Royal Family latest – Prince Harry so shocked by 'frosty reception' at Philip's funeral he may ditch summer trip to UK

THE Queen approved a ban on Meghan Markle being allowed to borrow jewellery from the Royal Collection, it has been claimed.

Prince William is believed to have back a decision to prevent Meghan being able to use the priceless jewels, which include tiaras and necklaces once owned by Princess Diana.

It comes as it was claimed Prince William will never forgive Meghan for her treatment of Kate Middleton.

The future king is understood to have be fuming with Meghan even before her bombshell Oprah interview – but her claims about Kate making her cry were a final straw which William will never get over, according to the Mail.

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

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHAT IS KATE MIDDLETON'S STAR SIGN?

    Celebrating their 10-year-anniversary this month the royal couple are still the perfect Zodiac match proving that opposites attract for Cancer and Capricorn.

    According to Tarot Queen Kerry King this dynamic mix helps the pair fit together perfectly. It's written in the stars!

    “Cancer and Capricorn ignite powerful, opposites attract chemistry, which has both drawn them together and kept things alive and interesting for all these years," says Kerry.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    OH VOW

    Kate Middleton and Prince William made a secret ‘pact’ to marry each other after they got back together again, to take the pressure off their relationship.

    The Cambridges are now a happy family of five, but there was a point where it seemed they might go their separate ways after breaking up in 2007. After rekindling their romance, royal expert, Katie Nicholl, revealed the pair made a pact about their future.

    Writing in her new book, Kate: The Future Queen, she revealed the couple made the important promise soon after they got back together.

    The pair had jetted to the island of Desroches, in the Seychelles, to spend some quality time together. After dating for years without a proposal, Katie claims the mum-of-three was looking for some clarification from Prince William.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    KATE HAD 'BACK UP PLAN' IN CASE WILLIAM DUMPED HER TO MAKE SURE SHE DIDN'T LOOK 'NEEDY', EXPERT CLAIMS

    It's hard to imagine a time when Kate Middleton and Prince William weren't the loved up parents of three adorable children – given it's their 10-year wedding anniversary this week.

    But in the mid-noughties, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had just graduated from university – and a royal biographer has claimed Prince William didn't want to rush into marriage.

    In his new book Battle of Brothers, Robert Lacey claims Kate Middleton had to come up with a "back up plan" in case William broke up with her.

    He wrote: "While Kate's medium-to-long-term objective was quite simple – to lead William in handcuffs to the altar – for the time being, she had to devise her own independent career path as camouflage."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHY DOESN'T PRINCE WILLIAM WEAR A WEDDING RING?

    The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton 10 years ago was one of the most-watched events of the decade. As the loved-up royals regularly step-out at events in each other’s company, some eagle-eyed social media users have noticed something different about Wills and Kate.

    While the Duchess of Cambridge proudly displays her sparkler on her left hand, the Duke’s wedding ring is nowhere to be seen. Ditching tradition, it seems that William isn’t a fan of jewellery at all.

    After the royal pair got hitched in 2011, a spokesperson from the palace revealed the reason why the Prince decided to go ringless.

    They explained: “It is simply down to personal preference. It was something that the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewellery.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    QUEEN LOOKING FOR GARDENER FOR WHEN WINDSOR CASTLE REOPENS

    The Queen is looking for a green-fingered worker to get her gardens looking nice for when Windsor Castle can open to the public again. The royal residence in the Berkshire town is set to welcome tourists again next month after Covid-19 lockdown.

    Her Majesty is looking to employ a gardener to work five days a week. There is no indication on the salary – but FREE MEALS are chucked in as a perk.The successful applicant will also be provided with living quarters.

    Previous gardener vacancies at the castle have been for a measly salary of just £17,000. Visitors will be able to tour the castle again from May 17.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MEGHAN 'THREW KATE UNDER THE BUS' DURING OPRAH INTERVIEW SAYS ROYAL EXPERT

    Meghan Markle threw Kate Middleton under the bus during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, a royal author has said.

