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Meghan Markle’s facialist shares her five top lockdown beauty secrets for amazing skin

If you, like us, are grappling for as many beauty secrets as you can get then you’ve come to the right place because Meghan Markle’s facialist has taken to Instagram to share her top five skincare tips for lockdown and they’re just the beauty secrets you’ve been after.

Sarah Chapman, who is known to be Meghan Markle’s facialist, took to Instagram recently to gush over the royal.

She penned: “Through my work I am fortunate to meet some incredible, interesting and inspirational people and over the past 2 ½ years I feel honoured to have spent much time with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“With Meghan, what began as a client relationship quickly turned into a dear friendship and she welcomed me into their lives.”

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The skincare expert then posted a detailed video titled “at home facial with Sarah,” where she discussed “spending more time cocooned at home,” and her desire to help people feel their best as a result.

Without further ado, these are Sarah’s top tips…

1. Create a zone

Sarah makes it clear that she believes “creating a zone,” as she calls it, is of utmost importance before you begin a skincare routine.

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She says: “Light a candle and burn some essential oils. It’s all part of making you feel good.” She then advises cleansing before anything else, whilst showing fans how to do it from home.

2. Massaging

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Sarah drives home the importance of massaging the face, adding that she usually massages at the beginning of a facial under steam for quite some time.

She adds that massaging “illuminates the dullness on the skin,” and “helps move through any breakouts,” but adds that you should be firm when massaging the face and use the knuckles to create a “deep sweeping” feeling.

3. Fresh air and exercise

Sarah adds that diet and exercise is extremely important when it comes to skincare. She added: “Lack of fresh air will have an effect on the skin as will lack of movement. We need to get the blood rushing around to get as much oxygen into our body, so trying to do some form of exercise helps.”

The facialist also advised that “everyone should be taking vitamin D supplements right now,” adding that they’re “very important” for the skin.

4. Pinching

Next, Sarah moves onto the importance of pitching and doing little movements on the skin.

She says: “Do little pinching movements and the skin will start to go red. You’ll start to see a flush and we want to see a flush as it brings oxygen, nutrients and life back into the skin.”


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Referring to lockdown she added: “If this whole experience is making you look really dull and you feel your skin is dry then these movements make you look like you’ve just had a run in the park or gone on a mountain walk.”

5. Protect the skin from UV Rays

Sarah says sunscreen is essential whether you’re indoors or out. She explained: “I get asked this a lot and yes it’s really important because even if you aren’t outside, UVA rays penetrate through glass and there’s also the blue light that comes from our computers.”

Sarah champions Glow Illuminating Elixir from her skincare line because it tackles blue light pollution and raises money for charity too.

“It’s a limited-edition product we launched for The Prince’s Trust and their Women Supporting Women initiative,” she said.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie video call the Queen on her birthday

The Queen has been one of the many people to celebrate her birthday in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, but her family made sure that her big day was made special. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently living in Los Angeles, video called the monarch on Tuesday to wish her many happy returns, their spokesperson confirmed. The couple were joined by their baby son Archie Harrison, who turns one next month. The Queen has been participating in many video calls from isolation in Windsor Castle over the past few weeks and is thought to have spoken to the rest of her family on her birthday throughout the day.

 

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie video called the Queen on her birthday

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also made a fuss of the Queen on her big day, taking to social media to share a sweet photo of the trio together, which had been taken at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. Alongside the picture, which was shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram account, was the caption: “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today!” along with a birthday cake and balloon emoji. Prince Charles, meanwhile, sent a touching message to his mum on the official Clarence House Instagram account. The future King paid a loving tribute to the monarch, sharing a series of photos of the pair together, ranging from Charles as a baby, to a recent snapshot showing them laughing together at the Braemar Games. The accompanying caption read: “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 94th Birthday.”

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The Queen spent her birthday at Windsor Castle

The monarch is currently residing at Windsor Castle with her 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, along with a reduced household for their protection. She made the decision to cancel her annual birthday celebration for the first time in her 68-year reign in the wake of the crisis, and instead of the usual gun salute and “special measures” to honour the monarch, she instead celebrated privately. “We will not be marking Her Majesty’s birthday in any special way,” a palace source said. “Any calls, video calls etc with family will be private and kept so. There will be a social media post as per normal.” The palace source added: “There will be no gun salutes – Her Majesty was keen that no special measures were put in place to allow gun salutes as she did not feel it appropriate in the current circumstances. We believe that this may be the first time in her reign.”

