MEGHAN Markle has "demanded" a luxurious baby shower for her new daughter, insisting she "deserves a party", according to reports.

Meghan, 39, is pregnant with her and 36-year-old Prince Harry's second child, a sister to their two-year-old son Archie.

But the couple are "clashing" over whether or not they should throw an extravagant baby shower, Who reported.

A source said: "Meghan and Harry don’t lock horns much, but they struggled to get on the same page over their little girl’s baby shower.

"Meghan argued that she deserved a party. They’ve been through hell and back escaping England with Archie and she’s starting to feel very settled with a good core group of girlfriends with kids around her."

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • Debbie White

    QUEEN MAY 'NEVER SEE ARCHIE AGAIN'

    A royal expert has warned there is a “very real danger the Queen will never see grandson Archie again”.

    Her Majesty, 95, has not seen Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s two-year-old son since they moved to Canada in November 2019.

    Archie has not seen any of his British relatives since he was six months old, and royal author Phil Dampier said the young tot may never see the Queen again.

    Phil told Fabulous: “I think there is a very real danger the Queen will never see Archie again or never see her new great granddaughter which is tragic.

    “I can’t see how when they [Meghan and Harry] go on about compassion and family problems but don’t let their grandfather or great-grandmother see Archie."

  • Debbie White

    ‘ULTIMATUM' OVER MEGHAN'S SECOND BABY SHOWER

    Prince Harry reportedly told Meghan Markle to keep a baby shower for their daughter a secret after her £300k New York extravaganza two years ago sparked a fierce backlash.

    Meghan, 39, is pregnant with her and 36-year-old Harry's second child, a sister to their two-year-old son Archie.

    However she reportedly gave Harry an "ultimatum" and said she deserved a baby shower after the "hell" of Megxit. The pair have agreed to keep any party a secret, Who claimed in Australia.

    The unnamed source alleged: "[Meghan] did agree with Harry though that the details of her event shouldn’t get out.

    “She figured a private but luxurious shower with just her mum and a few close friends who’ve been in her isolation bubble, in the backyard of their house with a few animals for the kids to play with, could be just what the doctor ordered."

  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN'S 'FLASHY BABY SHOWER' ANNOYED THE FIRM

    Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie has admitted the idea of a baby shower was "as far from British tradition as you can get".

    And Ingrid Seward, a royal author, described the shower and celebration as "trashy", adding: "They walked in through the front entrance carrying these enormous bags from the most expensive shops in New York.

    "Crowds gathered because they were all celebrities, there was Gayle King from CBS, Serena Williams and Amal Clooney. "

    A senior aide revealed to Scobie when writing Finding Freedom: "It's fair to say that the optics of the somewhat flashy shower did not go down well with certain individuals at the Palace.

    "Meghan was often criticised for being too Hollywood, meaning too flashy. Especially for the reserved aesthetic of the monarchy."

  • Debbie White

    EYE-ROLLING OVER DUCHESS'S BABY SHOWER

    Buckingham Palace aides "rolled their eyes" when discussing Meghan Markle's "common" first baby shower, the author of Finding Freedom claimed.

    Meghan celebrated her pregnancy by flying to New York by private jet in 2019 to have a five-day baby shower celebration – which was slammed as "trashy."

    Meghan and her closest friends partied at The Mark hotel in Manhattan – in one of the world's most expensive suites.

    The shower was hosted by Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney and Genevieve Hillis, who has been Meghan's best friend since they were teens.

    Speaking in the Channel 4 documentary A Very Royal Baby: From Cradle to Crown, Omid Scobie claimed: "I remember speaking to a palace aide at the time who rolled their eyes. They were horrified that something so common was happening within the House of Windsor."

  • Debbie White

    MORE ON BABY SHOWER FOR MEGHAN

    Prince Harry reportedly feels concerned about how the unconfirmed baby shower will be perceived by the public, with many people having lost relatives during the Covid pandemic.

    The duke also reportedly wants to avoid a repeat of the backlash from her £300,000 New York baby shower in 2019 before the birth of Archie.

    The pair have agreed to keep the party a secret, according to a source.

    That unnamed source told Who: "[Meghan] did agree with Harry though that the details of her event shouldn’t get out.

    “She figured a private but luxurious shower with just her mum and a few close friends who’ve been in her isolation bubble, in the backyard of their house with a few animals for the kids to play with, could be just what the doctor ordered."

  • Debbie White

    DUCHESS 'DEMANDS' BABY SHOWER

    Meghan Markle has reportedly "demanded" a luxurious baby shower for her new daughter – saying she deserves a party after "going to hell" during Megxit.

    Meghan, 39, is pregnant with her and 36-year-old Prince Harry's second child, a sister to their two-year-old son Archie.

