2020/06/04 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: News, Videos

Hello guys,

Until now, Meghan Markle had remained silent following the death of George Floyd. She broke her silent declaring that ‘black lives matter’ in a video, which you can watch below.

• Meghan Markle says ‘George Floyd’s life mattered’ in speech on US protests at her former school in LA and waited until now because she ‘wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous’.
• Duchess of Sussex gave virtual address to graduating pupils at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
• The 38-year-old former actress also named other African Americans killed in US by police in recent years.

Source: Mail Online

2020/05/27 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Appearances & Engagements, Photos

Hi Everyone,

I continue to update the gallery with Meghan‘s pictures in 2020. On Thursday 5th March, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended the Endeavour Fund Awards, an annual ceremony that honours wounded servicemen and women who have used sport or adventurous challenges to aid in their recovery. For this event in London, Meghan chose to wear a dress by British designer Victoria Beckham, along with a pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps and a Stella McCartney clutch. You can find 177 photos of the evening in the gallery.

Appearances & Engagements 2020 | 05.03.20 – Endeavour Fund Awards 2020 (London)

2020/05/23 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Appearances & Engagements, Photos

Hello Everyone,

I have added another event to the gallery. On Saturday 7th March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Mountbatten Music Festival, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Meghan was beautiful in a red Safiyaa cape dress, which she accessorised with a Manolo Blahnik clutch, Stuart Weitzman pumps and Simone Rocha earrings. You can find 147 photos in the gallery.

Appearances & Engagements 2020 | 07.03.20 – Mountbatten Music Festival (London)

2020/05/22 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Appearances & Engagements, Photos

Hi everyone,

As promised, I have started updated the gallery with the latest photos. I have added 259 photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle making their final public engagement as senior members of the royal family. They attended the Queen’s annual Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday 9th March 2020. Meghan wore a dress by Emilia Wickstead, a hat by William Chamber and a Gabriela Hearst bag.

Appearances & Engagements 2020 | 09.03.20 – Commonwealth Day Service 2020 (London)

2020/05/21 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: News, Site

Hello Guys!

I hope you are well?

I am really pleased to announce that I have just adopted Meghan Markle Network and will be your new webmiss moving forward. I will update the gallery with all photos from 2020 as soon as possible so please stay tuned.

xoxo

Queen Elizabeth has released a groundbreaking statement after the royal family’s summit in Sandringham to discuss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down as senior royals. The meeting came to an end after a two-and-a-half-hour discussion on Monday.

“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the Queen said in a statement. “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.

“Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK. These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”

Palace sources told PEOPLE that the Queen ordered Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles to meet at her country home on Monday in order to “talk things through.” Meghan was thought to have called in from Canada.

A source said it was likely Meghan would participate in the discussion on Monday via phone, as she recently returned to Vancouver Island, Canada, where she and Harry spent the holidays together with their son Archie.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, shocked the world with their decision to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family” last week. They revealed their plans to “carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they wrote in a statement on Instagram.

An insider told PEOPLE that Meghan and Harry’s decision left senior royals “hurt” and “deeply disappointed.”

Royal historian and biographer of the Queen, Robert Lacey, tells PEOPLE: “It was incredibly personal. I can’t recall a royal statement where one gets the sense so much of the Queen herself speaking. Using phrases like ‘my family and I’ is very moving. It clearly shows her wish to resolve everything.”

Adds Ingrid Seward, the Queen’s biographer: “It’s deliberately very vague and doesn’t tell us much apart from Harry and Meghan have won the first round. I’ve never seen a statement like that in 30 years. It was very personal and sounds very sad.”

The unprecedented family summit follows a series of emergency discussions across the last few days and raises the prospect that a solution is in sight that will work for the Sussexes and the royal family.

“There is a range of possibilities for the family to review which take into account the thinking the Sussexes outlined earlier in the week,” the source said.

“As we have said previously, making a change to the working life and role of the monarchy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex requires complex and thoughtful discussions. Next steps will be agreed at the meeting,” the source shared. “The request for this to be resolved ‘at pace’ is still Her Majesty’s wish. The aim remains days not weeks. There is genuine agreement and understanding that any decision will take time to be implemented.”

The meeting was the first time they had all been together since Remembrance Day weekend in November.

The previous discussions that have been taking place between the households of the Queen, Charles, William and Harry and Meghan have also involved the U.K. and Canadian governments.

“There is a range of possibilities for the family to review,” the source reiterated.

The Duke of Sussex‘s close friend JJ Chalmers has said the royal made the decision in order to “protect his family.”

“He’s less the captain in the army I knew, and he’s more a father,” JJ Chalmers, who met Harry while they were both serving in the military, said during an appearance on the UK show The One Show on Friday.

