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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle kept their surprise meeting with the Queen a secret from her own staff, it has been claimed.

Earlier this month Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, met the Queen for the first time in two years when they had a top-sceret stopover  in Windsor on their way to the Invictus Games.

And now Omid Scobie, friend and biographer of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, claims the couple “had reason” to question if Her Majesty’s close aides “have her best interests at heart”.

Scobie told Yahoo News: “While the Sussexes and the Queen have been in regular contact over the phone or virtually, their recent in-person meeting – which was purposefully kept a secret from all palace aides – was Harry’s first chance in a year to truly speak privately with his grandmother without fear of anyone overhearing or wandering in the background of a video call.”

Continuing, he added the Duke was right to question the people surrounding the monarch, saying: “The reality is, since the passing of Prince Philip one year ago, the Queen is living by herself.

“While Prince Charles, the Cambridges and others stop by for visits, the people surrounding the monarch on a daily basis—aides, courtiers and household staff responsible for every aspect of her life—are all employees of the Royal institution.”

“And it’s at the hands of some of these same people that Harry experienced some of his darkest and most distressing moments as a working member of the Firm”, he added.

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  • Harry and Meghan ‘stunned’ by ‘shut door’

    Prince Harry and Meghan quit The Firm in 2020, but Princess Diana’s biographer Tina Brown claims it didn’t have the outcome they were expecting.

    In her new book about the Royal Family she quotes an insider claiming “They thought it would force the Royal Family to respond by saying… ‘OK, Harry and Meghan, what do you want? We’re going to give you what you want’.”

    The royal departure didn’t sit well with William and put a strain on the brothers relationship.

    Royal author Robert Jobson said William felt “let down” and “wasn’t sure if he could ever fully trust his brother again”.

  • EAMONN Holmes has been hit with more than 400 complaints after saying Prince Harry should be “thrown over the balcony”.

    The GB News Breakfast Show host, 62, did not mince his words last week when speaking about Harry and wife Meghan’s secret visit to see the Queen.

    While talking about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to his co-star Isabel Webster, Eamonn said: “[He’s] gotta be photographed. He’s got to be on that balcony.

    “He’s bringing a book out where he’s slagging off Camilla and maybe William and his father.

    “Why wouldn’t they just throw him over the balcony and her with him?”

    But his opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not sit well with all viewers.

  • Harry facing staff revolt with workers threatening to quit

    PRINCE Harry faces a staff revolt with workers at his California mental health business threatening to quit or sue over claims they are being unethically treated.

    The Duke of Sussex’s role as ‘Chief Impact Officer’ at mental health app BetterUp has also been called into question with angry employees saying his job is “smoke and mirrors”.

    Staff blasted the Tinder-style app valued at $5bn having “questionable ethics” after learning of plans for a “sneaky” pay cut of up a third of their pay packet.

    Some of the 2,000 mental health life coaches are now threatening to sue or quit the Silicon Valley start-up.

    One told American news site The Daily Beast: “For a company (whose) mission is to help empower people throughout the world… They’re not walking the walk.”

    Another added: “There’s so many of us now who are upset. I would say my heart is broken. And I think there’s really questionable ethics going on. They’ve turned us into a commodity”.

    One coach told the US website: There’s so many of us now who are upset. I would say my heart is broken. And I think there’s really questionable ethics going on.”

    While another added: “They’ve turned us into a commodity.” The row is believed to have been sparked by levels of pay and a social media-style rating system that would also influence their fees.

  • Harry and Meghan unprepared for life away from the Royal Family

    Tina Brown, the Royal author, revealed that they ‘underestimated’ independence.

    Since the couple quit Royal life and went solo two years ago, they have signed huge deals with Netflix and Spotify, despite not releasing much content.

    Tina Brown, just released her new book The Palace Papers, where she spills the beans on Harry and Meghan’s exit.

    According to Tina, they struggled without advisors and a PR team.

