Royal Family news – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will never be popular in UK thanks to 'endless pity party'

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry will never be popular in the UK if they do not give up their "endless pity party", a royal expert has said.

Data from a new YouGov poll shows UK public approval of the pair took a nosedive after they ditched The Firm first for Canada and now California.

The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his UK approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

On hearing the news, royal author Angela Levin wrote:  “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn't going to make you popular.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY COULD FACE LEGAL ACTION IF THEY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’ WHO ‘COMMENTED ON ARCHIE’S SKIN’

    A top lawyer says it's time for the Royal Family to "step up" when it comes to dealing with the Sussexes.

    It comes after an updated chapter in unauthorised biography Finding Freedom reveals the pair had discussed identifying the person who questioned them before Archie was born.

    However, it's reported they finally opted against doing so.

    And Mark Stephens, who represented James Hewitt when allegations of his affair with Diana emerged, told Mail+ the individual could have sued for libel and breach of privacy.

    "First of all, the exact words that were said would have to be identified, and the context they were made in. Was it racist or was it just an inquiry?" he said.

    And intention would be key to a court when deciding the case.

    "The words may have had a racist overtone but were they intended in that way?" he said.

    "Essentially what you will find is that the individual, if named, may have been able to sue for libel and breach of privacy if it was a private conversation between two individuals where there was a reasonable expectation of privacy and for the contents of the conversation not to be shared with a third party, the media."

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    KATE MIDDLETON REVEALS PRINCE GEORGE’S ADORABLE NICKNAME FOR WILLIAM

    Prince George has come up with an adorable nickname for his dad.

    And we’re not exaggerating when we say it sounds like something straight out of an Enid Blyton book.

    In 2018, Kate Middleton was chatting to fans at Leicester City Football Club when she let the nickname slip.

    When royal fan Fiona Sturgess asked about the couple’s three children, Kate reportedly said: “They are great, thank you.”

    Fiona told People at the time: “Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night.

    “One of them said, I think it was George, ‘Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?’”

    What’s more, it has also been claimed the couple lovingly use the nickname PG for their eldest son – after his initials.

    They then are reported to have then added Tips to the end of the nickname – after the famous tea brand – before eventually losing PG.

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    EXPLAINED: HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES THE QUEEN HAVE?

    The Queen and Prince Philip welcomed their first child together in November, 1948 just a year after they were married.

    They went on to have three more children, with their youngest born in 1964.

    Their children are: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

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    THE CROWN’S JONATHAN PRYCE AS PRINCE PHILIP MAKING DRAMATIC ENTRANCE ON HORSE AND CARRIAGE

    The 74-year-old actor is taking over the role of the late Royal from Tobias Menzies for the fifth and sixth seasons of the Netflix hit.

    Jonathan will star alongside Imelda Staunton, who is taking on the role of The Queen, however his first scenes were filmed without his on-screen wife.

    Dressed in a winter coat and bowler hat, Jonathan sat aboard a carriage as he held the reigns of the horses in front, with two male passengers in the back.

    He was then seen walking around the set before having a sit down as the crew set things up between takes.

    Later he was seen back in the carriage but this time wearing a flat cap and a less formal jacket.

    The pictures come almost a week after The Sun revealed how The Crown is set to infuriate the Royal Family by delving into the relationship between a high society beauty and Prince Philip.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM WAS ‘FURIOUS’ MEGHAN MARKLE AND HARRY ACCUSED ROYAL OF BEING RACIST OVER ARCHIE IN PUBLIC

    The Duchess of Sussex sparked outrage after claiming the royal relative had revealed concerns about Archie’s skin colour.

    But she declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be “damaging” for them.

    William was “understood to be ‘furious’ that private family matters were being discussed in the public domain” according to a new chapter of the book Finding Freedom.

    At the time of the allegations, William hit back and insisted the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

    The Duke of Cambridge leapt to the defence of The Firm on a visit to a school in East London with wife Kate Middleton.

    He told the waiting press the royals are “very much not a racist family” as he and Kate arrived.

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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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    PIERS MORGAN BRANDS HARRY & MEGHAN ‘GUTLESS WEASELS’ FOR NOT NAMING ‘ROYAL RACIST WHO ASKED ABOUT ARCHIE’S SKIN COLOUR’

    The TV firebrand hit out amid claims the pair had considered naming the alleged royal racist who asked about the colour of Archie’s skin.

    However, it’s reported they finally opted against making the person’s identity pubic knowledge.

    And in a tweet, Piers said: “Go on then, you gutless weasels – name the supposed Royal racist and let them respond.

    “Otherwise you continue to smear the whole family.”

    Piers is a prolific critic of the couple – and walked away from Good Morning Britain after refusing to apologise to Meghan for accusing her of lying during the Oprah interview.

    It was during the chat that the Duchess claimed a senior royal had questioned the colour of Archie’s skin before his birth.

    She also claimed the tot wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” were raised about his complexion.

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    HOW PRINCE WILLIAM IS PREPARING GEORGE FOR THE THRONE

    Royal author Phil Dampier says Prince William is ensuring that his son is going to be prepared to be King the same way he was – by staying close to the current job occupant.

