Meghan and Harry latest – Prince's Remembrance Day wreath 'refused' as Meghan looks to 'heal the rift’

PRINCE Harry reportedly requested for a wreath to be laid at the cenotaph for Remembrance Day today and it's said to have been refused.

The Times reported that due to the fact Harry no longer represents the monarchy, he was refused permission.

The Queen was reportedly not told about her grandson's request.

Meanwhile, royal expert Robert Lacey claims that Meghan's 'softened' statements suggest she wants to 'heal the rift' with the royal family.

Speaking to Fortune recently, the Duchess said: “I am cautious of putting my family in a position of risk by certain things, and so I try to be rather very clear with what I say and to not make it controversial, but instead to talk about things that seem fairly straight forward – like exercising your right to vote."

Lacey claims, "she realises the statements both she and Harry have put out there – about the US election, about racism in Britain – will be perceived as controversial. And […] I think that's a hand outstretched".

Follow all the latest news on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry below…

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN CHOSE TO GO BY HER MIDDLE NAME AS AN ACTOR

    It's not unusual for celebrities to change their names for the stage, and Meghan Markle is one famous face who chose to use her middle name when carving out her career.

    Fans were stunned to find out her full name is Rachel Meghan Markle.

    Her real first name is the same as that of her character from Suits, Rachel Zane.

    Meghan's in company with Elton John, Katy Perry and Jamie Foxx, who all famously swapped their first names for more glamorous monikers.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN'S GUSHING WEDDING TOAST 'BROKE ROYAL PROTOCOL'

    Millions of royal fans tuned in to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's fairytale Windsor wedding in 2018.

    But that evening, the couple enjoyed a private reception with 250 guests in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    And while royal brides don't generally make a speech on their big day, the biography Finding Freedom claims the Duchess broke this tradition.

    Royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim Meghan said finding love was “worth the wait” and called Prince Harry “the one”.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN'S FRIEND JESSICA MULRONEY HITS OUT AT TROLLS

    Meghan's pal Jessica Mulroney recently shared a hurtful post from a keyboard warrior to highlight the curse of women attacking other woem over how their appearance

    The cruel post read: “Mulrony looks an old woman. She always has her head & neck jutting forward, sort of hunched over. Her mouth his always hanging open too.

    “I won’t even start on that massive forhead. She dresses like a cheap 20 yr old… what is “fashionable” about that that thing? [sic]”

    Jessica, who lives in Toronto with husband Ben Mulroney and their three children; twins Brian and John, and daughter, Ivy, commented: “I’m not claiming I’m a victim.

    “But imagine receiving messages like this 40 times a day for years.”

  • Millie Hurst

    PRINCE WILLIAM WAS 'FRUSTRATED' BY MEGHAN AND HARRY'S BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

    Royal expert Robert Lacey claimed that Prince William was frustrated by Meghan and Harry's announcement of Archie's birth, and that this is why Wills allegedly didn't meet his new nephew for eight days.

    Lacey, who is an advisor for Netflix's The Crown, claims their statement “mislead” the public and implied that Meghan had only just gone in to labour when the new mum was actually already at home with baby Archie.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN MADE HARRY 'RESENTFUL' OF HOW HE WAS TREATED COMPARED TO WILLIAM

    Speaking to Vanity Fair royal expert Robert Lacey has claimed Harry felt his partying was judged more harshly than his brother – who allegedly was just as much of a “party boy”.

    The expert said: “He and William both misbehaved but Harry was blamed for everything.

    “He became resentful of the stereotyping in the media.”

    What's more, the expert claims Meghan Markle opened his eyes to the “injustice” of the situation.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN'S 'SOFTENED STATEMENTS' SUGGEST SHE WANTS TO 'HEAL ROYAL RIFT'

    An expert has claimed that Meghan Markle's recent “softened” statements suggest that she wants to “heal the rift” with the royal family.

    Speaking to Fortune he said: “I am cautious of putting my family in a position of risk by certain things, and so I try to be rather very clear with what I say and to not make it controversial, but instead to talk about things that seem fairly straight forward – like exercising your right to vote.”

    Royal author Robert Lacey believes she was referring to her relationship with the in-laws, and when speaking to The Express, said: “I have detected, from Meghan and Harry's side, some signs of softening.

    He continued: “I think there is another dimension to that, that she realises the statements both she and Harry have put out there – about the US election, about racism in Britain – will be perceived as controversial.

    “And perhaps she ought to row back from that and try to stay away from controversy and I think that's a hand outstretched”.

  • Millie Hurst

    INSIDE THE ROYALS' HOMES AT CHRISTMAS

    As Christmas approaches, many of us are getting the decorations up early to get in the festive spirit after a hard year.

