Royal Family LIVE: Palace aide calls for Meghan and Harry's royal titles to be suspended


    Prince Harry: Host discusses Dax Shepard podcast appearance

    It is understood that Palace aides are concerned about Prince Harry talking about his life in the royal family before moving to the United States in public. In the first three episodes of Apple TV’s The Me You Can’t See, Prince Harry addressed traumatic memories from his childhood including the moment he was famously photographed with his brother, father, uncle and grandfather walking behind Diana’s coffin at her funeral.

    The series focuses on mental health, with Harry telling Winfrey the trauma of the loss caused him to suffer anxiety and severe panic attacks from ages 28 to 32.

    During the programme, the duke also accused the royal family of “total neglect” when his wife Meghan was feeling suicidal amid harassment on social media.

    Harry said he was ashamed the situation had got “that bad” and also suspected the royals would not have been able to help.

    That alleged abandonment was one of the “biggest reasons” the couple left the UK, Harry said.

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    The Queen remains concerned about Prince Harry’s comments, it is claimed. (Image: Getty)

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    The Duke made the claims in a US TV show for Apple TV (Image: GETTY)

    The duke also slated his father, the Prince of Wales, for expecting him to endure the pressures of royal life.

    He added: “Certainly now I will never be bullied into silence.”

    A Palace aide told the Mail on Sunday: “‘They should put the titles into abeyance, so they still exist but are not used like they agreed to do with their HRHs.

    “They should just become Harry and Meghan.”


    12.30am update: Kate Middleton’s uncle calls out Meghan for ‘throwing her under the bus’ in fiery outburst

    KATE MIDDLETON’s uncle Gary Goldsmith has stood by his criticism of Harry and Meghan as “muppets” as he blasted the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to “throw Kate under the bus” during the Oprah interview.

    Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith has unloaded on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a dramatic interview with Australian TV.

    Speaking to Australia’s 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Mr Goldsmith delivered a damning verdict of the couple who quit the Royal Family and moved to California.

    He also stood by his previous remarks that Harry and Meghan were “muppets” and he did not believe “a lot of things” the couple said during the Oprah interview.

    9.50pm update: Queen heartbreak: Monarch won’t meet Meghan and Harry’s new baby ‘unless they come to UK’

    Queen Elizabeth II is unlikely to meet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby unless they come to the UK, according to a royal expert.

    Meghan and Harry stepped down as members of the Royal Family last year and moved to California with their son Archie.

    The couple revealed they are expecting their second children this year.

    But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been unable to travel back to the UK and therefore the Queen has been unable to see her great-grandson Archie.

    Royal expert Ingrid Seward has said the Queen has suffered “sadness” at barely seeing Archie and is unlikely to meet their new baby.

    William blushes after 96-year-old veteran asks for a kiss

    William blushes after 96-year-old veteran asks for a kiss (Image: Getty)

    9.15pm update: Meghan and Harry hellbent on response from royals even if it ‘dilutes new brand’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are determined to get a response to their long list of allegations against the Royal Family, royal watchers speculate, even if it puts their new brand in jeopardy.

    Meghan and Harry first revealed the extent of their misery as working royals during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey back in March.

    Both alleged they had been “trapped” in the system of the monarchy, while unveiling a list of other claims about the way the Palace handles mental health and race.

    Since then, the Duke of Sussex has spoken out against his family twice — once on a celebrity podcast and another time, in detail, on his new Apple TV+ docuseries.

    He notably told Oprah during his latest appearance: “Now I will never be bullied into silence.”

    8.25pm update: Prince William blushes as ex-servicewoman asks for a kiss during Scotland visit

    Prince William blushed after a 96-year-old ex-servicewoman asked for a kiss during his visit to Scotland this weekend.

    The Duke of Cambridge was in Scotland after being appointed Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

    While visiting the Queen’s Bay Lodge care home, Betty Magee left William blushing after demanding a kiss.

    As William sat down at Ms Magee’s table in the grounds of the care home, she said: “It’s customary in these parts to give a lady a kiss on the cheek.”

    William then replied: “Oh you are sweet.

    “You’ll make me blush.”

    Prince Harry hints at new project to push mental health debate

    Prince Harry hints at new project to push mental health debate (Image: Getty)

    8pm update: ‘This is the beginning’ Prince Harry hints at new project to push mental health debate

    Prince Harry hinted he may have more mental health projects in the pipeline following the release of his latest series.

