Meghan Markle news: The Sussexes have lost public support, expert claims | The Sun

WITH HARRY and Meghan set to return to the UK next month, a royal expert has suggested the public’s reception may not be too kind.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Newsweek: “They know when they appear that they are at war with the press here it’s rather like venturing into the lion’s den now because you’ve got the public who are not supportive and you’ve got the press who are ferociously against them.”

Reports suggest that the Duke of Sussex is unlikely to mend his rift with the Firm during his visit, with his focus firmly on his charitable commitments.

Read our Meghan Markle live blog below for the latest news & gossip…

  • Matt Snape

    ‘Bombshell’ for Harry and William sparks ‘fury’, claims expert

    Princes Harry and William's relationship is at its "final straw" as "fury" builds in the Palace over a fresh bombshell, a royal commentator has suggested.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are scheduled to return to Britain next month to spend time with charities "close to their hearts".

    Royal commentator Dan Wootton has claimed this trip will put additional strain on the row between Harry and his brother, William, ahead of the release of Harry's bombshell tell-all memoir expected to be released soon.

    Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Wootton said: "The fury, outrage and disgust at the highest levels of the monarchy over Prince Harry’s decision to press ahead with the publication of his upcoming autobiography, even as the 96-year-old Queen’s health suffers, is only growing. Indeed, the ‘intimate and heartfelt’ £14.7million Penguin Random House book is seen as the likely final straw in relations between Harry and his brother Prince William, who has still not forgiven the Sussexes for their bonanza of lies otherwise known as the Oprah Winfrey interview."

  • Matt Snape

    Meghan and Harry’s return 'unnecessary and provocative', claims expert

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's pending visit to Britain has been labelled "unnecessary and provocative" by a royal expert as it will pull focus from the Queen during an important time.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex declared they will be returning to Britain in a surprise visit next month to look in on "charities close to their heart" in Manchester and London.

    Express Online confirmed Harry and Meghan will be in the UK on September 5.

  • Matt Snape

    Princess Diana’s ‘Wedding of Century’ to be featured at Las Vegas exhibition

    Princess Diana’s exhibition which will include several of her authentic evening gowns is all set to be open in Las Vegas next month. 

    Express Online reports the attraction features 12 curated rooms including “Wedding of Century,” where couples can actually marry among thoughtfully chosen artefacts from Princess Diana and Prince Charles' 1981 nuptials, including a dramatic recreation of Diana's bridal gown.

    The wedding package includes a ceremony and private dinner inside the room.

    All visitors to the event will enjoy the opportunity to witness the life-size replica of the iconic wedding dress made out of paper by Belgian artist and sculptor Isabelle de Borchgrave.

  • Matt Snape

    Where are Meghan and Harry in the line of succession?

    Regardless of Prince Harry’s decision to step down as a senior member of the royal family, should neither William nor Kate become king or queen, the Duke of Sussex still remains sixth in the line of succession. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Lilibet and Archie to be given special ‘roles’

    Lilibet and Archie are set to be handed special “roles” in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming ceremony.

    The Sussexes are planning to renew their vows in a ceremony in America according to reports.

    Speaking to Heat, a source reportedly said: “There’ll be roles for the kids and they’ll write their own vows.

    “The grand plan is to turn it into a big family vacation that will also serve as a second honeymoon.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle updates LIVE

    Catch all the latest news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry here as they continue their life in America.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

  • Louis Allwood

    The Sussexes have lost public support, expert claims

    With Harry and Meghan set to return to the UK next month, a royal expert has suggested the public’s reception may not be too kind.

    Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Newsweek: “They know when they appear that they are at war with the press here it’s rather like venturing into the lion’s den now because you’ve got the public who are not supportive and you’ve got the press who are ferociously against them.”

    Reports suggest that the Duke of Sussex is unlikely to mend his rift with the Firm during his visit, with his focus firmly on his charitable commitments.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry intend to focus on charity

    On Monday it was revealed the Sussexes intend to travel to Europe in September.

    A spokesperson has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess plan to organise their trip around charities “close to their hearts.”

    A source told the Telegraph that Meghan and Harry have no current plans to meet with Prince William and Kate, and now it seems the couple are getting rid of all hope there may be a Suss-bridge reunion.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan face US rejection, as interest falls

    Dan Wootton has asserted that US interest in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has all but dried up, as their royal links get “ever more distant.”

    Speaking to MailOnline, Wootton said: “Much to their horror, the Sussexes are discovering that the US interest in them is decreasing, as their proximity to the Royal Family and Britain grows ever more distant.”