    We take a look back at the royals' homes decorated for Christmases gone by – and some of the pictures are incredible.

    The Queen makes sure Windsor Castle gets the star treatment – last year, staff were pictured putting up Christmas trees up at Windsor Castle – and they looked extremely grand.

    Festive photographs show the traditional 15ft Nordmann Fir trees from Windsor Great Park being erected in the Crimson Drawing Room, and a 20ft version in St George's Chapel.

  • Millie Hurst

    CHRISTMAS DAY AT SANDRINGHAM AT RISK

    The Queen’s big family Christmas at Sand­ring­ham may be off for the first time in 33 years, servants have been told.

    Her Majesty and Prince Philip left the Norfolk estate to form a Covid-secure “HMS Bubble” at Windsor Castle for the month-long lockdown.

    But one Sandringham insider said: “We have been told not to expect them back for Christmas.”

    A revolt among estate workers has already thrown the Queen’s festive plans into turmoil after staff refused to quarantine away from their own loved ones.

    It saw the 94-year-old monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, spend two weeks together at Sandringham’s Wood Farm cottage last month rather than in the main house.

    If the royals remain at Windsor, it will be their first Christmas away from Sandringham since 1987.

    Previous years have seen the Queen welcome up to 30 family members there.

    But sources say an official decision will not be taken until after the lockdown finishes next month.

  • Millie Hurst

    HARRY'S REQUEST TO LAY REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY WREATH 'REFUSED'

    Prince Harry was reportedly refused permission for a Remembrance Sunday wreath to be laid on his behalf at the Cenotaph today, in a sign of a Royal rift.

    Harry, 36, told Buckingham Palace he wanted a wreath to be laid, but his request was refused as he no longer represents the monarchy, The Times reported.

    The Queen was reportedly not told about her grandson's request.

    Harry, who now lives in California with his wife Meghan Markle, is believed to be very upset at the decision to reject his wish, The Times reported, as he has close links with the military.

    He served for more than 10 years and has been involved in promoting causes for veterans including the Invictus Games.

    The Duke of Sussex stepped down from royal duties in March, but was reportedly hoping to soon resume some of his military activities.

    The decision not to allow a wreath to be laid on his behalf means those hopes have suffered a serious setback.

  • Millie Hurst

    QUEEN PICTURED WEARING FACE MASK AT REMEMBRANCE TRIBUTE

    The Queen has been seen wearing a face mask for the first time at a “deeply personal” tribute ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

    She bowed her head in silence at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior inside Westminster Abbey.

    And to mark the centenary of the fallen soldier’s burial, a recreation of her bridal bouquet was placed on the grave — a tradition started by her mother in 1923.

    The Queen, 94, requested Wednesday’s visit after being told she could not attend Armistice Day services this week because of coronavirus restrictions.

  • Millie Hurst

    HARRY CALLS REMEMBRANCE DAY 'PROFOUND ACT OF HONOUR

    Prince Harry called Remembrance Sunday “a profound act of honour” – as he recalled being shot at while serving in Afghanistan.

    In an interview on military podcast Declassified, the Duke of Sussex said today gives a "moment for respect and hope".

    The royal, who served in the Army for a decade, said wearing the uniform was “among the greatest honours there are in life”.

    “The act of remembering, of remembrance, is a profound act of honour,” the prince said.

    “It's how we preserve the legacies of entire generations and show our gratitude for the sacrifices they made in order for us to be able to live the lives we live today.”

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN 'FELT BRITS DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HER'

    Meghan “wasn't a fan of England” and felt that Brits “didn't understand her”, a royal expert has sensationally claimed.

    Speaking to Fox News, editor of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward drew comparisons between the Duchess of Sussex and Edward VIII's wife Wallis Simpson.

    The American divorcee's marriage to King Edward VIII in 1937 meant he became the first-ever monarch to abdicate, changing the path of history – and eventually leading to Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne.

    Ingrid claimed Megxit was a “very similar scenario” to the abdication crisis because Prince Harry “seemingly gave up everything” for his wife – just like his late great-uncle.

    The author of Prince Philip Revealed: A Biography said: “Wallis hated England. She hated the climate and felt people didn’t understand her or her sense of humour.

    “In the case of Meghan, I think she very much felt that the British people didn’t understand her or particularly liked her.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S POLITICAL ACTIVISM WON'T STOP AFTER US ELECTION

    Meghan has vowed that her “political activism won’t end after the US election”, after being criticised for breaking royal protocol, according to an insider.

    Both the Meghan and Harry have faced backlash for their involvement in the US election in previous months, with the royal family typically remaining impartial in political matters.

