Meghan and Harry latest – Duchess POURS cash into firm behind bizarre Christmas gifts she's given A-list pals like Oprah

MEGHAN Markle is investing in the posh latte firm behind the odd Christmas gifts she's giving A-list pals.

Female-run firm Clevr Blends claims it makes "superlattes" in powder form and are sold in home preparation kits.

Last night Oprah Winfrey has excited royal fans by sparking speculation she was given a luxury Christmas present from Meghan Markle. 

The TV host, 66, took to Instagram to thank a mystery neighbour named as “M” for gifting her a basket full of latte mixes. 

She wrote: "On the first day of Christmas my neighbor 'M' sent to me…A basket of deliciousness! (Yes that M) My new drink of choice for the morning and night… Wish I had @clevrblends sooner cause I would've added it to my Favorite Things list. #HappyHolidays."

Although she didn’t give any other indicators as to the present giver, Oprah did add a crown emoji after saying “Yes that M”.

Meghan's representatives later confirmed to Fortune that she had invested in the firm, although refused to reveal exactly how much she'd invested.

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  • Catriona Graffius

    WHAT GIFT DID MEGHAN GET OPRAH?

    Oprah has shared a snap of her generous Christmas gift from not-so-mysterious neighbour "M", leaving excited fans to speculate the gift came from Meghan Markle.

    The TV host posted on Instagram: "On the first day of Christmas my neighbor 'M' sent to me…A basket of deliciousness! (Yes that M) My new drink of choice for the morning and night."

    But what exactly did "that M" get Oprah for Christmas?

    Oprah's shared pic reveals an ample goody bag with pouches of "superlatte" powders from female-run brand Clevr Blends.

    Clevr Blend latte pouches cost a weighty $28 per 340g bag. The company say they are dedicated to offering "wellness products that contribute to a healthier planet and a more just society".

  • Catriona Graffius

    OPRAH DELIGHTS ROYAL FANS BY SPARKING MEGHAN MARKLE CHRISTMAS GIFT SPECULATION

    Oprah Winfrey has excited royal fans by sparking speculation she was given a luxury Christmas present from Meghan Markle. 

    The TV host, 66, took to Instagram to thank a mystery neighbour named as “M” for gifting her a basket full of latte mixes. 

    She wrote: "On the first day of Christmas my neighbor 'M' sent to me…A basket of deliciousness! (Yes that M) My new drink of choice for the morning and night.

    "Wish I had @clevrblends sooner cause I would've added it to my Favorite Things list. #HappyHolidays."

    Although she didn’t give any other indicators as to the present giver, Oprah did add a crown emoji after saying “Yes that M”.

  • Catriona Graffius

    CAMBRIDGE'S COULD LEAVE LONDON 'ANY DAY NOW' FOR NORFOLK AS PRINCE GEORGE AND PRINCESS CHARLOTTE FINISH SCHOOL

    Kate Middleton and Prince William could quit the capital any day now after Prince George and Princess Charlotte finished school last week.

    The Cambridge family delighted fans by attending a Christmas pantomime together at the London Palladium on Friday – after George and Charlotte finished term at Thomas' School in Battersea.

    While Kate, William and their children George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, are currently staying at Kensington Palace, the family may leave London for their Norfolk home at Anmer Hall, according to The Express.

    Kate and William have previously admitted they are "unsure" about their Christmas plans due to the pandemic.

  • Christy Cooney

    MEGHAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO FOOD AID WORKERS

    Meghan Markle has paid tribute to everyone who worked to provide food to people in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Speaking for the CNN Heroes campaign, she said: "In a year that has been universally challenging for everyone, I'm inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities.

    "Back in March, the Covid-19 crisis hit hard, and overnight, everything seemed to change. Far too many we're faced with a heartbreaking question: how am I going to put food on the table for my family?

    "[But] we saw entire communities coming together to say they would not stand by while out neighbours went hungry.

    "Tonight we are celebrating these quiet heroes. These individuals… showed us that, even in the darkest times, when we come together we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope."

  • Catriona Graffius

    PRINCESS ANNE HOSTS FAMILY CHRISTMAS AT GATCOMBE PARK AS ROYALS SPEND FIRST XMAS AWAY FROM SANDRINGHAM

    Princess Anne will host an alternative family Christmas at her home in Gatcombe Park, sources have claimed.

    Princess Anne will welcome her children and grandchildren to her Gloucestershire home for the special day, Hello! magazine has reported.

    The pandemic has prevented royals from gathering for Christmas with the Queen at the traditional Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

    The Queen and Prince Philip will spend their first Christmas together at Windsor in 33 years.

