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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby girl named Lilibet Diana.

The couple's daughter was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California on Friday morning, June 21. In a statement announcing the newborn's arrival, the new parents reveal her name pays tribute to both Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his late mom, Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash in 1997.

"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home." reads a statement issued on Sunday, June 6.

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The press release continues, "Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rejected their royal duties and relocated from the U.K. to Meghan's native California early last year. They are already parents to a son named Archie, who turned 2 last month.

They went public with the news of Meghan's pregnancy in February, a few months after the former actress revealed she had suffered a miscarriage last July in an op-ed for The New York Times.

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Harry Windsor and his wife Meghan Markle face criticism over their deal with a company that sells skin-whitening cream.

The Duke and Duchess announced last week that they have joined forces with Proctor & Gamble, which sells a controversial Olay skin-lightening cream, according to the Mirror newspaper.

The Olay "natural white" UV Protection whitening cream is on sale in African countries, where skin bleaching is an epidemic among Black Africans.

Black Twitter lashed out at the couple after news of the deal broke.

"Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism, so this does stick out like a sore thumb," Alex Malouf, a former Procter & Gamble executive, told the Mirror.

The company's Olay brand sells the White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia and Singapore, the Daily Mail reported.

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Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at age 99.

The news was announced by Buckingham Palace on Twitter on Friday, April 9.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the tweet read. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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Many in England are wondering if Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle will attend the prince's funeral.

Harry was "advised to fly home right now to day goodbye to his grandfather," a source told The Royal Observer.

Meghan will likely remain in California until their baby is born.

The couple bad-mouthed the Royal family in a recent tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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The news comes after Prince Philip spent 28 nights in a hospital, after being treated for a serious infection and undergoing heart surgery in March.

The Duke retired from royal duties in 2017. In January, Philip was involved in a car crash after he pulled out onto the main road near the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.

The royal was uninjured in the crash but two people in the other car were hospitalized.

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Born in Greece, Prince Philip joined the navy in 1939 and fought in World War II. During the war, he corresponded with the then-teenage Princess Elizabeth, and they announced their engagement in 1947.

After the couple's wedding in November of that year, he was named Duke of Edinburgh and left the military after his wife's accession to the throne in 1952. He officially became a British Prince in 1957.

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Prince Philip is survived by Queen Elizabeth II, and their children Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward, as well as eight grandchildren, including Harry and Prince William.

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Sources have confirmed that Sharon Osbourne will not return to U.S. daytime show "The Talk" when it resumes production next month.

The British TV personality was let go after an on-air controversy with a co-host and allegations of racism.

Osbourne came under fire for her defense of fellow Brit newsman Piers Morgan's verbal attack on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

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During the segment, co-host Sheryl Underwood, 2nd from right, suggested Morgan's comments about Markle were racist, but Osbourne, center, became upset, claiming Underwood's outburst inferred that she was a racist.

"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne grumbled.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

On March 15, insiders said Osbourne would not return to the show and that producers were quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

Then actress Leah Rimini recalled that Osbourne referred to former colleague Julie Chen as "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Osbourne vigorously denied the allegations and claimed she hired bodyguards due to "death threats".

"The Talk" is set to return to CBS on April 12.
 

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Sharon Osbourne will not be on the set when CBS's "The Talk" returns from hiatus this week, according to insiders.

CBS paused The Talk on Monday -- canceling several shows -- as producers "investigate" comments made by co-host Osbourne about her friend, Piers Morgan.

While the investigation is ongoing, word has it that producers are quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

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The Talk may restart filming on Wednesday -- without Osbourne at the table, according to Variety.

Drama ensued last week when Piers Morgan slammed Meghan Markle for her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan called Markle a "Pinocchio princess" who lied about being suicidal.

He abruptly walked off the set of Good Morning Britain and quit when his co-host called him out about his Markle comments.

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Osbourne, who was born in London, rushed to her fellow countryman's defense, which upset her American co-hosts including comedienne Sheryl Underwood.

"While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist," said Underwood, who is Black.

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Osbourne then asked: "So if I like Piers and he's seen as racist, I'm racist? Is that what you're saying?"

Osbourne, who doesn't understand Americans' tendency to see racism in everything, asked Underwood to tell her what "racist" statement Morgan uttered.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

She said she "panicked" and "felt blindsided" by CBS and Underwood, who had a long list of accusatory questions for Osbourne.

"I'm a big girl. I'm a professional," Osbourne said. "However, CBS blindsided me. I don't know why they did it to me. The showrunners told me it came from executives to do this to me."

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CBS talk show "The Talk" is going on a break while the network probes a heated conversation that occurred when co-host Sharon Osbourne defended her friend, Piers Morgan, last week.

Morgan slammed Meghan Markle for her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, then he quit his coveted job at ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Osbourne rushed to his defense, which upset her American co-hosts including Sheryl Underwood, who said, "While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist."

Osbourne then asked: "So if I like Piers and he's seen as racist, I'm racist? Is that what you're saying?"

After the episode aired, Osbourne apologized on Twitter for her comments and to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

She said she was "panicked, felt blindsided [and] got defensive."

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Then actress Holly Robinson-Peete (left) chimed in, saying Osbourne, 68, played a role in getting her fired from The Talk after Osbourne (right) said Peete was "too ghetto" for the show.

"I'm old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too 'ghetto' for #theTalk... then I was gone," Peete, 56, tweeted last week.

"I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because...she HAD to..."