    The couple are allegedly "clashing" over whether or not they should throw an extravagant baby shower, Who reported in Australia.

    A source said: "Meghan and Harry don’t lock horns much, but they struggled to get on the same page over their little girl’s baby shower.

    "Meghan argued that she deserved a party. They’ve been through hell and back escaping England with Archie and she’s starting to feel very settled with a good core group of girlfriends with kids around her."

  • Debbie White

    HARRY DOC: WHEN IS THE ME YOU CAN'T SEE AIRING?

    Prince Harry's first trailer for his mental health series, The Me You Can’t See with Oprah Winfrey has been released.

    The Apple TV+ series premieres on Friday May 21 and features contributions from singer Lady Gaga, Syrian refugee Fawzi, and DeMar DeRozan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.

    All episodes of the programme will be available to watch online from Friday.

    He says: "To make that decision to receive help is not a sign of weakness. In today's world more than ever, it is a sign of strength."

    The trailer includes poignant archive footage of Harry standing next to Prince Charles at Princess Diana's funeral. A voiceover says: "Treating people with dignity is the first act."

    Lady Gaga appears emotional in the trailer
  • Debbie White

    GEORGE CLOONEY FOR GODFATHER – 'BAD IDEA'

    With royal babies usually having around six godparents, Meghan and Harry may choose to include the Clooneys, following the birth of the Sussexes' second baby.

    George and Amal Clooney were surprise guests at the royal wedding – with later reports suggesting the A-listers "didn't actually know" the newlyweds.

    George himself joked about Archie being born on the same day as his own birthday – and said making him a godfather would be a "bad idea".

    He told Jimmy Kimmel Live: "I shouldn’t be the godfather. I’m a father of twins; I can barely do that.

    "I’m not going to be the godfather. I promise you that… [I] should not be anyone’s godfather.”

  • Debbie White

    BEATRICE BABY ANNOUNCEMENT "TWO FINGERS" TO MEG AND HARRY

    Princess Beatrice has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi – but it could be a "deliberate two fingers" to Meg and Harry, a royal expert claimed.

    The pregnancy news came on the same day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating their third wedding anniversary.

    But according to royal expert and author Duncan Larcombe, this was no accident.

    Speaking to Fabulous Digital, the writer, who penned Prince Harry: The Inside Story, said: “The fact it was Buckingham Palace that made the announcement proves this was not a simple oversight.

    “A great deal of care is taken over the timings of major announcements such as Royal pregnancies, and it is extremely unlikely diary staff were unaware of the significance of the day for Harry and Meghan.

    “You have a relatively large window of opportunity to announce a pregnancy, an anniversary date is set in stone.”

  • Debbie White

    FOX NEWS HOST CALLS HARRY 'PRINCE OF WOKE' AFTER SLAMMING THE US' FIRST AMENDMENT

    Sean Hannity has slammed Harry as the "prince of woke," telling the Brit to stop lecturing Americans on the First Amendment.

    The Fox News host's comments came after the Duke of Sussex admitted last week that he doesn't understand the free speech clause in the Constitution.

    He said: “So I got a lot of reaction to comments I made last night about Harry. Now we don’t need Harry coming from England to lecture us on our ‘bonkers’ first amendment that he can’t understand. You think censorship and suppression of thought is a good thing? You want the government to be able to control what people are allowed to think, believe and say?"

    Hannity also criticised Harry for not naming the member of the Royal Family that allegedly made racist remarks about his son Archie.

    He said: “Harry, it's time for you to get a grip. Stop the lecturing of all of the rest of us on issues you clearly know nothing about because you're nothing, frankly, but the Prince of Woke Social Justice Warriors.”

  • Debbie White

    PIERS MORGAN TAKES FRESH SWIPE AT HARRY – AND CALLS MEGHAN 'PRINCESS PINOCCHIO'

    Piers Morgan has taken yet another dig at Prince Harry suggesting the royal has "a chip on his folder" – and called his wife Meghan Markle "Princess Pinocchio".

    It all started after Piers posted his admiration for Manchester United's Edinson Cavani, after he scored an epic 40-yard lobbed goal against Fulham yesterday.

    Alongside a clip of the goal, he wrote: "I’m not a United fan but to watch Cavani – who I love – score this utterly brilliant goal & then to see the fans going crazy in a stadium again to celebrate it is a beautiful thing."

    However, one Twitter user was quick to comment, quizzing the TV host on his relationship with Meghan, replying: "Bet you wouldn’t call it a brilliant goal if Meghan Markle chipped the keeper from 35 yards."

    Piers quickly responded in witty fashion, writing: "The only chip Princess Pinocchio knows is the massive one on her husband’s shoulder…"

    Read more here.

  • Debbie White

    PRINCE CHARLES 'COULD REMOVE MEGHAN & HARRY'S TITLES'

    Prince Charles could try to remove Meghan and Harry's titles once he becomes king, warns a royal expert.

