Meghan Markle news latest – Prince Harry to 'offer olive branch' & bring son Archie to UK as Meg sits out Diana statue

PRINCE Harry might bring back his son Archie to the UK when he visits to unveil a Princess Diana statue in London alongside brother William.

For only the second time since Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey,William will reunite with his younger brother – this time at Kensington Palace when the Diana memorial is revealed on July 1.

Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told Closer: "From what I've heard from reliable royal sources, Harry will return for his mother's statue unveiling. He's thought to be planning on staying at Frogmore [his former home with Meghan], and he'll obviously have to quarantine.”

"But he won't be alone – there's strong reason to believe that Archie will be with him. I think Archie coming would be a great diffuser of the situation. And the decision to bring him could be the very first sign of guilt from Harry,” shared the writer.

"I think he still believes that what he and Meghan did was the right thing – but bringing Archie back would be an olive branch of some sort a definite sign that he's looking to call a truth over what's happened recently. It could help heal a lot of hurt,” he added. 

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates...

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    NET NAME ROW

    The row over whether Harry and Meghan asked the Queen if they could use her private nickname Lilibet for their baby girl was reignited yesterday.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex admitted they bought Lilibet Diana and Lili Diana internet domains before Harry spoke to his gran.

    Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, insisted they snapped them up to stop profiteers cashing in

    But Penny Junor, the prince’s biographer, said: “He clearly hasn’t consulted the Queen at that point. It is common courtesy to ask, and this is no ordinary grandmother — this is the Queen.”

    The Sussexes threatened to sue the BBC after it quoted a source as saying they “never asked” permission to name their daughter Lilibet.

    They insisted the Queen was the first family member Harry called after the birth — and she was “supportive” of their choice. Buckingham Palace did not comment, but sources said she had been “told, not asked”.

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    ‘VULGAR’

    Meghan’s aides insist she knew “flashy earrings” were gifted to her by the Saudi crown prince after he ordered the killing of a journalist, a royal expert has claimed.

    The duchess was given the pair of glitzy chandelier earrings – which are reportedly worth £500,000 – by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a wedding gift.

    The earrings, triangular strings of coloured yellow diamonds set in white diamonds which palace sources attributed to Geneva watchmaker and jeweller Chopard, have been called “vulgar” in historian royal expert Robert Lacey’s new book.

    In the book, Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, London antique jewellery Sandra Cronan is quoted as saying: “They’re surely too flashy for the Royal Family.

    “They’re essentially a way of saying, ‘Look at all my money!’”

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    NO TRUST BETWEEN BROTHERS EXPERT SAYS

    Prince William “doesn’t trust” Prince Harry anymore after their turbulent past and the Queen may be the only person that can fix their rift, experts have claimed.

    Speaking on True Royalty TV’s weekly programme The Royal Beat, veteran royal correspondent Phil Dampier said: “I don’t think William trusts Harry anymore and he is always worried that anything he says will end up in the press in two or three days’ time.

    “That’s what he is worried about, and he needs to be cautious of what he can actually say to him.”

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    LEAK FEARS

    Prince William and Kate Middleton did not have a sit-down chat with Harry after Prince Philip’s funeral, a royal historian has claimed.

    Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix’s The Crown, says the Cambridges feared their conversations would be leaked as family anger “ran deep” during the emotional service at Windsor in April.

    Harry and Wills were seen walking and chatting together for around four minutes as they left their grandfather’s moving funeral service earlier this year.

    It was reported at the time that the brothers then spoke for two hours afterwards – alongside dad Charles – in attempt to patch things over in their first meeting since Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Lacey claims the formal conference did not happen – with Charles said to have gone back to Wales and Kate and William nipping home to put their kids to bed.

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    PRINCESS PEACH

    Dressed casually, Kate paired a pair of blue jeans with white shoes and a pastel peach blazer for the trip.

    The smiling Duchess was shown around the exhibits by Dr Doug Gurr, the director of the National History Museum.

    Kate also thanked children’s hospices in the UK for the “remarkable” and “life-changing” work they do.

    Kate, patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each), said the last year has been particularly difficult for families with seriously ill children and said children’s hospices are “a lifeline”.

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    PRINCE HARRY AGREED TO EXPLOSIVE OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING STRIPPED OF HIS MILITARY TITLE

    Prince Harry launched ­bitter attacks on the Royal Family after he was stripped of his military titles, The Sun can reveal.

    Retired major Harry, 36, agreed to sit down with TV presenter Oprah Winfrey within 24 hours of losing them in February’s final Megxit deal

    His anger had long thought to have been triggered by future king Charles telling him that son Archie could not be a prince.

    But we can reveal he lost his cool after an argument about keeping his titles.

    A source explained: “There was a bust-up just before Oprah but it wasn’t to do with Archie’s title.

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    LEAK FEARS

    Prince William and Kate Middleton did not have a sit-down chat with Harry after Prince Philip’s funeral, a royal historian has claimed.

    Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix’s The Crown, says the Cambridges feared their conversations would be leaked as family anger “ran deep” during the emotional service at Windsor in April.

