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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured walking hand in hand ahead of Prince Harry’s fundraising polo match.

The duke captained a team on Friday for his Africa-based charity supporting young people living with HIV.

He leading one of three teams in the Royal Salute Polo Challenge staged in aid of Sentebale, with his good friend and Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras leading another side.

It comes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be the executive producers of two new non-fiction Netflix series focusing on lifestyle and polo.

One show will explore “the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship”, while the other will give “unprecedented access to the world of professional polo” and the US Open Polo Championship in Florida, Netflix said.

It came as Prince William and his eldest son Prince George were spotted at an Aston Villa match together in their first public outing since Princess Kate’s cancer announcement.

Prince William was seen smiling and applauding in the Villa Park stands in Birmingham with George, 10, at a Europa League match on Thursday evening.

Key points

  • Prince William spotted with George at Aston Villa match

  • King Charles hopes to play ‘peacemaker’, insider claims

  • Queen’s favourite grandson suffers fresh heartbreak

  • Prince Andrew ‘delighted’ with portrayal in new Netflix film

  • Prince Harry ‘regrets losing and really misses’ Kate

Kate crowned ‘most popular royal’ in new poll

12:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Princess of Wales has been crowned Britain’s favourite royal in a poll describing her as popular “across the generations”.

A new YouGov survey revealed that 76 per cent of Britons have a positive view of Kate – a six-point increase since the start of the year.

The surge in popularity comes weeks after the princess revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in a heartfelt video message following weeks of speculation around her health.

Her husband, William, also garnered the support of 73 per cent of the country while 63 per cent had a favourable opinion of King Charles.

When it comes to the institution of the monarchy in general, 58 per cent of Britons overall have a positive view, but this ranges from 79 per cent of the over-65s to 32 per cent of 18-24 year olds.

Harry and Meghan to produce two Netflix series on lifestyle and polo

11:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be the executive producers of two new non-fiction Netflix series focusing on lifestyle and polo.

One show will explore “the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship”, while the other will give “unprecedented access to the world of professional polo” and the US Open Polo Championship in Florida, Netflix said.

The shows will be made by Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions company, with the duchess to produce both series and the duke to work on the polo series.

Both are in the early stages of production with titles and release dates to be announced in the coming months.

“Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level,” Netflix said of the polo series.

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(Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

What was Harry’s charity match for?

10:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Sentebale Polo Cup is held every year in aid of Sentebale, the charity Harry co-founded in 2006 that supports young people and children living in southern Africa.

Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho co-founded Sentebale as a response to the needs of children and young people living in Lesotho.

Sentebale has since expanded its operations to Botswana and works providing support for young people living with HIV, Aids and mental health issues and training related to career development, entrepreneurship and education.

Polo events have raised more than £11.4 million for the charity.

Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend charity polo match hand in hand

09:00 , Athena Stavrou

 (Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)
(Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)
 (Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)
(Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)
 (Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)
(Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)

Prince Harry plays in charity polo match

08:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been spotted smiling and walking hand in hand ahead of Harry’s fundraising polo match in Florida.

Harry wore white trousers, a light blue shirt and a beige jacket – while Meghan sported a cream halterneck dress at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge event in Wellington on Friday.

The Sentebale Polo Cup is held every year in aid of Sentebale, the charity Harry co-founded in 2006 that supports young people and children living in southern Africa.

The duke captained the Royal Salute Sentebale Team against the Grand Champions Team, led by his good friend Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras.

Harry was seen playing in the match and sporting his team’s blue and white colours while wearing the number two on his sleeve.

His team won the match 3-1 with the duke managing to score the opening goal, according to the Associated Press.

 (Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)
(Yaroslav Sabitov/PA Wire)

ICYMI: Prince William spotted with George at Aston Villa match

07:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Prince of Wales and his eldest son Prince George attended an Aston Villa football game together in what is their first public outing since the Princess of Wales’ cancer announcement.

Prince William was seen smiling and applauding in the stands of Villa Park in Birmingham while 10-year-old George sported a Villa-branded scarf.

The pair celebrated the club’s 2-1 victory against Lille in the first leg of the Europa Conference League quarter-final - where they smiled and laughed with each other.

 (TNT Sports)
(TNT Sports)

Who is Peter Phillips? Late Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ who split from girlfriend of three years

05:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ has suffered fresh heartache after splitting from his long-term girlfriend.

Peter Philips, 46, is no longer in a relationship with Lindsay Wallace, 43, after the pair’s romance reportedly ‘ran its course’ after three years.

Read more:

Peter Philips: The Queen’s Favourite Grandson

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge amid ‘drug-use’ lawsuit

03:00 , Athena Stavrou

Prince Harry’s US visa application is being reviewed by a judge following his admissions about his use of drugs in his memoir, Spare.

