Meghan Markle has spoken of her 'authentic' family life in her first public appearance since her bombshell Oprah interview.

Today's radio chat is the first time Meghan has publicly spoken after she and Prince Harry accused the Royals of racism- and revealed a touching glimpse into their family life.

Meg told the NPRWeekend radio show: "I often find, and especially in this past year, I think so many of us realised how much happens in the quiet.

"It was definitely moments like that, watching them from out of the window and watching [my husband] just, you know, rock him to sleep or carry him or, you know … those lived experiences, from my observation, are the things that I infused in this poem."

Meanwhile, after seven months without publishing new Spotify content -with one 35 minute episode made as part of their £18m deal-the pair will take five months off following the birth of their new baby daughter Lilibet.

Royal author Phil Dampier said: “We’re being told they’re having up to five months off and people who are paying them a lot of money will expect something in return."

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates...

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN INTERVIEW: DUCHESS TELLS NPR PICTURES IN 'THE BENCH' OFFER A GLIMPSE OF 'AUTHENTIC' LIFE AT LA HOME

    Inside Meghan's 34-page book The Bench, the pictures give a fresh glimpse into the Sussexes' "authentic" life at their LA home – featuring their newborn daughter.

    Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book.

    Although the book may have had slow sales, it is expected to be huge hit for the book’s publishers Penguin Random House Children’s, as they have the rights that allow them to sell the English language copy globally.

    They could also sell translation rights to other publishers, which means that the book could become a global success if it published in other languages.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE INTERVIEW – DUCHESS REVEALS THE BENCH IS A ‘LOVE STORY’ ABOUT GROWING WITH HARRY ‘IN GOOD TIMES OR BAD’

    MEGHAN Markle has revealed that her picture book The Bench is a “love story” about growing with Harry “in good times and bad”.

     The Duchess of Sussex, 39, said  she was "inspired" to pen The Bench after she bought a real life bench for Harry's first Father's Day from their son Archie.

    On the back of the bench she had written a poem, which was the jumping off point for her now published children’s book.

    Speaking about the book she told NPR: "There are lots of little small moments like that that were personal memories or anecdotes that I wanted infused in there.

    “It's a love story. It's really just about growing with someone and having this deep connection and this trust so that, be at good times or bad, you know that you had this person." 

    Read more here.

    Meghan Markle has engaged in her first interview since giving birth to LilibetCredit: Getty
  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES ‘HAS NO PLANS TO MEET HARRY’ WHEN HE JETS IN FROM US TO UNVEIL STATUE OF HIS MUM DIANA

    WHEN Prince Harry flies in from the US at the end of the month, one key family member won't be about for about for a catch up.

    In an unfortunate clash of the diaries, Prince Charles will be up in Scotland when his youngest son touches down on English soil ahead of the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue.

    The Sun can reveal that there is currently no planned meeting between the Queen's son, 72, and the Duke of Sussex, 36.

    A source said: "Charles will leave the boys to it. Harry will need to quarantine for at least five days when he lands in England, most likely at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

    "Charles has made it quite clear he will not be around beyond that because he is going to Scotland. There is no planned meeting between the three of them.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WILLIAM ‘FURIOUS’ WITH HARRY AFTER DISCOVERING MEGHAN BULLYING ACCUSATIONS, CLAIMS NEW BOOK 

    With high tensions arising in the royal family, a new book claims the high-tension phone call ended with Prince Harry hanging up.

    Prince William made a furious phone call to his brother Prince Harry when he first heard allegations that Meghan Markle had bullied her staff. 

    A new book claims that William threw Harry out of the royal household after hearing of the alleged bullying by Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle.

    Historian Robert Lacey said the angry call ended with Harry hanging up and refusing to give time to the claims. 

    It was first claimed that Meghan left at least one worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the “toxic” environment.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHAT IS KATE MIDDLETON’S EARLY YEARS PROJECTS?

    Kate, a mother of three, has worked on Early Years projects for a decade. 

    She has said she hopes to put the Early Years on an equal footing with the other great social challenges of our time during an online forum hosted by The Royal Foundation.

    Last week, the Duchess visited Connor Downs Academy in Cornwall with First Lady Jill Biden.

    In a passionate plea to launch a 56-page Big Change Starts Small report, the duchess said it is a “golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy, more nurturing society”.

    The centre, which is based at royal offices with half a dozen staff,  will commission research, awareness and projects for early years development.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES TO ‘ENSURE GRANDSON ARCHIE, 2, WILL NEVER BE A PRINCE SPARKING FURY WITH PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’

    PRINCE Charles is planning to ensure that his grandson Archie will never be given the title of Prince – as part of his plans for a slimmed-down monarchy, reports claim.

    The Prince of Wales has allegedly made clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s two-year-old son will not be at the forefront of the Royal Family when he becomes King. 

    As a grandchild of the sovereign Archie has the right to be a Prince, but it is understood that Charles is determined to limit the number of key working members of the family. 

    He believes that the public no longer wishes to pay for a growing monarchy, and has told senior Royals of his plans to cut down working members of the family. 

