Meghan Markle latest news – William nods to Prince Harry in 'rare show of unity' as Duchess receives political backlash

MEGHAN Markle has been criticised by a Republican congressman after her "laughable" attempt to enter US politics with an open letter.

Missouri Representative Jason Smith has demanded the royal family should strip the Duchess of her title after she signed the letter “Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.”

The Duchess called for paid parental amd medical leave for families, and reflected on her own experiences in a struggling, low-wage family.

But Congressman Smith told the MailOnline: “Ms. Markle’s latest interference in U.S. politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretence of being the Duchess of Sussex."

He continued: “While her attempts at appealing to working class families by recalling her days of eating at Sizzler were laughable, her comments make crystal clear that the passage of this massive tax-and-spend bill is aimed more at helping global elites get huge tax breaks than helping the working families she claims to have dined with."

Meghan wrote to top US Democrat politicians Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer calling for them to act on giving parents paid parental leave.

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen will be joined by relatives on public visits

    THE Queen will be joined on future public visits by another member of the Royal Family to avoid letting people down last minute in case of health scares, it is reported.

    The “knackered” monarch, 95, who spent the night in hospital for tests last week after cancelling official duties, will be accompanied by one of her children or grandchildren when she appears in public in the future.

    Members of the Royal Family have already increased the number of engagements they carry out with the Queen after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April.

    And her children and grandchildren will now play a key role in the Queen’s day-to-day work.

    The new working model will allow her to rest if she needs to without disappointing anyone with last-minute changes or cancellations, The Telegraph reports.

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    Letter to Democrats from ‘The Office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’

    The Duchess wrote to House Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, urging for them to act on giving parents paid parental leave.

    Meg, who recently took time off work after the birth of Lilibet in June, said millions of women had dropped out of the workforce at “an alarming rate” to care for their children.

    “The working mom or parent is facing the conflict of being present or being paid. The sacrifice of either comes at a great cost,” she penned in her forthright letter.

    But it seems Meghan forgot the golden rule of being a member of the Royal Family – staying above the current fray and avoiding party politics at all costs.

    But fans on social media are viewing the letter as a sign the former actress plans to run for US President – despite her having no political background.

  • Joseph Gamp

    William name-checks Harry in rare shine of unity

    PRINCE William generously name-checked Harry in a rare show of unity as he thanked friends for their late mum’s statue.

    Despite the strain on their relationship since Megxit and the Oprah Winfrey interview, he said the brothers were “both happy” with it.

    Harry, 37, returned to Britain for the Princess Diana statue ceremony in July, but missed the private reception at Kensington Palace held to thank donors and friends.

    But Wills, 39, stepped in and spoke on behalf of himself and his brother.

    A source said: “It was very intimate and sweet.

    “There was a real family feel as many of Diana’s 17 godchildren were also there.

    “William made a brilliant speech saying thank you from him and Harry and how happy they both were with the statue.

    “He mentioned Harry by name. The brothers are barely on speaking terms but it’s clear the Princess Di statue has done some good.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘Basher Wills’

    According to Robert Lacey’s royal biography Battle of Brothers, William was called ‘Basher Wills’ or ‘Billy the Basher’ by his classmates. 

    The royal biographer wrote: “Still not ten years old, William was already establishing the pattern of open disdain and aggression towards his father that would mark his early adult life – but more of that later.

    “The young prince had picked up his nicknames of ‘Basher Wills’ or ‘Billy the Basher’ when he joined Mrs Jane Mynors’ Nursery School in Notting Hill, not far from Kensington Palace, in September 1985. 

    “Noisy, cheeky and defiant of discipline, Wills soon angered his classmates by pushing his way to the front of the dinner queue and getting involved in playground fights.”

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    William & Kate ‘keen to provide support’ to Queen

    A source has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “keen to provide any support they can” with her engagements.

    The Queen is said to be pressing on with “light duties” this weekend after her first overnight stay in hospital in eight years.

    She was said to be reading her official government red boxes and is expected to recuperate for the rest of the week.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen will be joined by relatives on public visits

    THE Queen will be joined on future public visits by another member of the Royal Family to avoid letting people down last minute in case of health scares, it is reported.

    The “knackered” monarch, 95, who spent the night in hospital for tests last week after cancelling official duties, will be accompanied by one of her children or grandchildren when she appears in public in the future.

    Members of the Royal Family have already increased the number of engagements they carry out with the Queen after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April.

    And her children and grandchildren will now play a key role in the Queen’s day-to-day work.

    The new working model will allow her to rest if she needs to without disappointing anyone with last-minute changes or cancellations, The Telegraph reports.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘The Queen has suffered a lot this year’

    As well as losing Philip this year, the monarch has been hit by attacks on the Royal Family by Harry and Meghan and controversies around Prince Andrew.

    A source said: “The Queen has suffered a lot this year, including the death of her beloved husband.

    “She is becoming a little less resilient and needs a little more help — although she is doing well for somebody of her age.

    “Her courtiers have noticed the Queen becoming more weary and perhaps more fragile than she was — and who could be surprised?”

