Meghan Markle news – Duchess 'wanted INSTANT Diana-like superstar status without doing the boring hard work'

MEGHAN Markle wanted INSTANT Diana-like superstar status without doing the boring hard work and 'hated every second' of her Australian tour according to a royal author.

Meghan didn't understand that Princess Diana had to 'work like a dog' for more than a decade within the Royal Family before becoming a 'global humanitarian superstar', Tina Brown claimed. 

Appearing on ITV's Lorraine today to discuss her new book Tina said: "I think that was her fundamental sense of misunderstanding of what was going to happen when she joined the Royal Family – she saw the palaces and Diana as this global humanitarian super star, but forgot that for 16 or 17 years Diana worked like a dog within the Royal Family doing a great deal of very humdrum assignments. 

"It was her charisma she brought to the job that made her so extraordinarily special."

The Duchess also 'hated every second' of her 2018 tour of Australia with Prince Harry, branding the trip 'silly', Ms Brown also claimed.

According to the expert a Palace worker said: “So, Meghan must have been thrilled with it all … right? No. She apparently hated every second of it.

“She didn’t understand why things were set up in that way.

“Instead of being excited when thousands of people showed up at the Opera House, it was very much like, ‘What’s the purpose? I don’t understand this’.”

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  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan left humiliated

    MEGHAN Markle has been left humiliated after her "woke bubble" was "burst" by Netflix axing her series, a writer has sensationally claimed.

    Over the weekend it was announced Meghan's upcoming animated series Pearl was quietly dumped by Netflix.

    Prince Harry's wife served as executive producer on the show, working with a number of bigwigs including David Furnish, Elton John's husband.

    But writing for The Telegraph, Matthew Lynn said the Duchess' "dire-sounding Pearl was a perfect example" of how Netflix' has "been captured by a brand of preachy, politically correct, woke programming that is at risk of driving away audiences".

    He suggests Pearl's drop from Netflix demonstrates how streaming companies "are starting to work out that sanctimonious woke programming doesn’t pull in the viewers."

    Lynn continued: "Dull, worthy, preachy, and sermonising (what were the chances that the inspiring female leaders featured would include an animated Mrs Thatcher discussing the importance of controlling inflation, or indeed a CGI Queen Elizabeth I on the making of the modern world in Tudor England? I am just taking a wild guess here, but possibly not very high), it embodied the worst of Woke-flix.

    "But it goes a lot deeper than that. Very soon the entertainment industry will have to get back to being what it should have always remained: an entertainment industry.

    "Its values should be neither right or left of centre, and with a few obvious boundaries such as preventing racism or sexism, it shouldn’t promote any political agenda."

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal Family could launch 'effort to reel' Sussexes back in

    Speaking to BBC Radio 4, royal expert Tina Brown said: "Harry and Meghan leaving was definitely a blow for the monarchy.

    "They did represent a more modern, dare I use the word, more relatable, modern royal couple who could be deployed to connect more, essentially, with the younger generation.

    "So losing them was actually quite a blow".

    Ms Brown, added: "I think that there will be an effort to somehow reel them back in at a certain point."

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate and William 'at war'

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are effectively at war with Andrew for the Adelaide Cottage, a property located on the Queen's Windsor estate.

    It is the first choice of properties on the estate for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their young family.

    Reports suggest that Prince Andrew, who lives nearby at Royal Lodge, has long had his eye on it for his younger daughter, Princess Eugenie.

    Sources close to the Mail have said that Eugenie "had been trying to secure Adelaide Cottage for a while [ready] for when she moves out of Frogmore."

    They added: "Before Andrew’s most recent scandal it was definitely a property he was [also] trying to secure for his daughter."

    According to reports Prince William and Kate have been planning a move to Berkshire since last year and have enrolled Prince George in a new school there, where he is expected to be joined this September by his siblings Charlotte and Louis.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate and William’s next joint engagement confirmed

    Kate Middleton and Prince William look set to attend a poignant event next week.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Manchester on May 10 to officially open the Glade of Light Memorial.

