Meghan Markle latest news LIVE – Prince Harry and pregnant Duchess 'TRASHED Megxit return with Oprah interview timing'

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle trashed any hope of making a post-Megxit return to royal life within the timing of their Oprah Winfrey interview, it is claimed.

By agreeing to an explosive 'tell-all' interview with America's biggest celebrity interviewer just weeks before the couple's Megxit review is due, the Queen's hand has been forced, Tatler suggests.

Insiders claim there's now simply 'no way back' for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after the 90 minute special, which airs on US TV next month.

In a shameless move, the couple who'd claimed they were fleeing the UK and royal duties to maintain their "privacy" have signed up for

The hypocrisy of the privacy-loving couple signing up for a blockbuster interview is too much for the Palace to bear and they may now be stripped of all their royal patronages – including Harry's three beloved military titles.

Harry may also lose his patronages of Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League and the London Marathon too, something sources close to the Prince insist he is devastated by the developments

The Mirror quoted one of Harry's friends as saying the Prince is "very upset" to be in this "painful spot" as military work is so close to his heart.

"[But] there was no choice. The reality of now being able to have their cake and eat it is finally dawning on him," the friend added.

Buckingham Palace would not comment on the couple's Oprah interview.

Follow our Harry and Meghan live blog below for the very latest news and gossip about the royal couple…

  • Katie Davis

    WHAT IS THE AGE GAP BETWEEN HARRY AND MEGHAN?

    There is a three year age gap between the Duke and Duchess.

    Meghan is currently 39, and was born on August 4, 1981.

    The actress was born and raised in California but then lived in Toronto, Canada, where the TV show Suits was filmed.

    Prince Harry is 36 years old, and was born on September 15, 1984.

  • Katie Davis

    MEGHAN AND HARRY EXPECTING SECOND CHILD

    Thrilled Prince Harry and Meghan delivered their baby news on Valentine’s Day by saying: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.”

    The couple shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with a shoeless Harry, 36, resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she cradles her bump.

    The wonderful news comes just months after Meghan revealed her “unbearable grief” after suffering a miscarriage in July.

    Their spokesman added: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

  • Katie Davis

    MEGHAN TIPPED TO 'DO AN ARNIE' AND RUN FOR OFFICE

    The Duchess of Sussex has been tipped to “do an Arnold Schwarzenegger” and run for office in America.

    The former actress has been hailed as a possible successor to action star Arnie, who used his profile to become Governor of California in 2003.

    Meghan, 39, was even said to have been considered as the state’s replacement senator after Kamala Harris became the new US Vice President, before the role went elsewhere.

    Democratic Party strategist Mike Trujillo suggested that Meghan and Prince Harry’s Archewell Foundation could provide a “vehicle” for her to move into politics. 

    He said: “Schwarzenegger had a big after-school foundation. That’s what introduced him to politics.”

  • Katie Davis

    WHEN WILL MEGHAN'S INTERVIEW BE ON TV?

    The CBS special is set to air March 7.

    US

    The 90 minute-long special titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry; A CBS Primetime Special will air on Sunday, March 7, on CBS at 8 pm EST/PST.

    UK

    The special will air on March 7 on CBS in the US followed by global distribution, the broadcasting company said in a statement.

  • Katie Davis

    OPRAH PURSUED COUPLE AFTER ATTENDING THEIR WEDDING

    Oprah Winfrey is finally set to interview Meghan and Prince Harry after she was rumoured to be pursuing them since attending their wedding.

    The chatshow queen had only met Meghan once before the big day at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

    The couple now have a mansion round the corner from the TV megastar, who is estimated to be worth almost £2billion.

    Oprah, 67 is a close pal of Meghan’s mum Doria and they have done yoga together.

    Last year Oprah denied giving the couple advice or arranging an interview.

  • Katie Davis

    INTERVIEW HAS BEEN IN 'WORKS FOR THREE YEARS'

    Meghan Markle’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been in the works for three years as they played “a long game”.

    The Duchess’s decision to open up publicly came after a ‘three-year courtship by the chatshow host,’ The Times reports.

