Meghan Markle latest news: Prince Harry 'like a fish pulled from water' & Meg 'looking dominant' in Time 100 photo shoot

PIERS Morgan has mocked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Time magazine photoshoot – while royal experts called the cover "absolutely baffling".

The journalist was first to stick the knife into their achievements by sharing the cover, accompanied by an excerpt from the article – with eight laughing emojis.

In other news, Prince Harry and Meghan were reportedly had a “low-key” dinner to mark the prince’s 37th birthday. Archie apparently also helped make a carrot cake for his dad.

They were said to be joined by a few friends and the Duchess of Sussex’s mother, Doria, on the day.

A source close to the Duke and his wife told DailyMail.com: “Meghan is planning a low-key birthday dinner for Harry. In light of what’s happening in the world – from Afghanistan to Covid – they both decided to keep it simple.”

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    JUDGE TELLS PRINCE ANDREW THAT HE WILL BE SERVED 'SOONER OR LATER'

    The Prince has not left the 50,000-acre property since arriving last Tuesday and has been seen dining at lodges there.

    Under UK and US law, the papers could be considered served if delivered to his Royal Lodge home in Windsor.

    A Royal Mail van was seen dropping off mail there yesterday.

    Judge Lewis Kaplan told a pre-trial hearing in New York on Monday that he will be served “sooner or later”.

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    PRINCE ANDREW CAN AVOID BEING SERVED WITH SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT BY STAYING AT BALMORAL

    PRINCE Andrew can avoid being served with a lawsuit on sex abuse claims — by staying in his Scottish hideaway.

    The High Court in London has ruled it can serve papers on the Duke of York on behalf of American lawyers after previous attempts were thwarted.

    But Andrew, 61, is still in hiding on the Queen’s Balmoral estate and the English court does not have automatic jurisdiction north of the border. Insiders say the Duke could change his home address to Balmoral to stay out of reach.

    The court would have to contact the Court of Session in Edinburgh to serve the papers.

    A source said: “Andy and his legal team must have known Scotland would be out of reach when he scarpered up there.”

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    NEXT HEARING IN PRINCE ANDREW CASE SET FOR OCTOBER 17

    A judge this week blasted the royal's legal team for delays.

    Andrew's lawyer argued the case should be dismissed and branded it "baseless" during a 30 minute telephone pre-trial hearing.

    Super-lawyer Andrew Brettler told the federal court in New York that it was a "non-viable and potentially unlawful" case.

    But Judge Lewis Kaplan appeared largely unimpressed – and replied: “You have a pretty high degree of certainty that he can be served sooner than later. Let’s cut out all the technicalities and get to the substance.”

    The case has been listed for a further hearing on October 17.

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    'BOTTOM LINE': ANDREW IS BEING SERVED AND 'HE CANNOT REFUSE' SAYS INSIDER

    “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

    Another insider added: “The stark reality is that the Duke and his team need to face the fact they need to address this.”

    Ms Roberts' lawyer David Boies told The Sun: “We are hopeful that Prince Andrew will now stop trying to evade and delay facing his accuser in court.

    “The bottom line is Andrew is being served. He cannot refuse.”

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    PRINCE ANDREW 'WORRIED' AFTER HIGH COURT DECISION AND 'NOT HIS USUAL BLASÉ SELF', SOURCE SAYS

    PRINCE Andrew is finally "worried" about the bombshell sex assault case against him – after feeling confident the allegation would be dropped, it is claimed.

    The Duke of York is set to face a lawsuit in the US after the High Court in the UK agreed to serve him papers.

    He previously hoped to have the case thrown out on a technicality after his Hollywood lawyer argued the documents hadn't been officially served.

    However, with the knowledge the case will go ahead, sources reveal Andrew's bullish mood has changed, The Mirror reports.

    He remains cloistered at Balmoral and is reportedly bracing himself for a legal battle that could go on for years and end up costing him millions of pounds.

    The atmosphere at Balmoral has changed after the High Court agreed to serve Prince Andrew, sources claimCredit: AP

     

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    PIERS SAYS HE TURNED DOWN 'ABOUT 20' JOB OFFERS TO SIGN NEW DEAL

    Piers admits he turned down “about 20” job offers in order to sign this groundbreaking new role. 

    His signing, which will also see him front a series of true crime documentaries, comes 36 hours after he was named TV Presenter of the Year at the annual TRIC awards.

    Following the success of his Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Wake Up, HarperCollins UK will publish the star's next book in hardback, audio and digital formats.