    Harry and Wills were seen walking and chatting together for around four minutes as they left their grandfather’s moving funeral service earlier this year.

    It was reported at the time that the brothers then spoke for two hours afterwards – alongside dad Charles – in attempt to patch things over in their first meeting since Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Lacey claims the formal conference did not happen – with Charles said to have gone back to Wales and Kate and William nipping home to put their kids to bed.

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    MEGHAN INTERVIEW: DUCHESS TELLS NPR PICTURES IN ‘THE BENCH’ OFFER A GLIMPSE OF ‘AUTHENTIC’ LIFE AT LA HOME

    Inside Meghan’s 34-page book The Bench, the pictures give a fresh glimpse into the Sussexes’ “authentic” life at their LA home – featuring their newborn daughter.

    Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book.

    Although the book may have had slow sales, it is expected to be huge hit for the book’s publishers Penguin Random House Children’s, as they have the rights that allow them to sell the English language copy globally.

    They could also sell translation rights to other publishers, which means that the book could become a global success if it published in other languages.

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    NO TRUST BETWEEN BROTHERS EXPERT SAYS

    Prince William “doesn’t trust” Prince Harry anymore after their turbulent past and the Queen may be the only person that can fix their rift, experts have claimed.

    Speaking on True Royalty TV’s weekly programme The Royal Beat, veteran royal correspondent Phil Dampier said: “I don’t think William trusts Harry anymore and he is always worried that anything he says will end up in the press in two or three days’ time.

    “That’s what he is worried about, and he needs to be cautious of what he can actually say to him.”

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    WHO MADE THE SCULPTURE OF PRINCESS DIANA?

    Is one of the most foremost sculptors working today, it reads on his website.

    His effigy of the Queen appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1988.

    He recently completed work on one of the most important war memorials since WWII, the Armed Forces Memorial.

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    WHERE WILL PRINCESS DIANA’S STATUE BE UNVEILED?

    It will be unveiled on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

    It will be installed at the Sunken Gardens, which was believed to be Diana’s favourite spot on the Kensington Palace grounds.

    “Our mother touched so many lives,” the princes said in a statement, per the BBC.

    “We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”

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    HARRY SET TO STAY AT FROGMORE COTTAGE WITH PRINCESS EUGENIE

    Prince Harry will stay at Covid-secure Frogmore Cottage with cousin Eugenie and her husband when he returns to the UK.

    The house has been split into two so the Duke of Sussex can stick to isolation rules while he is there ahead of the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

    The Duke will have to isolate there for at least five days before testing negative for Covid for the statue unveiling on July 1.

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    KATE AND HER BEES

    The Duchess of Cambridge beamed as she visited the National History museum – and revealed that she has become a beekeeper.

    Kate Middleton gifted schoolchildren with a pot of honey produced by her own bees at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

    The smiling Duchess was shown around the Urban Nature Project by Dr Doug Gurr, the director of the National History Museum.

    Dressed casually, Kate paired a pair of blue jeans with white shoes and a pastel peach blazer for the trip.

     

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    NET NAME ROW

    The row over whether Harry and Meghan asked the Queen if they could use her private nickname Lilibet for their baby girl was reignited yesterday.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex admitted they bought Lilibet Diana and Lili Diana internet domains before Harry spoke to his gran.

    Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, insisted they snapped them up to stop profiteers cashing in

    But Penny Junor, the prince’s biographer, said: “He clearly hasn’t consulted the Queen at that point. It is common courtesy to ask, and this is no ordinary grandmother — this is the Queen.”

    The Sussexes threatened to sue the BBC after it quoted a source as saying they “never asked” permission to name their daughter Lilibet.

    They insisted the Queen was the first family member Harry called after the birth — and she was “supportive” of their choice. Buckingham Palace did not comment, but sources said she had been “told, not asked”.

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    'SPRING IN HER STEP'

    “There’s a new spring in her step,” the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter told the Sun Online.

    “She’s had a lot to contend with but she’s come out of it. She’s very stoic, very pragmatic. 

    “I think she’s being very cheery, but then we’re all coming out of lockdown, we’re all coming out of restrictions – unless we can be positive about it, why be gloomy?”

    The monarch, “who enjoys meeting people”, left Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron chuckling as she cracked jokes at Cornwall’s Eden Project and gave a hilarious reply when told she was “a hit” with guests.

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    'SPRING IN HER STEP'

    The Queen has a "spring in her step" despite being dealt a number of blows by Prince Harry and Meghan Meghan Markle over the last year, a royal expert has said.

    Her Majesty, 95, appeared in fine form this month as she marked her official birthday and charmed world leaders at the G7 Summit.

    It comes just two months after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral and weeks after claims she was “never asked” about her great-grandaughter’s name Lilibet.

    But after more than a year living in strict Covid conditions, it seems Her Majesty has finally come out of the other side.

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY BOUGHT ‘LILIBET’ DOMAIN NAME BEFORE GETTING QUEEN’S APPROVAL

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have admitted they bought the domain name “Lilibet Diana” before their daughter’s name was approved by the Queen.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased a “significant” number of domain names for potential names they were considering for their baby girl.

