• Meghan Markle's makeup artist tearfully defends her from negative press
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    Meghan Markle's makeup artist tearfully defends her from negative press

    Meghan Markle’s makeup artist Daniel Martin has defended his longtime friend from the “negative press” in a new interview.Speaking to CBS This Morning’s Gayle King for an upcoming special “Meghan and Harry Plus One,” Martin said despite her new circumstances, the Duchess of Sussex is still “Meghan to me”.And, according to Martin, who did Meghan’s makeup for her wedding to Prince Harry last May and who attended the duchess’s New York City baby shower, the royal has remained down to Earth.“I could totally see her making her own baby food,” Martin told King during a preview for the TV special, which airs 17 May: “She loves to cook.Touching on Meghan’s lavish baby shower, which King said “turned into a thing,” Martin admitted the former actress’s friends just wanted her “home” to celebrate.“All of us here just wanted her home and to celebrate her new baby,” he said of the event, which cost a reported $200,000 (£152,000).> For the first time, some of Meghan Markle’s best friends are giving @GayleKing a rare and intimate look at the life of the Duchess of Sussex. > > A @CBSNews special, "Meghan and Harry Plus One," airs TONIGHT at 8/7c on @CBS. pic.twitter.com/heCyTrX5N3> > — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) > > May 17, 2019The makeup artist then became tearful as he explained to King that the 37-year-old does not deserve the accusations that she is difficult or “demanding”.“You hear these stories and there’s no truth to them,” he said. “I think cause I know her so well and I know she doesn’t deserve all this negative press.”During the interview, King also spoke to Meghan’s friend, actress Janina Gavankar, who revealed that the duchess “always wanted to be a mum” and has spoken about becoming one for “over a decade”.“She’s gonna be such a good mother,” she said. “I think she will be very low maintenance. I think that she will be very hands on.”As for the couple’s newborn baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Martin said he is the “dawn of a new generation”.“Their child is going to represent what the world is now.”The CBS special airs Friday at 8pm ET.

  • A body language expert on how Harry and Meghan's relationship has fared this past year
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    A body language expert on how Harry and Meghan's relationship has fared this past year

    The royal couple have had an eventful first year of marriage.

  • Meghan Markle's first year as a royal: Charting the Duchess of Sussex's sartorial journey
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    Meghan Markle's first year as a royal: Charting the Duchess of Sussex's sartorial journey

    How has the Duchess of Sussex's wardrobe changed since marrying into the royal family?

  • Disney makes special Winnie-the-Pooh animation to celebrate royal baby Archie birth
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    Disney makes special Winnie-the-Pooh animation to celebrate royal baby Archie birth

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new baby boy has been given a rare gift in the form of a special Winnie-the-Pooh a short animation.

  • Archie Harrison's title: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby WILL become a Prince - once Charles is King
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    Archie Harrison's title: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby WILL become a Prince - once Charles is King

    New Royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, will become a Prince with his parents’ blessing once his grandfather Prince Charles is King, the Evening Standard has learned. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have agreed that their son will also be given the title “His Royal Highness” which is his right as the grandson of a reigning monarch through the male line. “The Sussexes have chosen not to give their children courtesy titles at this time, however, on the change of reign the George V convention would apply,” a senior source told the Evening Standard.

  • From the Queen to Meghan Markle: A brief history of royals debuting their babies to the world
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    From the Queen to Meghan Markle: A brief history of royals debuting their babies to the world

    From outfits to body language, how other members of the Windsor clan presented their children to the world.

  • Prince Harry breaks with tradition by holding the royal baby
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    Prince Harry breaks with tradition by holding the royal baby

    People are impressed that Prince Harry was the one holding the baby.

  • Doria Ragland prepped for royal baby's birth with '£5,000 grandparent classes'
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    Doria Ragland prepped for royal baby's birth with '£5,000 grandparent classes'

    The 62-year-old yoga instructor is expecting to play a hands-on role in helping bring up the royal baby.

  • Queen gave Meghan dressing down over treatment of staff
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    Queen gave Meghan dressing down over treatment of staff

    A royal author reveals that the Queen spoke to Meghan about her treatment of staff during one incident in the lead-up to the royal wedding last May. Speaking to Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box’ Katie Nicholl says: “Meghan had gone to Windsor Castle to taste some of the food that was going to be served at the reception.

  • This is the gift Meghan Markle will give the royal baby if it’s a girl
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    This is the gift Meghan Markle will give the royal baby if it’s a girl

    It's been confirmed that the Duchess of Sussex has gone into labour. While the world waits for news of the arrival of the seventh in line to the thrown it's been revealed that Meghan already has a gift in mind if Baby Sussex is a girl. In a 2015 interview with Hello magazine – a year before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry – she revealed the gift she would give her future daughter.

  • Royal baby watch: Where will Meghan Markle have her baby? Due date, godparents and all you need to know ahead of the birth
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    Royal baby watch: Where will Meghan Markle have her baby? Due date, godparents and all you need to know ahead of the birth

    The birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child is just around the corner. Kensington Palace first announced the pair were expecting their first child last October, and while there’s no word on what gender their baby will be, the royals have been dropping hints here and there as to when Meghan Markle’s due date is. Fans of the royals are convinced that Meghan Markle will be giving birth today, which would mean the Sussex's new addition could share a birthday with Prince Louis who turns one today.

