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Meghan McCain says the media is ‘the enemy’ for Republicans – Fox News

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain declared on Thursday that the media is “the enemy” towards Republicans.

While discussing the fallout from Bob Woodward’s book “Rage” and his recorded conversations with President Trump, McCain expressed doubt that the revelations about the president calling COVID-19 “deadly” will sway any Trump supporters to Joe Biden, telling her colleague Sunny Hostin that “this won’t do it.”

McCain pointed to the overwhelming “misinformation” that was shared about the disease early on in the pandemic and echoed remarks by White House task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci, who told Fox News on Wednesday that he didn’t feel that Trump was “distorting anything” about the coronavirus.

“As a conservative, I am always questioning big government. I’m always questioning our leaders. I think, for the most part, everyone who works in D.C. is an idiot,” McCain quipped. “And I remember being told that masks are fine, and I can travel safely and the coronavirus was no worse than the flu for a long period of time, so there was a lot of misinformation.”

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McCain then cited a CBS poll that showed 60 percent of the American people “distrust” President Trump when it comes to the coronavirus but that 65 percent distrust the media on the subject.

“If we go back in time, there was a period of time when Nancy Pelosi was going to Chinatown saying, ‘Come around here,’ it’s racist to close the borders, that it’s racist to put a cap on China, and I think it’s bad all the way around,” McCain explained.

The daytime host then pivoted back to Woodward’s reporting, saying “I cannot tell you the levels of insanity and stupidity” for any politician to grant18 hours worth of interviews to a journalist.

“If Bob Woodward said, ‘Hey, Meghan, what did you have for breakfast?’ I would say, ‘Off the record, Bob, no comment!’ Then I would call my war room and I would call my spin room I’d say, ‘What does he want, what’s going on, and what kind of angle does he have?’” McCain told her colleagues. “Because as Republicans, this is ‘Almost Famous’ all the time. They are the enemy and they are here to make you look bad, and the idea they are going to let, literally, a shark come in the White House, what do you think is going to happen?”

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Liberal co-host Joy Behar fired back, telling McCain, “They’re not the enemy.”

“For a Republican, the media is,” McCain replied. “I would never let my principal, ever under any circumstances, do an on the record interview with someone like Bob Woodward.”

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Meghan Markle and Ivanka Trump ‘poised to compete in US presidential election’ – Express

MEGHAN MARKLE and the US President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, may end up battling it out for the 2024 presidential election, according to some commentators.

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Meghan has picked up her political rhetoric once again now she has left life as a working royal behind her. During the 2016 presidential campaigns, she famously called Donald Trump “divisive” and “misogynistic” — but after she married Prince Harry in 2018, she was forced to adopt the Royal Family’s apolitical stance. However, since Meghan and Harry decided to step down from the royal frontline earlier this year, she has embraced her newfound freedom in the run-up to this year’s presidential election.

Ivanka Trump, too, has increased her public presence during her father’s campaign this year, and she introduced him at the recent Republican convention.

Commentator Rosa Silverman speculated last week: “Might Ivanka be eyeing a slot on the Republican ticket?

“Yes, back in 2017, she insisted she tries to ‘stay out of politics’. But people change.”

Writing in The Telegraph, Ms Silverman added that “America loves a dynasty” and that the bookmakers have given the first daughter 33 to 1 odds of winning the 2024 election.

Ivanka Trump and Meghan Markle could run for the 2src24 Presidential election

Ivanka Trump and Meghan Markle could run for the 2024 Presidential election (Image: Getty)

Ivanka has always been a prominent figure in the Trump administration

Ivanka has always been a prominent figure in the Trump administration (Image: Getty)

Meghan has been given the less favourable prediction of 100 to 1 chance to win the 2024 election — but these are the same odds Mr Trump had when he first announced his intention to run.

While she has also been reluctant to voice aspirations for the White House, Ms Silverman joked: “Where else except the White House is there to go when you’ve already made it to princess level in your Thirties?”

The commentator conceded that the face-off between these two women is somewhat unlikely — but it is worth noting that after Mr Trump’s surprise election in 2016, the presidential race in the US has become much more unpredictable.

Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka were some of Republican voters’ favourites to replace their father in 2024 according to a news sites Axios and Survey Monkey poll from January.

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Meghan is known for her strong political views which she had to quieten while on the royal frontline

Meghan is known for her strong political views which she had to quieten while on the royal frontline (Image: Getty)

Although the First Daughter’s brother took a larger portion of his party’s support, Ivanka was the only one of Mr Trump’s children invited to speak at the Republican National Convention recently, fuelling reports that she is his favourite.

The Atlantic noted in 2018: “[Trump] had been grooming her for years to take over the family empire. She was the golden child.”

