Meghan Markle news latest – Harry 'has made a MASSIVE decision' about whether to see the Queen on upcoming UK trip | The Sun

PRINCE Harry & Meghan Markle have made a HUGE decision to NOT meet with the Queen during their surprise UK visit, say reports.

The Duke and Duchess's trip will support "several charities close to their hearts", the couple's spokesperson said of their first joint visit since the Platinum Jubilee.

In a sign that relations between the Royal Family and the Sussexes may have thawed, a source at Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast say they received an advance notice of this morning's announcement.

The publication reports a Sussex spokesperson said that the couple would come home to support charities “close to their hearts.”

But it has not been revealed if they will hold an audience with The Queen, or meet with senior royals such as Charles or William.

It is not yet known if their son Archie, three, and daughter one-year-old Lilibet will join them on their journey across the pond.

The Duke and Duchess visited Britain for June’s Platinum Jubilee but did not stay for the full weekend and were kept in the background for the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance during Trooping the Colour.

Read our Royals live blog below for the latest updates

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    'Notorious for holding a grudge'

    Meghan and Harry moved out to the US in 2020.

    They live in Montecito, California, a place where many celebrities can be found including actor Orlando Bloom and his fiancée Katy Perry, against whom the Duchess reportedly holds a grudge.

    The Express reported that the grudge stems from a comment Perry made in 2018 on Entertainment Tonight. When asked what she thought of Meghan's dress, Perry responded that she "would have done one more fitting."

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Jubilee was 'difficult'

    A source has said the Queen has spoken to the Sussexes ahead of their September UK visit.

    According to Page Six, the Queen has spoken to the couple but they both found the Platinum Jubilee "difficult".

    The Duke and Duchess were in the UK for just a few days and left before the celebrations ended.

    It was also reported that though the Queen finally got to meet her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, she insisted no photos were taken.

    And Prince William and Kate were invited to celebrate Lilibet's first birthday, but due to continued family strife, the Cambridges declined the invitation.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    They're coming back!

    It's been announced that Meghan and Harry will be returning to the UK in September.

    The duke and duchess are expected to travel straight to Manchester for the One Young World Summit.

    The Summit will be held on September 5 and is intended to bring young leaders together from 190 countries.

    Along with famous names such as Sir Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver and Justin Trudeau, Meghan Markle is a counsellor of the organisation.

    From Manchester, it's believed the couple will then travel to Germany for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 Year to Go event, before returning to the UK for the WellChild Awards on September 8.

    A spokesperson for the couple said: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September."

    It's not yet clear if their two children will accompany them on their travels, nor if the couple will find time to visit the Queen.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Good morning! I'm Ije Teunissen-Oligboh with the latest news and updates on all things Meghan.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Harry 'could return to UK when Charles becomes King' says expert

    PRINCE Harry “could return to the UK” for a new role when Charles ascends to the throne, the Duke’s former protection officer claims.

    The Duke quit the UK in 2020 for a new life in the US with Meghan and son Archie after the couple stepped down as senior royals.

    Speaking on the Pod Save the Queen podcast, the Duke’s former police protection officer Ken Wharfe revealed he thought the Duke could return home for a new role.

    When asked if the Sussexes ever come back to the UK to live, Ken said: “Personally I do and I base that on gut reaction really. I just cannot see them forever more living in California.

    “It’s clear to me that Harry is not quite a fish out of sea – I mean he is getting involved in charitable work and he has these attachments to Netflix and other companies but quite where they’ll end up we don’t know.

    “But I just think his involvement with his military charities – quite how he runs that on the other side of the Atlantic, I don’t know.

    “But I just have this feeling that he could well be back in a new role, with or without Meghan – I honestly don’t know.

    “But to answer your question, I do think he will be back in some form as part of his father’s plan for trimming down the monarchy because within the next decade that is going to happen.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Harry enjoys ‘green-lit’ relationship with Meghan Markle’s manager

    Meghan Markle reportedly had Prince Harry researched by her manager before their relationship was made public knowledge.

    Geo TV reports that during an interview with Tom Bower, Meghan Markle’s former manager Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne made these revelations. 

    The manager said: “As Meghan carried on whispering with excitement, Nelthorpe-Cowne interrupted, ‘Do you know what you’re doing? Do you know anything about him?’ Meghan replied, ‘I’ve googled Harry. I’ve gone deeply into his life’.”

    He also added: “Nelthorpe-Cowne was left in no doubt that Meghan had carefully researched every aspect of Harry and his past life. She understood precisely the man she was meeting: needy, volatile, unhappy and seeking a soulmate.” 

  • Louis Allwood

    Princess Anne predicted Meghan’s ‘very short’ time in the monarchy

    A royal commentator claims that the Princess Royal had already sussed out that Meghan Markle would find royal life hard.

    This comes after Neil Sean, YouTube’s royal commentator, said that according to a good source, Meghan “sought” advice from the “hardest working royal”.

    He told his online audience that: “According to a good source Meghan Markle failed to warm to Princess Anne.

