Royal Family latest news – Kate Middleton 'SNUBBED' two senior royals at Queen's Jubilee in 'cruelly blunt' display

THE QUEEN will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year as she will mark an impressive 70 years on the throne and many high ranking royals will accompany her in doing so.

However, it has been unearthed that during the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012, both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie "felt snubbed" by Kate during the celebration.

Royal journalist Catherine Ostler, described the allegedly “chilly” relationship between Kate and Beatrice and Eugenie at the time in a column for the Daily Mail in 2016.

She quoted one royal insider as saying: “Royalty is all about pecking order, often in a cruelly blunt sense, and it is Kate who has all the toys and the position.

“It particularly hurt when Kate did solo engagements with the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee. They felt snubbed.”

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    What is the Queen’s Gold State Coach?

    Perhaps the most exclusive vehicle in the world – and certainly one of the oldest still in use – is the Gold State Coach. 

    Commissioned in 1760 during the reign of King George III, it gets wheeled out only occasionally.

    It’s too large and cumbersome to be of more frequent use. At 7.3m long and 3.7m high, it’s as big as a truck. 

    It’s also apparently very uncomfortable thanks to its crude leather suspension. The Queen has stated that she dislikes riding in it. 

    Its wheels were only rubberised by King George VI, almost two centuries after it was built. 

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton sport recycled outfits at Earthshot awards

    KATE and William were the king and queen of green last night as they awarded the winners of a £50million planet saving prize.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by stars including Liverpool footballer Mo Salah, actress Emma Watson, and singer Ed Sheeran at the eco bash.

    William, showing his environmental credentials by wearing a green jacket he has worn several times before, helped present the show and revealed next year’s ceremony will be held in the USA.

    It means the Duke and Duchess could be heading Stateside — where Meghan and Harry have set up their new life.

    Speaking at a reception afterwards, William said: “We raised the bar — now over to the US.”

     

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    Prince William and Kate US bound

    Prince William and Kate could be planning to head to the US after it was revealed on Sunday night that the next destination for the Earthshot Prize will be the US.

    During the awards show Prince William said: “Now, I hope you agree, that London and the UK has put on quite a show for our first year.

    “So for the second year, we need to pass the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for all five of our Earthshots.

    “Where better than the nation that inspired the Moonshot all those years ago? “

    I’m delighted to announce that The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States of America in 2022.” 

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    Inside the Queen’s car collection over the years

    HER Majesty the Queen doesn’t ever need to get behind the wheel of a car, let alone have a driving licence to do so. 

    But while she’s exempt from needing a pink licence to use the road – and despite having enough staff to chauffeur her around as required – the British monarch is a qualified driver and regularly drives herself around. 

    One of the many perks of the job is that Queen Elizabeth II does not need a licence or any number plates to drive legally. 

    It would be a brave copper to stop her even if she did. 

    But thanks to her military career during World War Two, when she joined the Auxilliary Territorial Corps (ATC) as a mechanic and driver, she earned her licence anyway. 

    It’s possible that this early exposure to basic military vehicles is what started the Queen’s love affair with that most British of vehicles, the Land Rover. 

    Read more here.

     

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    Andrew to argue sex abuse case is ‘invalid’

    PRINCE Andrew is set to argue the sexual abuse case against him is invalid as his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre made a settlement with paedo financier Jeffrey Epstein referencing “royalty”, it was claimed today.

    Ms Guiffre, 38, struck a deal with convicted sex offender Epstein in 2009 for undisclosed damages after accusing him of sexual abuse and exploitation.

    The confidential agreement, which has remained sealed, said that Ms Guiffre would not take any more action against Epstein or his accusers.

    The Duke of Windsor‘s legal team are set to argue that the word “royalty” refers to him as no other royals have been implicated in the Epstein case, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

    The prince has consistently denied the allegations levelled against him.

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    Why Bob Geldof called 3-year-old William a ‘horrible little boy’

    PRINCE William is very respectful to people he meets during royal engagements – but he wasn’t always so polite.

    When the future heir was a young boy, he met musician Bob Geldof when he visited Kensington Palace and called the philanthropist “dirty” with “scruffy hair”. 

    According to Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers biography, the Queen felt that a young William at the time was “getting a little bit out of control”. 

    The royal author wrote: “The dishevelled rock star and human rights activist Bob Geldof did not mince his words when confronted by the young prince’s rudeness at Kensington Palace in the summer of 1985.”

    Robert said that Bob had come to chat with Charles about the forth-coming Live Aid concert at Wembley, and a three-year-old William was annoyed he didn’t have his father’s full attention. 

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    ‘Ethical’ investment group has put millions into oil companies

    The “ethical” investment group backed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan has put tens of millions into chemical, pharma and oil companies.

    New York-based Ethic, which unveiled the Sussexes as impact partners, has also poured cash into rich investment banks.