The Heritage Foundation launched a lawsuit against the fifth in line to the throne to determine whether he lied on his full-time visa application when he moved to California alongside his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Under US visa rules, applicants are questioned about substance use and previous criminal charges.

Read more:

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge

Late Queen’s favourite grandson suffers fresh heartbreak

01:00 , Athena Stavrou

The late Queen’s favourite grandson has suffered a fresh heartbreak as he split from his girlfriend of three years.

Peter Phillips, 46, has split from his partner Lindsay Wallace, 43, three years after they struck up a romance in 2021.

A source told The Sun: “They were friends before their relationship blossomed. But Peter and Lindsay have gone their separate ways as the relationship simply ran its course.”

The couple reportedly met through Mr Phillip’s sister, Zara Phillips, whom Ms Wallace was a classmate of.

Although friends for several years, the pair struck up a romance after Mr Phillip’s split from his wife Autumn Kelly with whom he shares two children.

 (via REUTERS)
(via REUTERS)

Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle UK’s least favourite royals, says poll

Friday 12 April 2024 23:00 , Athena Stavrou

They may no longer be referred to as HRH, but Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle can still claim the titles of being the UK’s least favourite royals, a new poll has found.

According to the recent survey, the disgraced Duke of York, whose car-crash Newsnight interview in now subject to not one but two separate TV dramas, was seen in a negative light by 86 per cent of respondents.

His lowly rank was followed by the Duchess of Sussex, whose new wellness brand is also unlikely to appeal to the 64 per cent of Britons who admitted holding negative views towards her.

The royal title they didn’t want! Andrew and Meghan voted UK’s least favourite royals

Prince William and Princess Kate ‘trying best to end their feud with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’

Friday 12 April 2024 21:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a strained relationship with the Royal Family and they are currently estranged from the Prince and Princess of Wales.

But they are still working to resolve the rift.

Royal author Tom Quinn told The Mirror: “There has been a shift here since Kate’s illness – Harry and Meghan do feel they need to extend an olive branch, but Meghan’s sense of grievance is still preventing anything really meaningful happening.

“Illness often brings warring family members together, and there have been hopes at Kensington Palace that Kate’s illness might do it.

“Harry would like a reconciliation, but supports his wife completely and until she feels that the Royal family have been sufficiently nice to her – and grovelingly apologised for the past - it’s not going to happen.”

Harry ‘eager to return to London’ amid royal family health concerns

Friday 12 April 2024 20:00 , Athena Stavrou

Prince Harry is reportedly “eager to return to London” and “help take up some of the slack” amid the royal family’s health crisis, a royal author has claimed.

The claims come from Christopher Andersen, author of The King: The Life of Charles III, as Harry prepares to return to the UK for the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Invictus Games next month.

“In fact, he’s eager to return to London and help take up some of the slack now that the medical issues of the King and the Princess of Wales have thrown the monarchy into a state of crisis,” he told author told HELLO! Magazine.

He added: “If they [the royal family] could all put these perceived slights and resentments behind them, Harry and Meghan could be hugely valuable assets to the monarchy at a time when it could use all the help it can get.”

 (PA Archive)
(PA Archive)

Richard Osman estimates Prince Harry made $27m writing Spare

Friday 12 April 2024 19:30 , Barney Davis

On his podcast The Rest Is Entertainment, presenter and best-selling author Richard Osman said that the money is “just rolling in for the Sussexes” after the much-hyped release of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare.

He said: “The book that Harry wrote, it’s impossible to overestimate how much money that has made.

“I mean, it’s been one of the most successful books. The fastest selling non-fiction book of all time.

“I’ve done some back of the envelope calculations because I like to. I know what you get paid per book. Got a $20million advance. Thing with an advance is, you get paid in advance, $20million in that case, you do not make a penny until your publisher makes back their $20million.

“And once they’ve made back their $20million, and there’s all sorts of sliding scales about how that works, what they get, what you get, once you’ve made the $20million, then you get your royalties.

“I think - and his book has not come out in paperback yet. So this book is purely hardback. I reckon he’s made $26, $27million. So he’s earned out an advance of $20million on the hardback of his first book alone. Forget rights to other things and audiobooks and what have you. He has earned that out already. When the paperback comes out, it’s just money rolling into the Sussexes.”

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((Random House via AP))

Kate crowned ‘most popular royal’ in new poll

Friday 12 April 2024 18:30 , Athena Stavrou

The Princess of Wales has been crowned Britain’s favourite royal in a poll describing her as popular “across the generations”.

A new YouGov survey revealed that 76 per cent of Britons have a positive view of Kate – a six-point increase since the start of the year.

The surge in popularity comes weeks after the princess revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in a heartfelt video message following weeks of speculation around her health.

Her husband, William, also garnered the support of 73 per cent of the country while 63 per cent had a favourable opinion of King Charles.

When it comes to the institution of the monarchy in general, 58 per cent of Britons overall have a positive view, but this ranges from 79 per cent of the over-65s to 32 per cent of 18-24 year olds.

