Meghan Markle news – Meg is 'ANXIOUS to prove herself' as Sussexes need to publish 'concrete' material to show 'success'

Meghan Markle news – Meg is 'ANXIOUS to prove herself' as Sussexes need to publish 'concrete' material to show 'success'

MEGHAN Markle is 'anxious to prove herself' and the Sussexes need to publish something 'concrete' in order to show 'that they can be successful', a Royal expert claims.

More pressure could have fallen on Meghan's shoulders following the news that Pearl, created by the Duchess of Sussex through Archewell Productions, was dramatically dumped by Netflix.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Pauline MacLaran, said: "Certainly on the UK side people have become rather disaffected with them.

"There does seem to have been all this anticipation [for the podcast] and nothing produced yet, although Meghan's Archetypes series is supposed to be out soon.

"But I think they definitely need something out in a more concrete way, to sort of prove themselves in a way. That they can be successful.

"I can't really speak for the American mood on this, because I hear different things, because they seem to be more popular there.

"Although again they don't seem to be classed as A-list celebrities. So the jury is out there."

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  • Milica Cosic

    EXCLUSIVE: Meghan REMOVES reference to Netflix series from website

    MEGHAN Markle has quietly REMOVED all references to her Netflix series Pearl after it was dropped from the streaming platform.

    The show, created by the Duchess of Sussex through Archewell Productions, was in the development stage when it was dramatically dumped by Netflix.

    Pearl – which followed the story of a 12-year-old girl exploring famous women in history – was set to be the streaming service's first animated series.

    And now Meghan has wiped all references to her abandoned show from the Archewell website.

    Under the subsection Archewell Productions, there was previously a description of the upcoming show – along with a lengthy quote from Meghan herself.

    The production U-turn follows the news that Meghan and Harry, along with their children Archie and Lilibet, will come to the UK for the Queen's Jubilee.

    The section dedicated to Meghan's bombed show Pearl has now been quietly removed from Archewell's websiteCredit: Archewell
  • Milica Cosic

    Harry’s charity took thousands in furlough cash from taxpayer

    It has been revealed in an investigation that Prince Harry’s orphan charity took thousands of pounds in furlough money from the taxpayer.

    The Duke of Sussex co-founded Sentebale in 2006, to help orphaned children across Africa.

    Company accounts show a multi-million-pound income, but over the past two years, the charity has claimed almost £20,000 in taxpayer cash.

    According to the Daily Mail, newly released accounts disclose that Sentebale claimed £5,000 from the Government’s Job Retention scheme last year, on top of £14,000 in 2020.

    The claim was made even though the charity boasted an income of £3.1 million in the 12 months to last August.

    The charity has increased its income by £736,000 from the previous year.

  • Milica Cosic

    What Jubilee celebrations will Harry & Meg take part in?

    It is not known which parts of the celebration Harry and Meghan will take part in.

    However, palace sources have suggested the couple could make an appearance still on the balcony as part of the final celebrations, the Daily Mail reports.

    The announcement comes after Harry sensationally snubbed the Queen again last month in a bombshell interview.

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan's 'last minute decision' to attend Queen's Jubilee

    Just minutes after the Palace confirmed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were banned from the balcony, the couple confirmed they would be attending via their pal and journalist Omid Scobie.

    It is not known when royal aides were told Harry and Meghan were making the journey from their home in LA with Archie and Lilibet for the four-day royal bonanza in June.

    The couple's team say it was a last minute decision – and it remains unclear whether Harry spoke with his grandmother first.

    The visit will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US in 2020.

    A statement said: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen excited to spend time with older Lili ‘with personality’

    A royal author has claimed that the Queen would be most looking forward to spending time with her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, once she has grown up and “has a personality”.

    Ian Lloyd, author of the newly-published ‘The Queen: 70 Chapters in the life of Elizabeth II’, has said that the monarch has always preferred spending time with her descendants once they are a little older.

