Harry & Meghan humiliated as they LOSE 700k fans – Kate & Wills gain 1M – Express

Meghan Markle and Harry were ‘shoved out’ says expert

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account, @sussexroyal, has seen around 700,000 users unfollow in the last year. Meghan and Harry’s royal Instagram has been inactive since March 30, 2020, shortly after it emerged the Duke and Duchess would be stepping down from duties.

Meghan and Harry have lost thousands of fans on social media

Meghan and Harry have lost thousands of fans on social media (Image: GETTY)

As of writing, @sussexroyal has more than 10.1 million followers.

The drop in followers puts Prince William and Kate Middleton firmly ahead in popularity, with @dukeandduchessofcambridge being followed by around 13 million people.

The Cambridge royals’ last upload was on Friday, August 20.

It comes after Angela Levin, royal expert, said of Harry and Meghan: “They tell people to be compassionate yet neither are compassionate towards their own families…

“People are clearly deciding they don’t agree with their behaviour and are switching off.”

The Sun reported that of the Sussexes’ 10.1 million Instagram followers, just 66 percent are real people.

Around three million are likely bots that “mass follow” big-name accounts, according to data from analysts Hypeauditor.

In January, Harry denied he and Meghan quit social media in an interview with Fast Company.

He said: “That was ‘news’ to us, bearing in mind we have no social media to quit, nor have we for the past 10 months.

“… We will revisit social media when it feels right for us—perhaps when we see more meaningful commitments to change or reform—but right now we’ve thrown much of our energy into learning about this space and how we can help.”

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06:15am update: Meghan Markle fury: Insider claim Duchess ‘didn’t listen’ to Camilla’s advice

Meghan Markle “didn’t listen” to Camilla Parker-Bowles when she tried to offer her advice, according to reports.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal exit is still making headlines as a new epilogue of the unauthorised biography “Finding Freedom” makes more shocking claims about the row.

Author Omid Scobie says the Sussexes’ exit from the Royal Family was “harder than they would ever have imagined” after “trying to find a compromise” The couple had Megxit “mapped out in their heads” but hoped to find a “half in, half out way” before stepping down as senior royals, he added.

Meghan felt isolated within The Firm from very early on, and it was reported that Camilla Parker Bowles tried to offer some advice to the Duchess of Sussex.

05:15am update: Queen under fire as Buckingham Palace’s ‘meagre’ £25,000 salary job ad sparks outrage

Buckingham Palace is hiring and a £25,000 job advert with specifications that include the ability to “protect a world-famous institution” has caused controversy with critics calling it “meagre” and claiming the Royal Family is “out of touch”.

The advert outlines that the individual would work in a team with a “shared and unique purpose, joining the professional business behind the monarchy”.

This is something which they claim makes working for The Royal Household “so different”, and a benefit compared to other positions.

The advert for a Personnel Security Adviser, which oversees vetting duties at the Palace, as well as at Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral, requires experience and a degree, and says that the successful candidate will “deliver vital work”.

Queen under fire

Queen under fire as Buckingham Palace’s ‘meagre’ £25k job ad sparks outrage (Image: Getty Images)

04:30am update: ‘Financial challenges’ Kate’s birthday will no longer be honoured with Royal tradition

Kate Middleton’s birthday will not feature a once customary royal tradition.

Westminster Abbey’s bells, usually rung to mark a royal family birthday, will not sound on January 9 – Kate’s 40th birthday.

But the Duchess of Cambridge is not the only senior royal to miss out on the tolling.

They will not chime to coincide with the birthdays of Prince William, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward nor Camilla.

03:15am update: Doting Queen ‘always leaves a gift’ for George, Charlotte and Louis – ‘Shows her love’

Queen Elizabeth II has eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren – but always “shows her love for the family” with special treats for the youngest royals.

The monarch, 95, who has been affectionately referred to as ‘Gan-gan’ by future king George, likes to keep a close eye on their upbringing.

Revealing stories include the Queen’s insistence at being one of Kate and William’s first visitors after the birth of their first daughter, Charlotte, now aged seven.

