Meghan Markle latest news: Prince Harry to host major event with Jill Biden as Thomas Jr writes letter for Duchess

PRINCE Harry will meet with the First Lady Dr Jill Biden tonight in a virtual event marking the annual Warrior Games – amid rumours Meghan Markle could run for president.

The Duke of Sussex will honour Warrior Games athletes, their families, and caregivers after the 2021 US event was postponed due to Covid.

The news comes as Meghan Markle's brother has written another letter to her and Prince Harry, a trailer for Big Brother VIP has revealed.

The second teaser, shows Thomas Markle Jr. sitting in the diary room of the reality show announcing plans to write to his half-sister.

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest updates…

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    WHAT HAS ANDREW SAID ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS?

    The Prince has strenuously denied all allegations brought against him.

    Buckingham Palace strongly denied the allegation in 2015 saying "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by the Duke was "categorically untrue".

    It has consistently denied the allegations, reinforcing that statement in 2019 by saying "Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.

    "It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."

    Prince Andrew added: "At no stage during the limited time I spent with [Epstein] did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction."

    All the allegations about Prince Andrew were struck from the court record in 2015.

    They were described by the judge as being "immaterial and impertinent".

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S EXPLOSIVE OPRAH INTERVIEW MISSES OUT ON EMMY TO STANLEY TUCCI’S FOOD SHOW

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell chat with Oprah Winfrey was up against Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, in the best hosted nonfiction series category.

    The interview, which was watched by more than 49million people globally in the first three days after it aired, saw the couple raise a number of controversial issues concerning their life in the Royal Family.

    They claimed a member of the family had spoken of their concern about the colour baby Archie's skin would be.

    And Harry spoke of the rift between him and his father, which at one point he said led to Prince Charles "not taking may calls".

    The couple also accused Buckingham Palace of playing down Meghan's suicidal thoughts and said they decided to step away from royal life as a result of the issues.

    But despite sending shock waves through the monarchy, the CBS interview was beaten by Tucci's six part CNN series on Sunday.

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    WHAT IS ANDREW ACCUSED OF?

    Virginia Roberts — who now uses her married name Giuffre — launched a legal battle against Prince Andrew on August 10, 2021, accusing him of sexually abusing her at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion.

    She said it was "past the time for him to be held to account" for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

    But Prince Andrew has previously strenuously denied her claim he had sex with her.

    Lawyers for Ms Giuffre filed the civil suit seeking various damages at a federal court in New York, where the court documents claim she was "lent out for sexual purposes" by convicted sex offender Epstein including while she was still a minor under US law.

    The lawsuit specified that that Ms Giuffre was “forced to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew against her will” and lists offences including “rape in the first degree."

    Andrew is named as the only defendant in the 15-page suit, brought under New York state's Child Victims Act, though Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell are mentioned frequently throughout.

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    ‘RUNNING TO MUMMY’

    A separate source said Andrew angered senior courtiers by travelling 500 miles to the Highlands on Tuesday with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.

    They said: “It looks like he is running to mummy and that she is almost harbouring him. No one wants Andrew near Balmoral. It looks like he is hiding behind a woman who is approaching 100 years old.

    “He needs to pull his socks up and face his responsibilities. Going for flight instead of fight is making him look irresponsible and guilty, even if he isn’t.”

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    RETURN SERVE

    PRINCE Andrew’s legal team have reportedly claimed that he hasn’t been legally served by his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Roberts – and plan to get the case tossed out.

    Lawyers for Roberts told The Sun on Friday that they had served the prince with papers for their sex assault lawsuit.

    The Duke of York, 61, was served at his Royal Lodge mansion in Windsor last month, according to a document filed on Friday.

    Roberts, 38, who is one of the most well-known Jeffrey Epstein victims, is accusing the prince of abusing her three times when she was under the age of 18.

    Andrew, however, has strongly denied the claims in the past and has said he doesn’t recall meeting Roberts – who also goes by her married name Giuffre.

    His lawyers claim the court papers were not properly served and plan to boycott a Monday court hearing, it was reported.

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    EMMA RADUCANU SAYS SHE WILL ‘FRAME LETTER FROM THE QUEEN’

    Emma Raducanu has revealed her plans to frame the letter she received from the Queen following her US Open triumph on Saturday.

