Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess told to 'be quiet' after pals claimed she now feels 'ready to forgive' Royal Family

MEGHAN Markle has been told to just "be quiet" after pals said she was "ready to forgive" royals within days of Prince Philip's death.

Royal commentator Angela Levin branded the forgiveness offer "unbelievable" and an attempt to keep dominating the limelight.

"If Meghan didn't want to be ‘centre of attention at the funeral’, told ‘friends’ she ‘adored Prince Philip’ and that she was ready to ‘forgive the Royal Family’, she should be quiet," Angela tweeted.

"Instead all three comments show her patronising and grandiose behaviour. I don't believe them," she added.

It comes as it was claimed Harry and wife Meghan are filled with "regret" over the timing of their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The pair sensationally tore strips off the Royal Family during the televised chat, accusing members of racism and failing to support Meghan when she felt suicidal, creating the biggest royal crisis since the 1936 abdication.

The interview was broadcast around the world just days after Prince Philip was first hospitalised – and a matter of weeks before he sadly died aged 99.

But while Meghan and Harry are said to regret the timing of the interview, they are understood to stand by its content and insist airing their dirty laundry in public was something they "had to do", according to Heat.

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

  • Imogen Braddick

    STAYING OUT OF IT

    Prince Philip refused to get involved in Meghan and Prince Harry's crunch talks and told the Queen: "I'll be soon out of it."

    The Duke of Edinburgh sympathised with Meghan and Harry – but thought they were wrong to quit royal duties and move to the US, his friend and biographer Gyles Brandreth claimed.

    Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Brandreth said Philip replied to the rift by commenting: "I'll soon be out of it and not before time."

    The royal biographer also revealed Philip thought Harry and Meghan's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview was "madness".

  • Imogen Braddick

    'OLIVE BRANCH'

    The Queen's decision to ban military uniform from Philip's funeral will be seen as a "significant olive branch to Prince Harry", it has been reported.

    Insiders involved in planning for Saturday’s funeral claim the Queen personally stepped in to suggest all senior male royals wear suits and ties.

    Writing in the Daily Mail, royal editor Rebecca English said: "It will, however, be seen as a significant public olive branch to Harry in the wake of his and Meghan's devastating interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, in which they criticised members of his immediate family and accused the institution of racism."

    She added: "It is believed that there is a genuine desire to try to start to repair stricken family relationships, particularly the rift between Harry and his older brother William, and the funeral of their beloved grandfather may be a good place to start."

  • Imogen Braddick

    SPECIAL LIVE STREAM

    Meghan will be able to watch Prince Philip's funeral online through a special live stream.

    Royal family and close friends will be able to follow Saturday's ceremony without relying on TV coverage, The Telegraph reports.

    Mourners who would have attended if Covid regulations limiting funeral numbers weren't in place will be given special log-in details.

    The online coverage will carry the same footage as BBC, ITV and other broadcasters, but won't have live commentary and punditry. 

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  • Imogen Braddick

    REUNION

    Harry and William are unlikely to meet up ahead of their grandfather's funeral – meaning they'll come face-to-face for the first time in a year shortly before the service.

    The Duke of Sussex must remain in strict isolation for five full days, and provide a negative Covid test.

    Meanwhile, William and Kate are with their children at their home in Norfolk for the Easter break.

    It means the likelihood that the pair will have a chance to meet before the funeral is remote.

  • Imogen Braddick

    WHERE IS PRINCE HARRY STAYING?

    Harry is back in the UK and in quarantine so he can attend Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.

    It is the first time he has returned to these shores since he and his wife Meghan left for a new life in the US.

    The Duke of Sussex is currently staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

    Harry was seen getting off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles that arrived at Heathrow at 1.15pm on Monday.

    He was put into a black Range Rover and whisked away.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'CAN'T TRAVEL'

    The Queen reportedly "understands" why pregnant Meghan hasn't flown to the UK with Harry to attend Prince Philip's funeral.

    Meghan stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry and their son Archie.

    A source told People that both Meghan and Harry "were in contact with the Queen" soon after Philip's death.

    The source said: "It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather's passing.

    "Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can't travel at the moment."

