Royal Family news latest – Shock as Meghan Markle is named ‘most respected royal’ thanks to her ‘bravery and resilience’

Royal Family news latest – Shock as Meghan Markle is named ‘most respected royal’ thanks to her ‘bravery and resilience’

CROWN JEWEL
  • 15 Jun 2021, 17:09
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2021, 17:09

THERE is shock today after Meghan Markle was named “the most popular royal” in a new study.

The Duchess of Sussex has been widely criticised over the past year for the negative impact she and Prince Harry have had on the Royal Family.

However a new poll conducted by youth health charity stem4 analysed the interest in a number of celebrities and public figures, including musicians, online creators, sports people and public figures.

Meghan garnered 21% of the vote, making her far more popular with the 1,032 people polled than Kate Middleton, who garnered just 11%.

She was praised for her “bravery and resilience” and for carrying on “even when things go wrong”.

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

  • DIANA’S BROTHER SLAMS BBC

    Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer has slammed the BBC’s “unbelievable” decision to clear itself over the rehiring of Martin Bashir.

    A review published yesterday found there was “no evidence” that Bashir was rehired by the BBC to cover up the circumstances of his interview with Diana.

    Earl Spencer criticised the findings of the BBC’s review into Bashir’s appointment as religious affairs correspondent in September 2016.

  • THE QUEEN WELCOMES SCOTT MORRISON

    Queen grins as she meets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – missing Royal Ascot for second time in 69 years

  • ‘QUITE THE HIT’

    Mr Morrison told Her Majesty she was “quite the hit” at the G7 summit in Cornwall, held over the weekend.

    The Australian PM said: “Everyone was talking about you at dinner the next night”

    The Queen replied: “Oh lord, were they really?”

  • QUEEN MEETS AUSSIE PM

    The Queen has met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today.

    Her Majesty held a rare face-to-face audience, meeting Mr Morrison at Windsor Castle.

    Wearing a yellow floral dress, the Queen was photographed chatting to the Australian PM at the Berkshire royal residence’s Oak Room on Tuesday.

    The Queen and Mr Morrison are both fully vaccinated, having received two doses of the Covid jab.

    The Queen met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today

    The Queen met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today
  • MEGHAN MARKLE ‘BACK ON HER FEET AND WALKING DOGS’

    Meghan Markle is “back on her feet” and walking her dogs just days after giving birth to baby Lilibet, according to a friend.

    After a whirlwind year for the Sussexes, they are taking family time together with their children

    A friend told Closer: “The couple has been relaxing at home since becoming proud parents of Lilibet,”

    “[Meghan] is already back on her feet and walking the dogs.”

    They added: “Harry is a devoted family man and has been helping out around the house.

    “He picks vegetables from the garden to make fresh juices for Meghan and entertains Archie when she needs to rest up. 

  • MEGHAN’S DAD CLAIMS HE ‘HASN’T DONE ANYTHING TERRIBLY WRONG’

    Meghan Markle’s dad has yet again done another interview bringing her back into the spot light once again.

    Thomas Markle has claimed, in an interview with Australia’s Sixty Minutes programme, that he hasn’t done anything “terribly wrong” to his daughter.

    He claimed whilst he had made mistakes and apologised for them, he hasn’t done anything too wrong that would excuse Meghan for shutting him out.

    “If I had done something terribly wrong, that would be fine, but I haven’t,” he tells reporter Tom Steinfort.

    “I’d love to talk to her,” he says. “I’ve made mistakes. I apologised a hundred times for it.”

  • PRINCE HARRY LOVES A CHEEKY NANDO’S

    The royal brothers have a penchant for fast food with the two dukes said to be fans of a cheeky Nando’s.

    According to the Mirror, the Duke of Sussex was introduced to the South African chain several years ago by his personal protection officer.

    However, royal fans may be less than impressed when they discovered Prince Harry’s go-to order.

    The royal was spotted in the Fulham branch of the restaurant, picking up a £24.05 takeaway for two at around midnight back in 2013.

    But it’s Harry’s order that might surprise fans the most, opting for a chicken pitta with extra cheese with a lemon and herb flavour – the mildest of them all.

  • BRITAIN’S ‘EVERYDAY HEROES’ ­HONOURED BY THE QUEEN FOR THEIR WORK IN COMBATING COVID

    Britain’s ‘everyday heroes’ ­honoured by the Queen for their work in combating Covid

  • RICHARD MADELEY TAKES A SWIPE AT PRINCE HARRY AND SAYS HE FEELS ‘EMBARRASSED’ FOR THE ROYALS

    Richard Madeley blasts Prince Harry for ’embarrassing’ his family and ‘washing their dirty linen in public’

  • PRINCESS DIANA’S BROTHER SLAMS BBC (Continued…)

    Earl Spencer criticised the findings of the BBC’s review into Bashir’s appointment as religious affairs correspondent in September 2016.

