Meghan Markle has returned stateside for a baby shower with her close friends. The Duchess of Sussex quietly flew London to New York on February 15 for five days of festivities. One insider says the main baby shower will be held today, but no word on where. It’s her first trip to New York since her marriage.
Following his outspoken daughter, Samantha Markle, Thomas Markle is now coming for George Clooney. While he agrees with the actor that the press is treating Meghan Markle “like crap,” he is upset about George discussing the letter drama.
While George never mentioned Thomas by name when slamming the situation, it is not hard to put two and two together. Meg’s dad is also upset with the friends who blasted him and believes he is getting a “raw deal” when it comes to the press.
Samantha Markle is clapping back at George Clooney. THE GEORGE CLOONEY! During a recent press panel, the actor defended his friend Meghan Markle, saying she is being “pursued and vilified,” just like Diana was. He added how terrible it was for Thomas Markle to blast the letter Meghan wrote him; cue Samantha.
She tweeted at George “Hey Looney Clooney! Your lawyer wife should have taught you not to make statements without full facts.”
She is probably just bitter because she will not be in the royal baby’s life, while George is rumored to be the godfather.
George Clooney has come to Meghan Markle’s defense in the wake of Thomas Markle publicizing a private letter from his daughter. While at a press panel in Los Angeles the A-list actor told People and Hello that he feels the Duchess is being “pursued and vilified.” He compared what the paparazzi are currently doing to what they did to Diana; “it’s history repeating itself.”
George also addressed the rumors that he will be named godfather of the royal baby saying, “Oh yes, I’ll be godfather of the royals apparently. No! I’m a father of twins, I have enough sh*t to deal with—literally.”
The Queen has made her opinion known about the drama surrounding Meghan Markle’s family. According to Vanity Fair, Her Majesty told both Meghan and Prince Harry to deal with the situation before Christmas as the “whole thing was becoming a nightmare.”
Meghan is reportedly “at her wit’s end,” but still has no plans to comment publicly on the drama, while Harry is “angry” and “upset” about his father-in-law’s behavior.
Still no comment from either of Palaces on the drama.
Thomas Markle has shared what was written in the letter he claims was sent by daughter Meghan Markle. Although not-yet-verified as authentic, the handwritten letter was released to the Daily Mail on Saturday.
The five-page note begins with Duchess Meghan calling out her “Daddy” for all the pain he has caused and in doing so, breaking her “heart into a million pieces.” She continues with how she has supported her father both emotionally and financially, but the “attacks made at Harry” were the most “painful of all.”
To conclude, Meg begs her father to just stop talking to the tabloids and let them live their lives.
Thomas defended his decision to release the personal details of the letter, which he has had since last August, because he couldn’t’ take all the lies that were being spread about him. Hmm….
Kensington Palace has not commented on the letter.
During a recent interview that five of Meghan Markle’s best friends (anonymously) gave to People Magazine, one got real about the Duchess’ religious beliefs. The bestie revealed that Meghan is super religious and prays regularly. She added that one can be a modern woman and “feel all the feels with feminism and be strong” while still having that critical relationship with God.
The friend concluded that Prince Harry and Meghan are both “very grounded.”
Friends say Meghan Markle wrote a letter to her father imploring him to stop talking to the media after her marriage to Prince Harry. She said he was “victimizing” her and needed to stop airing the dirty family laundry under the media eye.
Five female friends corroborated the story to The Daily Mail. They also say in response, father Thomas Markle begged her for a photo shoot together — likely so he could sell the snaps.
Per former royal butler, Paul Burrell, once Kate Middleton becomes Queen, all will be required to curtsy to her, including sister-in-law Meghan Markle. This was one of the royal tidbits that were spilled in the one-hour TLC special, “Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?” Paul, who worked for the late Princess Diana, feels that this gesture of respect may be awkward for Meghan, who is an “independent woman whose views will be difficult to change.”
The former royal staffer also commented on the rumored feud saying “a lot of rumors about Kate and Meghan are manufactured to sell newspapers. It’s just too good a story.”
Meghan Markle’s banana writing has caused some controversy. The Duchess and Prince Harry stopped by a charity, called One25, in Bristol the other day and while there Meghan decided to write words of encouragement on a bunch of bananas that were being handed out—as part of a whole meal—to sex workers. Cue the ridicule.
Piers Morgan started the criticism by writing “Giving a sex worker a banana is clearly exposing them to potential mockery.”
Of course, Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Markle jumped on the bandwagon and tweeted, “I was hoping my sister would give them each a beautiful bouquet of flowers, words of strength, and enough money to change their lives. That is what #humanitarians do. Bananas? WTF.”
Royal experts have narrowed down what started the rumors of a feud between the Fab Four. According to Katie Nicholl, who appears in a promo for TLC’s “Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?” the whole debacle began over some ill-received brotherly advice.
Prince William was reportedly concerned over the speed at which Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle took off and questioned if his younger bro was sure about her being the one. Harry, who is rumored to be simply enamored with his lady love, took offense to the question and a rift began between the royal brothers. Naturally the wives would support their men, which caused a distance between the Duchesses.
Maybe the upcoming birth of Harry and Meghan’s baby will be the come together event they all need.
