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Sarah Ferguson & family move as ‘unit’ amid scandal as chance Prince George being King ‘slim’

SARAH Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has said that the royal family ‘moves together as a unit’ in light of recent scandals.

She is the former wife of Prince Andrew and recently declared that she still stands by her wedding vows despite getting divorced back in 1996.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Sarah said of Her Majesty: “She’s such an extraordinary, legendary, iconic monarch that leads by example… at 95-years-old, still carries on.

“And, for me, we get on with it and we move together as a unit”.

In other news, the Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

“It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates…

  • Unimpressed

    According to a royal source, the future monarch is hopping to turn the royal residence into a public attraction, and some courtiers have expressed their concerns. 

    Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and is also where the Queen’s offices are situated. 

    Royal commentator Neil Sean told the Express that Her Majesty is not a fan of turning the historic pad into a tourist trap. 

    He said: “This will not be happening anytime soon, particularly while we still have our gracious Majesty the Queen with us.

    “She’s not very keen on that particular idea and believes of course, that it should remain a family home of sorts.

    “Her Majesty the Queen will go between Windsor Castle, which she considers her main London base, and spending two to four days a week also out at the re-renovated Buckingham Palace.”

  • Meghan Markle wants to star in superhero movie, expert claims

    The Duchess of Sussex wants to return to the big screen and star in a superhero film, it has been suggested to royal biographer Angela Levin.

    Suggestions were made earlier this week that Meghan, 40, may go back on her decision to retire her acting career – and star in a blockbuster film.

    Sources said in early 2020 that her agent was actively looking for a superhero role for the Duchess – but plans were seemingly halted by the Covid pandemic.

    Speaking about what’s next for the Duchess in the post-pandemic world, Ms Levin told the Sun Online: “I heard that Meghan had gone back on saying that she’s not going back to doing acting.

    “She wants to be the star of a superhero in a film.”

  • No flies on us (continued)

    Appearing on the Channel 5 documentary Sandringham: Royals at Christmas, head of recruitment Tracey Waterman revealed how she weeds out the weaker housekeeping candidates.

    She explained: “One of the tests I like to do, to see if a candidate has potential eye for detail, is to place a dead fly, either in the fireplace or on the carpet.

    After allowing the candidate to take a quick look around the room, Tracey then brings them over to admire the fireplace. She says in around 10 candidates half will notice the fly while on one will pick it up.

    She explains that this attention to detail is “the difference between a housekeeper in a five-star hotel and in a royal palace”.

  • No flies on us

    IT’LL come as no surprise that no one just walks straight into a job at any of the royal residences.

    Even if you’re not reporting directly to a member of the family, candidates go through rounds of rigorous interviews.

    And if that didn’t sound stressful enough, spare a thought for the poor prospective cleaners who have been subjected to the “dead fly test”.

  • Royal courtiers ‘kept largely in dark’ on Andrew case updates – reports

    Andrew’s personal finances are unclear but experts have pointed out that he has no regular source of income.

    He leases his home, Royal Lodge on the Queen’s Windsor estate, and is expected to sell a Swiss ski chalet to repay a debt to its previous owner, who claims he and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson owe her £6.7 million.

    The Queen’s contribution to Andrew’s defence reportedly means his UK-based legal team, led by Gary Bloxsome, are reportedly obliged to provide updates to Buckingham Palace about the case.

    However, courtiers have been kept “largely in the dark”, according to The Telegraph.

  • 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.”

  • Andrew ‘had the “time of his life” at creepy dinner party’

    PRINCE Andrew appeared to have the “time of his life” at a creepy dinner party hosted by Jeffrey Epstein, it was claimed yesterday.

    The Duke was a guest at his paedo pal’s Manhattan mansion in 2010, with celebs including screen star Woody Allen.

    One guest compared the setting to an erotic film.

    The guest said: “Epstein came with some girls who were tall and skinny and Russian looking.

    “They were about 20-ish. They looked like teens.

    “There were about eight people sitting around the dinner table and they spoke to Andrew at length about the royal wedding, American politics, international politics.

    “Prince Andrew had the time of his life.”

     

  • Meghan’s peace offering to Kate

    In November 2018, it was reported “Meghan left Kate in tears” over her demands for Princess Charlotte’s flower girl dress during a “stressful” fitting.

    It was then subsequently claimed that the “rift” began when Kate said the flower girls should follow royal protocol by wearing tights which Meghan disagreed with.

    In the new updated version of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, biographer Andrew Morton claims the former Suits actress gave Kate a “peace offering” following their disagreement.

    The expert wrote: “The spat concerning the [flower girls’] outfits now behind them, Meghan had since given Kate and her six closest friends gold bracelets designed by Californian jeweller Lisette Polny as a thank-you for their help and support.”