    The URL lilibetdiana.com was created on Friday June 4 through GoDaddy – two days before the Sussexes announced the arrival of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    Several days earlier, on May 31, the domain name lilidiana.com was registered, giving the couple another alternative to Lilibet should the Queen have objected to its use.

    A spokesman for the couple told The Telegraph: “Of course, as is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect against the exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared.”

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    DI'S WISH

    Princess Diana once made her sons "promise to be best friends" and "never let anyone come between them" her psychic pal has revealed.

    Simone Simmons, who Diana used to consult before her death, said William and Harry vowed to keep their mum's wish – giving her a big hug to seal the deal.

    Ms Simmons is quoted in an updated edition of Robert Lacey's Battle of Brothers, in which she says Diana told the boys: "You must promise me that you will always be each other’s best friends.

    "And never let anyone come between you."

    Royal historian Lacey goes on to write: "Both boys promised they would keep to that, Simmons remembers.

    "They high-fived each other and gave their mother a big cuddle."

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    ROYAL REVEAL

    Meghan Markle announced that she was pregnant with Archie early as she was “showing” and didn’t want to “distract from her royal tour”, insiders have revealed.

    The Duchess of Sussex had been less than three months pregnant but had been keen to shift the focus from herself during the tour, historian Robert Lacey reveals.

    He explains in a new extract from his book Battle of the Brothers: William, Harry and the inside story of the royal family in Tumult, published in the Times, Lacey reveals that the news came as a sudden surprise.

    Reporters were informed of the news during what they had presumed to be a briefing for the couple's 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

    However, their press secretary at the time Jason Kanuf announced to the Royal Rota that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting a baby and they could expect an official announcement in 15 minutes.

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    PALACE PROBE

    Claims Meghan Markle bullied royal staff are still being investigated after more than three months.

    The final report from Buckingham Palace’s probe was due to be released this week – but it could be delayed until 2022.

    An independent law firm was expected to reveal the finer details in the annual Sovereign Grant report.

    But royal sources have confirmed the inquiry is “ongoing”, The Times reports.

    So it means things could be pushed back until next year’s report.

    The Palace launched the investigation after the Duchess of Sussex was accused of bullying two senior staff members.

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    WILLIAM AND KATE SET FOR ‘SECRET’ US TRIP

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to make a low key visit to Santa Barbra to visit Prince Harry and Meghan for “peace talks”.

    After a bitter feud sparked earlier this year with Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah the two brothers are hoping to patch things up.

    US Weekly reports the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning a secret trip to America to meet their new niece, Lilibet, and embark on “peace talks” with Meghan and Harry.

    A palace insider reportedly said: “There’s a shared desire to move on. William and Kate want to meet Lili, and they agree it’s only fair that they visit Harry and Meghan on their home turf.”

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    NO TRUST BETWEEN BROTHERS EXPERT SAYS

    Prince William “doesn’t trust” Prince Harry anymore after their turbulent past and the Queen may be the only person that can fix their rift, experts have claimed.

    Speaking on True Royalty TV’s weekly programme The Royal Beat, veteran royal correspondent Phil Dampier said: “I don’t think William trusts Harry anymore and he is always worried that anything he says will end up in the press in two or three days’ time.

    “That’s what he is worried about, and he needs to be cautious of what he can actually say to him.”

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    ‘VULGAR’

    Meghan’s aides insist she knew “flashy earrings” were gifted to her by the Saudi crown prince after he ordered the killing of a journalist, a royal expert has claimed.

    The duchess was given the pair of glitzy chandelier earrings – which are reportedly worth £500,000 – by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a wedding gift.

    The earrings, triangular strings of coloured yellow diamonds set in white diamonds which palace sources attributed to Geneva watchmaker and jeweller Chopard, have been called “vulgar” in historian royal expert Robert Lacey’s new book.

    In the book, Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, London antique jewellery Sandra Cronan is quoted as saying: “They’re surely too flashy for the Royal Family.

    “They’re essentially a way of saying, ‘Look at all my money!’”

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    WATCH: THE QUEEN IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN TALK SENSE INTO PRINCE HARRY, ROYAL EXPERTS CLAIMS

    The Queen is the only person who can ‘talk sense’ into Prince Harry and help him mend rift with Prince William, royal expert claims

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    PRINCE HARRY AGREED TO EXPLOSIVE OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING STRIPPED OF HIS MILITARY TITLE

    Prince Harry launched ­bitter attacks on the Royal Family after he was stripped of his military titles, The Sun can reveal.

    Retired major Harry, 36, agreed to sit down with TV presenter Oprah Winfrey within 24 hours of losing them in February’s final Megxit deal

    His anger had long thought to have been triggered by future king Charles telling him that son Archie could not be a prince.

    But we can reveal he lost his cool after an argument about keeping his titles.

    A source explained: “There was a bust-up just before Oprah but it wasn’t to do with Archie’s title.

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