Meghan and Harry latest: Sussexes may lose royal titles in Megxit review as Queen 'chooses Christmas bubble'

IT'S nearly been one year since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a deal with the Queen that they would step down as senior royals in March.

Their roles will undergo a review in March, and royal author Robert Lacey said that their 'royal status' will also be debated.

He told Express.co.uk: "There are two titles involved, there is the HRH status and then there is the actual title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Obviously if the review in March concludes they can't stay working royals, then it's quite likely they would lose or forfeit their HRH styles.

"They have already put it into suspension. The way it is presented at the moment is that they are HRH but they choose not to use it, it doesn't say that they are banned from using it."

Meanwhile, the Queen has been deciding her Christmas bubble of three households, with Prince Edward and his family said to have made the cut so far.

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  • Becky Pemberton

    CHARLES REVEALS SADNESS AT NOT SEEING ARCHIE FOR OVER A YEAR

    The coronavirus crisis means we've all not been able to see our loved ones as much as we'd like – and this applies to the Royal Family too.

    According to the Daily Mail, Prince Charles has spoken of his sadness at “not seeing Archie for a YEAR” after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left for Canada last November.

    An insider told the publication: “The Prince of Wales enjoyed popping into Frogmore Cottage to see his youngest grandchild and is sad that he hasn’t seen him for so long.

    “He has missed much of his development since he is now growing up in the USA.”

    Last November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the UK for a six-week break in Canada.

    Since then, they have returned to Britain twice – but did not bring Archie with them on either occasion.

  • Becky Pemberton

    ZARA TINDALL PAVED THE WAY FOR MEGHAN TO SPEAK ABOUT MISCARRIAGE

    Meghan Markle recently shared the heartbreaking news that she and Prince Harry suffered a miscarriage with their second child.

    The Duchess of Sussex shared the tragic news in an article for the New York Times titled “The Losses We Share” – and there is one member of the royal family who is all too aware of that loss.

    Zara Tindall was the first member of the royal family to speak openly about miscarriage when she lost two babies following the birth of her eldest daughter Mia, six.

    The Queen’s granddaughter, who is married to rugby captain Mike Tindall, revealed in 2016 that her second pregnancy had ended in a miscarriage.

    And two years later the mum-of-two opened up about the loss in an interview with the Sunday Times, revealing she had suffered a second miscarriage before the birth of her youngest, Lena, two.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN DID PASS INFO TO FINDING FREEDOM AUTHORS

    Meghan Markle admits passing information to the authors of Finding Freedom using a go-between but claims it wasn't to “enhance her image”.

    The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, for releasing a letter she wrote to her estranged dad, Thomas Markle.

    The newspaper argues the 39-year-old “co-operated” with the authors of Finding Freedom.

    She was accused of feeding personal information to the writers to “set out her own version of events in a way that is favourable to her” – therefore breaching her own privacy.

    Her amended court documents released today show she spoke with someone who had been approached by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand to set the record straight regarding her dad.

  • Becky Pemberton

    THE CROWN IS 'FICTION AND MUST NOT BE MISTAKEN AS FACT', WARNS CULTURE SECRETARY

    The Culture Secretary has warned that The Crown "is fiction" and should not be mistaken as fact, as concerns for the show's potential lasting damage deepen.

    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.

    Mr Dowden told the Mail on Sunday: “It's a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that.

    “Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”

    The newspaper said Mr Dowden is expected to write to Netflix to request a “health warning” at the start of episodes to point out the drama has been fictionalised.

  • Rebecca Flood

    KATE MIDDLETON JOKED ABOUT NEEDING ADVICE TO DEAL WITH HER KIDS' TANTRUMS

    In other royal news Kate Middleton has joked about needing advice on handling George, Charlotte and Louis's temper tantrums.

    The Duchess of Cambridge said she would “like to ask the experts” for advice while answering early years questions from members of the public.

    While responding to the question “how do you manage temper tantrums in your household” via video message, Kate said: “Yes, that's a hard one”, before laughing and saying “I'd also like to ask the experts myself”.

    The Duchess thanked a “huge number” of her social media followers who sent in questions “with wonderful emojis attached to them”, before revealing that her interest in early years is driven by ambitions for “the society we could and can become”.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN AND HARRY HAND KEYS FOR FROGMORE TO PRINCESS EUGENIE

    Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have taken over the Sussexes' pad after a deal was struck between the foursome.

    A large blue lorry from Abels Moving Services was parked up outside gates at Windsor Castle.