    The memorial has been built to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack that took place at Manchester Arena on May 22 2017.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry 'rethinking'

    Emili Adame, a celebrity astrologer, told the To Di For Daily podcast last month that Harry may be "rethinking" his breakaway from the Royal Family.

    She said: "Now we’re seeing that he holds on again to the past. There’s nostalgia there.

    "So… this breakaway that he’s had, he’s, he’s kind of rethinking some of this."

    Ms Adame continued to say that Harry’s "heart is in the UK" and he wishes to "reconnect" with his family.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan 'hated every second'

    Meghan Markle "hated every second" of her 2018 tour of Australia with Prince Harry, branding the trip "silly", a royal source has claimed.

    According to former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, a Palace worker said: "So, Meghan must have been thrilled with it all … right? No. She apparently hated every second of it.

    "She didn't understand why things were set up in that way.

    "Instead of being excited when thousands of people showed up at the Opera House, it was very much like, 'What's the purpose? I don't understand this'."

  • Louis Allwood

    Sorry, Meghan Markle, but Netflix realised ‘go woke, go broke’

    This is a comment piece by Jane Moore

    “LIKE many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” said Meghan Markle of her planned cartoon series for Netflix.

    But Pearl’s proposed voyage has hit the buffers before it’s even started.

    Following a steep drop in subscriptions by those choosing to heat or eat during a cost-of-living crisis, the streaming giant has announced it is cancelling the show.

    No explanation was given, but money talks and perhaps someone high up the Netflix food chain has remembered the sage words of best-selling author John Ringo who, in 2018, coined the phrase “get woke, go broke”.

    Which, in so many words, means that when a business tries to avoid backlash from noisy celebrities/activists by adopting their virtue-signalling group-think it suffers the financial consequences because it has alienated the ordinary people who actually buy its product.

    And there are no greater group-think virtue-signallers than the Sussexes.

    The get woke, go broke mantra is particularly noticeable in the entertainment industry when viewers want to be, er, entertained rather than watch something that preaches a PC message at the expense of a good story and interesting characters.

  • Louis Allwood

    Windsor Castle imposter ‘posed as friend of Prince Harry’s’

    A fake priest who was allowed into Army barracks by soldiers who protect the Queen earlier tried to bluff a pub landlord to get a free meal by posing as Prince Harry's American pal.

    The imposter – wearing a vicar's dog collar – conned Coldstream Guards near Windsor Castle and managed to spend the night at Victoria Barracks after reportedly trying to blag a dinner on the house at a pub.

    But despite soldiers being fooled, a savvy pub landlord saw straight through the fake persona when he tried to nab a free meal, reports The Telegraph.

    He told the boss at The Prince Harry pub in Windsor that he was a pal of the Duke of Sussex from the US – but was told to jog on.

    The landlord told the outlet the imposter had been hanging around the area for a few days ahead of the barracks incident.

    He said the man came in last Monday with a collar on, claiming to be a priest as he tucked into a fish and chip dinner, washed down with two cups of two.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Prince Charles believes William and Harry ‘have mood swings like Diana’

    Robert Jobson worked with the princes for years leading him to make this comment.

    Speaking to Daily Mail, he said: “To this day, Charles admits he often finds it difficult to gauge both William and Harry’s occasionally unpredictable moods.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Harry & Meghan’s mansion at risk of major fire

    The Sussexes live in an area reportedly at a greater risk of wildfires.

    A source told the Sunday People : “There have been reports about hikers going out on late-night jaunts close to Harry and Meghan’s place.

    “It’s a possible threat to them and the children, not least because there have also been claims hikers have been smoking and tossing their cigarettes on the ground.

    “Any fire there could easily get out of control.”

    Neighbour, Bruce Savin, told the Montecito Journal: “Last Saturday night, we saw dozens of hikers with flashlights at 9.30pm.

    “In disbelief we watched a hiker take a puff off his cigarette before extinguishing it under his foot.

    “Night hiking is dangerous enough but in a high-risk fire area it is an ­absolute threat to us all.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Dan Wooton jibes at Meghan and Harry

    It was announced this weekend Meghan’s Netflix animation, Pearl, has been axed.

