Meghan Markle latest – Piers Morgan reignites his war of words with Meghan saying he believes in mental health – not her

THE 56-year-old presenter was criticised by a follower today as he posted a quote to mark Mental Health Awareness week – after he previously questioned the Duchess of Sussex when she said she had suicidal thoughts.

His quote was a Rocky Balboa one that read: “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.”

Piers told his followers: “To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, a quote I've always found helpful in tough times.”

Read our live blog below for the very latest updates on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…

  • Jon Rogers

    PULLED APART

    Prince Charles has only met his grandson Archie twice meaning the royal family were forced to use old photos for his birthday post, according to reports.

    Harry and Meghan’s son turned two this week and palace officials took to social media to celebrate the day.

    A post on the Royal Family’s official Instagram and Twitter pages read: “Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today.”

    The photo shows the family cooing over their newborn as Meghan cradles her son.

    In another gushing post, shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official accounts, Wills and Kate wrote: “Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today,” followed by a balloon and cake emoji.

  • Jon Rogers

    WHEN WILL DIANA’S STATUE BE UNVEILED?

    The statue will be unveiled on what would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997.

    Harry’s pregnant wife Meghan, 39, is expected to stay in the US. The Queen is also unlikely to go.

    Another source said: “She feels this is William and Harry’s event and would not want to overshadow them.”

  • Jon Rogers

    VAX LIVE WAS A RATINGS FLOP

    The appearance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Vax Live couldn't prevent the show being a ratings flop.

    The concert special aspired to advocate and raise funds for Covid-19 vaccine equity around the world.

    The hour-long broadcast, from 8-9pm on Saturday was soundly beat in the ratings by Dateline NBC.

    Just 1.3 million tuned in to Vax Live on CBS and 1.7 million watched it on ABC, while “Dateline” won out with 2.7 million viewers on NBC. 

  • Jon Rogers

    MEGHAN AIDE ‘TRIED TO PROTECT HER FATHER FROM MEDIA INTRUSION’

    The Duchess of Sussex’s former communications secretary “led extensive efforts” to defend her reputation and “protect her father from media intrusion”, according to a letter sent to the Mail On Sunday’s lawyers.

    Jason Knauf “repeatedly” spoke to Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle and directly contacted media organisations to “object to intrusions into Mr Markle’s privacy” from 2016, his lawyers said in a letter last month.

    Mr Knauf also advised that “a reference to Mr Markle’s ill-health be included” in a letter sent by the duchess to her father in August 2018, which his solicitors described as “only a very minor suggestion”.

    But Mr Knauf “did not suggest any specific wording” and “did not draft, and has never claimed to have drafted, any parts of” the letter to Mr Markle, his lawyers Addleshaw Goddard said.

    Mr Knauf, who now works as the chief executive of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been dragged into his former employer’s High Court battle with the publisher of the Mail On Sunday.

  • Jon Rogers

    ‘FINAL STRAW’

    New chapters set to be included in Meghan and Harry’s biography Finding Freedom could blow any chance of the royal pair reconciling with family, an expert has claimed.

    Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, warned any new scandal could break all trust between the couple and the Queen.

    He said the book’s new content will be “extremely telling” about how deep the apparent rift between the Duke of Sussex and his family really is.

    An updated version of the book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is set to be released this summer.

  • Jon Rogers

    'SHUT UP' – QUEEN'S COUSIN BLASTS MEGHAN AND HARRY

    The Queen's cousin has blasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying they need to "sit down and shut up".

    Princess Olga Romanoff made the remark when appearing on Monday morning’s instalment of Lorraine.

    Lorraine asked: "The Queen has this thing doesn't she?

    “She never complains. Never explains. That comes from the Queen Mother, too.

    "But her children and her grandchildren have given extensive TV interviews. We have seen that. Do you think that is the way ahead to sort of modernise the Royal Family?

    "Or do you think people should just shush?"

    Olga replied:  "Well, I was taught to 'sit down and shut up' and never wash your dirty linen in public, no matter what it might be.

    "I think the Queen does it right."

  • Jon Rogers

    PIERS MORGAN REIGNITES MEGHAN FEUD

    Piers Morgan has once again taken a swipe at Meghan Markle by insisting he doesn’t believe her.

    The 56-year-old was criticised by a follower today as he posted a quote to mark Mental Health Awareness week – after he previously questioned the Duchess of Sussex when she said she had suicidal thoughts.

    His quote was a Rocky Balboa one that read: “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.”

    Piers told his followers: “To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, a quote I've always found helpful in tough times.”

    Read the full story here.

  • Jon Rogers

    SUSSEXES SLAMMED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA ‘GOOD PUBLICITY’ BID

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “make everything a publicity stunt” in order to make them “look good on social media,” a royal expert claims.

