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Royal Family news latest – Queen ‘set for SHOCK as Meghan Markle has skeletons in her closet that could all be released’

THE QUEEN could be in for a nasty surprise if Meghan Markle still has “skeletons in her closet”, as a royal author predicts.

Tom Bower is writing an unauthorised book about the life of the Duchess of Sussex says she needs to speak to her father and older brother to stop them revealing more embarrassing details about her life.

He said, on researching her early life, she seemed to have been quite family orientated before she found fame but seemed to have cut off her father’s side when she met Harry.

The 75-year-old, who has also written a biography of Prince Charles, told Closer: “She seems to me to be a very ambitious, unforgiving person. But I think, much to her dismay, more will come out.”

“I think, much to her dismay, more will come out. I think Thomas is keeping some things back and that he has a lot of embarrassing stuff on her. There are skeletons in the closet and, when provoked, I think the secrets could all come out”, he added.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • Lesson learnt

    At a typical wedding its supposed to be what the bride wants, the bride gets but a royal wedding there is only one person in charge.

    At the Royal Wedding in 2011 it was the groom’s grandmother that was running the show.

    A year after he tied the knot, the Duke of Cambridge admitted during an interview with ABC that he’d clashed with The Queen over what he wore on his wedding day.

    He said: “What I really wanted to wear was the Irish Guards frock coat.

    “We had a couple of discussions on this matter but, as I learnt growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.

    “What she says goes!”

  • Camilla lined up to help

    THE Duchess of Cornwall is being lined up to carry out duties on behalf of the Queen, it has been claimed.

    Camilla, 74, is thought to be an ideal candidate to step in for the 95-year-old monarch, who has been ordered to rest for the next two weeks.

    Officially, Princes Charles, Andrew, William and Harry — four royals nominated as Counsellors of State — cover if the Queen is too poorly to work

    But Andrew is currently fighting sex claims and Harry has moved to the US.

    Instead, courtiers reckon Camilla could be the ideal stand-in, especially after she won praise for her speech calling for more urgent action on tackling violence against women.

  • What is Meghan’s latest campaign and how has it gone?

    Meghan Markle’s bid to get paid family leave in the US failed after Joe Biden dropped it from his $1.75trillion (£1.27trillion) spending plan.

    The Duchess of Sussex wrote to members of the US Congress and Senate earlier this month calling for paid leave for new parents.

    The U.S. is the only wealthy country in the world that does not guarantee paid parental leave. In addition to high medical bills that stem from giving birth in a country without an NHS – having kids in the U.S. is significantly more expensive than it would be in the UK.

    Meghan, it appears however, is not giving up and will now speak at a New York Times online conference next week about improving female and male work parity – a key component of that is everyone (including all genders) having access to family leave when they have children.

  • One is out and about

    The monarch looked chipper and well in a headscarf and dark sunglasses after she cancelled all public engagements on doctors’ orders.

    She was seen driving her understated green five-door Jaguar – usually used to ferry her beloved corgis – earlier today.

    Her appearance comes days after she was told by her private medics to rest after spending a night in hospital for ‘preliminary tests’.

    The Queen was spotted driving in Windsor today

  • Crucial roles to non-working royals

    Palace aides are facing a right royal headache – because Prince Harry still has one of the family’s most important constitutional roles.

    The Duke of Sussex – and his disgrace Uncle Andrew – are still listed as ‘counsellors of state’ – meaning that, if the Queen is unwell or abroad, they can serve in her stead performing ceremonial duties.

    It is not the same as being a regent – such as the later George IV was for his father George III in the early 19th century – because the monarch has no real power but it means they are the symbolic face of the Crown at that particular moment.

    Only four such positions exist, with the other two filled by Charles and William.

    Now, top aides are said to be concerned there’s a vacuum at the very top of the family – as one source labelled the problem a “constitutional headache”.

  • Doing her bit

    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York has managed to save a dozen old oak trees from Amazon power saws.

    The duchess launched a petition to stop the US retail giant from cutting down the 130-year-old trees in her hometown of Dummer.

    The proposal was for 220,000 square metres, 23.5 metre-tall distribution hub and had previously been greenlight.

    Oak trees are a protected species in the UK so you must get special permission to cut them down.

  • Thomas Jr wants to apologise

    Thomas Jr told New Idea Magazine: “I don’t need a photo op to go see my sister and I don’t want a story behind it.

    “I don’t want anything – I would just love to go over to their home and knock on their door, give her a big hug and a kiss and say I missed the hell out of her and apologise right to her face.

