Prince Harry left ‘HEARTBROKEN’ after losing military titles in new post-royal life

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex stepped back from full duties in the Royal Family on March 31 this year. Since then, a tell-all biography, Finding Freedom, has given new insight into Meghan and Harry’s experiences leading up to their decision to move away from royal life. According to the book, Harry lost his honorary military titles after the pair stepped back from the family, devastating the Prince and Meghan.

Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, co-authors of Finding Freedom, wrote Harry is no longer allowed to wear his military uniforms or be afforested by his former titles.

They said it was “the most demoralising aspect” of stepping back from the Royal Family for Harry.

Ms Durand and Mr Scobie added: “As a retired serviceman, Harry would always be able to wear his medals, but no longer could he wear uniform as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington, and honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy’s Small Ships and Diving Operations.”

Harry served in the Army for ten years, and passed his qualification to train at Sandhurst in 2004.

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The last time Harry wore his military uniform was at the Mountbatten Festival of Music.

He reportedly said at the event: “I’m devastated that I am having to stand down.”

Rachel Bowie, one of the hosts of the Royally Obsessed podcast, claimed Harry seemed to struggle at the event.

She added: “When they received a standing ovation, people thought Harry looked a little teary-eyed.”

Since stepping back from full-time royal duties, Meghan and Harry have bought a new home in Santa Barbara, California.

While living in the US, the pair have announced their plans to start a new charity called Archewell.

Harry has also stated he will return to the UK to continue working with the Rugby Football League.

In a video call with members of the league, Harry said: “We’ve got a whole Rugby League World Cup coming next year, so I definitely plan on coming back.

“I would have been back already had it not been for COVID.”

Harry and Meghan have also recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix.

Reed Hastings, co-CEO and founder of Netflix, said in an interview with CNBC the couple plan to be producers rather than actors.

He added: “That’s the key thing. They’ve developed a great eye for story and we’ll be working with them on that basis.”

While the value of the deal has not been announced, experts have said it could be worth an astonishing $150 million (£117 million).



Heartbroken daughter of slain police officer TROLLED for tweeting BLUE LIVES MATTER

Officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were shot and killed on Saturday in McAllen, Texas, by a man who later shot himself, according to ABC News. The ambush took place when the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home.

Savannah Chavez, the daughter of Mr Chavez, took to Twitter to express her thoughts on losing her father.

She wrote: “Words cannot describe the pain I’m in, but I’m glad my dad is at peace.

“You were an amazing man and anyone who ever came across you knew that.

“I’m going to miss you so much. You died doing what you love most, you died a hero.

“I love you daddy, see you soon. #bluelivesmatter.”

But she was quickly savaged on Twitter for the error and Ms Chavez deleted the post.

One social media user reacted: “Being a cop is a choice. Last time I checked, blue people don’t exist. Maybe educate yourself?”

Another wrote: “Blue lives matter was literally created in response to and to undermine black lives matter.

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“The officers came here to maintain peace.

“Instead, they were taken down by gunfire.

“The next few days for us will be very, very difficult.”

McAllen is located in the southernmost part of Texas.

Mr Rodriguez continued: “I cannot tell you how many calls I’ve taken, or missed, in the last couple hours.”

He added: “Our department and our officers stand by each other.

“Together we’re strong and I think that’s what will help us through these next few weeks.”

Mr Rodriguez said the ambush happened suddenly and fellow police officers did not learn of the officers’ deaths until arriving to the scene moments later.

The attacker shot and killed himself shortly after opening fire on the officers according to Mr Rodriguez.



Heartbroken daughter of slain texas police officer TROLLED for tweeting BLUE LIVES MATTER

Officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were shot and killed on Saturday in McAllen, Texas, by a man who later shot himself, according to ABC News. The ambush took place when the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home.

Savannah Chavez, the daughter of Mr Chavez, took to Twitter to express her thoughts on losing her father.

She wrote: “Words cannot describe the pain I’m in, but I’m glad my dad is at peace.

“You were an amazing man and anyone who ever came across you knew that.

“I’m going to miss you so much. You died doing what you love most, you died a hero.

“I love you daddy, see you soon. #bluelivesmatter.”

But she was quickly savaged on Twitter for the error and Ms Chavez deleted the post.

One social media user reacted: “Being a cop is a choice. Last time I checked, blue people don’t exist. Maybe educate yourself?”

