Meghan Markle news latest: Prince Harry & Duchess are 'proud of decision to leave Royal Family' and 'have no regrets'

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have no regrets about leaving the Royal Family and stand behind their decisions, a close friend claims.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made bombshell claims in a sensational Oprah Winfrey interview- after quitting the Royal Family and moving to the US.

However according to a new version of the book Finding Freedom by Meghan Markle's friend Omid Scobie, the pair have "no regrets" about their decisions.

In the updated chapter of the new edition of the book, Scobie and co author Caroline Durand write: "As difficult as recent years have been, sources close to the Sussexes say that neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made.

"[These accomplishments are] another sign that [Meghan and Harry] had made the right decision to step back from royal roles, not only for their family but for their focus on social issues and helping the world."

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ‘EYE UP SURPRISE MOVE TO A NEW MANSION’ AHEAD OF ‘MAJOR CHANGES IN MONARCHY’

    Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “seriously considering” relocating from their Anmer Hall home.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to move closer to the Queen, hinting that they are planning to take on more senior roles within the royal family.

    Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor, and considering areas suitable for bringing up their three kids.

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte both currently attend St Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea, South West London.

    Their parents are thinking about moving to Fort Belvedere, a Grade II listed house with a tower towards the southern end of Windsor Great Park, where King Edward VIII signed his abdication papers in 1936.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’

    Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.

    Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.

    It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.

    The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

    Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”

    It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.

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    WILLIAM AND KATE SAID TO BE ‘EYEING UP MOVE TO WINDSOR’

    Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor, and considering areas suitable for bringing up their three kids. 

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte both currently attend St Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea, South West London. 

    Their parents are thinking about moving to Fort Belvedere, a Grade II listed house with a tower towards the southern end of Windsor Great Park, where King Edward VIII signed his abdication papers in 1936.

    Currently the fort is owned by the Crown Estate and is leased to the Weston family who are close pals of the Royals. 

    King Edward, the Queen’s uncle, once said that you could see the dome of St Paul’s “with a spyglass” from the property.

    But royal aides have rejected the property, with the couple currently splitting their time between their London base at Kensington Palace and their country home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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    WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE ROYAL FAMILY'S HELICOPTER?

    The Queen and senior royals are regular passengers on the chopper, which is based at RAF Odiham, Hants.

    It is owned outright by the royals and they lease a second, similar, aircraft.

    This year’s Sovereign Grant annual report revealed risk to the royals of a fatal accident or critical injury on helicopter flights was classed as low.

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    QUEEN'S HELICOPTER GROUNDED DURING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY ON ITS WAY TO PICK UP PRINCESS ANNE

    THE Queen’s helicopter was grounded during an in-flight emergency on its way to pick up Princess Anne.

    The £5million Sikorsky S-76 suffered a technical fault minutes into the flight on Wednesday.

    Pilots aborted their 200-mile trip to Balmoral and returned to Newcastle Airport where mechanics were still repairing the fault 24 hours later.

    The executive twin-engined aircraft was heading to the estate in the Scottish Highlands, where the Queen is on holiday, to collect Anne, 71.

    An insider said: “A safety-first approach was taken and it was flown back immediately for the technical fault to be fixed. There were no members of the Royal Family on the helicopter. Luckily, there was plenty of time to find alternative travel arrangements.”

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    KATE AND WILLIAM WEIGHING UP OPTIONS OVER ‘MOVE TO WINDSOR’

    Kate and William split their time between their London base at Kensington Palace and their country home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

    Their home on the Sandringham Estate was gifted to the couple by the Queen for their wedding, and was their permanent home from 2015 to 2017.

    Wills had been working as a helicopter pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, and the home kept their young children away from the public as much as possible.

    Sources close to the couple believe that a move to Windsor could help them to take up more responsibility within the Royal Family, and commute to London when they need to.

    A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn’t really work any more. It’s a little too far away for weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise. They are eyeing up options in the area.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S HALF-BROTHER THOMAS MARKLE JR. REVEALS HIS PLANS ‘TO HIDE FROM IMMIGRATION’ TO STAY IN AUSTRALIA

    Meghan’s half-brother Thomas was recently granted special permission to fly to Australia to film Big Brother VIP in Sydney. But while the show wrapped up last week it looks like he has no plans of returning to the US anytime soon.

    Thomas, in a now deleted video, let slip that he jokingly plans to ‘hide from immigration’ to stay in Australia.

    In the clip he said: “Tom Markle here coming to you live from the Big Brother VIP hotel backyard, you know, where rations get a little low, so he makes us run outside here in the ocean and get her own food.

    “It’s going to be an amazing, amazing show. I’m looking forward to making it all the way to the end,’ he teased, before he saying how much he loved being in Australia.

    “As a matter of fact, I think I’m going to hide from immigration and I’m not going to go home.”

