Meghan Markle news latest – Harry and Duchess' 'MENACING reminder' they have all the power in brutal royal PR war

MEGHAN and Harry's new edition of Finding Freedom is a stark reminder they hold the power in the "Royal PR war", a columnist has said.

News recently broke that another chapter has been added to the Duke and Duchess' book Finding Freedom, written by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

But commentators, including Karren Brady, have said the new edition of the book – out today – reveals nothing new, and stands as a "menacing reminder" to the Palace that more bombshell revelations could be added at any time.

Writing for the Sun, Baroness Brady said: "In other words, rather than really reveal very much at all, the new chapter in the book — officially “unauthorised” but written by two people said to have access to Harry and Meghan’s closest friends — seeks to tie up loose ends and set records straight.

"It also serves as a slightly menacing reminder to the Royal Family that the power of the pen is on the Sussexes side — and their unauthorised biographers are not afraid to use it.

"Is the threat of yet another chapter, naming and shaming their various enemies, the omnipresent new threat hanging over Buckingham Palace like a Sword of Damocles? It could easily be added."

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  • Joseph Gamp

    THE QUEEN EATS FRUIT OUT OF THIS UNLIKELY CONTAINER WHILE AT BALMORAL, FORMER CHEF REVEALS

    SHE MAY live in a palace – or three – but the Queen really is just like the rest of us when it comes to mealtimes.

    According to her former chef, the monarch, 95, has a rather relatable eating habit.

    In an interview with Marie Claire, ex-royal staffer Darren McGrady indicated that Her Majesty is quite down-to-earth with how her dishes are served.

    The chef said: "People always say, 'oh, the Queen must eat off gold plates with gold knives and forks.'

    "Yes, sometimes… but at Balmoral she’d eat fruit from a plastic yellow Tupperware container."

    The Queen has a rather relatable eating habit, according to her former royal chefCredit: Getty
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    PRINCE CHARLES WAS ‘ALWAYS CLOSER’ TO HARRY THAN WILLIAM, SAYS EXPERT

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles is particularly devastated about the feud with his youngest son, which was sparked in earnest by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview in March.

    Speaking on the True Royalty programme The Royal Beat, author Robert Jobson explained that the Queen’s son, 72, has had a difficult time coming to terms with his 36-year-old second child’s move to the US and his public criticism of the royals.

    The royal commentator, who co-wrote the 2002 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said: “I think that he was closer to Harry and that’s why it’s hit him quite hard with what’s happened with Harry.”

    Jobson made the comment while discussing the late King George VI’s relationship with his youngest child, Princess Margaret.

    Referring to the Queen’s father, he said: “He had a deep affection for both his daughters and protected them, but he had a trust in the Queen – Princess Elizabeth – he felt that she was a solid character.”

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

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    HARRY’S REUNION WITH QUEEN (CONTINUED…)

    The revelation comes in an updated version of their book ‘Finding Freedom’ which details Harry and Meghan’s rift with the Royal family and their move to California.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Town and Country reports.

    They said: “Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”

    In the wake of the Oprah interviews, Harry was accused of hitting the “nuclear button” by insiders while his brother the Duke of Cambridge said the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

    The Duke of Sussex released a poignant tribute to his grandfather following his death, calling him a “master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end”.

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    PRINCE HARRY’S ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH QUEEN AT PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    PRINCE Harry had a “very special” reunion with the Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral despite the backlash over his Oprah interview, a new book has revealed.

    The Duke of Sussex travelled to funeral without his wife Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet and advised not to fly from their home in California.

    In the bombshell interview with the US talk show queen, the Duchess of Sussex made allegations a member of the Royal family asked what colour their baby would be.

    She also claimed her mental health issues were ignored but the interview reportedly caused dismay in the Royal family with the Queen issuing a statement that said “recollections may vary”.

    But according to Harry and Meghan’s biographers, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Duke of Sussex spent “precious moments’ with the Queen.

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘PROUD’ OF THEIR NEW LIFE IN AMERICA

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are said to be proud of their new life in America despite a “difficult” few years.

    In a new epilogue of the book Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reported to have no regrets about their decision to quit royal life.

    The Royal Family was hurled into crisis mode when the couple quit the Firm last year and the Queen was forced to publicly respond to claims made in their bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Town & Country reports that in an updated chapter of Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand say “as difficult as recent years have been, neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FINDING FREEDOM: WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE NEW EDITION OF HARRY & MEGHAN’S BIOGRAPHY?

    The authors have updated the book with a new chapter, promising a host of revelations since it was first published last summer.

    As well as Harry and Meghan’s reaction to Philip’s death, publisher HarperCollins said the new edition will share “behind the scenes” details of the Oprah interview as well as their move to California.

    It will also recount “Meghan’s emotional healing journey from losing a child to the birth of their daughter”.

    Finding Freedom already chronicles the Duke and Duchess’s romance and brief period as members of the monarchy before they broke away to forge a new life for themselves and son Archie in America.

    Scobie, a journalist favoured by the Sussexes, said of the first edition that the couple “did not authorise the book and have never been interviewed for it”.

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    HARRY & MEGHAN TO RETURN TO PUBLIC AFTER ‘KEEPING TOXICITY AWAY’, SAYS OMID SCOBIE

    Author and journalist Omid Scobie confirmed the pair will return to public life after “keeping toxicity away”.

    “They’re a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground.

    “They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding.

    “They seem to be existing in a different place, and that place is much healthier. Meghan famously spoke about that it was not enough to survive — we are now in the thrive chapter.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN IS THE PAPERBACK EDITION OF FINDING FREEDOM OUT?