    He told Good Morning Britain: “It’s incredible – literally. It is unbelievable.

    “What’s so staggering about the BBC is how they keep ploughing on in a very self-destructive way.

    “I’m a huge supporter of BBC as institution but its been a very bizarre process.

    “I’ve seen evidence of briefings against me by the BBC, very troubling stuff.”

  • PRINCESS DIANA’S BROTHER EARL SPENCER SLAMS BBC’S ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ DECISION TO CLEAR ITSELF OVER REHIRING MARTIN BASHIR

    Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer has slammed the BBC’s “unbelievable” decision to clear itself over the rehiring of Martin Bashir.

    A review published yesterday found there was “no evidence” that Bashir was rehired by the BBC to cover up the circumstances of his interview with Diana.

    A damning inquiry last month revealed “rogue reporter” Bashir forged bank statements to win the vulnerable princess’s trust and convince her to sit down for a world exclusive Panorama interview in 1995.

  • FORMER BBC BOSS APOLOGISES TO THE ROYAL FAMILY

    Lord Tony Hall, former BBC director-general, has apologised to the Royal family for the hurt caused by Martin Bashir’s Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.

    The former BBC boss was first to give evidence to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the scandal, and started by addressing “how hard this has been for the Royal family, for the two princes and I’m sorry for the hurt caused.”

    Asked for his response to the Duke of Cambridge’s statement that his mother was failed by leaders at the BBC, Lord Hall said: “We did what we thought was right at the time, investigating Martin Bashir not once but twice.

  • RICHARD MADELEY SLAMS ‘THICK’ STUDENTS AS THEY REMOVE QUEEN’S PORTRAIT

    Richard Madeley baits ‘stupid and thick’ Oxford students by asking them if they want to rip up tenners

  • MEGHAN’S DAD CLAIMS HE ‘HASN’T DONE ANYTHING TERRIBLY WRONG’

    Meghan Markle’s dad has yet again done another interview bringing her back into the spot light once again.

    Thomas Markle has claimed, in an interview with Australia’s Sixty Minutes programme, that he hasn’t done anything “terribly wrong” to his daughter.

    He claimed whilst he had made mistakes and apologised for them, he hasn’t done anything too wrong that would excuse Meghan for shutting him out.

    “If I had done something terribly wrong, that would be fine, but I haven’t,” he tells reporter Tom Steinfort.

    “I’d love to talk to her,” he says. “I’ve made mistakes. I apologised a hundred times for it.”

  • RICHARD MADELEY TAKES A SWIPE AT PRINCE HARRY AND SAYS HE FEELS ‘EMBARRASSED’ FOR THE ROYALS

    Richard Madeley has gone in on Prince Harry for speaking ‘inappropriately’ about his relatives, saying he feels ’embarrassed’ for the Royal Family. 

    The TV presenter made the comments while discussing recent reports that the Queen has dropped her ‘never complain, never explain’ policy.

    Sharing his opinion during Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Richard explained: ‘I don’t really want to see any family washing their dirty linen in public. 

  • ‘CRISIS FOR ROYALS’ – REPORT

    “The Firm’s alleged unsupportive treatment of the Sussexes has only lurched the institution into existential crisis,” according to a Vanity Fair feature on the royals.

    “The queen is a figurehead for an empire that refuses to understand that its days are gone,” said Kelechi Okafor, London-based host of the Say Your Mind pop culture podcast.

    Okafor added: “Diana came along… and then Meghan Markle came along, and everything started to fall to pieces.

  • WATCH: PIERS MORGAN ACCUSES ‘WHINING’ PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN OF ‘HIJACKING’ THE QUEENS NAME FOR BABY LILLIBET

    Piers Morgan accuses ‘whining’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of ‘HIJACKING’ the Queen’s name for baby daughter Lillibet

  • PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA DRESS TO THE NINES FOR ROYAL ASCOT

  • COLUMNIST JULIE BURCHILL CLAIMS ‘BUNCH OF INADEQUATES WAVING PITCHFORKS’ TROLLED HER FOR ‘RACIST’ LILIBET TWEET

    A Telegraph columnist who said she was “sacked” for a tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby claims she was trolled by a “bunch of inadequates waving pitchforks”.

