Royal Family news LIVE – Harry and Meghan 'would rather DESTROY Queen's legacy than let Charles ignore their complaints'

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle would rather destroy the Queen's legacy than let Charles ignore them, royal watchers have claimed.

The Duke of Sussex has repeatedly attacked Charles in the media over the past few months, including in two Oprah Winfrey interviews in which he effectively accused his father of bullying him and Prince William.

Harry said he didn't blame Charles for his parenting failings, however, suggesting the future king was brought up in a similarly tough way in a comment that appeared to attack the Queen and Prince Philip's parenting.

Harry and Meghan have also made claims of racism against the Royal Family and suggested that the institution of Monarchy itself is a trap from which they escaped but others remain stuck inside.

Although Prince Charles is said to be "feeling wretched" in private, the Royal Family's only comment on Harry and Meghan's allegations has been to say they are "saddened" by their version of events.

Now royal watching Twitter [email protected] has suggested Harry and Meghan “had thrown all strategy out the window” and were simply focused on getting the Royal Family to make a lengthy public statement.

They predicted: “For now, Harry will continue to do whatever he can to get a response from his family, even if it ultimately dilutes their brand and destroys the legacy of the Queen," they predicted.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Katie Davis

    QUEEN SEARCHES FOR NEW PUPPY

    The Queen is searching for a new puppy after the tragic death of her dog Fergus, who was given to her when Prince Philip fell ill.

    The 95-year-old has reportedly told her aides to look for a new pal for her lonely dog Muick after one of her dorgi pups died from a heart defect.

    “The Queen has taken great comfort in having Fergus and Muick by her side and Her Majesty has enjoyed getting out and walking them,” an insider said.

    “There is every possibility we will see a new arrival at Windsor Castle very soon as Muick is a livewire and I’m sure would love a playmate to keep him busy.”

  • Katie Davis

    CHARLES FURIOUS THAT 'LURID LIES' FROM BASHIR INTERVIEW TOOK 27 YEARS TO BE CORRECTED

    Prince Charles was furious that the "lurid lies" from the interview took 27 years to be publicly corrected.

    The BBC has written to the Prince of Wales to apologise for Martin Bashir’s “deceitful” tactics in securing the interview and agreed to never show it again.

    A friend of the Prince of Wales said: “The narrative that came from that interview about Charles needs to be changed.

    “He is privately furious that it has taken 27 years. The interview and allegations caused long-term damage to the future king and his household.”

    Last week, William emphatically slammed the BBC for the interview and its fallout, insisting: “They let down mum, her family and the British public.”

  • Katie Davis

    DI WOULD DISAPPROVE OF HARRY'S BEHAVIOUR, HER FORMER BUTLER SAYS

    Princess Diana would 'disapprove of how Harry is tearing down the royals' says her former butler.

    Paul Burrell – who worked with her for 10 years up until her death, and first met Harry when he was three – said " I don’t recognise him now – he’s almost become the centre of his own world.

    "But what he’s doing now is going to make everything so much worse for him," Burrell explained.

    "Diana would be heartbroken it’s come to this. Not only would she be devastated that Harry is cut off from his family, but she’d disapprove of him tearing down the royals.

    "She’d want him to stop airing his dirty laundry, and to live a quiet, private life, focused on his children."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY HAS BEEN 'BLINDED BY MEGHAN;

    Diana's former butler Paul Burrell believes Harry has "been blinded by Meghan" and the allure of Hollywood.

    "Meghan has encouraged him to get therapy and change his way of thinking – but I think he’ll be left broken when this all stops and he realises what he’s done," the 62-year-old told Closer.

    "He’s been blinded by Meghan, by her beauty and by this Hollywood world. I think now it could only be Meghan who can stop him from doing these interviews and doing any more damage, and destroying himself.

    "He won’t heal if he keeps doing this – it’ll make things worse in the long run. I honestly have no idea when it will stop."

  • Katie Davis

    BASHIR EARNING £17K AS SPEAKER AT EVENTS

    Martin Bashir is raking in a whopping £17,626-a-time speaking at luxury corporate dinners and glitzy fundraisers.

    The reporter is enjoying a lucrative second career on the public speaking circuit.

    His demands for cash to talk about his experiences with tragic Diana were revealed hours after a report found he faked bank statements to deceive the princess.

    And his tainted scoop with the royal, two years before her death, has made him a millionaire.