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  • Imogen Braddick

    ROYAL ATTACK

    An Australian TV host has come under fire from viewers and branded a "hypocrite" after she told Meghan Markle to "shut up" during an on-air rant.

    Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew launched into the attack as she discussed reports the pregnant duchess stayed in the US instead of attending Prince Philip's funeral as she "didn't want to be the centre of attention".

    Read the full story here.

  • Imogen Braddick

    BABY GIRL

    Meghan and Harry's baby girl will be the first royal to be born in the US.

    Last month, Harry told Oprah: "To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.

    "But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for?

    "Now we've got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs."

  • Imogen Braddick

    MEGA SOON

    Meghan and Prince Harry's little girl is due in June – and the Duchess will go on maternity leave in weeks, it has been reported.

    The royal couple's second child will arrive soon – and Meghan was unable to join her husband for Prince Philip's funeral after she was advised not to travel.

    It's reported that she'll go on leave in a month to prepare for the baby's arrival.

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  • Imogen Braddick

    'STAY QUIET'

    A royal expert has said Meghan "should be quiet" if she doesn't want to be the centre of attention at Philip's funeral.

    Angela Levin made the fiery jibe after the Duchess of Sussex's pals reportedly claimed she stayed in the US to avoid stealing any limelight from Philip.

    Speaking to The Sun Online, Angela said: "I think it’s astonishing that somebody who has been a member of the Royal Family for a very short time has the audacity to think she is going to be the centre of attention at a funeral of the most extraordinary man of 99 who was the husband of the queen for over 70 years.

    "I think you should instinctively take a back seat and if you feel that you will be [attracting attention] you don’t say anything about it.

    "You come and you’re very quiet, you sit in the back and wear black as you are told. If you don’t want to be centre of attention then be quiet."

  • Imogen Braddick

    'REGRETS'

    Meghan and Harry have "regrets" about the Oprah Winfrey interview following the death of Prince Philip, according to reports.

    A source close to Meghan and Harry has now told how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "wish things could have been different" but still believe it was something they had to do.

    And they hope that their relationship with Charles, William and Kate will be better "one day".

    They told Heat Magazine: "They needed to have their say, and they couldn't see any other way to do it.

    "Harry and Meghan's love and respect for Prince Philip and the Queen was never in doubt."

  • Imogen Braddick

    WHO WILL BE WEARING A UNIFORM AT PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL?

    Prince William, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew are expected to wear regimented dress as they each hold honorary roles.

    William holds a number of ceremonial titles including Colonel of the Irish Guards and Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

    The Queen is expected to make a decision on what each family member wears for the service in the coming days.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    ROYAL BROADCAST

    ITV will air a special show for Prince Philip's funeral – hosted by Harry and Meghan's pal Tom Bradby.

    The programme, titled Prince Philip – A Royal Funeral, will be presented by both Bradby and Julie Etchingham.

    It will be broadcast on Saturday from 1.15pm, ITV announced in a statement.

    You can read more here.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    ‘STILL RAW’

    Prince Harry has reportedly reached out to close family members to "park any disputes" ahead of Prince Philip's funeral.

    The Duke of Sussex is said to have made contact with Charles, William, Beatrice and Eugenie before he faces them for the first time since quitting his royal duties last year.

    Since his arrival in Britain, Harry has spoken to his father, brother and cousins to ensure there is no drama on Saturday, sources claim.

    One told The Mirror: "Despite everything that has gone on and the wounds are still pretty raw, everyone is hoping any disputes will be parked for another day."This is about giving the Duke the send off he deserves surrounded by his family." Read the full story here.

  • Hana Carter

    QUEEN UNDERSTANDS MEGHAN'S TRAVEL ISSUES

    The Queen reportedly “understands” why a pregnant Meghan Markle hasn’t flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral.

    Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

    A source told People that both Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen” soon after Philip’s death.

    The source said: “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing.

    “Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”

  • Hana Carter

    "PARK ANY DISPUTES"

    Prince Harry has reportedly reached out to close family members to "park any disputes" ahead of Prince Philip's funeral.

    The Duke of Sussex is said to have made contact with Charles, William, Beatrice and Eugenie before he faces them for the first time since quitting his royal duties last year.

    Tensions are thought to be high within the family after Harry and Meghan's televised tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    The couple accused senior royals of making racist comments and ignoring Meghan's cries for help when she was struggling.