  • Andrew stripped of Freedom of York

    The city of York yesterday stripped Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, of the freedom of the city.

    Local councillors voted en masse to rescind the honour bestowed on Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, in 1987.

    Andrew, who has fallen from grace as a member of Britain’s royal family, in February settled a U.S. lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager, potentially sparing him further embarrassment.

    “The honorary freedom of our great city is bestowed on those who represent the very best of York. It’s inappropriate for Prince Andrew to retain any connection to our city,” said Darryl Smalley, a York city councillor.

    Andrew, 62, did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to settle the civil lawsuit.

    He has not been accused of criminal wrongdoing.

  • Prince Harry slams British attitudes towards mental health

    Prince Harry has taken aim at British attitude towards mental health, claiming the Californian approach is superior.

    Appearing on podcast Masters of Scale, the Duke of Sussex was asked if there were cultural differences between the US and UK on mental health attitudes.

    He said: “You’re absolutely right about the cultural differences, they’re immense.

    “You talk about it here in California, ‘I’ll get my therapist to call your therapist’.

    “Whereas in the UK it’s like, ‘Therapist? What therapist? Whose therapist? I don’t have a therapist. No, I definitely don’t, I’ve never spoken to a therapist.’”

  • ‘The Queen Mother made it quite clear which prince deserved more of her attention’

    A royal author has claimed that Prince Harry felt “overshadowed” when the Queen Mother gave William more attention when they were growing up.

    Royal biographer Robert Jobson said: “By the time he was just eight years old, Prince William was already used to being treated with deference by some of the royal staff.

    “On top of that, the Queen Mother made it quite clear which of the two little princes deserved more of her attention.

    “At family gatherings, their great-grandmother would often call for a chair to be placed next to hers, then ask for William to be seated next to her.

    “She would also invite him to go to see her at Clarence House — without his younger brother.

    “Not surprisingly, Prince Harry felt overshadowed — though he has never publicly expressed hurt or resentment at being the less favoured child.”

  • Meghan Markle’s dad criticises his ‘rude’ daughter

    While it seems Thomas Markle offered his children an olive branch, he also hit out at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    Estranged father Thomas Markle told Donald Trump it was a “slap in the face to the Queen,” that Harry and Meghan did not bring their children with them for their secret visit.

    He spouted he thinks it was “rude” and “wrong” to not introduce baby Lilibet and toddler Archie to their great Grandmother.

    In a scathing quip, former US president and Thomas agreed that Harry was “whipped” by Meghan, Thomas adding that Harry “follows her around like a child.”

  • Prince Harry ‘refuses to bend’

    It has been claimed that Prince Harry is refusing to bend over Camilla becoming Queen consort. 

    The Duke of Sussex reportedly has “no intention” of attending Charles’ coronation if Camilla is Queen consort. 

    A report in the Private Eye said: “One red line has recently emerged, however.

    “Harry has no intention of attending his father’s coronation if Camilla is to be anointed and crowned just a few feet from where his mother’s coffin lay in Westminster Abbey.

    “[The Queen] may have given her blessing to Camilla becoming Queen Consort, but Harry refuses to bend.”

  • Harry ‘WON’T attend Charles’ coronation if Camilla is made Queen’

    Prince Harry will not attend his father’s coronation if Camilla is made Queen at Westminster Abbey, it is claimed.

    Her Majesty has said it is her “sincere wish” the Duchess of Cornwall be known as Queen Consort when her husband takes the throne.

    However, Harry will snub the service if it takes place at the Abbey as Camilla would be crowned just feet from where his late mother’s coffin lay in 1997, Private Eye reports.

    Princess Diana’s casket was driven from Buckingham Palace to the royal church, where it stayed for the funeral on September 6.

    It was then taken to the Spencer family home at Althorp, Northamptonshire, to rest on an island on an ornamental lake where it remains today.

    But the image of his mum’s coffin in Westminster Abbey was likely etched into 12-year-old Harry’s mind, and has remained there ever since.