    Penny Junor has claimed that Meghan's comments to Oprah that it was in fact Kate who made her Meghan cry infuriated William.

    "I would have thought one of the things William was most cross about was the fact that Meghan threw Kate under the bus," Ms Junor said.

    "It wasn't Harry, but it was his wife, and he must have known that she was going to do that and he clearly hasn't corrected it in any way.

    "It depends how Kate is feeling. I must say I would be pretty damn cross."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    KATE MIDDLETON WORRIED THAT PRINCE HARRY HADN'T MET MEGHAN'S DAD BEFORE WEDDING

    Kate Middleton worried that Prince Harry hadn't met Meghan Markle's father before the two were married, a royal biographer claims.

    The Duchess of Cambridge – thought of as a sister by Harry – was privately concerned that Meghan "appeared embarrassed" of some relatives, Ingrid Seward says.

    And for Kate, pregnant with Louis and suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that can utterly debilitate its sufferers, it was "all a bit worrying", Ingrid said.

    "She could not understand why Harry had never met his future father-in-law, nor why Meghan, who Harry assured was The One and 'ticked all his boxes', appeared embarrassed about her family and unwilling to speak about them apart from her mother," she said.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    KATE’S HELP ‘NEVER ENOUGH’ FOR MEGHAN

    Prince William cannot tolerate how his sister-in-law Meghan Markle has treated Kate Middleton, a senior royal source has claimed.

    The Duke of Cambridge reportedly felt that his wife Kate tried to help Meghan at the beginning but that it was “never enough”.

    Speaking to the Mail Online, a senior royal insider said how although there was much made of the troubles between Kate and Meghan, the biggest strain now exists between the Duchess of Sussex and William.

    The main issue between the in-laws, according to the insider, is how Meghan has treated Kate and how her efforts with the new royal were “constantly misinterpreted”.

    “First and foremost, William cannot countenance the way Meghan has treated his wife,” the source added.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    QUEEN ALL SMILES IN FIRST PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AFTER DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S DEATH

    The Queen was today pictured for the first time carrying out an official public engagement since the funeral of her beloved husband Prince Philip.

    Her Majesty, 95, smiled as she held virtual audiences at Windsor Castle via video-link on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Queen, no longer in a black mourning outfit, was dressed in a pale blue floral dress which featured large purple, white and yellow flowers, with a three-string pearl necklace and a diamond brooch as accessories.

    She was pictured on a computer screen smiling as she held two audiences with the ambassador from the Republic of Latvia, and the ambassador from the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, who were at Buckingham Palace.

    It comes after her two-week period of royal mourning for Prince Philip ended on Friday, meaning the Windsors can now go back to work full-time.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    PRINCE HARRY SAYS PRINCE PHILIP MAKES HIM FEEL ‘PROUD AND ENERGISED’ IN EARTH DAY VIDEO

    PRINCE Harry has paid tribute to Prince Philip in a video he narrated for World Earth Day.

    The eco-warrior has regularly spoken about the environment and how people should change their ways. In a statement alongside the video, Harry, 36, pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh and his role in conservation.

    He said: “As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it’s critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold – but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life.

    “On this Earth Day, I reflect on the generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energised to continue doing my part in this legacy.

    “This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective well-being.”

  • Claudia Aoraha

    MEGHAN AND HARRY: ‘THE WORLD MUST RECOVER AND HEAL TOGETHER’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say the world must “recover and heal together” from the Covid crisis as they vow to lead a global jabs roll-out.

    The royal couple announced today they’ll join A-listers Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez at a coronavirus concert to “reunite the world”.

    The celebs are among a host of big names taking part in the Vax Live show on May 8.

    And in a long statement on Meghan and Harry’s Archwell website, they said they’ll be “helping lead a worldwide effort to equitably distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to everyone, everywhere”.

    The pair will “deliver an important message for vaccine equity” during the show, which will be broadcast around the world on May 8.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    WANT TO WORK FOR KATE & WILLS? YOU’LL NEED TO BE ‘SENSITIVE, TACTFUL & DISCREET’

    Kate Middleton and Prince William are searching for a new member of staff.