    Oprah, 67, came into Meghan’s life in early 2018, having reportedly got in touch through the US TV network, CBS.

    Oprah said she was happy to offer the Duchess friendship and guidance.

    The Times writes: “Winfrey played a long game. For some time neither spoke about doing an interview.”

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY 'UPSET' ABOUT POSSIBLY LOSING PATRONAGES

    Prince Harry is set to lose his honorary military titles and patronages amid concerns that TV bosses could use them to promote his Netflix documentaries and US talk shows.

    This week he was said to be “upset” at the move after vowing to fight for them earlier this month.

    Harry and Meghan have been told Oprah can “ask anything she wants” during the “intimate” 90-minute chat scheduled for March 7.

    The Queen is said to have every faith Harry and Meghan will honour royal protocol during the TV interview, the Daily Mail reports.

    A former pal of the Duke said: “There is no secret that Americans love a Brit in army uniform. Harry is far more marketable pictured with his Army uniform at events in the UK than as a bloke in a shirt and chinos.”

  • Katie Davis

     PRINCE PHILIP TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

    Prince Philip, 99, has been taken to hospital after feeling unwell, the Palace said today.

    The Duke of Edinburgh is said to be in "good spirits" after being driven to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.

    It is understood the illness is not Covid.

    Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell. 

    "The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest."

  • Katie Davis

     COUPLE COULD LOSE FINAL ROYAL PATRONAGES

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could now lose their royal patronages following the announcement that they are to appear in a bombshell 90-minute special on US TV.

    It is believed the Queen will ask them give up their links with organisations passed down through the Royal Family, reports the Daily Mail.

    If asked by the Queen to relinquish such links, it would see Harry, 36, stripped of his three remaining honorary military titles.

    It could potentially even mean he would have to give up his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and the London Marathon.

    For Meghan, 39, it would mean stepping down as a patron of the National Theatre, a role she was given in 2019 after being held by the Queen for 45 years.

  • Katie Davis

     MEGHAN'S SIS BLASTS HER FOR 'ISOLATING FAMILY'

    Meghan Markle's half-sister has today blasted the Duchess for "isolating the entire family" – saying it's "only humane" to make things right.

    Samantha Markle called for Meghan to resolve things with their father Thomas Markle – saying only the Duchess of Sussex could make things right.

    Speaking to Australian morning programme Sunrise, the American said: "I'm hoping that she will resolve things with our father, because it's only called for. That needs to be repaired."

    Meghan has not spoken to Thomas since before her marriage to the Prince in May 2018 – with the 71-year-old today revealing he still had not met baby Archie after it was revealed Meghan was pregnant again.

    He most recently said he would be willing to give evidence against his daughter after she launched – and won – a High Court privacy case after a British newspaper reprinted extracts a letter she sent him.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    ROYAL TRUST

    The Queen is putting her faith in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they won't damage the Royal Family in their upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Royal sources have today said Meghan and Harry will not say anything that undermines the Queen.

    Veteran royal watcher Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, told the Express: "The Queen will put faith in the loyalty of her grandson and the fact that he will always be a member of the Royal Family and, she will hope, won't want to damage the monarchy."

    He added: "This isn't going to be an unscripted interview. It's going to be carefully thought out and choreographed. But looking at the history of royal interviews, you just wonder if this will trip them."

  • Katie Davis

    'NOTHING OFF LIMITS' FOR INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH

    There will be "nothing off limits" in Meghan Markle's sit down interview with Oprah, Gayle King has said.

    The interview special – to be aired on March 7 – has been billed as a prime time special that will see Meghan, 39, speak about topics ranging from “stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work, to how she is handling life under intense public pressure".

    And Oprah Winfrey's best pal Gayle King today said nothing would be off-limits in the interview.

    Speaking on her CBS show, the chat show host said: "I'm told that nothing is off limits. She can ask anything she wants."

    They told The Evening Standard that Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, still have a good relationship with the 94-year-old monarch and are determined nothing in the interview would upset her.

  • Katie Davis

    'MEGHAN MARKLE' APPEARS AT ZOO

    ‘Meghan Markle’ has made her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy on Sunday.

