THE Royal Family has banded together in a TV special to mark Commonwealth Day, which will be screened just hours before Meg and Harry's Oprah bombshell. William and Kate hail the heroics of front-line workers around the Commonwealth and Camilla talks about getting children reading. Teaser clips from the one-hour special screened tomorrow/today show Prince Charles blasting Covid-19 for "cruelly robbing countess people of their lives". In a possible aside about Harry and Meg's exile to the USA he adds pandemic restrictions have denied us "the human connections which we so dearly cherish". The Commonwealth Day special has been pre-recorded last week after the Westminster Abbey ceremony was cancelled due to the pandemic. It will air just hours before Harry and Meghan’s interview with chat queen Oprah Winfrey; which is set to be broadcast at primetime in the UK. And it follows claims from insiders that staff nicknamed Prince Harry "the Hostage" ahead of his wedding … [Read more...] about Royal Family put on a united front in Commonwealth TV special hours before Meghan and Harry’s explosive Oprah interview
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Nicola Sturgeon facing calls to resign as witnesses back Alex Salmond's evidence on key meetings Tom Harris | The cynical SNP has shattered any faith in the Scottish constitution N icola Sturgeon came out swinging in her long-awaited appearance before the Holyrood inquiry into her government's unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond, amid calls for her to resign. The First Minister apologised for the "serious mistakes" made in the handling of Mr Salmond's alleged sexual harassment claims, but insisted that she was not out to "get" her predecessor as she was grilled for more than eight hours by MSPs on the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints. Here is a blow-by-blow account on how the day unfolded. … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon apologises for SNP government’s ‘serious mistakes’ in Alex Salmond inquiry during eight-hour grilling
Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to be the TV viewing appointment of the year - possibly the decade. Snippets released in the run-up to the highly-anticipated broadcast with the US chat show queen have shown the former royal couple have not held back in their criticism of "The Firm". Here is all the information you need ahead of the interview: When will it be broadcast? American audiences will be the first to get to see Harry and Meghan 's first major interview after stepping down as senior royals and moving to the US. Advertisement Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Meghan: 'I can now speak for myself' The two-hour long "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special" will play out on CBS and CBS.com on Sunday, 7 March at 8pm Eastern Time (1am GMT Monday). UK viewers will get to watch it a day later on Monday from 9pm on ITV and on ITV hub. More from Meghan Markle … [Read more...] about Harry and Meghan: When is their Oprah interview and what will they talk about?
MEGHAN Markle's Suits co-star Patrick Adams has branded the Royal Family "shameless" and said their treatment of the Duchess of Sussex has been "obscene" in an extraordinary rant. The Canadian actor accused the Palace of "tormenting" Meghan Markle and described the monarchy as "archaic and toxic" in a series of tweets. Patrick, 39, said Meghan was "enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive" when they were working together on Suits . His tweets came after reports were published that Meghan had "bullied" several former staff members at Kensington Palace . He tweeted : "She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the entire globe and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic." His support comes amid the fall-out from Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview , with fresh trailer released … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle latest LIVE – Duchess’ Suits co-star brands Royals ‘toxic’ amid Oprah interview fall-out
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