Meghan Markle is reportedly using her time off to launch US charity

Meghan Markle is reportedly using her time off to launch US charity


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Back in October, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be taking some time off from royal duties from mid-November until the end of the year. They reportedly spent Thanksgiving in the US with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and will also spend Christmas overseas breaking these royal traditions.

While the couple is enjoying their break by spending time together as a family, according to new reports Meghan is also using her well-deserved time off to focus on launching Sussex Royal Foundation in the US alongside her former Hollywood PR.

Sources claim she has had meetings with her former publicist Keleigh Thomas Morgan, partner at celebrity PR firm Sunshine Sachs, who she began working with in her Suits days and has maintained a close relationship with. Morgan attended Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, and is said to be helping turn the Duchess’ philanthropic dream into a reality.

Meghan is reportedly in ‘work mode’, and an insider told The Telegraph: ‘This is a mission that Meghan has been on for a long time. Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives.

‘Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan. She sees this foundation as one of the key factors in creating a legacy as a new royal and Harry is right behind her.

‘While Harry and Meghan are technically on rest, she is not the type of woman who likes doing nothing; so this break actually could be seen by some as very fortuitous.’

The source added: ‘What is most interesting is that Meghan feels that while the charity will be a worldwide venture, she sees Hollywood and American business circles as key to fundraising.

‘Meghan feels that focusing on fundraising stateside will bring in tens of millions of dollars quickly.’

How exciting!

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Prince George completely embarrassed Prince Harry in front of the Obamas

Prince George completely embarrassed Prince Harry in front of the Obamas


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Prince Harry has always been a doting uncle. When his first nephew, Prince George, was born in 2013, he was reportedly over the moon and according to Angela Levin’s biography, Harry: Conversations with the Prince, ‘he said he had to cuddle the baby prince who was “crying his eyes out” when they met, how it was “fantastic to have another addition to the family”, and that “I only hope my brother knows how expensive my babysitting charges are”.’

The Duke of Sussex also had a sweet response to dropping in the line of succession shortly after Princess Charlotte’s birth, saying: ‘The reason I am now fifth is because of my nephew and niece and I could never wish them away. They’re the most amazing things ever.’

And it seems that the little royals love spending time with their uncle, especially George, who at the age of three managed to leave Harry very red-faced in front of the Obamas.

During an interview on Good Morning America in 2016, Michelle Obama shared a sweet story about Harry and George’s relationship.

She explained: ‘I have to say that the most precious thing – if you haven’t already fallen in love with [Harry] – is to see him with his nephew.

‘Because all throughout [Prince George] was like, “Uncle Harry, why are you so quiet? Why are you so quiet?”‘

Harry responded: ‘So embarrassing. I was there, sort of, [on my] best behaviour.’

Michelle then added: ‘You were, and he didn’t understand what was wrong with you.’

Harry laughed: ‘Normally, I’m there throwing him around the room and stuff, so…’

Awww.

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Here's why everyone's talking about Meghan Markle's secret meeting

Here's why everyone's talking about Meghan Markle's secret meeting


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known to run in A-list circles, from George and Amal Clooney and David and Victoria Beckham to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and Serena Williams.

This week, it was their friendship with another A-lister that made news however, as photographs emerged of a secret meeting with Meghan and singer Adele.

Yes, this is not a drill. Meghan and Harry are friends with Adele.

Adele was one of the first people to congratulate the now Duke and Duchess on their 2018 wedding, posting a photograph of a glass of Champagne accompanied by the caption: ‘Congratulations Meghan and Harry. You’re the most beautiful bride. I can’t stop thinking of how happy Princess Diana is upstairs x’.

This week however it was all about their ‘secret’ meeting.

The meeting in question was last December, when the two high profile women along with Prince Harry visited the Hubb Community Kitchen, making a cookbook to support the community affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower Fire.

In a post that has since been taken down, Adele, Meghan and Harry can all be seen smiling and laughing in the group photo with the rest of the team.