  • The Secret To Parenting If, Like Meghan Markle, Your Own Parents Are Abroad
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    The Secret To Parenting If, Like Meghan Markle, Your Own Parents Are Abroad

    Of course this brings positives, as well as negatives [but undoubtedly changesthe way you raise your child and the relationship you have with your parents]

  • Royal baby: 8 of the most unusual traditions as Meghan Markle set to give birth
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    Royal baby: 8 of the most unusual traditions as Meghan Markle set to give birth

    In October 2018, Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expecting their first child, due in spring 2019. Following the birth of a child, common practice may dictate new parents to post the first picture of their child on social media or start perfecting the art of fitting a baby seat in the car. Both medical professionals helped deliver the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children, Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

  • Royal baby is definitely a girl, if the bookies are to be believed
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    Royal baby is definitely a girl, if the bookies are to be believed

    Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn't stopped everyone from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child.If the bookmakers are to be believed, it's definitely a girl - and Diana may well be one of her many names.The William Hill agency closed the betting on the baby's gender a few days ago after an "avalanche" of bets poured in from people convinced the royal couple is having a girl."The secret's out, as far as we're concerned," firm spokesman Rupert Adams said. "It could be because someone somewhere has seen the scan, or someone has heard something."While Adams acknowledged there's always a chance the surge was based on nothing, he said average betting patterns over the years suggest there's usually some truth in rumours.So far, Diana is topping the bookmakers' list as a front-running name - William Hill has put the odds at 4/1. Victoria, Alice, Grace and Elizabeth are close behind, while Albert, Arthur and James are popular guesses for a boy."A ridiculous number - 80% of bets taken - are for the name Diana," Adams said. He said he personally doubts Harry would choose a name that so directly evokes his iconic mother's tragic death in 1997 but added: "There's every chance of it being a middle name."Carolyn Harris, a royal historian who teaches at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies, agrees that Diana could be a middle name. That's what Harry's brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate did for their daughter, Princess Charlotte (the 3-year-old's full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana)."The choice of Diana as a first name would place a lot of pressure on the royal baby, as the press would constantly compare her to her famous grandmother," she said.Harris believes Harry and Meghan may adopt a similar approach to the naming of other recently born royal children lower down the line of succession: Choosing a moniker that's traditional, but one that doesn't frequently appear within the royal family.She also thinks a possible middle name could be Ruth - after one of Meghan's great-grandmothers, as well as Diana's maternal grandmother, Lady Ruth Fermoy.Some observers speculate that Meghan, who has long spoken out about women's rights, could go for a name that evokes strong women in history - a theory Harris thinks has substance."A name associated with prominent female historical figures in Britain and/or the United States is certainly a possibility," she said. Eleanor, for one, could honour both Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England in the 12th century.Harry and Meghan haven't announced the baby's gender or the due date, which is widely believed to be sometime in late April.The pair declared Thursday they are keeping the birth private and won't be sharing news about the baby's arrival until they've told family and friends. That has led many to jump to the conclusion that they are planning a home birth at their new residence, Frogmore Cottage, close to Windsor Castle outside of London.【ギャラリー】Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Commonwealth Day 201919Home birth or not, the scenario will be quite different from the media circus that lasted for days outside the London hospital where their sister-in-law Kate's three children were born. That will significantly dampen the name and gender betting frenzy, according to William Hill, which reported taking "hundreds of bets a minute" every time palace officials announced that Kate had gone into labour.Whatever name they choose, the new baby will not automatically have the official title of prince or princess. Those titles were given to all three children of William, the eldest son of Prince Charles, heir to the throne.Instead, Harry and Meghan's baby is expected to be styled the Earl of Dumbarton if a boy and Lady Mountbatten-Windsor if a girl. That said, the child's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, could change that if she wants the baby to be a prince or princess.Harry's first child will be seventh in line for the throne, bumping down Harry's uncle, Prince Andrew.Some punters have been having a laugh with their royal baby bets. Ladbrokes reported that 2 pounds ($2.60) have been staked on the name Brexit - with odds of 500/1. The name Donald is at 250/1. Meghan, as any reader of tabloids knows, is no fan of the current U.S. president.One thing betting agencies are not seeing: lots of money being placed on quirky, New Age or celebrity-driven, unique monikers."Harry is a traditional guy at heart, we think he would like a relatively traditional but not absolutely turgid royal name," Adams said."(Meghan) would like to convey herself as regal - we feel she would not go with a weird name like 'Sunshine,'" he added.

  • Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, latest news on names and gender predictions
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    Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, latest news on names and gender predictions

    The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.

  • How to have a home birth like Meghan Markle is rumoured to want
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    How to have a home birth like Meghan Markle is rumoured to want

    1 in 50 women have a home birth.

  • How to raise a vegan baby, like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may do
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    How to raise a vegan baby, like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may do

    Meghan and Harry are rumoured to want to raise their baby as a vegan.

  • Royal photographer says a post-birth picture with Meghan, Harry and their baby is "unlikely"
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    Royal photographer says a post-birth picture with Meghan, Harry and their baby is "unlikely"

    He predicts how he thinks the royal couple will reveal their newborn to the world instead.

  • Meghan Markle's friendship group: A guide to who’s who in the Duchess of Sussex’s inner circle
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    Meghan Markle's friendship group: A guide to who’s who in the Duchess of Sussex’s inner circle

    Meghan Markle's friendship group gives new definition to the term power squad. From her old college mate to A-list pals, Markle's friendships span the worlds of Hollywood, sport and politics. As her star-studded New York baby shower proved, the Duchess of Sussex's faithful inner circle features Amal Clooney, Gayle King and her old tennis pro pal Serena Williams.

  • Harry and Meghan's unborn baby has already broken a royal record
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    Harry and Meghan's unborn baby has already broken a royal record

    More bets have been placed on baby Sussex than any other royal tot in history.

  • 97 toys, 118 books and 10 blankets: Harry and Meghan's baby gifts revealed
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    97 toys, 118 books and 10 blankets: Harry and Meghan's baby gifts revealed

    With 97 soft toys and 118 books in total, the parents-to-be are certainly well prepared.