Thomas Ignores Meghan’s Plea

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.

In My Defence…

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.

Royal Aide, Out

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.

Royal Cottage’s Tragic History

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.

Sir Howie the Forgetful

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 Has Upped Her Style Game

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.

No Feud Here

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.

Clooneys In Running For Godparents

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.”

New Royal Style

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.

Sad History of New Royal’s Cottage

The cottage that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving into 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.

Fab Four Feud

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.

Royal Twins or No?

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.”

Samantha Markle Sucks

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.

New Royal Digs

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’s Haircut

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.”

Meghan’s New Traditions

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.

Royal PDA

Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle may be rubbing off on his older brother. As of late, Prince William and Duchess Kate have been deviating from their usual no PDA rule. According to body language expert Judi James, the couple seems “altogether less formal than they did even a few months ago.” Just last month, Kate was seen placing her hand on her husband’s leg and William was spotted with his hand resting on his wife’s back. Judi believes that Meghan’s “determinedly tactile behavior with Harry” influences William and Kate. While some think the affection stems from just having their third child, Judi says oh no, “it’s a Meghan thing.”

Duchess’ Assistant Quits

Meghan Markle is down a royal assistant. The story, shared by the Daily Mail, states that the Duchess’ assistant has quit after only six months. The news has come as a real “shock,” according to a royal source. The assistant, referred to as “Melissa,” reportedly played a big role in the royal wedding and all the drama that encompassed the event; such as Thomas Markle’s big mouth. There is no official word on why she quit and Kensington Palace has declined to comment on the matter.

Royals Allowed to Vote?

Meghan Markle, who is applying for British citizenship, is still technically a U.S. citizen, so many are wondering if she voted by absentee ballot. Apparently, the answer is, “It’s complicated.” According to Kensington Palace’s official website, the Queen is “strictly neutral with respect to political matters” and therefore is “unable to vote or stand for election.” By default, the rest of the royal family typically doesn’t vote in order to maintain the neutral stance. The Palace had no comment when asked if the Duchess would be voting.

Doria the Great

Queen Elizabeth will invite Meghan Markle’s mother Doria to join the Royal family at their Sandringham estate over Christmas. It’s an offer that has never gone to Kate Middleton’s family, but insiders say it’s the Queen’s way of acknowledging Meg doesn’t have family in the country. The Middletons have celebrated with the Royals, but never while staying in an official royal residence.

Meghan Revealed

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially done with their royal tour, yet what Meghan wore on her final outing is just hitting social media. The Duchess stepped out to greet some fans wearing a Givenchy sweater and gorgeous skirt…which was completely see-through. It is not clear if seeing the Duchess’ body suit was intentional but either way fans are loving the look.

No Hands in Pockets

Meghan Markle is being scolded for a lack of royal etiquette. The Duchess has a habit of putting her hands in her pockets, which is apparently “too casual” and “a step too far” according to a royal etiquette expert. However, body language expert Judi James told OK! that the common gesture “signals a subliminal desire to hide, especially when the hands are shoved deep into the pockets.” Judi added that Prince Charles, Prince Harry and even Prince George have been photographed hiding their hands, but Meghan is notable because she is the first royal woman to do it regularly.

Meg & Liz

The Queen and Meghan Markle appear to be getting along just fine, despite some procedural snagus. Meg had been told the Queen would be wearing a green hat, the implication being she should wear something similar. But not yet fully on-board with royal protocols, Meg showed up to an event with the Queen sans-hat, and Harry wasn’t there to bail her out. But it appears the mishap had no impact on Meghan’s relationship with her grandmother-in-law. The two shared laughs and whispers during the event. 

Give Her a Break

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have continued their royal tour to the island of Tongatapu in Tonga. A red carpet was rolled out for the royals upon arrival and they were even escorted by Tonga’s princess Angelika Latufuipeka, but all anyone commented on was the fact that the tag on Meghan’s dress was showing. The pregnant Duchess, who looks flawless every time she steps out in public, deserves a pass on this wardrobe faux pas.