    The Cambridges are looking for a trustworthy and capable senior comms officer to support them after William promised to focus on his duty.

    According to the ad posted to LinkedIn, the busy couple want a loyal employee who can “handle sensitive information with tact and discretion at all times”.

    The job specification calling for ‘discretion’ will be important for the royal couple after Prince Harry’s talks with senior royals were put on hold due to ‘constant leaks from the Sussex side’.

    The successful candidate will also respond to media enquiries about the Cambridge family, as well as working on communication plans for overseas tours.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    THE QUEEN HAS NO INTENTION OF RETREATING, LIKE QUEEN VICTORIA

    The Queen has no intention of emulating her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who retreated from public life when her husband, Prince Albert, died unexpectedly at the age of 42, says a royal author.

    Robert Hardman, who wrote Queen of the World, said that since Prince Philip’s funeral, “the signal she’s been putting out is that this is going to be business as usual – that duty comes before self.

    “She will continue with all her duties because… she took a coronation oath and she’s sticking to it.”

  • Claudia Aoraha

    CRUNCH TALKS WITH CHARLES AND WILLIAM

    The Duke of Sussex returned to the US on Tuesday after five days in the UK for the funeral of his great-grandfather Prince Philip on Saturday.

    He spent most of his trip in quarantine at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage but did hold crunch talks with Prince Charles and Prince William over the fallout of his interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

    The face-to-face meeting was held on the grounds of Windsor Castle following the service for the Duke of Edinburgh over the weekend.

    It marked the first time Harry had seen his family since the explosive Oprah interview.

    During the TV chat screened around the world, Harry accused the Royal Family of racism and Meghan blasted William’s wife Kate.

    Meghan, 39, was advised by her doctors not to travel to Britain for Philip’s funeral on Saturday.

    During his time back in the UK, Harry paid tribute to his grandfather, saying he was “a man of service, honour and great humour” and also the “legend of banter”.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    HARRY 'DINED WITH LA BILLIONAIRE ON QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY'

    Prince Harry reportedly dined with LA billionaire Wallis Annenberg at an exclusive Hollywood club on the Queen's 95th birthday after flying back to the US the day before.

    The Duke of Sussex is said to have had lunch with the 81-year-old heiress and philanthropist at the exclusive San Vicente Bungalows – 24 hours after returning to LA to be with pregnant wife Meghan and son Archie.

    Meanwhile, the Queen spent her 95th birthday alone as she mourns the death of husband Prince Philip.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    HARRY MAY ‘PULL OUT OF RETURN TO UK’

    Prince Harry may pull out of a planned return to the UK this summer – after he was “shocked” by the frosty reception he received at Prince Philip’s funeral.

    Royal expert Russell Myers claimed the Duke may make an “excuse” not to return for the unveiling of a statue dedicated to his late mother.

    He is due to stand alongside brother William for a ceremony in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden on July 1 – the date of Diana’s 60th birthday.

    But Mr Myers said Harry was stunned by the “very, very cold reception” he received from the Royal Family when he flew back from LA for his grandfather’s funeral earlier this month.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    PRINCE HARRY IS THE ‘ROMANTIC TYPE’

    Prince Harry was the “opposite” of brother William when it came to matters of the heart – and “wanted to marry every girl he loved”, a royal biographer has claimed.

    And during his best man’s speech for William, Harry claimed his older brother “didn’t have a romantic bone in his body” before he met Kate Middleton.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    ANDREW 'FORCED TO ABANDON SECRETIVE TRUST FUND'

    Prince Andrew has been forced to abandon a secretive company set up with disgraced former Coutts banker after being advised that such financial structures were “not appropriate” for members of the Royal family.

    According to the Telegraph, the company was abandoned after he was told that such ventures were not appropriate.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    WILLIAM TOLD HARRY FIRST THAT HE WAS GOING TO MARRY KATE

    When Prince William decided he was going to ask Kate Middleton to marry him, Prince Harry was the first person he told, according to a royal author.

