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    Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to allegedly remove a photo of her grandson Prince Harry and his new family made the Duke of Sussex feel he was "being erased from the family." The allegation was made by bestselling author Christopher Andersen in his new book being released on Tuesday titled "Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan." In it, Andersen quoted a source who claimed the reigning British monarch had a palace aide move a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie, who was eight months at the time, off-camera before she recorded her 2019 holiday broadcast, Page Six reported on Monday. The insider alleged that the 95-year-old "looked over the tables where the photographs she had so lovingly selected were arranged." PRINCE CHARLES WAS THE ROYAL WHO ASKED ABOUT COMPLEXION OF MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY'S FIRSTBORN, BOOK SAYS Author Christopher Andersen alleged that this photo snub made Prince Harry feel that he was "being erased" from the British royal family. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) "All were fine...
    A new book about the British royals claims that Prince Charles was the one to infamously speculate about the complexion of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s firstborn son, Archie.  In March of 2020, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they made many shocking allegations about their time in the royal family. However, one of the most provocative was when Markle said that a member of the royal family had "concerns" about the color of her child’s skin before he was born. At the time, Harry made sure to note that it was not Queen Elizabeth II nor Prince Philip, leaving the door open to speculation.  In a new book titled by author Christopher Andersen titled, "Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan," a source close to the royal family claims that Philip wondered aloud about the child’s complexion during an innocent conversation in 2017 that took place shortly after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got engaged.  "I wonder what the children will...
    Prince Charles has denied 'fictional' claims that he was the royal who questioned the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future children.   A source quoted in a book being released on Tuesday, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan by Christopher Anderson, makes the bombshell accusation.  They claim that Prince Charles asked his wife Camilla, 'I wonder what the children will look like?' on the morning the couple's engagement was officially announced - November 27, 2017. Prince Charles has denied 'fictional' claims that he was the royal who questioned the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future children A source quoted in a book being released on Tuesday, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan by Christopher Anderson, makes the bombshell accusation The source added that Camilla seemed 'somewhat taken aback' by the question and said, 'Well, absolutely gorgeous, I'm certain,' according to Page Six.    Prince Charles reportedly then added: 'I mean, what do you think their children's complexion might be?'  RELATED ARTICLES ...
    PRINCE Charles last night called in lawyers over claims he was the “royal racist” — branding them “fiction”. Aides rubbished the bombshell allegations — made in a new book in the US — that Charles questioned the future skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan’s children. 5Prince Charles called in lawyers over claims he was the 'royal racist'Credit: Geoff Robinson 5In March, Meghan told US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey the Royal Family had 'concerns and conversations about how dark' her son Archie’s 'skin might be when he was born'Credit: The Mega Agency The claims appear in a new book in the US. The new book alleges that Charles asked wife Camilla over breakfast: “I wonder what the children will look like?’’ Camilla was said to be “somewhat taken aback’’ and allegedly replied: “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain.’’ Charles is said to have lowered his voice and added: “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?’’ Last night Clarence House slammed Mr Andersen’s account. The Prince’s spokesman told The Sun: “This is fiction and not worth further...
    CLAIMS that Prince Charles asked Harry and Meghan about the colour of Archie's skin are reportedly "fiction and not worth comment". A bombshell book alleges the Prince of Wales questioned what his grandchild's complexion might be like during a conversation with wife Camilla - but the Palace has firmly denied this. 3A bombshell book claims Charles questioned Harry about the colour of his grandson's skinCredit: PA 3Harry and Meghan shared few details of the conversation with Oprah WinfreyCredit: AFP According to Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, the discussion took place on November 27, 2017 - the morning Harry and Meghan's engagement was officially announced. A well-placed source told royal author Christopher Andersen that Charles said to Camilla: "I wonder what the children will look like." She is said to have been "somewhat taken aback" by the remark, and responded saying: "Well, absolutely gorgeous, I'm certain." The insider claims Charles then lowered his voice and asked: "I mean, what do you think their children's complexion might be?" Andersen presented the exchange as fact...
