This is why Meghan Markle’s friend got emotional talking about her

This is why Meghan Markle’s friend got emotional talking about her


And we get it.

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Being a royal has its perks – the fashion, the princes, the tiaras, the castles – but it definitely also has its drawbacks, from the end of privacy to the dreaded rumour mill.

No one knows this more than Meghan Markle, who has endured an endless stream of online bullying since becoming a Duchess – everything from a supposed feud with Kate Middleton to racist abuse via social media.

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She in particular has faced a lot of rumours around her character, from claims that the palace staff have employed nasty nicknames for her like ‘Me-Gain’ to slander from her extended Markle family, with the rumours said to have angered Prince Harry.

This week, a sneak peek of a Meghan and Harry CBS special came out, seeing Gayle King speaking to Meghan’s friends about the Duchess of Sussex.

The clips in question show Meghan’s make up artist and friend, Daniel Martin, opening up about the rumours, tearing up as he talked about them.

‘What’s so frustrating is that you hear these stories and there’s no truth to them,’ Daniel explained in the clip. ’It’s not the same person. In the years I’ve known her, the years I’ve worked with her, she’s never had a diva fit, never.’

Meghan and Harry Plus One will air on Friday on CBS at 8 pm ET.

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Here’s what you need to know about Prince Harry taking on the paparazzi

Here’s what you need to know about Prince Harry taking on the paparazzi


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently moved out of Kensington Palace and into their new Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, before welcoming their first child, Baby Archie.

The past few months have been dedicated to a huge renovation on the property, converting their early 19th-century Grade II-listed white stucco building into a modern high tech, high security haven.

While their now Windsor home was undergoing a renovation however, the royal couple are said to have rented an Oxfordshire property.

This home however has made news recently, as Prince Harry took on the paparazzi over their invasion of privacy, with a helicopter taking aerial photos over the Oxfordshire home.

Prince Harry’s attorney Gerrard Tyrrell reportedly read in a statement at the High Court on Prince Harry’s behalf that the royals chose the property for ‘the high level of privacy it afforded’, going on to explain that the couple now are unable to live there.

The Duke of Sussex has reportedly received ‘substantial’ damages and an apology from Splash News and Pictures Agency, something he is said to have accepted.

The couple’s new Frogmore Cottage home is said to have ramped up its security, especially now that Baby Sussex has arrived.

We hope the Duke, Duchess and Archie are enjoying some private time together.

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Kate Middleton’s sweet update about Prince Louis is hilarious

Kate Middleton’s sweet update about Prince Louis is hilarious


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The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to their royal waves when meeting their brother, Prince Louis, these toddlers never fail to make news. And it looks like Prince Louis is following after his royal siblings.

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There have been few updates about the youngest Cambridge since his birth last year, but judging by the Instagram snaps on the Kensington Royal page, he seems to be a particularly happy and smiley baby.

Earlier this year, Kate Middleton gave a hilarious update on her baby son while visiting Dundee’s Victoria & Albert museum, reportedly telling a female member of the crowd that Louis ‘is already a fast crawler’.

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But it was her update this week that really got people talking. While visiting a World War II code-breaking centre on Tuesday, Kate explained of her son that he was ‘keeping us on our toes’.

‘I turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide — I had no idea!’ she explained, leaving royal fans to speculate that the miniature prince was already walking.

More Prince Louis updates soon please!

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Here’s why Prince Charles has only just met baby Archie

Here’s why Prince Charles has only just met baby Archie


And it all makes sense!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially parents, as the royal couple excitedly announced the news last week that Baby Sussex has arrived.

‘We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,’ read a statement from the couple via their Sussex Royal Instagram page.

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‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news,’ a statement announced via The Royal Family twitter.

But while the Queen, Prince Philip and Doria Ragland met Baby Sussex soon after his birth, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were a week behind, apparently only meeting the newborn today.

What stopped the royal couple meeting their grandchild? Their royal tour of Germany, with Charles and Camilla only returning recently.

‘Prince Charles and Camilla were in constant contact when they were in Germany and are so excited to spend some time with the new family,’ a source reportedly told The Mirror. ‘Prince George, 5 and Princess Charlotte, 4, have already been asking their parents when they can meet their new cousin, they are as excited as anybody.’