However, Meghan leap back into political discussions only six months after leaving the Firm has caught commentators’ attention, too.

She has not confessed any longing to be in the White House, but royal author Lady Colin Campbell claimed in July that Meghan had wanted to get her foot in the door for a while.

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Ivanka introducing her father during the recent Republican National Convention

Ivanka introducing her father during the recent Republican National Convention (Image: Getty)

Meghan appealing to the electorate to vote in August through Michelle Obama's intiative

Meghan appealing to the electorate to vote in August through Michelle Obama’s intiative (Image: Getty)

She said: “I know the Duchess of Sussex has political ambitions and I’ve been told that one day she wants to run for President.

“I think everything she is doing, leaving the Royal Family and moving back to California, is part of her plan and she has taken Harry along with her.”

Meghan joined former First Lady Michelle Obama in a virtual discussion earlier this month to promote women’s right to vote, and claimed non-voters are “complicit”.

By joining the initiative, called the United State of Women and When We All Vote online, Meghan was accused of tacitly digging up support for the Democrats.

Meghan did not openly refer to any candidates or party, but she said “we all know what’s at stake this year” and encouraged the public to be “energised to see the change that we all need”.

This was perceived as a slight against the incumbent President, Mr Trump.

She also discussed women’s rights to vote with political activist Gloria Steinem, where she said she was “really concerned about voter suppression” — as fears that there will be intimidation at US polling stations come November are on the rise.

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Meghan Markle nails summer chic in $250 pinstripe pants by Anine Bing – Daily Mail

Meghan Markle looks the picture of summer chic as she teams a pair of $250 pinstripe pants by Anine Bing with vegan leather Stella McCartney sandals and a straw sunhat

  • Meghan Markle, 39, nailed summer chic during chat with Gloria Steinem, 86
  • Donned pinstripe pants by Anine Bing $250 (£220) with a classic white T-shirt
  • Completed outfit with Stella McCartney black leather sandals, ($346) £263

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The Duchess of Sussex nailed a summer chic look as she chatted to famous feminist and activist Gloria Steinem for Makers.

Meghan Markle, 39, teamed a pair of pinstripe pants by Anine Bing $250 (£220) with a classic white t-shirt as she sat down with the activist, 86, for a conversation about women’s rights, representation, and the importance of voting.

The royal completed her look with a $356.00 (£270.67) wide-brimmed ‘serena’ straw sunhat by Janessa Leone, which featured a pinched crown and felt ribbon with chin strap, and a pair of Stella McCartney vegan leather sandals, which are currently discounted to ($346) £263.  

And it wasn’t long before royal fans took to the comment section to praise her outfit of choice.

The Duchess of Sussex nailed a summer chic look as she chatted to famous feminist and activist Gloria Steinem for Makers (pictured)

Meghan Markle teamed a pair of pinstripe pants by Anine Bing $250 (£220) with a classic white t-shirt (pictured)

‘The hat. So Californian! Love this whole look really,’ enthused one, while a second agreed: ‘Oh I just love this look on her! So effortlessly glamorous.’

A third added: ‘Killing this look. Love it!’ while a further commented: ‘Love love love this look.’

Meghan accessorized with her trusty Monica Vinader friendship bracelet and a Cartier bracelet she’s owned for years.

The Anine Bing’s ‘Ryan’ pants are made from herringbone-jacquard woven with sharp contrasting stripes.  

Royal fans were quick to take to the comments section, with one writing: ‘Killing this look. Love it’ (pictured)

The online product description reads: ‘They sit flatteringly high on the waist and have pressed pleats that enhance the straight-legs.’

And the royal is in great company – as fans of the brand include Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Gigi Hadid. 

Meghan Markle appeared overwhelmed with excitement at points during her ‘backyard chat’ with Gloria, 86, which was filmed last month for Makers Women, a women’s empowerment platform that will stream the Q&A in full on Wednesday. 

However, in a short teaser clip that was posted on social media on Tuesday afternoon, viewers got a glimpse at Meghan and Gloria together, looking totally at east while relaxing in wooden deck chairs in a lush yard.

At one point, the pair are even joined by Meghan’s beloved dogs, black Labrador Pula, and rescue beagle Guy, who happily wandered into the camera shot during the chat, and lay down at the Duchess’s feet while she continued chatting with Gloria.  

During the conversation, the mother-of-one – who moved back to the US with Prince Harry and their son Archie in January, expressed her joy at being back in her home country. 

‘Meg, welcome home, I’m so glad that you’re home,’ Gloria said to the Duchess at the start of the clip, prompting Meghan to respond: ‘Thank you. Me too, for so many reasons.’ 

