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Meghan and Harry latest news – Jet-setting Prince moans travel industry isn't doing enough to combat climate change

PRINCE Harry has complained that coronavirus travel bans have caused "acute hardship".

Travel bans are in place around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus – with many countries, including the UK, cracking down especially hard over recent weeks amid fears of deadly mutant strains.

But writing in the foreword of Travalyst's annual report, Harry complained that many communities around the world have suffered as a result of the collapse in tourism and suggested a "new optimism" was needed to get the industry back on its feet.

Prince Harry, who has been widely criticised for his use of private jets, also spoke about the environmental impact of global travel, complaining the industry isn't doing enough to tackle climate change and pollution.

Harry insists he only flies private occasionally and usually takes domestic flights. He also claims to offset his carbon footprint on international flights.

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  • Shayma Bakht

    PRINCE HARRY URGES THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY TO "RESET" ITSELF

    In the foreword to the annual report of Travalys, Prince Harry wrote a warning to the travel industry to "do things differently, to do things better" to save the planet from a climate crisis.

    He wrote: "As the industry re-emerges from crisis, there is an urgent need to reset and reimagine.

    “This global health crisis continues to hold many in its grip, forcing communities and nations into one of the most difficult times in modern history."

    He continued: "Together, we have a responsibility — and opportunity — to rebuild for a more sustainable and equitable future; one our world needs, our children deserve, and where generations not-yet-born can continue to explore and enjoy the beauty and benefit of this home we share.”

  • Shayma Bakht

    FULL STATEMENT FROM PRINCE HARRY'S LAWYERS

    A statement on Prince Harry's behalf released after the short hearing this morning said: "Today, the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline publicly admitted in open court that they pushed a completely false and defamatory story.

    "And they've apologised for questioning the Duke of Sussex's commitment to the Royal Marines and British armed forces.

    "The truth is that the Duke's commitment to the military community is unquestionable.

    "Unsurprisingly, The Mail again misled their readers in December by claiming to make a charitable donation as part of an initial apology. They did no such thing.

    "The duke is personally donating the significant damages recovered from this legal resolution to the Invictus Games Foundation."

  • Shayma Bakht

    HARRY WINS CASE AGAINST ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS

    Prince Harry has won a legal dispute with a newspaper publisher over claims that he had fallen out with the Royal Marines.

    He sued publisher, Associated Newspapers, over two articles written in October 2020.

    Both newspaper pieces suggested the Prince had "not been in touch" with the Royal Marines "since his last appearance as an honorary Marine in March (2020)".

    At a High Court hearing this morning, the duke's lawyers said Associated Newspapers accepted that their allegations were false.

    Harry's lawyers argued the articles were "a personal attack" on his character.

    He has received an apology and substantial damages for the "baseless, false and defamatory" claims.

  • Shayma Bakht

    DID PRINCE PHILIP SNAP AT BBC DOCUMENTARY CREW?

    According to the book ‘Great Survivors: How Monarchy Made it into the Twenty-First Century’, Philip snapped at the crew during a film day at Balmoral Castle in the 1960s.

    He reportedly told them to “get away from the Queen with your bloody cameras!”

    The BBC documentary had originally been suggested by Lord Brabourne, the son-in-law of Lord Mountbatten and husband of Prince Philip’s cousin.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    'BACK TO BUSINESS'

    The Queen, who has not been at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic, is determined to “get back to business” with trooping the colour in the capital this summer, The Sunday Times reports.

    Last year’s parade was dramatically reduced and moved to Windsor for the first time during her 68-year reign.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    QUEEN TO WELCOME JOE BIDEN IN JUNE

    The Queen will host a post-Brexit get-together at Buckingham Palace this June with new US President Joe Biden and other world leaders.

    She will be joined at the “soft power” reception by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, according to The Sunday Times.

    The bash is part of plans being drawn up by royal and government officials to cement the “special relationship” between Britain and America.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    CHANGING BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS 'UNPRECEDENTED' FOR A ROYAL

    Expert Ingrid Seward said: “For a royal to change a birth certificate is unprecedented but to remove forenames is remarkable.

    “Perhaps this is another sign they were desperate to do something different to the Cambridges.”

  • Shayma Bakht

     ROYAL FAMILY DOC FROM THE 60s WAS LEAKED ON YOUTUBE

    The BBC Royal Family documentary which was taken off air in 1969 has resurfaced on YouTube.

