Megan Markle

Meghan Markle writes children's book inspired by Harry and Archie

The Bench will be published on 8 June and is said to be inspired by the bond between her husband Prince Harry and their son Archie.

"The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father's Day, the month after Archie was born," the duchess said in a statement.

"That poem became this story."

She added: "My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine."

The story will be accompanied by images from the award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson.

Harry and Meghan to join Covid vaccine concert

The couple were announced as campaign chairs of the Vax Live event, organised by anti-poverty group Global Citizen.

US President Joe Biden will also appear at the concert, which is being hosted by pop star Selena Gomez.

"We will all benefit, we will all be safer, when everyone, everywhere has equal access to the vaccine," Harry and Meghan said.

"We must pursue equitable vaccine distribution and, in that, restore faith in our common humanity. The mission couldn't be more critical or important."

Queen 'told Meghan she did not have to give up acting or embrace royal duties'

The Duchess revealed to Oprah Winfrey in a blockbuster interview last month that she was forced to give up her passport and driving licence when she joined the family in 2018, and that at times she felt suicidal and alone.

But Andrew Morton, who wrote a leading biography of Princess Diana, told the podcast that the Duchess was not prevented from pursuing her career or a private life and said Her Majesty gave the Sussexes different routes to take within the family.

Piers Morgan's Meghan comments break Ofcom complaints record

Some 57,000 complaints have been made about the show's coverage of the Oprah Winfrey interview on 8 and 9 March.

On 9 March, Morgan said he "didn't believe" a word Meghan had said. He left the ITV programme later that day.

The total of 57,121 complaints is 12,600 more than those made over a race row on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007.

The duchess herself is among those who have complained to the watchdog.

Michelle Obama voices sympathy for Meghan on race

Mrs Obama spoke to NBC's Today show about Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Meghan and Harry had opened up about a range of personal topics, including racism and mental health.

Meghan said Harry had been asked by an unnamed royal family member "how dark" their son Archie's skin might be.

Buckingham Palace said the race issues raised by Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, were "concerning", and would be "taken very seriously" and dealt with privately.

Morgan quits breakfast TV role after row over Meghan comments

In a statement today, broadcaster ITV said: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

"ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

Morgan, a former CNN presenter, has long criticised Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, saying they have damaged the royal family and sought publicity on their own terms without accepting the responsibility and scrutiny that come with the job.

Morgan's criticism of Meghan had become more vociferous in the wake of the interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey: Skin colour remark 'not Queen nor Duke'

Winfrey told CBS News on Monday the prince "did not tell me who was part of those conversations".

The revelation that a family member wondered "how dark" Archie's complexion might be came during a TV interview that aired in the United States.

The Duchess of Sussex had described the remarks as a low point.

"He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations," Winfrey said.

Queen Elizabeth II Will Not Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Tell-All Interview

The two-hour special airs in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET, which is 1 a.m. on Monday in London. The British royal, 94, will be advised of the highlights later on Monday, an insider said.

“There is no way the queen will watch the interview tonight. She has a briefing early Monday morning,” the source told Us, noting that Queen Elizabeth II “will be focusing on the ongoings in her own country.”

Buckingham Palace accused of double standards over Meghan bullying probe

The allegations were made against the Duchess of Sussex in an article by The Times yesterday, in which the complaint claimed Meghan "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member".

The complaint was reportedly made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, who was Harry and Meghan's communications secretary at the time.

Meghan has denied allegations of bullying after a complaint was made by one of her advisers during her time at Kensington Palace, saying she is "saddened by this attack on her character".

Harry and Meghan say 'love wins' in first podcast from Spotify deal

Singer Sir Elton John, presenter James Corden, author Matt Haig, tennis player Naomi Osaka and others feature on the first episode of Archewell Audio.

It is the first fruit of Prince Harry and Meghan's podcast deal with Spotify.

"No matter what life throws at you guys, trust us when we say, love wins," Meghan tells listeners.

The couple do not directly discuss their personal experiences of 2020, which started with them announcing they would step back as "senior" royals, before moving to the US.