Royal writer Katie Nicholl warned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Remembrance Sunday photoshoot in Los Angeles is not going to assist relations with the Royal Family, who attended a service on the Cenotaph. Meghan and Harry had been accused of a publicity stunt after photos taken by superstar and style photographer Lee Morgan had been launched from their go to to Los Angeles National Cemetery.


Ms Nicholl informed OK! Magazine: “There is such a gaping cavern now and exercises like this only serve to widen that gap rather than heal the rift.

“I believe the sensation is that if Harry and Meghan proceed to behave on this approach, there’s going to be a query mark over their future roles within the monarchy.

“Harry and Meghan do things very differently to the royal family and to me it shows how determined they are to do things their own way whatever the cost.”

Harry, who has quit royal duties and moved to California with former actress Meghan, was reportedly left saddened when he was denied his request for a wreath to be laid on his behalf at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are growing further apart from the Royal Family – royal expert (Slika: GETTY)

It comes as Prince Harry spoke publicly of how he “dedicated to a lifetime of service” during his time in the military.

In a recorded message for the virtual Stand Up For Heroes event in the US, Harry said: “(My navy) expertise modified my life eternally and for the higher.

“It changed how I viewed sacrifice and service. I was born into a life of duty, but it was during my decade in the army that I committed to a life of service.”

He added: “As far as I see it, service is what occurs within the quiet and within the chaos.

“It’s what occurs when folks aren’t trying and it is about how we maintain one another each single day.”


6.32am update: Meghan Markle and Harry risk living like Diana in her final years warns royal expert

Patrick Jephson, who formerly served as Princess Diana’s secretary, said the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex are on the brink of losing touch with “real people’s everyday concerns”.

Writing in the Daily Mail about Diana he said: “As perhaps her younger son Harry has discovered, you can escape the Palace but finding relevance and respect as just another celebrity is much, much harder.

“So much easier to take the shortcut: keep lawyers and PR wizards on retainer and preach platitudes to the unenlightened masses.

“Pretty soon, you have crossed the line from setting a good example — all a member of the Royal Family really has to do — to setting yourself up as an expert in public policy without the trouble of winning an election.

“It’s surely not what conscientious princes (and dukes and duchesses) intend, but it’s the risk they run when they lose touch with real people’s everyday concerns.

“When their personal enthusiasms take priority over the much less glamorous traditional royal work of healing and encouraging that needs to be done every day.”

5.30am update: Archie left out as cousins gift Queen and Prince Philip anniversary card

Royal fans have raised concerns Archie might be missing out of seeing his great-grandparents and cousins in the UK after seeing a photograph of the Queen and Prince Philip opening an anniversary card from the Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children.

Archie Mountbatten Windsor, who moved to the US with his parents, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, could not take part in the making of the homemade present.

Royal fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion, with one user saying they “want Archie was dwelling to assist his cousins make a card, however I digress”.

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Prince Harry volunteered to help veterans in LA after Netflix backlash (Slika: Getty)

4.32am update: ‘Humble’ Prince Harry quietly volunteers to help veterans in LA after Netflix backlash

The Duke of Sussex has volunteered to help military veterans in Los Angeles.

Last week a picture of Harry emerged on Instagram, showing him with bags of food that have been prepared for distribution as part of an event organised by the Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF) which worked with the Compton Veterans on what they branded as Operation Nourish.

The photo, shared by WFEF, was accompanied by a caption that read: “Today I had the honor of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

“He joined us in volunteering at Compton VFW for the weekly Operation Nourish programme packing and distributing food to our Compton neighbours. He is very humble and kind. Operation Nourish is in partnership with Compton Veterans.”

3.08am update: Queen forced to agree to ‘calculated’ ceremony in bid to rescue Royal Family’s reputation

The Queen had to take part in a PR operation to protect the reputation of the monarchy following the abdication of Edward VIII.

Italian RAI documentary series Ulisse claimed Her Majesty’s involvement in a coronation ceremony would help boost her authority as the new monarch.

Ulisse presenter Alberto Angela said: “Such a splendid ceremony for a younger and smiling queen is actually one thing extraordinary.

“In fact, it was a celebration for all the British people but also a calculated operation to revive the image of the monarchy that a few years earlier had faced a very serious crisis.”

