Meghan Markle celebrates Mother’s Day by donating diapers and cleaning supplies to an organization that serves homeless, pregnant women and their babies



Meghan Markle has been seen in her first appearance on American television since her and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah in March.  

They celebrated Mother’s Day by donating diapers, supplies and other items to an organization that serves homeless pregnant women and their babies.

The organization, Harvest Home, shared news of the donation on their Instagram page Sunday afternoon. 

‘Today, we are thrilled to have the support of Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Procter & Gamble, who are donating diapers, cleaning supplies, and other essential items to ensure that the moms and babies at Harvest Home are celebrated all throughout the year,’ the caption of the post reads. 

According to Harvest Home, the Mother’s Day surprise was accompanied by a personal letter from the Duchess, who is the mother of two-year-old Archie.

‘As a mom, and an expectant mom, I deeply appreciate the significance of community support, safe and accessible pregnancy resources, and trusted guidance in a nurturing setting,’ Meghan said.

‘These ingredients are essential to not just our physical health, but our mental well-being, and I commend you for leading a compassionate community that lives these values.’ 

Meghan continued: ‘Thank you for all you do for the women and mothers who are turned away elsewhere, at no fault of their own.

‘When we consider how vulnerable any mother feels during the fragile time of pregnancy, we gain perspective about how especially difficult it can be for pregnant women of color and those who come from under-resourced and vulnerable communities. I hope you will accept an offer of support to help further uplift Harvest Home’s residents.’

It’s unclear how much was donated to the organization.

Meghan and Harry’s act of kindness on Mother’s Day comes as the Duchess shared a message to supporters during the Vax Live telecast.

Cradling her large baby bump in a red floral blouse, Meghan talked about welcoming another child: ‘My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter. It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world. 

‘When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward.’

The Vax Live concert took place at Los Angeles’ Lo-Fi stadium this past Sunday. Prince Harry appeared in person, but Meghan reportedly pulled out at the last minute.  

However, her brief recorded statement aired at the conclusion of the concert’s telecast – which was aired across multiple TV channels in the US on Saturday night.  

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Pregnant Meghan Markle shows off her baby bump and says her and Harry’s unborn daughter should live in an ‘equitable’ world in VaxLive gig message, while he says science should not be ‘politicized’



Pregnant Meghan Markle has made an appearance during the Vax Live telecast, claiming COVID has wiped out a generation of progress for women of color.  

The Duchess of Sussex made the assertion in a recorded statement, which appeared to be filmed in the backyard of her $14.7 million Montecito mansion. 

‘As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it’s critical that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, but particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic,’ Meghan stated. 

‘Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out.’

Cradling her large baby bump in a red floral blouse, Meghan continued: ‘My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter. It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world. 

‘When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward.’

The Vax Live concert took place at Los Angeles’ Lo-Fi stadium this past Sunday. Prince Harry appeared in person, but Meghan reportedly pulled out at the last minute.  

However, her brief recorded statement aired at the conclusion of the concert’s telecast – which was aired across multiple TV channels in the US on Saturday night. 

It was the Duchess’s first appearance on American television since her and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah back in March.  

Meghan also wielded out a series of stats during her 2-minute statement, saying: ‘Since the pandemic began, nearly 5.5 million women have lost work  in the U.S., and 47 million more women around the world are expected to slip into extreme poverty.’

She also stated that the the ‘future leadership’ of young women ‘depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now’.  

‘We want to make sure that as we recover, we recover stronger; that as we rebuild, we rebuild together,’ the Duchess declared. 

It’s unclear when Meghan’s statement was recorded. However, she sported a softer and more maternal look than she did during her Oprah interview. 

The Duchess opted for a bright and loose-fitting button down adorned with flowers. She left her long locks free-flowing and styled them in loose curls. 

Meanwhile, Prince Harry warned against the ‘politicization’ of COVID-19 vaccines in a video which was recorded backstage at the Vax Live concert. 

‘I think the most worrying thing for me and my wife [Meghan].. is science being politicized,’ Harry stated in the black and white clip, posted to Twitter on Saturday. 

