Royal Family latest news – Prince Andrew 'must not return to public life' as Kate Middleton in talks with TV bosses

PRINCE Andrew’s siblings decided nine months ago there was “no way back” for the scandal-hit royal, we can reveal.

Charles, Anne and Edward held a summit in January where they ruled the Duke of York should never return to public life.

It has also been reported that Prince William sees his uncle as a threat to the monarchy’s future.

In other Royal news, Kate Middleton is reportedly in early talks with a TV boss over plans to make a documentary on early childhood development.

The mum-of-three had a meeting with a high-powered executive from production company 72 Films earlier this week.

However, no programme has yet been commissioned and well-placed sources say the chat was for "preliminary and research purposes".

If Kate does decide to sign up for a documentary, she'll be following in the footsteps of her husband and brother- and sister-in-law.

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Opening up to the Met Police

    MET Police has spoken to the woman who claimed she was raped and sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew when she was just 17.

    Virginia Roberts has alleged that in 2001 she was trafficked to London from the US by billionaire paedo Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew at his pal Ghislaine Maxwell's home.

    The decision to now speak with Roberts comes after she filed a civil lawsuit in August accusing the duke of "rape in the first degree" after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair.

    The Duke has claimed that he has had "no recollection" of ever meeting her.

    Read the article in full here.

    It is understood that Virginia, 38, is now speaking to Met Police
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    Kate in talks with TV boss ‘over plans to make documentary’

    Kate Middleton is reportedly in early talks with a TV boss over plans to make a documentary on early childhood development.

    The mum-of-three had a meeting with a high-powered executive from production company 72 Films earlier this week.

    However, no programme has yet been commissioned and well-placed sources say the chat was for “preliminary and research purposes”.

    If Kate does decide to sign up for a documentary, she’ll be following in the footsteps of her husband and brother- and sister-in-law.

    Prince William’s environmental series with David Attenborough began on the BBC this week.

    And Meghan and Harry have signed their own £73million deal with streaming giant Netflix.

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    Amanda Staveley turned down Prince Andrew’s marriage proposal

    AMANDA STAVELEY has led the Saudi Arabia-backed consortium trying to take over Newcastle United since 2017.

    Finally, the mega-connected businesswoman has been successful – with the £300m Toon takeover now announced.

    Amanda was courted by ‘Randy Andy’ Prince Andrew.

    However, two years later the former blonde model, who stands 6ft tall in heels, turned down his hand in marriage because she didn’t want to become a Royal.

     

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    To return, or not to return?

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex COULD return to the UK to make an appearance at a party in honour of Princess Diana which is due to take place on Tuesday.

    As many as 100 guests, including Prince William and Elton John, are expected to attend the celebration. The party was initially planned for the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

    It will take place at Kensington Palace, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are weighing up whether or not to attend.

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    Out of touch

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of being “out of touch” by royal experts who say that in five years time “no one will be listening to them.”

    Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent at Vanity Fair appeared on True Royalty TV’s programme The Royal Beat where she discussed the Sussex’s recent visit to a New York City School.

    Speaking on the show she said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school – it doesn’t make any sense. It just shows them to not be in touch.” 

    Author and royal expert Robert Jobson agrees, telling the programme: “If they’d been shielded by the ‘royal umbrella’, they wouldn’t be falling into so many of these traps, and they’d probably still have a degree of popularity, and a chance to have a voice. 

    “I don’t think that in five years’ time people will be listening.” 

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    The ‘magic touch’

    The Duke, 37, has the “magic touch” when it comes to his daughter Lilibet, and he has a handy little hack to rock her off to sleep, according to US royal sources.

    “Harry adores Lili and loves reading her bedtime stories and rocking her to sleep,” a US source reportedly told Us Weekly.

    “He has a real magic touch. There’s just so much love and gratitude and they couldn’t ask for more.”

    Royal watchers are yet to see young Lilibet, but proud mum Meghan recently described her as “beautiful” during the couple’s work trip to New York.

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    Who is Prince Michael of Kent’s wife Princess Michael?

    Princess Michael of Kent, 75 – who was often called Princess Pushy – is married to the Queen’s paternal cousin Prince Michael of Kent.

    She is a member of the British Royal Family of German, Austrian, and Hungarian descent, who was born in Karlsbad, Germany, which is now located in Czechia. 

    Born in 1945, her father – who was a Nazi party member – divorced from her mother a year later and she moved to Australia in 1950, where she was educated.

    She then headed to London to study History of Fine and Decorative Art.

    Princess Michael was an interior designer before becoming an author, who penned a number of books on European royalty.

    Prince Michael is a paternal first cousin of the Queen and the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.

  • Milica Cosic

    How many children did Princess Margaret have?

    In the same year Margaret gave birth to their first child David on November 3.

    The couple's second child Lady Sarah was born three years later on May 1, 1964.