“And I think the decision that he has made, at the forefront of that is to protect his family, because that’s the number one rule is to be a father and to be a husband,” Chalmers added, noting that tensions with the media also played a role.

The couple’s friend Tom Bradby has warned that should a suitable solution not be reached, the royal couple could give a “no-holds-barred interview.”

“I have some idea of what might be aired in a full, no-holds-barred sit down interview and I don’t think it would be pretty,” Brady, a journalist who toured southern Africa with the royal couple for the emotional ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, wrote for The Sunday Times.

Shortly after, palace insiders denied claims that Harry and Meghan were being “driven out” of royal life.

Harry and William released a statement denying a U.K. newspaper’s story that the rift between the brothers was allegedly caused by William’s “bullying.” In a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE, Harry and William insisted that the story, which was run by the Times of London, was false.

“Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a U.K. newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge,” the statement said.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful,” it continued.

William has also privately expressed “sadness” over the distance that has grown between him and his brother.

“I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more; we’re separate entities,” William told a friend, according to The Sunday Times.

However, the royal also hopes the rift can be repaired in time.

“All we can do, and all I can do, is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page. I want everyone to play on the team,” he said, according to the friend.

Source: People.com

It’ll be a non-royal Christmas for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are skipping the annual holiday festivities at Sandringham — including their public walk to church on Christmas morning — with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Wednesday. “Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”

The palace didn’t specify where they will be ringing in the holiday, but a source tells PEOPLE that they will not be spending it in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, where Doria lives.

Meghan, 38, made her royal Christmas debut in 2017 shortly after she and Prince Harry, 35, announced their engagement. While pregnant with Archie, who the couple welcomed in May, they appeared alongside Prince William and Kate Middleton again last year.

Kate and William, both 37, previously spent Christmas away from Sandringham and the royal family’s annual celebrations. In 2016, they opted to spend the holiday with Kate’s family — and Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted attending a church service near Kate’s childhood home in Bucklebury.

Kate, William and their two children walked to St. Mark’s Church in Englefield with the Middleton family. Kate looked glamorous in a burgundy coat with matching fur trim while William kept it conservative in a suit and navy blue coat. Meanwhile, the children looked adorable in their Christmas church ensembles — George in a knee-length Pepa & Co. coat with coordinating knee socks and Charlotte in a dark coat with red tights and a matching bow. George also wore maroon shorts under his coats — matching dad’s tie.

Both of the children were spotted sucking on candy canes as they held their parents hands outside the church. At one point, Charlotte tried to use her tiny candy cane like a walking cane.

The royal children — and their little brother Prince Louis, 1 — have yet to make their royal Christmas debut.

Harry recently opened up about his relationship with his brother William in his emotionally wrenching ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

Speaking about the pressures of their jobs in the royal family, Harry said, “Inevitably stuff happens. But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment. I’ll always be there for him and as I know, he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy but I love him dearly.”

The father of one added, “The majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days.”

Back in April, an insider told PEOPLE that William and Harry “are at very different situations in their lives.”

According to the insider, the two were always destined for different paths. Harry, who leads with his instincts, sees his older brother as being hemmed in by protocol as the future monarch.

Their different approach to life was evident as Harry’s relationship with Meghan grew more serious. Multiple sources told PEOPLE that tensions between the brothers deepened back when Harry first told his family he wanted to marry Meghan after less than a year of dating.

The insider said William — who dated Kate, his college sweetheart, for about eight years before tying the knot — cautioned Harry that things were moving too quickly, leaving Harry angry and hurt.

It was previously revealed that Meghan and Harry will take about six weeks off towards the end of the year to spend some valuable “family time” together amid their concerns that the intense scrutiny they’ve faced has been tough on the couple.

“The duke and duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time,” a royal source confirmed to PEOPLE.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby — who conducted Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding last year — said the parents are “entitled” to some time off from royal duty.

“All members of the royal family are under a pressure that none of us outside it can possibly imagine,” Welby, 63, told the newspaper. “Every personal action is scrutinized. Every statement is over-interpreted, over-read.”

According to the Times, Welby has a “close personal relationship” with the couple.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are going to take a couple of months away from royal duties … If you look at it as a job, they didn’t take the full allowance of leave that you’re entitled to; every person is entitled to,” he said.

“I don’t know why it should be a point of criticism that they take leave to spend time with a new baby in the way that the law provides for every single employee in this country,” Welby shared.

“They’re not superhuman,” Welby added. “They’re a very remarkable group of people, all of them. But you can’t lay that kind of extra burden on people.”

Source: People.com

2019/10/20 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Articles, Videos

The Duchess of Sussex has admitted it was a “struggle” becoming a new mother amid intense media scrutiny.

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in May 2018 and gave birth to their son Archie this year.

Speaking in an ITV documentary, the duchess referred to her life under the spotlight “on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed”.

