Royal Family news latest – Kate Middleton & William 'broke major social protocol' at James Bond premiere, expert claims

PRINCE William BULLIED Prince Harry and Meghan Markle until they left the Royal Family, a book claims.

Royal author Andrew Morton has added six chapters to his 2019 book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, some of which focuses of Megxit and the reasons the runaway royals eventually fled the UK.

“The Duchess of Cambridge’s coolness towards Meghan, and William’s alleged bullying contributed to a devastating Cain and Abel fallout between the brothers,” Morton says in extracts published in the Mail on Sunday.

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    List: Kate & Pippa top Britain’s best-loved sisters

    • 1. Kate and Pippa Middleton (23%)
    • 2. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret (17%)
    • 3. Kylie and Dannii Minogue (16%)
    • 4. Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner (16%)
    • 5. Venus and Serena Williams(15%)
    • 6. Sam and Billie Faiers (11%)
    • 7.Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (11%)
    • 8. Gigi and Bella Hadid (11%)
    • 9. Joan and Jackie Collins (10%)
    • 10. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (9%)

    Book claims William ‘bullied’ Harry into leaving

    PRINCE William BULLIED Prince Harry and Meghan Markle until they left the Royal Family, a book claims.

    Royal author Andrew Morton has added six chapters to his 2019 book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, some of which focuses of Megxit and the reasons the runaway royals eventually fled the UK.

    “The Duchess of Cambridge’s coolness towards Meghan, and William’s alleged bullying contributed to a devastating Cain and Abel fallout between the brothers,” Morton says in extracts published in the Mail on Sunday.

    Princely plans

    Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a £112m deal with the production company after quitting the Royal Family.

    In the partnership with Netflix, the couple agreed to a multi-year deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming.

    Such projects were sought, Prince Harry had claimed in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview in March, as his family had cut him off financially at the start of 2020 after announcing their Megxit plans.

    In April of this year, the couple revealed their first project for the streaming platform – an Invictus Games documentary.

    Prince Harry, who will appear on camera and be an executive producer for the documentary, gushed over the series, saying he couldn’t wait for the series to reveal the “mosaic of resilience”. 

    In July, it was claimed that Meghan had started working on a Netflix series with David Furnish two years before Megxit.

    The Duchess of Sussex and Elton John’s husband began working on the new animated series, that has the working title ‘Pearl’, several years ago according to Page Six.

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      List: Kate & Pippa top Britain’s best-loved sisters

      • 1. Kate and Pippa Middleton (23%)
      • 2. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret (17%)
      • 3. Kylie and Dannii Minogue (16%)
      • 4. Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner (16%)
      • 5. Venus and Serena Williams(15%)
      • 6. Sam and Billie Faiers (11%)
      • 7.Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (11%)
      • 8. Gigi and Bella Hadid (11%)
      • 9. Joan and Jackie Collins (10%)
      • 10. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (9%)

      Andrew smiles as he leaves Balmoral

      BRAZEN Prince Andrew beamed and waved as he ended his three-week Balmoral hideaway.

      The Duke of York had been hiding out in the Queen’s 50,000-acre Scottish estate to avoid US lawyers trying to serve sex abuse lawsuit papers on him.

      But the bold prince smiled and waved at passersby as he ventured out for the first time since beginning his voluntary self-isolation earlier this month.

      On Friday, lawyers officially conceded that the legal papers relating to Virginia Roberts’ sex assault claims have been served to the duke’s legal team.

      Virginia – a victim of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – is attempting to sue the Duke in a New York court after alleging she was forced to have sex with him three times when she was 17.

      Former rough-sleepers' memories of Diana

      While visiting homeless charity The Passage at London Victoria today, William handed out a gong to Nomonde Mkhwanazi, 49, who he previously met before she transformed her life and is now training to be an NHS nurse.

      The duke said: "You are smiling more than you were last time. I'm so pleased that things are getting better for you, really pleased."

      He also awarded Colin Chilman, 56, who is now working in a central London restaurant 35 years after he first started sleeping rough in London.

      Colin remembers the duke visiting the Passage with his mother Princess Diana and Harry when they were boys.

