Meghan Markle news latest – Duchess wades into politics AGAIN to hail Biden plan as fans demand she runs for President

MEGHAN Markle has waded in on politics once again after President Joe Biden confirmed he had nominated Judge Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court.

The decision made her the first ever black woman to be nominated to the high court.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke to Anita Hill, professor at Brandeis University who has penned an op-ed in honour of Black History Month in the US.

Meghan said: “The civil rights history of tomorrow is being written today.”

“Judge Jackson’s nomination has opened new ground for women’s representation at the highest level of a judicial system that for too long has tilted against the very community she hails from.

“For the millions of young women who will rightfully find inspiration from this moment, let’s remind ourselves that Black achievement is something that exists not just today or yesterday, and not just in moments of celebration, but as a fabric woven into the entire chronicle of the American story.”

This is not the first time that Meghan has waded into the political sphere as the Duchess previously penned letters to US Congress leaders to advocate for paid leave for all parents.

This has led to many of her supporters wanting her to run for President.

One fan said: "Meghan Markle should run for president."

Whilst another said: "I want Meghan Markle to run for president, she would do a great job."

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest news and gossip

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry hugs singer Jennifer Hudson after mingling with US stars

    Harry was pictured sharing a sweet hug with the singer Jennifer Hudson after mingling with US stars at the NACCP awards.

    The 38-year-old grinned as he embraced R&B royalty backstage on Saturday, after he and wife Meghan Markle received a prestigious award.

    In candid snaps shared on social media, the pair looked delighted to cross paths behind the scenes at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 

    The Duke of Sussex rubbed shoulders with a string of celebs including Anthony Anderson at the bash after chatting to Grammy winner Hudson.

    He had earlier graced the stage with Meghan – who stunned in a tonal blue dress – to receive the President's Award for special achievement and distinguished public service. 

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    Harry & Meghan told to fight over Eugenie pics

    Prince Harry and Meghan have been told to sue after pictures emerged of the couple having dinner with Princess Eugenie while she was in the States.

    Mark Stephens, a media law specialist at Howard Kennedy, said: “They can sue. There was a case where Paul Weller sued. He was sitting outside a restaurant in Santa Monica with his children and he sued for privacy in the UK.”

    Mr Stephens, speaking to Newsweek, added: “They’ll sue whoever published them in the UK, that’s for sure.

    “I don’t know whether they can get TMZ here, but it will be worth a go.”

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    Prince Harry says he and Meghan were 'brought together for a reason'

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared on stage at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards to accept the president's award.

    During his acceptance speech he said that himself and the Duchess “were brought together for a reason”.

    The couple received the prestigious accolade, which recognises “special achievement and distinguished public service”, at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday.

    The Duke of Sussex told attendees: “I think it’s safe to say I come from a very different background to my incredible wife, yet our lives were brought together for a reason.

    “We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to confront injustice and a belief that the most overlooked are often the most important to listen to.”

     Meghan Markle added: “I couldn’t be prouder that we’re doing this work together.”

    “We are so deeply humbled to be here in the company of such illustrious awardees.”

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    Harry and Meghan's plan to outflank the royal family

    The Sussexes, who took a step back from the working royals, are striving to be seen as the members of the firm 'who care' ommentator Eric Schiffer suggested.

    The American PR expert has claimed: "They (Harry and Meghan) are going to own the hearts and minds of Gen Z and millennials. They will be seen as the real royals, who care. They are trying to outflank the Royal Family.

    "They are trying to do the work of what the Royal Family typically is about, which is about optimising society and helping to make society that much more uplifted in many ways – whether that is emotional or culturally."

    He has also said that their Spotify and Netflix media deals, are ideal to tighten their "relationships with Gen Z and millennials", something that happens "whenever you can take the mask of celebrity off, especially if you are positioned at a high level and are able to show your heart and speak about things that are true for you authentically".

    He added: "They have zeroed in on the future of the monarchy, which is the youth of the world."

