Meghan Markle latest news – Prince Harry 'DESPERATE to make up with Royal Family as he makes homesick calls to old pals'

PRINCE Harry has phoned pals in the UK for advice after his and Meghan's comments about his dad backfired, it has been claimed.

The "homesick" royal has a network of close friends back home in Britain – some he has known from his days as a party-loving bachelor.

The "support system" is said to be made up of of schoolmates, revellers at 'Club H' – the brothers' basement disco at Highgrove – as well as military mates, royal mentors and aides.

Many of the close-knit circle are also friends with his brother Prince William and attended both of their weddings.

Writing in The Daily Mail , Robert Lacey says the friends have "listened sympathetically" to the brothers in recent months without taking sides.

And he claims Harry has been calling his pals "mournfully" recently since his complaints against his dad were so "poorly received".

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

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    HOMESICK’ HARRY ‘CALLING UK PALS FOR ADVICE & WANTS TO ADMIT MISTAKES’ AFTER FURY OVER PRINCE CHARLES COMMENTS

    Prince Harry has been calling pals in the UK for advice after his comments about his father backfired, according to a royal author.

    The “homesick” royal has a network of close friends back home in Britain – some he has known from his days as a party-loving bachelor.

    The “support system” is said to be made up of schoolmates, revellers at ‘Club H’ (the brothers’ basement disco at Highgrove), military comrades, royal mentors and aides.

    Many of the close-knit circle are also friends with his brother Prince William and attended both of their weddings.

    More on the story here.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM ‘WILL SHOW PRINCESS DIANA’S STATUE TO KIDS GEORGE, CHARLOTTE AND LOUIS’ BEFORE SERVICE WITH HARRY

    Prince William will show his children the statue of Princess Diana ahead of its official unveiling on Thursday, it has been reported. 

    The Duke of Cambridge is expected to pay a private visit to the statue in Kensington Palace alongside wife Kate and Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

    According to the Telegraph, the Cambridges are expected to view the statue in its final position with William keen for his family to share a moment of reflection before its unveiling. 

    The statue was delivered to Kensington Palace this weekend and has been placed on a pedestal overlooking the Sunken Garden, the newspaper reported. 

    It has been locked inside a green wooden box, hidden from public view, ahead of the ceremony.

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘WANTED TO APPEAR ON JAMES CORDEN’S CHAT SHOW FOR YEARS’ AFTER THE ROYAL CONTACTED CORDEN BECAUSE HE WANTED TO ‘CHEER PEOPLE UP’

    During a chat with TV presenter James Corden, released in February, the Duke of Sussex 36, revealed he went from ‘zero to sixty’ with Meghan and how the pressures of living in London were ‘destroying my mental health.’ 

    During the lengthy chat, Harry told Corden that he ‘never walked away’ from the royal family and he did ‘what any husband or father would do’ by emigrating to Los Angeles. 

    The Hollywood Reporter told how producer Ben Winston said: ‘[Harry] said, “We’re coming out of lockdown, I’m in L.A., do you think we should plan something fun to almost cheer everybody up in a way”.’

    On a panel with Ru Paul about his CBS show, James explained: ‘There was a certain time in London if you went out long enough and ended up drinking long enough, you’d probably bump into Prince Harry once in a while.’

    He said he had ‘always been very, very fond of him’ and performed a 10 minute ‘bit’ at the royal wedding to Meghan in 2018.

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘HOSTED LUNCH WITH FRIENDS AS HE RETURNED TO THE UK FOR PHILIP’S FUNERAL’ – BUT WILL WASN’T THERE

    Prince Harry hosted a lunch with old pals when he returned to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral – but William wasn’t there, it’s been reported.

    The Duke of Sussex jetted back to London for the first time post-Megxit for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April. 

    And Harry – who has once again returned to the UK for a service to mark what would have been his mother’s 60th birthday – showed signs of “wanting to reconnect with his old life”.

    A source told the Mail on Sunday: “After the wedding Harry cut everyone from the UK off.”

    “But now he’s at last showing signs of wanting to reconnect with his old life.”

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    A Love Island source said: "ITV have at least two other contestants on standby, ready to go. 

    "Due to Covid-19 producers lined up more people than they needed in case anyone was forced to drop out. 