    The 18-year-old sensationally fired her way to glory on her Flushing Meadows debut with a straight sets victory over Leylah Fernandez in New York. And among the plethora of congratulations messages for Raducanu was one from the Queen herself.

    The teenager was taken aback by the words from Her Majesty and insists she will cherish the letter.

    She said: “It meant everything to get a message from Her Majesty. She’s such a great inspiration and role model for the whole country so to have a note from her. I was extremely honoured and very very grateful that she took notice of my tennis. I can’t believe it. I’m maybe going to frame that letter or something.”

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    EXPLAINED: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE PRINCE ANDREW SERVED STORY?

    Lawyers acting for Ms Giuffre insist they have served papers on Prince Andrew for a sex assault lawsuit by leaving them with police at the gate of Windsor Royal Lodge on August 27.

    But sources said the Prince’s team believe they had laid a trap for her lawyers and would argue the summons had not been properly served as it should be delivered via a ­British court official.

    Yet lawyers for Ms Giuffre — now 38 but just 17 at the time of the alleged rape in the first degree — are certain they have followed the correct protocol.

    US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, overseeing the case, will rule on whether he has been served. Ms Giuffre’s people have talked with Johanna Sjoberg and Steve Scully, said to be key witnesses, in recent weeks, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.

    Her lawyer David Boies said: “We’ve spoken to a woman who saw them at the Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion and a man who ­witnessed them on the island.”

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    QUEEN TO SPLIT HER TIME BETWEEN BUCKINGHAM PALACE AND WINDSOR CASTLE AFTER SUMMER BREAK, EXPERT CLAIMS

    THE Queen is to split her time between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace after her summer break, sources say.

    It is suggested the arrangement is to fend off potential criticism of the £369million refurbishment bill of the palace.

    Expert Roya Nikkhah said: “Otherwise many people would think, ‘What’s the point’ of the refurb?’ ”

    Her Majesty, 95, has been at Balmoral since June — her first stay there since Prince Philip died in April.

    She spent much of the pandemic at Windsor in Berkshire, but is ex­pected to spend more time in London when she gets back.

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    EXPLAINED: WHEN DID THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH PASS AWAY?

    On April 9, the Duke of Edinburgh passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle.

    Her Majesty, 94, shared a poignant photo of Philip in a heartfelt tribute to her “strength and guide” at the time of his death.

    The tragic news was a huge blow to the Queen, with the Duke widely known to be the backbone of the Royal Family.

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    ‘JAIL PRINCE ANDREW', SAYS VIRGINIA ROBERTS’ DAD

    It comes as the Duke is set to swerve a hearing in his sex assault civil case today by having no representatives taking part.

    Sky Roberts said he would like Prince Andrew to go to jail, claiming he "needs to know what it's like to be held accountable".

    He told Good Morning Britain: "This is not the time of William Wallace where the royals can do whatever they want.

    "The times have changed. Prince Andrew thinks it's still those times where he can do whatever he wants."

    Roberts, 38, who is one of the most well-known Jeffrey Epstein victims, is accusing the prince of assaulting her three times when she was under the age of 18.

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    HARRY TO MEET FIRST LADY TONIGHT TO HONOUR WARRIOR GAMES

    The Duke of Sussex will honour Warrior Games athletes, their families, and caregivers after the 2021 event was postponed due to Covid.

    The duo will be joined by Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation tonight at 6pm ET (11pm GMT), the White House said in a statement.

    It comes after the 2021 Warrior Games were cancelled due to Covid, having been due to start this week in Orlando, Florida.

    Tonight's event will be Harry's first event with Dr Jill since she became first lady and since Harry and his wife Meghan moved to the United States.

    The Duchess of Sussex, however, was not included in the list of participants for Monday's event. 

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    CHARLES THANKED RUSSIAN BANKER WHO DONATED SIX-FIGURE SUM TO HIS CHARITY

    Dmitry Leus, 72, was thanked for the “very generous” gift to the Prince’s Foundation in a note penned by Charles on May 18 last year.

    The Russian financer reportedly made the donation with fixers close to Charles on the promise that he would get a face-to-face meeting with the prince, The Sunday Times reports.

