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Meghan Markle news latest: Prince Harry & Meg make drastic change to PR team to boost image after popularity plunged

Harry & Meg fear they're being edged out of Royal Family
- Meghan and Prince Harry ‘demoted’  on Royal Family website
- King Charles ‘saw flickers of hope’ with Harry and Meghan

PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle have made a drastic change in their PR team after they parted ways with a US-based PR agency, Sunshine Sachs.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made the decision to part ways with the New York firm after their popularity plunged.

A source told the Daily Mail: “This is a really big deal for Meghan. She takes the view that she doesn’t need to pay an outside firm a lot of money to do PR for her and Harry anymore.”

It comes as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "want to stall" their Netflix show and it "could be dead in the water" after the Queen’s death, an insider has claimed.

It was thought The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s docuseries would be released later this year after their multi-million pound deal with Netflix back in 2020.

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  • Matt Snape

    King Charles’s new coin makes royal fans emotional

    Royal fans were thrilled to see the official coin featuring the head of King Charles III.

    The King’s face is set to appear on a 50p coin and a special £5 coin commemorating the Queen, the Royal Family’s official Instagram page revealed.

    Instagram user @from.birkhall.with.love said: “That really made me rather emotional this morning.”

    Others agreed and wrote “God save the King” and said that the coin is “perfect”.

    Photo credit: Courtesy of The Royal Mint/MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342
  • Matt Snape

    Beaming Kate Middleton meets Royal Navy sailors

    Kate Middleton realised everything was in order during a meeting with Royal Navy sailors the other day.

    Donning a navy suit, she entertained the company of HMS Glasgow at Windsor Castle on Thursday.

    She posed for a picture with them after chatting with them about new ships being built, and learning what life is like in the Navy.

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  • Harry & Meghan drop PR company, claiming they don’t need them anymore

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ditched their US-based PR company Sunshine Sachs.

    The Sussexes split from them after their popularity dropped.

    A source told the Daily Mail: “This is a really big deal for Meghan. She takes the view that she doesn’t need to pay an outside firm a lot of money to do PR for her and Harry anymore.”

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  • How much does it cost to see the Queen’s resting place?

    Royal fans have lined the streets of Windsor outside of the Castle, waiting to pay their last respects to Her Majesty The Queen.

    A ticket to enter St George’s Chapel will cost you £28.50.

  • Louis Allwood

    How much does it cost to see the Queen’s resting place?

    Royal fans have lined the streets of Windsor outside of the Castle, waiting to pay their last respects to Her Majesty The Queen.

    A ticket to enter St George’s Chapel will cost you £28.50.

  • Louis Allwood

    Mayor of London blasted for snubbing Queen’s statue

    Brits have called for a statue of the Queen to be put up at Trafalgar Square in London.

    James Whale, TalkTV host said: “Sadiq Khan wants to ruin the capital of this nation, he’s an idiot in my view.

    “Anytime you want to come on TalkTV, come on it. You never agree to. Is that because you’re scared?

    “You have insulted Her Majesty as far as I’m concerned.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate Middleton slammed by photographer for taking own photos

    The Princess of Cornwall is a keen photographer, and has revealed some of her own work over the years, especially photos of her children.

    John Swannell, 76, criticised the Princess, accusing her of taking the opportunity away from budding photographers.

    He told the MailOnline: “All the work I got with the royals really elevated my career; nowadays, someone like me just won’t have the chance.

    “Those chances should be given to young English photographers.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Recap: What was the Queen's cause of death?

    The late monarch's death certificate gave her cause of death as "old age".

    This was also what was listed on her husband Prince Philip's certificate following his passing in April 2021.

    The Queen's document, released by the National Records of Scotland, confirmed she died at 3.10pm on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

    Princess Anne, who had been at Her Majesty's bedside, was listed as the official informant.

    Following her mother's death, the Princess Royal said: "I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother's life."

    The Queen, who reigned for 70 years, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and her death is registered in the district of Aberdeenshire.

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal Family receive over 50,000 letters following Queen's death

    King Charles and The Queen Consort Camilla have received over 50,000 letters following the Queen's death.

    The Royal Family Tweeted: "Over 50,000 letters and cards have been sent to The King, The Queen Consort and Members of The Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

    "A small but dedicated Correspondence Team are carefully sorting, reading and responding to the messages as they arrive."

