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The Duchess of Sussex has achieved so much in the past year. She made history by becoming the first ever guest editor of British Vogue’s September issue. She worked with incredible charities and welcomed her baby boy, Archie.

However, instead of celebrating Meghan’s achievements, people have chosen to belittle the new mum yet again and it just has to stop.

Meghan has gone from being adored by the British press to swiftly becoming the ‘bratty’ member of the royal family whose feminist and left-of-centre views are too much for the red tops to handle. 

They have slated the new mum in every way possible in recent months. She was branded a diva and accused of treating her staff poorly. She was slated for looking tired despite the fact that she had just welcomed a baby. She was pitted against the Duchess of Cambridge and rumours about the pair’s supposed feud were inescapable.

Meghan was mum-shamed within moments of making her first public appearance with baby Archie. They complain when she doesn’t attend events and accuse her of being attention seeking when she does. 

It seems like the former Suits actress simply cannot win, no matter what she does.

Would it have been easier for Meghan to don an overpriced dress and grin for the cover of British Vogue’s September issue? Yes, but instead the mum curated an issue, alongside Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful and his team, that has made history, days before it’s publication date.

Meghan was offered to appear on the cover of the renowned fashion magazine, but politely declined, admitting that she felt it would be too boastful. Instead she gave 15 iconic women who will undoubtedly inspire the readers of one of Britain’s most iconic publications.

All of these women have important and empowering stories to share and the Duchess of Sussex generously gave them the opportunity to grace the cover and share their stories amongst the pages of the glossy magazine.

The Forces for Change issue has given these women a voice in a world that so quickly silences women for being different, especially women like Meghan Markle.

The Duchess stepped aside and let them share their words of wisdom. She was selfless, encouraging and incredibly kind in this act, so why do people feel the need to call her attention seeking, arrogant and stuck up?

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Why do people fail to appreciate and acknowledge all of the momentous things she has achieved since joining the royal family?

Do these people just prefer to hate, criticise and downplay every single thing Meghan does? Does it make them feel better? Do they get a kick out of belittling a woman who has given up her privacy, and any ounce of normality for love?

The never-ending hatred aimed at the Duchess of Sussex needs to stop, because regardless of her royal title, she is still a human.

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The Duchess of Sussex has created a heartfelt video for International Day of the Girl and it’ll bring a tear to your eye.

The video, which was shared on the SussexRoyal Instagram account, features clips of young women all around the world, as well as footage of the Duchess when she was a young girl.

In the video, Meghan says;

“Today is International Day of the Girl.

“Every girl has potential, she has promise, she has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play and to discover. The right to be exactly who she is.

“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“If you see something that you don’t like or that you’re offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference, for not just yourself but for lots of other people.

"So to each one of you, keep asking questions, keep pushing forward, keep shining brightly. Know your worth and know that we are behind you, every step of the way.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meghan has been a long time advocate for women’s and girl’s rights, even before she became a member of the royal family.

The Duchess campaigned against a sexist advert at the mere age of 11.

“HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: “Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.

“To all the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you,” Meghan wrote alongside the video.

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Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have teamed up for a special World Mental Health Day video. The prince and the popstar hope the video will help beat the stigma surrounding mental health.

The hilarious clip, which was filmed in Kensington Palace, sees Ed arrive at Harry’s home.

Harry joked that it was like looking in a mirror when he answered the door to the Shape of You singer.

They both sit down to discuss what they can do to help raise awareness about mental health, but it looks like Ed has the completely wrong idea.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“This for me, is a subject and a conversation that is just not talked about often enough, I think people all over the world are really suffering,” says Harry.

Ed explains that he is planning on writing a song to help raise awareness, but not about the issue Harry had in mind.

The singer quips, “That’s exactly what I’m trying to do, people just don’t understand what it's like for people like us. With the jokes, the snide comments, I just feel like it’s time that we stood up and we’re not going to take this anymore. We’re ginger and we’re going to fight.”

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Harry replies, “Okay, that’s slightly awkward. There might have been a miscommunication but this is about World Mental Health Day.”