    Bashir is on the books of US-based agency Celebrity International Talent, where he commands a fee of between £10,576 and almost £18,000.

  • Katie Davis

    DIANA 'MOST ATTRACTIVE ROYAL' ACCORDING TO 'GOLDEN RATIO'

    Princess Diana is "the most attractive" royal of all time according to scientific research into the "perfect face" – and Meghan Markle narrowly outshines Kate Middleton.

    Diana came the closest to scoring 100% based on the "Golden Ratio" – a system developed by the ancient Greeks to measure physical perfection.

    The computerised facial mapping was developed by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who uses them in his line of work.

    They calculated the perfect face shape, including the size and position of the lips, nose, chin and jawline – with Princess Diana's features most closely matching the ideal ratio.

    Prince Harry and Prince William’s late mother – who tragically died at the age of 36 but would have turned 60 on July 1 this year – was found to be 89 per cent accurate to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi.

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY 'HELL BENT' ON BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE FOR HIS PROBLEMS, EXPERT CLAIMS

    Prince Harry is "hell-bent on blaming everyone else for his problems" – particularly father Charles, a royal expert has claimed.

    Robert Jobson, who was friends with Princess Diana and has written books on Philip and Charles, said the Duke of Sussex has behaved "shamefully" in recent weeks.

    And he warned there may be little chance of Charles and Harry ever reconciling over fears anything said will simply be repeated "for commercial gain".

    He spoke after Harry accused his family of showing "total neglect" for his mental health woes – and claimed Charles made him "suffer".

    The bombshell allegations, said to have "dismayed" the Royal Family, were made by the prince in a new documentary about mental health.

  • Katie Davis

    KATE HAILS 'HUGE SACRIFICES' MADE BY NURSES

    Kate Middleton has hailed nurses after the "hardest of years" while thanking them for their "huge sacrifices" during the pandemic.

    The Duchess of Cambridge looked sombre in an emotional video posted online as she recounted the difficult past few months which has seen the NHS pushed to its limits.

    But the mum-of-three praised nurses for helping the UK to get through the Covid pandemic, saying they had been "tested, needed and appreciated".

    Kate said: "When Nursing Now was launched in 2018, we had no way of knowing just how much the work, dedication and infinite care of nurses would be tested, needed and appreciated.

    "Covid 19 has highlighted the vital role that nurses provide which we all rely on and it's made all the more extraordinary when we consider the huge sacrifices and personal demands that have been placed on all of you by the pandemic. It has been the hardest of years and my heartfelt thanks to you and your colleagues around the world for the incredible work you do every day."

  • Katie Davis

    WILL MEGHAN & HARRY'S NEW BABY HAVE ROYAL DUTIES?

    Meghan and Harry stepped down from senior royal duties last March, so it is likely their children will enjoy more freedom.

    Royal commentator Victoria Murphy said: “There’s no chance that this baby will ever be King or Queen, this baby has so much more freedom than William and Kate’s children do.”

    She said they “will not be expected when they get older to carry out full-time royal duties” and this will give Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby the chance to “carve their own path”.

    Meanwhile, the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton will all be closer heirs to the throne so are expected to do royal duties.

    Currently the three sweet tots are third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne, ahead of Prince Harry being sixth and Archie being seventh.

  • Katie Davis

    BBC REFORM NEEDS TO CONTINUE 'AT PACE'

    BBC director-general Tim Davie said reform needs to continue "at pace" at the corporation.

    He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think there's no doubt that reform needs to continue at pace.

    "I think there are balances. I mean, this was 25 years ago. I could list the fact that we have changed our governance system twice profoundly, governors, Trust, going through to the board we have now with non-exec directors.

    "We've had a number of new editorial guidelines going through the system. And I have say I'm very proud of the BBC today and how it operates.

    "But I think you have to reflect on this. It was very, very serious."

  • Katie Davis

    BASHIR WORKING 3 MONTH NOTICE PERIOD DESPITE DYSON REPORT

    Martin Bashir is working out a three-month notice period, BBC director-general Tim Davie says – despite being found guilty of "deceitful behaviour".

    Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Davie said: "He's working out a short notice period as he's resigned.

    "Martin Bashir offered his resignation prior to seeing the Dyson report."

    Mr Davie said accepting his resignation meant a "clean break off with no pay off".

