Queen Elizabeth news: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle 'damage control' may be 'too LATE' to STOP 2nd Oprah interview | The Sun

THE Royal Family's damage control over Prince Harry & Meghan Markle may be "too little too late" to stop a 2nd Oprah interview.

Harry and Meghan's infamous Oprah interview "crossed a line" – and the couple were "relegated" during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee as a result.

But Royal columnist Daniela Elser claimed the Firm may be starting to "panic" over what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will do next after they were spotted leaving the talk show host's house last weekend.

Writing for news.com.au, Ms Elser said: "Still, it’s hard not to wonder if this damage control is too little too late.

"Feelings would seem to have been hurt badly, Harry has books to sell and the duo has a streaming giant bleeding hundreds of billions to keep sweet.

"For now, it’s a watching brief but with all of the opportunities in the near future for the Duke and Duchess to indulge in the penchant for truth-telling and journey-sharing, are a few warm words here and there really going to be enough to prevent them from coming for another prime time pasting?"

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest news…

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘close’ friendship with Prince Andrew

    Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew shared a “close bond” and may have even dated, an author who wrote a biography of the sex predator has claimed.

    Nigel Cawthorne – who wrote Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of America’s Most Notorious Socialite – said rumours had been mounting for years around the nature of the pair’s relationship.

    But their long-standing friendship became the biggest royal scandal in decades when Andrew was accused of having sex with 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre – something he strongly denies.

    It is alleged his old friend Ghislaine trafficked the teen – who was a sex slave for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – to him at her townhouse in London after a night out at Tramp.

    The infamous photo of Andrew with his hand around Virginia’s waist as Ghislaine beams in the background shone a new light of scrutiny on their decades long friendship.

    “There’s always gossip about a man and a woman who are seen frequently in each other’s company,” Cawthorne told The Sun Online.

    “They’d been together for an awful long time and it appears she [did] the same favour for Prince Andrew that she did for Jeffrey Epstein,” said Cawthorne – who most recently wrote a biography of Virginia Giuffre.

    “In other words, trafficking a young woman to him.”

    He said Ghislaine and Andrew had met at university and immediately hit it off and were often seen in each other’s company at public outings.

    “It certainly went on for a very long time. They did seem very close,” Cawthorne said.

  • Louis Allwood

    Disgraced prince Andrew remains on the Queen's staff

    The disgraced royal, 62, appears in a list of appointments to Her Maj in an official Ministry of Defence document published weeks after he settled an alleged sex assault case.

    He shares this position with Charles, William and other key royals, and some are not impressed.

    One source said last night: “The fact Andrew is still an aide-de-camp is clearly a matter for the Queen.

    “However, a few eyebrows have been raised that he should still hold this position but not the others.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry is ‘obsessed’ with Meghan, claims expert

    Royal author Ingrid Seward claimed Harry is completely head over heels for Meghan, going as far as to say he is “obsessed” with the duchess .

    “I don’t like her for it, but I do admire her for being able to pack so much into such a short time.

    “Harry is totally mesmerised by her; he would follow her to the ends of the earth, that’s my feeling.”

    She added: “He’s obsessed.

  • Louis Allwood

    Charles’ ‘secretive deals with Tory peer' being investigated

    The Prince reportedly took £1.7m from a Tory peer, who helped to bail one of the royal's failed eco projects.

    He appointed the Tory peer as trustee of the Prince’s Foundation, which manages Charles' Scottish stately home Dumfries House, in 2013, The Sunday Times reports.

    The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has now confirmed it is investigating.

    A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that the work of Havisham Group and property transactions relating to the Knockroon development in Ayrshire forms part of our overall investigation, work on which is ongoing.”

    Lord Brownlow helped bail Charles out of a failed eco-village project that he believed would help pay off his £20million loan for the mansion, it is reported.

  • Louis Allwood

    Her Majesty to take a step back amid mobility issues

    THE Queen’s job description has been rewritten by Buckingham Palace, as it scales back the number of duties she “must fulfil”.

    Her Majesty's “official" jobs were edited in the palace’s annual Sovereign Grant report this week – for the first time in at least a decade, it has been reported.

    Events like the State Opening of Parliament, which were previously compulsory for the Queen, have been removed from her duties.

