Prince Harry and Meghan Markle latest news – 'Crazy' US move 'will backfire on Royal couple', plus Queen's OCD hell

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are at risk of losing their royal status, as the "crazy" US move may backfire on the couple, claims an expert.

Royal expert Marlene Koenig branded Harry's decision to live in LA as “crazy” as she said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become celebrities as opposed to royals.

Meanwhile, The Queen suffered crippling OCD as a child, a book claims, as Her Majesty said she only felt safe when she knew things were in order.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's neighbours in upmarket Montecito are 'super annoyed' by the paparazzi presence, reports claim.

According to TMZ, the couple's new Santa Barbara neighbours feel their “privacy is being compromised” by the paparazzi presence hoping to get a glimpse of the family.

Prince Harry is also 'frustrated' that he can't visit his family in Balmoral because of coronavirus restrictions.

The publication reports helicopters have been circling the area up to four times a day and claim Harry and Meghan's “mere presence is driving folks wild”.

After quitting the Royal Family in January, the couple temporarily moved to Canada before fleeing to LA before the coronavirus crisis took hold.

Follow for all the latest news on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry below…

  • WHAT ARE MEGHAN'S NICKNAMES?

    Future king Prince Charles is said to call his daughter-in-law Tungsten, inspired by the tough metal known for its robustness.

    She also has a number of other nicknames, including being called “Flower” by mum Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

    Meghan revealed that she’s known to many as MM and also wrote in her now-defunct blog The Tig that some people called her M&M.

    Meanwhile, Harry tried to get Meghan’s attention when they had an Invictus Games Reception at Australia House by calling her “Meg.”

  • CONSTANT DRONES AND HELICOPTERS ANNOYING SUSSEXES' NEIGHBOURS

    It has been reported that paparazzi are on a constant lookout, even from the sky via drones and helicopters, to catch a glimpse of Meghan and Harry.

    It is now claimed that the neighbours are annoyed by the constant hovering of paparazzi in the locality.

    According to TMZ, residents of Montecito, a small town outside Santa Barbara, are not happy with the rise of paparazzi, helicopters, and tourists in the region. 

    The couple hasn't even been spotted in the public yet but their “mere presence is driving folks wild” due to helicopters circling around the neighbourhood up to four times a day.

  • PRINCE GEORGE WATCHES DAD WILLIAM ON GROUSE SHOOT

    Prince George has been taken along on a grouse shoot by his father while on a family holiday in Scotland.

    The seven-year-old watched as Prince William, 38, and other senior royals spent the morning bagging birds in Corgarff, a short drive from Balmoral, on Saturday.

    It is not the first time that the young prince has watched a shooting party from the sidelines.

    And it shows that George, the third in line to the throne, will very much be brought up in the country sports tradition that the royals enjoy.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY PLANT FORGET-ME-NOTS FOR DIANA

    Harry and Meghan planted Forget-Me-Nots in honour of Princess Diana’s memory yesterday during a visit to the Assistance League Preschool Learning Center in Los Angeles.

    The pair spent the morning with children replanting their garden – planting Diana’s favourite flowers on the date of her birthday.

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    The children of our Preschool Learning Center got a wonderful surprise when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited yesterday! ❤️ In addition to helping the children replant the Preschool Learning Center's garden, they spent time with them, sharing their appreciation for nature and helping to instill the importance of healthy eating. We truly appreciate their time and care for our students. 🌱 For more than 100 years, @assistanceleagueoflosangeles has been providing early education services to children in need. Our nationally-accredited preschool instructs 40 students from low-income L.A. families.#AssistLA100 #AssistLAtogether #dukeandduchess #dukeandduchessofsussex #harryandmeghan #LosAngeles #VolunteerLAPhotos by @msayles

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  • WILLIAM'S OLD AIR AMBULANCE IN NEAR MISS WITH CHOPPER FROM HARRY'S OLD BASE

    Prince William's old air ambulance was in a crash scare with a chopper from brother Harry's former base.

    The rescue helicopter ended up on a near collision course with the Army Air Corps Apache, which had just taken off and was doing 115mph.