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    THE ‘MESSY’ THING WHICH PRINCE WILLIAM DOES WHICH DRIVES KATE MIDDLETON MAD – AND WE CAN REALLY RELATE

    Stepping out in Cyprus in 2018 to open a new military recreation centre, Wills cracked a joke about one of his habits which drives Kate mad.

    According to People, the Duke of Cambridge was admiring the centre’s new yellow sofas when he was reminded of Kate’s household hang-up.

    Joking with the servicemen and women, William teased: “Keep the pizzas off the sofas!”

    And overhearing her husband’s quip from across the room, Kate playfully replied: “You’re a nightmare with that!”

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    PRINCE ANDREW IS HIDING IN ROYAL MANSION TO AVOID BEING SERVED – CLAIMS

    PRINCE Andrew is hiding in his royal mansion to avoid officials trying to serve a rape lawsuit on him, it is claimed.

    Security guards stopped “multiple attempts” by lawyers last week to hand the document to The Duke of York at Royal Lodge.

    It accuses Andrew, 61, of raping sex slave Virginia Guiffre in 2001 when she was a “frightened and vulnerable child”.

    The mum of three, now 38 — who says she was “lent out” by disgraced Jeffrey Epstein and his madame Ghislaine Maxwell — is demanding damages.

    Prince Andrew, not seen in public for 19 days, is said to be refusing to leave his home, which is set in 98 private acres in Windsor Great Park, Berks.

    Prince Andrew, not seen in public for 19 days, is said to be refusing to leave his home, which is set in 98 private acres in Windsor Great Park, BerksCredit: Newspix
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    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

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    BRITAIN UNDER PRESSURE FROM US TO HAND OVER PRINCE ANDREW FOR QUESTIONING OVER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

    BRITAIN faces increased pressure from the US to hand over Prince Andrew for questioning over sex abuse claims.

    President Biden’s office made a rare statement amid claims of frustration over the Duke of York’s stonewalling.

    Officials want the UK to reaffirm its “close and resilient” evidence-sharing relationship. The Department of Justice sent a mutual legal assistance request to the Home Office last year to try to force Andrew’s cooperation.

    Following enquiries about the Duke, a US government official said: “The US and the UK have a close, productive and resilient law enforcement and mutual legal assistance relationship.

    “We remain in close contact on many active cases on a daily basis and will continue to seek assistance in criminal matters as we provide similar assistance in return.”

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspiratorsCredit: Newspix
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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’

    Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.

    Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.

    It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.

    The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

    Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”

    It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.

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    WHAT IS RUMOURED TO BE IN PRINCE HARRY’S BOOK SO FAR?

    Revelations said to be in the chapter of Prince Harry’s memoirs include:

    • The royals were ‘quietly pleased’ Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral
    • The brothers were heartbroken after the death of their grandfather
    • William was ‘furious’ about the Oprah interview
    • Harry’s Remembrance Sunday wreath was left in a box because he was ‘no longer a frontline royal’
    • Meghan believes the Palace ‘tried to discredit’ her amid accusations over bullying

    PRINCE HARRY ‘NOT FINANCIALLY CUT OFF’

    In a sweary podcast chat, Prince Harry described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo.

    The royal also revealed he wanted to quit royal duty when he was in his twenties, saying: “I didn’t want this job.”

    The Duke opened up about his mental health struggles in a brutally frank, and profanity-laden, chat with US podcast host Dax Shepard.

    But it later emerged that Prince Harry got a “substantial” sum from the bank of dad after Megxit — despite his claims he was “cut off financially”. Charles’s annual report, released by Clarence House in June, shows he gave the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million.

    Palace sources refused to reveal the exact amount given to Harry — which covered the first four months of their  “transition period”.  And the report said he will get no more handouts from his father.

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      EXPLAINED: HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES THE QUEEN HAVE?

      The Queen and Prince Philip welcomed their first child together in November, 1948 just a year after they were married.

      They went on to have three more children, with their youngest born in 1964.

      Their children are: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

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      KATE AND WILLIAM WEIGHING UP OPTIONS OVER ‘MOVE TO WINDSOR’

      Kate and William split their time between their London base at Kensington Palace and their country home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

      Their home on the Sandringham Estate was gifted to the couple by the Queen for their wedding, and was their permanent home from 2015 to 2017.

      Wills had been working as a helicopter pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, and the home kept their young children away from the public as much as possible.

      Sources close to the couple believe that a move to Windsor could help them to take up more responsibility within the Royal Family, and commute to London when they need to.

      A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn’t really work any more. It’s a little too far away for weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise. They are eyeing up options in the area.”