    This comes after a spokesperson for the Sussexes recently confirmed the couple had “privately congratulated” the Cambridges on their 10 year marriage milestone.

    Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, said: “The Queen and Prince Charles made their messages of congratulations to William and Kate on their tenth anniversary in public so why didn’t Harry and Meghan?

    “Instead they relied on their spokespeople leaking out the fact they sent a message, making it look manipulated and contrived.”

  • Jon Rogers

    LITTLE MIX STAR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT MEGHAN RACISM CLAIMS

    Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, says Meghan Markle speaking out about her alleged racist experiences within the royal family shows it is a matter that affects every black person.

    On her BBC film, Race Pop & Power, Leigh-Anne says Meghan’s experiences show “racism doesn’t exclude you.

    ‘If you’re a black person it’s going to affect you at some point in your life.

    “I think she really showed that and I hope people could see that it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how successful you are it still affects you.”

  • Jon Rogers

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S BOOK SET TO BE BESTSELLER

    Meghan Markle's forthcoming book The Bench is already set to be a bestseller.

    Royal author Omid Scobie told ABC News: "Pre-orders for the book are already up, it is skyrocketing up the charts on Amazon US.

    "I think it was number one on their Movers and Shakers list within a few hours of it being announced.

    "I would imagine that this is the beginning of a long career doing children's books for Meghan.

    "And, perhaps, testing the waters for other writing in the future."

  • Jon Rogers

    MEGHAN TRAINED BY QUEEN

    Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand revealed that Meghan got training by the Queen.

    They said: “She made sure Meghan knew what was going on and made her feel very much at home because it was her first trip.

    “Indeed, before the two stepped off the train, the Queen gifted Meghan with a delicate pair of pearl-and-diamond earrings.

    “Meghan, an avid learner studying all she could on royal protocol, was often seen carrying binders full of research so she didn’t put a foot wrong.”

  • Hana Carter

    MEGHAN’S NEW BOOK FULL OF ‘WARMTH, JOY & COMFORT’

    Meghan Markle has described her new children’s book, The Bench, as full of “warmth, joy and comfort”.

    It’s believed she received between £250,000 to £500,000 for her literary debut.

    In the Telegraph, Camilla Tominey asks: “Yet is it likely to resonate with either Prince Charles or [Thomas] Markle, who is still estranged from his daughter?”

    She quotes Laverne Antrobus, consultant child and education psychologist, as saying that becoming a parent, “really does bring losses into quite sharp focus.

    “The moment you have your own child, you have that relationship that speaks to the unspoken bits and creates a narrative in your mind that you really have to work hard to understand.”

  • Hana Carter

    SUSSEXES SLAMMED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA ‘GOOD PUBLICITY’ BID

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “make everything a publicity stunt” in order to make them “look good on social media,” a royal expert claims.

    This comes after a spokesperson for the Sussexes recently confirmed the couple had “privately congratulated” the Cambridges on their 10 year marriage milestone.

    Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, said: “The Queen and Prince Charles made their messages of congratulations to William and Kate on their tenth anniversary in public so why didn’t Harry and Meghan?

    “Instead they relied on their spokespeople leaking out the fact they sent a message, making it look manipulated and contrived.”

  • Hana Carter

    BROTHERS ROWING FOR OVER A YEAR

    Prince William and Harry have been arguing for the past year and a half, according to a Royal experts.

    ITV News journalist Tom Bradby says the brother’s relationship has taken more than a year for things to get to the fraught place they are now.

    “It used to be quite a straightforward thing, right, because they weren’t arguing and life was simple,” Bradby explained to The Times.

    “And then it just slowly descended into something that was difficult personally and publicly—really over the past year and a half.”

  • Hana Carter

    PRINCE HARRY AND OPRAH’S DOCUSERIES TO AIR

    Prince Harry and Oprah have joined forces for a new docuseries “The Me You Can’t See” to tackle mental health.

    It premieres on May 21 and will feature the Prince discussing emotional well-being with high profile guests who open up about their own struggles.

    “Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty,” Oprah said.

    “Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”

  • Hana Carter

    LITTLE MIX STAR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT MEGHAN RACISM CLAIMS

    Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, says Meghan Markle speaking out about her alleged racist experiences within the royal family shows it is a matter that affects every black person.

    On her BBC film, Race Pop & Power, Leigh-Anne says Meghan's experiences show "racism doesn't exclude you.

    ‘If you’re a black person it’s going to affect you at some point in your life.

    "I think she really showed that and I hope people could see that it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how successful you are it still affects you."

  • Hana Carter

    WHEN WILL DIANA’S STATUE BE UNVEILED?

    The statue will be unveiled on what would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997.

    Harry’s pregnant wife Meghan, 39, is expected to stay in the US. The Queen is also unlikely to go.