    "But producers were so blown away by the standbys that they are now thinking about whether they could incorporate them as part of this series."

    Due to Covid-19 those taking part have been forced to live in bubbles in the run up to the series.

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    QUEEN INVITES MEGHAN AND HARRY TO PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AS OLIVE BRANCH

    The Queen has extended an olive branch to Prince Harry and Meghan by inviting them to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next summer.

    According to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess plan to attend the Queen’s official birthday parade which will take place over four days next June.

    It is unclear whether Harry and Meghan will appear on the balcony with the rest of the Royal Family.

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    DOES ARCHIE HAVE A TITLE?

    Archie does not have a royal title unlike Prince William's children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

    Instead he goes by his full name Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

    It was previously thought his parents didn't want him to have a title to allow him to lead a more "normal" life.

    However, in their shock interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed they did want him to have a title for security reasons.

    She said: "All the grandeur around this stuff is not really important to me.

    "But in those months when I was pregnant, all around same time: we have in tandem he won’t be given security, a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born."

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    DI'S BOYS

    When Princes William and Henry announced that they had commissioned a memorial to Princess Diana in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of her death in 2017.

    They did so in a joint statement that declared: “We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace reflect on her life and her legacy.”

    And what a legacy it is. Not only does she remain one of the most famous and celebrated women in the world – not to mention a style icon – but in shaking up the establishment, she also changed the royal family forever.

    More on the story here.

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    WATCH: PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE 'WANT MONEY FOR DOING LITTLE IN RETURN', ROYAL EXPERT SAYS

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘want money for doing little in return’ and ‘must’ve thought Charles’ £4.5m share was not enough’, says royal expert

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    HOW PRINCE WILLIAM’S ‘SECOND MUM’ CAROLE MIDDLETON ‘PROTECTED’ HIM

    She has provided a solid, stabilising foundation for Prince William and Kate Middleton since they married in 2011.

    And, Carole Middleton’s matriarchal influence on the Duke of Cambridge, 39, will take on a poignancy this week as he unveils a statue to commemorate what would have been his late mother Princess Diana’s 60th birthday.

    Insiders believe Carole, 66, a former BA flight attendant turned multi-millionaire businesswoman has acted as a “second mum” to William, bringing “a real sense of normality amid any chaos.”

    He was just 15 when Diana died in a car crash, just a year after her divorce from Prince Charles. 

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    QUEEN SET TO ARRIVE IN SCOTLAND

    The Queen is arriving in Scotland for the first official visit north of the border since the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

    She will carry out in-person engagements celebrating Scottish community, innovation and history over the next four days as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week.

    The 95-year-old monarch, who has spent most of lockdown at Windsor Castle, will be joined first by her grandson the Duke of Cambridge.

    The Queen will stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, her official residence in Scotland.

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    KATE MIDDLETON ‘JUST WANTS TO BRING THE FAMILY TOGETHER’

    Kate Middleton is “not the type to get het up” and wants to bring the Royal Family together amid the painful Meghan and Harry dramas, a source has claimed.

    But the Duchess of Cambridge may be off the guest list when a statue of Princess Diana is unveiled this week – meaning William and Harry could be meeting without the 'peacemaker'.

    Meghan had claimed that Kate made her cry at a bridesmaid fitting before her big wedding.

    But The Telegraph reported Kate Middleton was focusing on keeping the family together.

    The source claimed: "The Duchess hasn't said much about Oprah at all.

    "I think the bridesmaids' dress comments were the least of anyone's worries. And she's not really the type to get het up about these sorts of things.

    "She's just trying to help to bring the family back together and alleviate her husband's stress and sadness."

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    NATIVE AMERICANS FEAR HARRY & MEGHAN ARE USING HOLY WATER TO IRRIGATE GARDENS

    Harry & Meghan are causing fear amongst Native Americans as they worry they are irrigating their gardens with what they regard as holy water.

    The couple’s £11million Californian mansion is built on land that once belonged to the Chumash tribe.

    The area is home to several hot and cold springs, plus a series of underground rivers, from which locals divert water.

    But tribe leader Eleanor Fishburn, 60, said it should not be used to irrigate their gardens.

    She said: “For us, this water is a pure water, a holy water and a ceremonial water.

    “As a native population, it is sacred for us and the idea that people in the area are using water from springs to water their gardens is something that doesn’t sit well with us.”

