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Prince Harry began falling out with William years before Megxit

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Prince Harry and Prince Williams’ relationship began to break down shortly after the younger royal announced he was going to marry Meghan Markle

A new biography claims ‘real damaging things were said and done’ in the run up to the wedding. 

However, Prince William took his brother aside in November 2017 and asked: ‘Are you sure about this?’ 

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William fell out over the treatment of his wife Meghan, right and questions about whether he was certain he wanted to marry the American star

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William fell out over the treatment of his wife Meghan, right and questions about whether he was certain he wanted to marry the American star

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William fell out over the treatment of his wife Meghan, right and questions about whether he was certain he wanted to marry the American star

Prince William, pictured, asked his brother in November 2017 whether he was sure he wanted to get married, which caused tension between the princes

Prince William, pictured, asked his brother in November 2017 whether he was sure he wanted to get married, which caused tension between the princes

Prince William, pictured, asked his brother in November 2017 whether he was sure he wanted to get married, which caused tension between the princes 

According to the book, Finding Freedom by Carolyn Durrand and Omid Scobie, the Cambridges ‘did not make Meghan feel particularly welcome’ when she arrived in Britain. 

A source told The Telegraph: ‘It wasn’t a rivalry between the brothers but more a sense that they would be competing over who would lead on their various issues. 

‘Harry felt awkward as a plus one. They’d turn up at premieres and there was this sense that he felt a bit like a spare part.

‘Long before Meghan he wanted to change things. He wanted to control his own narrative. He would say, “Why can’t we use social media or record videos and cut out the press?”‘

Kate and William, according to sources were happy with the traditional royal response of ‘never complain, never explain’. 

Instead, Harry and Meghan wanted to respond to every negative story.  

Royals sources claimed this approach was counter productive with some claiming Meghan was ‘very difficult to work for’.  

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New biography reveals how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are raising Archie away from the spotlight

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The explosive new biography Finding Freedom has shed some light on the life of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fourteen-month-old son Archie Harrison.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they were not interviewed for the book and did not contribute to the tale by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand which provides a dramatic and personalised account of the events leading up to the Sussexes’ dramatic departure from royal life.

In one part, the authors describe how Archie became the royal couple’s ‘sole source of joy’ during a period when they felt ‘so much stress in their life.’

The book offers new insights into why the couple decided upon his unusual name, which means ‘bravery and strength’, after dismissing the more traditional Archibald ‘after considering it for a second’.

Meanwhile the authors also reveal a glimpse into the couple’s life with Archie, whom they welcomed last June, including the name of one of his illusive ‘secret’ godparents and the swimming lessons he has taken throughout his short life.    

Finding Freedom has offered a glimpse into the private life of Prince Harry35, and Meghan Markle's, 39, one-year-old son Archie Harrison

Finding Freedom has offered a glimpse into the private life of Prince Harry35, and Meghan Markle's, 39, one-year-old son Archie Harrison

Finding Freedom has offered a glimpse into the private life of Prince Harry35, and Meghan Markle’s, 39, one-year-old son Archie Harrison 

ECSTASY AT BIRTH 

According to Omid and Carolyn, Meghan felt ‘relieved’ to have her ‘beautiful sweet little boy’ in her arms for the first time.

A source told the authors: ‘Archie was alert as soon as he arrived – eyes wide-open.

‘Meghan described the moment she first held him as “ecstasy…total bliss and contentment.”‘

Meanwhile another confidante of the royal said: ‘Like any mother, you can’t fully know what to expect until you have been through all of it.’

A BRAVE NAME  

Meanwhile Omid and Carolyn write that Prince Harry and Meghan wanted a name which was ‘something traditional, a name that was powerful even without a title in front of it.’

They write: ‘Archie, meaning strength and bravery, fit the bill.’

Meanwhile a friend of the couple revealed ‘with a laugh’: ‘They thought about Archibald for all of one second. He was always going to be little Archie.’

Meanwhile the book also reveals the reasoning behind the couple’s decision not to give their son a royal title. 

The authors write: ‘They decided to forgo a title for their son because they wanted him to be a private citizen until he was at an age where he could decide which path he would like to take. 

The authors revealed how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settled on the name Archie because it signified 'bravery and strength'

The authors revealed how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settled on the name Archie because it signified 'bravery and strength'

The authors revealed how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settled on the name Archie because it signified ‘bravery and strength’

‘Meanwhile a source also told the authors how the pair both worried about the day Prince Charles would become king and Prince Harry’s children could inherit titles of prince or princess.’

The couple went on to share their views and ‘concerns’ with Prince Charles, who said he would ‘consider when he became king issuing a new letters patent, a legal instrument in the form of a written order issued by a reigning monarch, that would change this style.’

