Meghan and Harry latest news – Anger as guests pay £1.3k EACH to see Duchess speak at 'Powerful Women' summit

GUESTS will only be able to see Meghan Markle speak at Fortune's Most Powerful Women summit this week if they fork out £1.3k a head.

The 39-year-old, who has now appeared at a number of online events, will speak about "courageous leadership" and share how she learned to "lead on a global stage". 

Meghan will be interviewed by Fortune's associate editor Emma Hinchliffe, according to the agenda,who will speak to her about "leading with your values". 

The price has sparked anger online with one Twitter user saying "How does she lead on a global scale? What does that even mean….. and $1750". A second added: "What action? Photo ops? Merchandising? What values? 14 bathrooms for 3 people, a nanny, and a housekeeper?".

Follow all the latest news on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry below…

  • Claudia Aoraha

    MEGHAN AND HARRY 'GRATEFUL' FOR THEIR EDUCATION

    Meghan spoke to Malala about her own education, saying: “In terms of education, not only did I have the ability to go to school at a young age but I also went to university.”

    Harry confessed to the schools campaigner that he never felt grateful for his £14,000-a-term education at Eton College at the time.

    He added: “I'm hugely grateful for the education I was lucky enough to have, at the time I certainly probably wasn't as grateful, but looking back at it now, I'm very, very blessed with having such amazing options.”

  • Claudia Aoraha

    LITTLE ARCHIE'S 'FIRST STEPS'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke of baby Archie's “first steps, first run and first fall” in a video call with Malala Yousafzai.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke with the activist to mark International Day Of The Girl.

    And the couple revealed how they have been “spending time with our little one” when asked what they have been doing while in lockdown.

    Harry, 35, said: “We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything.”

  • Claudia Aoraha

    MAX GEORGE'S EX FEARS HE 'TRIED TO WOO MEGHAN MARKLE'

    Max George's ex-girlfriend has admitted she fears the Strictly Come Dancing star 'tried to woo Meghan Markle behind her back'.

    Model Carrie Baker believes that 32-year-old Max would have attracted to the former Suits actress as she bears similarities to his ex Michelle Keegan.

    Meghan – who is now married to Prince Harry – was living in Los Angeles at the same time as Max was filming Glee over there in 2015.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    MEGHAN TRIED TO 'CHANGE THE NARRATIVE'

    Lady Campbell, who wrote 'Meghan and Harry: The Real Story' said that when Meghan and Harry learned she was writing about them, the couple tried to intervene.

    “They did try to influence the narrative through mutual friends,” she said.

    “In January this year, Harry on Megan's behalf got a great friend of his to try and sell me a load of rubbish about Meghan and her relationship with her father.

    “I absolutely erupted because I have a pretty fiery temper and I knew it was completely untrue.”

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN TO APPEAR AT ANOTHER VIRTUAL SUMMIT

    Meghan Markle is set to speak at another online summit this week – the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit.

    The 39-year-old, who has now appeared at a number of online events, will speak about “courageous leadership” and share how she learned to “lead on a global stage”. 

    Meghan will be interviewed by Fortune’s associate editor Emma Hinchliffe, according to the agenda, who will speak to her about “leading with your values”. 

    Tickets to the summit don’t come cheap, with the summit limited to guests who are willing to fork out £1,300.

    The event is the latest in a long line of summit appearances made by Meghan over the past six months – including a keynote speaker role at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit just two weeks ago. 

  • Carly Bass

    BABY ARCHIE'S PRIVATE CHRISTENING PUT QUEEN IN 'DIFFICULT POSITION'

    The Queen is said to have been put in a “difficult position” following Harry and Meghan's choice to have a private christening for their son, Archie.

    The claim is made in the book Battle of Brothers set to be published this month.

    In the book, author Robert Lacey, who has been a royal biographer for over 40 years says the decision to keep the identity of Archie's godparents was major as it had been the first time such information was withheld from the public by the family.

    “It is well understood at Buckingham Palace that not all godparents can make it to a vastly arranged christening service,” Lacey writes

    He adds: “Yet it is still expected by monarch, palace and just about anyone with a stake in the game that the world should be told who the new royal baby's 'sponsors' are”.