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    DI’S BOYS

    When Princes William and Henry announced that they had commissioned a memorial to Princess Diana in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of her death in 2017.

    They did so in a joint statement that declared: “We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace reflect on her life and her legacy.”

    And what a legacy it is. Not only does she remain one of the most famous and celebrated women in the world – not to mention a style icon – but in shaking up the establishment, she also changed the royal family forever.

    More on the story here.

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    MEGAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY INVITED TO THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE – BUT QUESTIONS STILL REMIAN OVER BALCONY APPEARANCE

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been invited to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

    But questions remain over whether the warring royals will share a public balcony appearance outside Buckingham Palace.

    A source said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I’m sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there.

    “The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time.

    “But there’s a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes.”

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    MEGAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY INVITED TO THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE – BUT QUESTIONS STILL REMIAN OVER BALCONY APPEARANCE

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been invited to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

    But questions remain over whether the warring royals will share a public balcony appearance outside Buckingham Palace.

    A source said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I’m sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there.

    “The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time.

    “But there’s a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes.”

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    EXPERTS CLAIM KATE MIDDLETON FOUND MEGHAN MARKLE ‘DIFFICULT’ WHILST DIANA WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘THRILLED’ WILLIAM HAS PERFECT MATCH

    Princess Diana would have been “thrilled” Prince William has found his “perfect match” in Kate Middleton – but found Meghan Markle “difficult”, a royal expert has claimed.

    Katie Nicholl – author of the biography Harry And Meghan – told Fabulous Magazine that the late royal would have had conflicting feelings towards her daughters-in-law.

    In tomorrow’s issue of Fabulous, the royal expert claimed Princess Diana would have approved of Kate Middleton.

    Katie said: “She would have been thrilled that William found the perfect match in Kate but it’s hard to know what she would have made of Meghan. 

    “She would have loved the fact that Harry married a bi-racial, divorced Hollywood actress. This was Harry shaking things up, whether that was or wasn’t what he set out to do.”

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    EXPERTS CLAIM KATE MIDDLETON FOUND MEGHAN MARKLE ‘DIFFICULT’ WHILST DIANA WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘THRILLED’ WILLIAM HAS PERFECT MATCH

    Princess Diana would have been “thrilled” Prince William has found his “perfect match” in Kate Middleton – but found Meghan Markle “difficult”, a royal expert has claimed.

    Katie Nicholl – author of the biography Harry And Meghan – told Fabulous Magazine that the late royal would have had conflicting feelings towards her daughters-in-law.

    In tomorrow’s issue of Fabulous, the royal expert claimed Princess Diana would have approved of Kate Middleton.

    Katie said: “She would have been thrilled that William found the perfect match in Kate but it’s hard to know what she would have made of Meghan. 

    “She would have loved the fact that Harry married a bi-racial, divorced Hollywood actress. This was Harry shaking things up, whether that was or wasn’t what he set out to do.”

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    PRINCESS DIANA WOULD BE 'VERY UNCOMFORTABLE' WITH OPRAH INTERVIEW

    Simone Simmons, a pal and confidante of the late princess, said Diana thought the chat show host was "only after sensationalism" and showed a "lack of respect" to her interview subjects.

    The fierce revelation comes just months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry let loose on the Royal Family in their explosive chat with Oprah in March.

    Harry claimed his dad and brother were "trapped" in the Royal Firm, while Meghan revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal.

    The bombshell interview was a result of Meghan and Harry's friendship with Oprah – who Diana, it seems, did not feel as comfortable to be around.

    In an updated version of the book Battle of Brothers, Simone Simmons tells author Robert Lacey: “Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah."

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    ROYAL EXPERT SAYS MEGHAN AND HARRY 'WANT MONEY FOR LITTLE IN RETURN

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle both "want money for doing little in return", a royal expert has claimed.

    Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, complained Charles "cut them off" during their explosive chat with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, however Prince Charles’ annual report showed his youngest son received a “substantial” sum from him after Megxit.

    Figures show he gave both the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million, despite Harry claiming he had been hung out to dry by the Firm.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin said Harry and Meghan must've felt they "needed loads more" money.

