Meghan and Harry latest: Duke & Duchess 'planning on dishing out their own honours list'

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are said to be planning their own honours list – from halfway across the world.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, will recognise do-gooders in the fields they like to champion.

They hope to celebrate “charitable service, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship, youth empowerment, health and mental health”, papers filed in the US reveal.

Winning firms, charities and individuals can expect the right-on couple’s seal of approval.

While the Queen hands out gongs twice a year, the Sussexes’ rival scheme would be run by their Arche-well foundation.

Lawyers for the California-based pair first applied for permission to trademark the name in March.

US government lawyers rejected the application because their papers were vague and not signed.

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  • Chiara Fiorillo

    MEGHAN BOARDED THE ROYAL TRAIN

    Finding Freedom authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, wrote about Meghan’s time aboard the Royal Train in their bombshell book. 

    They write: "It was a daunting journey for the new wife, despite the amenities of Her Majesty's personal train, which had private bedrooms (Prince Philip's pillows are plain; the Queen's, with a small royal cipher in one corner, are trimmed with lace); a sitting room with a sofa of hand-stitched velvet cushions, a dining table for six, a desk where the Queen worked on her papers; and secondary air suspension for a smoother than average ride.

    "The train conductor drives extra slowly around 7.30am to make sure the water stays in the tub while the Queen has her bath."

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    KATE MIDDLETON 'STILL WAITING' FOR TRAVEL HONOUR

    Kate Middleton is said to still be waiting for a very special travel honour bestowed by the Queen – which Meghan Markle enjoyed just weeks after getting married. 

    It is thought the Duchess of Cambridge is yet to ride the Royal Train.

    The locomotive is reserved for only the most senior royals, including the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

    While it’s believed Prince William, 38, may have ridden it, it seems Kate, 38, is still waiting for an invitation – despite being a royal for nine years.

    More on the story here

    It is thought Kate Middleton is yet to ride the Royal TrainCredit: kensingtonroyal/Instagram
  • Chiara Fiorillo

    HARRY AND MEGHAN PLANNING THEIR OWN WOKE HONOURS LIST

    Harry and Meghan are planning their own honours list from America, The Sun can reveal.

    The woke couple will recognise do-gooders in the fields they like to champion.

    They hope to celebrate “charitable service, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship, youth empowerment, health and mental health”, papers filed in the US reveal.

    You can read more here

    Harry and Meghan are planning their own honours list from AmericaCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
  • Rebecca Flood

    X-FACTOR WINNER SAYS HE AND MEGHAN MARKLE 'WEREN'T MEANT TO BE'

    Matt Cardle, who became the most voted-for winner of the ITV show ten years ago, exchanged messages about going on a date with Meghan Markle shortly before she met future husband Prince Harry.

    Matt, Meghan and Harry’s lives could all have been different had he started dating the then Suits TV star.

    Speaking to The Sun on Sunday in an exclusive interview, Matt said: “It was just a very weird situation — very odd. And I really don’t know how it came about.

    “Life’s got a course and I was not on that one. I’ve laughed about it, but it’s amazing thinking back.”

    The pair started swapping messages in 2015 after Meghan, who was single and in the UK at the time, followed Matt on social media after his award-winning appearance in West End show Memphis.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN’S BEST PAL RECALLS HILARIOUS FACETIME CHAT

    Meghan’s best friend Jessica has said she ‘laughed so hard it hurt’ while on a video call with a friend.

    The fashion stylist, 40, posted the message on her Instagram stories yesterday, and it has left people wondering whether she was speaking to Meghan.

    Jessica mentioned a hilarious chat she recently had with a pal, saying “My girlfriend and I just laughed so hard it actually hurts. God bless FaceTime.”

    This comes just weeks after it was revealed Meghan is “constantly” checking up on Jessica from her Santa Barbara home.

    Mulroney also revealed the pair regularly use FaceTime to keep in touch with each other.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ARE 'PLANNING THEIR OWN HONOURS LIST'

    Harry and Meghan are planning their own honours list from halfway across the world.

    The woke couple will recognise do-gooders in the fields they like to champion.

    hey hope to celebrate “charitable service, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship, youth empowerment, health and mental health”, papers filed in the US reveal.

    Winning firms, charities and individuals can expect the right-on couple’s seal of approval. 

  • Rebecca Flood

    PRINCE HARRY 'MISTAKEN FOR TREE SALESMAN' WHEN OUT SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS FIR

    Prince Harry was mistaken for a Christmas tree salesman as he went shopping with Meghan, it has been revealed.

    The couple were looking for a festive fir to put up in their £11million California mansion.

    A salesman said the Sussexes' agent had arranged for the pair to pick out a tree when his shop was meant to be empty.

    But one family was still milling around the trees and their child ran towards Harry thinking he was staff.

    Posting on Twitter he wrote: "Meghan and Prince Harry came into my work today and we sold them their Christmas Tree.

    "It was anticlimactic, but a very, very interesting experience."

