Queen Elizabeth news – Prince Harry's bombshell memoir 'will have a LOT of casualties' and badly 'hurt' the Royal family

PRINCE Harry's bombshell memoir is set to have a 'lot of casualties' and will cause a lot of 'hurt' to the Royal family a royal expert has claimed.

According to royal biographer Tom Bower, he says Prince Harry 'set to miss' Queen's Platinum Jubilee because he 'can't face' Royal Family.

Writing for Closer magazine, Mr Bower said: “I think Harry won’t come back because he knows he cannot face his family, and be pleasant with them, knowing what he’s written about them in that book.

"That book will have a lot of casualties and cause a lot of hurt. It will really deliver, as Harry knows it has to, to justify the money he’s been paid to do it.

“How can Harry come back and pretend it’s all fine? The worst of what he will say is yet to come.”

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  • Louis Allwood

    Wales is a special place for the Cambridges

    Wales holds a special place in Kate and William's hearts after living in Anglesey for several years before moving to Kensington Palace.

    Both have spoken fondly about their "immensely special" first home, describing it as "beautiful".

    Wills said after moving out in 2013: "This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both.

    "Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.

    "I know that I speak for Catherine when I say that I have never in my life known somewhere as beautiful and as welcoming as Anglesey."

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    Prince William gives rare insight into relationship with Kate

    PRINCE William has given a rare insight into his relationship with Kate Middleton with a sweet comment.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the cold weather in Wales on Tuesday as they enjoyed a walkabout in Abergavenny to mark St David's Day.

    Chatting to well-wishers, the royal dad-of-three was heard making a sweet comment about his wife, admitting she was most susceptible to the cold.

    “[Kate] has the coldest hands ever,” William was heard telling fans, “They say, 'Cold hands, warm heart.'”

    The royal couple visited Pant Farm, which has been providing milk to a local cheese producer for nearly 20 years.

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince William gives rare insight into relationship with Kate

    PRINCE William has given a rare insight into his relationship with Kate Middleton with a sweet comment.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the cold weather in Wales on Tuesday as they enjoyed a walkabout in Abergavenny to mark St David's Day.

    Chatting to well-wishers, the royal dad-of-three was heard making a sweet comment about his wife, admitting she was most susceptible to the cold.

    “[Kate] has the coldest hands ever,” William was heard telling fans, “They say, 'Cold hands, warm heart.'”

    The royal couple visited Pant Farm, which has been providing milk to a local cheese producer for nearly 20 years.

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    Kate's bizarre ancestry claim

    During Kate and Williams trip to Wales the Duchess sent ancestry experts into a frenzy with a bizarre goat farmer claim.

    The Duchess of Cambridge spoke out on a visit to Wales for the Feast of St David, patron saint.

    During her visit to a goat farm in Llanvetherine, Kate told onlookers: "I was looking into my ancestry and there was someone who was a rare goat farmer."

    She added that the relative was alive "just after the First World War".

    The claim sent lineage investigators into a frenzy but they were unable to find the relative Kate was referring to.

  • Louis Allwood

    William and Kate praise kids

    William and Kate have praised the children they met at the Hwb in Wales. 

    Taking to Twitter the couple said: "These young people had fountains of knowledge!

    "Educating us on everything from how many heritage sites there are here in Wales to the importance of the program.

    "It’s clear that the Hwb and Blaenavon World Heritage partnership really gets to the heart of the needs of young people."

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince George sides with William in family rivalry

    Prince William discussed his rugby rivalry with wife Kate Middleton during one of their engagements in Wales on Tuesday.

    The Duke of Cambridge claimed to have won over his eldest son Prince George on Saturday as the family watched the English and Welsh Six Nations match.

    While speaking with farmers Gary and Jess Yeomans at Pant Farm on Tuesday, Prince William spoke about the rugby rivalry by referring to Kate’s decision to wear a red scarf for the engagement.

    He said: “She’s wearing a Welsh scarf today though.

    “It’s a good family rivalry.”

    Mr Yeomans then told him: “George is going to have to come on your side.”

    To which the Duke replied: “Don’t worry, he’s already there.”

    Prince William has been the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) since 2016.

    Earlier this year, Kate was appointed patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL) and Rugby Football Union (RFU).

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  • Milica Cosic

    Harry 'can't face the family'

    Prince Harry 'to miss' Queen's Jubilee as he 'can't face the family', claims a royal expert.

    According to royal biographer, Tom Bower, he says Prince Harry 'set to miss' Queen's Platinum Jubilee because he 'can't face' Royal Family.

    Writing for Closer magazine, Mr Bower said: “I think Harry won’t come back because he knows he cannot face his family, and be pleasant with them, knowing what he’s written about them in that book.

    "That book will have a lot of casualties and cause a lot of hurt. It will really deliver, as Harry knows it has to, to justify the money he’s been paid to do it.

    “How can Harry come back and pretend it’s all fine? The worst of what he will say is yet to come.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Camilla's donation to Ukraine refugee appeal

    The Duchess of Cornwall made a “substantial” donation to the Mail’s refugee appeal last night.