  • Carly Bass

    MEGAN'S EX'S 'FURY' OVER DUCHESS' NAME

    Megan Markle's ex is reported to go into a “cold fury” whenever her name is mentioned, according to her former best friend.

    Trevor Engleson was married to the Duchess for two years from 2011 to 2013.

    The couple are said to have drifted apart after Meghan moved to Canada to film Suits.

    Ninaki Priddy told author Andrew Morton that after years of their divorce, Engleson “can barely contain his anger” when Meghan's name comes up in a conversation.

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN 'TOLD ADVISORS SHE WANTED TO BE THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON ON THE PLANET'

    Royal author Lady Campbell, who wrote Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, claims Meghan told her PR team she wanted to be the best known celebrity in the world – a mission that could only be achieved by being “controversial”.

    According to the author, the Duchess of Sussex also pursued a number of “commercial and political activities” in the year before she and Prince Harry quit royal life.

    Speaking on Graham Norton's BBC podcast, Lady Campbell said: “I started writing that book because last year I knew privately that Meghan – with Harry's connivance was getting up to all sorts of things in America that she was completely forbidden from doing as a royal.

    “Getting involved with commercial enterprises, flying kites in terms of politics – because she's very political – and also instructing her PR people that they were to make her into the most famous person on earth.

    “To be the most famous person on earth, it's a very deliberate policy and it has to involve a tremendous amount of controversy, otherwise you're just not that famous.”

  • Carly Bass

    HARRY WAS EXPECTED TO MARRY NICE GIRL BUT WENT FOR 'BOMBSHELL' MEGHAN

    Prince Harry was expected to marry a nice girl with a name like Annabel or Henrietta, but instead decided to marry bombshell Meghan, according to a Royal biographer.

    Robert Lacey said: “The palace expected Harry to marry a nice girl called Annabel or Henrietta and to go and live in the country.

    “The didn't expect this bombshell.”

    This comes after a well publicized rift between the couple and some senior members of the Royal household.

  • Carly Bass

    HARRY FACES TELLING OFF FROM QUEEN AS ROYAL STAFF PREPARE FOR HIM TO COME HOME

    News of the visit comes after Harry handed over a “substantial sum” to pay rent and clear the bill for £2.4million taxpayer-funded renovations to his UK home.

    Staff have been told to get Frogmore Cottage ready — but Meghan has not been mentioned.

    The Queen returned to work at Windsor this week and could speak face-to-face with her grandson in the castle grounds.

    It comes after palace insiders warned Harry was “stepping over the line” when he spoke out about US politics.

    A source told The Sun: “Staff at Windsor have been told to prepare for the possibility Harry could come back.

    “They are told that it could be within weeks but Meghan’s name was not mentioned.

    “There are all sorts of issues to speak about — not only his political statements but also his visa situation in the US.

    “Even though he would have to isolate for two weeks, the estate is large enough for talks in a socially distanced way.”

  • Carly Bass

    HARRY IS THE QUEEN'S 'PRODIGAL SON' AND SHE WILL 'FORGIVE BUT NOT FOR MEGXIT'

    THE Queen will “forgive her prodigal son” Prince Harry for stepping down as a senior member of the Royal Family – but she will never forget Megxit, an expert has claimed.

    Speaking to the Daily Star, royal expert Ingrid Seward said Her Majesty would “likely” welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex back to their royal roles if they changed their minds.

    She said: “The Queen is a very very forgiving person, she deeply believes in forgiveness and not holding grudges and I think she would be totally happy to accept Prince Harry and Meghan Markle back in the Royal fold.”

    Ingrid – who is the editor of Majesty magazine – said The Queen sees Harry as a “prodigal son”.

    “There’s a story in the bible about the prodigal son, a boy who did everything wrong and then came back and his father accepted him back, I think that’s how the Queen views it,” Ingrid continued. “She’s always willing to forgive, she may not forget, but she is willing to forgive.”

    However, the expert claims Prince Philip has “washed his hands” of Megxit and wants to “let them get on with it”.