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    Expert calls Meghan Markle ‘most inspirational Royal’

    Lawyer and activist Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said in an exclusive chat with The Daily Express that she sees Meghan Markle as the most inspirational royal, but the Queen as the most influential.

    “I don’t think Meghan is a past royal,” she said.

    “She’s still royal, as she’s married to the Duke of Sussex, who is the grandson of the Queen – so she is absolutely still royal. Is she inspiring? I think so.”

    Mos-Shogbamimu continued to say: “It’s on a larger scale for Meghan because she’s got the global eye amplified to her. But what they are doing to her is what they do to us, too.”

    Discussing The Duchesses way of life before entering The Firm, Dr. Shola said: “Meghan was an independent woman and a millionaire before she met Harry. Therefore, they weren’t giving her anything that she didn’t already have. So I would definitely say that Meghan, in 2022, is the most inspirational royal.”

    “I think Harry probably wanted to do more and wanted more flexibility,” she also said. “Meghan being in his life gave him the wings he needed to fly.”

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    Meghan’s most influential hairstyle

    Meghan Markle’s wedding hairstyle has been crowned the most influential royal hairstyle on record.

    The study conducted by hair experts Longevita, analysed Google trends data, dating from 2004 to present day to establish which royal hairstyle has been the most influential.

    • Meghan Markle has the most influential royal hairstyle on record, with her wedding look being searches for royal hairstyles rising 244% above average during her wedding
    • Kate Middleton’s wedding hairstyle is the second most influential, being searched 217% above average
    • The third most influential royal hairstyle was from May 2020 where Kate Middleton clapped for carers in a video, with loose beach waves.
    • Meghan’s up-do for her interview with Oprah Winfrey makes the top ten

    Harry acknowledges people of Ukraine at NAACP award

    Taking to the stage to receive the prestigious award, Prince Harry took a moment to acknowledge the people of Ukraine.

    He said: “Before I begin, we would like to acknowledge the people of Ukraine, who urgently need our continued support as a global community.”

    The Duke of Sussex then went on to thank the NAACP for the award, saying: “I also echo the immense gratitude for tonight, both for this award and this community for welcoming me so warmly.

    “I think it’s safe to say that I come from a very different background from my incredible wife, yet our lives were brought together for a reason.

    “We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to confront injustice and a belief that the most often overlooked are the most important to listen to.”

    Odds halved on Meghan becoming President

    Leading bookmaker Coral now prices it as 50-1 (cut from 100-1) that Meghan Markle becomes President of the United States at any point in the future.

    Coral have a host of special politics markets available online, with Gary Neville priced at 100-1 to become UK Prime Minister in the future and Piers Morgan twice the price at 200-1 for the same role.

    “Meghan Markle is now a 50-1 shot in our betting markets to become US President at any point in the future, and we have certainly seen events come true with much larger odds,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    “Gary Neville is 100-1 to be PM of the United Kingdom one day, twice as likely as Piers Morgan is for the role at any point in the future,” added Aitkenhead.

    Sussex fans convinced they’re in line for Nobel Peace prize

    Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are convinced the royal pair are in line for a Nobel Peace Prize. 

    Royal journalist Richard Eden tweeted that fans of the couple were messaging him to gloat about the “news”.

    On his social media, Eden wrote: “Prince Harry and Meghan’s cheerleaders are tweeting me – seriously – suggesting that, next, the couple will be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.” 

    Underneath, one fan retaliated, saying: “You are really not going to tweet about the (civil rights group) NAACP award?

    “So why should someone follow your show if it’s biased and not covering news like this? You know the Nobel Peace is next right? Stay mad.”

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      Meghan Markle left Camilla ‘very upset’

      Camilla was reported to have been left “very upset” after photos of Meghan Markle were released as she gave a landmark speech in 2020, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Women of the World Festival in London.

      Meghan was said to have broken a pledge not to overshadow Camilla’s campaign by having the pictures of her private visit to the National Theatre be published the same day.