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Harry and Meghan fundraiser connected to Twitter troll account ripping royal family – Page Six

August 15, 2020 | 4:44pm

Oh, the irony.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently phoned a fan to thank her for raising $60,000 for charities they support — later to find that same fan is linked to a Twitter troll account that posts hateful and vile attacks on Prince William, his wife Kate and the Queen.

The couple told the fundraiser, Dani Trin, they were “so moved and so happy” by her efforts, but, according to The Sun, Trin is part of an eight-person coterie who ran @HenrysCousin, a Twitter account which has previously posted a string of vile tweets branding the Duchess of Cambridge a “b—h” and a “Karen,” her husband Prince William an “a—–e” and called the Monarchy a “s–t, messy, toxic institution.”

Trin acknowledged she had a log in to the @henryscousin account — which has since been deleted — but denied posting those particular tweets.

Harry and Meghan are particularly red-faced as they have made it their mission to create a safer, better social media environment.

Earlier this month, Prince Harry wrote an article for Fast Company in which he said “my wife and I (have been) calling business leaders, heads of major corporations, and chief marketing officers at brands and organizations” to tell them that “the digital landscape is unwell and companies like yours have the chance to reconsider your role in funding and supporting online platforms that have contributed to, stoked, and created the conditions for a crisis of hate, a crisis of health, and a crisis of truth.”

According to the Sun, which took screen grabs of all the noxious tweets sent by @HenrysCousin, just days before Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, made their gushing phone call to Trin, it accused the Royal Family of being “nasty, pedophilic, racist.”

Kate Middleton (left) and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince WilliamMEGA

Other posts from @HenrysCousin — part of the #SussexSquad hashtag on Twitter — include “sick jokes” about Kate being an “anorexic wrinkly hoe,” a “corner plant” and repeatedly called her “Karen”; it referred to Kate as an “ugly horse face b—h” who was said to be “just bitter she still lives in a dead woman’s shadow”; #AbolishTheMonarchy b—h”;  and on Dec. 16, a message was posted under a video of “Kate shaking off William’s hand on her shoulder,” which read: “I really do believe he’s an a—–e.”

During Megxit, another screengrab from the Sun shows a tweet from @HenrysCousin noting: “Meghan’s pit stop in the Royal Family is all these inbred hoes are gonna be talking about for the next 20 years.”

The Sun added, “There is no suggestion the duke and duchess had any knowledge of or condoned the offensive messages” but that in the sycophantic tome “Finding Freedom,” Harry, referring to #SussexSquad, told a friend: “To see that support and positivity means a lot.”

Another member of the #SussexSquad @JustHarry also posted offensive tweets about Harry’s family, including one that read: “You never even hear Kate. She barely knows how to form a sentence” and “The way that Harry and Meghan aren’t part of that s–t, messy, toxic institution anymore is most pleasing to me”.

Trin was so pleased Harry and Meghan had called her that she boasted about it on @HenrysCousin in a series of tweets that read:

“This was a short call with the sole purpose to thank us all for our efforts in putting such an amazing effort in and also for our enthusiastic support in the past two years.

“They both sounded so thankful, so moved and so happy for having our support. … Meghan did tell me to, ‘Pass on the message.’

“I’m humbled to have been used as a messenger to pass on their words of gratitude to you all. Calling me was like calling all of us. … Acknowledging me personally and so directly was like doing the same to all of us.”

When contacted, Trin admitted to the Sun she was one of eight #SussexSquad members who had a password to the @HenrysCousin account, but denied personally writing abusive messages, noting: “I feel like it’s not my place to condemn or approve another person’s tweets. It’s their opinion. @HenrysCousin was like a forum and I had no control what other ­people posted. The group disbanded and the account was deactivated due to irreconcilable differences.”

Buckingham Palace and The Sussexes all declined to comment to the Sun.

But royal expert Tom Quinn told the newspaper: “The fact that Meghan and Harry have thanked a Twitter user that is also connected to nasty, vicious remarks about the Royal Family and others shows once again just how naïve they are.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Santa Barbara Mansion Is Their ‘Forever Home,’ ‘Finding Freedom’ Author Says – Entertainment Tonight

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have found their forever home. Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family co-author and royal correspondent Omid Scobie tells ET that the former royals are settling into their new Santa Barbara mansion and are entering a “very special part of their life.”

“Finding a house in the middle of a pandemic is difficult, but they were able to find a peaceful home in Santa Barbara. A home that they have bought with their own money,” Scobie tells ET. “There’s been a lot of speculation about Prince Charles potentially funding this. But this is really a moment for them to find their independence. They’ve done this on their own.”

“Like many couples, they have a mortgage,” he continues. “It is a peaceful home. It’s a forever home and somewhere where they’ll lay their roots. It has space for Archie, a playground. Really, it’s gonna be a special part of their life.”