    “Maybe one day that will happen.

    “I’d do anything to see Archie and Lilibet.”

  • Did Thomas Markle Jr attend the royal wedding?

    Thomas Jr was not invited to Meghan’s wedding, which took place on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

    His sister Samantha Grant also failed to get an invitation to the eagerly anticipated ceremony.

    Father-of-two Thomas told The Mirror: “I’m not bitter, just baffled. It’s hurtful given how close we once were.

    “I’m confused and a little distraught because here is a person knowing the position she’s in and knowing the scrutiny she’s under and yet she has forgotten her flesh and blood.”

  • ‘I am the Duchess of Sussex’

    Despite turning her back on royal life Meghan Markle apparently wants to still keep her airs and graces after introducing herself as the ‘Duchess.’

    The former actress read aloud her kids book The Bench, filmed for Brightly Storytime, last week – but seemed to want to remind people her husband is still in line for the throne.

    Meghan began by introducing herself by saying “Hi and welcome to Brightly Storytime

    “I am Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and today I am going to read you my book called The Bench.”

    She then went on to read her popular story while showing viewers the illustrations.

    Although the couple lost the HRH address when they left The Firm they still are entitled to use their ducal titles.

  • The message behind the pictures

    Meghan Markle has praised Christian Robinson for doing the “beautiful and ethereal watercolour” on her debut children’s book which capture the ‘warmth,joy and comfort’ of the story.

    She said: “Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolour illustrations that capture the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life.

    “This representation was particularly important to me and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.

    “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make up, as much as it does with me.”

  • Royal spending

    Instead of mingling with fellow travellers, the Cambridges kickstarted their half-term break in the swanky lounge and got the full VIP treatment. 

    The Windsor suite is popular with royals, A-list celebrities and world leaders, who want to fly under the radar at England’s busiest airport.

    Of course, it certainly doesn’t come cheap to start your holiday with a Michelin dining menu, chauffeur service to your plane and with your own butler. 

    The Cambridges are said to have splashed out £3,000 for their three hour stay.

  • Meg’s brother says they were close growing up

    Thomas Jr – the son of Meghan’s dad Thomas and his first wife – said growing up with the future duchess was a “great experience”.

    He added: “We were very close, even though our families were, you know, living in different locations we still got together for the holidays and lots of quality time.

    “I was thrown to the wolves with the popularity and the media with no experience.

    “I was being backed into a corner, into a wall. I made some horrible mistakes and still regret them to this day.”

  • British heirways (continued)

    These are some of the perks the Cambridges would get during their three hour stay:

    • Chauffeur service
    • Private butler and personal service
    • Extravagant lounge
    • Michelin star food
  • British heirways

    Prince William and Kate Middleton jetted off on their holidays with their three adorable kids during their half term, and were spotted departing from Heathrow’s luxurious Windsor suite.

    Instead of mingling with fellow travellers, the Cambridges kickstarted their half-term break in the swanky lounge and got the full VIP treatment. 

    The Windsor suite is popular with royals, A-list celebrities and world leaders, who want to fly under the radar at England’s busiest airport.

    Of course, it certainly doesn’t come cheap to start your holiday with a Michelin dining menu, chauffeur service to your plane and with your own butler. 

    The Cambridges are said to have splashed out £3,000 for their three hour stay.

    The royals will no doubt feel at home in the Windsor suite as there is a portrait of the Queen on the wall

  • William was the real bad boy

    Although Prince Harry was the one to gain a rep for his antics in their youths it was actually older brother William who was badly behaved as child.

    As the oldest son of bickering parents – and the second in line to the throne – it is not surprisingly that William thought he could get away with murder.

    Prince William gained the nickname of His Royal Naughtiness when he was little and would stick his tongue out at people, claims a royal author. 

    In Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, the young heir was a “boisterous” child. 

    The royal author wrote of William: “With Charles proving to be an equally worshipping and indulgent parent, William became a law unto himself – loud and boisterous and earning the nickname ‘His Royal Naughtiness’ following his poor behaviour at his brother Harry’s christening in December 1984. “

  • Fright night

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were apparently told they had been rumbled during a Halloween party in Toronto.

    The couple had spending their witching weekend together during the early days of their relationship when an aide called from London to say a tabloid was about to publish the story.

    The pair had reportedly been together for around four months at that point but were still keeping it under wraps.

    They had reported attended the party at Soho House in Toronto wearing Venetian face masks in a bid not to be recognised, Royal biographer Omid Scobie says.

    The couple would later partly blame press intrusion for Megxit.

