Meghan Markle latest news: Prince Harry & Meg's status 'doesn't bother parents' at Archie's 'emotional literacy' nursery

PARENTS at Archie's nursery 'don't care' that parents Meghan and Harry are associated with the British royal family, reports claim.

The couple's son, 2, has started a nursery near their Montecito home, where he will be taught about “emotional literacy”,as well as learning about mental health and looking after the environment.

According to a report by the Mirror, a parent at the nursery says Harry and Meghan blend in as regulars on the school run – and haven't "made a fuss" about their fame.

They added: “Harry often drops Archie off and picks him up, and seems like a good dad. All the parents have been laidback in welcoming Harry and Meghan, without making a fuss. And to the other kids, Archie is just one of them.

“They don’t know his parents are royalty, and probably wouldn’t care – unless Meghan was a Disney princess.”

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    Will Harry and Meghan attend the Platinum Jubilee?

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are keeping their schedules free for the Queen’s invite to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations later this year.

    Royal commentator Neil Sean said on his YouTube channel: “According to very good sources and palace courtiers, they tell me that they’ve received word get this from Harry and Meghan that they are going to keep their diaries free should, of course, they be called upon now.”

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    Meghan Markle’s next move?

    Following the Duchess of Cambridge’s piano display at her Together at Christmas concert, fans have been wondering what Meghan Markle’s next move is.

    Royal fans have questioned whether Meghan Markle might follow up Kate’s performance with one of her own, given the Duchess of Sussex’s acting skills.

    A Twitter user, shared a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge playing the piano, and wrote: “Princess Katherine on the piano at the carol concert – what is Meghan going to do next I wonder?”

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    ‘Met Police must interview Prince Andrew’

    A top lawyer has said that Prince Andrew should be quizzed by police about his knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s child sex trafficking.

    According to former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal, anything linking them to the UK must be fully investigated.

    Mr Afzal, ex-Chief Crown Prosecutor for the north west of England, last night urged cops to go one step further and review all alleged offences “without fear or favour” – including questioning Andrew if necessary, The Express reports.

    Mr Afzal, who overturned a CPS decision not to charge several of the Rochdale child grooming suspects in 2012, said: “The Met said in 2015, then in 2019 and again in 2021 that it had reviewed the allegations and came to the conclusion that there were no offences.

    “But it left the door open to investigate further if more information came forward.

    “I cannot see anything more significant than Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction for her part in this paedophile ring – so it must now investigate this properly to restore public confidence.”

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    Kate's milestone birthday plans will be 'low-key'

    According to a royal expert, The Duchess of Cambridge will have a ‘low key’ celebration for her milestone birthday next week.

    Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK!: “Kate and William are not the sort to go away to celebrate on their own and leave the kids at home.

    “I think the same will apply to Kate’s birthday as it does to Christmas – it will be low key and it will be focused entirely on the family.”

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    Meghan & Harry expected to return to UK

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to return to the UK in the spring, because the Duke of Sussex has the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

    Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, where he pointed out that Harry will be going to northern Europe for the Invictus Games this year.

    They are scheduled to take place between May 29 and June 5.

    Mr Myers said: “It’s been a busy year and it probably is a good time to let this year go, see what happens in the new year and hopefully we will see them back in the UK.

    “Because Harry has got the Invictus Games, fingers crossed [in May/June], so one would assume he will come back and see his family.

    “And again, one would assume Meghan will come to the Invictus Games as well, with the children.

    “So, I think that that’s probably a fair bet to say that we may see them in the springtime next year. But who knows?”

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    Prince Harry ‘wants to be included in Platinum Jubilee’

    Prince Harry reportedly wants to be included in next year’s four-day bonanza for the Queen, with plans being released by Buckingham Palace in the coming months.

    And it seems Harry, 37, wants to be in attendance to celebrate the momentous occasion with his grandmother.

    Harry and Meghan, 40, have officially stepped down as working royals and been stripped of their royal patronages and military titles.

    However, they have indicated they want to return for family occasions.

    The Palace confirmed that Brits will be given a four-day Bank Holiday weekend so they can celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne next June.

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    Downing Street: 'Likely' PM's audience with Queen to go virtual

    Downing Street said it was likely the Prime Minister's audiences with the Queen would move to being virtual.

    Asked whether Boris Johnson would continue to meet the Queen in person, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "That will be a matter for the royal family.

    "I'm not aware of them not being… I think they will probably be moved virtually but that'll be a matter for the palace."

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    Kate milestone birthday plans

    According to a royal expert, The Duchess of Cambridge will have a 'low key' celebration for her milestone birthday next week.

    Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK!: “Kate and William are not the sort to go away to celebrate on their own and leave the kids at home.

