Meghan Markle latest news: Camilla 'won't forgive Duchess for hurting Charles' as Megxit severed bond with Prince Harry

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's exit from the royal family was "harder than they would ever have imagined" after "trying to find a compromise", their pal has revealed.

Omid Scobie says the couple had Megxit "mapped out in their heads" but hoped to find a "half in, half out way" before stepping down as senior royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child Lillibet Diana in June after moving to the US with son Archie last year.

Scobie, the preferred reporter of the Sussexes – who co-authored their biography Finding Freedom – said their exit from royal life was more difficult for the couple than they had contemplated.

"The hardest part for them was taking those initial steps away from their royal roles," Scobie told PEOPLE.

"That was harder than they ever would have imagined… They had it all mapped out in their heads. They tried to find a way to compromise and find the half in, half out way."

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the latest updates...

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYALS ROCKED

    The Royal Family was rocked last month by Harry’s revelation he was writing a tell-all memoir to be released next year — the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    A legal warning to publishers Penguin Random House is now being considered.

    Our source went on: “The royals’ legal team are speaking to firms with expertise in libel and privacy. If someone were named in the book and accused of something directly that could be a libel and also infringe their rights to a private family life.

    “It would be ironic if Harry and Meghan were accused of breaching privacy given their pronouncements on the subject. The legal team could also contact publishers of the book to ask for advance warning of its contents and a right to reply.

    "There are concerns that the American public are falling for what Harry and Meghan say.”

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    QUEEN ORDERS SENIOR PALACE AIDES TO PLAN LEGAL FIGHTBACK AFTER PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S HURTFUL ATTACKS

    Sun Exclusive by Michael Hamilton

    THE Queen has ordered senior Palace aides to plan a legal fightback amid ­hurtful attacks by Harry and Meghan — declaring: “Enough is enough.”

    The monarchy’s legal team is consulting libel experts after a barrage of criticism from the US-based couple.

    Last night a well-placed source revealed the Queen, 95, has become “exasperated with repeated attacks”.

    They said: “The feeling, coming right from the top, is that enough is enough. There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and Royal Family can only be pushed so far.

    “They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.”

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    RACE CONCERNS

    The Palace did not issue any update on the matter beyond its initial statement.

    It said at the time: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 

    "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. 

    "Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. 

    "Harry, Meghan  and Archie will always be much loved family members."

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    FIRM RELATIONS

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's relationship with the Queen is “as strong as ever” a pal of the couple has said.

    Finding Freedom co-author Omid Scobie told a US show that the Sussexes have "nothing but love" for the Monarch. The Sussexes' biography co-writer was asked: "What's the latest on that relationship with the Queen?"

    Scobie replied from London: "I'm so glad you asked that because of course we did release some details from the book, this week. I spoke to sources close to the couple, who spoke about their disappointment in the institution of the monarchy, and the sort of lack of accountability taken after some of the revelations that they made in the Oprah Winfrey interview.

    "Particularly when they came to the racism claims. But when it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever – they have nothing but love for her."

    He added: "Of course we saw them name their daughter after the Queen's very nickname, so that really gives us an insight into that close relationship and you know it's great to be able to put that right today."

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    EXPLAINED: HOW DOES HBO’S THE PRINCE PORTRAY THE ROYAL FAMILY?

    The animated series is set from the prospective of 8-year-old Prince George, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest child, and the future heir to the British throne.

    Created by Gary Janetti, the show is based off of his meme page of the young Prince and pokes fun at the royals and mocks most of the family members.

    In the show, Prince George is portrayed as a sassy and effete royal commentator.

    The show has however been highly criticised.

    Read more here.

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    CHART: ROYALS WITH THE TOP INSTAGRAM FOLLOWINGS

    Harry and Meghan have lost an estimated 700,000 Insagram followers.

    Meanwhile, Kate and William have seen their followers rise by 1m.

    And the Queen herself has seen a hiuge spike in followers, currently at 10.3m – up by 1.3m.

    Nice work, M'aam.

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    PRINCE HARRY’S POLO MATCH SHOWED ‘FUN SIDE’ FROM PAST – BUT MEGHAN MARKLE’S A NOTABLE ABSENCE, BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT SAYS

    The grinning Duke of Sussex was surrounded by pals including Argentine polo player and Sentebale ambassador Nacho Figueras during the match, which triggered the “fun side” from his past, according to a body language expert.