A source added: ‘To not have a senior role in the royal family but have a title is just a burden.’ 

Meanwhile the couple also sought approval from the Queen before announcing Archie’s name with the authors writing that this was ‘out of respect’ for the monarch.

SHARING NEWS OF HIS BIRTH

After Meghan gave birth, Prince Harry took to texting and calling friends (including Skippy, who he was speaking with more reg at this point) and family with the news.

He started with the Queen and Prince Philip, who were first to hear about Archie’s arrival.

According to the biography, the royal then sent his father and brother texts along with photographs of his new son, before notifying other family members through the special cousins-only Whatsapp group that all royals are a part of.

He also made sure to tell Diana’s family – Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes and Earl Charles Spencer, as well as Tiggy, whom he wanted to pick as a godmother long before he came a father.

Meanwhile the authors revealed that Meghan’s mother Doria messaged Thomas with the news, which Meghan had asked her to do because she didn’t want him to find out after the rest of the world. 

The authors write that Meghan didn’t want to know whether her father replied to her mother’s text.

A QUIET BOY

After welcoming their son to the world in June 2019, the couple began getting to know their son.

The authors explain: ‘The couple couldn’t quite get over how silent their new baby was. 

‘Meghan told a friend that Archie slept so quietly she sometimes wanted him to make noise so he knew she was okay.

‘Archie had a nursery but also slept in a bassinet in Prince Harry and Meghan’s bedroom.’

PROUD PARENTS

The authors write how Meghan ‘boasts’ to friends about her son, often telling friends about how the little royal is ‘ninetieth percentile for height.’ 

They detail: ‘She eagerly offered to pull out her phone to show some of the many photos she had of her boy.’    

SECRET GODMOTHER REVEALED 

Meanwhile elsewhere in the explosive biography, the authors reveal one of the secret godparents for the youngster is Izzy May, who lives in West London (pictured at the Duke and Duchess' wedding)

Meanwhile elsewhere in the explosive biography, the authors reveal one of the secret godparents for the youngster is Izzy May, who lives in West London (pictured at the Duke and Duchess' wedding)

Meanwhile elsewhere in the explosive biography, the authors reveal one of the secret godparents for the youngster is Izzy May, who lives in West London (pictured at the Duke and Duchess’ wedding) 

The Duke and Duchess have never revealed their son Archie’s godparents,  but rumours have long swirled about who the chosen few could be.

The book confirms that Izzy May is ‘Meghan’s close confidant and also one of Archie’s godmothers and she made regular visits to Frogmore Cottage.’

Izzy, who lives in West London, was introduced to Meghan by mutual friend Markus Anderson, a director at the A-list members’ club Soho House – who arranged Meghan and Prince Harry’s first dates together.

The former Burberry director of communications even attended the Royal couple’s wedding last May.

She was seated in the second row on the bride’s side – in front of Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey and the Clooneys – perhaps signifying her closeness to Meghan.

The new details about Archie's life were revealed in explosive biography Finding Freedom, which went on sale today

The new details about Archie's life were revealed in explosive biography Finding Freedom, which went on sale today

The new details about Archie’s life were revealed in explosive biography Finding Freedom, which went on sale today 

Meanwhile the authors write: ‘ She became one of the few people in the UK that Meghan felt she could trust with ‘anything.’ 

ROYAL NICKNAMES

From the Queen herself to the royal family’s bit-part players including Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, no-one is apparently safe from a fun-poking moniker.

One of Queen Elizabeth II’s numerous nicknames is indeed Gary, given to her by Prince William in his childhood when he couldn’t correctly pronounce ‘granny,’ instead saying ‘Gary.’

Meanwhile Omid and Carolyn write that little Archie is no different, with his parents oft referring to the little boy ‘Bubba’ or ‘Arch’. 

SWIMMING LESSONS AND BABY CLASSES 

The authors write: ‘Earlier in the summer, Baby Archie started taking swimming lessons (after his parents anxiously looked up videos on YouTube about how babies hold their breath under water).’

Meanwhile they also detail how the little boy ‘loved being read to by his parents ‘ and ‘particularly enjoyed the riddle and rhyme book Is Your Mamma A Llama? by Deborah Guarino.’

Later, the authors write: ‘Like many new parents, Meghan enjoyed taking him to classes, like the Happy Clappy music class in Windsor she brought Archie to by herself in Cotober (protection officers stood outside).

‘All the moms and two dads in the room were wide-eyed as the Duchess of Sussex  joined their circle with Archie who went straight for the tambourine and according to his mom ‘loved it.’ 

ANIMAL NOISES IN AFRICA 

Baby Archie joined the royal couple on their final tour as working members of The Firm, with the authors writing how he continued to grow and learn during the trip.