    “And Princess Anne always knew Meghan would have a very short shelf life in the world of the British monarchy.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle updates LIVE

    Catch all the latest news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry here as they continue their life in America.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry’s old party buddies have stuff to say in memoir

    The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has had many embarrassing moments in his life.

    For example, in 2012 photos of the naked prince showed him playing strip billiards.

    With his memoir coming up, Duncan Larcombe, The Sun’s former royal editor, thinks it’s essential that Harry mention these events.

     “If he is going to keep the book largely focused on his own journey, he does need to acknowledge — and try and make sense of — those dark, boozy years for it to have any credibility,” he told the Daily Beast. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Heavy influence

    PRINCE Harry was heavily influenced by Princess Diana's plan to go to the US as his mother previously viewed it as a "place of sanctuary", according to her ex-bodyguard.

    Lee believes Princess Diana’s plan to move to the US influenced Prince Harry’s move there with Meghan.

    He said: “This trauma happened when the building blocks for life were being formulated. His mother saw America as a place of sanctuary. He will be drawing on his experiences from then.”

    He added: “I actually signed up to join Diana and Dodi in America. She was definitely going, and that was that. She told me she was going there.

    "She didn’t want to, but that was the only place she felt people weren’t having a go at her. It was probably her way of keeping sane, to get some respite.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Exclusive – Diana feared assassination ex-bodyguard reveals

    Burnley-born Lee Sansum, who has covered his incredible career in personal protection in a new book, was assigned to look after Dodi and Diana, then 36, when they stayed at his boss’s 30-bedroom villa in St Tropez, in the South of France, during July 1997.

    Every day Diana would wake up at 7am and chat to the bodyguard. He said: “She had been happy on that holiday.

    “But I had seen her in tears too, when she learned of the murder of her friend, the fashion designer Gianni Versace. She confided in me her own fears that she might one day be assassinated.

    “She asked if I thought his murder outside his home was a professional killing.

    “I thought it was. Then she said something that always stayed with me — ‘Do you think they’ll do that to me?’ She was shaking and it was clear from her tone that she really thought that they might, whoever ‘they’ might be.

    “I spent some time reassuring her that no one was going to try to kill her and she was safe with us, but she definitely thought there was a risk that one day she might be assassinated.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Exclusive – Diana would still be here if I’d been on duty, ex-bodyguard claims

    HE is the bodyguard who Princess Diana nicknamed Rambo and with whom she had several heart-to-hearts revealing her biggest fears and future plans.

    And 25 years on from her death, Lee Sansum says he is adamant she would be alive today if he had been with her on the night she died alongside Dodi Fayed in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997.

    In an exclusive interview, Lee has told how security guards drew straws to accompany bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones in the car, and he lost.

    He also reveals the fun bets he had with a young Prince and how he treasures a letter from Diana thanking him for making her final sunshine holiday in St Tropez “magical” — and her fears she may be assassinated.

    Lee, now 60, said: “It could have been me in that car.

    “We drew straws to see who would be accompanying Trevor that weekend. I pulled a match and it was a long one.

    “When I learned they were not wearing seatbelts in the crash I understood why they didn’t survive. That shouldn’t have happened.

    “It was standard practice for the family to wear seatbelts. It was an order sent down from the boss, Dodi’s dad Mohamed Fayed. Dodi, in particular, hated wearing seatbelts and I always insisted on it.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry 'could return'

    PRINCE Harry "could return to the UK" for a new role when Charles ascends to the throne, the Duke's former protection officer claims.

    The Duke quit the UK in 2020 for a new life in the US with Meghan and son Archie after the couple stepped down as senior royals.

    Speaking on the Pod Save the Queen podcast, the Duke's former police protection officer Ken Wharfe revealed he thought the Duke could return home for a new role.

    When asked if the Sussexes ever come back to the UK to live, Ken said: "Personally I do and I base that on gut reaction really. I just cannot see them forever more living in California.

    "It's clear to me that Harry is not quite a fish out of sea – I mean he is getting involved in charitable work and he has these attachments to Netflix and other companies but quite where they'll end up we don't know.

    "But I just think his involvement with his military charities – quite how he runs that on the other side of the Atlantic, I don't know.

    "But I just have this feeling that he could well be back in a new role, with or without Meghan – I honestly don't know.

    "But to answer your question, I do think he will be back in some form as part of his father's plan for trimming down the monarchy because within the next decade that is going to happen."

  • Louis Allwood

    How did Diana die?

    Diana died aged 36 in August 1997 when the car she was travelling in hit an underpass pillar.

    Boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were also killed.

    A French judicial probe concluded the crash was caused by Mr Paul losing control of the Mercedes limo at high speed while he was intoxicated.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry's memoir unlikely to criticise the Queen

    Royal commentators say the book will focus heavily on his anguish following his mother’s death in August 1997.

    Harry, 37, blamed the tragedy for mental health problems that he tried to resolve with drink and drugs.

    Five years ago — long before he had thought about writing a book — Harry invited friends of his mother to share memories and private photographs of her.

    The tome, which US author J R Moehringer is writing, is reportedly unlikely to contain criticisms of the Queen.

