Royal Family news – 'Real fear of tension' at Queen's Jubilee with fears Netflix crew could cause 'MAJOR distraction'

THE QUEEN's Jubilee could face a 'MAJOR distraction' if the Netflix film crews turn up with sources saying there are 'real fears of tension' exploding at the event.

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, announced on Friday they will be attending with their children — minutes after the Queen barred them from the Palace balcony for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

A well-placed source said: “While the family are delighted Harry and Meghan are coming, there is a real fear of tension, especially over any Netflix crew. There are concerns tension could explode if the Netflix team comes to the UK and tries to exploit their opportunities.

“The worry is they will push it and try to gain access to areas of Jubilee celebration events where they can film Harry and Meghan and their children.

“Even if they accept that their Netflix crew can’t go into Buckingham Palace to film, they could cause problems – and at the very least cause a major distraction.

“Senior courtiers believe that Netflix will see it as one big opportunity to exploit their mega-millions agreement with the couple.

“So a team of Palace aides will be on standby to keep a very close eye on the crew, and act as minders if needs be.”

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

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    Prince spotted baring his chest

    PRINCE Harry was seen baring his chest on the polo field for the first time since the Queen banned him from the Jubilee balcony celebrations.

    The Duke of Sussex flashed his torso as he played the sport yesterday in Santa Barbara, California.

    Harry showed off his pecks on the polo pitch ahead of his game on Archie’s third birthday yesterday.

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    Harry ‘annoyed’ Netflix bosses

    PRINCE Harry “annoyed” Netflix bosses by giving details of his private chat with the Queen to a rival network, sources have claimed.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a £112 million deal with the streaming site – but are yet to release anything for viewers to watch.

    And now it’s claimed Prince Harry has left Netflix fuming after he gave their competitors exclusive insights – despite the streaming giant being there with cameras.

    There was “a real sense of annoyance” when Harry spoke to NBC and revealed details of his chat with the Queen, according to insiders.

    Harry’s own camera crew were shadowing the royal at the time of the interview in which he revealed he wants to “protect” his great-grandmother.

    They were filming for Heart Of Invictus, a documentary about his event for wounded and injured service personnel and veterans. 

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton ‘want to SCRAP titles'

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton allegedly want to SCRAP their titles and use their first names as part of a "royal revolution," sources claim.

    The Duke and Duchess want to go by 'Wills and Kate' as they're set to drop royal formalities in a bid to keep the monarchy modern, it has been reported.

    The royal pair want to avoid bows and curtsies in public and rebrand using their first names, insiders claim.

    The dramatic switch-up is allegedly to focus on a "modern monarchy" and break away from the "stuffy traditions" of the royal family.

    A source told the Sunday Mirror: “They want to try to avoid the bows and curtsies in public, be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy, and break away with a lot of the tradition and focus on a modern monarchy.”

    It's claimed that the "institutional change" was triggered after Kate and William's tour in the Caribbean – as they're now vowing to run affairs “The Cambridge Way” after backlash.

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    Harry and Meg could still appear next to the Royals

    DESPITE The Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the royal couple could still appear alongside other royals.

    Yesterday, it was revealed that the Queen is limiting the balcony appearance for her Platinum Jubilee event to working royals only – which means Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't make an appearance.

    However, according to the Mirror, royal sources have now said the couple could make an appearance.

    Sources have even gone as far to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may possibly even as part of a second balcony appearance.

    A Palace source said: "Other family members will be invited to events. We've always made that clear and they are likely to be public events."

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    Special Platinum Jubilee T-shirt on sale next week!

    A SPECIAL Platinum Jubilee T-shirt goes on sale next week.

    It has been designed by artist Charlie Macksey, author of the best-selling illustrated book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse.

    The shirt show the boy and the mole with a heart-shaped Union Jack and the words: “Thank you, Ma’am”.

    The shirt will be on sale from the Royal Collection Trust website and its shops in London, Windsor and Edinburgh.

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    Inside Queen’s spectacular Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

    THE countdown has begun to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Yesterday Buckingham Palace officials revealed more details of the Jubilee jamboree – and you will want to make a royal appointment.

    Mike Ridley shares the details of what you can look forward to during the momentous four-day bank holiday festivities next month.

    • Thursday June 2 – The historic four-day Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday begins at 10am sharp with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.
    • Friday June 3 – At 10.50am, Great Paul will toll at St Paul’s Cathedral in London to mark a service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign.
    • Saturday June 4 – Courtiers  are said to be “moving heaven and earth” for the Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, to attend the Derby at 5.30pm at Epsom racecourse.
    • Sunday June 5 – From midday, more than 60,000 people will host Big Jubilee Lunches.
      Members of the Royal Family are expected to attend some of the thousands of community get-togethers taking place around the UK at lunchtime.