    This comes just months after the couple agreed to a staggering £100m Netflix deal, in the hope of raising more funds.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate and Federer team up for new charity initiative

    Kate Middleton has always used her position as the Duchess of Cambridge to lift others up, and charity is a key part of that.

    Her most recent charitable venture will see the Duchess team up with tennis legend Roger Federer on behalf of the Laver Cup.

    All proceeds raised from tickets to the Laver Cup Open Practice Day will go toward Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association.

    A statement by the Laver Cup said: “The Laver Cup is committed to supporting community initiatives impacting young people in each city it visits and the collaboration with Action for Children and the LTA was initiated by a recommendation from The Duchess.

    “Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport.”

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Secret meet-ups’ for Harry & Meghan?

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be planning “secret meet-ups” with William and Kate, a royal commentator has claimed.

    Speaking to GB News, commentator Stephanie Takyi said: “Obviously, as we know, the brothers have a bit of a frosty relationship.

    “At the Platinum Jubilee, they stayed as far away from each other as possible so I don’t think anything’s going to be mended in that relationship any time soon.

    “But maybe stuff does happen behind closed doors that’s not in the public glare.

    “Maybe there are secret conversations and secret meet-ups which are not highlighted.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Kate’s secret ‘naughty’ detail hidden in her favourite dresses

    Kate Middleton is a fashion icon, no one can argue with that.

    But, did you know each of her dresses has one secret “hidden” detail that only the most eagle-eyed royals fans will spot?

    You may recognise some of Alessandra Rich’s most well-known outfits like the blue dress Kate wore to Wimbledon this year and the white polka-dot number that took Ascot by storm.

    The dresses that Kate tends to opt for, often have longer sleeves and a calf-length skirt, but Alessandra also makes racier designs.

    Plenty of her designs include a thigh split or are lower cut than the options the Duchess goes for.

    Speaking to The Telegraph, Alessandra said: “All my pieces are like this – they cover the arms or the legs but there’s always a split somewhere, or a body chain underneath. It is good to be a bit naughty.”

  • Louis Allwood

    No end in sight for William and Harry’s feud, expert claims

    A royal expert has claimed that reconciliation is not currently on the cards for Prince Harry and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge.

    The two brothers are unlikely to come together until Harry’s bombshell memoir hits shelves, author Phil Dampier has suggested.

    “I can’t see any chance of a reconciliation between the Sussexes and the Cambridges until Harry’s book is out of the way,” he said.

    “And it’s likely to make things worse!”

    Many believe Harry’s memoir could cause chaos for the Firm, with one royal expert suggesting it will make the Sussexes’ bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview look like “child’s play.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Explained: Amol Rajan's former run-ins with the Royal Family

    During his time at the BBC, The Duchess of Sussex complained about Rajan's reporting of her legal case against the Mail On Sunday in his podcast Harry, Meghan And The Media show.

    Similarly, his BBC documentary The Princes And The Press was criticised by the royal households and he apologised for comments which resurfaced from a decade ago which called the Duke of Edinburgh a "racist buffoon" and the Prince of Wales "scientifically illiterate".

    The BBC's 2021/22 annual report showed Rajan was on a salary of £325,000-£329,999 and is expected to be paid more as the host of University Challenge.

    He will continue to be a presenter on the Today programme and will also continue the Amol Rajan Interviews show.

  • Louis Allwood

    Lady Louise knuckled down to minimum wage garden centre job

    HARD-working Lady Louise Windsor knuckled down to a garden centre job for little more than £6.83 an hour as she waited for exam results which yesterday landed her a place at St Andrew's University.

    Louise, 18, who is Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's daughter, helped out on the tills, greeted customers and pruned and potted plants.

    A shopper, who was served by the royal, said: "I couldn't believe it was Lady Louise — I had to look twice. She is a really modest and sweet young woman who is polite and attentive to customers. She seemed to be loving the job.

    "You'd never imagine the Queen's granddaughter would take on a role working behind a till."

    Another customer added: "The staff seemed to adore her.

    "It's not every day you buy your begonias off a royal."

    The minimum wage for 18-year-olds is currently £6.83 an hour and as Louise has limited work experience it is unlikely she was paid much more than that despite being 16th in line to the throne,

  • Louis Allwood

    Brothers feud might get worse, expert claims

    Author Phil Dampier said there will be no chance of a reconciliation for the brothers until Harry’s book is finally published.

    Mr Dampier said The Firm are likely awaiting the release of Harry’s book, which currently has no firm release date.

    However, the tome has been written and signed off by publishers, The Sun revealed last month.