  • Katie Davis

    'NO INTENTION OF AIRING DIANA INTERVIEW EVER AGAIN'

    BBC director Tim Davie has said he has "no intention" of airing the 1995 Diana interview "ever again".

    Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today, the BBC boss also said a report will be published next week on why Martin Bashir was rehired in 2016.

  • Katie Davis

    BBC BOSS REFLECTS ON 'SHOCKING' WAY WHISTLEBLOWERS WERE TREATED

    BBC director-general Tim Davie reflected on the "shocking" way in which whistleblowers were treated regarding the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana.

    He told Radio 4's Today programme: "I think some of the most disappointing and shocking elements of this, and there are multiple failings of which we have apologised for, are things like the whistleblowing, how did that work?

    "The very person who raised this – and I know many staff feel very strongly about this – the very person who raised this as an issue, suffered enormous impacts, which we're very sorry for.

    "That cannot happen again. We have improved processes but I want to look again at things."

  • Katie Davis

    BEATRICE ‘EYES UP COTSWOLDS MOVE’

    Princess Beatrice may be eyeing up a move to the Cotswolds as she allegedly viewed a £3 million family home just days before announcing her pregnancy.

    A source said: “The owner was very excited Bea had been round, though she tried to keep it quiet.”

    The property is near the home Prince Harry’s friend George Spencer-Churchill shares with his wife Camilla.

  • Katie Davis

    KATE TRIES TO DJ BUT WILLS SAYS 'IT SOUNDS LIKE A CAT'

    Kate Middleton was filmed trying to DJ, but Prince William was not impressed – saying it sounded like a cat and claiming it “hurt his ears”.

    The Duchess of Cambridge tried her hand at the decks as she and William put on a united front to kick off their tour of Scotland.

    In a clip, Kate can be seen leaning over the DJ turntable as a man in a red hoodie pressed some buttons, setting up a beat.

    The man appears to point out a button to Kate, who proceeds to press several buttons, creating a low tune that plays over the top of the base beat.

    The Duchess then turns around to face the rest of the room, where several people – including her husband – are standing and sitting, visibly laughing at the tune she has created.

    Kate tries to DJ but Wills says ‘It sounds like a cat. It’s hurting my ears’

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY & WILLS MAY BE 'REUNITED IN RAGE AT BASHIR' WHEN THEY UNVEIL DIANA STATUE

    Prince Harry and his brother William may be reunited over their joint rage at Martin Bashir, and could come together to unveil a statue of their mum Diana, a royal expert has claimed.

    Harry, 36, and William, 38, fell out as the Duke of Sussex left the Royal Family to move to the United States with his wife Meghan Markle.

    Mr Jobson said the brothers' joint anger at the Bashir interview and their potential reunion at the unveiling of their mum's statue in July could see them repair their relationship.

    He told the ABC's HeirPod podcast: "This may – their indignation at the BBC – may bring them all together, because frankly the feuding, blaming, finger pointing has to stop at some stage.

    "I'd hope that any sons, whoever they are, royal or not, could have decency to come together to pay tribute to their mother who they lost at a very early age, and pay their respects thoughtfully and with honour."

  • Katie Davis

    KATE 'STEPPING IN PHILIP'S ROLE' AS 'GLUE' TO HELP 'RESOLVE FAMILY ISSUES'

    Kate Middleton is “stepping into” Prince Philip’s role as the “glue” to help “resolve family issues,” a royal commentator has claimed.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is said to be “stepping into” the “peacemaker” role left behind by Prince Philip, according to Vanity Fair royal editor Katie Nicholl.

    Appearing on 60 Minutes Australia, the show’s host Tom Steinfort said: "Kate's standing in the Royal Family has now come so far that many believe she is their biggest asset."

    Ms Nicholl replied: "I think Kate is the glue. In the same way that the Duke of Edinburgh was always the one who would help resolve family issues. He was the patriarch of the family."

    She added: "I see Kate stepping into that role. Trying to keep things together."

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES FURIOUS THAT 'LURID LIES' FROM BBC BASHIR INTERVIEW TOOK 27 YEARS TO BE CORRECTED

    Prince Charles was furious that the "lurid lies" from the interview took 27 years to be publicly corrected.

    The BBC has written to the Prince of Wales to apologise for Martin Bashir’s “deceitful” tactics in securing the interview and agreed to never show it again.