‘Archie’s first week at home with mum and dad was quiet, they wanted that personal space with their newborn,’ royal commentator Omid Scobie told Good Morning America earlier this week. ‘This week it’s all about the visitors, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting tomorrow and the Prince of Wales visiting later this week.’

Pictures please!

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Why Meghan Markle wrote to her old classmates days before giving birth

Why Meghan Markle wrote to her old classmates days before giving birth


Very sweet.

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The Duchess of Sussex has had a very busy month. She welcomed her first child with Prince Harry on May 6th, just weeks after moving into their new home Frogmore Cottage, and has since been enjoying time with her newborn, Archie.

But she still made time to write a sweet letter to her former classmates after missing the high school reunion.

Meghan attended the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles between 1996 and 1999, and her school friends had planned a get together for 5th May. However, for obvious reasons, she was unable to attend and sent an apology letter to those she wouldn’t be able to catch up with.

One former classmate told The Daily Mail: ‘Everyone was disappointed that they did not get to catch up with Meghan given everything that has happened to her.

‘But the whole group was super excited about her giving birth to the first British-American prince, it was all anyone talked about.

‘They were so excited to get that letter from her. She is remembered as someone who is very thoughtful, and to get that kind of attention now that she is a Royal went down really well.

‘Hopefully she will be able to make it to the 25 year reunion and she is welcome to bring Harry and Archie along with her.’

When the news broke that Meghan had given birth, the Immaculate Heart High School immediately sent well wishes, writing on their Facebook page: ‘Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School congratulates IH alumna Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, on the birth of their son. The school community extends best wishes of happiness to the Royal Family on this joyous event!’

How sweet!

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Here’s why Game of Thrones fans are convinced that Jaime Lannister is alive

Here’s why Game of Thrones fans are convinced that Jaime Lannister is alive


Wait, WHAT?

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Game of Thrones season eight is officially here and we’re obsessed.

With just one episode to go until the end of the series, our days are now dominated by Westeros news and updates, from the onscreen blunders to theories about who is going to end up on the iron throne.

The most recent episode prompted a lot of theories, with viewers questioning everything from the meaning behind Arya’s white horse to Daenerys’ motives for killing thousands of innocent civilians in King’s Landing.

The theory that is dominating the internet today however surrounds Jaime Lannister’s death, with fans convinced that the character is actually alive.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones

Jaime and Cersei’s death scene was one of the final moments of the show’s penultimate episode, with the two characters embracing as the building collapsed on top of them.

But given that no one actually saw their bodies, there was speculation.

Cersei’s death seems pretty certain, with fellow GoT actors paying tribute to working with Lena Headey, but the silence around Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was deafening.

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‘Why isn’t ANYONE acknowledging that Jaime Lannister just died???’, posted Tumblr user, WeedsAreFlowersToo, offering up a pretty impressive theory. ’Why is nobody in the cast thanking Nik for his performance? Why did Pilou and Lena’s insta post not say anything about Jaime dying? Why isn’t Nik saying anything about what he thinks of the scene? Why did he make a post saying goodbye to Lena, and not to the character he played for 8 years? Why is there no talk of Jaime’s death in the game revealed?’

Theory – he’s going to pop up in the final episode.

Going on to add more proof to her theory, she pointed out how Entertainment Weekly writer James Hibberd, responsible for doing exit interviews with most of the characters who have died this season, released interviews with Lena Headey and Rory McCann, but not with Nikolaj, and when asked when Nikolaj’s interview would be coming out, he replied: ‘Holding that one for a bit…’

What does it all mean?? We’re re-evaluating everything.

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Priyanka Chopra just made an emotional statement on enduring racist bullying

Priyanka Chopra just made an emotional statement on enduring racist bullying


‘I was treated differently because I’m brown’

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Priyanka Chopra is one of the most talked-about women in the world, and from her and Nick Jonas’ star-studded series of weddings to her friendship with Meghan Markle, she is always making headline news.

This week, the Indian actress became a talking point when she got very real about bullying, opening up about being the victim of racial abuse during her time at US high school.

‘I was treated differently because I’m brown,’ Priyanka announced in a recent interview with the Associated Press. ‘I had, you know, really racist behaviour when I was in high school in 10th grade.’

