Meghan and Harry latest news – Prince 'deeply UNHAPPY' in royal marriage to a 'political activist', biographer claims

PRINCE HARRY is "deeply unhappy" in his marriage to Meghan Markle a royal biographer has sensationally claimed.

Speaking at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, royal biographer Hugo Vickers said "He, no doubt, thought he had found himself a very exotic and glamorous wife out of the norm. Actresses can be very beguiling.

"Unfortunately, he finds himself now living in California, away from his family, friends, his work, and the Army, and all the things he had known.

"He looks incredibly unhappy and has been hooked by a political activist as far as I can see," adding that the Prince is "spouting all this rubbish which comes from her" and "he may think he believes it, but he doesn't really".

The sensational claims come as Harry and Meghan blasted "dangerous" social media during a special Time100 talk alongside celeb pals.

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

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    WILLIAM AND HARRY HAVE 'FIVE MONTHS TO MAKE UP'

    A ROYAL expert has claimed Princes William and Harry have “five months to heal their rift” or risk never becoming close again.

    According to royal biographer Robert Lacey, the feud between William, 38, and Harry, 36, should be resolved before the one year review of Megxit, expected in March.

    Lacey however, said he “no longer rates highly the chances of reconciliation” between the brothers.

    He told Newsweek he thinks the relationship could be further strained if William was to take on Harry's former military title of Captain General of Royal Marines.

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    QUEEN STRIPS RECIPIENT OF MBE

    A FORMER Royal Navy officer has had his MBE stripped off by the Queen after defrauding his stepson of almost £60,000.

    Iain Shepherd was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison in July 2019for faking his wife's signature in a bid to set up a secret bank account to drain £58,895 from his stepson's inheritance fund, according to the Press Association.

    He has since been ordered to pay back £19,497.

    According to a notice in The Gazette: “The Queen has directed that the appointment of Iain Cochrane Shepherd to be a Member of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated June 13 2015, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order.”

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    CHICKEN COOPS ATTRACTING BEAR TO HARRY AND MEGHAN AREA

    THE bear is said to have been first spotted in July near millionaire neighbour Oprah Winfrey's mansion.

    This was soon after Harry and Meghan moved into their new home in Montecito with their son, Archie.

    According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the smell of chicken coops could be what is attracting the bear to the area.

    A spokesman said: “It’s not like they can’t afford fresh eggs but for some reason the folks there think they need a chicken coop and that’s what’s attracting the bear.”

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    LARGE BEAR SPOTTED NEAR HARRY AND MEGHAN'S MANSION

    Harry and Meghan have been warned to keep an eye on a large bear prowling around their mansion in California.

    The bear has been caught on CCTV and neighbours have said they have had chickens attacked and bins raided.

    Experts say the beast has a den nearby and is possibly on the hunt for feed.

    They have warned that it poses a serious risk.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN SAYS SHE IS ENJOYING TIME WITH ARCHIE

    During her Time100 chat, Meghan spoke to Edward Felsenthal, TIME CEO and editor in chief, about how they've been coping during the pandemic.

    Meghan said that “everyone is grappling with a different version of the same thing” before adding: “We're just trying to embrace all of the quality time we get with our son right now and not miss a single moment of his growth and development.”

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently living in an £11m mansion in Santa Barbara with one-year-old Archie.

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY 'EDGED OUT OVER THEIR ROCK STAR STATUS', ROYAL AUTHOR CLAIMS

    Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers, which details Harry and William’s relationship, said Harry was a victim of certain “cruelty” due to his role as the “spare” heir. 

    Robert described Meghan as a “megawatt woman” who “inspired” and “transformed” Harry, and encouraged him to take control of his life. 

    He cited Meghan as being a driving force in her and Harry quickly becoming the “rock stars” of the royal family. 