    The Times reports that it was leaked on YouTube by an unknown user.

    A few thousand viewers were able to watch the 110-minute programme, titled Royal Family, before it was hastily taken down.

  • Shayma Bakht

    SECRET SIGN QUEEN MAKES WHEN SHE'S BORED OF TALKING

    The Queen's secret distress call has been revealed – though its mostly used for when she's bored of conversations rather than emergencies.

    Royal historian Hugo Vickers told People: "It would be very worrying if you were talking to the Queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other. "

    "If she doesn't have her handbag, the Queen uses her wedding ring instead.

    "She gives it a discreet twist if she she would like to end a conversation quickly, and a more dramatic spin of the ring means she is particularly keen to leave.

    "Once they've seen the signal, staff will then pop over and interrupt."

  • Shayma Bakht

    QUEEN TO HOST JOE BIDEN IN SUMMER

    The Queen will host Joe Biden and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace before the G7 summit in Cornwall in June 2021.

    She will unite the leaders in the wake of Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic.

    She will be joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge under plans being drawn up by royal and government officials.

    This will be done to ensure the “special relationship” between the UK and America stays intact.

  • Shayma Bakht

    DORIA RAGLAND DOTTED UP

    Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, looked very trendy while running errands in Santa Monica this weekend.

    She wore converse Chuck Taylor sneakers and dotted, wide-legged trousers as she hopped out the car.

  • Shayma Bakht

    SOURCE SAYS QUEEN STILL LOVES HARRY AND MEGHAN

    A Royal source says the Queen still loves Harry and Meghan, but regular returns are not practical.

    They explained: "Her Majesty made very clear when they left the UK that Harry and Meghan were still much loved members of her own family and would be very welcome to attend family events. That still holds true.

    "Practically, however, it comes with the need for a certain amount of diplomacy. There is still a great deal of distance between Harry and many family members, particularly his brother. No one wants a repeat of the Commonwealth Service."

  • Shayma Bakht

    EXPERT SLAMS CERTIFICATE CHANGE

    Royal expert Ingrid Seward said: “For a royal to change a birth certificate is unprecedented but to remove forenames is remarkable.

    “Perhaps this is another sign they were desperate to do something different to the Cambridges.”

  • Shayma Bakht

    BIRTH CERTIFICATE SCANDAL SUMMED UP

    HARRY and Meghan secretly erased her first names from son Archie’s birth papers. “Rachel Meghan” was taken out to leave just “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex”.

    It may also be viewed as Harry aligning his wife with mum Di, who always used “Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales”.

    Meghan and Harry did not not respond when The Sun on Sunday asked for comment but royal reporter Omid Scobie – author of biography Finding Freedom – tweeted a statement from a spokesperson for the couple on Sunday night.

    The statement insisted the decision to change the birth certificate was, ‘dictated by The Palace’ and not requested by, ‘ Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex nor by The Duke of Sussex’

    The Palace would not comment on Meghan and Harry’s statement.

  • Shayma Bakht

    FROGMORE HOLIDAY HOME

    The Duke of Sussex will stay at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor while back in the UK alone this summer.

    He is planning to attend royal events including Trooping the Colour – the Queen’s 95th birthday – in June.

    Prince Phillip’s 100th birthday falls in the same month.

    Baby Archie, who is nearly two, has not seen any of his British relatives since he was six-months-old.

  • Shayma Bakht

    ROYAL SOURCE SAYS MEGHAN IS BEING THOUGHTFUL

    Meghan Markle won't return to be courteous to the Royal Family and prevent any press "drama".

    A source told the Daily Mail: “Harry wants to come back for the Queen and Prince Philip's big birthdays. But it looks likely it will be just him.

    “If Meghan comes back, the feeling is that it would overshadow the occasion. People would only be looking at the ‘drama’ of it all.

    “Of course she would be welcome, but a decision not to come would postpone that headache for a while at least.”

  • Shayma Bakht

    MEG NOT COMING TO UK FOR "PERSONAL" REASONS

    PRINCE HARRY will return to Britain alone this summer without Meghan Markle or Archie when he visits for the first time since Megxit.

    Royal sources say it is “unlikely” the Duchess of Sussex will accompany her husband when he reunites with his family since quitting The Firm last year.