    She had an emotional meeting with British-based Ukrainians about the humanitarian crisis – a 70,000-strong community.

    She told the wife of the country’s ambassador: “We are praying for you.”

    The Duchess has now made a private contribution to the Mail's refugee appeal, with the total raised now in excess of £2.5million just four days after the campaign launched.

    Her spokesman said last night: “No one could fail to be moved by the appalling scenes of Ukrainians fleeing their homes and the duchess wanted to help in whatever way she could.”

  • Milica Cosic

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    Milica Cosic bringing you all the latest news on The Queen and royal family.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Changing over…

    According to royal expert Russell Myers, Charles and William are both preparing to take on The Queen’s royal duties as she continues to recover from Covid-19.

    Russell says: “There was an awful lot of calls last week even though the Queen was suffering from Covid about whether we would hear from Her Majesty.

    “First of all, we heard from Prince William and Kate they showed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine having met their president and wife in recent months. 

    “But powerful words from Prince Charles yesterday he was in Southend, the town has become a city for the first time in tribute to the late Sir David Ames who was tragically murdered last year. 

    “I think this is another changing of the guard because we’re hearing from Prince Charles very statesmanlike with those words standing shoulder to shoulder with the people of Ukraine.”

    “Again, something that we’re seeing both Charles and William step to the role that the Queen has had for many years,” he added. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    William & Kate ‘getting kids involved in farming’

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are getting their children involved in farming, the couple revealed on a day out to Wales to mark St David’s Day.

    The future Prince and Princess of Wales were visiting a goat farm in Llanvetherine, near Abergavenny, and shared how Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had helped with their animals during half term.

    It is thought the family were in Norfolk, where the Prince of Wales has been working to turn the Queen’s Sandringham estate into a fully organic operation.

    During a day spent in the Welsh valleys, the couple tried making traditional Welsh cakes at a community centre but the future king told the young people watching: “Do not judge my cooking…”

    As they toured Pant Farm, where Gary and Jess Yeomans, both 50, produce goats’ milk that has supplied a local cheesemaker for the past two decades, William spotted a robot silage sweeper in one of the barns.

    Gary explained it could also be used to move feed, and the duchess replied: “That was George’s job at half term – moving feed.”

    William told his hosts the children had been getting involved on the farm and added: “We are trying some Agroforestry as well.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    William & Kate want George to ‘forget about his destiny’

    According to a royal expert, Prince William and Kate want Prince George to “forget about his huge destiny” to become King.

    Royal author Duncan Larcombe has claimed George could move to a school outside London to make his life seem “normal”. 

    Larcombe said: “I think it’s a good statement of intention from William and Kate because Kate obviously grew up there and William went to school there.

    “They live in London because they kind of have to but they’re country people at heart.

    “This is a natural move for two very caring parents to follow the Middleton framework.

    “Berkshire is also closer to the grandparents on both sides so maybe their intention is almost to let George forget about his huge destiny, go off to a school in the Home Counties and try and make it as normal as possible.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Kate opens up about ancestry

    During her most recent trip to Wales, Kate Middleton opened up about her ancestry.

    During the trip, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a goat farm in Llanvetherine, where Kate revealed she has a farming background.

    She told her hosts at the farm: “I was looking into my ancestry and there was someone who was a rare breed goat farmer. 

    “I will have to find out which one it was. It was just after the First World War.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince George could face major move

    Educational options are being considered by Kate and William, and could see George find a new school.

    Unlike his father, a move to Eton could now be off the table as the royal couple consider moving the their son to a prep school in Berkshire.

    According to royal reporter Rebecca English, the Lambrook School is widely considered a front-runner for the Prince.

    For George’s siblings, however, they will remain at Thomas’s Battersea for now.

    Writing in the Daily Mail, English claimed that reports suggest Princess Charlotte is “super happy and settled” at the school, and is likely to be joined by her younger brother Prince Louis

  • Joseph Gamp

    Racing trophy awarded by Queen Victoria could fetch £30,000 at auction

    A recently rediscovered horse racing trophy awarded by Queen Victoria in 1845 could fetch £30,000 at auction next month.

    Dubbed Her Majesty’s Vase, the silver piece was won by Sir John Barker-Mill at the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall horse races and passed down through his family.

    However, the trophy was separated from its stand and the award’s significance was forgotten over time.

    Both pieces were recently brought back together when Sir John’s living relatives discovered the engraved base in an outbuilding.

    The trophy is expected to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000 when it goes under the hammer at Chiswick Auctions in London in March.

    It was commissioned for the races by Queen Victoria and crafted by silversmith John Samuel Hunt, and inspired by an ancient vase dating from the 2nd century AD that was found in fragments in 1770 at the bottom of a lake at Hadrian’s Villa near Rome.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meghan’s ‘extraordinary’ meeting with Queen before royal exit

    A royal commentator has claimed in a documentary that Meghan Markle had a “extraordinary” meeting with the Queen before her and Prince Harry’s bombshell exit from the Royal Family.

    The fallout and subsequent events are charted and examined in tonight’s Channel 5 documentary, ‘Harry & Meghan vs the Monarchy’, in which royal experts like Ashely Pearson discusses Megxit.

