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Invisible contract ?Prince William Got Footage Cut From TV Documentary About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle LAST-MINUTE

Another sign that the British royal family are prepared to show their ‘invisible contract’ has emerged in the dramatic last-minute edit of a British television documentary Sunday night, reportedly at the behest of the royals.

British terrestrial network ITV dramatically cut footage of journalist Omid Scobie claiming that Prince William’s staff at Kensington Palace planted a media story questioning the state of Prince Harry’s mental health. Scobie had claimed that William’s team planted the story after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interviews with journalist Tom Bradby in South Africa in 2019. In the course of that interview, Meghan famously thanked Bradby for asking if she was OK, saying “not many people” had asked her that. Harry, in his interview with Bradby, confirmed there were tensions between him and his brother, saying they were on “different paths.”

The Daily Mail reports that ITV ditched a key phrase from an interview with Scobie, the journalist who wrote the sympathetic biography of the Sussexes, Finding Freedom, in the show Harry and William: What Went Wrong?

It had previously been reported that the show featured Scobie saying: “I would say that it was no coincidence that it was shortly after that aired, even the next day, there were source quotes that came from a senior aide at Kensington Palace saying that William was worried about his brother’s mental health.”

In the actual version of the show which screened last night, Scobie’s comment was cut and the words, “about his brother’s mental health” were excised.

The Mail says that Kensington Palace, on seeing advance reports of Scobie’s comments in show, “contacted the producers in relation to… Scobie’s suggestion that William had expressed a ‘concern’ about his brother’s mental health, which the author had no evidence to support.”

The Mail adds that after “carefully considering” the request, ITV “chose to remove any reference to mental health from the sequence, although they chose to keep in Mr Scobie’s comment about an alleged briefing from Kensington Palace relating to Harry.”

The Mail suggests that Kensington Palace hinted at legal action, telling ITV “that such a suggestion, if it formed part of the ITV program, would be defamatory in that it was substantially untrue.”

How the Former Chief of Staff to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Gets It Done .

Catherine St-Laurent is a philanthropic and strategic communications adviser who has worked with everyone from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Melinda and Bill Gates. She recently transitioned to serve as a senior adviser to the Archewell Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charitable organization, and formerly worked as the chief of staff for the duo.

In April 2021, St-Laurent launched Acora Partners, a boutique philanthropic advising and social-impact consulting firm (working with individuals, families, not-for-profits, and corporations on giving back) with her business partner, Rebecca Goldman.

Here is how she had to say on working with Megan and Harry:

It was an incredible experience. They are incredibly talented and creative leaders. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to do that, to be able to be with them on their journey. The time that I spent with them was incredibly fulfilling. I think they have the potential to be very influential leaders in the social-impact space. I look forward to continuing to be a part of that.

Archewell Audio, the podcast arm of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s production firm, has tapped award-winning podcast producer Rebecca Sananes as head of audio

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s Archewell Hires Podcast Producer Rebecca Sananes as Head of Audio

Archewell Audio, the podcast arm of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s production firm, has tapped award-winning podcast producer Rebecca Sananes as head of audio.

Most recently, Sananes for the last two years has been lead producer for New York Magazine’s “Pivot” tech, media and business podcast hosted by Recode cofounder Kara Swisher and NYU professor Scott Galloway.

Archewell Audio, founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last year, inked a multiyear pact with Spotify to produce exclusive original podcasts that “uplift and entertain” by highlighting diverse perspectives and voices. Archewell Audio has not announced specific podcasts in the works; its first project was a half-hour holiday special released at the end of 2020 produced with Spotify’s Gimlet.

At Archewell, Sananes reports to head of content Ben Browning, previously producer whose credits include Promising Young Woman,” “The Big Sick,” “Arrival” and “Room.” She will join the Archewell team in August to lead the company’s podcast partnership with Spotify.

“Pivot,” from New York Mag and Vox Media (which acquired New York Media two years ago), has won multiple awards including iHeartRadio Podcast Awards’ business and finance podcast (2021), the Webby Awards podcast of the year (2020) and Adweek’s Thought Leadership Podcast of the Year (2019).