Another wrote: “Blue lives matter was literally created in response to and to undermine black lives matter.

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“The officers came here to maintain peace.

“Instead, they were taken down by gunfire.

“The next few days for us will be very, very difficult.”

McAllen is located in the southernmost part of Texas.

Mr Rodriguez continued: “I cannot tell you how many calls I’ve taken, or missed, in the last couple hours.”

He added: “Our department and our officers stand by each other.

“Together we’re strong and I think that’s what will help us through these next few weeks.”

Mr Rodriguez said the ambush happened suddenly and fellow police officers did not learn of the officers’ deaths until arriving to the scene moments later.

The attacker shot and killed himself shortly after opening fire on the officers according to Mr Rodriguez.



Heartbroken pensioner rips into Sadiq Khan after London Mayor 'took away' her bus pass

An elderly pensioner named Maureen took Sadiq Khan to task over the decision to remove her free bus pass. London recently confirmed that the freedom pass – handed out to all those above 60 years old – would not work between 7am and 9am during rush hour. This left Maureen, from Hammersmith, nearly in tears as she told Mr Khan that his response was “not good enough”.

The Labour Mayor of London tried to shift the blame onto Boris Johnson and the Government, claiming they had put the new measure in a recent deal with TfL.

Maureen told him during an LBC phone-in: “You should bring back the freedom pass between 7am to 9am. This has really affected me.

“I have to help my daughter with her children. It’s costing me £10 a day. When do you intend to bring it back? It is really inconvenient for me.

“You say every journey matters but mine clearly doesn’t.”

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Sadiq Khan responded: “I’m really sorry that you have to pay to use buses before 9am.

“When we do the deal with the Government in October, we will try to get this changed.

“When we renegotiate on October 15th, we will try to see that the next part of the deal allows people like you to use the freedom pass before 9am.

“The reason why the Government were keen for this – and I agree with them on this – was not a money-saving exercise.

Maureen continued: “It isn’t. I moved here from Ireland and lived here for 55 years and this is the only thing I only got for free.

“I can’t afford £50 a week. My daughter is a teacher and she can’t afford to pay me. I’m stuck.”

Mr Khan responded: “It will be like this until at least the middle of October but we are quite clear that it has to be temporary.”

Social media condemned Sadiq Khan for his “condescending” response to Maureen.

One listener tweeted: “Is there anything that Sadiq Khan does that is not “the government’s” fault?” 

Another added: “Never heard him mention ‘the government’ so often in 1 answer!” 



'Harry just held her' Prince Harry's loving gesture towards heartbroken woman in tears

The pair visited Homebody industries – a non-profit organisation which employs former gang members and other groups attempting to rebuild their lives.

Speaking to US Weekly, Father Greg Boyle was delighted with the royal couple’s visit and explained how the pair lent a helping hand.

“They helped bake bread and they helped package all these meals that go to seniors and to foster care youth and folks who are having a difficult time during the pandemic.”

Father Boyle revealed his ‘stimulating conversation’ with Meghan before the visit two weeks before.

He recalled: “She’s quite a deep thinker on these issues, so it was really a stimulating conversation, and then it was followed up with, ‘Hey, we want to come by.”

“I think now that they’re in Los Angeles, they’re the real deal, these two,”

“They really kind of want to make an impact so I give them a lot of credit because their hearts and their minds are, I think, in the right place.”

Father Boyle revealed his ‘stimulating conversation’ with Meghan before the visit two weeks before.

He recalled: “She’s quite a deep thinker on these issues, so it was really a stimulating conversation, and then it was followed up with, ‘Hey, we want to come by.”

“I think now that they’re in Los Angeles, they’re the real deal, these two.’

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He said: “Harry was immediate.

“He just threw her arms around her and held her for a long time.

“It was very, very touching.”

He added: “His funeral is next week, so she just starts to cry and forget social distancing.

“Harry just held her.

“It was very sweet, very sweet.

“But it was kind of raw for her.”

The pair asked father Boyle if they could “pitch in.”

He revealed they “didn’t just want to do the tour or the round table discussion, they wanted to pitch in.”

Meghan and Harry’s visit to Homebody Industries is the most recent charity visit during the pandemic.

The royal couple has also made a continued effort to support charities they left behind in the UK.

A source told Us in April, Harry and Meghan’s immediate focus is to help those during the pandemic.