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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Lawyers Accuse BBC of Defamation Over Lilibet Story
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have accused the BBC of publishing a "false and defamatory" article about their daughter's name.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's team at Schillings have sent letters to British media organizations warning the allegations in the article are defamatory and "should not be repeated.
Death brings the living together, they say. It was at their grandfather's funeral that we last sawand together and it will be at the unveiling next month of a memorial to their mother - - that we see them reunite once more.
from British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley - whose portrait of the Queen appears on all British coins - to "allow all those who visit Kensington Palace to remember and celebrate her life and legacy." It's been given prime position in the palace's Sunken Garden, which Diana enjoyed when she lived there.
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That quote was from 2017 - in the days when the princes were still issuing joint statements. Nobody could have predicted how their relationship would break down to the point where they now
Ahead of the unveiling there will be much talk of the body language between the two, howand what all of it may or may not mean for the monarchy. But these are two men who , having grown up in the shadows of the most famous women in the world.
Their position is unenviable.Yet, they have to allow cameras in to capture the moment the statue is revealed for the first time. That's because they also accept, and indeed celebrate, She wasn't just a celebrity, she was for many years a senior royal who leveraged her profile for her philanthropic efforts, particularly for her work on raising awareness of AIDS and the
Prince Harry reaches out to Kate Middleton following daughter's birth
Prince Harry reportedly reached out to sister-in-law Kate Middleton following the birth of his daughter in an apparent attempt to heal the 'rift' with his family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4, naming her after Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who uses the nickname Lilibet, and the late Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. According to reports, Harry sent a text message to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, following the birth.
In that 2017 joint statement, the princes said, "it is clear the significance of her work is still felt by many in the UK and across the world, even 20 years after her death."
It's now, and while the brothers' relationship is not what it once was, they still agree on one thing: the importance of keeping her memory alive. That's what the July 1 unveiling is about. The princes will use their profiles to bring attention to the event, before using their experience of being in front of the cameras to keep attention focused on Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.
Several memorials have been erected around London since Diana's death in 1997, including the White Garden at Kensington Palace and the nearby Diana Memorial Playground, as well as the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, and the Diana Memorial Walk at St. James's Palace.
Ahead ofthere was much written about the tension between the pair, and they managed to take the air out of that by Nobody expected that, and it meant they didn't draw focus away from the event.
Princess Diana would've stopped Harry's Oprah interview, says close friend
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There is nothing you can teach these brothers about optics, and they will find a way to keep the attention away from themselves at the unveiling and on their mother. That doesn't mean there won't be any tension between them, just don't expect to see it.
The royals hit the G7
Whenon Tuesday for a rare in-person engagement with the Queen, he declared she had been "quite the hit" at the recent G7 summit. As the pair posed for photographers, he added, "Everyone was talking about you at dinner the next night." To which the monarch joked, "Oh Lord, were they really?" The exchange at the top of their meeting may have seemed like benign small talk but this was yet another example of the - putting people at ease while delivering a masterclass in soft diplomacy.
With the UK playing host to the world, the Queen - joined by Prince Charles and wife Camilla as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - made an appearance at a welcome reception on Friday night.many British prime ministers have used to curry favor with world leaders - and once again the charm offensive seemed to tick all the right boxes.
Meghan Markle Will Not Attend Princess Diana Statue Unveiling in the UK, Source Says
A source tells ET that the Duchess of Sussex 'has no plans to travel' after giving birth to her second child.ET has learned that reports that the Duchess of Sussex will attend the Princess Diana statue unveiling in London are false. A source tells ET, "Meghan has just had a baby and has no plans to travel to London for the memorial event planned for the statue unveiling in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.
Displaying her dry wit, thewhile taking the obligatory G7 family photo. Her joke drew chuckles from US President Joe Biden and his French and German counterparts, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel. Earlier on Friday, the Queen delighted onlookers at a charity lunch by using a ceremonial sword to cut a cake, saying "this is something that is more unusual" in response to being offered a knife.
And then, of course, there was the highly anticipatedat Windsor on Sunday. The red carpet was rolled out for their arrival and the occasion was sprinkled with a bit of pomp and circumstance in the form of an honor guard. The moves left a good impression on the new US President. Before departing the UK, and that she "reminded me of my mother." He also revealed his wish to have spoken with her for longer and that he had invited her to the White House. A busy weekend for Her Majesty but one in which she displayed the power of the monarchy.
