One historian says Meghan is “incredibly powerful” and that the Royal Family should take notice of her influence, if they don’t already.
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton suggests Thomas Markle is trying to heal the rift with his estranged daughter Meghan. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "Thomas Markle has been very quiet recently. "He’d been approached by Italian, French and German and other TV channels to talk about his relationship with Meghan, or non-relationship, and he turned them down." PR expert Nick Ede says: "I think Thomas of all them is going to be the one who actually wants to build this bridge and heal that rift. "I think Samantha, on the other hand, is very much about headlines, financial gain, so I don’t think she’s going to go quiet, but I do think Thomas will definitely." Historian Kate Williams adds: "I think you also have to accept the fact that we may not be completely privy to everything that is going on. "We do not know what kind of conversations may or may not have taken place. "Absolutely there is this sense that her father has been a loose cannon in the media, around the time of the marriage. In the last few weeks he has been notably absent from the air waves. "He did, I think, an appropriate statement on the birth, so I think we have to kind of give them the benefit of the doubt for that." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
One royal author says: “I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries."
Ahead of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie, there were reports that the couple were looking to hire an American nanny or even a "manny" (a male nanny). Royal author Katie Nicholl says: "I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries." Speaking to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Nicholl adds: "I think there’s every chance that the nanny could be American. "I think it’s probably quite likely that they’re not going to be a Norland nanny. I don’t think that sort of traditionalism, that perhaps we’ve seen with the Cambridges, is the way the Sussexes want to go. "I certainly hear that Harry, not just Meghan, would like to have a more relaxed approach to their parenting, perhaps a bit more modern and progressive in that respect. "So it could be a ‘Manny’ and it certainly could be American, but I don’t expect it will be a Norland nanny. I suspect it will probably be somebody who has been recommended by one of their good friends."
One of the reasons why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor is because they want to keep their newborn son away from the spotlight, says one royal author. Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ author Katie Nicholl says: “One of the reasons that the couple chose to move to Frogmore in Windsor because they knew that they could create fortress there, that they could just get away, and that they felt that Kensington Palace was very much a goldfish bowl.” Harry and Meghan moved into the renovated Grade-II listed property at the beginning of April, ahead of the birth of their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
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.
Katie Nicholl is a royal expert and author, who has met several members of the Royal Family and their close-knit friends. She speaks to Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey about Baby Sussex's future and Meghan and Harry's international plans. Nicholl exclusively reveals an incident where Meghan was given a dressing down from the Queen during a tasting at Windsor Castle in the run-up to the royal wedding last year. Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Speculation of a rift between the Cambridges and Sussexes began at the end of 2018, but one PR expert thinks the rumours could have been dispelled quicker with a joint engagement. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Nick Ede says: “They could have killed these stories pretty quickly and they could have made it much, much sharper, even just getting them all out together on some kind of event and having them all out together laughing and smiling,” While they’ve attended annual official events such as Trooping the Colour and the Remembrance Day and Commonwealth Day services, the foursome have only had one charity engagement together - The Royal Foundation Forum in February 2018. But royal editor Robert Jobson believes William, Kate, Meghan and Harry probably won’t have gone along with that idea, if suggested to them, “because there was something to the story.”
A royal editor says he can see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child 'opting out of royal life' in future. Robert Jobson tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box:'" “I can quite easily see this child, in 20 years time, completely opting out and being the superstar. “You never know what the child’s going to do. Be royal but not royal, be a member of this famous family, but they can easily be up there as a rock star or movie star, they can be completely different. “There’s no reason why this child should go down the route of being a member of the Royal Family in a conventional way.” Harry and Meghan's child is seventh in line to the throne and is unlikely to be a prince or princess, unless the Queen issues a new Letters Patent. Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
PR expert Nick Ede reveals to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' that the Duchess of Sussex's mother Doria Ragland is in the UK ahead of the birth of Baby Sussex. He says: “Yes she’s definitely here, I know that, I’ve been told that she’s here.” “She’s ready, raring to go, I think she’s going to be a really great grandmother. “She’s got a really strong maternal instinct and she’s the perfect partner to be with Meghan at this time.” According to reports, the 62-year-old yoga instructor has cancelled her classes and hired a dog sitter. Doria is thought to be staying at Meghan and Harry's new home Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Princess Diana’s former astrologer says that Kate Middleton is a “steadying force” for Prince William. Debbie Frank worked with the late princess for eight years and had regular contact with her. She speaks to Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey, about what the royals’ star signs reveal about their relationships. Kate is Capricorn, while William is Cancerian. Speaking on 'The Royal Box,' Ms Frank says: "Kate and William are opposite, they say opposites attract. I think he needs his own rock, his own steadying force and I think that’s really what Kate is for him." Meghan is a Leo, while Harry is a Virgo. Ms Frank says: "Harry is a Virgo and they love to do things for other people. So they actually make quite a good couple in a way, it’s earth and fire. "He’s a bit more like the royal servant, even though he is a royal prince, but he would love to do everything he can for, he’s very devoted."
Princess Diana's former astrologer Debbie Frank says the late royal would have made "a great mother-in-law." Speaking to Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey, on 'The Royal Box,' Debbie says that Diana 'could have Kate got to relax a bit,' as the Duchess of Cambridge has always been naturally more shy. She thinks that Diana "would have enjoyed Meghan’s desire to really help save the world - they would have had a lot of common." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey speaks to Princess Diana's astrologer Debbie Frank about the royal family and their star signs. Debbie was introduced to the late princess in 1989 and had regular contact with her until her death in 1997. She speaks to Yahoo UK's video series 'The Royal Box,' about what Diana would have thought of her daughters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Host Kate Thornton also speaks to royal commentator Omid Scobie, historian Anna Whitelock and PR expert Nick Ede. They discuss Meghan and Harry's plans to keep details around the birth of Baby Sussex private and how the Cambridges will celebrate their wedding anniversary.
The Duchess of Sussex is "a complete firecracker of a girl - a throwback to the days of the Queen Mother," according to Princess Diana's astrologer Debbie Frank. Debbie was introduced to the late princess in 1989 and had regular contact with her until her death in 1997. She speaks to Yahoo UK's video series 'The Royal Box,' about what Diana would have thought of her daughters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Debbie also discusses the compatibility of the Cambridges and the Sussexes, according to their star signs. Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .