Meghan and Harry latest – Duchess' Christmas gift for Queen 'MAULED TO PIECES by corgis' as she wins most popular royal

MEGHAN Markle's Christmas gift for the Queen was once mauled to pieces by her corgis, according to reports.

The incident is said to have happened in December 2017 when Meghan was spending her first Christmas with the royals.

The royals have some unusual Christmas traditions, including giving each other joke gifts and opening at least one present on Christmas Eve to reflect their German heritage.

In 2017 Meghan reportedly brought the Queen a singing toy hamster. – a joke gift that went down well with the monarch, who joked that it would be good company for her pets.

But before the festive period came to an end, Meghan's gifts had been torn to shreds by the corgis.

The royals' past joke gifts reportedly include Harry giving the Queen a ‘Life’s a B****’ shower cap, and Kate Middleton buying Harry a "grow your own girlfriend" kit – obviously long before Meghan came along.

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  • Patrick Knox

    WHEN DID PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE GET MARRIED?

    Not long after their engagement was announced in 2017, it was revealed the highly-anticipated wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would take place on May 19 of that year.

    The wedding was held at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, which is where Harry was christened when he was three months old.

    The newlyweds received rapturous applause as they emerged from Windsor's St George's Chapel following a groundbreaking multi-cultural ceremony complete with a gospel choir and eccentric American bishop.

  • Patrick Knox

    HOW DID PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE MEET?

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began dating in July 2016, according to news agency Reuters.

    But, Meghan said she "didn't know much" about Prince Harry before they started dating.

    It's not clear how or when precisely Harry and Meghan first met but it's thought the couple may have been introduced by Soho House director Markus Anderson at the Invictus Games.

    The BBC reports that after just two dates, the "already-smitten royal" decided to whisk the American actress off to Botswana – a country which has placed a central role in their fairytale romance.

    The pair enjoyed five nights camping under the African stars, and Prince Harry later told the broadcaster he believed the "stars were aligned" when he met her.

  • Patrick Knox

    IS PRINCE HARRY STILL A PRINCE?

    Yes he is.

    Despite quitting his Royal duties for a life in California, he remains a Prince and a member of the Royal Family.

    And as part of the terms of Megxit, Harry and Meghan have retained their royal titles which they were given by the Queen on their wedding day.

  • Patrick Knox

    HOW DOES ROYAL SUCCESSION WORK?

    Leaders of 16 British Commonwealth countries (including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Jamaica) voted in 2011 to change the centuries-old tradition to include daughters as well as sons.

    Before this daughters could only inherit the throne if there were no living sons.

    This change in royal succession means Princess Charlotte, as William and Kate's daughter, is ahead of her younger brother.

    Previously if the third child was male he would leap the princess in the line of succession.

  • Patrick Knox

    IS HARRY STILL IN LINE FOR THE THRONE?

    Despite his decision to quit the royal family, Prince Harry still falls into the line of succession.

    This is confirmed on the official royal website, which reads: “As the grandson of Her Majesty and the second son of The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex remains sixth in line to the throne of the British Monarchy and the Order of Precedence is unchanged.”

    This is due to legislation dictating the positioning of the line, meaning that having someone removed from it would require government involvement.

  • Patrick Knox

    MEG’S ‘POSH’ LIPSTICK

    The blog Meghan’s Mirror claims her favourite lippy is Charlotte Tilbury’s £25 Very Victoria – inspired by pal Posh Spice.

    Make-up wise, Meghan is also said to be a fan of the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £42.

    On her cheeks she wears NARS blush in Orgasm, which she says “gives you a nice glow from within”, and makes the most of her naturally dark lashes with a £25.50 tube of Diorshow Iconic.

  • Patrick Knox

    WILLIAM AND HARRY’S NANNY’S DEVIOUS TRICK TO GET THEM TO EAT THEIR GREENS

    Like many other kids, Prince William and Prince Harry stubbornly refused to eat their greens as young boys – but their nanny had a sneaky trick up her sleeve. 

    According to royal chef Darren McGrady, their nanny would make them scoff one piece of broccoli for each piece of chicken. 

    Darren shared the sweet fact on a YouTube tutorial of how he made William and Harry’s childhood crispy chicken and mac and cheese dish.

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN IS AN EARLY RISER

    Apparently she starts her day at 4.30am in the morning with no yawning as she does her morning yoga.

    She is then quick to get to work, with Vanity Fair reporting she used to send emails to royal staff as early as 5am.

    Yet despite her shockingly early rising, Meghan is likely to shun coffee as a kick-starter for her day, as she is believed to avoid caffeine.

  • Patrick Knox

    PRINCE HARRY VOTED THE WORLD’S SEXIEST ROYAL

    Last year, Prince Harry was voted the world’s sexiest dad – and now the Duke of Sussex has another string to add to his bow.

    With his red hair and cheeky grin, People magazine have awarded Prince Harry the “world’s sexiest royal” title.

    The Duke – who is currently living in California with wife Meghan Markle – beat off competition from his brother Prince William and 29-year-old Prince Mateen of Brunei.