    Piers previously worked for The Sun, fronting the paper’s award-winning showbiz column, Bizarre, for four years after joining the company in 1988.

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    PIERS MORGAN RETURNING TO HIS ROOTS AS HE SIGNS DEAL WITH THE SUN – WHAT TO EXPECT

    Piers has been a vocal critic of Meghan, hitting out at her on GMB over her Oprah Winfrey interview.

    Meghan reportedly complained to ITV boss Carolyn McCall and Piers was asked to apologise on air. But he refused and quit the show.

    Yesterday the 56-year-old revealed his sensational comeback – he's joining The Sun and News Corp in a global deal that’s a "bigger comeback than Cristiano Ronaldo".

    The powerhouse journalist is returning to his roots, coming back to where he started his brilliant career, to present a new global TV show and be a columnist for The Sun.

    Piers’ new 60 minute show, featuring big name celebrities, politicians and guests, promises to be a “lively mix” of discussion, debate and popular opinion.  In the six years he was at the ITV1 breakfast show, presenting alongside Susanna Reid, he helped treble the programme’s ratings. 

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    PIERS MORGAN SAYS HIS SUN DEAL WILL GIVE MEGHAN MARKLE NIGHTMARES AFTER SHE TRIED TO GET HIM FIRED

    PIERS Morgan last night took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex, saying she will be sweating about his new job.

    Six months after Meghan tried to get him fired from Good Morning Britain, Piers returned to the pub where the pair first met.

    Holding up a pint and grinning at the Scarsdale Tavern, in Kensington, West London, Piers said: “And I need to say a special thank you Meghan. As we sit drinking now, it was five years ago I met her here.

    “And I bet she was sitting there celebrating my departure from Good Morning Britain so this move will be the stuff of nightmares for her. So cheers Meghan!”

    Piers Morgan says his sensational Sun deal will give Meghan Markle 'nightmares'Credit: Rex
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    FANS JOKE ‘WERE THEY DESPERATE’ AS MEGHAN MARKLE & ‘HANDBAG’ PRINCE HARRY ARE NAMED IN TIME’S 100 INFLUENTIAL LIST

    Royal fans have joked that Time Magazine were “desperate” when they picked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their most influential list.

    A Hollywood style snap of Harry and Meghan shows the Duke awkwardly hanging off his wife’s shoulder – with many comparing him to a handbag – as the couple were named among the top 100 most influential people in the world.

    One wrote: “Top 100 influential people or controversial people in the world? Were you desperate for candidates?”

    Another added: “As usual, Meghan’s at the front, the Handbag carrier knows his place.”

    Yet another fan joked: “Why does ‘Prince’ Harry’s head look like it’s been airbrushed onto someone else’s body.”

    While another asked: “Is Harry wearing a rug? Or just overdone the air brushing?”

    And a third said: “Are you sure that’s their bodies? Looked photoshopped.”

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    WANTED

    PRINCE Andrew billboards emblazoned with the word “WANTED” and phrase “no one should be above the law” have appeared across Britain.

    The posters have sprung up in at least five locations as the Duke of York remains under fire as he has been accused of attempting to dodge a lawsuit that accuses him of rape.

    Andrew strongly denies all allegations against him as papers filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre‘s legal team alleged he assaulted her when she was just 17.

    The Duke has been blasted for attempting to escape being served papers as he holidays with his mum, The Queen, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

    Anti-monarchist campaign group Republic put up the striking banners as part of a crowdfunded campaign to “#EndtheMonarchy”.

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    BIRTHDAY MESSAGE SHOWS RIFT HASN’T HEALED, SAYS EXPERT

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton sent a “curt” birthday message to Prince Harry as he turned 37 today which proved the “ice hasn’t thawed”, claims a royal expert.

    The Twitter tribute featured the Duke of Sussex standing alone with the simple message “Happy Birthday Prince Harry!”

    Duncan told Fabulous: “William and Kate’s curt birthday message to Harry only serves as proof the ice between the brothers has still not thawed.

    “Short of ignoring the Duke of Sussex’s 37th landmark completely, their social media post was the bare minimum from a couple who once welcomed Harry as their official Royal gooseberry.

    “If anything, this year’s birthday wishes from the Cambridges are an indication of just how far relations between the two warring clans have deteriorated over the past 12 months.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE IS THE ‘REAL POWER OF THE FAMILY’ AS SELF-CONSCIOUS HARRY IS HER ‘SUPPORT ACT’, BODY LANGUAGE REVEALS

    Judi James said the Duke, who turned 37 today, and Duchess, 40, “adopted the ultimate City power-poses” in their shoot for Time Magazine’s top 100 most influential list of people.