  • ‘Minding the gap’

    Meghan is due to speak at a half an hour online event with Mellody Hobson, the co-founder of Ariel Investments who is also the chairwoman of Starbucks.

    Meghan has been listed under her ducal title and as the ‘co-founder of Archewell International’.

    The talk is entitled: “How can women reach economic and professional parity? Two groundbreaking figures join us to discuss top-down solutions, and reflect on how their shared experiences influenced their thinking about creating opportunities for others.”

  • Meghan Markle set to speak at glitzy New York online conference

    Meghan Markle has been listed as one of the speaker’s at NYTDealbook Online Summit next week.

    The Duchess of Sussex is due to speak about ‘women reaching economic and professional parity’ with men as part of her ongoing campaign to get paid parental leave through the U.S. Congress.

    The USA is the only country in the OECD club of wealthier nations not to guarantee some sort of leave from work after the birth of a child.

    Her name is listed alongside other big name speakers such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

  • The Bench started as an ode to fatherhood

    The Bench – Meghan’s first book – was published in June this year days after the birth of her second child, Lilibet Diana.

    Meghan said previously: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story.”

    “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make up, as much as it does with me.”

    An ode to fatherhood may come as a surprise to Meghan’s own father – who is insisting she has cut him off and is desperate for her to get in contact.

    He has even threatened to SUE the Sussexes to see his grandchildren.

  • Harry cleaned up his act after launching Invictus Games

    Prince Harry has spoken at length after his ‘lost’ years between losing his mum and meeting his wife.

    He has described years of drinking, partying and drugs – while royal biographers have stated he was an ‘angry young man’ when he met the Suits actress in 2016.

    But biographer Andrew Morton claimed the Duke of Sussex turned his life around when he found a “cause”. He launched the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women in 2014.

    He continued: “He’d cleaned up his act, he’d gotten involved in the Invictus Games, he had found his cause in life.

    “He stuck to that, helping disabled, mentally injured soldiers and servicewomen to find themselves and I think that was something that helped him find himself.”

  • ‘Panic mode’

    Prince Harry is reportedly desperate to spend Christmas at Sandringham – so the Queen can finally meet baby Lilibet.

    The source told US Weekly that Harry went into “panic mode” and has been “checking in non-stop” since the Queen took ill.

    They alleged he “feels guilty about not saying goodbye” in person to Prince Philip, who died in April.

    “He would never forgive himself if the same thing happened with his beloved grandmother,” the source said.

  • Strong as an oak

    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York has managed to save a dozen old oak trees from Amazon power saws.

    The duchess launched a petition to stop the US retail giant from cutting down the 130-year-old trees in her hometown of Dummer.

    The proposal was for 220,000 square metres, 23.5 metre-tall distribution hub and had previously been greenlight.

    Oak trees are a protected species in the UK so you must get special permission to cut them down.

  • Whose Queen?

    At a typical wedding its supposed to be what the bride wants, the bride gets but a royal wedding there is only one person in charge.

    At the Royal Wedding in 2011 it was the groom’s grandmother that was running the show.

    A year after he tied the knot, the Duke of Cambridge admitted during an interview with ABC that he’d clashed with The Queen over what he wore on his wedding day.

    He said: “What I really wanted to wear was the Irish Guards frock coat.

    “We had a couple of discussions on this matter but, as I learnt growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.

    “What she says goes!”

  • Caught on camera!

    THE Queen was spotted behind the wheel in Windsor this morning during a two-week break from duties.

    The monarch looked chipper and well in a headscarf and dark sunglasses after she cancelled all public engagements on doctors’ orders.

    She was seen driving her understated green five-door Jaguar – usually used to ferry her beloved corgis – earlier today.

    Her appearance comes days after she was told by her private medics to rest after spending a night in hospital for ‘preliminary tests’.

    The Queen was spotted driving in Windsor today

  • Yes Ma’am

    Today the monarch has very little power and their influence solely rests on whether they can bend the ear of their Government.

    Given Boris Johnson’s record of attempting to suspend parliament and challenging the courts on a host of constitutional issues you can be forgiven for thinking she does not have much influence here.

    But the Queen is also the sovereign of 16 different realms – and she seems to be having better luck with her Australian government.

    Australian leader Scott Morrison ummed and ahhed about attending COP26 for weeks until the Queen was overheard complaining about world leader indecision on climate change during a trip to the Welsh parliament.

    Within 24 hours Morrison announced he would be attending after all. A few weeks later he announced Australia’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050.

    Australia is one of the world’s biggest net exporter of coal.

    Coincidences eh?



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