    Dampier said that it’s likely that when they are older, George and Louis will go to Eton, which is located near to Windsor Castle.

    He continued: “As a child William used to walk over the bridge to see the Queen for tea, and she had one-to-one chats about his future.

    “I’m sure it will be the same for George, albeit with his grandpa Prince Charles who will be king by then.”

    But crucially, Prince William has vowed that his children will have as normal a life as possible and he will protect them from the media for as long as possible.

    William has said of heir George that he wanted to keep a “secure, stable, environment” for him and to show him “as much love as I can as a father”.

    And part of this is making sure that any past “mistakes” in the Royal Family with exposure are not repeated.

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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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    WHAT DOES ‘NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN’ MEAN?

    The maxim ‘never complain, never explain’ is reportedly how the Queen has dealt with the press throughout her rule.

    As a constitutional monarch she walks a fine line between being the Head of State appointed by God and ruling with the people’s blessing -as a result she has to been seen to be above it all.

    When the Queen was coronated in 1953 it came at the end of a half century of monarchies losing their thrones – and sometimes their heads – in a wave of people power.

    The idea is that if you never explain yourself or your action you can retain your mystique and authority – and if you never complain you can present yourself as selfless carrying out your duty.

    The Royal family see it is crucial to maintaining their neutrality – and thus avoiding angering the public – by appearing above the rough and tumble of day-to-day politics.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’

    Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.

    Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.

    It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.

    The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

    Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”

    It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.

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    ROYALS WERE ‘QUIETLY PLEASED’ MEGHAN MARKLE DIDN’T ATTEND PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, was unable to attend the service in Windsor Castle in April as she was pregnant with daughter Lilibet Diana at the time.

    But a new chapter in explosive book Finding Freedom claims some royals were happy as they “didn’t want a circus”, the Independent reports.

    Authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, who is a friend and spokesperson for Meghan, also quote a senior source who claims the family feared she would “create a spectacle”.

    Prince Harry attended his grandfather’s funeral after making the 5,400-mile journey from his and Meghan’s lavish home in California.

    But it was reported at the time that doctors had advised Meghan to stay behind because of her pregnancy.

    The updated version of Finding Freedom also explores Harry and Meghan’s “heartbreak” over Philip’s death aged 99.

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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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    WHAT DOES ‘NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN’ MEAN?

    The maxim ‘never complain, never explain’ is reportedly how the Queen has dealt with the press throughout her rule.

    As a constitutional monarch she walks a fine line between being the Head of State appointed by God and ruling with the people’s blessing -as a result she has to been seen to be above it all.

    When the Queen was coronated in 1953 it came at the end of a half century of monarchies losing their thrones – and sometimes their heads – in a wave of people power.

    The idea is that if you never explain yourself or your action you can retain your mystique and authority – and if you never complain you can present yourself as selfless carrying out your duty.

    The Royal family see it is crucial to maintaining their neutrality – and thus avoiding angering the public – by appearing above the rough and tumble of day-to-day politics.

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    EXPLAINED: HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES THE QUEEN HAVE?

    The Queen and Prince Philip welcomed their first child together in November, 1948 just a year after they were married.

    They went on to have three more children, with their youngest born in 1964.

    Their children are: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM WAS ‘FURIOUS’ MEGHAN MARKLE AND HARRY ACCUSED ROYAL OF BEING RACIST OVER ARCHIE IN PUBLIC

    The Duchess of Sussex sparked outrage after claiming the royal relative had revealed concerns about Archie’s skin colour.

    But she declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be “damaging” for them.

    William was “understood to be ‘furious’ that private family matters were being discussed in the public domain” according to a new chapter of the book Finding Freedom.

    At the time of the allegations, William hit back and insisted the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

    The Duke of Cambridge leapt to the defence of The Firm on a visit to a school in East London with wife Kate Middleton.

    He told the waiting press the royals are “very much not a racist family” as he and Kate arrived.

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    STATUE OF DIANA TO BE OPENED TO PUBLIC ON ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH

    The statue of Diana, Princess of Wales will be specially opened to well-wishers to mark the first anniversary of her death since the long-awaited memorial was unveiled.

    The princess was killed on August 31 in 1997, with Tuesday marking 24 years since the fatal car crash in Paris.

    Due to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating reduced opening days and are usually only accessible to the public from Wednesday to Sunday.

    But Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) said special arrangements had been made to allow visitors to view the statue from the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden where it stands from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

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    DIANA’S FORMER BUTLER SAYS HARRY SHOULD ‘DEFEND HIS FAMILY’ OVER CONTROVERSIAL CARTOON SERIES

    The Prince, which has been shown on HBO, is a satirical cartoon which mocks the royal family.

    The cartoon has faced heavy criticism with many suggesting it can be harmful to the young prince.

    Speaking with Closer magazine the former butler said he wants to see the Sussexes speak out about the ‘damaging’ cartoon.

    He said: “It seems ironic to me that while Meghan and Harry are happy to lend their voices to supporting mental health charities, they can’t seem to speak up and defend their family.