‘When we’re talking about life and death, which we’re talking about now, vaccines cannot be politicized’.

The Duke of Sussex further declared: ‘We must ensure that everyone around the world has equal access to the vaccine, otherwise none of this works.’   

Harry and Meghan have backed US President Joe Biden’s move to waive vaccine patents for poorer countries. 

That decision – which was announced earlier this week – caused shares for vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna to tumble on Thursday. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla described support of the waivers as ‘so wrong’, 

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UK People Feel ‘Betrayed’ by Meghan Markle After ‘Monarchy Bashing’ Interview, Royal Expert Claims



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex alleged during their Oprah Winfrey “tell-all” that “racism” in the British media and lack of support from Buckingham Palace were the main reasons why they decided to ditch their senior royal posts and leave the UK last year. But for some Brits, this move was akin to betrayal, claims royal author Anna Pasternak.

It is very unlikely that Meghan Markle will ever make a return to the United Kingdom, despite initial pledges by the Sussexes to “balance” their life between Great Britain and North America, author of bombshell biographies on the Royal Family Anna Pasternak told Fox News.

“Will Meghan Markle return to the UK? My speculative answer would be no, not if she can help it”, the writer believes. “Sadly, I cannot see her ever becoming a loved and cherished member of the Royal Family with the unified respect and adoration of the British people. I think that ship has sailed”.

Pasternak says that Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which she spoke about her struggles in the Royal Family, a dispute with Kate Middleton, purported concerns about her son’s skin tone among royals and suicidal thoughts, was perceived by many as “a total lack of respect for the monarchy” and British people in general.

“Because the monarchy is part of the British psyche”, the royal expert alleges, “this monarchy bashing can also be viewed as British bashing. And from personal knowledge, it is understood that Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess Kate Middleton, and the Queen – they were just so shocked and saddened by [the claims]”.

The bombshell claims raised in the interview about the Royal Family, especially some covert allegations of racism, has left the household “reeling”, insiders now suggest. The allegations would be addressed “privately” Buckingham Palace said in an official statement that followed the programme.


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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain March 9, 2020.

But many Brits now feel “betrayed” by the Duchess of Sussex, Pasternak says, claiming the general population “absolutely embraced” the non-aristocratic Hollywood star when she came to the UK.

“We embraced this incredible wedding. We were thrilled with the ‘Markle Sparkle’. And we were thrilled for Harry, who was our nation’s son in a way. We all watched him walk behind his mother’s coffin and all of our hearts went out to him”, said the expert and author of “Princess in Love”, a biography about Diana.

“We loved Harry and we were thrilled for him when he found this beautiful American actress for a wife. We genuinely were”.

But as the couple announced in January 2020 that they would be leaving their senior royal positions to start a financially independent life across the pond and then went into “self-imposed exile”, the positive sentiment started to fade, Pasternak maintains.

“Not only that, but they criticised the whole thing, which felt like they were throwing it back into our faces”, the royal biographer continues.


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According to Pasternak, it is absolutely believable that Meghan Markle was naïve about the rules of being a member of the Royal Family and not knowing what “the job” would entail, as she told Oprah in the interview that aired on 7 March.

The L.A.-born actress was probably “too bright and too animated and sharp” for an institution that doesn’t favour emotional women who “have an opinion” about things, the expert suggests.

“Powerful women who marry into the House of Windsor don’t fare well. If they’re emotional and speak out, they certainly don’t fare well. It’s those who are stoic, go on with their heads down, and do their duty like Kate and Camilla that endure”.

If you decide to become a part of the British Royal Family, “you have to remain impartial, apolitical, and just smile”, she says – something that Meghan “clearly didn’t want” and wasn’t able to do.

But in the end, “you cannot confuse celebrity with royalty”, Pasternak argues, as duty should always come first for royals.

Will Meghan Markle try to pursue a career in politics or even try to become America’s first female president as reports now suggest? It’s entirely possible, says the expert, who believes the soon-to-be-mother-of-two “has an ambition that knows no bounds”.



