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Meghan Markle news latest – 'Duchess' dream of being friends with the Obamas and Clooneys is OVER after Oprah interview'

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey may have cost them a spot in the Hollywood elite, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess, who have set up home in California, have been linked to A-listers including George Clooney and the Obamas.

Writing in the Guardian, Barbara Ellen said that the couple's chances of being accepted into Hollywood's elite have diminished since airing their grievances about the Palace to Oprah.

Ellen wrote: "Considering where Meghan and Prince Harry wish to end up, are they blowing it up big-time?

"Put it this way: has Michelle Obama ever sat on a TV sofa b****ing about her sister-in-law?"

Ellen pointed out that "such behaviour" is the "antithesis of how the mega-rich, uber-influential, notoriously private elite conduct themselves.”

Read our live blog below for the very latest updates on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    PIERS' RANT IS OFCOM RECORD

    PIERS Morgan's furious GMB rant about Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview has had more than 57,000 Ofcom complaints.

    It is the broadcast regulator's most-complained-about programme of the decade.

    It comes as Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview soar its complaints soar past the 5,000 mark, with 778 people this week complaining about "anti-royal bias".

    Piers made dismissive comments about Meghan's claims to have had issues with her mental health during his penultimate GMB show earlier this month.

    He even claimed he didn't believe she was left feeling suicidal.

    Piers Morgan continues to rack up Ofcom complaints long after he quit GMBCredit: ITV
  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    NEW MEGXIT FILM

    US TV channel Lifetime is making a movie about Megxit.

    The film, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, is currently in production and due to air in Autumn.

    It will be the third Lifetime film about the couple

    The film description said "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace reveals what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie.

    "The movie will detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that 'The Firm' was not defending them against the press’s attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother’s untimely death."

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    COMPLAINTS RISE OVER OPRAH CHAT

    COMPLAINTS for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's ITV Oprah interview have now risen to more than 5,000, it has been confirmed.

    Another 778 complaints were recorded for the bombshell chat between March 16 and March 22, according to Ofcom's weekly broadcast report.

    It brings the total number of complaints against the ITV airing to 5,176, after an initial 4,398 were logged between March 2 and March 15.

    The tell-all chat, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired in the UK, made a series of fierce revelations about the Royal Family.

    Ofcom has not revealed which elements of the interview the complaints referred to

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    MEG PAL BLASTS 'ANOTHER ANGRY WHITE GUY'S' BOOK

    MEGHAN Markle's pal Omid Scobie has lashed out at "another angry white guy" writing about the Duchess.

    The writer, who helped pen biography Finding Freedom about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, took to social media after The Sun revealed a tell-all book is being written about Meghan by Tom Bower, one of the planet's most feared celebrity biographers.

    Mr Scobie tweeted: "Oh good, another angry white guy writing about Meghan Markle."

    He has been a staunch supporter of the Sussexes and has previously spoken out to defend them after Megxit.

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    HARRY IS 'FIERCE ADVOCATE FOR MENTAL WELLNESS'

    PRINCE HARRY'S new boss says he hired him because of his advocacy for the kind of mental health services his firm provides.

    Alexi Robichaux spoke a day after it was announced Harry was taking the role of chief impact officer at the San Francisco-based BetterUp Inc.

    The fromsells companies employee coaching and gives mental health help.

    Mr Robichaux, the group's CEO, said: "Prince Harry has been one of the fiercest advocates for mental wellness or mental fitness for many years.

    “This has been a big part of his personal life’s journey and his personal life’s mission.”

    Prince Harry's new boss said the Duke is a 'fierce advocate for mental wellness'Credit: AFP
  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    MEGHAN AND HARRY 'WON'T FIT IN'

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry may not fit in with the likes of George Clooney and the Obamas after their Oprah interview, it has been claimed.

     The Guardian commentator Barbara Ellen dismissed the Sussexes chances of being accepted by A-listers in the US

    Ms Ellen claimed Hollywood celebrities are "a discreet breed, living in micromanaged worlds, operating a strict privacy-first code”.

    She wrote: "Considering where Meghan and Prince Harry wish to end up, are they blowing it up big-time?”

    She added: “Put it this way: has Michelle Obama ever sat on a TV sofa b****ing about her sister-in-law?”

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    US MOVE

    HARRY's new job comes after he told James Corden last month that he left royal life and moved to the US with wife Meghan Markle because the UK press was "destroying his mental health."

    Since leaving their roles as working royals, Harry and Meghan have penned lucrative media deals to produce content for Netflix, and to present podcasts for Spotify.

    They live in California where they have launched non-profit organisationArchewell.

    Their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey saw the couple claim an unnamed royal had asked how dark their baby's skin would be.