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Going on to explain, Priyanka recalled: ‘I was called “Brownie,” “Curry,” [and told to] “go back on the elephant you came on,” and that really affected me when I was a kid and affected my self-esteem.’

But according to the actress, things can change, with Priyanka voicing her hopes that by sharing her own experiences, we can change the dialogue.

‘The more we can talk about it and open other people’s eyes and say, “It doesn’t have to be that way,” and give them more examples, I guess society will change,’ she explained.

Like we needed another reason to love Priyanka Chopra!

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Jameela Jamil just spoke candidly about having an abortion

Jameela Jamil just spoke candidly about having an abortion


This month has seen abortion legislation change in certain US states, with it criminalised in Georgia this week, a huge step back for women across the world.

Today, Alabama followed suit, passing a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases, including rape and incest.

High profile women have been leading the global protests to the ban, speaking candidly about their own abortion experiences, with actress and activist Alyssa Milano even calling for a sex strike to protest the new bill.

The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil was at the forefront, taking to her Twitter to call Georgia’s law ‘so upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist’.

Opening up about her own experience with abortion, Jameela posted: ‘I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want, and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel.’

‘Hope the people of Alabama who want the abortion ban are up for donating their money and space to the MEGA influx of kids in need of care, coming your way,’ she added today ahead of the announcement of Alabama’s ban. ‘Also the poverty in Alabama will SHOOT up. Extra Welfare will be needed. It’s going to be chaos.’

This is terrifying.

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Wait, Lena Headey made how much per minute for playing Cersei in Game of Thrones?

Wait, Lena Headey made how much per minute for playing Cersei in Game of Thrones?


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Game of Thrones season eight is here and we’re obsessed, with our days now dominated by Westeros news and updates, from the emergence of the teaser trailer to theories about who is going to end up on the iron throne.

Two characters who have made the most noise since the airing of the most recent episode are the two Queens, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister.

But while Daenerys has become a conversation topic for her character’s downward spiral, burning King’s Landing and killing thousands of innocent civilians after the Lannister army had surrendered, Cersei has been talked about for what she hasn’t been doing.

The iconic character has been missing in action, spending most of season eight staring through a window drinking wine – something that let’s face it she does better than anyone.

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It’s hardly surprising though that when her eye-watering pay for season eight was revealed, people were a little surprised – for looking into the distance and drinking from a goblet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, leading actors Lena Headey, Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau all received around $1.2 million per episode.

Given therefore that the final season is set to have a running time of 432 minutes and Lena is reported to have only featured in about 25 minutes of the final selection, fans have worked out that she was making $48,000 per minute.

Ummm. If Game of Thrones is ever being remade, we ALL volunteer to play Cersei.

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Emilia Clarke and the Game of Thrones creators just made a very important point about Daenerys

Emilia Clarke and the Game of Thrones creators just made a very important point about Daenerys


Spoilers are coming…

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Game of Thrones season eight is officially here and we’re obsessed.

Our days are now dominated by Westeros news and updates, from the emergence of the teaser trailer to theories about who is going to end up on the iron throne.

It was Daenerys Targaryen that everyone’s been talking about this week, from that Starbucks cup blunder to the revelation that we’ve all been pronouncing her title wrong. The main reason however is for her terrifying role in Game of Thrones’ penultimate episode, airing just days ago.

In case you missed it, Daenerys became (we think) the Mad Queen, burning King’s Landing and killing thousands of innocent civilians after the Lannister army had surrendered.

Daenerys’ actions confused viewers across the globe who didn’t think the Mother of Dragons had it in her, something that Emilia Clarke and the show’s creators addressed this week, making some very important points about the character.

‘Ultimately, she is who she is, and that’s a Targaryen,’ explained David Benioff, one of the show’s creators. ‘She has said repeatedly throughout the show, “I will take what is mine with fire and blood,” and in this episode, she does it.’

‘Every single thing has led her to this point, and there she is, alone,’ Emilia explained of her character, while the episode’s director, Miguel Sapochnik, added: ‘She feels empty. It wasn’t what she thought it was. It’s not enough.’

‘She knows she has won this war,’ another one of the show’s creators, D. B. Weiss, added. ‘It’s in that moment when she makes the decision to make this personal.”

But what does it all mean??

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