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    Queen 'doesn't like to disappoint people'

    The Times reports how palace aides may "discreetly keep an eye" on Her Majesty's late TV viewing habits as the 95-year-old is reportedly a devoted fan of BBC drama Line of Duty.

    Royal historian Huge Vickers said: "The problem is that the Queen does not want to disappoint people.

    "She can say no to people, but by and large she doesn’t. What you’ve got to do is pace her."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen pressing on 'with light duties' this weekend

    The Queen is said to be pressing on with “light duties” this weekend after her first overnight stay in hospital in eight years.

    She was said to be reading her official government red boxes and is expected to recuperate for the rest of the week.

    And although Buckingham Palace insisted she “remains in good spirits" following her hospital stay, a source told The Times: "She is knackered."

    Since returning from her summer break at Balmoral this month, Her Majesty has been whizzing around the country undertaking 19 engagements.

    Royal sources said the monarch's private schedule has also been packed with "a constant flow of lunches and dinners with family and friends, because the Queen does not want to dine alone".

    A courtier reportedly admitted: "It has been too much."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen pressing on 'with light duties' this weekend

    The Queen is said to be pressing on with “light duties” this weekend after her first overnight stay in hospital in eight years.

    She was said to be reading her official government red boxes and is expected to recuperate for the rest of the week.

    And although Buckingham Palace insisted she “remains in good spirits" following her hospital stay, a source told The Times: "She is knackered."

    Since returning from her summer break at Balmoral this month, Her Majesty has been whizzing around the country undertaking 19 engagements.

    Royal sources said the monarch's private schedule has also been packed with "a constant flow of lunches and dinners with family and friends, because the Queen does not want to dine alone".

    A courtier reportedly admitted: "It has been too much."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Palace aides told to ‘cut back’ Queen’s ‘exhausting’ schedule 

    PALACE aides have been told to "cut back" the Queen's "exhausting" schedule following her health scare, it's been reported.

    It's also been said that the Queen will be joined on future public visits by another member of the Royal Family to avoid letting people down last minute in case of cancellations.

    Sir Edward Young,  the Queen’s private secretary, last night faced calls to ‘be ruthless’ and purge the Monarch’s diary after she spent a night in hospital.

    Officials are said to be drawing up a list of "core" functions and events that the Queen will prioritise, reports the Mail on Sunday.

    Her attendance at the UN climate change summit in Glasgow in November still remains in the diary – but a final decision will not be made until later this week.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen will be joined by relatives on public visits

    THE Queen will be joined on future public visits by another member of the Royal Family to avoid letting people down last minute in case of health scares, it is reported.

    The “knackered” monarch, 95, who spent the night in hospital for tests last week after cancelling official duties, will be accompanied by one of her children or grandchildren when she appears in public in the future.

    Members of the Royal Family have already increased the number of engagements they carry out with the Queen after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April.

    And her children and grandchildren will now play a key role in the Queen’s day-to-day work.

    The new working model will allow her to rest if she needs to without disappointing anyone with last-minute changes or cancellations, The Telegraph reports.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan Markle told to ‘stick to acting’

    Furious republicans have told Meghan Markle to “stick to acting” following her “politically motivated” letter to Congress.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 40, wrote a lengthy plea to two Democratic lawmakers in Washington DC on Thursday in which she advocated for paid family leave.

    But now incensed politicians have hit back at Megan for daring to “intervene” in US politics – even calling on the Queen to strip the royal of her titles.

    In a rant to the Mail Online, Republican Jason Smith, who represents Missouri, said: “Ms. Markle’s latest interference in U.S. politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretence of being the Duchess of Sussex.”

    Royal experts had previously called her letter, addressed to Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, a “first try” for the Duchess to move into politics.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Private school to discuss Meghan Markle in ‘white privilege’ classes

    St Dunstan’s, a private school in London has introduced classes talking about “white privilege” where Meghan Markle will be included as a topic of conversation.

    Nicholas Hewlett, headmaster at the school said teachers would “explore with students the difficulties faced by both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton when they joined the Royal Family but [learn] that Meghan Markle faced additional challenges based on social speculations associated with her race”, as reported by The Sunday Times.

    The private school with annual fees ranging from£12,501 to £19,068 depending on the age of its pupils, have introduced the lessons due to a surge in interest in the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Joseph Gamp

    'Basher Wills'

    According to Robert Lacey’s royal biography Battle of Brothers, William was called ‘Basher Wills’ or ‘Billy the Basher’ by his classmates. 

    The royal biographer wrote: “Still not ten years old, William was already establishing the pattern of open disdain and aggression towards his father that would mark his early adult life – but more of that later.

    “The young prince had picked up his nicknames of ‘Basher Wills’ or ‘Billy the Basher’ when he joined Mrs Jane Mynors’ Nursery School in Notting Hill, not far from Kensington Palace, in September 1985. 

    “Noisy, cheeky and defiant of discipline, Wills soon angered his classmates by pushing his way to the front of the dinner queue and getting involved in playground fights.”

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    What’s going on with Her Majesty’s health?