  • Catriona Graffius

    PUBLIC WILL SEE 'MORE OF HARRY AND MEGHAN' IN LINE WITH 'WHO THEY ARE' FROM NEXT YEAR, ROYAL SOURCE CLAIMS

    The British public will see "more of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle" next year "in a way which is more in line with who they are", a royal source has claimed.

    The Sussexes stepped back from royal duties this year and are currently living in a multimillion mansion in California with their son Archie.

    Sources told Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl: "We will see more of them and in a different way to how we saw them as working royals.

    "It will be more in line with who they are and the way they want to operate from now on."

    Insiders claimed while there are "certain things Prince Harry misses about England", he feels no regrets about moving with Meghan to America.

  • Catriona Graffius

    THE CROWN GETS CHARLES AND CAMILLA PORTRAYAL WRONG, SAY ROYAL STAFF MEMBERS

    Netflix's hit series The Crown depict Prince Charles and Camilla inaccurately, according to staff members who have worked for the couple.

    The wildly popular show has come under fire over its representation of Prince Charles and Diana's marriage in the latest series – with calls for the show to provide a warning that the show is fiction.

    Now Prince Charles' former butler Grant Harold has told Insider the King to be is not "all all the way" he is portrayed in The Crown.

    The former staff member said in seven years of working for the Prince of Wales, “he never raised his voice to me”.

    Mr Harold told the magazine: “He's not at all the way they portrayed him. He's strong, powerful, and compassionate. And I think he'll make an amazing king."

  • Catriona Graffius

    PRINCE PHILIP WROTE AFFECTIONATE LETTERS TO DIANA DURING MARRIAGE TO CHARLES, SAYS CROWN STAR TOBIAS MENZIES

    Prince Philip sent a number of affectionate letters to Princess Diana during her marriage to Prince Charles, according to Netflix's The Crown star Tobias Menzies.

    The actor – who plays Prince Charles in the hit series – has mentioned a number of letters sent by Prince Philip to Diana during her difficult marriage.

    According to The Express, Tobias Menzies said during The Crown production that "the team managed to get access to the letters that Philip and Diana wrote to each other during this time period".

    He added: “I found they were very helpful to plug into the temperature of it and the thoughtfulness of it all.

    “You get the complexity of what they were dealing with, this extraordinary juxtaposition of very personal things. 

  • Catriona Graffius

    QUEEN DELAYS RECORDING CHRISTMAS SPEECH UNTIL AFTER GOVERNMENT'S BREXIT D-DAY

    The Queen has delayed recording her Christmas speech until after the Government’s Brexit D-Day at the weekend, sources told The Sun.

    She is said to have written a “personal and emotional” address but has yet to finish it.

    It is set to be filmed in secret later this week at Windsor Castle amid tight Covid restrictions.

    A source said: “Normally she films it in early December, certainly by the middle of the month, but this time it’s later than usual. There’s talk it could happen on Wednesday or Thursday. The country could be a very different place by then with us possibly leaving the EU without a deal.”

    Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.

  • Catriona Graffius

    ROYAL FAN SHARES SNAP OF KATE AND WILLS CHRISTMAS CARD AS PRINCE LOUIS, 2, STEALS THE SHOW

    A Royal fan has shared a glimpse of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s highly-anticipated Christmas card for 2020. 

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can be seen beaming outside on a bench, with their three adorable children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two. 

    The card hasn’t been officially released by the palace.

    While the whole Cambridge family are beaming the shot, it is little Prince Louis who steals the show in the leaked festive card. 

    Their youngest child can be seen laughing happily as he is cuddled by his devoted parents.

  • Catriona Graffius

    DINER WHO SPOTTED PRINCESS BEATRICE 'FLOUT COVID RULES' IN POSH LONDON RESTAURANT TELLS BEA TO 'SET BETTER EXAMPLE'

    A diner claimed who claimed to spot Princess Beatrice mixing inside a posh London restaurant with other households said Prince Andrew's daughter should "set a better example".

    The onlooker, who says there was booze on the party's table, told The Sun: “Bea should be setting a better example. I couldn’t believe my eyes. If the Royal Family can’t get coronavirus rules right, what hope for the rest of us?

    "Beatrice and her friends were laughing, joking and enjoying themselves all evening.”

    The onlooker said her friends also made gags on the night about the royal apparently breaching the rules.

    They went on: “One of my pals saw her and started joking, ‘Orf with her head’ and ‘Send her to the Tower’. But there is a very serious side to this and Beatrice deserves a ticking off."