    Another source said: “She feels this is William and Harry’s event and would not want to overshadow them.”

  • Hana Carter

    ‘FINAL STRAW’

    New chapters set to be included in Meghan and Harry’s biography Finding Freedom could blow any chance of the royal pair reconciling with family, an expert has claimed.

    Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, warned any new scandal could break all trust between the couple and the Queen.

    He said the book’s new content will be “extremely telling” about how deep the apparent rift between the Duke of Sussex and his family really is.

    An updated version of the book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is set to be released this summer.

  • Alice Peacock

    MEG'S SECRET NOD TO DIANA

    Meghan posed in bling worth £25,000 as she showed off her baby bump for the first time.

    The Duchess of Sussex, whose jewellery included a women’s power necklace, cradled her tum on a US celeb TV fundraiser.

    She told how she and Prince Harry were thrilled to be having a girl in an address to highlight how Covid-19 has “disproportionately affected” women.

    Meghan, 39, on a bench at her £11million Montecito home in California, wore Princess Diana’s £17,800 Cartier watch, a £5,000 Cartier love bracelet and a £2,361 gold bracelet.

    Her £100 women’s power charm necklace combines the female Venus symbol with a protesting fist plus a protective stone, and is said to symbolise “abundance and enlightenment”.

    The recorded speech, for the Vax Live event, was the first time she had been seen since issuing allegations against the Royal Family in an Oprah Winfrey interview in March.

  • Alice Peacock

    KATE MIDDLETON 'WANTS TO BREAK STIGMA' AROUND TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

    Kate Middleton said she wants to "break the stigma" around talking about mental health in a touching phone call with a teenager and her mum.

    The Duchess of Cambridge chatted with Niaz Maleknia and her daughter Romy, who features in her Hold Still photography project.

    In the call, which was shared on Kate and Prince William's YouTube channel today, the duchess thanked Niaz for "highlighting how much young people have been affected by lockdown".

    She said: "William and I are really interested in mental health. Everyone's sort of experienced something together in a way, so there's no shame in talking about it.

    "That's what we've been really keen to do, is break that stigma and try to start a conversation around mental health."

  • Alice Peacock

    WILLIAM ‘AUDITIONED’ KATE TO BE HIS WIFE

    Before tying the knot in April 2011, the Duke had known his wife Kate Middleton for almost 10 years – after they met as students at St Andrews.

    Appearing on ITV’s The Day Will and Kate Got Married, royal expert Robert Lacey claimed the Duke felt he had to “audition” his wife.

    He explained: “It’s been said that William was auditioning Catherine for her future role.

    “And I think there’s a truth to that. William is the future King of Britain and the Commonwealth and, like it or not, part of his job was to choose a consort who would do the job well.”

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  • Alice Peacock

    WHEN WILL DIANA’S STATUE BE UNVEILED?

    The statue will be unveiled on what would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997.

    Harry’s pregnant wife Meghan, 39, is expected to stay in the US. The Queen is also unlikely to go.

    Another source said: “She feels this is William and Harry’s event and would not want to overshadow them.”

  • Hana Carter

    SUSSEXES ‘THRILLED TO BE WELCOMING BABY GIRL’

    The Sussexes are delighted over the impending birth of their baby girl.

    Meghan Markle 39, spoke about the birth by video message at the Vax Live concert.

    She said: “My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter.

    “It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world.

    “When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and the support to lead us forward.”

  • Hana Carter

    DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP WITH FATHER

    Royal biographer Penny Junor said: “It’s very easy to talk about relationships between fathers and sons when they are two years old.

    “But problems come when the children are older — as Meghan found out with her father and Harry with Prince Charles.

    “So it is an odd thing to have done.

    “She is on dodgy ground because of her relationship with her father and Harry with his.

    “But it is also a very schmaltzy book by the sounds of it.”

  • Hana Carter

    MEGHAN AIDE ‘TRIED TO PROTECT HER FATHER FROM MEDIA INTRUSION’

    The Duchess of Sussex’s former communications secretary “led extensive efforts” to defend her reputation and “protect her father from media intrusion”, according to a letter sent to the Mail On Sunday’s lawyers.

    Jason Knauf “repeatedly” spoke to Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle and directly contacted media organisations to “object to intrusions into Mr Markle’s privacy” from 2016, his lawyers said in a letter last month.

    Mr Knauf also advised that “a reference to Mr Markle’s ill-health be included” in a letter sent by the duchess to her father in August 2018, which his solicitors described as “only a very minor suggestion”.

    But Mr Knauf “did not suggest any specific wording” and “did not draft, and has never claimed to have drafted, any parts of” the letter to Mr Markle, his lawyers Addleshaw Goddard said.

    Mr Knauf, who now works as the chief executive of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been dragged into his former employer’s High Court battle with the publisher of the Mail On Sunday.

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