  • Rebecca Flood

    PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE TO 'SNUB' THE QUEEN FOR CHRISTMAS AGAIN

    Harry and Meghan Markle are set to snub the Queen for the second Christmas in a row and spend it with Harry's "surrogate" dad David Foster, according to sources.

    The pair are not ready to come back to the UK for Christmas as they're enjoying life in California, it was claimed.

    Meghan is apparently excited to host the Christmas holiday at her home and do the cooking, and the Royal Family is "not in the plan," according to The Mirror.

    An unnamed source told the paper: "Meghan very much wants to host the first Christmas at their new home with her mum."

  • Rebecca Flood

    SUITS DIRECTOR CLAIMS MEGHAN HAD A SPECIAL AURA

    Meghan Markle had an aura about her when she worked on the hit show Suits, according to director Tim Mattheson.

    He told Page Six that even then he knew “she was charming and she had an aura about her that was special.”

    “I could see that she had a very unique quality and the camera loved her,” he said.

    “For me as a director, she was easy to shoot. Just point it in that direction, it’ll be fine.”

    Admitting he doesn’t have any “vivid recollections” from their time together, Matheson did reveal Meghan was “great, very down to earth and there were no airs put on.”

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S NET WORTH REVEALED

    According to Business Insider, Meghan has an estimated net worth of £3.8million ($5million) which she accumulated from her acting career.

    She starred in over 100 episodes of the legal drama Suits, where she was paid £40,463 ($50,000) per episode towards the end of her acting career, say reports.

    Meghan also earned around about £291,339 ($360,000) from her roles in the 2010 movies Remember Me and The Candidate.

  • Rebecca Flood

    TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE ROYAL TRAIN KATE & WILLS BE TRAVELLING ON – WHICH MEGHAN HAS ALREADY RIDDEN

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel 1,250 miles on the Royal Train in a three-day tour to thank people for their efforts during the Covid pandemic.

    The couple's suite has his and hers single beds, a private bathtub, and a 12-seat "dining room" – complete with a Formica table.

    A steward, footmen and Kate's hairdresser will join the couple on the trip.

    Meghan Markle was extended the privilege of riding the royal train just weeks after marrying Prince Harry.

  • Rebecca Flood

    THESE ARE ALL THE HOUSES MEGHAN LIVED IN WHILE SHE WAS GROWING UP

    Meghan Markle now lives in a multi-million mansion in Montecito, and for a brief time she lived like royalty in Frogmore Cottage.

    Growing up, Meghan split between her parents' homes after their divorce when she was six.

    She first lived in Providencia Street, in Woodland Hills, with mum Doria Ragland, dad Thomas Markle and half-siblings Thomas Jr and Samantha.

    Meghan and her mum then moved into a top-floor apartment on S. Cloverdale Ave, Mid-Wilshire.

    She later moved in with her-husband Trevor Engelson behind club Whisky A Go-Go on Sunset Strip.

    See inside Meghan's full list of houses here.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MEGHAN MARKLE VOWED TO STOP 'WASTING TIME' ON PEOPLE WHO LIE AND MANIPULATE

    Meghan Markle shared thoughts, recipes and fashion ideas on her now-defunct blog, The Tig.

    A quote posted on Meghan's blog in 2014 has been unearthed by a fan account, and it showed the mum-of-one doesn't care for timewasters.

    The post, which featured a quote by Portuguese author Jose Micard Teixeira was discovered by one of Meghan's fan accounts, on Instagram.

    "I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me", the quote read.

    "I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.

    "I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate."

  • Rebecca Flood

    THE QUEEN'S HEAD HOUSEKEEPER 'MYSTERIOUSLY QUITS' BEFORE CHRISTMAS

    In other royal news, the Queen’s trusted head housekeeper at her Sandringham estate has mysteriously quit her job.

    The resignation of 56-year-old Patricia Earl follows a staff revolt that threw royal Christmas plans into turmoil.

    She was said to be embarrassed after some servants refused to Covid bubble for four weeks over the festive period so that the Queen and Prince Philip would be able to stay there safely.

    Instead, Her Majesty must now remain at Windsor Castle, meaning she will be spending the festive holiday there for the first time in 33 years.

    Patricia, who lives close to Sandringham in the Norfolk village of Dersingham, has worked for the Queen for 32 years.

  • Rebecca Flood

    MELANIA TRUMP 'LOST TATLER COVER TO MEGHAN MARKLE'

    Melania Trump reportedly missed her chance to land the cover of Tatler's November issue to Meghan Markle because her chief of staff failed to negotiate a deal for the first lady.

    During her husband Donald Trump's re-election bid, Stephanie Grisham managed to land Melania the only exclusive interview of his campaign with the British fashion magazine.

    But Grisham, the first lady's most trusted staffer, didn't negotiate a cover deal despite shrugging off multiple interview offers from big-name outlets, according to New York Post columnist Miranda Devine.

    "Having eschewed countless offers for positive interviews from American outlets such as Women’s Wear Daily and The Post, Grisham allowed the British magazine Tatler to have the only exclusive interview of the campaign for its November issue," Devine wrote.

    "And yet she did not negotiate the cover of the magazine. Instead, Meghan Markle took the honor."

