Meghan Markle news latest – Fury as 'thriving' Harry & Duchess go on HUGE publicity drive despite fleeing UK for privacy
19th August 2021

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry were "afraid of the consequences" of speaking out about the Royal Family, according to a new report.

The couple dropped bombshell accusations against their family in a CBS interview with Oprah that aired to the world in March.

But in a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, close friend of the couple Omid Scobie revealed they were actually afraid of "challenging the system."

Prince Harry and Meghan also felt "nerves" about sitting down with Oprah – but thought they had no other choice to air out their grievances.

As the pair enter their new "thrive" chapter, they apparently don't have any regret over the path they chose.

"What started as a fairytale romance became a story that reinvented the genre – a self-made, independent woman playing an equal role alongside her knight," the pal told the outlet.

In the same article, Omid Scobie revealed that the "thriving" couple are "really excited" about the busy schedule ahead following the end of their parental leave.

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the latest updates...

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN AND HARRY WERE ‘AFRAID OF THE CONSEQUENCES’ OF SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ROYAL FAMILY

    The couple dropped bombshell accusations against their family in a CBS interview with Oprah that aired to the world in March.

    But in a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, a close friend of the couple revealed they were actually afraid of “challenging the system.”

    Prince Harry and Meghan also felt “nerves” about sitting down with Oprah – but thought they had no other choice to air out their grievances.

    As the pair enter their new “thrive” chapter, they apparently don’t have any regret over the path they chose.

    “What started as a fairytale romance became a story that reinvented the genre – a self-made, independent woman playing an equal role alongside her knight,” the pal told the outlet.

    In the same article, Omid Scobie revealed that the “thriving” couple are “really excited” about the busy schedule ahead following the end of their parental leave.

  • John Hall

    THE CROWN SET TO INFURIATE ROYALS BY RETELLING STORY OF PRINCE PHILIP’S ‘CLOSE FRIENDSHIP’ WITH PENNY KNATCHBULL

    This is a Sun Exclusive.

    The Queen’s husband, who passed away in April aged 99, was close to aristocrat Penny Brabourne, who will be played in the Netflix show by Natascha McElhone.

    ut the Duke of Edinburgh spent huge amounts of time with her during the Nineties – the decade covered by season five of the drama – despite the 32-year age gap.

    A TV insider said: “This is a relationship which naturally raised a few eyebrows and sparked quite a few whispers, but Philip and Penny maintained they were just friends.

    “The makers of The Crown believe it is a relationship worthy of exploring and casting a veteran actor like Natascha is a reflection of how high profile the role is.

    “But the highly personal relationship is unlikely to be welcomed as a storyline by Her Majesty or the rest of the Royal Family.”

    Read more here.

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND KATE MIDDLETON ‘GETTING ON WELL’ AS MEG ‘TRIES TO SIGN UP SISTER-IN-LAW FOR NETFLIX DOC’

    The Duchess of Sussex had previously claimed Kate, 39, had left her in tears in the lead up to her wedding – with reports the pair had struggled to bond when Meghan joined the Royal Family.

    But in a hint of reconciliation, it has been reported the pair are talking again a year after Meghan and Harry quit the Royal Family and moved to the US.

    A source told Us Weekly: “Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often.

    “Meghan has been talking to her about collaborating on a project for Netflix, a documentary that will spotlight Kate’s charity work and the huge impact she’s made with her philanthropy. Kate is very flattered, and it’s all very positive between them.”

    Meghan had previously said her sister-in-law was “a good person” but said she had been left in tears during a discussion with her before her wedding to Prince Harry.

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN IS A BULLY SAYS THOMAS MARKLE JNR

    Meghan’s half-brother has claimed she has ‘bullied people before and got her way, no matter what’ – and the Duchess has “shown her true colours”.

    He said he and his family believe she is a “changed person” in an interview with Bild after the latest teaser clip of Meghan and Harry’s upcoming interview with Winfrey was released.

    The 30-second snippet features Meghan accusing the Royal Family of “perpetuating falsehoods” and telling the interviewer “there’s a lot has been lost”.

    And Thomas, who shares the same father as Meghan, told the German newspaper the “sensitive young woman” making claims against the Royal Family isn’t the half-sister he knew.

    “I think it’s showing her true colours that none of the family recognises. She has changed as a person.”

  • John Hall

    ‘MORE BANDWAGON-JUMPING’

    The couple didn’t include any reference to Mr Biden in their statement. The pair suggested Americans vote for him ahead of last year’s US election, while the Duke of Sussex is also a close friend of First Lady Jill.

    The president returned early from Camp David to give a speech on the disaster yesterday.

    But his address was condemned as “one of the most shameful in US history”.

    Mr Biden declared: “The buck stops with me” – after blaming Donald Trump, as well as the Afghan government, soldiers and people for the “gut-wrenching” scenes.

    The president blasted the Afghan army for “giving up” and said it’s right to leave – despite the Taliban seizing Kabul just a month after American troops quit the country.

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY TAKE SAVAGE SWIPE AT QUEEN’S ‘RECOLLECTIONS MAY VARY’ COMMENT AFTER OPRAH BOMBSHELL

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly not impressed with the way the Palace dealt with their explosive allegations on Oprah.

    They believe Her Majesty did not take “full ownership” of the issues raised and “little” has been done since, according to People.

    Meghan, 40, and Harry, 36, reeled off a whole host of bombshell claims in the tell-all interview in March.

    They said there were conversations with Harry and a “family” member about their unborn son Archie and what colour his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.

  • John Hall

    PRINCE ANDREW A ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’ FOR US PROSECUTORS IN EPSTEIN PROBE

    Investigators are keen to interview the Duke of York, 61, as a witness in their investigation into the dead billionaire paedophile’s alleged co-conspirators.

    But a source familiar with the probe, quoted by respected news agency Reuters yesterday, said prosecutors considered Andrew a person of interest.

    The source said Andrew was viewed “at least as a potential witness”, but they do not expect to interview him.

    They added: “He doesn’t seem to want to talk to us.”

    It is the first time anyone connected with prosecuting the Epstein case has described the Queen’s son as a “person of interest”.

    New York criminal lawyer Daniel Bibb, 66, said: “They are thinking he may have been involved in criminal wrongdoing. They may be investigating him.”

    Another US lawyer, who did not want to be named, said it was “bad news” for Andrew as prosecutors “haven’t ruled out the possibility he committed a crime”.

  • John Hall

    TALKRADIO HOST SLAMS HARRY & MEGHAN STATEMENT ON AFGHANISTAN

    TalkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer also said: “Thank god ‘speechless’ Harry and Meghan have spoken on the terrible state of the world, so now we all know what we are supposed to feel, say and do.

    “We’d never have known if it weren’t for them being so… y’know… speechless.”

  • John Hall

    ROYAL BIOGRAPHER BLASTS HARRY AND MEGHAN: ‘WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE?

    Royal biographer Angela Levin said today: “Who do they think they are?

    “It’s as if we are all small children and now they are going to look after us.

    “I think it’s just they try and outsmart the royal family.

    “They are in there first. They care, they are the only people that care when in fact they are ruthless and tough.

    “If you compare these soft doughy-eyed comments to what they do to their own family it makes no sense whatsoever.”

  • John Hall

    WHAT DID HARRY & MEGHAN SAY IN THEIR SPEECH?

    The former royal couple – using their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles – wrote in their 218-word essay: “As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless.

    “As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken.

    “And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared.

    “When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realize it or not. And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it.

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