She added: “Not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were both interviewed by Tom Bradby during their tour of southern Africa in September.

Asked how she was coping, Meghan said: “Look, any woman – especially when they are pregnant – you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born – you know?

“And especially as a woman, it’s a lot…”

The duchess added: “And also, thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK…”

When asked if it would be fair to say it had “really been a struggle”, Meghan said: “Yes.”

The documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey airs on ITV on Sunday at 21:00 BST.

Prince Harry described the memories surrounding the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997 as “a wound that festers”.

On the tour, the prince visited an anti-landmine project championed by his mother in Angola and told ITV it had been “emotional” to trace her footsteps.

“I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life, as opposed to the best.”

As the tour ended, the duke and duchess both brought legal actions against the press.

Meghan sued the Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters.

Harry filed his own proceedings at the High Court against the owners of the Sun, the defunct News of the World, and the Daily Mirror, in relation to alleged phone-hacking.

Source: BBC

Meghan Markle’s case against the British tabloids just moved into a higher gear.

Legal documents filed at the High Court in London on Monday — and reported Friday by the U.K.’s Press Association — show that Meghan is suing the publisher of the Mail on Sunday for printing a “private and confidential” letter to her father, Thomas Markle, 75, at a “time of great personal anguish and distress.”

In court papers seen by the Press Association news agency, Meghan’s attorneys add that the letter detailed “her intimate thoughts and feelings about her father’s health and her relationship with him at that time.”

The royal mom’s legal case centers around a private letter she sent to her father in August 2018. Sections of this correspondence were later published by the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline in February 2019.

The duchess is seeking damages from the Mail on Sunday’s publisher, Associated Newspapers Ltd., for “alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement, and breach of the Data Protection Act.”

Associated Newspapers denies Meghan’s claims and intends to fight the case in the High Court, London.

The Schillings law firm also claims that the Mail on Sunday deliberately chose to “omit or suppress” important sections of the correspondence in an effort to hide the true meaning of Meghan’s words, reports the Press Association.

It adds that the newspaper also didn’t warn Meghan that the letter was going to be published — something that’s standard within news publishing.

“The letter was obviously private correspondence written by the claimant to her father,” states the Schillings submission, according to the Press Association.

It adds that Meghan “intended the detailed contents of the letter to be private, and certainly did not expect them to be published to the world at large by a national newspaper, and without any warning.”

In a preview clip of the upcoming ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey —featuring behind-the-scenes glimpse of the royal couple’s recent tour of southern Africa — the duchess, 37, speaks openly about the pain of being a new mom in the public eye.

“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” she tells ITV news anchor Tom Bradby about the negative tabloid attention she received during her pregnancy and first months with son Archie, born May 6.

“Then when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it’s a lot,” she adds. “So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed. It’s um . . . yeah. I guess, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Bradby asked if it “would be fair” to say that she’s “not really okay, as in it’s really been a struggle?” to which Meghan responds, “yes.”

The documentary will air in the U.S. on ABC Wednesday, Oct. 23. at 10 p.m. ET.

Shortly after the announcement that Meghan was taking legal action against Associated Newspapers, her husband Prince Harry also released an unprecedented statement.

“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Harry said, before adding that he and Meghan have “continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.”

Harry is himself suing News UK (owner of The Sun newspaper) and MGN (former owner of The Mirror) over alleged illegal interception of voicemail messages.

Source: People.com

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are giving royal fans a behind-the-scenes look at their time in Africa.

In late September, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their 10-day tour of Africa alongside their son, Archie Harrison. During the tour, the royal parents introduced baby Archie to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe. While that sweet meeting was captured by cameras and broadcast around the world, we’re now getting to see more private moments with the family during their tour, thanks to a new documentary.

This Sunday, the UK’s ITV network is set to air Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. In the documentary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk to journalist Tom Bradby about the causes close to their hearts, as well as life as modern royals. A just-released preview clip from the documentary shows viewers what they can expect from the documentary, including one adorable moment when Meghan kisses baby Archie’s head.

“It was a journey, but not always the one I was expecting,” Tom Bradby says in the sneak peek clip. “The story of their time in Africa was of passion for their work, private happiness, but also a world of pressure and pain behind the brave faces.”

It was during the couple’s tour of Africa that Harry released a powerful statement against the British tabloid press over their “ruthless” campaign against Meghan.

“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Harry’s statement read. “There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.”

It was also confirmed that the royals are taking legal action against The Mail on Sunday over the publishing of a private letter written by Meghan. Days later, it was revealed that the Duke of Sussex is set to sue the owners of the Sun and the Daily Mirror over alleged phone hacking claims.

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will air this Sunday, Oct. 20, at 9 p.m. on ITV.

Source: E!