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    THE Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is leaving the warm weather behind for a while as she joins the cast of The Real Housewives of the North Pole. The 52-year-old reality star will still be feuding with her onscreen co-stars, just this time she’ll be doing so in a new Christmas movie for Peacock. 4Kyle Richards has joined the cast of a new Christmas movieCredit: Instagram/Kyle Richards 4The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars is co-leading Peacock's The Real Housewives of the North PoleCredit: Instagram/Kyle Richards Kyle plays a “Christmas Queen” named Trish, while Breaking Bad alum Betsy Brandt stars as her former best friend, Diana. Set in the North Pole (North Pole, Vermont, that is), the film follows as the longtime pals go from winning the Best Holiday House decorating competition for nine straight years to not wanting anything to do with one another. The official synopsis adds: “Days before Christmas, a friendship-ending argument sparks a town-wide feud and draws the attention of a national magazine writer hoping to make a name for herself with her...
    EX shop worker Georgina Rodriguez has revealed she is now on the Christmas card list of the former Queen of Spain. The 26-year-old welcomed in the New Year in Dubai with her footballer husband Cristiano Ronaldo. 4Georgina Rodriguez was delighted to receive a Christmas card from the former Queen of Spain 4Juan Carlos of Spain and his wife Queen Sofia in Madrid in 2004Credit: AFP or licensors But waiting for her when she got back to Turin was a Christmas card from Spain’s former Queen Sofia wishing her all the best for 2021. And the brunette, who before she started dating Cristiano was a £250-a-week sales assistant at a Gucci store in Madrid, couldn’t resist showing it off to her 23 million Instagram fans after getting back online following her holiday break. She posted a photo of the card, which came with a personalised signed greeting from the mum of Spain’s current King Felipe VI. The card, which also came from Sofia’s husband Juan Carlos who abdicated in favour of their son in 2014, said: “We wish you a Happy...
    “Better late than never” is a popular saying used to emphasize the importance of getting things done, even if it’s late. An example can be what happened between Reina Sofía and Georgina RodríguezYes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, a few hours ago. The Juventus footballer’s partner published by surprise on his Instagram account the unexpected letter sent to him by the Queen Sofia to congratulate you on Christmas and the New Year, a message that was delayed but ended up arriving and moving Georgina. The mother of King Felipe has sent the Spanish influencer of Argentine origin the traditional Christmas ‘Christmas’ signed in her own hand and also by King Juan Carlos, who is in Abu Dhabi after leaving Spain last August . “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year 2021,” says the congratulations. In addition, for the record that it is something personalized, Queen Sofía wrote a small card in her own hand where she transferred those same wishes to Georgina Rodríguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and their family. The reasons why the young woman received the card from the...
     DANCING with the Stars professional Keo Motesepe took to Instagram to reveal he is mourning the death of his mother. The boyfriend of actress Chrishell Stause headed to social media to share the pain of his personal tragedy after his mom passed away from unknown causes on Wednesday. 5Keo shared he had lost his mother on InstagramCredit: Instagram Under an old photograph of his mom in a graduation gown, the 31-year-old wrote: "I am gonna miss you mama. I love you." South African native Keo broke down in tears as he addressed the "painful news" in an emotional Instagram live. He told followers: "I woke up this morning to the most painful news ever. I lost the queen of my heart." The shock loss comes less than a week after the star reflected on the highs and lows of his past year. 5The loss comes weeks after spending Christmas with girlfriend Chrishelle and her familyCredit: Instagram 5Over Christmas, the pro dancer looked back on 2020Credit: Instagram Looking back at 2020, he posted a collage of photographs...