The Perfect singer then erases the words ‘gingers unite’ from the word document on his laptop.

The video ends with Harry and Ed urging people to talk and to listen to those suffering with their mental health.

The witty video is the perfect way to remind people of World Mental Health Day. “Both Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you.

“There’s no need to suffer in silence – share how you’re feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer. Be willing to ask for help when you need it and know that we are all in this together,” the caption read.

They also added numerous mental health charities and resources that people can reach out to.

 

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Season three of The Crown hasn’t even landed on Netflix yet, but the cast has already started filming the fourth installment of the drama series inspired by Britain’s royal family.

The fourth season will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship. Josh O’ Connor will play Prince Charles and Emma Corin stars as Princess Diana. The actors were recently spotted filming an episode of the Netflix series and the resemblance is simply uncanny.

The couple’s 1983 Australia Tour is set to feature in the fourth season after the cast were spotted filming in Almería, Spain this week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Emma Corin looked every inch of Princess Diana with her signature blonde hair and a sleek white dress, similar to the one Diana herself wore during their 1983 visit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Charles, Diana and their son, Prince William, who was only nine-months-old at the time, embarked on a month and a half long tour of Australia in 1983.

This was the first time 22-year-old Princess Diana travelled outside the United Kingdom.

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Emma Corin will take on the iconic role of Princess Diana in season four of The Crown and she is more than ready for the part.

She commented, “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity ad I will strive to do her justice.”

We may have to wait over a year to see Emma’s portrayal, but we do have season three to look forward to. The Crown returns to Netflix on November 17.

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James Middleton has confirmed his engagement to girlfriend Alizee Thevenet. The businessman proposed in the Lake District this week.

He took to Instagram to reveal the joyous news. James posted a photo of him and Alizee, who look as loved up as ever.

He captioned the snap, “She said OUI.”

News of the couple’s engagement was reported yesterday, but James waited until today to comment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added, “Our secret is out but we couldn’t be happier to share the news.”

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother has been dating Alizee for over a year. They just moved in together in West London in September.

Alizee had no idea who James was when they first met. She was unaware of his connection to the royal family until a friend told her before their first date.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A source said, “It wasn’t until after they’d met for a drink that Alizee realised who he was — one of her friends had to tell her.”

Alizee’s father said his daughter is ‘deliriously happy’ with James.

Huge congratulations to the happy couple.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Princess Beatrice who has just announced her engagement to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the joyous news in a statement this morning:

“The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York to Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

“Her Royal Highness and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month.”

The couple’s wedding will take place in 2020.

Commenting on their joyous news, Beatrice and Edoardo said;

“We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Beatrice and Edoardo have been dating since 2018 and made their first public appearance in March 2019.

The lovebirds attended their first official royal family event together, the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor in May 2019.

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The third season of The Crown sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain.

From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.

The Crown Season 3 launches globally on Sunday, November 17.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

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The Duchess of Sussex has returned to work after her maternity leave and she is back with a bang. 

The new mum launched her SmartWorks capsule collection today. The Smart Set collection features five essential pieces that will equip Smart Works clients with classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilise back into the work space.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meghan arrived at the event wearing two pieces from the collection: a white shirt by Misha Nonoo and black trousers from Jigsaw. She looked as classy as ever as she celebrated the launch of her collection this afternoon.

The Duchess topped off the look with quite the special accessory. The new mum donned Princess Diana’s butterfly earrings, ensuring her mother-in-law was part of this momentous day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about the inspiration behind this project, Meghan shared, “Since moving to the UK, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact.

"It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Thank you to the four brands who came together in supporting Smart Works on this special project – placing purpose over profit and community over competition. In convening several companies rather than one, we’ve demonstrated how we can work collectively to empower each other – another layer to this communal success story, that I am so proud to be a part of,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The collection – which features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and tote bag – will be on sale for two weeks starting today, with the objective of selling enough units to give Smart Works the essentials they need to help dress clients for the coming year!

For every item bought during the sale of the collection, one will be donated to Smart Works.

