Table of Contents
- HOW DOES OPRAH KNOW MEGHAN AND HARRY?
- LOOSE WOMEN ROW OVER OPRAH INTERVIEW
- GARY’S GOT A GRIPE
- HOW DID THE ROYALS REACT TO MEGS PREGNANCY NEWS?
- WHAT DO THE EXPERTS THINK?
- NEW ROYAL BABY COULD BE DUBBED DIANA ACCORDING TO ODDS
- PRETTY LITTLE PREGNANCY
- GIGGS DEFENDS MEG AND TELLS PIERS TO TAKE “WOOGIE” BEHAVIOUR DOWN A GEAR
- PIERS MORGAN MOCKS PREGNANCY SNAP
- HARRY SWORE PALS TO SECRECY OVER BABY NEWS
- FEARS MEG WILL “PULL A DIANA” AND MIRROR PANORAMA INTERVIEW
- MEG ADMIRERS DEFEND HER ON MUMSNET
- ROYAL HIGH-NESS
- THE PRINCE BECOMES A POET
- HARRY’S BUNION BOMBSHELL
- “NO WAY BACK” FOR MEGHAN AND HARRY
In a shameless move, the couple who’d claimed they were fleeing the UK and royal duties to maintain their “privacy” have signed up for an explosive tell-all interview with America’s biggest celebrity interviewer.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear on a bombshell 90-minute special lifting the lid on Megxit, which will air on US TV next month.
The hypocrisy of the move is said to be too much for the Palace to bear and the couple may now be stripped of all remaining royal patronages – including Harry’s three beloved military titles.
Harry may also lose his patronages of Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League and the London Marathon too.
An insider said there is “a great deal of nervousness” at the Palace about the interview, with the Royal Family understood not to have been given advance notice of the pair agreeing to the interview.
The royal source told the Mirror: “One only has to look at the previous instalments of the tell-all interview to know these things never end up with a wholly positive experience for any party.
Buckingham Palace would not comment on the couple’s Oprah interview.
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HOW DOES OPRAH KNOW MEGHAN AND HARRY?
Oprah attended the royal wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
The couple are also neighbours with Oprah in Montecito, California where there new home is situated.
Oprah boasted about receiving a Christmas gift “basket of deliciousness” from her neighbour ‘M’, and wrote alongside it “(Yes that M)”
Oprah is creating a mental health docuseries with Prince Harry for AppleTV+, set to premiere this spring.
Harry said the production will show “human spirit fighting back from the darkest places,” in a 2019 interview with podcast host and journalist Bryony Gordon.
Oprah announced she was interviewing Meghan and Harry, who are her neighbours at their new home in Montecito, California
LOOSE WOMEN ROW OVER OPRAH INTERVIEW
Panelists locked horns on Loose Women today as they discussed Meghan Markle’s highly-anticipated interview with Oprah.
Tensions rose between Denise Welch and Janet Street-Porter when Denise staunchly defended the Sussexes charitable contributions.
Janet asked: “Do you think that they can still be patrons of charities in this country if they’re a resident in California?,”
She then questioned the couple’s restricted impact on charities due to being on the other side of the Atlantic.
“It’s up to the charities themselves if they want them,” Denise bit back.
“I imagine they would never want to give up the patronage of Meghan and Harry, simply because they live in another country,” she said. “I’m sure that if they didn’t want to be patrons they would simply step down from that.”
SPENCER, THOMAS & DIANA IN THE RUNNING FOR BABY NAME
Speculation on the possible name of Meg and Harry’s new baby has been rife in the past two days.
Betting firm Betway has the US-based couple at 7/1 to pick Diana.
Meanwhile, Spencer and Thomas are close behind at 10/1 in a nod to the couple’s parents.
Other royal names such as Catherine and William are in the running but seem unlikely at 20/1 and 25/1.
‘IT’S NOT AN INTERVIEW’, EAMONN HOLMES CLAIMS
ITV presenter Eamonn Holmes has taken aim at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, claiming it is an “advert”.
Speaking on This Morning, he said: “Well, it’s not an interview really, is it? It’s an ad, really.
“I mean, Oprah’s a mate, Oprah was at her wedding.
“Meghan’s mum stayed with Oprah at her home as a house guest. So it’s not an interview as such.”
GARY’S GOT A GRIPE
Gary Neville has let rip at critics of Prince Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy announcement.
He took to Twitter early this morning, saying: “The treatment of Harry and Meghan is bullying.
“Reminiscent of what his mum must have felt when she didn’t comply with ‘rules’. It’s awful and needs to stop! In the midst of a pandemic, health, and economic crisis and the focus is on a picture!”