    He said that “clearly, like every other grandmother or great grandmother, she would want to see them”, but the Queen most prefers to speak with young family members “once they have a personality”.

    He told Express.co.uk: “She likes the children, I think, when they’ve got an identity.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan, Harry & Andrew snubbed over fears ‘crowd could boo’

    MEGHAN Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Harry were snubbed from the Buckingham Palace balcony amid fears they would be booed, insiders claim.

    The Queen has banned the trio for the traditional Trooping the Colour RAF flypast at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Insiders have now claimed Andrew, Harry and Meghan didn't make the cut as the gathered crowds might boo them.

    Royal expert Carole Malone wrote in the Daily Express: "Of course, Meghan and Harry will hate the fact they’ve been lumped into the Bad Royals Box with Prince Andrew because comparisons will be made that all three of them have disgraced the royal family, trashed its reputation and hurt people who did nothing to deserve it.

    "And it’s a good thing they won't be on the balcony – it might have been the first time ever that a royal has been booed by the crowds."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen's Jubilee could see Harry & Meghan appear on balcony despite ban

    DESPITE The Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the royal couple could still appear alongside other royals.

    Yesterday, it was revealed that the Queen is limiting the balcony appearance for her Platinum Jubilee event to working royals only – which means Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't make an appearance.

    However, according to the Mirror, royal sources have now said the couple could make an appearance.

    Sources have even gone as far to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may possibly even as part of a second balcony appearance.

    A Palace source said: "Other family members will be invited to events. We've always made that clear and they are likely to be public events."

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry and Meghan's Netflix troubles 'make people at Buckingham Palace very nervous'

    It has been claimed by a royal expert that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix woes have sparked alarm for the rest of the royals.

    The expert said the decision to drop Meghan's animated series Pearl has "made people at Buckingham Palace very nervous".

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry and Meghan’s return may become focus of Platinum Jubilee, royal expert warns

    Harry and Meghan’s return to Britain may become the ‘focus’ of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, royal experts have warned.

    Though the Queen has decided to ban them from featuring on the royal balcony on June 2, the Daily Mail reported on warnings that the couple’s presence back in the UK threatens to jeopardise the festivities.

    Royal author Angela Levin said: “The focus will be on them and how they behave, which the Jubilee shouldn’t be about.”

    Richard Fitzwilliams, another commentator, stated: “There was [a danger] in the run up to it if this hadn't been settled. I expect there will be an element of this in the US coverage.

    “However though there will still be a lot of speculation about what they will attend and what they will do, this is about one person. It is the Queen's wish that they attend.

    “Although when they planned to do the Oprah interview they didn't know Prince Philip would be ill, they nonetheless went ahead. That won't be forgotten.”

  • Milica Cosic

    ‘Massive snub to renegade royals’ – Piers Morgan reacts to Queen’s decision to ban Sussexes from royal balcony

    TalkTV presenter Piers Morgan has welcomed Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour  ceremony during the Platinum Jubilee.

    According to Geo TV, Morgan tweeted the breaking news as Buckingham Palace confirmed the monarch will attend the Jubilee celebrations, but snubs for the Sussexes.

    He tweeted: “BREAKING: Queen bans Harry, Meghan & Andrew from Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping of Colour ceremony during Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Only working royals performing duties for her will attend.”

    The former Good Morning Britain presenter further said, “Massive snub to the renegade Sussexes and her shamed son. Good decision”, followed by thumbs up sign emoji.

    The Queen will soon become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

  • Milica Cosic

    Lilibet, Harry and Meghan’s daughter, to celebrate first birthday in UK

    Lilibet, Harry and Meghan’s daughter, is to celebrate her first birthday in the UK.

    Daily Express reports that Lili turns one on June 4, the same time as the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

    Royal expert Emily Nash tweeted: "So it looks like Lilibet will mark her first birthday in the UK over the weekend of her great-grandmother's historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    "And she'll be meeting the Queen for the first time."