    The paperback version of the Finding Freedom biography is released today, August 31, 2021.

    The release date coincides with the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

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    DIANA MEMORIAL STATUE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FROM TODAY

    THE new statue of Princess Diana will be specially opened to the public to mark the anniversary of her death today.

    Tuesday will mark 24 years since the fatal car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. Owing to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating reduced opening hours from Wednesdays to Sundays only.

    But Historic Royal Palaces said special arrangements had been made to allow visitors to view the memorial from the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden where it stands from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

    The bronze statue was unveiled by Princes William and Harry, despite their troubled relationship, last month on what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

    A spokesman for HRP said of Tuesday’s special anniversary opening: “We acknowledge that there will be interest in viewing the statue on that day.”

    Credit: PA
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    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ‘EYE UP SURPRISE MOVE TO A NEW MANSION’ AHEAD OF ‘MAJOR CHANGES IN MONARCHY’

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “seriously considering” relocating from their Anmer Hall home.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to move closer to the Queen, hinting that they are planning to take on more senior roles within the royal family.

    Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor, and considering areas suitable for bringing up their three kids.

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte both currently attend St Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea, South West London.

    Their parents are thinking about moving to Fort Belvedere, a Grade II listed house with a tower towards the southern end of Windsor Great Park, where King Edward VIII signed his abdication papers in 1936.

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    PRINCE CHARLES WAS ‘ALWAYS CLOSER’ TO HARRY THAN WILLIAM SO HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY THEIR ROYAL FEUD, EXPERT CLAIMS

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles is particularly devastated about the feud with his youngest son, which was sparked in earnest by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview in March.

    Speaking on the True Royalty programme The Royal Beat, author Robert Jobson explained that the Queen’s son, 72, has had a difficult time coming to terms with his 36-year-old second child’s move to the US and his public criticism of the royals.

    The royal commentator, who co-wrote the 2002 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said: “I think that he was closer to Harry and that’s why it’s hit him quite hard with what’s happened with Harry.”

    Jobson made the comment while discussing the late King George VI’s relationship with his youngest child, Princess Margaret.

    Referring to the Queen’s father, he said: “He had a deep affection for both his daughters and protected them, but he had a trust in the Queen – Princess Elizabeth – he felt that she was a solid character.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY HAD ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH QUEEN JUST WEEKS AFTER BOMBSHELL OPRAH INTERVIEW, BOOK REVEALS

    The Duke of Sussex travelled to funeral without his wife Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet and advised not to fly from their home in California.

    In the bombshell interview with US talk show queen, the Duchess of Sussex made allegations a member of the Royal family asked what colour their baby would be.

    She also claimed her mental health issues were ignored but the interview reportedly caused dismay in the Royal family with the Queen issuing a statement that said “recollections may vary”.

    But according to Harry and Meghan’s biographers, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Duke of Sussex spent “precious moments’ with the Queen.

    The revelation comes in an updated version of their book ‘Finding Freedom’ which details Harry and Meghan’s rift with the Royal family and their move to California.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Town and Country reports.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITAIN UNDER PRESSURE FROM US TO HAND OVER PRINCE ANDREW FOR QUESTIONING OVER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

    BRITAIN faces increased pressure from the US to hand over Prince Andrew for questioning over sex abuse claims.

    President Biden’s office made a rare statement amid claims of frustration over the Duke of York’s stonewalling.

    Officials want the UK to reaffirm its “close and resilient” evidence-sharing relationship. The Department of Justice sent a mutual legal assistance request to the Home Office last year to try to force Andrew’s cooperation.

    Following enquiries about the Duke, a US government official said: “The US and the UK have a close, productive and resilient law enforcement and mutual legal assistance relationship.

    “We remain in close contact on many active cases on a daily basis and will continue to seek assistance in criminal matters as we provide similar assistance in return.”

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    HARRY AND MEGHAN NEIGHBOURS COMPLAIN ABOUT STINK FROM A GIANT CANNABIS FARM CLOSE TO THEIR £11M MANSION

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s rich neighbours have been suffering from a royal stink – a huge cannabis factory.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living just minutes from a legal weed factory base in Santa Barbara, California.

    The couple’s £11million mansion is just up the road from the 20 large greenhouses full of the plants – leaving the luxury suburb reeking.

    Neighbours have now made a string of complaints, sparking the company to install new “odour control systems.”

    One resident complained that the stench was so bad that they had to pull over while driving along the road. The factory is less than a 10-minute drive from the Montecito mansion where the couple live with son Archie, two, and two month-old daughter Lilibet.

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    QUEEN’S HELICOPTER GROUNDED DURING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY ON ITS WAY TO PICK UP PRINCESS ANNE

    THE Queen’s helicopter was grounded during an in-flight emergency on its way to pick up Princess Anne.

    The £5million Sikorsky S-76 suffered a technical fault minutes into the flight on Wednesday.

    Pilots aborted their 200-mile trip to Balmoral and returned to Newcastle Airport where mechanics were still repairing the fault 24 hours later.

    The executive twin-engined aircraft was heading to the estate in the Scottish Highlands, where the Queen is on holiday, to collect Anne, 71.

    An insider said: “A safety-first approach was taken and it was flown back immediately for the technical fault to be fixed. There were no members of the Royal Family on the helicopter. Luckily, there was plenty of time to find alternative travel arrangements.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’

    Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.

    Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.

    It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.

    The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

    Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”

    It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.

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    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

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