    The crew of the Army chopper halted its climb and the air ambulance passed just 300ft above it at 140mph over the airfield in Wattisham, Suffolk.

    The East Anglian Air Ambulance was flying from its base at Cambridge airport to an incident in Ipswich. William flew the same EC145 helicopter between 2015 and 2017. Harry spent three years as an Apache pilot based at Wattisham.

    A report by the UK Airprox Board said air traffic controllers had given permission for the air ambulance to fly through the military zone at Wattisham.

    Controllers also allowed the Apache to take off and only informed its two-man crew of the possible presence of the air ambulance when they were in the air.

  • SANTA BARBARA IS A BETTER FIT FOR THE ROYALS

    Meghan and Harry originally landed in Los Angeles but later found that Santa Barbara was a perfect fit for themselves.

    One source added: “Harry doesn’t know the area well at all, but so far so good. Santa Barbara is more his scene than L.A.

    “He has the freedom and space he needs. Harry was extremely unhappy in L.A.”

    According to the insider, Los Angeles had too many tourists looking for celebrities for the former royal to feel at home and at ease, but he feels there’s less of that in the area his family is living in now.

    Harry likes the “peaceful and chill” vibe of Montecito, they added.

  • HARRY CAN’T WAIT TO TEACH ARCHIE TO PLAY RUGBY

    He said that he can’t wait until the 15-month-old is old enough to learn to play rugby.

    “What I need is a few mini rugby balls that I can then get Archie involved with the game because at the moment it’s impossible to find any.

    “I’ve got a little space outside, which I’m fortunate enough to have, so I need to get him playing some Rugby League.

    “I’m just unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son be able to be outside because I know so many people just haven’t had that opportunity in the last five months.”

  • ARCHIE IS HARRY AND MEGHAN'S NO.1 PRIORITY

    Prince Harry has said that his son Archie is his “number one priority.”

    Speaking on a call last week, the Duke of Sussex said: “Our little man is our number one priority.

    “But our work after that is the second priority.

    “We’re just trying to do everything we can to do our part to make the world a better place.”

  • QUEEN WANTS TO 'GO BACK TO NORMAL'

    The Queen is “very keen to return to normal” and “wants to get back to work in London”, an insider has claimed.

    According to Vanity Fair, Her Majesty would normally return from Balmoral in October and go straight to Buckingham Palace – but this year, The Queen and Prince Philip will reportedly go back to their Windsor home where they were in lockdown in March.

    An insider told the magazine: “The Queen loves Windsor, it’s where she is most comfortable and so it makes sense for her to be there.

    “But she also needs to be back in London for certain things and the plan is for her to commute as and when she needs to.”

  • QUEEN SUFFERS WITH OCD, IT’S CLAIMED

    The Queen suffered crippling OCD as a child, a book claims.

    Her Majesty, 94, said she only felt safe when she knew things were in order.

    Her late teacher, Marion Crawford, said the Queen would arrange her pencils into perfectly straight, equally spaced lines. She displayed similar behaviour with her lunch plates.

    In her book The Governess, author Wendy Holden writes: “Marion, whose training encompassed child psychology, now realised she was looking at obsessive compulsion.

    “This cosseted, regularised environment was the very last place she had expected to find it.

    ‘Why do you do that?’ she asked Elizabeth.

    “The princess looked up, staring at her with candid blue eyes.

    ‘Because it makes me feel safe.’

  • SNAP OF MEGHAN AND HARRY COULD BE WORTH £188,000

    After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals earlier this year, moving to California via Canada, they moved into their new $14 million nine-bedroom mansion in Santa Barbara.

    A paparazzi shot of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry somewhere on a beach near their new mansion in Santa Barbara, California might be valued at anything from £188,000, according to the Daily Star.

    After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines at the start of the year with their announcement that they intended to step down as working royals and divide their time between the UK and America, news came that the couple had purchased a home in Santa Barbara worth a reported £11mil.

  • HARRY VOWS TO FLY HOME FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP

    PRINCE Harry says that only coronavirus has stopped him from returning to the UK – as he vowed to fly home for the Rugby League World Cup.

