U.K. appeals court sides with Meghan in privacy battle with tabloid publisher over letter to her dad
The court dismissed the newspaper group's appeal against an earlier ruling finding it had illegally violated the Duchess of Sussex's privacy by publishing parts of a letter to her father.cbsnews.com
U.K. appeals court sides with Meghan in privacy battle with tabloid publisher over letter to her dad
The court dismissed the newspaper group's appeal against an earlier ruling finding it had illegally violated the Duchess of Sussex's privacy by publishing parts of a letter to her father.cbsnews.com
N.J. man sentenced to 41 months for assaulting officer, stiffest punishment yet in Jan. 6 cases
Scott Kevin Fairlamb is the first person to be sentenced for assaulting an officer outside the Capitol on Jan. 6. The judge said no jury would have acquitted him based on multiple videos of his actions.washingtonpost.com
UK publisher begins appeal over Meghan privacy lawsuit
A British newspaper publisher has begun its court appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father, arguing that she knew the letter would potentially be published.
Facebook rebrand: 'There is no meaningful change', says analyst
A brand and marketing analyst based in California says Facebook's rebrand is not "a meaningful change" after the company announced it changed its parent company name to "Meta". "[People] will sense that that was an effort to change the conversation and it did not address the real issues", adds David Aaker.news.yahoo.com
Royal Family member ‘being realistic’ about skin colour of Sussexes' baby, says John Barnes
Most black people think – “So what?” – about questioning the skin colour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby, John Barnes has claimed, as he said the unnamed royal accused of asking the question was “being realistic”.news.yahoo.com
Prince Harry and Meghan are what the Royals fear most — the second coming of Diana
At first blush, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s trip to New York City didn’t have the usual trappings of […] The post Prince Harry and Meghan are what the Royals fear most — the second coming of Diana appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Prince of Wales gave Duke and Duchess of Sussex a ‘substantial sum’ to start new life
When the Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that his family had “literally” cut him off financially, sources close to the Prince of Wales could not hide their surprise. The bank statements, they said, told a different story. It has now emerged that the Prince of Wales gave the Duke and Duchess a “substantial sum” when they stepped back from their official roles, apparently contradicting Prince Harry’s claim that they had only been able to afford their new life in California because of his inheritnews.yahoo.com
Duchess of Sussex’s writing career could be hampered by publishing row
The Duchess of Sussex’s writing career could be hampered by a row between Britain’s biggest bookseller and the UK's most powerful publisher. Her children’s book, The Bench, was expected to be released with great fanfare on June 8, but her publisher Penguin Random House (PRH) has become embroiled in a dispute with Waterstones. The publisher has limited how much credit they extend to Waterstones, effectively limiting the number of books they can buy. Waterstones has responded by pulling PRH titlesnews.yahoo.com
Cocaine worth £80 million washes up on Sussex beaches
People visiting the Sussex coast have been urged to contact police immediately if they spot anything suspicious after almost a tonne of cocaine with a street value of £80 million washed up on two beaches. The first huge consignment of the drug was spotted floating in the sea just yards offshore at Hastings by members of the public at around 6am yesterday (Tues). The cocaine had been wrapped in waterproof packaging and tied to lifejackets in order to keep it afloat. The eagle eyed passers-by, who spotted the packages, tipped off Sussex Police officers, who quickly retrieved them and removed them to a safe and secure location. Several hours later a second shipment was found by walkers washed up on the beach at Newhaven around 30 miles away. Again the police alerted and the drugs were seized and secured. A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "In liaison with the coastguard, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, the packages were recovered and will be tested to determine what they are. "They are suspected to be class A drugs and have been taken to an undisclosed secure location." The combined weight of the two shipments is thought to be around 960 kilos, which if cut and sold on the streets in the UK, would have had an estimated street value of around £80 million. The investigation has now been handed over to the National Crime Agency (NCA).news.yahoo.com
Sussex Royal cleared over claims that it misused charity funds
