GAYLE King has claimed Meghan Markle has been "vilified" as her CBS This Morning co-host slammed the "oppressive" royal family. Gayle, 66, defended the duchess as she and her fellow presenters discussed a new teaser clip for the couple's highly anticipated Oprah interview. It came as the TV network featured a report branding Britain racist and "socially conservative" – as well as a society that likes women in the Royal Family who are “seen and not heard ”. Gayle, who is a close friend of Meghan, also tore into the royals for their response to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and spoke about Prince Andrew: “I do think that’s a very interesting observation. “There’s sort of been crickets when it comes to Prince Andrew and they’re talking about alleged misbehaviour – ‘Mean Girl’ behaviour – from Meghan, that was first raised in 2018 and there wasn’t an investigation. “Now, right before the interview, there’s an investigation.” She later claimed that Meghan had been … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s pal Gayle King claims she’s been ‘vilified’ as CBS co-host slams ‘oppressive’ Royal Family
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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell Oprah interview could burn the couple's final bridge with Prince Philip and the Queen, it has been claimed. Royal expert Victoria Murphy said the Oprah interview put the popularity of the monarchy on the line. But she said the row had gone beyond criticism of the institution — and could burn any personal bridges Harry and Meghan still have. "There's only so much you can separate the individuals and the people from their roles and the positions that they have within "The Firm", and if you're attacking one, then you're also attacking the other," she added. The news comes as the Duke of Edinburgh, who is just three months from his 100th birthday, underwent surgery for a pre-existing heart condition. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. "His Royal Highness will remain in hospital for … [Read more...] about Prince Philip latest news – Harry and Meghan ‘could burn final bridge’ with stricken Duke and Queen with Oprah interview
PRINCE Philip is 99 years old and celebrated his last birthday in lockdown with Queen Elizabeth II. But despite being the son of a prince and princess as well, the Duke of Edinburgh is not a King. How old is Prince Philip and when's his 100th birthday? Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh turned 99 in June, 2020 . He will hit a significant milestone this year when he turns 100. He was born in 1921 in Greece. What's his background? Prince Philip has been married to the Queen for more than 70 years . His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child. Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II . A keen sports' fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage … [Read more...] about How old is Prince Philip and when is he 100?
Pub chain Wetherspoons has confirmed plans to reopen outlets across the UK next month, as Boris Johnson lifts restrictions on hospitality businesses with outdoor areas. The company, run by Tim Martin, said almost 400 branches with beer gardens and outdoor seating will return to business on April 12, serving alcohol through the app and a limited food menu . JD Wetherspoon bosses shuttered pubs in January as a result of lockdown restrictions in England, but the company now hopes to reopen all 875 outlets by May 17. Chief executive John Hutson said: "We are looking forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs." From April 12, around 394 branches will reopen from 9am until 9pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 9am until 10pm on Friday to Saturday. Wetherspoons customers will be able to pay through the free app, although staff members will still be on hand to take orders and payment at tables. Pubs are not allowed to open for indoor bookings until May 17 … [Read more...] about Full list of Wetherspoons branches reopening on April 12 – is your local on there?
The Duchess of Sussex claims the Royal Family once gagged her from talking to Oprah Winfrey but she now feels “liberated” to act in her new life. Meghan, 39, alleges that when she first spoke to the US chat show host three years ago, their call was eavesdropped on by staff. It has also emerged that the Queen and Buckingham Palace “do not have an advance copy” of Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah. Royal aides admitted that “everyone will watch it at the same time”. Senior members of the Royal Family have urged for “calm amid the storm” ahead of the interview, which will be shown in the US at 1am UK time on Monday and then at 9pm on ITV. What is your view? Have your say in the comments section The Mirror understands the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William have all agreed they will “reserve judgment” until they have seen all of the footage, sources said. In a teaser shown on CBS This Morning yesterday, Meghan speaks of her relief about no longer being … [Read more...] about Queen ‘hasn’t been given advance copy’ of Meghan Markle and Harry’s Oprah interview