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A new tell-all book claims Meghan Markle thought she would be worshiped by Brits as the "Beyonce of the UK" after marrying Prince Harry.

Meghan, 41, was a C-list actress in the TV series "Suits" when she went on a blind date with Harry in 2016. They were engaged a year later.

The new book titled "The Hidden Power Behind the Crown" by Valentine Low, claims Buckingham Palace staff nicknamed Meghan a "narcissistic sociopath" after she allegedly bullied her royal staffers until they quit.

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"I think Meghan thought she was going to be the Beyonce of the UK. Being part of the royal family would give her that kudos," a source told Low.

"Whereas what she discovered was that there were so many rules that were so ridiculous that she couldn't even do the things that she could do as a private individual, which is tough," Low added.

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Harry, 38, released a statement expressing his concern that the British press made racist statements about Meghan, who is biracial.

She later convinced Harry to step back from his royal duties and leave England to seek fame and fortune in America.

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The exiled couple was stripped of their coveted HRH titles by Queen Elizabeth II. Their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, were also snubbed by the royals.

Harry and Meghan returned to America empty-handed and title-less after attending the State Funeral of the Queen, who passed away on Sept. 8 at age 96.

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Queen Elizabeth died "hurt and exhausted" over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to abandon their royal duties.

According to Radar Online, the Queen was pained by their decision to move to the United States. The monarch reportedly regretted not spending time with her American-born great-grandkids.

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A Buckingham Palace insider said the Queen didn't like to talk about Harry's decision to follow his wife to America.

"[The Queen] was very hurt and told me, 'I don't know, I don't care, and I don't want to think about it anymore,'" the source revealed.

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The Queen's eldest son, King Charles, is reportedly in anguish that his mother died with a broken heart over her grandson's selfish decision.

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King Charles reportedly refused to bestow the titles HRH on Harry and Meghan's kids, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. His decision left Harry and Meghan "furious".

The Queen was so hurt that she rejected Harry and Meghan's plea for a photo with her namesake, Lilibet, during the Queen's Jubilee over the summer.

The Queen died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8 at the age of 96.

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Britain's King Charles reportedly dashed Meghan Markle's hopes of reuniting the Royal Family after Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96.

A royal expert said Markle begged King Charles for a private one-on-one meeting to "clear the air" on Saturday. But the new King reportedly refused to meet with her.
 
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American anchorwoman Gayle King said Meghan's efforts to make peace with the Royal Family have been futile.

Gayle - who traveled to London for the Queen's State Funeral - claimed that efforts were made "on both sides" but there was no resolution to the longstanding feud.

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Gayle, who was introduced to Meghan through Oprah Winfrey (pictured), said the "turmoil" caused by Meghan bad-mouthing the Royal Family in her infamous interview with Oprah has not been resolved.

"I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family," Gayle said.

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Oprah previously said she hoped the Queen's death would unite the Royal Family.

A royal source told Us Weekly that Meghan and Harry will "immediately" return home to Montecito, California to see their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

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Meghan and Prince Harry have been apart from their children for nearly two weeks.

A royal insider noted that it's "the longest amount of time they've been apart from their children."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral on Monday with his father, King Charles (below left) and Queen Consort Camilla.

According to the New York Post, Markle has requested a "one-on-one" meeting with King Charles to "clear the air".

Entertainment correspondent Neil Sean reported that Markle sent a letter asking for a private conversation with the new King on Saturday.

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In the two years since they fled England for the US, Markle has accused her in-laws of racism and of ignoring her mental health struggles.
 
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The Duchess of Sussex, who bad-mouthed the Queen in several interviews, apparently asked for a private meeting with King Charles after he refused to bestow HRH titles on her 2 children.

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King Charles agreed to bestow the titles of "prince" and "princess" on his grandkids Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, but the King refuses to allow them to be known as "His Royal Highness" and "her Royal Highness" since they are not working royals.

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In addition to being stripped of their coveted HRH titles, Harry was stripped of his military honors and he wasn't allowed to wear his full military uniform to the funeral.

The royals were ice cold toward Harry and Markle. And the couple was "uninvited" to a banquet reception for world leaders on Saturday.
 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been "uninvited" from attending King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla's reception at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, Sept. 18.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't dine with the royal family and world leaders on the eve of Queen Elizabeth's state funeral on Monday, Sept. 19.

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According to Metro News, the reception will be attended by foreign royals and world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska.

"It is thought to be one of the greatest gatherings of dignitaries and heads of state in the post-war era," Metro News reported.

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Insiders say tensions linger because Harry and Meghan embarrassed Queen Elizabeth while she was alive.