      He said afterwards: "I remember seeing Diana many years ago and she was with her boys. They were so young. I also met William several years ago but I had a long beard.

      "I'm well happy to win this. And extra special to get it from William. I just did what I did. From being an alcoholic I quit all that I went through a bad time and thankful for what has happened.

      "It was 35 years ago and it changed my life."

      William recalls joining mum Diana at homeless shelter

      PRINCE William fondly recalled joining his mother Princess Diana to help the homeless as he celebrated with former rough sleepers who turned their lives around.

      The Duke of Cambridge handed out gongs to celebrate the 40th birthday of a homeless charity after following in his mother's footsteps.

      He was reunited with two former rough sleepers who have found jobs working in a West End restaurant and training to be an NHS nurse.

      And in a speech William fondly recalled the trips with Princess Diana when he was "just a small boy" to charity The Passage, in Victoria, central London.

      He said: "Everyone has played their part and done incredible things. Your dedication and determination are remarkable, and you should all be extremely proud of your achievements.

      "All of you in this room – whether you are clients, staff, volunteers, partners or supporters – are what makes this place so very special.

      Explained: Sussexes’ speech at Global Citizen Live

      Global Citizen lists “defeat poverty” as one of its objectives.

      Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, were cheered as they walked hand-in-hand on to the stage. They spoke to promote “vaccine equity” and tore into big drug firms.

      Harry said: “Many countries are ready to produce vaccines but ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies are not sharing the recipes to make them.”

      Meghan added: “It is wrong that so much of the vaccine supply has only gone to just ten wealthy nations and not everyone else. It’s just not OK.

      “Just think about the millions of vaccines that have been discarded this year. That’s like throwing away life vests, when those around you are drowning.”

      Harry ‘oozed alcohol from every pore’ 

      PRINCE Harry “oozed alcohol from every pore” and stank of cigarettes during his “wild-oats sowing phase”, a famous US TV host has claimed.

      Katie Couric has detailed encounters with both the Duke of Sussex and his uncle, Prince Andrew, in her new memoir Going There.

      And neither of the royals get good reviews from the TODAY presenter.

      She met Harry at a polo match in Brazil – but criticised his odour of booze and cigarettes, which seemed to “ooze from every pore”, the Daily Mail reports.

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        Word ban for Kate’s nanny

        WHEN it comes to childcare, unsurprisingly, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have the cream of the crop.

        Maria Borrallo trained at the prestigious Norland College in Bath, and as part of her training she was instructed not to say one word in particular.

        Norland expert Louise Heren, and author of Nanny in a Book, discovered that there is one word Maria must not say on the job.

        Speaking to the Mirror, Louise explained that that Norland nannies are banned from saying ‘kids’ and must instead use the children’s names at all times.

        Louise says: “The word kid is banned. It’s a mark of respect for the children as individuals.”

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        Tiara tantrum

        Prince Harry’s rage over Meghan Markle’s wedding tiara sparked their tensions with the palace – but it was the Duchess who was branded difficult, a royal expert has claimed.

        In the bombshell piece, Andrew Morton, the author of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, claimed “Harry was the ‘prime mover’ in souring relations”.

        In six new chapters of the book which was first published in 2018, Mr Morton claimed the colossal rift between the Sussexes and the Firm began with Harry sticking up for his wife-to-be before they tied the knot.

        In November 2018, The Times reported that Meghan had thrown a “tiara tantrum” shortly before her wedding because the tiara she wanted to wear was not available. 

        But now Morton has relieved that it was actually Prince Harry that had kicked off leading up to their big day.

        He wrote: “Harry was the ‘prime mover’ in souring relations between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, but it was Meghan who ‘took the hit’.”

        The Duke of Sussex reportedly ‘shouted’ at royal dresser Angela Kelly when the tiara Meghan had planned on wearing for the wedding could not be produced for an unscheduled hair appointment.

        He says that Harry “was overwrought” when he learnt that the tiara was not available and told “anyone that would listen” that: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”

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        Sussexes told Oprah they 'had no plan'

        Earlier this year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey they had "no plan" after quitting the Royal Family – and they were soon told their security would be taken away.

