Meghan Markle news — Harry & Meg award will 'deepen rift' with Royal Family as it 'accuses them of racism' says expert | The Sun

THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex could see the so-called rift with the royals worsen if they accept a human rights award, an expert claims. 

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be honoured for taking a stance against "structural racism" in the Royal Family at a glitzy bash by receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope award.

The prestigious gong celebrates “exemplary leaders” who have demonstrated “an unwavering commitment” to social change.

But speaking to GB News, royal expert Jennie Bond said that taking the major gong would put the couple in an "awkward position".

Ms Bond told the channel that the "rift" between the King Charles and the pair would deepen if they accept the award – as it would be seen as "a tacit accusation" of racism within the firm.

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  • Shanine Bruder

    Harry accepting award risks deepening rift with Royal Family

    Prince Harry risks deepening the rift with the royal family by accepting a human rights award for tackling racism, according to Jennie Bond.

    The royal expert’s comments come after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were awarded the Ripple of Hope award from the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights organisation.

    Ms Bond told GB News: “It’s put the Sussexes in a rather difficult position, I think.

    “Do they say no, we don’t want to even acknowledge that you’re offering this award? Do we go and accept it in person? Perhaps the middle way of just accepting it, but not turning up, is something.

    “I think if they do go along and accept this award on a public stage, yeah, it’s going to make things even worse, the rift could be even deeper.”

  • Shanine Bruder

    In pictures: The Queen Consort enjoys a Teddy Bears picnic

    Camilla was pictured enjoying a very special picnic yesterday, as she delivered hundreds of Paddington Bears and cuddly toys to children who are supported by Barnardos.

    All the donations were left in tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

    The Queen Consort spent her afternoon with children and staff from the charity, as they enjoyed marmalade sandwiches and listened to the story of ‘Paddington takes a bath’.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Exact date Meghan and Harry’s £88m Netflix documentary will be released

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s highly anticipated docuseries will be available to watch in just a matter of weeks.

    The Netflix show, which gives an insight into the couples “love story”, will air on December 8, 2022, according to Page Six.

    It also reported sources said the show was set to be called “Chapters”, but the couple are believed to have changed their mind.

    The new title has not yet been made public.

    Read the full story here.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Where to find Meghan Markle’s podcast

    Meghan Markle has ventured into the popular world of podcasting as she hosts Archetypes – her very own show.

    Listeners can find Archetypes exclusively on Spotify for free.

    Meghan’s latest episode was released yesterday.

    Will you be tuning in?

  • Shanine Bruder

    Fans are waiting in anticipation to listen to Meghan’s next podcast

    Fans of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast are eager to tune in after her latest guest Amanda Gorman, revealed she would be on the next show.

    After the Poet revealed she ”had the honour of speaking with The Duchess on her podcast”, Amanda’s followers rushed to show their support.

    One fan wrote: ”Can’t wait to listen!”

    A second said: ”beautiful!!! cannot wait to listen.”

    The Archetypes guest revealed her segment focused on the power that women possess as changemakers.

    Meghan’s latest podcast episode is set to air next week.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Will King Charles wear the same crowns as the Queen?

    As King Charles prepares for his coronation in May 2023, royal fans are eager to find out if the new monarch will wear the same crowns as the late Queen.

    In true royal family tradition, King Charles will proudly wear the same crowns that Queen Elizabeth did during the summer of 1953.

    The only difference that will be happening, is that the crowns will need to be enlarged.

    Read more here.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose with podcast guest

    Meghan Markle’s next Archetypes guest Amanda Gorman, has shared a snap posing with the podcast host and her husband, Prince Harry.

    Taking to Instagram to share the snap, Poet Amanda Gorman revealed she had appeared on Archetypes to discuss “the power that women possess as changemakers”.

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  • Shanine Bruder

    King Charles’ Windsor Castle Christmas decorations revealed

    Christmas has officially arrived at Windsor Castle as the royal residence have put up their festive decorations.

    The already-glittering Castle in Berkshire has had a full festive makeover – which includes a hidden tribute to the late Queen.

    A 20ft tree, stands tall in St George’s Hall while another impressive fir has pride of place in the Crimson Drawing Room.

    Wreaths and baubles have also been strung up in the Waterloo Chamber, as well as the Grand Staircase.

    But dotted among the traditional red and gold ornaments are several in Her Majesty’s favourite colour, purple.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Why Meghan and Harry WON’T spend Christmas with royals

    According to royal experts, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won’t be joining the royal family as they celebrate Christmas this year.

    Royals will still gather at Sandringham to celebrate their first Christmas without the late Queen – but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will remain in the US.

    Last month it was revealed that King Charles extended an invite to the couple, however, the duke and duchess are expected to snub the offer as relations continue to sour, according to royal experts.