    Some seem to be taking more pleasure in this blow for the royal than others.

    Meghan Markle was the Executive Producer, working with big names including Elton John‘s husband, David Furnish, on the project and the news comes as Spotify announce a few have been dropped from their roster including the Obamas.

    Writing in for the Mail, Wooton said: “here’s the problem with putting a preening princess with zero executive experience at the heart of the creative decision-making process: She hasn’t the faintest idea how to make a compelling drama series.

    Pearl was shaping up to be worthy tosh – and Netflix is no longer prepared to treat even its British Royal Family staff members with kid gloves.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Biographer hits out

    The Duke of Sussex has yet to confirm whether he and his wife will be returning to the UK in June to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

    Biographer Angela Levin is questioning whether the Duke is attempting to ‘manipulate’ the Jubilee celebrations after he has failed to confirm his plans.

    Speaking to TalkTV, Ms Levin said: “Harry’s said it was ‘security and everything else’ that’s stopping him.

    “What everything else can it be? I hate people who manipulate like that. Ever manipulating, ever putting themselves at the front, and all about me.

    “What about the Queen, for goodness’ sake? We now know she might not even be able to get onto the balcony.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Meghan and Harry to return as ‘part-time Royals’

    It’s unclear what the next step is for the Sussexes, but perhaps they’ll be returning to the UK.

    According to the Daily Express there may be a scrambling for Harry and Meghan to find a new way to make ends meet.

    It’s been suggested that the pair may make a return to the UK but will only serve as ‘part-time royals’.

    It’s still unclear whether either or both will attend the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    We may not be ready for what Harry has to say in his autobiography

    The Prince’s autobiography is slated to be released this Autumn.

    As bridges appear to be being mended with his brother, father and grandmother, the autobiography may be a big mistake.

    He is expected to talk candidly about the aftermath of his mother‘s death and what it was like when Prince Charles married Camilla, as well as the experience he’s had since marrying Meghan Markle.

    Sources have suggested he is careful about the way in which he talks about Camilla in the book as the British public have warmed to her in recent years.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Samantha continues to brandish her sister a fraud

    A royal commentator has described Samantha Markle as the Duchess’s ‘arch-critic’.

    The two women share a father, Thomas Markle, who has also been publicly critical of his younger daughter.

    Meghan spoke of her up-bringing in the 2020 Oprah interview she did with Prince Harry.

    Samantha is now suing Meghan for comments she made, though her lawyer working on the case, Douglas Kahle has been granted permission to leave the case citing: “irreconcilable differences and fundamental disagreements regarding various aspects of this case and the strategy moving forward.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Prince Harry and Meghan avoided the MET Gala this year

    It’s not yet clear whether they were invited or whether they simply chose not to go.

    Considering the news that Meghan‘s animated Netflix show has been cancelled, it wouldn’t be too far reaching to assume they wanted to keep a low profile.

    The pair were last spotted on Friday when Prince Harry played polo with old friend, Nacho Figueras, while Meghan cheered him on.

    To see the outfits from this year’s events, click here.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Sussexes took ‘Pointless’ Australian trip to Australia

    According to Royal sources, Meghan couldn’t get her head around the trip.

    A Royal staffer spoke to Tina Brown, author of the Royal tell-all The Palace Papers, about the 2018 trip.

    Brown suggests Meghan wasn’t at all comfortable with the set up and couldn’t get her head around the representation reason the trip – that she and Prince Harry were there representing the Queen.

    According to Brown, she was “more interested in ’causes she wanted to spotlight’.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Big Windsor Lunch hopes to break record for the world’s longest-ever picnic table

    Everyone is invited to bring their table along to the Big Windsor Lunch as organisers hope to break the world record for the longest ever picnic table.

    Nearer the time there will also be the option to reserve spaces on the long table. Once the tables are full, picnic-goers will be encouraged to add their own tables or picnic blankets to the surrounding area.

    Aside from the record attempt, the Big Windsor Lunch aims to allow people from different communities and backgrounds to come together and celebrate the Queen’s jubilee together in a unique and exciting atmosphere.

