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Meghan Markle is ‘not a yes person’ and ‘speaks her mind’ like an American woman, says Princess Diana’s butler

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Meghan Markle is ‘not a yes person’ and ‘speaks her mind’ like an American woman, says Princess Diana’s butler

When it comes to the rumored royal feud between Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Princess Diana’s former butler isn’t buying it.

“They are different women with different roles from different cultures,” Paul Burrell told Us Weekly Thursday. “Kate knows that Meghan is no threat to her, and Meghan is mature enough to realize that her role is vastly different to Kate’s.”

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The first signs of a reported feud came in November 2018, when The Telegraph reported that Markle made Middleton cry over an argument involving bridesmaid dresses for her May 2018 wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry.

Meghan Markle (left) and Kate Middleton are allegedly feuding.

Meghan Markle (left) and Kate Middleton are allegedly feuding.
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The alleged tension between the two duchesses, both 37 years old, has been widely rumored as the reason behind the announcement of Markle and Harry moving out of London’s Kensington Palace, where Middleton resides with her husband and Harry’s older brother, Prince William, 36.

Markle and Harry are expecting their first child sometime this spring.

Burrell, 60, previously served as a footman to Harry and William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, before he began working for their mother Diana, the late Princess of Wales. He doesn’t believe there is any “jealousy” between Markle and Middleton, but he is “sure that they have differences of opinion.”

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Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell.

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell.
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“I have no doubt that Meghan is not a ‘yes’ person,” said Burrell to Us Weekly. “[She] speaks her mind and voices her opinions as an American woman of today would and should.”

Despite Markle being a former Hollywood actress before she officially joined the British royal family, Burrell believed the “Suits” alum “will have a great influence on the man she loves — even though he will never be king.” Harry, 34, is currently sixth in line to the royal throne.

More recently, there was speculation that William and Harry had a rift over Markle. However, Burrell told Us Weekly he doesn’t believe the dukes went through a rough patch either.

“They may have differences as they are two very different personalities,” he explained. “I think that their life bond was forged at the time of their mother’s death and that they are inseparable.”

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Charles, Prince of Wales during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Charles, Prince of Wales during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. 
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Diana passed away in 1997 at age 36 from injuries she sustained in a car crash.

Royal expert Rebecca Long told Us Weekly Wednesday while Markle is gearing up to welcome her first child, Middleton is more focused on preparing to become the future queen of England. She explained Middleton’s first-ever solo outing with Elizabeth, 92, at King’s College London in mid-March was design to prepare the duchess for her most important role.

Middleton became a member of the British royal family when she married William, who is second in line to the throne, in 2011.

Kate Middleton at a state banquet in honor of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in October 2018

Kate Middleton at a state banquet in honor of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in October 2018
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The couple share three children: Princes George and Louis, as well as Princess Charlotte.

“Kate’s been taking on new responsibilities little by little over the last few years, so it won’t be a shock when the time comes,” Long explained. “William and Kate are the favorite royals to take the crown in many generations, so the people of the U.K. are very excited about it.”

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Elizabeth is also determined to show Middleton how to settle into her future title gracefully in the public eye.

Kate Middleton (right) originally endured a rocky start with Queen Elizabeth II.

Kate Middleton (right) originally endured a rocky start with Queen Elizabeth II.
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“She’s really taken Kate under her wing,” a source close to the royal family told Us Weekly. “The two of them will often spend hours discussing royal life and the future of the monarchy.”

“It’s taken a long time for Kate to get to where she is today,” added a second insider. “But she’s ready.”

Earlier this month, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Glamour magazine that rumors of an alleged feud between Middleton and Markle are greatly exaggerated, but that doesn’t mean the sisters-in-law are necessarily eager to hang out together.

“I think this idea of there being a catfight between the two duchesses has made tantalizing headlines, but I don’t believe that,” Nicholl told Glamour. “I’ve never heard from my sources that there has ever been a feud or a falling out.”

Meghan Markle is afraid to break royal tradition.

Meghan Markle is afraid to break royal tradition.
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However, Nicholl says there is one rumored incident between the royal wives that she does think holds some water.

“I had heard about an upset over the dress fitting for Princess Charlotte,” Nicholl said, referring to Markle allegedly making Middleton cry ahead of Prince Harry’s royal wedding. “And I had heard that while Harry was very keen for the two of them to become best friends, there was never that sort of a friendship.”

“I know in the early days Kate invited Meghan over to apartment 1A for tea. Obviously, she took her on that high-profile trip to Wimbledon, so they have spent time together. But what I think hasn’t happened is — they haven’t become best friends out of all of it,” Nicholl said. “That’s not to say they hate each other. I don’t believe that to be the case at all.”

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George, right, Princess Charlotte, center, and Prince Louis.

Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George, right, Princess Charlotte, center, and Prince Louis.
(Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace via AP)

“They quite quickly realized they were two pretty mature women – quite different women – and really the only thing they had in common was they’d married princes,” Nicholl explained. “Not just Prince Harry, I think probably the world wanted them to become best friends.”

However, Nicholl does believe that Prince Harry and Prince William may not have seen eye to eye recently. Reports suggested that William warned Harry not to rush into marriage with Markle, while allegedly “riled” Harry.

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“I do think there is some truth to there having been some tension — not just between the duchesses but between the dukes, as well,” Nicholl said. “As we all know, things can gather momentum pretty quickly. So while I think there’s been tension, I don’t believe there has been some feud.”

Meghan Markle (left) with Kate Middleton during happier times.

Meghan Markle (left) with Kate Middleton during happier times.
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As for Markle and Middleton’s recent highly publicized hug, Nicholl says that was a strategic move.

