Split between William and Harry is ‘inevitable’ as they form ‘their own individual households’, Prince Charles' biographer says

And tonight, in a new ITV documentary, Meghan – The Story So Far, royal biographer Robert Jobson has revealed it's "inevitable" that the two households will "separate".

Last month, Meghan and Harry – who are expecting their first child in the spring – revealed they would be moving out of Kensington Palace to reside in Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The news added to the already circulating rumours that there was a "royal rift" between Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

And in an ITV documentary airing tonight, Robert Jobson claims a split between the households is "inevitable".

"Just because they're married to two brothers, doesn't mean they have to be the best of friends," he explained.

"Kate is a mother of three children and in a very different place in her life.

"And Meghan's lived this life as an actress, she's been married before, she's lived in LA, there's not really an awful lot of similarities to their lives."

It comes after claims Meghan had been branded "Duchess Difficult" by Palace insiders following another one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's aides – Samantha Cohen – resigning from her role.

There were also claims Kate had told Meghan not to berate members of her team after she reportedly "b****cked" one of Kate's staff.

The row – which the Palace has denied – followed rumours that Kate, 36, was "left in tears" during a "stressful" fitting for Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress.


"Ultimately, I think it's inevitable that both the households of William and the households of Harry do separate and become their own individual households," explained Robert.

"Because in time, the Prince of Wales will be Prince William.

"I know for a fact that when he is Prince of Wales he won't be moving out of Kensington Palace.

"Kensington Palace will be the residence and the office of the Prince of Wales."

Tonight's documentary follows Meghan's new life as a royal over the last six months and examines her new role as Duchess of Sussex.

The show will look at causes she has championed and speaks to people whose lives she has touched.

But as Meghan finds herself in a new world of protocol and etiquette, presenter Julie Etchingham will ask whether she is changing the royal family or they are changing her.

Tonight: Meghan – The Story So Far is on ITV tonight at 7.30pm.

Earlier this week, we told you Kate Middleton’s Christmas ‘will be an ordeal’ amid Meghan Markle rift, claims royal biographer.

We also revealed ‘tearful’ Kate Middleton was upset after Prince William ‘cancelled Christmas plans at the last minute’ to stay with his family.

And we showed you Meghan Markle ‘could be next target’ for Lady Colin Campbell who wrote Princess Diana exposé.

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Michael Lynch and Chrissy Sharp: ‘We can easily ignite each other’

Sydney Community Foundation chair Michael Lynch, 67, and Sydney Writers' Festival chief executive Chrissy Sharp, 67, have been dynamos of the arts for decades, and married – often arguing – for almost as long.

“Michael and I fight like crazy about everything, and we don’t even notice. It’s how we are.”Credit:Louise Kennerley

MICHAEL: Chrissy and I have always been very close, despite some people's perceptions of us as a volatile couple. Neither of us holds back, and we can easily ignite each other. She hates the bullshit factor in me, and she calls me out on it.

We first met in 1987, over the phone. I was a casting director, she was an agent, and I wanted to cast one of her actors. I found her combative, robust, feisty and highly intelligent. Later, I met her at Kinselas bar in Sydney and was starstruck: she had dark hair, green eyes and an exquisite face. I was completely won over. At the end of the night she asked me to go home with her. It was a tempestuous but very passionate relationship from the start.

In 2002 I took a job in London as chief executive of the Southbank Centre [the UK's largest arts centre]. That was tough for Chrissy as she had left behind her two sons [Christopher, now 39, and Edward, 36, from a previous marriage] and a job she loved doing as the Sydney Festival's general manager. Once she got the job running Sadler's Wells Theatre, the next few years were bliss for us. We became even closer, because it was just the two of us against the world, both managing similar institutions.

After seven years, I persuaded Chrissy to return to Australia. She was pissed off but landed a great job as director of Melbourne's Wheeler Centre. Two years later I was offered a job in Hong Kong as CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Chrissy was resistant, but eventually agreed to come with me.

These overseas postings were hard on Chrissy, but there were some upsides. In 2007 we reopened Royal Festival Hall in London, and I was the Queen's escort. When the Queen and I walked in, the audience rose to its feet and, together with three orchestras and a choir of 1000, sang God Save the Queen. I looked around and I could see this extraordinary grin on Chrissy's face.

In 2014 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was horrible. She'd always been so accepting of my physical frailties [Lynch had polio as a child] and so unbelievably strong and capable. Suddenly she went from being superwoman, my paragon of beauty, to someone who didn't know what was going to happen. The chemo was brutal; I'd never seen her fragile before. Our relationship changed; it had been so tempestuous. I've benefited hugely from her wisdom, her knowledge, her intelligence and her ability to call me out on bad behaviour.