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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not married in secret wedding, Archbishop of Canterbury says


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has contradicted Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex’s claim that she and Prince Harry were married several days before the official lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in 2018.

The Duchess told Oprah Winfrey in an interview in March she wed the Duke of Sussex in a secret ceremony officiated by the Archbishop a few days before the Windsor event, which was held in a glare of royal pomp and pageantry.

“You know, three days before our wedding, we got married — no-one knows that,” she said.

“Just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

This was one of the many revelations which came out of the interview.

However, the Archbishop has been quoted as stating this was not true. 

German newspaper Die Welt quoted the Archbishop saying the events the duchess described would have been illegal for him.

“The legal marriage took place on that Saturday,” he said. 

“I would have committed a crime if I had signed something that was not true.”

The Archbishop is quoted as saying he personally signed the marriage certificate. 

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He said he had earlier had a “series of private and pastoral meetings” with the pair, but declined to give details on the conversation.

“If you talk to a priest, you can expect that conversation to remain private,” he said. 

British media have previously published a copy of the wedding certificate showing the official marriage occurred at Windsor Castle, with the official who drew up the licence saying the duchess was either confused or misinformed. 

Some have suggested the couple had perhaps exchanged some simple vows before the Archbishop.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry hire Ben Browning for Archewell Productions and Audio


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have hired a veteran Hollywood producer to helm part of their growing team as they continue to build their company in the US.

The former royals have assigned Ben Browning as head of content for Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio, the companies they launched to produce content for their rumoured $180 million Netflix and Spotify deals.

Browning, who more recently produced the Oscar nominated film Promising Young Woman, is known for his work on Sanctum, which he executive produced with James Cameron as a developer, as well as the Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt led 2016 film, Passengers.

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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have founded a next-generation production company with best-in-class distribution partners in Netflix and Spotify, a clear agenda to inform and entertain, and an unparalleled global reach,” Browning said in a statement.

“From the moment they shared their vision for Archewell as a global production company that will spotlight diverse voices and share uplifting stories, I knew I wanted to help with this unique opportunity. It’s a thrilling company to be starting.”

Meghan and Harry’s office also confirmed today that their Archewell Foundation director, Catherine St-Laurent, had transitioned from chief-of-staff to a senior advisory role.

St-Laurent had first taken on her role within the company in April last year, and had previously worked for Bill Gates’ charitable ventures.

“She (St-Laurent) will continue to bring high-level strategic guidance to Archewell, which she helped launch and build over the course of the past year,” a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry said.

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Meghan and Harry launched Archewell Foundation in October last year, a non-for-profit organisation with a purpose to “drive systemic cultural change”.

Their audio and production companies were also announced last year, with Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions forming another arm of the brand.

One of their first projects was their Archewell Audio podcast, which was released on Spotify in December.

The first episode saw the couple introduce themselves as simply Harry and Meghan, before Meghan says: “One of the things my husband and I have always talked about is our passion for meeting people and hearing their stories.

“And no matter what the story they usually offer an understanding of where someone else is coming from. And in some way, remind you of a story about yourself.”

Harry added: “And that is what this story is all about. To bring forward different perspectives and voices that perhaps you haven’t heard before.”



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Why Meghan Markle is loathed so many people


Almost as soon as Oprah Winfrey’s sit-down with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, aired last week, the vitriol came roaring like a hurricane.

Criticism has, of course, closely followed the couple since stepping down as senior royals last year, and while there has been much public support over the tell-all interview – in which Meghan, 39, said she had felt suicidal while pregnant but was denied mental health support, and that a senior member of the royal family had expressed concerns over the colour of her unborn baby’s skin – the visceral hatred has been difficult to miss. More specifically, the visceral hatred of Meghan.

Conservative commentators predictably led the charge. After Meghan admitted she “didn’t want to be alive any more”, Piers Morgan shot back on Good Morning Britain: “I don’t believe a word she said.” (He’s since left the breakfast show and is digging his heels in, repeatedly referring to Meghan’s “bullshit”.) Shortly after, US journalist Megyn Kelly said: “You can become a princess. You can live in a palace. You can [have] access to the crown jewels and still somehow find yourself a victim.”