1.23am replace: Prince Philip fury: Duke compelled to remain at Buckingham Palace regardless of critical objection

The British Government instructed that prince Philip moved to Buckingham Palace with the Queen after she grew to become the pinnacle of the Royal Family regardless of the Duke of Edinburgh protesting the decree.

Italian documentary collection Ulisse claimed the Duke needed to abide by Winston Churchill’s guidelines.

Presenter Alberto Angela stated: “To Philip, one of the drawbacks of his wife’s accession to the throne was having to move to Buckingham Palace.

“But had it been as much as him, he would have gladly left this constructing to his mother-in-law and he would have stayed within the extra intimate and comfy Clarence House.

“But the Government decided on these things and Churchill wanted the new Queen in the palace of her ancestors who had chosen it as an official residence since the time of Queen Victoria.”

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The Queen and Prince Philip are celebrating their 73rd marriage ceremony anniversary (Slika: PA)

0.14am replace:Meghan Markle allowed buddy to transient authors of Finding Freedom in courtroom papers

The Duchess of Sussex allowed a buddy to offer the authors of Finding Freedom their perception on her and Prince Harry to cease “further misinformation” being filtered by means of to the media, a new courtroom doc has revealed.

The doc additionally refuted claims the Duchess “had knowingly caused or permitted information about her personal relationship and/or communications with her father, including the existence of the letter and a description of its contents to enter the public domain”.

The paper added: “As far as the claimant is aware, the authors did not have in their possession a copy of the letter or her father’s response.

“If anybody provided a duplicate to them this occurred with out her consent or data and opposite to her needs.

“The claimant did not authorise or wish the contents of the letter to be published in the book, not just because its contents were deeply private and sensitive, but because to attract publicity to them would have been contrary to her principal objective in sending it to her father, which was to stop him talking to the media in misleading terms about his relationship with her, which was a private matter.”

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11pm replace: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis give cute present to Queen for anniversary

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh have launched {a photograph} exhibiting them opening a card from great-grandchildren.

Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, two, designed the cardboard themselves and added a quantity 73 that pops out from the entrance of the cardboard.

The new picture additionally exhibits the Queen and Philip sat on a settee in Windsor Castle’s Oak Room.

10.53pm replace: Prince Charles and Camilla’s recognition at ‘risk’ over The Crown – skilled

The fourth season of Netflix’s award-winning collection was launched on the streaming big final week and options subjects together with Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana, his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and the Princess of Wales’ consuming dysfunction.

And now, Omid Scobie – the co-author of Meghan Markle’s biography Finding Freedom – warned the collection poses a “major risk” for Prince Charles and Camilla.

He wrote on Twitter: “There as real concerns coming from the palace that the people watching season four of The Crown will take it for gospel.

“Prince Charles and Camilla are a couple who have spent decades trying to repair their image and just at the time when they are gaining popularity in the UK, that all faces major risk.”

10.11pm update: Beaming Queen and Philip celebrate wedding anniversary with sweet family moment

The colourful homemade card was created by the Queen’s great-grandchildren Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.

It is emblazoned with the number 73 that pops out from the front of the card.

The photograph released on Thursday night ahead of their anniversary on Friday shows the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh sitting on a sofa in Windsor Castle’s Oak Room and reading the special message from future king George and his siblings.

The Queen is wearing a pale blue double wool crepe dress by Stewart Parvin and a chrysanthemum brooch made from sapphires and diamonds set in platinum, while Philip wears a blazer, shirt, tie and trousers.

9.07pm update: Does the Queen congratulate US Presidents? 

The Queen has made. Point of meeting most of the US presidents who have served during her reign, entertaining the “special relationship” across the pond. She has met current President Donald Trump once since 2016, and will likely do the same with his successor, Joe Biden.

But the incumbent has challenged his opponent’s legitimacy, launching legal challenges based on unfounded claims, and putting international leaders in an uncomfortable position.

The Queen has made a point of maintaining smooth relationships with UK and world leaders during her time on the throne.

She has, in the past, shared close ties with US presidents, most notably Ronald Reagan, and others such as Donald Trump also hold her in high regard.

But the Queen’s interaction with foreign dignitaries exists as a “soft power”, meaning she tends to steer clear of politics.

As such, she leaves official matters to Her Majesty’s Government, which offers congratulations on behalf of the country.

The Queen did not offer a statement for Mr Biden and his administration following the election earlier this month.

