Meghan Markle latest news – Fears Prince Harry and Duchess' empire will COLLAPSE as 'greedy' pair can't stop cashing in

PRINCE Harry and Meghan are at risk of 'diluting their brand' after they have signed a new deal.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have forged a number of lucrative deals since stepping down from royal life, including multimillion-dollar partnerships with Netflix, Spotify and Apple.

Their most recent venture, "impact partners" and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

However, Palace Confidential host Jo Elvin has suggested the pair might "deplete their value" by "spreading themselves around so much".

Jo Elvin asked: "So they seem good at attracting attention to these companies.

"But the more they spread it around, doesn't that deplete their value for these companies?"

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    Queen beams as she heads to Ascot without walking stick

    THE Queen beamed in blue as she headed into Ascot this morning without her walking stick.

    The 95-year-old monarch cut an elegant figure as she arrived at the Berkshire racecourse – after Covid-19 lockdown forced her to miss her beloved races last year.

    She paired the royal-blue look with black gloves and shoes – perfectly matching the black fur trims on her coat.

    Two days ago she used a walking stick on her first visit to Wales in five years to officially open the Welsh Senedd this week.

    But the Queen did not walk with a stick today as she headed inside – instead leaving it with an aide walking closely behind.

    The Queen is only set to attend the races today and on Tuesday – when she has runners – according to The Times.

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    Harry & Meghan-backed ‘ethical’ investment group

    THE “ethical” investment group backed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan has put tens of millions into chemical, pharma and oil companies.

    New York-based Ethic, which unveiled the Sussexes as impact partners, has also poured cash into rich investment banks.

    Paperwork filed in the US shows it invested around £1.1million in chemical firm Corteva Inc.

    This spin-off from scandal-hit firm DuPont, made infamous in 2019 movie Dark Waters, is being sued in California over use of a pesticide linked to brain damage in kids. Corteva insists it is safe.

    Ethic has also invested in one of America’s largest crude oil producers and a firm accused of pricing UK patients out of a ­cystic fibrosis drug, filings show.

    Royal author Penny Junor said: “Life is going to be very difficult for Meghan and Harry if they keep up this high profile. Ethical banking seems asking for trouble, setting themselves up for a fall.”

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    Harry & Meghan Markle could become ‘world’s richest personal brand’

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s new “Brand Sussex” is now worth an estimated £250million and they could become the ‘world’s richest personal brand’, claims a expert.

    Just this week, it was reported how they have taken a new job in banking, after signing multimillion-dollar partnerships with Netflix, Spotify and Apple.

    Andrew Bloch, branding expert and founder of Frank PR, told Fabulous: “Since moving to California and stepping down as working royals, Harry and Meghan have secured a number of lucrative business deals and personal endorsements which have seen their personal wealth rocket.

    “I would estimate their combined net worth is circa £250million.

    “They are really making the most of their newfound status, and their potential to become the world’s richest personal brand looks imminently achievable.

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    Don’t panic!

    In an unearthed clip from a 2018 documentary about the Queen’s role as head of the Commonwealth, Harry made light-hearted comments about fearing bumping into Her Majesty.

    He was speaking to a group of hospitality professionals from the Caribbean who were staying at the Palace when he told them “not to panic” if they spotted the Queen coming towards them in the corridors.

    “You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have – and you’ve only been here two weeks,” the 36-year-old said.

    “Have you bumped into the Queen yet?

    “If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic.

    “I know you will. We all do!”

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    First ever Earthshot winners revealed at star-studded bash

    First ever five £1 million Winners of the most prestigious environment prize in history announced at a global ceremony in London.

    The Earthshot Prize has tonight revealed the first-ever five Winners at a glittering ceremony held in London. Each Winner will receive £1million prize money and a global network of support to scale their cutting-edge environmental solutions to repair our planet.

    The five Winners, which span the globe from Costa Rica to India, include transformative technologists, innovators, an entire country, and a pioneering city and were chosen for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.