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

Princess Eugenie to ‘support’ sister Beatrice after Netflix feature

Friday 12 April 2024 17:30 , Athena Stavrou

Princess Eugenie is set to “support” her sister Beatrice after her role in their father’s disastrous Newsnight interview was featured on Netflix.

Beatrice was featured briefly in the new film, Scoop, earlier this month about Prince Andrew’s infamous interview about his friendship with Jeffery Epstein.

The 35-year-old is also said to feature more prominently in another three-part series about the interview on Amazon Prime later this year.

A royal source told OK! Magazine that Beatrice is “dreading” the upcoming series and that she feels “unfairly targetted”.

“Beatrice is luckily a very resilient young woman. She is trying her very best to stay focused and weather the storm, but it’s been tough for her,” they said.

“Eugenie and her close friends have been there for support and she’s putting on a very brave face. Both girls [Beatrice and Eugenie] wish the whole thing would just go away but fear they could be tarred with this brush for the rest of their lives. It’s difficult to see them like this.”

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Watch: Prince William and George step out at football match

Friday 12 April 2024 16:30 , Athena Stavrou

Harry and Meghan to produce two Netflix series on lifestyle and polo

Friday 12 April 2024 15:30 , Athena Stavrou

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be the executive producers of two new non-fiction Netflix series focusing on lifestyle and polo.

One show will explore “the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship”, while the other will give “unprecedented access to the world of professional polo” and the US Open Polo Championship in Florida, Netflix said.

The shows will be made by Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions company, with the duchess to produce both series and the duke to work on the polo series.

Both are in the early stages of production with titles and release dates to be announced in the coming months.

“Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level,” Netflix said of the polo series.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)

King Charles shocked to hear of milestone as he reacts to portrait on new bank note

Friday 12 April 2024 14:00 , Alexander Butler

King Charles shocked to hear of milestone as he reacts to portrait on new bank note

King Charles faces backlash from Kent residents over plans to build ‘ideal town’

Friday 12 April 2024 13:32 , Alexander Butler

King Charles faces backlash from Kent residents over plans to build ‘ideal town’

Why is Prince William an Aston Villa fan?

Friday 12 April 2024 12:00 , Alexander Butler

Why is Prince William an Aston Villa fan?

Who is Peter Phillips? Late Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ who split from girlfriend of three years

Friday 12 April 2024 11:00 , Alexander Butler

Peter Philips: The Queen’s Favourite Grandson

Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle UK’s least favourite royals, says poll

Friday 12 April 2024 10:00 , Alexander Butler

The royal title they didn’t want! Andrew and Meghan voted UK’s least favourite royals

Meghan and Harry launching two new series at Netflix featuring cooking, gardening and polo

Friday 12 April 2024 09:00 , Alexander Butler

Meghan and Harry launching 2 new series at Netflix featuring cooking, gardening, polo

Pictured: Prince William and George

Friday 12 April 2024 08:06 , Alexander Butler

Prince William and George clap at an Aston Villa match on Thursday (Getty Images)
Prince William and George clap at an Aston Villa match on Thursday (Getty Images)

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge amid ‘drug-use’ lawsuit

Friday 12 April 2024 08:00 , Alexander Butler

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge

Prince William spotted with George at Aston Villa match

Friday 12 April 2024 07:15 , Alexander Butler

The Prince of Wales and his eldest son Prince George attended an Aston Villa football game together in what is their first public outing since the Princess of Wales’ cancer announcement.

Prince William was seen smiling and applauding in the stands of Villa Park in Birmingham while 10-year-old George sported a Villa-branded scarf.

The pair celebrated the club’s 2-1 victory against Lille in the first leg of the Europa Conference League quarter-final - where they smiled and laughed with each other.

Harry and Meghan to produce two Netflix series on lifestyle and polo

Friday 12 April 2024 15:49 , Athena Stavrou

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be the executive producers of two new non-fiction Netflix series focusing on lifestyle and polo.

One show will explore “the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship”, while the other will give “unprecedented access to the world of professional polo” and the US Open Polo Championship in Florida, Netflix said.

The shows will be made by Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions company, with the duchess to produce both series and the duke to work on the polo series.

Both are in the early stages of production with titles and release dates to be announced in the coming months.

“Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level,” Netflix said of the polo series.