Marriage and an impending fatherhood have turned bad boy Prince Harry into a ball of anxiety and nerves. Per body language expert Judi James, “Harry lost the boyish fun facial expressions that always made him look so naughty and adopted a more adult, serious mode as he changed states to husband and then father.”
Mom-to-be Meghan Markle, on the other hand, seems to be flourishing in marriage and motherhood. Judi says the Duchess shows “unmasked joy and pride” about the current state of her life.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stopped by Bristol’s Empire Fighting Chance charity on Friday to speak with some of the kids in attendance. According to People Magazine, a 12-year-old got emotional while talking to Harry about losing his father. The Prince reportedly asked everyone to leave the room so he could have a one-on-one conversation with the young lad about the emotional turmoil of losing a parent. As everyone knows, Harry was a young boy when his mother Princess Diana died.
The young boxer later told reporters that he and the royal “had a chat for about 10 minutes” and the royal couple “were amazing people.”
Watch out Prince Harry! While making her first official visit to the Royal National Theatre—since the announcement that it would be one of her royal patronages—Meghan Markle appeared to earn the affection of one young student.
During a meet and great with a group of elementary school children, a boy appeared to be unmistakably smitten with the pregnant royal. A photo of the young lad grinning up at the Duchess was shared on Kensington Palace’s Instagram and Twitter pages, earning many likes.
Meghan Markle has been instructed not to close her own car door. It’s not a matter of snobbery but safety — if a nut job attacks the royals while they’re working a rope line, security needs to be able to get them back inside the cars and speed off quickly.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are gearing up for baby. The royals have opted out of hiring a nanny, for now, and are instead going to rely on help from Meghan’s mom Doria. They also plan to have a very high-tech nursery, complete with cameras, a stereo system and security windows. All the gadgets will be controlled by their smart phones.
According to body language expert Judi James, if there truly is a feud between the Fab Four, it would be hard for them to hide the feelings of animosity, even behind “polite smiles and greeting rituals.”
Judi referenced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent outing and said the couple appeared “chill” and while Harry tends to show “protective back-touches” their body language did not appear to be hiding any hostility. She added that Meghan seemed to have her signature “confident” and “dominant” self with some “gestures of ownership for her husband and her bump.”
Royal expert, Katie Nicholl has added some fuel to the royal “feud” fire. Katie told Entertainment Tonight that when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first got married, Meghan had a “very roll-up-her-sleeves attitude about adjusting to the royal life and taking on the work.” She believes this may have ruffled some feathers, especially with sister-in-law Kate Middleton who did not adjust to her new role as smoothly.
Meghan Markle stopped at one of her brand-new royal patronages on Wednesday. The Duchess, in a cream H&M dress and Armani jacket, visited Mayhew, which is a charity that sponsors a Pet Refuge program as well as other pet education programs for young people. While at the center, a woman referred to Meghan as a “fat lady,” which is supposed to be a compliment highlighting her healthy pregnancy. Rather than be offended, the soon-be-mom found it funny and replied, “I’ll take it!”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not in attendance at sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s 37th Birthday soiree. According to new reports, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated with friends and family at her and Prince William’s Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.
While it is unclear if the newlyweds could not attend or simply were left off the guest list, Kensington Palace is choosing to remain mum on the situation.
Meghan Markle is down another staff member. According to multiple reports, the Duchess’ bodyguard has quit less than a year after taking the role. The reasoning is not as dramatic as some want it to be though. The bodyguard is said to be leaving the Metropolitan Police—which runs the royal protection group—for her own personal reasons and not because there is any bad blood between her and the newest royal.
According to an insider, the “Duchess is gutted and so is the officer, as she didn’t want to leave the team.”
Meghan Markle reportedly spilled the details on her pregnancy during the soon-to-be parents’ first royal walkabout of 2019. According to several royal reporters, the Duchess told a woman in the crowd that she is 6 months along and due in April.
Kensington Palace has not confirmed the reports, only saying that Meghan is due in Spring 2019.
Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr was arrested over the weekend. The 52-year-old was pulled over and given a field sobriety test after officers suspected he had been drinking. Thomas blew a .11—three points over the legal limit of .08—and was sent to a detox center to “sober up.”
This was not Thomas’ first run in with police. He was arrested in January 2017 after pulling a gun on his fiancé Darlene Blount. The same woman he is set to marry in March, with—very public—hopes that Meghan and Prince Harry will attend the nuptials.
Meghan Markle has been given not one, not two, but four royal patronages. While it was previously reported that Duchess Meghan would be taking over The National Theatre for The Queen, she will also be taking over The Association of Commonwealth for Her Majesty.
The final two organizations are charities that are near and dear to Meghan. The first is Smart Works which helps “long-term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.” The second is Mayhew, which focuses on improving the lives of cats, dogs and pet owners through public donations.
Thomas Markle Jr. is hoping his upcoming nuptials will be the come-together event his family needs. Meghan Markle’s half-brother told The Daily Mail that he would be extending an invite to Meghan and Prince Harry. He believes that if they come, they could spend some time with his dad, Thomas Markle, and “that would be good.”
It is doubtful the royals will attend the wedding.