    For almost 30 years the argument has raged ceaselessly back and forth around some of the smartest dinner tables in the land: Who really broke their vows first? Was it her husband's adulterous behaviour that drove the lonely and vulnerable Princess Diana to seek solace in the arms of another man?  Or was Prince Charles, confronted with evidence of his wife's cheating, emboldened into resuming his long-standing love affair with Camilla Parker Bowles? Diana herself couldn't have been clearer in her notorious Panorama interview when she said of her love rival: 'Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.' Her bulimia and self-harming, she said, were consequences of the prince's infidelity. And in recent times, millions of viewers of the Netflix series The Crown have been presented with this version of events as definitive: that Charles was the first to be unfaithful. But yesterday an unexpected voice entered the fray — one the public have never heard from before — to offer an entirely different narrative.  For almost 30 years the argument has...
    FANS of The Crown on Netflix watched as Prince Charles was blamed for breaking down his marriage to Princess Diana by sneaking off to be with first love Camilla Parker Bowles. However, a former royal protection officer has claimed that it was actually the other way round, and Diana cheated first in the marriage, not Charles. 5A former royal protection officer has claimed Diana cheated first in her marriage, not CharlesCredit: Rex Features 5Former royal aide Allan Peters claims Diana had a fling with fellow protection officer Barry Mannakee (pictured)Credit: Getty - Contributor Allan Peters has come forward with a striking new version of events, and said Charles didn’t start seeing Camilla romantically again until he learned Diana had been having a fling with fellow protection officer Barry Mannakee. Allan, who worked for Diana for almost a decade, said in a new CNN documentary: “The popular perception is that the Prince of Wales was straying all the way through his marriage — and that is definitely, unequivocally, not the case. “The first person that strayed was the Princess.  “He went...
    Viewers of Netflix hit The Crown are left in no doubt who was to blame for the collapse of Prince Charles and Diana's marriage: he's shown sneaking off to renew his love affair with Camilla Parker Bowles while the Princess is left crying at the Palace. Now, however, one of the couple's former royal protection officers has come forward to present a startlingly different version of events. Allan Peters claims Charles did not start seeing Camilla romantically again (they had first met in their early 20s) until after he discovered Diana had been having a fling with fellow protection officer Barry Mannakee. And Peters was the one who informed Charles of his wife's affair. Viewers of Netflix hit The Crown are left in no doubt who was to blame for the collapse of Prince Charles and Diana's marriage: he's shown sneaking off to renew his love affair with Camilla Parker Bowles while the Princess is left crying at the Palace Now, however, one of the couple's former royal protection officers has come forward to present a startlingly different version of...
    Prince Charles' goddaughter India Hicks, 54, has admitted she told her black adopted son to ditch the jeans and hoodies and 'start dressing differently' when travelling with her white children after he was 'always taken to one side'. The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and the Prince of Wales, spoke to Sheerluxe, an online lifestyle magazine, about her Bahamian adopted son Wesley Cleare, 25, and the Black Lives Matter movement. She said she noticed that when her sons used to travel to the US, for example, 'it was always Wesley who was taken to one side'. 'After a while, we recommended Wes start dressing differently – travelling in chinos and a blazer as opposed to jeans and a hoodie seemed to help, if you can believe it. It’s very sad when you think about it,' she admitted. Describing him as a 'fixture' in the family the mother-of-five explained that she adopted Wesley from the Bahamas when he was 12-years-old after his birth mother died of breast cancer.  India has become more aware of how...
    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today dipped their fingers in water from the holy River Jordan which is used to baptise royal babies. Charles and Camilla flew by helicopter to one of the most important religious sites in Jordan and were given the great honour of walking down to the riverbed where it is believed Jesus Christ was baptised. The UNESCO world heritage site, situated in the Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea and on the border with Israel, welcomes pilgrims from across the world and has been authenticated by all major Christian Church leaders as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity, along with Bethlehem and Jerusalem. The prince and his wife walked gingerly down some well-worn steps and a steep, pebbly path to the water, where they stood for a few moments in quiet reflection. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today dipped their fingers in water from the holy River Jordan which is used to baptise royal babies  Then they bent down and each dipped their fingers in...