The philanthropic foundations of both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been cleared of breaking charity law following a 12-month review. Republic, the anti-monarchy campaign group, apologised to the Sussexes for the “public damage” it had caused in raising concerns about the “inappropriate use” of funds. The Charity Commission launched a review after the group asked it to look at the transfer of money from the Royal Foundation to the MWX Foundation, formerly Sussex Royal, and to Travalyst, Prince Harry's sustainable travel project. The grants of almost £300,000, included £145,000 given to Sussex Royal to fund its set-up and launch in 2019, and a further £150,000 given to deliver Travalyst’s programme. Sussex Royal in turn transferred the funds to Travalyst. The regulator found that neither of the royal charities had acted outside charity law. A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “We are pleased that the Charity Commission has confirmed what we knew from the start: that MWX Foundation, formerly Sussex Royal, complied fully with UK charity law in its handling and transferring of funds and grants. “Today’s update provides complete closure to this review and ultimately underscores both the legitimacy of the former charity and the baselessness of the claims against it.” Republic said: “We apologise unreservedly to the charities and personally to The Duke of Sussex for our actions, and the public damage that has been caused as a result of widely publicised untrue claims.” The Charity Commission found that almost half of MWX Foundation’s funds were spent on legal and administrative costs after it was closed down in “difficult and unexpected circumstances” just 12 months after it was established. It said the spending was not unreasonable given the “unexpected events and unique circumstance which surrounded this charity”, and as such did not consider further action required. Helen Earner, director of regulatory services at the Charity Commission, suggested that the substantial costs incurred in setting up and winding down charities should have been considered when Sussex Royal was established in 2019. She said the MWX Foundation should have done more to document its decisions, especially regarding its expenditure on legal and administrative costs. “We also note that a substantial proportion of funds went into setting up and then winding up a charity that was active for a relatively short period of time," she said. “Trustees cannot predict future events when establishing a new charity – circumstances can change after a charity has been set up. “But all trustees, before setting up a charity, should think about the longer term, and consider carefully whether a new charity is the best way of achieving the intended aims. This helps ensure that set up costs are offset by longer-term impact.” The “regulatory and compliance case” examined concerns about Sussex Royal dating back to before the couple shut it down last July following their move to the US. Its name was changed after they were told they could no longer use the term “royal” after stepping back from official public duties. It is understood that some of the trustees of the Royal Foundation had expressed “disappointment" that the money given to Sussex Royal was effectively wasted on a foundation was soon to be dissolved. It concluded that the transfer of funds to MWX was in line with the governing document of the Royal Foundation, and allowed under charity law. The transfer of funds by MWX to Travalyst was also lawful as Travalyst could receive charitable funds for the promotion of sustainable travel, which is a charitable activity. The regulator said it had provided advice to ensure the funds are applied for solely charitable purposes. It also confirmed that there was no evidence to suggest that any conflicts of interest between MWX and Travalyst were managed inappropriately. MWX Foundation and subsidiary MWX Trading have both been formally wound down this month, with liquidators appointed. In their place, the Sussexes set up Archewell, their US-based non-profit organisation.news.yahoo.com
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DA gives briefing on Andrew Brown Jr. shooting investigation
District Attorney Andrew Womble held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the officer-involved shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. last month in Elizabeth City, N.C.news.yahoo.com
Children's authors hit out at publishers for repeatedly commissioning celebrities like Duchess of Sussex
Leading children's authors have hit out at publishers trying to "swamp the competition" by continuously commissioning new books by celebrities like the Duchess of Sussex. Sales figures obtained by The Telegraph show classic authors like Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton still sell millions more copies than any modern day celebrity, with the exception of David Walliams. Ms Markle is among a number of famous faces who in recent times have written a children's book, alongside the likes of Madonna, Frank Lampard, Idris Elba and the Duchess of York. Earlier this month it was announced her first title, The Bench, would be published by Penguin Random House, and the June release is inspired by the “special bond” between her husband Prince Harry and their son Archie. But children's writers have pointed out that many end up being "absolute disasters" and that better authors are being repeatedly ignored.news.yahoo.com
