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    DAN WOOTTON (pictured) Perhaps the greatest irony in the campaign by the Sussexes to present themselves as having been ‘silenced’ by the monarchy is that the very people who have the receipts to prove what really happened are themselves silenced by law. The Sussex Survivor Squad, as they now refer to themselves, are the band of once loyal staff members who made a herculean bid to keep Meghan Markle happy as a new member of the British Royal Family, only to see their efforts burnt down time and again by the American actress and her deeply unhappy husband Prince Harry. It’s easy to understand why many of the previously devoted courtiers are now convinced the couple were on a self-destruct mission from day one, looking for any slight, aggrievement or apparent discrimination to weaponise against the institution that was working so hard to appease them. These staff members, many of whom had personally devastating exits from the employ of the Sussexes, have been unable to speak publicly, even to correct the record, constrained by draconian confidentiality provisions of working for...
    Meghan Markle is the eighth most admired member of the Royal Family, despite the controversy that has followed her and Prince Harry since 'Megxit' two years ago. The Duchess of Sussex, 41, is well-liked by younger Brits, aged 18 to 25, a new survey conducted by The Sun has revealed. The survey, which polled 2,000 Brits, indicated she was the least-favoured royal among people over the age of 65. Meghan, who was admired by 9 per cent of the poll, has more public support than her husband's uncle Prince Edward and nephew Prince George. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were the most favoured royals, being admired by 23 and 20 per cent of survey-takers, respectively.  Harry, 38, was more highly regarded than his wife and admired by 16 per cent of overall survey-takers. He is still not as popular as new King Charles and Princess Anne. The Sussexes have been surrounded by controversy since they quit being working royals in 2020. The pair, who said they wanted a more private lifestyle, have received global backlash over allegations they've made in...
    More On: meghan markle Prince Harry was ‘morbidly obsessed’ with keeping Archie’s birth private: book Meghan Markle complained about ‘not getting paid’ for royal tour, book claims Ex-staffers ‘broken’ by Meghan Markle’s alleged screaming tirades: book Johnny Depp’s girlfriend, Joelle Rich, has surprising Meghan Markle connection Meghan Markle wanted to be as big as Beyoncé overseas upon marrying Prince Harry, a new book claims. “I think Meghan thought she was going to be the Beyoncé of the UK,” a former palace insider told royal author Valentine Low for “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” (via the Times of London). “Being part of the royal family would give her that kudos,” the insider continued. “Whereas what she discovered was that there were so many rules that were so ridiculous that she couldn’t even do the things that she could do as a private individual, which is tough.” After tying the knot in May 2018, Harry and Markle announced on Jan. 8, 2020, their intention to “step back” from their...
    Prince Harry was so unhappy with his life as a working royal that Meghan’s work in helping him find an escape route should be recognized, a source has said. In his new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, which is being serialized by The Times of London, Valentine Low cites “a surprising source—someone who knows Harry well but remains upset about what Harry and Meghan did”—as saying: “There is a part of me that thinks Meghan did Harry the greatest kindness anyone could do to him, which was to take him out of the royal family, because he was just desperately unhappy in the last couple of years in his working life. We knew he was unhappy, but we didn’t really know what the solution would be. She came along and found the solution.” Low, who is the respected royal correspondent for The Times, has previously alleged in the book that Meghan’s treatment of staff left them, on occasion, “shaking” with fear. However he also says in the book that Meghan and Harry felt “cornered” by the...
    BOMBSHELL claims Prince Harry found out the Queen had died on the news have emerged today - but the Palace insist he was told on his dash to Scotland. The Duke of Sussex is said to have "chartered a £30,000 private jet" to get him to Scotland in a desperate attempt to see the Queen before she died. 5Harry looked distraught when arriving by car at BalmoralCredit: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia 5Prince Harry left Scotland the morning after he found out his grandmother the Queen had diedCredit: Paul Edwards The 38-year-old had been in the UK for a whirlwind charity tour with wife Meghan Markle when it was announced that doctors of the Queen, 96, were "concerned for Her Majesty's health". The statement was made at 12.32pm on Thursday, September 8 - with the Royal Family rushing to Balmoral to be with the monarch. Tragically, while King Charles and his sister Anne, the Princess Royal, were able to be with the Queen, their brothers Princes Andrew and Edward, along with William, arrived too late after landing in Scotland at 3.50pm. And The Telegraph has...
    King Charles is willing to officially give the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children prince and princess titles - but 'there is a caveat and that caveat is trust', according to a royal expert. Speaking during the latest episode of True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, Katie Nicholl discussed speculation over whether Harry and Meghan's children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, will be officially acknowledged by the new titles. Following the death of the Queen, who died peacefully at Balmoral on September 8, aged 96, the Sussex children are entitled to them as grandchildren of the monarch.  However, as Katie noted, the children are still listed on the royal website as 'Master' and 'Miss'. She said that King Charles is 'willing to give those titles, but it comes with a caveat, and that caveat is trust'.  King Charles is willing to officially give the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children prince and princess titles - but 'there is a caveat and that caveat is trust', according Katie Nicholl   Katie explained: 'One of the interesting things that came out in all...