    “I can’t see any chance of a reconciliation between the Sussexes and the Cambridges until Harry’s book is out of the way,” he said today.

    “And it’s likely to make things worse!”

  • Louis Allwood

    Sussexes accused of living in a 'soap opera'

    Speaking on GB news Charles Rae has said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are living the "greatest every soap opera".

    He said: "And given what has been going on in the Royal Family, literally the war between Harry and Meghan and everyone else, it is important that when they come over, whether or not they see the Queen or William and Catherine."

  • Louis Allwood

    Political career ‘not on the cards’ for Meghan, expert claims

    A brand and reputation expert has explained that fulfilling her political ambitions will be extremely tough for the Duchess.

    Eric Schiffer told the Express: “The reality is that her chances of holding any kind of serious office position today are the same as the Crown choosing to give Harry and Meghan back full access to the royal palace.

    “It’s just not on the cards.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry’s old party buddies have stuff to say in memoir

    The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has had many embarrassing moments in his life.

    For example, in 2012 photos of the naked prince showed him playing strip billiards.

    With his memoir coming up, Duncan Larcombe, The Sun’s former royal editor, thinks it’s essential that Harry mention these events.

     “If he is going to keep the book largely focused on his own journey, he does need to acknowledge — and try and make sense of — those dark, boozy years for it to have any credibility,” he told the Daily Beast. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan risk 'walking into the lion's den'

    PRINCE Harry & Meghan Markle risk "walking into the lion's den" when they return to the UK for a "difficult" surprise tour, an expert claims.

    Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will visit the UK in September to support "several charities close to their hearts" – despite their ongoing row over police protection.

    According to Richard Fitzwilliams, their media bombshells are likely to have damaged their popularity among the UK public.

    The royal author said this will make their upcoming visit "fairly difficult".

    He told Newsweek: "What has happened during this period is that their ratings have dropped phenomenally. Their popularity has plunged in Britain.

    "They know when they appear that they are at war with the press here, it's rather like venturing into the lion's den now because you've got the public who are not supportive and you've got the press who are ferociously against them—and then you've also got the royal family where there's a rift."

    It comes as it's said the Sussexes will not visit the Queen during her summer break at Balmoral – and have no plans to meet Her Mah during their UK trip.

    Royal staff had been told to expect the couple and their kids after Her Majesty extended an olive branch – but the Sussexes are said to not be attending.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘No longer sizzlingly-hot property’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix in 2020 but are yet to have delivered any content.

    Daniella Elser a royal commentator, blasted the couple in an op-ed for Australian publication News.com.au.

    She pointed out that their approval rating has plunged since the Netflix deal was signed.

    She said: “At the time the deal was announced, it seemed like the most obvious and logical pairing: Two of the most famous people in the world would worthily churn out documentaries or some such; in return; Netflix got to tout the fact that they had a real-life Duke and Duchess on their books.

    “Harry and Meghan would get squillions; the company would reap the rewards of the PR coup of the decade.

    “However, the royal duo are not exactly the sizzlingly-hot property they were back then now are they?”

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince William ‘has no plans to see Harry at his LA home’

    Prince William is set to visit New York next month – but it’s understood he has no plans to see US-based Harry while there.

    The Duke of Cambridge is gathering his 2021 Earthshot Prize winners for a major summit in the Big Apple.

    It would take him more than six hours to fly from New York to the Duke of Sussex‘s home in California – making it difficult for the brothers to meet during the fleeting trip.

    Wills, 40, set up the Earthshot scheme last year, paying out £50million to projects around the world that find ways to save the planet.

    And he is due to continue its success next month, attending a summit in New York during NYC Climate Week and the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.

    There, the Duke will address guests alongside billionaire Michael Bloomberg – who is also Global Advisor to the winners of The Earthshot Prize.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Harry visits Mozambique prior to UK return

    Prince Harry is set to visit the UK in September, but before that, he has made his way to Mozambique, seemingly without Meghan Markle.

    The royal donned a casual outfit, wearing some navy shorts and a cap.

    Royals fans loved the snap, with one saying: “Aw gorgeous picture, love this for Harry, I’ve googled the place it looks unreal so much nature and beauty to see.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Lilibet and Archie to be given special ‘roles’

    Lilibet and Archie are set to be handed special “roles” in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming ceremony.

    The Sussexes are planning to renew their vows in a ceremony in America according to reports.

    Speaking to Heat, a source reportedly said: “There’ll be roles for the kids and they’ll write their own vows.

    “The grand plan is to turn it into a big family vacation that will also serve as a second honeymoon.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle updates LIVE

    Catch all the latest news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry here as they continue their life in America.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

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