Meghan and Harry news: Pair likely to ‘spend next summer in UK’ as Duchess' mum starts teaching kids to make jewellery

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are expected to spend next summer in the UK, with a number of events and commitments bringing them back from sunny California.

Speaking on podcast Heirpod, co-author of Finding Freedom Omid Scobie pointed out that with the Invictus Games, the Trooping of the Colour and their charity work, the pair will be spending time in Britain.

There is also the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana, taking place on what would have been her 60th birthday, on July 1, which Prince Harry and Prince William recently announced in a joint statement.

The artwork was originally commissioned in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and to recognise her positive impact on the world.

In a rare statement, William and Harry said: "Our mother touched so many lives.

"We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy."

Elsewhere, Meghan's mum Doria has reportedly started teaching students how to make jewellery in Santa Monica College based in LA.

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  • PRINCE HARRY SAYS ONLY CORONAVIRUS HAS STOPPED HIM RETURNING TO THE UK

    Prince Harry has said that only coronavirus has stopped him from returning to the UK – as he vowed to fly home for the Rugby League World Cup.

    The Duke of Sussex, 35, joined a Zoom call with staff and volunteers from the Rugby Football League to mark the sport's 125th birthday.

    To mark the occasion, Prince Harry joined players, coaches and volunteers from the game to host a special virtual Zoom quiz.

    Speaking from his Santa Barbara mansion, The Duke of Sussex said: “We've got a whole Rugby League world cup coming next year.

    “I definitely plan on coming back. I would have been back already had it not been for Covid.”

    Harry went on to express his love for the game, and said the sport had “thrived” since its birth in 1895.

  • HOW MEGHAN'S CO-STAR KNEW ROMANCE WITH HARRY WAS SERIOUS

    Before she married into the Royal Family, Meghan Markle was best known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits – but when her romance with Prince Harry was confirmed, she became a household name overnight.

    Wendell Pierce, who played Rachel Zane's dad Robert in Suits, said he didn't really believe the 37-year-old had a royal romance, until MI5 started following her to work.

    “I actually didn’t believe it was real, then all of a sudden I turn around and there is this guy from MI5 on set every day,” the 54-year-old actor told Extra.

    “The one thing was clear, she was extremely happy… She had a glow. I knew she was in love…

    “With the whirlwind of publicity and the world of being a royal now, the one thing that's constant is the fact that I know she loves him.”

    Suits bosses announced that Meghan was leaving the legal drama back in November, in a statement congratulating her on her recent engagement.

  • HARRY AND THE QUEEN WERE JUST 'GRANNY AND GRANDSON' DURING MEGXIT LUNCH

    Prince Harry and The Queen were able to be just “granny and grandson” when they had a private lunch in March – after the details of Megxit had been thrashed out.

    The explosive new biography Finding Freedom revealed that The Queen had invited Prince Harry to her apartment in Windsor Castle before him and Meghan returned to Canada earlier this year.

    “This time it would just be the two of them for Sunday lunch,” the book claims. “No titles. Just granny and grandson.”

    Her Majesty reportedly wanted a private meeting with Prince Harry to repair family ties and the lunch was reportedly “just like the old days”.

    “While he had lost respect for parts of the institution, and even certain family members at points, the Queen was still one of the most important women in his life,” the book continues. “As they tucked into a roast lunch, the Queen made it clear to Harry that she would always support him in whatever he decided to do.”

  • PRINCE HARRY INITIALLY 'REFUSED THE QUEEN'S OFFER OF A MEGXIT TRIAL PERIOD'

    Prince Harry was so intent on quitting the Royal Family that he reportedly “refused The Queen's offer of a Megxit trial period”, a bombshell biography has claimed.

    According to the book Finding Freedom – which attempts to shed light on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's decision to step down as senior royals – the Duke was adamant he wanted a “clean break” from the Royal Family.

    The Prince reportedly feared him and Meghan's decision to quit the Royal Family would not be taken seriously if he agreed to the trial.

    However, The Queen persuaded Prince Harry to agree to a trial period which would allow him and Meghan to return to their roles if they changed their minds in a year.

    A source said: “He was adamantly opposed to the review process.”

  • MEGHAN'S MUM STARTS NEW JOB TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO MAKE JEWELLERY

    She may have the world's top designers desperate to dress her – but Meghan Markle now has her own personal jewellery designer thanks to her mum Doria Ragland's new job.

    According to the Daily Mail, Doria has started a new job teaching students how to make “hippy jewellery” at Santa Monica College in the LA.

    The publication reports that the Duchess of Sussex's mum will teach aspiring jewellery designers how to make “floating” pearl necklaces and multi-strand bracelets.