    The Duchess of Sussex was 'unresponsive' to Queen Consort Camilla's advice to her when she first joined The Firm, a royal book has claimed. A new biography of the Queen Consort, written by Angela Levin, claims the then-Duchess of Cornwall organised lunches with Meghan and did her best to welcome her into the family - but her advice fell flat with an 'unresponsive' Meghan. An extract of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, which was published in the Telegraph, Levin claims Camilla was keen to help Meghan at the beginning of her relationship with Harry after herself struggling to be accepted by the Royal Family, and 'warmly' welcomed her when she first arrived in London. A biography of the Queen Consort Camilla, written by Angela Levin, claims the then-Duchess of Cornwall was keen to welcome Meghan into the family (Meghan and Queen Consort Camilla at the Queen's funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday) Levin claimed Meghan was 'unresponsive' to Camilla's efforts to advise her on the increased scrutiny she would receive as a senior member of the Royal Family (pictured:...
    THE Queen adored Harry "right to the end" and had hoped the rift between he and his family would be healed, a palace insider claims. Royal historian Robert Hardman says Her Majesty's love for the Duke of Sussex never faded, but it would have been one of her "dearest wishes" the feuding among the her family would stop. 2A royal expert says the Queen's adored Prince Harry right until the end of her lifeCredit: Getty 2Robert Hardman claims Her Majesty also would have hoped for the feuding to endCredit: Getty - Contributor The author, who wrote Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, told PEOPLE Magazine the late monarch "adored Harry right to the end, and Harry adored her". But however grand her love, Hardman said the Queen would have been hoping Harry and Meghan put their woes to one side. He said: "I think she was one of the conduits between Windsor and California, and it would have been one of her dearest wishes that [the family] patch things up." Her Majesty died peacefully...
    Furious Prince Harry snubbed dinner with King Charles III and William at Balmoral after the new monarch banned Meghan from joining them at the Scottish estate on the day the Queen died, it is being reported. Prince Harry allegedly snubbed his father and brother when having dinner at Balmoral after the new King banned his wife from attending More to follow... 
    The Queen 'adored Harry right to the end' and would have wished for the family to 'patch things up', a royal historian has claimed.  Robert Hardman, author of Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, believes that Her Majesty was 'one of the conduits between Windsor and California'. Speaking to PEOPLE Magazine, he expressed that it would have been one of the late monarch's 'dearest wishes' to connect the rift within the family since Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping back from royal duties in 2020. Relations between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the Royal Family have been strained since Harry and Meghan moved to California shortly before the coronavirus pandemic. Relations between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the Royal Family have been strained since Harry and Meghan moved to California. Members of the family pictured last week  The Queen (pictured days before her death) 'adored Harry right to the end' and would have wished for the family to 'patch things up', a royal historian has claimed The...
    PRINCE William and his wife Kate were "relieved" when Harry and Meghan left for the US, royal insiders claim. The Prince and Princess of Wales reportedly felt "a sense of relief" when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to give up royal life to move to California because "the drama was gone". 3The Prince and Princess of Wales were reportedly 'relieved' when Harry and Meghan left for the USCredit: AP 3William apparently cannot forgive his brother for splitting the Royal FamilyCredit: PA Sources told Vanity Fair that this was in large part because William still cannot forgive his brother for splitting the Royal Family. There is a storm brewing amongst The Firm, as King Charles is reportedly considering stripping the Sussex children, Archie and Lillibet, of their prince and princess titles. The new king's decision is said to hinge on the content of Harry's upcoming memoir, due to be published in the new year. This is set to reignite the row first set off by the refusal to allow the children HRH titles. The decision apparently left the Sussexes...
    Princess Charlene of Monaco made a return to the world stage this week as she attended the Queen's funeral in London - in what was her highest profile appearance to date after a difficult 18 months. Zimbabwean-born Charlene spent some 10 months in South Africa last year, after contracting a serious sinus infection during a solo charity trip. The illness left her hospitalised and delayed her return to Monaco. After returning to the principality last November, the mother-of-two almost immediately left and went to Switzerland to receive treatment for 'exhaustion'. She returned to public duty in May, making the occasional public appearance with her husband Prince Albert and her children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella by her side.  She posed with Albert for a portrait marking their 11th wedding anniversary, and joined him in taking her children back to school earlier this month.  However she made her biggest return to public duty earlier this week, when she joined her husband at the Queen's historic funeral in London, joining 2,000 other mourners  at Westminster Abbey. Princess Charlene of Monaco made a return...
    PRINCE William today gave a sweet nod to the Queen as he told how his family has received "great comfort" during their time of grief. The Prince of Wales, 40, was due to co-host The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit in New York City today. 3Prince William today spoke of his sadness as he addressed the Earthshot summit via video in New York But he instead described the "saddest of circumstances" following his grandmother's death, as he and his family continue to mourn for Her Majesty. William was due to make the solo trip to the United States today, where he would have been joined by previous winners of his £50million global environmental competition. And in a video, recorded on Tuesday at the Windsor Estate, the prince said he believed the Queen would have "been delighted to hear about" the summit. In a virtual message to those gathered in New York, William said: "Though it is the saddest of circumstances that means I cannot join you in person today, I am pleased to be able to join you in video...
    Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton did not exchange a word in the ten days preceding the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth, reports claimed Wednesday, and Harry’s truce with his brother will collapse if Harry presses ahead with plans to publish a memoir. Sources told respected royal correspondent Russell Myers of the Daily Mirror that despite careful attempts to portray a united front, including a public walkabout by Harry, Meghan, William and Kate at Windsor Castle, there would be no reconciliation until all Harry’s “cards are on the table,” and the book is either published or scrapped. A source described as a “royal insider” told Myers: “The family continue to be in mourning and are now finally being allowed to grieve for the queen away from the gaze of millions. “However, any talk of a truce between the Prince (William) and the Duke (Harry) would only be temporary. “There is still a serious amount of distrust in the air and there hasn’t been any cause for that to change.” Referring to Harry’s memoir, the release date of which is...
    While fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have pushed the idea that the California exiles were deliberately singled out to be snubbed and humiliated during the 11 days leading up to the Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, they might consider the case of Mary, the princess of Denmark. Like Harry and Meghan, Princess Mary received an invitation for a funeral-related event that was later rescinded because the powers-that-be realized that she had been sent the  invitation by mistake. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary arrive to Christiansburg Castle to attend the Queens Gala Dinner on the occasion of the 50 years anniversary of the queen’s accession to the throne on September 11, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen/Getty Images)  In her case, Mary received an invitation to attend the state funeral for the queen, which took place Monday, the Daily Mail reported. On Sept. 13, the Danish royal family confirmed that Mary would attend the funeral with her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, and his mother, Queen Margrethe II, who was Elizabeth’s third cousin and a...
    THE QUEEN is one of Britain's biggest landowners and as well as the world-famous Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty has dozens of other properties across the UK. From the Crown Estate portfolio to private castles and stately homes, here are the properties the Queen and Royal Family own. 7 Balmoral is one of The Queen's private residencies What properties does the Queen own? The Royal Family has two types of residence - those owned by the Crown Estate and those it privately owns. Most high-ranking royals lease at least one property from the Crown Estate, with the Queen, Prince Charles , Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Anne all among those who also have private residences. As the head of the Firm, the Queen has the largest amount of land and properties. Buckingham Palace 7 The Queen owns Buckingham Palace, in right of The CrownCredit: Getty - Contributor The iconic Buckingham Palace sits in the City of Westminster and dates back to 1837. It is open to the public at certain times of year for a tour of some of the...
    The Australian man who claims to be the secret love child of King Charles and Queen Camilla says he has 'a big hug' ready for fellow royal 'black sheep' Prince Harry. Simon Charles Dorante-Day also says the 'family' likeness his children bear to the Windsors are a daily reminder of the Queen and the sadness of her passing.  Mr Dorante-Day, 56, said that, as the son who was shunned by Charles from birth, he has a 'lot to talk about' with Harry. Queensland-based engineer Simon Charles Dorante-Day, 56, (pictured) was adopted at eight months old and maintains that his adoptive grandmother told him on her deathbed that he was the 'secret son' of Charles and Camilla  'We are both the black sheep of the royal family, I would say we have that bond,' Dorante-Day told Channel Seven. 'And I believe Harry would be receptive to my plight.  'He got f***ed over by his dad, he has a bone to pick with Charles. Just like I do. 'The first thing I'd do if I met them is I'd give them a...
    KING Charles has flown to Scotland to begin a royal period of mourning after burying his mother The Queen. His Majesty is expected to visit Balmoral castle where the Queen died 12 days ago.  6King Charles has travelled to Scotland to reflect during a period of mourning 6Queen Camilla left Windsor Castle this morningCredit: Dan Jones Images He could also spend some time at Birkhall, his Scottish home on the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire.  The Royal Family will be in mourning for another seven days at the new monarch’s wish. King Charles left RAF Northolt on a private jet with Queen Camilla this morning. Police removed their helmets and bowed as he stepped onto the flight. READ MORE ON THE QUEEN'S DEATHSENT HER VICTORIOUS Grandeur & emotion as we says farewell to our beloved QueenFINALLY AT REST Royals come together for Queen's private burial after '4bn watched funeral' It comes after am incredible unseen picture of the Queen has been released after the monarch's emotional funeral yesterday. The image shows Her Majesty hiking in 1971 at Balmoral in...
    A biographer of Queen Elizabeth II has slammed her funeral as a 'façade' and called on the royal family to 'atone' for a history of slavery and colonisation. Clive Irving took aim at the monarchy at the moment the Queen's coffin was being taken to Windsor Castle yesterday in her emotional funeral procession as grief-stricken Britons came together to pay their respects. The reporter, who questioned the longevity of the royal family in his 2021 book, The Last Queen, said the Crown was 'responsible' for the worst excesses of the British Empire. He also blasted new heir to the throne Prince William for his 'misjudged' tour of the Caribbean earlier this year, which was met with protests and demands for slavery reparations and a renewed debate about the legacy of empire.  Mr Irving told MSNBC about the funeral pageantry: 'A lot of this seems to be façade, it's almost like a Potemkin village exercise. 'There's all this regal display of something that, as one of your guests said earlier, nobody does it better than the British, but you always have to ask what lies...
    Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth's funeral - when others were clearly in tears.  Prince Harry's wife was seen wiping away a tear during the moving ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Monday, with a trail of her tears clearly showing on her cheek. The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; 'Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really.' Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth's funeral  The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; 'Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really' The poster, who calls themselves the 'SussexDetective', switched off replies to the tweet. The duchess was later pictured battling with her emotions as the Queen's coffin left the Abbey on its journey to her final resting place in...
    Eagle-eyed royal commentators have noted the distinct absence of Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark at the Queen's funeral, despite her husband and tearful mother-in-law sitting in the front row by the coffin. The Danish royal family were said to be attending in full force when they made an official announcement on September 13 but six days later the 50-year-old mother-of-four was nowhere to be seen.  'HM The Queen and the Crown Prince Couple [will be] present at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on 19 September 2022 at Westminster Abbey in London, Great Britain,' the statement last week said. Photos and video footage shot at the funeral showed Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe - now the only reigning Queen left in the world - sitting opposite King Charles III and his family on Monday. But Mary wasn't beside the next heir to the Danish throne and she wasn't in the row behind them either. Eagle-eyed royal commentators have noted the distinct absence of Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark at the Queen's funeral The Danish royal family were said to...
    THE Royal Family united a nation in mourning yesterday at a majestic funeral service befitting the Queen’s unrivalled 70-year reign. Their faces mirrored the sorrow felt across the country and globe at the passing of Britain’s longest-serving monarch. 14Sombre Catherine, the Princess of Wales, at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth IICredit: James Whatling 14King Charles looked emotional at his late mother's funeral at Westminster AbbeyCredit: Reuters 14Stoic Camilla lead younger royals at the Abbey - pictured Meghan, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Catherine and Sophie Countess of WessexCredit: ©Karwai Tang 14Meghan was seen wiping a tear at the State Funeral of Her Majesty The QueenCredit: Rex King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex all struggled to keep their emotions in check at Westminster Abbey — where Her Majesty had previously been married and crowned. Mourners, many adorned with medals, were joined by scores of world leaders all clutching their orders of service. The Abbey’s choir fell silent and a hush descended over the 2,000-strong congregation as the Queen’s coffin began its short procession...
    More On: death of queen elizabeth ii Meghan Markle gave Prince Harry ‘silent support’ at Queen’s funeral: expert Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis attend funeral with Prince Andrew Prince Harry and Prince William keep their distance at Queen’s funeral Camilla honors Queen Elizabeth II with brooch at funeral Paying his respects to the crown. David Beckham praised the “loving” royal family following the emotional funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. “Our Queen is home… Today we said a final farewell to Her Majesty The Queen. This week the world has mourned the loss of a unique, inspirational & caring leader,” Beckham wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the late monarch’s casket. He continued, “People from all walks of life came together in their thousands to show gratitude for our beloved Queen. Alongside the incredible ceremony and tradition we have watched a loving family grieve for a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and dedication.” The former athlete, 47, concluded the heartfelt post by saying...
    MIKE Tindall has been praised by viewers after he was spotted comforting the Queen's youngest grandson at Her Majesty's state funeral today. Zara Tindall's husband Mike, who is an ex-England rugby player, was seen affectionately placing his arm on the back of Sophie Wessex's son James, Viscount Severn as they arrived at Westminster Abbey. 3MIKE Tindall was spotted comforting James, Viscount Severn, 14, at Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Mike put a loving arm around the Queen's youngest grandsonCredit: Getty Images - Getty The 14-year-old was seated alongside Mike, and his sister Lady Louise Windsor, 18, for the duration of the emotional service. It wasn't long before the moving moment was inundated with praise on Twitter. "Family is everything - well done Mike," enthused one. A second praised: "I love him. What a great addition to that family. Zara chose well." READ MORE ON ROYAL FAMILYMA’AM'S BEST FRIEND Royal fans in tears as Queen’s loyal corgis wait for her coffinBow down The cute moment Charlotte appears to remind Prince George about royal protocol A...
    ALL eyes are on the Royal Family as they honour the Queen's life and share a time to say goodbye with Brits. Today's funeral and committal service for Her Majesty will draw the nation's ten days of mourning to a close - but what do the two events represent? 1Both a funeral and a committal service will take place for the Queen todayCredit: Reuters What is the committal service? The committal service will serve as the final farewell to Her Majesty. From 1pm around 800 guests will be welcomed inside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, for the Queen's goodbye. The service will be led by The Right Reverend David Conner, KCVO, Dean of Windsor. During the proceedings, the Imperial State Crown, the orb and the sceptre will be lifted from the Queen's coffin by the Crown Jeweller. READ MORE ON THE QUEEN'S DEATHSON SUPPORT Prince George ‘heartbreakingly-sad’ at Queen’s funeral, says body language proROYAL TRIBUTE Princess Charlotte pays sweet tribute to the queen with jewellery How is the committal different to the funeral? A committal service is commonly held...