    Insiders suggest Harry, 36, will fly to see the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William, plus his nieces and nephews, when he jets back across the Atlantic.

    But palace sources told the Daily Mail that Meghan’s decision not to travel is for “personal and practical” reasons – and should not be considered a “snub”.

  • Martha Cliff

    MEG'S WEDDING DRESS COST £110K

    Meghan stunned onlookers as she arrived at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in a stunning bespoke gown by Givenchy, created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, which is estimated to cost around £110,000. 

    Meghan and Clare worked closely together on the design, which featured a graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully framed the shoulders and emphasised Meghan’s slender waist.

    It had a 16ft train and veil which was adorned with the flowers of the 53 commonwealth countries, and it took an incredible 3,900 hours over the course of four months to create

  • Martha Cliff

    KATE MIDDLETON FOUND PARENTING 'EXHAUSTING' IN LOCKDOWN

    Kate made the confession in a video chat with mums, dads and teachers about mental health.

    A rare moment of public affection saw her praise Prince William for being her “biggest support”.

    But when asked to write down a word that describes experiences of looking after their children, Kate held up a piece of paper that read: “Exhausting.”

  • Martha Cliff

    KRISTEN STEWART IS DIANA'S DOUBLE

    In the first picture of Kristen as Diana, she had the classic head tilt and distant gaze down to a tee.

    The US star, 30, wore an identical outfit to one the late royal did on Christmas Day, 1993, in a promo pic for the movie.

    It was revealed last summer that the actress would be portraying Diana in the upcoming biopic.

  • Martha Cliff

    MEG EXPECTS BREAKFAST IN BED ON VALENTINE'S DAY

    The Duchess wrote a blog on her now-defunct website The Tig in 2015, which lifted the lid on how she wakes up “waiting to be kissed” and craving “breakfast in bed”.

    The blog said: “Hook, line and sinker,  I am such a sucker for Valentine's Day.”

    She added: “Without fail, every February 14th, I wake up feeling like I'm immersed in a Robert Doisneau photo, waiting with bated breath to be dipped into a kiss.

    "This is all happening in black and white, of course.

    “And in terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower, it really is the thought that counts.”

  • Martha Cliff

    MEGHAN’S SNACKING HABITS REVEALED

    Meghan has spoken a fair bit about her diet in the past, and confirmed that one of her go-to healthy snacks is watermelon.

    In a past interview, she said: “On set and at home, I try to always have a container of watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon because it elevates the flavour just a notch, and makes it feel special."

    The mum-of-one also prefers a healthy drink to gorging on takeaways.

    Speaking of her fast food choices, she told The Chalkboard in a past chat: "A green juice. That’s fast. And it’s food. It’s been many moons since I went through a drive thru."

  • Martha Cliff

    MEGHAN HAS THE 'WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL FEET'

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has been found to have the perfect ‘Golden Ratio’ feet by Miss Foot Fixer Marion Yau and Dr Kenny who analysed the feet of leading celebrities.

    Marion and Youtuber Dr Kenny said it is obvious that the former actress, 39, has beautiful “royal feet”.

    However in recent years it has been reported that there is an explanation behind Meghan’s “perfect” feet.

    She may have gone a step further than most and had secret and agonising bunion surgery in a quest to get perfect feet, a surgeon previously said.

  • Martha Cliff

    MEGHAN MAY WRITE A NOVEL

    An insider has claimed Meghan Markle wants to follow in Prince Charles and Sarah Ferguson's footsteps and give fiction writing a go.

    An insider said: "Fiction is something she has always wanted to try her hand at, and she could be assured that anything she writes would sell well, regardless of its quality.

    "Fiction, be it children's books or adult, would be a powerful way of conveying the messages of their woke brand."

  • Martha Cliff

    MEGHAN TO 'STAY HOME WHILE HARRY VISITS UK'

    Insiders say the Duke of Sussex is almost certain to visit his family in London for the first time since Megxit this June – but his wife is unlikely to join.

    Insiders stress the couple have not yet finalised their summer plans and much will depend on whether coronavirus restrictions allow them to travel.

    But they understand Harry, 36, will likely fly to the UK to see the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William along with his niece and nephews.

    The Daily Mail reports, however, that Meghan and probably their son Archie, will stay at home.

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