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MEGHAN Markle's ex-husband could tell his "remarkable story" in a forthcoming tell-all book, a royal expert has claimed.  

Royal author Tom Bower's new biography is reportedly going to include interviews with Trevor Engelson, the Duchess' ex-husband. 

And expert Neil Sean said "a lot of people" could have "an axe to grind" to tell their side of the story.

Speaking about the Duchess' former husband on his YouTube channel Mr Sean said: As he [Tom Bower] said, you know, a lot of people were willing to go on record and speak, many without being paid, we might point out as well.

"This must be terrifying for Meghan Markle, herself because obviously, they've got an axe to grind, some may say, but on the other side of the coin, they definitely want to get their side of the story out".

"This particular individual would truly have a remarkable story because, after all, he would have first-hand experience of what it was like, yes what it was like, to be married the first time around to the actress from Suits."

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  • Lauren Lomas

    Where will Harry & Meg stay during Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

    The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a highly anticipated period in the calendar because of its historical significance, and because the celebrations will coincide with a much needed break for many.

    As festivities take place across the UK to celebrate the 96-year-old’s seventh decade on the throne, Brits will also be relishing an extended weekend.

    The late May Bank Holiday has been moved to June 2 to make it a four-day weekend running from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.

    Harry and Meghan, who have relocated to California, will return to the UK to celebrate the occasion.

    The couple are expected to stay in their first family home, Frogmore Cottage, situated in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    Despite living in a £11million house in Los Angeles, the Sussexes continue to lease the property, which was their home before their move Stateside.

    Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie, and her husband Jack Brooksbank currently occupy the property with their son, August.

    The expectation is that she will open up the guest bedrooms to accommodate the couple when they arrive in the UK.

    Harry previously stayed at the cottage in April 2021, when he returned from the US to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip.

  • Lauren Lomas

    What would YOU do if you were Queen for the day

    Brits have revealed the first things they would do if they could be the nation’s monarch for a day. 

    Four in 10 Brits believe they would be a good ruler, a study of 2,000 people said. 

    Some Brits claimed they would declare fish & chips the national dish, while others would grant Manchester United star Marcus Rashford a knighthood. 

    Planting more trees was also a popular decision, as was making electric vehicles cheaper and introducing more bank holidays. 

    This study was conducted by Lloyds Bank, and it showed that 52% Brits are excited for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. 

    Read more here

  • Lauren Lomas

    Will Harry & Meghan bring their children to the Platinum Jubilee?

    The royal children, Archie, three and Lilibet, who is almost one, will travel to the UK with the Duke and Duchess. 

    However, they are unlikely to attend every event. 

    A representative for the royal couple said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children.”

    On 26 May, 2022, it was revealed that the couple will join the Queen at a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday June 3, 2022.

    The Telegraph reported that their children are unlikely to attend.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Student speaks of 'pleasure' at seeing her Platinum Jubilee emblem 'everything'

    The student who designed the official Platinum Jubilee emblem has said it is a "pleasure" to see his creation on everything from London buses to chocolate bars and coins.

    Graphic design student Edward Roberts, from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, also said he feels "honoured" to have been invited to the official celebrations on the bank holiday weekend.

    The 19-year-old's design was selected as the winning entry in The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition, run by the Victoria & Albert Museum in conjunction with Buckingham Palace.

    The logo is emblazoned across trains, champagne bottles, teddy bears and even deck chairs.

    Souvenirs from the Royal Collection featuring the emblem, such as mugs, tea towels and umbrellas, have proven so popular that the merchandiser has temporarily suspended orders due to "unprecedented demand".

    Mr Roberts, who has just finished the second year of his graphic and communication design degree at the University of Leeds, said: "To see my design used throughout the country, and further afield, is a pleasure".

  • Joseph Gamp

    Harry’s ‘explosive’ memoir put on hold

    A royal commentator has claimed that the Queen has been thrown a lifeline after it emerged Prince Harry’s “explosive” memoir may have been put on hold.

    Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden said: “As she looks forward to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week, Her Majesty may have been relieved to hear that her grandson Prince Harry’s memoirs could have been put on hold.

    “The book, which is likely to be explosive and has caused much nervousness among courtiers, still does not have a publication date, even though it was expected to be released later this year.”

    Mr Eden also noted that the lack of publication date is highly unusual in the book world, and has therefore sparked speculation that the project has been delayed.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Work continues for Platinum Jubilee outside Buckingham Palace

    As we fast approach Her Majesty’s Jubilee, work has continued on Buckingham Palace to prepare it for the celebrations. 

    The piece being built was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and is called the “Tree of Trees.”