ET learned that Meghan and Harry purchased a nine-bedroom, 19-bathroom home in Montecito, California. The 18,671-square-foot house, which was built in 2003, was purchased June 17 by the couple for $14.6 million.

The family had previously been living in Tyler Perry‘s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom, $18 million Tuscan-style mansion in Beverly Hills. 

“One of the most difficult things for Harry and Meghan was moving to the U.S. and not actually having a home of their own,” Scobie says, adding that many people speculated the couple were staying in Los Angeles. “It’s been interesting to see this line drawn between Harry and Meghan’s decision to move to California to some sort of connection to Hollywood. Of course, they’re now living in Santa Barbara, a hundred miles away from Los Angeles.”

As for how they’re paying for their lavish new abode? “Both of them are extremely liquid when it comes to their assets,” explains Scobie. “Harry brings a lot to the table himself and Meghan lives off residuals from Suits and the many appearances that she’s done in other projects too.”

“They focus very much on their philanthropic work, but we have seen them sign with the Harry Walker Agency, they’ll be taking on a lot more smart speaking engagements as a couple and separately,” he continues. “But from what I’m told from sources, all of that work will still have the same social impact. We won’t see them endorsing products or taking on sort of fluffy ventures. Everything will still revolve around the issues that are important to them. I can see them following a path not that dissimilar to the Obamas when they left the White House.”

Among their rumored neighbors are Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Scobie tells ET that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving to the “very private part of California” was very important for them, especially with paparazzi following them in Los Angeles.

“I think moving slightly out of the city and somewhere where other celebrities are able to enjoy privacy, such as Oprah or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, they’re really able to now create a safe place to raise Archie, away from prying eyes,” notes Scobie.

While there are some reports suggesting that the couple moved to Santa Barbara to be closer to Winfrey, Scobie says that is not the case. He states that they moved to be closer to Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.  

“Doria is a big helpful hand in their lives and one of the reasons that they chose to be in California in the first place,” he says. “I think for them it was really only over a matter of the U.K. or the U.S. to be near one side of the family or the other. Santa Barbara is a place Meghan has visited many times… but of course, they visited Oprah’s place. I’m sure they would have been very impressed by the place that she has and wanted a slice of it for themselves.”

As for whether Doria is living with the pair, Scobie suggests that she will be there “most of the time,” as Meghan and Harry have a guesthouse on their property.

The couple also are doing their best to stay connected with friends and family amid the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. Many celebrities have been linked to the former royals, with rumors suggesting that Meghan and Adele have recently become quite close.

“There’s a recent rumor that Meghan and Adele have started doing yoga together. They did live close together when Harry and Meghan were staying at Tyler Perry’s home,” Scobie shares. “But as far as I’m aware, there is a friendship there… No yoga sessions have taken place… They first met when Meghan was supporting Grenfell [Tower] fire victims in London, when she was working with the Hubb Community Kitchen to launch the cookbook. Adele was actually a regular visitor, and they really got to know each other through philanthropy.”

Scobie believes Harry and Meghan’s move to Santa Barbara will bring them closer to other celebrity friends. “Ellen [DeGeneres] is very close, nearby. Meghan and Ellen have a very long history. It was Ellen that convinced Meghan to adopt one of her dogs. They’ve continued that relationship. Ellen and Portia [de Rossi] visit Harry and Meghan and met Archie in London. I’m sure they’ll be regular visitors to the home.”

“They’re living very close to Oprah, a dear confidante of the couple and also a friend of Doria’s, but they have other friends in the area too,” Scobie adds. “Harry and David Foster, the Canadian music producer and composer, has become a very close confidante and someone he can really lean on for business advice and other matters. In fact, from sources, I hear they speak very regularly.”

For more on the couple’s new home, watch above. Finding Freedom is out now.

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Meghan Markle’s pregnancy announcement was ‘huge social gaffe’ – Daily Mail

Meghan Markle ’embarrassed’ Prince Harry by announcing her pregnancy on Princess Eugenie’s wedding day in a ‘huge social gaffe’ that left the bride and her mother Sarah Ferguson ‘furious’, new book claims

  • Meghan ’embarrassed’ Prince Harry when revealing she was pregnant, book says
  • Claims she revealed the news during Princess Eugenie’s wedding day in 2018
  • Royals At War suggests it left the bride and her mother Sarah Ferguson ‘furious’

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Meghan Markle ’embarrassed’ Prince Harry after divulging she was pregnant during Princess Eugenie’s wedding day ‘in a huge social gaffe’ which left the bride and her mother Sarah Ferguson ‘furious’, a new book has claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is said to have revealed she was carrying her first child when celebrating Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s nuptials with the rest of the Royal family on 12 October 2018.

