Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess' book The Bench FLOPS in 1st week failing to make UK top 50

MEGHAN Markle's new book failed to break into the UK Top 50 in its first week of release in a blow to the Duchess's writing career.

The Bench sold just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication and has an average rating of four stars, The Mirror reports.

Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book – but sales are still expected to rise.

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

Meanwhile, Piers Morgan ordered Harry and Meghan to stop "whining" because people are sick of them.

The outspoken TV personality again slammed the estranged Royals in an appearance on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News on Monday night – and suggested they "pipe down" about their personal or family struggles.

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘BACK ON HER FEET AND WALKING DOGS’

    Meghan Markle is “back on her feet” and walking her dogs just days after giving birth to baby Lilibet, according to a friend.

    After a whirlwind year for the Sussexes, they are taking family time together with their children

    A friend told Closer: “The couple has been relaxing at home since becoming proud parents of Lilibet,”

    “[Meghan] is already back on her feet and walking the dogs.”

    They added: “Harry is a devoted family man and has been helping out around the house.

    “He picks vegetables from the garden to make fresh juices for Meghan and entertains Archie when she needs to rest up. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN AND HARRY LOSING POPULARITY AS AMERICANS HAVE HAD ‘ENOUGH OF THEIR NONSENSE’

    American journalist Megyn Kelly has said that the divide between supporters of Meghan Markle and Harry is more political in the US.

    In an interview with GB News host Dan Wootton, she said that Republicans were growing sick and tired of Meghan and Harry.

    Wootton said: “Are the people in the US believing Meghan Markle, are they buying her stories? We hear again now that there is this conjecture about whether she actually made this call to the Queen. In America does Meghan Markle still maintain support?”

    Kelly replied: “I think perhaps the American people are more supportive than the Brits are at this point. But I think it is also divided by political party over here.

    “The Republicans, in my estimation, after speaking with them and watched some of the polling, they have had enough of their nonsense, Meghan and Harry’s.

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY & MEGHAN SEEK GURU BEHIND NICOLE SCHERZINGER’S CRINGEY YOGHURT ADS

    Harry and Meghan are hoping to make even more money deals — by hiring the business guru behind Nicole Scherzinger’s yoghurt ads.

    The couple are trying to sign up the Pussycat Dolls singer’s adviser Ollie Ayling, 30, as a full-time consultant.

    The Sussexes have already signed a £112million deal with Netflix and a £30million deal with Spotify for their podcast.

    He was instrumental in winning Nicole lucrative endorsements, including tie-ins with Müller Corner yoghurts and Perfectil vitamins, helping her amass a £10million fortune.

    Mr Ayling has worked with Nicole, 42, for almost seven years as her manager, but has had talks with Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, in California.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE-INSPIRED ENTRY TAKES THE TOP SPOT FROM OLIVIA IN MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2021

    Naming your newborn is a big deal, and parents often take inspiration from celebrities, family members and even royalty.

    Perhaps Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a lot to answer for as Lily as taken out the top spot, booting Olivia and Amelia further down the list.

    The couple welcomed their daughter earlier this month and named her Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after a nickname given to her great-grandmother the Queen.

    Their son’s name Archie, now two, also proved popular with it making the list for the most popular boys name.

    It took out the 12th spot, not far beaten by Harry which was ranked number eight on the list for 2021.

  • Joseph Gamp

    RICHARD MADELEY TAKES A SWIPE AT PRINCE HARRY AND SAYS HE FEELS ‘EMBARRASSED’ FOR THE ROYALS

    Richard Madeley has gone in on Prince Harry for speaking ‘inappropriately’ about his relatives, saying he feels ’embarrassed’ for the Royal Family. 

    The TV presenter made the comments while discussing recent reports that the Queen has dropped her ‘never complain, never explain’ policy.

    Sharing his opinion during Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Richard explained: ‘I don’t really want to see any family washing their dirty linen in public. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLUMNIST JULIE BURCHILL CLAIMS ‘BUNCH OF INADEQUATES WAVING PITCHFORKS’ TROLLED HER FOR ‘RACIST’ LILIBET TWEET

    A Telegraph columnist who said she was “sacked” for a tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby claims she was trolled by a “bunch of inadequates waving pitchforks”.

    Julie Burchill made a series of “offensive” comments following the naming of the Sussexes’ daughter Lillibet.

    The ordeal erupted when Burchill tweeted that Lilibet’s name was “a missed opportunity” for the new parents.

    She said that they could have called her “Georgina Floydina” – in reference to George Floyd, who was murdered by policeman Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, sparking worldwide protests.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN VOWED TO NEVER CALL LILI ‘BEAUTIFUL’

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, shared a powerful poem on her old Instagram page before being a royal about vowing to never call her daughter “beautiful”.

    The poem, written by African-American poet Nayyirah Waheed, speaks to a daughter and says it is not her beauty that will guide her through life but her self-confidence.

    It says that “knowing your worth” as a person “can save your life.”