 (Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)
(Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)

Watch: William and Kate ‘feeling intense anxiety’ about accession to throne

Friday 12 April 2024 07:00 , Jane Dalton

William and Kate feeling ‘intense anxiety’ about taking over, Diana biographer claims

Opinion: Time to open the secret files on Prince Andrew

Friday 12 April 2024 05:30 , Jane Dalton

Members of the royal family can go on American chat shows to talk about royal life, and Prince Harry can write about the most intimate aspects of his recent life for commercial gain, yet historians cannot see files that are 100 years old. This is the mark of a banana republic and not a mature democracy, writes Andrew Lownie:

As Scoop hits our screens, it’s time to open the secret files on Prince Andrew

In case you missed it: Harry says James Hewitt rumours ‘plan to oust him’

Friday 12 April 2024 04:00 , Jane Dalton

Prince Harry claimed last year that tabloid rumours his biological father was James Hewitt were an attempt at ousting him from the royal family, a court heard:

Prince Harry claims James Hewitt rumours ‘were plan to oust him from royal family’

How royals do illness differently now

Friday 12 April 2024 02:30 , Jane Dalton

There was a time when the palace not only hid royal diagnoses from the public, but even from the patient themselves. Harry Mount reports:

The secrets of a king’s physician – what really happens when a monarch is ill

Harry speaks of ‘burnout’ amid ‘today’s pressures’

Friday 12 April 2024 00:30 , Jane Dalton

Prince Harry has reportedly opened up about the “pressures of today’s world” during a life-coaching session.

The Duke of Sussex spoke to a crowd about “burnout” at a summit in San Francisco, The Sun reported.

Harry is the chief impact officer of BetterUp, a life-coaching firm.

King shocked by milestone on seeing new bank note portrait

Thursday 11 April 2024 22:45 , Jane Dalton

The King was surprised to hear he is only the second British monarch to grace the Bank of England’s notes as he was presented with the first ones bearing his portrait:

King Charles shocked to hear of milestone as he reacts to portrait on new bank note

Results of King’s cancer treatment ‘encouraging'

Thursday 11 April 2024 20:43 , Jane Dalton

King Charles was said to be responding well to his cancer treatment, with his road to recovery looking “very positive”, as he appeared “looking well” on Easter Sunday:

Charles’ future ‘looks very positive’ as he sees ‘encouraging’ results from treatment

Prince Andrew ‘delighted’ with portrayal in new Netflix film

Thursday 11 April 2024 16:55 , Emma Guinness

Prince Andrew is reportedly ‘delighted’ by his portrayal in the new Netflix film Scoop.

The film depicts the aftermath of the Royal’s friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his reaction to the sexual assault allegations made against him in a disastrous 2019 interview with the BBC.

“Obviously Andrew regrets doing the interview, and if he had his time again he wouldn’t do it,” a friend of the Prince told The Daily Beast.

“‘That said, he feels Scoop is much more even-handed than he expected.

“It’s fair to say he was delighted by Rufus Sewell’s portrayal of him.”

Uncanny: Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell as Emily Maitlis and Prince Andrew in ‘Scoop' (Netflix)
Uncanny: Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell as Emily Maitlis and Prince Andrew in ‘Scoop' (Netflix)

Another friend praised the film for depicting some of the good work Prince Andrew did when he was still a working Royal.

They said: “I think the show, to the satisfaction of everyone who actually knows the guy, made clear that Andrew was an extremely good convener of people.

“He did actually play a valuable role for the royals with Pitch@Palace and his other business-focused advocacy work.

“When he was at a business meet and greet in a conference room in Hong Kong, there was real energy when he entered the room.”

Prince William takes to social media to honour Lioness

Thursday 11 April 2024 14:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Prince of Wales made a comeback to social media on Wednesday in a touching post to a Lioness legend.

Rachel Daly, an England player, announced her international retirement. William responded to the news by reposting Ms Daly’s post on X, adding: “Thank you for so many unforgettable performances with @Lionesses, @RachelDaly3.”

Kate becomes UK’s favourite royal after cancer diagnosis, poll shows

Thursday 11 April 2024 13:45 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Princess of Wales has become the UK’s most popular royal in the wake of her cancer diagnosis.

Kate jumped ahead of her husband the Prince of Wales, with 76% of Britons quizzed saying they had a positive view of the future Queen.

Her popularity rating has risen six percentage points since the start of the year during which time she delivered a video message to the nation announcing her chemotherapy treatment.

Kate becomes UK’s favourite royal after cancer diagnosis, poll shows

Thursday 11 April 2024 13:13 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Edward met members of the crew ahead of the Service of Dedication for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, RFA Stirling Castle, in Leith, Scotland.

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(Getty Images)
 (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)
(Jane Barlow/PA Wire)
 (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)
(Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

Shirley Ballas addresses rumours of Queen Camilla appearing on Strictly Come Dancing

Thursday 11 April 2024 12:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Shirley Ballas has addressed rumours of Queen Camilla appearing on Strictly Come Dancing this year.

Reports have emerged of the popular BBC entertainment show being broadcast live from Buckingham Palace and even an appearance from the Queen, after she previously revealed her love of dancing to Strictly professional Johannes Radebe.

The head judge appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday (11 April) and was quizzed on the rumours by Kate Garraway.

The 63-year-old said: “I know quite a lot about what is going on.