    Instead, the new format emphasises just how important the rest of the royal family are, giving them more duties to complete as the Queen rests.

  • Louis Allwood

    Here we go again? Meg and Harry spotted at Oprah’s £81 million mansion

    Harry and Meghan have sparked fear amongst royals fans that they could be preparing for another BOMBSHELL interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    The couple were spotted entering the star’s £81 million mansion this weekend.

    They were seen driving into the massive house, with Meghan in the back, next to a baby seat and Harry sitting upfront next to who many believe to be Janina Gavankar.

    Could this mean another interview is on the way?

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan stands up for Women's rights, despite criticism from the right

    Meghan made a damming statement following the Supreme Court decision to revoke abortion rights in the United States.

    Her comments criticising the decision of drawn the ire of Republican politicians in the country.

    Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) shockingly said: “This is just another attempt from the ex-royals to insert their British drama in American politics.”

    Rep. Buddy Carter added: “I think Americans made it pretty clear in 1776 that they don’t want members of the British Royal Family making decisions for them.”

    This comes after the Duchess boldly told Gloria: “It seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to DC together soon.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Qatari money controversy 'just the latest in a string of royal scandals', claims Republic

    Much has been made over the money gifted to Charles in plastic bags by the Qatari leadership, but the Prince of Wales is not the root cause of these issues, one expert claims.

    Writing for the Express, Republic CEO Graham Smith said: “Some royalist commentators have been asking whether Charles is really fit to be king, following the latest royal scandal in which the heir was found to have been accepting multi-million-euro cash donations from a Qatari politician, Sheikh Hamad.

    “Yet this is just the latest in a string of royal scandals, disastrous tours and family feuds, which all point to one conclusion: the monarchy is not fit for purpose. The monarchy raises a family on a diet of sycophancy that leaves the princes emotionally immature and ill-equipped for serious responsibility.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Ghislaine Maxwell had ‘intimate relationship’ with Andrew which gave her ‘unrestricted access’

    PRINCE Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell had an “intimate relationship” which gave the socialite “unrestricted access” to Buckingham Palace, a former Royal cop has claimed.

    Maxwell and The Duke of York’s relationship is coming under intense scrutiny as she was jailed this week for 20 years for her role in grooming girls for paedophile multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

    Paul Page, who served the Royal Family for six years as an armed protection officer, spoke of how he would often see Ghislaine coming and going from Andrew’s apartments.

    And she had “unrestricted access” at Buckingham Palace – with cops being told to simply wave her in whenever she arrived to see the Duke.

    Page – who worked at the Palace from 1998 to 2004 – said he and his colleagues were convinced Andrew was more than friends with Ghislaine.

    “She was allowed to enter and exit the Palace night and day at will,” he told The Sun Online.

    “Myself and my other colleagues formed the opinion they were in some sort of relationship.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen surprised that Prince Harry and Meghan chose ‘Lilibet’ for their daughter’s name

    The Queen originally thought that the Sussex’s would name their daughter ‘Elizabeth’.

    Nicky Haslam made the claim that the Queen initially thought they would call their daughter, who was born last June, Elizabeth.

    Speaking on the The Third Act podcast: “I heard he [Harry] rang her and said: “We want to call our daughter after you, Granny”. She said: “How charming of you, thank you”, thinking that it would be Elizabeth. So they got the permission, but they didn’t say the name.”

    Nicky alleges that the Queen didn’t know what name they were going to call Lilibet before she gave her blessing.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘I can’t stop shaking’ said one Palace employee of Meghan Markle treatment

    It was claimed that the Duchess drove two staff members out of work and ‘undermined the confidence’ of a third.

    Speaking to The Times, one employee said they felt “humiliated” by how Meghan Markle treated them and that one confrontation with her left them “shaking”.

    Another source told the publication that it felt “more like emotional cruelty and manipulation, which I guess could also be called bullying.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Relaxed working atmosphere changed when Meghan Markle joined the Firm

    Reports have surfaced that the dynamic changed for the worse when Meghan Markle married Prince Harry.

    The Daily Mail reported that the easy-going atmosphere working for Harry quickly diminished when Meghan Markle joined the royals.

