Royal Family LIVE – Queen 'loses temper with Prince Charles for not swallowing his pride over Prince Harry and Meghan'

THE Queen lost her temper with Prince Charles over his row with Prince Harry, it has been reported.

While the Queen is understood to be satisfied with Prince William's attempts to fix his relationship with his brother, she is less than pleased with Charles' efforts to make-up with his son, the Express reported.

The paper quoted 'insiders' as claiming the Queen even lost her temper with Charles and suggested he was putting his personal pride ahead of the institution of monarchy by not trying to be the bigger person.

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  • Hana Carter

    ROYAL FANS UPSET OVER UNCLEAR SNAPS OF ARCHIE

    Harry and Meghan Markle shared a new picture of Archie holding balloons to mark his 2nd birthday.

    But it was blurry with a filter over it – so you could barely see the youngster.

    And it was in stark contrast to the much clearer and more focused pictures released by Kate Middleton and Prince William of their children – the most recent being a headshot of Princess Charlotte on her sixth birthday a few days ago.

    Archie, picture with mum and dad, in a card released by the Royals
    The couple shared this picture of Archie
  • John Hall

    WILLIAM ‘AUDITIONED’ KATE TO BE HIS WIFE

    Before tying the knot in April 2011, the Duke had known his wife Kate Middleton for almost 10 years – after they met as students at St Andrews.

    Appearing on ITV’s The Day Will and Kate Got Married, royal expert Robert Lacey claimed the Duke felt he had to “audition” his wife.

    He explained: “It’s been said that William was auditioning Catherine for her future role.

    “And I think there’s a truth to that. William is the future King of Britain and the Commonwealth and, like it or not, part of his job was to choose a consort who would do the job well.”

    Click here to read more

  • John Hall

    HOW DOES ROYAL SUCCESSION WORK?

    The rules of royal succession have changed significantly in recent years.

    Leaders of 16 British Commonwealth countries (including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Jamaica) voted in 2011 to alter the centuries-old tradition to include daughters as well as sons.

    Previously daughters could only inherit the throne if there were no living sons.

    This system, which dated back 300 years, is based on the rules of primogeniture which gives preference to the firstborn male heirs of a king or queen.

    This change in royal succession means Princess Charlotte, as William and Kate’s daughter, is ahead of her younger brother.

  • John Hall

    ‘LOST’ APPLE VARIETIES DISCOVERED AT PRINCE PHILIP’S OLD SCHOOL

    ‘Lost’ varieties of apple trees that went into Prince Philip’s cordial have been rediscovered at an old orchard at Gordonstoun, thanks to an amateur metal detectorist.

    Brass plaques bearing the names of three varieties of apple tree were discovered by a member of staff at the Moray school who scans the campus with a metal detector in his spare time.

    Software and IT specialist John Campbell said:“Gordonstoun is located in a historic estate with an orchard… I found these three labels on the outer edge of the orchard.

    “Unfortunately, one seems to have been run over by a mower but the others are in good condition. Given that the trees are covered in lichen and are very old, it is likely that these are the original labels and, perhaps, give us the missing names of some of the trees in this ancient orchard.”

    Principal of Gordonstoun, Lisa Kerr, said:“The orchard is a much-loved part of the school. Every year our students make juice from its apples and all proceeds go to charity. In fact, we once sent a bottle to Prince Philip, and were told that he had enjoyed it over breakfast!”

  • John Hall

    END OF AN ERA

    Prince Philip’s 992 patronages WON’T be passed down to other Royals amid plans to “slim down” the monarchy, Meghan Markle’s pal has claimed. 

    Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie said that many of the Duke of Edinburgh’s patronages could be retired as working royals take on more significant roles in fewer charities. 

    There are over 2,800 organisations in the UK which have a royal patron. 

    Prince Philip, who died last month, was associated with 992 different organisations either as patron, president or honorary member.

    You can read more here

  • John Hall

    PULLED APART

    Prince Charles has only met his grandson Archie twice meaning the royal family were forced to use old photos for his birthday post, according to reports.

    Harry and Meghan’s son turned two this week and palace officials took to social media to celebrate the day.

    Sources say the reason for the lack of variety in the photos with Archie and Prince Charles is that the Prince of Wales has only met his grandson a handful of times.

    They told The Daily Mail: “The truth is the Prince of Wales has barely seen his grandson  twice since he was born. 

    “In fact every member of Harry’s family can easily count on one hand the number of times they saw Archie after he was born and before the family left the UK. 

    “It’s a very sad situation.”

  • John Hall

    ‘WEREN’T IN GREAT SHAPE MENTALLY’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were not in great shape mentally during a documentary about their Africa trip, says its host Tom Bradby.

    Harry & Meghan: An African Journey followed the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie on their travels to the continent in 2019.

    Speaking to The Times about his own mental health issues, Bradby said it made him aware of the royal couple’s state of mind during their Africa tour.

    He said that he “was clearly influenced by my own experience and I didn’t think they were in great shape, and so I altered the way I was planning to do the documentary”.