    The royal expert claims Harry and Meghan, 39, felt “edged out” by aides who felt they were stealing attention.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY REFERS TO OPENING A CAR BONNET AS 'POPPING THE HOOD' AS HE SWITCHES TO AMERICANISMS AFTER 7 MONTHS IN THE US

    Harry used the American phrase "pop the hood" instead of the traditional Queen's English term 'bonnet' during his Time100 talk.

    He said: “When driving a car and all the warning lights are going off, there is smoke pouring out of the hood.

    “You are not going to keep on driving. You pull over.

    “In the olden days, you'd probably pop the hood up, have a look under it and maybe fix it.

    “But now, every single one of these new cars has a shield over top so you can't fix it – you've got to call experts in.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY HOPE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

    Meghan and Harry were asked by TIME CEO and editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal what they hoped viewers would take away from the talk today.

    Meghan said: “I hope that everyone comes away with one action item they can do in their own life that they can see will have a positive effect on how they interact with others.

    “It doesn’t have to be so big.”

    Harry added: “I hope people come away with optimism. There is so much we can do to help ourselves.

    “That power of taking back control so we are not controlled by this platform or device.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN WEARS SMART BLACK BLAZER FOR TIME100 TALK

    The Duchess of Sussex looked characteristically pristine as she hosted her special Time100 talk with Prince Harry.

    She donned a sleek black blazer with a cream blouse and matching slim black trousers.

    She kept her brunette locks wavy and wore natural-looking make-up.

    The smart look mirrored what she wore in the black-and-white photograph released to promote the talk.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY SPEAKS ABOUT THE ROLE OF MEDIA

    Harry asked Maria Ressa, Rappler CEO and executive editor and Renée DiResta, disinformation researcher, about the effect of misinformation.

    Maria said journalists have tried to protect the facts, but technology has taken over platforms and done something journalists hadn’t done; it has started to manipulate readers through engagement.

    She said technology figures out the way we think, and then it makes a model of artificial intelligence.

    Renée said we see headlines on social media that are more sensationalised than the article and we see information that is curated for us.

    She added that the way we see the world is no longer holistic, but we see what is curated and what is ranking for us.

    Renee said there is a desire for immediacy, but reputable news doesn’t work that way, and we don’t have an effective way to resolve this.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN SPEAKS ABOUT 'DAMAGING' EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

    During the Time100 chat, the duchess told the story of a YouTube employee who suffered with PTSD because of the stress of their role.

    “Can you imagine carrying that every day – it’s everyone who ends up affected by it,” she said. 

    “The good outweighs the bad, but goodness [me] – the bad can be so loud – the damage that happens as a result of that.

    “We haven't begun to realise the legacy and effect of these platforms and the online space and what it is doing to us on a deeper level.

    “We're in it now but we have a chance to get ourselves out of it.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY SPEAK TO TRISTAN HARRIS AND SAFIYA U NOBLE DURING THEIR TIME100 TALK

    Meghan asked about the one thing each of us can do to push things in the right direction.

    Safiya,UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry co-director, spoke about the speed at which the worst types of content, such as racism and sexism, can spread online.

    She said people should vote about policies that can help and should become politically engaged and maybe even run for office themselves.

    Tristan, who is a tech expert who speaks in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, spoke about the importance of new leaders in power.

    He said we need leaders who truly understand these issues.

    Harry asked if online platforms “distract us” from what we should be truly plugging into and Sofiya pointed out that the Black Lives Matter movement was helped through social media and it can be “powerful” for good.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN GIVES ROYAL FANS PEEK INSIDE HER £11M SANTA BARBARA MANSION DURING TIME100 TALK

    Royal fans were given an eye-opening glimpse into Meghan’s home with the 39-year-old’s personal effects on clear display in the background.

    On the wall are Feng Shui images of a nest, which are said to represent stability and family, something that the Sussexes are striving for in their new Californian home.

    Sat on some shabby chic candlesticks are some rustic pillar candles.

    While unscented they help to bring a cosy atmosphere to larger rooms, such as those in the mansion of Meghan and Harry.

