Royal Family news – Queen's aides planning legal fight against Meghan & Harry and is 'exasperated with repeated attacks'

IT is yet unclear what celebrations Kate has in mind for her landmark birthday, or if she will keep it low-key like Meghan.

While this year The Duchess of Cambridge had her birthday in the middle of lockdown on January 9, meaning she had to do something quiet, next year she will be missing out on one particular honour.

This is that The Duchess will not hear the traditional chimes of Westminister Abbey when she celebrates her 40th birthday. This is due to changes rung in to cut costs.

It is normal for the senior royals to hear the bells ringing at the Abbey on their birthdays, with Camilla Parker Bowles included among them.

but the bells have not rung at the Abbey since April 2020 due to the pandemic.

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    THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TEAMS UP WITH MONTY DON FOR GARDENERS’ WORLD ROYAL SPECIAL

    THE Duchess of Cornwall is teaming up with Monty Don for A Gardeners’ World Royal special.

    The Duchess, 74, will appear on this week’s show as Monty, 66, shows her round Longmeadow. The pair will chat about her long standing love of gardening and what she most enjoys growing as they explore the Jewel Garden.

    At one point, the Duchess discusses how important gardens and gardening can be for our wellbeing, especially over the course of the past 18 months and numerous lockdowns.

    She says: “I think gardens got people through Covid, they realised how special a garden was and what they could do with it,they could become inventive, even if they hadn’t before they could start growing vegetables.

    “It was a sort of spiritual experience for them, they discovered a sort of affinity with the soil – you can go into a garden and you can completely lose yourself, you don’t have to think about anything else. You’re surrounded by nature, you’ve got birds singing, you’ve got bees buzzing about – there is something very healing about gardens.”

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BELOVED DOG SHE LEFT BEHIND IN CANADA ‘DOESN’T LIKE HARRY’

    Pals of the couple claim Meg left her beloved dog, Bogart, behind in Canada because apparently he and Harry didn’t get on.

    Insiders say Meghan was in bits after choosing to her “first baby” behind back in 2017.

    A close friend told The Sun the pooch will stay in the doghouse to avoid a family fallout.

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    QUEEN ORDERS SENIOR PALACE AIDES TO PLAN LEGAL FIGHTBACK AFTER PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S HURTFUL ATTACKS

    Sun Exclusive by Michael Hamilton

    THE Queen has ordered senior Palace aides to plan a legal fightback amid ­hurtful attacks by Harry and Meghan — declaring: “Enough is enough.”

    The monarchy’s legal team is consulting libel experts after a barrage of criticism from the US-based couple.

    Last night a well-placed source revealed the Queen, 95, has become “exasperated with repeated attacks”.

    They said: “The feeling, coming right from the top, is that enough is enough. There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and Royal Family can only be pushed so far.

    “They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.”

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    FIRM RELATIONS

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship with the Queen is “as strong as ever” a pal of the couple has said.

    Finding Freedom co-author Omid Scobie told a US show that the Sussexes have “nothing but love” for the Monarch. The Sussexes’ biography co-writer was asked: “What’s the latest on that relationship with the Queen?”

    Scobie replied from London: “I’m so glad you asked that because of course we did release some details from the book, this week. I spoke to sources close to the couple, who spoke about their disappointment in the institution of the monarchy, and the sort of lack of accountability taken after some of the revelations that they made in the Oprah Winfrey interview.

    “Particularly when they came to the racism claims. But when it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever – they have nothing but love for her.”

    He added: “Of course we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname, so that really gives us an insight into that close relationship and you know it’s great to be able to put that right today.”

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    QUEEN HAS ‘LET IT BE KNOWN’ SHE WANTS PRINCE ANDREW TO KEEP MILITARY COLONEL ROLE (CONTINUED…)

    Her support comes despite there being “little prospect of him returning to public duties”, the Times adds.

    Andrew – described as the Queen’s “favourite son” – took on the honorary role from the Duke of Edinburgh in 2017.

    A senior military source said: “The Queen has let it be known to the regiment that she wants the Duke of York to remain as colonel. His position is not tenable or viable. How can you have a colonel who can’t perform the role?

    “For the brief time he was in post, he was a good colonel, but the feeling across the regiment is that it’s not appropriate to retain him. You can’t have a colonel who can’t do public duties.”

    The unnamed source claimed that senior defence chiefs “all agree that he should go”.

