Meghan Markle has returned home to the USA to celebrate the impending arrival of her first child with husband Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in New York City on Tuesday ahead of her baby shower, which is being held at The Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side. Rooms in the five-star hotel start at $1,125 a night, and it’s suspected the royal is staying in the best suite in the establishment. Dubbed ‘A Castle in the Sky’, the Mark Penthouse starts at $100,000 ($75,000 USD) a night and is the “most expensive hotel suite in America”, according to Bloomberg . Take in a look inside the luxurious hotel where Meghan is holding her baby shower – there’s no doubt it’s perfectly fit for a princess. Got a story tip? Send it to email@example.com Want more lifestyle and celebrity news? Follow Yahoo Lifestyle on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . Or sign up to our daily newsletter here .
Royal romances have fascinated us for centuries, but none more so than Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants. We take a look back at how their relationships begun. Kate Thornton is also joined by dating expert Jo Hemmings, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter and historian Kate Williams. They discuss the dynamics of William and Kate and Harry and Meghan’s marriages and Jo tells The Royal Box what advice she would give to those marrying into the fold. Watch the full episode 15 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”, while the Duke of Sussex has frequently confessed he would love to have children.
Kate Thornton speaks to royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, historian Kate Williams and PR expert Nick Ede about the backlash against Meghan Markle in the media and why her inspirational banana messages for sex workers divided opinion. It’s also been 20 years since Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles made their official public debut as a couple. The experts discuss why there isn’t more interest in the Duchess of Cornwall and why there’s such a big debate about her future title. Plus we take a look back at what the Cambridges and Sussexes have been up to over the past couple of weeks. Watch more of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box' here.
A range of T-shirts emblazoned with Meghan Markle’s, now-famous, banana messages are for sale on eBay. Meghan personalised banana skins with messages such as ‘You are brave’, ‘You are strong’ and ‘You are loved’ while visiting a charity dedicated to helping women escape street sex work and addiction in Bristol last week. Spotting the potential to cash in, eBay user lewism59 has printed the royal’s handwritten notes on a range of T-shirts – which he’s selling in four different colourways for £8.99 each.
The Duchess of Sussex wrote to her father begging him to stop “victimising” her after the Royal wedding, her friends have claimed, as her inner circle go on the offensive to confront what they call “global bullying”.
Hypnobirthing could also help Prince Harry to support the Duchess during the birth process.
There's a few you'll probably recognise, like Queen Elizabeth II’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara (which appears on British currency) as well as the Cartier creation Kate Middleton picked for her wedding day in 2011. Last year Meghan Markle’s wedding sparked a bridal tiara trend. After the ceremony, Debenhams reported that searches on their site for “bridal tiara” climbed by 117%, as people sought a bit of (affordable) headgear for their own big day.
Whilst the majority of us attempted to resist the urge to throw on every item in our wardrobe, the pregnant duchess effortlessly nailed snow day style. Wrapping up in a black coat by William Vintage and matching scarf, Meghan pulled off an effortessly chic silhouette. The $695 (£532) olive shoes were from US brand Sarah Flint and featured a 3.3 inch (85mm) heel, the website explaining that the "half-rubber sole increases grip and durability for year-round wear".
From the A-list set Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will hang out with, to what Windsor's residents think of the royal couple moving in, Kate Thornton and guests dissect the Sussexes upcoming, big move out of London in 'The Royal Box: Extra'. PR guru Nick Ede, royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and body language pro Judi James debate Meghan and Harry's desire for anonymity and outline how Windsor's fast becoming a celebrity hub. Watch episode 14 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here
Staff at the Lindo Wing have been advised not to take holiday in the spring, sparking speculation the Duchess of Sussex plans to have their baby there.
A glowing Duchess of Sussex visited the National Theatre today for the first time since succeeding the Queen as its patron. Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, was going back to her acting roots as she learned about the work of the institution and met staff and apprentices working behind the scenes. The duchess has an affinity with the National Theatre after spending a decade working as an actress in television, where she was best known for her role in the hit US legal drama series Suits, playing paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane.