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Meghan Markle facing 'unfortunate side-effect' of half-sister suing her for £60k

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has found herself in the unfortunate position of having her sister sue her after she claimed she was an only child.Her old half-sister Samantha Markle, 57, has taken Meghan to court in Florida over what the royal said during her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.Samantha’s lawyers claim Meghan had told “false and malicious lies” regarding her “rags-to-royalty” story.READ MORE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Californian mansion targeted by intrudersShe also said that the Duchess's claim that she “grew up as an only child” was not true.Meghan’s own lawyers have now swung back, saying she didn’t lie and that the only child claim was “not meant to be a statement of objective fact that she had no genetic siblings or half-siblings.
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Kate 'has revolutionised Royal social media game' making it 'quietly radical' – expert
Kate Middleton has "revolutionised" the Royal social media game, a royal expert has claimed.With the younger royals looking to move with the times and be more in tune with the 21st-century UK populace, the Duchess of Cambridge's approach to Instagram was ensuring they were keeping well ahead of the game.Australian writer Daniela Elser claimed Kate’s account was “quietly radical” and was being greatly effective in guaranteeing that the monarchy would continue for years to come.READ NEXT: UK drivers warned roads could 'melt' as 40C heatwave predicted next week And while the ‘Harry and Meghan show’ across the pond was garnering many followers, Kate’s Instagram work – where a number of pictures and videos were uploaded – proved to everyone that the royals want to be seen in a different light nowadays. Elser said: “While the eyes of the world were by and large glued to the Harry and Meghan Show, Kate has been revolutionising the royal social media game.“It was also indisputable proof of something that has become increasingly apparent of late: Kate is simply nailing the social media game.” Down-to-earth images of Prince William fooling around with his children, a “mould-breaking” snap of the Duke of Cambridge with his father, Prince Charles, and just general everyday pictures of family life, they all added new meaning to a royal site followed by hundreds of thousands of people.“And all of these pics?” asked Elser.
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Royal expert baffled with Prince Harry's claim about bike rides with Archie
Prince Harry's claims that he was 'not allowed to ride his bike' by his parents as a child have been called into question by a royal expert.The comments, where the Duke of Sussex compared his childhood in England with that of his three-year-old son Archie in the US, came during his controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.Speaking highly of his family's new life in California, he said: "I guess the highlight for me is sticking him [Archie] on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides which is something I was never able to do when I was young."READ MORE: Queen unveils trendy new look at 96 and dramatically ditches her walking stickHarry then doubled down on his bicycle take by telling Dax Shepard on the Armchair Expert podcast last May that he would "never have had the chance" to ride with dad Prince Charles as his son does now.But royal commentator Daniela Elser brought this under scrutiny after digging up photos of Harry enjoying a bike ride with his father as a young boy.Writing in news.com.au, she said: "As far as Harry is concerned it is only now that he has the freedom to strap in his two-year-old boy and cycle around the exclusive neighbourhood, just a father and son, the dappled sunshine and a Range Rover full of protection officers purring along in their wake."To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Elser countered this by stating that there was at least four occasions where Charles took him and Prince William for fun on two wheels — "because there are some uncomfortable family photos of him doing it".Charles was once pictured on his bicycle on the Balmoral grounds in 1988 towing a four-year-old Harry behind him
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Prince William and Kate Middleton slammed for having' three furnished homes'
Prince William and Kate Middleton were criticised by taxpayers for having "three furnished homes" as a royal insider revealed their permanent move to Windsor.It has been reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move into Adelaide Cottage, at Windsor Castle, this summer after William celebrates his 40th birthday.According to Royally Obsessed podcasters Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito, taxpayers are "miffed" when they learned the Cambridges have already owned two furnished homes — Kensington Palace in London and Anmer Hall in Norfolk.Rachel said: "At Kensington Palace, being a city location, they are limited in terms of the ground."That means that George, Charlotte and Louis will have easy access to their great-grandmother and I feel like any access to the outdoors will be so great for kids, it will be in abundance at Windsor."Co-host, Roberta, chimed in and added: "But to have three furnished homes...I think the taxpayers are a little miffed about this."But Rachel sees it differently as she considers that Prince William will be the future king."Think about all the properties the Queen has," she added.They also commented that the move "is expected to significantly change the dynamic at Windsor" where, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has the most contact with the Queen.Meanwhile, royal writer Daniela Elser claimed the royal couple's relocation plan "essentially means they have wasted millions and millions of Sovereign Grant money" of modernising Kensington Palace.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.The reported £4million spent on the Cambridge's home of Apartment 1A was funded by 25% of revenue from the Crown estates