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    QUEEN HAS ‘LET IT BE KNOWN’ SHE WANTS PRINCE ANDREW TO KEEP MILITARY COLONEL ROLE DESPITE DUKE STEPPING BACK FROM ROYALS

    THE Queen has “let it be known” she wants Prince Andrew to keep his military colonel role although the duke has stepped back from the Royals.

    She is reportedly keen for the Duke of York to remain as colonel of the Grenadier Guards despite sex abuse accusations being filed against him, which he’s denied.

    The decision was reported by The Sunday Times, which quoted a military source slamming it as “a very difficult, unsatisfactory situation.

    “The feeling across the regiment is that it’s not appropriate to retain him.”

    Her support comes despite there being “little prospect of him returning to public duties”, the Times adds.

    Read more here.

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    EX BOSS OF MEGHAN MARKLE SHOE LINE GETS 4 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR FALSE EXPENSE CLAIMS

    THE former boss of a designer shoe brand worn by Meghan Markle was jailed yesterday after falsely claiming £500,000 in expenses.

    Dad-of-two Roy Luwolt, 38, blew the money on high living, a court heard.

    He claimed for trips to Paris, Milan, Tuscany, New York, Tokyo and the Middle East, where he stayed in luxury hotels.

    He was chauffeurdriven as he splashed out on nightlife and shopping.

    Luwolt, who earned £150,000 a year as managing director of Malone Souliers, also claimed for five posh holidays abroad.

    Bills were paid by the company credit card of Luwolt, who paid himself expenses, the judge said.

    Luwolt, of Marylebone, central London, was fired in 2018 over the scam. He admitted fraud and was jailed for four years and three months at Southwark crown court.

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    KATE MIDDLETON TO MISS OUT ON TRADITIONAL ROYAL HONOUR ON HER 40TH BIRTHDAY

    It is yet unclear what celebrations Kate has in mind for her landmark birthday, or if she will keep it low-key like Meghan.

    While this year The Duchess of Cambridge had her birthday in the middle of lockdown on January 9, meaning she had to do something quiet, next year she will be missing out on one particular honour.

    This is that The Duchess will not hear the traditional chimes of Westminister Abbey when she celebrates her 40th birthday. This is due to changes rung in to cut costs.

    It is normal for the senior royals to hear the bells ringing at the Abbey on their birthdays, with Camilla Parker Bowles included among them.

    But the bells have not rung at the Abbey since April 2020 due to the pandemic.

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    PRINCESS EUGENIE URGED TO 'STAY RIGHT OUT OF' MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY'S ROYAL RIFT

    It's believed that Princess Eugenie could act as a peacemaker between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the royals, but royal commentator Charles Rae has warned he's is not sure if there is anything she could do to repair the rift.

    Charles said to the Express: "Best of luck to her. I mean, that’s a hell of a mountain she’s got to climb.

    "Eugenie gets on well with other members of the Royal Family.

    "I mean what could she possibly say to the Queen and other members of the Royal Family that would smooth that path.

    "This rift is not going to go away.

    "If I were poor old Eugenie I’d stay right out of it and just not try and do anything.

    "I’m not actually sure if there’s anything she could do."

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    INSIDER CLAIM MEGHAN MARKLE 'DIDN'T LISTEN' TO CAMILLA'S ADVICE

    Meghan and Harry's royal exit is still making headlines as "Finding Freedom", the unauthorised biography by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand makes more shocking claims about the row.

    It is reported that Meghan felt isolated within The Firm from very early on, and Camilla Parker Bowles tried to offer some advice to the Duchess of Sussex.

    A source said: “She doesn’t want to see anyone struggling, and she is fond of Meghan."

    A friend of the Duchess of Sussex also said:

    “Much like Meghan, Camilla had experienced a lot of negative press and hostility from courtiers due to her relationship with Charles when he was still married to Diana.

    “She was very sensitive to Meghan and provided her with support, advising her to ride out the storm and that it would all pass—but ultimately Meghan didn’t listen.”

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    THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TEAMS UP WITH MONTY DON FOR GARDENERS’ WORLD ROYAL SPECIAL

    THE Duchess of Cornwall is teaming up with Monty Don for A Gardeners' World Royal special.

    The Duchess, 74, will appear on this week's show as Monty, 66, shows her round Longmeadow. The pair will chat about her long standing love of gardening and what she most enjoys growing as they explore the Jewel Garden.

    At one point, the Duchess discusses how important gardens and gardening can be for our wellbeing, especially over the course of the past 18 months and numerous lockdowns.

    She says: "I think gardens got people through Covid, they realised how special a garden was and what they could do with it,they could become inventive, even if they hadn’t before they could start growing vegetables.

