Meghan Markle latest news – Prince Harry slammed as a ‘candyass’ & Meg's budget salad claims squashed by dad Thomas

MEGHAN’s dad has blasted her claims she grew up on salads at a budget restaurant.

Thomas Markle, 77, also called Harry a candyass, a timid or cowardly person, for quitting the UK.

Meghan tried to highlight her humble roots to push for paid parental leave by saying in a letter to US politicians in October she “grew up on the $4.99 salad bar” at Sizzler family restaurants.

But Thomas, speaking from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, told The Sun: “She’s never, ever, ever had to worry about anything like that in her life.

“We’d do the best restaurants in town and we’d do Sizzler because it was convenient. We never had to rub our pennies together and just have the salad bar.

“She had the salad bar — but she had a meal as well.”

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  • Louis Allwood

    Bullying probe ‘has only interviewed a handful of people’

    THE probe into Meghan Markle's bullying allegations has only interviewed a "handful of people who used to work for her", insiders claim.

    Earlier this year, the Duchess of Sussex was accused of “humiliating” personal assistants and staff, as well as driving two out of the Palace, which she denies. 

    An internal investigation was launched in March – but sources now fear the probe is being "kicked into the long grass", it has been revealed.

    Inquiries are focusing on a 16-day trip to Australia in 2018, during which a series of clashes between Meghan and her staff left the latter "severely psychologically traumatised".

    But only a handful of people have been called up to share their side of it, insiders told the Daily Mail.

    Two PA's, another member of staff and Simon Case, Prince William's former-Private Secretary, were potentially among the chosen few.

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    Cambridge's Christmas plans

    It’s believed the Cambridges will join the Queen at her home in Windsor Castle for festivities this year with Her Majesty reportedly set to “have her family round for a Christmas gathering”.

    According to the Daily Mail, Her Maj has been given the go-ahead by doctors to throw her annual private pre-festive season party.

    Extended family members will all be given an invite to the party – which hasn’t been held since 2019.

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    Royal news you may have missed

    In more Royal Family news, The Queen gave a glimpse of touching never-before-seen picture of great-grandchildren with Prince Philip.

    And Kate Middleton puts ‘duty before herself’ & priorities the Queen over her own family at Christmas, expert claims.

    Plus Princess Diana ‘would return or give away some of William and Harry’s Christmas gifts’, says former bodyguard.

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    Charles and Camilla Christmas card

    Face masks haven't gone away yet and they look set to stay for a while.

    So rather than trying to brush over the pandemic in their Christmas card, Prince Charles and Camilla have instead chosen a picture that most of us will be able to identify with.

    In June, the couple enjoyed a day out at Royal Ascot where they followed social distancing guidelines and wore face masks.

    In the heartwarming photo, Prince Charles is seen affectionately helping Camilla adjust her mask as they stood beside the race track.

    The Prince of Wales looked especially dapper for the occasion in a grey three-piece suit, black top hat and purple pocket square to match his tie.

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    Call yourself a man of the people Prince Harry?

    This is a comment piece by Ulrika Jonsson

    OH dear, Harry. It might be increasingly cold, lonely and alienating sitting up there, aloft your moral high horse.

    As you trot through fields of gold and enlightenment leading you to the promised land of endorsements and brand representation, pausing occasionally to look down on us mere mortals and share with us crumbs of your privileged wisdom.

    But you must still feel cock-a-hoop. What a grand life you must have.

    But your latest words of advice have fallen well short of someone who hoped to be a man of the people.

    Advising people stuck in jobs that don’t bring them joy to quit is not just careless and foolhardy but yet another sign of how utterly disconnected you are from reality.

    My disappointment is palpable. Of all the royals, you always showed glimmers of humility and vulnerability. And your acceptance of a fluctuating mental health endeared you to me.

    However, hearing from an Eton-educated, elitist and advantaged man, speaking from his £11million mansion in California, that “leaving work should be celebrated”, is unforgivably irresponsible.