    Ex-Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown claimed Harry “can’t stand” Camilla and that he will “go after her” in his book.

    The Sun has approached Harry’s representatives for comment.

  • Real reason ‘Harry fears Queen needs ‘protection’ is down to ANDREW’

    PRINCE Andrew is the reason Harry fears the Queen needs protection, Buckingham Palace aides reportedly believe.

    The Duke of Sussex, 37, was furious at seeing his disgraced uncle walking by Her Majesty’s side at Prince Philip’s memorial, it was claimed. 

    Harry told NBC on Wednesday how he wants to “protect” the Queen by ensuring she has the “right people” around her.

    A Palace source told the Mirror: “Those images of Prince Andrew escorting the Queen to Westminster Abbey may have upset Harry, which is now believed to be one of the reasons he made such an astonishing remark.

    “Harry is familiar with the Queen’s aides and there is no animosity at all.

    “The Palace were aware he might do an interview, but no one was expecting those sorts of comments.

    “He seemed to be implying he had concerns over the Queen’s safety.

    “There is a feeling this may be linked to Andrew who has grown quite close to his mother in recent months.”

  • Funeral to take place for D-Day veteran

    Mourners will gather to pay their respects for D-Day veteran Harry Billinge as his funeral takes place.

    Mr Billinge, who died earlier this month aged 96 after a short illness, was just 18 when he was one of the first British soldiers to land on Gold Beach in 1944.

    He was a sapper attached to the 44 Royal Engineer Commandos and one of only four survivors from his unit. He later fought in Caen and the Falaise pocket in Normandy.

    The former Royal Engineer was awarded an MBE after collecting more than £50,000 towards a memorial for the 22,442 service personnel killed on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy.

    His family, friends and other veterans are gathering in his hometown on Tuesday in St Austell in Cornwall for his funeral, which is being held at St Paul’s Church in Charlestown.

    A guard of honour will line the street outside the church and standard bearers will also attend.

    The hour-long service will be led by The Revd Canon Malcolm Bowers, and will include Nicholas Witchell reading the Eulogy.

    Singer and TV presenter Aled Jones will sing the hymn Let There Be Peace on Earth.

  • Pictured: Queen travels back to Windsor from Sandringham Easter break

    The Queen was seen leaving the farmhouse on her Royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk this morning to return to Windsor Castle.

    Her Majesty was driven away from Wood Farm at around 11.30am before flying back to Windsor by helicopter.

    The monarch was spotted in the back seat of a Range Rover as she was chauffeured away from the five-bedroom farmhouse where Prince Philip lived after his retirement

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  • Antigua and Barbuda asks Wessexes to use ‘diplomatic influence’ to help secure reparations (2/2)

    The prime minister said he understood the royal family did not get involved in “contentious issues” but said he wanted them to “understand these issues… so you can use your diplomatic influence in achieving the reparatory justice that we seek”.

    Mr Browne added: “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities.”

    He said: “We continue to have the Queen as our head of state, even though I should say we aspire at some point to become a republic. But that is not currently on the cards so she will remain as head of state for some time to follow.

    “We’re not trying to embarrass you, we’re just trying to build awareness. You may not necessarily comment on this issue as you represent an institution that doesn’t comment on contentious issues.

    “Our civilisation should understand the atrocities that took place during colonialism and slavery and the fact that we have to bring balance by having open discussions.

    “We believe in constructive engagement so you’ll notice there weren’t any placards because for us it’s about having open and objective discussions.

    “We understand that nature of your job is not to get involved in contentious issues but at the same time it’s important for you to understand these issues.

    “You can even use your, let’s say, diplomatic influence to build bridges in achieving the reparatory justice that we seek here in the Caribbean. Because the reality is we have been left and bereft of important institutions such as universities and good medicinal facilities.”

