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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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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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A royal photographer said he was "absolutely shocked" to hear Harry Windsor trash the Royal Family in his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday.

Arthur Edwards told "America Reports" that Harry is "unbelievably miserable" since Meghan Markle came along.

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"The one thing about Harry was that he was always fun, he was always part of the family," recalled Edwards, who has spent more than four decades photographing the royals for The Sun newspaper.

"[Harry] and his brother [Prince William], they learned to ski together, they learned to fly airplanes together, [fly] helicopters together and they were just inseparable until Meghan came along and then things start to fall apart."

Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle said that the Duchess has "narcissistic personality disorder."

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Narcissists do two things very well: 1. They make people in their orbit very miserable. 2. They portray themselves to be the victim in every situation.

In January 2019, your Auntie told you that British journalists reported Harry was "grumpy" because of "high maintenance" Meghan.

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Harry, 36, was always the happy go lucky Prince. He always had a ready smile for his subjects. But his friends began whispering that Harry was not himself since Meghan arrived.

Buckingham Palace has kept silent after the bombshell Oprah interview, but even before the interview aired, there were reports that Meghan was verbally abusive to the Palace staff.

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Soon after Meghan, 39, moved into her private quarters on the Royal Family estate, her staff began quitting left and right. There were reports that she was very difficult to work with and that she yelled at staff for minor infractions.

"The entire household was on the verge of quitting," a source told The Sunday Times newspaper. "It was drama, drama, drama with those two."

On Wednesday, the Palace announced that it was launching a human resources investigation into the allegations of bullying.

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Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor sat down with American media mogul Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all discussion about the royals, race, victimization, depression and thoughts of suicide.

Megan, who is 39 and pregnant with her second child, claimed the royals were concerned that her firstborn baby's skin would be too dark to be a prince.

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Meghan was "angry" that Queen Elizabeth II didn't break 100 years of convention to make her son, Archie, a prince instead of a lord.

The "Suits" actress claimed inaccurately that the "prince" title was her son's "birthright".

She alleged that this happened "in tandem [with] concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

In reality, Archie, the Queen's great-grandson, is not entitled to be named a prince. The children of the Queen's daughter Princess Anne and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips also do not have titles, and nor does the newborn son of the Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie.

When Oprah pressed Harry on exactly who discussed her unborn son's skin color, he refused to answer.

"That conversation I'm never going to share," he said. "At the time, it was awkward. I was a little bit shocked."

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Meghan also revealed that she contemplated taking her own life when things didn't go as she planned. "I didn't want to be alive anymore," she told Oprah, who was paid $9 million to conduct the interview for CBS.

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It isn't clear how much Meghan and Harry were paid for their interview. Since being cut off financially by the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor have been supported by Netflix, Spotify, and the generosity of their wealthy American friends.

The following are more quotes from Meghan and Harry’s in-depth interview with Oprah:

Harry on the gender of their unborn baby: "It's a girl. To have a boy and then a girl, you know, what more can you ask for?"

Megan on their secret wedding: "Three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that."

Harry on his mother Diana: "My biggest concern was history repeating itself. She would be very angry how this panned out."

Harry on the Queen: "I've never blindsided my grandmother. I have too much respect for her.

Meghan on her relationship with the Queen: "The Queen has always been wonderful to me. I just really loved being in her company."

Harry on being cut off by his father: "I had two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls." Harry said his father asked him to put their plans in writing. "We didn't have a plan. That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us."

Harry on his brother Prince William and father Charles: "They are trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are. My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.”
 

If Meghan thought this tell-all interview would finally bring her the admiration and respect that she craves from Americans, she is sadly mistaken.

As one viewer wrote in an online forum: "If Meghan thought this 'interview' would make us more sympathetic to her and like her more -- it didn't."

British journalist Piers Morgan ripped Meghan for the disgraceful way she portrayed the royals.

And American reality TV star Bethenny Frankel called Meghan "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.

"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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Others said Meghan selfishly married into the Royal Family, knowing what her duties would be. But being in servitude to others for the rest of her life was not in the cards for a narcissist.

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Half of Britain don't want to watch Oprah Winfrey's interview with Henry Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly Prince Harry, and his American wife Meghan Markle.

More than half of all Brits polled by The Sun newspaper say they'd rather change the channel than watch Oprah's upcoming interview with the ungrateful pair.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor agreed to a sit-down interview with the American talk show boss before they quit the Royal Family for good earlier this month.

Just 27 percent of Brits surveyed by The Sun said they would watch Oprah's sit-down with Harry and Meghan.

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Queen Elizabeth II (left) responded by stripping them of their remaining royal duties and redistributing the duties among family members who know their roles as humble servants to their British subjects.

Buckingham Palace released a statement Friday on behalf of The Queen, who said, "in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service."

The Queen previously ordered Meghan's name removed from her grandchild, Archie's birth certificate, as all grandchild heirs to the throne are in the sole custody of the Queen -- including Harry and Meghan's unborn child.

Harry's brother Prince William -- second to the throne -- is said to be "sad and shocked" by his brother's rude behavior to their grandmother, Her Royal Highness the Queen.

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According to The Times, sources close to Prince William (far left) claim he is "very upset" by Harry and Meghan's "insulting and disrespectful" reply to Queen Elizabeth II.

In a subtle jab, Harry and Meghan responded to the Queen: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."

While service may be universal, no one talks back to the Queen.

"You don't answer the Queen back," said a royal source, "it's just not done."

Another source close to the family called the reply "petulant and insulting to the Queen," adding, "Don't disrespect your granny, Harry."

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Henry Mountbatten-Windsor, Duke of Sussex, and his American wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, have officially quit the royal family, leaving behind a life of service to their British subjects.

