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Prince Harry: 'There Was No Other Option'

He explains decision at charity dinner

(Newser) - Prince Harry says it "brings him great sadness" to step back from his royal duties—but "there really was no other option." The prince explained the decision Sunday in an emotional speech at a private dinner for Sentebale, the charity for children with HIV he co-founded with... More »

Meghan Markle's Dad Has This to Say About Megxit

Says estranged daughter, son-in-law are turning House Windsor into 'Walmart with a crown on'

(Newser) - Now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have gotten things sorted with the British royal family , it's time for Markle's royal pain of an estranged paternal unit to pipe up and make his feelings on their exit from royal life known. "When they got married they took... More »

Palace to Harry and Meghan: Pay Us $3.1M

And they'll give up their 'royal highness' title

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds under a deal struck Saturday for them to step aside as senior royals, the AP reports. Buckingham Palace said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members... More »

Hugh Grant on Harry's Move: Tabloids Effectively Killed His Mom

Actor says he doesn't blame Harry, Meghan for stepping back

(Newser) - As far as Hugh Grant is concerned, Prince Harry's actions distancing himself from the British royal family are perfectly justified. "I’m rather on Harry’s side," the actor told Andy Cohen on Cohen's SiriusXM radio show, per the Guardian . "The tabloid press effectively murdered... More »

Burger King Has an Offer for Prince Harry

The fast food chain offers him a job

(Newser) - Harry and Meghan are stepping back as senior members of the British royal family, but if they're looking to join another royal family, Burger King is available to them. "If you’re looking for a job, we have a new crown for you," the fast food chain... More »

Old Video Suggests Royal Couple's Real Plan

Prince Harry is seen seeking work for Meghan in 2019

(Newser) - Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been planning their royal departure for a while now, People reports. In a July 2019 video that resurfaced this weekend, Harry is seen at the London debut of The Lion King chatting up Disney CEO Bob Iger about a voice-over job for... More »

Meghan Reportedly Scores a Job

Duchess reportedly signs a voiceover deal with Disney

(Newser) - It may not move them down the road to being financially independent, but Meghan Markle has reportedly wasted little time in the wake of the Megxit in securing an actual job, reports the Hollywood Reporter . That job is a voiceover deal with Disney for an as-yet unnamed project, and her... More »

The Queen Calls for a Crisis Meeting

She wants Harry, Charles, and William to meet with her on Monday

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II ended 2019 with a public plea for global harmony after a rocky year. She's starting 2020 trying to heal disharmony within her own family after Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, decided to "step back" as senior royals—and announced the news without consulting the... More »

Harry's Friend: Here's Why He Did It

JJ Chalmers emphasizes Harry's new life as a family man

(Newser) - A close friend of Prince Harry's says the headline-grabbing decision to step away from the royal family had one motivation: family. JJ Chalmers, who knows the Duke of Sussex from military service, defended Harry and Meghan Markle's plan for a royal departure on the British show The One ... More »

'Brutal' Tabloids, an Early Scoop Impetus for Royals' Shocker?

Plus Harry's pathway to US citizenship, an 'angry' queen, and how Meghan Markle could pay the bills

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has a lot of pull—in Hollywood, in the media, maybe even in politics —but the talk show host, media exec, and philanthropist says she didn't have anything to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to ditch the UK and migrate across the pond,... More »

After Shocking Britain, Meghan Returns to Canada

Harry is expected to join her within days

(Newser) - The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada, leaving a royally flustered Britain behind her. A source tells E! News that Meghan Markle has returned to Vancouver Island to be reunited with son Archie, who had been left with a friend and a nanny, after just three days back in... More »

Madame Tussauds Removes Harry, Meghan From Royal Display

London wax museum puts figures in a different area

(Newser) - There's now a conspicuously empty space in the royal family display at London's iconic wax museum, Madame Tussauds. The museum removed the wax figures of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, from its "Royal Family" set, where they used to stand across from Prince William and... More »

Prince Harry and Meghan's Decision Is News to the Queen

Royal announcement suggests withdrawal is still being negotiated

(Newser) - The announcement by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, that they plan to at least partially withdraw from royal duties surprised many—including, apparently, the queen. Harry didn't discuss the matter with Queen Elizabeth or any other member of Britain's royal family first, the BBC reports. That's... More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Make 'Stunning' Announcement

Will step back as senior UK royals

(Newser) - In an announcement described as "stunning" by the AP , Prince Harry and wife Meghan on Wednesday shared their intentions to "step back as 'senior' members of the royal family and work to become financially independent." They explain in a statement that "after many months of... More »

Queen Admits It Has Been a 'Bumpy' Year

Setbacks included Prince Andrew's Epstein connection

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a "bumpy" time. The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before... More »

Among Prince Louis' First Words: a Non-Royal Name

Toddler has taken to celebrity chef Mary Berry—and beetroot

(Newser) - Kate Middleton has revealed one of Prince Louis' first words: "Mary." As part of a BBC Christmas special, the Duchess of Cambridge worked with celebrity chef Mary Berry to prepare for a charity event and made clear she isn't the only royal fan. "One of Louis'... More »

Lawyer to British Royal: Your Name Was Used as Bait

Gloria Allred writes striking letter to Prince Andrew

(Newser) - Dear Prince Andrew: Your name was used in an attempt to lure a 15-year-old girl to a sex fiend's Caribbean hideaway. That's the upshot of a letter written to the British royal by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser's lawyer, the New York Post reports. "Your Royal Highness,... More »

UK Cops: Here's Why We Didn't Investigate Epstein Allegations

Probe 'would be largely focused on activities and relationships outside the UK'

(Newser) - Police in London have confirmed that they received an allegation of sex trafficking against Prince Andrew in 2015—but they decided they weren't the ones who should deal with it. Scotland Yard spokesman Alex Murray said Thursday that the force decided not to launch a full investigation because it... More »

Looks Like Buckingham Palace Just Told Andrew to Scram

Report says prince has been booted from his private office there, with the queen's OK

(Newser) - More fallout is raining down upon Prince Andrew after his "train wreck" of an interview with the BBC last week. As businesses distance themselves from the prince and he pulls back from public duties after revealing details on his friendship with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew has... More »

Queen Gives Prince Andrew the OK to 'Step Back'

He'll remove himself from public duties for the 'foreseeable future'

(Newser) - The queen has weighed in on the maelstrom Prince Andrew has found himself in following his Saturday BBC interview. The Guardian reports that in a statement, Andrew on Wednesday announced that he has "asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and... More »

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