  • Antigua and Barbuda asks Wessexes to use ‘diplomatic influence’ to help secure reparations (1/2)

    The Earl of Wessex gave a nervous laugh after the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda urged him and Sophie to use their “diplomatic influence” to achieve “reparatory justice” for the island.

    Edward joked that he had not been taking notes during Gaston Browne’s opening remarks so could not respond to all the points he had made.

    The prime minister did not laugh at the comment.

    It follows protests on the couple’s visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, where banners were held aloft saying “compensation now” and “Britain your debt is outstanding”.

    Mr Browne also told the earl and countess it is the country’s wish to “one day become a republic”.

    The prime minister’s remarks came at a meeting between Edward and Sophie, Mr Browne and his cabinet during their visit to the island on Monday.

    The earl nervously laughed after being asked to give words in response to Mr Browne’s speech.

    Despite stating the country would one day want to change position, the prime minister acknowledged that it is “not currently on the cards”.

    He told Edward and Sophie: “You will have noticed there are no protestations here,” adding that they were not “holding placards”.

    Mr Browne said the decision not to protest was because they believed in having an “open and very objective discussion”.

  • Trip to Canada planned for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla

    The Royal couple will head to Canada on May 17 to learn from indigenous people.

    Charles and Camilla are adventuring to Labrador and Newfoundland in Canada, which will be their 19th trip 2,000 miles across the pond.

    The aim of the trip is part of Charles’ scheme to learn from indigenous people from across the globe. He believes they hold the key to nurturing the planet.

    In July 2021, mass graves were discovered of hundreds of indigenous children, and statues of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria were torn down in response to the outrage.

    150,000 Canadian children died whilst attending Christian convert schools and their deaths were covered up. The schools ran from the 18th century till 1970.

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show to display tributes to Queen on Jubilee year

    A floral sculptural portrait of the Queen will be among the tributes to the monarch in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

    The gardening extravaganza is returning to its May dates for the first time next month since the pandemic.

    Visitors will also be transported to one of the head of state’s favourite places in honour of her 70 years on the throne, with one setting inspired by the colours of the Balmoral countryside.

    Renowned florist Simon Lycett, who has created many arrangements for the royal family, has designed a special silhouette of the Queen in the official Platinum Jubilee shade of purple.

    It will be covered on both sides with an assortment of native British-grown tree branches with connecting inner shelves arranged with 70 terracotta pots, hand-made in Warwickshire, and planted with Lily of the Valley, one of the Queen’s favourite plants which featured in her Coronation bouquet.

  • Inside Harry and Meghan’s very British car collection

    HARRY and Meghan might have given up their royal status and moved to the US, but they’re still living the celebrity life.

    And with a high-profile status comes an impressive car collection.

    But despite leaving Britain, Harry and Meghan haven’t lost their love of British motors.

    It’s clear that the Royal Family’s long history of driving British brands has certainly rubbed off on the pair.

    The royals have a long-standing love for Land-Rovers, both the rugged kind and the more luxurious Range Rover.

    The other half of the JLR car brand regularly makes an appearance too, with Jaguars having transported royal family members for decades.

    Take a look at their full car collection here.

  • Prince Harry & Meg ‘may be forced into part-time long distance relationship’

    A royal expert predicts Harry will split his time between London & the US – creating a part-time, long-distance relationship with Meghan.

    Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure from the Royal Family was “a disaster all around”.

    Brown said she believes Prince Harry may want to make a sensational return to the Royal Family after the Queen’s death.

    She believes the Duke would split his time between Britain and the US – though Meghan would be unlikely to be fully on board. 

    Speaking during an appearance on New York Times podcast Sway, she said: “I actually think there is a Harry-shaped hole in the royal family now. And Harry was beloved, actually, by the British people. And people adored Meghan when she came into the mix.

    ‘So it was actually very, very sad for everybody that it went so wrong because they actually need Harry and Meghan now. You should see, the Queen is failing, and she’s very frail.

    “They kind of need Harry and Meghan to bring that star power and to be on the balcony at the Jubilee. We have to have a royal family up there. We can’t have Andrew up there.”