    Judi told Fabulous: “Looking more like a scene from Suits than your average royal-marries-actress couple, Harry and Meghan have adopted the ultimate City power-poses here, with most of the power signals coming from Meghan while Harry seems happy to endorse her as a wingman.

    “Meghan’s leg splay suggests both power and confidence and that partial, one-arm barrier gesture with the other hand raised to the face is the classic ‘enquiring intellectual’ pose of business experts.

    “Meghan is to the front of the pose and Harry stands beside and behind her with one hand placed rather self-consciously on her shoulder while she employs a slightly more tentative hand-touch at waist level. 

    “He seems to be directing us towards his wife in terms of the real power and brains of the family here.”

    Read the article in full here.

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    A-LIST INFLUENCE

    Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams also thinks Meghan’s string of celebrity pals also impacted the call to make her the Time’s cover girl.

    “The reason I suspect is that they’re close to the Clinton’s, they’re close to the Obama’s, to Oprah, George Clooney, Serena Williams,” he said.

    “The facts are that these are valuable contacts.”

    Meghan was previously accused of taking a page out of Obama’s playbook with her ’40 x 40′ birthday initiative, after Barack’s ’60 for 60′ fundraiser.

    And it wasn’t the first time Meghan has seemingly taken some inspiration from the former president and first lady.

    Reports indicate that Harry and Meghan have taken career advise from the Obamas before the Sussexes’ lucrative book deals, podcasts, and a $100 million Netflix deal – not to mention their various charitable endeavors.

    Meghan has also donned similar outfits to Michelle Obama: the yellow Jason Wu sheath dress Michelle wore in Italy in 2009 was extremely similar to Meghan’s Brandon Maxwell crepe midi dress the duchess wore in 2008.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BROTHER WRITES HER ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE OPEN LETTER

    Meghan Markle’s brother has written another letter to her and Prince Harry, a trailer for Big Brother VIP has revealed.

    The second teaser, released today, shows Thomas Markle Jr. sitting in the diary room of the reality show announcing plans to write to his half-sister.

    “You know I’m famous for writing letters,” the 55-year-old Thomas says in the trailer sitting beside former Survivor contestant Luke Toki.

    “I’m gonna write a letter to Meghan,” he explains as he leans down onto a table in the diary room and puts pen to paper.

    “Dear Meghan and Harry,” he begins. “The first thing I want to say to both of you…”

    His voiceover then trails off and a question appears on the screen that reads: “What’s in the letter?”

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    THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX PRESENTED WITH THE FIRST BAR TO THE SERVICE MEDAL

    Yesterday The Countess of Wessex, Grand President of St John Ambulance, was presented with the First Bar to the Service Medal, marking HRH’s 15 years of service to the Order.

    The Countess signed a copy of a portrait photograph taken in early 2020, in which Her Royal Highness wears the robes of a Dame of the Order of St John.

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    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE TRANSFORM THEIR ARCHEWELL WEBSITE AFTER BEING INCLUDED IN TIME’S 100 INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given their Archewell website a makeover after being included in Time’s 100 Influential People.

    The couple have since changed the site several times to update it, with the latest transformation coming hours after they were featured in Time magazine.

    The Duke and Duchess ditched their tagline of Compassion In Action for a new phrase – ‘Shared Purpose, Global Action’.

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    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN ENJOYED ‘LOW-KEY CELEBRATION’ FOR HIS BIRTHDAY

    Prince Harry and Meghan were reportedly had a “low-key” dinner to mark the prince’s 37th birthday. Archie apparently also helped make a carrot cake for his dad.

    They were said to be joined by a few friends and the Duchess of Sussex’s mother, Doria, on the day.

    A source close to the Duke and his wife told DailyMail.com: “Meghan is planning a low-key birthday dinner for Harry. In light of what’s happening in the world – from Afghanistan to Covid – they both decided to keep it simple.”

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    PRINCE PHILIP’S WILL TO REMAIN SECRET TO PROTECT ‘DIGNITY’ OF QUEEN, HIGH COURT RULES

    Prince Philip’s will is set to remain a secret to protect the “dignity” of the Queen, the High Court has ordered. This is because of her constitutional role.

    The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 on April 9 this year, just two months before he would have turned 100.

    After the death of a senior member of the royal family, it has been convention that an application to seal their will is made to the President of the Family Division of the High Court.

    What this means is that the wills of senior members of the royal family are not open to public inspection in the way a will would ordinarily be.

