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Piers Morgan SLAMS Prince Harry & Meg’s ‘hypocrisy’ for demanding Spotify axe Joe Rogan

War NewsPiers Morgan SLAMS Prince Harry & Meg's 'hypocrisy' for demanding Spotify axe Joe Rogan

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PIERS Morgan has waded into the row between Spotify and Meghan & Harry after the couple demanded the platform remove podcaster Joe Rogan.

Last week US musician Neil Young removed his music from the platform in protest at it hosting content by podcast superstar Joe Rogan that contained disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.

Young was followed by singer Joni Mitchell who removed her music in solidarity with Young, triggering a wave of debate about whether other high profile figures – including Prince Harry & Duchess of Sussex – would remove their songs as well.

Rogan’s podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ is easily the most-popular show on Spotify after he joined in a £100m deal, but he has repeatedly been accused of using it to encourage his “fit and healthy” fans not to get the vaccine.

In a column for The Sun, Piers said: “In a new low, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have demanded the Swedish streaming platform — which paid them $25 million last year to do their own podcast — do something about Rogan’s ‘rampant misinformation.’

“Sorry, WHAT? A pair of two-bit minor British royal family renegades best known for spewing outrageously harmful misinformation to Oprah Winfrey are trying to suppress an American’s First Amendment right to free speech?”

 “How dare she and her equally hypocritical husband, Harry, make any demands from a company that’s paid them a fortune to so far produce one podcast that was so bad, I needed urgent brain cell restoration surgery after enduring it?

“If the choice of whom to listen to in America is a curious, smart man who listens to myriad views to get to the truth, or a pair of fork-tongued, woke wastrels whose only currency is trashing the royal institution that gave them their titles to exploit for vast financial gain, give me the former anytime.”

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  • One of the Queen’s top aides accused of bullying junior staff

    There have been ‘multiple complaints’ made about David Vines White, who holds the prestigious role of Garter Principal King of Arms the Mirror reports.

    According to reports it is understood that five female members of staff, three secretaries and at least two porters, have resigned from their post since he took the position.

    The Duke of Norfolk, told the Mail On Sunday he was aware of the allegations and said he summoned Mr White ‘imminently’ for an ‘initial discussion’.

    The first to leave just three months after Mr White took over was Lydia Birch, Sir Thomas’s former secretary.

    Her replacement lasted a day, leaving the job behind after Mr White allegedly had a ‘tantrum’, it is claimed.

    One of the Mail’s sources claimed: ‘He threw tantrums. There was a culture of bullying, undermining and making staff cry.

    “Perhaps the pressure is getting to him. He started a new job and with the jubilee there’s a lot on.”

  • Prince Charles and Camilla wish a happy Chinese New Year

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have released a message of congratulations to all those celebrating the new Lunar Year across the world.

    Millions of people celebrate Chinese New Year across the world, bringing a period of colourful decorations and feasting.

    The event is usually celebrated with parades and performances, with people in traditional costumes and plenty of fireworks.

    In line with the introduction of the spring season, people plant harvests and eat lavish feasts.

  • Lady Louise’s future

    A royal historian has opened up about the futures of Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, who told Express.co.uk that the Queen’s grandchildren will “go their own ways”.

    The royal futures of Louise and her brother James have been discussed by royal historian Marlene Koenig, who said the pair are to “go their own ways”.

    She told Express.co.uk: “She is going to be doing her own thing. She has already finished with boarding school, so she is on her gap year.

    “Then she might choose to go to university, but again, that is going to be far more private than if she were Her Royal Highness Princess Louise of Wessex.

    “It is the same for her brother. I think that is the plan. They are the grandchildren of the Queen. But they are going to have a far different, more quiet life.”

  • Who are Kate Middleton’s brother and sister?

    Kate has a younger sister and brother.

    Philippa Middleton, known to most as Pippa, is the middle child of the three Middleton children.

    The 35-year-old socialite graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English literature, something she later put to use by releasing her own non-fiction book, Celebrate, in 2012.

    Pippa married James Matthews in a relaxed but lavish intimate ceremony at her local church, St Mark’s Church in Englefield on May 20, 2017, and announced they were expecting their first child on April 22, 2018.

    Kate’s younger brother James is 32 years old and is the proud owner of novelty marshmallow company Boomf.