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry ‘want to stall’ Netflix show

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “want to stall” their Netflix show and it “could be dead in the water” after the Queen’s death, an insider has claimed.

    It was thought The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s docuseries would be released later this year after their multi-million pound deal with Netflix back in 2020.

    However sources say the couple are keen to take out or downplay much of what they have said about Charles, Camilla, William and Kate, the new Princess of Wales.

    One Hollywood insider told Page Six: “A lot of conversations are happening. I hear that Harry and Meghan want the series to be held until next year, they want to stall.

    “I wonder if the show could even be dead in the water at this point, do Harry and Meghan just want to shelve this thing?”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meg and Harry's new PR assistant has helped the couple before

    Morgan, 45, also helped out on the couple’s 2019 African tour, when they were still working Royals.

    Publicity will now be handled by their charitable foundation Archewell, where comms are overseen by former Silicon Valley bigwig Christine Schirmer.

    It comes after Toya Holness, who was appointed ‘global press secretary’ in March 2021, was parted company with the Sussexes earlier this year.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry's new PR guru

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appointed a top Silicon Valley PR to boost their image after parting ways with their previous.

    The Duke and Duchess's ventures will now be handled "in-house" at their charitable foundation Archewell, with Christine Weil Schirmer at the helm according to reports.

    Meghan has worked with the company since her days as an actress on legal drama Suits and is pals with senior partner Keleigh Thomas Morgan.

    The PR chief was invited to the royal wedding and has also represented American actor Tyler Perry, whose Los Angeles mansion Harry and Meghan used as a base while house-hunting.

    A source told the Daily Mail: “This is a really big deal for Meghan. She takes the view that she doesn’t need to pay an outside firm a lot of money to do PR for her and Harry anymore.”

  • Louis Allwood

    King Charles could demote Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

    It has been claimed that the King is “tipped” to demote his nieces following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

    Marlene Koenig, royal commentator, claimed the new King will “further limit titles”. 

    The commentator claimed that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughters, could be demoted the Express reported.

    Beatrice and Eugenie aren’t working members of the Royal Family.

  • Louis Allwood

    Princess Anne’s final moments with her mother, Queen Elizabeth

    The Princess Royal opened up about the Queen’s death earlier this month, after she stayed by her Queen’s bedside at Balmoral.

    Anne said in a touching statement: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life.

    “It has been an honour and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys.

    “Witnessing the love and respect shown by so many on these journeys has been both humbling and uplifting.

    “We will all share unique memories. I offer my thanks to each and every one who share our sense of loss.

    “We may have been reminded how much of her presence and contribution to our national identity we took for granted.

    “I am also so grateful for the support and understanding offered to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the added responsibilities of The Monarch.

    “To my mother, The Queen, thank you.”

  • Louis Allwood

    What Royal Family worker appeared in I'm A Celebrity?

    Paul Burrell appeared on season four of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, in 2004.

    He stayed in the jungle for 16 days, making it to the final of the competition.

    The series was won by comedian, Joe Pasquale, with Burrell narrowly coming second by a 2% margin.

    He participated in four Bushtucker Trials and gained 75% of his stars.

    In 2022 he is returning to the show for spin off All Stars.

    The ex royal butler has also made frequent television appearances throughout his career, mostly due to his close relationship with the Princess.

    Burrell was the Royal Correspondent on the TV show Lorraine in the run-up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

    He was picked out by bosses because of his close relationship with Harry’s mother Diana.

  • Louis Allwood

    The King's coin

    The Royal Mint have revealed what the King's new coin will look like.

    The King’s effigy has been created by sculptor Martin Jennings, and has been personally approved by His Majesty.

    The King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to Queen Elizabeth II in keeping with tradition.

  • Vanity Fair’s cover of Meghan angered her when she began dating Prince Harry

    Meghan Markle was unhappy with her October 2017 Vanity Fair cover issue according to Valentine Low, royal expert and author of ‘Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown’.

    Express Online reports he said: “Sweet, yes? And she looked great, didn’t she? But Meghan hated it. 

    “And she was furious with Keleigh Thomas Morgan. ‘She was very unhappy with how that had been handled,’ said a source. ‘And she was looking to throw blame in every possible direction, despite it having been a positive piece’.

     “She did not like the photographs. She thought the story was negative. 

    “She was upset that it was about Harry, not about her.”

  • Who is Lady Amelia Windsor?