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan mocked the “cheesy photo,” and insinuating the Sussexes were exhibitionists of their private life.
HOW DID THE ROYALS REACT TO MEGS PREGNANCY NEWS?
Meghan and Prince Harry announced they are expecting their second child by sharing a adorable picture of themselves, taken by Misan Harriman.
The photographer and longtime associate of Megs captioned the image: “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow.
“Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!”
But what have the Royals said about the new addition?
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said, “Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and the entire family are ‘delighted’ and wish them well,” in a statement to NBC News.
WHAT DO THE EXPERTS THINK?
It seems traditional names are being favoured for the title of Meghan and Harry’s second child – and the experts agree.
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: ‘Having picked Archie – a name that wasn’t even on our list, for their first child – the odds suggest Meghan & Prince Harry could opt for a more traditional name for their second with Oliver and Diana the joint 8/1 favourites with Betfair.’
‘Other names with royal connections are also towards the top of the betting including Arthur and Grace, both at 10/1 and Philip, Albert, George & Isabella all at 12/1.’
FULL LIST OF BETFAIR NAME ODDS:
- Philip 12/1, Albert 12/1, George 12/1, Isabella 12/1
- Charles 16/1, Edward 16/1
- Alexandra 18/1, Andrew 18/1
- Ivy 20/1, Victoria 20/1, Henry 20/1, Edmund 20/1, Emily 20/1
- Victor 25/1, Jack 25/1, Sarah 25/1, Doria 25/1, Spencer 25/1, Celia 25/1,
- Augusta 33/1, Frederick 33/1, Edith 33/1
- Godfrey 50/1, Eugenie 50/1, Fiona 50/1
- Frances 100/1, Nicola 100/1, William 100/1, Thomas 100/1
NEW ROYAL BABY COULD BE DUBBED DIANA ACCORDING TO ODDS
Oliver and Diana are joint-favourites with bookmaker Betfair to be the name of Prince Harry and Meghan’s second child.
The names have taken the top spot at 8/1, along with other Royal-associated names, such as Arthur and Grace (10/1), and Philip, Albert, George and Isabella all at 12/1.
Odds are 25/1 for the couple to name the child after Meghan’s mother, Doria.
Odds for the second child to be a boy and girl are both 5/6.
PRETTY LITTLE PREGNANCY
Pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to put a pin in your style – seen by the thousands of fans desperate to copy Meghan’s maternity outfits.
Data from PrettyLittleThing revealed that searches for “Meghan Markle’s maternity style” shot up by 300%, meaning anything she wears in the coming months is set to sell out.
The brand has decided to recreate some of her gorgeous maternity looks from her previous pregnancy, from her off-duty outfits to her more sophisticated options.
Their top picks are:
Meghan debuted stunning outfits during her pregnancy with son Archie
Giggs followed up by tweeting a picture of Woogie, before tagging Piers in a tweet saying, “Woogie Morgs , Dats your new name.”
It seems Piers didn’t have time for the Peckham-born musician, after Giggs revealed he had been blocked.
He shared a screenshot of Piers account alongside the message: “My guy, I was just tryin a help you get some p****!
“You was lookin bad out there ,i’d want you to tell me.”
GIGGS DEFENDS MEG AND TELLS PIERS TO TAKE “WOOGIE” BEHAVIOUR DOWN A GEAR
Rapper Giggs hit out at Piers Morgan after the Good Morning Britain host tweeted another tirade of insults regarding the announcement of Harry and Meghan’s second child.
Giggs told Piers to cease his obsession with the Duchess, implying his desperation is similar to the character of Woogie in ‘Something about Mary’.
Woogie is the obsessive ex-boyfriend of Mary, who embarks on a stalking mission intent on winning her back at any cost.
“Piers ,bro,please. Let it go man, she wasn’t interested in you man. Plenty more fish in the sea is a real thing, the quicker you try to move on and heal the better for your confidence,” Giggs wrote.
“Right now you looking like Woogie in ‘something about Mary’.”
PIERS MORGAN MOCKS PREGNANCY SNAP
Piers Morgan slammed Meghan and Harry’s birth announcement in a sarcastic tweet and ridiculed the couple’s sweet picture that shows off the Duchesses bump.
He echoed the Daily Star’s headline regarding the birth of Meghan and Harry’s second child on Twitter, writing: “BREAKING: Harry & Meghan have announced they’re pregnant and released this cheesy photo of themselves to ensure the media gives the story about their private life more prominence – in their latest courageous effort to stop the same media focusing on their private life.”
