Meghan Markle and Prince Harry latest news: Finding Freedom released today – LIVE updates

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry latest news: Finding Freedom released today – LIVE updates

FINDING Freedom, the book about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle written by the royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, is now on sale.

This comes as the Sussexes are being ridiculed as their dog’s name is slang for “penis” in Romanian.

Pals of the Meghan and harry said they christened their Labrador Pula after the currency in Botswana, where they dated.

But Romanians are slating the pair.

One Romanian Twitter user said: “Surely someone in their group would have Googled Pula to ensure it wasn’t Romanian for penis?”

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  • HARRY WAS 'DELIGHTFULLY SURPRISED' WHEN MEGHAN 'PEED IN THE WOODS'

    The Duke of Sussex was “delightfully surprised” with Meghan after she went for a pee in the woods on their first trip abroad, according to new biography Finding Freedom.

    Six weeks after their first date in July 2016, Harry whisked his new love to Botswana for a secret luxury camping getaway.

    The new book, released today, says: “Harry was delightfully surprised by Meghan’s down-to-earth attitude.

    “While camping she cleaned her face with baby wipes and happily wandered into the woodlands if she needed a bathroom break.”

  • THE QUEEN IS SAID TO HAVE TOLD PRINCE HARRY HE’LL ‘ALWAYS BE WELCOMED BACK’

    The Queen is said to have told Prince Harry that he and Meghan Markle will always be welcomed back into the royal family if they choose to return. An excerpt from biography Finding Freedom, by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims the Queen made the overture to Prince Harry during a private chat on March 1.

    The monarch is said to have invited her grandson to lunch, where they had a long chat.

    The passage says: “As they tucked into a roast lunch, the Queen made it clear to Harry that she would always support him in whatever he decided to do.

    “Though a 12-month trial period had already been promised to Harry earlier in the year, their conversation was also a reminder that should he and Meghan ever want to return to their roles, they were always welcome.”

    The passage also referred to an inside source, who is quoted as saying: “It’s been made very clear they can come back whenever they want, when they’re ready.”

  • MEGHAN GOT A 'DRESSING DOWN' FROM THE QUEEN IN ROW ABOUT EGGS, AUTHOR CLAIMS

    A royal author has claimed that Meghan had travelled to Windsor Castle for a food tasting session not long before her wedding – but was unhappy with a dish containing eggs.

    According to royal author Katie Nicholl, 38-year-old Meghan had asked for a “macrobiotic alternative” to cater for some of her Hollywood pals' diets.

    “[Meghan] got very upset when she felt that she could taste egg in a dish when she was told there was no egg in there, and she said, 'No, I can taste it, I can taste there's egg in this dish',” Katie told Yahoo's Royal Box.

    According to Katie, the Queen “took Meghan to one side” for a quiet word.

    “I think there was a bit of an upset when suddenly the Queen walked in, because of course, this was Windsor Castle, this is her home,” she said.

    “And she just quietly took Meghan to the side and said, 'Meghan, in this family we don't speak to people like that'.”

  • DORIA'S SWEET NICKNAME FOR MEGHAN REVEALED

    It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is incredibly close with her mum Doria Ragland – who has reportedly moved in with her, Harry and baby Archie in LA.

    Meghan's uncle Joseph Johnson has recalled the moment the family found out she was dating Prince Harry – and how Doria used the nickname "Flower" for her daughter.

    He said: “All of us were really stunned. Shocked.

    “Doria was so excited. She was just saying, ‘My ­little Flower! My Flower’s going to be a princess! Wooh-wooh!’”

    When she still had her lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan revealed her childhood nicknames during a Q&A with fans.

    She revealed: “My nickname is Meg, M&M and Flower (which my mom has called me since I was little).”

  • RACISM 'PLAYED A ROLE' IN MEG AND HARRY QUITTING ROYAL FAMILY, AUTHOR CLAIMS

    Racism in the Monarchy "played a role" in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's decision to quit the Royal Family, the author of a new biography claimed today.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dramatically announced they were stepping down in January and moving to LA just months later to start their new life.

    A new biography, Finding Freedom, will be released tomorrow – giving an insight into just why they decided to leave the Firm so abruptly.