    She told talkRADIO: "My only way of walking through this is that he and Meghan thought the £3m to £4m that his father gave them to help set them up was absolutely nothing and they needed loads more.

    "That's the only excuse I can make for what otherwise is a blatant lie."

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘WANTED TO APPEAR ON JAMES CORDEN’S CHAT SHOW FOR YEARS’ AFTER THE ROYAL CONTACTED CORDEN BECAUSE HE WANTED TO ‘CHEER PEOPLE UP’

    During a chat with TV presenter James Corden, released in February, the Duke of Sussex 36, revealed he went from ‘zero to sixty’ with Meghan and how the pressures of living in London were ‘destroying my mental health.’ 

    During the lengthy chat, Harry told Corden that he ‘never walked away’ from the royal family and he did ‘what any husband or father would do’ by emigrating to Los Angeles. 

    The Hollywood Reporter told how producer Ben Winston said: ‘[Harry] said, “We’re coming out of lockdown, I’m in L.A., do you think we should plan something fun to almost cheer everybody up in a way”.’

    On a panel with Ru Paul about his CBS show, James explained: ‘There was a certain time in London if you went out long enough and ended up drinking long enough, you’d probably bump into Prince Harry once in a while.’

    He said he had ‘always been very, very fond of him’ and performed a 10 minute ‘bit’ at the royal wedding to Meghan in 2018.

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    NEWSPAPER MEGHAN MARKLE SUED WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO APPEAL RULINGS AND COULD SEE HER DRAGGED BACK INTO HIGH COURT OVER PRIVACY BATTLE

    Meghan Markle could be thrown back into her High Court privacy battle as the publisher she sued was given permission to appeal rulings.

    Meghan, 39, initially won her privacy and copyright row against the Mail on Sunday after extracts of a five-page letter she wrote to her dad, Thomas Markle, were published.

    It comes after ANL’s lawyers argued Jason Knauf was the co-author of the letter, which meant it would have belonged to the Crown and wouldn’t be Meghan’s copyright.

    But the court was told the aide “emphatically” denied co-writing the letter, with his lawyers saying “it was the duchess’s letter alone”.

    At the hearing in May, Lord Justice Warby said Mr Knuaf’s position was “unequivocal and definitive, not uncertain or provisional” and Meghan won the final part of her copyright claim.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE INFURIATED PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE WITH DEMANDS, NEW BOOK CLAIMS

    The Duchess of Sussex is said to have got "exactly what she wanted whenever she wanted" as a working royal – in stark contrast to the Cambridges.

    In an updated version of the book Battle of Brothers, one royal correspondent tells author Robert Lacey how William and Kate are "proud to treat their staff like family".

    The source said the couple recognise their workers "don’t get paid loads of money", so they are "just really nice to them".

    "So this was a very deep clash of philosophies," the correspondent added.

    "With Meghan being used to a Hollywood service culture – getting exactly what she wanted whenever she wanted in that famous way that Harry said."

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘HOSTED LUNCH WITH FRIENDS AS HE RETURNED TO THE UK FOR PHILIP’S FUNERAL’ – BUT WILL WASN’T THERE

    Prince Harry hosted a lunch with old pals when he returned to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral – but William wasn’t there, it’s been reported.

    The Duke of Sussex jetted back to London for the first time post-Megxit for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April. 

    And Harry – who has once again returned to the UK for a service to mark what would have been his mother’s 60th birthday – showed signs of “wanting to reconnect with his old life”.

    A source told the Mail on Sunday: “After the wedding Harry cut everyone from the UK off.”

    “But now he’s at last showing signs of wanting to reconnect with his old life.”

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    PRINCESS DIANA WOULD BE 'VERY UNCOMFORTABLE' WITH OPRAH INTERVIEW

    Simone Simmons, a pal and confidante of the late princess, said Diana thought the chat show host was "only after sensationalism" and showed a "lack of respect" to her interview subjects.

    The fierce revelation comes just months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry let loose on the Royal Family in their explosive chat with Oprah in March.

    Harry claimed his dad and brother were "trapped" in the Royal Firm, while Meghan revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal.

    The bombshell interview was a result of Meghan and Harry's friendship with Oprah – who Diana, it seems, did not feel as comfortable to be around.

    In an updated version of the book Battle of Brothers, Simone Simmons tells author Robert Lacey: “Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah."

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