  • Milica Cosic

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  • Milica Cosic

    EXCLUSIVE: Meghan REMOVES reference to Netflix series from website

    MEGHAN Markle has quietly REMOVED all references to her Netflix series Pearl after it was dropped from the streaming platform.

    The show, created by the Duchess of Sussex through Archewell Productions, was in the development stage when it was dramatically dumped by Netflix.

    Pearl – which followed the story of a 12-year-old girl exploring famous women in history – was set to be the streaming service's first animated series.

    And now Meghan has wiped all references to her abandoned show from the Archewell website.

    Under the subsection Archewell Productions, there was previously a description of the upcoming show – along with a lengthy quote from Meghan herself.

    The production U-turn follows the news that Meghan and Harry, along with their children Archie and Lilibet, will come to the UK for the Queen's Jubilee.

    The section dedicated to Meghan's bombed show Pearl has now been quietly removed from Archewell's websiteCredit: Archewell
  • Milica Cosic

    Harry spotted for first time since Queen’s Jubilee balcony ban

    PRINCE Harry was seen baring his chest on the polo field for the first time since the Queen banned him from the Jubilee balcony celebrations.

    The Duke of Sussex flashed his torso as he played the sport yesterday in Santa Barbara, California.

    Harry showed off his pecks on the polo pitch ahead of his game on Archie's third birthday yesterday.

    The keen polo player, 37, changed into his white t-shirt as he warmed up before the match – giving onlookers quite the show.

    It's the first time the Duke was spotted since receiving the news that he won't be featured on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.

    Harry was snubbed from the celebrations – alongside his uncle Prince Andrew – as they are no longer working royals.

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen excited to spend time with older Lili ‘with personality’

    A royal author has claimed that the Queen would be most looking forward to spending time with her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, once she has grown up and “has a personality”.

    Ian Lloyd, author of the newly-published ‘The Queen: 70 Chapters in the life of Elizabeth II’, has said that the monarch has always preferred spending time with her descendants once they are a little older.

    He said that “clearly, like every other grandmother or great grandmother, she would want to see them”, but the Queen most prefers to speak with young family members “once they have a personality”.

    He told Express.co.uk: “She likes the children, I think, when they’ve got an identity.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry's charity took thousands in furlough cash from taxpayer

    It has been revealed in an investigation that Prince Harry's orphan charity took thousands of pounds in furlough money from the taxpayer.

    The Duke of Sussex co-founded Sentebale in 2006, to help orphaned children across Africa.

    Company accounts show a multi-million-pound income, but over the past two years, the charity has claimed almost £20,000 in taxpayer cash.

    According to the Daily Mail, newly released accounts disclose that Sentebale claimed £5,000 from the Government’s Job Retention scheme last year, on top of £14,000 in 2020.

    The claim was made even though the charity boasted an income of £3.1 million in the 12 months to last August.

    The charity has increased its income by £736,000 from the previous year.

  • Milica Cosic

    What Jubilee celebrations will Harry & Meg take part in?

    It is not known which parts of the celebration Harry and Meghan will take part in.

    However, palace sources have suggested the couple could make an appearance still on the balcony as part of the final celebrations, the Daily Mail reports.

    The announcement comes after Harry sensationally snubbed the Queen again last month in a bombshell interview.

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan's 'last minute decision' to attend Queen's Jubilee

    Just minutes after the Palace confirmed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were banned from the balcony, the couple confirmed they would be attending via their pal and journalist Omid Scobie.

    It is not known when royal aides were told Harry and Meghan were making the journey from their home in LA with Archie and Lilibet for the four-day royal bonanza in June.

    The couple's team say it was a last minute decision – and it remains unclear whether Harry spoke with his grandmother first.

    The visit will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US in 2020.

    A statement said: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan, Harry & Andrew snubbed over fears ‘crowd could boo’

    MEGHAN Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Harry were snubbed from the Buckingham Palace balcony amid fears they would be booed, insiders claim.

    The Queen has banned the trio for the traditional Trooping the Colour RAF flypast at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Insiders have now claimed Andrew, Harry and Meghan didn't make the cut as the gathered crowds might boo them.