Her relationship with grandchildren Lady Louise, 17, and James Viscount, 13, is also very close.

Queen

Doting Queen ‘always leaves a gift’ for her great-grandchildren (Image: Getty Images)

02:00am update: ‘Wishing her full recovery’ Princess Marie rushed to hospital after suffering stroke

Princess Marie of Liechtenstein was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after suffering a stroke at the age of 81.

The Princess consort has been married to Hans-Adam II the current Prince of Liechtenstein since 1967.

An official statement said: “The Princely House regrets to announce that HSH the Princess suffered a stroke yesterday.

“She is receiving care in the hospital.”

01:30am update: Prince Harry rumbled as Duke takes private jet flight after lecturing on climate change

Prince Harry has been criticised after using a private jet to fly home from a recent polo match.

The Duke of Sussex took a private jet flight to his home in Santa Barbara from Aspen Colorado after a polo match on Thursday.

Prince Harry boarded his millionaire friend’s private jet only months after lecturing about the dangers of climate change.

The Duke of Sussex has previously been criticised for taking four private jet flights in 11 days.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry rumbled as Duke takes private jet after climate change lecture (Image: Getty Images)

12:30am update: Meghan and Harry worried about US backlash after ‘wishy-washy’ Afghanistan statement

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry broke their silence on Afghanistan earlier this week when they said that the Taliban takeover and ensuing chaos had left them “speechless”.

However, the Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden said that the statement came across as “very bland, and very wishy-washy”.

He told MailPlus’ Palace Confidential that Meghan’s political ambitions and Harry’s relationship with the Bidens effectively “muzzled” the couple.

Mr Eden said: “Harry was very much involved in that conflict so to see what’s happened now must be very difficult.”

11:45pm update: Queen facing ‘far bigger crisis’ in Royal Family than Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The Queen is facing a “far bigger crisis” than Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a royal commentator has claimed.

The Queen, 95, has faced a difficult year as the head of state in 2021 following the death of Prince Philip.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also made accusations against the Royal Family after detailing their time in time.

But journalist Tessa Dunlop has claimed the “bigger crisis” is Prince Andrew who is being sued by Virginia Giuffre for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager; a claim he vehemently denies.

Queen facing 'bigger crisis' than Harry and Meghan

Queen facing ‘bigger crisis’ in Royal Family than Harry and Meghan (Image: Getty Images)

22:24 Queen plans legal action over Meghan and Harry’s ‘repeated attacks’ – ‘Enough is enough!’

The Queen’s legal team are said to be consulting libel experts following the series of explosive claims made from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this year, the Sun has reported.

The royals are also bracing for the publication of Harry’s memoirs next year which he has written “not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become”. 

The newspaper reported that a legal warning was now being considered for publishers Penguin Random House.

A source told The Sun that the Queen was growing “exasperated with repeated attacks”.

They said: “The feeling, coming right from the top, is that enough is enough.

“There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and Royal Family can only be pushed so far.

“They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.

“The royals’ legal team are speaking to firms with expertise in libel and privacy.

“If someone were named in the book and accused of something directly that could be a libel and also infringe their rights to a private family life.

“It would be ironic if Harry and Meghan were accused of breaching privacy given their pronouncements on the subject.

“The legal team could also contact publishers of the book to ask for advance warning of its contents and a right to reply.

“There are concerns that the American public are falling for what Harry and Meghan say.”

20:54 Prince Harry mocked for losing ‘alpha male’ status to Meghan – She ‘wears the trousers’

Prince Harry, 36, appeared in the background of Meghan Markle‘s birthday video where she encouraged friends to get involved in her 40×40 intiative.

The Duke of Sussex made a brief appearance through a window as he juggled three balls in the garden on camera.

Broadcaster Danny Kelly said he was “disappointed” to see Harry like that and suggested he is no longer an “alpha male”.

Speaking to GB News, Mr Kelly said: “I don’t dislike him, I don’t like him but with Harry, I’m slightly disappointed because she (Meghan) definitely wears the trousers in the relationship.