    Read the article in full here.


    Queen excited to spend time with older Lili ‘with personality'

    A royal author has claimed that the Queen would be most looking forward to spending time with her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, once she has grown up and "has a personality".

    Ian Lloyd, author of the newly-published ‘The Queen: 70 Chapters in the life of Elizabeth II’, has said that the monarch has always preferred spending time with her descendants once they are a little older.

    He said that “clearly, like every other grandmother or great grandmother, she would want to see them”, but the Queen most prefers to speak with young family members “once they have a personality”.

    He told Express.co.uk: “She likes the children, I think, when they’ve got an identity.”

    Meghan, Harry & Andrew snubbed over fears ‘crowd could boo’

    MEGHAN Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Harry were snubbed from the Buckingham Palace balcony amid fears they would be booed, insiders claim.

    The Queen has banned the trio for the traditional Trooping the Colour RAF flypast at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Insiders have now claimed Andrew, Harry and Meghan didn't make the cut as the gathered crowds might boo them.

    Royal expert Carole Malone wrote in the Daily Express: "Of course, Meghan and Harry will hate the fact they’ve been lumped into the Bad Royals Box with Prince Andrew because comparisons will be made that all three of them have disgraced the royal family, trashed its reputation and hurt people who did nothing to deserve it.

    "And it’s a good thing they won't be on the balcony – it might have been the first time ever that a royal has been booed by the crowds."

    Queen's Jubilee could see Harry & Meghan appear on balcony despite ban

    DESPITE The Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the royal couple could still appear alongside other royals.

    Yesterday, it was revealed that the Queen is limiting the balcony appearance for her Platinum Jubilee event to working royals only – which means Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't make an appearance.

    However, according to the Mirror, royal sources have now said the couple could make an appearance.

    Sources have even gone as far to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may possibly even as part of a second balcony appearance.

    A Palace source said: "Other family members will be invited to events. We've always made that clear and they are likely to be public events."

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      Kate Middleton’s guilt following Princess Charlotte’s heartbreaking words

      Kate Middleton has recently opened up about her struggles of balancing her duties with being a parent.

      The Daily Mirror reported that the Duchess of Cambridge featured on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with Giovanna Fletcher, and she said she “absolutely” felt mum guilt.

      She explained that there is one question which gets her the most.

      The Duchess of Cambridge said: “George and Charlotte were like 'Mummy how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?'

      "It's a constant challenge – you hear it time after time from mums, even mums who aren't necessarily working and aren't pulled in the directions of having to juggle work life and family life."

      Kate also confessed she sometimes feels guilty about the parenting choices she makes.

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      Andrew’s balcony ban to stop him from ‘becoming a distraction’

      Prince Andrew has been banned from joining the Queen on the royal balcony for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations to stop him “becoming a distraction”, a marketing expert claims.

      On Friday, Buckingham Palace revealed its plans for the Trooping the Colour parade that takes place on 2 June, which starts off an extended four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the occasion.

      Only “working royals” like Charles and William will be joining Her Majesty on the royal balcony of the palace.

      Her Majesty made the decision after “careful consideration”, a statement read.

      Daily Express reports that royal blogger Gert’s Royal tweeted about the news suggesting the monarch’s choice may have been made to stop Andrew from making an appearance, rather than directly excluding the Sussexes.

      She highlights the Duke of York's appearance at the memorial service held for his father, Prince Philip, last month where he was pictured accompanying the monarch inside Westminster Abbey.

      She stated the instance sparked a “media frenzy” adding, “that is not one the PR team wants to repeat”.

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      Buckingham Palace nervous about ‘nervous’ about Harry and Meghan’s Netflix troubles

      Buckingham Palace is supposedly ‘very nervous’ about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix woes following the server’s decision to drop Meghan’s animated series Pearl.

      The animated series was scrapped before it was even made, in what was seen as a humiliating blow to the royal couple.

      Daily Express reports that royal expert and Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden told Palace Confidential that the news “made people at Buckingham Palace very nervous.”

      There may be significant concerns that the only projects Netflix will approve of will be “very personal ones about the Royal Family.”

      Mr Eden added: “I think it’s a real problem. They fancied themselves as producers.

      “They saw this as the first of many, many programmes. But they don’t have the experience.”