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      MEGHAN MARKLE BIOGRAPHER CLAIMS PALACE ‘IGNORING’ HER RACISM ALLEGATIONS IN HOPE THAT IT ‘WILL GO AWAY’

      MEGHAN Markle’s biographer claims the Palace is “ignoring” her allegations of racism in the hope they’ll “go away”.

      An updated chapter of Finding Freedom quotes a source who says royal aides are hoping the scandal quietly blows over. It’s just the latest bombshell claim to appear in the book, penned by Omid Scobie – the Sussexes’ preferred journalist – and Carolyn Durand.

      Meghan and Harry have denied speaking to the authors themselves – although a note buried at the back of the book reveals the writers chatted to the couple “when appropriate”.

      In the latest revelations released ahead of the updated book’s release, it’s claimed the monarchy hope not to have to address allegations made during the Oprah interview.

      A royal source told the authors: “There is a feeling that if it’s ignored it will go away but surely by now they should have learned that that never happens?”

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      ‘JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON’ (CONTINUED…)

      Richard Mineards, another neighbour, added: “Growing cannabis near here became legal in 2016 and lots of growers jumped on the bandwagon.”

      Both the Santa Barbara Coalition of Responsible Cannabis and Cannabis Association for Responsible Producers have promised a “new expanded odour response process”.

      Harry, 36, has previously admitted to smoking pot as a teenager and was sent to a drug rehab clinic for a day, aged 17, by Prince Charles.

      His wife Meghan, 40, reportedly gave guests a joint at her first wedding in Jamaica – where the drug is legal – in 2011.

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      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S NEIGHBOURS COMPLAIN ABOUT STINK FROM A GIANT CANNABIS FARM CLOSE TO THEIR £11M MANSION

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex £11million mansion is just up the road from the 20 large greenhouses full of the plants – leaving the luxury suburb reeking.

      Neighbours have now made a string of complaints, sparking the company to install new “odour control systems.”

      One resident complained that the stench was so bad that they had to pull over while driving along the road.

      The factory is less than a 10-minute drive from the Montecito mansion where the couple live with son Archie, two, and two month-old daughter Lilibet.

      Local Gregory Gandrud, 60, said of the new anti-smell measures told the Sunday Mirror: “This is good news for us, and Harry and Meghan.

      “The stink was getting stronger and heading their way. I was driving along the freeway and was hit hard by the smell. I had to pull over.

      “It made me completely lose my train of thought. Lots of people here are suffering.”

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      HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ‘RISK FADING INTO OBSCURITY LIKE EDWARD VIII AND WALLIS SIMPSON’

      Royal documentary maker Nick Bullen has made a film which argues the Sussexes may be heading towards insignificance.

      He compares Prince Harry to the “playboy prince” (Harry’s great-great-uncle Edward VIII) after his abdication from the throne to marry Wallis Simpson.

      Bullen said: “Both of them married divorced American women. We all know that, but it goes much deeper than that. Edward and his brother also experienced their own sibling rivalry can be compared to Harry’s strained relationship with his brother, Prince William.”

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      PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ‘EYE UP SURPRISE MOVE TO A NEW MANSION’ AHEAD OF ‘MAJOR CHANGES IN MONARCHY’

      Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “seriously considering” relocating from their Anmer Hall home.

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to move closer to the Queen, hinting that they are planning to take on more senior roles within the royal family.

      Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor, and considering areas suitable for bringing up their three kids.

      Prince George and Princess Charlotte both currently attend St Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea, South West London.

      Their parents are thinking about moving to Fort Belvedere, a Grade II listed house with a tower towards the southern end of Windsor Great Park, where King Edward VIII signed his abdication papers in 1936.

    • Joseph Gamp

      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’

      Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.

      Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.

      It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.

      The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

      Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”

      It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.

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      ‘PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN’S BOOK IS TURNING INTO GAME OF THORNS’

      This is a comment piece by Karren Brady.

      “I was such a fan of Meghan when she entered Harry’s life, and of all she did for him.

      She felt like a breath of fresh air and Harry had evidently never been happier. I even supported their move to the US.

      Why shouldn’t they live wherever they wanted?

      But I started to lose sympathy when it became clear they want to have their cake and eat it.

      On the one hand, to be liberated from the burden of life in the Royal Family, on the other trading on their royal status, through a host of new projects, though they apparently want nothing to do with the other royals unless they are criticising them.”

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      WHAT IS RUMOURED TO BE IN PRINCE HARRY’S BOOK SO FAR?

      Revelations said to be in the chapter of Prince Harry’s memoirs include:

      • The royals were ‘quietly pleased’ Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral
      • The brothers were heartbroken after the death of their grandfather
      • William was ‘furious’ about the Oprah interview
      • Harry’s Remembrance Sunday wreath was left in a box because he was ‘no longer a frontline royal’
      • Meghan believes the Palace ‘tried to discredit’ her amid accusations over bullying

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