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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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Meghan Markle Announces First Post-Royal Gig as She Voices Disney Documentary on Elephants

Meghan Markle is returning to the screen!

It was revealed on Thursday that the Duchess of Sussex has lent her voice to the upcoming Disneynature documentary, Elephants, streaming on April 3 on Disney+.

The former Suits star’s collaboration with Disney, which will benefit Elephants Without Borders, pre-dates Meghan and Prince Harry’s groundbreaking decision to step down as senior working royals, which will go into effect on March 31. The royal couple is continuing to support the causes that mean most to them as they exit royal life and work towards financial independence.

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Both Meghan and Harry have a history of supporting the majestic animals. The royal couple traveled to the African country of Botswana in 2017 to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders, getting up close to the elephants while aiding in the conversation effort.

Last summer, Meghan and Harry attended the London premiere of Disney’s remake of The Lion King. At the July event, Harry had a brief conversation with former Disney CEO Bob Iger that seemed to involve the possibility of lining up some future work for the former actress.

“You know she does voiceovers,” Harry can be heard saying in a video of the encounter.

Walt Disney Studios’ Disneynature produces nature documentaries that are often narrated by celebrities. Both Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman have provided the voice work for projects, with the proceeds benefiting conservation and wildlife organizations. Dr. Jane Goodall, with whom Harry has a close relationship, also provided the voiceover for the documentary Born in China in 2017. And Natalie Portman’s Disneynature documentary Dolphin Reef will be premiering April 3 on Disney+.

Harry has focused much of his conservation work in Africa. He is president of African Parks and patron of the Rhino Conservation Botswana. It has long been a go-to place for the prince, who has visited the continent since his teens and refers to it as “his second home.” Now it holds a special place in Meghan’s heart too — it was where Harry romanced his future wife just weeks after meeting her and where they reportedly fell in love.

After the couple’s engagement in November 2017, Harry recalled the romantic few days they spent together in the African wilderness shortly after they met in 2016.

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“I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic,” he said. “So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”


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Meghan Markle’s patronage Smart Works is sending out care packages with styling and interview tips during coronavirus crisis

Businesses and charities around the world have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but one organisation has found an incredible way of providing an important service to its clients. Smart Works is one of the Duchess of Sussex‘s patronages, which helps women into the workforce through job interview training and provides clients with outfits for those interviews.

 

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Clients usually visit one of the charity’s centres across the UK to receive coaching and clothing, but due to the impact of COVID-19, face-to-face meetings are unable to happen. However, a Smart Works spokesperson tells HELLO! how they’ve adapted their way of working to ensure they can still help women. The charity has been carrying out coaching online, over the telephone and by video conferencing instead.

“It’s working really well, people seem to be really responding to it,” the spokesperson says. “The concern is it may not have the same impact as it does face-to-face, but actually our volunteers have been excellent at adapting and getting used to the new way of life and they’ve been really open to helping us.”

And as for the styling service, Smart Works has found a lovely way of ensuring their clients are still dressed for their job interviews. The spokesperson says: “What we’ve been doing is speaking to our clients, finding out what size they are, what sort of job they’re going for, what colours they like and what clothes they feel comfortable in. We have volunteers and staff who have been taking it in turns to come into our office and help pool together care packages from our wardrobe, that we’ve been taking to the post office and sending them out. We’ve also been putting in an interview pack which has tips and tricks.”

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Supporting and helping clients is the driving force behind everything we do at Smart Works. If a woman leaves us feeling confident and knowing her value then we’ve done our job. ⠀ Even in these uncertain times our priority remains the same – help women feel empowered and able to succeed at a crucial moment in their lives. ⠀ While currently we’re not able to carry on with our face to face dressing and coaching service our community of staff and volunteers have pulled together and found a way to carry on spreading that Smart Works magic. ⠀ Today we began sending out interview care packages to some of our clients. Each pack contains a few special items including something to wear for the interview, our coaching pack and a personal note to help build that all important self belief ahead of the interview. ⠀ However it is delivered, the Smart Works service will continue to empower women and help them as they look to enter the workplace. ⠀ #smartworksmagic

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To top it off, each care package also contains a beauty product or a piece of jewellery, along with a handwritten ‘good luck’ note from the team. The new postal service has received a positive reaction from their clients and 49,000 social media followers.