    Celtic fans interrupted the minute's applause in memory of the Queen before their game against St Mirren on Sunday by singing anti-Royal chants. The Scottish FA had left it up to individual clubs to make a decision on whether they wanted to pay tribute to the Queen this weekend following her death earlier this month. The majority of matches across the UK have seen fans and players observe a minute's silence and sing the national anthem ahead of kick-off, but this time there was a minute's applause. However, chants could be heard over the top of the applause from the Celtic end, as fans sang: 'If you hate the Royal Family, clap your hands.' Supporters also held up a banner with the same message, while there were audible boos before the minute's applause had even got underway. The Celtic players and manager Ange Postecoglou continued to applaud throughout the minute before the referee blew his whistle to signal that 60 seconds was up. Following the applause, the national anthem was not played as the game started shortly afterwards. The Queen...
    More On: camilla parker bowles Queen Consort Camilla in ‘quite a lot of pain’ after breaking toe A separate peace: Why Charles and Camilla keep separate homes — and bedrooms Why Meghan Markle wasn’t in Kate Middleton, Camilla’s car for Queen’s procession King Charles loses his temper over a leaky pen: ‘Can’t bear this bloody thing’ The four wives of Windsor stood together Wednesday as Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was ushered into Westminster Hall to lie in state. With great care, the eight young Grenadier Guards entrusted with the task of carrying the monarch’s body into the Palace of Westminster gently laid the coffin down upon the raised platform known as a catafalque. The coffin was draped in the Royal Standard flag, representing the Sovereign and the UK, with the Imperial State Crown resting on top. Camilla — the new Queen Consort after her husband was proclaimed King Charles III — stood next to her daughter-in-law Kate, the new Princess of Wales. Meanwhile, Sophie Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward and...
    Members of the royal family were pictured looking solemn and emotional as they watched the Queen's children guard her coffin in a vigil this evening. King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward repeated their ceremonial Vigil of Princes that they had first carried out at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh as their mother the Queen lies in state. As the children gathered again to pay their respects to their mother at Westminster Hall in London, where the Queen will lie in state until her funeral on Monday, other members of the royal family, including Queen Consort Camilla, were in the stands watching in solemn silence. Members of the royal family watched on during the Vigil of Princes in Westminster Hall. Pictured L-R: James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall, Mia Tindall, Lena Tindall Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi appeared visibly moved as he watched over the vigil next to Princess Eugenie (centre) and Princess Beatrice (right) Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son, was permitted to...
    Sophie, Countess of Wessex has been described as a 'savvy peacemaker' who may be tasked with 'soothing tensions between the Sussexes and the rest of the Firm'. The 57-year-old royal, who has been married to Prince Edward, 58, since 1999, will share at the Queen's funeral on Monday with the Duchess of Sussex. It follows the pair being driven together behind Her Majesty's procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall earlier this week. Now according to royal expert Camilla Tominey, writing in the Telegraph, the job of making sure the 'Sussexes are made to feel part of this week’s sombre proceedings' appears to have fallen to Sophie.  The job of 'making sure the 'Sussexes are made to feel part of this week’s sombre proceedings' appears to have fallen to Sophie (pictured)' according to royal expert Camilla Tominey Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, (left) will share a car with the Duchess of Sussex (right) during the Queen's funeral on Monday. Here they are pictured sharing a car during the procession of the Queen's coffin earlier this week According to a former aide, Sophie...
    Although the extended Royal Family is much larger, there are less working members than you might think. They usually appear at a variety of events and engagements to represent the monarch. Who are the working royals in the British Royal Family? "Working royals" are representatives of the monarch and appear on their behalf at official engagements. This includes going on international tours, hosting state dinners, opening buildings and presenting gongs. All their expenses - excluding those covered by the Government for things like travel and security - which were previously paid for by the Queen, using income from her private estate, the Duchy of Lancaster, will now be paid for the same way by King Charles. READ MORE ON THE ROYAL FAMILY MEDAL GUIDE All Royals' medals from Harry's Afghanistan service to Andrew in Falklands WarTIME HONOURED TRADITION Inside the royal funeral day tradition which dates back 120 years The most important responsibilities, like receiving heads of state, will likely be performed by direct heirs. So who are working royals currently? King Charles III King Charles acceded to...
    THE medals being worn by the Royal Family for Prince Philip's funeral were revealed earlier today. The list of medals was unveiled by Buckingham Palace in the commentary notes ahead of this afternoon's service at St George's Chapel. ???? Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates 14The Royal Family are wearing an array of medals at Philip's funeral today 14The Royal Family will be wearing their medals at today's funeral for Prince PhilipCredit: SKY NEWS Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, William and Harry are among the senior royals who were displaying medals during today's proceedings as the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest. They include medals that honour the Duke of Sussex's service with the British Army in Afghanistan. Andrew's service as a Sea King helicopter pilot during the 1982 Falklands War was also marked by one of his medals. Today's funeral was attended by just 30 mourners under Covid regulations, with the Queen leading the Royal Family. WHAT MEDALS DO THE ROYAL FAMILY WEAR? 14The royals will be displaying an array of medals todayCredit: Getty...