    Ms Brown added: “‘I think that Harry is going to want to come back when the Queen dies to serve his country. And I think they will find a way to reel him in.

    “And it’s possible that Meghan – maybe they will have a commuter arrangement. I don’t know. I don’t see Meghan ever wanting to go back. She disliked England.’

  • Prince Andrew STRIPPED of York title

    Prince Andrew has been stripped of another honour after the city of York agreed to remove his title as Honorary Freeman.

    The underfire royal was given the freedom of the city of York in a lavish ceremony in 1987, shortly after his marriage to Sarah Ferguson.

    On Wednesday, York City Council voted to remove his status as an Honorary Freeman in an extraordinary full council meeting.

    The council took just 40 minutes to reach the decision to strip Andrew of his titles.

    One speaker described the Duke as an “utter disgrace who brings shame wherever he goes. He needs to be declared persona non grata in York”.

    This fresh humiliation could be the next step in the Palace facing calls for Andrew to give up his Duke of York title and remove all remaining connections to the city.

  • Meeting in secret: Prince Harry kept his meeting with the Queen private from Royal Aides

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle’s friend Omid Scobie let slip that Harry and the Queen met in private.

    According to Omid Scobie, Harry and Meghan keep their whereabouts private from the Queen’s staff.

    However his claims have come into question as the Sussex’s stayed within the Royal grounds before meeting the Queen.

    When the meeting took place over two weeks ago, it was the first time Harry was able to spend time completely alone with his grandmother, without the watchful eyes of staff.

  • Harry and Meghan unprepared for life away from the Royal Family

    Tina Brown, the Royal author, revealed that they ‘underestimated’ independence.

    Since the couple quit Royal life and went solo two years ago, they have signed huge deals with Netflix and Spotify, despite not releasing much content.

    Tina Brown, just released her new book The Palace Papers, where she spills the beans on Harry and Meghan’s exit.

    According to Tina, they struggled without advisors and a PR team.

  • Prince Harry slams British attitudes towards mental health

    Prince Harry has taken aim at British attitude towards mental health, claiming the Californian approach is superior.

    Appearing on podcast Masters of Scale, the Duke of Sussex was asked if there were cultural differences between the US and UK on mental health attitudes.

    He said: “You’re absolutely right about the cultural differences, they’re immense.

    “You talk about it here in California, ‘I’ll get my therapist to call your therapist’.

    “Whereas in the UK it’s like, ‘Therapist? What therapist? Whose therapist? I don’t have a therapist. No, I definitely don’t, I’ve never spoken to a therapist.’”

  • ‘The Queen Mother made it quite clear which prince deserved more of her attention’

    A royal author has claimed that Prince Harry felt “overshadowed” when the Queen Mother gave William more attention when they were growing up.

    Royal biographer Robert Jobson said: “By the time he was just eight years old, Prince William was already used to being treated with deference by some of the royal staff.

    “On top of that, the Queen Mother made it quite clear which of the two little princes deserved more of her attention.

    “At family gatherings, their great-grandmother would often call for a chair to be placed next to hers, then ask for William to be seated next to her.

    “She would also invite him to go to see her at Clarence House — without his younger brother.

    “Not surprisingly, Prince Harry felt overshadowed — though he has never publicly expressed hurt or resentment at being the less favoured child.”

  • Meghan Markle’s dad criticises his ‘rude’ daughter

    While it seems Thomas Markle offered his children an olive branch, he also hit out at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    Estranged father Thomas Markle told Donald Trump it was a “slap in the face to the Queen,” that Harry and Meghan did not bring their children with them for their secret visit.

    He spouted he thinks it was “rude” and “wrong” to not introduce baby Lilibet and toddler Archie to their great Grandmother.

    In a scathing quip, former US president and Thomas agreed that Harry was “whipped” by Meghan, Thomas adding that Harry “follows her around like a child.”

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