Meghan Markle latest news LIVE – Duchess and Prince Harry look 'completely different' after US move, fans say

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's appearance has "completely changed" since their move to the US, fans have claimed.

Describing it as "the California effect", royal watchers say the couple are now "glowing" after making the move and look happier and healthier than they ever did while living in the UK.

The news comes as an expert claims Harry is developing an American way of speaking and is starting to sound just like Meghan Markle.

Jennifer Dorman, expert sociolinguist at language learning app Babbel, analysed Archewell Audio's first podcast and claimed Harry is starting to mimic his wife's voice.

Follow our Harry and Meghan live blog below for the very latest news and gossip about the royal couple…

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    RECAP – MEG & THE KINGMAKER

    Prince Harry and Meghan risked a new row by holding a secret meeting with a top US Democrat in the run-up to the American election, it has emerged.

    The California-based pair spent an hour chatting to the influential Governor of the state, Gavin Newsom.

    Their video link-up came shortly after they were widely criticised for wading into the presidential election debate.

    The virtual meeting happened while Governor Newsom was under pressure to replace California Senator Kamala Harris — who went on to become the new Vice President — with another black woman.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    DUKE & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL RECEIVES FIRST DOSE OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

    Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have received their first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, Clarence House has said.

    The Prince of Wales, 72, and Camilla, 73, are in the fourth priority group for the vaccine because of their age.

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    "This might all be by the by, but at the same time it might also be all the proof we need that a presidential run is being prepared.

    "If that's the case, Meghan should probably brace herself for the worst.

    "Many, many celebrities before her have attempted to throw their hat into the political ring, but successes have been few and far between."

    Last year, the Duke and Duchess were accused of interfering in the US election when Meghan called it "the most important election of our time."

    The pair did not openly support Joe Biden or Donald Trump in the short video but some branded the video as political interference from a member of the Royal Family.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    AUTHOR CAUTIONS DUCHESS AGAINST POLITICAL MOVE AFTER HER CALL WITH CALIFORNIAN GOVERNOR

    Author Steven Heritage warned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about making moves into the political sphere after it emerged the couple had a conversation with Californian Governor Gavin Newson in a one-hour call.

    Writing in the Times he said: "The idea that Meghan Markle might be entertaining the thought of running for president is starting to feel a little less ridiculous.

    "Five weeks before Megxit, she invited Hillary Clinton to Windsor for a chat.

    "And now it has been revealed that Harry and Meghan recently had a one-hour Zoom meeting with Gavin Newsom, the governor of California."

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    It is understood that Harry and Meghan, in honour of Black History Month in the US, wanted to support an organisation which engages and empowers young people to find and raise their voices.

    Mason Granger, Get Lit's manager of public outreach, wrote on Instagram: "Soooo Prince Harry and Meghan dropped into my poetry class on Saturday and kicked it with the Get Lit Players for a multitude of minutes.

    "My favourite part of it all was Meghan echoing so many sentiments we've talked about in class, about this particular moment in time/history to be a young person and the ripple effect of a single voice.

    "The root of them deciding to come is because at some point in their lives, they were moved by a poem."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MAKING A MARK

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a surprise guest appearance on a Zoom poetry class to honour Black History Month.

    The Duke and Duchess dropped in on an online gathering of Get Lit – Words Ignite – a California-based arts education non-profit organisation aimed at improving teen literacy through poetry.

    t said: "The Duchess even shared some of her favourite poetry lines. We are so grateful for their visit in honour of Black History Month.

    "It goes down as most epic experience in Get Lit history!!!"

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN WAS THE FIRST ROYAL TO VOTE

    Meghan became the first modern royal to vote in a US presidential election last year after casting an early mail ballot, a source has claimed.

    The Duchess of Sussex reportedly "couldn't wait" to cast her vote via a mail-in ballot.

    Centuries-old tradition dictates that members of the British monarchy remain politically neutral, and so voluntarily refrain from casting votes.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN'S DAD IS MAKING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER

    Thomas Markle is making a documentary film about his life — and daughter Meghan.

    It comes as a personal letter from Meghan to him is at the centre of a bitter High Court privacy battle.

    Award-winning lighting director Thomas is working with a cinematographer and hopes to have it completed later this year.

    It comes after Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, reportedly agreed to make a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Netflix.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY SEEN FILMING FOR CAR POOL KARAOKE WITH JAMES CORDEN

    Harry has been seen filming with fellow Brit and talk show host James Corden on an open-top bus in Los Angeles, California.

    The Duke of Sussex was spotted alongside a film crew on the top deck of the tourist bus, talking and smiling with The Late Late show host.

    Harry looked relaxed as he smiled and chatted to James Cordon from across the aisle of the red double-decker bus.

    With one arm over the seat next to him, the Duke of Sussex seemed to be enjoying himself while at least two cameramen and a production crew overlooked the conversation.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN HAD AN AURA ABOUT HER SAYS FORMER DIRECTOR

    Meghan has dazzled royal fans since marrying Prince Harry – but her former Suits director said she always had an “aura about her that was special.”