Sussexes agree partnership with US brands giant Procter & Gamble
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a long-term “global partnership” with US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. The couple on Tuesday night announced that their Archewell Foundation had joined forces with the US-based company to “uplift girls and women” to “build more compassionate communities” and promote the “transformative power” of sport. P&G owns billion-dollar brands including Pampers, Aerial, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Febreze and Olay. The deal is the latest the Sussexes have struck with major companies as they seek to establish their non-profit organisation and secure their financial futures. They said the P&G partnership would focus on gender equality, creating inclusive online spaces and resilience and impact through sport. The announcement comes 28 years after the Duchess wrote to Procter & Gamble as an 11-year-old to complain about a “very sexist” advert she had seen on television for Ivory dishwashing soap that declared: “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” The move gave the aspiring activist one of her first tastes of success as the company changed the word “women” to “people.”news.yahoo.com
Duke and Duchess of Sussex ask for vaccine equity donations to mark Archie's 2nd birthday
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked supporters to make a donation to a vaccine equity campaign to mark their son Archie's second birthday. Eschewing the traditional release of a new photograph, the couple instead urged the public to give money to a global vaccine-sharing scheme, stating that "even a small contribution can have a ripple effect." They said: "We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday. If we all show up, with compassion for those we both know and don’t know, we can have a profound impact. "Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another." Donations will go Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance that co-founded Covax, which is distributing the coronavirus vaccine to the developing world. The move is in contrast to the way the Sussexes chose to mark Archie's first birthday, when they released a touching video of the Duchess, 39, reading the toddler a story, Duck! Rabbit!news.yahoo.com
The Royals Report: Prince Harry and Meghan's first Netflix series to focus on Invictus Games
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their first series for Netflix will document competitors' journeys to the 2022 Invictus Games. Meanwhile, Prince William met with health care workers, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles were photographed together for the first time since the divisive Oprah Winfrey interview. BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond joins "CBSN AM" to discuss this and more.cbsnews.com
The Royals Report: Prince Harry and Meghan's first Netflix series to focus on Invictus Games
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their first series for Netflix will document competitors' journeys to the 2022 Invictus Games. Meanwhile, Prince William met with health care workers, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles were photographed together for the first time since the divisive Oprah Winfrey interview. BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond joins CBSN AM to discuss this and more.cbsnews.com
Meghan Markle's style, from "Suits" to the royal family and beyond
Tartan chic Chris Jackson/Getty Images Meghan wore a blue and green plaid Burberry coat to a visit to Edinburgh with Prince Harry. Sparkling details Getty Images Meghan wore these sparkly Aquazzura shoes to "The Lion King" premiere. Happy Christmas, Meghan Chris Jackson / Getty Images A few weeks after their engagement, Meghan celebrated her first Christmas with the royal family. Celebrating a lost history Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Meghan wore this blue dress to the District Six museum in Cape Town. Buttons and belts Tim Rooke/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Meghan wore this double-breasted khaki dress to the University of Johannesburg on October 1, 2019.cbsnews.com
UK judge says newspaper can delay statement on Meghan case
A British newspaper doesnt have to run a front-page statement about the Duchess of Sussexs legal victory until it has had the chance to challenge the order, a judge ruled Monday March 22, 2021. (Simon Dawson/Pool via AP, File)LONDON – A British newspaper doesn’t have to run a front-page statement about the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory until it has had the chance to challenge the order, a judge ruled Monday. Judge Mark Warby ruled in Meghan’s favor last month. He ordered the newspaper to publish a front-page statement highlighting the duchess’s legal victory, and said the statement should also run on the MailOnline website for a week. The judge said Monday that the statement could be put on hold while Associated Newspapers asked the Court of Appeal for permission to challenge his earlier rulings.