    But these issues will be put to one side while the family mourns the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away after 70-plus years of service to the Queen.

     

  • Hana Carter

    WHEN IS HARRY RETURNING TO THE US?

    It is not known when Harry will be returning to the US and no official statement has been made.

    It could be around three weeks to a month before he can see Meghan again.

    This will depend on how long he stays in the UK and whether he follows guidance from US infectious disease experts.

    He will have to have a negative Covid test before he can fly back to the US.

  • Hana Carter

    WOMAN FROM INDIA WANTS HARRY ARRESTED

    A furious woman from India wants Prince Harry ARRESTED – after a conman pretending to be the royal proposed to her.

    The woman, identified as Palwinder Kaur, claimed a relationship blossomed online with a man claiming to be the Duke who then asked to wed her.

    Ms Kaur, who appears to have been catfished into believing she was really talking to Prince Harry, has a filed a lawsuit calling for the real Prince Harry to carry out his promise of marriage "without further delay".

    She also requested that Indian authorities issue an international arrest warrant so that the UK police could apprehend the Duke of Sussex for reneging on his "promise" to marry her.

    Fortunately for the sixth-in-line to the throne, the Punjab and Haryana high court has dismissed the filings – branding them a "daydreamer’s fantasy" – meaning he can remain happily married to Meghan Markle.

  • Hana Carter

    DUKE ‘REMEMBERED FONDLY’ ON MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND HE ONCE CALLED HOME

    The late Duke of Edinburgh is being “remembered fondly” on the island of Malta, as efforts continue to restore a dilapidated mansion he and the Queen once called home.

    A young Philip and the then-Princess Elizabeth spent some of the early years of their marriage living at Villa Guardamangia, a palazzo-style residence on the outskirts of the capital Valletta.

    Heritage Malta – the country’s national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage – is in the preliminary stages of restoring the mid-18th century building to its former glory after acquiring it in June last year.

    The royal couple lived on the island for periods between 1949 and 1951 while the duke served on HMS Chequers with the Mediterranean Fleet.

  • Hana Carter
  • Hana Carter

    THE LATEST

    • The Queen will be accompanied by senior royals at all future engagements after the death of her husband
    • Omod Scobie said William's tribute to his grandfather wasn't a dig at Harry
    • The brothers yesterday paid two very different – but deeply moving – tributes to Philip
    • Philip's school reports reveal he was 'naughty – but never nasty'
    • The Queen's support network after her husband's death was revealed
    • Hana Carter

      CALL ON ME

      Prince Harry and William spoke on the phone ahead of their first face-to-face meeting in a year at Prince Philip’s funeral. 

      According to the Daily Telegraph, the siblings spoke on the phone shortly after Harry’s arrival – but will not meet in person until the ceremony on Saturday. 

    • Hana Carter

      NOW OR NEVER

      Prince Philip’s death will mark the “first step forward” for Harry and William in their strained relationship, Harry’s biographer has claimed.

      Royal commentator Omid Scobie said the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral could help the brothers unite, as “simply being in the same room” will help them talk.

      Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Scobie said the Royal Family is “putting differences aside” as it rallies around the Queen in the wake of Philip’s death.

      “If there’s anything beautiful about this week, it is seeing a family unified in a way we haven’t seen in so many years,” he said.

    • Hana Carter

      QUEEN UNDERSTANDS MEGHAN’S NON-ATTENDANCE

      The Queen reportedly “understands” why a pregnant Meghan Markle hasn’t flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral.

      Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

      A source told People that both Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen” soon after Philip’s death.

      The source said: “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing.

      “Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”

    • Hana Carter

      LEAF ME ALONE

      Piers Morgan has left London after coronavirus restrictions lifted and headed to his country pad with its vast garden and swimming pool for some peace and quiet.

      The broadcaster – who has an estimated fortune of £14.4 million – escaped to his sprawling home in the East Sussex village of Newick, where he grew up.

      Said to be worth in the region of £700,000 the house is equipped with swimming pool and set in acres of landscaped gardens.

      Piers seemed like he couldn’t wait to be back at his country pile which he shares with wife Celia Walden, their daughter, and Piers’ three sons to his previous marriage.

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