Sananes has more than a decade of experience in podcasting and journalism. Prior to joining Vox Media in 2018 as an audio producer, she worked for Vermont Public Radio as a reporter and at Boston’s WBUR public radio station as a producer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and film studies from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Fox News:,Prince William should ‘finally accept the happiness’ of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

From Fox News:

Prince William should ‘finally accept the happiness’ of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry following reunion: author
While Prince Harry headed back to his home country to honor Princess Diana, the Duchess of Sussex stayed behind in California with their two young children.

Meghan Markle stayed behind in California as her husband Prince Harry headed to his home country – and there’s no doubt the Duchess of Sussex will be scrutinized by the tabloids over her absence.

Harry, 36, and his older brother Prince William, 39, reunited on July 1, which would have been their late mother Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. They led the unveiling of a statue they commissioned to honor her life and legacy.

The Princess of Wales passed away in 1997 at age 36 from injuries she sustained in a Paris car crash.

Markle, 39, is currently in California, where the couple resides, with their two children: Archie Harrison, 2, and Lilibet Diana, who was born on June 4.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently reside in California with their two children.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently reside in California with their two children. (Reuters)

“While the British press is figuring out how many ways they can skewer Harry, who appears to have found his happiness and broken a toxic cycle, Meghan will be put through the thresher that is Fleet Street press for not accompanying her husband even though she is a post-partum, breastfeeding mother with a toddler in tow as well,” royal author Leslie Carroll told Fox News.

Carroll has written seven books on the loves and lives of European royalty. Most recently, she wrote “American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry,” which details the couple’s courtship leading up to their May 2018 royal wedding.

She is aware of Harry’s alleged feud with William since the couple decided to step back as senior members of the British royal family. Carroll believes it is the Duke of Cambridge who should step up and make amends.

“I wish that William could finally accept the happiness of the Sussexes,” she said. “People are different, and everyone has their own path to the altar. It took William a decade to realize that Catherine was The One. Harry realized it for himself almost immediately on meeting Meghan. There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to find your person.”

“I’ve long said, only half in jest, that the British royal family is the world’s longest-running soap opera,” she continued. “And it’s the media that keeps feeding the narrative, plumping up the plot wherein heroes and villains/esses are selected and those storylines are fed to the public. It’s also ironic to me that William (and Catherine) and Harry were instrumental in forming the Heads Together mental health awareness campaign in Great Britain — and William had the sensitivity to recognize how important this issue is for his future subjects who may be suffering.”

“Why does he not seem to extend that same concern for his own kid brother?” Carroll shared. “And accept the fact that Harry has a happy marriage to a woman who — so much like their own mother — is his biggest fan?”

Carroll pointed out that Harry himself revealed how Markle has been a supportive force in his life. He candidly spoke about his mental health to Oprah Winfrey in the Apple TV+ docuseries “The Me You Can’ See” where he serves as co-creator and co-executive producer.

“Harry tells Oprah that every time he’d be on a flight returning to London, he was triggered because of what had happened to him growing up there,” said Carroll. “I found Harry’s revelation about being triggered every time he was about to touch down in London again so striking. Of course, he was born into a family where… as the proverbial ‘spare’ one would think that he would have more freedom to be the architect of his destiny than William, whose destiny was set from the day he was born.

“… Ironically, his PTSD is not triggered by his battlefield experiences, but by those as a boy, in the company of his mother who was hounded by the press and cornered like an animal by cameras and microphones and pushy paparazzi,” she continued. “It’s the grasping hands and the flashbulbs and the viciousness of the media that trigger Harry’s anxiety and the very real fears that he could lose another woman dear to him – Meghan.

“So I believe that as Harry heads back home alone – which will clearly trigger countless painful emotions for him – Meghan will be figuratively be holding his hands in that reassuring way of hers, clasping one of his hands in both of hers. They will also be in constant communication by phone and video chat.”

Markle, a former American actress, became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Harry in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. The couple welcomed a son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the former “Suits” star. The family now resides in the coastal city of Montecito, Calif.

In the wake of quitting royal duties, they gave an explosive TV interview to Winfrey, 67, in March, in which the couple described painful comments about how dark Archie’s skin might be before his birth. The duchess talked about the intense isolation she felt inside the royal family that led her to contemplate suicide.

Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple were “concerning” and would be addressed privately.

On June 4, the couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The child is eighth in line to the British throne.

The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother.

Princess Diana #at60′ here is why princess Diana will always be remembered as the “People’s Princess.”

“No one can fill her shoes in terms of the work she did.”

