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News list for good on meghan and harry for letting the curtain fall on the royal birth media circus rhiannon lucy cosslett opinion

News list for good on meghan and harry for letting the curtain fall on the royal birth media circus rhiannon lucy cosslett opinion


/The duke and duchess’s decision to keep the birth private is a modernising, feminist act that will incense the tabloidsNews, if you could call it that, that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry will not reveal the location of or plans surrounding the birth of their first child. This will no doubt frustrate the swarms of paparazzi accustomed to camping out outside the Lindo wing of St Mary’s hospital in anticipation of the now familiar sight of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, groomed, trussed ...
/The Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to keep the birth of their child private. Cue all manner of pant-wetting from Her Majesty’s PressIt is a tradition perhaps as old as the British monarchy itself. Oh no, hang on – it’s a tradition as old as one generation of the British monarchy itself. But it is, of course, the tradition of royal couples emerging from the hospital with their new baby for a photocall with the armies of waiting media.Actually, forgive me for interrupting myself again, but can it...
/The duchess – whose first child is due soon – gets a ‘raw deal’ from media, the film star tells an Australian magazineMeghan, Duchess of Sussex, is being “vilified and chased” by the tabloid press in the same way the late Princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine.Clooney, a close friend of the duchess formerly known as actress Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, warned of “history repeating” itself with the increasingly feverish media attenti...
/Kensington Palace has asked Twitter and Instagram for help, but online abuse affects everyone – especially minority womenBeing a royal secures unfathomable perks. Whether it’s getting a £1m home refurbishment gifted by the taxpayer, ownership of all the swans or a lifetime of inherited privilege for you and your descendants, royal status shields the bestowed from life’s mundane troubles. But even a five-metre Givenchy wedding veil couldn’t save Meghan, Duchess of Sussex from misogynoir and a bar...
/It’s been portrayed as a rift between the princes – or a catfight between their wives. But the couples are preparing for very different lives Shielded by trees inside the Queen’s historic Windsor estate, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are settling into their new home, Frogmore Cottage, ahead of the birth of their first child. “Cottage” may be too humble a name for a Grade II-listed house with a reported 10 bedrooms, gifted to them by the Queen and refurbished for around £3m. And, according to re...
/Prince Harry’s girlfriend has bared her heart to Vanity Fair – and proved that she’d be right at home with Will and KateLike me, you probably can’t get enough of the Generation Y royals talking about their feelings. I particularly enjoy the way these emotional sharings are praised as slightly more significant than the Reformation, as Princes William and Harry spearhead a great breaking away from All That and a move into Something Else Of Which One Unfortunately Suspects No Good Is Going To ...
/Thanks to the new Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry may well turn out to be good for BritainIn the 1991 John Goodman comedy King Ralph, truly the most important work of art to grapple with what it would mean if an American joined the British royal family, the movie comes to the conclusion that a friendly American is exactly what the royals need to make them bearable. Some Brits, of course, resist this idea: “It’s an unmitigated catastrophe – this song and dance man from the colonies!” wails John H...
/Whatever older women think of younger feminists, we should never forget that our mothers and grandmothers taught us to fightI’m beginning to feel a bit sorry for older women. You’re being somewhat unfairly portrayed. Every few weeks since the Weinstein allegations broke, kicking off a movement – #MeToo – against harassment, abuse and sexual violence that shows no sign of abating, some older woman or other is brought in to tell anyone who will listen how stupid the whole endeavour is.The impressi...
/There is a growing sense in the much of the UK media that the princess is not ‘one of us’Seventeen years ago, I was pregnant in New York and some lovely friends held a baby shower. One American mate bought me some tiny Gucci bootees: I still have them, pristine and boxed, as a memento of a lovely, mad time.I remembered them when I read some of the reactions to the trip to New York by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, when her not just generous, but wildly wealthy, friends – such as Serena Williams and ...
/Our society is still obsessed with ‘purity’ and is shocked that a royal could marry a person of colour‘He is like a brown John Brown,” says one courtier of Abdul Karim, who was Queen Victoria’s servant and companion in later life, and is the subject of the new Stephen Frears film Victoria & Abdul. And therein lies the real fear about Karim’s place in the Queen’s affections – not that he was foreign, from the empire, from the lower middle classes or much younger than her, but because he was “...
/Paper published letter from royal saying father Thomas Markle had ‘broken her heart’Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has threatened the Mail on Sunday with legal action under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act for publishing a private letter she sent to her father, in which she said he had broken her heart “into a million pieces”.Representatives of the duchess, formerly known as Meghan Markle, have been in touch with the newspaper after its decision earlier this month to publish the handwritte...
/American actor has spoken publicly about her relationship with royal for first time in an interview with Vanity Fair magazineMeghan Markle has spoken publicly about her relationship with Prince Harry for the first time, revealing that they dated for six months before it became public and are “really happy and in love”.The actor told Vanity Fair magazine the couple met in London through friends in July 2016 and that the attention on her since the relationship with Prince Harry became public “has ...
/From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you liveIt’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. History is a prime example. A group of British people together around a pub table and can probably weave together some kind of cohesive narrative across the centuries. In isolation, however, what you discove...
/From the alt-right to white supremacists, the people attacking the Duchess of Sussex are a heady cocktail of hatersIt is a story so eye-catching, so bizarre yet so strangely in keeping with the age, that even if you have never shown any interest in the royal family, it is transfixing. Trolls on the internet are saying that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy is fake. It is a little bit more advanced than that: one has made a video describing how you can tell that her bump is prosthetic, and op...
/Duke and Duchess of Sussex rule out copying Kate and William with immediate photo call of newbornThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to keep the arrangements for their birth of their first child private, Buckingham Palace has said.Harry and Meghan’s household said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Continue reading... The Duke and...

News list for good on meghan and harry for letting the curtain fall on the royal birth media circus rhiannon lucy cosslett opinion