    Julie Burchill made a series of “offensive” comments following the naming of the Sussexes’ daughter Lillibet.

    The ordeal erupted when Burchill tweeted that Lilibet’s name was “a missed opportunity” for the new parents.

    She said that they could have called her “Georgina Floydina” – in reference to George Floyd, who was murdered by policeman Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, sparking worldwide protests.

  • KATE MIDDLETON AFFECTIONATELY CALLS PRINCE CHARLES ‘GRANDPA’ – AS LIP READER REVEALS G7 PRIVATE CHATS

    HE may be the Prince of Wales and the future king of England but it seems Prince Charles is just ‘grandpa’ to his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, appeared to have used the moniker for her father-in-law during a meeting at the G7 summit, according to a lip reader.

    Kate and Charles accompanied the Queen, along with Prince William, Camilla, at the Eden Project in Cornwall on Friday for an evening reception with some of the world’s leaders.

    Upon arriving, the duchess greeted her father-in-law, and a lip reader told CornwallLive that she said: “Hello Grandpa, how are you?”

    Prince Charles is grandfather to Kate and William’s three adorable kids – Princes George and Louis and cheeky Princess Charlotte – so the name is only fitting. The pair also shared a sweet moment at Prince Philip’s funeral back in April as Kate Middleton pecked grief-stricken Prince Charles on the cheek.

    Read more here.

  • PRINCE HARRY HAS BEEN ‘DUMPING’ ON ROYAL FAMILY AND ‘VIOLATING THEIR PRIVACY’, CLAIMS OUTSPOKEN LADY COLIN CAMPBELL

    PRINCE Harry has been “dumping” on the Royal Family and “violating their privacy”, says a royal commentator.

    Outspoken Lady Colin Campbell slammed the Duke of Sussex, 36, for the string of bombshell claims he has made in recent months about his family in Britain.

    Harry and Meghan Markle, who now live in California, have made a number of media appearances where they have discussed how unhappy they were as royals. Lady C, who is a frequent critic of the couple, told the Daily Star: “He’s [Harry is] busy violating at every turn – not only his privacy, but the privacy of his loved ones.

    “What he is doing is called ‘dumping’. In psychological terms it’s called ‘dumping’. He is ‘dumping’ on everybody.”

    She added: “He has dumped on various members of his family in a totally unacceptable way.”

  • CHARLES AND HARRY ‘IN REGULAR CONTACT’

    Prince Charles and Harry are in “regular contact” sparking hopes that the family rift is finally on the mend after the birth of Lilibet Diana.

    The royal father and son are said to be speaking frequently – with the Royal Family keen to embrace Meghan and Harry into the fold, according to sources.

    Sources told the Telegraph that Charles has been speaking to his younger son regularly – and that their relationship has turned a corner since his grandaughter’s birth.

    The Royal family is keen to bring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex back into the fold, it’s been said.

    More on the story here

  • MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2021 – WITH A MEGHAN MARKLE-INSPIRED ENTRY TAKING THE TOP SPOT FROM OLIVIA

    Naming your newborn is a big deal, and parents often take inspiration from celebrities, family members and even royalty.

    Perhaps Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a lot to answer for as Lily as taken out the top spot, booting Olivia and Amelia further down the list.

    The couple welcomed their daughter earlier this month and named her Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after a nickname given to her great-grandmother the Queen.

    Their son’s name Archie, now two, also proved popular with it making the list for the most popular boys name.

    It took out the 12th spot, not far beaten by Harry which was ranked number eight on the list for 2021.

  • QUEEN’S NOD TO THE SUSSEXES

    The Queen appeared to make a sweet nod to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after she wore a special brooch to the G7 summit on Friday.

    The 95-year-old monarch wore the Millet Brooch – which royal experts think could be a sentimental link to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    The piece of jewellery was given to her in 2007 by the President of the Republic of Botswana at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda.

    It features a gold sorghum, or millet, which is the main crop in Botswana – a country known to hold a special place in the hearts of the Sussexes.

  • ROYAL EXPERT GOES IN ON HARRY “EVERY TIME YOU SLAG OFF THE FIRM YOU’RE STABBING THE QUEEN IN THE BACK”

    Royal expert, Ingrid Seward, has lashed out at Harry following the Royals rough patch.

    “Prince Harry is a former military man. He understands about Queen and Country and has sworn allegiance to his sovereign.

    “Why then does he continue to stab the institution the Queen represents in the back?

    “He does not appear to grasp that the Queen and the firm are basically the same thing.

    “If he slates the institution his grandmother represents and has stood for almost 70 years of her life, he is offending her too.”