Meghan Markle news: Prince Harry faces staff REVOLT as workers at California mental health charity threaten to QUIT

PRINCE Harry faces a revolt with workers at his California mental health business threatening to QUIT or sue.

Disgruntled employees working for the Duke say his role at BetterUp may be little more than marketing “smoke and mirrors”.

Some employees have asked what vice presidents (VPs) like Harry – who is believed to rake in a seven-figure salary – do on a day-to-day basis.

And sources from the company told the Daily Beast no one is clear about what role he performs, and asked how “meaningful” the work is.

One coach said: “They have so many. Now I don’t even know what these VPs do.”

Harry was named ‘chief impact officer’ at the San Francisco-based company amid great fanfare last March.

It was his first job since quitting as a working royal, and it’s believed he’s earning a small fortune to attend special company events and join all-hands meetings.

Company chiefs say he’s responsible for “championing the importance of maximizing human potential worldwide”, describing it as “meaningful and meaty role”.

Read our Meghan Markle live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry facing 'staff mutiny' in US

    A staff revolt is taking place among employees at the coaching company Prince Harry is working for, according to reports.

    Express.co.uk reports that the Duke of Sussex, who is living in California with Meghan Markle, was appointed chief impact officer at mental health firm BetterUp last March.

    But the Silicon Valley company is facing a mutiny with staff supposedly furious about a proposed payment restructure, which coaches claimed was essentially a "sneaky pay cut".

    One coach said to the Daily Beast: “This is the way capitalism I suppose works. But for a company [whose] mission is to help empower people throughout the world… They’re not walking the walk."

    None of the coaches were clear about Harry's role at the company, according to the website.

  • Louis Allwood

    William and Kate broke one royal tradition

    Following on from Prince William’s and Kate’s wedding 11 years ago, the royal couple broke one royal tradition.

    The Daily Mirror reports that instead of celebrating their honeymoon immediately, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to delay it.

    It was an unexpected move at the time and Clarence House said that William would return to work at his RAF Search and Rescue base in Anglesey, North Wales, just four days after the wedding.

    But they travelled to the Seychelles 10 days after the wedding.

    They then took a helicopter to the small North Island where they stayed in a villa.

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal expert: Harry and Meghan loving speculation about Platinum attendance

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are “loving the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee”, according to one royal expert, who suggested the couple want to “indulge in this speculation as long as possible”.

    According to Express.co.uk, there is increasing speculation about whether Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will make it to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in early June.

    Richard Eden, the diary editor at the Daily Mail, stated that the couple are likely “loving all the speculation” about their attendance.

    He told MailPlus’ Palace Confidential that they were attempting to “overshadow the Jubilee”.

    Mr Eden said that, in the end, the couple will “probably not come”. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince William ‘let down’ by Megxit

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exited Britain with contrasting expectations from Her Majesty, argues royal author.

    Geo TV reports that Tina Brown in her new book shares insider-perspective about Harry and Meghan

    “They thought it would force the Royal Family to respond by saying… ‘OK, Harry and Meghan, what do you want? We’re going to give you what you want’.” 

    Royal author Robert Jobson earlier said that William felt “let down” and “wasn’t sure if he could ever fully trust his brother again”.

    He added in a lengthy column for Daily Mail: “In the Sussexes’ televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed that Harry, in a conversation with a member of the Royal Family while Meghan was pregnant, had been asked how dark his son’s skin might be. Given that his wife was bi-racial, the implication was that this was a racist remark.”

  • Louis Allwood

    'The Palace set the Sussexes up for a lot of success'

    A Royal Author has claimed that the Queen set Meghan Markle up to have “long-standing success” in the Royal Family.

    Tina Brown, author of the newly released book The Palace Papers, told The Washington Post: “I think the Queen and the Palace set the Sussexes up for a lot of success. I mean the Queen gave [Ms Markle] one of her most treasured patronages. 

    “Patron of the national theatre. What a fabulous thing for a former actress. A marvellous, prestigious patronage. 

    “She also made her vice-chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation, which, given that Meghan said she had a huge desire to do some global, humanitarian work, there’s no better platform to be able to talk about women’s education or the question of minorities. 

    “This was a fantastic platform, really, that needed modernising and dusting off and repositioning, particularly in the social atmosphere right now with the Black Lives Matter issue. 

    “But, nonetheless, there was a big role there, a long-standing role, with a lot of longevity for the Sussexes.” 

