Meghan and Harry latest – Royal fans BEWILDERED over Duchess' title in new video after fleeing UK for 'quiet life' in US

ROYAL fans are bewildered after a new video of Meghan Markle gave her title as the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan and Prince Harry fled the UK for California earlier this year citing a desire to live less in the public eye – although they famously inkeda megabucks deal with Netflix just months later.

As part of their departure – known as Megxit – Harry and Meghan struck a short-term deal with the Queen to give up their access to taxpayer money in exchange for abandoning their royal duties and living as private citizens.

However the did retain their royal titles as Duke and Duchess of Sussex – something royal fans appear not to have realised.

In a video honouring those who've helped us cope during the pandemic, Meghan was introduced as the Duchess of Sussex, leaving many fans taking to Twitter to ask whether she really does still have her title, or whether it was a mistake by the caption editors.

Meghan may not keep her title forever, however, as a crunch meeting with the Queen is scheduled for March at which the monarch is expected to lay the longer term plans for Meghan and Harry, which could well see them stripped of their royal Duchy.

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  • Catriona Graffius

    PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA CANCEL BALMORAL CHRISTMAS PLANS AFTER STURGEON WARNS ROYALS AGAINST CROSSING BORDER

    Prince Charles and Camilla have cancelled their plans to enjoy Christmas at Balmoral after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned the royal family about crossing the border.

    According to The Daily Mail, the Prince of Wales will not go to the Scottish estate for New Year as previously planned.

    An insider told the paper: "It’s very sad, but their Royal Highnesses do not want to cause trouble."

    The SNP leader Ms Sturgeon publicly revealed this week that her government had reminded Buckingham Palace of Covid restrictions that ban "non-essential travel" between Scotland and other parts of the UK.

    The warning came ahead of Prince William and Kate’s visit to Scotland and other parts of the UK on the royal train.

  • Catriona Graffius

    ACTOR WHO PLAYS PRINCE CHARLES IN CROWN SLAMS CALLS FOR FICTION WARNING ON SHOW

    The actor who plays Prince Charles in the hit Netflix series The Crown has slammed calls for the show to come with a "warning".

    Netflix bosses have refused to point out that some of The Crown's content wasn't an exact retelling of historic events – the plot is based on the real Royal Family.

    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden praised the royal drama as a "beautifully produced work of fiction", but said viewers could be in danger of mistaking it for fact without a warning at the beginning of each episode.

    But actor Josh O’Connor – who plays Prince Charles – slammed those calls, accusing Mr Dowden of delivering a "low blow" to the arts.

    O’Connor, 30, told the Los Angeles Times: “In my opinion, it’s pretty outrageous that he [Oliver Dowden] came out and said what he said. Particularly in this time when he knows that the arts are struggling and they’re on their knees, I think it’s a bit of a low blow.”

  • John Hall

    'EVERYTHING SHE WANTED'

    Royal expert Howard Hodgson has claimed Meghan Markle always intended to return to the US and got "everything she wanted" through Megxit.

    Speaking to The Express, he said: “Meghan was very determined, had been advancing her career, was a minor star before she met a royal prince, married a royal prince, stayed as long as is decent in the country she didn’t want to be in doing jobs she didn’t want to do.

    “Then there was a short trip to Canada, which was only very short because it was then going to get her back to exactly where she wanted — where she now is, and doing what she wants to do.”

    Arguing that history is repeating itself, the expert added: “Harry is just being dragged along and will probably, if he’s not very careful, end up with the senselessly sad life that was that of the Duke of Windsor.”

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN MARKLE MOST POPULAR UK ROYAL IN THE WORLD

    Meghan Markle has been named the most popular UK royal in the world – beating both the Queen and Kate Middleton to clinch the top spot. 

    The former actress was crowned the top royal in a worldwide survey by OnBuy, with a popularity score of 14.5 per cent.

    Depsite her move to America, it seems the Duchess of Sussex's Zoom speeches and heartfelt essay on her experiences after suffering a miscarraige have proved a hit with the public. 

    Hot on her heels was the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, who had a ranking of 14.4 per cent, and in third place was the Queen, 94, with a 14.3 per cent popularity score. 

    In stark contrast Prince Harry’s popularity has plunged in the wake of ‘Megxit’, with YouGov’s Royal favourability tracker showing the 36-year-old enjoying a 71 per cent positive rating last October, which fell to 55 per cent after the announcement. 

  • John Hall

    SWEET MOMENT 3-YEAR-OLD PRINCE WILLIAM GIVES MUM DIANA MAKEOVER IN UNEARTHED FOOTAGE

    Adorable footage has captured the moment a young Prince William gave his mum Princess Diana a makeover.