    Biographer Angela Levin told The Sun: “The Queen’s death means that there won’t be as much pressure to have all of the family together – which is good because it seems Harry and Meghan won’t be present.

    “I’m sure Catherine and William will be there by the King and Queen’s side for part of the holiday.

    “Harry and Meghan aren’t coming which I think will be a huge relief for the rest of the family.

    “The family will want to make it a very positive day after the Queen’s death and I think the Sussexes presence would most certainly dampen that.”

    Angel Levin also added that she believes the reason the prince and his wife will remain in the United States is because they are afraid of the reaction to their Netflix Docuseries due for release just before Christmas.

  • Shanine Bruder

    I’m A Celeb fans voice concerns for Mike Tindall

    I’m A Celeb fans have voiced their concerns this week after noticing a large lump on the royal family members back.

    One fan wrote: “Ok but I’m constantly concerned about that golf ball sized lump on Mike Tindalls neck??? #ImACeleb.”

    A second SAID: “What is the lump on Mike Tindalls upper back? I’m assuming it’s an old injury?”

    Whilst a third added: “#ImACeleb Mike Tindall has a big lump on his back, probably a sebaceous cyst.”

    One viewer even appeared to pause their tv to take a snap of the lump as they asked: “What’s this lump on Mikes back? #ImACeleb.”

  • Henry Moore

    Brits reveal which Royal they would most like to grab a pint with

    According to a survey carried out by WeLoveBrum.co.uk brits have revealed which member of the royal family they would most like to join them for a pint in their local.

    And it seems the nation would love to share a pint or two with one Prince in particular.

    Prince Harry topped the poll with nearly a quarter of Brits (24%) choosing the Duke of Sussex as their preferred drinking partner.

    The Princess of Wales placed second with (22%) and her husband Prince William came in right behind with (19%).

    King Charles and Camilla did place in the top eight – however, the younger royals appeared to be a fan-favourite.

    Also placing on the list was Zara Tindall, Meghan Markle and Princess Anne.

  • Henry Moore

    Will King Charles be spending Christmas with his children?

    This Christmas marks the first since the tragic death of Her Majesty the Queen and thus King Charles' first as monarch.

    But will the new King be spending this important holiday with his children?

    Well, according to one royal expert, William and Kate are sure to be by the King's side, while Harry and Meghan are less likely to make an appearance.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin told The Sun: “The Queen’s death means that there won’t be as much pressure to have all of the family together – which is good because it seems Harry and Meghan won’t be present.

    “I’m sure Catherine and William will be there by the King and Queen’s side for part of the holiday.

    “Harry and Meghan aren't coming which I think will be a huge relief for the rest of the family.

    “The family will want to make it a very positive day after the Queen’s death and I think the Sussexes presence would most certainly dampen that.”

    Read more about the Firm's Christmas plans here

  • Henry Moore

    King Charles continues royal duties following South Africa State Visit

    King Charles continued his duties as monarch today, as he welcomed the Governor of South Australia, Frances Adamson, at Buckingham Palace.

    This comes after a busy two days for the Firm, as they welcomed the South African President for a lavish State Visit earlier this week.

  • Henry Moore

    Harry and Meghan had ‘limited options’ when presented with controversial award

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to receive the Ripple of Hope Award for their work in the field of mental health and anti-racism this weekend.

    The choice to grant the couple this award has been controversial, due to the implication that the Firm has “structural racism”, but a royal expert has said while their decision to accept the award is “sad”, the pair ultimately had “limited options.”

    Speaking to OK! royal commentator Jennie Bond said: “I understand that there are limited options of what you can do after being presented with an honorary award.

    “Should they have refused it? Or say it’s not appropriate? It’s hard to say, but overall, it’s a really sad situation.”

  • Henry Moore

    WATCH: The Queen Consort makes a very special delivery

    The Queen Consort spent today delivering hundreds of cuddly Paddington Bear toys in partnership with Barnardos.

    Paddington's iconic relationship with Her Majesty the Queen began with an adorably viral video released during the Platinum Jubilee.

    As a result of this heartfelt clip, Paddington became a symbol of mourning for the Queen, as thousands of Brits left toys in her honour.

  • Henry Moore

    Six new members invested into the Order of Merit by King Charles

    Today, King Charles invested six new members into the prestigious and historic Order of Merit.

    The order, which is limited to 24 members, is given to Brits who have contributed to "the advancement of the Arts, Learning, Literature, and Science or such other exceptional service as we are fit to recognise."

    Among those to receive the award today was broadcast legend Baroness Floella Benjamin.

  • Henry Moore

    Royal fans praise The Paddington Project

    After it was announced that the Paddington bears left in tribute for Queen Elizabeth will be making their way to the Barnardo’s children charity today, fans have praised the royals.

    One fan wrote: ”That’s so lovely! And how thoughtful of The Queen to sign the bears.”