    Cartoon Prince George joins the Queen to deliver an alternative Christmas speech in a new spoof video from Family Guy producer Gary Janetti. The animated clip sees Her Majesty, voiced by actress Frances de la Tour, look back on 2020 and list the 'challenges' the world has faced. During her message, in which she references the global pandemic and devastating wildfires, the seven-year-old interjects to lament the cancellation of the Coachella music festival, the postponement of the latest James Bond movie and Denise Richards leaving the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Her Majesty concludes by admitting this year 'really f****** sucked', adding: 'At least we got the vaccine,' to which cartoon George quipped: 'Most of them didn't,' signalling the audience at home. Cartoon Prince George joins the Queen to deliver an alternative Christmas speech in a new spoof from Family Guy producer Gary Janetti View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gary Janetti (@garyjanetti) The prince then signed off: 'Merry Christmas b*****s, George and GanGan out.' The satirical clip was shared to Instagram ahead of the release of The Prince,...
    HARRY and Meghan were left out of the Queen’s annual Christmas address for the second year in a row. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had caused Her Majesty a headache when they revealed they were quitting royal life — and in January moved to North America. ⚠️ Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple 7The Queen only displayed a picture of Prince Philip during her Christmas speech this yearCredit: Reuters 7Harry and Meghan were left out of the Queen's annual Christmas address for the second year in a row Credit: The Mega Agency The past 12 months has been dominated by Covid-19, while Harry and Meghan made a life in California. The couple were said to be offended when they were missing from family photos on the Queen’s desk during her 2019 address. But this year, the couple, along with scandal-hit Prince Andrew, were also missing from the video montage round-up of royal events. Footage of senior royals, including Prince William and Kate at work during the pandemic, was screened to...
    Living rooms across the world remain in joyful disarray following a morning of unwrapping presents under the Christmas tree.  And some of Hollywood's biggest stars, like songbird supreme Mariah Carey, let fans in on their intimate at-home Christmas Day antics via social media. Taking to Instagram, the bonafide 'Queen Of Christmas' posed before her elaborately decorated spruce in a festive figure-hugging dress. Come inside! Some of Hollywood's biggest stars, like songbird supreme Mariah Carey, let fans in on their intimate at-home Christmas Day antics via social media To go with her glamorous red get-up, Mariah amped up her natural features with a bit of glowy makeup and rocked a head full of voluminous curls.  Carey, 50, made sure to wish all 9.8million of her followers a 'Merry Christmas!!!' in the caption of her post. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mariah Carey prepares a 'fresh batch of cookies for Santa'... Mariah Carey hugs her 'rockstar' son Moroccan while showing... Celine Dion raves about the 'amazing' Sam Smith after they... Kendall Jenner dons...
    Queen Elizabeth II has hailed the “quiet, indomitable spirit” of her people through the Chinese coronavirus pandemic and described the importance of her Christian faith in her annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. “For Christians, Jesus is the light of the world, but we can’t celebrate his birth today in quite the usual way,” said the 94-year-old monarch, a devout Protestant who, along with her 99-year-old consort, Prince Philip, has had to spend this Christmas in a “bubble” apart from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She lamented that people have been unable to come together as normal for many religious festivals, including “Passover, Easter, and Eid and Vaisakhi” over the course of the year — “But we need life to go on.” “Remarkably, a year that has necessarily kept people apart has, in many ways, brought us closer. Across the Commonwealth, my family and I have been inspired by stories of people volunteering in their communities, helping those in need,” she said, adding that she was “so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit.” “We continue to be...
    By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that. However, the queen, 94, did fulfill what is considered her most cherished Christmas Day duty. Addressing the nation — as well as the Commonwealth — on television Friday. The queen, who has spent much of the year isolating at Windsor Castle with her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, delivered a heartfelt message of hope in her Christmas address, praising the “indomitable spirit” of those who have risen “magnificently” to the challenges of the pandemic. Seated behind a desk where the only family photo on show was a private portrait of Philip, the queen expressed sympathy for the ordeal of the past few months while also laying out hope of a return to normality. “We continue to be inspired by the kindness of strangers and draw comfort that — even on the darkest nights — there is hope in the new dawn,"...