The spokesperson added: “Normally there’s a really lovely moment where you see the client in her outfit and you can see how much it means, that’s an element missing from this postal service. It’s really lovely that clients are getting in touch with us to give us feedback. It gives staff and volunteers a bit of a boost; they know that they are making a difference.

“It’s just so nice that the core service can still run, obviously it can’t run in the same guise, but that we’re still able to deliver and we’re still able to make a change and empower people.”

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Meghan at the launch of Smart Works capule clothing collection last year

Despite the current climate, Smart Works has still been receiving calls from clients to say they’ve been successful in their job interviews, with one starting her new employment on a working from home basis. 

Last week, the charity also reached an incredible milestone – they’ve helped 2,000 women in one year. The spokesperson tells HELLO!: “It’s an incredible feeling to know that you’ve seen 2,000 women before they’ve gone to their job interviews in one financial year. It’s something really aspirational that we want to keep working towards, every year we want to build on the service and every year, we want to keep delivering more.”

Meghan became patron of Smart Works in January 2019 and launched a special capsule clothing collection with the charity last September, in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, Jigsaw, John Lewis and Misha Nonoo. For every item that was purchased, one was donated to the charity.

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Can we talk about Meghan Markle’s highlighter? We look at how experts recreate it

Can you think of a single royal engagement or outing when the Duchess of Sussex‘s skin hasn’t been glowing? Us Neither. Her skin looked particularly incredible during her royal tour to South Africa and back in February when she was photographed heading into the Natural History Museum. Turns out the secret to her skin is a combination of drinking lots of water and using a number of different beauty products, particularly moisturiser and highlighter. We take a look at what makeup artists Lisa Potter-Dixon, Daniel Martin and Lydia F. Sellers have said about how to recreate her look.

Meghan glowed at the Natural History Museum in February 2019

One of the fabulous perks of being pregnant is the famous pregnancy glow, and who can forget Meghan’s? On 12 February, the flashbulbs went off like crazy and revealed the amazing highlighter on her cheekbones as she headed into the Natural History Museum. Lisa Potter-Dixon, the Head Makeup Artist for Benefit who also co-hosts the Life & Lipstick podcast with Princess Eugenie’s makeup artist Hannah Martin, told us how we can recreate Meghan’s glow at home. Speaking of the brunette beauty’s skin at the time, she said: “It’s unusual for us to see the royals with such a glow as they tend to opt for matte skin, so Meghan’s fresh, highlighted skin is refreshing! Paired with a soft, smoky eye and a nude lip, this look really compliments her white outfit.”

From the photographs, Lisa thought Meghan opted for a liquid highlighter for her glow. “If you use a liquid highlighter like Meghan, apply this with your fingers,” Lisa advised. We love Benefit’s High Beam, £22, the bareMinerals Bare Pro Highlighter Drops, £23, and the Iconic London Illuminator, £30. If liquid isn’t your thing, Lisa recommends you use a powder highlighter and said the best brush to use is a fantail brush. “Start at the apples of the cheeks and sweep the highlighter up to the temples, along the cheekbones.”

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According to Refinery 29, Meghan’s former makeup artist Lydia F. Sellers said that the former Suits actress likes to embrace her natural complexion (freckles and all!). And with skin like hers, can you blame her? Lydia explained she would use a small amount of Armani Luminous Silk Foundation on Meghan, ensuring her freckles remained on show. “It was more about the amount of product that went on her skin and keeping it really fresh and dewy, rather than caking it on.” She continued: “Meghan’s secret to glowing skin is her night-before-prep. She uses Iconic London’s beautiful multi-use spray, Prep, Set, Glow. Meghan gently spritzes this mist 10 minutes before bedtime as the final part of her beauty regime and wakes up with skin that imparts luminescence.”