  • 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.

  • Check her out

    KATE Middleton went straight to the top of the class today as she carried out an educational visit to University College London.

    The Duchess of Cambridge put her best foot forward after stepping out in a grey houndstooth dress and towering Hugo Boss stilettoes.

    Thrifty Kate, 39, recycled the pussy-bowed long-sleeved £16 Zara dress from an event in January for today’s engagement at UCL.

    She is meeting with early years researchers who are conducting a study entitled The Children of the 2020s.

    The research will track the holistic development of children from the age of nine months to five years.

     

  • Palace braced for ‘Royal racist’ revelation

    THE Royal Family is braced for another devastating attack from Prince Harry — as he personally researches his mother’s life for a new book.

    Experts also fear he may use the memoir to name the “royal racist”.

    Harry, 37, has a £15million advance from publishers.

    Royal insiders believe he will now be under extreme pressure to identify the family member he alleges made racist remarks about the colour of baby son Archie’s skin.

  • Royal courtiers ‘kept largely in dark’ on Andrew case updates – reports

    Andrew’s personal finances are unclear but experts have pointed out that he has no regular source of income.

    He leases his home, Royal Lodge on the Queen’s Windsor estate, and is expected to sell a Swiss ski chalet to repay a debt to its previous owner, who claims he and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson owe her £6.7 million.

    The Queen’s contribution to Andrew’s defence reportedly means his UK-based legal team, led by Gary Bloxsome, are reportedly obliged to provide updates to Buckingham Palace about the case.

    However, courtiers have been kept “largely in the dark”, according to The Telegraph.

  • Queen plants a tree to mark Platinum Jubilee

    THE green-fingered Queen planted a tree to mark her Platinum Jubilee as she got to work with Prince Charles after her summer break.

    The Monarch was joined by her son and heir at Balmoral for one of the few public engagements she has carried out after the death of her “strength and stay” Prince Philip this year.

    The Queen and her son planted a tree at the Balmoral Cricket Pavilion to mark the start of the official planting season at the 50,000-acre Scottish estate.

    The 95-year-old Monarch beamed in her aptly-chosen dark green ensemble as she met children from nearby Crathie Primary School.

    It marks her first public appearance since beginning her annual summer holiday at Balmoral on July 23.

     

  • Third wheeling

    Diana is third wheel in Harry and Meghan’s marriage, claims a royal biographer.

    Andrew Morton, author of the bombshell biography Diana: In Her Own Words, has said that for both Harry and Meghan, “all roads lead back to Diana” and “every camera click and whirr” reminds them of their “terrible fate”.

    He continued to say that: “As the Sussexes embarked on their own journey together through Royal life, not a day went by without a reference, a memory or a decision that related in some way to Harry’s late mother. Diana was the third wheel in their marriage.”

  • Secret settlement

    A JUDGE formally agreed with Prince Andrew’s request to see a secret settlement involving his sex assault accuser today  – which he hopes will defeat her lawsuit against him.

    Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre had agreed to hand over a copy of a “release” signed in 2009 – following her legal settlement with sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

    US District Judge Loretta Preska has rubber-stamped the request.

    Attorneys for Andrew, 61, hope the secret clause will show he is exempt from any culpability in her bombshell sex assault claims against him.

    But Virginia’s lawyers have branded it “irrelevant”.

    The secret agreement is said to not apply to the royal – instead releasing lawyers, employees, agents and heirs from liability in connection with the Epstein case.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Queen plants a tree to mark Platinum Jubilee

    THE green-fingered Queen planted a tree to mark her Platinum Jubilee as she got to work with Prince Charles after her summer break.

    The Monarch was joined by her son and heir at Balmoral for one of the few public engagements she has carried out after the death of her “strength and stay” Prince Philip this year.

    The Queen and her son planted a tree at the Balmoral Cricket Pavilion to mark the start of the official planting season at the 50,000-acre Scottish estate.

    The 95-year-old Monarch beamed in her aptly-chosen dark green ensemble as she met children from nearby Crathie Primary School.

    It marks her first public appearance since beginning her annual summer holiday at Balmoral on July 23.

     

  • Palace braced for ‘Royal racist’ revelation

    THE Royal Family is braced for another devastating attack from Prince Harry — as he personally researches his mother’s life for a new book.

    Experts also fear he may use the memoir to name the “royal racist”.

    Harry, 37, has a £15million advance from publishers.

    Royal insiders believe he will now be under extreme pressure to identify the family member he alleges made racist remarks about the colour of baby son Archie’s skin.