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    HARRY'S NEW JOB

    PRINCE Harry has revealed a second new job — in a statement full of baffling business jargon.

    The Duke will investigate the spread of fake news for the Commission on Information Disorder.

    It comes after he and Meghan wrongly said in their Oprah Winfrey interview the Archbishop of Canterbury married them three days before the Royal Wedding.

    Harry, 36 said of his second job: “It’s my belief that this is a humanitarian issue, and as such, it demands a multi-stakeholder response from advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, and both government and civil society leaders.

    “I am eager to join this commission and look forward to working on a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis.”

    Prince Harry is taking on another new role to tackle the 'avalanche of misinformation' on social mediaCredit: Mega
  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    INSIDE HARRY'S NEW WORKPLACE

    HAVING grown-up in the Royal world of the stiff upper lip and hunting to let off steam, Prince Harry might find his new workplace to be a bit of a culture shock.

    The Duke of Sussex’s first full time job since leaving Britain for a new life in California is ‘chief impact officer’ at the life coaching app BetterUp.

    His employers are an uber woke tech startup based in San Francisco which is not like any company most Brits are used to.

    BetterUp gives its staff five days off a year for "inner work days" so they can self-reflect and the office has a dog to help relieve stress.

    Read the full story here.

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    AIDE'S RACE ROW

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s new aide has said that “all white people are rife with internalised racism”.

    Genevieve Roth, the Duke and Duchess’ new strategist, has revealed she realised her “unconscious bias” after marrying her black husband, Jordan.

    She admitted that race is an “issue” in her marriage and added: “As a white woman of privilege, I have racist tendencies written in at a cellular level.”

    Read the full story here.

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    'TERRIFYINGLY THOROUGH'

    A SOURCE has told The Sun a new book about Meghan Markle will be the one she is "dreading".

    Renowned publishers Simon & Schuster are understood to have bought the rights to print celebrity biographer Tom Bower's tell-all book.

    A source said: "This is the book Meghan will be dreading.

    "Tom doesn't pull his punches, and is terrifyingly thorough in his research. No stone will be left unturned."

    Tom Bower, whose previous subjects include Simon Cowell, will spend the next 12 months researchingCredit: Rex Features
  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

     PETRA'S PRIVACY QUERY

    BILLIONAIRE heiress Petra Ecclestone has slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for “wanting privacy” – as she says “all they’ve done is interviews.”

    The youngest daughter of former Formula One mogul, Bernie Ecclestone, made the comments after their tell-all explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Petra, 33, said: "I always tried to stand up for her.

    "Harry and Meghan did have the freedom to leave [the Royal Family] if they really didn't want that life."

    Read the full story here.

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    SHARON'S SACK FEARS

    SHARON Osbourne reportedly believes Gayle King's close relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could get her fired from The Talk.

    The presenter, 68, is rumored to be leaving the CBS talk show after defending Piers Morgan's criticism of the Sussexes.

    CBS star Gayle has "invested years" in building a friendship with Harry and Meghan so firing Sharon would be the best way to "protect" that bond, sources told OK!.

    The insider said: “Sharon believes that CBS and Gayle King are trying to protect their relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle."

    Read the full story here.

  • Patrick Joseph DUGGAN

    'TELL-ALL BOOK'

    MEGHAN Markle is to have a tell-all book written about her by Tom Bower, one of the planet's most feared celebrity biographers.

    Tom Bower, the man behind Simon Cowell, Philip Green and Bernie Ecclestone's revelatory tomes, has agreed a huge six figure advance.

    He will start writing the book next year, spending the next 12 months collating evidence and speaking to the star and husband Prince Harry's friends, foes and associates.

    Read the full story here.

    Meghan Markle will have a tell-all book written about herCredit: CBS
  • Alex Winter

    COULD MEGHAN BECOME US PRESIDENT IN JUST THREE YEARS?

    Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on Meghan Markle becoming the US president in 2024 to 66-1 (from 100-1).

    "Now that Prince Harry has a job, it could be Meghan's turn to reveal her next move. We have cut the odds on the actress running for the US presidential election in 2024," said Coral's John Hill.

    "Meghan has hinted at a career in politics in the past so it really wouldn't be a huge surprise if she ran for the White House."

  • Alex Winter

    BETTERUP BOSS SAYS PRESS IS 'AWESOME'

    More on that last blog post now.

    Mr Robichaux said Harry has been "one of the fiercest advocates for mental wellness" for "many years".

    And he admitted it "doesn't hurt" that the royal is one of the most famous men in the world.

    "It's awesome – I mean, look, well take the press, it certainly helps," he said.

  • Alex Winter

    'PUBLICITY AROUND HIRE IS JUST A PERK'

    The CEO of BetterUp Inc. said he hired Prince Harry as an executive because of his "tenacious advocacy" – and insisted the publicity brought by the move is merely a perk.