      One well-placed insider said at the time: “Camilla’s work is very important to her and her decision to highlight the scourge of domestic violence at the 10th ­anniversary of Women of the World was a carefully thought-out plan.

      “Over the last four years, she has worked tirelessly, mostly behind the scenes but to great effect, to use her ­platform and personal experiences to highlight the issue and help sufferers.

      “Of course, it was known Harry and Meghan would be doing engagements this week, some privately, but everyone was in agreement that Camilla’s speech should take precedence. ­Unfortunately some people had other ideas.”

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      Harry’s diet changes could be ‘indicative of Meghan influence’

      Behavioural expert Darren Stanton has analysed the Royal family’s preferred food choices, on behalf of UK coffee retailer Coffee Friend, and reveals what their tastes suggest about their different personality traits, from Kate Middleton’s ‘relatable’ hearty dishes to Prince Harry’s love of a ‘nostalgic’ Sunday roast. 

      He also comments on Harry’s decision to ditch his love of junk foods for healthier alternatives now he’s living in LA, stating: “Harry’s change in diet could be indicative of Meghan’s influence on him within their relationship to be more adventurous.”

      Stanton says: “In recent years, it’s reported Harry has ditched junk food, including pizza, and is now embracing the Californian lifestyle by eating healthier foods, like plenty of fruit, and sipping on green smoothies…

      “Harry’s change in diet could be indicative of Meghan’s influence on him within their relationship to be more adventurous. Despite moving Stateside, however, Harry still longs for a touch of tradition and is said to love a Sunday roast, with him and Meghan often cooking a roasted chicken together. A typically British dish, not only is this reflective of a home connection he still holds dear, suggesting he misses parts of his life back in the UK, but also signifies how Harry chases feelings of nostalgia too.”

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      Harry & Meghan told to fight over Eugenie pics

      Prince Harry and Meghan have been told to sue after pictures emerged of the couple having dinner with Princess Eugenie while she was in the States.

      Mark Stephens, a media law specialist at Howard Kennedy, said: “They can sue. There was a case where Paul Weller sued. He was sitting outside a restaurant in Santa Monica with his children and he sued for privacy in the UK.”

      Mr Stephens, speaking to Newsweek, added: “They’ll sue whoever published them in the UK, that’s for sure.

      “I don’t know whether they can get TMZ here, but it will be worth a go.”

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      Harry’s memoir & who’s really excited about reading it

      The golden era of the royal family seems to be long forgotten and though many are still fans of the Queen, do we care about Prince Harry’s memoir?

      The book, published by Penguin Random House, is set to be released this year.

      A lot of the prince’s life seems familiar to the public, but so much has happened that the Duke of Sussex wants to explain.

      He and his wife, Meghan Markle, a successful actress in her own right, left the UK for the US in a bid to gain privacy from the press.

      According to YouGov, though a quarter (25%) of Americans would be interested in reading the memoir compared to only 14% of Britons.

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      Harry’s Super Bowl appearance labelled not as ‘important’

      The Duke of Sussex was joined by his cousin Princess Eugenie in California earlier this month as they Super Bowl together at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium.

      Harry has been described as not as “important or relevant” in the US compared to the UK after photos were shared of him at the event.

      Body language expert Dr Lillian Glass, said the two looked “confused” as they watched the game, and highlighted Harry’s “irrelevancy” in America.

      She told Express.co.uk: “In the US Harry isn’t considered as important or relevant as he seems to be in the UK and bringing Eugenie as opposed to Meghan [to the Super Bowl] reflects that irrelevancy.”

      She added: “It was confusing as well as suspicious that he took Eugenie to the Superbowl as opposed to Meghan.

      “Harry could have taken both Meghan and Eugenie to the game, so it seemed rather odd that he would not bring Meghan to such an especially high-profile event where the world would be watching.”

