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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 »

Prince Andrew on Epstein Accuser: I Don't Remember Meeting Her

In BBC interview, prince also says 2010 stay with Epstein was 'definitely the wrong thing to do'

(Newser) - Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC airs Saturday night in the UK, and snippets are dribbling out. The 59-year-old royal sits down with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, who interrogates him about his links to the late Jeffrey Epstein, including on claims by accuser Virginia Giuffre that she was... More »

Prince Charles Entangled in $136M Art Fraud Case

Forgeries were allegedly loaned to his charity

(Newser) - Prince Charles and his charity have been caught up in a royally big scandal over an alleged art hoax involving paintings supposedly worth $136 million. The Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso paintings were loaned to Dumfries House, the headquarters of the Prince's Foundation, by businessman James Stunt,... More »

Markle Issues Warning About 'Instant' Culture

The Duchess of Sussex visits a non-profit for disadvantaged women

(Newser) - Looks like Meghan Markle got some of the "truthful reporting" she's been wanting. The Duchess of Sussex let a Telegraph reporter join her on a trip to a non-profit for disadvantaged women, where tears flowed around a freshly baked cake. "I find that when you strip all... More »

Harry, Meghan Coming to America

The Sussexes are reportedly taking 6 weeks of 'family time' before the end of the year

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to take a break before the end of the year, and it sounds like baby Archie will spend his first Thanksgiving stateside. The couple just toured South Africa, and Markle discussed the pressure of living with media and internet judgment. It's not clear... More »

Markle Says She's Not OK, Internet Rallies to Her Side

Markle reveals in interview she's been struggling with the pressure of being a royal, new mom

(Newser) - Meghan Markle has had an eventful year, most notably with the birth of her son, Archie, and People reports she's now "getting real" about all of the pressures that go along with that. Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, an ITV documentary on Markle and Prince Harry, is... More »

Harry Slams British Tabloid as Meghan Sues

Duchess of Sussex is suing 'Mail on Sunday' for publishing her letter

(Newser) - The Duchess of Sussex—or, as she was known before she married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle—is suing a British tabloid over claims that it illegally published a personal letter she wrote, the AP reports. A spokesperson for the law firm handling the case says the Mail on Sunday's... More »

The World Gets a Rare Look at Baby Archie

He and his parents met with Desmond Tutu in South Africa on Wednesday

(Newser) - Baby Archie made a rare public appearance on Wednesday as his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, continued their first official tour as a family in South Africa. Meghan held Archie as the royal couple met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, reports the AP . (See... More »

Meghan Markle in Africa: I'm Here 'as a Woman of Color'

Duchess of Sussex is on the first day of a 10-day tour with Prince Harry

(Newser) - Meghan Markle was in South Africa Monday for her first visit to the country, and while the Duchess of Sussex might officially be there on royal business, she told the cheering crowd, "I want you to know that for me, I am here as a mother, as a wife,... More »

TV Host Slammed for 'Scathing' Segment on Meghan Markle

Australia's '60 Minutes' did not paint a flattering picture of Prince Harry's wife

(Newser) - Elton John recently begged the public to lay off Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but what USA Today calls a "scathing piece" from Down Under shows not everyone is heeding his words. Australia's 60 Minutes aired a special Sunday hosted by Karl Stefanovic in which he and others... More »

It's Princess Charlotte's First Day of School

The little royal is 4

(Newser) - Britain's Princess Charlotte had plenty of support on her first day of school—she was accompanied by older brother Prince George and her parents, Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. William said their 4-year-old daughter was "very excited" on her first day at Thomas'... More »

GMA Host Advised to 'Wake Up' After She Teases Prince About Ballet

Lara Spencer in hot water after her comments about Prince George's ballet class

(Newser) - Lara Spencer found herself in hot water Thursday over a Good Morning America segment in which she discussed what Prince George of Cambridge will be doing during Year 2 at his London school, Thomas's Battersea. The curriculum includes ballet, and as Spencer read that part, her co-hosts and the... More »

Elton John to Media: Leave Harry, Meghan Alone

He accuses press of 'relentless' attacks on royal couple after kerfuffle over private jet

(Newser) - Elton John provided a private jet for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their baby son Archie to stay at his home in France last week—and he would like the British media to shut up about it. The singer is urging the British press to cease its attacks on the... More »

Prince Andrew: Connecting Me to Epstein Crimes Is 'Abhorrent'

'His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being'

(Newser) - Prince Andrew is "appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes," Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday amid renewed media focus on the connections between the billionaire sex offender and Queen Elizabeth II's second son. The statement came after the Mail on Sunday... More »

Prince Harry Explains Why He Won't Have More Than 2 Kids

He's concerned about the planet's resources

(Newser) - If Prince Harry has another baby, it will be his last, he reveals in a new interview with environmental activist Jane Goodall. In discussing their concerns about the planet and its diminishing resources, Harry told Goodall he's become even more concerned about Earth's future since having his first... More »

Meghan Markle Guest Edits Major Magazine Issue

She selects female trailblazers for September issue of British 'Vogue'

(Newser) - The September Issue of British Vogue will be guest-edited by the woman editor-in-chief Edward Enninful calls "the country's most influential beacon of change": the Duchess of Sussex, formerly known as Meghan Markle. Enninful says Meghan will be the first person to guest edit the September issue, which is... More »

Meghan Markle Called 'Diva' After Wimbledon Request

Duchess of Sussex is once more in unwanted spotlight with pleas for privacy

(Newser) - First Meghan Markle and Prince Harry irked taxpayers with their home redo . Then they set off an "almighty storm" with an ultra-private christening for baby Archie. Now Markle is being accused of harboring a "secretive, high-maintenance attitude," and making "diva-ish demands" after apparently trying to get... More »

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