    The ‘Duchess of Sussex’ was spotted at Sydney zoo yesterday in a leopard print dress, and she even received a kiss on her bump from a kangaroo.

    But royal fans concerned that she’s looking a bit stiff needn’t be concerned as this Meghan is made out of wax.

    Madame Tussauds Sydney took its model of the mum-to-be out for the day in celebration of her baby news.

    Sharing snaps of the waxwork on Instagram, Madame Tussauds wrote: “To celebrate the baby news, today we took Meghan to @wildlifesydneyzoo for a maternity photoshoot…Aussie style 😍🇦🇺"

    'Meghan Markle' paid a trip to Sydney zoo where she received a bump kiss from a kangarooCredit: tussaudssydney/Instagram

     

  • Katie Davis

    'NO WAY BACK TO ROYAL DUTIES' FOR MEGHAN AND HARRY

    Harry and Meghan Markle now have “no way back to official royal duties”, royal sources claim.

    It comes after the pair agreed to an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    It is unknown whether the couple would have to forfeit their link with the Commonwealth, but sources suggest they would be forced to give this too, according to the Mail.

    One source described the interview to the outlet as “one of the most inevitable and, sadly, predictable consequences” of Megxit.

  • Katie Davis

    COUPLE USE SNAPPER PAL FOR PREGNANCY PIC

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they are expecting a second child with an image shot by their long-time friend and photographer Misan Harriman.

    The black and white image shows the couple sat under a tree in Los Angeles, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lay in his lap cradling her bump.

    The news comes after the duchess suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in the summer of 2020.

  • Katie Davis

    ROW ERUPTS ON LOOSE WOMEN OVER MEGHAN INTERVIEW

    In the announcement that has divided the country, it appears the Loose Women stars are also split over Harry and Meghan's upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    For the Loose Women discussing the issue on yesterday's show, each of the panellists had their own strong points of view, with Janet Street-Porter and Denise Welch having a verbal row on the matter.

    Host Charlene White asked if given the opportunity, would she interview Meghan and Harry.

    "Well it’s not the kind of interview that I do because I don’t normally do interviews from the bended knee position," Janet pithily replied to the audible gaps of shock from her fellow panellists.

    Janet went on to say she could not understand why they would do a tell-all interview when all the couple has asked for is privacy.

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    As Prince Harry is a Duke, it is tradition for the eldest son of a Duke to eventually inherit the Dukedom.

    So he could be known as the Earl of Dumbarton (Harry's secondary title which was gifted to him on his wedding day along with his Dukedom) before he eventually inherits the Duke of Sussex title.

    Any younger sons or daughters Meghan and Harry have will be known as Lord (his name) Windsor or Lady (her name) Windsor – so this applies to their second child. 

    However, this could all change if the Queen decides to step in again and give Meg and Harry's kids the same titles as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

    If this does happen, Harry and Meghan's children will be styled as either HRH Prince (his name) of Sussex or HRH Princess (her name) of Sussex – just like the Cambridge kids.

    NEW BABY WON'T HAVE TITLE UNLESS QUEEN STEPS IN

    Like Archie, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's second baby might not have the same title as his or her royal relatives – unless the Queen steps in.

    Over 100 years ago, in 1917, King George V issued a Letters Patent, limiting the use of Prince and Princess titles to either the children of the sovereign (for example, Prince Charles), children of the son of the sovereign (for example, Prince William) and the eldest living son of the Prince of Wales (aka Prince George).

    So while Prince George has always been entitled to this title, Charlotte and Louis were not – but the Queen stepped in to change this following Charlotte's birth.

    When it comes to Harry and Meghan's kids – both Archie and their second child –  the title system works differently.

    Harry and Meg's kids are not entitled to the Prince or Princess title (just as Charlotte and Louis were not).

    UNEARTHED HARRY COMMENT SUGGESTS SECOND BABY COULD BE LAST

    Back in 2019, the Duke of Sussex told primatologist Jane Goodall that he and the Duchess would stop at two children.

    In the heart-to-heart chat, Harry said he only wanted two kids in a bid to help save the planet.

    He said: "I think, weirdly, because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, I’ve always had a connection and a love for nature. I view it differently now, without question.