    Princes William and Harry will be ‘pleased’ that Michael Fawcett has resigned as they felt he was a ‘pernicious influence’ on their father’s household, sources said last night. Insiders said both the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have long believed that Prince Charles was ‘unwise’ to rely so heavily on his right-hand man. Harry even turned down an offer from Charles to have Mr Fawcett’s private events company, Premier Mode, help out with his 2018 wedding to Meghan as he wanted him to have nothing to do with it. ‘Divisive role’: Fawcett behind William and Charles at Holyroodhouse One source said: ‘They were concerned at the way in which Fawcett was allowed to operate a personal fiefdom at the heart of their father’s household. 'They felt it divisive and unwise. 'They will not be disappointed by what has happened.’ Yesterday the Daily Mail revealed that Mr Fawcett, who was in charge of Charles’s charity operations, had dramatically quit over an ongoing ‘cash for access’ inquiry. He has resigned from his £95,000-a-year post as chief executive of the Prince’s...
    PRINCE William gained the nickname of His Naughtiness when he was little and would stick his tongue out at people, claims a royal author.  In Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, the young heir was a “boisterous” child.  6Prince William was said to be a 'boisterous' young child and got the nickname His NaughtinessCredit: Getty 6Prince William would stick his tongue out at people, claims Robert LaceyCredit: Getty The royal author wrote of William: “With Charles proving to be an equally worshipping and indulgent parent, William became a law unto himself – loud and boisterous and earning the nickname ‘His Royal Naughtiness’ following his poor behaviour at his brother Harry’s christening in December 1984.  “The little prince had wriggled continuously and rolled his eyes with real insolence towards his father when he was not allowed to cuddle his baby brother. "It was part of a pattern. William had developed the habit of sticking out his tongue at people as well as wielding his water pistol with gay abandon –...
    PRINCE Charles admitted he was "moved to tears" by hearing William talk about his inheritance. As the next heir to the throne, the Duke of Cambridge, 39, will become Prince of Wales and inherit the Duchy of Cornwall when his dad becomes King. Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest news 3Prince Charles was 'moved to tears' by hearing William talking about his inheritance, he has revealedCredit: Getty - Contributor William spoke to Mervyn Keeling about inheriting the estate in 2019 documentary Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall. He said: “I’ve started to think about how I will inherit the Duchy one day and what I do with it. “I think it’s really important, about the family angle, I really do.” The dad-of-three said he'd also thought about passing the estate on to his own kids - George, eight, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three - when the time comes. Speaking about watching the programme, Charles, 72, has now revealed: "When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it ‒ I was deeply touched and moved by...
    PRINCE William is very respectful to people he meets during royal engagements - but he wasn’t always so polite. When the future heir was a young boy, he met musician Bob Geldof when he visited Kensington Palace and called the philanthropist “dirty” with “scruffy hair”.  4When Prince William was three years old, he allegedly called Bob Geldof 'dirty' with 'scruffy hair'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4According to a royal biography, philanthropist Bob had visited Kensington Palace to chat with Charles about the forth-coming Live Aid concert at WembleyCredit: Rex Features According to Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers biography, the Queen felt that a young William at the time was “getting a little bit out of control”.  The royal author wrote: “The dishevelled rock star and human rights activist Bob Geldof did not mince his words when confronted by the young prince’s rudeness at Kensington Palace in the summer of 1985.” Robert said that Bob had come to chat with Charles about the forth-coming Live Aid concert at Wembley, and a three-year-old William was annoyed he didn’t have his father’s full...
