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On Wednesday the Duke of Sussex seemed to take no heed of Mr Trump’s remarks and launched his own campaign ahead of the former president’s upcoming interview.
Trump takes aim at Meghan Markle the GB News interview with Mr Farage, set to be aired at 7pm on Wednesday.
In the pre-recorded interview, the former US president claimed the American actress has been "disrespectful" to the British royal family.
Meanwhile, instead of engaging with Mr Trump’s claims, Harry has moved forward with his own campaigns.
Just today, the 37-year-old royal promoted his charity Sentebale, by sharing a heartfelt letter to UNAIDS, where he urged people to “draw from the lessons we learned throughout the HIV/AIDS pandemic”.
He also penned a letter that was read out by the World Health Organisation’s Director of Global HIV, Hepatitis & STIs Programmes at UNAIDS’ World AIDS Day event.
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Ex-Chancellor reveals why Queen wanted to end Obama state banquet early
Speaking during the event hosted by the Old Pauline Club, an association for alumni of St. Paul’s School, ex-Chancellor George Osborne said: "I was at a banquet — the state banquet in Britain for Barack Obama.
"And the Queen came up to me and said: ‘Will you tell the president it’s late and I want to go to bed.’
"And I looked over at — Barack Obama was having a great time, kind of knocking back vodka martinis with his mates.
"And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m going to be the person that has to go and tell him to go home.’"
However, earlier during the night the royal mother of four made a touching speech in honour of her guest and toasted the UK's "special relationship" with the US.
She said: "Your visit to this country inevitably reminds us of our shared history, our common language, and our strong intellectual and cultural links.
"It also reminds us that your country twice came to the rescue of the free and democratic world when it was facing military disaster.
"On each occasion, after the end of those destructive wars, the generosity of the United States made a massive contribution to our economic recovery.
"Today the United States remains our most important ally and our two nations contribute to the security and prosperity of our peoples, and of the world, through shared national interests."
Prince Harry slams ‘corporate greed and political failure’ in Covid and HIV ‘pandemics’
Prince Harry, 37, marked World Aids Day yesterday by writing a lengthy open letter to the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom and the executive director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima.
The Duke of Sussex paid tribute to the work of those in the science community but also warned there are striking parallels between the outbreak of COVID-19 and HIV.
Speaking in video footage for The People's Vaccine, Harry said: "This is a story about how corporate greed and political failure have prolonged both pandemics and what we can do to stop it."
He added: "By ending vaccine monopolies and sharing technology, companies in the developing world can start producing Covid vaccines too."
The footage featured clips of Harry's late mother Princess Diana and an appearance made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Global Citizen Live event in New York in September.
‘They must deliver!’ Harry and Meghan ‘given nudge’ to protect £18m Spotify deal
Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, signed an £18million deal with Spotify in December 2020.
But since the deal was signed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have produced just one podcast episode.
The 35-minute maiden episode was released during the festive period last year.
No podcast episodes have been uploaded onto the Swedish streaming service in 2021.
According to the Sun, the couple's Archewell Audio brand has been given a "gentle nudge" by Spotify bosses to release more episodes and protect their multi-million-pound contract.
Princess Charlene’s relationship with Monegasque people damaged by language barrier
European monarchy expert Maddalena Mastrostefano said: “There was a language barrier, she hadn’t been heard speaking French for a very long time, until the famous speech in which she said to her husband, ‘You are the Prince of my heart.’
“That entire speech was in French and then I think the entire population started to warm up to her, but that was after her children were born.”
Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven’t made a podcast IN A YEAR despite £18MILLION Spotify deal
The audio streaming giant has now hinted at the possibility something new may come soon.
At the end of 2020, artists including Sir Elton John, Deepak Chopra and James Corden joined Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, in their first podcast episode.
It was put together with Spotify’s Gimlet Studios and saw the light on December 15.
But that was it for the year ahead.
Trump denies claims he left a meeting with Prince Charles ‘bored’
Ex-POTUS Donald Trump, 75, spoke to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, 57, in an “exclusive interview” aired on GB News.
When asked about his encounter with Prince Charles, 73, in 2019, the 45th President said: “No I wasn't bored, I like Charles, I thought he was good.”
Mr Trump added: “No, he's an environmentalist, he talked about the environment most of the meeting, which was fine.
“I understood that was the purpose of the meeting and he was telling me his views.
“I was not bored at all, no, I think Charles is a wonderful person.”
Meghan's lobbying ramps up
Meghan Markle’s political lobbying appears to be ramping up, with her top aide working “behind the scenes” to promote the Duchess’s “pet issue”.
Genevieve Roth, a strategic adviser for the Sussexs' Archewell Foundation, has apparently been busy lobbying members of Congress and even the White House itself through her role in Paid Leave for the United States, according to POLITICO.