    The Duke of Sussex, 35, joined a Zoom call with staff and volunteers from the Rugby Football League to mark the sport's 125th birthday.

    To mark the occasion, Prince Harry joined players, coaches and volunteers from the game to host a special virtual Zoom quiz.

    Speaking from his Santa Barbara mansion, The Duke of Sussex said: “We've got a whole Rugby League world cup coming next year.

    “I definitely plan on coming back. I would have been back already had it not been for Covid.”

  • HARRY AND WILLIAM 'WOULDN'T HAVE FALLEN OUT' IF DIANA WAS ALIVE

    Prince Harry and Prince William “wouldn't have fallen out so badly” if Princess Diana was alive because she would have “quickly found a resolution”, her former royal bodyguard has claimed.

    Speaking to Vanity Fair, Ken Wharf claimed Princess Diana “wouldn't have allowed” a disagreement between the brothers to “escalate” because she valued Prince Harry and Prince William's close relationship.

    Discussing Megxit, the former royal protection officer said: “She’d have quickly instigated a resolution.

    “I don’t think Harry and Meghan would have left Kensington Palace if Diana was still around.”

  • HARRY'S 'CRAZY' MOVE TO US COULD BACKFIRE, SAYS EXPERT

    Prince Harry is at risk of losing his royal status and taking on a celebrity persona with his wife, Meghan Markle, as the two set up new lives in the US, an expert has suggested.

    Royal expert Marlene Koenig branded Harry's decision to live in LA as “crazy” as she said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become celebrities as opposed to royals.

  • PRINCESS DIANA: WHEN DID SHE DIE?

    Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash in Paris 23 years ago after she stole the hearts of the British public.

    The People's Princess was 36 years old when she died, meaning it would have been her 59th birthday yesterday.

    Read more about Diana here.

  • ROYALS REACH BALMORAL – WITHOUT HARRY AND MEGS

    Prince William, 38, and wife Kate, 38, arrived to Balmoral with their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – on Friday, excited to spend time with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

    Despite the ongoing family feud, Harry and Meghan were invited for the summertime gathering and even originally accepted the invitation in March.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY 'TO BE OFFERED DEAL WITH SPOTIFY PODCASTS'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to be offered a million-pound mega deal with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts, it's reported.

    The couple could record chats about their lifestyle as part of a new tie-up with the music streaming giant.

    Sources say bosses at the platform are prepared to make a seven-figure offer, the Mirror reports.

    It comes after the platform signed former US First Lady Michelle Obama, who has since recorded a series of podcasts touching on topics ranging from friendships to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Insiders at Spotify said Meghan will be able to “name her price”.

  • JESSICA MULRONEY DELETES SHOT OF MARKLE WITH HER SON

    Meghan Markle's pal Jessica Mulroney posted a throwback shot of her son at the Duchess' wedding, before promptly deleting it.

    Mulroney, who is a long-time friend of Markle, posted the picture with the caption: “I see this and pure joy.”

    The mum-of-three posted the photo of her son carrying Meghan's veil which was taken at her May 2018 wedding on Thursday.

    However, she has since deleted the snap.

  • MEGHAN MET JAMEELA JAMIL AFTER SHE CALLED ANDREW A 'PAEDO'

    Meghan is believed to have met with new friend Jameela Jamil a day after the actress called Prince Andrew a paedophile on Twitter.

    Jameela, 34, and singer boyfriend James Blake, 31, are understood to have gone to the ­Sussexes’ Montecito home on August 23.

    A day earlier British Jameela referred to Harry’s uncle Andrew as the Royal Family’s “alleged resident pedo” in a Twitter rant defending Meghan.

    A source claimed: “Jameela and James drove up to Montecito from Los Angeles and spent time with Meghan and Harry.

    “They also had a stroll on the beach but Meghan and Harry didn’t venture out with them.”

    Read the full story here.

  • MEGHAN'S TOO BUSY 'PAINTING AND DECORATING HOME'

    A source has said that 35-year-old Prince Harry is “frustrated that he can’t make” it to Balmoral because he hasn’t been able to see his family in months.

    Meanwhile, Meghan, 39, reportedly has no issues with staying home.