    Paperwork filed in the US shows it invested around £1.1million in chemical firm Corteva Inc.

    This spin-off from scandal-hit firm DuPont, made infamous in 2019 movie Dark Waters, is being sued in California over use of a pesticide linked to brain damage in kids. Corteva insists it is safe.

    Ethic has also invested in one of America’s largest crude oil producers and a firm accused of pricing UK patients out of a ­cystic fibrosis drug, filings show.

    Royal author Penny Junor said: “Life is going to be very difficult for Meghan and Harry if they keep up this high profile. Ethical banking seems asking for trouble, setting themselves up for a fall.”

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    Meghan and Harry's brand at risk

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan are at risk of 'diluting their brand' after they have signed a new deal.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have forged a number of lucrative deals since stepping down from royal life, including multimillion-dollar partnerships with Netflix, Spotify and Apple.

    Their most recent venture, "impact partners" and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    However, Palace Confidential host Jo Elvin has suggested the pair might "deplete their value" by "spreading themselves around so much".

    Jo Elvin asked: "So they seem good at attracting attention to these companies.

    "But the more they spread it around, doesn't that deplete their value for these companies?"

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    Fans spot clue 'Megxit' was inevitable

    MEGHAN Markle fans have spotted a huge 'clue' that the Sussexes split from the royal family was inevitable.

    Prior to becoming a duchess, Meghan Markle was well within her successful career, acting and running her own lifestyle blog.

    In a 2015 interview with InStyle, Meghan spoke of her ambition of becoming a 'girl boss'.

    "I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value."

    Meghan went on to make comments that have now been picked up on being 'relevant' to her continued drama with the royal family.

    "Don’t get involved in the interoffice politics…You’ll be endlessly happier for it."

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    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration

    The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.

    That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.

    Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

    Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

    Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.

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    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration

    The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.

    That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.

    Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

    Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

    Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration

    The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.

    That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.

    Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

    Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

    Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.

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    Meghan and Harry ‘know ZERO about finance’

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed for their new banking job because they “know ZERO” about finance, an expert says.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday revealed they had signed up to become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    It is unclear how much expertise is required for the partnership, which is the latest in a series of lucrative deals for Meghan and Harry.

    But Royal biographer Angela Levin says the couple are “not financiers” and they “know zero”.

    She told GB News: “They want to come back [to the UK] every now and again and either film what they’re doing or have grievances to talk about when they come back home, but it will keep them up as royals. The longer they’re away and don’t come to the UK, interest in them will diminish because they haven’t got up-to-date understanding of what’s going on.

    “They’re quite clever with that – they want to keep one finger on the Royal Family in the UK just so they can be attached to companies they know nothing about and can’t give them anything – they’re not financiers, they know zero – but their names will help them do it and earn pots of money.”

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    Don’t panic!

    In an unearthed clip from a 2018 documentary about the Queen’s role as head of the Commonwealth, Harry made light-hearted comments about fearing bumping into Her Majesty.

    He was speaking to a group of hospitality professionals from the Caribbean who were staying at the Palace when he told them “not to panic” if they spotted the Queen coming towards them in the corridors.

    “You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have – and you’ve only been here two weeks,” the 36-year-old said.

    “Have you bumped into the Queen yet?

    “If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic.

    “I know you will. We all do!”

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    Prince William and Kate US bound

    Prince William and Kate could be planning to head to the US after it was revealed last night that the next destination for the Earthshot Prize will be the US.

    During yesterday's awards Prince William said: "Now, I hope you agree, that London and the UK has put on quite a show for our first year.

    "So for the second year, we need to pass the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for all five of our Earthshots.

    "Where better than the nation that inspired the Moonshot all those years ago? "

    I'm delighted to announce that The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States of America in 2022." 

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    Queen to cut back commitments over winter 

    THE Queen will cut back her commitments over the winter as she struggles with getting about.

    Courtiers will ensure she walks less at public engagements and avoids steps and cobbles. Her car will also pull up closer to venues.

    It comes after it was reported the Queen, 95, would give up her evening Martini cocktail on the advice of doctors and drink alcohol only on special occasions.

    The Queen — who has appeared in public twice this week with a walking stick — was also planning to host a smaller Christmas gathering this year, sources said.

    It means Prince Harry and his family would be unlikely to join her at Sandringham in Norfolk.

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton sport recycled outfits at Earthshot awards

    KATE and William were the king and queen of green last night as they awarded the winners of a £50million planet saving prize.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by stars including Liverpool footballer Mo Salah, actress Emma Watson, and singer Ed Sheeran at the eco bash.

    William, showing his environmental credentials by wearing a green jacket he has worn several times before, helped present the show and revealed next year’s ceremony will be held in the USA.

    It means the Duke and Duchess could be heading Stateside — where Meghan and Harry have set up their new life.