Meghan during her royal tour to South Africa in early October 2019

Daniel Martin was the one who perfected her iconic royal wedding look, and he recently shared how he achieved her radiant complexion on the big day. Appearing on Lorraine, he said: “For Meghan’s wedding what I particularly did was I mixed a bit of illuminizer with foundation so it integrated the glow.” Clever! For evening events, we often see Meghan rock a glam makeup look and her flawless skin could be down to a £9 beauty cream. Speaking to E!, Daniel said: “A lot of my highlighting is done with skin-care.” On capturing Meghan’s fresh-faced glow that we’re all lusting after, he explained that he often uses multi-purpose balm Eucerin’s Aquaphor. 

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Ah, and talking about skincare. We all know that getting the ultimate glow has a lot to do with looking after your skin, but there’s more to it than just staying hydrated. Sarah Chapman, the woman who Meghan calls on for glowing skin, shared the simple regime that she follows when treating her client’s skin. Talking to HELLO!, she said: “First wash your hands. Then begin by using a facial steamer to open the pores and prepare the skin – or have a bath or shower. Apply a balm cleanser like my Ultimate Cleanse to the whole face, using massage techniques to work it deeper into the skin, and then circle the blemish with the pads of your fingers to soften the blockage further.

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“Apply a warm flannel to the affected area and start to apply gentle pressure with a wiggle to either side of the blemish, stopping immediately if you see any blood. It is important to always use your fingers and to avoid using your nails, as this can cause trauma to the skin.”

If that’s the secret to getting skin like Meghan’s, we’re all in!

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Meghan and Harry’s moving coronavirus statement – and they have plans to help

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spoken of "uncertain times" in a statement on coronavirus COVID-19, saying "we need each other" now more than ever.

The couple are believed to be self-isolating in Canada with their son Archie, although there has been no suggestion that they are unwell.

They are reportedly limiting the amount of contact they spend with staff and asking people to wear gloves when they come into their mansion.

In the statement, which is the first time they've spoken publicly about the deadly disease, they've said they hope to help people around the world.

Over the next few weeks they will share resources to "help all of us navigate the uncertainty", including expert advice on mental and emotional well-being.


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Writing on their popular Instagram account Sussex Royal, the couple say: "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.

"There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home.

"Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring.

"This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.


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"We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now.

"Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle.

"We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being.

"In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up.

"We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us.

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The government has advised the British public to:

  • Avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and all social gatherings
  • Cease all unnecessary travel
  • Everyone should work from home where possible
  • Mass gatherings and sporting events have been cancelled
  • Avoid “all but essential travel” to more than 30 countries
  • If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days

  • Pregnant women, those over 70, and people with certain health conditions have been asked to stay at home for 12 weeks

  • Schools will remain open

"We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…"

Harry has reportedly been in contact with his grandmother the Queen and dad Prince Charles, urging them to "stay safe" and "take extra precautions" as coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread across the UK.

A friend told the Daily Mail: "Meghan said [Harry] has been in contact with the both his father and grandmother. He urged them to stay safe and to take extra precautions."

Meghan and Harry are all being "diligent" when it comes to washing their hands and not touching their faces.

But the Duke is reportedly struggling being so far away from everyone, with the friend saying he "feels a bit helpless and isolated out in the middle of nowhere, but is grateful that they are all together as a family".

According to the friend, both Meghan and Harry are very glad they had the chance to spend time with other members of the Royal Family earlier this month before the travel bans were imposed.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Send Message Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a calming message to all their followers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, noted that these are “uncertain times,” but that we are all in this together.

“There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home,” the message reads. “Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.”