    He said the centerpiece of the celebration represents “hope, regeneration and optimism”, and also reflects The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), which inspired over a million trees to be planted during from October 2021 to March 2022.

    Heatherwick also said the sculpture “acts like a beacon sending one simple, eternal message that trees are the super-heroes of our towns and cities and matter much more to our lives than we realise.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    What we know about Harry & Meghan’s Netflix series

    It was recently revealed that Harry and Meghan will reportedly allow Netflix cameras into their home for a Keeping Up With The Kardashians-style docuseries.

    According to Page Six, the Sussexes have been working with production crews for several months now – despite Meghan’s animated show Pearl being recently dumped by the platform.

    The streaming giant apparently plans to release the series at the end of the year to coincide with the publication of Harry’s bombshell memoir.

    Harry vehemently denied claims the couple would shoot a reality TV show in September 2020, and has previously said life in the Royal Family was like being in The Truman Show.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Royal family must hold their cutlery in the correct hands

    The Royal Family must hold their cutlery in the correct hands, an etiquette expert has said. 

    Speaking on behalf of Coffee Friend William Hanson said: “Traditionally, cutlery is held with the knife in the right hand, and the fork in the left.  A rule that dates back to when men would carry their swords and daggers in their right hand.  By-gone attitudes also meant that people who wrote or eat with their left hand were considered ‘thick’.

    “Mercifully, we now know this to be a load of rubbish and so it is perfectly acceptable to switch the cutlery (fork in right hand; knife in left) but the cutlery is still held in the same manner: the index finger goes down the fork, stopping before the bridge.” 

    Hanson continued: “For knives, the index finger also extends down the knife, stopping where the blade and handle meet.

    “As so much royal duty involves soft diplomacy over dinners, having control over their cutlery (and food) is an essential part of their toolbox.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Piers Morgan says Meg & Harry want to 'hijack' Queen's Jubilee week

    Piers Morgan last night took a swipe at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, claiming they will "hijack" the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.

    Speaking on his TalkTV show last night, the former GMB host blasted: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the southern English county that I come from, incidentally, where they've spent precisely three hours, are a pair of undignified, whiney, hypocritical virtue-signalling, selfish wastrels.

    "The privacy demanding, poverty preaching carbon-conscious couple will fly 5,000 miles, spilling 1.5 metric tones of CO2 emissions, accompanied of course by the Netflix documentary camera crew recording their Kardashian-style, reality show.

    "The emissions of most concern to me, however, are the other noxious toxic fumes they will inevitably emit from the moment they land here and make the jubilee all about themselves.

    "And I'm already shuddering at how this fame-hungry duo will hijack the headlines from the woman who should be given them purely to cement their rival royal brand."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Harry & Meg hire Michael Jackson's ex-bodyguard as head of security

    HARRY and Meghan have hired Michael Jackson's ex-bodyguard to lead their new security team.

    Alberto Alvarez, 45, was seen cycling with Harry earlier this week.

    He tailed the retired royal and son Archie's godfather, Charlie van Straubenzee.

    More security staff followed in a 4x4 as Harry took a spin on his £1,070 electric bike near his £10million home in Montecito, California.

    A source said: "Alberto has worked with the biggest celebrities so knows every trick in the book of keeping them out of harm's way.

    "He is discreet and was extremely loyal to Michael.

    "He and Harry seem like a good match and Harry hopes he's the man to look after him and his family."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan is unlikely to visit her father

    A royal author has claimed that Meghan Markle is unlikely to visit her father in hospital as the “bridge is burned”.

    Duncan Larcombe, a royal author and former royal editor for the Sun, told The Daily Beast: “Meghan hasn’t released any statement and I doubt she intends to go down there.

    “That bridge is burned. If you look at what he did before the wedding, that’s hardly surprising.

    “He has claimed it was naivety, but it was clearly duplicitous.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan's surprise visit to pay respects to Uvalde shooting victims

    Meghan Markle yesterday made an unannounced visit to the Texas town of Uvalde to pay her respects to the victims of an elementary school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.

    The 40-year-old Duchess of Sussex -- wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a blue baseball cap -- reached down with her head bowed and placed flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the courthouse in Uvalde.

    She also walked around the memorial, looking at the white crosses bearing the names of the victims of Tuesday's carnage.

    A spokesperson for Markle said the duchess had been visiting Uvalde in a personal capacity and as a mother, to offer her condolences and support for a grieving community.

    Harry and his wife quit royal life and moved to North America two years ago. They now live in California with their two children.