    Like a bomb went off: Explosion in Nashville that damaged 20 buildings, injured 3 people an intentional act Police: RV explodes in Nashville in apparent intentional act See Photos of the Last Time the Royals Had Christmas at Windsor Castle — 33 Years Ago © Provided by People Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Sarah Ferguson, Princess Diana, Prince Andrew and Prince William Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are breaking their tradition of spending Christmas at Sandringham amid the coronavirus pandemic — but this isn't the first time they've celebrated the holiday at Windsor Castle. Although the royal family has been ringing in Christmas at the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, about 100 miles north of London, for over three decades, it wasn't unusual for holiday festivities to take place at Windsor Castle in the 1980s. The last time the family gathered at Windsor Castle for Christmas was in 1987. © Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Sarah Ferguson, Princess Diana, Prince Andrew and Prince William After attending church at St. George's Chapel — where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as well as...
    Every year, as tradition dictates, Queen Elizabeth II of England presents her Christmas greetings to her Commonwealth subjects. This year, his speech will be heard by voice assistant Alexa. The royal speech will be broadcast to as many people as possible internationally to the owners of the Amazon Echo affiliate speakers. The British crown is increasingly attached. These are the magic words that need to be pronounced (in English) to hear “Alexa, start the Christmas message of Queen Elizabeth II,” this Friday, December 25 at 4 pm (French time), the royal speech, at the end of the year marked by the global health crisis in the United Kingdom than ever before Isolated. According to Amazon, This offer is not limited to the UK. Anyone with an Amazon Echo device can follow the text if tuned in with English. “After a difficult year, millions of people across the Commonwealth are eagerly awaiting the news of His Majesty the Queen on Christmas Day,” Eric King, Director of Alexa Europe, said in a blog post. British crown on digital page This...
    LONDON (AP) — One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that. However, the queen, 94, did fulfill what is considered her most cherished Christmas Day duty. Addressing the nation — as well as the Commonwealth — on television Friday. The queen, who has spent much of the year isolating at Windsor Castle with her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, delivered a heartfelt message of hope in her Christmas address, praising the “indomitable spirit” of those who have risen “magnificently” to the challenges of the pandemic. Seated behind a desk where the only family photo on show was a private portrait of Philip, the queen expressed sympathy for the ordeal of the past few months while also laying out hope of a return to normality. “We continue to be inspired by the kindness of strangers and draw comfort that — even on the darkest nights — there is hope in the new dawn,” she said. The queen...
    Explosion in Nashville that damaged 20 buildings, injured 3 likely to be intentional act Executive producer for Netflix’s upcoming ‘Three-Body Problem’ hospitalized in China after suspected poisoning Queen Elizabeth Uses Her Annual Christmas Day Broadcast to Send a Message of Hope Queen Elizabeth has told people missing their loved ones this festive season “you are not alone” as she used her annual Christmas broadcast to send a message of hope after a challenging year. Speaking from the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in a speech that was filmed in advance and broadcast at 3 p.m. in the UK today, the British monarch spoke of the year that has kept people apart but “in many ways, brought us closer.” “Of course, for many, this time of year will be tinged with sadness: some mourning the loss of those dear to them, and others missing friends and family-members distanced for safety, when all they’d really want for Christmas is a simple hug or a squeeze of the hand,” the Queen said. “If you are among them, you are not alone,...
    The Queen donned the Courtauld Thomson Scallop-Shell Brooch which belonged to the Queen Mother while a framed photograph of Prince Philip could be seen placed on her desk during her annual Christmas broadcast at Windsor Castle.   The monarch, 94, opted for the Mother’s Shell Brooch, which, as the name suggests, takes the shape of a shell made of rows of diamonds and singular pearl, while several strings of diamonds in varying lengths dangle underneath. It was designed by Lord Courtauld-Thomson, son of a famous Scottish inventor, and made in 1919 in London by The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., Ltd, before being left to Queen Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, in 1944 by his sister, Winifred Hope Thomson.  A prized possession, it was worn by the Queen Mother during her 100th birthday celebrations, and was left to the monarch when her mother passed away in 2002. Since then, Her Majesty has worn it to several special occasions - including the unveiling of the Queen Mother’s statue and Zara Phillips’ wedding to Mike Tindall. The Queen, 93, donned the Courtauld Thomson Scallop-Shell Brooch while a...