    There’s no doubt that Princess Diana’s relationship with her mother-in-law was a complicated one. The Princess of Wales is the subject of an upcoming biopic titled "Spencer," which stars Kristen Stewart as the beloved royal. And in Season 5 of "The Crown," premiering on Netflix in November 2022, Diana’s later years will be explored in the historical drama. Royal author Matthew Dennison told Fox News that Queen Elizabeth II was "sympathetic" to Diana as the princess’s marriage to her eldest son, Prince Charles, became fractured. "There’s no doubt that the queen was sympathetic to the Princess of Wales," he explained. "But you know, people didn’t discuss mental health to the extent that we do today. And people’s knowledge of it was less. And of course, the queen, being a generation older than the Princess of Wales, had a very old-fashioned upbringing. It was a late-19th-century upbringing where you certainly didn’t talk about those things." 'SPENCER' TRAILER SEES PRINCESS DIANA CONTEMPLATE DIVORCE FROM PRINCE CHARLES Dennison, who has written eight critically acclaimed books, has recently penned "The Queen," a new biography...
    IF we ever came face-to-face with Kate Middleton, us royal fans would have a MILLION questions to ask - starting with her favourite tiara in the royal collection, obviously. Well one of the perks of being an A-List actor like Rami Malek means you get to occasionally brush shoulders with royalty - and the James Bond star didn't waste his opportunity to quiz the Duchess about royal life. 2Kate Middleton dazzled in a Jenny Packham designer dress at the James Bond premiereCredit: AP Appearing on Jimmel Kimmel Live earlier this month, the new Bond villain revealed how he first crossed paths with Kate at the 2019 BAFTAs and then again at the star-studded movie premiere. Instead of just showing up to the awards ceremony and shaking a few hands, Rami recognised that both Prince William and Kate had "worked so hard" to familiarise themselves with all the actors' work. He explained: "You can see they've done their homework. "I just looked at Princess Kate at one point and said, 'This must be exhausting!'" FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS...
    SETTLING on a name for your new baby can be a source of tension for most couples - and the same goes for Royals. 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. 3Prince Charles and Princess Diana allegedly couldn't decide on a name for their sonCredit: Getty - Contributor 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. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates What's more, the Duke of Cambridge's sister-in-law Pippa Middleton chose the name Arthur for her son who was born in November 2018. Alongside this nod to Prince William, Pippa and her husband James Matthews...
    The close ties between royalty and the security services are the subject of a gripping new book.  On Saturday, in our first extract, we revealed how the Queen has been protected from numerous terror threats. Today, we reveal the truth behind VERY secret assignments.  Life was made hard for the security forces who were trying to protect Charles and Diana when their marriage was falling apart — and the couple were cheating on one another. Security and exuberant sexuality sat awkwardly together given that both the Prince and Princess of Wales always needed to be accompanied. Regal gifts: Princess Diana presents a polo cup to Major James Hewitt at Windsor in 1991 When Charles drove his Aston Martin the 17 miles from Highgrove, their country house in Gloucestershire, to visit Camilla Parker Bowles at Middlewick House, he was always partnered by his Special Branch officer, Colin Trimming. When Diana visited her lover James Hewitt at his mother’s cottage in the West Country, her security officer slept downstairs on the sofa while the couple were upstairs. Initially, when meeting Hewitt in...
    The Prince of Wales has recalled 'the fun of having young parents' and how his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, was 'marvellous at arranging silly games'.  In a BBC tribute programme to Prince Philip, airing on Wednesday, Prince Charles, 72, says 'there were lots of chasing around and mad things' when he was a child. In an unusual show of unity, senior members of the Royal Family have come together to share memories that reveal the late duke's domestic side, and in a sneak preview clip, shared by Clarence House today, Philip, a young Charles and Princess Anne can be seen riding bicycles as their aunt, Princess Margaret, chases after them. During Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, the heir to the throne says of his late father: 'He was marvellous at arranging silly games. I mean, the fun of having obviously young parents was… there were lots of chasing around and mad things.' Scroll down for video   The Prince of Wales (pictured with his father as a child) has recalled 'the fun of having young parents' and how his father, the Duke...
