Meghan Markle news latest – Harry ‘could host The Late Late Show’ & Duchess may get £1.5 million after privacy battle

MEGHAN Markle could get more than £1.5million after successfully winning her three-year High Court privacy battle.

The Mail on Sunday has acknowledged the Duchess of Sussex won her copyright claim against the newspaper's publisher for printing extracts of a letter she wrote to her estranged dad – and have agreed to pay "financial remedies".

Her team said her legal costs were estimated to be £1.5m – demanding half was paid within 14 days – but Lord Justice Warby ordered the Mail on Sunday to pay £450,000 in costs, with the possibility of more to be paid in the future.

The news comes as Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be enjoying their time in California.

Meghan’s pal told PEOPLE how she has been “gearing up for the holidays” and added: "They are loving life in California.”

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest news and gossip

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry could follow in the footsteps of Meghan

    According to a royal expert, Prince Harry could appear on a popular US chat show to promote his memoirs next year.

    Royal expert Neil Sean said promotion could see the prince take over from James Corden on The Late Late Show. 

    Neil went on to claim that publishers Penguin Random House are likely to expect "a lot of media attention" to promote the memoirs.

    They are due to be released at the end of 2022.

    However, royal fans are upset at this and have accused Prince Harry of trying to upstage the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year, with one royal fan saying: "They cannot upstage Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. They're not relevant anymore."

  • Louis Allwood

    Meg & Harry's relationship with Queen

    It is claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship with the Queen was "stronger that ever" in August of this year.

    Omid Scobie, co-author of unauthorised biography Finding Freedom, has claimed that the couple's decision to name their daughter Lilibet a sign of how close they are to the monarch.

    The royal author also said name Lilibet shows how tight the relationship was between the Queen and Meghan and Prince Harry.

    Speaking on Good Morning America, Omid Scobie said: "When it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever.

    "They have nothing but love for her. Of course, we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname. So that really gives us an insight into that close relationship."

  • Louis Allwood

    'Most influential Royal wedding of all’

    The study, by creative resource Design Bundles, analysed Google Trends data for major Royal weddings over the past 16 years, to discover which couple’s wedding sparked the most interest online.

    Searches for ‘Royal wedding’ spiked to 1487% the average volume in April 2011, the month that Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey – beating all other Royal weddings on the list.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding sparked a 203% bigger spike in searches for ‘Royal wedding’ than the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

    Meanwhile, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles boasts the third-biggest spike in searches. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall saw searches for ‘Royal wedding’ spike 1233% during their wedding ceremony in April 2005.
    As it was the second marriage for both Camilla and Charles, the couple had a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, before enjoying a marriage blessing at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

  • Louis Allwood

    Suspect triggered alarms

    Armed police nabbed the 19-year-old intruder at 8.30am after he ­triggered alarms and was spotted on CCTV.

    It was understood the Met has taken on the investigation because the suspect was arrested within the grounds and also because of the ­serious nature of the break-in.

    Police stressed the intruder did not enter any building and that  “security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds.”

    The teenager was sectioned under the Mental Health Act after doctors pronounced him unfit to be dealt with over the break-in.

  • Louis Allwood

    A look back at Meghan's appearance on Ellen

    In her second major TV appearance, Meghan joined US TV host Ellen DeGeneres on the sofa for her self-titled show.

    The duchess made several surprising revelations, and also took part in a cringeworthy prank which saw her imitate a cat before drinking milk from a baby bottle.

    In other toe-curling clips, she giggled at her own royal title, told a hot sauce seller "mummy wants some heat, and referred to Harry as her "boo".

    She followed in the footsteps of only a handful of royals to appear on TV, including Princess Diana and Prince Andrew.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince ‘could host The Late Late Show’

    The tell-all memoir which will examine the “highs and lows” of his extraordinary life is set to be released next year.

    The Duke of Sussex announced the unprecedented publishing deal back in July – and it will be timed for release in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

    Now Royal commentator Neil Sean has claimed that the Prince is considering taking over from “The Late Late Show” host James Corden to “sell his book”.

    He told The Express: “One of the ideas that they're floating around over at CBS is the fact that Prince Harry, for one night only, could simply take over The Late Late Show which is hosted by James Corden.

    “When you think about it does make perfect sense simply because they're good chums and, of course, it would be a great way for Prince Harry to sell that book directly to the American public. 

    "They could film some sort of skits and jokes, the type of thing that happens on these late-night shows."

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Big things are coming’ for Meg & Harry

    Spotify previously said “big things are coming” and urged listeners to “stay tuned”.

    One source said recently: “Spotify were delighted when they signed the couple, but the lack of content has mystified them.

    “Particularly as they seem to have no problem producing content for other platforms.”

    Despite this, it is understood the couple were not paid their full £18million fee from Spotify up front.