A spokesman confirmed the group "have collaborated with [Ms Roth] and the Duchess’s team on the issue of paid leave".
The group's lobbying includes calls and emails with Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.
Calls have also been made to staffers at the Office of Public Engagement.
Meghan's lobbying ramps up (Image: Getty)
Trump speaks out on Queen faux pas
Former US President Donald Trump told host Nigel Farage during an interview on GB News that he was called rude after his meeting with Queen in July 2018.
Speaking with the former Brexit leader, Mr Trump said: "I think she's a fantastic woman. She is a fantastic woman.
“I was supposed to spend half an hour with her. I ended up being there for much more than an hour and everyone said, 'Oh, that's so rude.’
“But she liked it and I liked it, I'm not going to be rude.”
Donald Trump says he was called rude when he met the Queen as he discussed an alleged faux pas. (Image: Getty)
William sends royal fans into a spin with latest outing
Prince William has sent royal fans into a spin after his latest outing to meet refugees in Leeds.
One user loveforcambridg, wrote: So glad these people can have a better life in the UK now our Duke of Cambridge is such a compassionate man who makes everyone around him feel so comfortable!He represented the Crown and his country beautifully as always.”
A second fan, LadyIngrid_123 wrote: “So proud of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge”, while another, Tina Gamble, added: “Well done Prince William you do the country proud”
Twiggy29b welcomed the future King to the area, writing: “Welcome to Leeds !!! This Yorkshire lass is thrilled you're in her home town !”
Meanwhile, Vanessa Gillieo wrote thanked him for his involvement with the cause, adding: “Welcoming the refugees and helping them settle into their new lives is so important.”
Prince William has sent royal fans into a spin after his latest outing to meet refugees in Leeds (Image: Getty)
Harry and William DENIED grief counselling after Diana death
Prince Harry and Prince William were allegedly denied grief counselling by the Queen in the wake of their mother Princess Diana’s death.
According to bombshell allegations made in Christopher Andersen’s book, 'Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan', Prince Charles approached the Queen to ask for grief counselling for his sons after Princess Diana died.
The book claims that the monarch agreed to his request, but later changed her mind after she was “talked out of it” by some of her royal advisers.
The book quotes a St. James Palace staffer, who reportedly claimed: "The Queen initially agreed that it was a good idea but was talked out of it."
According to Mr Andersen, the advisers allegedly persuaded the Queen that it "would simply not look good at the moment" for Royal Family members "to be seen to have mental health issues."
Prince Harry and Prince William were allegedly denied grief counselling (Image: Getty)
Meghan Markle and Harry may be poised to share first Lilibet picture in Sussex tradition
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be poised to share their first picture of baby Lilibet.
Each year since their son Archie ‘s birth, the royal couple have included an image of him on their Christmas card.
This will be baby Lilibet’s first Christmas, after she was born on June 4 2021, leaving royal fans hoping for a glimpse of the young royal.
Each year since Archie’s birth, the couple have included him in their Christmas card (Image: Getty)
Prince William opens up about mental health in ‘moving speech’
Prince William, giving a speech in front of 200 front line workers, opened up about his mental health during a “moving speech” about his time as an air ambulance pilot.
The speech was given as part of the Blue Light Together initiative at an event in London, where he announced a package of mental health support for emergency services across the UK.
Speaking about the speech on podcast Royally US, host Christina Garibaldi said: “Now this is not the first time that William has spoken out about mental health, this has been a big passion of not only his, but also Kate’s and Harry’s over the years.
“He sat down with a couple of people and really opened up about the struggles that he went through working as an air ambulance pilot.”
Co-host Christine Ross added: “I think it’s so special that he has had this unique experience, that he volunteered to be an air ambulance pilot, because now he really is able to relate to these people and to their struggles.”
Prince William opens up about mental health in ‘moving speech’ (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry was 'different' on last tour before quitting Royal Family
Prince Harry was “different” on his last royal tour before quitting the Firm , appearing to have “had enough” of royal life, claimed royal experts in a new BBC documentary.
Speaking on the second episode of the BBC’s 'The Princes and the Press', Sky News' royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said: “How he was generally on that trip, he wasn't like the Prince Harry that we'd known before.
"He didn't really engage, he didn't come and talk to us in the ways that he would have done."
Prince Harry was 'different' on his last tour before quitting Royal Family (Image: Getty)
Queen’s speech could be shown on Channel 4 in ‘bold and unprecedented move’
The Queen’s speech could be shown on Channel 4 in a “bold and unprecedented move”, as the broadcaster has launched an audacious bid for the broadcasting rights, it has been claimed.