Princess Diana captured the world’s attention as a royal trendsetter, but during her time in the public eye, she also became a prominent philanthropic force. Diana worked tirelessly on behalf of charities around the world, using her fame to raise awareness of a number of important humanitarian issues. Twenty years after her death, here’s why Diana will always be remembered as the “People’s Princess.”

1) She changed the face of the British monarchy.

Through her charity work, Diana highlighted how royalty, which had previously been known for its stuffiness, could be in touch with the public. In her interview with BBC’s Panorama in 1995, she said, “I would like a monarchy that has more contact with its people.” This statement became something of a personal mission for the Princess. Diana was at some point patron of over 100 charities. During her many visits to hospitals, schools and fundraising galas, she became known for spending hours talking to people and listening to their stories. Although she found the media’s intrusion into her personal life “intolerable,” Diana found a way to use this to bring attention to the people and the causes that needed it most.

2) She led a campaign for a worldwide ban on landmines.

After a visit to Angola in 1997, Diana became anti-landmine activists’ most prominent advocate. During that trip, which was captured by the BBC for a Heart of the Matter documentary, the Princess was photographed putting her own safety at risk as she walked through a recently cleared minefield. “I’d read the statistics that Angola has the highest percentage of amputees anywhere in the world,” she told the cameras. “That one person in every 333 had lost a limb, most of them through land mine explosions. But that hadn’t prepared me for reality.” Diana’s commitment to mine clearance work captured the public’s attention and decades after she started her campaign, the support for the cause continues. Her son Prince Harry, who is now patron of leading landmine charity, The HALO Trust, recently called for the world to become free of the weapons by 2025.

3) She changed the world’s perception of HIV and AIDS.

In April 1987, when speculation around the virus was rife, Diana was invited to open Britain’s first AIDS ward at Middlesex hospital. A photograph, which made front-page news around the world, showed her shaking hands with HIV-positive patients without wearing gloves. This publicly challenged the notion that HIV/AIDS was passed from person to person by touch and highlighted Diana’s affection and compassion for people living with the disease. In the following years, she went on to make several bedside visits to patients at a number of hospitals, including a hostel for abandoned children in Rio de Janeiro and a hospice in Toronto. At the time of her death, Gavin Hart, of the National AIDS Trust, told the BBC: “In our opinion, Diana was the foremost ambassador for AIDS awareness on the planet and no one can fill her shoes in terms of the work she did.

“No one can fill her shoes in terms of the work she did.”

4) She raised awareness of leprosy.

Like her AIDS efforts, Diana traveled to countries with a high leprosy rate in order to remove the stigma surrounding the disease. As patron of The Leprosy Mission, she visited hospitals in India, Nepal and Zimbabwe and by spending time with patients, she dispelled one of the myths surrounding the illness—that it can be passed on by touch. “It has always been my concern to touch people with leprosy, trying to show in a simple action that they are not reviled, nor are we repulsed,” she said of the disease.

“It has always been my concern to touch people with leprosy, trying to show in a simple action that they are not reviled, nor are we repulsed.”

5) She made regular personal visits to London’s homeless centers.

Despite relinquishing most of her charitable causes after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996, Diana became patron of Centrepoint in 1992 and remained in the role until her death in 1997. Both William and Harry were taken by the Princess to see the help offered at the charity’s shelters and, at the age of 23, William followed in his mother’s footsteps when he became patron. Speaking at the time, he told The Telegraph: “My mother introduced that sort of area to me a long time ago. It was a real eye-opener and I am very glad she did. It has been something I have held close to me for a long time.”

6) She reached out to children.

Diana displayed a great affinity for young people and became a champion for some the most vulnerable. As patron of The Royal Marsden Hospital, known for treating childhood cancers, and Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children, she was often pictured comforting children and made a personal connection with many. Speaking about her work with the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, she said: “I make the trips at least three times a week, and spend up to four hours at a time with patients holding their hands and talking to them. Some of them will live and some will die, but they all need to be loved while they are here. I try to be there for them.”

“Some of them will live and some will die, but they all need to be loved while they are here. I try to be there for them.”

7) She was an avid supporter of the arts.

Diana loved dance and after her divorce, The English National Ballet was the only non-humanitarian charity she chose to dedicate her time to. She was often seen enjoying performances and was known to take her sons William and Harry along with her. Her support and presence at fundraising galas helped to raise thousands of pounds for the company.