“I would love it if Queen Camilla was on it.”

Who is Peter Phillips? Late Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ who split from girlfriend of three years

Thursday 11 April 2024 11:55 , Jane Dalton

The Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ has suffered fresh heartache after splitting up with his long-term girlfriend.

Peter Philips, 46, is no longer in a relationship with Lindsay Wallace, 43, after the pair’s romance reportedly ‘ran its course’ after three years.

The Royal, who is 18th in line to the throne, was previously married to Autumn Kelly, 45, with whom he shares two young children - Savannah, 13, and Isla, 12.

Peter Philips: The Queen’s Favourite Grandson

William and Kate feeling ‘intense anxiety’ about accession to throne, Diana biographer claims

Thursday 11 April 2024 11:12 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Prince and Princess of Wales are feeling “intense anxiety” about taking over from King Charles III, Princess Diana‘s biographer has claimed.

Charles, 75, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, has undertaken reduced public-facing royal duties since his diagnosis was announced.

Kate has also disclosed that she is undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy for cancer.

“The almost simultaneous news of Charles’s cancer has put William and Catherine in frightening proximity to ascending the throne just when they had hoped for a span of years to parent their children out of the public eye. The prospect of it, I am told, is causing them intense anxiety,” Tina Brown wrote in the New York Times.

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(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Prince Harry ‘regrets losing and really misses’ Kate, royal expert claims

Thursday 11 April 2024 10:25 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry “regrets losing and really misses” the friendship he had with the Princess of Wales, a royal author has claimed.

Tom Quinn says Harry feels “torn” over losing the close bond he once shared with Kate.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly reached out to the Princess following her cancer diagnosis.

Mr Quinn told the Mirror: “Harry really misses that warm, uncomplicated relationship, but he is torn between loyalty to his wife and regret about the loss of the woman he was close to.”

 (PA)
(PA)

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge amid ‘drug-use’ lawsuit

Thursday 11 April 2024 09:39 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry’s US visa application is being reviewed by a judge following his admissions about his use of drugs in his memoir, Spare.

The Heritage Foundation launched a lawsuit against the fifth in line to the throne to determine whether he lied on his full-time visa application when he moved to California alongside his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Under US visa rules, applicants are questioned about substance use and previous criminal charges.

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge

King Charles hopes to play ‘peacemaker’, insider claims

Thursday 11 April 2024 08:34 , Alexander Butler

King Charles is hoping to play the “peacemaker” between Prince Harry and Prince William during the Sussexes next visit to the UK, a palace insider claimed.

Former royal butler Grant Harrold, who worked closely with Charles for several years when he was Prince of Wales, believed it was “very likely” Harry and William would reconnect this year.

The Duke is scheduled to return to London on 8 May to mark the tenth anniversary of his signature Invictus Games organisation at an anniversary service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

“It is very likely that Harry and William will see each other next month and anything is possible. The King will want the brothers to patch things up so it’s more than likely that he could play peacemaker,” Mr Harrold told Sky News.

Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle UK’s least favourite royals, says poll

Thursday 11 April 2024 07:14 , Alexander Butler

The royal title they didn’t want! Andrew and Meghan voted UK’s least favourite royals

Prince Andrew named as the least popular royal

Thursday 11 April 2024 07:00 , Barney Davis

Prince Andrew has been named as the least popular royal according to a new YouGov poll.

The survey found that just a mere 6 per cent of Britons have a positive view of the disgraced prince, compared to 86 per cent who have a negative opinion.

The duke has been put back into the spotlight this month with the release of the Netflix drama Scoop about his disastrous Newsnight interview.

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

King Charles increased appearances ‘appear to show prognosis good'

Thursday 11 April 2024 06:00 , Barney Davis

King Charles demeanour at his latest public appearances appear to show he is feeling better, a royal expert has claimed.

“He just keeps doing more and more work which I think is a great sign,” Newsweek‘s chief royal correspondent, Jack Royston, told Sky News anchor Kay Burley on Wednesday.

“He is really showing us, through his actions, that he thinks he is on the mend and getting better and that his prognosis is good.”

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(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Princess of Wales named most popular royal after cancer diagnosis

Thursday 11 April 2024 05:00 , Barney Davis

The Princess of Wales has become the UK’s most popular royal in the wake of her cancer diagnosis.

Kate jumped ahead of her husband the Prince of Wales, with 76% of Britons quizzed saying they had a positive view of the future Queen.

Her popularity rating has risen six percentage points since the start of the year during which time she delivered a video message to the nation announcing her chemotherapy treatment.

The Princess of Wales topped the YouGov on royal family favourability (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Wire)
The Princess of Wales topped the YouGov on royal family favourability (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Wire)

Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle UK’s least favourite royals, says poll

Thursday 11 April 2024 04:01 , Barney Davis

They may no longer be referred to as HRH, but Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle can still claim the titles of being the UK’s least favourite royals, a new poll has found.