    Harry, you’re so out of touch. You are so detached and muddled that it would be funny if it wasn’t so worrying.

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    925 complaints for BBC documentary

    THE BBC had 925 complaints over its documentary about Princes William and Harry’s relationship with the media.

    The first episode of the two-part Princes and the Press — which aired last month — received 776 complaints alone.

    Objections related to alleged bias against the royal family.

    Following the documentary by journalist Amol Rajan, 38, a carol service led by the Duchess of Cambridge was moved from the BBC to ITV

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    Thomas says 'The British system has let me down'

    Last week, the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that the publisher of The Mail on Sunday breached Meghan’s privacy by reproducing a letter she wrote to her dad after marrying Harry in 2018.

    Thomas told The Sun: “I got really upset at the judgment because that means I still can’t tell my story and defend myself. I thought there would be a fair trial but now it’s not going to trial. It’s ridiculous. The British system has let me down.

    “Unless it’s stamped ‘private’ on top of the letter, how can it be private? It doesn’t make sense to me. If that’s British law I don’t know how anyone can get by.” 

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    Thomas went in on Harry

    Thomas also took aim at Harry, 37, for quitting as a frontline royal.

    He said: Harry walked away from his responsibilities and that’s ridiculous. He walked away from his grandmother, the royals and the British people.

    “He’s a candyass. I’d take him on at my age any time. He’d run away from me.” 

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    $4.99 salads blasted by Thomas Markle

    Meghan's dad has blasted her claims she grew up on salads at a budget restaurant.

    Thomas Markle, 77, also called Harry a candyass, a timid or cowardly person, for quitting the UK.

    Meghan tried to highlight her humble roots to push for paid parental leave by saying in a letter to US politicians in October she “grew up on the $4.99 salad bar” at Sizzler family restaurants.

    But Thomas, speaking from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, told The Sun: “She’s never, ever, ever had to worry about anything like that in her life.

    “We’d do the best restaurants in town and we’d do Sizzler because it was convenient. We never had to rub our pennies together and just have the salad bar.

    “She had the salad bar — but she had a meal as well.”

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    Met Police won’t open investigation in to cash for honours claim

    The Metropolitan Police said that officers will not open an investigation into the prince’s former most trusted aide, Michael Fawcett, over cash for honours claims.

    Dame Cressida Dick said the Met had made “initial inquiries” after receiving a letter from Ex-Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker asking the commissioner to launch a criminal probe into Mr Fawcett.

    However, after reviewing the relevant legislation, the force had decided not to open an investigation.

    Mr Fawcett resigned in November amid claims he promised to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz – a donor to the Prince’s foundation.

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    Charles hosts hedgelaying event at Highgrove estate

    The Prince of Wales presented awards at the National Hedgelaying Society’s Patron’s Day event at his Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire.

    Around 50 hedgelayers took part in the competition at the prince’s private residence on Saturday.

    Charles, who is the society’s patron, hosted the hedgelayers at a reception before handing out the awards.

    The Prince spoke of his teenage “horror” at watching miles of hedgerows being dug up “in the name of agricultural progress”.

    “I don’t need to tell you of the destruction that has been wrought over our hedgerows over the last 60 years,” he told the assembled hedgelayers.

    “As a teenager I watched in horror as miles and miles of such a wonderful part of the British landscape was grubbed up in the name of agricultural progress.

    “Hedges which had stood for hundreds of years – even thousands – disappeared in an instant and now our hedgerows are under a new threat of disease with ash dieback threatening to destroy the vast majority.”

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    Royal family love spending time outside walking

    The Queen still takes her beloved corgis for a stroll as Prince William revealed his “whole family” loves walking – but failed to mention to his brother Harry.

    In a heartfelt tweet, the Duke of Cambridge told of his family’s fondness for walking alongside a snap of him standing outside St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham.