Osbourne denies calling Peele "Ghetto."

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Tiffany Haddish had the best response when BACKGRID and TMZ asked for her take on Meghan Markle's Oprah interview.

BACKGRID and TMZ spotted Tiffany on her way out of Catch LA in WeHo Wednesday night.

Tiffany, who sweat out her lacefront wig glue, had too many drinks at dinner and was intoxicated.

She was escorted to her Uber by two compassionate bouncers who tried to hush her up for her own good.

When asked about the Duchess of Sussex, Tiff made one thing clear: "I believe anything a Black woman says!"

Her Uber driver tried to roll Tiff's window up, but she beckoned BACKGRID and TMZ to come closer to the car, telling them, "The only time I don't believe anything a Black woman says is if this is my STD test -- 'cause I got my own microscope, B*TCH!"

Tiffany said Meghan "didn't lie on the Queen. She respects the Queen. That's our Queendom."

Tiffany is up for a Grammy nomination this weekend.
 

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American singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter sent a message of support to Meghan Markle following her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.

Beyonce took to her website to voice her support for the former "Suits" actress, who was heavily criticized for claiming she was suicidal after marrying into the royal family.

"Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership. We are all strengthened and inspired by you," Beyonce wrote.

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Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, right, previously met the Duchess and her husband, Harry Windsor, left, at the London premiere of The Lion King in July 2019.

Markle was ruthlessly dragged on the Internet for claiming she was having suicidal thoughts.

One Sandrarose.com user commented that if Markle was suicidal after marrying into the royal family, she had mental issues long before then.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Tuesday insisting that it was taking the Duchess' claims of racism "very seriously".

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During their sit-down conversation, the Duchess told Oprah that Harry had been asked by an unnamed family member "how dark" their son's skin might be.

During the interview, Harry also revealed he felt "trapped" by his royal duties.

He claimed he didn't know he was trapped until he met Markle.

"I myself was trapped. I didn't see a way out. I was trapped but I didn't know I was trapped."

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Piers Morgan famously stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain and quit on Monday, after Meghan Markle filed a formal complaint with ITV.

In his rant prior to his departure from the show, Morgan, 55, referred to Markle as "Princess Pinocchio" - and he suggested she lied about being suicidal.

"I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible," he said.

Following Morgan's remarks on the show, Markle, 39, complained directly to ITV's CEO Dame Carolyn McCall, the former boss of the Guardian newspaper, who signed off on the million-dollar deal to air Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey on the ITV Network.

In her complaint, Markle said Morgan's views could upset people with mental health problems.

It is understood that ITV formally ordered Morgan to apologize to Markle, but he refused.

"I still don't believe Meghan," he told reporters on Tuesday. He suggested she is a narcissist who manipulates everyone to get what she wants.

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"If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out within that interview, so be it. I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've canceled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge."

Later, he tweeted:

"On Monday, I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I've had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don't [believe her]. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I'm off to spend more time with my opinions."

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Morgan wasn't the only public figure to criticize Markle. She was also slammed by her former "Suits" co-star Wendell Pierce during a radio interview in London.

Pierce lashed out at Markle, her husband Harry Windsor, and television mogul Oprah for causing a distraction by airing the bombshell interview during a pandemic.

"Today 3,000 people are going to die in America from Covid," he said, per the Daily Mail. "A couple of hundred people are going to die, even this hour, in the UK."

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Pierce, 54, suggested that Markle was wrong for claiming to be suicidal in the midst of worldwide death.

He said he found it "quite insensitive and offensive that we are all complicit in this sort of palace gossip in the midst of so much death. I think it is insignificant."

The actor clarified that he was criticizing "everyone" involved in the interview, including Winfrey, television networks CBS and ITV, Harry, Markle and the Palace.

He also insisted that the royal family shouldn't engage in such gossip, but should instead "focus on the throes of death that we're in."

Later, Pierce tweeted that the British monarchy is historically racist.

"The British monarchy is archaic in my American eyes. If slavery, colonialism and apartheid didn't educate you that they are racist, you failed history."

He also clarified that he supports mental health issues, and that he is "in no way ... insensitive to suicide."

"Unfortunately my family has suffered the pain of losing someone to suicide. I never was interviewed by the Daily Mail and their story manipulated my words in a radio interview," Pierce said. "As I told Meghan, I support her and wish her all the best."

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Bethenny Frankel, right, apologized to Meghan Markle, left, after watching the Duchess of Windsor and her husband Harry Windsor's Oprah Winfrey interview.

The reality TV star ripped Meghan and called her "a fairly unknown actress" who is earning "hundreds of millions" of dollars for her short stint as a senior royal.

"Cry me a river," Frankel tweeted to her 1.5 million followers on Sunday.

"The plight of being a game show host, fairly unknown actress, to suffering in a palace, w tiaras & 7 figure weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a household name w @Oprah on speed dial, fetching 7 [million] for interviews, hundreds of millions in media deals."

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But Bethenny had a change of heart after she watched the interview which aired on Sunday on CBS.

"I watched M and H sit down. Emotional distress and racism must feel suffocating and powerless. I am a polarizing, unfiltered (often to a fault) flawed person with a voice. When I heard about the interview, during a pandemic, it felt like a surprising choice. I am sorry if it hurt or offended you."

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A spokesperson for the former royals said the couple was not paid for the tell-all interview. CBS reportedly paid Oprah between $7 million and 9 million.

The interview drew 17 million viewers.