    Harry has often been vocal about negative triggers in his life but this polo match “appears to trigger his relaxed and happier side as he throws himself into the sport that he has always loved” according to Judi James.

    The body language expert told Fabulous: “This is Harry appearing in his own solo success story, scoring twice and helping to lift the trophy and clearly adoring the company of at least one friend from the old days.”

    Read the article in full here.

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    KATE MIDDLETON TO MISS OUT ON TRADITIONAL ROYAL HONOUR ON HER 40TH BIRTHDAY

    It is yet unclear what celebrations Kate has in mind for her landmark birthday, or if she will keep it low-key like Meghan.

    While this year The Duchess of Cambridge had her birthday in the middle of lockdown on January 9, meaning she had to do something quiet, next year she will be missing out on one particular honour.

    This is that The Duchess will not hear the traditional chimes of Westminister Abbey when she celebrates her 40th birthday. This is due to changes rung in to cut costs.

    It is normal for the senior royals to hear the bells ringing at the Abbey on their birthdays, with Camilla Parker Bowles included among them.

    But the bells have not rung at the Abbey since April 2020 due to the pandemic.

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    ONLY 66% OF SUSSEX INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS APPEAR TO BE PEOPLE…THE REST ARE BOTS

    Figures obtained by The Sun also reveal just 66 per cent of the Sussexes’ 10.1million Instagram followers are thought to be people.

    Some three million are likely bots that “mass follow” big-name accounts, according to data from analysts Hypeauditor.

    William and Kate now have 13 million followers.

    The Queen’s @theroyalfamily account gained 1.3million in the last year.

    Royal author Angela Levin said of Harry and Meghan: “They tell people to be compassionate yet neither are compassionate towards their own families.

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    ECO-WARRIOR PRINCE HARRY FLIES HOME FROM POLO EVENT ON MILLIONAIRE PAL’S PRIVATE JET

    PRINCE Harry took a private jet home from a charity polo event — three months after calling climate change one of society’s “most pressing issues”.

    The eco-warrior royal boarded a 20-seat plane shortly after he was pictured on horseback at the tournament.

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE GEORGE BEGS MEGHAN MARKLE TO ‘STOP NOW’ IN CUTTING HBO CARTOON THE PRINCE

    A new teaser clip for HBO cartoon The Prince has earthed. This time, the video sees Prince George tell Meghan to “stop now”.

    In the video, Harry says: “Hello all, sorry we’re late. Our flight was delayed – you know, JetBlue.”

    Catty George snaps back: “We don’t know. Gross.”

    Meghan tells the family: “It was Mint though,” before turning to Harry and saying: “Tell them we were in Mint.”

    Kate Middleton replies back instead, sarcastically saying: “They gave you a mint. How lovely for you. I have some gum in my purse if you’d like?”

    But Meghan tells her: “No, we were in mind. It’s like their business class. It’s really nice. They give you these cookies and…”

    Quickly George then cuts in and says: “Meghan, I’m begging you to stop now.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BELOVED DOG SHE LEFT BEHIND IN CANADA ‘DOESN’T LIKE HARRY’

    Pals of the couple claim Meg left her beloved dog, Bogart, behind in Canada because apparently he and Harry didn’t get on.

    Insiders say Meghan was in bits after choosing to her “first baby” behind back in 2017.

    A close friend told The Sun the pooch will stay in the doghouse to avoid a family fallout.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ADMIT THE ‘DIFFICULT TIME’ THEY’VE HAD OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS

    The pair revealed that they have been missing the “much loved” late Prince Philip, whose death had a profound impact on them.

    Following Prince Philip’s death in April, Gert’s Royal Replies posted a note they received from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in response to the condolences the royal duo received.

    The reply was sent in an envelope adorned with a royal mail stamp and the Kensington Palace logo. The envelope also included a typed note, which featured a black border to represent mourning.

    “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh,” the note read.

    It continued: “Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly moved by the many thoughtful messages they have received in recent weeks.

    “They will all miss their much loved grandfather and great-grandfather, but your message has provided great comfort at this difficult time.”