    Promoting his latest Apple TV series ‘The Me You Can’t See’, Prince Harry suggested he may have more mental health projects lined up. He told viewers of Essence, a US-based black women’s lifestyle website how the latest docu-series “is the beginning”.

    Appearing alongside Oprah Winfrey, Harry went on to say how the show “already has” started a “global conversation” about mental health.

    The Royal explained why his latest project “matters so much” and tries to break the stigma of mental health across the world.

    The Duke of Sussex said: “One of the biggest blocks across the world from stopping people seeking help is stigma.

    “That is why this project matters so much, that is why people were willing to come forward and share and be vulnerable.

    “Because that is the only way we are going to break the stigma.”

    7.40pm update: Charles’ silence over Diana inquiry deafening after William and Harry speak out

    Prince Charles has remained noticeably quiet after an inquiry into Princess Diana’s interview with Panorama hit the headlines last week – even though Prince William, Prince Harry and Earl Spencer have all spoken up about the findings.

    Diana’s BBC Panorama interview from 1995, conducted by journalist Martin Bashir, saw the royal utter the now famous line, “there were three of us in this marriage”, referring to Charles’ long-term affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

    She also questioned his suitability as a future monarch and revealed the extent of her misery behind Palace walls as his wife.

    The interview is widely perceived as a turning point in Diana’s life; it prompted the Palace to expedite her divorce proceedings with Charles and caused an international stir as the tide turned slightly against the monarchy.

    However, a newly released report by Lord Dyson concluded that Mr Bashir used “deceitful behaviour” to secure the interview in the first place.

    Prince Harry overstaying welcome in America

    Prince Harry overstaying welcome in America (Image: Getty)

    7pm update: Harry risks ‘overstaying his welcome’ amid outrage in US over Duke ‘lecturing’ Americans

    Prince Harry “might be overstaying his welcome” amid growing outrage in the US over the Duke of Sussex’s “unsolicited” advice to Americans.

    Prince Harry might be “overstaying his welcome” amid growing backlash against the Duke of Sussex in the US.

    Harry enraged several leading American figures last week after he suggested the First Amendment – which protects the right to freedom of speech – was “bonkers”.

    Sky News’ Australia host Chris Kenny claimed that Americans prefer their freedom over taking unsolicited advice from Prince Harry when it comes to their constitutional rights.

    Harry told a podcast last week: “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”

    6.30pm update: Rob Lowe says Montecito has not been ‘the same’ since neighbours Harry and Meghan moved in

    Rob Lowe has said his royal neighbours Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have “brought a lot of attention” to his “sleepy little town” of Montecito, Los Angeles after rumours spread he lent them his house for their interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Rob Lowe, 57, has addressed rumours that Prince Harry, 36 and Meghan Markle’s, 39, interview with Oprah Winfrey, 67, was filmed at his Montecito house.

    The Parks and Recreation actor who is now neighbours with the couple, set the record straight as he acknowledged that the royals had brought a “lot of attention” to his “sleepy little town”.

    Rob said: “They definitely have brought a lot of attention to my sleepy little town.

    “Let me tell you something, once the royals move into your neighbourhood, the neighbourhood is never going to be the same.”

    Despite living close to them, the actor said he has only seen Prince Harry one time, saying, “I saw Harry once driving.”

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    Princess Beatrice (Image: Getty)

    6pm update: Princess Beatrice royal baby updates to be different from sister Princess Eugenie

    Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child just months after her sister Princess Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy. Here’s how Bea’s royal baby updates are likely to differ dramatically from her sister’s.

    Princess Beatrice, 32, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are expecting their first child together, Buckingham Palace confirmed last Wednesday.

    The exciting news will have delighted Bea’s younger sister Princess Eugenie, 30, who became a mother herself in February.

    Since welcoming her son August Philip Hawke to the world on February 9, Eugenie has shared regular photo updates of him on Istagram.

    Just hours after his birth, Eugenie and Jack shared an adorable first photo of them with little August on social media.

    But unlike her sister, Beatrice does not have a public Instagram profile and it is unclear how she might choose to share photos of her baby.

    5.45pm update: Queen and Prince William sent to save Union and ‘strengthen ties’ with Scotland

    Prince William is currently in Scotland and his visit is likely to be followed by one from the Queen during Holyrood Week.

    One royal commentator has claimed the Royal Family are being used to strengthen ties with Scotland amid independence referendum fears.

    Prince William, 38, honoured his ties to Scotland in a heartfelt speech to mark the opening of The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly on Saturday.