    The poem states that “every being is born beautiful” and “beauty is a given”, but raising someone on beauty alone will “starve” them and make them “raw” and “weak”.

    The poem first appeared in Nayyirah’s 2013 collection Salt, but Meghan shared it with followers in 2017; the year before she married Prince Harry.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FORMER PALACE AIDE: HARRY AND MEG SHOULD ‘PUT UP AND SHUT UP’

    Despite asking for privacy and sensationally stepping down as senior royals in 2020, the Sussexes haven’t attempted to step away from the public eye, it’s been said.

    Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press spokesman has suggested that Meghan and Harry have done nothing but seek publicity since they stepped down from the Royal Family.

    The pair have constantly tried to stay in the public eye, despite their pleas for privacy while living in the UK.

    But it’s now time for them to “put up and shut up,” he said.

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE QUEEN REMINDED ME OF MY MOTHER, SAYS PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

    US President Joe Biden said Queen Elizabeth II reminded him of his mother and that she had asked about Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    After tea with the 95-year-old British monarch at Windsor Castle, Biden told reporters: “I don’t think she’d be insulted but she reminded me of my mother, the look of her and just the generosity.”

    “She wanted to know what the two leaders that I – the one I’m about to meet with, Mr Putin, and she wanted to know about Xi Jinping,” Biden said.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘BACK ON HER FEET AND WALKING DOGS’

    Meghan Markle is “back on her feet” and walking her dogs just days after giving birth to baby Lilibet, according to a friend.

    After a whirlwind year for the Sussexes, they are taking family time together with their children

    A friend told Closer: “The couple has been relaxing at home since becoming proud parents of Lilibet,”

    “[Meghan] is already back on her feet and walking the dogs.”

    They added: “Harry is a devoted family man and has been helping out around the house.

    “He picks vegetables from the garden to make fresh juices for Meghan and entertains Archie when she needs to rest up. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    US HOST HITS BACK AT THOMAS MARKLE AFTER HIS COMMENTS ON OPRAH

    In a recent interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas Markle slammed Oprah Winfrey claiming she “took advantage” of Meghan and Harry.

    The US host has defended Oprah saying both parties saw “an opportunity” in regards to the tell-all interview back in March.

    Justin Sylvester told Daily Pop: “I think Oprah saw two golden geese sitting there, ripe for the picking.”

    “She knew that somebody was going to get the story, she knew that someone was going to get the £8 million, so I do agree that Oprah saw an opportunity and seized it.” 

  • Joseph Gamp

    RICHARD MADELEY TAKES A SWIPE AT PRINCE HARRY AND SAYS HE FEELS ‘EMBARRASSED’ FOR THE ROYALS

    Richard Madeley has gone in on Prince Harry for speaking ‘inappropriately’ about his relatives, saying he feels ’embarrassed’ for the Royal Family. 

    The TV presenter made the comments while discussing recent reports that the Queen has dropped her ‘never complain, never explain’ policy.

    Sharing his opinion during Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Richard explained: ‘I don’t really want to see any family washing their dirty linen in public. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘CRISIS FOR ROYALS’ – REPORT

    “The Firm’s alleged unsupportive treatment of the Sussexes has only lurched the institution into existential crisis,” according to a Vanity Fair feature on the royals.

    “The queen is a figurehead for an empire that refuses to understand that its days are gone,” said Kelechi Okafor, London-based host of the Say Your Mind pop culture podcast.

    Okafor added: “Diana came along… and then Meghan Markle came along, and everything started to fall to pieces.

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLUMNIST JULIE BURCHILL CLAIMS ‘BUNCH OF INADEQUATES WAVING PITCHFORKS’ TROLLED HER FOR ‘RACIST’ LILIBET TWEET

    A Telegraph columnist who said she was “sacked” for a tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby claims she was trolled by a “bunch of inadequates waving pitchforks”.

    Julie Burchill made a series of “offensive” comments following the naming of the Sussexes’ daughter Lillibet.

    The ordeal erupted when Burchill tweeted that Lilibet’s name was “a missed opportunity” for the new parents.

    She said that they could have called her “Georgina Floydina” – in reference to George Floyd, who was murdered by policeman Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, sparking worldwide protests.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN’S RELATIVE ‘WON’T TALK TO HER AGAIN’

    Meghan Markle’s relative has claimed they won’t ever talk with her again because the duchess is “clearly in a different social class” and supposedly above them.

    The unnamed insider hit out at the Duchess of Sussex’s estrangement from her family, insisting her relatives no longer want to patch things up.

    The family member, who did not reveal their relation to the duchess, told Fox News: “We’re clearly in different social classes and we won’t ever talk again.

    “You shouldn’t have to be someone you’re not, or a certain class to be accepted and loved.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON AFFECTIONATELY CALLS PRINCE CHARLES ‘GRANDPA’ – AS LIP READER REVEALS G7 PRIVATE CHATS

    HE may be the Prince of Wales and the future king of England but it seems Prince Charles is just ‘grandpa’ to his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, appeared to have used the moniker for her father-in-law during a meeting at the G7 summit, according to a lip reader.