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      Prince George, Charlotte & Louis’ preparations for royal duty ‘carefully orchestrated’

      According to a royal expert, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are being carefully prepared for their future royal duties by being gradually given a “small taste” of public life. 

      In a video for Australian website Nine Honey, royal expert Victoria Arbiter said that Prince William and Kate Middleton had “led” by example in bringing up the Cambridge children.

      Ms Arbiter said: “The Cambridge children have benefited from having every milestone recorded by Mum. 

      “Likewise their official public appearances have been carefully orchestrated. 

      “From standing on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to attending a panto on behalf of key workers and helping their father kick off the Sandringham half marathon. 

      “The children have experienced a small taste of public life. 

      “By extension, William and Kate have been able to lead by example. A method long employed by Her Majesty the Queen."

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      The Duke of Sussex, 37, could "target" Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in his forthcoming memoir, it has been suggested.

      American commentator Lee Cohen has warned that if Harry criticised Camilla, Americans would quickly side with him.

      Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Cohen said: "Camilla has really proved herself to be an asset to Charles and eventually to the British people and has earned the respect of Her Majesty.

      "She's really a very admirable person and as I said an asset to Britain.

      "She makes the heir to the throne happy. Americans are only perhaps seduced by the memory of the beautiful and glamourous Princess Diana.

      "They have a great deal of sympathy for Diana and without any basis in reality or understanding of royalty, Americans are apt to not be terribly warm to Camilla even though, she's proved herself in reality to be a wonderful public servant."

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      Kate Middleton ignored Queen’s favourite food rule and broke royal protocol

      The Queen’s most peculiar food rules prevent them from eating everything from seafood to garlic, amongst other popular cuisines.

      According to the Daily Express, however, there is one royal food rule that is even more odd.

      The Queen reportedly never discloses her favourite food.

      However, Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, once parted with this tradition.

      The monarch decides to keep her favourite food private because she does not want to eat the same dishes at every official engagement.

      Kate memorably broke the Queen's golden food rule back in 2018 during her visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

      There, she chatted to four-year-old Rafael Chana from East Preston, who was waiting for a heart transplant. The young boy revealed he liked olives, to which Kate replied: "I used to eat lots and lots of olives when I was little as well."

      When he added that he also likes pasta, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed: "Charlotte likes pasta too."

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      EXCLUSIVE: Meghan REMOVES reference to Netflix series from website

      MEGHAN Markle has quietly REMOVED all references to her Netflix series Pearl after it was dropped from the streaming platform.

      The show, created by the Duchess of Sussex through Archewell Productions, was in the development stage when it was dramatically dumped by Netflix.

      Pearl – which followed the story of a 12-year-old girl exploring famous women in history – was set to be the streaming service’s first animated series.

      And now Meghan has wiped all references to her abandoned show from the Archewell website.

      Under the subsection Archewell Productions, there was previously a description of the upcoming show – along with a lengthy quote from Meghan herself.

      The production U-turn follows the news that Meghan and Harry, along with their children Archie and Lilibet, will come to the UK for the Queen’s Jubilee.

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      Harry spotted for first time since Queen’s Jubilee balcony ban

      PRINCE Harry was seen baring his chest on the polo field for the first time since the Queen banned him from the Jubilee balcony celebrations.

      The Duke of Sussex flashed his torso as he played the sport yesterday in Santa Barbara, California.

      Harry showed off his pecks on the polo pitch ahead of his game on Archie's third birthday yesterday.

      The keen polo player, 37, changed into his white t-shirt as he warmed up before the match – giving onlookers quite the show.

      It's the first time the Duke was spotted since receiving the news that he won't be featured on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.

      Harry was snubbed from the celebrations – alongside his uncle Prince Andrew – as they are no longer working royals.

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      Platinum Jubilee celebrations – Saturday June 4

      COURTIERS are said to be “moving heaven and earth” for the Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, to attend the Derby at 5.30pm at Epsom racecourse.

      It is Britain’s richest flat race – and the only Classic the Queen has never won.

      Reach For The Moon, her horse with the best chance of winning, has already been pulled from the 243rd edition of the event. Around 40 retired and current jockeys, dressed in the Queen’s silks, will form a guard of honour.

      One of them will be 79-year-old Willie Carson who rode Dunfermline, the Queen’s Oaks winner in Silver Jubilee year, 1977.

      Proms In The Park will be held in London and there will be a Jubilee Picnic on the Long Walk at Windsor.

      The BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace begins at 8pm, attended by up to 22,000 members of the public, which includes 10,000 who won tickets in a ballot and 5,000 key workers.
      Some of the world’s biggest stars will appear in the three-hour live concert to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign.