    Buckingham Palace announced this month the couple would not be present for official celebrations of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee on June 2.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan should ‘give some comfort and reassurance’ to her father after suspected stroke, royal expert says

    Royal expert and author Tom Bower, has implored the Duchess of Sussex to visit her father in this difficult time. 

    Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the biographer said: “What we do know, it that Meghan has always said that she is a very compassionate person. 

    “And if compassion was at all necessary right now, it would mean that she would go to her father’s bedside – about two and a half hours drive south from where she lives – and give him some comfort and reassurance.” 

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan's children have nickname for Ellen DeGeneres

    During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Meghan Markle revealed her children have an adorable nickname for her pal.

    In an interview in November 20201 with the celebrity chat show host, Meghan revealed that Lilibet 'Lili' Diana has started teething. 

    Meghan said she was looking for any ideas to help relieve the pain, to which DeGeneres replied: “Tequila, anything.”

    The controversial comment provoked a laugh from Meghan as she replied to the suggestion, saying: “"That’s Auntie Ellen for you."

    DeGeneres then joked: “That’s why I don’t have kids.”

    The interview made eagle-eyed viewers swoon because Meghan suggested her children refer to Ellen as ‘Auntie’.

    One wrote: “Aww, Meghan Markle and Ellen DeGeneres are two peas in a pod.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan's children unlikely to attend Platinum Jubilee

    The Sussexes confirmed in May that they could be travelling from their LA home with children Archie, three, and Lilibet, who is nearly one, for the Jubilee celebrations.

    A representative for pair said at the time: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."

    On 26 May, 2022, it was revealed that the couple were expected to join the Queen at a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday June 3, 2022.

    The Telegraph reported that their children are unlikely to attend.

    It will mark their first outing together with the entire royal family since quitting The Firm back in 2020.

    The Telegraph reports that the Queen's participation during the service is not likely to be confirmed until the day, though it's one of the Jubilee events she is particularly keen to attend.

  • Milica Cosic

    Where will Harry & Meg stay during Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a highly anticipated period in the calendar because of its historical significance, and because the celebrations will coincide with a much needed break for many.

    As festivities take place across the UK to celebrate the 96-year-old's seventh decade on the throne, Brits will also be relishing an extended weekend.

    The late May Bank Holiday has been moved to June 2 to make it a four-day weekend running from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.

    Harry and Meghan, who have relocated to California, will return to the UK to celebrate the occasion.

    The couple are expected to stay in their first family home, Frogmore Cottage, situated in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    Despite living in a £11million house in Los Angeles, the Sussexes continue to lease the property, which was their home before their move Stateside.

    Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie, and her husband Jack Brooksbank currently occupy the property with their son, August.

    The expectation is that she will open up the guest bedrooms to accommodate the couple when they arrive in the UK.

    Harry previously stayed at the cottage in April 2021, when he returned from the US to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip.

  • Milica Cosic

    Get your FREE Jubilee Magazine in The Sun this Saturday

    SHE once said: "I have to be seen to be Believed."

    And no one in history has been seen more than Queen Elizabeth.

    So on Saturday 28th May, a week before Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, The Sun celebrates her extraordinary 70 years as monarch – in Photographs.

    This free special souvenir magazine, 70 Years Of Majesty, contains fascinating images from every year of her reign.

  • Milica Cosic

    Royal family must hold their cutlery in the correct hands

    The Royal Family must hold their cutlery in the correct hands, an etiquette expert has said. 

    Speaking on behalf of Coffee Friend William Hanson said: "Traditionally, cutlery is held with the knife in the right hand, and the fork in the left.  A rule that dates back to when men would carry their swords and daggers in their right hand.  By-gone attitudes also meant that people who wrote or eat with their left hand were considered ‘thick’.

    “Mercifully, we now know this to be a load of rubbish and so it is perfectly acceptable to switch the cutlery (fork in right hand; knife in left) but the cutlery is still held in the same manner: the index finger goes down the fork, stopping before the bridge." 

    Hanson continued: "For knives, the index finger also extends down the knife, stopping where the blade and handle meet.

    “As so much royal duty involves soft diplomacy over dinners, having control over their cutlery (and food) is an essential part of their toolbox.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry's 'explosive' memoir put on hold

    A royal commentator has claimed that the Queen has been thrown a lifeline after it emerged Prince Harry's "explosive" memoir may have been put on hold.

    Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden said: "As she looks forward to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week, Her Majesty may have been relieved to hear that her grandson Prince Harry’s memoirs could have been put on hold.

    "The book, which is likely to be explosive and has caused much nervousness among courtiers, still does not have a publication date, even though it was expected to be released later this year."

    Mr Eden also noted that the lack of publication date is highly unusual in the book world, and has therefore sparked speculation that the project has been delayed.

