Cheltenham: Queen Consort Camilla arrives for Ladies Day
Prince Harry was asked by the Home Office to give a 28 days notice before making a trip to the UK, reports suggest.
The Duke of Sussex was informed that it would then be a matter for the Home Office to consider whether the requested security arrangements were necessary, following his decision to step back from royal duties.
The details of the dispute were disclosed in legal documents relating to Prince Harry’s libel claim against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) over an article about his challenge against the Home Office over security arrangements, which returned the High Court on Friday (17 March).
The libel claim was temporarily paused in December last year to see if a settlement could be reached between the duke and the publisher.
Meanwhile, the Prince and Princess of Wales’ three children are all expected to be given key roles at the coronation of King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort on 6 May, while the Sussex’s children, Archie and Lilbet, are reportedly “not yet” invited to the event.
Prince George, Charlotte and Louis are expected to join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla who will travel in the Golden State Coach as they return to the palace. The Times reports that an invite has not yet been extended to Harry and Meghan’s children.
Queen remembered by royal family on first Mother’s Day since her death
The late Queen has been remembered by the King on the first Mother’s Day since her death.
A poignant message celebrating all mothers was posted online alongside treasured images which showed Charles as a beaming baby standing on the Queen’s lap, while an adult Camilla is seen smiling as she stands behind her elderly mother.
The Twitter post is accompanied by the message: “To all mothers everywhere, and to those who may be missing their mums today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #MothersDay.”
The Queen died in September aged 96.
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Ellie Muir19 March 2023 12:58
Princess of Wales shares heartfelt Mother’s Day message and unseen family photograph
The Princess of Wales has shared a heartfelt message on Mother’s Day, accompanied by an unseen photograph of herself with her three children.
The photograph shows Kate with Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four, sitting in a tree smiling at the camera.
The caption reads: “Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours,” with a red heart emoji.
Ellie Muir19 March 2023 13:30
Sussexes ‘struck deal’ with Buckingham palace to pay ‘no further rent’ on Frogmore Cottage, report claims
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly struck a deal with Buckingham Palace to pay no further rent on Frogmore Cottage after refunding the £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money used for its refurbishment.
It was previously reported that the Sussexes would pay a “commercial rate” for the Grade II-listed 10-bedroom mansion on the Windsor estate.
Palace officials have now confirmed (according to Mail On Sunday) that the couple’s lump-sum payment fulfilled any further rental obligations. The increased value of the property following the renovation work was apparently taken as “rent in lieu”.
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Ellie Muir19 March 2023 11:25
Prince Harry asked to give a month’s notice before making trip to the UK, reports claim
Prince Harry was told to give 28 days notice of his planned trips to the UK, it has emerged.
The Duke of Sussex was told that the time would allow for security requests to be processed and that it would be a matter for the Home Office to consider whether the requested security arrangements were necessary.
According to The Telegraph, Harry pushed back on the decision, asking the Home Office committee responsible for royal security to give him an example of a person with the same threat assessment as him who had received no security after stepping back from public duty.
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Ellie Muir19 March 2023 10:08
King Charles orders soldiers at Clarence House to be quiet as morning patrols too ‘loud’
King Charles has reportedly asked the soldiers at Clarence House to be quiet, after his morning phone calls were disrupted by raised voices and loud commands used during morning drills.
According toThe Daily Mail, royal sources have said that the King’s complaint was relayed “gently and politely”.
The publication reports that an email was sent within the Army’s Household Division telling them that the King had remarked on how loud the sentries were at St James’ Palace in the mornings.
Troops were asked to carry out their duties at a “slightly lower volume,” according to the report.
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Ellie Muir18 March 2023 20:29
Prince Andrew ‘considering new tell-all interview’ after 2019 Newsnight appearance, report claims
Prince Andrew is reported to have been approached by two American broadcasters with offers to take part in a new, tell-all interview in the United Kingdom.
According to a new report, the disgraced Duke of York is considering “telling his side” in the hope of a chance of redemption, more than three years after his interview with Emily Maitlis about his ties to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was broadcast on the BBC’s Newsnight.
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Ellie Muir18 March 2023 19:29
Brian Cox says Meghan Markle ‘knew what she was getting into’ when she married Harry
Brian Cox has claimed that Meghan Markle “knew what she was getting into” when she married into the royal family, and reiterated his call for the monarchy to be abolished.
The actor, 76, who stars as media mogul Logan Roy in HBO’s hit drama Succession, apparently criticised the Duchess of Sussex for entering the family with the assumption that she and Harry could “cut themselves off” from the Firm.
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Ellie Muir18 March 2023 18:29
The Crown stars playing young Prince William and Kate Middleton spotted filming together
The actors who play the Prince and Princess of Wales as university students in The Crown have been spotted filming together in St Andrews.
Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy were being filmed as William and Kate in the Fife seaside town on Friday.
Bellamy was dressed in clothes that would not have been out of place in the early 2000s – when the couple attended the university – including bootcut jeans with a pleated leather belt, and high-heeled suede boots.
She was carrying a book entitled First Steps In Academic Writing.
Ellie Muir18 March 2023 17:30
Oprah Winfrey says Harry and Meghan ‘should do what they feel is best’ over King Charles’ coronation
The talk show host, who has been close friends with the royal couple, briefly discussed the coronation during an interview on Tuesday with friend Gayle King on CBS Mornings, to promote her 100th selection for her book club, Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano.
During the conversation, King addressed recent reports about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex being invited to the event, before asking Winfrey for her opinion on it. “Do you think they should go? Do you think they should not go? Is it something you’d like to comment on?”
“I think they should do what they feel is best for them and their family,” Winfrey replied. “That’s what I think. That’s what the bottom line comes down to. What do you feel like is the right thing for you?”
She acknowledged she hasn’t specifically spoken to the couple about the coronation, as they haven’t “asked” her for her “opinion” on if they should attend it or not.
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Ellie Muir18 March 2023 16:29
William says Princess Diana would be ‘disappointed’ at level of homelessness in UK
Prince William has said that his mother, Princess Diana, would have been disappointed at the lack of progress in preventing homelessness.
Appearing in a video for this year’s Red Nose Day charity appeal on Friday (17 March), William visited people supported by the homelessness charity Groundswell, which is funded by Comic Relief.
“My mother introduced me to the cause of homelessness from quite a young age, and I’m really glad she did,” William said in the video, opening up about the influence of his mother’s philanthropic work on his own outlook.
He continued: “I think she would be disappointed that we are still no further on, in terms of tackling homelessness and preventing it, than when she was interested and involved in it.”
Prince William is a patron of the Passage homelessness charity, a central London organisation he visited with his mother when he was a child.
Ellie Muir18 March 2023 15:39