Meghan Markle news latest – Humiliation 'as Prince Harry snubbed by kid & mistaken for Christmas tree salesman in LA'

Prince Harry was Christmas Tree shopping with Meghan Markle when he was reportedly mistaken for a shop worker.

Whilst out buying a tree last year at a shop in Santa Barbara, the Sussexes were approached by a boy who was still in the shop.

According to reports at the time, Harry and Meghan were allowed into the shop whilst it was empty but one family was still in there.

The child ran through the trees to the duke and "asked if he worked here", shop salesman James Almaguer claimed.

Posting on Twitter, James wrote at the time: "We had our lot empty when they got there – their agent promoted them a good time to come instead of us shutting it down.

"There was one family in there and their stoked little son ran through trees up to Harry and asked if he worked here not knowing who that is."

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    Prince William's encounter with Taylor Swift

    Prince William had a surprise performance of Livin on a Prayer with Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi back in November 2013.

    In his new Apple+ podcast Time to Walk, the Duke of Cambridge recalled how he is big fans of both the musicians and was “knocked off his feet” when he saw them at the Centrepoint fundraising event.

    The homelessness charity was championed by Princess Diana and William first became involved with them as a child.

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    Harry's comments blasted online

    People online were quick to slam the Prince's comments on quitting your job.

    Royal expert Robert Jobson, responding to Harry's words, said: "How would he know?"

    Another person said: "You don't get any more privileged than telling people to quit their jobs when they weren't born into wealth and need to pay bills."

    A third quipped: "Obviously speaking to the privileged few who wouldn’t have to worry about bills/mortgage/feeding the kids if they quit their jobs!

    "Most people are glad to have jobs after lockdown was lifted!"

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    Archie and Lilibet will get gifts from Will and Kate

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to spend the festive season in California while Prince William and Kate Middleton attend Christmas at Sandringham with The Queen.

    Speaking to Ok! magazine, royal expert Katie Nicholl said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still want to keep their Christmas traditions going.

    When asked if they would be sending Archie and Lilibet presents, Katie said: “Yes, of course.

    “They give gifts to the whole family and that includes all their nieces and nephews.”

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    Growing up

    Prince George is set to see changes to the way he travels after his 12th birthday.

    This is due to rules in place to protect the line of succession in the Royal Family.

    Celebrity media outlet Nicki Swift reported: “As the future monarch, the Duke must adhere to most royal protocols and Kate must follow his lead, though they occasionally make exceptions.

    “The couple aren’t even supposed to travel together with their children in the event that a tragic event wipes out the second, third, fourth, and fifth heirs to the throne.

    “Queen Elizabeth has let this rule slide but it’s expected to be enforced when their eldest child, Prince George, turns 12.”

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    Prince Charles ‘wants to spare William burden of duty’

    Prince Charles will “follow the tradition of the monarchy” in order to spare William the “burden of duty” for as long as possible, claims a former royal butler.

    Former royal butler Grant Harrold told GB news: “I have been asked this question many times by many friends, do I think it’s possible that Prince Charles decides to not take on the position of King and step aside to pass on Prince William. 

    “I actually believe we would not see that happen because Prince Charles is very traditional.”

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    Queen still walks corgis at 95

    The Queen still takes her beloved corgis for a stroll as Prince William revealed his "whole family" loves walking – but failed to mention to his brother Harry.

    In a heartfelt tweet, the Duke of Cambridge told of his family's fondness for walking alongside a snap of him standing outside St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham.

    The 39-year-old wrote of the monarch, 95, still enjoying walks, as well as about his father Prince Charles and kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – yet didn't include Harry amid their ongoing rift.

    Wills shared the message as he says he hopes to "inspire a few other people to get active and take some extra time for their own mental health" by talking about some of his "stories and favorite songs" on an episode of Apple's Time to Walk podcast.

    He tweeted: "My whole family have a passion for walking – whether it’s my Grandmother still taking her corgis out at 95; my father embarking on lengthy rambles over the summer in Scotland; or my own children making their first appearance at our annual walk to church on Christmas at Sandringham."

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    Eight months since seeing each other in person

    Prince Charles and Prince Harry last saw each other in person eight months ago at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

    The pair have also 'barely spoken' in the last eight months and relations between them are “at an all-time low.”

    Sources have said that Charles is “deeply shocked and hurt” following Harry's personal attacks on his father since quitting royal duty.

    It is understood there have been only a few “fraught” phone conversations since Harry and Meghan, 40, quit royal duty to move to the US.

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    Prince Harry talking 'utter nonsense'

    The duke, who gave up royal duties to live in an £11million mansion, said walking out can be a joy.

    Royal commentator Angela Levin blasted: “Harry is utterly out of touch. Not everyone has £30million tucked away in the bank.

    “I wonder if he’d give the same advice to people whose mental health is made worse by their marriage. Be quiet H please.”

    Paul Smith, 35, a bricklayer from London, told The Sun: “It’s all right for him to say this when he’s got his family’s millions to fall back on.