    It was then seen driving around the estate towards Frogmore Cottage.

    An insider said: “Senior royals were initially blindsided by the idea for Harry and Meg to let Eugenie and Jack move in.

    “Obviously the Queen was told after the couples had spoken about the plan.

    “But it is very much a deal done between Harry, Meghan, Eugenie and Jack. There is a close bond between them.”

    Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Frogmore Cottage is the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and as such any arrangements are a matter for them.”

  • Rebecca Flood

    THIS IS WHAT MEGHAN'S FEET REVEAL ABOUT HER PERSONALITY

    British solestry expert Jane Sheehan, who has 20 years of experience analysing feet, said that different shapes and toe positioning can be used to reveal details about people’s personality.

    She said to the MailOnline: “Meghan has an elongated second toe, which means she has natural leadership qualities.”

    And Dr Yolanda Ragland from Fix Your Feet, added on Quora: “Having a long second toe is associated with being ill tempered, keeping one’s emotions in check and with women, having a second toe longer than the big toe (hallux) has been said she will dominate her marriage.”

    However Dr Ragland does admit: “Whether any of this is true is completely unknown.”

  • Rebecca Flood

    PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE LOOKALIKES STRUGGLING TO FIND WORK

    It's all gone a bit dead for the dead ringers working as Harry and Meghan lookalikes.

    Doubles who had been making a royal mint from taking off the Sussexes say their Megxit escape to LA has now made it hard to find work.

    They had honed their acts, from her hair flick to his often awkward pose, and had been flying around the world to gigs in the wake of the royal pair’s engagement nearly three years ago.

    Some now pin their hopes on Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, giving their baby Archie a sibling – or that their recent Netflix deal to make telly shows could also boost their profile.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN WAS 'SPELLBOUND' WHEN PRINCE HARRY TOOK HER TO AFRICA, BOOK CLAIMS

    When Prince Harry whisked Meghan Markle off to South Africa in the early days of their budding romance, they both thought it was a “forever thing”, it says in biography Finding Freedom.

    Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand were told that Meghan later said: “I've never felt that safe.. that close to someone in such a short amount of time.”

    Their source added: “They were already dancing around the idea that this just may be a forever thing”, the book adds.

  • Rebecca Flood

    THE CROWN COULD BE EXTENDED TO SHOW WILLS & HARRY AS ADULTS

    The Crown could be "extended" to show Prince Harry and Prince William as adults, Finding Freedom's author has claimed.

    Omid Scobie said he's heard “rumblings” Netflix are considering extending the run past Princess Diana's tragic death in 1997, speaking on his podcast Heirpod.

    He said: “Seasons five and six have been confirmed and there has even talk that the show…

    “I think originally it was reported that it would stop before William and Harry become adults, I’ve certainly heard there is talked within Netflix about the possibility that the show might be extended.”

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN HAS A GREEN JUICE OVER A MORNING COFFEE

    Working on set for hours a day when she was on Suits, Meghan would bring in a green juice she made at home to avoid reaching for caffeine when that “4pm slump” kicked in.

    Speaking to Today, she said: “If I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon and ginger in my Vitamix in the morning and bring it to work, I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso.”

    She advised people to mix it up, throwing in berries or dairy-free milk for a change.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN GRILLS LETTUCE TO BOOST ITS FLAVOUR

    Speaking during a cooking segment on the TODAY programme in 2016, the then-Suits actress revealed the unusual way she prepared the vegetable.

    Demonstrating how to make a 'Grilled Caesar Salad with Shrimp' with former host Matt Lauer, she said: “You can grill lettuce and it has the most amazing flavour.

    “It holds up. You can grill radicchio, kale, whatever you want.

    “You want to halve it lengthwise so that it ends up still keeping that base on there because ultimately you can end up holding it like a hand-held salad.”

  • Rebecca Flood

    LORRAINE KELLY PRAISES MEGHAN'S BRAVERY IN SHARING MISCARRIAGE TRAGEDY

    TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said:“It can’t have been easy for Meghan to write her searingly honest and heartbreaking account of going through the agony of miscarriage.

    She and Harry were obviously devastated to lose their baby and Meghan described the pain and anguish in a way that will resonate with everyone who has gone through such an ordeal.

    Her article in The New York Times detailed how she realised she was losing her baby while she was holding her son Archie in her arms in July and experienced painful cramping.

    To read Lorraine's full piece click here.

