MEGHAN Markle's new kids book reveals exactly how devastated Prince Harry is at the Queen stripping him of his military titles.

Despite driving a wedge between the Duke of Sussex and his father Prince Charles and cutting her own father out of her life, Meghan has chosen to write a new kids book on the special bond between and father and child.

If that wasn't rich enough, she has also made the main character a red-headed man in military uniform – a not so subtle reference to Prince Harry.

Now experts are saying that the fact the man is in military uniform shows just how much his time in the service meant to Harry and how much he identified as a member of the British Army.

Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, told Fabulous that Meghan is using the book to highlight how sad Harry is to lose his military titles.

“Meghan is probably showing how much the Army meant to Harry and how upset he is to lose his military titles.

“The Queen decided he could not be half in and half out of the Royal Family, and therefore he could no longer continue with his honorary associations, including being Captain General of the Royal Marines.

“For Harry, who put his life on the line and then founded the highly successful Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women, losing the titles was the bitterest part of ‘Megxit.’”

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    Mila began the call saying: "Good morning your royal highness", with Kate replying: "Good morning. Goodness me, you're so polite Mila."

    The duchess thanked Mila, and her mother Lynda who took the image, for sending in the "fantastic" pictures, adding: "We love your photograph."

    The conversation, recorded last autumn, was posted as part of a video on the Cambridges' new YouTube channel on Thursday to mark the publication of Kate's lockdown photography book on Friday.

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    ‘FINAL STRAW’

    New chapters set to be included in Meghan and Harry’s biography Finding Freedom could blow any chance of the royal pair reconciling with family, an expert has claimed.

    Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, warned any new scandal could break all trust between the couple and the Queen.

    He said the book’s new content will be “extremely telling” about how deep the apparent rift between the Duke of Sussex and his family really is.

    An updated version of the book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is set to be released this summer.

    Read the full story here.

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    KATE MIDDLETON CHATS TO YOUNGSTER MILA SNEDDON

    The Duchess of Cambridge has chatted with a youngster whose heart-breaking separation from her father during lockdown became a symbol of the importance of isolation during the pandemic.

    Kate called four-year-old Mila Sneddon, who featured in the duchess's Hold Still photography project.

    In the image entitled Shielding Mila, Mila was shown kissing the kitchen window as her father Scott stood outside.

    The youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for leukaemia, was separated from her father, who had to go to work and who could not risk bringing coronavirus into the family home in Falkirk.

    Mila began the call saying: "Good morning your royal highness", with Kate replying: "Good morning. Goodness me, you're so polite Mila."

     

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    IS NEW BOOK A CODED MESSAGE ABOUT ARMY AMBITIONS?

    ‘The Bench’, by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrates ‘the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons’.

    In the illustrations for Meghan’s book, the ginger-haired dad is dressed in Army fatigues – something Archie has never seen before.

    Editor-in-Chief of Majesty Magazine Ingrid Seward told the Sun it seems likely Meghan’s new book is sending a coded message that Harry has not got over losing his military titles.

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    HOW KATE MIDDLETON KEEPS CAMBRIDGE KIDS IN CHECK

    Kate Middleton is often spotted out and about with George, Louis and Charlotte – and praised for how well-behaved they are.  

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has frequently been admired for how the royal tots conduct themselves in public, and how they rarely put a toe out of line. 

    Dr Rebecca Chicot, founder of Essential Parent and the author of the Calm and Happy Toddler, told Fabulous: “Kate is a sensitive and warm mum. This is called an authoritative style of parenting that is now encouraged.

    “This is compared to an autocratic parenting that was encouraged in some circles in Victorian times (e.g. children should be seen and not heard).”

    Read the full story here of how the duchess uses code words, head taps and tantrum breaks to keep the Cambridge kids in check.

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    IS NEW BOOK A CODED MESSAGE ABOUT ARMY AMBITIONS?

    ‘The Bench’, by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrates 'the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons'.

    In the illustrations for Meghan’s book, the ginger-haired dad is dressed in Army fatigues – something Archie has never seen before.

    Editor-in-Chief of Majesty Magazine Ingrid Seward told the Sun it seems likely Meghan's new book is sending a coded message that Harry has not got over losing his military titles.

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    'NO SIMILARITIES’

    Critics have pointed out Meghan’s new book bears similarities with The Boy and The Bench written by Corrinne Averiss.

    But Corrinne has tweeted in response to the claims and said she sees no similarities.

    She wrote: “Reading the description and published excerpt of the Duchess’s new book, this is not the same story or the same theme as The Boy on the Bench. I don’t see any similarities.”

