Meghan Markle news latest – 2021 was the year Duchess EXPOSED her true nature to the world, expert claims

ARCHIE's secret name for Dad Prince Harry has been revealed in the families adorable Christmas card message.

Last week Harry and Meghan revealed their Christmas card which featured Archie and a rare glimpse of new born Lilibet.

The Christmas card not only showed the public Archie's gorgeous red hair just like Harry, but it also revealed that Archie has a secret name for Harry.

Rather than using the name of dad or daddy Harry's children actually call him Papa.

In the card, the couple wrote: "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family."

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    Royal roundup

    • Check out how Prince Philip’s death mocked in new Netflix show after Her Majesty’s first Christmas alone
    • Find out why Princess Charlotte uses a different ‘normal’ name at school to help her blend in
    • See why Prince Harry ‘could host The Late Late Show’ in one night only appearance to promote controversial memoir, expert claims
    • Have a look at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s massive year revealed: Ten milestones for the Sussexes in their new LA life

    Meghan Markle will ‘create shockwaves’ in 2022

    Debbie Frank, who was also a close confidante of Meghan’s late mother-in-law, claims that the Duchess of Sussex will be stepping out of her comfort zone further in 2022.

    Speaking to Hello!, Debbie analysed what next year will look like for Leo sign Meg.

    She remarked: “Meghan is taking stock in January when a long drawn-out battle reaches a tipping point.”

    “During March she's looking for new ventures that will add a different dimension to her role in life and once again she's capable of pulling things out of the hat that create a few shock waves.” 

    Debbie added: “Over the Platinum Jubilee period, Meghan's need to find her voice and speak her truth may jangle other royals. But during the autumn the cosmos settles into a calmer picture for her."

    Army statement after Queen's Guard knocked boy over

    An Army spokesman has said: "We are aware of an incident at the Tower of London earlier today during a routine patrol.

    "The Guardsmen on duty warned members of the public that a patrol was approaching but the child unfortunately ran out in front of the soldier unexpectedly. The soldier tried to step over the child and continued on his duty.

    "Following the incident, the soldier checked on the child and was reassured that all was well."  

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      Queen’s Guard knocks over boy

      The guard shouted for the youngster to move before knocking him down at the Tower of London.

      Onlookers can be heard gasping in shock as the kid falls to the ground and then quickly gets back to his feet, appearing relatively unscathed.

      The lad was visiting on holiday, according to the caption of the video, which was posted to TikTok.

      The clip – viewed 1.2 million times since it was uploaded yesterday – has got users asking who was in the wrong.

      A group of viewers argued the guard could have used some common sense and avoided knocking down the kid.

      One person wrote: "That child isn’t dangerous I get it's their job but it's a child there was no reason to do that."

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      Andrew’s lawyers ‘in emergency talks’

      Andrew's lawyers were locked in emergency talks last night amid fears his pal Ghislaine Maxwell could "name names" following her guilty verdict, a report says.

      Maxwell now faces up to 65 years in prison after a New York court found she procured, groomed and trafficked young girls for her ex-lover Jeffrey Epstein.

      The decision comes as Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Guiffre has launched a civil case against the Duke of York – who she alleges had sex with her when she was a teenage sex slave.

      Andrew strongly denies the claims and all allegations of misconduct made against him.

      The jury's verdict to convict Maxwell has sparked alarm in the Prince's legal team because the burden of proof in a criminal case is far higher than in a civil case, the Mirror reports.

      Legal experts reportedly point to OJ Simpson who was acquitted in criminal court but was found guilty of double murder in a civll case.

      Meanwhile, it has been claimed Maxwell could start "naming names" in a bid to cut her lengthy prison sentence.

      The socialite, 60, and Andrew, 61, are believed to have known each other for the better part of two decades and she is alleged to have introduced him to Jeffrey Epstein.

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      Meghan Markle’s next move?

      Following the Duchess of Cambridge’s piano display at her Together at Christmas concert, fans have been wondering what Meghan Markle’s next move is.