    “I think the same will apply to Kate’s birthday as it does to Christmas – it will be low key and it will be focused entirely on the family.”

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    Prince Harry 'wants to be included in Platinum Jubilee'

    Prince Harry reportedly wants to be included in next year’s four-day bonanza for the Queen, with plans being released by Buckingham Palace in the coming months.

    And it seems Harry, 37, wants to be in attendance to celebrate the momentous occasion with his grandmother.

    Harry and Meghan, 40, have officially stepped down as working royals and been stripped of their royal patronages and military titles.

    However, they have indicated they want to return for family occasions.

    The Palace confirmed that Brits will be given a four-day Bank Holiday weekend so they can celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne next June.

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    Meghan Markle will ‘create shockwaves’

    MEGHAN Markle is set to “create shockwaves” that will “jangle the royal family” next year according to Princess Diana’s astrologer.

    Debbie Frank, who was also a close confidante of Meghan’s late mother-in-law, claims the Duchess of Sussex will be stepping out of her comfort zone further in 2022.

    Speaking to Hello!, Debbie analysed what next year will look like for Leo sign Meg.

    She remarked: “Meghan is taking stock in January when a long drawn-out battle reaches a tipping point.”

    “During March she's looking for new ventures that will add a different dimension to her role in life and once again she's capable of pulling things out of the hat that create a few shock waves.” 

    Debbie added: “Over the Platinum Jubilee period, Meghan's need to find her voice and speak her truth may jangle other royals. But during the autumn the cosmos settles into a calmer picture for her."

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    Meghan & Harry expected to return to UK

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to return to the UK in the spring, because the Duke of Sussex has the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

    Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, where he pointed out that Harry will be going to northern Europe for the Invictus Games this year.

    They are scheduled to take place between May 29 and June 5.

    Mr Myers said: “It’s been a busy year and it probably is a good time to let this year go, see what happens in the new year and hopefully we will see them back in the UK.

    “Because Harry has got the Invictus Games, fingers crossed [in May/June], so one would assume he will come back and see his family.

    “And again, one would assume Meghan will come to the Invictus Games as well, with the children.

    “So, I think that that’s probably a fair bet to say that we may see them in the springtime next year. But who knows?”

    Recap: Meghan and Harry's bombshell 2021 interveiw

    In what some have dubbed the TV event of 2021, Meghan and Harry gave an exclusive, tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey.

    The couple sparked royal uproar after accusing an unnamed senior member of the Firm of racism and suggesting other family members were jealous of Meghan.

    They also told Kate was the one who had made Meghan cry during a row over bridesmaid dresses, and Harry felt “trapped within the system” like his brother and dad.

    Their other bombshell claims included being cut off financially after Megxit and how the Duchess of Sussex had contemplated suicide while pregnant.

    ‘Prince Andrew abused my girlfriend'

    The ex-boyfriend of the woman who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew as a teenager has said she was "scared" of what Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein made her do with him.

    Anthony Figueroa claims former "sex slave" Virginia Roberts Giuffre knew what the vile pair expected of her – which included acting as bait to attract more victims – but she "didn't want to do it".

    Mr Figueroa, who claims his then-girlfriend confided in him about the alleged abuse 20 years ago, is calling for Andrew to "face up to the case".

    He told The Mirror: "Being royal makes no difference. Andrew has to face up to the case.

    "I remember the first time Virginia mentioned him in 2001. She knew she’d be meeting him and said she knew what they wanted her to do with him and she didn’t want to do it.

    "She said she was scared and nervous. I told her she had to do whatever it took to feel safe."

    Read the article in full here.

    Kate compared to Queen Mother

    Royal insiders have compared Kate Middleton to the Queen Mother as the Duchess of Cambridge has the same "toughness".

    Ahead of the Duchesses milestone 40th birthday next week, royal insiders have likened Kate to her husband’s great-grandmother.

    Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton who was private secretary to the Cambridges and used to work for the Queen Mother, told The Times: “When I was a 23-year-old I was the Queen Mother’s equerry for a couple of years.

    "The Duchess reminds me so much of her. In a funny sort of way, she has got the same temperament. Like the Queen Mother, she is incredibly polite to everybody.

    "She takes time to talk to people. She is tough. She has got that Queen Mother feel in her, so that when things need doing, she is there do them.”

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      Explained: What are the New Year's Honours judged on?

      The honours system recognises individual achievements in fields including:

      • community, voluntary and local services
      • arts and media
      • sport
      • science and technology
      • health
      • education
      • business and the economy
      • civil or political service

      To receive an honour, the recipient must be actively involved in the area where they would have been nominated for and the only honours which can be awarded after someone's death are bravery awards.

      Why are people awarded honours?