    The 39-year-old wrote of the monarch, 95, still enjoying walks, as well as about his father Prince Charles and kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – yet didn’t include Harry amid their ongoing rift.

    Wills shared the message as he says he hopes to “inspire a few other people to get active and take some extra time for their own mental health” by talking about some of his “stories and favorite songs” on an episode of Apple’s Time to Walk podcast.

    He tweeted: “My whole family have a passion for walking – whether it’s my Grandmother still taking her corgis out at 95; my father embarking on lengthy rambles over the summer in Scotland; or my own children making their first appearance at our annual walk to church on Christmas at Sandringham.”

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    Christmas lights switch on

    The Duchess of Cornwall has switched on the Christmas tree lights as she visited Royal Trinity Hospice to celebrate its 130th anniversary.

    Camilla met nurses, doctors, patients and their families as she toured the hospice in Clapham, south London.

    Children from nearby St Mary’s RC Primary School sang carols around the modern Christmas tree structure.

    Camilla’s switching on of the lights marked the launch of the centre’s Christmas appeal, which aims to raise millions of pounds missed in fundraising due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The duchess told staff: “You are all marvellous. We owe you such gratitude for constantly going above and beyond.

    “It is a very special place here and you are all wonderful.”

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    "Running out of allies"

    PRINCE Harry is at risk of "running out of allies" if he continued to hurt the Royal Family with his public outbursts, an expert has said.

    Royal editor Russell Meyers said: "The Prince of Wales is caught between a rock and a hard place on how to deal with his son after so many recent and often hurtful outbursts towards the rest of his family.

    "For while Prince Charles, according to those close to him, still “loves and cares deeply” for Prince Harry, there is a certain unease at how frequently and with such ease he seems to wade into his family’s affairs.

    "The family he upped sticks and left behind, if you recall. The latest souring of relations between father and son seems to stem from Harry attempting to claim he raised “concerns” about a Saudi tycoon at the centre of a probe into sizable donations to Charles’s charity. This is at odds with Charles, or any of his closest advisors, who appear to have no knowledge of Harry ever mentioning anything of the sort.

    "The Harry that presents himself in public, or through his vastly expensive lawyers, is quite different from the one who still engages with his father. The danger is he will run out of a number of already dwindling allies in his own family if he doesn’t see the hurt he is causing to others who have maintained a dignified silence."

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    Meghan snubbed by Queen

    The Duchess of Cambridge hosted the Together at Christmas carol concert at Westminister Abbey on Wednesday and was seen wearing a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings that were lent to her by the Queen.

    Royal expert Daniela Elser highlighted that this is the second time Kate has worn jewellery belonging to the Queen, stating that she believes the earrings have been permanently lent to her.

    However, Meghan has only ever been lent the Queen's wedding tiara, which royal fans believe means Kate is more trusted.

    Speaking on News Au, Ms Elser said: "While the former actress might own pieces which had belonged personally to Diana, Princess of Wales, getting to frock up in some enormous sparklers from the royal trove was a perk she never enjoyed."

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    ITV take on royal concert

    Kate's Royal Christmas carol service has been developed and delivered in partnership with the Abbey and BBC Studios Events Productions.

    But it will be broadcast on ITV after a controversial documentary about Harry and William was aired.

    BBC Two’s The Princes And The Press, which was presented by Amol Rajan, was criticised by the royal households for giving credibility to “overblown and unfounded claims”, and prompted the broadcast of the service to be moved from the BBC to ITV.

    The two-part documentary included suggestions that negative stories about Harry and the Duchess of Sussex were leaked by courtiers and there was a competitiveness between households.

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    Prince William ‘blown away’ by youth-led charity visit

    The Duke of Cambridge showcased his table tennis skills and fed goats on a charity visit which left him “blown away”.

    William was visiting CATCH, a youth-led charity based in the Harehills area of Leeds, which helps young people in communities with high levels of antisocial behaviour.

