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Meghan and Harry latest – Prince Philip ‘WALKED AWAY’ from Duke over Megxit as Duchess hurt by ‘sexist’ royal traditions

PRINCE Philip has walked away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as he’s so devastated by Megxit, a royal expert claims. 

The news reportedly came as a shock to the Queen, but royal author, Ingrid Seward, told Vanity Fair that Prince Philip didn’t take the news well either. 

Ingrid claims the Duke of Edinburgh was initially fond of Meghan, and made efforts to welcome her into the family, as he knew what it felt like to be an outsider marrying into the monarchy. 

But the bombshell of Megxit has left a “sour taste” in his mouth, and he now compares the 39-year-old to Wallis Simpson, whose marriage to King Edward VIII in 1937 prompted his abdication. 

This comes after claims that Meghan felt "stifled" by sexist traditions within the Royal Family and was not happy about "old-fashioned rules and regulations – like wearing dresses below the knee," an anonymous source told a publication called The News.

It was not stated what links the source had with Royal Family, but the Dutchess has a history of speaking out about women's empowerment.

Follow all the latest news on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry below...

  • EXPERTS CLAIMS HARRY & MEGHAN WERE EDGED OUT DUE TO THEIR 'ROCK STAR' STATUS

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were “edged out” of the royal family because their “rock star” personalities threatened to “overshadow” the Queen, William and Kate, an expert claims. 

    Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers, which details Harry and William’s relationship, said Harry was a victim of certain “cruelty” due to his role as the “spare” heir. 

    Speaking to Good Morning America, Robert said: “The British royal system can be very cruel, and it's particularly cruel to the spare. 

    “Harry came to realise in his teens that he was typecast as the court jester, the number two.”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY UNVEIL THEIR NEW WEBSITE

    Prince Harry and Meghan have finally unveiled their website to replace Sussex Royal – and it's beige.

    The couple announced in April they were forming 'Archewell' but aiming to launch the foundation in the New Year.

    The website consists of only one home page and lists its address as offices for Harry and Meghan's Hollywood agent.

    It also repeats the couple's reasoning behind the name of their new foundation The homepage reads: “Arche: Greek word meaning “source of action” Well: a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep.”

    Fans can already subscribe for emails about “its activities and initiatives”.

  • MEGHAN STRUGGLED WITH ‘SEXIST TRADITIONS’

    The Duchess of Sussex, who has a history of speaking out about women’s empowerment, was reportedly not happy about “old-fashioned rules and regulations.

    This included “wearing dresses below the knee,” an anonymous source told a publication called The News.

    Earlier this year, Meghan Markle joined the virtual Girl Up leadership summit, in which she gave a speech urging young women to ‘keep challenging, keep pushing’ towards more representation.

    Meghan said: “Women have always historically gotten a lot of “that’s not how it’s done,’ ‘yeah, that’s a good idea but we’re going to do this instead”.

  • PRINCE HARRY IS ADOPTING AMERICANISMS AFTER BEING IN THE US FOR SEVEN MONTHS

    Prince Harry has started swapping English words for American alternatives – only seven months after moving to live in California.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chatted with 'digital' experts about improving online communities during a Time100 Talks web chat.

    Harry, 36, wearing a jacket and shirt without a tie, used the American phrase “pop the hood” instead of the traditional Queen's English term 'bonnet'.

  • WILLIAM'S CHALLENGE AS KING WILL BE TO BRING HARRY BACK, EXPERT CLAIMS

    Prince William's main “challenge” when he ascends the throne will be to bring his brother back as a senior royal, according to a royal expert.

    Robert Lacey claims that being able to bring back Harry into the royal fold will be William's biggest test as the monarch.

    He told Vanity Fair: “The challenge for William is whether while being true to his principles he can also modernise the institution by making his brother part of it.

    “That's what everyone wants, some kind of reconciliation.”

  • PRINCE PHILIP HAS 'WALKED AWAY' FROM HARRY AND MEGHAN BECAUSE HE'S HORRIFIED BY MEGXIT

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent ripples through the monarchy when they announced they were stepping back as senior royals earlier this year.