    Speaking to Good Morning America today, co-author Omid Scobie was quizzed over whether their decision had boiled down to race as Meghan is mixed race.

    He replied: “In terms of ticking those boxes that may ruffle feathers within an ancient institution such that of the monarchy, she really ticked all of them. Race did play a role.”

    The author, who is mixed race himself, recounted his own experience with a senior aide close to the Queen, claiming that the individual had expressed surprise at his posh English accent.

    Mr Scobie explained: “The senior aide close to the Queen said 'I would never have expected you to speak like that'.

    “That level of ignorance perhaps made it difficult for Meghan.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY'S SOCIAL MEDIA DROPPED FROM ROYAL FAMILY'S OFFICIAL PAGES

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals earlier this year to become private citizens with their son Archie and were forced to drop the name Sussex Royal when they stepped down from The Firm.

    Their Sussex Royal Instagram no longer appears alongside the social media accounts of the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the official Royal Family website.

    Fan account Gert's Royal has also highlighted that Prince Andrew, who stepped down from royal duties last year over the links with Jeffrey Epstein, has had his link to his social media account removed.

    The Sun Online has contacted Kensington Palace for a statement.

  • THE SWEET GIFT MEGHAN WANTS TO GIVE TO FUTURE DAUGHTER

    From gorgeous dresses to exquisite jewellery, there’s no denying Meghan Markle has an incredible wardrobe – and it turns out, she's already saving one special item for her future daughter.

    Back in her Suits days, the Duchess of Sussex justified a very expensive designer purchase by imagining herself handing it down to future generations of her family.

    In an interview with Hello! magazine in September 2015, Meghan said she “always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch” which costs a cool £4,800.

    But when she was told Suits had been “picked up for a third season”, the former actress “totally splurged” and bought a “two-tone version”.

    Better still, Meghan had the beautifully delicate designer watch engraved to herself with “To M.M. From M.M” on the back.

    In what was an incredibly monumental purchase for the Duchess, Meghan revealed that she plans “to give it to my daughter one day. That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”

  • PRINCE HARRY WHISKED MEGHAN AWAY ON £33K 'BABYMOON'

    These days it's pretty common for couples to embark on a “babymoon” before becoming parents for the first time – and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no different.

    Last April, we revealed that the Duke of Sussex treated his pregnant wife to a three-night stay at the exclusive five-star hotel Heckfield Place in Hampshire.

    The couple stayed in the hotel's Long Room suite – complete with its own sitting and dining room and private terrace – which cost £10,000 a night.

    The pal said of the three-night stay at the Georgian hotel: “They wanted total rest and relaxation, and Meghan was really attracted to the organic ethos of the hotel which produces much of its own food on an on-site farm.

    “It was very chilled. They went for walks in their wellies, Meghan sat on a love-swing hung from a tree and they ate delicious food.

    “She particularly enjoyed the hotel’s signature chocolate-coated candied orange and roasted home-grown vegetables.”

  • GET YOUR HANDS ON MEGHAN MARKLE-APPROVED SLIPPERS

    If you're still part of the work-from-home crew, you can now get your hands of a pair of Meghan Markle approved slippers.

    For anyone still living in their pyjamas, why not treat yourself to a pair of Ugg's Scuffettes, a favourite of Meghan's.

    The former actress shared a snap of herself wearing the £73.09 slippers on Instagram while on the set of Suits, presumably taking a break from her heels.

    You can pick up a pair here, and if tan isn't your colour they also have the slippers in black, cream and pink.

  • THIS £59 JUMPSUIT FROM MARKS & SPENCER IS JUST LIKE ONE MEGHAN WORE

    The Duchess was first spotted in a black Everlane one-piece during the video that was released to mark her guest editorship of British Vogue in September 2019, according to Hello!.

    She later wore it again during her royal visit to South Africa later that month.

    While the exact one would set you back £94, the Marks & Spencer version is just £59 –and available in both black and a neutral stone colour.

    • Crepe Sleeveless Jumpsuit, £59 from M&S

    MEGHAN OPTED FOR GREEN JUICES OVER COFFEE AS AN ACTRESS

    Working on set for hours a day while starring in Suits, Meghan would bring in a green juice she made at home to avoid reaching for caffeine when that “4pm slump” kicked in.