8) She was a devoted mother.

Whether she was doing the school run or taking her sons on a day out to a theme park, Diana did her best to give her young sons a “normal” childhood. She was passionate about helping others, but royal commentators said motherhood was clearly the job she loved the most. She led by example and often took William and Harry along with her on hospital visits. Today, the Princes continue to support their mother’s legacy as patrons of some of the charities she so prominently supported.

Harry on Lili: “We’ve been lucky so far, she’s very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”

The Duke of Sussex today joined forces with celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie to surprise the winners of this year’s WellChild Awards.

Prince Harry attended a private party for the remarkable children and young people recognised by the charity and the healthcare workers who care for them.

Before meeting the winners Harry swapped parenting notes with fellow new dad Ed, whose daughter Lyra Antarctica was born last year.

“Congratulations, a girl right?” asked Ed. “We just had a little girl ten months ago now. You’re still in the trenches now! How do you manage with two?”

“Two is definitely a juggle,” replied the Duke, whose baby daughter Lilibet Diana arrived on 4 June.

Speaking to another guest later, Harry said of Lili: “We’ve been lucky so far, she’s very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”

Harry and Ed caught up after the singer surprised the young winners, taking time to chat to them at their socially distanced tables.

The Duke, who has been patron of Wellchild since 2007, then introduced Anne-Marie to the stage for an acoustic performance.

Harry arrived in the UK last Friday and has been isolating at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, ahead of today’s event.

A source close to the Duke told HELLO!: “He was very excited to be able to be there in person. WellChild has been one of the charities he’s supported for so long and it means a lot to him – perhaps more so now than ever since he’s become a father himself.”

The socially distanced afternoon tea took place on the Sir Joseph Banks Lawn at Kew Gardens and was attended by other famous faces including Amanda Holden, Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally and AJ Pritchard.

Harry last attended the awards with wife Meghan in October 2019, breaking down in tears as he paid tribute to the winners for the first time since becoming a father himself.

The Duke said: “Since becoming patron of WellChild in 2007, this organisation and the people within it have held an extraordinarily special place in my heart.

“I wasn’t a father at the time, and yet the stories of these children and parents transcended that. I didn’t need to be a dad to feel the impact of this invaluable work.

“Now as a father of two, I feel all the more connected, inspired and in awe of the resilience of these families, who power through indescribable challenges with the support of WellChild.”

He added: “The health of our children, of all of us, could not have been more on the forefront of our minds during the past year.

“And, throughout this time, the WellChild community has set an example for how to show up and act with compassion for each other.

“I could not be prouder to be here, to meet this year’s WellChild award winners, to thank the nurses and doctors for all they do, and to celebrate these amazing families.”

Last year’s event could not take place because of the pandemic and many of the vulnerable children, young people and families supported by WellChild have faced huge challenges during that time.

WellChild Chief Executive, Colin Dyer said: “There are more children and young people than ever before in the UK living with long-term, serious health needs. The Coronavirus outbreak has placed these children and families under more pressure than many of us can comprehend.

“The WellChild Awards 2021, in association with GSK, will be a unique opportunity to recognise and highlight the immense challenges they have faced and to celebrate the remarkable positivity, resilience and spirit they have demonstrated. It will also help us to shine a light on the dedication of those around them, from siblings, professionals and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help them through such challenging times.”

The Awards, sponsored by GSK, are run by WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children. They celebrate the resilience of children living with serious illnesses or complex conditions and people dedicated to caring for them.

The winners were chosen from hundreds of nominations from across the UK to win the categories of Inspirational Child and Young Person, Young Carer, Inspirational Nurse, Inspirational Doctor, Outstanding Health Professional and Volunteer.

