Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Latest news on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, as she and Prince Harry begin a new life in California after stepping down from senior royal duties in the British royal family.

Latest Meghan Markle news

  • Reuters

    Duchess of Sussex Meghan says her public remarks are 'not controversial'

    The American-born Meghan has urged people to promote positivity online and, with her husband Prince Harry, encouraged Americans to vote in the November presidential election. In response to a question at Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit, Meghan said she tried to be "authentic" in public comments and that her remarks often were misconstrued. "If you look back at anything that I've said, it's really interesting because what ends up being inflammatory, it seems, is people's interpretation of it," Meghan said.

  • The Independent

    Meghan Markle says 'if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial'

    Duchess of Sussex says ‘what ends up being inflammatory it seems is people’s interpretation of it’

  • Evening Standard

    Meghan Markle tells how she was 'in tears' preparing for speech at old school following George Floyd’s death

    The Duchess of Sussex has said she was "in tears" while preparing to deliver a speech at her old school following the death of George Floyd.Meghan had shared her "absolute devastation" at racial divisions during an impassioned Black Lives Matter speech at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

  • The Telegraph

    Duchess of Sussex: 'If you listen to what I actually say, it's not controversial'

    The Duchess of Sussex has said her allegedly "inflammatory" opinions are only down to "people's interpretation" of her authentic self, insisting: "If you listen to what I actually say, it's not controversial". The Duchess said negative reactions to her comments are too often formed by "things that just haven't happened", as she criticised "clickbait" and "misinformation" and claimed"there are always going to be naysayers". Speaking at the opening of the Fortune Most Powerful Women summit, held online, she said she now chooses to ignore the "noise" and focus on being "authentic". In conversation with Fortune editor Ellen McGirt, the Duchess was asked how she dealt with speaking her mind in the public eye when "a sitting president has taken a shot at you, mobs come at you, powerful forces try to take you down or disparage your message". "I think it's about being authentic," the Duchess said. "If you look back at anything that I've said, it's really interesting because it often ends up that what seems to end up being inflammatory is people's interpretation of it. "But if you listen to what I actually say, it's not controversial.

  • The Telegraph

    Duchess of Sussex loses latest legal skirmish over privacy

    The Duchess of Sussex will have Finding Freedom used against her when the privacy battle she is waging against the Mail on Sunday reaches trial. A judge agreed on Tuesday that the newspaper could rely on the recent biography of the Sussexes in its defence as the Duchess lost the latest skirmish in her High Court case. She is suing Associated Newspapers (ANL), the owner of the Mail on Sunday, over its publication of a “private and confidential” letter sent to her estranged father. Lawyers acting on behalf of the newspaper sought permission to change its defence after the biography was released - claiming the Duchess had breached her own privacy. ANL said it wished to argue she had "co-operated with the authors of the recently published book Finding Freedom to put out their version of certain events". The suggestion was strongly refuted by the Duchess's lawyers, who denied she had “collaborated” with the authors and argued the references to the letter in the book were simply extracts from the Mail on Sunday’s own stories.

  • Evening Standard

    Meghan Markle loses latest legal battle as judge rules Mail On Sunday can rely on royal biography in High Court privacy case

    The Duchess of Sussex has lost her latest High Court battle with the media after a judge ruled she can be accused of “collaborating” with the authors of a book about her life with Prince Harry.Meghan, 39, is suing Associated Newspapers (ANL), publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over an alleged privacy breach when extracts of a handwritten letter she sent to her father, Thomas Markle, were published in February 2019.

  • The Independent

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry deny Netflix reality show rumours

    Reports suggested that the programme would be a reality series that followed them for three months

  • The Telegraph

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex should lose royal titles, majority of British public believe

    More than two thirds of Britons believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should have their royal titles taken away from them, a new survey suggests. The study for Tatler magazine also showed the majority of respondents believed the Duchess, an American citizen, should not be commenting on US politics. It comes as the couple this week drew criticism for participating in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote, which was perceived as critical of President Donald Trump. The data, conducted last month by research consultancy Savanta Comres, polled 4,174 British adults, only taking results from those who expressed an opinion when questioned. It found 68 per cent agreed Harry and Meghan should have their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taken from them, following their step down from royal life and their move to the US. A total of 63 per cent agreed Meghan, although American, should not be commenting on US politics. And 35 per cent concurred that the duchess "wants to be president of the United States one day". Tatler magazine recently clashed with Kensington Palace over an article about the Duchess of Cambridge, eventually removing a series of claims from the story after accusations they were cruel, sexist and inaccurate. Its November issue now features the Duchess of Sussex - who has not collaborated - on the cover, with an interview with her biographer Omid Scobie. “It's been exactly a year since the Duchess of Sussex, then still a working member of the Royal Family, was last on the cover of Tatler, and as the old adage goes, a lot can happen in a year,” the magazine writes, saying she was chosen for a 2019 cover as “the most talked about woman of the day”. Then, a poll showed the “public was divided over Meghan”, it said, adding: “Now, as Harry and Meghan have quit the Firm, paid off Frogmore, set up home in California and signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix, we asked the nation again what they thought of the couple in a new survey.” The full results are contained in the November issue of Tatler, available in print and digital on Thursday.

  • The Independent

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pay undisclosed sum for rent and refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage

    ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a substantial contribution to the Sovereign Grant,’ royal source says

  • Evening Standard

    Meghan Markle's endorses Victoria Beckham for the second time in 48 hours

    She may no longer call the UK home, but the former Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, appears to have maintained her love of British fashion.On US voter registration day yesterday, she appeared alongside her husband Prince Harry in a video as part of the Time 100, in which they implored Americans to register to vote. For the occasion, the mother-of-one looked chic in a burnt orange Victoria Beckham silk shirt (£570, buy now) which she paired with black trousers by Alexander Wang and Manolo Blahnik pumps.