    But it is thought that Harry’s dad Charles and brother William will feature over Megxit.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry ‘intensely focused’ on investigating Diana’s final moments

    Prince Harry has been “intensely focused” on investigating Princess Diana’s final hours for his new book.

    Official judicial sources in Paris say the Duke of Sussex’s researchers have been seeking information about the car crash that killed his mother 25 years ago.

    They are believed to be involved in the ghost-written memoir that Harry is set to release this year, and related TV and podcast projects.

    One source, who was involved in the original crash investigation, said: “There have been approaches which suggest Prince Harry is intensely focused on getting more information about his mother’s death.

    “There are plenty of people in France who recall the night of the accident. It’s only normal that Diana’s son should want to learn more about it for his book.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry’s memoir ‘won’t be a feel-good read’ for Royal Family

    Prince Harry’s memoir “won’t be a feel-good read”, royal editor Daniela Elser claimed.

    With the Duke of Sussex’s “tell-all” autobiography set to arrive in bookstores ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas in the United States, the columnist bluntly predicted the memoir will potentially become “the most painful chapter yet in the long and sorry tale of Megxit”.

    Harry, 37, has been writing the book with the help of ghostwriter JR Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, since 2020.

    Express Online reports that Ms Elser pointed at Harry’s and wife Meghan’s history as an obvious indicator of what future readers should expect to discover among the book’s highly-anticipated pages.

  • Henry Moore

    Harry’s memoir could ‘devastate’ the Firm, expert claims

    As whispers continue to spread over what Harry’s bombshell may include, a royals expert has claimed its contents could cause chaos for the Firm.

    Daniela Elser, a royal expert, had this to say: “If even a small percentage of the speculation about what he might reveal and what dirt he might dish is correct, this book is shaping up to be the most devastating royal release in 30 years and since Diana, Princess of Wales started whispering in the ear of Andrew Morton.”

    Harry’s tell-all memoir is set to be released to the public this November.

  • Henry Moore

    Kate and Will set for shock swap with Andrew and Fergie

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to make the move to Windsor this summer.

    With the couple set to move into Adelaide Cottage, they could also take up residence in the Royal Lodge, the current home of Andrew and Fergie.

    Royal expert Rachel Bowie has suggested Andrew could be on his way out, following Fergie’s purchase of a swanky Mayfair home.

    She said: “It is interesting because there’s a lot of talk about the Cambridges moving into Royal Lodge.

    “Supposedly, Andrew and Fergie are staying at Royal Lodge for now but if they had this other home is the plan maybe they can move into this Mayfair place and the Cambridges could move into Royal Lodge? Who knows.”

  • Henry Moore

    Meghan Markle updates LIVE

    Catch all the latest news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry here as they continue their life in America.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

  • Henry Moore

    Royal expert predicts Harry ‘won’t approve’ of Diana’s portrayal in The Crown’s new season

    With the fifth season of Netflix’s The Crown set to air this November, Royal experts have predicted that Prince Harry may disapprove of its portrayal of Lady Di.

    The upcoming season will reportedly cover the death of Princess Diana, who passed away during a devastating car crash in 1997.

    Tina Brown told the Daily Express: “I don’t think that the next season of The Crown is going to be something that Harry is going to seriously approve of.”

    She continued: “We don’t know how it will depict his mother. But right now, there’s nothing that’s come out about their mother that they like.”

  • Henry Moore

    Prince William’s ‘powerful advice’ to Deborah James’s kids

    PRINCE William gave Deborah James’s kids some “powerful advice” about dealing with his “similar grief” for his mum Princess Diana.

    The much-loved Sun columnist died at the age of 40 in June after a five-year battle with stage-four bowel cancer.

    During her final days she was made a Dame and had the Duke of Cambridge over for tea.

    Describing the visit, Sebastien said Wills “felt like a friend, but he was the future king” and was “so relaxed”.

    Sebastien said: “He’s obviously been through similar grief with the loss of his mother so he gave powerful advice to the children that will stay with them forever.”

  • Henry Moore

    Inside Meghan's feud with pop star Katy Perry

    The Duchess of Sussex is engaged in a long-running feud with Katy Perry over a remark the singer made about her wedding dress, report the Express.

    A source told the paper: "Orlando is very sympathetic towards Harry and Meghan and does reach out if he ever sees anything suspicious in the neighbourhood."

    They added: "However, Meghan is keenly aware of a comment that Katy Perry made in 2018 about her wedding dress and is notorious for holding a grudge."

    This comes after Perry declared she would have worn a better fitting dress.

  • Henry Moore

    How did Princess Diana pass away

    Diana died aged 36 in August 1997 when the car she was travelling in hit an underpass pillar.

    Boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were also killed.

    A French judicial probe concluded the crash was caused by Mr Paul losing control of the Mercedes limo at high speed while he was intoxicated.

  • Henry Moore

    Lady Antonia Fraser slams the Sussexes

    Writing in the Telegraph, Fraser critised the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    She said: “Now I’m afraid [appearing on] Oprah Winfrey was worse than a crime; it was a mistake. I just wish vainly she’d shut up. And Prince Harry. And Prince Andrew.

    “I’d like to see another photograph by the Duchess of Cambridge rather than read another thing about Prince Harry.”

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