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Piers Morgan alleges that Meghan Markle acted herself to the top

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Piers Morgan today branded the Duchess of Sussex a ‘piece of work’ and claimed she ‘ghosted him when she met someone more important.’

The Good Morning Britain presenter launched a scathing tirade amid a myriad of reports about the 37-year-old’s alleged behaviour towards palace staff.

Delivering his damning indictment, Piers said Meghan ‘social climbed her way out of his orbit’, and, ‘seized her chance and acted her way to the top’.

Piers added: ‘I’ve had my own experience with her, which was not great to be honest. I knew her for about a year and a half.

‘I got on really well with her and then ‘bang’ she met someone more important and immediately ghosted.

‘I never heard from her ever again and the old slippery slope ladder had gone up and she social climbed her way out of my orbit.

‘So my experience wasn’t great, I’ve got to be honest with you. And everything I’ve seen since does slightly smack of an actress, a Hollywood actress, seizing her chance and acting her way to the top.’

Earlier this week it had emerged that the former Suits star had allegedly ‘thrown a hissy fit’ prior to her marriage to Prince Harry because she was ‘unhappy with the musty smell’ in St George’s Chapel.

It was alleged that she had demanded air fresheners in Windsor Castle, but courtiers had rebuked her.

It has also been claimed that Meghan can be rather demanding of staff, and it has been rumoured that she emails requests to staff in the early hours of the morning.

Journalist Radhika Sanghani labelled Piers’ comments ‘absolutely ridiculous’, adding Meghan and Harry were a ‘great married couple’.

But Piers went on to compare Meghan with her sister-in-law, adding: ‘Kate Middleton is very ‘home counties’ and safe, almost groomed for the role – it’s much easier for everybody to have that kind of person.

‘Meghan is from a very different background, a TV star, and probably finds the Palace system very suffocating and annoying.

‘And the people around her like the formality of it and probably equally find her annoying.’

Piers added: ‘She didn’t inspire me, she sacked me like a sack of spuds. Take people as I find them, and I wasn’t impressed.

‘If you’re watching Meghan – I’m not happy.’

 

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Nigeria’s economy slows in Q1 as oil sector shrinks

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Growth in Nigeria’s fragile economy slowed to 2.01% in the first quarter as the country’s dominant oil sector shrank, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

The annual pace dropped from the previous quarter’s 2.38%, when activity was likely to have been boosted by state spending in the run-up to February and March elections in which President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term.

Nigeria’s central bank has forecast growth of 3% for 2019.

The largely crude-dependent economy emerged from recession in 2017 and has been recovering in great part due to higher oil prices.

In the first quarter the non-oil sector grew 2.47% while the oil sector shrank 2.40%, according to the statistics office. Crude production rose slightly to 1.96 million barrels per day from 1.91 million in the previous quarter.

Growth in the first quarter of 2018 was 1.89%.

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Cleaners find bodies of twin babies in Kenya River

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Kenya’s authorities say the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, have been found during a clean-up of a river in the capital, Nairobi.

This is the eighth such discovery in recent months.

Officials believe the bodies are being dumped in the city’s rivers as a result of abortions, which are illegal in most cases in Kenya.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called for an investigation into what he called a “worrying trend”.

Several workers were cleaning up the badly polluted Nairobi River that flows through Korogocho, one of the city’s biggest slums, when they made the grim discovery.

They found the babies’ bodies in a plastic bag. One was still breathing but could not be saved.

The babies were buried near where they were discovered after the police said the parents could not be identified, governor’s spokesperson Elkana Jacob told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme.

Governor Sonko believes that hospitals and clinics are dumping the bodies after performing abortions.

He has given his officials a week to investigate the issue.

As well as eight babies, four dead adults have also been found during the exercise to clean up the city’s rivers.

 

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Lady Gabriella Windsor weds Prince Michael of Kent (Photos)

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Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince Michael of Kent have walked down the aisle on Saturday, may 18th. Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, while Prince Michael is Her Majesty The Queen’s cousin.

Lady Gabriella’s wedding dress was a bespoke design by Luisa Beccaria. It was made of lace, embroidered with flowers and embellishments. Its blush shade came from layers of tulle and organdie beneath the lace, which created the body of the gown. The skirts fanned out into a long train. Her veil was made from layers of white tulle, together with embroidered flowers.

The Bridesmaid and Pageboy outfits were also designed by Luisa Beccaria. Bridesmaids wore cream dresses with blush underlays and sashes, with flower rings in their hair to echo the bridal bouquet. Pageboys wore cream shirts and knickerbockers. Their shoes were by Papouelli.

Lady Gabriella wore a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara also worn by her grandmother, HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days.

Lady Gabriella’s bouquet featured a creamy ivory ‘Ella’ rose by David Austin, named for the bride, and myrtle, which has formed part of many Royal wedding bouquets in a tradition started by Queen Victoria. Other flowers incorporated included Juliet roses, Lily of the Valley and white and apricot sweet peas.

The Bridal Party

Mr Kingston’s Best Men were Mr Benjamin Crow, Mr Daniel Crow and Mr Jamie Campbell.

The Bridesmaids were Miss Isabella Windsor, Miss Maud Windsor, Miss Leonora Weisman, Miss Aurelia del Drago, Miss Eliza Goldsmith and Miss Emily Conolly.

The Pageboys were Master Frederick Murray, Master Rafferty Murray and Master Karim Khawaja.

Miss Estella Taylor, Miss Jessie Conolly and Miss Hannah Conolly were Special Attendants.

 

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