    THE Queen has proudly showed a single image of Prince Philip as she made her Christmas Day speech in a sweet tribute to spending nine months on lockdown together. The Monarch's desk featured one framed photograph of her husband of 73 years. 4The Queen's desk this year only had one phtoograph of Prince PhilipCredit: Reuters 4The Queen paid tribute to her husband for 73 yearsCredit: Getty Images - Getty The 94-year-old royal typically has multiple pictures of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on display during her annual Christmas address. This year, she only had a small oval frame with a photograph of Duke of Edinburgh wearing a blue jumper. It comes as the Queen spoke of hope and gave a nod to the frontline workers of the pandemic. Her Majesty is wearing an Angela Kelly purple dress. She wore The Queen Mother’s brooch shaped as a seashell studded in diamonds with a single round pearl. It was designed by Lord Courtauld-Thomson and was made in 1919. The Queen Mother wore this brooch throughout her lifetime, including...
    TOP secret plans to evacuate the Queen from London were drawn up over fears Brits could riot in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Civil servants plotted the monarch's escape to a private location earlier this year. ⚠️ Read our Brexit live blog for the latest news & updates 6Government chiefs drew up plans to evacuate the Queen from London in the event of riots sparked by a No Deal Brexit, it was revealed Credit: PA:Press Association 6Whitehall officials planned to take the monarch to a top secret location if necessary Credit: PA:Press Association 6But today, Boris Johnson is preparing to announce a historic deal with the EU after years of negotiationsCredit: Reuters She'd have been joined by other senior royals, including her husband, if negotiations between the UK and the EU failed. The Queen - who is politically neutral on all matters - has decamped from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle for much of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are still in the historic royal fortress in Berkshire,...
    Earl and Countess of Wessex and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an event to thank local volunteers and key workers from organizations and charities on December 8, 2020. Max Mumby/Indigo - Pool/Getty Images The Duke of Duchess of Cambridge were accused of breaking the UK's lockdown rules during a trip to the Sandringham House estate on Sunday evening. Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children were photographed next to the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Wessexes' two kids as the families walked a mile-long Christmas attraction together. The attraction, "Luminate," is classified as Tier 2 under the UK's lockdown restrictions, which state that no more than six people from different households can socialize outdoors, including children. The two families together totaled nine people. A source at Sandringham said the two families were given "consecutive slots" and "they arrived and departed in their own family groups." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accused of breaking the UK's lockdown rules on a Christmas outing at the Queen's Norfolk...
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    Federal judge strikes down Ohio policy prohibiting transgender people from correcting their birth certificate Stimulus checks now part of relief deal as Congress finalizes negotiations 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft This Is the Present Everyone's Talking About Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/43 SLIDES © Bettmann - Getty Images Christmas is going to look a bit different this year. With the UK back in lockdown due to the coronavirus...
    Sometimes what you see isn't what you get. Queen ShaDonna Haynesworth Queen ShaDonna Haynesworth was excited to order a rainbow Christmas tree to brighten the lobby of her new apartment building. When the box arrived, the "tree" looked nothing like the picture on the Instagram ad that lured her in. Haynesworth is disappointed, but found her online shopping fail to be comical and plans to decorate he plastic ball of scruff out of spite. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Queen ShaDonna Haynesworth was preparing for a move from Philiadelphia to Senegal when she got a late-night Instagram ad for a towering rainbow Christmas tree.  Loving all things rainbow, Haynesworth was intrigued by the tree, despite not recognizing the website iridescenttoyou.com. She put the product in her cart for a few days to think about it, then she succumbed to the trap that many people have fallen for. "I ordered the tree for my apartment building lobby. I knew that bringing so many colors would bring joy to my residents that saw it," Haynesworth told Insider. "I...