  • Louis Allwood

    Camilla’s family members also had royal affairs, claims expert

    A new royal book is delving deep into the previously known Camilla Parker-Bowles’ family history, and revealing some shocking facts about her established ties to the monarchy.

    She Knows reports that in royal expert Tina Brown’s book, The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor: the Truth and the Turmoil, she reveals that Camilla’s great-grandmother, Alice, was once a royal mistress.

    What readers will learn about is how the Duchess of Cornwall is the descendant of one of King Edward VII’s mistresses.

    “The royal mistress gene was in her blood: Her great-grandmother Alice Keppel was for twelve years, until his death, a chief favourite of King Edward VII,” Brown writes.

    Alice is referred to by Brown as “a stunning beauty,” whose “staying power” in the King’s life “can be attributed as much to shrewd intelligence as it was to beauty.” 

  • Louis Allwood

    'Power couple' status

    According to a popular culture guru, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have become “the toast of Hollywood” and hold the “right credentials” to further cement their status as a “power couple”.

    Nick Ede has said that the Sussexes may be open to new opportunities across the pond – Rather, this move may open the Sussexes to new opportunities – including a career in politics for Meghan.

    This is because the couple still retain their royal titles despite their exit in 2020.

    Mr Ede told OK! magazine: “I can see Meghan going into politics.

    “She has a platform for positive change and it’s very exciting to see how she could run for office one day. Knowing her, she’ll get in!”

    Referring to Archewell, the commentator added: “Plus their brand Archewell would become a huge machine managing everything from production, development and execution of their projects, too.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Anne and Kate have ‘different approaches’ to royal duties

    A commentator has made the claim that Princess Anne and Kate Middleton have “different approaches” to royal duties.

    Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams highlighted how the Princess Royal completes more engagements under the radar, while the Duchess of Cambridge takes on fewer but is more involved with them.

    Mr Fitzwilliams said: “It’s very interesting because they have different approaches. The Princess Royal does vast numbers of engagements.

    “Catherine fewer but she concentrates, this is what the Cambridges seem to be doing, not quite so many patronages but doing more for the ones they take on.

    “Also Catherine is so high profile, the world’s most glamorous royal couple, she and William. Whereas Princess Anne prefers a low profile and does a tremendous amount of hard work. Both of them have totally different styles.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Sussexes ordered to 'stay away'

    MEGHAN & Harry have been ordered to “stay away” from the Queen’s Jubilee to avoid overshadowing Her Majesty's milestone celebrations.

    Commentators say they don't want the ongoing “bitter” Royal Family row distracting people from the Queen marking 70 glorious years on the throne.

    Richard Eden told the MailOnline's talk show, Palace Confidential: “I really get the impression that Harry and Meghan are loving all the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee or not.

    “What should be the wonderful celebrations of the Queen’s amazing long reign, instead it’s sort of becoming this saga or will-they-won’t-they-come?”

    And the publication's editor at large, Richard Kat, added that it's “tragic” that the Queen has to deal with the rows with her own grandchildren.

    He said: “I think it’s tragic for her. The last thing she wants is these ongoing, bitter rows with her own grandchildren and the family.

    “They had so much trouble in the 1990s which they had hoped they had put behind them, but this is somehow even worse and it must be enormously difficult for her and quite despairing.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate and William ‘can save monarchy’

    Kate and Prince William are the “only thing that can save the monarchy” when Prince Charles becomes king, a royal expert has claimed.

    In an interview with the Express, Royal commentator and PR expert Kinsey Schofield said: “I do want to see them [Kate and William] a lot more because I think that they are the future of the monarchy.

    “I think that they are the only thing that can save the monarchy because I do think that there is going to be pushback when Charles becomes king, and as long as Prince William is on the horizon, there is hope. He is coming. He is next.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Sussexes 'loving speculation' around Jubilee attendance

    According to a royal expert, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "loving the speculation about whether they'll come for the Jubilee".

    Richard Eden, the diary editor at the Daily Mail, told MailPlus' Palace Confidential: "I really get the impression that Harry and Meghan are loving all the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee or not.

    "What should be the wonderful celebrations of the Queen’s amazing long reign, instead it’s sort of become this saga or will-they-won’t-they-come?"

  • Louis Allwood

    Samantha Markle deemed ‘arch-critic’ of Meghan

    A royal commentator has claimed that Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle is her "arch-critic".

    Speaking during Channel 5 documentary Harry & Meghan Vs The Monarchy, royal expert Richard Kay said: “They [Markle family] suggested that this was always Meghan’s intention from the off, and Samantha is an arch-critic of everything she does.