And there have been the memes: a fake image of Queen Elizabeth brandishing a gun in an apparent desire for revenge over Meghan’s “bitching”; Meghan and Harry’s faces photoshopped onto each other’s bodies to indicate the prince isn’t “wearing the pants”.

Time and again, the words calculated, pathetic, deceitful, outspoken are cropping up beside Meghan’s name. These sentiments are echoing far and wide – on social media, in group messages, in comments and letters received by this publication.

So how does this one woman draw such intense loathing from people who do not know her personally?

“It’s been quite dramatic,” says Jayashri Kulkarni, a Monash University professor of psychiatry. “Meghan embodies privilege, wealth, power, fame, she’s a celebrity, she’s the antithetical to the conservative look of a princess … so she’s already othered in that sense.”

Associate Professor Lauren Rosewarne, a University of Melbourne sociologist, adds: “She’s a woman, she’s an outsider to the royal institution, she’s a person of colour, she’s smart, and she’s American. So she hits a number of factors that stir judgment and in this case that’s manifesting in a disproportionate amount of hatred.”

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s reader editor Orietta Guerrera says comment moderators found that while several readers expressed sympathy for Meghan, she received far more criticism than any other royal, and at levels similar to figures such as Donald Trump. Guerrera adds that comments containing racist attacks were rejected.

“There were many comments questioning her honesty … She was commonly depicted as an attention seeker, drama queen and manipulator,” she says.

First off, Kulkarni says, it is much easier to hate a famous person than someone within your social sphere. “And celebrities like Meghan are seen as fair game because they put themselves in the public eye,” she says.

More crucially, Rosewarne says for three years people have, perhaps indirectly, absorbed a negative image of Meghan that has been tirelessly pushed by the tabloid press; from the comparisons to her dutiful sister-in-law to the insinuations she is trying to be Diana 2.0 and the use of the term “Megxit”.

Rosewarne says this creates an “audience that is ready to tear someone down”. The downfall of Britney Spears, recently recounted in a New York Times documentary, shows how the tabloids can destroy a person.

The uncomfortable truth, Rosewarne says, is that this means much of the public disdain levelled at Meghan is grounded in racism and sexism. “[Because] the input for the hatred has likely been stoked by an absolutely sexist and racist tabloid press,” she says. “Comments can be racist or sexist even if a person doesn’t see themselves that way: this isn’t about self-perception.”

Take, for example, the anger over Meghan being apparently manipulative. “There’s this idea that Harry is so hapless in this and has been bamboozled by this woman,” Rosewarne says. “Even if the worst things people say about [Meghan] are true, let’s say she has engineered this entire thing, if it was a man we wouldn’t actually be judging the way we are … this is an age-old stereotype of women with their innate ‘witchiness’.”

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Australian National University sociology professor Mary Lou Rasmussen says when the white man – Prince Harry – is completely off the hook (despite long expressing his unhappiness as a royal), race and gender are unquestionably at play in the “irrational” loathing of Meghan. “[It] speaks to things [people] can’t say but feel really deeply – whether they are aware of it or not,” Rasmussen says, explaining ingrained prejudices are often unconscious and influenced by social structures.

And due to discomfort around racism, Rasmussen says many viewers didn’t give Meghan’s claims credibility. “They see her as someone who is shrill instead of someone who is giving a valuable account.”

Rosewarne says unless people have lived experience of discrimination, they struggle to see it. “They come up with other reasons as to why this woman is a problem,” she says, but points out labelling Meghan “calculating” and “gold digger” are gendered. Or calling her a mouthy American falls into the racist trope of the angry black woman.

Much divide has been on generational lines. A British YouGov poll found that in the wake of the Oprah interview, those under age 25 were mostly siding with the Sussexes, while those 50 and older were firmly backing the royal family.

