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PRINCE Andrew could finally stripped of his "His Royal Highness" status as he faces a lawsuit for allegedly raping a 17-year-old trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York had reportedly been hopeful for a return to public life - but this may have been shattered as he could lose his title after already being removed from frontline duties.

The news comes as Barack and Michelle Obama aren't fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's treatment of their families, an expert has claimed.

In what many have perceived as an A-list snub, neither the Duke nor duch*ess of Sussex made an appearance at the former US President's 60th birthday party over the weekend.

Although it is unclear whether Harry and Meghan weren't invited or simply didn't want to attend, royal expert Camilla Tominey suggested the Obamas may not be keen on the Sussexes relentless attacks on their families.

She wrote in the Telegraph that Meghan and Harry's recent sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey may have isolated the couple

"It arguably will not have gone down particularly well with a couple that have always put 'family first' to see Harry and Meghan being so openly critical of their Royal relatives during their Oprah interview," she added.

Read our Royal Family blog below for the latest news and updates...

  • 5th Aug 2021, 05:00By Milica Cosic

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN LINED UP TO MAKE HOLLYWOOD DEBUT NEXT MONTH

    Emmy awards bosses want Prince Harry and wife Meghan to make their Hollywood debuts at the ceremony next month.

    TV execs are keen for the pair to attend theA-list eventin downtown LA.

    They may even try to persuade theDuke and duch*ess of Sussexto present an award, insiders say.

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 04:30By Milica Cosic

    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE DISCUSSED MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND

    During their 2018 visit to the country, the Queen's representative in the New Zealand says the couple pondered over moving halfway across the world. Discussion took place more than a year before Megxit.

    During their visit, the representative, Dame Patsy Reddy recalled the couple saying they 'could imagine living in a place like this', but questioned if it was 'theoretically possible'.

    "They were looking at how they might raise their family. And obviously they've made some decisions since."

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 04:00By Milica Cosic

    MEGHAN MARKLE UNFILTERED: HOW MARRYING PRINCE HARRY LAUNCHED HER INTO SUPERSTARDOM

    Before marrying into royalty, Meghan was one of the most photographed women in the world. Since marrying Harry, the camera has been known to capture the candid moments between the couple.

    From romantic moments and sweet smiles to contemptuous glances and serious stares, Prince Harry's wife is always primed to perfection.

    Although Meghan has had a strained relationship with some of the royals, she had only positive things to say about the Queen. During her tell-all interview with Oprah, she said: 'The Queen has always been wonderful to me.

    "I just really loved being in her company... she’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming."

    Since relocating across the pond, Meghan and Harry's relationship has only gone from strength to strength. They have welcomed two children since marrying; Lilibet and Archie.

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 03:30By Milica Cosic

    'SERVICE IS UNIVERSAL': MEGHAN AND HARRY ARE "PETULANT, RUDE AND IMMATURE"

    A former aide of the Queen claimedMeghan and Harry were "petulant, rude and immature"when they confirmed they won't return as frontline royals.

    After the announcement this year, a statement released by the Palace said it is “not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service”.

    However,Meghan and Harry then quickly hit back with their own statementwhich said: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."

    And royal author Robert Jobson added: "The rudeness of the statement they issued after they left!

    "Frankly, they have been given a lot of slack, but they were damn right rude to the Queen and the Royal Family."

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 03:00By Milica Cosic

    THE INVICTUS GAMES FOUNDATION WISHES MEGHAN A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    The Inviticus Foundation have sent their birthday wishes to the duch*ess of Sussex in a Twitter post.

    The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and was founded by Prince Harry.

    Sending happy birthday wishes to the duch*ess of Sussex from us all at the Invictus Games Foundation and from your international Invictus Family.#WeAreInvictus #MeghanMarkle40 pic.twitter.com/Kp0goHl33M

    — Invictus Games Foundation 💛🖤 (@WeAreInvictus) August 4, 2021

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 02:30By Milica Cosic

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S TOUCHING BIRTHDAY TRADITION INSPIRED BY HER MUM

    In a post on her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan wrote about how she takes part in a tradition that was inspired by her mum.