    “I’ve seen The Prince and it’s extremely damaging to target a young boy and mock him in the way the cartoonists have done.”

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    HOW PRINCE WILLIAM IS PREPARING GEORGE FOR THE THRONE

    Royal author Phil Dampier says Prince William is ensuring that his son is going to be prepared to be King the same way he was – by staying close to the current job occupant.

    Dampier said that it’s likely that when they are older, George and Louis will go to Eton, which is located near to Windsor Castle.

    He continued: “As a child William used to walk over the bridge to see the Queen for tea, and she had one-to-one chats about his future.

    “I’m sure it will be the same for George, albeit with his grandpa Prince Charles who will be king by then.”

    But crucially, Prince William has vowed that his children will have as normal a life as possible and he will protect them from the media for as long as possible.

    William has said of heir George that he wanted to keep a “secure, stable, environment” for him and to show him “as much love as I can as a father”.

    And part of this is making sure that any past “mistakes” in the Royal Family with exposure are not repeated.

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    HARRY IS NOT ‘ENJOYING HIMSELF AT ALL’ SAYS JULIA HARTLEY-BREWER

    Harry recently made a cameo in Meghan’s 40th birthday video as he juggled in the back garden of the couple’s multimillion-pound mansion in Montecito, LA.

    Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “I don’t think he looks like he’s enjoying himself at all” – before discussing Harry’s private flight.

    “It shows that, A, they’re out of touch, but also, B, they’re huge hypocrites,” Angela said.

    “They tell us all what we have to do, but they don’t think they’re involved in that. They’re the exception because they’re so grand and important.”

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘WANTS TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WILLIAM’ AND ‘CAN’T HELP SHOWING OFF’

    Angela Levin blasted the Duke of Sussex in a new interview today after we exclusively revealed the eco-warrior flew home from a polo event on a millionaire pal’s private jet.

    And she said the royal often showboats for the cameras.

    Broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer said Angela used to speak about Harry in “glowing terms”.

    The writer replied: “When he was at Eton, he hated being there, and he decided he was going to be with the bad boys.

    “I think Harry has got this streak – a lot of us have, but we put it to one side – of being bad and showing off.

    “He is also wanting to be more important than William.“

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    WHAT HAS THE PUBLISHER OF ‘FINDING FREEDOM’ SAID?

    Publisher HarperCollins said the latest edition of the tell-all book about Harry and Meghan’s ‘escape’ from The Firm.

    It said will also share “behind the scenes” details of the Sussexes’ Oprah interview, as well as their move to the US.

    And it will recount “Meghan’s emotional healing journey from losing a child to the birth of their daughter”.

    One of its authors, friend of the couple Omid Scobie, has said it was not an official account of what happened and had not been authorised by Meghan and Harry.

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    WHAT DOES ‘NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN’ MEAN?

    The maxim ‘never complain, never explain’ is reportedly how the Queen has dealt with the press throughout her rule.

    As a constitutional monarch she walks a fine line between being the Head of State appointed by God and ruling with the people’s blessing -as a result she has to been seen to be above it all.

    When the Queen was coronated in 1953 it came at the end of a half century of monarchies losing their thrones – and sometimes their heads – in a wave of people power.

    The idea is that if you never explain yourself or your action you can retain your mystique and authority – and if you never complain you can present yourself as selfless carrying out your duty.

    The Royal family see it is crucial to maintaining their neutrality – and thus avoiding angering the public – by appearing above the rough and tumble of day-to-day politics.

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    THE CROWN’S JONATHAN PRYCE AS PRINCE PHILIP MAKING DRAMATIC ENTRANCE ON HORSE AND CARRIAGE

    The 74-year-old actor is taking over the role of the late Royal from Tobias Menzies for the fifth and sixth seasons of the Netflix hit.

    Jonathan will star alongside Imelda Staunton, who is taking on the role of The Queen, however his first scenes were filmed without his on-screen wife.

    Dressed in a winter coat and bowler hat, Jonathan sat aboard a carriage as he held the reigns of the horses in front, with two male passengers in the back.

    He was then seen walking around the set before having a sit down as the crew set things up between takes.

    Later he was seen back in the carriage but this time wearing a flat cap and a less formal jacket.

    The pictures come almost a week after The Sun revealed how The Crown is set to infuriate the Royal Family by delving into the relationship between a high society beauty and Prince Philip.

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    KATE MIDDLETON REVEALS PRINCE GEORGE’S ADORABLE NICKNAME FOR WILLIAM

    Prince George has come up with an adorable nickname for his dad.

    And we’re not exaggerating when we say it sounds like something straight out of an Enid Blyton book.

    In 2018, Kate Middleton was chatting to fans at Leicester City Football Club when she let the nickname slip.

    When royal fan Fiona Sturgess asked about the couple’s three children, Kate reportedly said: “They are great, thank you.”

    Fiona told People at the time: “Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night.

    “One of them said, I think it was George, ‘Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?’”

    What’s more, it has also been claimed the couple lovingly use the nickname PG for their eldest son – after his initials.

    They then are reported to have then added Tips to the end of the nickname – after the famous tea brand – before eventually losing PG.

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