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A Recap Podcast on Meghan Markle's Court Case and a summary of the UK Court of Appeal Judgment

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My latest podcast in which I recap what Meghan's court case against Associated Newspapers (owners of the UK Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday) is all about, then take you through a summary of today's Court of Appeal judgment, and then speak about the reaction from Meghan herself and from Associated Newspapers. Link to the MP3 of this podcast

Meghan Markle wins the appeal brought by Associated Newspapers / Daily and Sunday Mail newspapers - judgment handed down today

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At 10.00 a.m. GMT this morning the UK Court of Appeal read out a summary of their judgment, finding in favour of Meghan and dismissing the appeal brought by Associated Newspapers / Daily and Sunday Mail Newspapers. Confirming the newspaper had breached Meghan's privacy and copyright when they printed almost half of her letter to her father Thomas Markle. Click  here to link to a 10 minute video of the Court Appeal judges reading their summary of their findings   Meghan, through her lawyer, has issued a statement regarding the Court's judgment:

Prince Harry & Prince William congratulate the 2021 winners of the Princess Diana Legacy Awards

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Ahead of the 2021  Prince Diana Legacy Award  ceremony on December 9th at the Spencer ancestral home, Althorp House, when Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer will present 20 young people from the UK and across the  world with their Legacy Awards, Prince William met with this year's UK award winners in person at Kensington Palace, and Prince Harry met with some of the international award winners via video conference. The Legacy Award ceremony is held every two years, awarding young people for their social action or humanitarian work. This year's winners are based in the UK, Taiwan, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia and the USA. T he Legacy Award recipients will have access to a two-year development programme which aims to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good. The work by this year's award winners includes: campaigning against single use plastics fund raising for students with Auti

On World AIDS Day 2021 - Prince Harry urges us to draw from lessons learned in the HIV/AIDS pandemic when dealing with COVID

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On what is World AIDS Day 2021, in his role as the Founding Patron of the African non-profit  Sentebale  Prince Harry wrote to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and to the Executive Director of UNAIDS, firstly to thank the scientific community for their tireless work in the treatment of AIDS and secondly, again urging for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Prince Harry wrote that 40 years on, his mother would have been deeply grateful for all the good work that has been accomplished in dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, Harry writes of his despair that lessons from AIDS have not been learned and the same issues regarding inequitable access to AIDS treatments are now being seen when it comes to COVID-19, with Harry saying the risk of repeating the same mistakes when it comes to sharing COVID treatments is 'destructive and self-defeating.' Prince Harry says that the scientific community predicted the emergence of new variants such a

Summary of BBC2 documentary the Princes and the Press - Episode 2

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The UK  "I-News" has published an article  summarizing the key points that aired in Episode 2 of the BBC2 documentary Princes and the Press - helpful for those of us living outside of the UK / those of us without access to BBC2 T.V.

Appeal Court decision - Associated Newspapers v Meghan Markle - to be delivered December 2nd 2021

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The judgment of the UK Court of Appeal in the appeal made by Associated Newspapers against Meghan Markle, seeking to overturn Meghan's win in her claims against the UK Mail newspapers for breach of privacy and breach of copyright, is scheduled to be released on December 2nd 2021 at 10.00 GMT. The Master of the Rolls at the Court of Appeal had originally indicated that a written judgement would be released. However, I note that there is a now hearing set for Appeal Court #71 that day - which might mean that the decision will be delivered orally and possibly lives streamed?

Wishing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Archie and Lili, and you all - a very Happy 2021 Thanksgiving

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Meghan, Harry and Archie will be celebrating their 2nd Thanksgiving in their Montecito home in California. This year baby Lili will experience her first taste of this holiday. Wishing them, and to all of my USA readers and podcast followers, all the very best this holiday. Meet Peanut Butter and Jelly, the two turkeys pardoned by President Joe Biden this year.

The Princes and the Press - Part 1 - listen to the podcast to hear more

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Here is my take on Part 1 of the BBC2 miniseries documentary called The Princes and the Press which aims to explain the context behind the current working relationships between Prince William and the UK media, and Prince Harry and the UK media. Click here to listen to my podcast on this topic

The rest of the Royal Family finally come around to Prince Harry's & Meghan Markle's views on the U.K. Media

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In a joint statement issued following part 1 of a BBC2 documentary called "The Princes and the Press" The Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William have taken a swipe at unsubstantiated news stories. Up until now, Meghan and Harry have been fighting this battle without support from the rest of the Royals. Joint statement by the UK Royal Family But don't too excited. This does not necessarily mean that everyone is now singing from the same hymn sheet.  One of the reasons  that the other Royals (as in not Harry and Meghan) have belatedly come around to this way of thinking about the media, and released this statement, is that they and their staff members very own practices of occasionally releasing information behind the scenes to the media about other Royal Family members, through 'unnamed palace sources' has been confirmed.  In other words the in-fighting in within the Royal Family has been put out in the open and this will be damaging to the Monarchy. As of now,

"Ain't nobody here but us chickens" - Oh! and a Very Cute Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

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During the upbeat and fun filled Ellen T.V. show, we got to see Ellen DeGeneres (1) at times interviewing Meghan Markle, (2) at other times roping Meghan into a comedy skit, and (3) we saw both Ellen and Meghan handing out donations to the Tennessee-based Brittany Stark and her newly founded hair-braiding non-profit. Photo curtesy of Ellentube and Duchess of Sussex During the show, a photo of 2 1/2 year old Archie, who we heard was not a fan of having to wear a Dinosaur  Halloween costume this year, was flashed onto the back-drop of the Ellen set, showing the young man taking care of his chickens in his now world famous "Chick-Inn". Check out his red hair - and Archie, only the best of us are redheads! Archie's Wellies?