      Royal fans have questioned whether Meghan Markle might follow up Kate’s performance with one of her own, given the Duchess of Sussex’s acting skills.

      A Twitter user, shared a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge playing the piano, and wrote: “Princess Katherine on the piano at the carol concert – what is Meghan going to do next I wonder?”

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      Bombshell year for Meghan and Harry

      In what some have dubbed the TV event of 2021, Meghan and Harry gave an exclusive, tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey.

      The couple sparked royal uproar after accusing an unnamed senior member of the Firm of racism and suggesting other family members were jealous of Meghan.

      They also told Kate was the one who had made Meghan cry during a row over bridesmaid dresses, and Harry felt “trapped within the system” like his brother and dad.

      Their other bombshell claims included being cut off financially after Megxit and how the Duchess of Sussex had contemplated suicide while pregnant.

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      Candle in the wind almost wasn't performed at Diana's funeral

      Candle in the Wind almost wasn't performed at Princess Diana's funeral – over Palace concerns it was "too sentimental", newly-unsealed documents reveal.

      Royal officials are now known to have feared that the poignant song, which was Number One for 14 consecutive weeks after Diana's tragic death, wouldn't be fitting for the service.

      Instead, it was hoped that Sir Elton – a close friend of the princess – would perform Your Song.

      However, the Dean of Westminster personally appealed to aides – and the singer's emotional performance became one of the most memorable moments of the service.

      Papers released by the National Archives suggest there was resistance to the song being used, and Westminster Abbey even arranged for a young saxophonist to be put on standby to deliver a solo instrumental version instead.

      But the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr successfully argued that allowing Sir Elton to appear would be an "imaginative and generous" gesture to the public.

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      New 50p and £5 coins created to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

      A 50p is the only one of its kind to salute a royal event while a £5 coin follows a tradition of marking jubilees on crown pieces.

      Clare Maclennan, from The Royal Mint, said: "Each year, the Royal Mint unveils a series of commemorative coins to celebrate key milestones that helped shape Britain.

      "This year's Annual Set is particularly special with a new 50 pence, £5 crown and special platinum set in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

      "As the Original Maker of UK coins, the Royal Mint has been trusted to strike coins for Her Majesty throughout an historic 70 years on the throne and celebrated royal milestones such as previous Jubilees on commemorative crown pieces.

      "The Platinum Jubilee celebration is a spectacular first for the British monarchy and for UK coins, and it is fitting that this historic anniversary has been celebrated on 50 pence – which is Britain's most loved, collectable coin."

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      Royal resemblance

      THE resemblance between the Queen and her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte at the age of two is uncanny, according to royal watchers

      Fans can’t help but notice the striking similarities between the Queen and Charlotte as they compare pictures of them at the same ages.

      Both royal ladies have the same facial features from nose, eyes, mouth to a similar dark hair colour. As they turned 2 in 1928 and 2017, they both had slightly longer hair and were discovering the world around them.

      Meanwhile, to get us excited for the Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Mint has designed two new coins in celebration of the monarch’s 70th year on the throne.

      The two new coins to honour the event include a 50p coin and a £5 crown, with the 50p coin featuring a portrait of the Queen designed by the artist Jody Clark. Designed by John Bergdhal, the £5 crown features a regal design centralised by the quartered shield of the Royal Arms.

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      Meghan and Harry's Spotify deal

      MEGHAN & Harry may not get their full fee from Spotify after the couple made just ONE 35 minute podcast since signing with the giant in December 2020.

      Media lawyer Ian Penman, who specialises in music streaming contracts, has suggested the Duke and Duchess' podcasts are likely to have been less popular than Spotify expected.

      He told Express.co.uk: "It would not be an unfair assumption that perhaps their popularity was not as great as maybe they or indeed Spotify initially felt.

      "I think you could draw a conclusion that if [Spotify] haven't exercised the option on the next episode of the podcast, then maybe they did not have the popularity that either Meghan and Harry expected or indeed Spotify anticipated."

      But he also claims the streaming giant wouldn't have paid the contract fee up front, adding: "It's famously the case in music deals, this goes back decades, that when people talk about a large deal, like Robbie Williams signing a deal for £15m or something, it does not mean he gets £15m on day one.

