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Royal Family LIVE: Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol in poignant appearance with Harry

The Duchess of Sussex appeared alongside Harry for a recording of the podcast Teenage Therapy. The Californian-born former actress donned a T-shirt and facemask inscribed with symbols bound to ruffle a few feathers in Buckingham Palace. Meghan, 39, wore a grey T-shirt with big bold letters “RBG” emblazoned across the front.

This was in reference to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was only the second female to serve on the highest US bench.

And in keeping with the RBG theme, Meghan wore a mask with the words “when there are nine” written on one side.

This phrase refers to Mrs Bader Ginsburg’s answer when she was asked how many women would be enough for the Supreme Court.

She said it would be when all nine seats were filled by women judges.

Members of the Royal Family are to remain strictly neutral on political issues – a rule which the Sussexes have shown little regard for since leaving the Firm.

Meghan’s use of clothing to make a bold political statement comes after the couple said change was needed in this year’s presidential election – but stopped short of supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

As the pair ease into their new roles it remains to be seen if they will become even bolder in their ventures into politics by coming out in support of politicians or a certain party.

Meghan released a statement when Ms Bader Ginsburg died, saying she left behind an “incomparable and indelible legacy” and said she served as a “true inspiration to me since I was a girl”.


9.46am update: Prince Philip’s painful order to abandon beloved activity

Prince Philip had to give up one of his favourite hobbies due to health concerns, a royal biographer has claimed.

The Duke of Edinburgh has loved going shooting for most of his life but was forced to give it up over fears it could compromise the delicate surgery he had undergone in late 2011, according to royal expert Ingrid Seward.

 The author of Prince Philip Revealed wrote: “Philip had to give up shooting after he had a stent inserted in his heart in December 2011. 

“The fear was that the recoil of the gun when it was fired might dislodge the stent.”

9.29am update: George, Charlotte and Louis put their baking skills into action

Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis rolled up their sleeves for a spot of baking with their parents ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

The royal children were assisted by Kate and Prince William in baking a batch of iced cupcakes for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

A photo posted by the Legion on Twitter showed a plate of the treats decorated with little poppies.

The royals sent the goodies to care home residents close to their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.

The tweet read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family have shown their support for our #PoppyAppeal this year by baking these delicious poppy cakes which were delivered to our care home in Norfolk.”

8.21am update: Queen heartbreak as she decides entire Royal Family to miss Christmas Day church service

The Queen has ruled out attending church in the Christmas royal tradition in a bid to prevent the usual crowds gathering for the annual family turnout.

But Her Majesty is still planning a family get together at Sandringham – hoping the Rule of Six will be suspended.

Aides are working on the assumption that she and Prince Philip will spend the festive break at the big house on the 20,000 acre royal estate, despite a staff revolt over attempts to make them isolate from their families.

But, barring a dramatic change in efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the 94-year-old monarch has abandoned going to church for the traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the estate.


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