    Kate and Charles accompanied the Queen, along with Prince William, Camilla, at the Eden Project in Cornwall on Friday for an evening reception with some of the world’s leaders.

    Upon arriving, the duchess greeted her father-in-law, and a lip reader told CornwallLive that she said: “Hello Grandpa, how are you?”

    Prince Charles is grandfather to Kate and William’s three adorable kids – Princes George and Louis and cheeky Princess Charlotte – so the name is only fitting. The pair also shared a sweet moment at Prince Philip’s funeral back in April as Kate Middleton pecked grief-stricken Prince Charles on the cheek.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY HAS BEEN ‘DUMPING’ ON ROYAL FAMILY AND ‘VIOLATING THEIR PRIVACY’, CLAIMS OUTSPOKEN LADY COLIN CAMPBELL

    PRINCE Harry has been “dumping” on the Royal Family and “violating their privacy”, says a royal commentator.

    Outspoken Lady Colin Campbell slammed the Duke of Sussex, 36, for the string of bombshell claims he has made in recent months about his family in Britain.

    Harry and Meghan Markle, who now live in California, have made a number of media appearances where they have discussed how unhappy they were as royals. Lady C, who is a frequent critic of the couple, told the Daily Star: “He’s [Harry is] busy violating at every turn – not only his privacy, but the privacy of his loved ones.

    “What he is doing is called ‘dumping’. In psychological terms it’s called ‘dumping’. He is ‘dumping’ on everybody.”

    She added: “He has dumped on various members of his family in a totally unacceptable way.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2021 – WITH A MEGHAN MARKLE-INSPIRED ENTRY TAKING THE TOP SPOT FROM OLIVIA

    Naming your newborn is a big deal, and parents often take inspiration from celebrities, family members and even royalty.

    Perhaps Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a lot to answer for as Lily as taken out the top spot, booting Olivia and Amelia further down the list.

    The couple welcomed their daughter earlier this month and named her Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after a nickname given to her great-grandmother the Queen.

    Their son’s name Archie, now two, also proved popular with it making the list for the most popular boys name.

    It took out the 12th spot, not far beaten by Harry which was ranked number eight on the list for 2021.

  • Joseph Gamp

    DUKE’S DEATH LEFT ‘GIANT-SIZED HOLE’ IN OUT LIVES SAYS COUNTESS OF WESSEX

    In an interview with Radio 5 Live, Sophie said the pandemic had “slightly skewed things”, which made it hard to spend as much time with the Queen as she would like.

    Whilst speaking on her father-in-law, Prince Philip, she said she expected the family would take longer to grieve because of the pandemic.

    “It’s only when you would do the normal things that you would have done with them, and you suddenly realise that they are not there, that you really start to have an ‘oh my goodness’ moment.

    “Just talking to you now, it’s a bit of an ‘oh my goodness’ moment,” she said, fighting tears.

    Sophie, 56, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, is a full-time working member of the royal family and until recently has chosen to stay more low-profile.

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    ROYAL EXPERT GOES IN ON HARRY “EVERY TIME YOU SLAG OFF THE FIRM YOU’RE STABBING THE QUEEN IN THE BACK”

    Royal expert, Ingrid Seward, has lashed out at Harry following the Royals rough patch.

    “Prince Harry is a former military man. He understands about Queen and Country and has sworn allegiance to his sovereign.

    “Why then does he continue to stab the institution the Queen represents in the back?

    “He does not appear to grasp that the Queen and the firm are basically the same thing.

    “If he slates the institution his grandmother represents and has stood for almost 70 years of her life, he is offending her too.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY AND DUCHESS ORDERED TO SHUT UP BY PIERS MORGAN BECAUSE ‘PEOPLE ARE SICK OF YOU’

    Piers Morgan has ordered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to stop “whining” because people are sick of them.

    The outspoken TV personality again slammed the estranged Royals in an appearance on Sean Hannity‘s show on Fox News on Monday night.

    He suggested Harry and Meghan take a tip from the queen and “pipe down” about their personal or family struggles.

    He went on to suggest Harry and Meghan should “give up their titles, stop whining 24/7, and try to take a leaf out of the book of the Queen – whose nickname, Lilibet, they’ve hijacked for their daughter.

    “Take a little tip from the queen: less is more,” he went on. “If you want to be a Royal, a member of the Royal Family, less is more.

    “We’re hearing too much of your yapping, too much of your whining. It’s time to pipe down.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY AND MEG SHOULD ‘PUT UP AND SHUT UP’ SAYS FORMER PALACE AIDE

    Despite asking for privacy and sensationally stepping down as senior royals in 2020, the Sussexes haven’t attempted to step away from the public eye, it’s been said.

    Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press spokesman has suggested that Meghan and Harry have done nothing but seek publicity since they stepped down from the Royal Family.

    The pair have constantly tried to stay in the public eye, despite their pleas for privacy while living in the UK.

    But it’s now time for them to “put up and shut up,” he said.

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