    The Queen wrapped up warm this morning as she joined a groom for a ride around the grounds of Windsor castle. Her Majesty, 94, sported a silk headscarf and beige trench coat for a leisurely ride around her home accompanied by an aide.  The royal, and her husband Prince Philip, 99, traditionally spend the festive season with close family on Sandringham, their Norfolk estate.  Last week it was announced the couple will forgo their traditional Christmas festivities at Sandringham and remain at Windsor Castle for December 25, where they have been isolating with a 'bubble' of staff since October due to the ongoing pandemic. The Queen wrapped up warm this morning as she joined a groom for a ride around the grounds of Windsor castle This morning, the Queen's second son, Prince Andrew was also spotted riding in Windsor. The Duke of York, 60, who lives at the Royal Lodge just three miles away from the residence,  drove to Windsor Castle and headed out for an early morning horse ride, hours after the Daily Mail revealed he stayed at Jeffrey...
    The Spanish royal family's official Christmas card has been shared online to mark the annual Christian celebration. For the first time in five years, King Felipe, 52, and Queen Letizia, 48, have opted not to appear alongside their daughters in the festive handout. Princess Leonor, 15, and Infanta Sofía, 13, beam in the snap taken in the parish of Somao, in Northern Spain during a family trip there in November.   Feliz navidad! Princess Leonor, 15, pictured right, and Infanta Sofía, 13, don casual attire for the photo the Spanish royal family has chosen for their annual Christmas card Get Sofias style in a khaki gilet by Zara £49.99 Zara quilted gilet with water and wind protection Shop the last one... Buy now This time of year were treated to the Christmas cards of all our favourite royals. The Spanish royal family have released theirs featuring Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia who wore a Springfield checked jacket and Zara gilet respectively....
    Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot found dead after F-16 fighter jet crash Emissions fell record 7 percent in 2020: study 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft This Is the Present Everyone's Talking About Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/43 SLIDES © Bettmann - Getty Images Christmas is going to look a bit different this year. With the UK back in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the royal family my...
    The Queen has revealed a previously unseen picture of great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a virtual diplomatic audience. The monarch, 94, was greeted with sweeping bows and a low curtsey as she held her first virtual diplomatic audience to meet foreign ambassadors in Buckingham Palace via video call from Windsor Castle on Friday. A framed photograph of Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton's, 38, children can  be seen behind the royal's left shoulder, showing George, seven, posing next to little sister Charlotte, five, and Louis, two.   The previously unseen image was revealed as it was announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide 'Christmas Express' tour on the royal train on Tuesday. The Queen, 94, has revealed a previously unseen picture of great-grandchildren Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, during a virtual diplomatic audience In the framed photograph, which could be seen over the Queen's shoulder during the virtual meeting, Prince George and Princess Charlotte can be...
    THE Queen has revealed a previously-unseen photo of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a video chat.  Her Majesty, 94, was doing her first virtual diplomatic audience on Friday from Windsor Castle, where she virtually met foreign ambassadors who were at Buckingham Palace. 6The Queen revealed a previously unseen photo of her great-grandchildren George, Charlotte and Louis during a Zoom virtual audience on FridayCredit: PA:Press Association Eagle-eyed fans were delighted to spot a photo of the Queen’s great-grandchildren in a frame behind her shoulder.  In the sweet picture, George, seven, can be seen posing next to Charlotte, five, and Louis, two.  Their parents, Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton, 38, are not featured in the snap.  As well as the framed family photo, fans also saw a green duck sculpture and a blue lamp with a bright white shade.  6Eagle-eyed fans were delighted to spot a photo of the Cambridge kids in a frame behind her shoulderCredit: PA:Press Association 6It hasn't been confirmed if the Cambridges will see the Queen for Christmas this yearCredit: Duke and Duchess of...