    Using her special day to reflect on her life and what she wants the future to look like, this sweet birthday tradition stemmed from mum Doria Ragland. Writing the post in 2016, Meghan said: "My mom has always said that birthdays are your own personal New Year."

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  • IT'S MEGHAN'S WORLD (CONTINUED…)

    The Duke and duch*ess of Sussex signed a mega £112m deal with Netflix last year after quitting the Royal Family.

    Theirfirst series will be an Invictus Games documentary, but the couple is teed up to make programmes for kids as well afly-on-the-wall reality seriesso Meghan can show the world the "real her".

    While Meg keeps high-profile friends, Andy Barr told Closer magazine that she's not ready to retire from the big screen just yet. Determined to stay in the limelight Andy said: "I believe she’s looking to take Oprah’s crown – which is ironic, considering she’s given them a foothold in America."

    Meghan and Harry joined Nobel Peace Prize activist Malala Yousafzai to discuss women's education in 2020. Her charitable initiatives and dedication to "real action" could result in the duch*ess scoring the prize herself.

    Read the article in full here.

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 01:30By Milica Cosic

    SIX THINGS THE duch*eSS COULD ACHIEVE AS SHE ENTERS NEW ‘POWER DECADE’

    Entering a "new power" decade as she turned 40 yesterday, it's reported Meghan has her sights set on bigger and better things for the next 10 years.

    As she embarks on life in her 40s, Meghan shows no signs of stopping.

    Meghan Markle could run for president in the United States within the next 10 years, according to biographerTom Bower, who is "convinced her destiny will soar towards greater fame and fortune".

    Prince Harry last month announced he was writing a tell-all memoir - timed for release in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. But The Sun's royal photographer Arthur Edwards reckonsMeghan will write most of it.

    Meghan may look to follow in Princess Diana's footsteps and set up her own charitable foundation. The duch*ess already has her non-profit Archewell Foundation to "uplift and unite communities".

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  • 5th Aug 2021, 01:00By Milica Cosic

    EXPLAINED: HONOUR MEG IN 40

    To mark her 40th birthday, the duch*ess of Sussex launched 40x40. It is a global project to encourage people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work.

    Meghan has asked 40 activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to women re-entering the workforce.

    Among those who have committed 40 minutes of their time to mentor a woman in their community are singerAdele, poet Amanda Gorman, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 00:30By Milica Cosic

    MEG'S BIRTHDAY MESSAGE

    Meghanreleased a glitzy videoto mark her 40th birthday yesterday. In the video, she called on her Hollywood pals to join her mentorship programme.

    Eagle-eyed viewers can also spot Prince Harry juggling in the background of the video.

    Meghan Markle releases video to mark 40th birthday as she launches women's initiative

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 00:00By Milica Cosic

    THE SECRET MEANING BEHIND MEGHAN MARKLE’S £2,400 NECKLACES IN 40TH BIRTHDAY VIDEO

    The duch*ess released a video yesterday in honour of her 40th birthday and the necklaces she wore have a very poignant secret meaning.

    Two astrological necklaces drop from her neck, featuring the star sign constellations of her two children, Archie and Lilibet.

    Archie was born on May 6 2019, which makes him a Taurus Meanwhile, Lilibet was born on June 4 this year, making her a Gemini.

    The Duke and duch*ess of Sussex are yet to officially share a photo of their newborn baby, but fans excitedly took to social media at the brief glimpse in the birthday video Meghan posted.

    One person wrote: “I like to think that on the three photos joined the one in the middle is a photo of Harry holding Lili.”

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 23:45By Louis Allwood

    MEGHAN MARKLE IS HAPPIER THAN EVER AT 40 WITH NO ROYALS, ‘MILLIONS IN THE BANK & A-LISTERS ON HOLD’, SAY EXPERTS

    Meghan Markle turned 40 yesterday and is reportedly “happier than ever”, according to body language and royal experts.

    Royal author Duncan Larcombe told Fabulous: “Perched on her throne in the lavish LA mansion she calls home, the duch*ess of Sussex is unlikely to be wondering where it all went wrong.