    On the college's website, Doria's bio reads: “Doria Ragland is a local artist who has been designing jewelry and clothing for over ten years.

    “She has participated in some of the finest art shows in the country, and has received awards for her designs. She loves teaching and believes in wearing handmade jewelry.”

    However, the classes – which cost between £22 and £39 – have been put on hold as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

  • MEGHAN & HARRY LIKELY 'TO SPEND NEXT SUMMER IN THE UK'

    They may have just settled into their new £11m mansion in Santa Barbara – but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to cross the pond next summer to see the unveiling of a new Princess Diana statue, a royal expert has claimed.

    Appearing on the Heirpod podcast, royal author Omid Scobie – who co-authored the biography Finding Freedom – claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have “many reasons” to be based in the UK next summer.

    He explained: “In March, we have the Invictus Games, which has been rescheduled, in the Hague.

    “In June, we have Trooping the Colour, which I imagine Prince Harry and Meghan would like to still be at, and July 1, we have the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.”

    Rather than travelling back-and-forth between the UK and their new Santa Barbara home, the expert believes Meghan, Harry and their one-year-old son Archie will be based in their Windsor home Frogmore Cottage.

    He added: “I would not be surprised if we saw the Sussexes spend an extended period of time in the UK next year.”

  • TEARFUL MEGHAN SAID 'IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY' IN FINAL MEETING BEFORE MEGXIT

    Meghan Markle tearfully said "it didn't have to be this way" in her final meeting with staff before Megxit, a bombshell biography has claimed.

    In March, the Duchess of Sussex said a heartfelt goodbye to her team at Buckingham Palace before flying back to Canada to be reunited with baby Archie.

    Omid Scobie – who co-authored the biography Finding Freedom – was one of the few journalists to attend Meghan's final engagement as a senior working royal at Buckingham Palace.

    In the biography, Omid recalled Meghan's tearful farewell to staff who had worked with the couple since their wedding less than two years before.

    He wrote: “Staff who had been with the couple from day one were mourning the end of what was supposed to be a happy story: two people fall in love, get married, have a baby, serve the Queen, the end.”

    What's more, the author claims that Meghan hugged him goodbye and tearfully told him: “It didn’t have to be this way.”

  • MEG SAYS SHE'S 'ENDLESSLY HAPPIER' WHEN SHE AVOIDS 'DRAMA'

    Since Megxit was announced in January, there have been endless rumours as to why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to step down as senior working royals.

    And although the new biography Finding Freedom has attempted to shed light on the couple's decision-making process, a resurfaced interview with the Duchess from 2015 reveals that she's always hated "drama".

    The Duchess of Sussex – who has relocated to Santa Barbara with Harry and one-year-old Archie – said in a 2015 interview with InStyle that she has always tried to stay out of “office politics”.

    Giving viewers insight into her work-life balance, the Suits star said: “In life, in the office, in any of that, stay out of the drama.

    “You'll be endlessly happier for it. If you want to do that, save that for drinks after work with your girlfriends.”

    Before she married into the Royal Family last year, the Duchess also told the American magazine that she likes to “find balance” in her professional and personal life by “making time to throw in a yoga class or walk my dogs or literally just turn it all off and meditate for a minute.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY FOCUSING ON PRODUCING TV SHOW AS THEY ARE STRUGGLING TO WORK AS AFTER-DINNER SPEAKS

    The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, are reportedly “exploring other avenues” while the public speaking market has been put on hold.

    A source told Katie Nicholl from Vanity Fair: “They have to earn a living and clearly there isn’t a market for after-dinner talking right now.

    “So the public speaking is on hold for the moment and they are exploring other avenues.”

    The focus will be on “production” rather than Meghan “starring in front of the camera”.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY GO AGAINST DONALD & OPRAH IN TIME'S 'MOST INFLUENTIAL 100' LIST

    Meghan and Prince Harry are going up against Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and their pal Oprah Winfrey in TIME magazine's prestigious "most influential 100" list.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are among high profile politicians, musicians, actors and scientists to be included on the publication's shortlist.

    The magazine is running a “readers poll” where fans can vote for “people who have had the greatest influence this year” before the Top 100 is decided by editors and revealed on September 22.

    Currently, 51 per cent of TIME readers believe the Duke and Duchess – who stepped down as senior working royals in March – DON'T deserve a spot on the list.

  • PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF SELF-HELP GURU BRENE BROWN

    Meghan is well known for her interest in spirituality, and it seems that Prince Harry has followed suit with the pair thought to be avid fans of a celebrity self-help guru.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to have been following the advice of Dr Brené Brown who counts Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow among her fans.

    Dr Brown has reportedly now befriended the Sussexes, with the Duke admitting he “absolutely adores” her work, the Telegraph reports.

