Royal Family news – Prince Harry nods to William as he remembers 'compassionate' Princess Diana in new video

PRINCE Harry and Prince William were "at each other's throats" when they met at Prince Philip's funeral, The Crown's royal expert has claimed.

Feuding brothers Prince William and Harry put on a united front for the world's cameras during the covid-secure ceremony, but behind the scenes let their anger at one another show, according to Robert Lacey.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Mr Lacey – who is a consultant to Netflix's hit show The Crown – said "They started quarrelling again."

He added that an insider friend purportedly in attendance at the funeral told him: "There they were, at each other's throats as fiercely as ever.

"The rage and anger between those two has grown so incredibly deep. Too many harsh and wounding things have been said," he added.

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    HARRY'S NOD TO WILLIAM (CONTINUED…)

    In the video message, a beaming Harry pays tribute to young people living compassionately, saying: "Later this week my brother and I are recognising what would have been our mum's 60th birthday, and she will be so proud of you all for living an authentic life, with purpose and with compassion for others."

    William and Harry will stand side-by-side on Thursday for the service to mark Diana's 60th birthday.

    The nod to William comes despite claims the relationship between the royal brothers has worsened after Harry and Meghan unleashed a string of bombshell claims about the Royal Family.

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    PRINCE HARRY GIVES NOD TO BROTHER WILLIAM DESPITE RIFT AS HE REMEMBERS MUM PRINCESS DIANA FOR ‘LIVING WITH COMPASSION’

    PRINCE Harry has today given a nod to William despite the brothers' rift as he praised his mum for living "authentically with purpose".

    The Duke of Sussex has flown to the UK for a special event to mark what would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday – the second time he has returned home after quitting the Royal Family.

    Prince Harry was filmed speaking about The Diana Award, which honours young people who work to improve the lives of others.

    The award is a prestigious accolade aimed at young people aged between nine and 25 for their social action or humanitarian work, and it's named after Diana.

    It's unclear where the video was filmed as Harry has been self-isolating at Frogmore Cottage since landing at Heathrow last week.

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘WANTED TO APPEAR ON JAMES CORDEN’S CHAT SHOW FOR YEARS’ AFTER THE ROYAL CONTACTED CORDEN BECAUSE HE WANTED TO ‘CHEER PEOPLE UP’

    During a chat with TV presenter James Corden, released in February, the Duke of Sussex 36, revealed he went from ‘zero to sixty’ with Meghan and how the pressures of living in London were ‘destroying my mental health.’ 

    During the lengthy chat, Harry told Corden that he ‘never walked away’ from the royal family and he did ‘what any husband or father would do’ by emigrating to Los Angeles. 

    The Hollywood Reporter told how producer Ben Winston said: ‘[Harry] said, “We’re coming out of lockdown, I’m in L.A., do you think we should plan something fun to almost cheer everybody up in a way”.’

    On a panel with Ru Paul about his CBS show, James explained: ‘There was a certain time in London if you went out long enough and ended up drinking long enough, you’d probably bump into Prince Harry once in a while.’

    He said he had ‘always been very, very fond of him’ and performed a 10 minute ‘bit’ at the royal wedding to Meghan in 2018.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S EX-HUSBAND TREVOR ENGELSON EXPECTING SECOND BABY WITH WIFE

    MEGHAN Markle’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson is expecting his second baby with wife Tracey Kurland. 

    The Hollywood producer, 44, said on his private Instagram account their baby is expected to arrive in autumn, according to OK magazine.

    Trevor and Tracey already have daughter Ford Grace Engelson, who was born in August 2020.

    Meghan’s first husband wrote: “This baby thing has been good so far… let's do it again… coming this fall!”.

    The Instagram post included a picture of Trevor with his daughter sitting on his shoulders, with his beautiful wife next to him.

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    “YOU CAN TASTE THE GIRDERS”

    The Duke of Cambridge quenched his thirst with a sip of Irn Bru and declared “you can taste the girders in it” during a factory visit with the Queen.

    After touring the plant with the Queen, the duke was offered a drink and was asked by commercial director Jonathan Kemp if he had tried Irn Bru when he wad a student at the University of St Andrews in Fife.