Rosewarne says some older people view the interview as a crude betrayal of the Queen, who is deeply private, and the institution she heads. “Most people in Australia have never known another monarch,” Rosewarne says, adding there is a great sense of respect for her legacy, even among those who don’t consider themselves royalists.

“Comments can be racist or sexist even if a person doesn’t see themselves that way: this isn’t about self-perception.”

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Also, Kulkarni says, older generations have typically been raised to deal with problems with a stiff upper lip. “So this [interview] is seen as washing your dirty linen in public.” Rosewarne says younger people are often considered “oversensitive” or “snowflakes” for their “oversharing” and “woke” politics – and this is what Meghan represents.

Rasmussen adds: “[The interview is] attacking values of the older generation … saying their silence around issues [such as racism and mental health] is a problem.”

Rosewarne stresses not everyone has to like Meghan. “She is likely flawed … We’re never going to know a true story, we don’t have a surround sound view of everything that went on.”

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, with the Queen in 2018.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, with the Queen in 2018.Credit:PA

And it’s OK to eye-roll at some of the antics of the Sussexes as a couple – for example much has been made of their financial motives or their decision to do a tell-all with Oprah rather than continue trying to find a resolution privately. This is not automatically racist or sexist, says Rasmussen.

Kulkarni warns that the problem with much of the hostility to Meghan is the ripple effect disdainful commentary has on others in the community who are made to feel hurt, further stigmatised and afraid to speak out – whether it be over racial, gender or mental health issues.

“Critical evaluation and balanced discussion is not a bad thing,” Kulkarni says. “[But] hateful language and hateful behaviour really lead to all sorts of unwanted effects … If the language is inflammatory then it’s not just Meghan in the firing line, it’s all women of colour, or it’s all women, or all people with mental illness, it becomes this bigger group.

“Unfortunately the general public got caught up in the ‘is this real or not real’ … that’s really dangerous and unhelpful.”

“If the language is inflammatory then it’s not just Meghan in the firing line, it’s all women of colour, or it’s all women, or it’s all people with mental illness.”

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

Kulkarni says that the gut response of disbelief and looking for an agenda feeds a troubling narrative: Meghan was called a liar for saying she felt suicidal and experienced racism in the same week it emerged Brittany Higgins – the former Liberal staffer who was allegedly sexually assaulted at Federal Parliament – was called a “lying cow” by her ex-boss. “What’s coming through is this thread of invalidation of women in crisis situations,” Kulkarni says.

It’s important – and healthy – for people to interrogate themselves to understand why they are feeling anger, says Kulkarni.

She explains that hating a celebrity involves well-known psychological mechanisms to deal with internal conflict at a distance. “What people are actually doing is displacing events, views or feelings they may harbour for something or somebody and projecting onto somebody else,” Kulkarni says. “It’s like when you’ve had a dreadful time at work but you can’t deal with it there, so you get home and pick a fight with your spouse. It’s the displacement of the problem.”

In the case of Meghan, the “problem” she embodies could be a range of things.

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“People who have strong views one way or the other [should] self-reflect on what underpins the strong emotional response,” Kulkarni says. “It’s also possible that people who are pro-Meghan have a visceral hate of the royal family.”

Rasmussen agrees, and urges people to examine how their feelings are for Meghan compared to other figures, like Prince Harry, Princess Diana or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

“If you’re feeling a stronger level of hate for Meghan, question that,” she says. “None of us is a saint. It’s a kind of wake-up call for us to think about what things are we not seeing.”

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Kate Middleton mortified by claims she made Meghan Markle cry



Kate Middleton is reportedly “mortified” by claims she made Meghan Markle cry during the wedding feud, a royal expert claims.

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Meghan Markle ‘requests evidence’ of bullying allegations


Meghan Markle has reportedly demanded to see any of the documents, emails, and text messages related to the bullying complaints lodged against her.

The Duchess of Sussex has “written to request the evidence” included in the Buckingham Palace probe into the allegations, a senior royal source has claimed.

Meghan is assembling her defence to squash the “calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation”, the UK’s Mail on Sunday reports.