    A friend of the Prince of Wales said: “The narrative that came from that interview about Charles needs to be changed.

    “He is privately furious that it has taken 27 years. The interview and allegations caused long-term damage to the future king and his household.”

    Last week, William emphatically slammed the BBC for the interview and its fallout, insisting: “They let down mum, her family and the British public.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY TOUCHES ON 'AUTHENTIC' OPRAH INTERVIEW BACK IN MARCH

    In the new footage, the Duke touched on his "authentic" interview with Oprah in March.

    Harry also said there is still an opening for healing with his family despite the bombshells.

    He said: "I like to think that we were able to speak truth in the most compassionate way possible therefore leaving an opening for reconciliation and healing.

    "The interview was about being real, being authentic, and hopefully sharing an experience that we know is relatable to people around the world, despite our unique privileged position."

  • Joseph Gamp

    CLAIMS HARRY NEVER WENT ON BIKE RIDES DEBUNKED (CONTINUED…)

    In one, at Sandringham in 1990, he is in a seat on the back of Prince Charles' bicycle, with his brother William pedalling along beside them.

    And in a much older black and white snap, Charles is seen towing a small Prince Harry in a cart off the back of his bike near Balmoral Castle.

    It comes after Harry insisted that the explosive Oprah interview, was done "compassionately" to leave room for reconciliation with his family.

    The Duke said that he was speaking the "truth" in a way that he hopes will allow for healing after the explosive CBS interview.

    His documentary The Me You Can't See comes just ten-and-a-half weeks after Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview aired – but features a new slew of complaints aimed at the royals.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY’S CLAIMS HE NEVER WENT ON BIKE RIDES WITH DAD CHARLES DEBUNKED

    PRINCE Harry's claims he never went on bike rides with his dad have been debunked after snaps emerged of him pedalling with Charles.

    The Duke of Sussex made the remarks during the bombshell chat he and wife Meghan Markle had with Oprah Winfrey in March.

    He said: "To have outdoor space where I can go for walks with Archie and go for walks as a family and with the dogs.

    "All of these things are just—I guess the highlight for me is sticking him on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides which is something I was never able to do when I was young. I can seat him on the back and he's got his arms out and he's like 'woah'."

    But unearthed pictures show a number of occaisions Harry, 36, was on a bike with his dad.

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY SHOULD ‘BACK AWAY FROM BEING WOKE LECTURING CELEB’

    PRINCE Harry should "back away from being a woke lecturing celeb".

    Biographer Angela Levin said how "dreadful" it must be for the Duke of Sussex to think that his wife Meghan Markle will die like his late mum Princess Diana.

    Tweeting her reaction to Harry's mental health docuseries with Oprah Winfrey on Apple TV, Angela said: "How dreadful if Harry constantly thinks that he will lose Meghan like he did Diana and blames racism.

    "Plus can't get rid of M's threat to commit suicide.

    "His life sounds too much for him and he should back away from being a woke lecturing celebrity."

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY AND WILLIAM MAY BE REUNITED IN RAGE AT BASHIR AND UNVEIL STATUE OF DIANA TOGETHER AS ‘POINTLESS FEUD HAS TO STOP’

    Prince Harry and William may be reunited in rage at Bashir and unveil statue of Diana together as ‘pointless feud has to stop’

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES ‘HAS NO INTENTION OF CUTTING OFF HIS SON’

    Harry’s appearance left the Queen “deeply upset” – although Charles has no intention of “cutting off his son”, despite his hurt, it’s been claimed.

    Meanwhile, it’s emerged that Harry volunteered to have a trauma therapy session filmed for the series.

    He was was shown undergoing EMDR – eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing – and said it was “one of the varieties of different forms of healing or curing that I was willing to experiment with”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    'AMERICANS ARE NOTICING HARRY'S 'DISRESPECT REGARDING HIS GRANDFATHER', SAYS EXPERT

    Diana's friend Robert Jobson said Americans are noticing Harry's "disrespect regarding his grandfather".

    "To continually blame your childhood – which is of course what we all do – but do you have to air it in public?" he said.

    “How much more navel-gazing can he possibly do? To what effect, what is the impact he’s trying to achieve?

    "Is it the end of the monarchy? What does he want?”

    The five-part celebrity-packed documentary The Me You Can't See was released on Apple TV in the US on Thursday night and the UK on Friday morning.

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