    His admission came during a recent Zoom call where Harry and Meghan spoke with young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

  • MEGHAN'S FORMER PAL JESSICA MULRONEY POSTS PIC OF THE DUCHESS SAYING IT BRINGS HER 'PURE JOY'

    Meghan's “former” best friend Jessica Mulroney has shared a wedding photo of the Duchess on social media and said it brings her “pure joy” – despite their reported fall out.

    The mum-of-three posted a photo of her son carrying Meghan's veil which was taken at her May 2018 wedding.

    She captioned the throwback photo: “I see this and pure joy.”

    The Duchess of Sussex reportedly met celebrity stylist Jessica Mulroney while she was living in Toronto filming Suits and asked her three children to be included in her bridal party.

    However, Meghan allegedly felt she could “no longer be associated” with Jessica after her pal was accused of abusing her white privilege by influencer Sasha Exeter.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY IN HYSTERICS ON WEDDING DAY AS JAMES CORDEN ARRIVES IN FANCY DRESS

    When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May 2018, their fairytale wedding was broadcast to millions of people all over the world.

    But after sharing their day with the public, the newlyweds retired to Frogmore House in the Windsor Castle estate to enjoy a private reception with friends and family.

    Although little is known about the reception, the bombshell biography Finding Freedom has claimed that one high profile guest in particular provided some entertainment.

    Royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “After all the heartfelt [speeches], the comic relief arrived in the form of The Late, Late Show host James Corden who strode into the middle of the tent dressed as Henry VIII.”

    What's more, the book claims James' wife Julia – who is said to be friends with Meghan – recoiled to her husband's practical joke in “mock horror” while the joke left the newlyweds in hysterics.

    Remaining in character for the entirety of the joke, James reportedly said: “Your Royal Highnesses, ladies and gentlemen, I had no idea what to wear to a royal wedding, so I looked it up in the royal etiquette manual and found this outfit. I hope I've come in the right gear.”

  • KATE 'SKIPPED' MEETING MEGHAN WITH WILLIAM FOR THE FIRST TIME LEAVING MEG 'DISAPPOINTED' INSIDERS CLAIM

    Meghan was reportedly left “disappointed” after Kate Middleton wasn’t present when she met Prince William for the first time, insiders claim.

    Explosive biography Finding Freedom says Meghan travelled to Kensington Palace in November 2016 to meet her then-boyfriend’s family.

    Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “Meghan was disappointed she didn't get to meet Kate, who was with the children at Anmer Hall, the couple's Norfolk estate home near Sandringham.

    “But having gotten along so well with Harry's brother, she didn't think much more about that.

    “William had made his feelings known to his brother when he shared how happy he was to see Harry smiling.”

  • MEGHAN ACCUSED OF HYPOCRISY AFTER SAYING PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE RANKED – WHILE USING DUCHESS TITLE

    Meghan has been accused of hypocrisy after claiming that “all people should be linked not ranked” while continuing to use her Duchess title.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, met with social political activist Gloria Steinem for a garden chat about women's rights.

    It was here that Meghan revealed her love of the phrase, admitting that she even wears it on a bracelet.

    However, Twitter users were quick to dub the mum-of-one a “hypocrite”, pointing our that “Duchess is a rank.”

  • MEGHAN'S EX-HUSBAND TREVOR ENGELSON WELCOMES BABY GIRL WITH NEW WIFE, IT IS CLAIMED

    Meghan's ex-husband Trevor Engelson has welcomed a baby girl with his second wife, reports US Weekly. 

    The American film producer, 43, and Tracey Kurland, 33, have welcomed daughter Ford Grace Engelson, a source told the publication.

    Trevor was married to the Duchess of Sussex, 39, from 2011 to 2013, and tied the knot with Tracey in May last year. 

    The Hollywood producer confirmed that he and his new wife were expecting their first baby on April 29. 

  • THIS IS WHERE MEGHAN'S MUM DORIA LIVES

    According to Hello!, Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, lives in a house in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles – which is locatedbetween Culver City and Inglewood, just east of Los Angeles International Airport.

    She inherited the home from her father when he passed away in 2011, and according to a listing on Zillow, it is worth an estimated £678,000, which is the equivalent of £2630 rent per month.

    The modest property features two bedrooms and two bathrooms across 1400 square feet, and is about a one and a half hour drive from Meghan and Harry's new Santa Barbara home.

  • PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRICE HARRY REUNITE FOR DIANA TRIBUTE

    The brothers have issued a rare joint statement to announce a statue of Princess Diana, to be unveiled on what would have been her 60th birthday.

    The artwork was originally commissioned in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and to recognise her positive impact on the world.