  • Milica Cosic

    'Meghan and Harry are royalty to us'

    A royal commentator has claimed that Meghan and Harry will always be treated like royalty in the US, despite what Brits think.

    Speaking on the To Di For Daily podcast Dax Holt said: "Here in America, Prince Harry and Meghan are still royalty to us.”

    He added: “We don’t care what they think over in the UK.

    “You guys can be mad at them, you can be upset that they left, you can side with whatever you want.”

    “Sorry, they’re royalty here in America.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan is unlikely to visit her father

    A royal author has claimed that Meghan Markle is unlikely to visit her father in hospital as the "bridge is burned".

    Duncan Larcombe, a royal author and former royal editor for the Sun, told The Daily Beast: “Meghan hasn’t released any statement and I doubt she intends to go down there.

    “That bridge is burned. If you look at what he did before the wedding, that’s hardly surprising.

    “He has claimed it was naivety, but it was clearly duplicitous.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan lays flowers at Texas school shooting memorial

    MEGHAN Markle was seen laying flowers at a Texas school shooting memorial in a surprise appearance on Thursday - just days after her dad was rushed to a hospital.

    The British Duchess of Sussex put a bouquet outside the Uvalde County Courthouse, near where Salvador Ramos went on a rampage at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.

    Dressed in blue jeans, white sneakers, a T-shirt, and a hat, the casually-dressed Duchess was seen dropping off a bouquet of white roses on Thursday.

    Meghan was also seen wearing Princess Diana's $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch and a Cartier Love Bracelet, according to the Daily Mail.

    With her bodyguard nearby, Meghan paid her respects alongside crosses left in memory of the Uvalde shooting victims.

    The roses, which were beautifully wrapped with purple ribbon, were placed down by a cross for Uziyah Garcia, 10, reading: "You will be missed," as per The Los Angeles Times.

    The 10-year-old boy's dad, 35-year-old Sergio Garcia said Uziyah was his "world" and his "everything."

  • What we know about Harry & Meghan’s Netflix series

    It was recently revealed that Harry and Meghan will reportedly allow Netflix cameras into their home for a Keeping Up With The Kardashians-style docuseries.

    According to Page Six, the Sussexes have been working with production crews for several months now – despite Meghan’s animated show Pearl being recently dumped by the platform.

    The streaming giant apparently plans to release the series at the end of the year to coincide with the publication of Harry’s bombshell memoir.

    Harry vehemently denied claims the couple would shoot a reality TV show in September 2020, and has previously said life in the Royal Family was like being in The Truman Show.

  • Meghan braced for ex-husband to unveil ‘remarkable’ tale

    A royal expert has claimed that Meghan Markle is bracing herself for her ex-husband to reveal the “remarkable story” of their past relationship in a new tell-all book.

    Tom Bower, a British author, is writing new book and will reportedly include interviews with Trevor Engelson, the Duchess ex-husband. 

    Royal expert Neil Sean said “a lot of people” could have “an axe to grind” to tell their side of the story.

    On his YouTube channel, Sean speaks about Engelson and adds: “This particular individual would truly have a remarkable story because, after all, he would have first-hand experience of what it was like, yes what it was like, to be married the first time around to the actress from Suits.”

  • Samantha Markle ‘thankful to god’ as father survives massive stroke

    Meghan’s sister, Samantha, has provided an update on her fathers condition following the news that he was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. 

    Speaking to GB News, the Duchess’s sister was visibly upset. 

    She said: “He’s doing better. He’s in good spirits and you know it’s still hard for me to talk about because he’s been through so much – the heart attack, a pandemic, a stroke.

    “I don’t think he saw it coming but he’s doing better, he’s in good spirits.

    “I’m just so thankful to God that I called him when I did because he was slurring his speech, he couldn’t talk.

    “I feel like had we not got emergency care right away, it could have been fatal, so I feel really blessed that he’s getting some of his strength back.”

    Ms Markle also commented how long it may take for her father to recover.

    She added: “It’s going to take several, maybe six months, maybe a year to get his speech back.

    “He can work with a speech therapist and it’s good, the speech he had in the speech producing part of the brain wasn’t so big that he can’t recover. But you know when you’re almost 80 years old, there’s less plasticity and things are more difficult.

    “So he has the memory of the words and the associations, the stroke was on the right side of the brain, so the damage was on the left and he’s left handed. But it also impaired his speech and his ability to swallow. 

    “All things considered it’s amazing, he’s in good spirits.

    “We’re not, we’re walking on eggshells and sad and having a tough time but he’s being our trooper.”

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