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It comes after Buckingham Palace reportedly decided to bring in a third-party law firm to conduct the investigation into bullying claims made by both current and former royal aides.

The allegations came to light when an email from the Sussexes former press secretary sent in October 2018 was leaked to The Times newspaper.

Jason Knauf said: “I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of (omitted) was totally unacceptable.

“The Duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights. She is bullying (omitted) and seeking to undermine her confidence.

“We have had report after report from people who have witnessed unacceptable behaviour towards (omitted).”

It was forwarded onto Prince Williams’s private secretary Simon Case after Knauf had discussed the matter with the palace’s head of HR, Samantha Carruthers.

Knauf claimed that Carruthers was united in his stance, and “agreed with me on all counts that the situation was very serious” although he “remained concerned that nothing will be done”.

However, the complaint was not pursued by the HR department.

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Two senior members of staff came forward in February this year, alleging that they had been bullied by Meghan.

One former employee claimed they were personally “humiliated” by the 39-year-old, while two other employees alleged they were bullied by her.

The claims include Meghan becoming upset at being given only a wing of Admiralty House, the Australian Governor General’s official Sydney residence during the couple’s 2018 Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji Toyr, rather than the whole property.

On another occasion she is claimed lost her temper with an assistant and a hot drink was knocked over.

Meghan has continuously denied the claims and is believed to have written to the palace to request her and Prince Harry’s involvement in the inquiry.

However, the Sussexes are not expected to be included in the examination, that royal officials are believed to be keen to keep under wraps.

Insiders claim they are determined it should “not be played out in public” to ensure all those involved can “feel comfortable”.

A Palace spokesman said: “Our commitment to look into the circumstances around the allegations from former staff of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is being taken forward but we will not be providing a public commentary on it.”

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Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex complains to Ofcom about Piers Morgan’s comments on her Oprah interview | UK News


The Duchess of Sussex has made a formal complaint to Ofcom over Piers Morgan’s comments about her interview with Oprah Winfrey, the regulator has said.

An Ofcom spokesperson said on Friday: “We can confirm receipt of a standards complaint made on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex.”

It comes after she made a similar complaint to ITV following Morgan‘s claim on Good Morning Britain that he “didn’t believe” her when she said she had suicidal thoughts and failed to get mental health support from within the royal household.

Meghan‘s concerns are thought to centre around the effect the comments may have on mental health generally and those attempting to deal with their own problems – rather than the TV presenter’s attack on her.

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The former GMB presenter stands by his views on the interview given by the Sussexes… and vows to return to some kind of high-profile position.

Morgan quit the ITV breakfast show earlier this week after an on-screen clash with weather presenter Alex Beresford.

Beresford criticised him for “continuing to trash” Meghan, before Morgan stormed off set and said he was leaving.

Ofcom is already investigating his comments after receiving more than 41,000 complaints.

Charity Mind also issued a statement to say it was “disappointed and concerned” about the way the host had spoken of the duchess’s mental health.

Morgan is thought to have quit GMB after ITV asked him to apologise and he refused to do so.

Speaking to a Sky News reporter outside his London home the day after the incident, he stood by what he said.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible,” he said.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey during a bombshell interview that she contemplated suicide during her time in the Royal Family.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

A poll today suggested UK public opinion of Meghan and Prince Harry was at an all-time low following the interview.

Forty-eight per cent of people said they had a negative view of Harry, compared with 45% who had a positive view – giving him a -3 net score.

It is the first time attitudes have been more negative than positive towards him, YouGov said, and is a 15-point drop from 2 March.

Only 31% had a positive opinion of the Duchess of Sussex, while 58% of the survey’s 1,664 British respondents viewed her negatively. This net rating of -27 is down from -14 just over a week ago.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie is not a prince but he’s still in line for the British throne


Meghan alleged in her interview that she and Prince Harry’s son was denied the title of prince at birth due to her biracial heritage.

Despite this, Archie remains seventh in line to the throne — ahead of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second-eldest son.