  • Catriona Graffius

    PRINCE ANDREW 'DID STAY AT EPSTEIN'S NEW YORK MANSION' WHERE HE IS ACCUSED OF SEX SLAVE ROMP DESPITE DENIAL

    Prince Andrew did stay at Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion during a trip when he is accused of romping with a sex slave, it has been reported.

    The bombshell claims contradict the royal’s car crash TV interview with Emily Maitlis last year – during which he said he “definitely” didn’t stay at Epstein's house.

    Sources told the Daily Mail the prince had hours of "private time" booked into the New York trip – while others claim Andrew stayed at the £60m home to "save taxpayers' money".

    The news comes as it was reported Princess Beatrice has "no recollection" of the Pizza Express birthday party Andrew used as his "alibi" for one of the occasions he was alleged to have slept with a teen.

    Andrew had a home manicure booked for the afternoon he claimed he dropped Beatrice at the Pizza Express in Woking, a family diary says.

  • Catriona Graffius

    PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA CANCEL BALMORAL CHRISTMAS PLANS AFTER STURGEON WARNS ROYALS AGAINST CROSSING BORDER

    Prince Charles and Camilla have cancelled their plans to enjoy Christmas at Balmoral after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned the royal family about crossing the border.

    According to The Daily Mail, the Prince of Wales will not go to the Scottish estate for New Year as previously planned.

    An insider told the paper: "It’s very sad, but their Royal Highnesses do not want to cause trouble."

    The SNP leader Ms Sturgeon publicly revealed this week that her government had reminded Buckingham Palace of Covid restrictions that ban "non-essential travel" between Scotland and other parts of the UK.

    The warning came ahead of Prince William and Kate’s visit to Scotland and other parts of the UK on the royal train.

  • Catriona Graffius

    ACTOR WHO PLAYS PRINCE CHARLES IN CROWN SLAMS CALLS FOR FICTION WARNING ON SHOW

    The actor who plays Prince Charles in the hit Netflix series The Crown has slammed calls for the show to come with a "warning".

    Netflix bosses have refused to point out that some of The Crown's content wasn't an exact retelling of historic events – the plot is based on the real Royal Family.

    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden praised the royal drama as a "beautifully produced work of fiction", but said viewers could be in danger of mistaking it for fact without a warning at the beginning of each episode.

    But actor Josh O’Connor – who plays Prince Charles – slammed those calls, accusing Mr Dowden of delivering a "low blow" to the arts.

    O’Connor, 30, told the Los Angeles Times: “In my opinion, it’s pretty outrageous that he [Oliver Dowden] came out and said what he said. Particularly in this time when he knows that the arts are struggling and they’re on their knees, I think it’s a bit of a low blow.”

  • John Hall

    'EVERYTHING SHE WANTED'

    Royal expert Howard Hodgson has claimed Meghan Markle always intended to return to the US and got "everything she wanted" through Megxit.

    Speaking to The Express, he said: “Meghan was very determined, had been advancing her career, was a minor star before she met a royal prince, married a royal prince, stayed as long as is decent in the country she didn’t want to be in doing jobs she didn’t want to do.

    “Then there was a short trip to Canada, which was only very short because it was then going to get her back to exactly where she wanted — where she now is, and doing what she wants to do.”

    Arguing that history is repeating itself, the expert added: “Harry is just being dragged along and will probably, if he’s not very careful, end up with the senselessly sad life that was that of the Duke of Windsor.”

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN MARKLE MOST POPULAR UK ROYAL IN THE WORLD

    Meghan Markle has been named the most popular UK royal in the world – beating both the Queen and Kate Middleton to clinch the top spot. 

    The former actress was crowned the top royal in a worldwide survey by OnBuy, with a popularity score of 14.5 per cent.

    Depsite her move to America, it seems the Duchess of Sussex's Zoom speeches and heartfelt essay on her experiences after suffering a miscarraige have proved a hit with the public. 

    Hot on her heels was the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, who had a ranking of 14.4 per cent, and in third place was the Queen, 94, with a 14.3 per cent popularity score. 

    In stark contrast Prince Harry’s popularity has plunged in the wake of ‘Megxit’, with YouGov’s Royal favourability tracker showing the 36-year-old enjoying a 71 per cent positive rating last October, which fell to 55 per cent after the announcement. 

  • John Hall

    SWEET MOMENT 3-YEAR-OLD PRINCE WILLIAM GIVES MUM DIANA MAKEOVER IN UNEARTHED FOOTAGE

    Adorable footage has captured the moment a young Prince William gave his mum Princess Diana a makeover.

    The unearthed footage was taken in 1985 at Kensington Palace as the mum and her two sons prepared for a family photo shoot.