    In the programme, Ms Pearson describes first meeting Meghan had with Harry’s grandmother, the Queen.

    She said: “The meeting went extremely well.

    “It actually ran over, which is an extraordinary thing for the way the Queen keeps her schedule.

    “Meghan was warmly welcomed. Here she is – articulate, bright, intelligent, well-spoken, beautiful, elegant — what is not to like?”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ‘excited’ for tour next month

    In a personal message on their Twitter account, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: “We are so excited to visit Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas next month as we mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    “We can’t wait to meet people in all three countries, celebrate local cultures and understand more about innovative work being done across communities.”

    The message was signed off with “W & C”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen faces pressure to strip Harry of official role

    The Queen is under pressure from both the public and Parliament to strip Prince Harry and Prince Andrew of official roles as Counsellors of State.

    According to the Parliamentary paper, Prince Harry should no longer be eligible for the role given that the UK is no longer his permanent residence since he stepped back from royal life.

    The guidance under The Regency Act of 1937 states that all people who hold this position should be members of the Royal Family and importantly, “must be domiciled in ‘some part’ of the UK’.”

    The Regency Act of 1943 added that “if it appears to the Sovereign that any eligible Counsellor will be absent from the United Kingdom or intends to be so absent during the whole or any part of the period of such delegation, then Letters Patent [a legal tool at the Monarch’s disposal] may make provision for exempting that person.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Why Princess Charlotte wasn’t christened in the Chapel Royal like her brothers

    THE christening of Prince Louis is just around the corner and will take place at Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace – the same location of the christening of Prince George.

    But was there a reason why Princess Charlotte, three, didn’t have her religious ceremony at the same location?

    Kate Middleton and Prince William’s only daughter was instead christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham –  the same place that Princess Diana was christened.

    The different location was not due to rank or gender, as she is currently higher than Prince Louis in the line of succession.

    The reason is thought to the church’s close proximity to the family’s home in 2015, which was Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

    It is especially meaningful that Princess Charlotte was christened in the same spot as Diana, as her name is a tribute to the late royal.

    Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, with her middle name being a nod to Prince William’s mother, who passed away in 1997.

  • Joseph Gamp

    When will Prince Louis be christened?

    Traditionally, a royal baby is christened two to three months after their birth – and this is also the case for Prince Louis.

    It has been announced he will be christened on Monday July 9 – and we’re unlikely to see him again before then, according to royal experts.

    He will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

    The venue is The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace in London, which is where his brother George was christened back in 2013.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Thanks for reading

    This is Joe Gamp signing off our Royal Family live blog for the evening.

    Thanks for reading our live coverage throughout the day.

    Milica Cosic is back with you from 6am.

  • Joseph Gamp

    In pictures: Charles meets staff and patients at new £380m cancer centre

    In the image below, Prince Charles meets 12-year-old patient Louise Dawson, who is receiving Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) treatment.

    The pair were also joined by Louise's mother Karen Dawson, second left, and Consultant oncologist Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the clinical lead for the PBT service.

    Charles opened University College Hospital's new £380m flagship cancer and surgery building in London.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    Charles meets a young cancer patient in London

    During his visit to the University College Hospital Grafton Way Building in central London, Charles met Karen Dawson, 43, and her 12-year-old daughter Louise, who is into day nine of a 30-day PBT course for a spinal tumour.

    The prince and Dr Yen-Ching Chang, clinical lead for PBT, joined the pair, from Wickford, Essex, as they relaxed in a room where the schoolgirl was drawing pictures of rabbits ahead of her next session.

    Charles was impressed by her efforts, asking: "You're doing this just freehand? It's very good – fantastic. Do you do a lot of drawing?"

    Louise was a little tongue-tied and, when the prince asked about teaching, her mother said a tutor provides the core subjects of maths, English and science, whereupon Charles quipped to the young patient: "You will be an expert in proton beam."

    Charles appeared fascinated when Dr Chang, who is overseeing the schoolgirl's PBT care, showed him the suite where the treatment takes place.

    PBT is a type of radiotherapy that targets cancer tumours with proton beams, and the consultant oncologist told the prince "essentially it damages the DNA so that the (cancer) cell can't divide in the future".

    Before leaving, Charles met staff who had lined the path to his car, and was presented with a multi-coloured face mask.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Charles speaks out on Ukraine war for second day running

    The prince told those invited: "I must say my wife and I have been deeply moved by everything we've heard today during our visit and above all by the extraordinary bravery, generosity and fortitude of the Ukrainian community in the face of such truly terrible aggression."

    For the second day Charles had spoken out about the conflict in Ukraine, during a ceremony that granted city status to Southend-on-Sea on Tuesday he told guests the values of democracy were under attack in Ukraine in the "most unconscionable way".

    It is understood the heir to the throne had approached the Ukrainian community offering his help and he brought representatives from five humanitarian organisations he is connected with to offer practical support.

    The couple were also joined by the Ukrainian ambassador Vadym Prystaiko, and his wife Inna Prystaiko, who earlier received a rare tribute from MPs, a standing ovation in the House of Commons when he watched Prime Minister's Questions from the gallery.

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