    However, Meghan’s spokesperson has confirmed that Meghan’s involvement with politics is not specific to the US election.

    Speaking to Insider, they said: “Part of being an active member of society is to take part in the democratic process.

    “So encouraging people to get involved in politics is something that is important.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S ‘SECRET DATE’ IN CANADA

    Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were officially a couple, they got to know each other away from the limelight.

    The lovebirds even celebrated one Halloween together with Meghan Markle uploading a photo of their date to Instagram without the majority of fans realising its significance.

    Back in October 2016, Prince Harry jetted to Toronto for the secret visit to his famous girlfriend.

    She was filming Suits at the time and the pair was doing their best to keep their relationship away from the public eye.

    But Meghan posted a Halloween photo on her Instagram account, before the page was deleted, right when the Prince was staying with her.

    The sweet photo shows what appears to be Meghan in a chunky knit cardigan, hiding behind a huge carved pumpkin with a smiley face.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN AND HARRY 'COULD REBRAND THEIR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT'

    Before stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry amassed over 10.9 MILLION followers on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.

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    Although their social media page hasn't been updated since March, celebrity brand strategist Phil Pallen says the couple are in a strong position to rebrand their Sussex Royal Instagram account to reflect their new foundation Archewell.

    He told the Daily Mail: “Now that Harry and Meghan have left the Royal family, they have independence to speak boldly about social movements, politics, and other topics of importance to the couple. 

    “If Harry and Meghan still have authority over the Instagram account, I suspect that Harry and Meghan will pivot the Sussex Royal account to Archewell when the non-profit is ready for its public reveal.”

    In April, the couple revealed that the 'Archewell' foundation will replace Sussex Royal after they stepped down as senior Royals.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN ADMITTED SHE'D 'NEVER FELT SO CLOSE TO SOMEONE' AT START OF ROMANCE WITH HARRY

    Meghan Markle admitted she'd “never felt so close to someone in such a short space of time” at the start of her romance with Prince Harry, a new book has claimed.

    In their biography Finding Freedom, co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said the couple “were in their own little world” on their first date at a private member's club in London.

    Their whirlwind romance began over a low-key beer and a martini at Soho House's Dean Street — and three hours later Harry “was in a trance”.

    Meghan reportedly told a friend afterwards: “I’ve never felt that safe, that close to someone in such a short amount of time.

    “Do I sound crazy when I say this could have legs?”

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S 'GOAL WAS TO BECOME A HOUSEHOLD NAME', US REPORT CLAIMS

    Since marrying into the Royal Family, Meghan Markle is now known the world over as the Duchess of Sussex.

    But a Hollywood source has claimed that Meghan Markle was always been driven by her ambitions of stardom long before she married Prince Harry.

    Speaking to Vanity Fair about the Duchess' life before the Royals in 2019, the source insisted that "Meghan's goal was always becoming a household name."

    The publication also reports that Meghan threw a "Sayonara Zara" party after being cast in Suits to “get rid of her cheap clothes” as the Duchess was aware her “star was rising.”

    The television insider added: “She's insanely smart and poised, but very, very guarded.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    PRINCE CHARLES HAS 'FRAMED PHOTO OF HIM WALKING MEGHAN DOWN THE AISLE' AT CLARENCE HOUSE

    Prince Charles has a framed photo of him walking Meghan Markle down the aisle on display at Clarence House.

    The Duke of Cornwall has the black and white photo from the Royal Wedding in the Morning Room, it has been revealed.

    The touching moment shows the 70-year-old smiling at the Duchess of Sussex as they walked towards Prince Harry standing at the altar of St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

    The Daily Mail Royal Correspondent Rebecca English shared the details on Twitter after spotting it during her visit yesterday.

    She tweeted: “At Clarence House today I spotted a framed black and white photograph (in the public area) of the Prince of Wales walking his daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, towards the altar at St George’s Chapel.

    “It was very touching – and shows how much the moment meant to him.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN VOWED TO 'TAKE MORE RISKS' 18 MONTHS BEFORE ROMANCE WITH HARRY

    Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a risk”.

    In 2014, the then-actress took to her lifestyle website The Tig to write a special New Year message for her fans.

    The post was uploaded a year and a half before Meghan was introduced to Prince Harry on a blind date in early July 2016.

    Meghan wrote of 2015: “May this year bring you endless joy.

    “I hope you take a risk, that you do something that gives you butterflies in the pit of your belly, that you live a life less stifled, and that you exceed your own expectations. You absolutely can and you absolutely must.”

    Meghan, who was starring in Suits at the time of the post, also revealed: “Without question this is the happiest I have ever been – personally, professionally, wholly.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN'S WEDDING MANICURE REVEALED

    There's no denying Meghan Markle looked every inch a princess at her wedding – right down to her impeccable manicure.