    “Millions in the bank, Hollywood A-listers on hold, and a red carpet status beyond her wildest of dreams.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 23:30By Louis Allwood

    TODAY HOSTS BRUTALLY MOCK MEGHAN'S BIRTHDAY VIDEO

    Australia's today show have brutally gone in on Meghan's 40x40 birthday video.

    One of the presenters, Sophie Walsh, thought that Meghan wasn't in a position to lecture the public.

    'I love that she's lecturing people about getting back to the workplace and she quit her job as a royal after less than two years,' she sneered.

    Karl Stefanovic, then ridiculed the way the duch*ess spoke, asking: 'Why doesn't she talk normally?"

    "No wonder Harry's outside juggling!" he said, to which Sophie replied, "Harry's lost the plot."

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 23:20By Louis Allwood

    INSIDE: MEGHAN’S POTENTIAL PARTY GUESTLIST

    There is a lot of speculation as to who is joining Meghan for her 40th birthday. She’s planning a small affair with around 65 people, with cake being delivered from a posh bakery.

    It’s been rumoured that mum Doria and close pal Oprah will be there. Meghan keeps a range of friends – from A-listers to power players.

    Misha Nonoo is the ex-wife of Prince Harry’s friend Alexander Gilkes, and she is one of a handful of people rumoured to have set up Meghan with her prince.

    Amal Clooney is another of Meghan’s close friends, although it’s not quite clear how they first became acquainted. The two couples clearly hit it off and have holidayed together at the Clooneys’ Lake Como villa.

    Meg has kept in touch with her former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer, who also attended her wedding to Harry. Abigail also supported the royal during her six-week Christmas break in Canada in 2019, in the lead-up to Megxit.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 23:10By Louis Allwood

    THE CROWN SIGNS UP JAMES MURRAY TO PLAY PRINCE ANDREW IN NEW SERIES OF NETFLIX SHOW

    It is understood the fictional Royal Familyincludes some more acting royalty as work begins on series five of the smash hit Netflix series.

    Cutting It actor James Murryhas landed the currently somewhat unenviable role of Prince Andrew.

    James,married to fellow actor Sarah Parish, replaces lesser known Tom Byrne who played Randy Andy in series four.

    James is currently filming the Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks-produced Apple TV series, Masters Of Air.

    A source said: “The producers and casting team searched high and low for the best people for the roles.

    “It’s important to have something of a likeness to their characters, but also the acting chops to carry their stories. They’re delighted with their casting.”

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 23:00By Louis Allwood

    HBO’S THE PRINCE

    Official trailer for animated comedy The Prince on HBO Max

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 23:00By Louis Allwood

    HOW DOES HBO’S THE PRINCE PORTRAY THE ROYAL FAMILY?

    The animated series is set from the prospective of 8-year-oldPrince George,Prince William and Catherine, duch*ess of Cambridge's eldest child, and the future heir to the British throne.

    Created by Gary Janetti, the show is based off of his meme page of the young Prince and pokes fun at the royals and mocks most of the family members.

    In the show, Prince George is portrayed as a sassy and effete royal commentator.

    Following the release of the show, it was met with both praise and criticism following the use of Prince George as their main character.

    "Bottom line, children are off limits," women's rights activist and author Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said onGood Morning Britain.

    “Creating a parody to poke fun at an 8-year-old is not funny. It’s uncalled for, and it goes against our collective sense of responsibility.”

    Others have since taken to Twitter to voice their comments about the controversial show.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 22:50By Louis Allwood

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY SET FOR SOME ‘MUCH NEEDED R&R’ WITH BIRTHDAY TRIP

    According to reports fromPage Six, Meghan will “be whisked away” by her husband Harry, where they will “have time with each other” to mark the occasion and enjoy some time alone. Meghan gave birth to Lilibet in June.

    Sources have reported that: “the former Suits star won’t have an over the top bash to ring in her big day on August 4thbut instead, the couple will reportedly have time with each other on their trip.

    “It’s probably safe to say that the busy parents will enjoy some much-needed R&R.”

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 22:40By Louis Allwood

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S £2,400 NECKLACES IN 40TH BIRTHDAY VIDEO REVEALED

    The duch*ess of Sussexwore two astrological necklaces from LA brand Logan Hollowell, which featured the star sign constellations of her two children, Archie and Lilibet.