    Ingrid Seward, royal biographer and editor of Majesty magazine, told i news that the topic of titles is a 'minefield'.

    She said it was unlikely that the Queen would remove the pair's Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.

    Seward added: "I feel it would not be something the Queen would want to undertake at this stage of her reign.

    "Perhaps Charles would remove all titles from his son when he becomes king."

  • Debbie White

    ROD LIDDLE REJECTS HARRY & MEGHAN

    In his latest opinion piece for the Sun, outspoken commentator Rod Liddle has rejected calls from the US to send Prince Harry 'back home' after he slammed his dad's parenting.

    Liddle seethes: "The problem is, foreigners listen to him spouting b*****ks and think: 'Wow. What a dimbo. Are all English people like that?

    'And he’s one of the privileged elite . . . the rest of them must be incredibly stupid.'

    "His latest pronouncement was that the American First Amendment, which protects freedom of speech, was 'bonkers'.

    "He said that to AMERICANS. Anyway, you Yanks: No, we’re not having him back. He’s yours for life, along with his awful wife."

  • Debbie White

    THE ME YOU CAN'T SEE – AIRING FRIDAY

    Prince Harry's candid interview with Oprah will air tomorrow – and will also feature a host of Meghan Markle's celebrity friends.

    Harry, 36, teamed up with the US chat show powerhouse for the upcoming documentary The Me You Can’t See.

    The Duke is set to drop more "truth bombs" in the series on mental health, which drops on Apple TV+ this Friday.

    An insider told the New York Post: “One of the episodes is very personal … deeply.”

    The first trailer for the series, which begins later this week, was released yesterday – featuring new footage of Meghan and Harry together.

  • Debbie White

    PRINCE HARRY 'SHOULDN'T PUBLICLY RUBBISH FAMILY'

    Prince Harry has been condemned for "rubbishing" his family and failing to "treat others with dignity".

    In an opinion piece for the Times, Hannah Betts writes "as someone who has had therapy" and whose "father was a psychiatric nurse… I agree with the prince's statement in the trailer to 'The Me You Can't See' that seeking professional help is a 'sign of strength'."

    Betts adds, though: "What I cannot agree with is publicly rubbishing other people as part of this.

    "Therapy helps you to take responsibility… it is not about the narcissism that dictates obsessing about your pain while the world is suffering a global pandemic.

    "Critics carp that the prince has had too much therapy. There are those of us who would argue that he needs more."

  • Debbie White

    SERENA WILLIAMS & BEYONCE ALSO POSSIBLE GODPARENTS FOR HARRY & MEGHAN'S DAUGHTER

    Tennis ace Serena Williams, who was a guest at the couple's wedding in 2018, could also be godparent to the Sussexes' daughter after a seven-year friendship with Meghan.

    The pair have been pals since meeting at a glitzy event and Meghan has been pictured supporting the champ at a string of tennis matches.

    Gushing Serena recently heaped praise on the former actress' "strength and poise" – claiming she was the "strongest person I know".

    Megastar Beyonce could also be in the picture after she also praised Meghan for speaking out in her Oprah interview.

    The singer, who was famously snapped with Meghan and Harry at The Lion King premiere in London in 2019, said: "Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership. We are all strengthened and inspired by you."

  • Debbie White

    OPRAH WINFREY COULD BE GODPARENT… MORE

    A source told Heat World: "Meghan thinks Oprah would be the perfect godmother for her daughter.

    “She wants her girl to be surrounded by strong female role models, and Oprah certainly fits the bill. She’s been a real support to both her and Harry since they moved to California, and Meghan knows she can rely on her, no matter what."

    But Oprah is not the only "strong" woman in Meghan's life who could make the cut.

    Other A-list pals the couple have grown close to since their move to the US include morning TV host Gayle King.

    The presenter has become a mouthpiece for the couple – revealing in April it was "no secret" that Harry and William's relationship was "strained".

  • Debbie White

    OPRAH WINFREY COULD BE GODPARENT

    Oprah Winfrey could become a godmother for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby daughter – along with a host of other A-listers.

    The US chat show powerhouse has grown close to the Sussexes and was chosen for their bombshell tell-all chat after Megxit.

    Pal Omid Scobie suggested Oprah was in the frame, saying: "If one of those godparents is Oprah – and I’m not saying that she is – then you can understand why perhaps they want to keep that to themselves because even Oprah sitting down to interview them was controversial enough in itself.”

    The hint has been echoed by an insider, who claims the "coveted role" has been "reserved" for Oprah following the explosive interview in March.