    Gifts for men who have everything Putting Patrick Mahomes in motion is Andy Reids latest Chiefs cheat code Queens head housekeeper of 32-years at Sandringham inexplicably quits © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The Queen's head housekeeper at Sandringham has mysteriously quit her job after 32 years working with the monarch.   Patricia Earl, 56, who lives close to the royal estate in the Norfolk village of Dersingham, has left her position, following a staff revolt earlier this year which saw workers rebel against plans to isolate them from loved ones for a month.  According to The Sun Online, the housekeeper was 'embarrassed' after Royal Household staff refused a plan for them to stay in the royal's Covid-19 bubble at Sandringham over Christmas. The housekeeper was a well-respected royal member of staff, and in 2018 Patricia was presented with the Royal Victorian Medal.  © Provided by Daily Mail The Queen's head housekeeper at Sandringham has mysteriously quit her job after 32 years working with the Monarch, 94. Pictured, Her Majesty at Sandringham in January First established by Queen Victoria in 1896, the...
    TikTok Star Invests in Teen Finance App Galpin Ford and Ludacris Are Giving Away a Custom 2021 Ford Bronco Queen Elizabeth Is Reportedly Mourning the Loss of Her Dog, Vulcan © ADRIAN WYLD - Getty Images The news of the Queen's dog's death comes just days after the Cambridges said goodbye to their pup, Lupo. It's been a tough few weeks for royal dogs. In late November, the Cambridges' English Cocker Spaniel Lupo died, and the royal couple confirmed the news in a somber Instagram post. "Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away. He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much," wrote Will and Kate on social media, signing the post personally with a simple "W & C." A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal) Now, several royal correspondents are reporting that the Queen's dog Vulcan, a dachshund-corgi mix, has also passed away during lockdown. Buckingham Palace has yet to comment publicly on the dog's death, but per the...
    Mimi is having a meme-y little Christmas — and it’s only Dec. 1. Each holiday season delivers several guarantees: You will always have a full belly, you will always get sick of your family, and you will hear people blasting Mariah Carey’s 1994 single “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on multiple occasions. In fact, it’s already risen to the top — its usual perch — of Billboard’s Holiday 100. More On: mariah carey From Mariah Carey to ‘Peanuts,’ must-watch 2020 holiday specials FedEx driver caught slaying Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ Busta Rhymes gets back in the rap ring after weight loss The best tracks from Mariah Carey’s ‘The Rarities’ album The catchy song, which received a new music video in 2019 that’s since earned roughly 74 million views on YouTube (while the original has netted a whopping 658 million), became the subject of a Twitter discussion this week — and not because people are getting into the holiday spirit. With Christmas officially around the corner, Twitter users are joking and posting memes about how much...
    WITH December only days away all thoughts have turned to Christmas, with Brits frantically shopping for food and presents.  While this year may be a bit different to previous Christmases, there’s still one thing which will stay the same - the traditional dinner.  3Royal chefs have shared their top tips to make a lunch worthy of the QueenCredit: PA:Press Association If you’re getting ready to host your bubble for the big day, royal chefs have shared their top tips to whip up a feast worthy of the Queen.  Signature Staff, who cater for the royals as well as celebrities, revealed four tips to ensure the cooking goes as smoothly as possible, Mail reported.  And their biggest piece of advice to all the chefs in charge of Christmas dinner is prep everything you can.  It’s no fun being in a flap on a Christmas morning, so spend a few days, or even a week, making as much as you can ahead of time - and it helps avoid last-minute shopping trips too.  Top tips for a royally-approved Christmas Serve canapés...