    Speaking to Today, she said:“If I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon and ginger in my Vitamix in the morning and bring it to work, I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso.”

    She advised people to mix it up, throwing in berries or dairy-free milk for a change.

    MEGHAN PERSONALLY CALLS FAN TO THANK HER FOR RAISING £67K

    Meghan surprised a fan when she personally called them to thank them for raising £67,000 for a charity in her honour.

    The Duchess of Sussex called to express her thanks after the social media effort named inspiredbymeghan raised the whopping amount forCAMFED – the Campaign for Female Education.

    Camfed is one of the many charities supported by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who frequently champion African causes.

    And the account behind inspiredbymeghan was quick to gush about the call they received from “super sweet” Meghan.

    HARRY AND MEGHAN SNEAKED A SECOND KISS ON THEIR WEDDING DAY

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a second kiss on the carriage ride through Windsor following their nuptials.

    The bride and groom were cheered on during the royal procession by delighted crowds as they were whisked away for the procession.

    Traditionally a royal couple only treats the crowds to one kiss on their wedding day.

    HARRY COOKED MEGHAN A THREE COURSE MEAL ON HER BIRTHDAY

    Meghan celebrated her 39th birthday with Prince Harry, who cooked her a three-course dinner, a US magazine claims.

    Doting Grandma Doria took Archie off the royal pair's hands so they could “enjoy some couple time”, it's reported.

    An unnamed source said the new LA residents enjoyed a quiet day with Archie before handing him over to Doria for an intimate evening.

    “They spent the day as a family and in the evening, Doria looked after Archie so that Meghan and Harry could enjoy some couple time,” the source said.

    “Harry cooked Meghan a three-course dinner, but Doria helped him with the preparation.

    “While Harry has become a better cook since marrying Meghan, he still has a way to go!”

    PRINCESS DIANA'S ASTROLOGER SAW THE US IN HARRY'S FUTURE

    Diana was “thrilled” when she looked at Prince Harry’s astrological chart and picked up on a future connection with America.

    Her son was only six at the time — decades before he met Californian Meghan Markle — but astrologer Debbie Frank says her royal client was convinced her son was destined to have a ­significant link to the US.

    Debbie previously told The Sun: “We saw America in his chart and Diana was thrilled with the link.

    “We had no idea back then that he would be marrying Meghan.

    “We thought he could be going to the US to university.

    “Diana was so happy. She thought it may be Harvard.”

    MEGHAN SAYS WINE IS ONE OF HER 'VICES'

    With her blog named after a famed red, it was obvious Meghan is a fan of the plonk.

    Meghan told Best Health: “Of course I’m going to have that glass of wine – it’s delicious and I enjoy it.

    “Do the things you enjoy within reason. Know your body and what works for you and you’ll be fine.”

    Along with chips, it’s another one of her ‘vices’, with Argentinian Malbecs, French cabs, and pinot noirs from Oregon wrestling with Tignanello for the top spot.

    But when she’s out with her friends, “it’s rosé all day” she said.

    MEGHAN COMPLAINED ABOUT 'UNCOMFORTABLE' SHOES ON DEAL OR NO DEAL

    Meghan worked as a ‘briefcase girl’ on the show, hosted by Howie Mandel, between 2006 and 2007.

    The mum-of-one was number 24, and when a contestant picked her number she would revealed the amount inside the suitcase as they battled the banker to try and win some cash.

    Meghan recalled her time on the show, previously saying: “I would end up standing up there forever in these terribly uncomfortable and inexpensive five-inch heels just waiting for someone to pick my number so I could go and sit down.”

    PRINCE HARRY SAYS IT WILL TAKE 'EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET' TO DEFEAT RACISM

    The Duke of Sussex is set to discuss the topic in an interview for the Colour for Change initiative.

    And a clip of his virtual was shared on Instagram where his passion for the subject shone through.

    Harry praised the younger generation for “acting, rather than just saying” as he spoke to interviewer Rashad Robinson.

    He added: “As we've discussed before, it is going to take every single one of us, this is not just down to the black community, it's going to take every single person on the planet right now.”

    MEGHAN GUIDED PRINCE HARRY ON HIS 'JOURNEY TO WOKENESS'

    One of the authors of Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie says that Meghan helped Harry to become more “woke.”

    Speaking on the US station, National Public Radio, Scobie said: “Harry's journey to wokeness has been very public.

    “We've seen him learning and educating himself along the way, but this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he'd seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close to affected by it in a certain way.”

    He added: “And I think there are things like that which Harry's really had to become more attuned to and learn to see when it happens in front of him. And Meghan would have been the person that guided him on that journey.”

    THIS IS WHY MEGHAN MARKLE LOOKS LIKE SHE WEARS SHOES WHICH ARE TOO BIG

    Meghan Markle was often snapped wearing shoes which looked too big for her feet – but there's a good reason why.

    According to Fabulous fashion expert Harriet Davey: “Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they're at an event or on the red carpet and it's for one reason we can all relate to – to avoid blisters.

    “There's nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes (we've all been there on a night out) and when celebs like Meghan are wearing heels for a long period of time their feet can often swell up.”

    She explains: “The swelling can cause blisters and in the long run bunions – like long-time heel fan Victoria Beckham has been rumoured to suffer with.”

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S BEST FRIEND REVEALED SHE HAD A PINTEREST BOARD FOR WEDDING MAKE-UP

    Meghan Markle’s wedding make-up artist, Daniel Martin, previously revealed details behind their secret wedding planning and how she created her flawless look.

    Speaking on the beauty podcast Gloss Angeles, he said that Pinterest was key in selecting a glam style for Meghan’s Windsor wedding to Prince Harry, which was watched by millions.

    He said: “I didn’t have a makeup trial with her because we couldn’t make the time.

    “I knew what she liked and didn’t like. We exchanged a Pinterest pictures over text.”

    He added: “It was like a friend asking me to do her wedding. [Meghan’s] the most chill person. That morning was just easy. Nothing phased us.”

    HARRY’S CLOSE FRIEND TOM INSKIP ‘HAD DOUBTS’ ABOUT MEGHAN, BOOK CLAIMS

    One of Prince Harry’s oldest and closest friends shared his doubts about Meghan Markle when she arrived on the scene, a new book claims.

    According to royal biography Finding Freedom, Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip was “punished” for giving his school pal advice.

    Skippy, who was inseparable with Harry since they met at Eton, advised Harry and Meghan to live together “before doing anything more serious”.

    A source close to the couple told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand that although his advice “came from a good place,” Prince Harry “didn’t totally see it that way”.

    According to the Sunday Telegraph, “It really hurt him [Harry] that someone he was so close to would not trust his judgement.”

    THROWBACK POST FROM THE SUSSEX ROYAL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

    On this day last year the Sussex Royal Instagram account shared a powerful quote from Diana, Princess of Wales.

    It said: “Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

    The post added: “Words have the power to inspire, which is why we’re happy to share some of our favourite quotes.

    “From members of the public to public figures, from teachers and students to young leaders, we begin with a quote from Diana, Princess of Wales.”

    MEGHAN MARKLE DEMANDED AN ADVERT CHANGE THEIR WORDING AGED JUST 12

    Footage of Meghan Markle as a school student previously surfaced, after she wrote letters demanding for a cleaning ad to change their sexist ad's phrasing from "women" to "people".

    Meghan had taken issue with Ivory's ad for dishwasher soap, that claimed “women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans”.

    Nickelodeon footage of Meghan explaining just why she had decided to speak out has since resurfaced, with the fresh-faced student already well-spoken and thoughtful.

    Speaking to the camera, she explained: “I said – wait a minute, how could someone say that?”

    In the 1993 interview, she said: “I don’t think it is right for kids to grow up thinking that mom does everything.”

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S FAVOURITE FOOD REVEALED – AND SHE CALLS IT HER 'VICE'

    Meghan may be known as a foodie, but occasionally she allows herself to gorge on one of her "vices" – chips.

    She reportedly treats herself to the junk food staple – and a cheeky glass of wine – wherever she is in the world, having grown up on canteen food while hanging around Los Angeles TV studios, where her dad Thomas worked as a lighting director.

    In an interview with Delish, she revealed: “French fries and vino are my vices.

    “I'm always hoping I'm having lunch with people, so we can share fries. It's its own food group for me.”

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