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      Fans have urged Prince Charles to protect Harry

      Sussex fans have urged Prince Charles to protect his son as the row over Prince Harry’s UK security continues. The Duke of Sussex is making a claim against a Home Office decision that ruled he was not allowed to pay for police protection for himself.

      Taking to Twitter, Sussex fan defended Harry, with a lot of fans takingswipe at Prince Charles.

      One user wrote: “His father is about to be king. Protect him.”

      Another said: wrote: “Imagine if Charles, just this once, showed support for his son and his two small grandchildren. A little letter of support from him can make the difference. I could never be that kind of parent… God forbid.”

      In a statement released late Saturday evening, Prince Harry’s legal spokesperson wrote: “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in… With the lack of police protection comes too great a personal risk.”

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      Royal fans congratulate the Sussexes on award

      Royal fans took to social media to congratulate Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on receiving the NAACP award, and the royal couple said they “feel very proud” after receiving the President’s Award.

      Sussex royal fans took to social media to congratulate them.

      One said: “OMG I been waiting all day! I cannot wait. Our Meghan and Harry fully appreciated and recognised. I just love the NAACP so much for this! Nobel Prize next please!”

      Another fan said it was a: “very well deserved honor to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.

      And a third wrote: “That is how it should be, Service is Universal.”

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      Meghan & Harry ‘deeply humbled’ to accept NAACP award

      MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry were awarded the NAACP award yesterday for their humanitarian work and “distinguished public service”.

      In particular, it is their at work a Texas women’s shelter, promoting vaccine equity and creating community relief centres with World Central Kitchen that won them the award.

      In a social media post, the NAACP Image Awards, tweeted: “Congratulations to our President’s Award recipients Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #NAACPImageAwards.”

      Taking to the stage to receive the award, the Duchess of Sussex said: “It’s inspiring to think about the legacy of the Image Awards, which began shortly after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed into law.

      “Today, we can continue that legacy by re-establishing federal voting protections in our country and fulfilling the work of civil rights giants, like the late John Lewis.

      “We are so deeply humbled to be here in the company of so many illustrious awardees.”

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      Meghan Markle’s ‘regal’ message

      An unseen portrait of Meghan Markle taken at the United Nations HQ has been released, and royal fans have commented on how ‘regal and beautiful’ she looks.

      The Duchess of Sussex posed for the improvised studio event on behalf of United Women.

      Commenting on the photo, one fan wrote: “This feels regal and peaceful. Beautiful photo!”

      Another fan put: “Extraordinary portrait!”

      And a third said: “Keep up the good work. Fantastic photo of the Queen.👸🏻”

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      Piers Morgan reacts to Meghan & Harry’s NAACP award

      Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has strongly reacted to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry receiving the NAACP Image Awards.

      Sharing the tweet from People, Piers Morgan wrote: “Imagine giving these two an award when their only claim to fame is trashing their families on TV, ruthlessly exploiting their royal titles for vast financial gain, and preaching about equality and environment from their California mansion & private jets?

      “Hilarious.”

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      Meghan & Harry facing HEFTY ‘council tax’ bill on mansion

      PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle face a ‘council tax’ bill higher than £100,000 for their American mansion.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex must pay two instalments of £51,978, totaling £103,995, documents reportedly revealed. 

      The fee is double what experts estimated and is based on the value of their mansion in California, the Sunday Mirror reported.

      They bought their nine-bed, 13-bathroom home for around £11.5million in June 2020.

      Harry and Meghan’s first payment was reportedly due on December 10 and the second was February 1, with a 10 per cent penalty for any bills unpaid by April 11.

      A source said: “The bill is a huge sum but it’s peanuts in relation to their earnings.”

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      Harry says he and Meg were ‘brought together for a reason’

      Prince Harry spoke about coming from a ‘very different background’ compared to that of his ‘incredible wife’ Meghan Markle at the NAACP Awards last night.

      The Duke discussed the very different upbringings he and his wife experience growing up, saying: “I think it’s safe to say that I come from a very different background from my incredible wife, yet our lives were brought together for a reason.