“We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally,” the message continues. “How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle.”

The couple noted that they will be doing their part during the pandemic, sharing important information and resources.

“We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being,” the message reads. “In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up.”

“We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us,” the message concludes. “We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…”

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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. There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit. We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle. We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up. We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…

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On Tuesday, a royal source told ET that Harry and Meghan are taking “appropriate measures” to protect themselves and others during the coronavirus pandemic. The couple is currently back in Canada following their final royal event on March 9.

“Like everyone, they’re taking appropriate measures and heeding government advice, if and when they are specifically made aware of being in contact with someone who has tested positive, they will act accordingly,” the source said.

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Meghan Markle’s best pal Jessica Mulroney spends 40th birthday in quarantine over Coronavirus fears

Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney has spent her 40th birthday in quarantine amid the Coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe.

The 40 year old, who recently secured a brand new Netflix show, took to her Instagram feed to share the news, explaining to her 385,000 followers that she's "not mad" about celebrating it in her own home.

She wrote on top of a black background: "Quarantine birthday is the new rage and I'm not mad about it".

While Jessica may have had to stay indoors, her birthday didn't go unnoticed as her 44 year old husband Ben shared a touching tribute to her.


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Taking to the social media channel, he shared a stunning black-and-white photo of Jessica, who recently shared her support for the Duchess of Sussex after she made the decision to "step back" from the Royal Family.

The snap sees the Canadian stylist in a beautiful one-shoulder gown with her dark hair swept to one side in loose waves as she looks at the camera.

Ben captioned it: "If she has a flaw, it’s that she never puts herself first (also, she may have an issue turning the lights off).

"She is the most generous and giving soul I have ever met. Today was no different.

"The night before her birthday and days before the premiere of her show, she met a couple on Instagram and felt she needed to help them have the wedding of their dreams.

"Happy birthday, Jessie. May your day be as special as you make me feel all the time."

Jessica's fans also took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday as one person wrote: "Happy Birthday! A good excuse for you to relax; you work hard. Stay healthy you and yours."

Another commented: "Happy birthday! @jessicamulroney as I wash my hands I will dedicate the happy birthday song to you!"


While a third added: "Happy Birthday and thanks for all the positivity and love you share with the world," alongside a red heart emoji.

While mum-of-three Jessica hasn't clarified whether she has any symptoms of Coronavirus, many people across the world are self-isolating to protect themselves as well as others.

Currently in the UK over 1,370 people have contracted the virus while 35 people have died from it.

Actor Idris Elba is among the many people in the UK to have tested positive and gone into quarantine.

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The 47 year told his Instagram followers: "This morning I tested positive for COVID 19.

“I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.

“Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic,” he added.

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Meghan Markle and Stacey Dooley stand accused of the same ridiculous crime

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The year is 2020, but the world still has an issue with women who “wear the trousers” in their relationships.

Meghan Markle has been criticised for many, many, many things during her time as the Duchess of Sussex. The most ridiculous to date, however, is people’s horror at the idea that Meghan “wears the trousers” in her relationship with Prince Harry.

That’s right, folks. The year is 2020, but people have zoomed in on a woman’s hand resting on her partner’s shoulders to use it as evidence of an “unsavoury power dynamic”. 

And, before you even think about suggesting an unfair bias against Meghan, it’s worth noting that Stacey Dooley stands accused of the same implied crime. Indeed, just last week, the tabloids ran headlines claiming critically-acclaimed documentarian Dooley was the driving force behind her boyfriend Kevin Clifton’s departure from Strictly Come Dancing.

“It’s always the woman’s fault, like I’m incapable of making a decision,” Clifton said during an interview on This Morning.

“I did talk about it with her and she always said to me, ‘This has to be your decision. You can’t have anyone tell you what to do here. This is a big decision…’”

Dooley later added that there was “not an ounce of truth” to the media speculation.