    “She thinks her sister’s a phoney and she thinks she’s insincere.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan forced to 'reassure' Harry

    A body language expert has claimed that Meghan Markle has to "reassure" Prince Harry during public appearances.

    Comparing the two couples in a public setting, body language expert Darren Stanton said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “at home attending royal engagements” whether it is together or alone.

    He added that Harry appears like “a fish out of water” while Meghan “reassures him and boosts his confidence”.

  • Matt Snape

    In pictures: Prince Andrew pictured driving along the Long Walk at Windsor Castle

    PRINCE Andrew turned up for his granddaughter's christening yesterday — just his second public appearance since settling his sex abuse lawsuit.

    The Duke was seen in his £220,000 Bentley after the service for Princess Beatrice's seven-month-old girl Sienna.

    The car's DOY plate appeared to be a defiant message to York councillors who this week stripped him of the freedom of the city.

    They have also called for him to relinquish his Duke of York title in the wake of his out-of-court settlement with American accuser Virginia Giuffre in February.

    Andrew, 62, returned to Royal Lodge, Windsor, in the car. Earlier he was joined at St James's Palace in London by his ex-wife, Beatrice's mum Sarah Ferguson, 62.

    Prince Andrew pictured this morning driving along the Long Walk at Windsor CastleCredit: Photo credit : Ian Whittaker
  • Joseph Gamp

    Sophie Wessex’s ‘relatable style’

    According to a fashion guru, Sophie Wessex’s fashion style appeals to every woman – whereas Meghan Markle “oozes LA stealth wealth” and Kate Middleton is a “little too styled”.

    Melissa Twigg has commented on The Countess of Wessex’s outfits during her tour of St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda with her husband Prince Edward.

    Ms Twigg described Sophie’s relatable style as that of a “glamorous godmother at an English country wedding.”

    She said in The Telegraph: “As wedding season ramps up, and women everywhere open their wardrobes – or their internet browsers – looking for inspiration, the answer may lie in the Countess of Wessex’s latest ‘tourdrobe’.

    “Over the last week, Sophie and Edward have followed in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and embarked on their own visit to the Caribbean islands – this time St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda.

    “The steamy temperatures, sunshine and endless array of events make a royal tour the ideal opportunity to dress up in the sort of pretty colours and flattering shapes we’ve been sorely missing over the last two years.

    “If I had to describe Sophie’s tourdrobe, it would be ‘glamorous godmother at an English country wedding’.

    “In fact, I’d be far more likely to copy Sophie’s tour outfits than the Catherine Walker-style coat dresses she tends to wear to actual weddings.”

  • Matt Snape

    Harry facing 'staff mutiny' in US

    A staff revolt is taking place among employees at the coaching company Prince Harry is working for, according to reports.

    Express.co.uk reports that the Duke of Sussex, who is living in California with Meghan Markle, was appointed chief impact officer at mental health firm BetterUp last March.

    But the Silicon Valley company is facing a mutiny with staff supposedly furious about a proposed payment restructure, which coaches claimed was essentially a "sneaky pay cut".

    One coach said to the Daily Beast: “This is the way capitalism I suppose works. But for a company [whose] mission is to help empower people throughout the world… They’re not walking the walk."

    None of the coaches were clear about Harry's role at the company, according to the website.

  • Matt Snape

    William and Kate broke one royal tradition

    Following on from Prince William’s and Kate’s wedding 11 years ago, the royal couple broke one royal tradition.

    The Daily Mirror reports that instead of celebrating their honeymoon immediately, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to delay it.

    It was an unexpected move at the time and Clarence House said that William would return to work at his RAF Search and Rescue base in Anglesey, North Wales, just four days after the wedding.

    But they travelled to the Seychelles 10 days after the wedding.

    They then took a helicopter to the small North Island where they stayed in a villa.

    Following on from Prince William’s and Kate’s wedding 11 years ago, the royal couple broke one royal tradition by not attending their honeymoon straight away.Credit: Photo Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • Matt Snape

    Royal expert: Harry and Meghan loving speculation about Platinum attendance

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are “loving the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee”, according to one royal expert, who suggested the couple want to “indulge in this speculation as long as possible”.

    According to Express.co.uk, there is increasing speculation about whether Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will make it to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in early June.

    Richard Eden, the diary editor at the Daily Mail, stated that the couple are likely “loving all the speculation” about their attendance.

    He told MailPlus’ Palace Confidential that they were attempting to “overshadow the Jubilee”.

    Mr Eden said that, in the end, the couple will “probably not come”. 