    You don’t just marry the person you love, you marry into their family, too — whether you like it or not. And in the Royal Family, that bargain is perhaps more pronounced and bittersweet than in most. This week, we were reminded of the price paid in particular by the wives of Windsor, each of whom has given up so much and taken on even more, just to be with the man they love. Is it worth it? On Wednesday, Camilla, Kate, Sophie and Meghan formed a line of immaculate, grieving elegance in Westminster Hall, a sad quartet in black stockings and funereal weeds, taking their place in history. After falling in love with their respective princes and dukes, each of them has seen their life change irrevocably, and not always for the better. Camilla Queen Consort, Catherine Princess of Wales, Sophie Countess of Wessex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex during Queen Elizabeth II's coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall Prince William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during the procession for the late monarch...
    TAKE a look at the ocean of flowers ­outside the palaces and royal residences. Look at the mourners queuing for miles alongside the Thames for a few fleeting moments opposite the Queen’s coffin. 2A queue of mourners lay around the floral tributes flowers outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth IICredit: Alamy Look at the staggering numbers expected in London on Monday. Look at the forecasts for global TV viewers . . . as many as four billion, more than half the population of the planet, the biggest television event in history. These are the true measures of the Queen’s worldwide fame, the popularity of our Royal Family and the fascination it holds — which we confidently predict will remain undimmed long after the new King’s reign is well-established. This is the real world — not the broiling, hate-filled version on social media where troll after nameless troll spits bile about unelected royals and their total cost to the public purse (a cost, in fact, vastly outweighed by the income they bring into Britain). READ MORE ON...
    EVERY year, on Christmas Day, the royal family is pictured walking to church in Sandringham. But are they Protestant or Catholic, and what's the history of the Church of England? Here's everything you need to know. ???? Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates 4 The royal family are all members of the Church of England - which is governed by the QueenCredit: Getty Images - Getty What religion is the royal family? Every member of the royal family is Christened into the Church of England, which is a Protestant strain of Christianity. The reigning monarch, who's currently the Queen, holds the title of Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. During her 1953 Coronation, Her Majesty was anointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and took an oath to "maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England". As part of her role as the Defender of the Faith, the Queen helps the Prime Minister appoint archbishops, bishops and deans of the Church of England. Prince Charles has previously said that, when he becomes King,...
    London (CNN)Two brothers reunited in grief. Royal-watchers have been relieved to see the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex standing side-by-side once more as they mourn the death of their beloved grandmother.It's been a turbulent two years since Harry and Meghan stepped back as working members of the royal family, with the rift in the clan heavily speculated upon by the public and media alike. On Wednesday, we will see the pair -- along with other members of the family -- on foot behind the Queen's coffin as it makes its way through the streets of central London to Westminster Hall, in a procession like no other.It will be a somber moment when the city falls silent, the only sounds the tolling of Big Ben and minute guns firing in Hyde Park.A source exclusively told us yesterday that the brothers were expected to have dinner with other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after the Queen's coffin arrived from Scotland. The plane carrying her coffin was the most-tracked flight ever, according to aviation website...
    The eyes of the world are on the United Kingdom. The future of the British monarchy has come together to mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. It has been a dramatic and emotional experience for billions. Most remarkably, the 'Fab Four' appeared to have called a truce. A global audience watched as feuding brothers Prince William and Harry - and their feuding wives - walked together in a rare joint appearance to greet the queen's mourners and review the flowers and gifts left outside Buckingham Palace, where the Queen's coffin returned Tuesday after its 500 mile journey from Scotland. Why, after Harry and Meghan accused their family of racism, cruelty and much more, even Oprah thinks that there's now hope for royal reconciliation What happens from here is anyone's guess. But here's mine: This peace is temporary. It's more of a ceasefire. I never really held very strong thoughts about the Royals until Harry and Meghan splashed onto the scene. The future of the British monarchy has come together to mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. It has...
    Royal families of Europe will be travelling to London en masse to pay their respects to the late Queen at her funeral on Monday.  More than just a fellow monarch, the Queen is remembered as a beloved cousin, a 'role model' and even 'auntie Lilibet' by European kings and queens whose familial ties to the British Royal Family date back generations.   King Felipe VI of Spain, who is the monarch's third cousin once removed, was amongst the firsts the confirm that he and his wife Queen Letizia will be attending the late Monarch's funeral at Westminster Abbey.  King Willem-Alexander of the The Netherlands, the Queen's fifth cousin twice removed, will also attend with his wife, Queen Maxima.    More than just a foreign royal to them, the Queen has been remembered as a 'role model,' a beloved cousins and 'auntie Lilibet' by Europe's royals who will be coming to her funeral next week. Pictured: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherland, who will attend with his wife Maxima, right, is a Queen's distant cousin  King Felipe VI of Spain, who wll attend...