    Chief Executive Alexi Robichaux spoke to AP a day after announcing that the Duke of Sussex will become chief impact officer at the organisation, which sells companies employee coaching and mental health help.

    More on this next.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    VIEWERS' OUTRAGE

    Complaints for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's ITV Oprah interview have now risen to more than 5,000, it has been confirmed.

    Another 778 complaints were recorded for the bombshell chat between March 16 and March 22, according to Ofcom's weekly broadcast report.

    It brings the total number of complaints against the ITV airing to 5,176, after an initial 4,398 were logged between March 2 and March 15.

    The tell-all chat, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired in the UK, made a series of fierce revelations about the Royal Family.

    Ofcom has not revealed which elements of the interview the complaints referred to.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'BITTER' SAMANTHA HAS ALWAYS BEEN 'JEALOUS' OF SISTER MEGHAN, SAYS BROTHER

    Samantha Markle was always "very jealous" of her sister Meghan, their brother has claimed.

    Speaking on the latest episode of E! True Hollywood Story, Thomas Markle Jr said that Samantha has a "very bitter personality".

    "I think she was very jealous of Meghan in the very beginning and still to this day," he said.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    A source said: "This is the book Meghan will be dreading.

    "Tom doesn't pull his punches, and is terrifyingly thorough in his research. No stone will be left unturned.

    "Tom has previously worked with some of his subjects, and even spent time trailing them, but it has been made perfectly clear to him that this will not be an option with Meghan.

    "She wants no part of it. Given the events of recent weeks and months, this book will be dynamite – he reckons this is just the tip of the iceberg, and more will emerge over the next 12 months."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'NO STONE UNTURNED'

    Meghan Markle is to have a tell-all book written about her by Tom Bower, one of the planet's most feared celebrity biographers.

    Tom Bower, the man behind Simon Cowell, Philip Green and Bernie Ecclestone's revelatory tomes, has agreed a huge six figure advance.

    He will start writing the book next year, spending the next 12 months collating evidence and speaking to the star and husband Prince Harry's friends, foes and associates.

    Following several bids, renowned publishers Simon & Schuster, who also published his book on the X Factor mogul, are understood to have bought the rights.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MEGXIT BEING MADE INTO A LIFETIME TV MOVIE

    American TV channel Lifetime is making a movie about Megxit.

    The film, titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, is currently in production and is due to air in Autumn.

    "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace reveals what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie," the description for the movie said.

    "The movie will detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that 'The Firm' was not defending them against the press’s attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother’s untimely death."

    It continued: "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will also reveal the private family feuds between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PETRA ECCLESTONE SLAMS MEGHAN AND HARRY FOR 'WANTING PRIVACY'

    Billionaire heiress Petra Ecclestone has slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for “wanting privacy” – as she says “all they’ve done is interviews.”

    The youngest daughter of former Formula One mogul, Bernie Ecclestone, made the comments after their tell-all explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Petra, 33, said: "I always tried to stand up for her," Petra said. "Harry and Meghan did have the freedom to leave [the Royal Family] if they really didn't want that life.

    "But, on the other hand, they said they wanted privacy and they didn't want to be famous and they didn't want to do interviews. But all they've done since is basically do interviews."

  • Sarah Grealish

    TROOPING THE COLOUR CANCELLED AGAIN

    Trooping the Colour has been cancelled for the second year in a row, “saving the Royal family the potential awkwardness of appearing together”, The Times reported.

    The annual parade marks the Queen’s official birthday and was to have taken place on June 12 – two days after the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday.

    “If it had gone ahead as usual it would have been a significant moment in the family’s unfolding drama.

    “There was speculation over whether the Duke of Sussex would return from California to attend.

    “It would have been his first time back in the UK after the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they said that an unnamed royal had expressed concern about how dark their son Archie’s skin might be,” the paper added.

    The Times said that Buckingham Palace may have a smaller event at Windsor Castle, similar to last year’s ceremony, because of the coronavirus.

  • Sarah Grealish

    HARRY'S NEW JOB

    PRINCE Harry has been working quietly for MONTHS at his new BetterUp job, his boss revealed.

    Alexi Robichaux, CEO of the Silicon Valley start-up, also revealed the Duke decided to drop his royal titles in the workplace – while keeping his salary and working hours a secret.

    Speaking about Prince Harry, Mr Robichaux told the BBC: "He’s been in the role for a couple of months, and we’re so excited to share the news with the world.

    "We’re partners here, he likes to be called Harry in the workplace, so we just address him as Harry."

    But despite his new role as Chief Impact Officer for the company, the CEO refused to say how much the Duke is getting paid.

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