According to the recent survey, the disgraced Duke of York, whose car-crash Newsnight interview in now subject to not one but two separate TV dramas, was seen in a negative light by 86 per cent of respondents.

His lowly rank was followed by the Duchess of Sussex, whose new wellness brand is also unlikely to appeal to the 64 per cent of Britons who admitted holding negative views towards her.

Emma Guinness reports:

The royal title they didn’t want! Andrew and Meghan voted UK’s least favourite royals

Late Queen’s favourite grandson suffers fresh heartbreak

Thursday 11 April 2024 03:00 , Barney Davis

The late Queen’s favourite grandson has suffered a fresh heartbreak as he split from his girlfriend of three years.

Peter Phillips, 46, has split from his partner Lindsay Wallace, 43, three years after they struck up a romance in 2021.

A source told The Sun: “They were friends before their relationship blossomed. But Peter and Lindsay have gone their separate ways as the relationship simply ran its course.”

The couple reportedly met through Mr Phillip’s sister, Zara Phillips, whom Ms Wallace was a classmate of.

Although friends for several years, the pair struck up a romance after Mr Phillip’s split from his wife Autumn Kelly with whom he shares two children.

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(Getty Images)

Prince William and Princess Kate ‘trying best to end their feud with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle'

Thursday 11 April 2024 02:00 , Barney Davis

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a strained relationship with the Royal Family and they are currently estranged from the Prince and Princess of Wales.

But they are still working to resolve the rift.

Royal author Tom Quinn told The Mirror: “There has been a shift here since Kate’s illness – Harry and Meghan do feel they need to extend an olive branch, but Meghan’s sense of grievance is still preventing anything really meaningful happening. Illness often brings warring family members together, and there have been hopes at Kensington Palace that Kate’s illness might do it. Harry would like a reconciliation, but supports his wife completely and until she feels that the Royal family have been sufficiently nice to her – and grovelingly apologised for the past - it’s not going to happen.”

Late Queen’s favourite grandson suffers fresh heartbreak

Thursday 11 April 2024 01:00 , Barney Davis

The late Queen’s favourite grandson has suffered a fresh heartbreak as he split from his girlfriend of three years.

Peter Phillips, 46, has split from his partner Lindsay Wallace, 43, three years after they struck up a romance in 2021.

A source told The Sun: “They were friends before their relationship blossomed. But Peter and Lindsay have gone their separate ways as the relationship simply ran its course.”

The couple reportedly met through Mr Phillip’s sister, Zara Phillips, whom Ms Wallace was a classmate of.

Although friends for several years, the pair struck up a romance after Mr Phillip’s split from his wife Autumn Kelly with whom he shares two children.

 (Sky News Australia/PA Wire)
(Sky News Australia/PA Wire)

Harry ‘eager to return to London’ amid royal family health concerns

Thursday 11 April 2024 00:01 , Athena Stavrou

Prince Harry is reportedly “eager to return to London” and “help take up some of the slack” amid the royal family’s health crisis, a royal author has claimed.

The claims come from Christopher Andersen, author of The King: The Life of Charles III, as Harry prepares to return to the UK for the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Invictus Games next month.

“In fact, he’s eager to return to London and help take up some of the slack now that the medical issues of the King and the Princess of Wales have thrown the monarchy into a state of crisis,” he told author told HELLO! Magazine.

He added: “If they [the royal family] could all put these perceived slights and resentments behind them, Harry and Meghan could be hugely valuable assets to the monarchy at a time when it could use all the help it can get.”

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Prince William breaks social media silence

Wednesday 10 April 2024 23:00 , Athena Stavrou

The Prince of Wales has broken his social media silence for the first time since his wife’s cancer diagnosis.

William took to the couple’s joint Instagram account to share a heartfelt message to Lionness Rachel Daly upon her retirement from the England squad.

“Thank you for so many unforgettable performances with @Lionesses, @racheldaly3. Plenty more goals for Villa now!,” the message reads, before being signed off with the prince’s signature letter W.

It marks the first time the pair have released personal messages on their account since Kate revealed that she was undergoing cancer treatment.

 (Prince and Princess of Wales/Instagram)
(Prince and Princess of Wales/Instagram)

Princess Eugenie to ‘support’ sister Beatrice after Netflix feature

Wednesday 10 April 2024 22:00 , Athena Stavrou

Princess Eugenie is set to “support” her sister Beatrice after her role in their father’s disastrous Newsnight interview was featured on Netflix.

Beatrice was featured briefly in the new film, Scoop, earlier this month about Prince Andrew’s infamous interview about his friendship with Jeffery Epstein.

The 35-year-old is also said to feature more prominently in another three-part series about the interview on Amazon Prime later this year.

A royal source told OK! Magazine that Beatrice is “dreading” the upcoming series and that she feels “unfairly targetted”.

