BED ON VALENTINE’S DAY

    The Duchess wrote a blog on her now-defunct website The Tig in 2015, which lifted the lid on how she wakes up “waiting to be kissed” and craving “breakfast in bed”.

    The blog said: “Hook, line and sinker,  I am such a sucker for Valentine’s Day.”

    She added: “Without fail, every February 14th, I wake up feeling like I’m immersed in a Robert Doisneau photo, waiting with bated breath to be dipped into a kiss.

    “This is all happening in black and white, of course.

    “And in terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower, it really is the thought that counts.”

  • WHAT IS MEGHAN’S NET WORTH?

    According to Business Insider, Meghan has an estimated net worth of £3.8million ($5million) which she accumulated from her acting career.

    She starred in over 100 episodes of the legal drama Suits, where she was paid £40,463 ($50,000) per episode – according to knownetworth.com, towards the end of her acting career.

    Meghan earned around about £291,339 ($360,000) from her roles in the 2010 movies Remember Me and The Candidate.

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  • ARCHIE PICKS UP MEG’S AMERICAN ACCENT

    Archie could be heard speaking for the first time when he wished listeners a Happy New Year on his parents Archewell podcast.

    And listeners heard how the tot had picked up his mum’s American accent.

    Experts at Spoons voices said: “There are a number of studies that suggest children pick up accents from the environment they’re in or people they’re around the most. 

    “Archie could be spending loads of time with mama Meghan hence a slight leaning towards her accent. 

    “The great thing is that having to recognise the same words pronounced in different ways will supercharge young Archie’s ability to map and connect words to meanings.”

  • MEGHAN WAS ‘ALWAYS A LEADER’, FORMER TEACHER SAYS

    Meghan Markle’s teacher has revealed how she was a “leader among school friends” and always “stood up for the underdog”.

    Ilise Faye – who taught Meghan until she was 13 years old – opened up about her classroom memories of the young royal in a documentary which aired last year.

    She said: “Meghan was one of those children that would stand up for underdog.

    “She would stand up for what she believed in, and she was a leader among her friends, her peer group.”

    The teacher added: “School was important to her, learning was important and she had a voice.”

  • QUEEN’S HISTORIC DAY

    The Queen will pass a new milestone on Saturday as she prepares to mark her 69th anniversary as monarch.

    Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father King George VI. She was told the devastating news during a trip to Kenya with Prince Philip.

  • HARRY’S KEY WORKERS TRIBUTE

    Prince Harry has paid tribute to key workers fighting coronavirus on the frontline as he marked the second postponement of the Invictus Games.

    The Duke of Sussex was joined by veterans in a powerful video message as they told frontline heroes “we are with you”.

    The Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women created by Prince Harry, was due to be held in the Hague in May this year after Covid quashed plans last March.

    It has now been pushed back again until Spring 2022 as the virus continues to spread and key workers are pushed to their limits.

    Prince Harry, who is patron of the Games, said: “To the key workers on the frontlines battling against the pandemic, we are with you.”

  • BBC URGED TO UNEARTH ‘ROYAL FAMILY’ DOC THAT WAS LEAKED

    A BBC royal family documentary leaked on YouTube should be publicised, a commentator said after urging the BBC to “reverse” its decision to keep it unpublished.

    The Queen agreed with critics that the programme took away the mystery behind the royals by showing their daily lives, and Her Majesty kept it locked away in Palace vaults three years after it was aired on the BBC.

    It was kept tightly under wraps – that is until, the entire programme was leaked on YouTube, before being removed again.

    The debate as to why ‘Royal Family’ is kept so hidden has been reignited, with columnist Sean O’Grady weighing in on the drama.

    He discussed his confusion at the secretiveness, because: “The Queen has been happy to be filmed in all sorts of informal settings, jumping up and down at the races, teasing her Prime Ministers, opening her post, that sort of thing.”

  • MEGHAN WOULD ‘OVERSHADOW’ QUEEN AND PHILIP’S BIRTHDAYS, INSIDERS CLAIM

    Meghan Markle is likely to remain in the US when Prince Harry returns to the UK this summer, reports have claimed.

    A source told the Daily Mail: “Harry wants to come back for The Queen and Prince Philip’s big birthdays. But it looks likely it will be just him.

    “If Meghan comes back, the feeling is that it would overshadow the occasion. People would only be looking at the ‘drama’ of it all.

    “Of course she would be welcome, but a decision not to come would postpone that headache for a while at least.”

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