  • Carly Bass

    PRINCE WILLIAM 'FEARED FOR FURTURE OF MONARCHY' WHEN HARRY MARRIED MEGHAN

    In his biography Battle of the Brothers, royal expert Robert Lacey explained how Prince William was concerned about what impact his brother's marriage would have on the monarchy.

    The expert explains how the Duke of Cambridge had concerns about his brother's marriage to the former Suits actress in an excerpt of the book which appeared in People magazine.

    He wrote: “For William it was the future state of his monarchy—his sacred trust; while for Harry it was the love of the complex and captivating woman who had finally made sense of his life.

    “William worried that his brother was moving too fast in his courtship — and he did not shrink from saying as much when Harry started talking about getting hitched to Meghan quite soon.”

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN SAYS SHE'S THE 'MOST TROLLED PERSON IN THE WORLD'

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Californian high school students on their 'Teenager Therapy' podcast to mark Mental Health Day – and made a passionate plea for anyone suffering to speak out.

    During the broadcast, aired yesterday, the Duke and Duchess discussed with teens Gael, Kayla, and Thomas about the importance of self-care and mental health struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    The pair, who discovered the podcast from a New York Times profile, also discussed the unique mental health difficulties of being in the public eye.

    During the interview, Meghan said she was the world's most trolled person last year – and described the online abuse she'd received as “unsurvivable”.

    She said: “I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female.

    “Eight months of that I wasn’t even visible – I was on maternity leave or with a baby.

    “But what was able to be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable.

    “I don’t care if you’re 15 or you’re 25 – if people are saying things about you that aren’t true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging.” 

  • Carly Bass

    SIMON COWELL WANTS TO WORK WITH HARRY AND MEGHAN

    SIMON Cowell is hoping to join forces with  Prince Harry and Meghan over their upcoming TV projects.

    He is keen to work with the pair more after they signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix.

    The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 61, is close friends with record producer David Foster, 70 — whose wife Katharine McPhee, 36, is a pal of Meghan.

    A source said: “Simon is a huge fan of Prince Harry and Meghan and has known the Prince for many years.

    “Harry used to pop along to The X Factor back in the day.

    “They have mutual friends in common and now Harry and Meghan are moving into the entertainment industry themselves.

    “Simon has been happy to offer his support on a casual basis.”

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN WAS 'HATED' BY SOMEONE IN THE PALACE, AUTHOR CLAIMS

    A new book exploring the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry claims Meghan Markle was not liked by everyone in the Royal household.

    Author Robert Lacey told Sunday Times: “There was somebody in the palace – and I can't name them – who hated Meghan.”

    He claims there was a personal dislike which was mutual on both ends.

    His book, Battle of the Brothers is set to be published later this month.

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    NO MORE ANDREW POSTCARDS AT BALMORAL

    The Queen has decided to pull the plug on selling postcards featuring Prince Andrew to tourists.

    Tourists who visit Balmoral are being told the prince's postcards have been taken off the shelves.

    Andrew has faced ridicule over issues which stemming from his controversial friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

    According to a tourist: “Previously Andrew postcards have been on sale. But while there are postcards of Charles, Anne and Edward — and even the Queen’s grandchildren, Beatrice and Eugenie — there is not one of the Duke of York.”

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    JESSICA MULRONEY RELEASES FLOWER GIRL DRESSES SIMILAR TO PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S

    Jessica Mulroney has released a collection of flower girl dresses similar to the one won by Princess Charlotte on the Duchess of Sussex's wedding day.

    The collection was modeled by Mulroney,s daughter, Ivy, seven who performed as a flower girl alongside Princess Charlotte on the day.

    The designer and Meghan are known to have shared a close friendship over the years.

    It has been reported, however, that their friendship may be over after a Mulroney's involvement in a racial scandal.

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    ARE BEATRICE AND EUGENIE SET FOR BIGGER ROYAL ROLE?

    The Queen may be preparing to give Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie a bigger role in the Royal Family, according to insiders.

    In a TV show set to air next week, experts claim the sisters may be offered new roles he help fill out the gap created when their father stepped down from royal duties following issues which have arrived from his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

    They would also be helping to perform duties which may have been given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before they decided to step down as senior royals.