The British blame Meghan for urging Harry to abandon his royal responsibilities and move to the US.

However, sources tell Newsweek that Harry and Meghan's invitation was a "genuine error" and that only "working members of the royal family" are allowed to attend the reception.

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Queen Elizabeth stripped Harry and Meghan of their coveted HRH titles after they moved to the US.

Harry and Meghan's kids still won't receive the HRH titles now that the Queen has passed.

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RELATED: Harry and Meghan 'Furious' That Their Kids Won't Get HRH Titles
 
King Charles agreed to bestow the titles of "prince" and "princess" on his grandkids Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, but the King refuses to allow them to be known as "His Royal Highness" and "her Royal Highness" since the young foreigners are not working royals.

Meghan had hoped to unify the royal family after the Queen's death on Sept. 8, but tensions still linger because she bad-mouthed the Queen on multiple occasions.

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According to the New York Post, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "furious" that their American-born children won't receive the coveted HRH titles.

After Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, her eldest son and heir to the throne King Charles III agreed to bestow the titles of "Prince" and "Princess" on Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

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But King Charles has refused to allow the children to be known as "His Royal Highness" and "Her Royal Highness".

Queen Elizabeth II stripped Harry and Meghan of their HRH titles after they abandoned their royal duties to seek fame and fortune in the US.

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Royal experts say their children will not receive the HRH titles either.

"That is the agreement — they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals," one insider told the Sun.

Harry and Meghan are reportedly furious over the latest snub, according to the UK newspaper. "They have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH," said the insider.

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In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II declared that all children born to Prince William (2nd from right) would be entitled to HRH titles. But not the children born to Harry (left).

Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she considered the Queen's declaration to be racist because her children are mixed race. She was upset that her son, Archie, would not receive protection as a HRH.

So far, Archie and Lilibet are only referred to as "Master" and "Miss" on the official order of succession. The American children are sixth and seventh in line for the throne.

In a recent interview with Extra, Oprah Winfrey said she hoped the Queen's death would bring the royal families closer together and provide "an opportunity for peacemaking."

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Don Lemon expressed his shock that Meghan Markle passed as a mixed woman until she began dating Britain's Prince Harry.

In an interview with Mariah Carey on her Spotify podcast, Meghan said she passed as "mixed" until she started dating her future husband.

"And I think, for us it's so different because we're light-skinned," she told Mariah.

"You're not treated as a Black woman. You're not treated as a white woman, you sort of fit in between. I mean, if there's any time in my life that it's been more focused on my race, it's only once I started dating my husband. Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman. Because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted."

Meghan said her mixed race privilege meant she "did not have to deal with racism" until she married Prince Harry.

Lemon was shocked that Meghan didn't understand the Black experience until she married a white man.

"I commend Meghan Markle for going there, even though it is a bit shocking that at 30-some years of age, she is just understanding what it's like to be a black woman in America," Lemon told his fellow co-anchors on Wednesday morning.

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Meghan's mother Doria Ragland is Black. Her father Thomas Markle is Caucasian. No one from her father's side of the family attended her royal wedding in 2018.

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Meghan Markle says she was not treated as a Black woman in America until she began dating Britain's Prince Harry.

The Duchess of Sussex interviewed American pop singer Mariah Carey in the latest episode of her No. 1 ranked Spotify podcast "Archetypes."

Archetypes shot to number 1 two days after it dropped, replacing "The Joe Rogan Experience" as the top podcast on Spotify in America on Thursday.

Meghan, 41, and Mariah, 53, spoke about their shared experiences as biracial women growing up in America.

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"I didn't fit in. I didn't fit in," said Mariah, who moved with her family over a dozen times as a child. She is pictured with rapper Jay Z in a photo dated January 27, 2018.

"You know, it would be more of the Black area of town or then you could be where my mom chose to live, were the more, the white neighborhoods. And I didn't fit in anywhere at all," Mariah said.

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"Yeah, I understand that," Meghan said, adding that she looked forward to welcoming Mariah on her podcast because they looked like each other.

"You were so formative for me. Representation matters so much," Meghan said.

"But when you are a woman and you don't see a woman who looks like you somewhere in a position of power or influence, or even just on the screen — because we know how influential media is — you came onto the scene, I was like 'Oh, my gosh. Someone kind of looks like me.'"

Meghan said she was also inspired by biracial Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who couldn't easily pass as white because her skin was dark.

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"I had read this article about Halle Berry, and they were asking her how she felt being treated as a mixed-race woman in the world. And her response was her saying, 'Well, your experience through the world is how people view you.' So she said because she was darker in color, she was being treated as a Black woman, not as a mixed woman."