‘Very beautiful memories, with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Adele the singer,’ the user, @mykitchenwonders_faiz, posted to her Instagram. ‘So proud to be part of the Community Cook Book TOGETHER.’

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Who cares if Jessica Biel told Justin Timberlake to apologise to her on Instagram?

Who cares if Jessica Biel told Justin Timberlake to apologise to her on Instagram?


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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are one of Hollywood’s golden couples, making non-stop news for their sweet Instagram tributes to each other and their relatable home life.

Last month however, they hit headlines as a photograph spread across the internet of Justin Timberlake holding hands under a table with his Palmer co-star, Alisa Wainwright, at a rooftop cast and crew party for the film.

‘There is no validity to this speculation. They are currently working on a project together,’ a representative for Alisa Wainwright immediately explained to People. ‘Members of the cast and crew were all together.’

Both Justin and Jessica however kept quiet, with JT speaking out only recently, releasing a statement as a public apology to his wife.

‘I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love.’

He continued: ‘A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my costar. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behaviour. I should have known better.

‘This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that. I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it’.

This week saw a wave of backlash against Jessica Biel as it was reported that she had told her husband to post the Instagram apology.

‘Jessica encouraged Justin to put out his statement on Instagram because she felt embarrassed by his actions and wanted him to take accountability,’ a source told Us Weekly.

Our verdict? Fair enough. Jessica Biel has probably suffered the most out of this whole scandal, so if a public apology from her husband is what she needs to ‘work through this’, then we should all respect that.

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Meghan Markle's sweet nickname from her time in Toronto has been revealed

Meghan Markle's sweet nickname from her time in Toronto has been revealed


And it’s lovely.

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Meghan Markle has officially been a royal for a year and a half, with her and Prince Harry receiving a royal title from the Queen as a wedding gift, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Since the nuptials however, the public has been far more concerned with what Meghan gets called in private, with the 38-year-old seeming to have a catalogue of nicknames from friends, family and former co-workers.

While Harry calls her ‘Meg’ and mum Doria refers to her as ‘Flower’, Prince Charles wins points for the sweetest nickname, calling the Duchess, ‘Tungsten’. Why? Because of her ‘strength and the backbone she gives Harry’.

This week it was a nickname from Toronto where she worked in her pre-royal days that made news, as a charity that she volunteered with revealed that their nickname for her was simply, ‘the lovely Meghan’.

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We feel very grateful and honoured to have been highlighted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, as one of 12 charities doing important work worldwide. 🙏🏻 This photo has Meghan volunteering in our kitchen! ❤ . The couple said: “With the festive holiday season upon us, it’s also a reminder to reflect on those in need – those who may feel lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays for the first time without loved ones. It’s an important time of year to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness. Continuing our monthly tradition of highlighting accounts that do good, and inspired by the “Twelve Days of Christmas” – we have selected twelve organisations caring for those in need – especially at this time of year.” . Meghan Markle was an active supporter and volunteer of St. Felix Centre during her time living in the city while working on Suits. She volunteered on a regular basis in our kitchen as part of our Community Meals Program. The Duchess also donated food from the set of Suits, and on one Thanksgiving she brought in all the food, turkeys and the fixings for over 100 people. . Through our Twitter account we responded to the announcement: “Thank you! Many people here have fond memories of Duchess Meghan volunteering with us – though we remember her just as 'the lovely Meghan'. We're happy to see she continues supporting vulnerable people now as a member of the Royal Family. We'd love for her to visit us again one day.” . Thousands of people have responded to the call to visit our social media platforms, many of them urging people to make a donation to our Lighting the Way Christmas campaign. . Many vulnerable people in our Toronto need your support! If you are planning your holiday giving, please consider making a donation to our Lighting the Way campaign – link in our bio. Your support can make all the difference! . #Toronto #stfelixcentre #homeless #charity #harryandmeghan #sussexroyal #meghanmarkle #volunteer #lovetoronto #blogto #curiocitytoronto #hypetoronto #libertyvillage #queenwest #toreats #tdot #6ixgrams #torontolife #igerstoronto

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‘Many people here have fond memories of Duchess Meghan volunteering with us,’ St Felix Centre posted on their Instagram alongside a tribute. ‘Though we remember her just as “the lovely Meghan”. We’re happy to see she continues supporting vulnerable people now as a member of the Royal Family. We’d love for her to visit us again one day.’