    On Wednesday Her Majesty cancelled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland on doctors’ advice.

    Concerns were first raised when she started to use a walking stick on engagements at Westminster Abbey and the Welsh parliament this month.

    On Tuesday she was on her feet for more than an hour at a business summit at Windsor Castle.

    She has also decided to give up alcohol following the death of Prince Philip, 99, in April.

  • Joseph Gamp

    William namechecks Harry in rare show of unity

    Harry, 37, returned to Britain for the Princess Diana statue ceremony in July, but missed the private reception at Kensington Palace held to thank donors and friends this week.

    But Wills, 39, stepped in and spoke on behalf of himself and his brother.

    A source said: “It was very intimate and sweet.

    “There was a real family feel as many of Diana’s 17 godchildren were also there.

    “William made a brilliant speech saying thank you from him and Harry and how happy they both were with the statue.

    “He mentioned Harry by name. The brothers are barely on speaking terms but it’s clear the Princess Di statue has done some good.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Latest statement from Queen's spokesperson

    The latest statement from Her Majesty's spokesman on Thursday said: "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, The Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Palace aides may keep an eye on Queen's late TV habits

    Palace aides may "discreetly keep an eye" on Her Majesty's late TV viewing habits as the 95-year-old is reportedly a devoted fan of BBC drama Line of Duty, the Times reports

    Last month, she also stayed up till after 11pm to watch British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu win the US Open.

    Royal historian Huge Vickers said: "The problem is that the Queen does not want to disappoint people.

    "She can say no to people, but by and large she doesn’t. What you’ve got to do is pace her."

  • Joseph Gamp

    William & Kate 'keen to provide support' to Queen

    A source has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "keen to provide any support they can" with her engagements.

    The Queen is said to be pressing on with “light duties” this weekend after her first overnight stay in hospital in eight years.

    She was said to be reading her official government red boxes and is expected to recuperate for the rest of the week.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen will be joined by relatives on public visits

    THE Queen will be joined on future public visits by another member of the Royal Family to avoid letting people down last minute in case of health scares, it is reported.

    The "knackered" monarch, 95, who spent the night in hospital for tests last week after cancelling official duties, will be accompanied by one of her children or grandchildren when she appears in public in the future.

    Members of the Royal Family have already increased the number of engagements they carry out with the Queen after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April.

    And her children and grandchildren will now play a key role in the Queen's day-to-day work.

    The new working model will allow her to rest if she needs to without disappointing anyone with last-minute changes or cancellations, The Telegraph reports.

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    Pouring out the cash

    The “ethical” investment group backed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan has put tens of millions into chemical, pharma and oil companies.

    New York-based Ethic, which unveiled the Sussexes as impact partners, has also poured cash into rich investment banks.

    Paperwork filed in the US shows it invested around £1.1million in chemical firm Corteva Inc.

    Royal author Penny Junor said: “Life is going to be very difficult for Meghan and Harry if they keep up this high profile. Ethical banking seems asking for trouble, setting themselves up for a fall.”

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan Markle told to ‘stick to acting’

    Furious republicans have told Meghan Markle to “stick to acting” following her “politically motivated” letter to Congress.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 40, wrote a lengthy plea to two Democratic lawmakers in Washington DC on Thursday in which she advocated for paid family leave.

    But now incensed politicians have hit back at Megan for daring to “intervene” in US politics – even calling on the Queen to strip the royal of her titles.

    In a rant to the Mail Online, Republican Jason Smith, who represents Missouri, said: “Ms. Markle’s latest interference in U.S. politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretence of being the Duchess of Sussex.”

    Royal experts had previously called her letter, addressed to Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, a “first try” for the Duchess to move into politics.

  • Milica Cosic

    William name-checks Harry in rare shine of unity

    PRINCE William generously name-checked Harry in a rare show of unity as he thanked friends for their late mum’s statue.

    Despite the strain on their relationship since Megxit and the Oprah Winfrey interview, he said the brothers were “both happy” with it.

    Harry, 37, returned to Britain for the Princess Diana statue ceremony in July, but missed the private reception at Kensington Palace held to thank donors and friends.

    But Wills, 39, stepped in and spoke on behalf of himself and his brother.

    A source said: “It was very intimate and sweet.

    “There was a real family feel as many of Diana’s 17 godchildren were also there.

    “William made a brilliant speech saying thank you from him and Harry and how happy they both were with the statue.

    “He mentioned Harry by name. The brothers are barely on speaking terms but it’s clear the Princess Di statue has done some good.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Kate Middleton is Royal Family’s ‘last hope’

    Experts say Kate Middleton is the “last hope” against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s stylish celebrity lifestyle.

    For the Palace Confidential podcast, journalist Charlotte Griffiths said: “I think it’s essential they turn up the glamour, because the ‘Fab Four’ never came to fruition.

    “I’m afraid, the Royal Family look quite bland compared to Meghan and Harry, they just have that star quality.

    “And Kate has got to ramp it up, because she’s got to bring the glamour. She is our last hope for glamour in the Royal Family now.”

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