      Singer George Ezra and Radio 1’s Clara Amfo will be among a host of famous names appearing on a trio of high-tech concert stages that will be built outside the palace.

      The three-hour party will be hosted on BBC1 by Newsnight’s Kirsty Young and Capital Radio breakfast show host Roman Kemp.

      BBC bosses will announce the full line-up later.

      George Ezra will appear on a trio of high-tech concert stages that will be built outside the palaceCredit: Getty
      Her Majesty pictured at the Derby in 2005Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
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      Queen's 'top secret' project

      The Queen's Platinum Jubilee will feature a "top-secret project" from theatre giants Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

      Sources have claimed Mr Lloyd Webber asked the ‘Hamilton’ creator to work with him on a “once in a lifetime project” to celebrate the seventieth year of the Queen’s reign.

      The “musical extravaganza” will be performed at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday, May 15.

      The source told The Mirror: “All the cast and crew working on the project have been absolutely sworn to secrecy.

      “It’s a hugely intense and passionate project from both composers and will celebrate the incredible history from the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

      “One of the main themes both composers wanted to get across and celebrate was the wonderful and rich diversity of Britain and the Commonwealth, of which the Queen is so fond."

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      Queen excited to spend time with older Lili ‘with personality'

      A royal author has claimed that the Queen would be most looking forward to spending time with her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, once she has grown up and "has a personality".

      Ian Lloyd, author of the newly-published ‘The Queen: 70 Chapters in the life of Elizabeth II’, has said that the monarch has always preferred spending time with her descendants once they are a little older.

      He said that “clearly, like every other grandmother or great grandmother, she would want to see them”, but the Queen most prefers to speak with young family members “once they have a personality”.

      He told Express.co.uk: “She likes the children, I think, when they’ve got an identity.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Special Platinum Jubilee T-shirt on sale next week!

      A SPECIAL Platinum Jubilee T-shirt goes on sale next week.

      It has been designed by artist Charlie Macksey, author of the best-selling illustrated book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse.

      The shirt show the boy and the mole with a heart-shaped Union Jack and the words: “Thank you, Ma’am”.

      The shirt will be on sale from the Royal Collection Trust website and its shops in London, Windsor and Edinburgh.

    • Milica Cosic

      Inside Queen’s spectacular Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

      THE countdown has begun to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

      Yesterday Buckingham Palace officials revealed more details of the Jubilee jamboree – and you will want to make a royal appointment.

      Mike Ridley shares the details of what you can look forward to during the momentous four-day bank holiday festivities next month.

      • Thursday June 2 – The historic four-day Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday begins at 10am sharp with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.
      • Friday June 3 – At 10.50am, Great Paul will toll at St Paul’s Cathedral in London to mark a service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign.
      • Saturday June 4 – Courtiers  are said to be “moving heaven and earth” for the Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, to attend the Derby at 5.30pm at Epsom racecourse.
      • Sunday June 5 – From midday, more than 60,000 people will host Big Jubilee Lunches.
        Members of the Royal Family are expected to attend some of the thousands of community get-togethers taking place around the UK at lunchtime.

      Read the article in full here.


      Meghan, Harry & Andrew snubbed over fears ‘crowd could boo’

      MEGHAN Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Harry were snubbed from the Buckingham Palace balcony amid fears they would be booed, insiders claim.

      The Queen has banned the trio for the traditional Trooping the Colour RAF flypast at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

      Insiders have now claimed Andrew, Harry and Meghan didn't make the cut as the gathered crowds might boo them.

      Royal expert Carole Malone wrote in the Daily Express: "Of course, Meghan and Harry will hate the fact they’ve been lumped into the Bad Royals Box with Prince Andrew because comparisons will be made that all three of them have disgraced the royal family, trashed its reputation and hurt people who did nothing to deserve it.

      "And it’s a good thing they won't be on the balcony – it might have been the first time ever that a royal has been booed by the crowds."

      Queen's Jubilee could see Harry & Meghan appear on balcony despite ban

      DESPITE The Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the royal couple could still appear alongside other royals.

      Yesterday, it was revealed that the Queen is limiting the balcony appearance for her Platinum Jubilee event to working royals only – which means Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't make an appearance.

      However, according to the Mirror, royal sources have now said the couple could make an appearance.

      Sources have even gone as far to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may possibly even as part of a second balcony appearance.

      A Palace source said: "Other family members will be invited to events. We've always made that clear and they are likely to be public events."

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