      "So the problem you have here, I would imagine, is that when they talk about an £18m Spotify podcast deal, it probably means that they have signed their first product, in this case a podcast – they then have many, many options for further products. All those options are in Spotify's favour. Make no mistake, they're not in Meghan and Harry's favour."

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      What titles does Charles have?

      As the heir apparent, Charles has the grand title of Prince of Wales, but that is just one of his many other titles.

      Upon his father’s death earlier this year, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

      His title also differs depending on his location, also known as  Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew and Earl of Chester.

      Once Prince Charles becomes King, he will decide who inherits the Prince of Wales title – as it is not automatically passed on in the Royal Family.

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      Harry and William's titles

      As well as his obvious title of Prince, Harry became the Duke of Sussex when he and Meghan married.

      And as Meghan holds the female titles for Scotland and Northern Ireland, he is the holder of the male counterparts making him the Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

      Like his brother, William was born a Prince but inherited the title of Duke of Cambridge when he married Kate Middleton in April 2011.

      And as with Harry, William’s title also differs to Earl of Strathearn when in Scotland and Baron Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.

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      Meghan's titles

      While she has officially stepped down from royal duties Meghan has managed to cling on to several titles.

      The Queen bestowed her with the honour of the Duchess of Sussex after she married her grandson, Prince Harry in May 2018.

      And with Harry as her husband she automatically inherited the female counterparts of his own titles including  the Scottish title Countess of Dumbarton as well as the Northern Irish style Baroness Kilkeel.

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      Harry is ‘restless’ claims Diana’s astrologer

      Debbie Frank, who was also a close confidante of Harry’s late mother, claims that it will take the Duke of Sussex “years to let go of his old life.”

      Speaking to Hello! Debbie analysed Virgo Harry’s upcoming year, revealing that his star sign is typically restless and prone to anxiety.

      She explained: “Harry is still going through a major internal process over a number of years which involves a lot of soul-searching and letting go of his old life.

      “It's a sensitive time for him as a Virgo with a mind that races and is prone to anxiety.”

      Commenting on the upcoming Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, she commented that Harry was likely to feel “awkward and out of step.”

      The Duke reportedly wants to be included in next year’s four-day bonanza for the Queen, with plans being released by Buckingham Palace in June.

      The Palace confirmed that Brits will be given a four-day Bank Holiday weekend so they can celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne next June.

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      Virginia Roberts says ‘others must be held accountable’

      Virginia Roberts Giuffre says "others must be held accountable" after Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking.

      Ms Roberts reacted after the trial in New York where Maxwell was found guilty on five of six counts of grooming girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s paedophile ring.

      The 38-year-old, who is staying with family in Australia, tweeted: “My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that.

      “I will remember this day always.

      “Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed.

      “I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.”

      Ms Roberts claims the Prince abused her on multiple occasions in 2001 – something the royal strongly denies.

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      Maxwell was able to “just breeze into the Palace"

      Former royal protection officer Paul Page has now told Vanity Fair during that time Maxwell was able to “just breeze into the Palace like she was one of the royal family”.

      The Duke of York was first spotted with her and Epstein at a tennis tournament at Donald Trump's resort Mar-a-Lago in February 2000.

      It was reported the duo were together at least eight times in the year 2000 – and were seen a various nightspots in London.

      Andrew, Epstein, and Maxwell – along with Donald and his then girlfriend Melania – were pictured together in one striking image at Mar-a-Lago in December 2000.

      And during this period, Epstein and Ghislaine are said to have introduced the royal to the then 17-year-old Virginia Roberts.

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      ‘Could be bad news’ for Prince Andrew (Continued…)

      GHISLAINE Maxwell and the multi-millionaire paedophile Jeffery Epstein are believed to have been dating at the time – and the Duke is believed to have subsequently struck up a friendship with Epstein.

      That friendship has come under intense scrutiny and one of the multi-millionaire’s sex slaves is currently suing the royal.