8.25pm update: Lewis Hamilton’s nightmare lunch meeting with the Queen: ‘Stepped on her dog!’

Lewis Hamilton has shared a hilarious memory of the royal corgis from his time with the Queen.

The Formula One champion had been speaking to BBC Breakfast following his record seven World Championship titles. Mr Hamilton said it was “one of the biggest honours” when he saw that the Royal Family’s official Twitter account had congratulated him.

The tweet had read: “Congratulations to record-equalling seven-time F1 World Championship title winner Lewis Hamilton – along with a record number of race wins, what an incredible achievement!”

Mr Hamilton told the BBC: “What I will say is that the Royal Family posted a message, which was just wow.

“Every time I saw someone on my social media saying who had posted about me.

“To see the Royal Family doing a personal post, for me that was one of the biggest honours I’ve feel like I’ve experienced.”

7.49pm update: ‘Meghan Markle won’t dare come back to London’ as atmosphere would be too much – expert

Royal Family expert Angela Levin argued Meghan Markle may find the terrible atmosphere towards her in London too much.

While speaking to Mike Graham on TalkRadio, Ms Levin claimed Meghan and Prince Harry were finding excuses to not travel to London for Christmas with the Queen.

Ms Levin said: “I don’t think Meghan would dare come back to London.

“She would have to bring Archie and they want to keep him well away from London.”

6.35pm update: Defiant Queen put foot down after royal bid to block marriage to ‘penniless’ Prince Philip

The Queen is believed to have fallen in love with Prince Philip soon after first meeting the 18-year-old naval cadet during a visit to Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1939.

Her Majesty however saw the Royal Family put some obstacles on her path to marriage as the King and Queen were “unconvinced” about Philip’s suitability for their daughter. Alberto Angela, the presenter of RAI documentary series Ulisse, said: “Marriage was one of Elizabeth’s greatest victories and a clear affirmation of her personality.

“To be honest, her parents weren’t quite convinced of that handsome officer. Yes, he belonged to the Royal Family of Greece but his sisters had married German nobles who were involved with the Nazi Party. Philip was also penniless.

“But Elizabeth, who had always been very obedient, at least in love wanted to do her own thing and, in the end, she managed to win.”

4.49pm update: Meghan Markle was ‘head over heels’ in love with ex-husband Trevor Engelson

Thomas recalled seeing the couple at his and Meghan’s grandmother Doris’ funeral.

He told royal biographer Andrew Morton: “She was completely head over heels and seemed really happy when I saw them together, despite the sad circumstances. They seemed extremely happy together.”

Trevor, a Hollywood producer and agent, met Meghan again in 2004 and the couple lived collectively in Los Angeles.

They tied the knot in 2011 at an attractive marriage ceremony in Jamaica with their associates and household.

It was round this time that Meghan’s paternal grandmother Doris was unwell, and Meghan regularly visited her earlier than she sadly died that 12 months.

Her funeral was the primary time a number of of the Markle household had met Trevor.

3.11pm replace: ‘Desperate’ Meghan and Harry rent twelfth PR aide as couple ‘clearly getting it unsuitable’

Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, have employed former Pinterest communications chief, Christine Schirmer.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not too long ago launched the web site for his or her charitable organisation Archewell in October, establishing a “landing page” for the enterprise with folks invited to submit their e mail deal with to obtain updates about “activities and initiatives”.

But royal biographer Angela Levin has questioned whether or not “something is obviously wrong” if the couple wants one other PR individual.

Speaking to talkRADIO, Ms Levin stated: “They’ve now got 12 PR people.

“Obviously one thing is unsuitable if 12 PR folks don’t get it proper or they’re getting them on in social media sufficient.

“But these are the people who want a quiet normal life.

“I believe they’ve realised they received it unsuitable as a result of they are going down with all of the ‘do you want Harry and Meghan?’

“I think it’s because they lack common sense. They lose it because they don’t think broadly.”

2.40pm replace: The Crown issued devastating blow as royal skilled hits out at Princess Anne kidnap snub

The Crown has been issued a devastating blow after a royal skilled queried why an enormous Princess Anne story was neglected of the Netflix drama.

Grant Tucker stated on Twitter: “I will never understand why the makers of The Crown didn’t include the attempted kidnap of Princess Anne in season three.”