    Speaking at a reception afterwards, William said: “We raised the bar — now over to the US.”

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    Charles gushes he’s ‘proud’ of son William for standing up for environment 

    Prince Charles has praised his eldest son William for making a stand for the environment.

    The Prince of Wales, 72, gushed he was “very proud” of Wills’ stance that has seen the dad-of-three call for society to “unite in repairing our planet”.

    William and Kate Middleton will tonight join famous faces for the inaugural awards ceremony for the Earthshot Prize later today.

    And Charles today tweeted: “I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.

    “As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need.”

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    Andrew to argue sex abuse case is ‘invalid’

    PRINCE Andrew is set to argue the sexual abuse case against him is invalid as his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre made a settlement with paedo financier Jeffrey Epstein referencing “royalty”, it was claimed today.

    Ms Guiffre, 38, struck a deal with convicted sex offender Epstein in 2009 for undisclosed damages after accusing him of sexual abuse and exploitation.

    The confidential agreement, which has remained sealed, said that Ms Guiffre would not take any more action against Epstein or his accusers.

    The Duke of Windsor‘s legal team are set to argue that the word “royalty” refers to him as no other royals have been implicated in the Epstein case, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

    The prince has consistently denied the allegations levelled against him.

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    Louis lives outside

    PRINCE William shared a rare insight into royal home life as he joked that Louis “lives outside”.

    During an interview about climate change, William said his cheeky three-year-old spends as much time as he can outdoors.

    The prince spoke proudly of his beloved children on a BBC podcast Newscast ahead of his Earthshot Prize Awards this weekend.

    Speaking about Louis, he said: “Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.”

    In the interview, the duke revealed the fears he has for his children’s generation and said that if they are still only talking about climate change in 30 years’ time, it “will be too late”.

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    Meghan and Harry ‘know ZERO’ about finance

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed for their new banking job because they “know ZERO” about finance, an expert has blasted.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday revealed they had signed up to become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin says the couple are “not financiers” and they “know zero”.

    She told GB News: “They want to come back [to the UK] every now and again and either film what they’re doing or have grievances to talk about when they come back home, but it will keep them up as royals.

    “The longer they’re away and don’t come to the UK, interest in them will diminish because they haven’t got up-to-date understanding of what’s going on.”

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    Meghan and Harry ‘know ZERO’ about finance

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed for their new banking job because they “know ZERO” about finance, an expert has blasted.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday revealed they had signed up to become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin says the couple are “not financiers” and they “know zero”.

    She told GB News: “They want to come back [to the UK] every now and again and either film what they’re doing or have grievances to talk about when they come back home, but it will keep them up as royals.

    “The longer they’re away and don’t come to the UK, interest in them will diminish because they haven’t got up-to-date understanding of what’s going on.”

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    Harry & Meghan Markle could become ‘world’s richest personal brand’

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s new “Brand Sussex” is now worth an estimated £250million and they could become the ‘world’s richest personal brand’, claims a expert.

    Just this week, it was reported how they have taken a new job in banking, after signing multimillion-dollar partnerships with Netflix, Spotify and Apple.

    Andrew Bloch, branding expert and founder of Frank PR, told Fabulous: “Since moving to California and stepping down as working royals, Harry and Meghan have secured a number of lucrative business deals and personal endorsements which have seen their personal wealth rocket.

    “I would estimate their combined net worth is circa £250million.

    “They are really making the most of their newfound status, and their potential to become the world’s richest personal brand looks imminently achievable.

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    Private school to discuss Meghan Markle in 'white privilege' classes

    St Dunstan's, a private school in London has introduced classes talking about "white privilege" where Meghan Markle will be included as a topic of conversation.

    Nicholas Hewlett, headmaster at the school said teachers would "explore with students the difficulties faced by both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton when they joined the Royal Family but [learn] that Meghan Markle faced additional challenges based on social speculations associated with her race", as reported by The Sunday Times.

    The private school with annual fees ranging from£12,501 to £19,068 depending on the age of its pupils, have introduced the lessons due to a surge in interest in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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    Why Bob Geldof called 3-year-old William a ‘horrible little boy’

    PRINCE William is very respectful to people he meets during royal engagements – but he wasn’t always so polite.

    When the future heir was a young boy, he met musician Bob Geldof when he visited Kensington Palace and called the philanthropist “dirty” with “scruffy hair”. 

    According to Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers biography, the Queen felt that a young William at the time was “getting a little bit out of control”. 

    The royal author wrote: “The dishevelled rock star and human rights activist Bob Geldof did not mince his words when confronted by the young prince’s rudeness at Kensington Palace in the summer of 1985.”

    Robert said that Bob had come to chat with Charles about the forth-coming Live Aid concert at Wembley, and a three-year-old William was annoyed he didn’t have his father’s full attention. 

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