  • Patrick Knox

    OWNER OF POSH CLUB USED BY HARRY ARRESTED FOR COCAINE POSSESSION

    Fraser Carruthers, 37, was led away in handcuffs and cautioned when police found Class A drugs on him.

    Up to 50 guests, including reality TV star Calum Best, were boozing at his property in breach of coronavirus rules.

    Carruthers, who has a 18-month-old girl with ex Tabitha Willett of TV’s Made In Chelsea, spent the night in cells before his release.

    Police had swooped after neighbours reported a disturbance at 1am at his South West London home.

    He owns Chelsea-based club Raffles, and Prince Harry hang-out Mahiki in Kensington.

  • John Hall

    HARRY STUNS CHILDREN AS HE MAKES SURPRISE VIDEO CALL

    Prince Harry left four recipients of the WellChild Awards speechless when he joined by surprise a video call in which they were discussing what the awards meant to them.

    Noticing how the children have grown since the last time he met them at the awards, Harry said: "I don't even recognise some of you, since it has been what – two, maybe three years for some of you. 

    “How are you guys doing?"

  • John Hall

    WHY MEGHAN MARKLE ALWAYS WEARS SHOES TOO BIG FOR HER

    According to fashion expert Harriet Davey, the Duchess of Sussex purposefully wears shoes too big for her.

    She explained: “Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they’re at an event or on the red carpet and it’s for one reason we can all relate to – to avoid blisters.

    “There’s nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes (we’ve all been there on a night out) and when celebs like Meghan are wearing heels for a long period of time their feet can often swell up.”

    “The swelling can cause blisters and in the long run bunions – like long-time heel fan Victoria Beckham has been rumoured to suffer with.”

  • John Hall

    MILLIONAIRE MEG

    Business Insider estimates Meghan has an estimated net worth of £3.8million ($5million) which she accumulated from her acting career.

    She starred in over 100 episodes of the legal drama Suits.

    For this she was paid £40,463 ($50,000) per episode towards the end of her acting career, say reports.

    Meghan also earned around about £291,339 ($360,000) from her roles in the 2010 movies Remember Me and The Candidate.

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN’S FESTIVE COCKTAIL

    In a recently resurfaced interview with Grazia from 2015, Meghan, now 39, divulged her recipe for a boozy almond milk spiced holiday cocktail.

    It comprises almond milk, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, dates, and bourbon.

    She said: "Heat at a low temperature until heated and then add 4-6oz into the pot depending on your friends' palates. Pour each drink and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

    "If you prefer this drink cold, then omit the heating and shake it hard in a cocktail shaker and serve in champagne glasses with a cinnamon/sugar rim on the glass."

  • John Hall

    HARRY'S LIBEL ACTION OVER MARINES STORY

    Prince Harry has launched a libel action against Associated Newspapers, the publisher of The Mail on Sunday, which his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, is also pursuing legal proceedings against (Nadia Brooks writes).

    The Duke of Sussex's case is believed to relate to a story published in October which alleged that he had failed to remain in contact with the Royal Marines after he formally stepped down from royal duties in March.

    Documents were lodged with the High Court by the couple's legal team, Schillings, on November 27.

  • John Hall

    QUEEN FORMS ‘NEW FIRM’… WITHOUT PRINCE HARRY

    The group includes Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne and the Queen.

    They were pictured together for the first time this week as they paid tribute to Britain’s heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.

    It was the Queen’s idea to get the new collective to gather on the steps of Windsor Castle, where she has been isolating.

    The group does not include Prince Harry, Meghan or Prince Andrew.

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN & PRINCE HARRY'S POSH BISCUITS BEING FLOGGED AT TK MAXX

    Posh biscuits marking a trip by Prince Harry and Meghan to Royal Ascot are being flog­ged in bargain stores.

    The shortbread treats were originally available for £16 a tin at London’s Harrods and Selfridges.

    But they are now just £3.99 in budget chain TK Maxx.

    And those snapping up the bargain 250g tins need to scoff them quickly as they are out of date in February.

  • John Hall

    OWNER OF POSH CLUB PRINCE HARRY WAS A FAN OF IS ARRESTED

    The owner of a posh club used by Prince Harry was arrested for cocaine possession after cops raided an illegal celebrity party at his riverside pad.

    Fraser Carruthers, 37, was led away in handcuffs and cautioned when police found Class A drugs on him.

    He owns Chelsea-based club Raffles, and Prince Harry hang-out Mahiki in Kensington.

    Cops confirmed the drugs caution. Carruthers could face a £10,000 fine for the virus rules breach.

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN'S TOPS CHRISTMAS TIPS REVEALED

    Meghan Markle has revealed the benefits of having a non-traditional Christmas and spending the festive season with friends instead of family.

    The Duchess, 39, suggested "keeping it simple and crisp" with the table laid with white crockery and a white table cloth.

    She added: "Holidays with your friends allows you to break the family traditions and avoid Aunt Julie's fruit cake!

    Have each of your friends bring a dish or cook together in the kitchen."

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