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Princess Eugenie had a fairytale wedding last October when she married Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. It was a day full of love and celebration, but the couple had barely walked down the aisle when baby chatter started. 

Rumours and speculation about when Eugenie will start a family have been following the pair around since their wedding day.

Both the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge have been hit with similar speculation to Eugenie. Meghan had only just given birth to baby Archie when headlines about when she’ll have her second child were splashed across tabloids.

We may think saying things like, ‘When will we hear the pitter patter of tiny feet?’ is harmless but we shouldn’t presume a newly married woman wants or can have children. They may be struggling with fertility issues or they simply may not want to be a mum.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Princess Eugenie has been heckled with these questions since she married Jack and now her mum, Sarah Ferguson has hit back at the rumours.

The royal couple have ignored the speculation, which unfortunately only escalated the rumours, until now.

A video of Sarah giving a speech was uploaded to Twitter and the mum swiftly put the rumours to bed.

“No, she's not pregnant!” she quipped.

The newspapers have been full of rumours about her daughter which prompted the Duchess of York to address the journalists at the event.

“I'm just going through what the journalists say and they're all here, so I just thought I'd fill it in,” she said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We need to stop speculating and remember that regardless of their royal titles and lavish weddings, the royals may face fertility issues and pregnancy struggles like thousands of women around the world.

However, unlike Princess Eugenie we don’t have to read about our family plans in every national newspaper or listen to the public speculate when our tummy looks a little bigger than usual.

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It feels like a lifetime has passed since season two of The Crown aired on Netflix. We’ve been longing for the show to return to our screens and it looks like we don’t have long to wait.

Fans of the show can look forward to seeing Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Ben Daniels and Helena Bonham Carter take on the iconic roles of Britain’s Royal Family in season three and four.

We finally have a launch date thanks to main star Tobias Menzies. The actor accidentally revealed when season three will air on Netflix during an interview on Jo Good’s BBC Show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"We shot season three and that starts in November," he told the broadcaster.

It has been confirmed that the upcoming season will focus on Princess Margaret’s troubled love life, as it follows the breakdown of her marriage to Antony ‘Tony’ Armstrong-Jones'. We will also be introduced to Camilla Parker Bowles in season three.

There will also be a huge focus on the life of Prince Charles, including his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles this season.

Call The Midwife’s Emerald Fennell will play Camilla Parker Bowles and Josh O’ Connor will play Prince Charles.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The show recently revealed that they had cast Princess Diana. 

It was announced that Emma Corrin will play Lady Diana Spencer in series four of The Crown.

Commenting on the major role, the actress gushed: “I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal.

Is it November yet? We can't wait for The Crown to return.

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We've gotta be honest and say that our love for all things royal seems to be growing by the minute. Between Harry and Meghan's love story, Kate and Will's adorable kiddos and the birth of baby Archie, we just can't get enough of the monarchs.

For our fellow royal fans, we've put together a quiz so you can discover which member of the Royal family you are. 

We can all admit we've day dreamed about being a prince or princess at some stage.

Here it is, and be sure to let us know who you get! 

 

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The Duchess of Sussex has made her first public appearance since welcoming her baby boy Archie last month. The new mum attended Trooping the Colour with her husband Prince Harry.

Meghan looked as stunning as ever in a navy blue ensemble by Givenchy and a hat by Noel Stewart. The new mum was glowing as she arrived at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebration.

Meghan joined her husband Prince Harry, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cornwall for the carriage procession this morning.

Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 93rd birthday today, even though her actual birthday is April 21.

The spectacular Trooping the Colour is one of the biggest events for the royals so we’re not surprised to see Meghan make an appearance this year.

The Duchess has taken a step back from her royal duties as she is on maternity leave. She has not been seen in public since May 8 when she introduced baby Archie to the world with Prince Harry.

It is understood that Meghan will take three months maternity leave, meaning she will officially return to royal duties later in the summer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A source told The Sun: “Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Three months’ maternity is standard in the US for American mums – they don’t normally get the six or even 12 months women get here in the UK. So this is totally normal for Meghan.”

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