    "I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…"

    It was here that Dr Goodall jumped in – saying she hoped the parents would have "not too many" kids. And Prince Harry replied: "Two, maximum!"

    WHERE DO MEGHAN AND HARRY LIVE?

    Meghan and Harry splashed out more than £11.5million on a mansion in the Montecito neighbourhood in Santa Barbara, California, in June 2020.

    The mansion comes with huge lawns, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool, while Meghan has held zoom video calls throughout lockdown, offering glimpses of the inside of their new home to fans.

    Estate agent Brett Buschborn revealed that there is a "steam room, massage room, sauna, Jacuzzi, full bar, arcade and one of the most amazing wine cellars and that was just the basement."

    Although the couple took out a mortgage on the property, it is expected to cost them at least £30,000 a month in repayments, along with general utilities, cleaners and security which all do not come cheap.

    HARRY'S 'DIRTY' FEET SPARK DEBATE

    Royals watchers were quick to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they announced their pregnancy.

    But congratulations was not the only message fans had for the couple, with a few mean-spirited people urging the prince to “buy some shoes” after he posed bare footed.

    However, it is thought that it is the 'shading' of the photo that is making the prince's feet appear mucky.

    Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “Congratulations Harry and Meghan.. but serious is there any need for Harry’s bare feet.”

    “I think Harry needs to wash his feet though…Great photo” agreed another.

    • Katie Davis

      EAMONN HOLMES SLAMS COUPLE OVER INTERVIEW

      This Morning's Eamonn Holmes slammed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over their Oprah interview.

      The presenter, 61, branded the interview an "advert" after it emerged the couple will take part in a 90-minute special interview with the chat show host.

      Eamonn said because Oprah "is a mate" with the royal couple, it is a marketing tactic rather than an interview.

      Speaking to royal correspondent Camilla Tominey and LBC's Nick Ferrari, he said: "Well, it's not an interview really, is it? It's an ad, really. I mean, Oprah's a mate, Oprah was at her wedding.

      "Meghan's mum stayed with Oprah at her home as a house guest. So it's not an interview as such."

    • Katie Davis

      THOMAS MARKLE SAYS HE 'HOPES TO SEE HIS GRANDKIDS ONE DAY'

      Thomas today said he hoped to see his grandkids one day after his explosive falling out with pregnant daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this week announced they were expecting their second child together with son Archie to become a big brother.

      And after the exciting news was shared, Meghan's estranged dad Thomas Markle revealed his hopes for the new baby.

      Speaking to CBS TV’s Inside Edition, the 71-year-old said: "I wish Meghan and Harry a successful, healthy birth and I hope some day I get to see my grandchildren.

      “They’re all royal grandchildren.”

    • Katie Davis

      MEGHAN AND HARRY COULD LOSE ROYAL PATRONAGES

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could now lose their royal patronages following the announcement that they are to appear in a bombshell 90-minute special on US TV.

      It is believed the Queen will ask them give up their links with organisations passed down through the Royal Family, reports the Daily Mail.

      If asked by the Queen to relinquish such links, it would see Harry, 36, stripped of his three remaining honorary military titles.

      It could potentially even mean he would have to give up his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and the London Marathon.

      For Meghan, 39, it would mean stepping down as a patron of the National Theatre, a role she was given in 2019 after being held by the Queen for 45 years.

    • Katie Davis

      PIERS BLASTS COUPLE AS 'SHAMELESS HYPOCRITES'

      Piers Morgan has blasted "shameless, brazen hypocrites" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after the royal couple posted their black and white pregnancy announcement photo.

      The Good Morning Britain firebrand – a high-profile critic of the the pair since they stepped down from their duties and moved to the US – said the couple "crave attention and publicity" in a blistering attack.

      He took aim at the couple in his column for the Daily Mail, hours after hitting out at the "cheesy" photo and calling it an "attempt for more media attention".

      In his article for the paper, he said: "It's quite clear that the pair of them crave attention and publicity like ravenous jackals gorging on the carcass of a freshly slain gazelle."

      And he's now accused the couple of being "beyond parody" – after it was announced they'll give Oprah an exclusive interview.

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