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ADMIT THE ‘DIFFICULT TIME’ THEY’VE HAD OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS

    The pair revealed that they have been missing the "much loved" late Prince Philip, whose death had a profound impact on them.

    Following Prince Philip's death in April, Gert's Royal Replies posted a note they received from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in response to the condolences the royal duo received.

    The reply was sent in an envelope adorned with a royal mail stamp and the Kensington Palace logo. The envelope also included a typed note, which featured a black border to represent mourning.

    "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh," the note read.

    It continued: "Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly moved by the many thoughtful messages they have received in recent weeks.

    "They will all miss their much loved grandfather and great-grandfather, but your message has provided great comfort at this difficult time."

    Read more here.

  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE HARRY’S POLO MATCH SHOWED ‘FUN SIDE’ FROM PAST – BUT MEGHAN MARKLE’S A NOTABLE ABSENCE, BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT SAYS

    The grinning Duke of Sussex was surrounded by pals including Argentine polo player and Sentebale ambassador Nacho Figueras during the match, which triggered the "fun side" from his past, according to a body language expert.

    Harry has often been vocal about negative triggers in his life but this polo match "appears to trigger his relaxed and happier side as he throws himself into the sport that he has always loved" according to Judi James.

    The body language expert told Fabulous: "This is Harry appearing in his own solo success story, scoring twice and helping to lift the trophy and clearly adoring the company of at least one friend from the old days."

    Read the article in full here.

    Prince Harry posed alongside Sentebale ambassador Nacho Figueras as they beamed with happiness
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    WHO IS THE CAST OF THE PRINCE?

    Along with Orlando Bloom, the cast behind the voices include:

    • Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte
    • Alan Cumming as Owen
    • Frances de la Tour as Queen Elizabth
    • Gary Janetti as Prince George
    • Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle
    • Iwan Rheon as Prince William
    • Dan Stevens as Prince Charles
    • Samuel Barnett as Douglass

    The first 12 episodes of The Prince are available to watch on HBO Max but it is unknown if the show will have a second season.

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE LOSE 700,000 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS IN A YEAR – AS WILLIAM AND KATE GAIN 1MILLION

    This is a Sun exclusive.

    Fans are leaving the @sussexroyal account following the couple’s public attacks on the Royal Family after Megxit.

    Figures obtained by The Sun also reveal just 66 per cent of the Sussexes’ 10.1million Instagram followers are thought to be people.

    Some three million are likely bots that “mass follow” big-name accounts, according to data from analysts Hypeauditor.

    William and Kate now have 13 million followers.

    Read more here.

    INSIDER CLAIM MEGHAN MARKLE 'DIDN'T LISTEN' TO CAMILLA'S ADVICE

    Meghan and Harry's royal exit is still making headlines as "Finding Freedom", the unauthorised biography by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand makes more shocking claims about the row.

    It is reported that Meghan felt isolated within The Firm from very early on, and Camilla Parker Bowles tried to offer some advice to the Duchess of Sussex.

    A source said: “She doesn’t want to see anyone struggling, and she is fond of Meghan."

    A friend of the Duchess of Sussex also said:

    “Much like Meghan, Camilla had experienced a lot of negative press and hostility from courtiers due to her relationship with Charles when he was still married to Diana.

    “She was very sensitive to Meghan and provided her with support, advising her to ride out the storm and that it would all pass—but ultimately Meghan didn’t listen.”

    KATE MIDDLETON TO MISS OUT ON TRADITIONAL ROYAL HONOUR ON HER 40TH BIRTHDAY

    It is yet unclear what celebrations Kate has in mind for her landmark birthday, or if she will keep it low-key like Meghan.

    While this year The Duchess of Cambridge had her birthday in the middle of lockdown on January 9, meaning she had to do something quiet, next year she will be missing out on one particular honour.

    This is that The Duchess will not hear the traditional chimes of Westminister Abbey when she celebrates her 40th birthday. This is due to changes rung in to cut costs.

    It is normal for the senior royals to hear the bells ringing at the Abbey on their birthdays, with Camilla Parker Bowles included among them.

    But the bells have not rung at the Abbey since April 2020 due to the pandemic.