    "It was a sort of spiritual experience for them, they discovered a sort of affinity with the soil – you can go into a garden and you can completely lose yourself, you don’t have to think about anything else. You’re surrounded by nature, you’ve got birds singing, you’ve got bees buzzing about – there is something very healing about gardens."

    Read more here.

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    SUSSEXES ‘ARE SO RESENTFUL THEY WANT TO BRING QUEEN AND ROYAL FAMILY DOWN’, BLAST EXPERTS

    Author Angela Levin blasted the couple as being “so resentful they want to bring Her Majesty and the Royal Family down”, making sure they are the “victims”.

    The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, are said to be less than impressed with the way the Firm dealt with their explosive allegations during their Oprah Winfrey interview.

    The Palace said it would investigate claims of racism and conversations regarding the colour of son Archie’s skin within the family.

    But Harry and Meghan believe the monarch, 95, did not take “full ownership” of the issues raised and “little” has been done since, according to People.

    Author Angela Levin described the latest savage aim at the Queen’s “recollections may vary” comment as “absolutely outrageous”.

    She told Talk Radio: “I think it is beyond disgusting actually.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY TAKE SAVAGE SWIPE AT QUEEN’S ‘RECOLLECTIONS MAY VARY’ COMMENT AFTER OPRAH BOMBSHELL

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly not impressed with the way the Palace dealt with their explosive allegations on Oprah.

    They believe Her Majesty did not take “full ownership” of the issues raised and “little” has been done since, according to People.

    Meghan, 40, and Harry, 36, reeled off a whole host of bombshell claims in the tell-all interview in March.

    They said there were conversations with Harry and a “family” member about their unborn son Archie and what colour his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.

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    PRINCE HARRY WANTS ‘ACCOUNTABILITY FROM WILLIAM AND CHARLES’ BEFORE HE CAN MEND RIFT AND MOVE ON, SAYS PAL

    Omid Scobie – Harry and Meghan’s spokesman – said “little progress” has been made in rebuilding relationships after the Oprah interview fallout.

    Prince William, Kate, Charles and the Queen were all left hurt after the Sussexes made a string of bombshell allegations including that Charles had “cut them off financially”.

    Scobie told PEOPLE magazine today that “without any accountability for some of the things that have affected them the most”, Harry and Meghan won’t be able to “move on” and build better relationships with their family.

    But royal sources insisted progress has been made with “efforts on all sides”.

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    EXPLAINED: HOW DOES HBO’S THE PRINCE PORTRAY THE ROYAL FAMILY?

    The animated series is set from the prospective of 8-year-old Prince George, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's eldest child, and the future heir to the British throne.

    Created by Gary Janetti, the show is based off of his meme page of the young Prince and pokes fun at the royals and mocks most of the family members.

    In the show, Prince George is portrayed as a sassy and effete royal commentator.

    The show has however been highly criticised.

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE GEORGE BEGS MEGHAN MARKLE TO 'STOP NOW' IN CUTTING HBO CARTOON THE PRINCE

    A new teaser clip for HBO cartoon The Prince has earthed. This time, the video sees Prince George tell Meghan to "stop now".

    In the video, Harry says: "Hello all, sorry we're late. Our flight was delayed – you know, JetBlue."

    Catty George snaps back: "We don't know. Gross."

    Meghan tells the family: "It was Mint though," before turning to Harry and saying: "Tell them we were in Mint."

    Kate Middleton replies back instead, sarcastically saying: "They gave you a mint. How lovely for you. I have some gum in my purse if you'd like?"

    But Meghan tells her: "No, we were in mind. It's like their business class. It's really nice. They give you these cookies and…"

    Quickly George then cuts in and says: "Meghan, I'm begging you to stop now."

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    MEGHAN MARKLE'S BELOVED DOG SHE LEFT BEHIND IN CANADA 'DOESN'T LIKE HARRY'

    Pals of the couple claim Meg left her beloved dog, Bogart, behind in Canada because apparently he and Harry didn't get on.

    Insiders say Meghan was in bits after choosing to her "first baby" behind back in 2017.

    A close friend told The Sun the pooch will stay in the doghouse to avoid a family fallout.

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    INSIDER CLAIM MEGHAN MARKLE 'DIDN'T LISTEN' TO CAMILLA'S ADVICE

    Meghan and Harry's royal exit is still making headlines as "Finding Freedom", the unauthorised biography by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand makes more shocking claims about the row.

    It is reported that Meghan felt isolated within The Firm from very early on, and Camilla Parker Bowles tried to offer some advice to the Duchess of Sussex.