    Earthshot Prize Founder and Prize Council Member Prince William said:

    “Our five inspirational Winners show that everyone has a role to play in the global effort to repair our planet. We need businesses, leaders, innovators, and communities to take action. And, ultimately, we need all of us to demand that the solutions get the support they need. Because the success of our Winners is our collective, global Earthshot.”

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    Prince William urges young people to demand change

    Prince William tonight issued a rallying cry to the next generation to keep on “demanding change” as innovative green projects from across the globe were awarded £1M by his Earthshot Prize.

    William called on the younger members of society not to “give up hope” during the event and he announced the US would be the host nation for the next awards ceremony.

    The move for the Earthshot Prize next year means William and Kate could travel to US to host the event, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made their home.

    At the end of the event, William took to the stage to tell the audience: “I want to say something to the young watching tonight.

    “For too long, we haven’t done enough to protect the planet for your future, the Earthshot is for you. In the next 10 years, we are going to act. We are going to find the solutions to repair our planet.

    “Please keep learning, keep demanding change, and don’t give up hope. We will rise to these challenges.”

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    Meghan and Harry ‘know ZERO’ about finance

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed for their new banking job because they “know ZERO” about finance, an expert has blasted.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday revealed they had signed up to become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin says the couple are “not financiers” and they “know zero”.

    She told GB News: “They want to come back [to the UK] every now and again and either film what they’re doing or have grievances to talk about when they come back home, but it will keep them up as royals.

    “The longer they’re away and don’t come to the UK, interest in them will diminish because they haven’t got up-to-date understanding of what’s going on.”

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    Harry and Meghan to miss COP26

    “ECO-WARRIORS” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year’s COP26 climate change conference in November.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.

    The Royal announcement comes weeks after Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — which demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

    It also pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

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    What is the Queen’s Gold State Coach?

    Perhaps the most exclusive vehicle in the world – and certainly one of the oldest still in use – is the Gold State Coach. 

    Commissioned in 1760 during the reign of King George III, it gets wheeled out only occasionally.

    It’s too large and cumbersome to be of more frequent use. At 7.3m long and 3.7m high, it’s as big as a truck. 

    It’s also apparently very uncomfortable thanks to its crude leather suspension. The Queen has stated that she dislikes riding in it. 

    Its wheels were only rubberised by King George VI, almost two centuries after it was built. 

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    Louis lives outside

    PRINCE William shared a rare insight into royal home life as he joked that Louis “lives outside”.

    During an interview about climate change, William said his cheeky three-year-old spends as much time as he can outdoors.

    The prince spoke proudly of his beloved children on a BBC podcast Newscast ahead of his Earthshot Prize Awards this weekend.

    Speaking about Louis, he said: “Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.”

    In the interview, the duke revealed the fears he has for his children’s generation and said that if they are still only talking about climate change in 30 years’ time, it “will be too late”.

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    Charles gushes he’s ‘proud’ of son William for standing up for environment 

    Prince Charles has praised his eldest son William for making a stand for the environment.

    The Prince of Wales, 72, gushed he was "very proud" of Wills' stance that has seen the dad-of-three call for society to "unite in repairing our planet".

    William and Kate Middleton will tonight join famous faces for the inaugural awards ceremony for the Earthshot Prize later today.

    And Charles today tweeted: "I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.

    "As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need."

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    Andrew to argue sex abuse case is ‘invalid’

    PRINCE Andrew is set to argue the sexual abuse case against him is invalid as his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre made a settlement with paedo financier Jeffrey Epstein referencing "royalty", it was claimed today.

    Ms Guiffre, 38, struck a deal with convicted sex offender Epstein in 2009 for undisclosed damages after accusing him of sexual abuse and exploitation.

    The confidential agreement, which has remained sealed, said that Ms Guiffre would not take any more action against Epstein or his accusers.

    The Duke of Windsor's legal team are set to argue that the word "royalty" refers to him as no other royals have been implicated in the Epstein case, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

    The prince has consistently denied the allegations levelled against him.