    Lady Amelia, the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent, the late Queen’s cousin, is 43rd in line to the throne.

    The 27-year-old royal has posed for Dolce & Gabbana as well as Tatler.

    The Sun’s royal expert Phil Dampier says: “I’m sure her environmental credentials would appeal to Charles. She’s clearly a glamorous and modern figure.” 

    He added: “Lady Amelia could take on any number of patronages within the fashion or entertainment world – she’d be a great fit.”

    Photo by Rasid Necati Aslim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
  • Prince Harry ‘showed his paranoia’ by turning down Prince William’s offer to meet

    Prince Harry’s behaviour towards his brother was a “real insight into the paranoia” affecting the Duke of Sussex, argues a royal commentator.

    Speaking on Palace Confidential, Richard Eden said: “The first thing William wanted to do - he was shocked - was go to see his brother and talk about it. 

    “So, he made contact but Harry wanted to know who would come with him, who would need to know about him coming, and William had to say ‘Well, I would have to tell my private secretary because I will have to change my arrangements for tomorrow’. 

    “And Harry reportedly said, ‘Well, if anyone else knows about it, do not come’. And I mean that is really an insight into the paranoia [affecting Harry]. 

    “Just the level of distrust there was at this point and you can tell that they really were on their way out of the Royal Family by then.” 

  • Molly Russell verdict leads Prince William to issue online safety plea

    Prince William urged the government to make online safety “a prerequisite, not an afterthought” after an inquest into 14-year-old Molly Russell’s death.

    A coroner found that the London teen died from an act of self-harm while suffering depression and the negative effects of online content.

    Prince William, who met Mr Russell in November 2019, tweeted: "They have been so incredibly brave. Online safety for our children and young people needs to be a prerequisite, not an afterthought."

  • Prince Harry said ‘really nasty things’ about Camilla

    Prince Harry reportedly said “really nasty things” about the Queen Consort, Camilla, claims a royal author.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin appeared on Friday’s episode of ITV’s Lorraine with substitute Christine Lampard and said the Duke of Sussex misrepresented Camilla.

    She added: “One was The Crown which was really cruel to her and the other was Prince Harry who had said some really nasty things about her too.”

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
  • Historian claims Harry and Meghan’s children could miss out on titles

    Royal historian Marlene Koenig told Express Online that the children of Meghan and Harry could miss out on royal titles.

    She said this is because there is a general trend that royal families are generally slimming down the number of titles awarded.

    The historian said: “There is definitely a movement in the European royal houses to further limit the size of their royal families. George V started the process with the 1917 Letters Patent limiting the HRH and title of Prince and Princess to the children of the sovereign, grandchildren in the male line and the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales (which ERII changed in 2012 to all the children of the eldest son of the POW because of the new succession law).”

  • Kate Middleton recalls children’s spontaneous reaction to hers and Will’s engagement shots

    Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children were left amused after looking at their engagement photos.

    Express Online reports that Prince George and Princess Charlotte viewed the photos during their first visit to Wales on Tuesday.

    "Oh my goodness, is that from our engagement?" the royal said, in a video shared by TikTok user mariahedges8. 

    She said: “We always laugh about this. Although we've been married for 11 years, we've been together for double that, so it's extraordinary.”

    Kate then revealed her kids’ reactions to the photos:  “The children look back at the photos and say, 'Mummy, you look so young!'”

  • Miles Teller ‘breached royal protocol’ whilst meeting the Cambridges

    American actor Miles Teller claims he broke royal protocol when he met Prince William and Kate Middleton at a Royal Film Performance screening for Top Gun: Maverick.

    Express Online reports he made the admission on US TV programme The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

    The actor said: "There’s a lot of etiquette ... and I kind of had a sheet so I wouldn’t mess it up.

    "Right off the bat I messed up: You’re not supposed to extend your hand right off the bat unless they do."

  • Harry and Meghan’s plan to stay with PR firm was temporary, claims source

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ended their relationship with US-based PR firm Sunshine Sachs.

    The Sussexes’ reason for doing so was that their popularity has plunged.

    However, a source with knowledge of the company’s relationship with the couple added: “When Sunshine Sachs began working with the Duke and Duchess, the plan was always for it to be temporary until a full-time internal team could be created.

    “After they were hired, Sunshine Sachs worked alongside them to help the transition. All sides are on good terms and periodic advisory work continues.”

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