    Ingrid Seward has revealed how William told his younger brother how he planned to pop the question in Africa – a country close to both of their hearts.

    Ingrid told The Sun: “Once he had finally decided, the first person he told was Harry. "

  • Claudia Aoraha

    KATE'S GORGEOUS THREE RINGS

    Eagle-eyed royal fans have noticed the Duchess of Cambridge actually wears three pieces of jewellery on her wedding ring finger, also stacking a white gold style studded with diamonds.

    The beautiful and delicate style has a touching story, too.

    The £995 Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring by Annoushka is thought the be a gift from Prince William, following the birth of Prince George – now aged seven.

    The 0.23 carat diamond ring sits alongside Kate's wedding band, which is made from Welsh gold.

    The delicate style can be hard to see in comparison to Kate's enormous engagement sapphire, which once belonged to Princess Diana.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    KATE WAS 'POWERLESS TO FIGHT BACK'

    Meghan Markle knew Kate Middleton was "powerless to fight back" after claiming the Duchess of Cambridge made her cry, it has been reported.

    A royal source said the claims made by the Duchess of Sussex during her bombshell Oprah interview have worsened the divide between the Sussexes and the Cambridges – particularly between Meghan and Prince William.

    A senior royal insider told the MailOnline: "Much has been made of the troubles between Kate and Meghan, and William and Harry – but perhaps the biggest strains now exist between William and Meghan.

    "First and foremost, William cannot countenance the way Meghan has treated his wife. He feels Kate tried at the beginning, but it was never enough.

    "Kate attempted to try and help Meghan understand the responsibilities of royal life, but her efforts were constantly misinterpreted."

  • Claudia Aoraha

    QUEEN'S SWEET NOD TO PRINCE PHILIP

    The Queen gave a sweet nod to her beloved husband Prince Philip today as she carried out her first official public engagement since his funeral earlier this month.

    Her Majesty, 95, swapped her black mourning outfit for a pale blue floral dress which she accessorised with a stunning diamond brooch.

    It's the first time she's been pictured undertaking her royal duties since Philip, 99, died peacefully at the Berkshire royal residence on April 9.

    The monarch was pictured on a computer screen smiling as she held two audiences with the ambassador from the Republic of Latvia, and the ambassador from the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, who were at Buckingham Palace.

    The broach she chose for the occasion appears to be the Nizam of Hyderabad floral royal brooch which was once a part of a tiara gifted to her on her wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    MEGHAN WAS ‘TRUTHFUL’ IN OPRAH INTERVIEW

    Oprah Winfrey has insisted Meghan Markle was “truthful” in her interview and that she didn’t realise the “racist” claims would be so impactful.

    The talk show host was surprised the Duchess of Sussex “went all the way there” by accusing a royal of racial bias towards her son.

    The 67-year-old told Nancy O’Dell’s TalkShopLive show: “I had no idea that it would have the reverberating impact that it has had and continues to have. I did a lot of preparation for that.

    “Our shared intention was the truth. They wanted to be able to tell their story and tell it in such a way that allowed them to be as truthful as possible.”

    The TV star also admitted she was “surprised” that Harry and Meghan were so open during the interview.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    CHARLES TAKES OVER ANDREW'S PATRONAGE

    Prince Charles has taken over Prince Andrew's former patronage following the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

    The Prince of Wales is now patron of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) after the controversy around his brother's friendship with the convicted sex offender.

    Andrew, 71, was relinquished of the post by the RPO Board in November 2019.

    He stepped down from public duties following his disastrous Newsnight interview in which he was accused of lacking empathy for Epstein's victims.

    Heir to the throne Charles, 72, stressed the importance of protecting the arts during the pandemic.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    MEGHAN AND HARRY'S POPULARITY PLUMMETS

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's popularity with Brits has dropped to the lowest levels ever – while the Queen remains our favourite royal, a new survey has found.

    Following Prince Philip's funeral, British adults were quizzed on who they like best in the family.

    And the Duke and Duchess of Sussex achieved their lowest-ever score – even after their popularity plummeted in the wake of their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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