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN IS A DOG LOVER JUST LIKE THE QUEEN

    The Queen is known for being a dog lover but Meghan also has a soft spot for animals.

    Speaking about her rescue dog Bogart on chat show Ellen, Meghan once said, "I started to see that he loves the company of people, but just like I love the company of dogs, I don’t want to be around solely dogs all day long so I realised he might like to have a companion."

    "Guy is a Beagle and 17 pounds. They are thick as thieves those two", she said.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN ONCE TOOK BRITISH QUIZ ON TV CHANNEL DAVE

    TV channel Dave once gave Meghan Markle a quiz on all things British, at the end of which the former Suits actress uttered "I think I lost, I think I was the worst".

    Meghan was off to a strong start on the quiz, which took place back in 2016, as she successfully identified Fursty Ferret as a type of real ale. 

    But, from that point on the Duchess of Sussex struggled.

    Questions included translations of Cockney rhyming slang and identifying the national animals of England, Wales and Scotland.

    She was also asked to give the English names for chips, highway, sidewalk, trashcan, pants and costume.

    Chips, trashcan and pants were successfully translated, but the rest left Megan stumped as she mused "you don't say sidewalk".

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN'S NECKLACE HOLDS CUTE MESSAGE

    Meghan Markle has a special necklace by designer Sophie Lis that has a sentimental message to Prince Harry written in French.

    The classic gold pendant has a diamond plus and minus sign, along with the wording "qu'hier" and "que demain" so that it reads "plus qu'hier, moins que demain".

    This is a nod to 19th century French poet Rosemonde Gerard’s The Eternal Song, and translates in English as "more than yesterday, less than tomorrow".

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN AND HARRY VOLUNTEERED AT BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT

    Meghan and and Harry were pictured out in the summer distributing nappies and backpacks in LA as they volunteered at back-to-school event.

    It was a drive-thru charity run by Los Angeles charity Baby2Baby, which provides basic necessities for families in need.

    In a possible nod to her royal status, Meghan wore a $15 face mask made by New York-based company Royal Jelly Harlem.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN AND HARRY SAID 'I LOVE YOU' THREE MONTHS IN

    According to biography Finding Freedom, Meghan and Harry said the L bomb just three months into their relationship.

    The book says, "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."

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN'S BEST PAL RECALLS HILARIOUS FACETIME CHAT

    Meghan's best friend Jessica has said she 'laughed so hard it hurt' while on a video call with a friend.

    The fashion stylist, 40, posted the message on her Instagram stories yesterday, and it has left people wondering whether she was speaking to Meghan.

    Jessica mentioned a hilarious chat she recently had with a pal, saying "My girlfriend and I just laughed so hard it actually hurts. God bless FaceTime."

    This comes just weeks after it was revealed Meghan is "constantly" checking up on Jessica from her Santa Barbara home.

    Mulroney also revealed the pair regularly use FaceTime to keep in touch with each other.

  • Millie Hurst

    MUM DORIA SAYS MEGHAN 'WILL ALWAYS BE OKAY'

    According to People, a source close to yoga instructor and social worker Doria said she revealed positive thoughts about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's announcement that they were "stepping back" as senior royals.

    They reported Doria said: "Meghan is strong and will always be okay."

    She has maintained a close bond with her 38-year-old daughter.

  • Millie Hurst

    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS DAY 2020 SPEECH

    The Queen's Christmas Day speech gives our head of state a chance to reflect on the past year, and festive season just wouldn't be the same without this very British tradition.

    The theme for this year is yet to be confirmed, but the speeches usually follow a similar format – the Queen will look back at the biggest events of the past year.

    The Queen's Christmas message is a rare occasion for her to air her views to the public, rather than turning to the government – so in theory, Her Majesty can talk about whatever one wants.

    The speech is traditionally pre-recorded at Buckingham Palace and usually lasts around 10 minutes, and is followed by the national anthem.

  • Millie Hurst

    THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP COULD BE AMONG FIRST TO RECEIVE COVID VACCINE

    The first covid vaccine will be administered in each of the UK nations on Tuesday and the Queen and Prince Philip may be among the first to be given it.

    The Sunday Times reports that royal aides said it was a “personal decision” and a “private matter" as to whether the couple would be among the first Brits to receive the vaccination.

    However, if they do get the jab, it's possible Her Majesty will allow that information to become public, to encourage fellow Britons to also be vaccinated against the rampaging bug.

  • Millie Hurst

    HARRY HAS SEEN THE CROWN BUT WOULD 'TUNE OUT' WHEN IT GETS TO HIS ERA

    Finding Freedom co-author Omid Scobie said that the Duke of Sussex, 36, was certainly "aware" of the first series of The Crown, and that he'd definitely "taken a look", unlike his brother Prince William has "no desire" to watch.

    Speaking on his podcast, Heir Pod, he said "I remember speaking to an aide of his who said even if he was to watch the full series he would always tune out the second it got anywhere near his era."

    The fourth season of The Crown depicts the troubled marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, with an insider claiming it would be "sad" for Harry and William to watch.

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