“He’s not an alpha male, he used to be an alpha male, he no longer is… jumping out of helicopters with machine guns.

“Now he’s in the background waving through a window while Meghan does this two-minute video which was self-publicity by the way because the book she’s trying to sell was being used to prop up the camera.

“I don’t think that people are disliking of her for anything but I think they’ve gone totally woke.

“He flies back in a private plane! The guy has no concept of public awareness. If he wants us to commute less, please you’ve got to be aware of what we perceive and you are jetting back on a £200,000 private charter.

“People are just going to say, ‘what’s the point of me putting my recycling out every week?'”

18:46 Queen sparks fury over ‘unsatisfactory’ decision to keep Prince Andrew in military role

A senior military source told The Times: “The Queen has let it be known to the regiment that she wants the Duke of York to remain as colonel and the feeling is that nobody wants to do anything that could cause upset to the colonel-in-chief.

“It is a very difficult, unsatisfactory situation.

“His position is not tenable or viable.

“How can you have a colonel who can’t perform the role?

“For the brief time he was in post, he was a good colonel, but the feeling across the regiment is that it’s not appropriate to retain him.

“You can’t have a colonel who can’t do public duties.”

16:51 Richard Madeley blasted ‘woke’ police force for job ad ‘worthy of Harry and Meghan’

Mr Madeley criticised a West Midlands police force advert for the position of ‘Assistant Director of Fairness and Belonging’ as being “woke drivel”.

The job description stated the force was looking for a “forward thinking, creative individual” to support and “oversee improved inclusive culture throughout the workplace.”

The successful candidate needed an “authentic presence”, had to be “comfortable with senior leaders” and had to have “expertise, commitment and dedication to the inclusion agenda.”

Mr Madeley likened the advert to “the type of thing Harry and Meghan would have dreamt up.”

In his column for the Express.co.uk he wrote: “I couldn’t extract a scintilla of meaning from that ad – not one solitary sausage of sense. 

Mr Madeley added: “The job is aimed at providing frontline coppers with the tools they need to police a hugely complex multi-ethnic community properly. 

“Who could argue with that? So why didn’t the advert just say so? Why all the right-on California-speak?

“West Midlands Police job ads should now be written by their press office – and the person responsible for this one put on point duty immediately.

15:34 Piers Morgan mocked for Meghan Markle feud: ‘She lives in your head rent free’

Piers Morgan decided to mock the Duchess of Sussex again this week as he received a nomination for a National Television Award.

He branded Meghan “Princess Pinocchio” – something which he has called her in the past.

He tweeted: “Most amused to finally be nominated for TV Presenter of the Year at the ⁦NTAs – though could be a tad #awks for ITV if I win for my work on @GMB.

“Might have to pull a Brando and send Princess Pinocchio along to receive it on my behalf…”

Piers has been a regular critic of Meghan, but his repeated attempts to humiliate the Duchess were met with condemnation in May.

The former Good Morning Britain host posted a meme on Instagram, suggesting Meghan could be drawn to newly single Bill Gates.

Piers shared an image of Meghan smiling to herself with text reading: “So Bill Gates just got divorced”. The text was also accompanied by money emojis.

However, Piers received criticism for the post from a number of social media users.

One said: “You’re obsessed with her. WEIRD!”

Another added: “She lives in your head rent-free.”

And a third commented: “Gosh, do you spend every waking hour thinking about her? #obsessed.”

14:35 Charles ‘deeply concerned’ for George, Charlotte and Louis as he issues ominous warning

Prince Charles has issued an ominous warning, saying recent crises have left him “deeply concerned” for his grandchildren.

Charles said “time is rapidly running out” to tackle climate change to preserve the environment for future generations.

Noting the COP26 conference in November, the Prince of Wales said he is concerned for his children and grandchildren.

He said: ”This is why COP26 is so crucially important for our very survival on this increasingly over-heating planet – something our children and grandchildren are rightly and deeply concerned about.

13:35 Prince Charles was ‘absolutely furious’ after Harry-William feud ‘undermined his work’

Prince Charles was left “absolutely furious” as he felt Prince Harry’s tension with Prince William risked overshadowing his work.