Here’s who is in the line of succession when Elizabeth II’s time as the longest-reigning monarch in history comes to an end.

Charles, Prince of Wales

Camilla will not be queen if Charles becomes king.(

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s eldest son Charles, the Prince of Wales, is next in line to rule the Commonwealth, which includes Australia.

When he does, Prince Charles, who is currently 72-years-old, will be the oldest person to ever ascend to the British throne — the previous oldest ruler was William IV at age 64.

His wife, Camilla, currently goes by the title the Duchess of Cornwall.

When the pair married in 2005, Clarence House released a statement that she would have the title princess consort if Prince Charles becomes king.

William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, walk together.
Prince William’s three children follow him in the line of succession.(

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The eldest son of Prince Charles and his first wife Princess Diana, Prince William is second in line to the throne.

His wife Catherine is currently the Duchess of Cambridge but will become queen consort and go by the title of Queen Catherine if William becomes king.

The couple’s three children are ahead of Princess Diana’s second son and Prince William’s brother Harry in the line of succession despite their young age.

George, Prince of Cambridge

Britain's Prince George poses for a photo taken by his mother, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
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Prince William and Catherine’s eldest child Prince George is third in line to the throne.

Historically, the first-born son of the monarch would be claimed as heir to the throne regardless of any older daughters.

Only when there was no son could a female child reign — as was the case for Queen Elizabeth II, whose father King George VI had two daughters.

In 2011, two years before Prince George was born, the succession laws were changed to give sons and daughters equal right to be heir.

Charlotte, Princess of Cambridge

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Princess Charlotte, pictured aged four, kept her place in the line of succession when the laws changed in 2011.(

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The first daughter of Prince William and Catherine, Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne.

If her older brother Prince George has children, they will precede Princess Charlotte in the line of the succession.

Louis, Prince of Cambridge

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The second son and third child of Prince William and Catherine, Prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne.

Thanks to the change to the laws in 2011, Prince Louis does not skip ahead of Princess Charlotte in the line.

Harry, Duke of Sussex

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Prince Charles and Diana’s second son, Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne.

Before the birth of his nephews and niece, Harry was as high third in line to the throne.

Harry and his wife Meghan currently retain their royal titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex despite being stripped of their royal patronages and honorary appointments.

The pair stepped back from their roles in March 2020 and have a fractured relationship with the royal family following their revealing interview with Oprah earlier this month.

Archie, Master Mountbatten-Windsor

Blonde-haired baby boy wearing white, long-sleeved top and blue and white striped overalls, held by his mother
Archie, pictured aged one, will be a prince if Charles becomes king.

The first child of Harry and Meghan, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in line to the throne.

In their interview with Oprah, Meghan said Archie, who was born in May 2019, was denied the title of prince at his birth, something she suggested could be due to her biracial heritage.

Due to a declaration made by George V, Archie will become a prince when Prince Charles becomes king, as he will then be the son of a child of the monarch.

However, as king, Charles would have the power to issue decrees to extend or reduce the number of titles on offer.

Meghan and Harry also revealed in the Oprah interview that they are expecting a second child, a girl — who, when born, will be eighth in line to the throne.

Andrew, Duke of York

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Prince Andrew has denied having inappropriate relations with a 17-year-old victim of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.(

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Prince Andrew, the second son and third child of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II, is eighth in line to the throne.

He overtakes his older sister Princess Anne as an heir because the laws of succession gave preference to male children before they were changed in 2011.

Prince Andrew withdrew from public duties in November 2019 after a disastrous interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York had come under increasing scrutiny after footage was published in August 2019 by UK tabloid the Mail On Sunday showing him at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2010, two years after Epstein had been convicted and jailed after pleading guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution.

One of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre, said Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew at a London apartment in 2001 when she was 17.

Prince Andrew has previously denied any inappropriate relations with Ms Giuffre and said during the BBC interview he had “no recollection” of ever meeting her.

Last year, the Duke’s legal team denied claims he was not cooperating with US authorities’ investigation into Epstein and possible accomplices.

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