  • Louis Allwood

    Legacy being continued

    The Queen talked about how Prince Philip’s legacy was being carried on by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    She said: “I am proud beyond words that his pioneering work has been taken on and magnified by our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William – admirably supported by Camilla and Catherine – most recently at the COP climate change summit in Glasgow.”

    But there was no mention of Meghan and Harry, who are now living in California after stepping from royal duties.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Piano lessons’ search explodes after Kate's performance

    Analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for “piano lessons” exploded 212% on the 25th December in the UK, one day after Kate Middleton played piano alongside singer Tom Walker at the ‘Royal Carols: Together at Christmas’ concert on Christmas Eve.  

    A spokesperson for Oxford Royale commented on the findings: 

    “Kate Middleton is among the world’s most powerful trendsetters, and treating fans to a skilled piano performance, where she displayed fantastic prowess on the keys, has sparked a huge rise in people wanting to learn the instrument as well. 

    “The Duchess of Cambridge has the enviable ability to take the world by utterly storm with her subtlety and grace, and has certainly proved her former piano teacher, who said she would never be a concert pianist, wrong”. 

    This new finding was conducted by international education provider Oxford Royale.

  • Louis Allwood

    Archie looked the spitting image of his dad Harry

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry released their official 2021 Christmas card last week, giving the world our first glimpse of baby Lilibet.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stuck with their tradition of unveiling the card on December 23rd but it came slightly earlier in the day than it has in recent years.

    This year Meghan and Harry's second child Lilibet Diana was featured in an adorable scene.

    Lilibet was seen giggling as Meghan holds her aloft while Archie and Harry sat alongside them smiling.

    Archie looked the spitting image of his dad Harry as he was seen wearing a smart white shirt with a full head of red hair.

  • Louis Allwood

    Rewind to the bombshell interview

    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.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan milestones

    Meghan and Harry revealed in 2020 they wanted to step down as "senior" members of the Royal Family and become financially independent.

    But it wasn't until February 2021 they made the split official.

    In the event which kickstarted the controversy surrounding them, the Palace released a statement confirming the couple's long-anticipated departure.

    It said that "in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service".

    The pair lost all honorary military appointments and Royal patronages, but remained "much loved members of the family".

    Their exit – dubbed Megxit – set a precedent for the rest of the year.

  • Louis Allwood

    Crossbow laws

    THE HOME Secretary has ordered a review of crossbow laws after an armed intruder scaled Windsor Castle and threatened to kill the Queen on Christmas Day.

    Priti Patel could tighten rules that allow adults to buy the "lethal" weapon without any identification or background checks.

    Jaswant Singh Chail, 19, was arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act, shortly after chilling footage emerged of a masked man threatening to kill the Queen, 95.

    The teenager had allegedly scaled a fence at Windsor Castle – where Her Majesty was due to celebrate Christmas with her family.

    He was 500 metres from the Queen’s private apartments, inside the castle grounds.

    Chail, known as Jas, was arrested while allegedly armed with a crossbow after scaling a spiked fence with a rope ladder.

  • Louis Allwood

    Did the intruder get close to the Queen?

    The Queen was having breakfast at the time and was informed of the break-in   along with other members of the Royal Family present at the Castle.

    The Queen, 95, was in her private apartments where she was preparing for her first Christmas Day without late husband Prince Philip. 

    As many as 20 family members were inside the castle.

    They were thought to include  Mike and Zara Tindall, Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie and their children.

    This meant the castle was already on high alert as so many royals were in one place at the same time.

    It remained unclear how and when the intruder made his way to Windsor Castle from his home in Southampton, Hants.

  • Louis Allwood

    Palace prowler brands masked crossbow teen ‘disgusting’

    The petty crook — who came face-to-face with Her Majesty in her bedroom in 1982 — insisted that the 95-year-old monarch’s security needed to be boosted.

     Jaswant Singh Chail made the threat in a video released before the 19-year-old was held by armed police at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

    Fagan, now 71, said: “It’s absolutely disgusting. The Queen is just a little old lady these days. She has given her everything for this country and to threaten to kill her is totally out of order.

    “Why would someone even think of doing something like that? It’s a disgrace. He’s probably been brainwashed by what he’s read online.

    “There is a big difference between what I did and what he planned to do.

    “I wanted to have a chat and tell her what was wrong with the country. He wanted to kill her.

     “Her security clearly still isn’t good enough. They are lucky he didn’t get as close as I did.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Kate & William’s ‘concern’ for safety

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reportedly been left upset after Scotland Yard instigated a reorganisation of their security arrangements.

    The Daily Mail reports: “Protection officers occupy very unique positions with MRFs [members of the Royal Family]. They are with them 24 hours a day and it understandably takes a long time to build up a good relationship of confidence and trust.