    A source said: “She doesn’t want to see anyone struggling, and she is fond of Meghan."

    A friend of the Duchess of Sussex also said:

    “Much like Meghan, Camilla had experienced a lot of negative press and hostility from courtiers due to her relationship with Charles when he was still married to Diana.

    “She was very sensitive to Meghan and provided her with support, advising her to ride out the storm and that it would all pass—but ultimately Meghan didn’t listen.”

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    MEGHAN IS A BULLY SAYS THOMAS MARKLE JNR

    Meghan’s half-brother has claimed she has ‘bullied people before and got her way, no matter what’ – and the Duchess has “shown her true colours”.

    He said he and his family believe she is a “changed person” in an interview with Bild after the latest teaser clip of Meghan and Harry’s upcoming interview with Winfrey was released.

    The 30-second snippet features Meghan accusing the Royal Family of “perpetuating falsehoods” and telling the interviewer “there’s a lot has been lost”.

    And Thomas, who shares the same father as Meghan, told the German newspaper the “sensitive young woman” making claims against the Royal Family isn’t the half-sister he knew.

    “I think it’s showing her true colours that none of the family recognises. She has changed as a person.”

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    PRINCE HARRY ACCUSED OF HYPOCRISY AS HE TOUCHES DOWN IN SANTA BARBARA ON FRIEND'S £45M PRIVATE JET AFTER FLYING 750MILES FROM POLO MATCH

    Prince Harry has landed in Santa Barbara after taking his friend's private jet home, despite giving a lecture about climate change a few months back.

    He took the two-hour flight on a 20-seater £45million plane, in spite of saying climate change was one of "the most pressing issues we are facing.

    "With kids growing up in today's world, pretty depressing, right, depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it's either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened."

    The Duke of Sussex has previously been criticised for taking four private jet flights in 11 days, including to a climate change summit in Sicily.

    A royal author, Tom Quinn, said after his latest private jet trip: 'This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change."

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    WHO IS THE CAST OF THE PRINCE?

    Along with Orlando Bloom, the cast behind the voices include:

    • Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte
    • Alan Cumming as Owen
    • Frances de la Tour as Queen Elizabth
    • Gary Janetti as Prince George
    • Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle
    • Iwan Rheon as Prince William
    • Dan Stevens as Prince Charles
    • Samuel Barnett as Douglass

    The first 12 episodes of The Prince are available to watch on HBO Max but it is unknown if the show will have a second season.

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      PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE LOSE 700,000 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS IN A YEAR – AS WILLIAM AND KATE GAIN 1MILLION

      This is a Sun exclusive.

      Fans are leaving the @sussexroyal account following the couple’s public attacks on the Royal Family after Megxit.

      Figures obtained by The Sun also reveal just 66 per cent of the Sussexes’ 10.1million Instagram followers are thought to be people.

      Some three million are likely bots that “mass follow” big-name accounts, according to data from analysts Hypeauditor.

      William and Kate now have 13 million followers.

      Read more here.

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      PRINCE HARRY’S INVICTUS CHARITY RECEIVES £500K GRANT FROM KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM WHO ARE DELIGHTED AT ‘SUCCESS’

      The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave the grant despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle repeatedly – and very publicly – hitting out at the family.

      But the Daily Mail reported the Duke’s charity had seen its best year yet thanks to the grant from the Cambridges.

      A courtier told the publication that the Cambridges had “always supported Harry’s efforts to establish Invictus” and the couple are “delighted that it has been a success”.

      It added that “the huge transfer of £560,984 meant that Invictus could boast an income of £1.77 million last year in newly published accounts.

      “That’s a huge jump on 2019 when its income was £1.06 million.”

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      MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY TAKE SAVAGE SWIPE AT QUEEN’S ‘RECOLLECTIONS MAY VARY’ COMMENT AFTER OPRAH BOMBSHELL

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly not impressed with the way the Palace dealt with their explosive allegations on Oprah.

      They believe Her Majesty did not take “full ownership” of the issues raised and “little” has been done since, according to People.

      Meghan, 40, and Harry, 36, reeled off a whole host of bombshell claims in the tell-all interview in March.

      They said there were conversations with Harry and a “family” member about their unborn son Archie and what colour his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.

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      The Duke of York, pictured in his role as colonel of the Grenadier Guards in 2019Credit: PA:Press Association

      The decision was reported by The Sunday Times, which quoted a military source slamming it as "a very difficult, unsatisfactory situation.

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