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    MEGAN'S EX'S 'FURY' OVER DUCHESS' NAME

    Megan Markle's ex is reported to go into a “cold fury” whenever her name is mentioned, according to her former best friend.

    Trevor Engleson was married to the Duchess for two years from 2011 to 2013.

    The couple are said to have drifted apart after Meghan moved to Canada to film Suits.

    Ninaki Priddy told author Andrew Morton that after years of their divorce, Engleson “can barely contain his anger” when Meghan's name comes up in a conversation.

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    PRINCE GOERGE'S SADNESS OVER EXTINCTION VIDEO

    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken out about a time where Prince George was so devastated about a documentary of extinction that he asked his father to turn it off.

    In an interview shared by The Mirror, he said: “Are we really at this stage in life when I can’t be hugely optimistic and pleased that my children are getting so into nature, because you kind of worry and dread they’re soon going to realise that we are in a very, very dangerous and difficult time in the environment and that as a parent, you feel you’re letting them down immediately.”

    The film in question was a documentary by Sir David Attenborough, who Prince William says his children are fans of.

    He added: “So, having watched so many David Attenborough documentaries recently with my children, they absolutely love them, the most recent one – the extinction one – actually George and I had to turn it of”

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    BABY ARCHIE'S PRIVATE CHRISTENING PUT QUEEN IN 'DIFFICULT POSITION'

    The Queen is said to have been put in a “difficult position” following Harry and Meghan's choice to have a private christening for their son, Archie.

    The claim is made in the book Battle of Brothers set to be published this month.

    In the book, author Robert Lacey, who has been a royal biographer for over 40 years says the decision to keep the identity of Archie's godparents was major as it had been the first time such information was withheld from the public by the family.

    “It is well understood at Buckingham Palace that not all godparents can make it to a vastly arranged christening service,” Lacey writes

    He adds: “Yet it is still expected by monarch, palace and just about anyone with a stake in the game that the world should be told who the new royal baby's 'sponsors' are”.

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    THE CROWN'S EMMA CORRIN: I TRY TO NOT TO THINK WHETHER WILLIAM AND HARRY WATCH IT

    Emma Corrin, the actress charged to portray the late Princess Diana on The Crown has said she tries “not to think about whether people watch it” when asked whether she thinks the princes are a fan of the show.

    She said: “You can't really control they do and also if you start thinking about, 'I wonder what they'll think'… it's quite stressful.”

    She told Sky News she did a lot of research in order to perfect her portrayal of Diana for the hit series.

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    BIOGRAPHER 'RECEIVES HATE MAIL FROM FURIOUS' PRINCE WILLIAM FANS

    The author ofthe latest book detailing the tense relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry has said he has already received hate mail from fans of the older brother.

    He said there is “such anger that the book has dared to suggest Prince William is not perfect”.

    Robert Lacey, who is also a consultant on Netflix show, The Crown said: “Portraits of William are always so idealised because he is our future king. Charles III and Queen Camilla is not an appealing prospect, but there is William and his wonderful wife – and that's what everybody has their hopes on.”

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    MEGHAN CALLS FOR YOUNG GIRLS EDUCATION

    Meghan Markle has highlighted the importance of education for girls in a new talk with Malala Yousafzia.

    The talk was released to celebrate International Day of the Girl.

    Meghan, who has been an advocate for the subject said: “When young girls have access to education everyone succeeds.n

    She added that when girls are deprived of an education, “it's not just robbing a society of the cultural richness that comes with educating young girls, it's also robbing these young girls of childhood.”

  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    NIGEL FARAGE BACKS US CONGRESSMAN OVER MEGHAN AND HARRY ELECTION CALLS

    Nigel Farage has supported a US congressman's calls to strip Harry and Meghan of their Royal titles.

    The congressman claims the couple are using their titles to “interfere” in the US elections.

    Farage in a tweet said: “Should a Royal Duke and Duchess interfere in the US Presidential election campaign? I don't think so.

    He went further to say: “Congressman Jason Smith has a point”.

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