Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess 'demands Palace PROVE she's a bully by showing her smoking gun emails and texts'

MEGHAN Markle has demanded Buckingham Palace PROVE she's a bully by showing her texts and emails, according to a report.

The Duchess of Sussex is subject of a Palace "review" into alleged behaviour during her time in the UK in which a formal complaint was made accusing her of bullying and undermining staff.

Some employees are said to have been so upset by their alleged treatment that they were left "shaking in fear" and at least two were reported to have been forced out of their jobs by Meghan.

The duchess denies the bullying allegations and lawyers acting on her behalf previously branded them “a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation”.

This weekend the Palace changed its mind about an in-house inquiry and decided to bring in independent external investigators as one royal source told The Sunday Times "the actual worst incidences haven’t come out".

Now, according to the Mail on Sunday, the Duchess has demanded to see Palace evidence of her alleged bullying behaviour, reportedly requesting “documents, emails or text messages” relating to the case.

For full details and analysis of the sensational interview, follow our live blog below.

  • Debbie White

    DIVORCE CLAIMS FROM MEGHAN'S ESTRANGED SISTER, SAMANTHA

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are allegedly "heading for divorce" after their Oprah interview, Meghan's estranged sister has sensationally claimed.

    Samantha Markle – who has absolutely no relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – claims their marriage can only be saved with "extensive counselling".

    There is no evidence to suggest Meghan and Harry are heading for divorce, with the Duchess of Sussex telling Oprah how happy they were during their interview last week.

    But Meghan's half-sister Samantha, who shares the Duchess's dad Thomas Markle, told TMZ: "I see it ending in divorce. Unless they get extensive counselling and can agree to work on being honest, to work on apologies to everyone that they've damaged in the course of this bull in a China shop, two-year spiel.

    "Nothing about this has been honest and the damage to the royals has been massive – especially now."

    Samantha Markle has claimed Meghan and Harry are heading for divorce – despite the couple attesting to their strong relationship while chatting to Oprah Winfrey
  • John Hall

    HOW MUCH DID THE SUSSEXES' WEDDING COST?

    It's estimated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day cost £32million – covering everything from the cost of security and catering to Meghan's stunning Givenchy gown featuring a 15ft veil embroidered with flowers.

    The pair invited 2,640 members of the public to their 2018 wedding, including 1,200 people who had demonstrated strong leadership in their communities.

    Meghan Markle’s aunt and cousin – members of her family who also weren’t invited to the nuptials – were spotted celebrating the event at Burger King.

    Theresa and Nick even wore cardboard crowns to mark the big occasion.

  • John Hall

    MORE ON SUSSEXES' SECRET WEDDING CONTROVERSY

    In the Church of England, weddings require at least two witnesses, and the public must have "unrestricted access" to the ceremony so objections can be lodged.

    And a couple who are already married cannot do so again – unless something was wrong with the first marriage.

    Experts have said any ceremony that took place between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is unlikely to have been legally binding.

    The law also states that Church of England weddings must take place in “a certified place of worship” and cannot be conducted outside.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in front of 600 guests at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018 – with their big day including a carriage procession and blooming flower arch.

  • John Hall

    WEDDING VOW ROW – SECRET NUPTIALS DIDN'T HAPPEN

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's backyard wedding "did not take place" claims a vicar, who said he discussed the event in a phone call with the Archbishop of Canterbury's office.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey they had secretly married "in our backyard" several days before the expensive and lavish public ceremony at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.

    Newcastle vicar Rev Mark Edwards, who was flooded with private wedding requests during the Covid lockdown, contacted the Archbishop's office after the claims to "get some clarity" on the church's policy.

    The vicar at St Matthew’s Church, in Dinnington, and St Cuthbert’s Church, in Brunswick, said he was told by a Lambeth Palace staff member that “Justin does not do private weddings. Meghan is an American, she does not understand.”

    Rev Edwards said the person he spoke to then told him: “Justin had a private conversation with the couple in the garden about the wedding, but I can assure you, no wedding took place until the televised national event.”

  • John Hall

    ACCUSED OF 'TREASON'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's behaviour has been accused of "verging on treasonous" by one of the Queen's closest aides, writes The Sunday Times.

    The paper quotes another Palace source saying the couple had committed "an incredible act of disloyalty", while the anger it's prompted was dubbed "manna from heaven for republicans" keen to dump the British monarchy.

  • Debbie White

    PEACE TALKS YET TO START BETWEEN WARRING PRINCES HARRY AND WILLIAM

    The huge rift between Princes William and Harry is so deep that it is “unthinkable” they will reunite for the unveiling of a memorial to their mum Princess Diana, sources say.