  • Matt Snape

    Prince William ‘let down’ by Megxit

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exited Britain with contrasting expectations from Her Majesty, argues royal author.

    Geo TV reports that Tina Brown in her new book shares insider-perspective about Harry and Meghan

    “They thought it would force the Royal Family to respond by saying… ‘OK, Harry and Meghan, what do you want? We’re going to give you what you want’.” 

    Royal author Robert Jobson earlier said that William felt “let down” and “wasn’t sure if he could ever fully trust his brother again”.

    He added in a lengthy column for Daily Mail: “In the Sussexes’ televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed that Harry, in a conversation with a member of the Royal Family while Meghan was pregnant, had been asked how dark his son’s skin might be. Given that his wife was bi-racial, the implication was that this was a racist remark.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Princess Diana was ‘smart and drama-free mother’

    According to a body language expert, Princess Diana was a “smart and drama free mother”. 

    Analysing a recently surfaced clip of Diana telling off a sulking Prince William in 1986, Judi James said: “There are ongoing PR attempts to smear Diana by painting her as a ‘flawed’ and worse.

    “But this cute clip of her acting like a very calm, caring but also smart and drama-free mother could be described as a timely reminder of the woman a whole generation fell in love with back in the day.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Harry in ‘much better spot’ than Meghan

    A royal biographer has claimed that Prince Harry is in a “much better spot” than Meghan Markle.

    Tina Brown, the royal biographer of the new book The Palace Papers, has said that the Duchess “doesn’t have a brand” as the Duchess of Sussex is “not going anywhere”.

    Following its recent success once again she suggested Prince Harry should make the Invictus Games “his brand”.

    Ms Brown added: “It’s authentic, he really was extremely as a shoulder, Veterans are in his bloodstream in terms of authentic caring about them and it’s wonderfully connective cause to be aligned to.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen hopes to attend State Opening of Parliament in two weeks’ time

    Buckingham Palace said the sovereign is hoping to attend the State Opening of Parliament in less than two weeks’ time, on May 10.

    However, an official confirmation is expected closer to the time or on the day.

    Her high-profile Platinum Jubilee celebrations are just over a month away.

    The Queen, who has experienced mobility issues in recent months, has opened Parliament on all but two occasions during her reign.

    The exceptions were in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with Andrew and then Prince Edward, when her speech was read by the Lord Chancellor.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Harry ‘WON’T attend Charles’ coronation

    PRINCE Harry will not attend his father’s coronation if Camilla is made Queen at Westminster Abbey, it is claimed.

    Her Majesty has said it is her “sincere wish” the Duchess of Cornwall be known as Queen Consort when her husband takes the throne.

    However, Harry will snub the service if it takes place at the Abbey as Camilla would be crowned just feet from where his late mother’s coffin lay in 1997, Private Eye reports.

    Princess Diana‘s casket was driven from Buckingham Palace to the royal church, where it stayed for the funeral on September 6.

    It was then taken to the Spencer family home at Althorp, Northamptonshire, to rest on an island on an ornamental lake where it remains today.

    But the image of his mum’s coffin in Westminster Abbey was likely etched into 12-year-old Harry’s mind, and has remained there ever since.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan Markle’s most influential dresses

    Meghan Markle’s most popular dress has been revealed after searches soared 3,603 percent above average.

    According to fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics, who analysed Google trends, the wedding dress came out on top as the most popular.

    Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in 2018 when Meghan wore a Clare Waight custom gown costing £110,000.

    A spokesperson said the Duchess if the “epitome of class and style” and impact on fashion remains “unmatched” despite stepping back from the Royal Family.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen set Meghan Markle up 'for a lot of success'

    A Royal Author has claimed that the Queen set Meghan Markle up to have "long-standing success" in the Royal Family.

    Tina Brown, author of the newly released book The Palace Papers, told The Washington Post: “I think the Queen and the Palace set the Sussexes up for a lot of success. I mean the Queen gave [Ms Markle] one of her most treasured patronages. 

    “Patron of the national theatre. What a fabulous thing for a former actress. A marvellous, prestigious patronage. 

    “She also made her vice-chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation, which, given that Meghan said she had a huge desire to do some global, humanitarian work, there’s no better platform to be able to talk about women’s education or the question of minorities. 

    “This was a fantastic platform, really, that needed modernising and dusting off and repositioning, particularly in the social atmosphere right now with the Black Lives Matter issue. 

    “But, nonetheless, there was a big role there, a long-standing role, with a lot of longevity for the Sussexes.” 

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