    Actor Tim Matheson, 72, directed an episode of Suits back in 2011, which starred Meghan in her role as paralegal Rachel Zane. 

    He told Page Six that it was evident back then that “she was charming and she had an aura about her that was special.”

    Tim, who is best known for The West Wing, said: “I could see that she had a very unique quality and the camera loved her."

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN NAMED MOST POPULAR ROYAL

    Meghan has been named the popular UK royal in the world – beating the likes of the Queen and Kate Middleton to clinch the top spot. 

    The former actress was crowned the top royal in a worldwide survey by OnBuy, with a popularity score of 14.5 per cent.

    While Meghan has made fewer public appearances this year, due to coronavirus and relocating to California with Archie and Prince Harry, it seems her Zoom speeches and heartfelt essays have proved a hit with the public. 

    Hot on her heels was the Duchess of Cambridge, who had a ranking of 14.4 per cent, and in third place was the Queen, with a 14.3 per cent popularity score. 

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY IN A GOOD PLACE A YEAR AFTER MEGXIT

    Meghan and Prince Harry are in a "very good place" a year on from Megxit.

    The pair are happy with their new life in the US and feel their Archewell organisation is doing "amazing things".

    A source has said: "After a very turbulent 12 months for everyone in the world and massive changes of moving country and all the rest of it, they have also been very vocal about what they have gone through in their own personal life.

    "They have a house. They have created the financial independence that they were after."

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN'S STAFF REMOVED NAMED FROM ARCHIE'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    Meghan's name was removed from Archie's birth certificate by members of her own royal staff – NOT Buckingham Palace.

    Aides at Team Sussex rewrote the document and replaced 'Rachel Meghan' with 'Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex'.

    The mysterious change was carried out a month after Archie's birth on June 5th 2019.

    The couple’s Californian PR team in statement on Sunday said changes to Archie's birth certificate were "dictated by the Palace.”

    But Royal insiders say Buckingham Palace was not involved and that it was Kensington Palace officials.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY SECRETLY MET WITH US DIPLOMAT IN RUN-UP TO THE ELECTION

    Harry and Meghan risked a new row by holding a secret meeting with a top US Democrat in the run-up to the American election, it has emerged.

    The California-based pair spent an hour chatting to the influential Governor of the state, Gavin Newsom.

    Their video link-up came shortly after they were widely criticised for wading into the presidential election debate.

    The virtual meeting happened while Governor Newsom was under pressure to replace California Senator Kamala Harris — who went on to become the new Vice President — with another black woman.

    A memo seen by The Sun on Sunday reveals Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, had the conference with Newsom, 54, once widely tipped to be a White House frontrunner, on October 19 last year — two weeks before the election.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN 'WON'T COME TO THE UK WITH ARCHIE AS SHE DOESN'T WANT TO LEAVE HIM'

    Meghan won’t return to the UK this summer for Her Majesty’s birthday because she doesn’t want to leave Archie who loves Zoom calls with the Queen, according to the author of her biography.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, does not plan to join Prince Harry, 36, when he visits the Royal Family for the first time since Megxit, royal insiders claim.

    Meghan and Harry are living in their $14million Californian mansion and famously stepped back from their royal duties last year.

    The author of her biography Finding Freedom, Omid Scoobie, said their travel plans are “up in the air” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    He added that this year's visit might be easier for Harry to “make the trip solo”.

  • Becky Pemberton

    PRINCESS EUGENIE HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO A SON

    Prince Harry's cousin Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy with husband Jack Brooksbank, it was confirmed today.

    A statement from the Royal Family said Eugenie "safely delivered a son" this morning just before 9am at The Portland Hospital, London.

    The baby boy, whose name has not yet been confirmed, weighs 8lbs 1oz.

    Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank was present for the birth.

    The baby is the Queen and Prince Philip's ninth great-grandchild.

  • Debbie White

    DUKE OF SUSSEX STARTING TO 'SOUND AMERICAN' – EXPERT

    The Duke of Sussex is fostering an American way of speaking and is starting to sound just like his wife Meghan Markle, an expert reckons.

    Jennifer Dorman, expert sociolinguist at language learning app Babbel, analysed Archewell Audio's first podcast and claimed Prince Harry is starting to mimic his wife's voice.

    She told Cosmopolitan: "The expression ‘You guys’ comes up, an American phrase that Harry used to address listeners in both the podcast teaser and during the podcast.

    "In the premiere episode, he even uses the typically American term ‘awesome’ – something which elicits a giggle from his American wife when used.

    "Harry says things like ‘love always wins’ and ‘the power within us’: two very positive, uplifting phrases which many of us would associate with the optimistic attitude of our cousins over the pond."

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S HAIR 'NOT TOO DONE' IN POETRY ZOOM CHAT

    "I feel Meghan is secretly expressing herself to the world," says a London-based hairdresser, after seeing the royal appear on a Zoom poetry class to honour Black History Month in the US.

    "There is almost a beach wave to her hair, but she has taken care to not appear too ‘done’ looking," says Tom Smith, hairdresser to the stars.