“Beatrice is luckily a very resilient young woman. She is trying her very best to stay focused and weather the storm, but it’s been tough for her,” they said.

“Eugenie and her close friends have been there for support and she’s putting on a very brave face. Both girls [Beatrice and Eugenie] wish the whole thing would just go away but fear they could be tarred with this brush for the rest of their lives. It’s difficult to see them like this.”

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

ICYMI: French soldiers take part in Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace for first time

Wednesday 10 April 2024 21:00 , Athena Stavrou

French soldiers have guarded Buckingham Palace for the first time marking a historic moment in cross-Channel relations.

France became the first non-commonwealth country to take part in the Changing the Guard ceremony on Monday in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale.

Crowds looked on as 32 members of the Gendarmerie’s Garde Républicaine and 40 Guardsmen from the F Company Scots Guards marched together on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace, where they were inspected by the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the French Ambassador.

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French soldiers take part in Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Royals targeted in Russia’s disinformation war with fake story about King Charles selling Highgrove

Wednesday 10 April 2024 20:00 , Athena Stavrou

A Russian disinformation network has made a series of false claims about the British royal family in its ongoing information war with Ukraine.

Among the incorrect allegations being made by pro-Kremlin campaigners is the suggestion circulating on fake news sites that King Charles has sold his royal residence Highgrove House to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky for £20m.

The bizarre report was initially made in a YouTube video that featured someone who claimed to be the estate agent behind the made-up sale. However, security experts told The Times the character, named Sam Murphy, appeared to be AI-generated.

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Russia spreads fake news that King Charles sold Highgrove House to Ukraine

First pictures of bank notes featuring King Charles

Wednesday 10 April 2024 19:00 , Athena Stavrou

 (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
(Yui Mok/PA Wire)
 (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
(Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle UK’s least favourite royals, says poll

Wednesday 10 April 2024 18:00 , Athena Stavrou

They may no longer be referred to as HRH, but Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle can still claim the titles of being the UK’s least favourite royals, a new poll has found.

According to the recent survey, the disgraced Duke of York, whose car-crash Newsnight interview in now subject to not one but two separate TV dramas, was seen in a negative light by 86 per cent of respondents.

His lowly rank was followed by the Duchess of Sussex, whose new wellness brand is also unlikely to appeal to the 64 per cent of Britons who admitted holding negative views towards her.

Emma Guinness reports:

The royal title they didn’t want! Andrew and Meghan voted UK’s least favourite royals

Emily Maitlis breaks silence on rival Netflix movie Scoop

Wednesday 10 April 2024 17:00 , Athena Stavrou

Emily Maitlis has broken her silence on the new Netflix drama Scoop, based on her infamous interview with Prince Andrew.

The film, released on Friday (5 April), depicts the events behind the Duke of York’s car-crash sit down with the BBC broadcaster, played by Gillian Anderson.

“I’ve left them very much to do their own thing because I think the last thing they want is me peeking around the edges offering my [views],” Maitlis told Deadline.

The Newsnight host is also executive producer of a rival three-part Amazon series about the same interview, which will star Ruth Wilson as Maitlis.

 (Netflix)
(Netflix)

King Charles faces backlash from Kent residents over plans to build ‘ideal town’

Wednesday 10 April 2024 16:00 , Athena Stavrou

The King’s plan to build an “ideal town” in Kent has sparked outrage amid accusations of “swallowing up historic villages into one urban mass”.

The Duchy of Cornwall has proposed to build 2,500 homes on 320 acres of agricultural land in the medieval market town of Faversham, Kent.

The plan was announced when Charles, then the Prince of Wales, managed the estate in 2018, with the aims of delivering the “most sustainable” homes possible, while simultaneously combatting a housing crisis in the area.

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King Charles faces backlash from Kent residents over plans to build ‘ideal town’

Prince William breaks social media silence

Wednesday 10 April 2024 15:50 , Athena Stavrou

The Prince of Wales has broken his social media silence for the first time since his wife’s cancer diagnosis.

William took to the couple’s joint Instagram account to share a heartfelt message to Lionness Rachel Daly upon her retirement from the England squad.

“Thank you for so many unforgettable performances with @Lionesses, @racheldaly3. Plenty more goals for Villa now!,” the message reads, before being signed off with the prince’s signature letter W.

It marks the first time the pair have released personal messages on their account since Kate revealed that she was undergoing cancer treatment.

 (Prince and Princess of Wales/Instagram)
(Prince and Princess of Wales/Instagram)

Harry ‘eager to return to London’ amid royal family health concerns

Wednesday 10 April 2024 15:30 , Athena Stavrou

Prince Harry is reportedly “eager to return to London” and “help take up some of the slack” amid the royal family’s health crisis, a royal author has claimed.

The claims come from Christopher Andersen, author of The King: The Life of Charles III, as Harry prepares to return to the UK for the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Invictus Games next month.