    The unearthed footage was taken in 1985 at Kensington Palace as the mum and her two sons prepared for a family photo shoot.

    Then just three-years-old, William can be seen powdering the late Princess of Wales’ face as she chats to him.

    The clip was shared on the royal fan page, Diana Legacy on Instagram where fans have gushed over it.

    Diana had posed for a photo with William and Harry at the piano in apartment eight at Kensington Palace.

  • John Hall

    KATE AND WILLS HIRE CARTOONIST, 10, TO RECORD UK TOUR

    THE ten year-old cartoonist hired by Kate and Wills to record their recent tour is set to have his designs turned into emojis.

    “Doodle Boy” Joe Whale is close to signing a deal which will see his doodle characters and emojis sold in Apple's App Store and on Android.

    Thanks to last week’s royal train tour of Britain primary school pupil Joe is on the brink of world-wide fame.

    The Royal couple turned to Joe – The Doodle Boy – instead of hiring an established painter.

    The talented youngster who got into trouble with his teachers for doodling in his maths books drew the official picture of the royal train.

  • John Hall

    PRINCESS EUGENIE AND HUBBY QUIT FROGMORE COTTAGE IN MYSTERY MOVE

    Princess Eugenie and hubby Jack have mysteriously QUIT Frogmore Cottage after just six weeks.

    The couple were loaned the five-bedroom cottage by Harry and Meghan to "start their own family".

    Pregnant Eugenie, 30, and Jack, 34, arranged to live in the five-bed Grade II listed cottage while the Sussexes were in California.

    But after just six weeks in the massively renovated home, the couple have now packed up and moved back to Kensington Palace.

    One insider said: "It is empty again. Why does no one want to live in Frogmore Cottage? What is wrong with the place?" Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.

  • John Hall

    PRINCE ANDREW HAD 3-HOURS 'PRIVATE TIME' ON NEW YORK TRIP HE'S ACCUSED OF SEX WITH VIRGINIA ROBERTS, ROYAL DOCS CLAIM

    PRINCE Andrew had three hours of "private time" during the New York trip when he's accused of sex with a trafficked teen, it's reported.

    The news comes amid claims the royal DID stay at Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion – contradicting his car-crash Newsight interview with Emily Maitlis.

    He told the presenter last year that he “definitely” didn’t sleep at the paedophile's plush pad.  

    But sources told the Daily Mail the Queen's second son was a guest at the tycoon's Manhattan home in April 2001 – and it's alleged that three hours were carved out for "private time".

    Andrew, 60, told Newsnight: "I wasn't staying there. I may have visited but definitely didn't, definitely, definitely no, no, no activity."

  • John Hall

    INSIDE POSH LONDON RESTAURANT WHERE PRINCESS BEATRICE WAS CAUGHT ‘FLOUTING COVID RULES’

    The upmarket restaurant where Princess Beatrice allegedly flouted Covid rules sells fancy dishes, with some costing nearly £60.

    Posh eaterie Isabel serves its swish clientele tagliolini pasta with fresh crab, chilli, lemon and parsley plus a shaving of white truffle for £58.

    Other meals on offer are a £46 grilled beef fillet with wild mushrooms, spinach and pearl onions.

    Customers can wash their pricey grub down with expensive plonk — with one magnum of Italian red Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia costing £1,500.

    Buckingham Palace would not comment on Beatrice’s meal – but a royal source claimed that she was attending an “introductory work meeting”.

  • John Hall

    PRINCESS BEATRICE 'CAUGHT FLOUTING COVID RULES' AT POSH LONDON RESTAURANT WITH PALS

    PRINCESS Beatrice has been accused of flouting Covid rules at a posh restaurant with pals outside her household.

    The royal, 32, dined inside with five others from different households.

    The daughter of Prince Andrew, Beatrice also posed for a snap without social distancing at London eaterie Isabel — as Tier 3 looms for millions.

    A royal source claimed last night Beatrice had been attending an “introductory work meeting”, which would have been permitted at the central London restaurant in Tier 2.

    But diners claimed booze was seen on their table. One onlooker at the restaurant, where bottles of wine cost up to £1,500, said: “It looked like a very social event to me."

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN PRAISES 'QUIET' COVID HEROES AFTER MISCARRIAGE

    Meghan Markle has praised the “quiet heroes” of the Covid pandemic in a moving speech and assured the public “we will be ok”.

    The Duchess of Sussex delivered the message of hope in her first public appearance since she revealed she had suffered a miscarriage.

    In a video message for CNN, Meghan said she had been “inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities” as the world was plunged into the coronavirus pandemic.

    And she thanked those who “made sure those around them did not have to suffer in isolation”.

    The Duchess added: "They showed us, all of us, that even in the darkest times, when we come together, we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope, and that we will be okay."

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