In moments of stress or anger, we've always been there for each other. And we still love each other's company, which is pretty awesome after 31 years.

CHRISSY: Michael and I fight like crazy about everything, and we don't even notice. It must be hard on everyone else, but it's how we are. We agree absolutely about all the important stuff: family, politics. A friend once said to me after a dinner party, "You two say things to each other at dinner parties that most folks only say in the car on the way home." I said, "We have very harmonious trips home."

It has always been like that. When we met, he wanted an actor I represented to feature in a movie he was making. He was so bossy and overbearing, I just really couldn't cope with him. A few months later we met at Kinselas. I thought he was funny and kind, completely different from the man on the phone. A few weeks later, at a film industry ball, I realised it was more than a fling. We danced, and he was the craziest dancer; he's got one bad leg. I remember thinking, "You're pretty nice." It all developed very swiftly after that.

After we got married in 1990, my sons lived with us and so did Michael's daughter [Ella, now 36]. We both had demanding jobs but somehow managed. Michael was not much help around the house; women's lib has had a big philosophical effect on him, but not a practical effect.

When Michael was offered the job in London, I left work I adored. In London I was missing the boys, and I couldn't find work. That was tough, but we pushed through, probably because Michael is such an optimist. Once I got a job, we had a fantastic time.

In Hong Kong it was deadly dull for me because I couldn't work, then I was diagnosed with cancer. I had to have surgery then chemo. Chemo is tough on anyone, and tough also on the person who is watching you go through it. But Michael and I have always been incredibly close, and I couldn't have imagined going through it without him.

Both of us working in the arts has been great. We're always on the same page and we can talk about our passion in a way that we both understand. When we were in London, there was a nasty piece in the paper accusing us of an unhealthy alliance because we were both running big arts companies. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We do help each other, but we are also very careful. When I was at the Actors Equity union and he was running Sydney Theatre Company, there was a long-running dispute between actors and theatre producers. We managed to maintain Chinese walls at home, until one morning, he blew his top about the "bloody union" and stormed out of the house. That was when I knew my side had won.

He is tremendously supportive of me. I know that he has a high opinion of me, and that he would do anything to make me happy. I couldn't imagine my life without him.

To read more from Good Weekend magazine, visit our page at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Brisbane Times.

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Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio net first half goals as Hammers climb into top half of table

Pellegrini lost his first four matches after taking over in the summer and The Hammers looked dead and buried just weeks into the season as they stared up at everyone else from 20th place in the table.


They have since swapped places with floundering Fulham who were done over by two first half goals which propelled West Ham into ninth – their highest position of the season.

Four wins on the bounce and another confident performance from rejuvenated West Ham saw Pellegrini’s name sung by the visiting fans for the first time.

Given that his predecessor Sam Allardyce didn’t hear that in four years at the club, neither did David Moyes last season, it is a significant milestone.

Goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio in the first half wrapped up three more points for bouyant Pellegrini while bottom-club Fulham were sunk by disastrous defending.




Claudio Ranieri was brought in to shore up the leaking defence which has conceded 11 goals in his first five games in charge since taking over from Slavisa Jokanovic.

Fulham only let in one more during Jokanovic’s last five games in charge before getting the bullet.

Snodgrass was first to cash in on Fulham’s sloppy marking following a great run by Felipe Anderson into the box on 17 minutes.

In-form Anderson latched onto a superb through ball from Mark Noble then dashed to by line before cutting the ball back to Snodgrass who curled in his second goal in as many games from the edge of the box.

Antonio was left unmarked to slide home the second through Fulham keeper Sergio Rico’s legs from eight yards out after more lapses in concentration from the home side with still more than hour to go.

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Man Utd stars David De Gea and Nemanja Matic to return at Liverpool – but Jurgen Klopp faces defensive crisis

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (foot) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) this week joined Joe Gomez (fractured leg) on the injury list, leaving the Reds boss with just two fit centre-halves in Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren.


Nathaniel Clyne has returned to fitness but midfielder James Milner is likely to start on the right side of defence.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful some of his injured players will be available for Sunday's clash with Liverpool at Anfield.

Marcos Rojo joined the ranks of sidelined defenders during Wednesday's loss to Valencia and looks certain to miss out along with Victor Lindelof and Alexis Sanchez while Chris Smalling, Diogo Dalot, Anthony Martial, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are all doubts.

