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Here's What Meghan Markle's Estranged Dad Has to Say About Royal Baby

And more on the birth of Baby Sussex

(Newser) - Things are not good between Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her estranged father, but that didn't stop Thomas Markle from talking to a British tabloid about the birth of his new grandson. Thomas Markle told the Sun he hopes the baby born to Meghan and her husband... More »

The 2 Words a Top Pathologist Is Now Using for Diana's Death

'If only' tiny tear in her vein had been elsewhere, she may have lived: Dr. Richard Shepherd

(Newser) - "If only." Those are the two words Britain's top forensic pathologist is now saying about the 1997 car crash that claimed Princess Diana's life. That's because Dr. Richard Shepherd, who the Daily Beast notes has performed more than 23,000 post-mortems, lent his expertise to... More »

Inside Meghan Markle's Super Luxe Baby Shower

Duchess of Sussex has Serena Williams to thank

(Newser) - High above the commoners of New York City, the Duchess of Sussex will be spoiled with a $200,000 baby shower Wednesday. Serena Williams has reportedly booked the two-floor penthouse suite of the Mark hotel and will be treating Meghan Markle and some of her closest friends to a flower-arranging... More »

Prince Philip Off the Hook for Car Crash

At least as far as the country's prosecuting agency goes

(Newser) - The bad news for Prince Philip after his car crash last month: He agreed to give up his driver's license . The good news for him: He won't be facing legal action from the government. Per the BBC , the Crown Prosecution Service has decided it wouldn't be in... More »

Meghan: You Have 'Broken My Heart Into a Million Pieces'

A letter by the Duchess of Sussex goes public

(Newser) - Tensions between Meghan Markle and her father went public Saturday when he let a British tabloid publish her anguished letter to him, People reports. "Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye... More »

Prince Philip 'Voluntarily' Gives Up His Driver's License

Seems that accident has finally sunk in

(Newser) - Prince Philip will no longer be behind the wheel—at least not legally, the BBC reports. The 97-year-old duke, who was recently involved in a car crash , has "taken the decision to voluntarily" give up his driver's license, says Buckingham Palace. "The duke is reported to have... More »

Staff Spends Hours Deleting Nasty Posts on Kate, Meghan

Fans are to blame in certain cases

(Newser) - The duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex get a lot of online hate—so much that staff members spend several hours each week deleting comments on social media—though a new campaign hopes to put it all to bed. "We just decided enough is enough," Hello! Royal Editor Emily... More »

Woman in Crash With Prince No Fan of Message She Got

Emma Fairweather said it 'didn't even make sense'

(Newser) - Another ding on Prince Philip's driving record. Two days after the 97-year-old's Land Rover Freelander collided with a Kia and ended up on its side , British tabloids published photos showing the Duke of Edinburgh behind the wheel of a new Land Rover on Saturday—without his seat belt... More »

After Crash, 97-Year-Old Prince Has New SUV Delivered

Philip goes to hospital for precautionary check-up

(Newser) - It may have surprised people to learn that Prince Philip himself was behind the wheel when his vehicle crashed into another in England, given that a) he's a prince and b) he's 97. But Philip appears ready to get behind the wheel as quickly as possible. Both TMZ... More »

Behold, the Royal Christmas Cards

Charles, William, Harry and their families release the chosen images

(Newser) - British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards. Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow, per the AP . Prince Harry and Meghan chose a black and white motif that shows... More »

Meghan Markle's Dad: I Want to Rebut the 'Grievous Lies'

Thomas Markle bombards 'Daily Mail' with photos and letters to prove love for daughter

(Newser) - Thomas Markle just wants "to get the truth out there." That's why, per USA Today , the estranged father of Meghan Markle "isn't through talking about the rift" between himself and his daughter, spilling to the Daily Mail about how he's been "frozen out"... More »

Meghan-Kate Feud? Royal Palace Actually Responds

The British press claims they don't get along

(Newser) - The British royal family rarely responds to gossip, so mark the day. Rumor has it Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton aren't exactly pals, and Middleton may have barked at Markle for being rude to the Duchess of Cambridge's staff, per Town & Country . With similar gossip mounting in... More »

Harry, Meghan Moving Into Reportedly Grand 'Cottage'

Frogmore Cottage will reportedly have 10 bedrooms once renovations are done

(Newser) - Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child. Officials said Saturday that the couple will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor... More »

Charles at 70: Think of 'Our Grandchildren'

Environmentalist still plans to party

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen... More »

Charles on Why He'll Keep Mouth Shut as King: 'I'm Not That Stupid'

Prince who's vocal on topics like environment says he won't be once he's crowned

(Newser) - When he's not having servants iron his shoelaces , Prince Charles has been accused of "meddling" into hot topics such as the environment by strongly voicing his opinions—not a typical stance for royals to take in public debates. And he's defiant about it, telling a BBC documentary... More »

Meghan Markle Accused of 'Unconscionable' Lie

Half-sister Samantha Grant speaks up for their dad

(Newser) - Meghan Markle's half-sister took another shot at her this week over a speech the duchess gave in Fiji, the HuffPost reports. Speaking Wednesday at the University of the South Pacific, Markle talked about the importance of a college education and said she was only able to attend Northwestern University... More »

Meghan Markle Is 'Cutting Back'

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and needs rest

(Newser) - A newly pregnant Meghan Markle is easing her crazy schedule as she and Prince Harry tour four Commonwealth countries over 16 days, Hello! reports. Now in Australia, the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex apparently needs a break. "She told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag," a fan... More »

Pippa Middleton Welcomes First Child

It's a boy cousin for George, Charlotte, and Louis

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have new titles: uncle and aunt. Kate Middleton's younger sister, Pippa, gave birth to her first child , a son, with husband James Matthews on Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. There's no word yet on a name, though "everyone... More »

The Unusual Reason Behind Newest Royal Wedding Dress

Princess Eugenie purposely picked a backless number to show off a childhood scar

(Newser) - Britain's Princess Eugenie married tequila executive Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The 28-year-old bride, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and ninth in line to the British throne, wore a long-sleeved gown with a fitted... More »

Meghan Markle Closes Car Door, Internet Flips Out

OK, then

(Newser) - All eyes have been on Meghan Markle since her much-hyped nuptials to Prince Harry, with people commenting on what she wears , how they think she feels , and now—how she exits a car. The BBC and People report that the newest member of the royal family arrived Tuesday at London'... More »

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