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton sport recycled outfits at Earthshot awards

    KATE and William were the king and queen of green last night as they awarded the winners of a £50million planet saving prize.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by stars including Liverpool footballer Mo Salah, actress Emma Watson, and singer Ed Sheeran at the eco bash.

    William, showing his environmental credentials by wearing a green jacket he has worn several times before, helped present the show and revealed next year’s ceremony will be held in the USA.

    It means the Duke and Duchess could be heading Stateside — where Meghan and Harry have set up their new life.

    Speaking at a reception afterwards, William said: “We raised the bar — now over to the US.”

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    Queen to cut back commitments over winter 

    THE Queen will cut back her commitments over the winter as she struggles with getting about.

    Courtiers will ensure she walks less at public engagements and avoids steps and cobbles. Her car will also pull up closer to venues.

    It comes after it was reported the Queen, 95, would give up her evening Martini cocktail on the advice of doctors and drink alcohol only on special occasions.

    The Queen — who has appeared in public twice this week with a walking stick — was also planning to host a smaller Christmas gathering this year, sources said.

    It means Prince Harry and his family would be unlikely to join her at Sandringham in Norfolk.

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    Prince Harry pleads ‘don’t pillage’ his African sanctuary for oil 

    PRINCE Harry has begged mining firms to stop “pillaging” his African “sanctuary” for oil as he called on the world to “stand with us”.

    The Duke of Sussex said the Okavango watershed in southern Africa is “at risk” due to “corporate oil drilling” in a rare op-ed for the Washington Post.

    He said the area is a vital water source for nearby farmers and fisherman in Angola, Bolivia and Botswana – but stressed it could be in danger.

    The Prince – who was just unveiled as an impact partner for “ethical” investment group Ethic – said he and Meghan “found sanctuary and inspiration in the Okavango”.

    Harry whisked the then future-Duchess of Sussex away to the Meno A Kwena safari camp in August 2017 in the heart of Botswana on one of their early dates.

    Harry writes: “The Okavango River Basin is under siege by ReconAfrica, a Canadian oil and gas company that has been granted licenses for exploratory drilling in an area of Namibia and Botswana larger than some European countries. 

    “We believe this would pillage the ecosystem for potential profit.

    “Some things in life are best left undisturbed to carry out their purpose as a natural benefit. This is one of them.

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    Don’t panic!

    In an unearthed clip from a 2018 documentary about the Queen’s role as head of the Commonwealth, Harry made light-hearted comments about fearing bumping into Her Majesty.

    He was speaking to a group of hospitality professionals from the Caribbean who were staying at the Palace when he told them “not to panic” if they spotted the Queen coming towards them in the corridors.

    “You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have – and you’ve only been here two weeks,” the 36-year-old said.

    “Have you bumped into the Queen yet?

    “If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic.

    “I know you will. We all do!”

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    Heir’s proud

    PRINCE Charles has praised his eldest son William for making a stand for the environment just days after Harry released a plea to stop mining in Africa.

    The Prince of Wales, 72, gushed he was “very proud” of Wills’ stance that has seen the dad-of-three call for society to “unite in repairing our planet”.

    William and Kate Middleton will tonight join famous faces for the inaugural awards ceremony for the Earthshot Prize yesterday.

    And Charles today tweeted: “I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.

    “As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need.”

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    Prince Harry pleads ‘don’t pillage’ his African sanctuary for oil 

    PRINCE Harry has begged mining firms to stop “pillaging” his African “sanctuary” for oil as he called on the world to “stand with us”.

    The Duke of Sussex said the Okavango watershed in southern Africa is “at risk” due to “corporate oil drilling” in a rare op-ed for the Washington Post.

    He said the area is a vital water source for nearby farmers and fisherman in Angola, Bolivia and Botswana – but stressed it could be in danger.

    The Prince – who was just unveiled as an impact partner for “ethical” investment group Ethic – said he and Meghan “found sanctuary and inspiration in the Okavango”.

    Harry whisked the then future-Duchess of Sussex away to the Meno A Kwena safari camp in August 2017 in the heart of Botswana on one of their early dates.