  • John Hall

    MAN ADMITS TRESPASSING AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

    A man has admitted trespassing at Buckingham Palace while carrying a Stanley-type knife.

    Chorrie Thompson, 46, slipped through a gate to the rear of the royal residence in London when it was opened to allow a vehicle to exit at around 11.25am on April 15, a court heard.

    Prosecutor Mike Mullin said Thompson made his way to the Lodge area to the right of the large gate before he was confronted by security staff and asked to leave.

    “He says he wants to use the toilet and when he was refused permission he becomes aggressive and throws some documents he has onto the floor,” Mr Mullin said.

    “He was only in there for 10 to 15 seconds before he leaves.”

  • Hana Carter

    MEGHAN’S NEW BOOK FULL OF ‘WARMTH, JOY & COMFORT’

    Meghan Markle has described her new children’s book, The Bench, as full of “warmth, joy and comfort”.

    It’s believed she received between £250,000 to £500,000 for her literary debut.

    In the Telegraph, Camilla Tominey asks: “Yet is it likely to resonate with either Prince Charles or [Thomas] Markle, who is still estranged from his daughter?”

    She quotes Laverne Antrobus, consultant child and education psychologist, as saying that becoming a parent, “really does bring losses into quite sharp focus.

    “The moment you have your own child, you have that relationship that speaks to the unspoken bits and creates a narrative in your mind that you really have to work hard to understand.”

  • John Hall

    ALAN CARR MAKES DIG AT MEGHAN

    Alan Carr shocked viewers on his new series ITV Epic Gameshow after he made a joke about Meghan.

    Each week contestants take on a different classic gameshow, with the latest show seeing participants playing Bullseye.

    When profession darts player Fallon Sherrock was asked to provide a nickname to play under she replied: “The Queen of the Palace.”

    Carr fired back: “I think that’s the nickname Meghan had her heart set on – and look how that turned out.”

  • John Hall

    ROYAL HATER SPLASHES £57,000 ON DIANA’S ‘SYMBOL OF RACISM’ BIKE… MORE

    Diana’s beloved Ladies Raleigh was described by auction house Burstow & Hewett as a “symbol of Diana’s oppression… something she loved, being taken away”.

    Royal-hating buyer Barry Glazer, 76, said: “The royal family thinks they’re too good to be associated with this type of transportation that the common folk use.

    “They consider themselves better than common folk, and that’s the basis for racism.

    “It’s the reverse of what this country stands for.”

  • John Hall

    MEGHAN MARKLE DONATES NAPPIES TO HOMELESS PREGNANT WOMEN

    Meghan Markle have marked Mother's Day in the US by donating nappies and supplies to an organisation that supports homeless pregnant women.

    Harvest Home, shared news of the donation on their Instagram page Sunday afternoon. 

    "Today, we are thrilled to have the support of Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Procter & Gamble, who are donating diapers, cleaning supplies, and other essential items to ensure that the moms and babies at Harvest Home are celebrated all throughout the year," the caption said.

  • John Hall

    THE CROWN SEASON 5 WILL FEATURE DIANA'S PANORMA INTERVIEW

    Andrew Morton, the author of Diana’s 1992 biography, thinks his book and the late royal’s bombshell Panorama interview will be depicted on The Crown.

    The Crown Season 5 will show “the drama behind the making of my book,” he is quoted as saying.

    Morton, who consults on the series, told Insider.

    Elizabeth Debicki will portray Diana in seasons 5 and 6 following Corrin’s performance in season 4.

  • John Hall

    ARCHIE IS LEARNING TO COUNT

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son is already learning how to count and “keeps saying two”, according to royal sources.

    It comes after little Archie celebrated his second birthday earlier this week, with video calls to the Queen, Prince William and Kate.

    A royal source said the reason for the donation drive is to teach young Archie how to be charitable.

    They told US Weekly: “They want Archie to grow up understanding the importance of giving back.

    “Harry and Meghan feel so blessed to have such an articulate and caring child. Archie is learning to count already and keeps saying, ‘Two!'”

  • John Hall

    MAN ADMITS TRESPASSING AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

    A man has admitted trespassing at Buckingham Palace while carrying a Stanley-type knife.

    Chorrie Thompson, 46, slipped through a gate to the rear of the royal residence in London when it was opened to allow a vehicle to exit at around 11.25am on April 15, a court heard.

    Prosecutor Mike Mullin said Thompson made his way to the Lodge area to the right of the large gate before he was confronted by security staff and asked to leave.

    “He says he wants to use the toilet and when he was refused permission he becomes aggressive and throws some documents he has onto the floor,” Mr Mullin said.

    “He was only in there for 10 to 15 seconds before he leaves.”

  • Hana Carter

    MEGHAN TRAINED BY QUEEN

    Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand revealed that Meghan got training by the Queen.

    They said: “She made sure Meghan knew what was going on and made her feel very much at home because it was her first trip.