What else is happening?
Kate launches early-childhood center
On Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge launched. In a , the duchess said the goal was to "raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future life outcomes."
Why Prince Harry Faces Prospect of a Week Apart From Newborn Baby Lilibet
The Duke of Sussex will have to leave Meghan Markle behind in California if he is to honor his mother Princess Diana during a poignant return to Kensington Palace.The Duke of Sussex and his brother, Prince William, have worked together for years to design a fitting monument in their mother's honor. That may not have been so easy recently because of the serious rift that has developed between them.
on how instrumental psychological, social and emotional support can be for early childhood development. The subject is a key focus of her public work as a royal. "By working together, my hope is that we can change the way we think about early childhood, and transform lives for generations to come. Because I truly believe big change starts small," the duchess added. Last week, she to discuss early childhood development and
Meghan is now a New York Times best-selling author
Thein the children's picture book category a week after it released. The book, which has watercolor illustrations by Christian Robinson, was inspired by a Father's Day poem for Harry.
published on the couple's Archewell Foundation website. "While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I'm encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere," she said.
Philip's death has left 'giant-sized hole'
with the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. this week, she said Philip's death had "left a giant-sized hole in our lives" before adding that the pandemic had "slightly skewed" the grieving process. She explained coronavirus had made it "hard to spend as much time with the Queen" and how "the immediate loss isn't felt in the same way as if somebody was in the house with you all the time." She added: "It's only when you do the normal things that you would have done with them and you suddenly realize that they're not there."
Mail's royal experts give their video verdict on baby Lilibet's name
Mail on Sunday journalist Kate Mansey says on Palace Confidential that the whole row has made Her Majesty decide that the Palace will challenge 'mistruths' made about the family.The baby has been named after the private family nickname for the Queen, the baby's great-grandmother.
Royal divorce finalized
Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson,after finalizing their divorce settlement this week.
The pairlast year, after agreeing to separate the year before. Peter is the son of - the Queen and Prince Philip's daughter - and Mark Phillips. He is the older brother of Olympic equestrian Zara Tindall.
From the royal vault
For only the second time in her 69-year reign, the. The racing festival is one of the highlights of Britain's social calendar. It's also said to be one of the Queen's favorite fixtures in her diary - so much so that she writes a message in the five-day event's program for racegoers every year. Last year, the Queen missed out entirely on Ascot, when the meet was held without spectators amid the escalating pandemic.
Wondering why it matters that Elizabeth couldn't make it? Well, in her role as head of nation, the Queen needs to be part of the rhythm of British life. Ascot is one of those usually immovable events where we expect to see her, as we do when she opens a new Parliament or at Christmas for her annual message. When she doesn't appear as expected, it can feel unsettling.
In normal times, at 2 p.m. sharp on each day of the meet, the Queen undertakes the Royal Procession in a horse-drawn carriage to the racecourse's Parade Ring. She would usually be accompanied by royal family members in the four-seat vehicle and it is a chance for racegoers to get a glimpse of the monarch.
The Queen's racing manager, John Warren, confirmed the monarch's absence, telling the BBC's Today radio show: "Obviously the Queen would love to attend, as you know she's fanatic about racing, watching racing and breeding horses, and has been going to Ascot all of her adult life.
"So, it's a shame to miss an event. The plan at the moment is to see how it goes towards the latter part of the week and if the Queen's able to come because she's got runners, then, fingers crossed, it will happen."
Warren said the monarch has a "deep fascination" with the breeding of horses and will be keeping across all the races by reading the Racing Post newspaper each morning. "It's a deep fascination or a very broad escapism for all the other things that the Queen has to deal with in her life," he explained.
Prince Charles ‘upset’ over Prince Harry’s 'cut out' claims: ‘The bank of dad couldn’t keep handing out' .
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, now living in California, have secured deals with Spotify and Netflix to become financially independent.The shocking bombshell was made in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey in March in which Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan Markle, 39, revealed why they stepped down as senior royals last year. The tell-all was watched by nearly 50 million globally.