Well, that’s lovely.

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The royal traditions that Harry and Meghan will be breaking this Christmas

The royal traditions that Harry and Meghan will be breaking this Christmas


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently on a break from royal duties.

In October, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would be stepping back from public life from mid-November to spend time together with their son, baby Archie Harrison.

According to reports, they decided to spend Thanksgiving in the US with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and the Palace confirmed that they will also be missing the annual trip to Balmoral with the rest of the royals this year.

Royal correspondent Omid Scobie tweeted a Buckingham Palace statement reading: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.

‘Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria.’

Their absence means that they will be breaking several royal traditions. Firstly, they will miss the walk to St. Mary Magdalene church on Christmas morning for the morning service, where royal fans usually wait for the family.

They’ll also be missing the royal tradition of exchanging gifts. The Queen usually arrives at Sandringham around December 20th (although this year it may be a little later), and the rest of the family reportedly arrive on Christmas Eve where they mingle and exchange presents as per German tradition.

Former butler to Prince Charles, Grant Harrold, told Insider: ‘The Queen arrives a few days before everyone else, like any good hostess, to ensure everything is ready.

‘Then most of the royals will arrive on Christmas Eve. They will have afternoon tea, which is traditionally held between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., where they will exchange gifts.’

Then there are the lesser known traditions that they’ll be missing, such as the Palace staff Christmas party, which members of the royal family usually attend according to Harrold.

He continued: ‘I was able to see Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and exchange a few words. Princes Harry and William were there as well.

‘During the first [party] I got to sit down and have lunch with Prince William. Not many people can say they had a meal with the future king.’

However they decide to spend Christmas this year, we’re sure it’ll be extra special for the Sussexes.

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Meghan Markle's friend has removed 'damaging' Instagram pictures of the Duchess

Meghan Markle's friend has removed 'damaging' Instagram pictures of the Duchess


An old friend of Meghan Markle’s has been asked by Buckingham Palace to remove photographs of the Duchess it fears could be “damaging” from her Instagram account.

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Jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer was reportedly issued with a warning from the Palace requesting her to remove a number of photographs of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, that she was using to promote her brand on the social media platform.

The Duchess has worn her designer friend’s jewellery to a number of major events in the past year, including revealing baby Archie to the world in May and meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Sussex’s tour of South Africa in September.

The Duchess is a devoted follower of the brand and has been photographed at least ten times over the past year wearing Ms Meyer’s designs.

However, a royal insider told The Daily Mirror: ‘Jennifer Meyer has been told to remove the images and in no uncertain terms how damaging this could be for Meghan and the Royal Family.’

Industry pundits have weighed in on the news, including Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, who told the paper: ‘Meghan [Markle] has again blurred the line between ­celebrity and royalty.’

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It is reported that a dozen images of the Duchess on Meyer’s Instagram page and jewellery website have been removed following the palace’s rebuke. The Instagram posts included links to the Jennifer Meyer website where fans of the Duchess could shop the jewellery.

The news comes after the Duke and Duchess broke their silence during a six week break from royal duties on Instagram yesterday, to speak out about the importance of being kind as part of #GivingTuesday.

The unconventional royal couple continued to break royal tradition when it was confirmed they were bypassing the annual royal family Christmas in favour of spending the day as a family of three.

It is rumoured that the Sussex family, including baby Archie, might be staying in America with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, after reportedly flying over for Thanksgiving last month.