    Covid-19 restrictions mean families around the world are facing difficult decisions over how to spend Chrsitmas and royalty is no different.  It's been announced that in Denmark, mother-of-two Queen Margrethe II, 80, has chosen to spend the festivities with her younger son Prince Joachim, 51, his wife Princess Marie, 44, and his four children at Schackenborg Castle in Tønder. Her other son, Crown Prince Frederik, 52, will celebrate separately with his wife Princess Mary, 48 and their children at Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg.  The family usually reunite for the holidays at their Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus, but the rules in Denmark state that only up to 10 people can mark the occasion indoors, and with both brothers having families of six, it will not be possible for both to join the Queen.   It's been a difficult year Prince Joachim, who underwent emergency brain surgery in France this summer after he was diagnosed with a blood clot, and so it is not suprising the Queen is eager for her younger son to return to Denmark for the festive season. He is currently...
    The Queen and Prince Philip have 'rediscovered the happiness of their early years together' during the Covid-19 crisis, a royal expert has claimed. The monarch, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, are currently at Windsor Castle together for England's second national lockdown after spending time in Sandringham earlier this year. Royal commentator Katie Nicholl has said the past few months has meant the couple have been have 'really enjoyed' spending more time together throughout the pandemic.   She told 9Honey: 'I remember speaking to a very well-placed source at the time who said while the Queen was, like the rest of the country, was very down about the pandemic and not being able to work [as usual] and being in lockdown, the real upside for her was the time that she got to spend with Philip.' The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, have 'rediscovered the happiness of their early years together' during the Covid-19 crisis, Katie Nicholl told Australian site 9Honey  While the Queen has been working throughout the pandemic, she hasn't been receiving guests which, according to Katie,...
    The Royal Family has shared their recipe for the Queen's Christmas pudding, but many chefs have shared their shock that it contains beer, an ingredient traditionally used in a peasants' version of the dish.  Taking to the official Royal Family Instagram page, palace chefs shared a video making the boozy dish - which also contains dark rum and brandy.   They wrote: 'Today is Stir-up Sunday: traditionally the day when home cooks "stir up" their Christmas pudding mixture on the Sunday before the Advent season - and the countdown to Christmas - begins. HOW TO MAKE ROYAL FAMILY'S CHRISTMAS PUDDING  The recipe will make two 1kg puddings. Ingredients as follows 250g raisins 250g currants 185g sultanas 150g mixed peel 250g suet or vegetarian suet  250g breadcrumbs   90g flour  12g mixed spice  2 whole eggs 180g demerara sugar 275ml beer 40ml dark rum  40ml brandy  If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can substitute for orange juice or cold tea.  METHOD  1. Combine all dry ingredients...
    The Queen and Prince Philip found their summer break in Balmoral 'a bit tedious' this year, with social distancing rules due to coronavirus making it less enjoyable, a royal expert has claimed. The 94-year-old monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, spent six weeks at their Aberdeenshire home before cutting their trip short to travel to Sandringham last month. The couple spent a further two weeks on the Norfolk estate before her Her Majesty returned to Windsor Castle on Tuesday - with Philip remaining on Wood Farm, where he usually resides since retiring from public life in 2017. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Camilla Tominey told how their move from Scotland to the 'pared-down' Sandringham farmhouse was largely as a result of Balmoral 'becoming a little tiresome without the typical steady stream of visitors'. The Queen and Prince Philip (pictured together at Windsor Castle in June) found their summer break in Balmoral 'a bit tedious' this year, with social distancing rules due to coronavirus making it less enjoyable, a royal expert has claimed Despite receiving visits from Princess Anne, the...
    THE Queen deliberately left a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle off the table during her Christmas speech, a bombshell book has claimed. The new book Battle of Brothers claims the relationship was “utterly broken” by Harry’s “disrespect” and the pair have barely spoken since. 7The Queen during her 2019 Christmas speech 7Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were left out of the photos displayed on the Queen's table Credit: AFP or licensors 7Biographer Robert Lacey spoke with 'countless' insiders while writing the book Robert Lacey, the author, wrote that the absence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's photograph on the table during Her Majesty's speech was "deliberate." In the excerpt, which has been serialised in the Daily Mail, Mr Lacey wrote: "The absence of a single Sussex from the 2019 assemblage of significant royal faces in the Queen’s Christmas broadcast appeared to reflect a deliberate decision on her part. "She would be providing no brand endorsement opportunities this year for Sussex Royal." It comes as the book claims Harry tore open a rift with William when he “betrayed”...
