Posts tagged with "The Mirror"

‘Royal expert’: Meghan Markle is hindering détente between Princes Harry and William

April 8, 2024

The intricacies of royal relationships have once again come under scrutiny as the rift between Prince Harry/Meghan Markle and Prince William/Kate Middleton, persists. Despite attempts at reconciliation, the specter of estrangement looms large, with royal expert Tom Quinn shedding light on the ongoing saga, reports Marca, Spain’s national daily sport newspaper.

Quinn suggests that while efforts have been made from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s side to extend an olive branch, Meghan Markle’s purported grievances on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s side are proving to be a stumbling block.

In an interview with Britain’s The Mirror, Quinn remarked on the challenge faced by Prince William and Kate Middleton in their bid to mend fences—particularly in light of Kate’s recent illness, which traditionally tends to bring families together.

There has been a shift here since Kate’s illness. Harry and Meghan do feel they need to extend an olive branch, but Meghan’s sense of grievance is still preventing anything really meaningful happening,” Quinn remarked.

Despite Prince Harry’s purported desire for reconciliation, Quinn underscores Meghan’s influence—suggesting that until she feels adequately appeased by the Royal Family’s actions and apologies, any meaningful progress may remain elusive.

Quinn also revealed recent attempts by William and Kate to bridge the gap—including a suggestion to bring together both families and their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, for a visit to the UK. However, Meghan’s reported reluctance to entertain the idea has hindered progress.

There is no way Meghan would bring the children to the UK. William and Kate have suggested that Meghan and Harry bring the children and that the two couples and their families try to make up, but the suggestion is not leading anywhere so far,” Quinn stated.

The strained relations stem from a series of public disagreements, including the Sussexes’ revelations in their Netflix docuseries and their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, further exacerbated tensions, with detailed accounts of heated exchanges and accusations against his brother and sister-in-law.

Research contact: @marca

Vladimir Putin ‘warned life-saving medicines to treat cancer could be halted’

August 18, 2023

A Russian Telegram channel has made claims that Vladimir Putin’s cancer treatment’ could be halted thanks to worsening relations with Israel, reports The Mirror.

The General SVR channel, believed to be operated by a former Russian intelligence agent, said Putin was “warned about possible problems with the supply of drugs that are purchased in Israel for his treatment.”

The claims come amid a rumored souring of relations after the Kremlin ordered the closure of the Jewish Ag

General SVR is reportedly run by an exiled Kremlin lieutenant-general, who is known by the alias Viktor Mikhailovich. It claims insider knowledge despite being hostile to Putin.

It claims that the Russian leader is suffering from cancer and they rely on sources in his entourage. As well as cancer, the channel has claimed Putin is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and a schizoaffective disorder.

Russian contacts say, “The main drugs for the treatment of oncology by Vladimir Putin were prescribed by Israeli doctors and purchased in Israel.

“During the years of oncology treatment by the Russian president, all attempts to [obtain] ‘import substitution’ drugs only led to a deterioration in health—and experiments were abandoned.”

Putin is known to have held recent phone calls with Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog. Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously warned “we are in the midst of a dangerous crisis between Russia and Israel.”

More claims and rumors from experts and former cronies also allege Putin is seriously unwell, after footage of him has shown him shaking, holding onto a table and looking bloated over the course of the last year.

Journalist Mark Kotlyarsky said he believes Putin has pancreatic cancer.

In June, ex-Soviet and now Israeli journalist Mark Kotlyarsky said that a pancreatic cancer diagnosis was confirmed to him by both Kremlin and medical experts in Moscow.

“Putin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer—a malignant aggressive tumor, which is characterized by uncontrolled growth of glandular and epithelial tissues in the excretory ducts of the organ,” he posted, amid further claims that Putin was treated at the Blokhin Centre for Oncology in Moscow.

“Moreover, most likely, the disease progresses so much that the operation, if it prolongs life, [will not do so] for long.”

Speculation over Putin’s health began to intensify after the barbaric and unjustified invasion of Ukraine in which millions of people had to flee their homes, thousands were killed and large swathes of cities were destroyed.

Research contact: @TheMirror