    Charles wrote to Leus: “Word has reached me that you have very generously decided to support the work of my Foundation. I cannot tell you how incredibly grateful I am for your encouragement for everything I am trying to achieve.”

    He added: “I very much look forward to seeing you when this dreadful crisis passes, and, in the meantime, this comes with my warmest good wishes and heartfelt thanks. Your most sincerely, Charles.”

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    FURY OVER DUKES HANDLING OF SEX CASE

    Royal aides are said to be furious the Duke of York has intruded on the Queen's private summer retreat and made her look like she is harbouring him after he fled his own home in Windsor last week.

    One royal source told the Sun said: “This is so brazen it is unbelievable. Prince Andrew is carrying on like nothing has happened and as if he hasn’t got a care in the world.

    “It has been bad enough that he appears to have been seeking refuge at Balmoral, where the Queen is trying to have quiet time after a tough year, but to host a shooting party, with some dubious guests shows disrespect to the monarchy. And it is also tone deaf as if he does not care about what is going on with the legal case.”

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    PRINCE ANDREW WON’T SEND LAWYERS TO SEX ASSAULT CASE TODAY AND WILL SWERVE THE HEARING

    His US lawyers will not be joining the phone conference with his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s team, as they continue to stone-wall the case.

    The duke’s UK-based legal team has never intended to participate.

    His accuser’s lawyers insist he has been served court papers in accordance with English and international law.

    They say a copy of the summons was emailed to Royal Household staff and his lawyers were informed by email and post.

    However, Gary Bloxsome, the duke’s lawyer, claimed correct procedure was not followed and that the papers should be served through a British court official.

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    THOMAS MARKLE’S LETTER TO HIS SISTER (CONTINUED)

    In May 2018, he wrote an explosive open letter telling Meghan to call off the upcoming nuptials, blasting it as a “fake fairy tale”.

    However, he reportedly later backtracked on the letter, which he said was written in a “moment of madness”.

    Meanwhile, in the first promo for the show, Thomas claimed he had warned Prince Harry about his half-sister before they married.

    “I’m Meghan Markle’s brother, I’m the biggest brother of them all,” he said in the introduction video.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BROTHER WRITES HER ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE OPEN LETTER

    Meghan Markle’s brother has written another letter to her and Prince Harry, a trailer for Big Brother VIP has revealed.

    The second teaser, released today, shows Thomas Markle Jr. sitting in the diary room of the reality show announcing plans to write to his half-sister.

    “You know I’m famous for writing letters,” the 55-year-old Thomas says in the trailer sitting beside former Survivor contestant Luke Toki.

    “I’m gonna write a letter to Meghan,” he explains as he leans down onto a table in the diary room and puts pen to paper.

    “Dear Meghan and Harry,” he begins. “The first thing I want to say to both of you…”

    His voiceover then trails off and a question appears on the screen that reads: “What’s in the letter?”

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY’S AMBITIONS HAVE “BACKFIRED” AND THEY ARE MORE TRAPPED THAN EVER, ROYAL AUTHOR SAYS

    Duncan Larcombe, the author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, says the couple moved to LA to try to forge their own path but their mounting unpopularity means it may have backfired.

    He said:“If freedom is being able to say what you want, when you want, to whoever you choose to speak to, then Harry has found a degree of freedom. But if freedom is having good will behind you to live in peace, being able to live life as you want it or being at peace with the people you’ve rowed with, then freedom has not been achieved.

    “It’s backfired. Harry and Meghan seem to have totally isolated themselves – they’re more trapped than ever in this new life they’ve created.”

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    NO APOLOGIES

    PRINCE Harry said his grandad Prince Philip was “unapologetically him” as he and William pay touching tributes in a trailer for a new interview.

    A “unique portrait” of Prince Philip and his life will air on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

    In anticipation for the documentary, the BBC released a preview showing four of the Royals reminiscing on Prince Philip’s life along with clips of the Duke with his family.

    The emotional trailer begins with Prince William saying: “He’s always been a huge presence behind everything we’re done really.”

    And then Prince Harry, wearing a white buttoned-down shirt, adds: “What you see is what you got with my grandfather, he was unapologetically him.”