    He also runs the Cake Kit Company, which delivers bespoke sweet treats and baking kits for special occasions.

  • How old is Kate Middleton?

    Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

    This currently makes the Duchess of Cambridge 40 years old, which she recently celebrated by releasing a selection of new portraits taken at Kew Gardens.

    Kate grew up in Berkshire with her family – her parents Michael and Carole Middleton, her brother James and sister Pippa.

    Kensington Palace confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge, along with her husband Prince William, had visited their nephew, Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, more than a week after he was born.

    Prince Harry and Meghan had already introduced him to his great-grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, along with Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland.

  • Who are Kate and Pippa Middleton’s parents Michael and Carole?

    Michael and Carole Middleton are the mum and dad of the Duchess of Cambridge as well as younger children Pippa and James.

    Michael, 67, was born into a wealthy family with ties to aristocracy and went to the prestigious Clifton College in Bristol.

    While 62-year-old Carole was born in London to a relatively normal family and grew up in Southall.

    The couple met when working as cabin crew for British Airways and they have been married for almost 37 years.

    Carole gave birth to their first child Catherine, more commonly known as Kate, in 1982.

    They set up the business Party Pieces, after Carole realised she could make money from creating party bags.

    The firm grew into a highly successful mail-order party supplies business and by 1995, they had moved to the Berkshire village of Bucklebury.

  • ‘I’d have knocked out Andrew if he’d ordered me to pick up golf balls’

    Paul Page, who served the Royal Family for six years as an armed protection officer at Buckingham Palace, described the Duke of York as a “f***ing a***hole and a bully”.

    Last week, it was reported that Andrew would order Royal police to retrieve his stray golf balls while he practised his swing in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

    In 2008, a source told the Mail Online: “Andrew would occasionally come into the gardens carrying his clubs and hit a few balls making his close protection officer collect them for him.”

    Speaking to The Sun Online, Page confirmed that he had seen the Duke demand police pick up his golf balls a number of times, but hadn’t been asked personally himself.

    “If he had asked me to pick up his golf balls, I’d have f***ing knocked him out,” he said. “I’m from the East End, I wouldn’t stand for that.”

    Page added: “Just because you have a Royal title, it doesn’t mean you can treat people like that. Andrew treated his staff like s***.

    “He’s a f***ing a***hole and a bully.”

  • Kate celebrates with siblings in throwback childhood photo

    To mark Carole Middleton’s 67th birthday yesterday, the mum-of-three’s business Party Pieces shared an old family portrait on their Instagram page.

    The adorable picture shows seven-year-old Kate in a striped hat and blowing a party horn playfully in her mum’s direction.

    Meanwhile, a five-year-old Pippa gleefully has her arms up in the air while their younger brother James – who also wears a party hat – looks towards his eldest sister.

    Posing in front of a table full of presents, Carole – pictured in a chic belted dress – beams to the camera as she’s surrounded by her children.

  • Harry and Meghan have made £545,454 per minute from Spotify – not bad for two poverty campaigners

    This is a comment piece by Clemmie Moodie

    IN the 13 months since announcing their £18million Spotify deal, Harry and Meghan have produced precisely 33 minutes of content.

    Or £545,454 per minute. (Not bad for two poverty campaigners).

    Now they’re leaping atop the Covid concern bandwagon after Neil Young and Joni Mitchell boycotted the streaming giant for playing anti-vaxxer material.

    Spotify must be quaking in their global conglomerate boots at the prospect of losing that singular podcast.

    They needn’t worry.

    The pair’s spokesman says they will gamely plough on. (That Montecito pool won’t clean itself.)

    However, he insists Meg and Harry have been “expressing their concerns since last April”.

    Er, which means Spotify has been routinely ignoring them since last April – and only bucked into action once two musical legends complained.

    Still, it’s the thought that counts.

  • Heartwarming stories of Sun readers meeting The Queen

    NEXT weekend, the Queen will have been on the throne for an incredible 70 years.

    Her Majesty has met thousands of people – in all walks of life, all over the world – over those decades. No one forgets the moment they came face to face with her.

    So we asked for your memories of the day YOU met the Queen – and they were wonderful!

    • ‘I remember thinking: What a beautiful face. She’s so amazing’
    • We were ordered at RAF lunch not to stare – but it was hard
    • The picture of our meeting hangs proudly in my hallway
    • Chat on Canada tour made my Grandad so proud

    Read the stories in full here.