    “Not St Andrews,” he replied, but added that Irn Bru was often a part of lunches during his time in the armed forces, and after raising his glass and sipping he said it was “delicious”.

    After taking a long sniff the duke said: “I’m trying to guess what’s in it but that’s quite hard, isn’t it?”

    Mr Reilly said: “I’d love to tell you,” and William smiled as he replied: “This is a closely guarded secret.”

    Irn Bru was launched in 1901 and has become a key brand in Scotland, rivalling whisky as the country’s national tipple.

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    HOW PRINCE WILLIAM’S ‘SECOND MUM’ CAROLE MIDDLETON ‘PROTECTED’ HIM

    She has provided a solid, stabilising foundation for Prince William and Kate Middleton since they married in 2011.

    And, Carole Middleton’s matriarchal influence on the Duke of Cambridge, 39, will take on a poignancy this week as he unveils a statue to commemorate what would have been his late mother Princess Diana’s 60th birthday.

    Insiders believe Carole, 66, a former BA flight attendant turned multi-millionaire businesswoman has acted as a “second mum” to William, bringing “a real sense of normality amid any chaos.”

    He was just 15 when Diana died in a car crash, just a year after her divorce from Prince Charles.

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    ​PRINCE WILLIAM AND THE QUEEN VISIT THE IRN BRU FACTORY IN SCOTLAND​

    ​Prince William and the Queen visit the Irn Bru factory in Scotland​

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    QUEEN'S LETTER FINALLY ENDED CHARLES AND DIANA’S MARRIAGE

    Not long after Diana sat down with Martin Bashir she was given a letter hand written by the queen according to the Mirror.

    The Queen wrote in the letter: “I have consulted with the Archbishop of Canterbury and with the prime minister and, of course, with Charles, and we have decided that the best course for you is divorce.”

    It reportedly left Diana furious as she felt she was being forced to agree to a divorce – despite not wanting one.

    It is thought she told her butler Paul Burrell: “That’s rich! They get to decide whether I divorce!”

    Days after receiving the letter Buckingham Palace formally announced the divorce saying “after considering the present situation the Queen… gave them their view, supported by the Duke of Edinburgh, that an early divorce is desirable”.

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    CARD IS MARK-ED

    William is said to have been “instantly furious”, with the claims at odds with his and Kate’s “paternalistic” treatment of their own staff, says the book.

    Matters came to a head when Jason Knauf, who worked in communications for both the Cambridges and the Sussexes, submitted an official email in October 2018 alleging Meghan had bullied staff.

    Meghan fiercely denies the claims – and a spokesperson for her and Harry said she was the victim of a calculated smear campaign.

    However, after William heard the allegations, he called Harry immediately and the pair had a “fierce and bitter showdown”, according to Lacey.

    Claims, which the Sussexes deny, are now being investigated by a third-party law firm drafted in by Buckingham Palace.

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    'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH'

    Prince Charles stopped funding Prince Harry last year after a pivotal moment, according to royal sources, as disputes between the family escalated.

    The Duke of Sussex revealed to Oprah Winfrey that his family “literally cut me off” in “the first quarter of 2020”leaving him to fall back on the £10million estate he inherited from Princess Diana.

    A source told Vanity Fair: “Charles was quite upset at the suggestions he had cut Harry off.

    “Initially he didn’t and he went on to provide for some time, but there was a point when Charles decided enough was enough.

    “The bank of dad couldn’t keep handing out indefinitely.”

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    HOW KATE MIDDLETON AND MEGHAN MARKLE HAVE HONOURED PRINCESS DIANA BY WEARING HER JEWELLERY

    They never got the chance to meet her – but that hasn’t stopped Meghan and Kate honouring their stylish late mother-in-law.

    We take a look at how the two women have paid tribute.

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE HARRY SECRETLY VISITING PALS AT US TOP GUN AIR FORCE BASE

    Prince Harry has been secretly visiting pals at a US Top Gun air force base after he was distraught at losing his royal military patronages.

    Despite no longer having any official roles in the UK’s Armed Forces, he has met with ex-comrades from his spell as an Apache helicopter pilot.

    Sources say at least two of his former colleagues and friends are now on a posting at Nellis base near Las Vegas — where Tom Cruise-style Top Guns are trained.