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Prince Harry made this sweet joke after meeting Prince George for the first time

Prince Harry made this sweet joke after meeting Prince George for the first time


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Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, baby Archie Harrison. When making the announcement a few days after his son’s birth, the Duke of Sussex told reporters: ‘It’s only been two and a half days, three days… but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.’

But before he became a father himself, he was a doting uncle. Harry’s first nephew, Prince George, was born in 2013, and in Angela Levin’s biography, Harry: Conversations with the Prince, she explains how the Duke reacted when they met for the first time in 2013.

According to The Express, she wrote: ‘The 28 year-old prince was talking about his newborn nephew a few days later while on a visit to a photographic exhibition in London documenting the work of Sentebale [one of Harry’s charities].

‘He said he had to cuddle the baby prince who was ‘crying his eyes out’ when they met, how it was ‘fantastic to have another addition to the family’, and that ‘I only hope my brother knows how expensive my babysitting charges are’.’

When asked about what the most important part of being an uncle, Harry replied: ‘To make sure he has a good upbringing, keep him out of harm’s way and to make sure he has fun. The rest I’ll leave to the parents.’

When Harry and Meghan became parents in May, Prince William was able to make a joke of his own, telling reporters: ‘I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.’

These two.

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Princess Beatrice has reportedly cancelled her engagement party because of Prince Andrew

Princess Beatrice has reportedly cancelled her engagement party because of Prince Andrew


The recent royal scandal has had a number of ripple effects.

Not long after Prince Andrew announced he was stepping down from his royal duties, Princess Beatrice and fiancé – property tycoon Edo Mapelli Mozzi- have reportedly cancelled their upcoming engagement party. The reason for this being, the mounting concerns for the number of paparazzi on the hunt ‘for him’ – i.e Prince Andrew.

According to The Daily Mail, the bash was intended to take place next week, however, amid the recent scandal Beatrice has ‘had to change the date of her engagement party at the Chiltern Firehouse because of fears there will be too many photographers outside – looking for [Prince Andrew].’

Princess Beatrice and Edo have supposedly postponed the evening after friends advised the couple to choose a more low-key location where they could avoid any external disturbances or potential backlash against her father.

Prince Andrew – who was recently interviewed on BBC Newsnight – has been at the centre of a swath of criticism for his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. As well as his ongoing relationship with Epstein, the prince was also accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Virginia Roberts (now, Virginia Giuffre)  back in 2001. Despite denying any sexual contact with Virginia Giuffre, he has nonetheless admitted that he has ‘let the side down.’

The event, which was due to take place in central London’s prestigious Chiltern Firehouse, is now being relocated to somewhere a little more understated. As the Daily Mail reported, the couple soon realised that their choice of location ‘was far too high-profile given the sensitive time her family is going through.’

Despite receiving public support from his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, both Beatrice and Eugenie have chosen to remain silent.

It is understood that celebrations for the engagement will be kept on hold until the situation cools down.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' wedding photos have been banned on Pinterest

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' wedding photos have been banned on Pinterest


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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood’s golden couples, never afraid of public displays of affection or explaining why they love each other in interviews, with Ryan in particular never missing an opportunity to shower his wife in compliments.

‘My wife, Blake, is like an alien, like MacGyver had a baby with Brigitte Bardot,’ he once announced. ‘The most interesting thing about me is her.’

It’s hardly surprising therefore that photographs from their stunning 2012 wedding day at Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation are on pretty much every wedding site. That is until now.

It has been announced that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ wedding photographs are being banned from Pinterest and The Knot among other sites. Yes, this is not a drill.

But the romantic snaps aren’t being taken down for being too beautiful or due to the couple’s privacy measures. Instead, according to E! Online, the ban comes as part of a decision to not feature weddings set at plantations.

‘Weddings should be a symbol of love and unity,’ a spokesperson for Pinterest told E! Online. ‘Plantations represent none of those things. We are working to limit the distribution of this content and accounts across our platform, and continue to not accept advertisements for them.’

The photographs of Blake and Ryan’s wedding at the plantation therefore will be removed.

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