  • Rebecca Flood

    EARL SPENCER'S BODYGUARD CLAIMS MARTIN BASHIR 'RESPONSIBLE' FOR DIANA'S DEATH

    In more royal news, Earl Spencer's ex-bodyguard has claimed Martin Bashir is "responsible" for Diana's death by making her paranoid.

    Alan Waller, the former head of security for Diana's brother, has broken his silence 25 years after Bashir's interview with the princess.

    Bashir and the BBC have been accused of deceit ahead of the 1995 Panorama interview.

    Mr Waller, 57, told the Telegraph: “This man [Bashir] has become a multi-millionaire by using me. I am the fall guy.

    “Bashir has effectively stolen my identity, stolen my banking information, and then used it to frame me as the fall guy.

    “That is exactly what he has done. He has framed me thinking I would never find out. It has had a devastating effect on me.”

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN WAS BANNED FROM WEARING ENGAGEMENT RING ON SUITS

    Back in 2016, the Duchess was reportedly banned from wearing an engagement ring on set in case it sparked any rumours about her relationship with Prince Harry.

    According to her on-screen dad Wendell Pierce, who played Robert Zane, Meghan had a close call on one occasion and was forced to quickly remove it in public.

    Wendell said: “Then one time, we were doing a scene before they got engaged where she was engaged with Mike on the show and they said, ‘Wait, don’t get out of the car’.

    “They said, ‘Give us the ring because there’s a paparazzi down the street.’”

  • Rebecca Flood

    CHARLES AND DIANA'S SPLIT 'SHAPED HOW HARRY THOUGHT ABOUT MARRIAGE'

    Charles and Diana's split and divorce shaped how Prince Harry thought about marriage, a royal biographer claims

    In his book, Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, royal historian and biographer Robert Lacey explains how Charles and Diana's split influenced the Duke of Sussex's approach to marriage.

    “We thought the disorder, chaos and tragedy of the '80s and '90s involving their parents were over. Now [it's all] come back to life in the shape of these two boys,” Mr Lacey told Page Six.

    “Harry's attitude was: 'I'm marrying for love. And he's been so happy and proud to proclaim he loved Meghan virtually from the moment he met her in 2016. That impulse has guided him,” the historian said.

  • Rebecca Flood

    THROWBACK POST ON THE SUSSEX ROYAL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

    On this day last year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marked Thanksgiving, a US holiday, with a post on their now-defunct social media account.

    They shared a quote, which read: “Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving for our family to yours.”

    They captioned the post, which received 379,984 likes ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’, along with an autumnal leaf emoji.

  • Becky Pemberton

    QUEEN, CHARLES AND WILLIAM DRAGGED INTO MEGHAN'S PRIVACY CASE

    The Queen, Prince Charles and William have been dragged into Meghan Markle's privacy case as she admitted to speaking to senior Royals about her dad.

    The Duchess of Sussex revealed in court documents she had sought advice from two senior Royal Family members before writing a letter to Thomas Markle “in an attempt to get him to stop talking to the press”.

    The letter is now at the centre of a court battle after it was published by the Mail on Sunday with the duchess, 39, suing the paper's publisher Associated Newspapers for a breach of copyright and privacy.

    In documents from Meghan's lawyers, it was claimed the former actress “wanted to follow protocol” on how to deal with media coverage around her father – going to two senior members of the royal family on “how best to address the situation”.

    The two royals are not named and Meghan's legal team could be referring to a number of other members of the family.

    But as the most senior members of the Royal Family are the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge, the language used in the legal documents drags them into the contentious case.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY'S TOUCHING SACRIFICE FOR KATE MIDDLETON – BUT IT MEANT MEGHAN LOST OUT

    Kate's iconic sapphire engagement ring is one of the most beautiful and recognisable jewellery pieces in Britain.

    But did you know that it belonged to Prince Harry after Diana’s death, and he actually gave it to Kate instead of waiting for his future wife Meghan Markle?

    A royal documentary has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex, 39, missed out on being the wearer of the spectacular £300,000 ring, as a “selfless” Prince Harry let his older brother use it for Kate.

    In the Amazon Prime documentary “The Diana Story”, Princess Di’s former butler Paul Burrell confirmed that the ring had belonged to Prince Harry.

    When his mum tragically passed away in 1997, Prince Harry had been allowed to select his favourite pieces from her jewels.

    Just before Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in 2010, Prince Harry offered his brother the chance to use the precious item, in honour of their mum.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY SHOW THE QUEEN HOW MUCH ARCHIE HAS GROWN ON ZOOM

    Meghan and Prince Harry “show Archie to the Queen on Zoom calls”, but “don’t have contact with Kate Middleton and Prince William”, it has been claimed.