  • Debbie White

    PRINCE HARRY 'A HIT WITH WORN-DOWN BRIT MUMS IN LA'

    Prince Harry would be a "big hit with worn-down Brit mums" at popular baby classes in Los Angeles, according to Sarah Ivens, founding editor-in-chief of OK! USA.

    She writes in the Daily Mail that following the birth of the royals' second baby, the Sussexes could attend weekly get-togethers at Books and Cookies, "a sweet little hideout for stressed mothers owned by one of Diana Ross's daughters".

    Rock star Alanis Morissette used to take her baby there.

    Another favourite baby class is at the Cow End's Cafe, near the beach, "always filled with surfers, scriptwriters and yogi mamas like Meghan, who headed upstairs for mommy and me meditation sessions.

    "Harry would be a big hit with the worn-down Brit mums who gather there looking for a lift during those few months with a new baby," Ivens adds.

  • Debbie White

    PRINCE HARRY TO HIT PUB AFTER MEGHAN GIVES BIRTH IN LA?

    Expat dads in Los Angeles usually celebrate their baby's birth by visiting a British-themed pub, says Sarah Ivens, founding editor in chief of OK! USA.

    She reckons that Prince Harry could do the same after the birth of his and Meghan's second baby, a girl, in summer.

    US-based Ivens writes in the Daily Mail that it's a "rite of passage for British dads in LA: wetting the baby’s head at Ye Olde King’s Head on Santa Monica Boulevard.

    "It is the go-to for every homesick Englishman in Los Angeles who has good news to toast."

    Above: the British-themed pub is a fave in LA
  • Debbie White

    MEGHAN COULD GIVE BIRTH AT CEDARS-SINAI OR ST. JOHN'S

    Meghan Markle is rumoured to favour having a home birth for her second baby, according to Sarah Ivens, founding editor in chief of OK! USA.

    "She’ll be finding LA an odd place to be pregnant. There’s the laid-back, hippy, organic lifestyle — but there’s ego, image and vast price tags, too," US-based Ivens writes in the Daily Mail.

    But, "if Meghan does go for a hospital delivery, she has two A-list options: Cedars-Sinai or St. John’s.

    "Cedars-Sinai’s VVIP maternity ward is the creme de la creme. Victoria Beckham had daughter Harper there. Kate Hudson, Kourtney Kardashian and Penelope Cruz chose it, too.

    "St. John’s Health Centre [is] the more low-key option for celebs wanting to avoid the paparazzi. Maria gave birth to her and husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s four children there."

  • Debbie White

    WHAT IS MEGHAN MARKLE'S REAL NAME?

    Prince Harry's wife goes by her middle name Meghan professionally. But what is her real name?

    The Queen used Meghan's full name when she officially blessed the couple's marriage.

    She announced: “My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council.”

    Even Prince Harry goes by a different name to the one he was born with.

    His birth name is Henry Charles Albert David, and his official title is Prince Henry of Wales.

  • Debbie White

    PRINCE HARRY 'DESERVES SYMPATHY'

    It's "easy to mock Prince Harry" over his therapy-speak about "genetic pain" but he deserves "sympathy and admiration", says a writer.

    Author Oliver Kamm wrote in The Times that Harry "has found the trappings of privilege oppressive and [he has] been aided by examining his life in sessions with a therapist.

    "I too think it's poor form to attack your family in public when they can't answer back.

    "Yet overall I'm convinced that Harry's intervention over mental health does more good than harm."

  • Debbie White

    SUSSEXES 'ATTENTION-GRABBING TRAITORS?' – REPORT

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are either "inspirational modernisers of the monarchy or attention-grabbing traitors," reports i news.

    "Harry and Meghan may not be working members of the Royal Family and, depending on who you ask, they're inspirational modernisers of the monarchy, or attention-grabbing traitors," its feature adds.

    Royal watchers have told the Sun Online of their fury over the very public mud-slinging of Harry's family in the UK, with several saying they had become firm fans of the Queen as a result.

    But they admitted there appeared to be a difference between generations with younger people favouring the Sussexes for their modern stance.

    And despite not being a Royal fan, one smitten man told the Sun: "Meghan is hot".

  • Joseph Gamp

    BEA’S BABY JOY – NEWS ANNOUNCED ON WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ‘TO SPITE MEGHAN & HARRY’

    Rumours are “swirling” with unconfirmed claims that Meghan Markle is upset over the timing of Princess Beatrice’s pregnancy news, reports the Mail Online.

    Studio 10 presenter Sarah Harris yesterday suggested the news might have been “announced to spite Meghan and Harry, because it was their third wedding anniversary”.

    She asked on the Australian morning talk show: “Do you think Beatrice would be thinking about that [Meghan] when she’s making the announcement?”

    “No she wouldn’t, she’d be happy that she’s having a child and so is everyone else,” co-host Tristan MacManus replied.

    “No one is thinking about anything,” he added.

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