    The royal brothers are “as far apart as it’s possible to be” after Harry accused the Royal Family of racism and Meghan blasted William’s wife Kate in their bombshell Oprah Winfrey TV interview.

    The once-close siblings have barely spoken to each other for more than a year but are said to have exchanged texts following the shock accusations.

    William, 38, and Harry, 36, both want to see the statue of their mum unveiled at Kensington Palace in July and sources close to William says he would welcome it if his brother made it to the ceremony.

    But sources say a friendly reunion in front of the cameras is impossible in the current climate.

  • Debbie White

    WHY DOESN'T MEGHAN LIKE DONALD TRUMP?

    Meghan Markle detailed why she didn't like Donald Trump in a 2016 interview on talk show The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore ahead of his election win, saying, "of course, Trump is divisive, think about female voters alone, right?"

    And she took further veiled shots at Trump "over scary and intimidating voter suppression tactics" in a chat with Gloria Steinem.

    In August 2020 she said: "You think: 'you know, it’s not worth it.' You decide to step out of line and relinquish your right to vote.

    "That’s bad enough, but then there's a ripple effect because whoever is in the back of the line says, 'Whatever they did to them…I don't want that to happen to me.'

    "That, I think, is so frightening. But I wonder how we circumvent that and how we get people to feel empowered."

  • Debbie White

    DONALD TRUMP – MEGHAN 'NO GOOD'

    Donald Trump fears he would be “cancelled like Piers Morgan” if he were to “say anything negative about Meghan Markle”.

    The former US President said he always thought the Duchess of Sussex was "no good" but feared speaking out following her tell-all interview with Oprah.

    Trump's senior adviser, Jason Miller, made the startling revelation while appearing on the War Room podcast, hosted by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

    When discussing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Opran Winfrey, Miller relayed his boss's thoughts.

    Miller said: "He's like, 'yeah, she's no good. I said that and now everybody's seeing it. But you realise if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get cancelled. Look at Piers'."

    Donald Trump is worried about Meghan Markle
  • John Hall

    PALACE SOURCES SLAM 'SOPRAH' & 'SUSSEX CIRCUS'

    A royal insider has slammed the painful timing of the Sussexes' interview with Oprah Winfrey – brutally coinciding with the Duke of Edinburgh's lengthy hospitalisation.

    The unnamed source told The Sunday Times: "The question nobody seems able to answer is what are the Sussexes trying to achieve with this?

    "We don't know what they want. If you think the Queen is great, then why are you trying to trash everything she and the family stand for?"

    The Times writes that the interview was slammed as "Soprah" and "the Sussex circus" by 'appalled courtiers'.

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN MARKLE TOLD PIERS MORGAN 'I WANT TO BE PRES'

    In 2015, Meghan Markle reportedly told Piers Morgan: "As a kid, I wanted to be either the president or a news broadcaster like you".

    Former editor of The Times, Sir Simon Jenkins has said: "Her friends and associates affirm that she is a political animal. Such is her fame, she could perfectly well follow a route taken by a certain Ronald Reagan."

    But the Mail of Sunday reports that Meghan's involvement in politics could be problematic.

    It is likely she would have to renounce her Royal title if she wanted to hold public office as it would because it cross the US oath of allegiance.

  • John Hall

    GEORGE, CHARLOTTE AND LOUIS SWEET MOTHER'S DAY CARDS FOR 'GRANNY DIANA'

    Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis paid tribute to their "Granny Diana" on Mother's Day, saying: "Papa is missing you."

    Kensington Palace shared poignant pics of cards made by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three kids on social media.

    In a heartbreaking note, written on green paper, Prince George, seven, wrote: "Dear Granny Diana. Happy Mother's Day. I love you very much and think of you always."

    Princess Charlotte, five, wrote in a pink card with a colourful heart drawn on the front: "Dear Granny Diana. I am thinking of you on Mother's Day.

    "I love you very much. Papa is missing you. Lots of love Charlotte. xxx."

  • Debbie White

    FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES – MORE ON MEGHAN'S PRESIDENTIAL HOPES

    Historically Meghan Markle, who has a number of friends in political circles, has been vocal about the importance of democracy.

    Before becoming involved with Prince Harry and the Royals, Meghan attacked former US President Donald Trump, dubbing him "misogynistic" and "divisive".

    She is also close with Jessica Mulroney – daughter-in-law of ex Canadian PM, Brian Mulroney.

    She's also friendly with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, plus Meghan and Harry have forged close friendship with Barack and Michelle Obama.