    “Indeed, before the two stepped off the train, the Queen gifted Meghan with a delicate pair of pearl-and-diamond earrings.

    “Meghan, an avid learner studying all she could on royal protocol, was often seen carrying binders full of research so she didn’t put a foot wrong.”

  • John Hall

    WHO IS PRINCESS MICHAEL?

    Princess Michael of Kent, 75 – who was often called Princess Pushy – is married to the Queen’s paternal cousin Prince Michael of Kent.

    She is a member of the British Royal Family of German, Austrian, and Hungarian descent, who was born in Karlsbad, Germany, which is now located in Czechia. 

    Born in 1945, her father – who was a Nazi party member – divorced from her mother a year later and she moved to Australia in 1950, where she was educated.

    She then headed to London to study History of Fine and Decorative Art.

    Princess Michael was an interior designer before becoming an author, who penned a number of books on European royalty.

    Read the full story here.

  • Hana Carter

    MEGHAN GOT MASTERCLASS FROM QUEEN

    Meghan Markle claimed she had no training when she joined the royal family.

    However, in the biography Finding Freedom, it was revealed that Meghan was trained by the Queen during their first joint royal engagement.

    Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said: "The Queen was wonderful, warm, and generous towards the new Duchess, a source close to Her Majesty said.

    “She made sure Meghan knew what was going on and made her feel very much at home because it was her first trip.

    “Indeed, before the two stepped off the train, the Queen gifted Meghan with a delicate pair of pearl-and-diamond earrings.

    “Meghan, an avid learner studying all she could on royal protocol, was often seen carrying binders full of research so she didn’t put a foot wrong.”

  • John Hall

    HBO MAX DELAYS SERIES OVER PRINCE PHILIP'S DEATH

    HBO Max has delayed its animated series The Prince over the death of Prince Philip.

    The satirical show was expected to air in spring this year and is thought not to portray the senior royal in a good light.

    HBO Max confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that it has delayed The Prince debut. “We were saddened to learn of Prince Philip’s passing and will adjust plans for the series debut,” a rep confirmed. “A new date will be announced at a later time.”

  • John Hall

    CLASSIC FILMS TO BE AIRED AT SANDRINGHAM

    Film fans can soon enjoy big screen classic hits – in the Queen's back garden.

    Permission has been given for a cinema company to put up a huge temporary screen in the formal grounds of Sandringham, the Queen's country residence in Norfolk.

    Films including Bohemian Rhapsody, Grease, The Greatest Showman and Pretty Woman will be shown from July 1 to the 4th and tickets start at £16.

    George Wood, of The Luna Cinema, said: "Cinema has provided the magic of escape through the decades.

    "And we know films can bring joy and respite to the lives of movie-goers across the country this summer especially in such a setting as Sandringham."

  • John Hall

    BATTLE ROYALE

    Prince Harry and William have been arguing for the past 18 months, Tom Bradby has claimed.

    The journalist also denied he negotiated ITV's rights for Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive Oprah interview.

    He told The Times the princes' relationship "slowly descended into something that was difficult – personally and publicly – really over the past year and a half".

    It comes after a tense few years for the brothers – reportedly falling out over Megxit last year, after Harry revealed in a 2019 interview with Mr Bradby they were already "on different paths".

  • John Hall

    PRINCE CHARLES HAS ONLY SEEN GRANDSON ARCHIE TWICE

    Prince Charles has only met his grandson Archie twice, according to reports.

    Harry and Meghan’s son has turned two, and palace officials took to social media to celebrate the day – but old photos of Archie as a baby were used.

    A source told the Daily Mail: “The truth is the Prince of Wales has barely seen his grandson twice since he was born.

    “In fact every member of Harry’s family can easily count on one hand the number of times they saw Archie after he was born and before the family left the UK.

    “It’s a very sad situation.”

  • John Hall

    LONDON MAP DATING BACK TO QUEEN ELIZABETH I SELLS FOR £6,500

    One of the earliest known maps of London has been sold for £6,500 by the family of a former London mayor.

    The fascinating engraved plan of the capital – or metropolis – of England dates from the time of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare.

    The hand-coloured map shows how the city looked in the 1570s when it would have had a population of about 200,000 people.

    The north embankment of the River Thames from Westminster – West Muster – to the Tower of London is built up but beyond it is all fields.

    It was consigned for sale with auctioneers Cheffins of Cambridgeshire by the family of former London mayor Sir Ralph Perring. They were having a clear-out of a relative's house in London when they found it.

  • John Hall

    HOW DOES ROYAL SUCCESSION WORK?

    The rules of royal succession have changed significantly in recent years.

    Leaders of 16 British Commonwealth countries (including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Jamaica) voted in 2011 to alter the centuries-old tradition to include daughters as well as sons.

    Previously daughters could only inherit the throne if there were no living sons.

    This system, which dated back 300 years, is based on the rules of primogeniture which gives preference to the firstborn male heirs of a king or queen.

    This change in royal succession means Princess Charlotte, as William and Kate's daughter, is ahead of her younger brother.

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