David De Gea and Nemanja Matic, who were rested for the trip to Spain, will return while Mourinho must decide whether again to leave out midfielder Paul Pogba, who failed to impress in Valencia.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Milner, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Mignolet, Moreno, Masterson, Phillips, Henderson, Keita, Sturridge, Origi, Camacho.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Young, Valencia, Smalling, Shaw, Dalot, Bailly, Jones, Darmian, Fred, Matic, Pereira, Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Fellaini, Mata, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.

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Shock stats reveal Man Utd and Arsenal have been winning for fewer minutes than West Ham and Brighton this season

The Red Devils have spent only 397 minutes in winning positions whilst for The Gunners it's just 351.

The Hammers have led for over 100 minutes more than their London rivals but will be disappointed they haven't transformed it into league position.

Manuel Pellegrini's men are currently 11th and on a three game winning streak heading into their fixture at Fulham on Saturday evening.

Brighton are 13th but the surprising stats revealed today show only six teams have been in a winning position for longer so far this campaign.

Chris Hughton will be concerned by this revelation as he looks to ensure his team's Premier League survival.

Manchester United are currently sixth in the league and only five points ahead of the Hammers.

The stats revealed today do not make good reading for Jose Mourinho whose side have only one win from their last five league outings.

The 397 minutes they have led for is less than half the time their city neighbours and league leaders Manchester City have spent in winning positions – 917 minutes.

Juan Mata admitted that his team seem to have a problem getting ahead early in games.

The Spaniard said: "It seems like we only react in the last ten or 15 minutes and start creating more chances and getting closer and closer to score.

"It is a very busy month and we have very important games coming, especially on Sunday."

United face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday and despite the busy month they have had, Mata does not think that is to blame.

He added: "I don't think that's an excuse because as a football player, you focus on the game that you are playing and try to give your best.

"I know it's difficult but we have to keep going and especially with what we have coming on Sunday we really need to be ready for that."

Liverpool are second for time spent in winning positions this season on 719 minutes and will go an enormous 19 points ahead of United in the league with a victory over their rivals on Sunday.

Unai Emery's Arsenal side have spent only 351 minutes in the lead this season which is more than 45-minutes less  than the Red Devils.

However, the Gunners are one place and eight points above them in the league and have received far more praise for their performances so far this campaign.

Unlike their old foes from Manchester, today's stats highlight just how good Arsenal have been at getting results from losing positions.

The North London club have come from behind to win in the Premier League on three occasions this season in victories over West Ham, Leicester City and most recently bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal travel to Southampton on Sunday afternoon as they look to increase the gap between them and Mourinho's men.

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Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet and Their Kids Are Goals at the ‘Aquaman’ Premiere

A family affair! Jason Momoa and his wife, Lisa Bonet, looked so in love at the premiere of his new movie, Aquaman, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 12.

The couple, who tied the knot in October 2017, shared a kiss on the blue carpet and posed for photos hand in hand. The pair also brought their 11-year-old daughter, Lola, son Nakoa-Wolf, nearly 10, and Momoa’s mom, Coni, to the event.

“It’s just fun, man!” Momoa told Us and other reporters about the film. “It’s got a great sense of humor. There is a ton of action in it … [it’s] a world we have never seen before.”

During the premiere, the actor stopped posing for photos and lead the attendees in a haka, a ceremonial dance in Māori culture. Temuera Morrison, who plays Momoa’s father in the movie, and Nakoa-Wolf were front and center during the special moment.

Scroll through to see the adorable pics from the premiere:

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Four Weddings And A Funeral cast joined by Susanna Reid for sequel 25 years on

The Good Morning Britain host has joined the cast of the mini-movie, alongside Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell and Rowan Atkinson.

However, the 48-year-old is unlikely to have found the role too taxing – as she's playing a wedding guest.

Neither her boyfriend, millionaire Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish, or co-host Piers Morgan appears to been invited, with Susanna turning up alone.

The film, titled One Red Nose Day And A Wedding, will air on BBC1 in March as part of Comic Relief night.

Emma Freud, partner of the movie's writer Richard Curtis, has been sharing pictures from the set today, letting slip that Susanna had joined the cast.


One picture showed her captured in a camera's viewfinder, while another snapped her posing in front of a wedding cake, with Richard hovering in the background.

Emma wrote: "Photobombing the extra."

But while Susanna is a smiling wedding guest, she has made it very clear she never wants to be a bride herself.

The TV host told co-star Piers on Good Morning Britain last month: "I don’t want to get married. I’ve never wanted to be married.”