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Queen and Lilibet pic would have shown 'retaking command' of Harry and Meghan situation
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet was yesterday (June 4) as the Royal Family wished her a happy first birthday.Numerous social media accounts belonging to members of the Royal Family posted messages but no picture of little Lilibet.Many fans were hoping the occasion would be marked with a photograph of Lilibet meeting the Queen, which is believed to have happened sometime last week.According to a royal commentator, one of the reasons for the lack of photos could have been because it would have shown the Royal Family to be “retaking command of the situation” with the Sussexes.In her News.com.au column, Daniela Elser believes the post of photo of the Queen and Lilibet would have been a “powerful checkmate on the part of Her Majesty in the PR chess match”.She wrote: “In short, releasing a Queen and Lili shot would have represented the royal house retaking command of the situation and reclaiming the narrative rather than letting Harry and Meghan call the media shots as they have been.“An added benefit of our imaginary photo here is that it would also have gone some way to serving as an antidote to the prevailing whiff of acrimony that has seemed to waft over the Jubilee appearances by the Sussexes.”Elser also believed that pushing for a photo to be published would have served as a ‘line being drawn under’ the drama to the public.However, the reason for no photograph may be due to Harry and Meghan's privacy with both children's faces barely visible in any released photographs.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 'cheap seats' after 'reaping what they have sown'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's were “put in their place”, as they were apparently banished to the “cheap seats” during the service of thanksgiving yesterday.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent the service at St Paul's Cathedral stuck behind a group of teenagers, right at the back of the historic venue.James, Viscount Severn — 15th in line to the throne — was one of those the couple were sitting behind.The event saw members of the Royal family and invited guests pay tribute to the Queen, as well as thanking numerous volunteers and the British public.But Royal fans noticed that the controversial Royal couple — who stepped away from their Royal duties around three years ago — had seemingly been shoved to the back of the audience like an unwanted relative at a wedding.Royal commentator Daniela Elser pointed to that fact that this was the couple “reaping what they had sown”, despite the fact that they had been hoping to build bridges during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.Writing for news.com.au, she said: “When the couple waltzed off two years ago to make a fortune and create impact and spend their days coming up with nifty hashtags, it looked like they still held plenty of cards.“Harry, in falling for the Suits star and dragooning her into the working royal ranks, had accidentally found just what the monarchy didn’t know it was looking for.“They were the adored golden couple and the royal family needed them, and oh-so-badly, to inject some youthful verve into the moribund royal brand and to connect with younger generations.“The message from the Palace in putting the Sussexes in the cheap seats seemed to be: You wanted out? Fine.
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Awkward moment Meghan Markle stays centre stage and gets involved at polo
Meghan Markle was caught in an awkward moment when she joined husband Prince Harry on-stage after a polo match. The 40-year-old former actress and Duchess of Sussex dolled up in a black polka dot blouse and white shorts for the charity event as she watched Harry and his Los Padres teammates competed for the Lisle Nixon Memorial Cup at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in California.When Meghan got up the stage to present the trophy to her husband and his winning team, she was somehow squashed in the middle while the polo players tried to take a picture holding the cup.In the video shared on social media, the Duchess puts on an awkward smile as she takes a step back and claps to congratulate Harry on the win.The players lift the heavy cup above her head and she holds onto her sun hat and steps back to the centre of the stage for a photo-op.One viewer shared on TikTok: "Meghan forces her way into polo team to accept trophy."Another said the players "didn't know where to put her" and then ended up "blocking her with the trophy".Meghan was also seen giving a kiss to Harry at the match as a royal expert called the affection a potential "made for TV" moment.The commentator Daniela Elser wrote: "Did Meghan simply wake up and decide that some old school Hollywood glamour was the order of the day given she was going to present the winners’ trophies? "Or was she, Cecil B.