Usually, a 21-gun salute is fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from either Hyde Park or Green Park, followed by a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company. However, the Queen decided the celebratory display of military firepower would not be “appropriate” at this time. The bells of Westminster Abbey – the church where the monarch was married and crowned – also stayed silent on her birthday for the first time in more than a decade.

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Prince Harry Confesses He Rolls Around On The Floor With Archie, 11 Months, In Quarantine

Prince Harry shared during a call with the WellChild charity that he is learning to ‘celebrate those moments’ that he has with son Archie and wife Meghan Markle as the three continue to quarantine together in Los Angeles!

Time in self-isolation is proving to be precious for Prince Harry, wife Meghan Markle, and their 11-month-old son, Archie. In a virtual interview with the organization WellChild — a group that provides care for seriously ill children and youth in the United Kingdom — the former Duke of Sussex, 35, expressed how grateful he was to have time with his family amid the global COVID-19 outbreak. “There’s a hell of a lot of positives that are happening at the same time and being able to have family time — so much family time — that you almost think, ‘Do I feel guilty for having so much family time?’” Prince Harry shared with WellChild representatives and parents. Fortunately, Prince Harry and his wife, 38, are incredibly thankful to have time with their son away from cameras and in the safety of their home.

“You’ve got to celebrate those moments where you are just on the floor rolling around in hysterics,” the British royal continued. “Inevitably, half an hour later, maybe a day later, there’s going to be something that you have to deal with and there’s no way you can run away from it.” Of course, Prince Harry, who has been a dedicated supporter of WellChild for a number of years, praised the parents and caregivers, commending their “resilience” and “strength” and saying that they have been “absolutely incredible.”

Prince Harry even admitted to the parents and caregivers that, “Having one kid at 11-months-old is enough!” Baby Archie will turn one-year-old on May 6 and Prince Harry and Meghan are already setting plans in motion to celebrate. The family moved to LA to be close with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, at the end of March. The couple made their final appearance as senior members of the royal family on March 9 at the Commonwealth Day celebrations, where they had a slightly awkward interaction with Prince Harry’s brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and baby Archie on their October tour of South Africa [REX/Shutterstock].

Since their departure from royal duties, however, the couple have seemingly been enjoying their time in North America. While in Canada, Meghan was often spotted on nature walks with the couple’s dogs and little Archie strapped to her chest in a sling. She’s also landed her very first job post-royal life with Disney. Prince Harry, meanwhile, is still as devoted as ever to his philanthropic pursuits, teaming with Jon Bon Jovi for the theme of Prince Harry’s beloved Invictus Games.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has halted practically all means of normal life across the globe, Prince Harry and Meghan offered their love and support to their admirers and people all over the world. “These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary,” the couple shared on Instagram. “We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighborhood that feels safe for every one of us,” the statement read. “We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come.”

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Prince Harry gives glimpse into life in LA with Meghan Markle and Archie during charity call from new home

Prince Harry made a video call to British families caring for seriously ill children during the coronavirus pandemic from his home in Los Angeles.

During the Zoom call, The Duke of Sussex made references to his new life in Los Angeles with wife Meghan Markle, 38, and their son Archie, 11 months, after stepping down as a senior royal.

The 35 year old said it was important to focus on the positives during the pandemic as he said: "There’s a hell of a lot of positives that are happening at the same time and being able to have family time – so much family time – that you almost think, ‘Do I feel guilty for having so much family time?'

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"You’ve got to celebrate those moments where you are just on the floor rolling around in hysterics.

"Inevitably, half an hour later, maybe a day later, there’s going to be something that you have to deal with and there’s no way you can run away from it."

Harry spoke to the families as part of his role as a patron of the WellChild charity.


Prince William's younger brother said he wanted to "make it clear and obvious to the Government" that families of children with severe disabilities should not be ignored.

He praised the hard work of the nurses and parents as he said: “Full respect to every single one of you. This is hard on everyone, but it is especially hard on you. I know that WellChild are doing everything they can to support you.

"Hopefully, through this video we can make it more clear and obvious to government and everybody else that you are in the vulnerable bracket and WellChild needs more help."

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Hw gushed over their "strength and resilience", before he added: "Having one kid at 11 months old is enough!"

It comes after Harry’s friend Dr Jane Goodall has said that he is finding his new life in Los Angeles “a bit challenging”.

