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Royal News Roundup: Harry & Meghan’s ‘Top Secret’ Project, Will & Kate’s Family Outing and Prince Charles’s Surprising Decision

HERE, ALL THE ROYAL NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2020.

  • Last week, we heard that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are settled into their new home in Santa Barbara, but this week we got our first glimpse inside of it. The Duchess of Sussex closed out a virtual summit from The 19th*. Shot from her family’s new house (which they paid for on their own), the video gave fans a sneak peek into the couple’s new digs.
  • We learned that Harry is making his Netflix debut and is featured in a new documentary about the Paralympics coming to the streaming service later this month. Called Rising Phoenix, the film “tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games,” according to the official synopsis.
  • On Tuesday, it was revealed that Markle apparently drafted many of the Instagram posts for her and Prince Harry’s combined account, SussexRoyal. When the Sussexes separated their household from that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Suits alum took it upon herself to remain personally active on all the SussexRoyal platforms as a way to have herself heard.
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  • Prince Charles, 71, recently made a big decision in regards to his organic Home Farm in Gloucestershire, England. The royal opted to not renew his lease on the 1,000-acre plot of land, which expires in the spring of 2021. The decision teases his future role as the King of England, since he’ll likely take over the throne within the next decade or so, thus leaving him far less time for farming.

  • On Wednesday, news broke that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been “quietly shopping” a new project around and pitching it to major studios in Hollywood. Per a new report, the couple met with a handful of networks back in June. Unfortunately, little is known about the project itself.

Prince Charles, 71, recently made a big decision in regards to his organic Home Farm in Gloucestershire, England. The royal opted to not renew his lease on the 1,000-acre plot of land, which expires in the spring of 2021. The decision teases his future role as the King of England, since he’ll likely take over the throne within the next decade or so, thus leaving him far less time for farming.


  • Kate Middleton and Prince William recently paid a visit to ceramic and craft painting center Mable’s Paint Pot in Kings Lynn with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. While we don’t know exactly what kind of arts and crafts they did there, we’re hoping it involved more rainbow paint.
  • Meghan Markle is teaming up with Michelle Obama for a virtual voter registration event this afternoon. Called When We All Vote, the initiative was created to “increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap.” As for the Duchess of Sussex’s role, she will appear in a live-streamed “Couch Party” to commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment