Against Meghan Markle, her bona fides: American, divorced, TV series actress, three years older than her prince boyfriend, bi-racial, from a family subject to eyebrow-raising incidents such as the half brother's recent arrest for threatening his girlfriend at gunpoint during a drunken argument. Markle is well-versed in a number of issues that appear in her blog including traveling to exotic places, being fashionable and doing philanthropic work In her favor, a number of examples of the Royal family breaking the rules of tradition for love - the most famous and closest to Prince Harry's case is that of his great-grand uncle, Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, who abdicated the British throne for another American, divorced, commoner Wallis Simpson. There's also the well-known story, especial...
A royal find. One of Princess Diana's most iconic necklaces — a pearl and diamond stunner she wore just months before she died — is up for sale, and auctioneers are expecting $12 million for the piece! The Swan Lake Suite necklace, named for the ballet Diana saw while wearing it, was crafted by the then Crown Jeweler, Garrard, using diamonds and South Sea pearls. It also boasts a pair of matching earrings, though the late princess never got to wear them, as they weren't finished in time for the June 1997 event at London's Royal Albert Hall (one of her last public engagements). Diana, who died from wounds sustained in a car crash in Paris later that summer, famously teamed the sparkler with a sky-blue cocktail dress with bows on each strap, plus matching slingbacks and a clutch. Of
The Queen offers rare job in Buckingham Palace – and ANYONE can apply Fancy living in Buckingham Palace and getting paid a wedge to work for The Queen? Dig out your CV – because the Monarchy is advertising for a £16,755-a-year housekeeper to tend to the priceless heirlooms of Her Majesty. Whoever lands the job will be expected to keep “items from carpets and furniture to historic vases and irreplaceable paintings” squeaky clean. Manners are presumably also a must as you’ll likely cross paths with Elizabeth II and the Royal Family on a regular basis. Although the salary is relatively modest, the successful applicant will receive free meals, a generous 33 holidays a year, and accommodation at the Royal residence. However, the Royal Household ad warns that “this is no standard housekee
Don't worry Harry, it's only a TV show! Meghan Markle is seen resting her hand on the inner thigh of another man for Suits promotional shot after showing off her new henna tattoo Suits star Meghan Markle held inner thigh of her co-star for promotional shot Intimate pictures show her cosying up to co-star Patrick J Adams on a sofa This week she was spotted with a temporary henna tatto on her right hand At first glance, Prince Harry might be alarmed to see a photo of his girlfriend Meghan Markle resting her hand on the inner thigh of another man. But there is no need for him to worry because the image is simply a promotional shot for the latest series of the hit legal drama Suits, which airs in the US on Wednesday and in the UK on Sunday. It is one of a series of intimate pictures showi...
'They're almost royalty': Do the producers of Meghan Markles TV show know something we don't? Suits trailer features teasing line and a glimpse of Harry's girlfriend in a wedding dress The message is simple, but guaranteed to provoke a huge reaction among Royal watchers around the world. A teasing line ‘They’re almost royalty’ is shown on TV screens before a shot of Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend Meghan Markle wearing a wedding dress appears. And although the tantalising hint is a trailer for a forthcoming series of the hit American comedy show Suits, it will only encourage speculation that Royal nuptials could be on the cards. The trailer – being shown on UK channel Dave – comes as public fascination with the couple reaches fever pitch. Harry and Meghan are believed to have been
Who is the girl that sang the National Anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration? AFTER Donald Trump's inaugural speech, a beautiful young singer performed the national anthem in front of the world. But who is she? Singer Jackie Evancho, who shot to fame on America’s Got Talent as a child, sang the Star Spangled Banner at Mr Trump’s inauguration ceremony. The 16-year-old starlet agreed to sing at the inauguration even though high-profile acts such as Celine Dion and Elton John refused to take part in celebrations. Jackie is famous in America, but many viewers from the UK and other countries around the world were left wondering who she was. Since finding fame on America’s Got Talent in 2010, Jackie has brought out six studio albums, three live albums, an EP and 31 singles. Five of her s
Meghan Markle is a woman of many hats. The American actress is best known for her roles on Suits and Fringe (and, yes, being in a relationship with Prince Harry). The 35-year-old is also revered for her humanitarian work as a women's advocate for the United Nations. On top of all that, she serves as editor-in-chief of her lifestyle blog, The Tig, where she published a moving personal essay on her experiences as a woman of mixed race. In the piece, Markle talks the effects racism have had on her throughout her life. She recounts a story her Black grandfather told her about being forced to eat in the back parking lot at KFC. "That story still haunts me. It reminds me of how young our country is. How far we’ve come and how far we still have to come," she writes. Markle continues, revealin
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Prince William’s decision to take up full-time royal duties isn’t intended to upstage his father’s position, although that could be the unwitting result Prince William’s decision at 34 to take up full-time royal duties isn’t intended to upstage his father’s position as heir to the throne, although that could be the unwitting result. Allies now say it helps increase the Prince of Wales’s grip on the future House of Windsor. For Charles, 68, hopes his slimmed-down monarchy – essentially William, wife Kate, 35 and brother Harry, 32 – will be fully bedded-in before he takes the throne. My source says: ‘It’s hoped William, Kate and Harry will be very pro-active in support of their father and Camilla. There are 70th birthdays for the couple, this year for Camilla and
At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called "the finest vice president we have ever seen." The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced he was conferring the nation's highest civil honor on his right-hand-man for eight years. Biden turned away from the cameras, wiped away some tears, then stood stoically as Obama draped the blue-and-white ribbon around his neck. "I just hope that the asterisk in history that is attached to my name when they talk about this presidency is that I can say I was part of the journey of a remarkable man who did remarkable things for this country," Biden said. There were standing ovations — several
Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Have A Work Problem The number of engagements conducted by Prince William and Kate Middleton still pales next to the Queen’s. They should step up. Kate Middleton made her first public appearance along with her husband Prince William on Wednesday, and the British media were quite breathless in their reporting of the event. Kate and Will, it was reported, had gone back to their “work” of public engagements much earlier in the year than is usual for the royals, and this was a sign of their newfound commitment to their roles as full time royals, a sign of the increased “support” they would be offering the queen after her bout of ill-health at Christmas “focused minds” on the issue. While it’s quite true that Kate and Will do seem to have decided to forego