But the former American actress’ announcement didn’t go down well with the Duke of Sussex, 35, according to investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, in their explosive new book Royals At War.

‘Meghan put her foot in it when she decided that it would be the ideal moment to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child,’ the pair wrote.

Meghan Markle ’embarrassed’ Prince Harry after divulging she was pregnant during Princess Eugenie’s wedding day (pictured at the event together), a new book has claimed

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is said to have revealed she was carrying little Archie, now one, when celebrating Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s nuptials (pictured above) with the rest of the Royal family on 12 October 2018

‘This was a huge social gaffe, even if you were not a royal – stealing the limelight from Eugenie, who was furious, as was her mother, Sarah.’

The authors claim the announcement left Prince Harry, who is currently living in LA with his wife and son, feeling ‘embarrassed’.

Meghan and Prince Harry told the public they were expecting their first child on the eve of their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand on October 15, 2018.

At the time, some fans criticised the couple for making the announcement so close to Eugenie’s wedding.

The news of Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy was revealed at 8.40am on October 15 2018 – and at that exact time, Eugenie’s mother Sarah, Duchess of York posted a tweet about her daughter’s big day

‘If Harry and Meghan did actually tell the royal family about their baby at Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, that’s pretty shady,’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘Thunder stealer.’

However, a source previously told BAZAAR.com that Prince Harry and Meghan did not break the news to their family at the wedding. 

They claimned that the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Eugenie and Jack all knew about Meghan’s pregnancy before the nuptials, but the big day was the first time they saw the couple in person to congratulate them. 

They added that it was unclear whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge knew ahead of time. 

A representative for Kensington Palace later said the Royal family were ‘delighted for the couple’.

She posted three further messages (above) saying how ‘proud’ she was of her daughter and new son-in-law Jack – but made no mention of Harry and Meghan 

However, rumours of bad feeling went into overdrive when Princess Eugenie’s mother tweeted a picture of her royal wedding outfit at the exact moment the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were having a baby.

Kensington Palace officially revealed the pregnancy at 8.40am on October 15, 2018, on what was the 59th birthday of Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

And at the exact time of the announcement, Sarah posted a tweet thanking the designer of her dress for the outfit worn on her daughter’s big day just days earlier.

She then posted three further messages saying how ‘proud’ she was of her daughter and new son-in-law Jack – but made no mention of Harry and Meghan.

Eugenie’s father the Duke of York, who wished his ex-wife Sarah a ‘very happy day’ on her birthday, also retweeted one of Sarah’s tweets featuring Eugenie and Jack.

Prince Andrew also made no mention of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s news. 

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Harry and Meghan sign with speaking agency that reps Obamas – Los Angeles Times

Look who’s talking!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are settling into life in Los Angeles, have signed on with the New York-based Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements, according to a person familiar with their plans.

The couple, whose professional interests and every move have been scrutinized, will be engaging in moderated discussions and keynote speeches with trade associations, corporations and community forums, said the person, who declined to be identified.

They will focus on social issues such as racial justice (which the former Meghan Markle recently addressed with students from her L.A. alma mater), gender equity and environmental concerns. They will also speak on mental health; Prince Harry has shared his own struggles with grief and has championed emotional health initiatives and organizations in recent years.

The appointment of Harry Walker, tasked with fielding and sourcing speaking opportunities, heralds the couple’s return to public platforms as they seek to promote their philanthropic foundation Archewell. Fans and critics alike have been waiting to see how the couple will deploy their significant cultural capital and which causes they will support since stepping back from front-line royal duties in the U.K.

Since leaving the U.K, the couple’s appearances have largely been in private. Prince Harry spoke at a private JP Morgan event in Miami — where he reportedly discussed mental health — and both he and his wife have participated in video calls with charities they support. As the coronavirus health crisis moves into a new phase, with the reopening of many aspects of public life, the couple could now return to speaking on stages.

But don’t expect them to be spilling the beans on the inner workings of Harry’s family; there are no plans to accept any speaking engagements about the royal life they have left behind.

By choosing the Harry Walker Agency to represent them, they join an A list of Hollywood entertainers as well as some of the world’s most sought-after Democratic politicos: Michelle and Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton and rising party star Stacey Abrams.

It’s a high-profile signing for Harry Walker, which was acquired by last year by Endeavor, the parent company of WME.

The speaking agency also represents other close connections of the couple, including Oprah Winfrey and Jane Goodall.

Speaking can be extremely lucrative and the proceeds from Harry and Meghan’s bookings will be part of their move to become financially independent from the British royal family. President Obama reportedly earned $400,000 for one 2017 speech, while the Clintons averaged $250,000 per appearance in 2014. It is unclear what speaking fees will be for the Duke and Duchess, who will speak both together or individually.