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE NERVOUS ABOUT ‘CHALLENGING THE SYSTEM’ – NEW BOOK CLAIMS

    In an extract taken from the couple's unauthorised biography, Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess were said to be "afraid of the consequences" of speaking out against the monarchy.

    It reads: "There were so many things they were unable to say [before]."

    While the biography was published last year, it was re-released this month.

    Meghan and Harry have made it clear the authors of the book do not speak for them.

    PRINCESS EUGENIE URGED TO 'STAY RIGHT OUT OF' MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY'S ROYAL RIFT

    It's believed that Princess Eugenie could act as a peacemaker between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the royals, but royal commentator Charles Rae has warned he's is not sure if there is anything she could do to repair the rift.

    Charles said to the Express: "Best of luck to her. I mean, that’s a hell of a mountain she’s got to climb.

    "Eugenie gets on well with other members of the Royal Family.

    "I mean what could she possibly say to the Queen and other members of the Royal Family that would smooth that path.

    "This rift is not going to go away.

    "If I were poor old Eugenie I’d stay right out of it and just not try and do anything.

    "I’m not actually sure if there’s anything she could do."

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      THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TEAMS UP WITH MONTY DON FOR GARDENERS’ WORLD ROYAL SPECIAL

      THE Duchess of Cornwall is teaming up with Monty Don for A Gardeners' World Royal special.

      The Duchess, 74, will appear on this week's show as Monty, 66, shows her round Longmeadow. The pair will chat about her long standing love of gardening and what she most enjoys growing as they explore the Jewel Garden.

      At one point, the Duchess discusses how important gardens and gardening can be for our wellbeing, especially over the course of the past 18 months and numerous lockdowns.

      She says: "I think gardens got people through Covid, they realised how special a garden was and what they could do with it,they could become inventive, even if they hadn’t before they could start growing vegetables.

      "It was a sort of spiritual experience for them, they discovered a sort of affinity with the soil – you can go into a garden and you can completely lose yourself, you don’t have to think about anything else. You’re surrounded by nature, you’ve got birds singing, you’ve got bees buzzing about – there is something very healing about gardens."

      Read more here.

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      EXPLAINED: WHAT IS SENTEBALE?

      Harry set up Sentebale, in memory of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in Lesotho in 2006 to help vulnerable children in southern Africa affected by extreme poverty, inequality, and the HIV/Aids epidemic.

      The Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup was postponed last year because of the pandemic.

      Harry said he was “thrilled” to be supporting Sentebale in person and his donation was one of several he planned to make to charitable organisations.

      The duke said in a statement: “Our refocused mission at Sentebale is about addressing the most-immediate needs of vulnerable children in southern Africa, helping them access vital health services, receive necessary care, and build skills to be more resilient and self-sufficient in the future.”

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      HARRY’S ‘LIFELONG PASSION FOR SPORTS’

      Sport has been a lifelong passion of Prince Harry’s, with the royal setting up the Invictus Games in 2014.

      The event for wounded service personnel sees thousands of fans flock in from over 20 countries.

      In an inspiring speech about Invictus athletes in 2019, Harry said: “I think, in the last five years, these guys have completely changed how we view disability, how we view mental health. This is all them.

      “We merely created a platform in order for them to shine and it’s genuinely been one of the greatest honours of my life to get to know all you guys and to see you through this process.

      “We’ve had some laughs, we’ve had some tears, and I can’t ever thank you enough for the impact that you have had across the world, to be able to create better understanding for those people who put the uniform on.”

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      SUSSEXES ‘ARE SO RESENTFUL THEY WANT TO BRING QUEEN AND ROYAL FAMILY DOWN’, BLAST EXPERTS

      Author Angela Levin blasted the couple as being “so resentful they want to bring Her Majesty and the Royal Family down”, making sure they are the “victims”.

      The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, are said to be less than impressed with the way the Firm dealt with their explosive allegations during their Oprah Winfrey interview.

      The Palace said it would investigate claims of racism and conversations regarding the colour of son Archie’s skin within the family.

      But Harry and Meghan believe the monarch, 95, did not take “full ownership” of the issues raised and “little” has been done since, according to People.

      Author Angela Levin described the latest savage aim at the Queen’s “recollections may vary” comment as “absolutely outrageous”.

      She told Talk Radio: “I think it is beyond disgusting actually.”

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