    He told The Sun Online: "We have recently seen that she has been wearing her hair much longer than we had seen previously.

    "This could be related to lockdowns, but may also be a subtle stand against the inoffensive middle ground in which royals tend to stand."

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN APPEARS MORE CAREFREE THAN EVER!

    Meghan Markle looked "more carefree than ever" while surprising young poets during an online class, says a top celebrity hair stylist, Tom Smith.

    He exclusively told The Sun Online: "In virtual calls during lockdown our hair is the main focal point and makes the biggest statement.

    "Meghan is aware her every move is scrutinised, and she will be very mindful that her styling choices are important factors to consider when planning her 'Zoom look' and how she wants the world to perceive her.

    "These small snapshots into the Sussexes' life are a rarity and yesterday she wanted to exude a relaxed and content feel.

    "She appeared more casual than previous online calls and she left her brunette hair in loose waves around her shoulders. This is interesting to see as I feel Meghan is secretly expressing herself to the world."

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN MARKLE 'AMONG 40 WOMEN LEAVING MARK ON HISTORY'

    Meghan Markle has been named as one of "40 famous Black and African American women who are leaving their mark on history".

    "All hail the Queens", says a feature in The Oprah Magazine, which describes the actress as "extraordinary".

    "Markle – along with her husband, Prince Harry – made the unprecedented move to step back as a senior member of the royal family in 2019.

    "[But] since she joined the world of the monarchy in 2016, the former actress has established herself as an advocate for a variety of causes including gender equality and climate change.

    "She and her husband have also founded Archwell, an organisation that acts as a production and audio company, and a charitable foundation," it adds.

  • Debbie White

    ARCHIE'S ZOOM CHATS WITH GREAT-GRAN 'NOT THE SAME AS SEEING THE QUEEN IN PERSON'

    The Queen is likely to feel "sad" about missing out on seeing young Archie while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle keep him in the US, says a relationship expert.

    "While his parents made the choice to step away, it seems unfair that Archie automatically misses out on such celebrations, and the younger royal generation will be alien to him," Tina Wilson exclusively told The Sun.

    There have been reports that The Queen is very fond of her Zoom calls with Archie during the Covid lockdown, "and while a video call is a lovely gesture, it unfortunately cannot replace that in-person meeting.

    "If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is how much we miss and value meeting in person.

    "I am sure the Queen will feel sad at his absence but as everything in life, she will be the epitome of true elegance and make the world smile," Wilson added.

    Tina Wilson, a top relationship expert, has given her advice
  • Debbie White

    YOUNG ARCHIE 'MISSING OUT ON GRANDPARENTS & ROYAL RELATIONS' – EXPERT

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie will struggle to form close bonds with his royal family in the UK while kept from meeting up with his British relations on a regular basis, says a relationship guru.

    "There is no doubt that missing such family celebrations will affect Archie’s future relationship with the Royal family, as some of the greatest bonds are formed in the early years," says Tina Wilson, founder of the Wingman app.

    "The longer Harry and Meghan keep Archie away from such gatherings, will undoubtedly create a greater divide, not just for the Queen but for the whole family.

    "As Archie gets older, it will be increasingly difficult for him to gel with his English relatives, and form those important family ties," she also warned.

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN SNUBBING THE UK?

    There is a "lot of speculation at present over whether Meghan’s plans for not travelling to London for the Royal family celebrations this summer are, in fact a snub, or if there is a plausible explanation behind the decision," says Tina Wilson.

    The relationship expert and Wingman app founder told The Sun Online: "Different sources are arguing for and against and it has certainly raised eyebrows.

    "Whether travel restrictions are behind Meghan’s decision not to attend, it seems a little early to draw that conclusion.

    "But whatever the reason, it is a shame that her decision not to attend means that Archie, the youngest great grandson Archie will not be present.

    "This sadness is not just for the Queen but for Harry too, who will miss having his son at such an occasion."

  • Elizabeth Little

    WHAT WOULD DIANA SAY OF ROYAL RIFT?

    PRINCESS Diana would have "banged William and Harry's heads together to fix their rift", a royal expert has claimed.

    In an interview with US Weekly, royal biographer Robert Jobson – who claimed he knew Princess Diana "well" – said she would urged her sons to confront their reported feud head-on.

    He said: "We all fall out with our siblings [every now and] again, but to continue into a feud is a little, unlike Harry, actually.

    "The character that I knew, he was quite relaxed, actually. And I think he wouldn't have wanted to continue this. So, I don't understand what the problem is."

    Describing how the brothers' alleged rift has "gone too far", Robert says their mother would have encouraged them to speak publicly about their relationship.

  • Elizabeth Little

    HARRY & MEGHAN MOST ROMANTIC ROYALS

    MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been crowned the most romantic royal couple.

    The pair beat Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge for the coveted title.

    OnBuy.com’s online analysis crowned Harry and Meghan the most romantic royal couple, after research analysed seven romantic factors among British royal couples.

    It included gifts exchanged, public displays of affection, number of times a partner's name is mentioned, time spent on honeymoon, compliments given, length of relationship before marriage and body language on their wedding day.

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