Harry and Meghan took their first steps into Los Angeles life in April, when they were spied volunteering — delivering meals to vulnerable West Hollywood residents confined to home by the coronavirus shutdown. Their roles as senior royals in the U.K. ended in March, and they’ve made their California home in a 22-acre Beverly Hills property owned by filmmaker Tyler Perry, according to reports.

On Tuesday they visited the nonprofit Homeboy Industries, helping out in its bakery’s kitchen. Aimed at helping gang members ease out of that life for the last 32 years, Homeboy has been largely shut down during the pandemic and faces a $1-million shortfall. The organization’s tattoo removal service and cafe temporarily closed, but its bakery and electronics recycling service are running.

The organization shared photos of the hair-netted and masked royal couple as they prepared food for its #FeedHOPE program, which employs Homeboy participants to provide meals to food-insecure seniors and youth across Los Angeles amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The couple gave up use of the title “royal highness” and will no longer receive public funds for their work, Buckingham Palace announced in January, as part of their withdrawal from royal life and duties.

The two had originally planned to launch a new venture under the name Sussex Royal but, after negotiating their exit, they had to abandon that name and the associated — and hugely popular — Instagram account. More recently they have named their foundation Archewell.

Earlier this month, the former actress shared her sadness over racial divisions in the U.S., telling graduates at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles that she felt moved to speak out after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Markle, who has an African American mother and a white father, said she had been reminded of the 1992 L.A. protests that arose in the wake of the acquittal of police officers after their beating of Rodney G. King.

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Meghan Markle Breaks Silence on George Floyd w/ Rodney King Riots Story – Access











Published on 4 Jun 2020

Meghan Markle has spoken out about George Floyd’s death during a commencement address for her former high school. Seeming to choke back tears, Meghan recorded a video statement to address Immaculate Heart High School’s class of 2020. The 38-year-old explained that she had been unsure of what to tell the class, but realized “the only wrong thing to say is nothing.” Meghan’s speech came after days of protests were sparked by Floyd’s death, who died while in police custody on Memorial Day.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry will face new challenges in the US as they ‘put down roots,’ royal experts warn – Fox News

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On May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle’s life forever changed when she married Britain’s Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex.

But the former American actress didn’t exactly get a fairytale after saying “I do.”

After ruthless tabloid scrutiny, public family drama and lingering rumors of royal rifts, the 38-year-old and her husband, 35, stunned the world on Jan. 8 of this year when the couple announced they were “stepping back” as senior members of “The Firm.”

Currently, the pair are residing in the “Suits” star’s native Los Angeles with their son Archie, 1.

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And as the couple celebrates their second wedding anniversary, experts believe one thing is certain — their new life in America is a positive move for two royals who aren’t afraid to challenge tradition.

“At some point, they will put down roots, but being in quarantine does put a damper on the plans they may have been ready to announce regarding their new nonprofit, Archewell and other [projects],” royal historian and blogger Marlene Koenig told Fox News.

“Within the limitations of the pandemic, they have continued to keep in touch with their patronages as well do a bit of volunteer work in Los Angeles,” she continued. “For Harry, this is a new world. Yes, they have security, but the trappings of royal life were left in the U.K. so for Harry, now sheltered in a very nice house, will soon — once quarantine is lifted – find a whole world outside the front door.”

“They appear to be thriving, but I also suspect that they are chafing at the bit, and want to get started on whatever projects they are considering,” added Koenig.

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Meghan Markle was a Hollywood actress before she became a member of the British royal family.

Meghan Markle was a Hollywood actress before she became a member of the British royal family.
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Royal author Leslie Carroll, who detailed the couple’s courtship in her book “American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry,” told Fox News she suspects their relationship will only flourish in America, a place far away from British tabloids that provides them the freedom to pursue life on their terms.

“Harry and Meghan are a perfect match,” she explained. “Both attended progressive private schools. Both were raised by warm, compassionate, affectionate mothers who deeply felt that it was imperative to teach their children that some people may have less than you do — but they are not less than you are. Both Doria [Ragland] and [Princess] Diana took their children to food kitchens and homeless shelters so their offspring could put a face to the hungry and needy — to understand they were people, not numbers. Both Meghan and Harry learned before they were teenagers to give back: generously, freely, openly.”

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Princess Diana with her son Prince Harry.

Princess Diana with her son Prince Harry.
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When Markle became engaged to Harry, the TV star seemed to charm everyone she met. She and Harry toured Britain to adoring crowds and the press praised her as a welcoming breath of fresh air. But soon after, Markle learned that life in the royal fishbowl was far from glamorous.

Markle’s strained relationship with her father, former Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle, played out in the nation’s tabloids. She was also faced with allegations of allegedly feuding with Harry’s sister-in-law, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Then there was Samantha Markle, her estranged half-sister who has openly criticized her. A royal feud between Harry and older brother Prince William became the talk of the town.