    Hunkered down on her heels, eyes red-rimmed as she studied the floral tributes and loving messages, the Countess of Wessex appeared lost in thought. Her deep sorrow was evident in this and every other image of her seen in the days since the Queen died. And it should come as no surprise. Sophie and her mother-in-law were so close that she had become like a ‘second daughter’. Indeed, after losing her own mum, Mary Rhys-Jones, to stomach cancer in 2005 at just 71, she had taken to affectionately calling the Queen ‘Mama’. They spent a lot of time together. Sophie and her husband Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son, live with their two children just a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle at Bagshot Park. Walking their dogs together was a favourite past-time. They also shared a love of military history, spending hours poring over ancient documents in the Royal Archives at Windsor. Hunkered down on her heels, eyes red-rimmed as she studied the floral tributes and loving messages, the Countess of Wessex appeared lost in thought The seeds of...
    Another death in the House of Windsor, another long walk in public behind the flag-draped coffin of a much-loved mother, another sad day in the history of this family. Yesterday, the Queen’s four children walked through Edinburgh behind the hearse carrying their beloved Mama on one of her last journeys. And as they slow-marched through the silent streets of the Scottish capital, it brought to mind another September funeral a long time ago. The deaths of Elizabeth II and Princess Diana may be a quarter-century apart, but many watching this melancholy progression were reminded that the rituals of royal death remain the same. On that morning in 1997, it was the Windsor men who walked through London behind Diana’s coffin. Many years later, Prince Harry would claim that the ordeal damaged him for life. He has been vocal with his criticism that no child should have been asked to do what he did, to have his ‘grief observed by thousands of people.’ He was just 12 years old at the time, and looked tiny and vulnerable in his grown-up lounge...
    Oprah Winfrey said she hopes that 'burying the dead' will help Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally make 'peace' with the royals - one year after the couple's explosive interview with the host appeared to contribute to the family's falling out. Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, have reunited with Prince William, 40, and his wife, Kate Middleton, 40, in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death. The siblings' relationship appeared to fracture after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were stepping away from their royal duties and leaving the monarchy behind to relocate to the states in early 2020. The couple, who are now raising their two kids, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, in a $14 million mansion in Los Angeles, California, later spoke out about their decision on Oprah's show - during which, they made a series of bombshell accusations, including that an unnamed royal raised 'concerns and conversations' about how dark Archie's skin would be before he was born, and that Kate once made Meghan cry over a flower girl dress before her wedding to...
    PRINCE Andrew has been BANNED from wearing military uniform at the Queen’s funeral, it is understood. The Duke of York is instead expected to wear a suit, as he did for Prince Philip's funeral. 1 All other working members of the Royal Family will wear their military attire. A Palace source said: "As a non-working member of the Royal Family, the Duke of York will not wear uniform except as a special mark of respect for Her Majesty the Queen at the final vigil in Westminster Hall." Most read in Royal'TEMPORARY' Wills & Harry's truce short-lived unless there's a 'major shift in attitudes'BOND OF BROTHERS Wills & Harry could walk side by side behind Queen’s coffin at her funeralGODSPEED 'Departure of the soul of the nation' as Queen leaves Balmoral for final timeHELPING HAND Watch moment Harry 'helps Meghan with royal protocol' during Fab Four reunion
    KING Charles III will lead the Royal Family on foot in a poignant procession behind The Queen's coffin when it travels through Edinburgh today. Her Majesty will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to nearby St Giles' Cathedral in a sombre journey to allow the public to pay their respects. 13King Charles will lead some of the royals on foot in today's service for Queen in EdinburghCredit: PA 13Her Majesty will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to nearby St Giles' Cathedral (pictured) in a sombre journey to allow the public to pay their respectsCredit: AP 13Thousands lined the street in Edinburgh as The Queen's coffin was carried through the street on SundayCredit: AP 13The Queen's coffin arrived at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on SundayCredit: AP The cortege will see The Queen's coffin travel in a straight line up Canongate and the Royal Mile in the heart of the city. King Charles will lead some of the royals on foot, expected to be the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice...
    She left to morning birdsong, the muted sobs of her devoted Balmoral staff and Glen Gelder, a favourite lament played by a lone piper – her own piper, of course. More than six hours and 175 miles later, following a final journey across the land she loved perhaps more than any other, Elizabeth, Queen of Scots arrived in the most handsome of her capitals last night to find its most famous thoroughfare filled to capacity. In between, she progressed at a stately pace – saluted by tearful subjects, livestock and even tractors – as she meandered her way through the rugged glens, villages and cities of eastern Scotland. She had known them all as well as anyone alive. For there cannot have been very much of this route which she had not either owned, opened or visited at some point in her record-breaking reign. (Indeed, as her motorcade reached the Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth, which she opened in 2017, it was astonishing to think that she had also opened the adjacent Forth Road Bridge in 1964). Robert Hardman:...