An inside source said: "This is a bold and unprecedented move from Channel 4. But they are a public broadcaster, too, and don't have any axes to grind.
"Bosses are continually looking to expand the broadcaster's remit and give viewers fresh and unexpected programming.
"They've made it clear they would like to film the speech this year — especially if the Royals punish the Beeb and withdraw their rights, although that does seem unlikely.
"But the Royal family have shown they have backbone and won't stand for much more nonsense.”
Queen’s speech could be shown on Channel 4 in ‘bold and unprecedented move’ (Image: Getty)
Meghan Markle is world’s most influential royal
Meghan Markle is the world’s most influential royal according to new data, commissioned by Design Bundles.
The analysis shows the Duchess has in the past year pulled in a total of 7.4 million Google searches a month, featured in 10.4 million Instagram hashtags, and had 11,200 articles written about her.
A spokesperson for Design Bundles said: “Meghan Markle has an extraordinary influence around the world, ever since she and Prince Harry's relationship took the world by storm in 2017.
“Meghan's bravery and boldness in speaking up about issues such as racism, parental leave and empowering women are unlike any other royal, and her voice is a powerful and enduring one.”
No other figure, including the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, has this year received more online searches and mentions than her.
Meghan Markle is world’s most influential royal (Image: Getty)
Harry and William’s ‘sidebar soap opera’threatens to ‘overshadow’ royal family
Prince Harry and Prince William’s “sidebar soap opera” threatens to “overwhelm” and “overshadow” the royal family, broadcaster Andrew Neil has claimed.
Speaking to Channel 5 royal documentary '2021: The Queen’s Horrible Year,', he said: "There is a risk that this kind of almost sidebar soap opera between the two can overwhelm and overshadow more important events in the royal family.”
There has been speculation of a feud between the two brothers in recent years, which has only grown since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back from roal duties in March 2020.
Harry and William’s ‘sidebar soap opera’threatens to ‘overshadow’ royal family (Image: PA)
Prince Harry asked very personal questions on Barbados visit: ‘Royalty don’t have sex?’
Prince Harry was asked a string of inappropriate questions on a Royal visit to Barbados, including whether members of the Royal Family “don’t have sex”, unearthed accounts show.
On a visit to the Caribbean island in 2016, Prince Harry and popstar Rihanna attended a HIV drop-in centre to mark World Aids Day.
The Duke of Sussex was then awkwardly quizzed on his sex life by an HIV counsellor.
Fabian Sargeant explained to Harry that a barber shop was the perfect place to raise awareness for the need of HIV testing, as it's a place where people open up about the private details of their lives.
Prince Harry asked very personal questions on Barbados visit: ‘Royalty don’t have sex?’ (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry writes heartbreaking letter to World Health Organisation
Prince Harry has written a heartbreaking open letter to the director-general of the World Health Organisation which mentions Princess Diana.
To recognise World AIDS day, Prince Harry penned the letter addressed to Tedros Adhanom, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS, the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
The open letter pays tribute to the scientific community which has worked for decades to find a cure for HIV – a cause that was very close to his mother’s heart.
Princess Diana was famously on the frontline in the 1980s and 1990s in the effort to break the stigma experienced by people affected by HIV and AIDS.
Royal Family fear Prince Harry going to ‘stick knife in’ with bombshell book
The Royal Family could be in the firing line once again as Prince Harry continues to “settle scores”, a journalist has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex recently announced the release of his "intimate and heartfelt" memoir next year which has been labelled "unfortunate" and "unnecessary", by broadcaster Andrew Neil.
Journalist Camilla Tominey told Channel 5 royal documentary '2021: The Queen’s Horrible Year: "That's a phrase about autobiographies being the perfect vehicle for telling the truth about other people, not necessarily the writing it. It's an account from his perspective.
“The royals will be hoping that he doesn't stick the knife in. We just have to wait and see."
Royal Family fear Prince Harry going to ‘stick knife in’ with bombshell book (Image: GETTY)
Harry issues urgent plea close to Diana’s heart hours before controversial interview airs
Prince Harry has co-narrated a video by The People’s Vaccine, released to mark World AIDS Day.
The clip draws striking parallels between the struggles for access to HIV medicines and COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries.
Late Princess Diana appears in the footage while her younger son, Prince Harry, begins to speak.
In the clip, Harry can be heard saying: “There are striking parallels between COVID-19 and another deadly pandemic, one that emerged 40 years ago: HIV.”
Trump said he would re-run for the presidency if Meghan Markle ran
Earlier this year, Donald Trump said he would campaign for the White House in 2024 if Meghan Markle declared she was joining the race.
His assertion came after rumours that the duchess was meeting with Democrat operatives and that she may want to run.