      Any British national or citizen of the 15 Commonwealth realms can be nominated for honours in the British honours system.

      This could be anyone, regardless of if they are in the public eye, can be recognised for their service and contribution to their respective fields in the UK and abroad.

      Usually, the person being recognised on the honours list for performing above and beyond the call of duty for their job or field of work.

      New year honours features Covid experts

      Among 1,122 people receiving awards are tennis player Emma Raducanu, Olympians and Paralympians, and actor Daniel Craig.

      Leading figures of science and medicine during the coronavirus pandemic have been feted in the Queen’s new year honours list. This also includes chief medical officer for England, Prof Chris Whitty, who is to receive a knighthood.

      The teenage tennis star Emma Raducanu – praised for her “remarkable achievement at such a young age” by the Queen and is to be awarded an MBE.

      Other sports personnel include Olympians and Paralympians cyclist Jody Cundy, who gets a CBE, and sprinter and cyclist Kadeena Cox, who receives an OBE. 

      Actors Joanna Lumley and Vanessa Redgrave become dames for their services to drama, entertainment and charity.

      Alongside them, actor Daniel Craig receives the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for outstanding contribution to film.

      The key milestones the Sussexes made in 2021

      The royal couple have dropped bombshell after bombshell in the last 12 months, providing enough jaw-dropping moments to last a lifetime.

      So from outrageous TV moments to becoming parents for the second time, here are 10 of the Sussexes massive milestones for 2021.

      1. Megxit becomes official
      2. Bombshell Oprah interview
      3. Messing around with Ellen
      4. Meghan the ‘bully’
      5. Harry lands first ‘job’
      6. Meg’s debut book
      7. Lilibet is born
      8. Big birthday celebrations
      9. Privacy case victory
      10. Harry comes home

      Kate’s 40th birthday plan

      It is claimed that Kate Middleton will most likely have a “low-key” 40th birthday celebration next month which will avoid comparisons with Meghan Markle.

      Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! he believes the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday will instead be an affair that is “deliberately modest.

      He claims the palace is keen to avoid “this awful continuation of one-upmanship” with the Duchess of Sussex.

      Mr Larcombe said: “It will be low key and it will be focused entirely on the family.”

      Start of the Royal Family calendar

      The Queen will be joined by the nation in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee in the summer of 2022, but there are also other key events in the New Year that the Queen is due to attend.

      Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said to Express.co.uk: “there’s so much we don’t know” the royals’ calendar in the coming year.

      He said: “Trips abroad, for example, royal engagements, how many will be in person? The pandemic has and will continue to affect a great deal of events.”

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        Kate and William’s Christmas card choice questioned

        A royal expert has questioned Kate Middleton and Prince William's choice of photo for their family's Christmas card.

        The expert has pointed out the summery shot was "not very festive".

        Royal expert Zoe Forsey, who is the Pod Save the Queen host noted that the decision to wear t-shirts, shorts and summer dresses was not the most festive to put on a Christmas card.

        She said: “It wasn’t the most festive of shots, was it, in terms of nice and summery and, as you say, shorts and t-shirts.”

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        Will we see Harry and Meghan at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

        A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are keeping their schedules free for the Queen's invite to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations later this year.

        Royal commentator Neil Sean said on his YouTube channel: "According to very good sources and palace courtiers, they tell me that they've received word get this from Harry and Meghan that they are going to keep their diaries free should, of course, they be called upon now."

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        ‘Met Police must interview Prince Andrew’ (Continued…)

        Mr Afzal, ex-Chief Crown Prosecutor for the north west of England continued to say: "The Met has previously said there is not enough evidence but that is because it has not been investigated.

        "It must now properly investigate and see where it takes them and if that involves interviewing His Royal Highness then it must do that, as what it is meant to do is investigate without fear or favour."

        He added: "I do not believe in conspiracy theories but the Met keeps saying there is not enough evidence but that is because it has not investigated.

        "It cannot sustain this any more."

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        ‘Met Police must interview Prince Andrew’

        A top lawyer has said that Prince Andrew should be quizzed by police about his knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s child sex trafficking.

        According to former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal, anything linking them to the UK must be fully investigated.

        Mr Afzal, ex-Chief Crown Prosecutor for the north west of England, last night urged cops to go one step further and review all alleged offences “without fear or favour” – including questioning Andrew if necessary, The Express reports.

        Mr Afzal, who overturned a CPS decision not to charge several of the Rochdale child grooming suspects in 2012, said: “The Met said in 2015, then in 2019 and again in 2021 that it had reviewed the allegations and came to the conclusion that there were no offences.

        “But it left the door open to investigate further if more information came forward.

        “I cannot see anything more significant than Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction for her part in this paedophile ring – so it must now investigate this properly to restore public confidence.”

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