    One said: “Harry has kept in touch with them so when they knew he was moving to the States they invited him to come and see them.

    “He’s made informal visits to the air base where they are and they’ve been out for drinks in their ‘down time’.”

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    HARRY AND WILLIAM CAN'T HEAL RIFT BECAUSE DUKE OF SUSSEX 'SO UNDER MEGHAN MARKLE’S THUMB'

    PRINCE Harry and Prince William can’t heal their brotherly rift because the Duke is “so under Meghan Markle’s thumb and she would “bite his head off, a royal biographer has claimed.

    The Royal brothers are expected to put their differences aside for unveiling of Princess Diana's statue on July 1 at Kensington Palace to mark what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

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    QUEEN GREETED WITH TRADITIONAL CEREMONY

    The Queen has arrived at her official residence in Scotland, taking part in an ancient ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    Along with the Duke of Cambridge, who is known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, she was present for the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Edinburgh palace.

    It is the monarch's first trip to Scotland for the annual Holyrood Week since the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

    The Ceremony of the Keys saw the monarch handed the keys of the city and welcomed to "your ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland" by Edinburgh Lord Provost Frank Ross.

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    PRINCESS DIANA WOULD BE ‘VERY UNCOMFORTABLE’ WITH OPRAH INTERVIEW

    Simone Simmons, a pal and confidante of the late princess, said Diana thought the chat show host was “only after sensationalism” and showed a “lack of respect” to her interview subjects.

    The fierce revelation comes just months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry let loose on the Royal Family in their explosive chat with Oprah in March.

    Harry claimed his dad and brother were “trapped” in the Royal Firm, while Meghan revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal.

    The bombshell interview was a result of Meghan and Harry’s friendship with Oprah – who Diana, it seems, did not feel as comfortable to be around.

    In an updated version of the book Battle of Brothers, Simone Simmons tells author Robert Lacey: “Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah.”

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    KATE MIDDLETON 'TO HELP HARRY AND WILLIAM PUT ON UNITED FRONT'

    Kate Middleton is set to help William and Harry put on a united front when the Diana memorial is revealed on July 1.

    Warring William and Harry have called a truce for the unveiling of the statue – but are said to be further apart than ever after Harry and Meghan make a series of stinging allegations about the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to step in and act as peacemaker between the brothers once again on what would have been Diana's 60th birthday.

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    HOW PRINCE WILLIAM’S ‘SECOND MUM’ CAROLE MIDDLETON ‘PROTECTED’ HIM

    She has provided a solid, stabilising foundation for Prince William and Kate Middleton since they married in 2011.

    And, Carole Middleton’s matriarchal influence on the Duke of Cambridge, 39, will take on a poignancy this week as he unveils a statue to commemorate what would have been his late mother Princess Diana’s 60th birthday.

    Insiders believe Carole, 66, a former BA flight attendant turned multi-millionaire businesswoman has acted as a “second mum” to William, bringing “a real sense of normality amid any chaos.”

    He was just 15 when Diana died in a car crash, just a year after her divorce from Prince Charles. 

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    NATIVE AMERICANS FEAR HARRY & MEGHAN ARE USING HOLY WATER TO IRRIGATE GARDENS

    Harry & Meghan are causing fear amongst Native Americans as they worry they are irrigating their gardens with what they regard as holy water.

    The couple’s £11million Californian mansion is built on land that once belonged to the Chumash tribe.

    The area is home to several hot and cold springs, plus a series of underground rivers, from which locals divert water.

    But tribe leader Eleanor Fishburn, 60, said it should not be used to irrigate their gardens.

    She said: “For us, this water is a pure water, a holy water and a ceremonial water.

    “As a native population, it is sacred for us and the idea that people in the area are using water from springs to water their gardens is something that doesn’t sit well with us.”

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    QUEEN INVITES MEGHAN AND HARRY TO PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AS OLIVE BRANCH

    The Queen has extended an olive branch to Prince Harry and Meghan by inviting them to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next summer.

    According to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess plan to attend the Queen’s official birthday parade which will take place over four days next June.

    It is unclear whether Harry and Meghan will appear on the balcony with the rest of the Royal Family.