Season 4 of The Crown not too long ago got here out and followers have eagerly watched the occasions of the Eighties together with the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana start and then collapse.

It additionally included storylines such as Michael Fagan breaking into Buckingham Palace and Princess Margaret discovering she has two cousins, who she believed to be useless, however are literally alive in a hospital for folks with psychological disabilities.

2.15pm replace: Prince Charles takes up one other function

Princes Charles has taken on a brand new function as royal patron of the charity Barts Heritage.

Charles, one of many hardest-working members of the Royal Family, has agreed to grow to be the brand new patron of Barts Heritage within the run-up to a particular anniversary.

The charity has been created to supervise the repairing and renovation of the historic Grade I listed North Wing and Henry VIII Gatehouse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital within the City of London.

The organisation goals to hold out the mandatory renovation works by 2023, in time to have a good time the 900th anniversary for the reason that basis of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The interval of Charles’s patronage will cowl the £15million fundraising enchantment launched by Barts Heritage to revive the hospital’s Smithfield website.

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Princes Charles has taken on a brand new function as royal patron of the charity Barts Heritage (Slika: GETTY)

1.30pm replace: Meghan Markle opens up on ‘deeply painful course of’ in newly-filed authorized paperwork

Meghan Markle’s representatives spoke in courtroom paperwork of the “deeply painful process” the Duchess of Sussex underwent whereas making a letter addressed to her estranged father.

Meghan’s legal professionals replied to claims made in previously-filed courtroom paperwork by Associated Newspapers regarding the letter despatched by the Duchess of Sussex to Thomas Markle Snr in August 2018.

The writer of the Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and MailOn-line “inferred” earlier this month in papers lodged with London’s High Court that Jason Knauf “and/or others in the Kensington Palace Communications team contributed to the writing of the electronic draft.”

Rebuking this declare, Meghan’s legal professionals stated the Duchess was residing by means of a “painful process”.

They stated in paperwork filed yesterday that she “shared a draft of that Draft with her husband and Mr Knauf for support, as this was a deeply painful process that they lived through with her.”

In a bid to additional clarifying she was the only creator of the letter, Meghan’s legal professionals added: “In the course of a discussion between them, Mr Knauf provided feedback on that draft but no actual wording, as this was a personal letter from daughter to father.

“The feedback Mr Knauf supplied had been within the type of ‘basic concepts’ as against precise wording.”

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Meghan Markle’s representatives spoke in court documents of the “deeply painful course of” the Duchess of Sussex underwent while creating a letter addressed to her estranged father (Slika: GETTY)

12.55pm update: Meghan Markle wrote bombshell letter on advice of two senior royals

Meghan Markle sought the advice of “two senior members of the Royal Family” earlier than writing a letter to her estranged father, the draft of which was later seen by her husband Prince Harry and a former aide at Kensington Palace, courtroom paperwork have claimed.

Meghan stated to have sought the recommendation of two senior royals earlier than deciding she would write a letter to her father, Thomas Markle Snr, paperwork lodged with the High Court in London yesterday have claimed.

These filings learn: “Given the Claimant’s level of distress surrounding the form, frequency and content of the media coverage concerning her father, and as the newest member of the Royal Family who wanted to follow protocol, the Claimant sought advice from two senior members of the Royal Family on how best to address the situation.

“In accordance with the advice that she had received from the two members of the Royal Family, the Claimant decided to write a private letter to her father in an attempt to get him to stop talking to the press.”

12pm update: Queen’s Jubilee plans are ‘proof’ monarch will NOT step down

The Queen has defied claims she will step down as monarch by releasing plans for her Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The plans include a four-day extravaganza, where the public will get an extra bank holiday in June, while the May bank holiday will also be moved to be in the same week producing a four-day weekend.

The Queen will be 96 years old when she reaches the first ever Platinum Jubilee for a British monarch.

One royal expert has claimed this “puts to bed” the argument that the Queen will step apart when she is 95.

Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and options Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers.

Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers informed the podcast Pod Save The Queen: “This finally puts to bed the rumours that have been written about for 20 years, that the Queen is going to step down when she’s 95.”


The Queen pictured during Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 (Slika: GETTY)

11.20am update: Prince Harry demands Netflix series The Crown does not cover him and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry has insisted that Netflix series, The Crown, must stop before it covers him and Meghan Markle, an expert has claimed.