Meghan had a parting shot for England's Queen Elizabeth II who stripped them of their remaining service roles after they announced their second child will be born American.

The news comes just months after the mom-to-be opened up about her heartbreaking miscarriage in July 2020.

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Her Majesty the Queen said she was "saddened by their decision" to abandon their life of public service, and she wished "the Sussexes" a happy new life in America.

Meghan shot back at the Queen with a subtle dig: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal," she wrote in a statement.

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As you know, Harry and Meghan abandoned their royal duties in 2019. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Meghan became engaged to Harry in 2017 and they wed in 2018. Their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born the following year.

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On January 8, 2020, the couple announced their intentions to step away from public service. They moved to Canada and then to America to pursue celebrity stardom in movies and television -- roles which have eluded them since Americans don't much care for royals.

On Valentine's Day, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, announced they are expecting their second baby born on American soil.

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In a rare statement this week, the Queen confirmed Harry and Meghan's eight military roles and patronages were revoked and redistributed to "working members of the royal family" who know their roles as humble public servants.

After living rent-free in Tyler Perry's West Coast mansion, the former royals purchased their own home in California.

The final insult to the Royal family will come when Harry applies for American citizenship.

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their second baby, the couple announced on Valentine's Day.

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Prince Harry, 36, and his 39-year-old wife announced the news on Valentine's Day, sharing a beautiful B&W photo of themselves, barefoot, in a garden setting.

Duchess Meghan shows off her baby bump as she lay on the grass with her head in her husband's lap.

The photo was taken remotely via iPad by their friend and longtime photographer, Misan Harriman.
 

The news comes just months after the mom-to-be opened up about her heartbreaking miscarriage in July 2020. In America, doctors caution women about falling pregnant after age 35. Meghan will turn 40 on August 4.

The new baby will be a brother or sister for the couple's son Archie, who turns 2 in May.

A spokesman for the pair released a statement: "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

Harry's family has also released a statement via Buckingham Palace, which reads: "Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well."

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The new baby will be the first of British royal descent to be born in the U.S. after the Duke and Duchess walked away from their duties as senior royals last year to pursue careers in movies and television in America.

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After living rent-free in Tyler Perry's West Coast mansion, the former royals purchased their own home in California.

Prince Harry's baby news marked a special full circle moment for the Brit - his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they were expecting him on Valentine's Day, 1984.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are in hot water with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke and Duchess neglected to tell Buckingham Palace about their $150 million Netflix deal to develop upcoming projects on the American streaming network.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, recently purchased a $14 million Santa Barbara mansion. They signed a $150 million deal with Netflix to help pay their household expenses.

The Duke and Duchess, who have never produced a television show, will develop documentaries, films, scripted and kids' programming for Netflix.

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According to London's The Sun newspaper, a source said "Harry did not inform the Queen about the Netflix deal."

This is significant because Harry and Meghan are still relying on future King of England, Prince Charles, for their living expenses.

The couple has lived off Harry's father - and the kindness of others - ever since they quit royal life to become celebrities in America last year.

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So far, stardom has eluded them in America. A book about the Royal couple went directly into the sales bin at stores.

Palace officials plan to study the Netflix deal to determine whether Harry and Meghan will be cut off financially.

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The Queen is quite strict about Royals signing lucrative deals without her permission.

"Her view is simple, the Royals are not for sale and danger surrounds high profile roles outside of the institution itself," said the source.

The source added that Harry and Meghan knew any profit-making deals were "subject to discussion" by the palace.

The fact that they signed a deal without palace approval likely means they are affirming their independence from the Royal family.

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Meghan Markle offered her support to an American biracial teenager who was allegedly set on fire in an alleged hate crime.

The Duchess of Sussex reached out to 18-year-old Althea Bernstein, a biracial teen who was allegedly set on fire by four white men wearing masks last week.

Althea told police she was driving with her window down near the Wisconsin state Capitol at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when she stopped at a red light.

She said she heard a man call her a racial epithet, then another man allegedly sprayed her with lighter fluid and threw a lighter at her, according to a local ABC affiliate.

So far, there are no suspects, police say.

Meghan was so moved by the young woman's alleged ordeal that she contacted Althea through a spokesperson.

"Thank you Meghan for reaching out and checking on our kids in Madison, Wisconsin today," wrote Michael Johnson, the family's spokesperson, in a Facebook post. Johnson is CEO and President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dan County, Wisconsin.

Johnson told news outlet Channel 3000 that Meghan and Althea spoke during a three-way, 40-minute phone call on Saturday afternoon.

Prince Harry also joined the call for 10 minutes.

Meghan, 38, spoke with Althea about her faith and being biracial herself. She also encouraged Althea to avoid social media and its negativity.

"As I heard her, I thought 'She has to talk to more kids,' and I'm thankful she agreed to do it," Johnson said. In addition to calling Althea, Markle agreed to be part of a virtual town hall for Wisconsin girls, to be scheduled in the next few weeks, Channel 3000 reports.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been quietly educating themselves about Black Lives Matter.

The former Royal couple, who denounced their royal duties in 2019, were chastised for their silence on the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black male who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer.

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According to Meghan's biographer Omid Scobie, the couple, who is leasing Tyler Perry's Beverly Hills mansion, is meeting quietly with people "on all levels" to ensure they are "connected to the issues of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement," according to DailyMail.com.

Black Lives Matter is an American political organization that is reportedly funded by billionaire globalist George Soros. BLM is only active during election years in America.

The group promotes the ideology that Black life matters only if we are murdered by a white police officer.

BLM only protests police brutality while ignoring the more troubling statistic that Black males murder more Black people in America than any other race.

Black males are only 7% of the U.S. population, yet they commit 53% of all murders and 46% of violent crimes in the United States. The majority of their victims are Black men, women and children.