    The news reportedly came as a shock to the Queen, but royal author, Ingrid Seward, told Vanity Fair that Prince Philip didn’t take the news well either. 

    The royal author, who penned biography Prince Philip Revealed, claims the 99-year-old has 'walked away' from the situation, after his advice fell on 'deaf ears'.

    Ingrid claims the Duke of Edinburgh was initially fond of Meghan, and made efforts to welcome her into the family, as he knew what it felt like to be an outsider marrying into the monarchy. 

    But the bombshell of Megxit has left a “sour taste” in his mouth, and he now compares the 39-year-old to Wallis Simpson, whose marriage to King Edward VIII in 1937 prompted his abdication. 

    Ingrid said: “For Philip, whose entire existence has been based on a devotion to doing his duty, it appeared that his grandson had abdicated his for the sake of his marriage to an American divorcee in much the same way as Edward VIII gave up his crown to marry Wallis Simpson in 1936.” 

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN WARNED MOUNTAIN LION ON THE LOOSE NEAR HOME

    Harry and Meghan have been told there is a mountain lion on the loose near their home.

    The big cat, also known as a cougar, roared at a pet German shepherd in a garden less than two miles from the Sussexes’ £11million mansion in Montecito, California.

    Owner Miles Hartfeld said experts from the County of Santa Barbara Fish and Wildlife Commission studied grass regurgitation found nearby.

    Miles’ fiancée Gretchen Lieff said: “The wildlife biologist said it came from a cat and it was too large for a bobcat.”

    The Sun told yesterday how a wild bear was spotted prowling near Meghan and Harry’s £11million California mansion in Montecito.

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  • PRINCE CHARLES COULD HEAL ROYAL FEUD, EXPERT CLAIMS

    THE tense feud between Princes William and Harry could be healed by their father, according to a palace expert.

    Royal biographer Lacey Roberts has now claimed that Prince Charles is the “obvious person” to help the brothers mend their relationship.

    He told US Weekly that although Prince of Wales had not involved himself so far, he hopes “that behind the scenes, Charles is at work mending the fences and building the bridges.”

    He also said their rift could “take some time” to be healed.

  • DUKE FELL INTO ROYAL FAMILY 'TRAP' BEFORE MEETING MEGHAN

    Harry fell into the “trap” of being a spare member of the Royal Family, a royal historian claims.

    Robert Lacey, in an interview with the Royally Obsessed podcast, he claimed the brothers started life as co-stars.

    But he said as they got older Harry was seen as the spare member of the monarchy as Prince William was in line to become king.

    He said: “Looking back one of the side aspects of this story is how Harry fell into the same trap as the spares before him.

    “There is in Britain the tradition of the heir and the spare.”

  • ‘WILLS WAS DISMAYED AT HOW HARRY AND MEG ANNOUNCED BABY BIRTH NEWS’

    Biographer Robert Lacey, wrote Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, said Wills did not like how the Palace didn't announce that Meghan had even gone into labor until Archie was born.

    By this point she, Harry, and Doria were all headed home from the hospital.

    Lacey explains: “Their stratagem was bolstered by Buckingham Palace’s putting out a strangely misleading statement at 2 p.m. that day saying that the Duchess of Sussex was just going into labour —when she had, in fact, been delivered of her new son eight hours earlier.”

  • ‘CHARLES NEGLECTED HARRY AND WILLS’’

    A royal expert has claimed Prince Charles ignored his responsibilities as a dad after he started an affair with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwell following Diana's death in a road accident in 1997.

    Speaking on the podcast Royally Obsessed, royal historian and author of Battle of Brothers, Robert Lacey said: “They grew up so close together, they were thrown together by the sad death of their mother.

    “There was a lack of parenting, frankly, on the part of Charles as he kept on pursuing Camilla. As we look at the early years of this century and then into this decade, they grew more and more together, it seemed, when William married Kate.

    “That didn't break them up, Harry was happy to fall in as number three.”

  • TEEN VOLUNTEER WHO MET HARRY AND MEGHAN DIES AFTER TAKING MDMA

    A teenager who met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a reward for his remarkable volunteering efforts died after experimenting with MDMA for the first time.

    Emre Huseyin, 15, was taken to hospital but could not be saved just five days before his 16th birthday.