Gayle King: Prince Harry glad to have started a conversation with his father and brother
Gayle King: Prince Harry glad to have started a conversation with his father and brother "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King spoke with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the phone last weekend. Prince Harry gave Gayle an update on if he has talked to his brother and family and if anyone in the royal family has talked to Meghan.cbsnews.com
Scandal sheets: British tabloids and the royals
Scandal sheets: British tabloids and the royals This week's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who withdrew from official royal duties and resettled in America, shone a light on ways in which London's tabloid newspapers have come to dominate public life in Britain. Correspondent Holly Williams talks with former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie and radio host James O'Brien about the relationship between the royal family and the press, and how fear of the tabloids' power has colored a centuries-old institution.cbsnews.com
Queen and family criticized for their response to accusations made by Prince Harry and Meghan
Queen and family criticized for their response to accusations made by Prince Harry and Meghan The royal family is facing backlash after Prince Harry's and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, interview with Oprah. But Prince William is defending his family after he told journalists that the royals are "very much not a racist family." Holly Williams reports.cbsnews.com
Prince William says U.K. royals "are very much not a racist family"
London — Prince William on Thursday became the first British royal to directly defend his family against accusations of racism made by his sister-in-law Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry in their interview with Oprah Winfrey. William told journalists that the royals are "very much not a racist family." Commenting during a visit to a school in east London, Prince William added that he had not spoken to his brother Harry since the interview, but said he would. The Oprah interview has ignited a fierce debate around the world about the royal family and race. The institution around the royal family has to come to grips with the fact that they were complicit in amplifying a racist trope against a Black woman," Butler said.cbsnews.com
72 U.K. women lawmakers signed 2019 letter condemning Meghan press coverage
72 U.K. women lawmakers signed 2019 letter condemning Meghan press coverage In 2019, 72 female British Parliamentarians signed a letter of solidarity, calling the U.K. press coverage of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as "outdated" with "colonial undertones." Prince Harry referenced the letter in their interview with Oprah saying the women tried to do more to protect Meghan than his own family had. Holly Williams speaks with one of the members of parliament who drafted the letter.cbsnews.com
Prince William says royals are 'very much not a racist family,' has not spoken to Harry yet
LONDON — Prince William has issued his first comments since the explosive interview given by his brother Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, saying the royal family are not racist. "We are very much not a racist family," William, the Duke of Cambridge, said after a question from Sky News Thursday about the interview, which first aired in the U.S. on Sunday night. Within it, Harry and Meghan had made allegations of racism within the palace, and said that they felt unsupported by the rest of the royal family. Asked if he had spoken to his brother yet, William replied: "I haven't spoken to him yet but I plan to." The couple, who now live in the U.S., alleged that a member of the royal family had questioned what skin tone their then-unborn child might have.cnbc.com
Thanks to Winfrey and royals, CBS morning show makes history
In this video grab issued Monday, March 8, 2021 by CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey discusses her interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. For the first time on record, CBS' morning news show on Monday had a bigger audience than ABC's “Good Morning America” and NBC's “Today” show, the Nielsen company said. Nielsen records that date back to 1991 reveal that there had never been a single day that “CBS This Morning,” nor any of its predecessors, beat their two rivals. “CBS This Morning” had 4.79 million viewers on Monday, or more than 2 million more than the show gets on a typical day, Nielsen said. Although the precise Nielsen records go back to only 1991, there's a strong likelihood that CBS has never won, period.
World viewership of royals' interview nearly 50 million
It aired a night later in Britain, where ITV said it had 13.3 million viewers, a huge number for a smaller country. Powered by Winfrey and royals, CBS won the week with an average of 6 million viewers in prime time. ABC had 3.5 million, NBC had 3.2 million, Fox had 2.5 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million and Telemundo had 1 million. MSNBC had 1.88 million, TNT had 1.41 million, CNN had 1.25 million and HGTV had 1.11 million. ABC's “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 9.3 million viewers.