A royal author has claimed this week that the Duke of Sussex blames his father Charles and brother William for the recent strain in their relationship. 

Omid Scobie, author of the unauthorised biography of the Sussexes titled “Finding Freedom”, said Harry blames his dad Charles and brother William for falling to “own” their part in the ensuing spat. 

In an interview, together with the latest book excerpts, Mr Scobie said “very little” progress had been made repairing their relationship.

12:53 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal risks row: ‘Never speak to William again’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal caused a rift between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, reports claimed.

As he pursues independent projects now he is no longer a serving member of the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan Markle’s agreement with Netflix hasn’t pleased everyone in The Firm.

It was reported in July that Harry’s brother Prince William is “dreading” what the couple might do as part of their work with the streaming giant.

Palace insider, Duncan Larcombe, also added that he believes the Sussexes are “cashing in” on the royal brand.

He said: “What do they do next? That’s a question Prince William is dreading the answer to.”

The Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge arrive for the unveiling of a statue they commissioned

Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal caused a rift with the Royal Family (Image: PA)

11:08 Kate & William are ‘united’ as parents & don’t have specific ‘roles’ – unlike other royals

Body language expert Judi James has analysed Kate Middleton and Prince William’s roles as parents, looking at what techniques they have used – and continue to use – to raise their three children. 

The expert claimed that both Kate and William are “united” and “share” the tasks of being both mother and father.

According to Judi, Kate and William do not adhere to gender stereotypes and do not play specific roles when it comes to parenting.

Their parenting techniques are the same and they never have “different ideas” to how they should raise their children.

10:15 ‘Stunning!’ Camilla rewears unique jungle print dress for appearance on Gardeners’ World§

Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, appeared on Gardeners’ World last night to speak about her love of gardening.

The royal looked elegant in a colourful printed dress that matched the flowers and plants she saw.

Camilla Parker-Bowles was a special guest on BBC’s Gardeners’ World last night, talking to host Monty Don about gardening being a “healing” experience. 

She also spoke about her desire to create a “wildflower meadow” to attract more wildlife to her garden.

09:01 ‘Stuff of nightmares’ Charles heartbreak as flames destroy land of father Prince Philip

Prince Charles has made a powerful call to arms for individuals to step up and help combat climate change.

The Prince of Wales’ message follows a number of devastating wildfires around the Mediterranean and the US – including in Greece – the birthplace of Charles’ late father, Prince Philip. 

The wildfires have been described by experts as some of the largest and most deadly in history.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Prince Charles said it was “truly the stuff of nightmares” to see flames swallow the European landscape.

He wrote: “Owing to family connections, I have always felt a particular fascination and affection for Greece.

“Apart from the allure of her landscapes, history and culture, both my father and grandfather were born there, which is why I was so touched to be invited earlier this year to celebrate the bicentenary of the country’s independence.

“Now, five months later, it has been heartbreaking to see the devastating fires affecting Greece, Turkey, and now Italy which has just recorded Europe’s highest ever temperature.”

08:44 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle nervous about ‘challenging the system’ – new book claims

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were said to be nervous about “challenging the system” in the infamous Oprah interview back in March, a book claims.

In an extract from the couple’s unauthorised biography, Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess were said to be “afraid of the consequences” of speaking out against the monarchy.

In the excerpt shared in PEOPLE magazine, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed the couple were afraid of “challenging the system” and had “nerves” about sitting down with Oprah.

It implied the interview was a now-or-never moment for the duo, as the grievances being aired could not have happened prior to their stepping down as senior royals.

It reads: “There were so many things they were unable to say [before].”

07:39 ‘Bit of a rascal!’ Cheeky Prince George reminiscent of Harry, says Prince William

Prince George reminds Prince William of himself or his brother Prince Harry, the prince has said.

The future King of England told CNN about Prince George’s cheeky facial expressions he makes in public.

William said his son was: “A little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way.

“He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure, but he’s doing very well at the moment.”

Prince George recently celebrated his eighth birthday on July 22.

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