Emma also posted a picture of Andie planting a kiss on someone's cheek, teasing: "But who is she kissing?"

Red Nose Day supremo Richard, who wrote the 1994 box office smash, has returned, with original director Mike Newell.

Vast numbers of the original cast are coming back, among them Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, James Fleet, David Haig and Sophie Thompson.

Richard, 62, explained: "We’re all definitely older, but I suspect no wiser.

"It's been really enjoyable working out what's happened to all the characters – and now they get back together for the fifth wedding. As usual, not everything will go as planned."

 


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How to Copy Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Christmas Card Style

In case you needed proof that it is, in fact, the most wonderful time of the year, Prince William and Kate Middleton released their annual family Christmas card on Friday, December 14, and it is the gift that keeps on giving. For the 2018 edition, which features a casual shot by photographer Matt Porteous, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are perched on a tree branch with their adorable brood of Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.

And while the royal fam’s sweet smiles are enough to keep Us entertained for days, we couldn’t help but notice their coordinating autumnal style. Kate leads the way in the adorable snap in a cozy grey sweater and collared shirt combo, and the rest of her clan follows suit.

From Charlotte’s embellished cardigan and Louis’ cute crewneck to George’s wellies and Will’s plaid, we’ve rounded up the best sweaters, shoes, jeans and more to copy the royal family’s holiday card fashion. Keep scrolling to shop our finds!

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Tommy Lee and son Brandon make amends months after physical altercation: 'I love you son'

Tommy Lee and his son, Brandon, appear to have made amends following an alleged physical altercation earlier this year.
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It appears Tommy Lee and his 22-year-old son, Brandon Thomas Lee, have patched up their relationship.

The Mötley Crüe rocker took to Instagram early Thursday, sharing a photo of the two hugging it out and seemingly revealing that they have made amends following a yearlong feud.

"I love you son," Tommy captioned the black-and-white snap.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's Son Brandon Lee Set to Join 'The Hills' Reboot

Brandon — who is the son of Tommy and his ex-wife Pamela Anderson – followed it up by sharing a video via Instagram Stories of his dad that was taken inside a recording studio.

Tommy's fiancée, Brittany Furlan, shared a similar video, with a red heart drawn over it and their initials, 'T & B.'

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Tommy Lee Claims He Paid $130,000 For Brandon's Rehab Following Son's Threatening Post

As ET previously reported, Tommy and Brandon's public feud began in March, after the actor allegedly assaulted his father in his bedroom at his home in Calabasas, California.

Since then, the two have shared plenty of cryptic posts via social media.

Tommy Lee’s Son Brandon Shares Video Of His Unconscious Dad

A source told ET in June that Brandon was tired of fighting with his father publicly, and it appears they have finally reconciled. Hear more in the video below.

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Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Star As Santa And Mrs. Claus In Netflix's 'The Christmas Chronicles'

We hate to break it to you, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are the new King and Queen of Christmas. 

Just when you thought you couldn’t love the OG Hollywood It couple more, Russell and Hawn have taken on the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Nick in Netflix’s newest holiday offering, The Christmas Chronicles. Hawn doesn’t appear until the last few minutes of the film, which makes her cameo all the more delightful.

The Christmas Chronicles is about Santa’s Christmas Eve operation gone haywire. Siblings Teddy and Kate, who recently lost their dad, decide to make their Christmas extra special by catching Santa Claus live on camera. They don’t think they’ll actually see old Saint Nick, but when he makes a pitstop at their house, they get the biggest surprise of their lives.

In thrilled disbelief, they hop on Santa’s sleigh to get a closer look. While galloping across the sky, Santa is shocked to see two strange kids sitting at the back of his sled, and he loses control of his ride. With a broken sleigh in tow, Santa has no means of delivering the rest of the gifts to kids across town. With no other recourse, he enlists the help of Teddy and Kate to save Christmas.

During their journey around the city, Santa is careful to keep their shenanigans secret to avoid the wrath of Mrs. Claus. Fast forward to the end of the film, when it’s revealed she was aware of their antics the whole time. Whoops!

Hawn isn’t the only member of Russell’s family to make an appearance in the flick. The couple’s son, Oliver Hudson, also appears as Teddy and Kate’s late father. Kate Hudson’s son, Bing Bellamy, also makes a brief appearance! We would’ve loved a cameo from Hudson herself, but she welcomed her daughter, Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa, on October 2, so we’ll allow it.

The Christmas Chronicles is now streaming on Netflix. 

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