    A second said: ”Beautiful & Beary exciting.”

    While Barnardo’s added: ‘Today’s the day! We cannot wait to see you all.”

    Over 1,000 bears will be donated.

  • Shanine Bruder

    When will King Charles’ coronation take place?

    Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles is set to be formally crowned the new sovereign next year.

    The coronation will take place on May 6, 2023, Buckingham Palace have announced.

    The ceremony will take place almost 70 years after his mother the Queen was crowned.

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    Who is Lady Louise Windsor and how old is she? 

    Lady Louise is 15th in line to the throne and is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

    Her parents are Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Forfar.

    Louise was born prematurely on November 8, 2003, at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey and was delivered by emergency C-section.

    The young royal was born with the eye condition esotropia and had a procedure to correct her vision at 18 months, which failed, and was repeated in 2014.

    She celebrated her 19th birthday earlier this month.

    During her studies, Louise attended school in Windsor before moving to an Ascot school near her parents' home, Bagshot Park.

    The Wessex family, which also includes Louise’s younger brother James, Viscount Severn were particularly close to the Queen and her late husband Philip.

    Read more here.

    Lady Louise Windsor is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince PhilipCredit: Getty
  • Shanine Bruder

    King Charles addresses the earthquake in Cianjur

    Messages thanking the King have flooded in after he sent a message to the President of Indonesia following the earthquake in Cianjur, West Java.

    Taking to social media, one follower wrote: ''Thank you Your Majesty The King ❤️.''

    A second said: ''Thank u so much King Charles.''

    While a third added: ''Thank you very much His Majesty for the warm message for Us in Indonesia.''

    You can read King Charles' full message of condolence in our blog post below.

  • Shanine Bruder

    King Charles sends a message of condolence to the President of Indonesia

    King Charles has sent a message of condolence to the President of Indonesia following the earthquake in Cianjur, West Java.

    The message read: ''My wife and I were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and injuries following the earthquake in Cianjur, West Java. 

    ''It is particularly upsetting to know how many young lives have been cut short, and our hearts go out to all those families who have lost their loved ones.

    ''I can only begin to imagine how challenging it must be for those responding to this appalling disaster. 

    ''Their expertise and commitment to supporting others is truly inspiring and I particularly wanted to send my most heartfelt thoughts and condolences to all those who have been affected.

    ''CHARLES R.''

  • Shanine Bruder

    Why is purple a royal colour?

    The colour purple was not only one of the late Queen's favourite colours – it also has ties to royalty since the ancient world.

    The Persian king Cyrus adopted a purple tunic as his royal uniform, and some Roman emperors banned citizens from wearing the hue, according to History.com.

    It symbolised wealth and power due to its high price.

    For centuries, the only way to get the dye was from a rare species of sea snail – now known as Bolinus brandaris – found in the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre in modern day Lebanon.

    It took as many as 250,000 mollusks to get just one ounce of usable dye.

    Clothes made using it were hugely expensive, meaning they were reserved for only the wealthiest.

    Queen Elizabeth was said to be such a fan that she reserved it for only her closest family members.

  • Shanine Bruder

    King Charles’ swans ravaged by bird flu

    The King's swans have been hit by bird flu for a second time this year.

    A third of his flock on the Thames at Windsor have been killed by the disease since last Thursday.

    Around 70 of the 200 birds were removed from the waters to stop the spread.

    It comes after seven swans died at the same spot in January and vets humanely culled a further 26.

    A Windsor Castle source said: “King Charles takes an enormous interest in the wildlife on all royal estates and beyond, particularly so at Windsor where he is now the head ranger.

    “He will be deeply upset about this major outbreak.” 

  • Shanine Bruder

    Prince William visits Cornwall

    Prince William has shared some snaps today after visiting Newquay, Cornwall.

    During his time on the coast, the Prince of Wales visited Newquay Orchard – a community organisation supporting volunteers and local people with everything from environmental education to employability training, and physical and mental wellbeing.

    Taking to Instagram, Wiliam wrote: ''Keep up the amazing work!''

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    A post shared by The Prince and Princess of Wales (@princeandprincessofwales)

  • Shanine Bruder

    Harry and Meghan are marking major holiday without Royal Family

    The Duke and Duchess are today celebrating Thanksgiving – and the American festivities are far from regal.

    Unlike the regimented Christmas with the royal family where everything is steeped in tradition, Harry and Meghan’s Thanksgiving is a much more laid-back affair.

    Instead, the couple usually enjoy a smaller family affair involving a home cooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

    Meghan told The Ellen Show, the family loves to use the holiday to "relax" and make the most of time spent together.

    She said: "I love to cook, we'll be at home and just relax and sort of settle in.”

    "It's our second Thanksgiving at home in California, so it will be nice."

    It comes as we revealed the reason ​​Meghan and Harry will not join the royal family this Christmas.

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