    People living locally to Windsor are encouraged to bring their own picnic tables or blankets, and to and to watch the national Platinum Pageant together on the big screens.

    Bunting and Union Jack flags are also encouraged for those attending the Big Windsor Lunch, as well as picnic food favourites.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Westminster Abbey coronation for Prince Charles and Camilla disrespectful to Princess Diana?

    The question of Prince Harry’s attendance is in question again.

    Talk has turned to whether he will attend his father’s coronation if it’s held at Westminster Abbey, where his mother’s funeral was held.

    Camilla will become Queen Consort; a title it is believed should have been for his mother.

    It is thought the Duke considers it to be disrespectful, though this is tradition – the Queen was also coronated there.

    Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan failed to show up for Prince Philip‘s memorial service to mark one year after his passing.

    Recently there has been talk of whether he will be in attendance for his grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

  • Louis Allwood

    Charles tasked with ‘sensitive trip’ to Canada

    Prince Charles has been praised by a royal commentator for mastering the art of diplomacy ahead of a sensitive royal tour.

    In an op-ed for Yahoo! news, royal author Omid Scobie said: “Later this month, Prince Charles will acknowledge the abuse of thousands of Indigenous children by Canada’s now dismantled residential school system during a tour with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

    “It’s an important moment that will include time with Indigenous leaders and community members in the spirit of reconciliation.

    “As one of the only family member aside from the Queen to truly master the art of diplomacy, I can see why Charles has been tasked with such a sensitive trip.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Duchess is 'too thin skinned'

    Meghan Markle has been warned against running for US President as she is "too thin-skinned" a royal author has claimed.

    Angela Levin took to Twitter and said: “Don't believe a word of it.

    “In any case she is too thin-skinned to take the hard criticism and investigations that a senior politician has to bear.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Security breach ‘bad timing’ in run up to Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

    The security breach comes as police and the military gear up for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next month.

    Ex-Met Police commander John O’Connor said: “The timing is very serious. They should already be on full alert for the Jubilee.

    “We are still under a continuing threat from terrorists, It’s this lackadaisical attitude which leads to disasters.”

    The Coldstream Guards protect Her Majesty and carry out ceremonial duties.

  • Louis Allwood

    'Blow for the monarchy'

    Ms Brown admits Harry and Meghan stepping back from royal life in January 2020 was "definitely a blow for the monarchy".

    She continued: "I think when the Queen does die, I do believe there'll be a kind of desire for Harry to serve his country.

    "I think he's going to want to rethink it, probably.

    "And frankly I don't think the entertainment efforts are going that brilliantly, you know, sitting in Montecito."

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Queen needs protecting from Prince HARRY’

    A royal expert has blasted Prince Harry for hurling "hand grenades" at his family and claims the Queen needs "protecting" from him.

    The Duke of Sussex ruffled feathers by stating he wants to ensure his grandmother has the "right people" around her – despite living across the pond.

    His concern for Her Majesty's well-being was slammed by critics after it appeared to be another sly dig against The Firm.

    Now former Vanity Fair editor and royal author Tina Brown has hit out at the 37-year-old for adding another snarky comment to his long list of public remarks.

    The author told the Daily Mail: "Right now it's not going to happen. 

    "And it's not going to happen largely because Harry keeps lobbing these fresh hand grenades at the family, just when they're beginning to think, 'Well, can we re-establish some trust with the House of Sussex'. 

    "There's yet another fusillade from an American talk show and everybody in the family thinks, 'Well, what was that about?'

    "The most recent comments by Harry about, you know, he came to make sure the Queen was protected – a lot of people I think in the family thought, 'Well actually she needs protecting from you, Harry'.

    "So that isn't helpful."

  • Louis Allwood

    Top Trumps release celebratory edition

    The iconic card game Top Trumps, has rounded up 30 moments across The Queen’s life in a celebratory pack to mark her Platinum Jubilee. 

    The pack includes the births of her children and grandchildren, as well as weddings. Key moment’s throughout her reign when she has ‘united the nation’ are highlighted, including her coronation.

    Iconic residences feature such as Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Balmoral.

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