The Duke And Duchess of sussex in 1 year only

the duke & duchess of sussex in 1 year only:

• etablished archewell foundation fund for the ucla center for critical internet inquiry
• partnership with the loveland foundation
• partnership with WCK – funded 4 relief centers in dominica, india, puerto rico & (not known yet)

• support (funding) the center for compassion and altruism research & education, stanford
• partnered with procter & gamble to work with girl inc., harvest home and national women’s law center
• partnered with global citizen as campaign chairs of vax live and raised $3M alone

• helped raise over 300M to distribute vaccines in developing countries
• prince harry & oprah winfrey produced a successful mental health series – the me you can’t see
• donated 200 beanies to make give live nz
• donated a new roof for the genesis women’s shelter

• donated £10k to salaam shalom kitchen
• for archie’s birthday, they matched donations, they donated $130,000 to camfed (education for girls in african countries)
• meghan donated £8,000 to migrateful uk
• the sussexes donated £90,000 to feeding britain

• partnered with the invictus games to produce the heart of invictus
• prince harry wrote an article for the fast company calling on business leaders to rethink their role in funding the advertising system that underlies the misinformation & divisive rhetoric on social media

• meghan convened a roundtable with girls inc and national women’s law center
• support (funding) color of change, mind UK, the presspad and url media
• in honour of mother’s day, the sussexes with p&g donated to the harvest home

• meghan wrote a children’s book, the bench — a new york times best seller
• for christmas, they donated to a local org that helps families transition out of homelessness & 2 UK charities: mayhew, and a memorial fund that helps to educate children & fight poverty in uganda

• meghan narrated a disney wildlife documentary, elephants, & donated her full salary to a charity close to her heart, elephant without borders
• meghan wrote an op for the new york times revealing her miscarriage & started a global conversation on the subject of miscarriage

• meghan called members of the U.S. electorate with gloria steinem and encouraged them to vote.
• the sussexes partnered with the times and hosted a conversation “engineering a better world”. it gathered high-profile experts, advocates, online creators, and journalists.

• plus, they continue to support their existing charities: invictus games, sentebale, african parks, rhino conservation, wellchild, mayhew and smartworks

only the things we know… and i’m probably missing things 🙌🏻

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Prince Harry told this year’s Diana Award recipients in a video address that he and Meghan Markle “fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all”

Prince Harry Surprises Diana Award Honorees, Says Princess ‘Would Be So Proud of You All’
Prince Harry told this year’s Diana Award recipients in a video address that he and Meghan Markle “fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all”

Harry made a surprise video address to a ceremony honoring the latest group of young people getting Diana Awards for their humanitarian work and community action.

“I’m truly honored to be celebrating your work, your commitment to change making and the vital role that you’ve taken on representing a new generation of humanitarianism,” Harry, 36, said in the address.

“Later this week, my brother and I are recognizing what would have been our mum’s 60th birthday,” Harry continued, “and she would be so proud of you all for living authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others.”

He said, “Our mum believed that young people have the power to change the world. She believed in your strength because she saw it day in and day out and in the faces of young people exactly like you, she witnessed a boundless enthusiasm and passion.”

He added of wife Meghan Markle: “Meg and I fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all.”

Tessy Ojo, the chief executive of the Diana Award charity tells PEOPLE of Harry’s address, “It is such an honor to have the Duke of Sussex saying this wonderful message of congratulations to the young people. For him to say to the young people that his mother would be proud of them means so much. It is such an honor that he is proud of the young people and the work they do. And it is such a massive pat on the back for them and their families.

“Every time her sons talk about the pride they have in the work that is being done in her name, brings me so much joy,” says Ojo.

Harry – who arrived in the U.K. late last week in order to unveil a statue dedicated to his mother alongside brother Prince William on Thursday – was talking as he introduced 16-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, resident Jacqueline Teague, one of the 25 young people from the U.S. Teague was being rewarded for her work in helping people get vaccinated, and Harry spoke in his address about how those most adversely affected by COVID-19 were those on the margins of society.

Teague was inspired by her grandparents after they struggled to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine to launch a campaign, called VaxconnectKY, to ensure everyone in need in Kentucky could easily register for a vaccination.

He is clearly passionate about the Diana Award, which is the only charity that carries his late mother’s name.

The statue is a “landmark moment. It is a bringing back home for her. It is so well-deserving, in her 60th year, to bring her back to the home that she lived in and to remember her,” Ojo adds.

“She was ahead of her time. She reminds us about what humanity is about – to be able to care for others without any personal gain. She really symbolizes that and I hope that this moment will help us focus on what truly matters in society.”

She continues, “The Diana Award is becoming more global. I am super honored to shine a spotlight on these young people – not just for the year we have had but also the year that we will celebrate what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. Young people have had such a tough time particularly over the last 18 months so to see young heroes rising up to the challenge is so amazing.”