    Archie, two, was born on May 6, 2019, which makes him a Taurus, and Meghan is wearing thecorresponding necklace, which is worth £1,149.

    Meanwhile, Lilibet was born on June 4 this year, making her a Gemini, with herconstellation necklacesetting Meghan back £1,282, bringing the total of the two necklaces to £2,431.

    Meghan released the glitzy video to mark her 40th birthday as she called on her Hollywood pals to join her mentorship programme.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 22:30By Louis Allwood

    QUEEN, KATE MIDDLETON AND WILLIAM WISH MEGHAN MARKLE A HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY

    The Queen’s Twitter account posted today: “Wishing The duch*ess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!”

    William and Kate tweeted: “Wishing a happy 40th birthday to The duch*ess of Sussex!”

    Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla wrote: “Wishing The duch*ess of Sussex a very happy 40th birthday.”

    The big day marks Meghan’s first birthday since quitting the Royal Family for good in March – and comes just two months after she gave birth to baby Lilibet.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 22:20By Louis Allwood

    PRINCE HARRY SPOTTED JUGGLING IN BACKGROUND OF MEGHAN MARKLE’S BIRTHDAY VID

    Meghanreleased a glitzy videoto mark her 40th birthday as she called on her Hollywood pals to join her mentorship programme.

    In the outtakes at the end of the video, her husbandHarrycan be seen juggling outside through a window.

    Theduch*ess of Sussexjoked with actressMelissa McCarthyin the two-minute clip in her first appearance since giving birth to daughter Lilibet.

    In the light-hearted outtake, McCarthy asked Meghan about her birthday plans, suggesting: “What about afternoon tea with your chickens?”

    Meghan then replies: ” No see I don’t really think tea with the chickens is -“.

    But the pair are then interrupted when Melissa apparently spots Harry in the background, with the prince juggling in the garden outside.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 22:10By Louis Allwood

    PRINCE HARRY CAUGHT TRYING TO JUGGLE

    Prince Harry hilariously tries to juggle as he makes cameo appearance in Meghan Markle's 40th birthday video

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 22:00By Louis Allwood

    PRINCESS EUGENIE GIVES SWEET NOD TO MEGHAN MARKLE TO MARK HER 40TH

    On Wednesday, Meghan marked her milestone birthday by releasing a two-minute long video that saw her calling out to her Hollywood pals as shelaunched her new initiative 40 x 40.

    The mentorship programme is to encourage others to help support women reentering the workforce, with Meghan asking her fellow A-listers to get on board and donate their time.

    Adele and fashion designer Stella McCartney are among the stars who have already signed up to the project, with Princess Eugenie confirming she is the first member of the royal family to team up with Meghan.

    In a sweet nod to her cousin Prince Harry's wife, Eugenie posted to her Instagram story to celebrate "dear" Meghan's birthday and announced she will be donating 40 minutes of her time to the new initiative.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 21:50By Louis Allwood

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BIRTHDAY FALLS ON AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT DATE FOR THE QUEEN

    There is no doubt Meghan’s day will be spent well, surrounded by friends and her family.

    But as well as it being Meghan’s birthday today, it is also an incredibly important date for The Queen.

    Today is also the birthday of her beloved late mum, The Queen Mother. She was born on the 4 August in 1900.

    She married Prince Albert, who later became King George VI in 1923. They had two daughters together, The Queen and Princess Margaret.

    Sadly, the Queen Mother died in March 2002 aged 101. Today is the 121st anniversary of her birth.

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  • 4th Aug 2021, 21:40By Louis Allwood

    HOW THE duch*eSS HAS UPSET ROYAL FAMILY AS SHE TURNS 40 TODAY

    Meghan Markle turns 40 today – and she’ll be celebrating her landmark birthday in LA with husband Harry and children Archie and Lilibet.

    Since meeting Harry in 2016, and being welcomed into the royal fold, she’s since had a huge impact on the royals. Her journey into the heart of the Firm hasn’t always been a smooth one.

    In 2018, the year Meghan and Harry were wed,it was reported she’d sent emails to staff as early as 5am.

    A royal insider said: “Meghan can be difficult… She has very high standards and isused to working in a Hollywood environment.”

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