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    WOLF HALL AUTHOR HILARY MANTEL SAYS SHE ADMIRES THE QUEEN’S DETERMINATION

    Speaking of Queen Elizabeth, 95, and Prince Charles, 72, she said: “I think they do it as well as anyone possibly could take it as seriously as anyone could.”

    However, she then went on to say that she predicted the monarchy would only last another two generations due to modernisation.

    “It’s very hard to understand the thinking behind the monarchy in the modern world when people are just seen as celebrities,” she said.

    She predicted that Prince George, third in line to the throne after his great-grandmother, grandfather and father William 38, would never be anointed, king.

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    MONARCHY WILL DIE OUT BEFORE GEORGE HAS CHANCE TO BECOME KING, CLAIMS NOVELIST

    NOVELIST Hilary Mantel has claimed that there are only two generations left in Britain’s monarchy, and thus Prince George will never be crowned king.

    Although Ms Mantel says that she admires the determination of Queen Elizabeth, she feels that the modernisation of the world means that the royals time is running out.

    The novelist, who previously branded Kate Middleton a ‘plastic, jointed doll‘ with ‘no personality of her own’ spoke to The Times about her prediction for the future of the monarchy.

    As the article points out, the 69-year-old is accused of hating England, and Brexit voters since she stated she wanted to become an Irish citizen.

    The novelist, best known for her Wolf Hall trilogy which followed the rise of blacksmith’s son Thomas Cromwell to Henry VIII’s chief minister, to his downfall and execution, says she admires the Queen’s determination.

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    QUEEN TO SPLIT HER TIME BETWEEN BUCKINGHAM PALACE AND WINDSOR CASTLE AFTER SUMMER BREAK, EXPERT CLAIMS

    THE Queen is to split her time between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace after her summer break, sources say.

    It is suggested the arrangement is to fend off potential criticism of the £369million refurbishment bill of the palace.

    Expert Roya Nikkhah said: “Otherwise many people would think, ‘What’s the point’ of the refurb?’ ”

    Her Majesty, 95, has been at Balmoral since June — her first stay there since Prince Philip died in April.

    She spent much of the pandemic at Windsor in Berkshire, but is ex­pected to spend more time in London when she gets back.

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    WHAT IS THE SOVEREIGN GRANT?

    The Sovereign Grant, which comes from taxes, will rise to cover renovation costs.

    But the palace will operate as usual, generating millions through tourism and events.

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    QUEEN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ‘RESILIENCE AND DETERMINATION OF COMMUNITIES WHO JOINED TO REBUILD’ AFTER 9/11 ATTACK

    On the 20th anniversary of America’s darkest day, the 95-year-old monarch paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders and rescue workers in a heartfelt message to the US president.

    The Queen said: “As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001, my thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and entire nation – remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty.

    “My visit to the site of the World Trade Centre in 2010 is held fast in my memory.

    “It reminds me that as we honour those from many nations, faiths and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determinations of the communities who joined together to rebuild.”

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    HARRY & MEGHAN PAY TRIBUTE TO 9/11 VICTIMS ON ARCHEWELL WEBSITE

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have changed Archewell’s website to the names of 9/11 victims to mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attack.

    The Duke and Duchess blacked out the homepage of the website, with the words “In Memoriam, September 11, 2001” followed by rows of the names of the tragic victims.

    Meghan and Harry’s tribute on their website comes as world leaders pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the terror attacks.

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    RETURN SERVE

    PRINCE Andrew’s legal team have reportedly claimed that he hasn’t been legally served by his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Roberts – and plan to get the case tossed out.

    Lawyers for Roberts told The Sun on Friday that they had served the prince with papers for their sex assault lawsuit.

    The Duke of York, 61, was served at his Royal Lodge mansion in Windsor last month, according to a document filed on Friday.

    Roberts, 38, who is one of the most well-known Jeffrey Epstein victims, is accusing the prince of abusing her three times when she was under the age of 18.

    Andrew, however, has strongly denied the claims in the past and has said he doesn’t recall meeting Roberts – who also goes by her married name Giuffre.

    His lawyers claim the court papers were not properly served and plan to boycott a Monday court hearing, it was reported.

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