The conservationist, 86, has worked with Harry, 35, over the years on different projects and has been in touch with him since he and Meghan relocated to LA.


Dr Goodall told Radio Times: "I don't know how his career is going to map out, but yes, I've been in touch, though I think he's finding life a bit challenging just now."

When asked if she thought Harry and his brother Prince William were champions of the natural world, she said: "Yes, except they hunt and shoot.

"But I think Harry will stop because Meghan doesn't like hunting, so I suspect that is over for him."

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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Donate Profits From Wedding to Charity

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to be a force for good.

The pair is donating profits from their royal wedding in 2018 to the organization Feeding Britain, which The Archbishop of Canterbury, who presided over the Sussexes’ May 2018 marriage, is President of, according to a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In total, a sum of $112,000 will go towards helping food banks and local community food organizations, as well as other avenues, which is especially important amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

In a statement, the couple’s spokesperson shared, “The Duke and Duchess were able to speak to The Archbishop recently, and were moved to hear all about the work Feeding Britain was doing to support people during COVID-19. They have particularly fond memories of their visit to the citizens’ supermarket in Birkenhead, especially the generosity and compassion of everyone working there to help others. They are delighted to be able to ensure this money is donated to such a great cause.”

Meghan and Harry were able to make the sizable donation thanks to the BBCs telecast of their nuptials in 2018. According to Town & County magazine, the couple asked the BBC to donate excess profit in their name and were “notified about the funds around the time the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold.”

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“It is understood the Sussexes thought it was fitting that funds generated from their wedding go to a charity supported by the Archbishop, who played such an important role on the day,” a source told the magazine. 

The Archbishop and others are grateful to receive the funds as it “will keep breakfast, lunch and dinner, so three square meals, on the table of many tens of thousands of children across our network,” according to the organization director Andrew Dorsey.

Meghan and Harry were able to see firsthand the good work the organization does when they met with the volunteers and workers in January 2019, when she was still pregnant with baby Archie Harrison. At the time, royal watchers could hardly predict that the Duke and Duchess would part from the Royal Family just a year later.  

Now, the pair is no longer senior members of the firm and are branching out on their own with their non-profit Archewell, named after their infant son. This means that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their good deeds. The couple promises to “do something of meaning, to do something that matters” with their new organization. 

For now, however, the mum and dad are focused on staying healthy and spending all the time they can with little Archie, who turns one this month.  They will be celebrating on their own this year, as the rest of the family is across the pond in Great Britain and traveling is halted because of the coronavirus. 

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Meghan Markle has never attended the Easter Sunday service in Windsor with the royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially stepped back as senior royals last month and are currently carving out their future roles in North America. During her time as a royal, we saw Meghan make an impact with her duties and she attended some of the family’s biggest events, including Trooping the Colour and Commonwealth Day. There’s one occasion we haven’t seen the Duchess attend though and that’s the Easter Sunday church service in Windsor.

 

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Prince Harry was a surprise addition at last year’s service, but Meghan couldn’t attend as she was close to her due date with Archie (who was born on 6 May), when Easter fell on 21 April. In 2018, the couple were also absent and spent the bank holiday in private, according to royal sources at the time. The pair were also in the final throes of planning their May wedding in 2018.

This year’s Easter Sunday church service has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the Queen is residing at Windsor Castle, sadly she won’t be joined by her family this year because of the UK lockdown. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are thought to be staying at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, while the Sussexes reportedly moved to Los Angeles from Canada last month.

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Prince Harry at the Easter Sunday service in 2019

There’s no reason why we won’t see Harry and Meghan join the Queen for Easter Sunday in future, as HELLO! understands that the Sussexes will return to the UK regularly. It’s not just working royals who attend the service – Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall have all made appearances over the years. Here’s hoping that Meghan will make her official debut in 2021!

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from the home they were staying in on Vancouver Island and are now settled in the U.S., a source tells PEOPLE. They are in Los Angeles — Meghan’s hometown — with son Archie, who will celebrate his first birthday on May 6. They have been living in a secluded compound and haven’t ventured out amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding global events, “they are positive about the future,” a royal source says. “It is exciting for them to mark the end of the transition and the official start of their new chapter.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘hire former SAS soldiers to replace royal security guards’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have hired a body guard firm formally used by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to help keep them safe as they step away from royal life, according to reports.