    The future king’s week-long trip falls at a time when there a renewed calls for a Scottish Independence Referendum and his visit to the nation may have been planned to help save the union, one royal commentator has claimed.

    Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William

    Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William (Image: Getty)

    4.55pm update: Mourning Queen, 95, reminds Harry what duty looks like by going back to work

    After a week that shook the country’s establishment to the core, it took the Queen to steady the ship of state as she formally launched Britain’s largest naval flotilla in a generation.

    With the feud between Princes William and Harry still echoing and the BBC facing unprecedented criticism over the Martin Bashir scandal, the Queen received cheers on the Royal Navy ship that carries her name.

    In her first large-scale public solo engagement since the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the 95-year-old monarch flew by helicopter to Portsmouth yesterday to wish luck to the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth before it began the official part of its maiden deployment to the Indo-Paciifc at 9.30pm last night.

    Wearing a red cashmere coat and a crepe wool dress by Stewart Parvin, a Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat, and the scarab brooch – a gift from her beloved husband – she was greeted by the ship’s commanding officer, Captain Angus Essenhigh, and Commodore Stephen Moorhouse, commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

    Her Majesty was shown a map highlighting the route the £3billion ship will take during her 26,000-mile, seven- month deployment to the Far East and also had a chance to meet some of the 1,700 personnel on board, which include Royal Navy sailors, Royal Air Force aviators , Royal Marines, and 250 United States personnel.

    Looking at the size of the 4.5-acre ship, the Queen commented: “There’s plenty of room on board.”

    4.25pm update: Prince William walks away and ignores question about Martin Bashir’s apology

    Prince William refused to answer a question about Martin Bashir’s apology over the explosive Panorama interview with Princess Diana nearly 26 years ago.

    Earlier this week, Lord Dyson’s investigation into Martin Bashir’s 1995 BBC Panorama interview was published.

    The probe threw up systematic failings on the part of the BBC who rehired Mr Bashir despite evidence he showed Diana forged bank documents.

    While on a visit to Scotland today, the Duke of Cambridge was asked by a reporter whether he had seen Mr Bashir’s apology over the 1995 interview with his mother.

    However, William did not respond to the question as he left the Grassmarket Community Project – which provides sanctuary and support for vulnerable people through community innovation and social enterprise.

    3.45pm update: Prince Harry ‘furious’ at ‘being forced into silence’ over Diana inquest – author claims

    Prince Harry’s “fury” at not being able to make a personal statement at the time of his mother Princess Diana’s inquest caused him to “drink into oblivion”, one royal author has claimed.

    Prince Harry, 36, has openly spoken about the huge impact his mother Princess Diana’s death had on his mental health and recently admitted to turning to drugs and alcohol in his late 20s and early 30s in order to cope with emotional turmoil.

    Royal expert and author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story has claimed the prince was “furious” about not being able to pay a personal tribute to his mother after the findings of her inquest were published in April 2008.

    Writing in the Mirror, Mr Larcombe claimed Harry was “drinking to oblivion” in the days following Diana’s inquest.

    3.15pm update: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘can’t be trusted’ – Royal Family reconciliation at risk

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “can’t expect to be reconciled” with the Royal Family when “they can’t be trusted to keep things private”, one royal commentator has claimed.

    Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, have expressed their wish to reconcile with the Royal Family despite launching a series of damning attacks against the Firm and sharing details of their ongoing talks with the Windsors.

    One royal correspondent has claimed the Sussexes cannot expect to make peace with the royals unless they can be trusted to keep things private.

    During their bombshell interview with Oprah in March, Harry and Meghan made a number of damning allegations about their time as senior royals.

    From claiming they were unsupported by the Firm when Meghan tried to seek help for mental health to alleging one senior royal question the colour of their unborn child’s skin while Meghan was pregnant with Archie, the extraordinary sit down left the Royal Family reeling.

    At the time the Queen responded to the interview with a statement explaining the issues raised in the interview would be dealt with by the family in private but since then Harry has continued to air his dirty laundry in public.

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    Prince William out and about in Scotland today (Image: PA)

    3pm update: Steven Brown takes over from Richard Percival

    2pm update: Prince Harry issued privacy warning as Duke’s Royal Family confessions ‘come at cost’

    Prince Harry’s decision to share his private pain and speak about his life in the Royal Family “comes with a cost”, according to an expert.

    Prince Harry’s choice to open up about his painful past and his struggles as a royal invites more public scrutiny, clashing with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s desire for privacy, according to brand and reputation management expert Eric Schiffer.