  • Andrew gives up golf membership

    The Duke of York, 61, gave The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews “notification” he wished to hand back his membership, the club said yesterday.

    Giving up his membership will be a humiliation for the duke who is a passionate golf fan, meeting many of the top names in the sport over the years.

    Andrew will no longer enjoy the perks of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, where the duke was regarded as being a member in a private capacity.

    A spokesperson for the club, said: “I can confirm that The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has received notification that the Duke of York will relinquish his honorary membership.

    “We respect and appreciate his decision.”

  • Queen ‘always forgives’ Prince Andrew

    A royal biographer has claimed that Prince Andrew was ‘always forgiven’ by the Queen and had a “radically different personality to his siblings.

    Nigel Cawthorne wrote in the Daily Mail two years ago that Buckingham Palace staff found Andrew a “handful” from the very beginning.

    He said: “He had seven nurseries in four palaces, endless sumptuous treats and far more of his mother’s attention.

    “Somehow, Andrew was always forgiven — even when he sprinkled itching power in his mother’s bed or climbed on to the roof of Buckingham Palace to turn the TV aerial so that the Queen wouldn’t be able to watch the racing at Sandown Park.”

  • Spotify stepping in to help

    Bosses at Spotify are stepping in to help Harry and Meghan deliver the goods.

    They are recruiting new in-house staff to work with Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Audio for a show that features “the voices of high profile women.”

    The jobs are being offered to applicants on short six-month contracts based in Los Angeles.

    Harry and Meghan’s only podcast effort so far has been a 35-minute ‘holiday special’ in December 2020, featuring celebrity pals such as Elton John and James Corden.

    Fans have been questioning when their so-called “full-scale launch” of episodes would be coming.

    With only one show under their belts, the streaming platform has so far paid the couple £500,000 for each minute.

  • Links to billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell

    The Duke’s legal reply does admit his links to billionaire paedophile  Jeffrey Epstein and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.

    The document, submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, also sets out a series of defences “without assuming the burden of proof, and expressly denying any and all wrongdoing”.

    This includes arguments that the claim should be dismissed because Ms Giuffre is a permanent resident of Australia and that by entering into the 2009 agreement with Jeffrey Epstein she “waived the claims now asserted in the complaint”.

  • Could Kate put on a show at the Jubilee?

    A royal expert has claimed that Kate Middleton is set to wow fans at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special performance.

    The Duchess of Cambridge surprised fans when she performed a surprise piano piece during the Together at Christmas carol concert and Neil Sean has suggested she may surprise again.

    Speaking on his Youtube channel, he said: “Everybody in the inner circle of the royals are hoping that Kate may have a reprieve and wish to do something very similar again in June this year.

    “Apparently that has gone down so well they’re now looking at redoing something rather different this time with Kate once again taking to the keys.

    “I’m not sure if she’s going to be teaming up with someone but of course who would not want to be part of such a wonderful achievement of 70 years on the throne?

    “We know Kate and the Queen are very close indeed and if that’s one of her wishes I think Kate certainly will oblige.”

  • Harry to give lecture to thousands

    PRINCE Harry is set to give a lecture on the importance of taking a break – despite making just one podcast since signing an £18million mega-deal with Spotify.

    The talk will be screened to 100,000 people who subscribe to BetterUp. Harry was made the firm’s chief impact officer last year.

    Promos for the lecture show a photo of Harry alongside the slogan: “Breakthroughs happen when you take a break.”

    He will be joined at the Inner Work Day seminar by Meghan’s friend Serena Williams.

  • How Meghan’s blog got its name

    Meghan launched The Tig from her home in Canada in 2014, when she was an actress in the legal drama Suits.

    Explaining the blog’s name, she previously said of her first sip of Tignanello wine: “It was an ah-ha moment at its finest.

    “For me it became a ‘Tig’ moment – a moment of getting it.”

    Around the time of joining the Royal Family, Meghan closed her blog, personal Instagram page and quit acting.

  • Sussexes stick with £18million podcast deal

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had come under pressure to ditch their reported £18million mega-deal with the company after it was accused of hosting anti-jab content by US comedian Joe Rogan.

    In a statement released over the weekend, they said they had spoken with Spotify bosses about their concerns.

    But the couple insisted they were committed to continuing their own deal with the tech giant “to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis”.