    And a few years ago, rumours circulated that Meghan had once confided in a friend that her ultimate goal was to become President. According to sources, she admitted the ambitious goal after beginning her relationship with Harry.

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN MARKLE FOR US PRES… CONTINUED

    The Labour member, who the Mail said was from Tony Blair's administration and with strong links to Washington DC, claimed Meghan was currently networking among senior Democrats.

    They said she had a view of fundraising for president, adding: "The Blairite, internationalist and Democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan's political ambitions and potential backers."

    If Meghan did succeed she would be the US' first ever female president and only the second ever non-white president after Barack Obama.

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN MARKLE WOULD 'SERIOUSLY CONSIDER RUNNING FOR US PRESIDENT' – REPORTS

    Ambitious Meghan Markle would "seriously consider running for US president" if she and Prince Harry ditched their royal titles, say repeated reports.

    "One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics," an insider close to the couple reportedly told Vanity Fair's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl in September 2020.

    "I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president," she added.

    Fast-forward to this month, and a senior member of the Labour party has said the 39-year-old wants to climb the ranks in US politics with a view of standing as a Democrat in 2024 when current president Joe Biden will be 82.

    The Mail on Sunday reported she was preparing a bid to become America's first female president following the failed bid of Hilary Clinton several years ago.

  • John Hall

    MORE ON THE SUSSEXES' ROAD TO RICHES

    Financial experts at money.co.uk have provided insights as to how the celeb couple could rake in the cash they are no longer earning from the royal family.

    • Social media – The couple currently has 10.3million followers and if they chose to cooperate in brand deals, their earnings could reach in excess of $34,000 (£24,000) per POST.
    • Commercial partnership – They could boost their income through brand partnerships. For example, sportswear giant Nike is estimated to have paid Michael Jordan a mammoth $1.3billion (£927million) since 1984.
    • Book deals – The public would be more than willing to splash some cash on a tell-all book. In 2017, Barack and Michelle Obama signed a deal with Penguin Random House which, at the time, was said to have been sold for more than $60million (£42million).
    • TV and Film – From behind the camera as producers to fronting their own films, and maybe making cameos for some of their Hollywood friends could prove seriously lucrative for the couple.
    • Public speaking circuit – With their level of fame, they could potentially charge upwards of $1million (£713,000) for each appearance.
    • John Hall

      HARRY & MEGHAN '£100MILLION COUPLE'

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's net worth is thought to have soared to "nearly £100million", according to an estimate in The Times.

      The paper says that their luxury nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in California has tripled in value since they bought it for about £10million ($14.65million) last June.

      The Times adds: "They have a deal with Spotify to deliver podcasts which is said to be worth £18million, as well as several other potential sources of income."

      Harry is assumed to have at least £23million of inheritance assets from his mum, the late Princess Diana, and his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother.

    • John Hall

      PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE'S MONTECITO ESTATE INVADED BY INTRUDER

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had a trespasser caught at their Montecito home not once, but twice over the Christmas period.

      Law enforcement sources told TMZ a 37-year-old man named Nickolas Brooks was first caught trespassing at the home on Christmas Eve.

      Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officers reportedly let him off with a warning.

      However, Brooks reportedly showed up on the property again on December 26 – when he was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

    • John Hall

      PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE'S MONTECITO ESTATE INVADED BY INTRUDER

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had a trespasser caught at their Montecito home not once, but twice over the Christmas period.

      Law enforcement sources told TMZ a 37-year-old man named Nickolas Brooks was first caught trespassing at the home on Christmas Eve.

      Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officers reportedly let him off with a warning.

      However, Brooks reportedly showed up on the property again on December 26 – when he was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

    • John Hall

      PRINCE CHARLES’ PAL ACCUSES PRINCE HARRY OF ‘F***ING HYPOCRISY’ FOR CLAIMING HE WAS ‘CUT OFF FINANCIALLY’ FROM FAMILY

      PRINCE Charles' pal has blasted Prince Harry for "f***ing hypocrisy" after the Duke claimed his dad had cut him off financially in his bombshell interview with Oprah.

      It comes as the Royal Family is still reeling from Harry and his wife Meghan Markle's wide-ranging TV chat which laid bare their rift with the Palace.

      Harry moaned in the interview that his family "literally cut me off financially" after he and Meghan stepped back as working Royals. Despite this, the Sussexes have an estimated net worth of around £100million, according to a report from the Evening Standard.

      And the couple's initial announcement they were stepping back from the Royal Family last year included a statement they wanted to stand on their own feet with their finances.

      "What f***ing hypocrisy. When Harry and Meghan left last year, they wanted to become ‘financially independent’," the source said.

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