    King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will no longer use their Clarence House social media accounts and will instead use the Royal Family feed. The Clarence House pages have been updated to say: 'This account is no longer being updated.  'Please follow The @RoyalFamily for updates on His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.' The Clarence House accounts had 1.1million followers on Twitter and a further 1.7million on Instagram. The last post shared from the account was a black and white portrait picture of the Queen confirming her death at Balmoral on Thursday. It comes after William and Kate, now the Prince and Princess of Wales updated their social media pages to reflect their new royal titles. The couple's website was also updated to the Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales. King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, look on during his proclamation as King during the accession council Meanwhile, Charles smiled through the pain as he continued with royal duties three days on from the death of his mother. The new...
    Pipe Major Scott Methven, who was the Queen's Piper until 2019, has recalled the 'banter' he had with the 'easy-going and funny' monarch during his four-year tenure. The 48-year-old described being moved from the army in 2015 to live in Buckingham Palace as 'surreal', but said that he struck up a 'great relationship' with the Queen. He said: 'She had really a quick wit as is well-documented. It was just always one-liners, I had so much sort of banter with the Queen, it was great. 'The first time when I was appointed, she turned around and said to me 'Look, the only reason you got this job is because you're the same height as me' and then she just walked away. The professional bagpiper recalled accidentally calling the Queen Your Royal Highness in Windsor instead of Her Majesty during the royal Ascot week.  The 48-year-old described being moved from the army in 2015 to live in Buckingham Palace as 'surreal', but explained he struck up a 'great relationship' with the Queen 'I didn't expect it from the Queen if that...
    The Royal Family Instagram account has shared a selection of photos of the Queen with Prince Charles throughout her reign in a post marking the transition of power. The photos show the mother and son at Prince Charles's Christening, at the Coronation and at the state opening of Parliament.  It was accompanied by a caption praising the sense of duty shared by the Queen and her heir.  The Royal Family Instagram account has shared a selection of photos of the Queen with Prince Charles throughout her reign in a post marking the transition of power. The first photograph shows a young Princess Elizabeth with her son at his christening (pictured) Another photo shows the Queen and Prince Charles walking hand-in-hand during the State Opening of Parliament in 2019 The photos were shared alongside a lengthy Instagram caption highlighting the Queen and Prince Charles's shared sense of duty  It reads: '[The Queen's] commitment to a life of service became a guiding principle throughout her reign and was illustrated in the sheer volume of work which she undertook as Queen - from her...
    A YOUNG well-wisher has told how she hugged Meghan Markle to “show her that she’s welcome” in Britain. Hoards of royal fans were yesterday in awe as Princes William and Harry and wives Kate and Meghan dramatically reunited in tribute to the Queen at Windsor Castle. 3Meghan Markle was hugged by a mourner 3Princes William and Harry and wives Kate and Meghan dramatically reunited yesterday in tribute to the Queen 3The fan looked visibly shocked to meet the Duchess of Sussex As the crowd applauded, a nervous-looking Meghan, 41, held Harry’s hand for reassurance. But one 14-year-old fan made her feel right at home when she gave the duchess a hug. She told CNN: “We just waiting for her to come and she came over and asked my name and how my day was and how long I was waiting. “I asked her if I could have a hug and she hugged me back. It was just quite an amazing moment.” It comes as... Princes William and Harry and wives Kate and Meghan dramatically reunited yesterday in tribute to the Queen...
    A British historian slammed woke MSNBC host Ali Velshi on live TV Saturday for only 'concentrating on the negatives' after he began a special on the Queen's legacy by condemning the history of the royal family. Velshi began his special on the Queen's legacy Saturday talking about her long reign and saying she 'was a constant for the British people. 'She endeared herself to the public, and her popularity is unmatched by any other member of the royal family,' Velshi, a Canadian-American, mused. But, he then added: 'As beloved as Elizabeth was, she also represented an institution that had a long and ugly history of brutal colonialism, violence, theft and slavery. 'For many centuries, the British robbed other nations of their wealth and power, and exploited their people,' he continued.   'Even as Queen Elizabeth's reign largely marked the beginning of the post colonial era, the horrors that her long line of ancestors inflicted upon many generations of people across the globe continues to be the source of pain. Following those remarks, Velshi shared a clip of the new king's speech...
    FANS have ripped The Today Show after the weekend hosts referred to a Royal family member by the incorrect title. On Friday night, King Charles announced that his son William and Kate, previously the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, will now be known as the Prince and Princess of Wales. 5The Today Show anchors referred to Kate by her maiden nameCredit: NBC 5Fans slammed the hosts as the Princess of Wales has been married for over a decadeCredit: Getty But on Saturday morning's episode of The Today Show, the weekend hosts referred to the newly-instated Princess as "Kate Middleton." "We are back on a Saturday morning with more on the changing monarchy with King Charles announcing his wife as Queen consort and his daughter-in-law Kate as the Princess of Wales," co-anchor Peter Alexander revealed. The morning news show shared the clip on Twitter alongside the caption: "King Charles III’s wife Camilla is officially queen consort. Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton is now Princess of Wales." But fans were shocked by the use of Kate's maiden name, as she has been Kate,...