    They said: “Since the inception of Archewell, we have worked to address the real-time global misinformation crisis.

    “Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of mis- and disinformation every day.

    “Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of Covid misinformation on its platform.

    “We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis.

    “We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does.”

  • Platinum bank holiday weekend (Continued…)

    A Big Jubilee Lunch will then be held up and down the country on June 5, with over 1,400 people having registered to host their own big lunch so far.

    Other celebrations include the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, where performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of The Queen’s 70 year reign in a festival of creativity.

    The London based Pageant is said to combine “pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus, costumes as well as cutting-edge visual technology”.

    A ‘River of Hope’ section will also see two hundred silk flags process down The Mall, appearing like a moving river.

  • Platinum bank holiday weekend (Continued…)

    On the Friday, a Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

    Further details of the are expected to be announced in due course.

    On the Saturday, the BBC will host a huge ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ – a live concert bringing together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate some of the most significant moments from The Queen’s reign.

    All UK residents can enter a ballot to secure tickets, set to launch in February.

  • Platinum bank holiday weekend

    The long weekend will start with a bang on the Thursday as the Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) is held.

    The colour will be trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, and more than 1,200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division will put on a display of military pageantry on Horse Guards Parade, together with hundreds of Army musicians and horses.

    On the same day, over 1500 towns, villages and cities throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories will come together to light a beacon to mark the Jubilee.

    Beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries, with the Principal beacon will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

  • Royal hospital visits sparked a surge in Brits writing wills last year

    Hospital visits made by the Queen and Prince Philip sparked a surge in Brits writing up wills last year, according to figures.

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s admittance to hospital in February 2021 led to an upsurge of 131 per cent in the number of wills produced.

    According to the insight from will writer and funeral provider, Farewill, the ‘Royal effect’ continued with a 26 percent increase in will writing following the Queen going into hospital on 22 October.

    Other notable announcements included Sir Captain Tom Moore receiving treatment for Covid, which saw a 39 per cent spike in will writing.

    While the tragic passing of Girls Aloud star, Sarah Harding, at the age of 39, had a profound effect on the millennial generation – with a 33 percent increase in end-of-life planning the following day.

    Additional research polling 2,000 UK adults also found nearly a third (32 percent) said they rarely consider their own mortality unless prompted by the death of others.

    While seeing someone of the same age (34 percent) or younger (36 percent) pass away was particularly impactful.

    It also emerged Mondays at 2pm is the most popular time to write a will, with nearly a fifth of all will writing to take place over the last three years being on the first day of the week.

  • Charity set up by Prince Phillip infiltrated

    CHINESE intelligence officers infiltrated a charity set up by the late Prince Philip.

    They wheedled their way into FaithInvest to conduct operations and buy influence.

    Agents teamed up with the charity to meet the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. The Duke also met the charity’s co-founder, Martin Palmer, at Buckingham Palace.

    The revelations come after UK intelligence exposed a Chinese spy ring that tried to infiltrate Parliament.

    And intelligence sources have now revealed that Communist agents working for a Beijing department accused by MI5 of espionage visited the Palace in 2017.

    They also met the Prince on several occasions through a second charity, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), which was also set up by Mr Palmer.

  • Meghan could be set to relaunch lifestyle blog (Continued…)

    Meghan launched The Tig from her home in Canada in 2014, when she was an actress in the legal drama Suits.

    Explaining the blog’s name, she previously said of her first sip of Tignanello wine: “It was an ah-ha moment at its finest.

    “For me it became a ‘Tig’ moment – a moment of getting it.”

    Around the time of joining the Royal Family, Meghan closed her blog, personal Instagram page and quit acting.

    But since stepping down as senior Royals, she and Harry have explored new opportunities like working with Netflix and high-profile interviews – meaning a return to blogging could be Meghan’s next business venture.

  • Meghan could be set to relaunch lifestyle blog

    The Duchess of Sussex shut The Tig, which is named after her favourite wine Tignanello, in April 2017 – before announcing her engagement to Prince Harry that year.

    Now Meghan has applied to reactivate The Tig trademark, a move sure to excite her fans.

    She previously described the blog as a “passion project” which “evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity”.

    Public records in America, accessed by The Mail, show LA lawyer Marjorie Witter Norman filed a new application to trademark the name in July last year.



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