    Royal expert Carole Malone wrote in the Daily Express: "Of course, Meghan and Harry will hate the fact they’ve been lumped into the Bad Royals Box with Prince Andrew because comparisons will be made that all three of them have disgraced the royal family, trashed its reputation and hurt people who did nothing to deserve it.

    "And it’s a good thing they won't be on the balcony – it might have been the first time ever that a royal has been booed by the crowds."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen's Jubilee could see Harry & Meghan appear on balcony despite ban

    DESPITE The Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the royal couple could still appear alongside other royals.

    Yesterday, it was revealed that the Queen is limiting the balcony appearance for her Platinum Jubilee event to working royals only – which means Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't make an appearance.

    However, according to the Mirror, royal sources have now said the couple could make an appearance.

    Sources have even gone as far to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may possibly even as part of a second balcony appearance.

    A Palace source said: "Other family members will be invited to events. We've always made that clear and they are likely to be public events."

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry and Meghan's Netflix troubles 'make people at Buckingham Palace very nervous'

    It has been claimed by a royal expert that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix woes have sparked alarm for the rest of the royals.

    The expert said the decision to drop Meghan's animated series Pearl has "made people at Buckingham Palace very nervous".

  • Matt Snape

    Kate Middleton’s guilt following Princess Charlotte’s heartbreaking words

    Kate Middleton has recently opened up about her struggles of balancing her duties with being a parent.

    The Daily Mirror reported that the Duchess of Cambridge featured on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with Giovanna Fletcher, and she said she “absolutely” felt mum guilt.

    She explained that there is one question which gets her the most.

    The Duchess of Cambridge said: “George and Charlotte were like 'Mummy how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?'

    "It's a constant challenge – you hear it time after time from mums, even mums who aren't necessarily working and aren't pulled in the directions of having to juggle work life and family life."

    Kate also confessed she sometimes feels guilty about the parenting choices she makes.

  • Matt Snape

    Andrew’s balcony ban to stop him from ‘becoming a distraction’

    Prince Andrew has been banned from joining the Queen on the royal balcony for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations to stop him “becoming a distraction”, a marketing expert claims.

    On Friday, Buckingham Palace revealed its plans for the Trooping the Colour parade that takes place on 2 June, which starts off an extended four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the occasion.

    Only “working royals” like Charles and William will be joining Her Majesty on the royal balcony of the palace.

    Her Majesty made the decision after “careful consideration”, a statement read.

    Daily Express reports that royal blogger Gert’s Royal tweeted about the news suggesting the monarch’s choice may have been made to stop Andrew from making an appearance, rather than directly excluding the Sussexes.

    She highlights the Duke of York's appearance at the memorial service held for his father, Prince Philip, last month where he was pictured accompanying the monarch inside Westminster Abbey.

    She stated the instance sparked a “media frenzy” adding, “that is not one the PR team wants to repeat”.

  • Milica Cosic

    Afternoon, Milica Cosic logging on. I'll be bringing you the latest news and updates until 10pm tonight.

  • Matt Snape

    Harry and Meghan’s return may become focus of Platinum Jubilee, royal expert warns

    Harry and Meghan’s return to Britain may become the ‘focus’ of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, royal experts have warned.

    Though the Queen has decided to ban them from featuring on the royal balcony on June 2, the Daily Mail reported on warnings that the couple’s presence back in the UK threatens to jeopardise the festivities.

    Royal author Angela Levin said: “The focus will be on them and how they behave, which the Jubilee shouldn’t be about.”

    Richard Fitzwilliams, another commentator, stated: “There was [a danger] in the run up to it if this hadn't been settled. I expect there will be an element of this in the US coverage.

    “However though there will still be a lot of speculation about what they will attend and what they will do, this is about one person. It is the Queen's wish that they attend.

    “Although when they planned to do the Oprah interview they didn't know Prince Philip would be ill, they nonetheless went ahead. That won't be forgotten.”

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