    “Several very well-liked and respected officers have been moved on from their roles, not through any fault of their own. It’s simply because of this desire to shake things up a bit, sometimes for the sake of it, it seems. Everyone is unhappy about it, not least some of the principals [royals].”

    It comes after the Queen faced a security scare when a man bearing what police termed “an offensive weapon” was arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas morning. 

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen's Xmas speech tops ratings chart

    According to overnight rating figures, this year's Queen's Christmas speech topped the Christmas Day viewing charts.

    Her Majesty's emotional address to the nation was the most-watched broadcast on December 25, drawing an audience of 8.96 million people.

    The speech aired on the 25 December at 3pm on BBC One, ITV and Sky News.

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan mourn ‘beloved icon’ Desmond Tutu

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle last night hailed Archbishop Desmond Tutu as an "icon" who was "beloved around the world".

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who had met the activist back in 2019, shared a statement for his passing.

    The statement reads: "Archbishop Tutu will be remembered for his optimism, his moral clarity and his joyful spirit.

    "He was an icon for racial justice and beloved across the world.

    "It was only two years ago that he held our son, Archie, while we were in South Africa- ”Arch and the Arch” he had joked, his infectious laughter ringing through the room, relaxing anyone in his presence.

    "He remained a friend and will be sorely missed by all.”

    Harry and Meghan had met the Archbishop and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe in September 2019 during a visit to South Africa.

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen's tribute to Desmond Tutu

    The Queen and Barack Obama paid tribute to the human rights champion and Apartheid hero, who died yesterday aged 90.

    The tributes for the activist were led by the Queen who said she and the entire royal family are "deeply saddened" by his passing.

    Her Majesty's message read: “I am joined by the whole Royal Family in being deeply saddened by the news of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a man who tirelessly championed human rights in South Africa and across the world.

    “I remember with fondness my meetings with him and his great warmth and humour. Archbishop Tutu’s loss will be felt by the people of South Africa, and by so many people in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and across the Commonwealth where he was held in such high affection and esteem.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Intruder in Windsor Castle on Xmas Day

    A MASKED man with a crossbow poses in a chilling video in which he threatened to “assassinate the Queen”.

    He was understood to be the man of 19 held by armed police at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

    Suspect Jaswant Singh Chail was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

    The video was sent to pals from 19-year-old Chail’s Snapchat account 24 minutes before armed officers pounced on him on Christmas Day morning.

    He says: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family.

    “This is revenge for those who have died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

    “It is also revenge for those  who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race.

    “I’m an Indian Sikh, a Sith. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's "isolated world"

    Taking a look back at October of this year, a royal expert warned the couple have built an "isolated world" for themselves and are "desperate to control the narrative".

    A biographer who is currently writing a book about Meghan claims they are "alienating their families".

    Biographer Tom Bower told Closer magazine : "Harry and Meghan have totally isolated themselves. They seem to think they will be stronger by cutting people out, but they’re really just alienating their families. I think it’s very sad for them both and their children."

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Harry to 'take over' from James Corden

    According to one royal commentator, Prince Harry could take over from James Corden on 'The Late Late Show' to promote his book.

    Neil Sean claims the Duke of Sussex will host the show to "sell his book" next year. 

    Mr Sean said it could be "for one night only" but would make "perfect sense".

  • Milica Cosic

    Neighbours on the shock of the intruder

    Neighbours yesterday spoke of their shock about the suspect’s arrest and described how a flurry of police arrived at their private housing estate on Christmas Day.

    One neighbour said: “There was a big commotion with all the police around and it caused some concern, especially as it was Christmas Day.

    “The family keep themselves to themselves, like the rest of the estate, but we know there’s a teenage lad who lives there with his mum and dad.

    “The police didn’t leave the estate until late at night. Everyone was wondering what  was going on.

    “We saw the Windsor story in the news but never  thought our road would be at the centre of it.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Calls to step up Queen's security

    Calls for Royal security to be stepped up are being made, after a new video emerged allegedly showing the crossbow-carrying intruder who broke into Windsor Castle.

    A video has emerged of a masked man, holding a crossbow, threatened to “assassinate the Queen”.

    Royal correspondent Angela Levin commented on the video on Twitter, urging for security measures to be stepped up to protect the monarch.

    She said the story itself of a break-in was “horrendous” and that the message in the video was “chilling”.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meg & Harry's relationship with Queen was 'stronger that ever' in August

    It is claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship with the Queen was "stronger that ever" in August of this year.

    Omid Scobie, co-author of unauthorised biography Finding Freedom, has claimed that the couple's decision to name their daughter Lilibet a sign of how close they are to the monarch.

    The royal author also said name Lilibet shows how tight the relationship was between the Queen and Meghan and Prince Harry.

    Speaking on Good Morning America, Omid Scobie said: "When it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever.

    "They have nothing but love for her. Of course, we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname. So that really gives us an insight into that close relationship."

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