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Ojo notes that all the young people being honored were not alive when the late Princess of Wales was setting her example of service, and yet: “Princess Diana set the tone that young people today still find incredibly relevant, it resonates with them. When I hear young people saying to us, ‘If I could be half the person she was, I want to make her proud or I am trying to follow that example,’ [that] says something about the incredible person and icon that she was.”

There are more international honorees this year than ever, a testament to the increasing reach of the charity that was set up in her name.

Teague was among 25 young people from across America included in around 300 award winners on Monday. Ranging from age 10 to 24, they are:

Jae-Hee Bae, 17, from Centerville High School, Dayton, Ohio; Hollis Belger, 16, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Larkspur, Calif; Keely Cat-Wells, 24, of C Talent, LA, Calif.; Ruby Chitsey, 13, Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents, Harrison; Chloe Mei Espinosa, 14, Skip The Plastic Straw, Newport Beach, Calif.; Jordan Grabelle, 16, Love Letters for Literacy, Voorhees, NJ; Daisy Hampton, 12, Including You, NYC; Nika Hirsch, 10, This Life Rocks, Northfield, Mn; Jui Kankari, 16, Chicago, Mich.; Aviva Klein, 24, University Blood Initiatives, Chicago, Mich.; Siya Kulkarni, 17, Project Enable Mount Olive, NJ; Krystian Leonard, 24, Shining S.C.A.R.S, Morgantown, West Virginia; Peyton Money, 9, Octopuses for Preemies, Williamston, S. Carolina; Caleb Oh, 16, Kid Changemakers, Crofton, Maryland; Apoorva Panidapu, 16, Apoorva Art Gallery/Save the Children, San Jose, Calif.; Swara Patel, 18, The Period Society, NYC; Dana Parella, 10, Cookies4Cures, Boulder, Co.; Pranavi Reddi, 16, Kindness4All, Frisco, Texas; Victoria Ren, 16, Stem and Buds, Pittsburgh, PA; Emmabella Rudd, 19, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Tallahasse, Fl.; Sierra RyanWallick, 23, Autumnleaf fundraisers, Landenberg, Pa.; Jeeva Senthilnathan, 19, Privando, Denver, Co.; Neeha Shukla, 16, Innovation Corner, Harrisburg, Penn.; Ruby Tilghman, 16, Amy Maddox Consulting, Panama City, Fl.

Meghan Markle’s beauty regimen spurred the creation of a casual 88.5 million news articles between April 2020 and March 2021.


Meghan Markle Has the Most Popular Beauty Routine on Google


Meghan Markle, most newsworthy celebrity beauty icon.


If Meghan Markle ever decides to get back into blogging, she’ll be able to recite the standard vlogger refrain, “a lot of you have been asking,” with confidence and conviction, because she’s got the stats to prove it.

According to a new study analyzing Google News data by Australian beauty retailer RY, it turns out a shit-ton of us have been asking, and writing, and reading about her beauty routine. After studying the keywords “hair,” “makeup,” and “skincare” alongside a list of 232 celebrities’ names, the subsequently crunched numbers revealed that Markle’s beauty regimen spurred the creation of a casual 88.5 million news articles between April 2020 and March 2021.

With those numbers, the Duchess of Sussex has been crowned “most newsworthy celebrity beauty icon,” beating out famously famous Kim Kardashian (71,280,000 articles), French-braid influencer Taylor Swift (60,652,000 articles), Khloé Kardashian (39,719,000 articles), and noted beauty enthusiast Jennifer Lopez (28,724,000 articles). Rounding out the top ten are Kourtney Kardashian (25,396,000 articles), Beyoncé (21,637,000 articles), and aspirational face-washer Kylie Jenner (17,769,000 articles), and bangs influencer Britney Spears (16,186,000 articles).

Considering the majority of what we know of Markle’s glow-y beauty routine is from her pre-royal Suits-era interviews, now-defunct Tig posts (RIP), and her makeup artists, it makes sense that millions are so intrigued about how she gets her skin and hair and makeup so good. If Google brought you here from such a query, my condolences, but for your troubles: She’s previously sung the praises of lots of Tatcha goodness, Oribe dry texturizing spray, Jan Marini in general, NARS Orgasm blush, RevitaLash, Touche Éclat, Nivea firming lotion, and a whole lot of Dior (on special occasions). But you might want to keep Googling; there’s a good 80 million or so articles out there that can better help.