    He said: “”I have been blown away by the visit. It is an amazing achievement what you have all done here.

    “You guys, the young people, built this together. I am blown away and quite emotional about it.

    “You have worked together, don’t know each other, don’t speak English and have come together – you can’t not be proud.”

    He presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the organisation, and said: “You should be proud of yourselves.”

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    When did the first Christmas speech air?

    The BBC first aired the Christmas speech in 1932 when King George V addressed the nation via radio from Sandringham, Norfolk.

    The speech was televised for the first time when it was given by the Queen in 1957.

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    Queen's Christmas speech

    It will be her first since the death of her beloved Prince Philip – who died in April at the age of 99.

    The speech is likely to reflect on her dear late husband, as well as the ongoing strength of the nation during the pandemic.

    She'll be surrounded by her closest family in time for Christmas Eve, according to reports.

    Palace aides are also exploring options for the monarch to appear in public over the next two weeks to wish the country a happy Christmas, reports the Mail.

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    Queen back to work

    Her Majesty, 95, made her public first appearance in two weeks to hand Thomas Trotter, 64, the annual Queen’s Medal for Music at Windsor Castle.

    The Queen, who had a chair closeby, last received Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey on November 24.

    In October, she spent a night in hospital for tests and then resumed only light duties.

    She resumed “light duties” shortly after.

    Prince Charles stood in for her at the COP conference in Glasgow and she missed Remembrance Sunday due to a sprained back.

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    Round up of the Christmas carol concert

    Kate Middleton stunned in a mid-length scarlet coat and earrings borrowed from the Queen for the pre-recording of the event, set to be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve at 7.30pm.

    The show was switched from the BBC at the last minute following a row over the BBC Two documentary which examined William and Harry’s relationship with the media.

    Guests included inspiring leukaemia patient Mila Sneddon, six, who stole Kate’s heart when she took part in her lockdown photo project.

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    Andrew has always denied claims

    According to reports, Prince Andrew hosted Epstein's entourage, including a model in her 20s.

    Also released were pictures showing Maxwell giving Epstein a creepy foot massage.

    Earlier this year the Prince was pictured at Balmoral as US lawyers were trying to serve sex abuse lawsuit papers on him.

    Prince Andrew has always denied the claims.

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    Queen used as example

    Yesterday Labour leader Keir Starmer criticised the Prime Minister for not abiding by the rules and used the Queen as an example of someone who did – even on one of the most difficult days of her life.

    “Her Majesty the Queen sat alone when she marked the passing of the man she’d been married to for 73 years,” he told the Commons.

    “Leadership, sacrifice – that’s what gives leaders the moral authority to lead.

    “Does the Prime Minister think he has the moral authority to lead and to ask the British people to stick to the rules?”

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    Andrew spotted looking anxious

    Andrew looks anxious as Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial continues.

    The Duke of York, 61, was horseriding near Windsor Castle yesterday.

    The US court has seen a pic of paedo Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell at the Queen’s Balmoral estate.

    The snap shows the pair lounging on a bench on the deck of a log cabin on the grounds of the royal home.

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    Queen may appear in public for first time since early autumn

    THE Queen is set to "have her family round for a Christmas gathering" and host a pre-festive season party, it's been reported.

    Her Majesty, 95, may appear in public for the first time since early autumn as she enjoys Christmas by celebrating with her close family.

    According to the Daily Mail, Her Maj has been given the go-ahead by doctors to throw her annual private pre-festive season party.

    Extended family members will all be given an invite to the party – which hasn't been held since 2019.

    It's set to be held at Windsor Castle, not Buckingham Palace – where it's been hosted for decades by the monarch.

    And after the pre-festive season party, the Queen is set to move her court to Sandringham Estate in Norfolk for Christmas.

    But before she leaves, she will record her annual Christmas message to be broadcast on December 25 for the nation to watch.

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