Royal biographer Angela Levin told talkRADIO: “When I met Harry at Kensington Palace the primary query he requested me was, ‘Are you watching The Crown?’

“I mumbled and said, ‘are you and the rest of the Royal Family?’ He said, ‘yes, we’re all absolutely watching everything but I’m going to insist it stops before it reaches me’.

“And he is now really doing what I believe is so disloyal and impolite and that’s taking cash from an organization like Netflix that is aware of precisely that it should get its pint of blood out of anyone when it presents some huge cash.

“When he knows the same company is ridiculing his father, his mother and his grandmother.”

10.35am replace: Judge says Meghan Markle’s father ‘rightly’ saved in darkish over trial postponement

Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle Snr has “quite rightly” not been informed the explanation why the Duchess of Sussex’s requested to postpone her trial, a choose has stated.

Meghan’s estranged dad has not been informed why her daughter’s privateness courtroom case has been pushed again to autumn subsequent 12 months, High Court choose Mr Justice Warby stated.

In a closely redacted three-page judgement made public at the moment, the choose stated: “The proof earlier than me included not solely an account of Mr Markle’s state of affairs and well being but in addition an account of his views and emotions a few doable delay to the trial.

“But it was not suggested that his feelings on that matter should guide my decision.

“Rightly so, and particularly so when – as Ms Hartley makes clear – he has (quite rightly) not been told the confidential basis for the adjournment application.”

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Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle Snr has “quite rightly” not been told the reason why the Duchess of Sussex’s asked to postpone her trial, a judge has said (Slika: GETTY)

9.55am update: Prince Charles’s succession can’t be ‘trampled’ – royal commentator

Royal author Lady Colin Campbell told Page Six: “Prince Charles’s succession cannot be trampled. No stepping aside.

“Right of succession is automatic, not elective. Prince of Wales is the heir. If he’s dead, it goes to William.”

9.05am update: Queen forbids the use of ‘dirty word’

The Queen sees “abdication” as a “dirty word” that should “never be uttered in her presence” and intends to reign “until her death”, in line with a royal skilled.

According to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl, palace insiders have stated that her Majesty doesn’t enable anybody to recommend she would possibly step down.

Palace insiders informed the royal writer that the Queen would “never abdicate” as a result of “it is simply not in her DNA to abandon her people or duty.”

They added: “As a younger girl she vowed to serve till her dying and that’s what she plans to do.

“She would never abdicate – to her, it is a dirty word never to be uttered in her presence.”

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Prince William has stated an investigation into the BBC’s Panorama interview with Princess Diana “should help establish the truth behind the actions” that led to the bombshell programme (Slika: GETTY)

8.15am update: Prince William says probe into Diana’s Panorama interview ‘should help establish truth’

Prince William has said an investigation into the BBC’s Panorama interview with his mother Princess Diana “should help establish the truth behind the actions” that led to the bombshell programme.

William said the independent probe into Martin Bashir’s television appearance with Diana in 1995, which saw her sensationally say there were “three of us” in her marriage to Prince Charles, was a “step in the right direction”.

The BBC has appointed Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, to steer the investigation, which is able to start right away to look into what steps the broadcaster and Bashir took to safe the interview.

William stated: “The independent investigation is a step in the right direction.

“It ought to assist set up the reality behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent selections taken by these within the BBC on the time.”

The investigation comes after allegations by Diana’s brother Earl Spencer that he was shown “false financial institution statements” by Bashir to help him gain access to her.

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Prince Harry has said his decade in the Army made him who he is today (Slika: GETTY)

7.30am update: Harry says ‘military me who I am’

Prince Harry has said his decade in the Army made him who he is today.

The Duke of Sussex, who quit royal duties earlier this year for a new life in California with Meghan Markle, made the comments as he delivered a recorded message for the virtual Stand Up For Heroes event in the US.

Harry said: “(My navy) expertise modified my life eternally and for the higher.

“It changed how I viewed sacrifice and service. I was born into a life of duty, but it was during my decade in the army that I committed to a life of service.”

He added that he would all the time be a part of the navy staff.

Harry stated: “My experience in the military made me who I am today – and it also connected me with some of the strongest, funniest and most memorable people I’ve ever met.

“Once we be a part of this staff, we’re all the time a part of this staff. Once we have served, we’re all the time serving, and proudly so.”