The Latest: UK talk show host quits show over Meghan remarks
“I wish all the members of the royal family all the best, but my focus is getting through this pandemic. After Oprah Winfrey’s explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, some people said the racism that the couple alleged was was something they expected. Markle also said he has “great respect” for Britain’s royal family and he didn’t think they were racist. “When Meghan joined the royal family, every person of color in the U.K. was worried,” she said. Ad___LOS ANGELES — Prince Harry says he was “trapped” in the royal family before Meghan helped free him.
5 key points from Harry and Meghan's explosive TV interview
This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, left, speaking with Oprah Winfrey during an interview. "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special" airs March 7 as a two-hour exclusive primetime special on the CBS Television Network. But there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship,” Harry said. But Meghan revealed she and Harry had already exchanged vows in private three days earlier in the presence of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican church. ___Read all AP stories on Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex at https://apnews.com/PrinceHarryAd___A previous version of this story corrected the year of the couple's wedding to 2018, not 2019.
The Latest: Estimated 17.1 million watched royals interview
All times Pacific Standard Time:9:15 p.m.Oprah Winfrey's explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan reached an estimated 17.1 million viewers in the United States on Sunday. In the interview, Meghan said she considered suicide, while Harry said he and his family were “trapped” in an oppressive institution. Ad___1:10 a.m.Tennis star Serena Williams says she's “proud” of Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah Winfrey. “You are strong- both you and Harry.”Meghan revealed in the interview that she experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the royal family. But ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy.”___6:20 p.m.Meghan and Harry say their second child is a girl.
Meghan: talk with Oprah without royals' input 'liberating'
This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, left, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)LOS ANGELES – Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has described to Oprah Winfrey how “liberating” it was to have a conversation - let alone a sit-down interview - with the television host without royal minders. “CBS This Morning” aired a clip on Friday of Winfrey speaking to Meghan about a conversation they had before the actor’s wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. When Meghan was asked what was right about doing the interview now, she said it was because of the couple’s newfound freedom. “That we’re on the other side of a lot of, a lot of life experience that’s happened,” Meghan said.
Judge: Paper must run Page 1 statement on Meghan's legal win
FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A British judge on Friday March 5, 2012, ordered the Mail on Sunday to publish a front-page statement highlighting the Duchess of Sussexs legal victory over the newspaper for breaching her copyright by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father. The judge ruled last month that the publisher had misused the duchess’s private information and infringed her copyright. They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, California, and are expecting a second child. They have recorded an interview with Oprah Winfrey that is due to be broadcast on Sunday.
Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles during her visit with Prince Harry to Canada House, in London. Buckingham Palace said Wednesday, March 3, 2021 it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex. The Times of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling humiliated. The bullying allegations were reported four days before the scheduled broadcast of an Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan, which is anticipated to draw a huge audience. It also comes less than two weeks after the palace announced that the couple’s split from official duties would be final.
Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan's privacy
A British newspaper publisher on Tuesday March 2, 2021, is seeking permission to appeal against a judges ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)LONDON – A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. High Court judge Mark Warby ruled last month that the publisher had misused the duchess’s private information and infringed her copyright. “The Court of Appeal, of course, may take a different view,” he said, adding that Associated Newspapers can take its case directly to the appeals court. Lawyers for Meghan, meanwhile, demanded the publisher hand over the letter and destroy any electronic copies or notes it held.
Prince Harry and Meghan support completion of relief center
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's foundation has helped support the completion of an emergency relief center in the Commonwealth. World Central Kitchen announced Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that the construction of the first community relief center in Dominica has been completed. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)LOS ANGELES – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's foundation has helped support the completion of an emergency relief center in the Commonwealth. World Central Kitchen announced Wednesday that the construction of the first community relief center in Dominica has been completed. Archewell and World Central Kitchen announced a joint philanthropic partnership in December.
Duchess of Sussex expecting 2nd child, a sibling for Archie
FILE - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, their office confirmed Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)LOS ANGELES – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, their office confirmed Sunday. A spokesperson for Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, said in a statement: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. A few days ago, the duchess won a privacy claim against a newspaper over the publication of a personal letter to her estranged father.