    Meg is a proud feminist so it’s no surprise to see her celebrating women in her book collection.

    Women: The National Geographic Collection is a collection of powerful female portraits drawn from the National Geographic magazine archives.

    Women featured include Prince Harry’s close acquaintance and primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as Meghan’s close personal friend Oprah Winfrey.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN SPEAKS ABOUT THE NEGATIVE EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

    Speaking to Alexis about the power of online, Meghan said: “The good outweighs the bad” but that the “bad can be so loud.”

    Alexis said that the internet can be great for uniting people and creating community, such as LGBT, but then said it can unite negativity too.

    Meghan asking how we can “reframe this online space for good”, and to “create an empowering community”.

    Alexis said that there should be more responsibility on platforms to decide what they want to allow on there.

    Meghan thanked Alexis for “leading the way”, for Archie and his daughter, Alexis.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN SPEAKS TO ALEXIS OHANIAN, REDDIT CO-FOUNDER

    Meghan spoke to Alexis about why he resigned from Reddit's board of directors and urged the company to fill his seat with a Black candidate.

    Alexis said he is still getting hate mail four months later, and remarked “sadly there is still a lot of work to be done”.

    He said that he thought about the role social media and Reddit plays for the future, for his wife, Serena Williams, and daughter, Alexis Olympia.

    He wanted to be able to answer his daughter about what he was doing in his role in the world.

    Alexis called it a “first step” for him, but said he was inspired to make a better future for his daughter.

    He said companies will be more successful the more diverse they are.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY IS ASKED ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA

    Harry is asked about the role of the media and said it is “vital, always has been, always will be.”

    Harry said there is a desire for “truth” with so much information being thrown around, and it is hard to remain “neutral”.

    He said “we put trust in online platforms”, and the Duke and Duchess want to partner with Time because of “truth”.

    Meghan said “what is happening online is affecting us offline.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    THE DUKE AND DUCHESS GIVE OPENING REMARKS AT THE TIME100 TALK

    Meghan and Harry are interviewed about how they are coping during the pandemic.

    Meghan said “everyone is grappling with a different version of the same thing”, and they are trying to treasure every moment with their son Archie and watching his development.

    Harry said “we are good” and they have an opportunity to spend more time as a family then they would have had otherwise.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HOW TO WATCH MEGHAN AND HARRY'S TIME100 TALK

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's talk today is free to watch online.

    To register and for more details go to the Time website: time.com/time100talks.

    You can watch the TIME100 Talks livestream here: ti.me/3bJynEm.

    The talk is also live on YouTube.

    It starts at 1pm EST, which is 6pm in the UK.

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    SPEAKERS AT MEGHAN AND HARRY'S TIME100 TALK TODAY

    • Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
    • Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa
    • Center For Humane Technology co-founder Tristan Harris
    • Founder of the Loveland Foundation Rachel Cargle
    • UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry co-Director Safiya U. Noble
    • Disinformation researcher Renée DiResta.

    MEGHAN AND HARRY'S TIME100 TALK SCHEDULE TONIGHT

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are hosting their own special episode on the topic of “Engineering A Better World”.

    Here is the running schedule:

    1:00PM EST (6pm GMT)

    Edward Felsenthal, TIME CEO and editor in chief – Opening remarks

    1:02PM EST (6.02pm GMT)

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    Opening remarks

    1:20PM EST (6.20pm GMT)

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder

    Interviewed by The Duchess of Sussex

    1:48PM EST (6.48pm GMT)

    Tristan Harris, Center For Humane Technology co-founder and Safiya U. Noble, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry co-director

    In conversation with by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    2:07PM EST (7.07pm GMT)

    Teenager Therapy, podcast hosts

    Spotlight video

    2:10PM EST (7.10pm GMT)

    Rachel Cargle, founder of the Loveland Foundation

    Interviewed by TIME’s Alice Park 

    2:25PM EST (7.07pm GMT)