    Read the full story here.

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    MEG'S BOOK SHOWS 'HARRY UPSET OVER MILITARY TITLES'

    A royal expert is claiming Meghan's new book shows Prince Harry is upset after being stripped of his military titles.

    The Duchess of Sussex' new children's book, titled 'The Bench', features an illustration of a soldier, with ginger hair, who holds his little boy.

    Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, told Fabulous that Meghan is using the book to highlight how sad Harry is to lose his military titles.

    He explained: “The illustration of a red-haired soldier (obviously you know who) hugging his little boy, looks as though he has come home from war after many years and pulls at the heart-strings.

    "Meghan is probably showing how much the Army meant to Harry and how upset he is to lose his military titles."

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    ‘TOO FAR’

    Prince Charles and William will not “open their arms” to Harry again in the wake of the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, a top royal expert has claimed.

    Charlie Rae, a former royal editor at The Sun, told talkRADIO he doesn’t believe Charles and William are over Harry and Meghan’s high-profile TV chat.

    Rae said: “Out in the US, Harry looks like a startled rabbit caught in the headlights. I believe that this is a problem that will never go away, it will not be solved.

    “I do not believe that William and Charles will be extending their open arms again to Harry in the light of what he said. They slagged off Kate. I think it’s too far now.”

    He added: “Why did he think he could come back for a funeral and expect everyone to throw their arms around him after he called them a bunch of racists?”

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    CHARLES AND CAMILLA WISH ARCHIE BIRTHDAY

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    KATE INTERVIEWS UGANDAN MIDWIFE

    An interview Kate carried out with a Ugandan midwife was released today.

    The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with Harriet Nayiga, the founder of Community Transformation – a charity which aims to bridge the gap between midwives and Ugandan communities.

    The chat between the pair has been published in Nursing Times, to mark the finale of Nursing Now – a three year global campaign to increase the status of nursing.

    Earlier this year Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit social media after bad experiences with trolling.

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    KATE & WILLS POST ON INSTAGRAM FOR ARCHIE’S BIRTHDAY

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    QUEEN WISHES ARCHIE HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY

    The Queen has today wished her great-grandson Archie a happy second birthday with a touching picture of him with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

    A post on the Royal Family's official Instagram account read: "Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today."

    The picture shows the couple smiling while holding Archie as a baby.

    An expert yesterday said Harry and Meghan will have a video call with the Queen to mark their son's second birthday.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating the milestone from their home in California as they await the arrival of their second child.

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    WILLIAM ‘CAN’T TOLERATE’ HOW MEG TREATED KATE

    Prince William cannot tolerate how his sister-in-law Meghan Markle has treated Kate Middleton, a senior royal source claimed.

    The Duke of Cambridge reportedly felt that his wife Kate tried to help Meghan at the beginning but that it was “never enough”.

    Speaking to the Mail Online the insider said how although there was much made of the troubles between Kate and Meghan, the biggest strain now exists between the Duchess of Sussex and William.

    The main issue between the in-laws, according to the insider, is how Meghan has treated Kate and how her efforts to help the new royal were “constantly misinterpreted”.

    “First and foremost, William cannot countenance the way Meghan has treated his wife,” the source said.

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    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE TO CELEBRATE AS SON ARCHIE TURNS TWO

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to celebrate as son Archie turns two

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    ‘STOP PLAYING THE VICTIM’

    Royal author Phil Dampier told Sun Online: “Harry and Meghan now have all they want to make them happy if they are going to be.

    “A son, a daughter on the way, their freedom from the royal family and the means to make money and get involved in cases which interest them.

    “To carry on a war with Harry’s blood family is unnecessary and counter-productive, and the sooner they realise that the better.

    “They should get on with their lives, stop playing the victim and stop playing on their royal connections by leaking stories while pleading for privacy.

    “People can see through it and anyone who advises them to carry on this way is giving them bad advice.”

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    PIERS SLAMS MEG’S NEW BOOK

    Piers Morgan has slammed “hypocrite” Meghan Markle for her kids’ book on the bond between a father and son – as he says she “ruined the ties between Charles and Harry”.

    Piers said he “laughed out loud” after learning of the book – and in his column for the Daily Mail, he said the news is “beyond parody”.

    “The whole notion of Meghan Markle dishing out advice to anyone about the relationship between fathers and children is absolutely ridiculous given the appalling relationships she and her husband have with their own fathers,” he said.

    “This new book about father-children relationships is just another example of Meghan Markle’s never-ending penchant for preaching what she never practices.”