It seems the press and the public, despite everything, still has trouble stomaching heterosexual relationships where the woman is either on an equal footing to her partner, or – shock horror – taking on a more “dominant “ role.

And, sadly, we aren’t all that surprised. Just a few years ago, a survey revealed that around 50% of US citizens believe that women should be forced – by law – to take their husband’s surname.

Emily Schafer – the sociology professor who authored the study – explained at the time: “The most common reason (approximately 50% of the cases) given by individuals who advocated women’s name change was the belief that women should prioritise their marriage and their family ahead of themselves.”

Men, on the other hand, have no such expectations thrust upon them.

Schafer went on to reveal that many of the survey’s participants also believed that a husband would be “more than justified” to file for divorce if his wife works “too much”, due to it being a form of “neglect”. And, again, there was no vice versa; men, unlike women, are allowed – nay, encouraged – to act in their own self-interest.

Why, though? Well, when we spoke to Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari, a couples therapist with over 15 years experience counselling people through their relationships’ ups and downs, about the matter, she suggested it’s partly down to articles like those we’ve seen being shared about Dooley and Duchess of Sussex.

“Younger couples tend to have more equal views on gender roles than couples in their 60s and above,” she said. “In some cultures, the male will be the ‘boss’ in the outside world, whereas the female will be the ‘boss’ at home, making the majority of family-related decisions.

“In the last decade, we have seen a lot of movement regarding gender roles in Western culture. Yet gender roles, as with any social movement, take time to change and be assimilated. On the one hand, society and feminism fight for gender equality, where females are encouraged to accomplish whatever they want to.” 

Ben-Ari continues: “On the other hand, we still see women in the media promoting old-fashioned ideologies of females with their provocative nature, ultimately reinforcing the different gender roles. In addition, there is a serious lack of equal gender representation in governments, media, business and more.

“So there are complex and conflicting messages for young adults. It is a conscious movement that we need to be mindful about.”

Ben-Ari went on to explain that gender-based power dynamics in heterosexual couples, no matter which way they skew, rarely have a negative impact on a relationship.

“The impact is not linked to the gender roles per se, but to the similarity or differences in the couple’s views of gender roles” she said. “If both believe in equality, there is likely to be less tension.

“The couple operate from a common belief system which will have a positive effect on the overall relationship. If one believes in equality and the other in gender roles, the differences in beliefs, expectations and behaviours could cause tension and conflict.”

And so, with that in mind…

How can my partner and I work out our own power dynamic?

“Have a conversation about your beliefs, expectations and dreams,” says Ben-Ari. “Remember that your expectations and beliefs are often rooted in your childhood experiences. Share with each other what the gender roles were in your homes when growing up.

“What did you like about what you experienced? What did you struggle with – directly or indirectly – by observing your parents? What were the messages you received, directly and indirectly, by your parents and culture? What were your hopes back then, and how might they relate to the vision of your relationship now?

“Understanding each other’s pasts will increase empathy in the relationship and help you both to reach a win-win strategy. So communicate with love, compassion and respect. Finding the right balance for you as a couple, with both feminine and masculine energy, is key for a healthy relationship.”

What are the positives of a ‘female boss’ dynamic in a relationship?

“I believe the key is in finding the right balance for the two genders/energies,” says Ben-Ari.

“In some areas the female can be ‘in-charge’ but still be vulnerable and feminine in other areas of the relationship. I believe that bringing the two energies to any role women have, be it CEO of a company, an MP, or stay-at-home mum, can benefit a woman and the people around her. The same applies to males finding the right places to be masculine, and the areas where they can bring a more feminine energy. The more fluid we are with our energy, the more energetically balanced we are.”

Ben-Ari adds: “In Imago Therapy we talk a lot about ‘separate knowing’ – the more logical analytical approach – and ‘connected knowing’ – a more emotionallyintuitive experience.

“Connecting with both ways of knowing and being is fundamental to our well-being and healthy relationships.”