Mr Trump told Fox News: “I hope that happens because if that happened then I think I’d have an even stronger feeling towards running. I’m not a fan of hers.
“I’ve met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person and I’m not a fan of Meghan.”
Donald Trump ‘has respect’ for the Queen
In a bombshell interview with Nigel Farage, former US president Donald Trump explained why he had so much respect for the Queen.
The interview will be broadcast at 7pm Wednesday night on GB News.
Mr Trump claimed he was raised to have respect for the Royal Family because his mother was from Scotland.
‘My friends asked the same with Meghan!’ Thomas Markle breaks silence on ‘racist royal’
Meghan Markle’s estranged father has broken his silence on the ‘racist royal’ allegations, claiming similar comments were made about his daughter before she was born.
It comes after Prince Charles was forced to issue a statement denying he was the “racist royal” who was “concerned” about Meghan’s son skin tone following the publication of a new US book.
Thomas Markle responded to the allegations in an exclusive statement given to GB News saying: “This new book inferring that Charles was a racist is nonsense!
“He just asked an innocent question when he asked what colour the baby would be.
“That is just a curiosity that most people have and it can never be answered until the birth!
“When I married Doria and she was pregnant with Meghan, some of our friends asked the same question and they were not racists, they were just curious!”
Charles has denied making the comments.
Thomas Markle responds to royal racism allegations
Prince Harry and Prince William are ‘sick’ of Charles lobbying for Camilla’s Queen title
Prince Charles has been lobbying for his wife Camilla to receive the title of Queen Consort when he ascends the throne, a royal historian has claimed.
Historian Robert Lacey claims that his sons William, 39, and Harry, 37, are "sick" of the lobbying being carried out by the heir apparent.
Mr Lacey told Newsweek: "Privately I discovered both brothers are absolutely sick to the back teeth of Charles trying to negotiate full Queen status for Camilla."
According to a YouGov polling from last month, only 14 percent of Britons believe Camilla should be given the title “Queen” when Charles becomes king.
Prince Harry and Prince William are ‘sick’ of Charles lobbying for Camilla’s Queen title (Image: GETTY)
Royal snub as Kate Middleton’s carol concert to air on BBC rival after documentary row
Kate Middleton’s Christmas Carol concert is set to be released on a rival channel to the BBC after a fierce row between the Firm and the national broadcaster over a recent documentary.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the move to ITV was directly linked to Amol Rajan's recent documentary, The Princes and The Press.
However, ITV entered talks with the Firm shortly after the first episode of the docuseries hit the airwaves.
Kate Middleton, 39, is set to host the festive carol service at Westminster Abbey at 5pm on December 8.
Royal snub as Kate Middleton’s carol concert to air on BBC rival after documentary row (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle has sights set on ‘dream job’
The Duchess of Sussex may be testing waters for a brand new career following her recent Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance, reports claim.
Following her interview, sources claim the royal mother of two may follow in Ellen’s footsteps and become a talk show host herself.
According to a source close to the Sussexes, the Duchess has set her sights on her new "dream job" which may see the royal "boost her popularity and power".
Meghan Markle: Royal fans left unsure about Ellen interview
George, Charlotte, Louis to celebrate THREE Christmases but unlikely to meet Lilibet
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will celebrate three Christmases this year, according to a royal author.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe said Prince William and Kate’s children will have “three Christmases rolled into one”.
Mr Larcombe explained George, eight, Charlotte, six, and three-year-old Louis will have Christmas with just their parents before celebrating with the Royal Family at Sandringham – and then with the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton.
However, the Cambridge children are unlikely to meet their cousin Lilibet.
George, Charlotte, Louis to celebrate THREE Christmases but unlikely to meet Lilibet (Image: GETTY)
Queen served tea to oblivious Buckingham Palace builder
In an embarrassing incident, a builder working at the Palace asked the Queen to make him a cup of tea.
Royal Upholsterer Kevin Andrews remembered the story vividly in a documentary titled Secrets of the Royal Palaces for Channel 5.
He said: "[A] builder was dismantling a desk […] so he could not see who was making the offer when the lady’s voice asked him if he would like a cup of tea."
As the builder had no idea it was the Queen asking the question, he reportedly replied: "Yeah. In a mug. Two sugars. Builder’s tea.
"I don’t want any of that nonsense I had the last time I was here, all that fine china and all that saucer stuff."
Queen served tea to oblivious Buckingham Palace builder (Image: GETTY)
Nigel Farage promotes exclusive Donald Trump interview
Nigel Farage has promoted his exclusive interview with former US president Donald Trump on his Twitter account.
The interview involves Mr Trump criticising the behaviour of the Sussexes and reflecting on how it affects the Queen.
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