    He added: “And if she really cared about father-child relationships, she would never have trashed Harry’s family on global TV in the horrible way that she did, causing yet more damage, possibly irreparably, to Harry’s relationship with his father.”

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    LEGAL BATTLE RETURNS

    Meghan’s legal battle is back in court today as she fights for damages over a “personal and private” letter to her estranged dad.

    The Duchess of Sussex won her privacy row against the Mail on Sunday in February after it published extracts of a five-page letter she wrote to Thomas Markle.

    The latest round in her battle is being heard at the High Court today – with Lord Justice Warby to deal with what “financial remedy” Meghan can pursue at a later hearing.

    Read the full story here.

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    ‘CODED MESSAGES’

    Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, told Fabulous: “Neither Prince Charles nor Thomas Markle are seeing Archie grow up, take his first steps and utter his first words – doubtless with an American accent – so it’s a bit rich for Meghan to say her book will resonate with all families.”

    He added: “Writing a children’s book seems to be the go to project for celebrities – and now royals – looking to either make money or get across some coded, and sometimes not so coded messages.

    “It’s not known if Meghan is donating any profits from The Bench to charity, or if the book is another cash cow, but she’s clearly using it to make some points.”

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    ‘TOO FAR’

    Prince Charles and William will not “open their arms” to Harry again in the wake of the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, a top royal expert has claimed.

    Charlie Rae, a former royal editor at The Sun, told talkRADIO he doesn’t believe Charles and William are over Harry and Meghan’s high-profile TV chat.

    Rae said: “Out in the US, Harry looks like a startled rabbit caught in the headlights. I believe that this is a problem that will never go away, it will not be solved.

    “I do not believe that William and Charles will be extending their open arms again to Harry in the light of what he said. They slagged off Kate. I think it’s too far now.”

    He added: “Why did he think he could come back for a funeral and expect everyone to throw their arms around him after he called them a bunch of racists?”

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    WATCH WILLIAM AND KATE’S FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO

    Prince William and Kate Middleton launch their own YouTube channel

     

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    INSIDE THE LIFE OF HARRY AND WILLIAM’S STEP-SISTER

    Most second marriages often see the introduction of new family members and Prince Charles’ marriage to wife Camilla Parker-Bowles was no different, with Camilla’s two children being welcomed into the fold.

    Camilla is mum to son Tom Parker-Bowles, 46, and daughter Laura Lopes, 43, who she shares with Andrew Parker-Bowles, 81 – her first husband who she was married to for over 20 years.

    But while you might have forgotten about them, both Tom and Laura have been regulars at Royal events over the years, with Laura even given the likes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle a run for their money in the style stakes.

    She first made her public debut with the Royal family at her mother’s wedding to Prince Charles in 2005, where she was seen cosying up to her new step-family, including Prince William and Prince Harry, in the photos.

    Since then, Laura likes to live her life away from the Palace and the public eye, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still pretty glamorous.

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    CHARLES ‘DEEPLY’ MOVED BY PHILIP’S MILITARY FUNERAL

    Prince Charles said he was “deeply” moved by Prince Philip’s military funeral, and told squaddies “you did him proud” today.

    The royal visited Combermere Barracks in Windsor today, and gave a short speech thanking the soldiers for their efforts.

    He said: “Enormously proud of those of you who formed part of the regiment doing my father’s funeral recently.

    “If I may say so, a wonderful credit not only to the Royal Welsh Guards but to the household division and all those who were on parade for what you all did.

    “I know my family and I were deeply moved by the way you all performed your duties and people from other countries rang me up to say they’d never seen anything quite so beautifully done with such dignity and style.

    “And of course it is something that you are all rightly famed but I know my father would have been enormously touched because he had dreamt up this, particularly the way he wanted it done. So you did him proud and you certainly made your old Colonel. for what it’s worth. very proud indeed.”

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    KATE INTERVIEWS UGANDAN MIDWIFE

    An interview Kate carried out with a Ugandan midwife was released today.

    The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with Harriet Nayiga, the founder of Community Transformation – a charity which aims to bridge the gap between midwives and Ugandan communities.

    The chat between the pair has been published in Nursing Times, to mark the finale of Nursing Now – a three year global campaign to increase the status of nursing.

    Earlier this year Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit social media after bad experiences with trolling.

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    NO SIMILARITIES’

    Critics have pointed out Meghan’s new book bears similarities with The Boy and The Bench written by Corrinne Averiss.

    But Corrinne has tweeted in response to the claims and said she sees no similarities.

    She wrote: “Reading the description and published excerpt of the Duchess’s new book, this is not the same story or the same theme as The Boy on the Bench. I don’t see any similarities.”

    Read the full story here.

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