It appears that Thomas Markle has chosen to ignore the ultimatum that his daughther, Meghan Markle has given him.
According to Vanity Fair, a source close to the Duchess said that Meghan has had one–and only one–conversation with her father since her royal wedding, and it was to give him a final offer of having any sort of relationship with her. Meghan said that the two could work on rebuilding their relationship, but he needed to stop speaking to the media. She also said that he needed to cut off contact with his other daughter Samantha Markle, who is to blame for much of the drama that has been stirred up in the family.
By continuing to speak to the press and most recently, releasing letters that Meghan has written him over the years, Thomas has clearly made his choice.
Thomas Markle spilled the beans to the DailyMail about missing his daughter’s wedding over the weekend, but it was just to clear his name, not do anything to damange Meghan’s reputation. Tom showed the paper medical records to prove he did indeed undergo surgery right before her wedding to Prince Harry, and that it wasn’t a stunt done out of ill will. One questionable quote came when he called Meghan “demanding but not rude” … though maybe that’s a good thing? A princess knows what she wants.
Meghan Markle is losing another aide.
Samantha Cohen—Meghan and Prince Harry’s private secretary—has stated that she does not intend to make her job permanent and “has let it be known that she intends to leave after Meghan’s baby is born next spring.”
Samantha has worked with the royal family for 17 years, starting out as Queen Elizabeth’s former assistant private secretary.
The news of yet another of Meghan’s aide’s leaving, comes on the heels of reports that the Duchess is “difficult” to work for.
Meghan’s personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, quit her job after only six months, claiming that she and the Duchess had a difficult relationship.
Melissa played a key role in making Meghan and Harry’s wedding day as spectacular as it was.
Kensington Palace has not commented on Samantha’s departure or the negative reports about Meghan.
Kate Middleton proved that a royal title doesn’t take away from her motherly duties. The Duchess and Princess Charlotte were stuck in traffic when they made a quick exit of the vehicle and headed into a local pub to use the loo. The royals, accompanied by a plain-clothed detective, entered the bar to the astonishment of local patrons.
A regular of the establishment, Maggie McKinney, told the Daily Mail that she was shocked to look up from her usual seat at the bar and see “the Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter.” She added that they “went to the toilet and then trotted out. They seemed totally normal.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new cottage home has a super heart-breaking backstory. Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate—literally named after frogs—was home to Queen Victoria’s aide and close confidant Abdul Karim.
The story goes that members of the royal household were not fond of the bond between the royal and her aide, whether it was due to jealousy or racism is unclear. They also did not appreciate the pair’s regular correspondence via letters.
The morning after the Queen’s funeral, the royal family ordered a raid on the cottage and all of Abdul’s cherished letters from the Queen were taken and burned, right in front of him. A heartbreaking moment for Abdul and dark history in the royal family.
Following the raid, Abdul was sent back to India.
Howie Mandell tells Dr. Oz he doesn’t remember Meghan Markle from her days as a suitcase model on his gameshow Deal or No Deal. The host says he was “shocked” when photos emerged of the royal-to-be as a model on set, following Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry. But he says he wishes her nothing but the best.
Kate Middleton was spotted—alongside the Queen—looking very festive in a glittering custom dress at the annual holiday reception at Buckingham Palace. Along with the modest white gown, Kate donned a diamond bracelet and the gorgeous Lover’s Knot tiara, which belonged to Princess Diana.
If the reports of Prince William’s wife trying to out-style her new royal sister-in-law—Megan Markle—are true, she is definitely headed in the right direction.
The royal family revealed their Christmas decorations for Buckingham Palace on Tuesday and it didn’t take long for Twitterverse to start comparing them to the one’s at White House.
Many agreed that the Palace’s style was much more tasteful than the Presidential home. With more than half of the comments being about Melania Trump’s red Christmas trees, it is safe to say Americans are not fans of the look. Some even compared them to something that would be seen in “The Shining” or “Suspiria.”
Meanwhile, the Palace is adorned with white twinkling lights, little crowns scattered about and staircases covered in greenery with multicolored ornaments.
The Fab Four will be roasting chestnuts and drinking cocoa together this holiday season. According to the Daily Mail, the royals will be spending the holidays together in a “show of solidarity.” Contrary to rumors that they will be apart this Christmas—Prince William and Kate were rumored to be going to the Middleton’s family home— a source told the outlet that “everyone will be in Norfolk this year.”
The Kate Middleton-Meghan Markle feud appears to be Fake News. Amid mounting tabloid reports of tense moments between members of the Fab Four, Kensington Palace released a rare statement of denial.
In response to an article published by The Sun, Kensington Palace said an “explosive row” that allegedly happened between Kate and Meghan “never happened.”
Rumors of a feud began when Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan would be moving out of the palace complex and relocate to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle.
Tabloids jumped on the news, saying the couple was moving away from Prince William and Duchess Kate instead of the truth—the newlyweds simply need more room for their growing family.
According to The Daily Mail, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already chosen godparents for their bun in the oven. The royal baby will be the godchild of…drum roll please…George & Amal Clooney! A source close to both couples said, “Amal and Meghan have been close for years, and Harry and George have become buddies because of that. They’re much closer than the headlines let on.” The same source also noted that George has “told a couple of people he has a strong hunch they’ll be asked.”