They write: ‘After the trip he continued to achieve new milestones, including mimicking the sound of animals during their stay at the high commissioner’s residence in Cape Town.

BABY PROOFING THEIR CANADA HOME   

In autumn 2019, the couple decided to take some time away from their royal duty in the UK and travelled to North America.

Prince Harry and Meghan decided to stay aboard for Thanksgiving and Christmas, opting for a mansion on Vancouver Island to spend some well-earned time with their son.

The authors explain how the couple spent time ‘babyproofing’ their Canadian home, despite knowing it was a temporary set up.

They write: ‘Prince Harry and Meghan had done everything they could to make sure it was baby-friendly. Sharp corners were proofed with discreet rubber pads and certain items of furniture moved out of harms way.

‘With the six-month-old now standing and shuffling along the edges of furniture more than crawling, they didn’t want to take any risks.’ 

Meanwhile they also detail how the couple took ‘daily walks with Archie around the wooded landscape and sandy beachfront.’ 

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Amusing moment two marmots throw punches at each other during ‘a fierce boxing match’ in China

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Two feisty marmots have been caught on camera having ‘a fierce boxing match’ in the middle of a road in south-western China.

Trending footage shows the pair of rodents throwing punches and even gripping each other’s necks as if they were having an intense fight, says Chinese media.

Hundreds of thousands of web users have been amused by watching the ‘tiny boxers’ after the video emerged on social media.

Trending footage emerged on Monday shows the pair of rodents throwing punches and even gripping each other’s necks as if they were having an intense fight, says Chinese media

Trending footage emerged on Monday shows the pair of rodents throwing punches and even gripping each other’s necks as if they were having an intense fight, says Chinese media

Trending footage emerged on Monday shows the pair of rodents throwing punches and even gripping each other’s necks as if they were having an intense fight, says Chinese media

The popular clip was shared on Chinese TikTok-like Douyin yesterday by an onlooker who spotted the marmots fighting while driving on a national highway road in Sichuan province.

The social media user wrote: ‘[We] just bumped into two marmots having a fight! This is so cute!’

The two feisty rodents are seen in the footage repeatedly hitting each other and even grabbing the other one’s neck.

Hundreds of thousands of web users were entertained by the video described by Chinese media as ‘a fierce boxing match’. 

The popular clip was shared on Chinese TikTok-like Douyin yesterday by an onlooker who spotted the marmots fighting while driving on a national highway road in Sichuan province

The popular clip was shared on Chinese TikTok-like Douyin yesterday by an onlooker who spotted the marmots fighting while driving on a national highway road in Sichuan province

The popular clip was shared on Chinese TikTok-like Douyin yesterday by an onlooker who spotted the marmots fighting while driving on a national highway road in Sichuan province

Hundreds of thousands of web users have been amused watching the ‘tiny boxers’ after the video was shared online yesterday by an onlooker who witnessed the amusing moment

Hundreds of thousands of web users have been amused watching the ‘tiny boxers’ after the video was shared online yesterday by an onlooker who witnessed the amusing moment

Hundreds of thousands of web users have been amused watching the ‘tiny boxers’ after the video was shared online yesterday by an onlooker who witnessed the amusing moment

One commenter wrote: ‘Are they fighting to see who can claim the money for toll road charges?’

Another one said: ‘This is so adorable. This is how I fight with my husband, haha.’

A third web user replied: ‘Haha the neck-grabbing is brilliant! These two are tough.’

The news comes as two giraffes in China have appeared to be massive soap opera fans after being caught on camera seemingly attentively watching a TV show at a safari park.

Trending footage captures the adorable moment the long-necked pair remaining perfectly still while seemingly enjoying the drama series from a large screen at the outdoor zoo in Zhengzhou, Henan province of central China. 

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More than 150 Jewish gravestones looted by the Nazis to make a ROAD discovered by builders Poland 

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More than 150 Jewish gravestones used by the Nazis to help build a road have been found in a small market square in a town in Poland.

The grim discovery was made during construction work in the town of Leżajsk where workers removed a layer of asphalt and found the ‘matzevot’, which is Hebrew for headstones, 20 cm below the surface.

Described as one of the biggest ‘matzevot’ finds in recent times, around 100 of the gravestones are still complete, save for the traditional rounded heads.

Another 50 headstones were broken up into small pieces and used to fill in the base of the road.