    In 1994, she married the actor Daniel Chatto, and the couple have two children together: Samuel and Arthur.

    When Princess Margaret died of a stroke in 2002, both Lady Sarah and David started a charity in her honour – the Princess Margaret Fund – which supports stroke research.

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    Who was Princess Margaret?

    HRH Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930, at Glamis Castle in Scotland, to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

    She was the younger sister and only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.

    For several days the registration of the princess' birth was deliberately delayed in order to avoid her being numbered 13 and associated with its 'unlucky' connotations.

    In 1936 Princess Margaret's world was turned upside down when her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated to marry divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

    It meant her father, a reluctant Prince George, would become King and that her sister Elizabeth was now the country's future Queen.

    At the tender age of six, Margaret was second in line to the British throne.

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    Andrew suit affecting Royals ‘really badly’

    Angela Levin said the suit is affecting the Royal Family “very badly” – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew’s reputation will be “permanent”.

    “Here’s the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he’s just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he’s above all this nonsense,” she said.

    Despite a series of PR catastrophes in recent years, Andrew was reportedly so confident the case would collapse that he was plotting a return to the royal frontline.

    But he’s now understood to be “worried”.

    One source said: “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

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    Harry and Meghan to miss COP26

    “ECO-WARRIORS” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year’s COP26 climate change conference in November.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.

    The Royal announcement comes weeks after Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — which demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

    It also pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

  • Milica Cosic

    Will George ever be King?

    The Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

    Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

    Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

    “It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”

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    Inside Kate Middleton’s bargain wardrobe

    She may live in a palace and have access to glittering tiaras, but Kate Middleton often prefers to wear bargain high street items.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been known to wear jewellery as cheap as £1.50, so it can be easy for budget-savvy fans to copy her royal style. 

    Here, Fabulous takes a look at the mum-of-three’s high-street staples…

    • £16 Zara dress
    • £1.50 Accessorize earrings
    • £20 M&S trainers
    • £35 Asos dress
    • £39 Warehouse jumper
    • £59.99 Zara blazer
    • £75 Topshop dress

    Read the article in full here.

    'It could be a disaster' (Continued…)

    Attorney Andrew B. Brettler says the accuser had entered into a "settlement agreement" that would end her current claim against the prince.

    But Ms Levin said: "That's a dead end as well.

    "It's just not going to go away."

    She said the suit is affecting the Royal Family "very badly" – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew's reputation will be "permanent".

    "Here's the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he's just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he's above all this nonsense," she said.

    Despite a series of PR catastrophes in recent years, Andrew was reportedly so confident the case would collapse that he was plotting a return to the royal frontline.

    One source said: “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

    Read the article in full here.

    Prince Andrew faces ‘disaster’

    The Duke of York's "car crash" Newsnight interview – in which he bizarrely claimed he doesn't sweat – should warn him off giving evidence, Angela Levin says.

    Writer Ms Levin, who has penned an authorised biography of Prince Harry, says Andrew had just three options to explore ahead of the civil case.

    Speaking on talkRADIO this morning, Ms Levin said: "One was to ignore it, pretend it didn't happen, he didn't know anything about it.

    "We've seen that hasn't worked – it hasn't gone away. He thought it would all disappear into the night. It hasn't.

    "The second one was to go to America and answer all the questions and nit-pick apart the accusations, which is quite dangerous.

    "Remember how he was on Newsnight and then think of him on the stand, giving evidence.

    "I think it would be a disaster for him.

    "The third one is to try to worm out the fact that his accuser doesn't have a case."

    • Milica Cosic

      Third wheeling

      Diana is third wheel in Harry and Meghan’s marriage, claims a royal biographer.

      Andrew Morton, author of the bombshell biography Diana: In Her Own Words, has said that for both Harry and Meghan, “all roads lead back to Diana” and “every camera click and whirr” reminds them of their “terrible fate”.

      He continued to say that: “As the Sussexes embarked on their own journey together through Royal life, not a day went by without a reference, a memory or a decision that related in some way to Harry’s late mother. Diana was the third wheel in their marriage.”

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      Raking it in

      Harry was estimated to be worth around £29.5m in 2019, before he and Meghan made the move to the States with their son, Archie, now two.

      After allegedly running up a colossal taxpayer bill in the UK, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who are also parents to four-month-old Lilibet – have been racking up their earnings.

      They landed a £30million deal with Spotify for their own podcast – branded a “woke word salad” by listeners.

      The couple also bagged a £112million Netflix deal – which led to Meghan being labelled the “new Kim Kardashian” – and have appeared at a string of lucrative speaking events, averaging at £756k a speech. 

      If that wasn’t enough, Meghan enlisted her close pal Oprah Winfrey to help flog a coffee investment via an Instagram post, reportedly worth millions.