    According to the Mail On Sunday, Charles has told Harry and Meghan that he will change key legal documents to make sure that Archie will not get the title he would have once been given by right. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE QUEEN IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN ‘TALK SENSE’ INTO PRINCE HARRY AND HELP HIM MEND RIFT WITH PRINCE WILLIAM, ROYAL EXPERT CLAIMS

    The Queen is the only person who can ‘talk sense’ into Prince Harry and help him mend rift with Prince William, royal expert claims

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY AND CHARLES ARE ‘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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    'SUSSEX SURVIVORS CLUB'

    Kensington Palace communications chief Jason Knauf emailed William’s private secretary claiming Meghan was mistreating staff.

    Palace workers had already coined the “half-joke” hashtag #freeHarry when Knauf felt it important to raise the allegations.

    Some staff referred to themselves as the “Sussex Survivors Club”, it is claimed. One palace courtier recalled in the book: “I overheard a conversation between Harry and one of his top aides. Harry was screaming down the phone.

    “Team Sussex was a toxic environment. People shouting in faces.”

    Author Lacey alleges William felt Meghan was following an “agenda” during her time in the Royal Family and planned to return to the US, taking Harry with her. The book claims that Kate had been “wary of Meghan from the start”. Royal sources deny this.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON SCOPE NEW BOARDING SCHOOL IN A POSSIBLE MOVE TO BERKSHIRE

    Will and Kate have been spotted looking at a new boarding school for future king, George, as well as new homes in the county of Berkshire.

    With Kate often speaking fondly of her childhood in Berkshire, it’s no surprise that the Duchess of Cambridge would look at moving back.

    Their two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte are currently attending private Thomas’s prep school in Battersea, south-west London, which takes children until they are 13.

    A source said: “Nothing has been decided and of course they could very well decide to keep the children at Thomas’s, but William and Kate have recently visited schools in the Berkshire area, which has got a lot of people talking.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    'DOSSIER OF DISTRESS'

    Yesterday author Robert Lacey’s book Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult revealed how William “went ballistic” at distressing claims Meghan bullied Palace aides.

    He is then said to have confronted his younger brother in a “fierce and bitter” bust-up.

    Palace insiders say a “dossier of distress” was assembled into the alleged bullying. One aide claims a confrontation with Meghan made her “feel sick”. Another said she “could not stop shaking”. A third accused the Duchess of dishing out “emotional cruelty and manipulation”. One says they suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.

    William is said to have been “instantly furious”, with the claims at odds with his and Kate’s “paternalistic” treatment of their own staff, says the book.

    The Sussexes have repeatedly denied the bullying claims.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN WILL GIVE FIRST POST-BIRTH INTERVIEW WITN NPR RADIO TODAY

    Meghan will give her first interview since giving birth to radio broadcaster NPR today.

    Omid Scoobie, tweeted: “Fresh off the heels of her first children’s book becoming a certified #1 New York Times bestseller, Duchess Meghan will be giving her only interview about #TheBench to samanthabalaban at the renowned NPRWeekend show, this Sunday between 8am-10am Eastern.”

    Meghan was “inspired” to pen The Bench after originally writing a poem for Harry’s first Father’s Day from their son Archie.

    She has also narrated an audiobook of the tale, which topped the New York Times Bestsellers list for kid’s picture books.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WARRING HARRY AND WILLIAM CALL TRUCE FOR DIANA STATUE UNVEILING – BUT ARE ‘FURTHER APART THAN EVER’

    WARRING William and Harry have called a truce for the unveiling of a statue to mum Diana — but are said to be further apart than ever.

    The pair are due at Kensington Palace in London on July 1 — their first meeting since Philip’s funeral in April.

    The feuding brothers are communicating by “minimal” texts amid their bitter fallout. But they are determined to show the utmost respect by pledging a truce on what would have been the late Princess’s 60th birthday.

    The Princes will leave Kensington Palace together, walk to the statue then deliver their own speeches.

    Sadly, sources say there has been no reconciliation since Harry and wife Meghan trashed the Royal Family in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview in March. In fact, they are further apart than ever.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WILLIAM ‘FURIOUS' WITH HARRY AFTER DISCOVERING MEGHAN BULLYING ACCUSATIONS, CLAIMS NEW BOOK 

    With high tensions arising in the royal family, a new book claims the high-tension phone call ended with Prince Harry hanging up.

    Prince William made a furious phone call to his brother Prince Harry when he first heard allegations that Meghan Markle had bullied her staff. 

    A new book claims that William threw Harry out of the royal household after hearing of the alleged bullying by Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle.

    Historian Robert Lacey said the angry call ended with Harry hanging up and refusing to give time to the claims. 

    It was first claimed that Meghan left at least one worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the “toxic” environment.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PAL OMID SCOBIE CLAIMS ‘SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS’ WERE HAD WITH ROYALS OVER ARCHIE’S SKIN COLOUR

    Meghan Markle’s pal has claimed “several” conversations were had with the Royal Family over the colour of their son Archie’s skin.

    Omid Scobie alleged there were a number of comments made before the youngster was born – and members of the family were “unsympathetic” to the couple’s complaints.

