The Sussexes have many friends in high places since moving to the US to start a new life away from royal duties. Meghan’s career in acting saw her star in films and TV series with other big showbiz names, including a not so well-known appearance with Russell Brand. The comedian and actor starred in ‘Get Him to the Greek’, released in 2010. In the film, Meghan plays a partygoer called Tatiana – and Brand talked about a scene in which the two stars kissed.
He said during an episode of Loose Women: “She was in a film that I was in — I had done a film, Get Him to the Greek, it was called, a bloody good film — Meghan Markle, didn’t know at the time because she wasn’t married to a royal person, so I wasn’t paying attention.
“Well I think in it, I don’t remember the film that much… but I think I planted one on her, I think, in the scene.
“But that was scripted in the scene. I only know this because I think I saw a clip of it somewhere.”
Discussing the moment again in 2018, just two days before Harry and Meghan’s wedding, Brand joked about stopping their marriage.
He said: “Meghan Markle, there we go. ‘If anyone has any reason…’.
‘“Yeah! Russell Brand snogged her in a film!’ Never mind her bloody dad selling photos!”
Brand was referring to reports that Meghan’s father had collaborated with the paparazzi to create “staged” photos before their nuptials in Windsor.
Harry and Meghan have endured a chaotic last year-and-a-half since leaving royal duties for a new life in the US.
Suspicions of tension between the Sussexes and the rest of the Royal Family, especially Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, were seemingly confirmed after their interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
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The pair married 10 years ago today, and Kate was able to receive the ring as Harry offered his brother the chance to use it instead.
Paul Burrell has confirmed the ring belonged to Harry following the death of Princess Diana in 1997.
He said: “Harry said to him: ‘Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring?’.
“Then one day that ring will be sat on the throne of England. Harry gave up his precious treasure.
“His one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother. That’s selfless, kind and exactly who Diana was.”