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    THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX PRESENTED WITH THE FIRST BAR TO THE SERVICE MEDAL

    Yesterday The Countess of Wessex, Grand President of St John Ambulance, was presented with the First Bar to the Service Medal, marking HRH’s 15 years of service to the Order.

    The Countess signed a copy of a portrait photograph taken in early 2020, in which Her Royal Highness wears the robes of a Dame of the Order of St John.

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    FANS JOKE ‘WERE THEY DESPERATE’ AS MEGHAN MARKLE & ‘HANDBAG’ PRINCE HARRY ARE NAMED IN TIME’S 100 INFLUENTIAL LIST

    Royal fans have joked that Time Magazine were “desperate” when they picked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their most influential list.

    A Hollywood style snap of Harry and Meghan shows the Duke awkwardly hanging off his wife’s shoulder – with many comparing him to a handbag – as the couple were named among the top 100 most influential people in the world.

    One wrote: “Top 100 influential people or controversial people in the world? Were you desperate for candidates?”

    Another added: “As usual, Meghan’s at the front, the Handbag carrier knows his place.”

    Yet another fan joked: “Why does ‘Prince’ Harry’s head look like it’s been airbrushed onto someone else’s body.”

    While another asked: “Is Harry wearing a rug? Or just overdone the air brushing?”

    And a third said: “Are you sure that’s their bodies? Looked photoshopped.”

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    ‘DARK PLACES’ (CONTINUED…)

    The royal, who wore a suit and white shirt with an open collar, says sport is vital to the rehabilitation of servicemen and women.

    “The pride on your faces makes me incredibly happy to know how far you guys have come, the dark places you’ve been to, and where you are now – stronger than ever before, no doubt,” the royal told veterans.

    “To see you guys smiling, when I know how much you’ve been through – it’s not just about you and your families.

    “You have to remember, you’re doing this for your brothers and sisters in arms.

    “And those people who are in a really dark place – you know what it’s like, you’ve been there yourselves, recovered for yourselves, and you’re leading them to their own recovery.”

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    PRINCE HARRY TELLS OF ‘DARK PLACES’ AND HARD RECOVERY FOR WOUNDED VETERANS AT WARRIOR GAMES EVENT WITH JILL BIDEN

    The Duke of Sussex, who served in the Army for a decade, paid tribute to servicemen and women as he spoke of “service” from his multimillion pound home in exclusive Montecito, California.

    He was introduced by Dr Jill Biden, who saluted him for his “heart” in a speech live-streamed online.

    She said the duke was among those to step forward and serve in the years after 9/11.

    “I was reminded of the humanity that shines through the inhumanity of that day. There was a call to defend the values we hold dear,” she said.

    “You’ve dedicated time, talent and heart to lifting up service members from around the globe.”

    And the prince, who has told of his own battles with mental health, said the games are “so important” to those struggling.

    “It is ultimately the reminder of service, both at home and overseas,” he said.

    “As we know, once served, always serving.”

    Read the article in full here.

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    PIERS MORGAN MOCKS THE TIME COVER

    PIERS Morgan has mocked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Time magazine photoshoot.

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's inclusion on the world's 100 most influential people list was called into question as they were slammed for their past contradictions.

    The journalist was first to stick the knife into their achievements by sharing the cover, accompanied by an excerpt from the article – with eight laughing emojis.

    But it seems he is not the only one confused with Meghan and Harry making the cover – and the esteemed list – as royal experts said it was an "extraordinary misjudgment" by Time magazine.

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    EXPLAINED: WHO IS MEGHAN’S BROTHER THOMAS MARKLE JR?

    Thomas Markle Jr, 55, shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry.

    He told Bild the last time he had seen Meghan was in 2011, claiming his family believe she is now a “changed person”.

    When Meghan was born in 1981, Thomas Jr was living with his father, sister Samantha Grant, and step-mother Doria, Meghan’s mum.

    He lives in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter.

    Thomas Jr was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley, with whom he has two sons – Thomas and Tyler.

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY NAMED IN TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL LIST AS BIZARRE COVER LEAVES FANS BAFFLED

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were praised in the publication for “running towards struggle” in a world where “everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know”.

    A snap of the pair, shot by Pari Dukovic, appears on the front of the magazine with Harry wearing all black as he stands behind Meghan, wearing all white.

    In a more candid shot, the parents can be seen walking through a garden holding hands at they beam at each other.

    The couple join prestigious names who have also graced the magazine’s cover – following the likes of Barack Obama, the first black US president.

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