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Meghan Markle was accused of being a social climber before meeting Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex allegedly ghosted several of those close to her when she began dating her now-husband.

Meghan Markle was accused of being a social climber before meeting Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex allegedly ghosted several of those close to her when she began dating her now-husband.
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Throughout the marriage, Markle was criticized for everything from eating avocados to cradling her baby bump when she was pregnant with Archie. When the couple finally announced they yearned for financial and perhaps personal independence, Queen Elizabeth II reluctantly agreed to let them become semi-detached royals to avoid a family split.

“Everything they do, they do together,” said Carroll. “They always have each other’s backs, literally. Meghan was called out by the British press for often placing her hand on Harry’s back during royal walkabouts during their early appearances as a couple. She knew he disliked these appearances. Her gesture was one of reassurance. She was right there for him… and yet, she was vilified in the tabloids for being a handsy American, ignorant of royal protocol. [But] Meghan ‘gets’ her man. She understands Harry’s trauma with regard to the press and paparazzi.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Fiji in October 2src18.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Fiji in October 2018.
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While America will provide a fresh start for Markle and Harry, Carroll warned that the pair will be faced with new challenges.

“As much as Harry has always enjoyed America as a visitor, it will be a challenge for him to live in the states permanently if that becomes the Sussexes’ decision,” she explained. “It’s still early days; so we’ll see how things eventually end up. Challenges facing the couple will be Harry’s inevitable homesicknesses for his family back in the U.K., and the equally inevitable issues of finances and taxes. No couple, whoever they are, likes those discussions! But what Meghan and Harry seem to have going for them is a healthy ability to communicate, which experts say is the most important thing for a healthy marriage.”

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March src5, 2src2src, in London, England.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020, in London, England.
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Still, Carroll believes the couple will finally have a “happily ever after” as they embark on a new life in the states and pursue the roles they are truly passionate about.

“Apart from, or in addition to, the obvious mutual physical attraction, they want the same things — to make the world a better place for humanity, especially women and children,” she said. “They want to be able to use their voices and the platform that their place in society afforded them, to amplify their message and enlarge their visions… As a boy, Harry had been unable to protect [his mother from the tabloids]. This time, the prince vowed not to permit history to repeat itself… he has kept his word.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Meghan and Harry were whisked away by Tyler Perry on his $150M private plane – Daily Mail

Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry personally sent his massive $150 million private jet to whisk Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Los Angeles in a top secret, early morning enterprise, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

The hush-hush operation allowed the secrecy-obsessed royals to leave their temporary home on Canada‘s Vancouver Island and to avoid any wait at customs once they arrived in California.

‘It was a well-planned operation that appears to have worked perfectly,’ one insider said.

As DailyMail.com exclusively revealed on Thursday, Harry and Meghan are living in Perry’s $18 million mansion in ultra-tony Beverly Ridge Estates just outside Beverly Hills.

But the question has remained — until now — how did they get from Canada to southern California without being spotted?

Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry personally sent his massive private jet to whisk Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Los Angeles in a top secret, early morning enterprise, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Pictured: Meghan and Harry deplaning an aircraft back in February 

The hush-hush operation allowed the secrecy-obsessed royals to leave their temporary home on Canada’s Vancouver Island and to avoid any wait at customs once they arrived in California. Pictured: Perry’s $150M private plane

The details of the flight are hidden on the website OpenSky which gives all times in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is four hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time and seven hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time. The OpenSky page details the route taken by Tyler Perry’s jet on March 14 (pictured). However there is an error that says it landed at tiny Duncan Airport in Canada when really it only passed over it

Pictured: Flight path showing how Perry’s plane flew from Atlanta to Canada to pick up Meghan and Harry then to Portland and finally to LA 

As DailyMail.com exclusively revealed on Thursday, Harry and Meghan are living in Perry’s $18 million mansion in ultra-tony Beverly Ridge Estates just outside Beverly Hills (pictured) 

DailyMail.com has learned Perry’s $150 million jet left its base outside Atlanta at 1:35am on Saturday, March 14 on its way to pick up Harry, Meghan and one-year-old baby Archie.

It is not known whether the Madea star was himself on the Embraer-E190, a ‘stretch’ version of a plane mainly flown by JetBlue Airlines in the United States.

The plane landed at a corporate airport in Portland, Oregon, five hours later at 3:39am West Coast time, staying for a little over an hour before flying on to Victoria International Airport, just minutes from the waterfront home in North Saanich where they had been living since fleeing England.

The plane then took off from Victoria with the former royals on board at 7:35am for the quick hop back to Portland’s Hillsboro Airport.