    PRINCE Harry "reevaluated life as a royal" after being left out of photos on The Queen's desk during her Christmas speech, an expert has claimed. Appearing in the Channel 5 documentary Harry and Meghan: The New Revelations, royal expert Russell Meyers claimed the Duke of Sussex was "upset" when a portrait of him, Meghan and Archie didn't feature among other images of the Royal Family. 2The Queen had photos of her father, husband, eldest son and Prince William and his family on display in her Christmas messageCredit: Getty Images - Getty The expert said: "The lack of photograph of them during the Queen's Christmas speech obviously had an effect on [Meghan and Harry]." Arguing that this made Harry "reevaluate life as a royal", they added: "They felt it was a slight, they felt put out." During her Christmas speech last year, The Queen had four framed family photos on her desk at Buckingham Palace - including one of her father King George VI and another of her husband Prince Philip. There was also a photo of the Duke and Duchess...
    The Duchess of Sussex felt Princess Michael of Kent's controversial 'blackamoor' brooch 'sent a message' after the royal wore the jewel to the Queen's Christmas lunch, according to new biography Finding Freedom. Princess Michael of Kent, 75, came under fire in for wearing the jewellery to the Queen’s event at Buckingham Palace in 2017, which was the first attended by Meghan Markle, 39.  The book, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims that 'in the back of Meghan's mind, she wondered if there wasn't a message being sent in the pin of the torso of an African man wearing a gold turban and ornate clothing.' Finding Freedom provides an intimately detailed and personalised version of the events leading up to the Sussexes' dramatic departure from royal life, with co-authors Scobie and Durand insisting 'all information in this book has at least two sources'.  Meghan Markle, 39, felt Princess Michael of Kent, 75, was 'sending a message' with her controversial 'blackamoor' brooch worn to the Duchess' first Christmas lunch with the royal family (pictured, at...
    Its associations with Queen – the rock band – are undeniable, thanks, ah-ah, to the soaring theme tune. But camp Eighties sci-fi classic Flash Gordon has been revealed to have strong links to the other Queen – Her Majesty. The cosmic romp, featuring Brian Blessed as the winged extraterrestrial Prince Vultan, is said to be our monarch's favourite film.  Camp Eighties sci-fi classic Flash Gordon has been revealed to have strong links to the other Queen – Her Majesty. Brian Blessed is pictured above as Prince Vultan The claim has been made by the larger-than-life actor, who famously booms the line that has become his catchphrase: 'Gordon's alive!' Talking to Edith Bowman on Yahoo Movies, Blessed said: 'The Queen, it's her favourite film, she watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas.' The late Max von Sydow is pictured above as Emperor Ming the Merciless in the film  The 83-year-old then impersonated Her Majesty's voice in the interview, saying: 'You know, we watch Flash Gordon all the time, me and the grandchildren. And if you don't mind, I've got the grandchildren here, would...
    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle felt snubbed after the Queen left them out of family photos during her Christmas speech, an explosive new book claims. The couple already felt "sidelined" when their picture with son Archie was not displayed in Buckingham Palace where Her Majesty gave the annual broadcast, it is said. ⚠️Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple. 5Harry and Meghan reportedly considered it a snub when they were left out of family photos during the Queen's Christmas speechCredit: Reuters 5The couple were said to have felt 'sidelined' already by the Royal familyCredit: AP:Associated Press The speech featured pictures of the Queen meeting baby Archie Instead, the Queen featured photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton with their three children, Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince Philip. There was also a black and white picture of her father King George VI on the desk in the Green Drawing Room. Bombshell biography ‘Finding Freedom’ claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex considered the apparent snub to be "yet another sign that they needed...
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