    Harry writes: “The Okavango River Basin is under siege by ReconAfrica, a Canadian oil and gas company that has been granted licenses for exploratory drilling in an area of Namibia and Botswana larger than some European countries. 

    “We believe this would pillage the ecosystem for potential profit.

    “Some things in life are best left undisturbed to carry out their purpose as a natural benefit. This is one of them.

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    William Shatner hits back as Prince William slams ‘space tourism’

    STAR Trek’s William Shatner has hit back after Prince William slammed ‘space tourism’ following the actor’s flight to the edge of space.

    The 90-year-old became the oldest ever astronaut on October 13 – the same day Duke of Cambridge urged “the world’s greatest brains” to concentrate on “repairing this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live”.

    But Captain Kirk actor Shatner today said the duke had “got the wrong idea” and his trip was actually the first of many “baby steps” to help shift polluters off Earth.

    He told Entertainment Tonight: “He’s a lovely Englishman. He’s going to be king of England one day.

    “He’s a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he’s got the wrong idea.”

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    William slammed ‘space race’

    Without naming them directly, William said in a BBC Newscast about the new space race: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

    “It really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future.”

    Hollywood star Shatner made history aboard Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket, declaring: “Everybody in the world needs to see this.”

    He flew 66.5 miles above the Earth’s atmosphere during the 11-minute journey.

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    Aussie TV host Karl Stefanovic mocks the Queen with crude joke

    AN Australian TV host shocked viewers when he made a crude joke about the Queen.

    Karl Stefanovic suggested the 95-year-old monarch might use her new walking stick as a weapon to “beat up” his colleague – before jumping on him “because she’s single now”.

    Her Majesty was pictured with the cane while attending a service to honour the Royal British Legion yesterday.

    Insiders say the walking aid was purely “for comfort” and not for any specific medical reason.

    Newsreader Alex Cullen described how the Queen was using it at the Westminster Abbey ceremony while reporting the headlines.

    In front of footage from the thanksgiving, he said: “She was using a cane. She’s 95.”

    But Stefanovic butted in to quip: “She’d use it to beat you up.”

    His co-presenter Allison Langdon chipped in: “She’d win too.”

    Grinning, Cullen replied: “She would win. I’d let her win” before Stefanovic said: “Let her win – she’d smash you bro.”

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    William gives rare insight into royal home

    PRINCE William shared a rare insight into royal home life as he joked that Louis “lives outside”.

    During an interview about climate change, William said his cheeky three-year-old spends as much time as he can outdoors.

    The prince spoke proudly of his beloved children on a BBC podcast Newscast ahead of his Earthshot Prize Awards this weekend.

    Speaking about Louis, he said: “Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.”

    In the interview, the duke revealed the fears he has for his children’s generation and said that if they are still only talking about climate change in 30 years’ time, it “will be too late”.

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    Queen beams as she heads to Ascot without walking stick

    THE Queen beamed in blue as she headed into Ascot this morning without her walking stick.

    The 95-year-old monarch cut an elegant figure as she arrived at the Berkshire racecourse – after Covid-19 lockdown forced her to miss her beloved races last year.

    She paired the royal-blue look with black gloves and shoes – perfectly matching the black fur trims on her coat.

    Two days ago she used a walking stick on her first visit to Wales in five years to officially open the Welsh Senedd this week.

    But the Queen did not walk with a stick today as she headed inside – instead leaving it with an aide walking closely behind.

    The Queen is only set to attend the races today and on Tuesday – when she has runners – according to The Times.

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    Royals look set to meet Biden

    The White House have confirmed that Biden will travel to Scotland for COP26

    The climate change conference in Glasgow is set to welcome the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate, however Prince Harry and Meghan will not be in attendance.

    The US charge d’affaires, Philip Reeker, tweeted: “It’s official – President Biden will travel to Scotland for Cop26.

    “The gathering in Glasgow will be a pivotal moment on the road towards a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable future for our planet.”

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    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration

    The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.

    That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.

    Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

    Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

    Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.

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