Then it was on to Hollywood Burbank airport, previously named Bob Hope,  where they landed at 10:01am. They could speed through that celebrity-filled airport having already gone through Customs and immigration in Portland.

The details of the flight are hidden on the website OpenSky which gives all times in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is four hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time and seven hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time.

Clocks had gone forward the previous weekend.

Perry bought the Embraer in 2017 and houses it at McCollum Field, a municipally owned airport in Cobb County just outside Atlanta. The Hollywood star was given a $1.8 million tax break to keep it there under a top-secret plan known as ‘Project Meatloaf.’

DailyMail.com has learned that Perry’s $150 million jet left its base outside Atlanta at 1:35am on Saturday, March 14 on its way to pick up Harry, Meghan and one-year-old baby Archie. Pictured: Perry pictured on a private plane 

It is not known whether the Madea star was himself on the Embraer-E190, a ‘stretch’ version of a plane mainly flown by JetBlue Airlines in the United States. Pictured: A concept photo of the interior of Perry’s Embraer Lineage 1000

Perry bought the Embraer in 2017 (pictured) and houses it at McCollum Field, a municipally owned airport in Cobb County just outside Atlanta. The Hollywood star was given a $1.8 million tax break to keep it there under a top-secret plan known as ‘Project Meatloaf

Rather than being registered directly to Perry, it is owned by a holding company known as ETPC Aviation.

The plane, with a top speed of 541 mph, is large enough to carry up to 124 people in coach class.

‘It’s a beast,’ said one aircraft insider. ‘Why anybody would want a private plane of this size is beyond me.’

The move from Canada — part of the Commonwealth which is headed by Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth — to the United States came a couple of weeks before the couple officially transitioned out of their royal roles and just a week before Canada started to restrict border crossings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The couple have never been seen in public with Perry — best known for his cross-dressing portrayal of feisty Madea in his series of hit films — but are believed to have met him through their mutual close friend Oprah Winfrey.

They have been spotted only a handful of times since their move to LA, first volunteering for a local charity dropping off food to locals who are at a high risk of catching coronavirus, and when out taking their beloved dogs for walks.

The couple have never been seen in public with Perry but are believed to have met him through their mutual close friend Oprah Winfrey 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son Archie have called the $18 million mansion home since moving to LA at the end of March, sources said 

Both the Sussexes and Perry consider Oprah their Hollywood mentor. Oprah is even godson to Perry’s five-year-old son Aman, and was seen at the house Meghan and Harry are now staying at for his Christening party back in 2015 (pictured)

Fifty-year-old Perry’s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the guard-gated community and offers sweeping views of the city from the backyard.

It is not known whether Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are renting Perry’s property or staying there as guests, but there is no record of the mansion having been sold.

Both the Sussexes and Perry, who is worth $600 million, consider legendary talk show host and businesswoman Oprah their Hollywood mentor.

She is godmother to Perry’s five-year-old son Aman, and was seen at the house Meghan and Harry are now staying at for the little boy’s christening party back in 2015.

The Duke and Duchess are currently working on a documentary series with Oprah, while Perry has partnered with Oprah’s OWN television channel in the past.

A source told DailyMail.com: ‘Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps.

‘Their team helped them choose the location for their transition to Los Angeles wisely.

‘Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler’s property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team.

Fifty-year-old Perry’s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community, offering sweeping views of the city from the backyard 

It is not known whether Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are renting Tyler’s property or staying there as guests, but there is no record of the mansion having been sold

A source told DailyMailTV: ‘Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps. They have been at this property for a month without anyone finding out’ 

‘Beverly Ridge is an excellent place to keep out of view. The neighbors are mostly old money and mega rich business types rather than show business gossips.

‘It goes without saying that the location is stunning — just one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in LA.’

Beverly Ridge Estates is close to the Van Nuys private airport and some of the most desirable private schools on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Socialite Paris Hilton lived there for just under a year in 2004 after her former fiancé Paris Latsis bought her an 11,206 square foot mansion in December 2004.

Other local celebrities who have owned homes in the community include ex-spouses David and Carlton Gebbia, who starred on reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and had a burlesque room in their $22 million Gothic-style mansion.

It is also home to socialite Alexis Carson, the widow of popular talk show host Johnny Carson.

Top Hollywood real estate agent Rochelle Maize of the Nourmand & Associates agency told DailyMail.com: ‘Beverly Ridge Estates has just 14 homes but is very prestigious and chic.

‘There are not many rentals on offer there because of the limited number of properties.

‘Leases start at around $20,000 and can go up to $40,000 a month. It costs around $16 million to buy a property there.’

Perry expressed sympathy for Meghan earlier this year, referencing comments that she made to ITV news presenter Tom Bradby for a documentary shot in Africa,

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