How can we keep power dynamics healthy, not toxic?

Ben-Ari says: “Be mindful about the balance between your strengths and weaknesses and work towards growth and balance.

“If you are a ‘female boss’, understand when this personality was developed and why, and think where you might want to let go of that persona and bring more feminine energy to your relationship. If you are an ‘alpha male’, think about the source of this attitude, and where you can open up and bring more vulnerability to your relationship.

“Finding the right balance for you as a couple will impact the happiness of your relationship and wellbeing. Think about this balance as a win-win model.”

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Meghan Markle ‘won’t return to acting’ despite ‘Marvel and Disney interest’

Meghan Markle will not be making a return to acting despite interest from Marvel and Disney, it's claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, and her husband Prince Harry officially stepped down as senior roles this week after attending the Commonwealth Day Service at Wesminster Abbey.

It was rumoured that Meghan was planning on making a comeback to the big screen, with reports even suggesting she wanted a role as a Marvel superhero , but sources close to Meghan have denied this is the case.

A former friend of the Suits actress told the New York Post: "Meghan has absolutely no interest in acting again.



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"She's not going to be a Marvel hero or a Disney princess – none of these things.

"It's completely fabricated, and completely at odds with their plans, it's simply not a conversation that has happened."

Royal experts believe that Meghan has turned her back on acting for now.


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Deputy Editor of Royal Central, Brittani Barger, told Daily Star Online : "Meghan in a Marvel role is just a rumour, I don’t see her going into movies, especially in a starring role, right now.

"If she did, it would be very hard to separate her from her character and the movie, and I don’t think she’d want that as an actress.

"She might return to acting later on down the road, I think it would be hard to find a role for her because of her status, but who knows!

"She’s appeared in some Hallmark movies, so maybe makes an appearance there once again at some point."

Meghan flew black to Canada on Monday night following the Commonwealth Ceremony.

Prince Harry remains in the UK and is believed to be having meetings at Buckingham Palace.

The couple reportedly left their 10-month-old son Archie in Canada over coronavirus fears .

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Prince Harry reunites with Meghan Markle and baby Archie in Canada after final engagement as a senior working royal

The Duke of Sussex has had an emotional reunion with his wife Meghan Markle and their baby boy Archie Harrison after he flew back to Canada after his final visit to the UK as a working royal. Prince Harry was spotted on a commercial flight with his security team, travelling to Victoria International Airport on Thursday, according to a fellow passenger on Twitter. The couple are now both back with their son after completing their final engagements as senior working members of the royal family earlier this week. As Hello! reported previously, Meghan flew back to Canada on Monday, shortly after the couple attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the Queen. But while Meghan reunited with baby Archie the following morning, Harry remained in the UK for work, including meetings at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Harry and Meghan’s final joint appearance as senior working royals

Harry’s return to their new home in Canada must have been a poignant one – marking the start of an entirely new life for the 35-year-old. The Commonwealth Day Service was the couple’s final planned joint public appearance following their announcement in January that they no longer wished to be senior working royals. From 31 March, under an agreement with the Queen that will be reviewed in a year’s time, they will be free to pursue their own business interests. However, that means giving up all royal appointments and sources of funding, and Harry and Meghan confirmed they would, therefore, be shutting down their office at Buckingham Palace, resulting in job losses for up to 15 members of staff.

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Harry and Meghan attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music on Saturday

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As part of their brief visit to the country this month, which also saw the couple attend the Endeavour Fund Awards, which honour the sporting achievements of sick and wounded military veterans, Harry and Meghan hosted a leaving lunch for their team. HELLO! confirmed that this surprise goodbye meal took place at five-star Belgravia hotel The Goring last Thursday.

Harry and Meghan’s final round of engagements has seen the couple attend the aforementioned Commonwealth Day service and Endeavour Fund Awards, attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music while also carry out some private engagements over the past week.

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