The callous comment from the Good Morning Britain host is the latest in his line of critique of the couple.
MEG & HARRY ‘SET TO LOSE ROYAL PATRONAGES’
It is believed the Queen will ask them give up their links with organisations passed down through the Royal Family, reports the Daily Mail.
If asked by the Queen to relinquish such links, it would see Harry, 36, stripped of his three remaining honorary military titles.
It could potentially even mean he would have to give up his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and the London Marathon.
HARRY SWORE PALS TO SECRECY OVER BABY NEWS
Prince Harry is “delighted the secret is finally out” about his second child on the way, after weeks of swearing his friends to secrecy.
Close pals said he was “absolutely overjoyed” to share the news and was “practically on cloud nine”.
“He was so happy at letting them all know and sharing in their happiness,” a source revealed.
The new royal baby is thought to be due in late spring / early summer after speculation that Meghan is between five and seven months into her pregnancy.
FEARS MEG WILL “PULL A DIANA” AND MIRROR PANORAMA INTERVIEW
Royal insiders are scared Meghan will use her interview with Oprah in a similar way her late mother-in-law Diana did during her explosive Panorama interview.
A source revealed to the Mirror Online that, “Everyone will be watching with intense interest.
“One only has to look at the previous instalments of the tell-all interview to know these things never end up with a wholly positive experience for any party,” the source said.
MEG ADMIRERS DEFEND HER ON MUMSNET
Dedicated fans of the Duchess of Sussex defended her from harsh headlines branding her pregnancy announcement attention seeking.
After the anarchic Daily Star headline, “Publicity-shy woman tells 7.67bn people: I’m pregnant,” Meghan’s admirers backed her on Mumsnet.
One user wrote, “I don’t think they want to keep everything a secret, just that they want to share what they want to share and keep some things private.”
“Harry wants privacy too, and it’s his announcement too—why pick on Megan? Why pick on her full stop, but particularly when it’s such a mutual creation like a new child,” Another user added.
“Also they can’t win either way, if she just birthed a child in secret the press would attack her as well when it came out—what are they meant to do exactly? Disgusting.”
Meghan’s nephew has novel ideas for wedding gifts – deciding to commemorate her wedding to Prince Harry by growing a dedicated cannabis strain.
Tyler Dooley, who runs a 1,000 acre cannabis farm in Oregon, grew a strain by the name of “Markle Sparkle” to commemorate her nuptials.
Dooley gave the same gift when the Duchesses son, Archie, was born, and produced a product by the name of “Archie Sparkie”.
He estimates his business has an expected revenue of $200 million a year.
THE PRINCE BECOMES A POET
Meghan and Harry joined a group of poetry students for their weekly Zoom meeting in honour of Black History Month.
Get Lit, a nonprofit group encouraging literacy and poetry, organised the drop in session which saw the couple speak with students for 45 minutes.
Meghan shared some lines from her favourite poems during the meeting, which students described as “magic” and “life-changing”.
HARRY’S BUNION BOMBSHELL
A health expert has spotted a mild deformity on Prince Harry in the candid bare-foot snaps released announcing he and Meghan are expecting their second child.
After assessing the image, Chiropodist Dina Gohil believes his toes appear to be in a “slightly peculiar in shape” due to a potential “mild bunion deformity,” that he could have acquired after his “high impact” military training.
“His feet seem to appear healthy and there is a good arch profile visible. However potentially he may have mild bunion deformity, whereby there is a medial deviation of the joint attached to the big toe, making the bony appearance prominent.
“In his case, a likely cause of this condition is the high impact training and action he underwent while in the Armed Forces,” she deduced.
WHEN IS THE OPRAH INTERVIEW?
The interview is set to be aired on CBS on March 7.
The US broadcaster released an explanatory statement, explaining: “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.
“Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”
“NO WAY BACK” FOR MEGHAN AND HARRY
Prince Harry and Meghan have been warned there is “no way back to official duties” after confirming their TV interview with talk show titan, Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan has agreed to conduct an “intimate” and “wide-ranging” interview with the American host, that is set to ruffle royal feathers further.
One royal source told the Daily Mail it was, “one of the most inevitable and, sadly, predictable consequences” of the Megxit saga.
But they added that as former working members of the Royal family, “media commitments are matters for them,” rather than the Palace.
The interview will be staged in two parts, with the duchess – who announced on Sunday she is expecting her second child – being interviewed about “stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood…to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.
Later, they will be joined by Harry and the couple will speak about their move to the United States last year and their future plans.
Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special – has been described as an “intimate conversation” by the US television network.
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