The new year brings new responsibilities for Duchess Meghan. The newest royal is set to receive her first royal patronage this year and it is rumored to be one that she will enjoy.
According to The Daily Mail, The Queen is set to hand over her patronage of the National Theater.
While the official announcement is set to be made in the next few days, it will clearly be a natural fit for the former actress. Meghan has already had a private meeting with the National Theater’s director Rufus Norris and is excited to get started.
Prince Charles was snubbed by his son, Prince William and daughter-in-law, Duchess Kate. The heir to the throne reportedly invited the couple to join him on a summer holiday to the Castle of Mey in Scotland, but they declined. While Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were up for the trip, it is unclear why the other royals said no. According to a story by the Daily Beast–written earlier this summer–a royal source claimed that William just doesn’t “get on” with his father and they “are very different people.” While Kensington Palace denied the legitimacy of the story, maybe there is some truth to it.
Prince Harry is ecstatic to be a dad! He gushed about his newest (future) addition while speaking onstage at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games at the Sydney Opera House. Duchess Meghan beamed at her hubby from the front row, while cradling her tiny baby bump. The royal baby news was announced hours after the newlyweds landed at their first stop—Australia—on their first joint royal tour. Harry, who served in the British Army for 10 years, founded the Invictus Games—an international Paralympic-style sports competition for wounded and ill military personnel and vets—in 2014.
Prince Andrew threw some major shade in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s direction. During an interview before his daughter, Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, Prince Andrew said there would be “more guests here today than Harry and Meghan had, but that is the nature of Eugenie and Jack, they have so many friends.” The quote follows many rumors that Prince Andrew’s goal was to make his daughter’s wedding “bigger and better” than Harry and Meghan’s.
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams are parents! The Pretty Little Liars actress and Suits actor welcomed a baby girl, according E! News. The couple, who married in December 2016, tried their best to keep the pregnancy a secret, but a baby bump was spotted about two weeks after they attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. This is the first child for both of them.
Prince Harry ran into an old flame while in Amsterdam. Dining at the new SoHo House with Duchess Meghan, the Prince had an awkward run in with “rumored” ex Jenna Coleman. A source told Vanity Fair that Harry and Jenna basically ignored one another, but he did have to walk past her to get to his table with Meghan. Jenna was reportedly dining with boyfriend Tom Hughes. Harry and Tom both pursued Jenna at one time, but she ultimately chose Tom because she felt “she had more in common with a fellow actor”.
Samantha Markle can now add royal stalker to her crazy half-sister resume. Markle has been hanging out in Italy, with plans to fly to London, in hopes of getting a meeting with Duchess Megan; she shouldn’t hold her breath. A friend of Meghan’s told The Daily Mail that “there is not a chance in hell that Meghan is going to lower herself and meet with her half-sister”. According to Markle’s manager, she hopes to discuss their father’s failing health with the Duchess. What. A. Mess.