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Meghan and Harry dealt 'social snub of the year' after Brooklyn Beckham wedding – expert
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had been friends with David and Victoria Beckham for some time, with the pair being invited to their royal wedding.Now, it's claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren't on such friendly terms with their eldest, Brooklyn Peltz-Beckham who tied the knot over the weekend.Sources had initially claimed the pair would be jetting to Florida for the showbiz wedding of the year but it appears that they were not on the guestlist.Reports claim that Harry's older brother, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were the only Duke and Duchess that had been invited.According to columnist Daniela Elser, she claims that Meghan and Harry were faced with the snub of the year after not having an invite come through their letterbox.She wrote: "You see, one Duke and Duchess were reportedly invited to the Beckham/Peltz union and one was not, which if this is true, amounts to the social snub of the year."Daniela added that David and Victoria were among the many guests at Westminster Abbey for William and Catherine's wedding in 2011 as well as at St George's Chapel for Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018.The columnist went on to add: "William and Kate, per a news story, were asked to attend the lavish affair but turned down the offer, Harry and Meghan were not included on the guest list."Elser went on to add: "However, for whatever reason, what is notable about the Sussexes is, since quitting the UK to talk about making content, how restrained their social life has been."Whether by choice or not, what is marked is that the big names who existed in the Sussexes' orbit pre-Megxit are nowhere to be seen now."The Mirror reported: "The Beckhams were reported to have agonised over which royal couple to
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Kate Middleton's charming 8-second clip 'shows why Harry and Meghan failed' says expert
Prince William and Kate Middleton had a rare moment of genuine fun on their tour of the Caribbean in what one royal expert called an "off-the-cuff moment” that illustrates why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “have flourished in their roles".And, writing for news.com.au Daniela Elser says the encounter shows exactly why the royal career of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has "hit the rocks".After getting off to a dicey start, with the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge being forced to pull out of a planned visit to a Mayan village after it emerged that locals were planning a protest over a land dispute with one of the charities of which Prince William is patron.But on the first full day of their visit to Belize, the couple visited ancient Mayan ruins at an archaeological site deep in the Chiquibul Forest.As they posed for photos outside the breathtaking Caana, or ”sky palace,” Wills and Kate joked with the press pack that have been following them around the world.A candid video clip shows the moment that the Prince pointed out that the rival photographers were straying into each others’ shots.“It was a totally off-the-cuff moment,” says royal expert Elser, “but a highly illuminating one that gets to the heart of why the Cambridges have flourished in their roles and why Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal careers hit the rocks”.Both William and Harry have grown up in the public eye, but while William has learned to live with the constant attention his younger brother has often struck a sour note with the press, says Ms Elser.One royal correspondent told The Guardian that Harry clearly didn’t enjoy his royal duties: “Any engagement that I’m at with him he just scowls at us.
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Expert claims Kate Middleton and Prince William soon won't be seen together much
Kate Middleton and Prince William are a seemingly perfect pair, who for many years have been side by side in their duties and royal appearances.But according to Royal insiders that won’t be the case for much longer.Royal Expert Daniela Elser claims that the Wills and Kate won’t often be in the public eye together anymore as new blueprints for the royal family are drawn out.It comes as the Queen prepares to celebrate her platinum jubilee, marking 70-years on the throne - and with it bringing huge changes to how the royals operate.According to News AU, these new plans will put pressure on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s marriage, with them each taking on significant responsibilities which could keep them separated.In recent weeks Kate was tasked with flying to Denmark for a two-day fact-finding mission for her Early Years Foundation.The Daily Mail reports that this trip was just a taste of what is to come. The paper also claimed that there is “a bold, but quietly implemented, new strategy” being implemented behind palace gates and which will see “Kate become the most publicly prominent female in the royal family.”A royal source told the paper: “What will happen is that when the couple go on visits abroad it will be more like what Charles and Diana did, where they each branch out and do more engagements on their own.
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Kate Middleton's secret makeover marks 'ambitious new chapter' for duchess
Kate Middleton has “flipped the switch” with outfit choices that signal a “much more ambitious new chapter” in her life, according to royal experts.She donned Roland Mouret trousers during a visit to Denmark this week - a stark difference to her normal choice of a dress or frock.The Duchess of Cambridge’s decision to rock the bottoms, which cost almost £1,000, has been hailed as “ground-breaking” because it shows a switch to professional chic.Daniela Elser wrote in news.au: “Kate is getting down to business and her wardrobe clearly is too.“This is about signalling a much more interesting shift and the advent of the much more ambitious new chapter in her royal good works.”The comments come after royal officials announced Kate and Prince William will jet off on a royal tour next month.They will travel to Belize, Jamaica, and The Bahamas to explore the country’s biodiversity – and Buckingham Palace says the royal pair wants to meet as many people as possible.Elser pointed out that Kate’s decision to opt for more professional outfit choices could be to do with her legacy.She added: “Through 10 years of learning and mastering the royal ropes, through 25 international trips, three pregnancies and two house moves, she has relied pretty much exclusively on dresses.Stay up to date with all the latest Royal news from the Daily Star by signing up for one of our free newsletters here.“While occasionally in the past she would pepper skinny jeans or a fetching pair of culottes into her fashion mix, they were very much the exception to the rule.