The grim discovery was made during construction work in the town of Leżajsk where workers removed a layer of asphalt and found the 'matzevot' 20 cm below the surface

The grim discovery was made during construction work in the town of Leżajsk where workers removed a layer of asphalt and found the 'matzevot' 20 cm below the surface

The grim discovery was made during construction work in the town of Leżajsk where workers removed a layer of asphalt and found the ‘matzevot’ 20 cm below the surface

Some of the matzevot have kept their original colours and painted lettering, clearly showing the blue, green, yellow and red colours of the inscriptions

Some of the matzevot have kept their original colours and painted lettering, clearly showing the blue, green, yellow and red colours of the inscriptions

One of the gravestones is pictured above

One of the gravestones is pictured above

Some of the matzevot have kept their original colours and painted lettering, clearly showing the blue, green, yellow and red colours of the inscriptions

Archaeologist Ewa Kędzierska who is overseeing the work said: ‘We were expecting to find some because 19 years ago matzevot were also found during the construction of a roundabout in the centre of Leżajsk.

‘But nobody expected such a number. There are more than 150 of them and still not all of them have been removed.’

She added: ‘We can’t read the years, because everything is in Yiddish. Some matzevot are made of sandstone, others of concrete.

‘These are better preserved, because the sandstone cracked in contact with water. They are in different condition, but they are really beautiful.’

Workers uncover the mass grave site after the discovery was made during construction work in Poland

Workers uncover the mass grave site after the discovery was made during construction work in Poland

Workers uncover the mass grave site after the discovery was made during construction work in Poland

The discovery of the graves has been described as one of the biggest 'matzevot' finds in recent times

The discovery of the graves has been described as one of the biggest 'matzevot' finds in recent times

The discovery of the graves has been described as one of the biggest ‘matzevot’ finds in recent times

Around 100 of the gravestones are still complete, with some made of sandstone and others of concrete

Around 100 of the gravestones are still complete, with some made of sandstone and others of concrete

Around 100 of the gravestones are still complete, with some made of sandstone and others of concrete

German troops occupied the town shortly after the outbreak of WWII in September 1939 and most of the town’s Jewish population were expelled to the Soviet occupation zone just 11km away.

The remaining 350 Jews were confined in the town’s ghetto which was established in 1941, with many murdered in executions in the local cemetery.

The Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down.

Jundreds of Jews were confined in the town's ghetto, with many murdered in executions in the local cemetery. Above, a photograph of the Jewish cemetery in the interwar period

Jundreds of Jews were confined in the town's ghetto, with many murdered in executions in the local cemetery. Above, a photograph of the Jewish cemetery in the interwar period

Jundreds of Jews were confined in the town’s ghetto, with many murdered in executions in the local cemetery. Above, a photograph of the Jewish cemetery in the interwar period

The Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down

The Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down

The Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down

After the discovery (above) the excavated headstones  wereplaced on a plot belonging to the local council until a final decision is made about what to do with them

After the discovery (above) the excavated headstones  wereplaced on a plot belonging to the local council until a final decision is made about what to do with them

After the discovery (above) the excavated headstones  wereplaced on a plot belonging to the local council until a final decision is made about what to do with them

When the bricks ran out, the Germans ordered that headstones be brought from the nearby Jewish cemetery.

Construction workers also discovered the gravestones covered a 98-foot stretch of road.

Some of the matzevot have kept their original colours and painted lettering, clearly showing the blue, green, yellow and red colours of the inscriptions.

The discovery has led to speculation that the headstone with gold lettering may belong to Rabbi Elimelech Weissblum.

He was one of the founders of the Hasidic movement and, according to legend, healed the sick and was able to talk to animals.

The market square road is pictured above, before the discovery of the mass graves was uncovered in Poland

The market square road is pictured above, before the discovery of the mass graves was uncovered in Poland

The market square road is pictured above, before the discovery of the mass graves was uncovered in Poland

Around 50 headstones, which are called matzevot in Hebrew, were broken up into small pieces and used to fill in the base of the road

Around 50 headstones, which are called matzevot in Hebrew, were broken up into small pieces and used to fill in the base of the road

Around 50 headstones, which are called matzevot in Hebrew, were broken up into small pieces and used to fill in the base of the road

Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down. Above is the town's current synagogue, which was built in the late 1990s

Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down. Above is the town's current synagogue, which was built in the late 1990s

Germans decided to pave the market square using bricks from the local synagogue, which they had already burned down. Above is the town’s current synagogue, which was built in the late 1990s

Construction workers discovered that the gravestones covered a 98-foot stretch of road

Construction workers discovered that the gravestones covered a 98-foot stretch of road

Construction workers discovered that the gravestones covered a 98-foot stretch of road

Every year the town is visited by thousands of Hasidic Jews who come to pray at his tomb which, although destroyed during the war, was later reconstructed.

Ewa Kędzierska said: ‘I hope that one could be the grave of Rabbi Elimelech Weisblum of Lizhensk. That would be a great discovery.’

The excavated headstones have now been placed on a plot belonging to the local council until a final decision is made about what to do with them.

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