    Scobie – the preferred reporter of the Sussexes, who co-wrote their biography Finding Freedom – made the bombshell claims at an event in London today.

    Meghan’s claim that a senior royal made a racist comment about Archie before his birth was the most damaging revelation in their interview with Oprah, which aired in March.

    She said the unnamed royal asked about the colour of the baby’s skin and “what that would mean or look like”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE CHARLES SNUBS MATT HANCOCK'S ELBOW BUMP ATTEMPT AS HE VISITS WEST LONDON HOSPITAL

    Prince Charles snubs Matt Hancock’s elbow bump attempt as he visits west London hospital

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    FAMILY FUED ON THE MEND AS 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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MARCUS RASHFORD NOVEL TOPPLES SALES OF MEGHAN MARKLE’S ‘THE BENCH’

    Despite roaring success in the US, it failed to break the Top 50 in the UK for sales, shifting just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication with an average rating of four stars, The Mirror reports.

    And it is already appearing on reduced shelves and in bargain bins in book shops across the country.

    The book was kept off the top spot in the UK by Marcus Rashford’s novel You Are A Champion, which sold 10,564 copies in the past week.

  • Joseph Gamp

    DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SHARES 'BIG CHANGE STARTS SMALL' VIDEO AFTER LAUNCHING CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE TO GIVE FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE LILIBET’S BIRTH AFTER BOOK THE BENCH TOPS NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST

    MEGHAN Markle will give an interview about her children's book The Bench this weekend.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, is meant to be on maternity leave after giving birth to Lilibet Diana on June 4.

    But her spokesman Omid Scobie confirmed she will be chatting about her first book on the NPR Weekend radio show in the US on Sunday.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE SHOWCASES STUNNING CALLIGRAPHY SKILLS IN TOUCHING SURPRISE FATHER'S DAY GIFT

    Whilst the Duchess of Sussex is currently not on talking-terms with her own father, she appears to be keen to help others celebrate Father's Day.

    Meghan, 39, sent a gift along with an endearing message to author Matt Haig

    In a post on Twitter, the mental health campaigner revealed that the royal mum-of-two had posted him a copy of her new children's book, The Bench

    Captioning images of the thoughtful present and accompanying note, he wrote: "Well this is nice."

    The duchess penned him a sweet message – that showed off her beautiful handwriting – which read: "Dear Matt, Happy Father's Day! With love and respect from our family to yours… As ever, Meghan."

    Another note read: "With compliments of the office of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE TO GIVE FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE LILIBET’S BIRTH AFTER BOOK THE BENCH TOPS NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST

    MEGHAN Markle will give an interview about her children's book The Bench this weekend.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, is meant to be on maternity leave after giving birth to Lilibet Diana on June 4.

    But her spokesman Omid Scobie confirmed she will be chatting about her first book on the NPR Weekend radio show in the US on Sunday.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CONTINUED: MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S STAFF ‘USED #FREEHARRY HASHTAG OVER FEARS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH ‘NARCISSIST’ DUCHESS’

    In a letter to Simon Case, then Prince William’s private secretary, Mr Knauf wrote that he was “very concerned that the duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year”. 

    He claimed that Meghan’s alleged treatment of staff was “totally unacceptable”, adding that she “seems intent on always having someone in her sights. 

    One courtier claimed that the Duchess “governed by fear”. When confronted about her behaviour she allegedly said “it’s not my job to coddle people”.

    Meanwhile, it is claimed that Prince William “threw Harry out” in a blistering row over the bullying claims. 

    But when he called his younger brother, Harry reportedly hung up on him, according to Mr Lacey.

    Read the full story here

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S STAFF ‘USED #FREEHARRY HASHTAG OVER FEARS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH ‘NARCISSIST’ DUCHESS’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s palace staff used the #freeharry hashtag over fears about his relationship with the Duchess of Sussex, a royal author has sensationally claimed. 

    Robert Lacey, author of Battle of the Brothers, claims that courtiers felt “run over” by the Duchess who allegedly behaved like a “narcissist” during her time at Kensington Palace.

    The Duchess of Sussex has strongly denied reports that she bullied staff at Kensington Palace. 

    Staff at the Palace had also allegedly coined the “half joke” #freeHarry, Mr Lacey claims. 

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PAL OMID SCOBIE CLAIMS ‘SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS’ WERE HAD WITH ROYALS OVER ARCHIE’S SKIN COLOUR

    Meghan Markle’s pal has claimed “several” conversations were had with the Royal Family over the colour of their son Archie’s skin.

    Omid Scobie alleged there were a number of comments made before the youngster was born – and members of the family were “unsympathetic” to the couple’s complaints.

    Scobie – the preferred reporter of the Sussexes, who co-wrote their biography Finding Freedom – made the bombshell claims at an event in London today.

    Meghan’s claim that a senior royal made a racist comment about Archie before his birth was the most damaging revelation in their interview with Oprah, which aired in March.

    She said the unnamed royal asked about the colour of the baby’s skin and “what that would mean or look like”.

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