        The interview saw Meghan and Harry make a colossal list of allegations against the royal family which tore an even bigger rift between the couple and Harry’s family.

        Meghan, 39, revealed during the high-profile interview, which aired in March, that her mental health suffered while she was living in the UK.

        She also said she was not given the help she needed when she reportedly felt suicidal.

        The Duchess of Sussex also said there had been conversations with Prince Harry and a "family" member about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be – and "what that would mean or look like".

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        Inside Meg & Harry’s Californian paradise garden

        From a huge adventure playground for the kids, to fairytale walkways, their garden has proven to be a natural choice to host some of the couple’s recent photoshoots.

        The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their Montecito pad in 2020 and have given royal fans a glimpse inside the spectacular garden.

        The garden contains:

        • A playground for Archie and Lilibet
        • Chicken mansion
        • Vegetable patch
        • Cute seating areas

        Read the article in full here.

        Book claims William ‘bullied’ Harry into leaving

        PRINCE William BULLIED Prince Harry and Meghan Markle until they left the Royal Family, a book claims.

        Royal author Andrew Morton has added six chapters to his 2019 book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, some of which focuses of Megxit and the reasons the runaway royals eventually fled the UK.

        “The Duchess of Cambridge’s coolness towards Meghan, and William’s alleged bullying contributed to a devastating Cain and Abel fallout between the brothers,” Morton says in extracts published in the Mail on Sunday.

        Clues Harry & Meghan were putting on a show in NY

        PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle grabbed headlines during their three-day trip to New York this weekend.

        But did the visit serve a dual purpose in light of their multi-million dollar TV series deal with Netflix?

        The Sussexes raised a few eyebrows with their trip to the Big Apple, which included two visits to the United Nations and a speech at Global Citizen Live – dubbed ‘Wokestock’.

        The Sussexes returned to their £10.7million ($14.7M) mansion in Montecito, California, on Saturday and since then fans have speculated whether their trip was being filmed for the streaming giant. 

        Here we look back at their trip and analyse the key moments that suggest Harry and Meghan’s trip was staged for the cameras.

        • Shy start
        • Harry wore a ‘mic’
        • Meghan’s £67,000 wardrobe
        • Meghan’s tribute to Diana
        • The Bench performance
        • Followed by cameraman
        • Hugging staff members

        Read the article in full here.

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          Sussexes took 21 private jets in 2 years

          PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been branded “completely hypocritical” after reportedly taking 21 private jets in two years while preaching about climate change.

          The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared at a gig at the weekend calling for action on climate change — and then climbed aboard a Dassault Falcon 2000 jet and flew back to their £11million mansion in Montecito, California.

          The star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

          Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, appeared on stage and pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

          But after the event, the couple flew home by private jet, with pictures showing them hugging their team after stepping off the aircraft.

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          List: Kate & Pippa top Britain’s best-loved sisters

          • 1. Kate and Pippa Middleton (23%)
          • 2. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret (17%)
          • 3. Kylie and Dannii Minogue (16%)
          • 4. Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner (16%)
          • 5. Venus and Serena Williams(15%)
          • 6. Sam and Billie Faiers (11%)
          • 7.Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (11%)
          • 8. Gigi and Bella Hadid (11%)
          • 9. Joan and Jackie Collins (10%)
          • 10. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (9%)

          ‘New, corporate version of Meghan’

          Judi added: “Since she returned to the US Meghan’s body language has changed and not just because she has now become a mother for the second time. 

          “There is the new, corporate version of Meghan, as seen on the Time magazine cover and clearly taking the ‘Most Influential’ tag seriously in terms of business status despite the fact that the list also includes other icons like Britney Spears and Dolly Parton.

          “On the Time cover she looks like her character in Suits got a promotion to CEO. 

          “Her eyes form an eye-smile but there is also a look of challenge and determination there too, while her leg-splay signals confidence and resilience. 

          “Harry hangs on her shoulder or poses alongside looking more like a wingman or supporter.”

          Harry & Meg’s use of private jets

          Harry & Meghan have faced repeated criticism for insisting on using  private flights, despite preaching about the environment.

