Royal news: The Queen, Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Kate Middleton

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We’ve compiled all of the latest news from the British monarchy from public appearances, royal tours and everything in between.

Here's what's going on with the famous family today…

Sarah Ferguson claims Meghan Markle has it ‘hard’

Sarah Ferguson has claimed that Meghan Markle is being treated the same way she was. 

The Duchess of York, 60, opened up in a revealing interview how she can relate to the Duchess of Sussex, 38, and feels “desperately sorry for the pain” she feels. 

Sarah’s rare interview with Vogue Arabia responded to claims that there are parallels between the two royal brides. 

She said: “It must be hard for Meghan, and I can relate to her. I believe she is modern and fabulous.

Kate Middleton wears eco-friendly brooch given to her by Queen

Kate Middleton stole the show at a palace reception on Wednesday, but it wasn’t just her dazzling tiara that grabbed attention. 

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with a special brooch given to her by the Queen – and it's got some eco-friendly credentials.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, wore the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II with an embellished Jenny Packham gown and her late mother-in-law's dazzling Lover's Knot head-piece.

It's an honour given by the monarch to female members of the royal family and it is traditional made out of ivory, but Kate’s brooch is glass. 

The Queen reads all her letters while sitting in her favourite chair & they’re kept in wicker basket next to it

Although palace staff help the Queen with her official correspondence, Her Majesty actually takes the time to read all her letters from the public – and she does so while sitting in her favourite armchairs at Buckingham Palace, Sandringham and Balmoral.

A royal source told Fabulous Digital: "The palace staff refer to letters from strangers are as ‘dead letters’ and they are brought to her in a wicker basket which is placed on a table in her sitting room next to her favourite chair.

"She goes through every letter – it may be a beautifully presented one, on lovely paper with calligraphy, or something scribbled on a page torn from a notebook."

Naturally, The Queen doesn't have the time to reply to every message – but there's a system in place to make sure they all receive a response.

Prince Andrew’s Epstein ‘sex slave’ scandal ‘has been hard on girls and me’, says Fergie

Sarah Ferguson has revealed Prince Andrew's 'sex slave' scandal has been "hard" for their two daughters and her, but insists the Duke of York is "the best man I know".

Fergie blasted the "nonsense" sordid claims made against her ex-husband amid fears the allegations are hurting Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Fergie told Vogue: "When I talk about Prince Andrew, I talk about family because the last six months have been hard on the girls and me.

"To see such a wonderful man go through such enormous pain. He is the best man I know.”

We shared whether the Queen votes in the general election and rules on the royal family voting.

We also revealed the Queen buys ‘620 gifts costing £30,000 for staff and family’ and sends 750 Christmas cards, says former aide.

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