    He left home shortly after 10am on February 1 and took the recreational drug with some friends.

    But he felt ill after ingesting the powder through a drink of Fanta, according to a friend, and refused offers of “crystals” which others took.

    Emre vomited after returning to his bedroom at 4.30pm, causing sister Ceren Huseyin to check on him.

    She described him as being in a “strange state” with “laboured breathing”.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE MIMICS THE QUEEN IN PHOTO WITH HARRY

    The Duke, 36, and Duchess, 39, of Sussex released a new black-and-white portrait ahead of their Time100 talks on Tuesday, and it bore similarities to how Her Majesty used to sit with Prince Philip.

    Meghan could be seen grinning in a chair, with Prince Harry perched on the arm of the chair with his arm protectively around his wife.

    Judi James told Fabulous: “With her acting experience and her eloquence, passion and empathy for her causes, Meghan is undoubtedly the star of the double act now they are off making the world a better place, but this pose very cleverly places Harry in the higher and more dominant position, looking direct into the camera while Meghan giggles shyly from the chair.

    “Tellingly this pose mimics the poses the Queen first used with Philip, where he also sat leaning looking protective and manly while she smiled shyly from her chair.”

  • QUEEN ‘TO HOLD CRUNCH MEGXIT TALKS WITHOUT HARRY OR MEGHAN’

    The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William will reportedly sit down together within months to discuss the future of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Royal Family.

    Royal biographer Robert Lacey told the podcast Royally Obsessed the three top royals have snubbed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the crunch Megxit talks.

    He said: “When the agreement was drawn up in March this year, the Queen suggested a 12-month period and then a review.

    “Harry didn't want that. Harry is quite happy in exile.

    “But Buckingham Palace say that in March next year, or before the end of March, the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William will sit down and examine what they think should be done next.”

  • MEGHAN WAS BANNED FROM WEARING ENGAGEMENT RING ON SUITS

    Back in 2016, the Duchess was reportedly banned from wearing an engagement ring on set in case it sparked any rumours about her relationship with Prince Harry.

    According to her on-screen dad Wendell Pierce, who played Robert Zane, Meghan had a close call on one occasion and was forced to quickly remove it in public.

    Wendell said: “Then one time, we were doing a scene before they got engaged where she was engaged with Mike on the show and they said, ‘Wait, don’t get out of the car’.

    “They said, ‘Give us the ring because there’s a paparazzi down the street.’”

  • MEGXIT HASN’T STOPPED PRINCE HARRY'S COMMITMENT TO DIANA AWARDS

    He remains deeply “involved” in the Diana Awards, the charity launched after the death of the Princess of Wales to carry on her legacy, its CEO has confirmed.

    Tessy Ojo, head of the Diana Awards as well as a philanthropist, anti-bullying advocate and brand ambassador, told OK! Magazine: “Even though Prince Harry is in America, he’s still involved.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY'S NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE

    Prince Harry and Meghan have finally unveiled their website to replace Sussex Royal – and it's beige.

    The couple announced in April they were forming 'Archewell' but aiming to launch the foundation in the New Year.

    The website consists of only one home page and lists its address as offices for Harry and Meghan's Hollywood agent.

    It also repeats the couple's reasoning behind the name of their new foundation The homepage reads: “Arche: Greek word meaning “source of action” Well: a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep.”

    Fans can already subscribe for emails about “its activities and initiatives”.

  • MEGHAN WAS 'HATED' BY SOMEONE IN THE PALACE, AUTHOR CLAIMS

    A new book exploring the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry claims Meghan Markle was not liked by everyone in the Royal household.

    Author Robert Lacey told Sunday Times: “There was somebody in the palace – and I can't name them – who hated Meghan.”

    He claims there was a personal dislike which was mutual on both ends.

    His book, Battle of the Brothers is set to be published later this month.

  • BOY, 15, WHO MET HARRY AND MEGHAN DIES AFTER TAKING MDMA

    A smart teenager who met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a reward for his remarkable volunteering efforts died after downing MDMA in a Fanta drink.

    Emre Huseyin, 15, from Sheerness, Kent, was taken to hospital but could not be saved just five days before his 16th birthday.