    Like plenty of brides-to-be, Meghan spent the days before the wedding having beauty treatments – including going for a facial at Sarah Chapman's luxury Skinesis salon in London.

    And it's now been revealed that the Duchess also had a mani-pedi at DryBy nail salon in London's Marylebone.

    According to British Vogue, the exclusive nail salon created a bespoke bridal manicure for the Duchess of Sussex – who opted for a gel finish to avoid any chips.

    In order to create the perfect chic shade of pink, the nail technician reportedly used one layer of CND's Unmasked and two coats of Negligee on the top of Meghan's fingernails and Cashmere Wrap on her toes.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN WANTED 'TO BE LIKED' WITH THIS INSTAGRAM POSE

    Mehgan Markle was quick to condemn social media as she spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women summit last night – but before she married into the Royal Family, the Duchess was a prolific social media user.

    Speaking to Fabulous Digital, body language expert Judi James revealed the real meaning behind the Duchess' now deleted posts.

    Analysing this post, Judi said: “Peeping out shyly from behind her hair, looking at the world with a tentative but excited eye expression, this cute body language suggests she is desperate to be liked and encouraged.

    “Even the woolly hood suggests snuggly vulnerability here but why the feature of an empty table?

    “This arrangement suggests she’s keen to welcome people or someone into her world for company.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    HARRY IS NOT A FAN OF NICKNAME MEG'S PALS HAVE GIVEN HIM

    AS far as Royal titles go, you don't get much cooler than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But considering it doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, it's not the least bit surprising that the Royal couple have their own set of nicknames.

    But according to a source close to Meghan, Prince Harry is not too keen about the latest nickname he's been given by his wife's friends.

    Mental health campaigner and Meghan's pal Byrony Gordon revealed during a Loose Women interview that the Prince reluctantly lets her call him “Hazza”.

    But like the true gent the Prince is, he puts up with it nonetheless.

    Divulging further details on how the Royal couple behave behind closed doors, Byrony said spending time with Harry is “like chatting with a mate on the sofa with a cup of tea” while Meghan even generously offered to split her lunch with her.

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN MARKLE 'FELT BRITS DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HER', EXPERT CLAIMS

    Meghan Markle “wasn't a fan of England” and felt that Brits “didn't understand her”, a royal expert has sensationally claimed.

    Speaking to Fox News, editor of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward drew comparisons between the Duchess of Sussex and Edward VIII's wife Wallis Simpson.

    The American divorcee's marriage to King Edward VIII in 1937 meant he became the first-ever monarch to abdicate, changing the path of history – and eventually leading to Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne.

    Ingrid claimed Megxit was a “very similar scenario” to the abdication crisis because Prince Harry “seemingly gave up everything for her” – just like his late great-uncle.

    The author of Prince Philip Revealed: A Biography said: “Wallis hated England. She hated the climate and felt people didn’t understand her or her sense of humour.

    “In the case of Meghan, I think she very much felt that the British people didn’t understand her or particularly liked her.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    MEGHAN 'REHEARSED TEA DRINKING SKILLS TO MEET THE QUEEN'

    She may know what it's like to learn lines – but former actress Meghan Markle had to rehearse how to properly drink tea when she met The Queen for the first time.

    Shortly before her engagement to Prince Harry was announced, Meghan visited Buckingham Palace for a meeting with Her Majesty.

    And according to royal expert Andrew Morton, the Duchess of Sussex had taken a secret excursion to Rose Tree Cottage to learn the dos and don'ts of afternoon tea.

    He explained: “It is where Meghan learned to crook her finger as she held her cup and saucer and sipped her Earl Grey — necessary skills to remember as she dropped a curtsy to her future grandmother-in-law.”

  • Lydia Hawken

    WILLIAM AND HARRY 'TOOK OPPOSITE LESSONS' FROM CHARLES AND DIANA'S MARRIAGE

    They might belong to the most famous family in the world – but according to royal expert Robert Lacey, Prince William and Prince Harry are completely different people.

    In his new book Battle of the Brothers, the expert claims the brothers took “opposite lessons” from their parents' failed marriage.

    He explained: “These young boys are the product of that marital turmoil, and they took two opposite lessons from it.

    “William took the lesson of duty, as he went through these difficult times, the prospect that he was going to be King was inspiration and strength for him.”

    While Harry and Meghan married after less than two years of dating, Prince William popped the question to Kate after nine years to ensure she was “up to the job”.

    Robert added: “Harry took the opposite conclusion from the turmoil of his parents’ loveless arranged marriage. He was going to go for love, so we are looking at a clash between these eternal principles of love versus duty.”

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