    Royal biographer Sean Smith, who released Meghan Misunderstood this month, said Meghan and sister-in-law Kate “weren’t sisters” and didn’t have a close bond. 

    Sean said he would be “surprised” if Meghan still has contact with William and Kate, now they are in separate time zones. 

    He told Fabulous: “I presume they [the royal family] have Zoom calls and she [Meghan] participates in them.

    “Particularly with the Queen I understand, showing how much Archie has grown this week.

    “But whether they have any contact with William and Kate, I don’t know. I’d be surprised.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY HAND FROGMORE COTTAGE TO EUGENIE

    Harry and Meghan have handed the keys to Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie.

    The Sussexes' prized possessions were hauled out of Frogmore Cottage in the dead of night to make way for their new tenant.

    Pregnant Eugenie, 30, and hubby Jack Brooksbank moved into the refurbished five-bed home in Windsor just over two weeks ago.

    The secretive switch saw treasured items and furniture packed off to the Sussexes’ home in California.

    Grade II-listed Frogmore technically remains the Sussexes’ UK residence but it is unlikely they will live there as a family again.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN CHECKED UP ON JESSICA MULRONEY AFTER SHE WAS LEFT 'SUICIDAL' AFTER RACE ROW

    Earlier this year, mum-of-three Jessica was accused of abusing her “wealth and privilege” by influencer Sasha Exeter to attempt to shut her up in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The high profile spat, in which the mum-of-three appeared to threaten Sasha with legal action in a private message after publicly apologising, also reportedly left the Duchess of Sussex “mortified.”

    A source claimed to The Post that Jessica battled “severe depression and suicidal thoughts”, after the incident, which saw her lose her job on ABC's Good Morning America along with a number of fashion deals. 

    They alleged: “Jess couldn’t talk without crying. She could barely respond to a text message.”

    Despite rumours that Meghan and Jessica’s friendship is “not what it once was”, Jessica said that she is “constantly” in touch with Meghan, saying the royal often “checks up” on her.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY PLANNED 'HOMECOOKED MEAL WITH FRESH VEGGIES FROM THEIR GARDEN' FOR FIRST THANKSGIVING IN THE US

    The family are said to have spent the holiday with Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, in their California mansion.

    According to News Week earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who spent the holiday in Canada last year, were “looking forward to celebrating their first American Thanksgiving in the states.”

    The couple planned to enjoy a homecooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

    A source close to the family told BAZARR.com: “They are going to have a quiet dinner at home and are looking forward to celebrating their first American Thanksgiving in the States as a family.”

    The source continues: “They plan to enjoy a home-cooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including recipes made with fresh vegetables from their garden.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    BRAVE MEGHAN MARKLE HANDED OUT CLOTHES TO NEEDY FAMILIES WITH HARRY WEEKS AFTER MISCARRIAGE

    The couple distributed supplies, clothes and diapers at a drive-through run by Los Angeles charity Baby2Baby in August, with the 39-year-old mum revealing she had endured the heartbreak of a miscarriage in July.

    The event saw families in need given basic necessities thanks to the charity.

    And despite their heartbreak behind the scenes, Meghan and Harry threw themselves into the charity work.

    At the time, Meghan wore loose khaki shorts with a white shirt and trainers while Harry wore a baseball hat as they helped out families with both wearing face coverings to stop the spread of coronavirus.

  • Becky Pemberton

    THE CROWN COULD BE EXTENDED BY NETFLIX TO SHOW PRINCE HARRY AND WILLS AS ADULTS, FINDING FREEDOM AUTHOR CLAIMS

    The Crown could be "extended" to show Prince Harry and Prince William as adults, Finding Freedom's author has claimed.

    Omid Scobie said he's heard “rumblings” Netflix are considering extending the run past Princess Diana's tragic death in 1997, speaking on his podcast Heirpod.

    He said: “Seasons five and six have been confirmed and there has even talk that the show.

    “I think originally it was reported that it would stop before William and Harry become adults, I’ve certainly heard there is talked within Netflix about the possibility that the show might be extended.”

    Omid added: “When you think of how much controversy this present season has caused, this is going to be a presence in members of the Royal Family lives for some time.”

    The Crown series 4, which focuses on Diana joining the Royal Family and was released on November 15, has sparked outrage with its portrayal of prominent royals.

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