      He has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

      A legal source connected with Maxwell’s case told The Mail on Sunday a guilty verdict in the case could spell trouble for the royal.

      “This could be bad news for Prince Andrew and other high-profile men who hung out with Ghislaine and Jeffrey Epstein,” the source said.

      “It is possible she will begin to co-operate and tell what she knows in an attempt to lessen her jail term.”

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      Conviction ‘could be bad news’ for Prince Andrew as she may ‘start naming names’

      GHISLAINE Maxwell’s conviction “could be bad news” for Prince Andrew, it was reported.

      The 60-year-old socialite could start ‘naming names’ in a bid to cut her lengthy prison sentence, it has been claimed.

      She was convicted of sex trafficking and grooming girls – meaning she faces the rest of her life behind bars – with a potential sentence of 65 years.

      Maxwell and Andrew are believed to have known each other for the better part of two decades and she is alleged to have introduced him to Jeffrey Epstein.

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      Archie’s adorable name for Prince Harry

      Following the release of the Sussexes family snap, which features on the front of their 2021 Christmas card, the name that Prince Harry goes by with his children Archie and Lilibet has been revealed.

      The card let slip that rather than using the usual name of dad or daddy – Harry’s children actually call him Papa.

      In the card, the couple wrote: “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”

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      Harry & Meg offer MAJOR olive branch to Queen

      With the publication of Harry's upcoming memoir, it looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appear ready to offer an olive branch to the Royal Family.

      Geo.Tv has reported that: “There are some [experts] who still cling to the hope that Harry won't disgrace his grandmother [in his upcoming book].

      “Some of the fans speculate that the father-of-two will pay respect to the 95-year-old in his upcoming memoir to keep the doors of his return to the Royal Family open.”

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      Sophie has 'become the Queen's rock'

      As well as Sophie and Edward's children, the Queen's grandchildren include Prince Charles' sons William and Harry; Princess Anne's children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall and Prince Andrew's daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.

      But Sophie and Edward's kids are believed to be firm favourites with the Queen.

      Royal author Phil Dampier previously told Fabulous: “Lady Louise is definitely a favourite of the Queen and I can see her having an important role in the Royal Family in the future.

      “Her Majesty sees a lot of Edward and Sophie and their children at Windsor Castle as they live nearby at Bagshot Park.

      “The Queen is very close to her mother Sophie and of course there has always been a bond between them because Sophie nearly died giving birth and Louise has had her eye condition to cope with.

      “But she has grown into a lovely and intelligent young woman and the Queen adores her.”

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      Kate's ‘great comfort’ in playing the piano

      It is reported that Kate Middleton took "great comfort" in playing the piano over lockdown, according to a report.

      She accompanied singer Tom Walker at the Royal Christmas carol concert as he sung a rendition of “For Those Who Can't Be Here” on Christmas Eve.

      A royal source told People that Kate has taken “great comfort” in playing music throughout the pandemic.

      The source told the publication: “Music was very important to the Duchess during the lockdowns.

      “She also recognizes the powerful way in which music brings people together — especially during difficult times.

      “For these reasons, she was keen to be part of Tom's performance in this way.”

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      Inside Queen’s afternoons with Prince Edward & Sophie’s children

      The Countess of Wessex, 56, and her husband Prince Edward, 57, live just 11 miles from Her Majesty's residence at Windsor Castle, making it easy for them to have tea with the monarch "on a regular basis".

      The proud parents, whose children Lady Louise, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14, live with them in Bagshot Park, Surrey, are understood to have spent Christmas Day with the Queen on Saturday.

      And according to Sophie Wessex, the family is particularly "fortunate" to live so close to the monarch.

      She told Royals Monthly: "We're a lot more fortunate because we live so close to the Queen, so when she spends a lot of time at Windsor on the weekends, our children are more fortunate because they can go over and have tea with her on a regular basis."

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      The new Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins

      THE Royal Mint has unveiled its first two coins celebrating the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee.

      A 50p is the only one of its kind to salute a royal event while a £5 coin follows a tradition of marking jubilees on crown pieces.

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