  • Another name

    According to royal biographer Robert Lacey, Prince Charles and Princess Diana faced this exact dilemma when their son Prince William was born in June 1982.

    Writing for PEOPLE magazine, the author claims Charles preferred the name Arthur.

    However, Diana allegedly wasn’t convinced.

    The expert wrote: “Diana, Princess of Wales proposed a more robust name — William, as in ‘William the Conqueror,’ victor of the famed Battle of Hastings in 1066.”

    As a result, the couple found a compromise.

    Instead, they used Arthur as one of William’s middle names – along with Philip and Louis.

     

  • Royal Family is ‘rooting’ for Kate

    THE entire royal family is “rooting” for Kate Middleton who won’t “use the monarchy for her own personal gain like Meghan Markle”, insiders have said.

    Sources close to the Firm told MailOnline: “It’s fair to say the whole institution has been rooting for the Duchess of Cambridge.

    “There was a clear moment where an active decision was made to change her look – be more confident in her style, her approach, her projects, the events she would say yes to.

    “There was a clear moment where an active decision was made to change her look – be more confident in her style, her approach, her projects, the events she would say yes to.

    “This was nothing about changing stylists or staff, either. It was about Kate acknowledging the Duchess of Sussex had changed the game and it was necessary for her to compete.

    “That had already been going on between the Prince of Wales and his two sons for some time, but Catherine had never felt the need to get involved. She is the ultimate team player.

    “But she soon became aware of how Meghan was trying to use the monarchy for her own personal gain and it helped Catherine understand the importance of the role she could play.”

  • Meghan Markle wants to star in superhero movie, expert claims

    The Duchess of Sussex wants to return to the big screen and star in a superhero film, it has been suggested to royal biographer Angela Levin.

    Suggestions were made earlier this week that Meghan, 40, may go back on her decision to retire her acting career – and star in a blockbuster film.

    Sources said in early 2020 that her agent was actively looking for a superhero role for the Duchess – but plans were seemingly halted by the Covid pandemic.

    Speaking about what’s next for the Duchess in the post-pandemic world, Ms Levin told the Sun Online: “I heard that Meghan had gone back on saying that she’s not going back to doing acting.

    “She wants to be the star of a superhero in a film.”

  • Inside Kate Middleton’s bargain wardrobe

    She may live in a palace and have access to glittering tiaras, but Kate Middleton often prefers to wear bargain high street items.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been known to wear jewellery as cheap as £1.50, so it can be easy for budget-savvy fans to copy her royal style. 

    Here, Fabulous takes a look at the mum-of-three’s high-street staples…

    • £16 Zara dress
    • £1.50 Accessorize earrings
    • £20 M&S trainers
    • £35 Asos dress
    • £39 Warehouse jumper
    • £59.99 Zara blazer
    • £75 Topshop dress

    Read the article in full here.

     

  • The royal princesses’ names explained

    Sienna’s first name is derived from the Tuscan city of Siena, and it is a clear reference to her father’s Italian roots. The baby’s middle name pays honour to the Queen.

    This is Queen Elizabeth’s 12th great-grandchild and arrives just over three months after Lilibet Diana, Harry and Meghan’s second child who they also named in honour of the Queen.

    Back in June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    She was named after the Queen’s family nickname and also Harry’s mother Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton’s six-year-old daughter Charlotte’s name also pays tribute to the monarch.

    Her full name, including her title, is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

    While Charlotte’s first name is a nod to her grandfather, Prince Charles, her middle names, Elizabeth and Diana, pay homage to the same women who are Lilibet’s namesakes.

  • The big inheritance

    PRINCE George could inherit the London home of his grandfather Prince Charles, which was originally intended for Prince Harry, according to insiders.

    Clarence House, situated adjacent to London’s leafy green park, had been earmarked for The Duchy’s youngest, but since Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California that is “no longer on the cards.”

    According to the Mail on Sunday it is now more likely to go to one of his grandchildren in the Cambridge family, with Prince George a front runner as the eldest of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

  • Secret settlement

    A JUDGE formally agreed with Prince Andrew’s request to see a secret settlement involving his sex assault accuser today  – which he hopes will defeat her lawsuit against him.

    Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre had agreed to hand over a copy of a “release” signed in 2009 – following her legal settlement with sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

    US District Judge Loretta Preska has rubber-stamped the request.

    Attorneys for Andrew, 61, hope the secret clause will show he is exempt from any culpability in her bombshell sex assault claims against him.

    But Virginia’s lawyers have branded it “irrelevant”.

    The secret agreement is said to not apply to the royal – instead releasing lawyers, employees, agents and heirs from liability in connection with the Epstein case.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Will he become King?

    The Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

    Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

    Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

    “It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”



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