    He told “Prince Harry has every right to describe the private pain that he may have dealt with and being transparent is likely healthy for him and his own personal life.”

    1:15pm update: Queen unlikely to axe Meghan and Harry Sussex titles – Duchess would become Princess Henry

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to be stripped of their Sussex titles, according to a royal commentator.

    There have been calls for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who have quit royal duties for a new life in California – to lose their titles in the wake of their continued attacks on the Royal Family.

    But former royal correspondent Charles Rae insisted it would be “remarkable” if the Queen went ahead with the move.

    12:30pm update: Meghan Markle not responsible if American dream flops: ‘Prince Harry wanted it as well’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will “both be responsible” if their efforts to build a successful post-royal life for themselves in America fails, a relationship expert has said.

    Jo Barnett said Harry should not lay any blame on his wife if their Californian dream flounders because they appear to have “made the decision together” to leave his home country and move to hers.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had originally planned to split their time between Britain and Canada, another Commonwealth nation, as they stepped down from their senior royal roles.

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    Prince Charles is also keen for a form of Reconciliation (Image: GETTY)

    11:45am update: Oprah Winfrey is wrong! Presenter defends Harry saying ‘privacy doesn’t mean silence’

    Oprah Winfrey faced backlash online after defending the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their demands for “privacy” despite their very public role.

    Harry discussed life within the Royal Family as part of ‘The Me You Can’t See’, a documentary on mental health he co-hosted with Ms Winfrey for Apple TV+.

    Harry revealed he turned to drink and drugs to help cope with his mother’s death and said he and Meghan’s requests for help were “met with total silence”.

    11am update: Patel refuses to rule out prosecutions following Diana interview 

    Home Secretary Priti Patel has refused to rule out criminal prosecutions following the publication of the Dyson report into the BBC’s 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.

    The inquiry by the former master of the rolls concluded that journalist Martin Bashir used “deceitful behaviour” to land his world exclusive 1995 interview and an internal BBC investigation had covered it up.

    Scotland Yard has said it will study the report’s findings to assess whether it contains any “significant new evidence”.

    10:15am update: HoC Culture Committee Chairman calls for reform of BBC after Diana interview 

    The chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Julian Knight, has called on current director-general Tim Davie to provide a full explanation as to how Bashir came to be re-employed following his interview with the Princess of Wales. 

    Mr Knight told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the BBC should now consider paying compensation to “whistleblowers” who had had their careers damaged after raising concerns about the way Bashir had operated.

    Mr Knight said there was a need for further reform at the BBC, and he called for a strengthening of editorial policy within the corporation.

    He told BBC Breakfast on Sunday: “We need to be sure that the processes are in place that editorial policy is respected, and has a loud enough voice in the BBC so that in future we don’t have any chance of any repeat of this shoddy journalism.”

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge plays table tennis during a visit to The Way Youth Zone on May 13, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England

    The Duke of Cambridge has yet to comment on Prince Harry’s claims (Image: GETTY)

    9:30am update: Prince Harry on final warning: Charles promises to cut son off if he attacks the Queen

    Prince Charles would put his son Prince Harry “out in the cold” if he attacks the Queen one more time, a royal insider has claimed.

    It has been reported that the Queen is “deeply upset” by the Duke of Sussexes “very personal” attacks on the Royal Family.

    Prince Harry’s comments about his father Prince Charles’s parenting and “suggestion his father knows no better because of how he was raised”, have troubled the Monarch.

    8:45am update: Duke of Cambridge makes impression with racing cars 

    The Duke of Cambridge impressed professional race drivers as he drove a pioneering electric SUV round a track in Scotland with only a few bumps and scrapes.

    William visited the Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife to view motorsport company Extreme E’s hydrogen fuel cell for charging cars using zero-emission energy.

    The duke spoke to the developers of the technology, asking them not to go into too much detail, joking it would go over his head.

    8am update: Martin Bashir “never wanted to harm” Princess Diana 

    Martin Bashir has said he “never wanted to harm” Diana, Princess of Wales, with the Panorama interview, adding: “I don’t believe we did.”

    The journalist’s reputation is in tatters following Lord Dyson’s report that he used “deceitful behaviour” to land his world exclusive 1995 interview.

    Speaking to the Sunday Times, Bashir maintained Diana was never unhappy about the content of the interview and said they continued to be friends after the broadcast, with the princess even visiting his wife Deborah at St George’s hospital in Tooting, south London, on the day Deborah gave birth to the couple’s third child, Eliza.


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