The former Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially stepped down from their roles as senior royals on 31 March and therefore have been on the hunt for new bodyguards, it has been claimed.

Harry, 35, and his wife Meghan, 38, are understood to have replaced their Scotland Yard bodyguards with a firm made up of former SAS soldiers.

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According to reports from Mail Online, the firm from which the couple chose have guarded A-listers including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Madonna and the Formula One millionaire family the Ecclestones.

It comes after Meghan and Harry found themselves on the receiving end of some criticism from US president Donald Trump about their security after the couple, who are parents to 10 month old Archie, reportedly moved from Canada to US, after leaving the UK.

As reports spread that the couple had flown to Los Angeles to permanently set up residence, Donald Trump, 73, tweeted: “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada.

“Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

Meghan and Harry’s spokesperson appeared to confirm their move to Tinsel Town as they responded to Trump’s comments with: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources.

“Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”

A source tipped The Sun about Harry and Meghan’s move to California as they said: “Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good. The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out.

“But this move was planned for some time. They realised Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area.

“They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria.”

And it seems their security firm isn’t the only thing the couple have changed since their move the the US.

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Speaking on his talkRADIO show, Dan Wootton told of how the couple have also enlisted a new PR company in America, too.

Dan told his listeners: "There are some very interesting facts emerging just over the past couple of hours about their future relations with the Royal Family.

“Buckingham Palace or no other royal communications representatives including palace spokespeople or household representatives or royal sources will speak anymore on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Instead they now have this PR company in the US which has previously represented people like Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein. They are now representing the couple.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Respond to Donald Trump Refusing to Pay Their Security Costs

Also responding to a Daily Mail article, which claims that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have to ‘plead’ with the president for protection, is ‘The View’ co-host Meghan McCain.

AceShowbizMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have responded to President Donald Trump‘s tweet about security costs following their relocation to the U.S. from Canada. In the Saturday, March 28 post, Trump made it clear that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had to pay for their own security protection while living in the States.

“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site. “Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

It seemed like Trump was under the impression that the pair would ask the U.S. to cover their security cost after reading an article from Daily Mail. The site claimed that according a royal source revealed that they would have to “plead” with the president for protection.

Also responding to the article was “The View” co-host Meghan McCain. “With all the struggle and pain in this country as we are possibly headed into a second Great Depression, this has GOT to be a joke. We are NOT using average American taxpayer dollars to pay for their security detail. Why isn’t this England’s problem?” she tweeted.

Meghan and Harry appeared to catch wind of the tweets before responding on Sunday. Chris Ship, royal correspondent for British television network ITV, wrote on Twitter, “A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan has just told us that ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made.’ “

Meghan and Harry, alongside their 10-month-old son Archie, reportedly ad left their Vancouver Island residence in Canada as they had decided to settle down in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, United of States. It was said that the couple chose to live “in a secluded compound” in the City of Angels, where Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland also lives. The two allegedly “haven’t ventured out” during the coronavirus crisis.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘flee to California to set up permanent home’ amid coronavirus

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly left their temporary place in Canada and fled to California to set up their permanent home.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thought to have left Canada before the United States of America closed their borders to all outgoing and incoming flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Meghan, 38, and 35 year old Prince Harry, who share ten month old son Archie, are said to be setting up their new home close to Hollywood, where it is reported they are currently living in lockdown.

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It is believed the couple, who recently shared a sweet post to mark Meghan's first Mother's Day since giving birth to baby Archie, chose this specific place to be surrounded by close friends, Meghan's mother 63 year old Doria, as well as their PR managers.

A royal insider told The Sun: "Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good. The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out.

"But this move was planned for some time. They realised Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area.

"They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria."

They added that the move has "stunned" select members of the Royal Family as it was believed they would potentially return to the United Kingdom to help their relatives, including Harry's 71 year old father Prince Charles, who was recently diagnosed with coronavirus.

However, it was recently reported that Meghan, whose first job since stepping down as a senior member of the royal family has been confirmed, had told her husband that "under no circumstances, is she okay with him travelling anywhere right now."



An insider said: "Meghan said Harry's been in touch with his dad… Of course, he's frustrated.

"She said they both are frustrated because they are doers and want to do so much more to help.

"Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry has been communicating with Prince William and the Queen on a pretty consistent basis.

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"She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother.

"Harry has made it very clear to them that he will do whatever he can to help from Canada.

"Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this insanity began," the source added to tell MailOnline.

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