UK judge says newspaper invaded Meghan's privacy with letter
A British judge ruled Thursday Feb. 11, 2021, that a newspaper invaded Duchess of Sussexs privacy by publishing personal letter to her estranged father. High Court judge Mark Warby ruled that the publisher had misused the duchess’s private information and infringed her copyright. He said the duchess “had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private. Meghan’s lawyers said the “deeply personal” five-page letter was intended to be read by her father alone. “For me and so many others, it’s real life, real relationships, and very real sadness.
The Latest: Massachusetts braces for snow's arrival, wind
The winter weather prompted school districts to cancel in-person learning on Monday, and many COVID-19 vaccination sites were closed and rescheduling appointments. As much as 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow was predicted to fall in areas throughout the day Monday and overnight. 11:30 a.m.BOSTON — The second phase of Massachusetts’ coronavirus vaccine rollout is being disrupted by a winter storm that’s causing schedule changes and at least one vaccination location to shutdown. A winter storm warning remained in effect until Tuesday for much of the state. Most of the state remained under winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories that were expected to remain in effect through Tuesday morning.
Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter
FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent her estranged father. “Why was the Kensington Palace communications team involved at all in the wording of the letter if it was a wholly private letter?” White said. He said a full trial would be able to hear important evidence from former palace employees about how the contested letter was written. Judge Mark Warby said he would give his ruling on the application for summary judgment “as soon as possible.”___Follow all AP developments on Prince Harry and Meghan at https://apnews.com/hub/prince-harry and https://apnews.com/hub/meghan-markle
Meghan and Harry end their eventful 2020 with first podcast
FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, leave after visiting Canada House on Jan. 7, 2020, in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)LOS ANGELES – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have dropped their first podcast. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and guests from Elton John to their son, Archie, appear on the royal couple's first audio release Tuesday for Spotify, a 34-minute special featuring reflections on 2020. “And, at the same time, to honor those who’ve experienced uncertainty and unthinkable loss,” the Duchess of Sussex adds. With some coaching from his parents, 1-year old Archie ends the podcast with a “Happy new year!"
UK agency agrees not to photograph Duchess of Sussex, family
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet with Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, and his wife Leah in Cape Town, South Africa. The Duchess of Sussex has settled a claim against Splash News and Picture Agency, with the agency agreeing not to take any photos of her, her husband the Duke of Sussex or their son Archie, should it come out of administration, the High Court has heard. (Henk Kruger/African News Agency via AP, Pool, File)LONDON – A news and photography agency has agreed not to take pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie, the High Court in London was told at a hearing Friday. Under the agreement announced Friday, Splash UK undertakes not to photograph the duke, duchess or their son in the future if the agency comes out of administration. Meghan and Harry stepped down from their royal duties at the end of March and are now based in Los Angeles.
Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer
FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. Meghan described the experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. The former Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry have a son, Archie, born in 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)LONDON – The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.
Lawyers: Senior royals advised Meghan to write to her father
LONDON – The Duchess of Sussex was advised by two senior members of Britain’s royal family to write a letter to her estranged father that a British newspaper later published in part, court papers filed Wednesday show. The former Meghan Markle, 39, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five articles that included portions of the handwritten letter she wrote to her father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. Associated Newspapers’ lawyers argue that Meghan made personal information public by cooperating with the authors of the book to set out a version of events favorable to her. The duchess’ lawyers say neither she nor Harry collaborated with authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. But Meghan did allow an unidentified individual to communicate the “true position” on one aspect of her relationship with her father to the authors, the new document says.
Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper
LONDON – A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father. During a hearing in London, judge Mark Warby granted the application to delay the trial for around nine months, from a scheduled Jan. 11 start date to the fall of 2021. The decision followed a hearing held in private, and Warby said the reason for the delay request should remain confidential. Associated Newspapers is contesting the claim at the High Court in London. They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, California.
Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper
LONDON – The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father. The former Meghan Markle made the request ahead of a preliminary hearing on the case scheduled for Thursday, court documents said. The postponement application is the latest episode in the legal tussle that has served as a prelude to a 10-day trial scheduled to start in January. The request will be considered Thursday by High Court Judge Mark Warby during an online hearing that will begin in private. The newspaper published excerpts of a letter Meghan wrote to her father after her and Harry's wedding in May 2018.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world
NEW YORK – Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry. “What our job is, especially throughout these conversations, is to get people to listen to the experts and for them to explain how what’s happening in the online world is affecting the world,” Harry said. Among those who participated in their Time100 session, "Engineering a Better World," was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, investor and husband of tennis great Serena Williams. He recently resigned from the Reddit board and asked to be replaced by a Black candidate. Ohanian said he was inspired to step down by his 3-year-old daughter, Olympia, who is of mixed race.
Judge says new royal book can be used in Meghan privacy case
Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated Newspapers Ltd. permission to amend its defense to add “further particulars” relating to the book “Finding Freedom," which was published last month. Associated Newspapers is contesting the claim in London's High Court. A full trial in Meghan's lawsuit against Associated Newspapers is due to start in January. American actress Meghan Markle, star of TV legal drama “Suits,” married Harry, one of the grandsons of Queen Elizabeth II, in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in May 2018. ___Follow all AP stories about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at https://apnews.com/hub/prince-harry
Trump says he's 'not a fan' of Meghan's, wishes Harry luck
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday after the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry participated in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote. Meghan, an American, says in the video that every four years elections are referred to as the most important election of our lifetime. He’s going to need it,” Trump said. Meghan, star of the TV legal drama “Suits,” married Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in May 2018. They have a young son named Archie.
Meghan's lawyers deny she cooperated with royal book authors
Justin Rushbrooke QC who is representing Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Meghan, 39, is seeking damages from publisher Associated Newspapers Ltd. for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and data protection breaches. It argues that Meghan must have known the letter to her father would likely become public. “The claimant and her husband did not collaborate with the authors on the book, nor were they interviewed for it, nor did they provide photographs to the authors for the book,” Meghan’s lawyer Justin Rushbrooke said in a written submission. Scobie said in a written witness statement that “any suggestion that the Duke and Duchess collaborated on the book is false. "
UK judge: Meghan friends can stay anonymous in privacy case
LONDON A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep her friends names secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper. Meghan, 39, is seeking damages from publisher Associated Newspapers Ltd. for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and data protection breaches. American actress Meghan Markle married Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in May 2018. In January, the couple announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said was unbearable intrusion and racist attitudes from the British media. No date has been set for the full trial of the duchess's invasion of privacy claim.
Court papers: Meghan felt 'unprotected' by monarchy
LONDON Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt unprotected by the institution of Britains monarchy and was prohibited from defending herself against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing court documents. Meghan is seeking damages from the Mail on Sunday's publisher for alleged misuse of private information, breach of privacy and copyright infringement. The publisher, Associated Newspapers, denies her claims. In court papers reportedly filed after the publishers lawyers requested further information, Meghan's lawyers described how her relationship with the British media had deteriorated by the time excerpts of the letter appeared in print and online in 2019. The judge also struck out allegations that the publisher deliberately stirred up issues between Meghan and her father and that it had an agenda in publishing intrusive articles about her.
Meghan speaks out on racial divisions in US
LONDON Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered. I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing, because George Floyds life mattered, she said in the virtual address Wednesday. "And I remember seeing men in the back of a van holding guns and rifles, and I remember pulling up to the house and seeing the tree that had always been there, completely charred. Meghan said she wished the graduates were starting their young lives in a better world. We are going to rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it is rebuilt.
Source: Harry and Meghan hysteria driven by tabloid media, palace leaks
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on Oct. 2, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The source confirmed to CNN that the brothers have been in touch and that parts of the media are turning brotherly concern from Prince William for Prince Harry into hysteria. In the hour-long documentary -- "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey" for British channel ITV -- Harry acknowledged tensions with his older brother for the first time, saying they have good days and bad days. Following the documentary, palace insiders on Monday reportedly told the BBC that Prince William was "worried" about Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan. The source continued that Prince Harry gave a candid and honest answer to ITV reporter Tom Bradby in the course of the documentary.