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Queen's Covid battle is reminder of 'cold hard reality' for royal family's situation
The Queen's Covid diagnosis has forced the Royal Family to face the 'cold hard reality' of their precarious situation, an expert has claimed.In one of the most tumultuous periods for the Queen and fellow royals in living memory, the family has had to absorb Harry and Meghan quitting, the death of Prince Phillip, and more recently the allegations made against Prince Andrew.And according to Royal expert Daniela Elser, the latest news that the Queen has Covid will make projecting stability to the British public an even harder job.Following the Queen's diagnosis, Buckingham Palace put out a short statement, that many including Daniela Elser took umbrage with.It read: "Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for Covid.“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week.“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines."The brevity of the statement rankled many, and writing in NewsAu, Elsner delivered her riposte.She said: "Buckingham Palace might be resolutely intent on projecting an image of a united royal family cheerily getting on with the job – but that blithe optimism looks like it’s increasingly flying in the face of cold hard reality."The commentator added that the short statement over the monarch's diagnosis was telling for the precious 'situation' the royal family is in.She added: "This whole situation highlights what is only going to become a more pressing and painful headache for the royal house, which is, how to manage news about Her Majesty’s health."The news of the Queen's illness comes just days after she was pictured using a walking stick.
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Prince Harry critic has odd theory Queen 'burned' him with 2 words in statement
Queen sent a subtle "burn" thanks to two words at the end of her historic Jubilee statement.Royal commentator Daniela Elser reckons the Queen sent the hidden message when she signed off with "Your Servant" to mark the 70th anniversary of her Ascension.Elser believes those two words were somehow a dig at Harry, who quit royal life in 2020 and has been vocal about the challenges he faced.Writing for news.co.au, Elser said: "...Two fascinating words in the Queen’s statement have been largely overlooked – two words which should have particular resonance for her grandson and newbie Californian Prince Harry.Do you think it was a subtle dig at Harry? Let us know in the comments below"There, handwritten in ink, on the bottom of Buckingham Palace letterhead, wedged between the end of the typewritten statement, she has scrawled 'Your Servant, Elizabeth R.'"Unlike her 2012 Diamond Jubilee missive which she ended with the antiseptic “I send my sincere good wishes to you all” this time around she chose a sign off – “your servant” – that carried with it a universe of meaning."The journalist added how the Monarch has dedicated herself to her country since her father's untimely death and is a "nonagenarian still intent on duty and who sees her position as a privilege."For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.In contrast, she added of the Duke of Sussex: "Harry, for some reason, seems to exist in some sort of vacuum where he seems to feel permanently justified in telling the world, ad nauseam, how hard he had it back in his palace days."Meanwhile, also in the statement released on Saturday night, Her Majesty shared her desire that Camilla will become
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Harry facing 'latest indignity' if Queen sacks him from final royal role, expert claims
Prince Harry is facing "the latest in a long line of indignities" as it has emerged that the Queen could sack him from his final royal role, an expert claims.Buckingham Palace courtiers are said to be considering removing Harry and Prince Andrew as Counsellors of State.In the event that The Queen cannot undertake her official duties as Sovereign on a temporary basis due to illness or absence abroad, the role means that the Sovereign's spouse and the next four people in the line of succession who are over the age of 21 can step in.Prince Charles, Prince William, Harry and Prince Andrew are the current Counsellors, but it has been reported that the latter two could be stripped of their titles, according to the Daily Mail.Royal expert Daniela Elser wrote on News.com.au: "Given both Andrew and Harry’s dramatically changed status, Buckingham Palace aides seem to think they should no longer hold the potentially powerful positions of Counsellors of State."The question of who can and can’t take over some of her duties should she not be able to is of new and critical importance."For Harry, this is just the latest in a long line of indignities he has faced since making the life-altering decision to quit as a working member of the royal family."Talking about the possibility of Harry losing the role, a royal source told the Mail: “It is a genuine problem that the Palace is looking to address.“Can you imagine the Duke of York having to sign official documents, for example, because the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were both abroad, and the Queen became ill?“It’s not an exaggeration to say it could put the monarchy in jeopardy.”Seemingly referring to Prince Andrew’s upcoming court case and the publication of Harry’s
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