    Maria Ressa, Rappler CEO and executive editor and Renée DiResta, disinformation researcher

    Interviewed by The Duke of Sussex 

    2:46PM EST (7.46pm GMT)

    Naj Austin, Somewhere Good founder

    Spotlight video 

    2:50PM EST (7.50pm GMT)

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    In conversation with TIME CEO and editor in chief Edward Felsenthal and closing remarks

    'SEXUAL ELECTRICITY' BETWEEN HARRY & MEG, BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT SAYS

    Body language expert Judi James, spoke exclusively to Fabulous, telling us what their body language in photos means and how they STILL have sexual chemistry.

    Ms James analysed the latest snap of the couple, observing that the pose very cleverly places Harry in the higher and more dominant position, looking direct into the camera while Meghan giggles shyly from the chair.

    She also alluded to the subtle sexual signal Meghan gives Harry with her arm on his thigh, suggesting they are still as besotted and tactile as when their relationship first began.

    WILLIAM 'SET HARRY UP TO FAIL'

    Prince William is guilty of ‘setting Prince Harry up to fail’ by letting him become the bad boy of the Royal family, Royal historian Robert Lacey claims.

    It suited William to have a “court jester” and somebody “who always carried the blame” until Harry met Meghan Markle and wanted more than his prescribed role, he alleges.

    Lacey spoke out to US TV network ABC News in his first interview on American television.

    He said: “There is a sense in which William could be criticised for setting Harry up to fail.

    “It suited the elder brother so well to have the court jester, the guy who always carried the blame, both when they were teenagers and now”.

    WHAT DID MEGHAN SAY AFTER COURT DECISION?

    Meghan Markle's lawyers released a statement in the wake of the court's decision, saying:

    “The Court has today stated that The Mail on Sunday will be allowed to amend its legal defence for trial regardless of whether that defence is accurate or true, which based on legally sworn witness statements refuting the newspaper's arguments, it is not.

    “The Mail has been allowed to prolong this action and try contending its amended defence at trial, where we have no doubt it will fail. This defence has no merit and is in face false.

    “We were prepared for this potential outcome given the low threshold to amend a pleading for a privacy and copyright case.

    “The Master made clear that it the Mail on Sunday's defence is indeed weak and without evidence, it would be a house of cards and fall down at trial.

    “The last hearing was unfortunately another step in a case that has already been drawn out by a defendant who uses the legal process to exploit the Duchess's privacy and the privacy of those around her for profit-motivated clickbait rather than journalism.

    “As a reminder, it is the Mail on Sunday and Associated Newspapers who acted unlawfully and are the ones on trial, not the Duchess of Sussex, although they would like their readers to believe otherwise.”

    AUTHOR CLAIMS MEG & HARRY ‘OVERSHADOWED’ CAMBRIDGES

    The royals took issue with Meghan and Harry’s “rockstar” status because they overshadowed William and Kate, Battle of Brothers author Robert Lacey claims.

    Speaking to GMA the royal expert said with Meghan as the driving force, the pair quickly became “rock star” royals.

    “I think Meghan's a force of nature that maybe Buckingham Palace hasn't worked out how to cope with. She is a woman of great conviction,” Laceysaid.

    He added he believes there is a “clique” of aides and royals “who've got it in for Meghan” – a claim also mentioned in Finding Freedom, and also allegedly backed by Harry.

    MEGHAN & HARRY ISSUE LIST OF DEMANDS FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

    Last month a list of demands the couple had issued for speaking engagements was revealed.

    In an exhaustive four-page document, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex outline their stringent rules for any speaking engagement – including that they have the final say in who introduces them.

    The Telegraph revealed the stipulations issued by Harry, 35, and Meghan including that the fee must be paid in advance.

    The leaked 'Virtual Event Request Form' states the full audience list must also be provided and whether the couple need to wear “business or casual” attire.

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