How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Spend Their Break From Royal Duties
As the world reacts to her candid and emotional interview, Meghan Markle is planning to take a break from public life and will return to America for relaxation. The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry will reportedly take a six-week leave from their royal duties starting next month. "Harry and Meghan: An African Journey" aired Sunday night in the U.K. on ITV. Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, will air in the U.S. on ABC on Oct. 23. The Royal Line of Succession: 59 Brits in Line for the Throne
5 things we learned from Harry and Meghan's revealing documentary
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Oct. 15, 2019, in London. The hour-long documentary for British channel ITV, called "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," made for gripping television with many taking to social media to express support and sympathy for the couple. It is expected to be screened in the US this week but, for now, here's a rundown of what we learned about Harry and Meghan from the program. In one candid interview, ITV's Tom Bradby asked the Duke of Sussex about media reports of a split with his brother. Pressing on, Bradby asked Meghan whether that meant she wasn't OK, and that it "really" had been a struggle, the former actress replied simply with one word: "Yes."
Harry and Meghan to take 'family time' off, says royal source
(CNN) - Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will take a break from royal duties towards the end of the year, dividing their time between the US and the UK, a royal source has told CNN. "I don't know where we could live in Africa at the moment," Harry told reporter Tom Bradby in the short snippet of the documentary. A royal source told CNN there were no firm plans yet and so could not confirm the length of time the couple would take away from the public eye. Meghan is suing British newspaper Mail on Sunday for publishing a selectively edited version version of a private letter Meghan sent to her father. In the documentary, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," Harry also says every camera flash takes him "straight back" to the death of his mother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when her car crashed as it was being chased by a paparazzo on a motorbike.
Meghan opens up in emotional interview
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gave a rare glimpse into her personal life when she admitted that she has struggled to deal with the repercussions of being a new mother in the spotlight. The clip is a part of the British television channel's documentary, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," which will be released in the UK on Sunday. "Any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging," Meghan said in the emotional video. Holding back tears, Meghan thanks Bradby for asking about the impact the pressure has had on her mental and physical health. Most recently, Prince Harry and Meghan said they were suing British newspaper Mail on Sunday for releasing an edited version of a private letter Meghan sent to her father.
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Meghan urges girls to 'keep pushing forward'
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, makes a speech as she visits a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga township on Sept. 23, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Justice Desk initiative teaches children about their rights and provides self-defense(CNN) - Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has posted a video on Instagram marking International Day of the Girl. In the clip, Meghan urges girls around the world to "keep asking questions, keep pushing forward, keep shining brightly." In the video posted Friday, Meghan says: "Every girl has potential. "It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision," she says in the speech.
Meghan spotlights ethical fashion brands during Africa tour
(CNN) - Few fashion choices receive as much public attention as those made by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, whose outfits frequently sell out after being identified online. And she appears to be using this attention to powerful ends by highlighting ethical brands and consumption habits. During her and Prince Harry's royal tour of southern Africa, which concluded Wednesday, Meghan wore a series of outfits by designers who prioritize the social and environmental impact of their clothing. Also sold out is a khaki shirt dress by American brand Room 502 that Meghan wore to an ActionAid event in Johannesburg. Other ethical labels have already reaped the benefits of Meghan's fashion choices.
Prince Harry and Meghan sue UK tabloid over private letter allegations
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 25, 2019. (CNN) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are suing a UK tabloid over a private letter it published, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex alleging it was published illegally and edited selectively to hide "lies" the paper had told about the duchess. Harry added that "this particular legal action hinges on one incident in a long and disturbing pattern of behavior by British tabloid media. "I've literally just seen his statement so we're still digesting and we'll put out a statement soon," Wellington said. He would not comment on when The Mail on Sunday found out about the lawsuit, or on which law firm was representing the tabloid.