    He left home shortly after 10am on February 1 and took the recreational drug for the first time with some friends.

    But he soon fell illand was pronounced dead shortly after 6pm.

  • KATY PERRY AND ORLANDO BLOOM ARE HARRY AND MEGHAN’S NEW NEIGHBOURS

    According to reports, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have just snapped up a stunning new property in Montecito in Santa Barbara County, California.

    This means they will be going to be living very close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who moved into their home back in June.

    Variety reports Katy and Orlando's new mega mansion is worth £11.2 million and boasts beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and “nearly nine acres of manicured grounds’.

    Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry bought their Montecito home over the summer after temporarily living at Tyler Perry's Los Angeles mansion after quitting the Royal Family.

  • 'SHY’ MEGHAN MARKLE MIMICS THE QUEEN IN PHOTO WITH HARRY

    The Duke, 36, and Duchess, 39, of Sussex released a new black-and-white portrait ahead of their Time100 talks on Tuesday, and it bore similarities to how Her Majesty used to sit with Prince Philip.

    Meghan could be seen grinning in a chair, with Prince Harry perched on the arm of the chair with his arm protectively around his wife.

    Judi James told Fabulous: “With her acting experience and her eloquence, passion and empathy for her causes, Meghan is undoubtedly the star of the double act now they are off making the world a better place, but this pose very cleverly places Harry in the higher and more dominant position, looking direct into the camera while Meghan giggles shyly from the chair.

    “Tellingly this pose mimics the poses the Queen first used with Philip, where he also sat leaning looking protective and manly while she smiled shyly from her chair.”

  • PRINCE PHILIP 'WALKED AWAY' FROM PRINCE HARRY AFTER MEGXIT

    Speaking with Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl, royal expert Ingrid Seward said Prince Philip was “dismayed and deeply upset” over Megxit.

    He is now said to compare her to Wallis Simpson, who triggered the abdication crisis when she married the then-King Edward VIII in 1937.

    Meanwhile he feels “unable to comprehend” why Prince Harry would want to leave The Royal Family.

    Ms Seward said: “His grandson’s behavior is completely alien to him so not unnaturally the relationship has suffered.”

  • MEGHAN STRUGGLED WITH ‘SEXIST TRADITIONS’

    The Duchess of Sussex, who has a history of speaking out about women’s empowerment, was reportedly not happy about “old-fashioned rules and regulations.

    This included “wearing dresses below the knee,” an anonymous source told a publication called The News.

    Earlier this year, Meghan Markle joined the virtual Girl Up leadership summit, in which she gave a speech urging young women to ‘keep challenging, keep pushing’ towards more representation.

    Meghan said: “Women have always historically gotten a lot of “that’s not how it’s done,’ ‘yeah, that’s a good idea but we’re going to do this instead”.

  • PRINCE CHARLES HAS 'FRAMED PHOTO OF HIM WALKING MEGHAN DOWN THE AISLE' AT CLARENCE HOUSE

    Prince Charles has a framed photo of him walking Meghan Markle down the aisle on display at Clarence House.

    The Duke of Cornwall has the black and white photo from the Royal Wedding in the Morning Room, it has been revealed.

    The touching moment shows the 70-year-old smiling at the Duchess of Sussex as they walked towards Prince Harry standing at the altar of St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

    The Daily Mail Royal Correspondent Rebecca English shared the details on Twitter after spotting it during her visit yesterday.

    She tweeted: “At Clarence House today I spotted a framed black and white photograph (in the public area) of the Prince of Wales walking his daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, towards the altar at St George’s Chapel.

    “It was very touching – and shows how much the moment meant to him.”

  • HARRY WAS EXPECTED TO MARRY NICE GIRL BUT WENT FOR 'BOMBSHELL' MEGHAN

    Prince Harry was expected to marry a nice girl with a name like Annabel or Henrietta, but instead decided to marry bombshell Meghan, according to a Royal biographer.

    Robert Lacey said: “The palace expected Harry to marry a nice girl called Annabel or Henrietta and to go and live in the country.

    “The didn't expect this bombshell.”

    This comes after a well publicized rift between the couple and some senior members of the Royal household.

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