    Then just three-years-old, William can be seen powdering the late Princess of Wales’ face as she chats to him.

    The clip was shared on the royal fan page, Diana Legacy on Instagram where fans have gushed over it.

    Diana had posed for a photo with William and Harry at the piano in apartment eight at Kensington Palace.

  • John Hall

    KATE AND WILLS HIRE CARTOONIST, 10, TO RECORD UK TOUR

    THE ten year-old cartoonist hired by Kate and Wills to record their recent tour is set to have his designs turned into emojis.

    “Doodle Boy” Joe Whale is close to signing a deal which will see his doodle characters and emojis sold in Apple's App Store and on Android.

    Thanks to last week’s royal train tour of Britain primary school pupil Joe is on the brink of world-wide fame.

    The Royal couple turned to Joe – The Doodle Boy – instead of hiring an established painter.

    The talented youngster who got into trouble with his teachers for doodling in his maths books drew the official picture of the royal train.

  • John Hall

    PRINCESS EUGENIE AND HUBBY QUIT FROGMORE COTTAGE IN MYSTERY MOVE

    Princess Eugenie and hubby Jack have mysteriously QUIT Frogmore Cottage after just six weeks.

    The couple were loaned the five-bedroom cottage by Harry and Meghan to "start their own family".

    Pregnant Eugenie, 30, and Jack, 34, arranged to live in the five-bed Grade II listed cottage while the Sussexes were in California.

    But after just six weeks in the massively renovated home, the couple have now packed up and moved back to Kensington Palace.

    One insider said: "It is empty again. Why does no one want to live in Frogmore Cottage? What is wrong with the place?" Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.

  • John Hall

    PRINCE ANDREW HAD 3-HOURS 'PRIVATE TIME' ON NEW YORK TRIP HE'S ACCUSED OF SEX WITH VIRGINIA ROBERTS, ROYAL DOCS CLAIM

    PRINCE Andrew had three hours of "private time" during the New York trip when he's accused of sex with a trafficked teen, it's reported.

    The news comes amid claims the royal DID stay at Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion – contradicting his car-crash Newsight interview with Emily Maitlis.

    He told the presenter last year that he “definitely” didn’t sleep at the paedophile's plush pad.  

    But sources told the Daily Mail the Queen's second son was a guest at the tycoon's Manhattan home in April 2001 – and it's alleged that three hours were carved out for "private time".

    Andrew, 60, told Newsnight: "I wasn't staying there. I may have visited but definitely didn't, definitely, definitely no, no, no activity."

  • John Hall

    INSIDE POSH LONDON RESTAURANT WHERE PRINCESS BEATRICE WAS CAUGHT ‘FLOUTING COVID RULES’

    The upmarket restaurant where Princess Beatrice allegedly flouted Covid rules sells fancy dishes, with some costing nearly £60.

    Posh eaterie Isabel serves its swish clientele tagliolini pasta with fresh crab, chilli, lemon and parsley plus a shaving of white truffle for £58.

    Other meals on offer are a £46 grilled beef fillet with wild mushrooms, spinach and pearl onions.

    Customers can wash their pricey grub down with expensive plonk — with one magnum of Italian red Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia costing £1,500.

    Buckingham Palace would not comment on Beatrice’s meal – but a royal source claimed that she was attending an “introductory work meeting”.

  • John Hall

    PRINCESS BEATRICE 'CAUGHT FLOUTING COVID RULES' AT POSH LONDON RESTAURANT WITH PALS

    PRINCESS Beatrice has been accused of flouting Covid rules at a posh restaurant with pals outside her household.

    The royal, 32, dined inside with five others from different households.

    The daughter of Prince Andrew, Beatrice also posed for a snap without social distancing at London eaterie Isabel — as Tier 3 looms for millions.

    A royal source claimed last night Beatrice had been attending an “introductory work meeting”, which would have been permitted at the central London restaurant in Tier 2.

    But diners claimed booze was seen on their table. One onlooker at the restaurant, where bottles of wine cost up to £1,500, said: “It looked like a very social event to me."

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN PRAISES 'QUIET' COVID HEROES AFTER MISCARRIAGE

    Meghan Markle has praised the “quiet heroes” of the Covid pandemic in a moving speech and assured the public “we will be ok”.

    The Duchess of Sussex delivered the message of hope in her first public appearance since she revealed she had suffered a miscarriage.

    In a video message for CNN, Meghan said she had been “inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities” as the world was plunged into the coronavirus pandemic.

    And she thanked those who “made sure those around them did not have to suffer in isolation”.

    The Duchess added: "They showed us, all of us, that even in the darkest times, when we come together, we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope, and that we will be okay."

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