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    QUEENS LETTER FINALLY ENDED CHARLES AND DIANA'S MARRIAGE

    Not long after Diana sat down with Martin Bashir she was given a letter hand written by the queen according to the Mirror.

    The Queen wrote in the letter: “I have consulted with the Archbishop of Canterbury and with the prime minister and, of course, with Charles, and we have decided that the best course for you is divorce."

    It reportedly left Diana furious as she felt she was being forced to agree to a divorce – despite not wanting one.

    It is thought she told her butler Paul Burrell: “That’s rich! They get to decide whether I divorce!”

    Days after receiving the letter Buckingham Palace formally announced the divorce saying “after considering the present situation the Queen… gave them their view, supported by the Duke of Edinburgh, that an early divorce is desirable".

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    WATCH: PRINCE HARRY TO 'STAY LOWKEY'

    Prince Harry to stay ‘low-key’ and ‘spend as little time as possible in UK’ before jetting back to Meghan in LA

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    PRINCESS DIANA’S PSYCHIC – I SENSED OVERWHELMING SADNESS

    Sally Morgan, 69, is a professional psychic and lives in Surrey with her husband John, 74. 

    Her first meeting with Princess Diana was when William and Harry were nine and seven, and had separated from Charles. Sally reveals 'She was silent but listened intently, and I knew she was impressed by my insight.'

    "At that first meeting, I wasn’t nervous – Diana was simply another client but I sensed overwhelming sadness within her. William and Harry were then nine and seven, and she’d recently separated from Charles.

    "Over the next four and a half years, we met in person four times and had hundreds of readings over the phone. She’d ask after her father, who died in 1992, and enquire if she would ever become Queen. I couldn’t lie – I knew she wouldn’t. This was something she struggled to come to terms with.

    "I also told Diana that she needed to be careful, as I felt that she might get into trouble. In 1995, I predicted Diana would be pictured with a famous sportsman and that they’d have an affair. Not long afterwards, Diana was snapped with Will Carling, who would then become one of her lovers.

    "Diana always worried that her fight for independence would have an impact on William, and often our conversations would end with: ‘But William will become King, won’t he?’ I’d assure her that he would."

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    PRINCE CHARLES UNVEILS PLANS FOR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

    Prince Charles has unveiled plans to build an outdoor classroom for schoolchildren in the grounds of his Scottish stately home.

    The facility is to be erected in woodland at Dumfries House near Cumnock in Ayrshire to encourage pupils to learn about the "natural world".

    The timber framed structure will hold science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workshops on the 2,000 acre estate.

    Plans have been submitted to East Ayrshire Council who are due to make a decision next month.

    A design statement submitted by The Prince's Foundation said: "When it comes to the specific themes of the STEM programme, there will be some potential advantages to the build and design of the outdoor classroom and education area that could be enhanced.

    "Making use of the natural environment around the classroom and integrating it would be a great way to continue to invite exploration of the natural world by pupils taking part in the environmental science workshops."

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    "YOU CAN TASTE THE GIRDERS"

    The Duke of Cambridge quenched his thirst with a sip of Irn Bru and declared "you can taste the girders in it" during a factory visit with the Queen.

    After touring the plant with the Queen, the duke was offered a drink and was asked by commercial director Jonathan Kemp if he had tried Irn Bru when he wad a student at the University of St Andrews in Fife.

    "Not St Andrews," he replied, but added that Irn Bru was often a part of lunches during his time in the armed forces, and after raising his glass and sipping he said it was "delicious".

    After taking a long sniff the duke said: "I'm trying to guess what's in it but that's quite hard, isn't it?"

    Mr Reilly said: "I'd love to tell you," and William smiled as he replied: "This is a closely guarded secret."

    Irn Bru was launched in 1901 and has become a key brand in Scotland, rivalling whisky as the country's national tipple.

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    QUEEN INVITES MEGHAN AND HARRY TO PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AS OLIVE BRANCH

    The Queen has extended an olive branch to Prince Harry and Meghan by inviting them to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next summer.

    According to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess plan to attend the Queen’s official birthday parade which will take place over four days next June.

    It is unclear whether Harry and Meghan will appear on the balcony with the rest of the Royal Family.

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