Kate Middleton is stepping up her style game. According to royal sources, the Duchess is attending more events and paying more attention to her looks—wardrobe, hair, jewelry and make-up. The mom of 3 wants to be more visible now that Meghan Markle has been commanding the spotlight.
Kate’s style change comes on the heels of reports stating there is tension between her and Meghan as well as between Prince William and Prince Harry.
There has been no comment from Kensington Palace on the Duchess’ new look or the rumored feuds.
All the supposed drama between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle might be overblown — because it’s Princes Harry and William not getting along! Daily Mail reports Harry was ticked that brother Will didn’t do enough to welcome his new wife to the family after their wedding. Eventually their father, Prince Charles, stepped in and encouraged Will and Kate to host Meg and Harry at their home for Christmas.
But friends of the royals say the brothers have always been close, but as life goes on they’ve slowly grown apart.
MEANWHILE – Kate tried to put the rift rumors to bed all together; while chatting with onlookers after a speaking event, she said it’s a “special time” for sister in law Meghan to be pregnant and she’s excited for her kids to have cousins to hang with.
Prince Charles is still unabashedly in love with wife Camila. Social media video showed him working a rope line of well-wishers, when one woman shouted “You have a wonderful wife.”
The King-to-be beamed and said he “couldn’t agree more.”
With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving out of Kensington Palace and into a cottage on the Windsor Estate, the internet sleuths have been digging for drama among the Fab Four. Reports of tension between the royal brothers have surfaced as well as speculation of a less than chummy relationship between the royal wives. The Telegraph reported that there was a tense moment before Meghan and Harry’s wedding that led to a rift between the Duchesses. According to two sources, Kate “left in tears following a bridesmaids dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.” While there is no mention of what caused the Duchess to get upset, she had just given birth to Prince Louis and could have just been extra emotional.
Her Majesty hates the word “pregnant.” Instead, the Queen refers to women who are expecting as “in the family way.” This was all revealed in an old article—from when Prince George was a newborn—that Us Weekly recently uncovered. A palace source said the Queen thinks the word “pregnant” is just too “vulgar” and will not use it nor have it used in her presence. Totally a Queen Elizabeth-y thing to do.
Bookies have suspended all betting on whether Meghan Markle is pregnant with one or more babies. There was reportedly an “abnormal number of wagers” saying the Duchess is going to have twins. The odds spiked to a 5/1 chance on Friday morning which tipped bookies off that something was “amiss.” Bookmakers Paddy Power released a statement on the matter saying, “We’ve stopped taking bets on Meghan giving birth to twins, following a flurry of bets. The stream of bets has led us to believe that perhaps the punters—or an insider source—knows something more than we do.”
Princess Eugenie’s big sis may have found “the one.” According to the Daily Mail, Princess Beatrice has been dating Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi for about two months. A source close to the couple told The Sun that “They hit it off instantly and have a real laugh together.” The duo has apparently known each other for a while and their families are already familiar with one another.
Samantha Markle has been suspiciously quiet lately and we now know why. Meghan Markle’s half-sister is working on a tell-all-book that will likely include things about Meghan. Samantha told the Daily Mail that the book—titled “In The Shadows Of The Duchess”—will cover “everything” and that she is “holding nothing back!” She also plans to release the book next April or May aka the same time that Meghan is due to have her baby.
Princess Beatrice used Uber just like a commoner. The royal was spotted at LAX—reportedly in town for business—when she hailed an Uber. She even opened her own car door, much to the shock of the driver when he realized who he had just picked up.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking to move out of their 2-bedroom Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. According to the Daily Mail, the royal couple, their two dogs and baby on the way, simply need more space. While Harry and Meghan were offered a 21-room Kensington Palace apartment—located right next to Prince William’s family—a palace spokesperson said that the future parents did not want to live there, adding “Harry and Meghan want to move, and need more space, but they don’t want to live next door to William and Catherine.”
Meghan Markle got a haircut and fans are wondering why they weren’t included in the decision. In the midst of being pregnant and her jam-packed November schedule, the Duchess got her locks trimmed; the new do was revealed at the Remembrance Day Sunday service last weekend. The mom-to-be may have picked up the idea of keeping the beauty decision a secret from something Prince Harry’s late mother used to do. Princess Diana was so scrutinized for every decision she made, that she would get her hair cut in discrete quarter-inch sections to avoid “being front-page news.”
Prince Charles has some unusual new friends. The heir to the throne has been spending his time with some red squirrels that scamper about on his property in Scotland. He has given them cute little names and allows them to frolic around in his home. Prince William told Country Life magazine that his dad is “completely infatuated by the red squirrels” and he even leaves jackets laying around with nuts in the pockets for his furry friends to snack on. The 70-year-old is clearly living his best life.
Meghan Markle’s Christmas will be celebrated a little differently now that she is a royal. According to the palace’s website, “the family opens presents the day before [Christmas]—during afternoon tea.” Former palace employee Darren McGrady said that the tradition has German roots and because the royal family is of German descent, they want to weave in those traditions. The website also says that Christmas morning is reserved for church, specifically at St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham.
The royal chef once received a scathing letter from Her Majesty. According to a book, written by former royal servant Charles Oliver, the Queen was less than thrilled when she discovered a slug in one of her meals. The unnamed chef was given a note that read “I found this in the salad—could you eat it?” along with the evidence.