    “For the rest of us who have families to support, it’s just not possible. We’re all fighting to pay bills, the mortgage and all the other stuff.

    “He’s talking utter nonsense.”

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    Music star thanks Princess Charlotte

    William has revealed how his children love to dance to Sharkira’s music.

    And this afternoon, the Colombia born pop star thanked the young royal for her taste in music.

    She tweeted: “I’m so please you like my music Princess Charlotte!”

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    ‘Terrified’ when meeting Queen

     Joanna Lumley has admitted she felt “absolutely terrified” and turned “rather dim” when she first met the Queen.

    The Ab Fab star, 75, confessed she babbled to Her Majesty about fears over legalising drugs. She said the Queen listened politely but “had no interest in it”.

    She told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show: “Even when people say ‘what an honour, you’ll love it, she’s so friendly’, you’re absolutely terrified.

    “It’s almost like an electric shock because somebody so familiar is suddenly in front of you.

    “The Queen is suddenly a different dimension, a different size.”

    Plugging her new book A Queen for All Seasons, Joanna added: “People always say ‘her eyes are so blue, so stunning’.

    “And so you have that shock and you immediately start being rather dim and rather babbly.”

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    Who will attend Xmas carol concert?

    Kensington Palace said: “Unsung heroes from across the length and breadth of the nation have been invited to attend the service in recognition of their tireless efforts and selfless acts of kindness despite incredibly difficult circumstances.”

    Among the guests will be those involved in community networks, charitable organisations and the patronages of the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Cambridges.

    People who William and Kate met and spent time with during recent engagements have also be invited, as have armed forces personnel involved in Operation Pitting – the UK’s evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

    Guests experiencing isolation, such as those with limited social connections, the recently bereaved or those without their own homes, will also be in the church.

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    Queen and Prince Charles still hasn’t met Lilibet

    The monarch is understood to be “sad” that she’s spent so little time with Archie.

    It’s reported that she also believes she won’t meet Lilibet unless Meghan and Harry return to the UK.

    The Sussexes have not commented on the claims.

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    Royal argument revealed by William

    Princess Charlotte and Prince George squabble like any other ordinary siblings Prince William has revealed.

    In his new Apple+ podcast Time to Walk, the Duke gave listeners an insight into mornings in the Cambridge household as he took a stroll around the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

    He explained: “What I’ve been amazed by is how much my children already have inherited my family’s love of music.

    “Most mornings there’s a massive fight between Charlotte and George as to what song is played.

    “And I have to, now, basically prioritise that one day someone does this one, and another day it’s someone else’s turn.

    “So, George gets his go, then Charlotte gets her go. Such is the clamour for the music. One of the songs that the children are loving at the moment is Shakira, Waka Waka. There’s a lot of hip movements!”

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    Kate priorities the Queen at Christmas

    It would be normal for couples to alternate which family they would spend Christmas with each year.

    Speaking to Ok!, royal expert Katie Nicholl explained how Prince William and Kate Middleton tried this approach in the first few years of their marriage.

    She said: "In the early years of being a family, they did try to alternate Christmas, one year with The Queen and the Royal Family and the next year with the Middletons.

    "But Kate and William put duty before self and we can see that, more now than ever."

    For the Duchess, this has meant prioritising spending Christmas Day at Sandringham with The Queen over seeing her parents and siblings.

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    Prince Harry has previously spoke about mental health

    Prince Harry has recently spoken of how the rise in job resignations during the coronavirus pandemic isn’t “all bad” and he is pleased that people are putting their mental health and happiness first.

    The Prince previously opened up about his mental health earlier this year in a documentary with Oprah Winfrey – claiming that his family showed “total neglect” for his mental health woes.

    He spoke about his struggles with his mental well-being and the trauma that haunts him after the death of mother Princess Diana.

    Both Harry and Meghan have talked openly about their struggles with mental health.

    Meghan, 40, told Oprah during their bombshell interview that she had been struggling with suicidal thoughts after joining the Firm.

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    William reveals way Diana eased back-to-school nerves

    Prince William has revealed that Princess Diana used to have a song she played for him and his brother Prince Harry to put them at ease before it was time to return to school.

    On a recent episode of the Apple Fitness+ series, ‘Time To Walk’ where Prince William featured as a special guest, he was asked to choose three of his favourite songs.

    The first song that he chooses is Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’, which is played while the Prince shows viewers the video of him at the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

    “When I was younger, Harry and I, we were at boarding school. And my mother used to play all sorts of songs to kind of while away the anxiety of going back to school,” William said.

    Adding: “And one of the songs I massively remember and has stuck with me all this time, and I still, to this day, still quite enjoy secretly, is Tina Turner’s The Best because sitting in the backseat, singing away, it felt like a real family moment.”

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    No investigation in cash for honours

    Metropolitan Police said that officers will not open an investigation into the Prince Charles' former most trusted aide, Michael Fawcett, over cash for honours claims.

    Dame Cressida Dick said the Met had made “initial inquiries” after receiving a letter from Ex-Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker asking the commissioner to launch a criminal probe into Mr Fawcett.