    Kensington Palace said the installation has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but will take place in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021.

    In the statement, William and Harry said: “Our mother touched so many lives.

    “We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”

    It is the first time the brothers have spoken publicly together since Harry moved to his new £8million Santa Barbara mansion with wife Meghan Markle and son Archie, having quit royal life earlier this year.

    It also follows years of an alleged rift between the two brothers.

  • NETFLIX BOSS REVEALED HE WANTED TO SIGN MEGHAN AFTER MEGXIT

    Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said he is keen to negotiate something a little less controversial for the former Royals.

    Speaking at an event in Los Angeles and asked about Harry and Meghan, he replied: “Who wouldn't be interested? Yes, sure.”

    This comes when Prince Harry was caught touting his wife at the premiere of The Lion King to Disney boss Bob Iger and director Jon Favreau last July.

  • MEGHAN ACCUSED OF HYPOCRISY AFTER SAYING PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE 'RANKED'

    Meghan has been accused of hypocrisy after claiming that “all people should be linked not ranked” while continuing to use her Duchess title.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, met with Gloria Steinem for a garden chat about women's rights.

    It was here that Meghan revealed her love of the phrase, admitting that she even wears it on a bracelet.

    However, Twitter users were quick to dub the mum-of-one a “hypocrite”, pointing our that “Duchess is a rank.”

    One tweeted: “‘Duchess‘ is a rank. Why not go by Meghan Markle or Mountbatten-Windsor? Or even just Meghan?

    “Her name-recognition is stratospheric. The title goes against all left-wing principles as a symbol of aristocracy and against being ‘linked not ranked’. I don’t get it.”

    And another tweeted: “The Duchess of Sussex (never forget her title) wants you to know women are not ranked.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY HAVE BEEN EYEING UP THIS £240K PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB

    The pair are thought to be looking to join the Coral Casino Beach and Cubana Club – where Ellen DeGeneres and Michael Douglas hang out – the Mirror reports.

    The swanky club in the Santa Barbara's Four Season resort boasts plenty of celebrities as members.

    Each one has to shell out almost a quarter of a million as an “initiation fee”.

    It is known for being a “A-list playground”, with just 600 enjoying the vast grounds and exclusive spot.

    The site has a private house for rent, which comes with butlers, and 22 acres of gardens.

    Members can swim up to an aquarium bar, and if the couple join up, Archie would play in the children's pool.

  • PRINCE HARRY TOLD MEGHAN 'I LOVE YOU' FIRST

    The besotted royal confessed his feelings first as the pair went on dates in London, Toronto and Botswana.

    New book Finding Freedom revealed: “For Meghan, she was all in. Nothing could get her to slow down, not even a friend who cautioned her about getting involved with Harry.

    “Three months into their relationship, a Meghan friend said, they had already begun swapping the words 'I love you'.

    “It was Harry who said it first, but Meghan immediately replied, 'I love you, too'.

    “From there it didn’t take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future.”

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN SPENT THEIR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH HER MUM DORIA RAGLAND

    IT'S been two years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's fairy tale wedding in Windsor and details about how they spent their first wedding anniversary have been revealed.

    The pair decided to celebrate the occasion in a low-key way –at home with a traditional Sunday lunch with Meghan's mum Doria Ragland.

    In the new book, Finding Freedom,authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “On the anniversary of their first year of marriage, Harry and Meghan enjoyed a traditional Sunday lunch with Doria, her last meal before travelling back to LA. Her five weeks at Frogmore had flown by, but she had to get back to work.”

    Harry also gifted Meghan an eternity ring, which she first wore when she introduced their son to the world in Windsor Castle. “Harry also surprised his wife of one year with a ring that he had created with the jeweller to the stars Lorraine Schwartz, a favourite of Meghan's,” they added.

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN WILL NOT FEATURE IN THE CROWN AS THERE IS 'NOT ENOUGH DISTANCE' FROM THEIR STORY

    The Crown's creator Peter Morgan has said modern royals such as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not feature in the hit show.

    Peter says the final two series of the Netflix drama will bring it into the 21st century, but he has a “20-year rule” to “allow for persepective.”

    He told The Hollywood Reporter: “Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don't know what their journey is or how it will end.

    “One wishes some happiness, but I'm much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago.”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN ON HER WEDDING WITH THIS SUBTLE STYLING TRICK

    Meghan Markle paid tribute to the Queen on her wedding day to Prince Harry with her gorgeous veil – which was five metres long.

    Her veil was made by luxury French designer Givenchy, which had the 53 Commonwealth countries represented by a flower.

    Givenchy said: “Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony.

    “Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.

    “The veil is five meters long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.

    “Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design.”

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