"And I think for us, it's very different because we're light-skinned," Meghan added. "You're not treated as a Black woman. You're not treated as a white woman. You sort of fit in between."

Meghan enjoyed her privilege as a white woman in America, until she began dating Prince Harry.

"I mean, if there's any time in my life that it's been more focused on my race, it's only once I started dating my husband. Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman. Because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted."

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Prince Harry and his American wife, Meghan Markle, were booed as they left the National Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen's reign at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London on Friday, June 3.

The Thanksgiving service was part of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, officially celebrating her 96th birthday and marking her 70th year on the throne as Britain's ruling monarch.

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Her Majesty was not in attendance because of "some discomfort" after attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London on June 2.

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Over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, a dozen fighter jets, and 400 musicians participated in the traditional parade.

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Prince Harry and Meghan made their first official public appearance since arriving back in the UK after stepping away from their royal duties in pursuit of fame in America.

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The crowd cheered as the couple arrived at Saint Paul's Cathedral, along with other members of the royal family.

The reaction of the crowd was noticeably different when Harry and Meghan left the church alone.

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Prince Harry grit his teeth and waved as a smattering of polite cheers turned into a sea of boos that could be heard over the loud ringing of the church bells (watch the video below).

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The former actress wore a cream monochrome outfit with matching hat, closed-toe pumps, and gloves. Prince Harry wore a traditional long sports coat and gray slacks. The Platinum Jubilee events continue in London through June 5.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise appearance in Uvalde, Texas on Thursday, May 26.

19 children and 2 teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde on Tuesday.

The Duchess placed flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Uvalde County Courthouse. She dressed casually in a white top, blue jeans, white Adidas sneakers and a denim ball cap.

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Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are civilians living in California. In 2020 they announced that they were stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in England.

Meghan visited Texas, as parents of the deceased children questioned the time the gunman spent inside the school.

Law enforcement officers confirm that the gunman was inside Robb Elementary School for at least an hour before an elite Border Patrol agent made entry and neutralized the threat.

The shooter had time to gun down 32 people inside 2 adjoining classrooms. 17 people were injured.

Many wonder whether this latest tragedy could have been prevented. Uvalde became the site of the worst school shooting in Texas history.

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Netflix laid off dozens of employees, including nearly the entire staff of Black, Latina and Asian women at internal fan blog, Tadum.

The move came after Netflix reported disappointing first quarter earnings and a loss of over 200,000 subscribers.

Netflix's stock price cratered from a high of $700 a share a year ago to a low of $185 per share last week.

Former Netflix employees took to Twitter.com last week to complain about the company's broken promises.

One former staffer tweeted:

"still processing that netflix recruited me from my union job of SIX YEARS... with the promise of new opportunities and a diverse team, only to lay me off months later with TWO WEEKS severance..."

Another former employee wrote:

"Uh oh! Looks like I have to do this tweet again. Is anyone hiring? Netflix just laid off my team (my job included). It was an incredible few months and I'm grateful for it but I'm stoked about whatever's next. Email is in bio."

In addition to shedding employees, Netflix canceled nearly all of its animated series, including Meghan Markle's animated series "Pearl".

"Pearl" is among several animation projects that were cut.

One show to survive the chopping block is a documentary nature series narrated by former President Barack Obama.

Netflix announced a multiyear deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to create original content for the streaming service last year.

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Donald Trump is not a fan of England's Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle. The former U.S. president urged Queen Elizabeth II to strip Harry and Meghan Markle of all their royal titles for disrespecting the throne.

Trump described the Duke of Sussex as being "whipped like no person I think I've ever seen" (except for Will Smith). He added that Meghan was leading Harry "around by his nose".

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Trump told British journalist Piers Morgan: "Harry is whipped - do you know the expression, whipped? I won't use the full expression. But Harry is whipped like no person I think I've ever seen. I'm not a fan of Meghan, I'm not a fan, and I wasn't right from the beginning. I think poor Harry is being led around by his nose.

Trump's comments comes after Harry and Meghan stopped off in England to visit the Queen before attending his Invictus Games in the Netherlands. It was their first public appearance together in England since they denounced their duties and fled to Canada then America in search of fame.

America has not welcomed Harry and Megan with open arms. Their Netflix content has been described as "boring" and the public has shown little interest in their Spotify podcast.

Britains are still outraged that Harry did not attend his grandfather Prince Philip's memorial service last month. Prince Philip died of natural causes on April 9, 2021 at age 99.

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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.