    One staff member told the publication that she ordered a butler to make everyone’s coffees, instead of Harry making them himself as was tradition.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle reveals Prince Harry is a ‘feminist’

    The Duchess of Sussex said they shared the same reaction at the overturning of Roe vs Wade.

    Prince Harry has been called a “feminist” by his wife Meghan Markle.

    Speaking to Vogue she recently said his reaction to the Roe vs Wade overturn “guttural”.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry says he sees Diana’s ‘legacy’ in his children

    Prince Harry says he sees his late mum in both of his children – as he and William marked Diana's 61st birthday separately.

    The Duke of Sussex paid tribute to the princess in a moving speech for the Diana Awards today.

    Appearing over video chat, he told young recipients he still thinks of her "every day". On August 31, it will be 25 years since Diana died.

    "There isn't a day during the past two-and-a-half decades where I haven't thought about the mark she left, not only on me and my brother, but on all of our lives," he said.

    "I see her legacy in all of you. I see her legacy in a Diana Award community that spans multiple generations. I see her legacy every time I meet with families, young people, and children from all corner of the world.

    "And I see my mum's legacy when I look at my own children every single day."

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry is ‘mesmerised’ by Meghan as expert brands the Duke a ‘performing seal’

    PRINCE HARRY is completely 'obsessed' with Meghan, as he is led around like a 'performing seal', claims royals expert.

    Speaking about the royal couples relationship, royal author Ingrid Seward told the Express that Harry is completely 'mesmerised' by his wife.

    "Harry is totally mesmerised by her; he would follow her to the ends of the earth, that’s my feeling."

    She added: "He’s obsessed.

    "He's being dragged around like a royal performing seal.

    "And Meghan has got to hang on to Harry because he’s her entrée – what is she otherwise, but a starlet?"

    The author also described the early weeks of their courtship as a "whirlwind", an allegation that Meghan denied when speaking to the BBC.

  • Louis Allwood

    Sussexes ‘missed Red Arrows flypast over Buckingham Palace as they hastily left Jubilee celebrations’

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan were in such a rush to get away from the first day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations they missed the Red Arrows flypast over Buckingham Palace, it is claimed.

    The couple — on a first joint visit to the UK after quitting as frontline royals — “rushed back” to Frogmore ­Cottage, their Windsor home, after the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

    It came after the Queen is said to have told Harry and Meghan she would not pose for a picture with their daughter Lilibet as Her Majesty had a bloodshot eye.

    Her senior aides are understood to have voiced fears that a picture could be shared in the US, where Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have a multimillion pound contract with Netflix.

    It was also reported in the Telegraph yesterday the couple visited the Queen as a family the day before Trooping the Colour.

    It was previously thought the meeting took place afterwards.

    It’s also claimed they declined invites to the Party at the Palace and the Platinum Pageant.

  • Louis Allwood

    The Queen is 'greatly assisted'

    The latest version of the Queen's job description, published after the Platinum Jubilee, puts more emphasis on the support of the wider Royal family, The Telegraph reports.

    The Queen's role is still made up of two key elements: Head of State and Head of Nation.

    As Head of State, Her Maj, 96, “must fulfil” specific duties.

    These were previously laid out as a 13-point list, including the State Opening of Parliament, the appointment of the Prime Minister, and paying and receiving state visits.

    But the latest version instead says the Queen’s role “encompasses a range of parliamentary and diplomatic duties”.

    Her Majesty's symbolic role as Head of Nation – where the Queen is required to inspire “unity and national identity” while recognising the “achievement and success” of others – should now only be carried out “where appropriate or necessary”.

    And the new job description swaps the “Queen’s programme” of engagements for the more general “visits in royal programmes”.

    It notes the Queen is "greatly assisted by other members of the Royal family who undertake official duties on behalf of Her Majesty”.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate want’s Harry to come back to the UK for William

    The Cambridges celebrated their 40th birthdays this year.

    Kate‘s 40th birthday was in January, but her planned celebrations were scrapped due to rising levels of COVID in the UK at the time.

    William‘s 40th birthday way on 21 June, so the Queen is reportedly hoping to host a joint celebration for the pair.