      Harry has also had a £15million advance from publishers for a memoir, which experts fear he may use to name the “royal racist” – although he’s said to be donating profits to charity.

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      To return, or not to return?

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex COULD return to the UK to make an appearance at a party in honour of Princess Diana which is due to take place on Tuesday.

      As many as 100 guests, including Prince William and Elton John, are expected to attend the celebration. The party was initially planned for the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

      It will take place at Kensington Palace, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are weighing up whether or not to attend.

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      How Meghan’s royal comeback shows she’s ‘resilient’ following Megxit

      Since stepping back from the royal family, Meghan Markle appears to have adopted a “steely determination that wasn’t there before”, says a body language expert. 

      The Duchess of Sussex stepped down as a senior royal in 2020 and is now making a “resilient” comeback following the end of her parental leave, claims Judi James. 

      Judi told Fabulous: “New York Meghan and Time mag cover’s Meghan reveal a woman with a much more steely look in both her eye expression and her body posing and movement. 

      “She is also seen looking more independently powerful and much more like a leader.

      “Now she has the profile but without the restrictions we can see the much steelier version of Meghan, who looks determined to change the world for the better and sooner rather than later.”

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      Style it out

      MEGHAN Markle was seen making visits to the estate of a beauty marketing firm executive in a hint she may be about to launch her own cosmetic line.

      Meghan, 40, reportedly made visits to Guthy-Renker co-founder Bill Guthy’s home in Carpinteria, California, with husband Prince Harry, 37, and her mum Doria several times between February and March.

      Harry and Meghan had also flown on a private jet owned by the cosmetics firm during a tour of New York City, the Daily Mail reported

      There has since been speculation that Meghan could be about to launch her own cosmetics line – following in the footsteps of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum.

      The Sussexes were seen driving from Mr Guthy’s estate with Meghan beside him and her mum Doria Ragland in the backseat on March 1.

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      Third wheeling

      Diana is third wheel in Harry and Meghan’s marriage, claims a royal biographer.

      Andrew Morton, author of the bombshell biography Diana: In Her Own Words, has said that for both Harry and Meghan, “all roads lead back to Diana” and “every camera click and whirr” reminds them of their “terrible fate”.

      He continued to say that: “As the Sussexes embarked on their own journey together through Royal life, not a day went by without a reference, a memory or a decision that related in some way to Harry’s late mother. Diana was the third wheel in their marriage.”

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      Prince Charles ‘will live in “flat above the shop” when he is king’

      Prince Charles is set to “live in a ‘flat above the shop’” after Buckingham Palace is allegedly thrown open to the public when he is King.

      In a bid to radically overhaul the Royal estate, the monarch will be left in less-than lavish living arrangements as the Palace is opened up to the public, it’s been suggested.

      Prince Charles is also planning to move the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Windsor Castle, because its position in the Heathrow flight path makes it “too noisy” for him.

      It will be a property move that the Cambridges are said to want, according to a friend of the royals.

      And there are talks that Balmoral could turn into a “museum” dedicated to the Queen as part of the property reshuffle.

      As well as slimming down the monarchy, the “property question” is also on the “to do list,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.

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      Inside Kate Middleton’s bargain wardrobe

      She may live in a palace and have access to glittering tiaras, but Kate Middleton often prefers to wear bargain high street items.

      The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been known to wear jewellery as cheap as £1.50, so it can be easy for budget-savvy fans to copy her royal style. 

      Here, Fabulous takes a look at the mum-of-three’s high-street staples…

      • £16 Zara dress
      • £1.50 Accessorize earrings
      • £20 M&S trainers
      • £35 Asos dress
      • £39 Warehouse jumper
      • £59.99 Zara blazer
      • £75 Topshop dress

      Read the article in full here.

      ‘It could be a disaster’ (Continued…)

      Attorney Andrew B. Brettler says the accuser had entered into a “settlement agreement” that would end her current claim against the prince.

      But Ms Levin said: “That’s a dead end as well.

      “It’s just not going to go away.”

      She said the suit is affecting the Royal Family “very badly” – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew’s reputation will be “permanent”.

      “Here’s the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he’s just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he’s above all this nonsense,” she said.

      Despite a series of PR catastrophes in recent years, Andrew was reportedly so confident the case would collapse that he was plotting a return to the royal frontline.

      One source said: “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

      Read the article in full here.

      'No fan of Uncle Andrew'

      Wills, 39, and dad Charles held separate talks with the Queen when Andrew stepped down from royal duty after his Newsnight interview almost two years ago.

      A pal of William claimed: “He is no fan of Uncle Andrew.”

      And The Sunday Times’ royal source claimed one of the “triggers” that “really gets” William is his uncle’s attitude.

      They added: “Any suggestion that there isn’t gratitude for the institution, anything that could lead anyone in the public to think that senior members of the family aren’t grateful for their position, (William thinks) is really dangerous.”

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