    However, after reviewing the relevant legislation, the force had decided not to open an investigation.

    Mr Fawcett resigned in November amid claims he promised to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz – a donor to the Prince’s foundation.

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    “Cash for honours"

    On Sunday, Harry stated that he had cut ties with Mahfouz because of “concerns over his motives”. In an incendiary statement, he said he had no involvement in what he called the “CBE scandal”.

    A friend of the Prince of Wales said: “Charles is deeply shocked and disappointed by Harry’s latest statement which effectively threw his father under the bus.

    “There are fears that this episode with Mahfouz could even be a chapter in Harry’s autobiography.

    “This attack was more damaging than the swipe at Charles’s parenting skills because this was a challenge to the way he conducts his business which is far more damaging to the future King.

    “There is no way for Charles to fight back and defend himself publicly so he keeps a dignified silence.

    “These constant barbs about his father from America could be very damaging to his reign. Attempts have been made to clear the air but they have barely spoken since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.”

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    Balmoral’s power is back

    Balmoral’s power is now back on but some remote hunting lodges and cottages on the 50,000-acre estate remain cut off.

    One insider said: “The staff are a very ­hardened bunch as winters in the Highlands can be tough. But ­without heating it was freezing.

    “Everyone rallied round. The ­castle had no special treatment.

    “Everyone was saying it’s a good job the Queen stays at Windsor or Norfolk in December.”

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    Charles will not hit back

    The Duke of Sussex appeared to take a swipe at his dad over the weekend, claiming he had raised "concerns" about the Saudi tycoon at the centre of a probe into donations to his father's charity.

    It was reported Harry took a £50,000 donation for his Sentebale charity from tycoon Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz in 2013.

    Billionaire Mahfouz later donated £1.5million to Charles’s Prince’s Foundation and received an honorary CBE months later.

    The Charity Commission has launched an investigation into the donations and on Sunday, Harry said he had cut ties with Mahfouz because of “concerns over his motives”.

    In an incendiary statement, the Duke of Sussex said he had no involvement in what he called the “CBE scandal”.

    A friend of his dad said Charles, 73, was "deeply shocked and disappointed" by the statement, which "effectively threw his father under the bus".

    But they added: “Charles very much loves his son and he will not be having a pop at Harry in return. It’s that simple.

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    Royal news you may have missed

    • Prince William revealed Taylor Swift led him to the stage “like a puppy” for THAT surprise performance with Bon Jovi.
    • In more Royal Family news, Prince William revealed unlikely song that revs him up for the week — AC/DC’s head-banging anthem Thunderstruck.
    • Plus Prince William and Kate Middleton have a ‘secret’ third home & it was a touching gift from The Queen Mother.
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      Prince’s encounter with Taylor Swift

      Prince William joked: "I can't believe I'm actually telling you this story […]

      'When I sat down to watch Jon Bon Jovi do his performance, I thought, 'That's it. My job is done. I'll get a dinner in a minute, and I might be able to have a chat to some people, and, you know, I'm off-duty a little bit now."

      However, Taylor had other plans.

      He continued: "[Taylor Swift] was on my left – and after Jon does his first song, there's a pause and she turns to me.

      "She puts her hand on my arm, looks me in the eye and says, 'Come on, William. Let's go and sing.'

      "To this day, I still do not know what came over me. Honestly, even now I'm cringing at what happened next, and I don't understand why I gave in.

      "But, frankly, if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm and says, 'Come with me…' I got up like a puppy and went, 'Yeah, OK, that seems like a great idea. I'll follow you."

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      Prince’s encounter with Taylor Swift

      Prince William had a surprise performance of Livin on a Prayer with Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi back in November 2013.

      In his new Apple+ podcast Time to Walk, the Duke of Cambridge recalled how he is big fans of both the musicians and was “knocked off his feet” when he saw them at the Centrepoint fundraising event.

      The homelessness charity was championed by Princess Diana and William first became involved with them as a child.

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      Prince Harry's comments (Continued…)

      His "out of touch" comments have been bashed by people online – claiming he "really has no idea" about the struggles people face.

      He was speaking as chief impact officer for professional coaching and mental health firm BetterUp – one of many ventures since leaving the royals.

      Talking at their event he said: "I've actually discovered recently, courtesy of a chat with Adam Grant, that a lot of the job resignations you mention aren't all bad.

      "In fact, it is a sign that with self-awareness comes the need for change.

      "Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn't bring them joy, and now they're putting their mental health and happiness first.

      "This is something to be celebrated."

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      Quitting work ‘brings joy’

      Prince Harry abandoned life as a working royal nearly two years ago, but now the royal has caused fury online after saying that quitting your job can bring “joy” and should be “celebrated.”

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to step down as members of the Royal Family in January 2020 and have begun carving out a new life in the US.

      But now Harry, 37, claims that the rise in job resignations during the coronavirus pandemic isn’t “all bad” and he is pleased that people are putting their mental health and happiness first.

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