      “We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to combat injustice and a belief that the most often overlooked are the most important to listen to.”

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      Meghan’s VERY expensive night out

      Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the NAACP Awards, and it’s safe to say they went all out.

      Meghan Markle wore Christopher John Rogers dress worth an estimated £2,000, her £260,000 engagement ring and £7,000 accessories to the awards.

      Speaking to Vogue, Christopher revealed he was approached by Meghan a month ago to work together.

      He said: “I was immediately struck by her warmth and just her overall demeanour—her sense of ease and confidence within herself. We quickly touched on this idea of a reveal. She hadn’t really stepped out like this in a while.”

      The Duchess was also spotted wearing Princess Diana’s yellow gold omega chain cuff bracelet – which she first wore during her royal tour of Australia with Prince Harry in 2018.

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      Queen postpones event at Windsor Castle on Foreign Secretary’s advice 

      THE Queen has postponed an event next week following the advice of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

      The Diplomatic Reception at Windsor Castle was expected to take place on Wednesday however will not be going ahead as planned.

      In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "The Queen has accepted the Foreign Secretary's advice that the Diplomatic Reception at Windsor on Wednesday 2 March should be postponed."

      The Queen was due to host the event which would have seen more than 500 members of the Diplomatic Corps attend.

      Held annually, the event normally sees 1,000 guests however was stripped back to be a smaller lounge event.

      Neither the Queen’s office nor the foreign ministry has so far given a reason for the postponement, although the monarch was forced to cancel virtual events in recent days due to coronavirus symptoms.

      The 95-year-old had hoped to emerge from her Covid-19 isolation for the Diplomatic Reception at Windsor Castle next Wednesday.

      But the postponement was "due to the current circumstances in Ukraine", a source told the Daily Mail.  

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      Spitting Image puppet

      Epstein's former PA Ms Sjoberg has claimed that her alleged incident with Andrew took place at the the pedophile’s New York townhouse.

      She says the prince touched her breast while a latex puppet of Andrew from UK satirical TV show Spitting Image was being used to abuse then 17-year-old Ms Giuffre by Epstein’s madam Ghislaine Maxwell. 

      Ms Sjoberg – who was not an alleged victim at the New York trial which found Maxwell, 60, guilty of sex trafficking of minors in December – first told of her encounter with Andrew in 2007.

      Described as a “church-going all American brunette” from Maine, she claimed to have met Andrew after arriving at Epstein’s mansion following a day of sightseeing in New York. 

      She said: "Prince Andrew was there and Ghislaine and a couple of other girls my age. 

      “Andrew was very charming. I didn't know exactly who he was but felt that I knew him. 

      “She (Maxwell) came down with a present for him – a latex puppet of him from Spitting Image.

      "We had a picture taken. Virginia, another girl there, sat on a chair and had the puppet on her lap. 

      “Andrew sat on another chair, I sat on his lap – and he put his hand on my breast. 

      “Ghislaine put the puppet's hand on Virginia's breast, then Andrew put his hand on mine.” 

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      How Prince Andrew could face more sex abuse lawsuits 

      PRINCE Andrew could face more sex abuse lawsuits in the US due to a potential change in the law – including from a woman who claims she was groped by the disgraced royal. 

      The Duke of York, 62, settled the rape case brought against him by accuser Virginia Giuffre, 38, for an undisclosed amount thought to be up to $15 million. 

      Ms Giuffre’s case was allowed by a New York law which gave victims of historic child sex abuse a year to sue their alleged abusers despite the statute of limitations.   

      Florida hair salon owner Johanna Sjoberg, 42, has repeatedly claimed that Andrew touched her breast in 2001 when she was 21.

      So far she would have been able to sue the prince for the alleged sex assault because the child sex abuse law did not apply to her and too much time has gone by. 

      But new bill which could be signed into law in New York this year would allow victims of adult sex abuse to bring their allegations to court too.  

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