          The Sun revealed in 2019 that the pair had taken six of ten round trips on private jets since getting married the previous year.

          It included a flight to Italy for a Google climate change summit, as well as trips to Ibiza and Nice.

          Harry also took a private plane home to California after a polo tournament for his Sentebale charity in Aspen, Colorado, in August.

          Meghan Markle’s secret tribute to Archie and Lilibet

          Eagle-eyed fans spotted the mum-of-two was wearing a gold bracelet which featured their names. 

          Their monikers were engraved on the beautiful band as Meghan visited the United Nations on Saturday.

          One royal fan said on Twitter: “Her personalised jewellery is so cute. I love how everything has sentimental value.”

          While another added: “Cute. Meghan is really a sweetheart.”

          Alongside the golden band, the Duchess wore Princess Diana’s $23,000 (£16,642) gold Cartier watch and a £5,800 Cartier Love bracelet, which we’ve seen in the past. 

          ‘Royal version of Kardashians’

          The Sun’s new columnist, Piers Morgan, says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been a “relentless orgy of money-grabbing duplicity” since moving to the US.

          But while the Kardashians, who have made their millions from life in the public eye, are “honest” about their mission to become billionaires, Meghan and Harry are not – according to Piers.

          He said the former royals “have their noses permanently rammed in the regal trough” and “intend to keep them there until they’ve made themselves repulsively rich and famous”.

          “In this regard, they’re the royal version of the Kardashians,” Piers writes in the Daily Mail.

          He describes them as “people with no discernible talent other than for pimping themselves out to the highest bidders and a craven desire to air their dirty family linen in public for financial gain.”

          But the journalist, who will soon make his comeback to The Sun, says at least the Kardashians’ mission to be billionaire TMI merchants is “founded on a basic honesty”.

          “They don’t pretend to be talented or saving the planet,” he adds.

          “The hypocrisy is breath-taking.”

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            Kate's personal bond with Charles

            The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, and father-in-law Charles, 72, appear to have a very close bond, from her calling him “pa” to enjoying cheeky private jokes. 

            Last night, Kate and Charles hugged as they arrived at the James Bond No Time To Die at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with the Duchess kissing the future heir on the cheek. 

            In a rare joint engagement, Charles, Camilla, William and Kate stepped out onto the red carpet to meet 007 star Daniel Craig and other Bond cast members.

            Body language expert Judi James said of their embrace: “Here we can see a very confident and fond-looking Kate instigating the greeting ritual that includes a cheek kiss where she holds his shoulders and he clasps his arm. 

            “The eye gaze and smile from Kate at close quarters offers some rather flattering attention here, too.

            “This has been growing into a very close and rather tight relationship in terms of Charles’s habit of appearing to single Kate out for attention and shared laughter while Camilla and William will often retreat to watch.”

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            Prince Andrew has broken cover

            The duke today left Balmoral at 10am to travel to Windsor, where he is expected to meet his new granddaughter for the first time.

            His daughter Beatrice, 33, gave birth to her first child with husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi this month.

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            Explained: Kate Middleton's fashion journey

            IT’S taken Kate No Time to get back into the swing of red carpet events, but it’s been a slow and steady build-up to the Duchess finding her stylish, gold-heeled feet.

            Attending the premiere of the latest James Bond movie this week, Kate wore her best look to date — a custom Jenny Packham caped dress bedazzled with thousands of gold sequins, which usually costs £3,640.

            It outshone every Hollywood A-lister and proved as big a talking point as the film itself.

            Even though Kate has walked her fair share of red carpets, this is the first time she has worn such a showstopper of an outfit.

            Her style has evolved from shy wallflower to perfect princess.

            Read more here.

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            Harry & Meg’s use of private jets

            Harry & Meghan have faced repeated criticism for insisting on using  private flights, despite preaching about the environment.

            The Sun revealed in 2019 that the pair had taken six of ten round trips on private jets since getting married the previous year.

            It included a flight to Italy for a Google climate change summit, as well as trips to Ibiza and Nice.

            Harry also took a private plane home to California after a polo tournament for his Sentebale charity in Aspen, Colorado, in August.

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