    The insider said: “[She] doesn’t feel like she’s missing out.

    “She’s been too busy decorating their new Montecito mansion.”

  • HARRY IS 'UPSET' ABOUT MISSING OUT ON BALMORAL TRIP

    Prince Harry is “upset” to be missing out on a visit to Balmoral Castle with his family – but Meghan Markle doesn’t mind being absent, according to an insider.

    Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, along with their kids, all took a trip to the Scottish estate to see the Queen for the first time in months.

    Read the full story here.

  • 'DOWN-TO-EARTH' MEG SPOTTED ON FOOD SHOP

    Shortly after Megxit was announced in January, Meghan Markle flew back to Canada to be reunited with baby Archie and kept a low profile for a few months.

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    Aww such a nice and rare picture to wake up to! 🌸 Thank you to those who sent me this image via messages. It is a photo of Meghan in Canada, January 2020 at the checkout line at @wholefoodsbc 🇨🇦. According to the person who took it: Meghan approached her friend who was carrying an ergo baby carrier and said “your baby is so adorable” and mentioned them having the same baby carrier☺️. Meghan was described as “super low key and down to earth”. For those having doubts you can actually see her security detail behind her! 😉 This photo originated from a twitter account called @__mrswrigs. #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #royalfamily #britishroyals #royals #princeharry

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    Although the Duchess was rarely pictured in that time, a royal fan claims to have run into Meghan in a Whole Foods near the £11m mansion where she was staying with Archie and Harry.

    Sharing a photo of a woman at the checkout (which they claim to be Meghan) on Instagram, the royal fan said the Duchess approached their friend because she had the same baby carrier for Archie.

    Describing her as “down-to-earth”, the caption reads: “Meghan approached her friend who was carrying an ergo baby carrier and said “your baby is so adorable” and mentioned them having the same baby carrier.”

  • MEGHAN HAS HER OWN VERB

    She may have lost her HRH title when she stepped back from the Royal Family – but now Meghan Markle has something arguably more impressive.

    The Duchess of Sussex's name has been turned into a verb meaning to "value yourself and mental health" and “leave situations” when it all gets too much.

    The new “verb” was first shared on Twitter and posted on Instagram by actress, body positivity activist and former Radio One DJ Jameela Jamil – who was included in Meghan's 'Forces for Change' issue of British Vogue.

    The faux-dictionary definition of the verb reads: “To value yourself and mental health enough to up and leave a room/ situation / environment in which your authentic self is not welcomed or wanted.

    “Person A: Where's Ryan? Person B: Oh, he Meghan Markled.”

    This weekend The Sun exclusively revealed Jameela had been invited to Meghan's new Santa Barbara mansion.

  • MEGHAN WAS 'ALWAYS A LEADER', FORMER TEACHER SAYS

    Meghan Markle's teacher has revealed how she was a “leader among school friends” and always “stood up for the underdog”.

    Ilise Faye – who taught the Duchess of Sussex until she was 13 years old – opened up about her classroom memories of the young royal in a documentary which aired last year.

    She said: “Meghan was one of those children that would stand up for underdog.

    “She would stand up for what she believed in, and she was a leader among her friends, her peer group.”

    The teacher added: “School was important to her, learning was important and she had a voice.”

  • PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON 'ROLLED OUT RED CARPET' FOR MEGHAN MARKLE

    Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly “rolled out the red carpet” for Meghan Markle when she joined the Royal Family, sources close to the couple have claimed.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, the insiders claimed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “welcomed Meghan with open arms” and invited her to their Norfolk home Amner Hall – where Kate reportedly cooked vegan meals for her then future sister-in-law.

    The insiders hit back at claims made by the co-author of bombshell biography Finding Freedom that Kate “purposefully snubbed” Meghan at the Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey in March.

    The source said: “It's just completely wrong to suggest they didn't talk and plain wrong to say the Cambridges weren't welcoming.

    “How can you say they weren't warm or welcoming when they hosted Meghan for Christmas, invited her into their totally private inner sanctum at Anmer Hall and did everything they could to make her feel at home? They personally cooked her favourite vegan food, they couldn't have been more welcoming.”

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