“In fact, he’s eager to return to London and help take up some of the slack now that the medical issues of the King and the Princess of Wales have thrown the monarchy into a state of crisis,” he told author told HELLO! Magazine.

He added: “If they [the royal family] could all put these perceived slights and resentments behind them, Harry and Meghan could be hugely valuable assets to the monarchy at a time when it could use all the help it can get.”

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Kate crowned ‘most popular royal’ in new poll

Wednesday 10 April 2024 14:30 , Athena Stavrou

The Princess of Wales has been crowned Britain’s favourite royal in a poll describing her as popular “across the generations”.

A new YouGov survey revealed that 76 per cent of Britons have a positive view of Kate – a six-point increase since the start of the year.

The surge in popularity comes weeks after the princess revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in a heartfelt video message following weeks of speculation around her health.

Her husband, William, also garnered the support of 73 per cent of the country while 63 per cent had a favourable opinion of King Charles.

When it comes to the institution of the monarchy in general, 58 per cent of Britons overall have a positive view, but this ranges from 79 per cent of the over-65s to 32 per cent of 18-24 year olds.

Princess Kate’s health silence ‘down to William’, royal author claims

Wednesday 10 April 2024 14:00 , Athena Stavrou

A Royal author has claimed that Princess Kate’s silence surrounding her health is “because of Prince William”.

Last month, the Princess of Wales revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in an emotional video filmed after weeks of baseless conspiracy theories about her health.

Speaking to GB News, author Alexander Larman said the social media conspiracies shows the world is “obsessed by the health of the Royal Family”, and claimed the silence was largely William’s choice.

Comparing King Charles’ cancer announcement to Kate’s, he said: “Buckingham Palace came forward fairly quickly and gave a fairly candid idea of whats happening with Charles and what his illness is - Kensington Palace didn’t.

“I think that’s because Prince William is much more into the vain of ‘never complain never explain’ which was his grandmother’s motto and his great-grandmother’s motto has always served the royal family well but it doesn’t hold up in 2024.”

 (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

King chuckles as he is shown new banknotes with his portrait

Wednesday 10 April 2024 13:30 , Athena Stavrou

King Charles inspected the four £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes – the first low-numbered note of each denomination with 01 000001 serial numbers – and pointed and smiled at the details as Mr Bailey turned the pages, showing the front and back.

They were joined by Sarah John, the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, whose signature appears on the currency, and the King gave a broad grin as he greeted his guests in the 1844 Room.

He is only the second British monarch to grace the Bank of England’s notes – and it is the first time one sovereign’s image has been replaced with another.

Mr Bailey said as he prepared to hand over the book: “We have come to present you with your bank notes.”

It prompted Charles, who was stood with his hands behind his back, to chuckle and remark: “Oh right.”

Mr Bailey told him: “This is quite a big moment because we’ve never changed the sovereign on the bank notes because the Queen was the first sovereign to be on the bank notes.”

Charles replied: “This is what is so surprising. You would think that it goes back.”

The King inspected the notes and praised the intricate features incorporated to prevent counterfeits, saying: “A lot trouble taken in on the security side.”

“They’re very well designed I must say,” he added.

 (AP)
(AP)

Journalist who took infamous photo of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein in Central Park speaks out

Wednesday 10 April 2024 12:55 , Athena Stavrou

The journalist who took the infamous photograph of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein in Central Park

Annette Witheridge was a US-based British journalist and was tasked with tracking down Andrew in New York in 2011.

Appearing on Lorraine on Tuesday, Ms Witheridge explained how she followed several leads to find the Prince at Epstein’s lavish residence, where she eventually captured a key photograph of him with Epstein.

She said: “I didn’t think he [Andrew) would be stupid enough to stay there, because he [Epstein] had been to prison and was a sex offender, but as I arrived I heard British accents.”

Lucy Leeson reports:

Princess Eugenie to ‘support’ sister Beatrice after Netflix feature

Wednesday 10 April 2024 12:48 , Athena Stavrou

Princess Eugenie is set to “support” her sister Beatrice after her role in their father’s disastrous Newsnight interview was featured on Netflix.

Beatrice was featured briefly in the new film, Scoop, earlier this month about Prince Andrew’s infamous interview about his friendship with Jeffery Epstein.

The 35-year-old is also said to feature more prominently in another three-part series about the interview on Amazon Prime later this year.

A royal source told OK! Magazine that Beatrice is “dreading” the upcoming series and that she feels “unfairly targetted”.

“Beatrice is luckily a very resilient young woman. She is trying her very best to stay focused and weather the storm, but it’s been tough for her,” they said.

“Eugenie and her close friends have been there for support and she’s putting on a very brave face. Both girls [Beatrice and Eugenie] wish the whole thing would just go away but fear they could be tarred with this brush for the rest of their lives. It’s difficult to see them like this.”

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)