    This is reportedly the reason Kate has reached out to Harry in the hopes that he will be there to celebrate his brother’s birthday. It’s not clear whether or not Kate extended the invitation to Meghan.

  • Louis Allwood

    Clarence House responds to Prince Charles’ ‘secretive deals'

    The royal presented Lord Brownlow with an award during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace after allegedly accepting millions in donations from him.

    A Prince’s Foundation spokeswoman said: “Lord Brownlow was appointed CVO in 2018 in recognition of his role of chair of the charity The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.”

    While a Clarence House spokesman added: “Chairpersons of charities closely associated with the royal family are often appointed to the Royal Victorian Order to thank them for their public service, on completion of their tenure.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Charles and William 'need to be less outspoken'

    Prince Charles and Prince William have been warned they will need to be "more circumspect" and less outspoken on certain issues when they accede to the throne.

    The author of "The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II", Ian Lloyd, said: "I think [he could be more outspoken] as Prince of Wales, because he can do [that], I mean the present Prince of Wales has done that.

    "As King you have to be a little more circumspect."

  • henry moore

    Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘close’ friendship with Prince Andrew

    Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew shared a “close bond” and may have even dated, an author who wrote a biography of the sex predator has claimed.

    Nigel Cawthorne – who wrote Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of America’s Most Notorious Socialite – said rumours had been mounting for years around the nature of the pair’s relationship.

    But their long-standing friendship became the biggest royal scandal in decades when Andrew was accused of having sex with 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre – something he strongly denies.

    It is alleged his old friend Ghislaine trafficked the teen – who was a sex slave for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – to him at her townhouse in London after a night out at Tramp.

    The infamous photo of Andrew with his hand around Virginia’s waist as Ghislaine beams in the background shone a new light of scrutiny on their decades long friendship.

    “There’s always gossip about a man and a woman who are seen frequently in each other’s company,” Cawthorne told The Sun Online.

    “They’d been together for an awful long time and it appears she [did] the same favour for Prince Andrew that she did for Jeffrey Epstein,” said Cawthorne – who most recently wrote a biography of Virginia Giuffre.

    “In other words, trafficking a young woman to him.”

    He said Ghislaine and Andrew had met at university and immediately hit it off and were often seen in each other’s company at public outings.

    “It certainly went on for a very long time. They did seem very close,” Cawthorne said.

  • henry moore

    In pictures: Her Majesty is all smiles at royal event

    Her Majesty attended the Queen's body guard Reddendo Parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh this weekend, and she looked happy to be there.

    The monarch beamed as she met with officials.

    This comes just days after she was pictured riding her horse, nine months after doctors warned her against it.

    Jane Barlow/PA Wire
  • henry moore

    Disgraced prince Andrew remains on the Queen's staff

    The disgraced royal, 62, appears in a list of appointments to Her Maj in an official Ministry of Defence document published weeks after he settled an alleged sex assault case.

    He shares this position with Charles, William and other key royals, and some are not impressed.

    One source said last night: “The fact Andrew is still an aide-de-camp is clearly a matter for the Queen.

    “However, a few eyebrows have been raised that he should still hold this position but not the others.”

  • henry moore

    Harry is ‘obsessed’ with Meghan, claims expert

    Royal author Ingrid Seward claimed Harry is completely head over heels for Meghan, going as far as to say he is “obsessed” with the duchess .

    “I don’t like her for it, but I do admire her for being able to pack so much into such a short time.

    “Harry is totally mesmerised by her; he would follow her to the ends of the earth, that’s my feeling.”

    She added: “He’s obsessed.

  • henry moore

    Charles’ ‘secretive deals with Tory peer' being investigated

    The Prince reportedly took £1.7m from a Tory peer, who helped to bail one of the royal's failed eco projects.

    He appointed the Tory peer as trustee of the Prince’s Foundation, which manages Charles' Scottish stately home Dumfries House, in 2013, The Sunday Times reports.

    The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has now confirmed it is investigating.

    A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that the work of Havisham Group and property transactions relating to the Knockroon development in Ayrshire forms part of our overall investigation, work on which is ongoing.”

    Lord Brownlow helped bail Charles out of a failed eco-village project that he believed would help pay off his £20million loan for the mansion, it is reported.

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