“I do know that Meghan and Kate have come to an agreement to get along, to make an effort, to be amiable and warm toward each other in public,” she said. “They both realize it’s in neither of their interests to have these catfight headlines. It’s not what either of them wants.”

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Pamela Anderson calls out charity fundraiser for donating to Notre Dame rather than kids in need

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Pamela Anderson is disappointed in one of France’s most decorated football clubs after a fundraiser for children in need ended up donating a significant sum of money to help rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral.

The iconic structure caught fire in Paris on April 15 in a blaze that was eventually ruled an accident. The cathedral’s 19th-century spire and two-thirds of the roof need extensive repairs. Since its partial destruction, nearly $1 billion has been raised to pay for the cost of construction, which Anderson believes is more than enough.

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The star attended a gala with her boyfriend, Adil Rami, a defender on the Olympique Marseille team. The soccer club organized a fundraiser for children in need, but Anderson was shocked to see that the largest item up for bid, which reportedly went for 100,000€ (about $111,400), helped fund the reconstruction of Notre Dame.

“Last night we attended @OM_Officiel annual Gala to help raise money for youth suffering in Marseille – full of good intentions. While raising a meaningful amount of € for a great cause,” the former “Baywatch” star wrote on Twitter. “Then 😳 ‘big surprise auction item’ came to raise money for rebuilding Notre Dame???”

She continued: Surely the children suffering in Marseille could have used the 100,000 € more than the church that has already received over a billion in donations by billionaires.”

A source close to Anderson told Fox News that reports the couple stormed out of the venue in disgust are untrue.

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“They didn’t storm out. They left after the dinner and auction,” the source said. “Adil was very generous and tried to buy almost everything, but then the biggest item came out for auction and they said this € would go to Notre Dame. OM Foundation is very generous each year, always giving back to the community of Marseille, so that was a shock. Pamela was very disappointed.”

The star concluded by urging the organization to reconsider where the funds will be allocated given that Notre Dame seems to already be in good hands. Experts estimate that the cost of rebuilding will be in the hundreds of millions, which has reportedly been raised.

“I hope they will reconsider and give to where it is needed. To the community here in Marseille where it was intended. And would go much further in making lives better,” she wrote.

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Representatives for the organization did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Rami Malek to play Bond villain in franchise’s 25th film next year

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(Reuters) – Oscar winner Rami Malek will play the international villain who Daniel Craig’s James Bond must battle in the British spy franchise’s 25th film set for release next year, the producers announced on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Daniel Craig poses for photographers as he attends the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film “Spectre” at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Malek, 37, who drew critical acclaim for his portrayal of Queen front man Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” last year, will play Bond’s nemesis in the upcoming film, which goes by the working title “Bond 25,” producers said.

“I promise you all I will be making sure that Mr. Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this his 25th outing,” Malek said in a recorded announcement from New York that was aired as part of a webcast about the new movie.

The still untitled movie will be Craig’s fifth go-around as Britain’s most famous fictional secret agent, and will feature on-location scenes in Jamaica, the producers said in the webcast from the Caribbean island.

Actors who will reprise their roles alongside Craig in the 2015-released “Spectre” include Ralph Fiennes as M, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear as Tanner, the producers said.

Other actors joining the “Bond 25” cast are Jeffrey Wright Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah, Ana De Armas, David Dencik and LaShana Lynch, they said.

Producers had already announced that the movie, set for release next April, will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of the U.S. drama “True Detective” and the Netflix comedy “Maniac.”

Among the trademarks of Bond movies are their exotic locations, beginning with Jamaica when the franchise was launched with “Dr. No” in 1962 and featuring the spy’s introduction to a bikini-clad Ursula Andress on an empty beach.

Jamaica, where Bond was created by novelist Ian Fleming, will again be among the locales for the upcoming film, along with Italy, Norway and London, the producers said.

“We consider Jamaica Bond’s spiritual home,” said Barbara Broccoli, one of the film’s producers.

The Bond franchise, based on the novels about the British secret agent who outsmarts international villains, overcomes certain death and charms glamorous women, first hit screens during the Cold War with Sean Connery as Bond.

Connery’s second appearance as Bond was in 1963 in “From Russia With Love.” He would go on to do five additional Bond movies.

Bond has also been played by George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.

Reporting by Peter Szekely; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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Charlize Theron channels ‘Game of Thrones’ character Sansa Stark

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Charlize Theron channeled her inner Sansa Stark in her latest red carpet look.

The actress donned a black pleated dress with sheer sleeves and a leather bodice at the Paris premiere for her new movie “Long Shot” on Wednesday.

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Actress Charlize Theron attends the "Long Shot" Premiere At Gaumont Opera Capucines on April 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

Actress Charlize Theron attends the “Long Shot” Premiere At Gaumont Opera Capucines on April 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

The black getup was very similar to Sansa Stark’s new look in Season 8 of “Game of Thrones.” Sansa is played by British actress Sophie Turner.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones," left, and actress Charlize Theron.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones,” left, and actress Charlize Theron.
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Turner made headlines herself earlier this week when she shared a raunchy response to the shocking Arya and Gendry sex scene from Season 8, Episode 2.

Turner took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to react to the scene involving the characters played by Maisie Williams, 22, and Joe Dempsie, 31, that took many viewers by surprise and left some cringing. In Sunday night’s episode, 18-year-old Arya Stark lost her virginity to Gendry, her former travel partner who is the bastard son of late King Robert Baratheon.

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“In honor of Easter, I guess ‘Game of Thrones’ wanted the storyline to have a little Easter Bunny hop, hop, hoppin’ into that p—y, and that’s the tea,” Turner said in a video posted on her Instagram Stories.

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