    PRINCE William has revealed the moment a young boy swore at Prince Philip - but says his reaction was hilarious. The royal told how the teenager had been completing a hike for his Duke of Edinburgh Award when he made the rude remark to the scheme's founder. 5William and Harry share memories of their grandfather in a new BBC documentaryCredit: AP 5Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth, with husband Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947Credit: Getty The Duke of Cambridge and Philip came across two young walkers on the Queen's Balmoral estate as they took part in a expedition to achieve their award. William said: "[Philip] stopped and wound down his window and said, 'Good morning. How are you getting on?' "To which the smallest young chap at the back turned round and effectively said, 'Jog on Grandpa!'" Wills admits the boy's reply was actually much more blunt - which Philip found hilarious, The Daily Mail reports. After the boy's response, Philip wound the car window up before turning to his grandson and saying: "The youth of today!"...
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    PRINCE Charles’s closest aide faces a police probe over claims a Saudi billionaire was promised a knighthood and British passport in return for donations. Michael Fawcett, 58, was willing to help Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, a leaked letter shows. 3Prince Charles's aide was willing to help Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, a leaked letter shows Former valet Fawcett, who has twice quit royal jobs because of scandals, has now stepped down temporarily as the £95,000-a-year chief executive of Charles’s charity The Prince’s Foundation. Ex-Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has written to Met Police chief Cressida Dick demanding an investigation into potential corruption. Mahfouz has donated £1.5million spent mostly on renovating two of Charles’s properties where parts of the grounds are named after the Saudi. It is alleged he paid tens of thousands to fixers with links to the prince who had told him they could secure him an honorary CBE, the Sunday Times reported. Mahfouz denies any wrongdoing. Charles presented him with the gong in 2016. Most read in The US SunCHILLING TWEET Comedian's haunting tweet...
    RELATIONS between Prince Harry and the royal family are widely reported to have become rather strained this year - and not least with his father. A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles is particularly devastated about the feud with his youngest son, which was sparked in earnest by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Oprah interview in March. 4A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles has been "always closer" to Prince Harry than Prince WilliamCredit: Getty - Contributor Speaking on the True Royalty programme The Royal Beat, author Robert Jobson explained that the Queen's son, 72, has had a difficult time coming to terms with his 36-year-old second child's move to the US as his public criticism of the royals. The royal commentator, who co-wrote the 2002 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said: "I think that he was closer to Harry and that’s why it’s hit him quite hard with what’s happened with Harry.” Jobson made the comment while discussing the late King George VI's relationship with his youngest offspring, Princess Margaret. Referring to the Queen's father,...
    London (CNN)When an eagle-eyed royal-watcher spotted that Prince Harry's daughter, Lilibet, was missing from the line of succession on the royal family's official website, it went viral on social media. Why was she left out? Doesn't she qualify? Has she been ejected?!The debate was understandable but academic. The line of succession isn't drawn up and posted in an official pronouncement. Everyone's place in it is automatic upon birth. This week, seven weeks after her birth, the website was updated, with Lilibet added in at No. 8. Several British media outlets sought clarity from Buckingham Palace over why Lili was unlisted for so long, to which a spokesman said simply that the website is "updated periodically."Dated website aside, the list based on birth is sacrosanct. Even the Queen can't choose who succeeds her. The very essence of constitutional monarchy is that the head of state isn't elected and therefore avoids the political baggage that comes with being elected as head of state. British republicans say the system is fundamentally undemocratic and should be scrapped, but they've never gained enough public support...
    Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981 in London, England. Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Royal photographer Kent Gavin was with Princess Diana the day before and on her wedding day. He said she was visibly upset the day before the wedding and left an event. "It was a very happy occasion for everybody apart from Diana, sadly," Gavin said of the wedding day. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been 40 years since Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding.  Their marriage was celebrated worldwide, with over 750 million people tuning in to watch then Lady Diana Spencer wed the future king of England.  The wedding was heralded as a celebratory day for everyone — except for Diana herself, according to photographer Kent Gavin. Gavin worked as the royal photographer for the Daily Mirror, and he documented her wedding day. He said he was with Princess Diana the day before her wedding, as he was given rare direct access to the royal family.  Gavin told Insider that she...
    THE whole nation watched on in delight as Prince Charles wedded Lady Diana Spencer.  Their marriage - which would be entering its 40th year this July 29, 2021 - was widely billed as the “wedding of the century” and watched by an astonishing 750 million people.  1The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer took place on July 29, 1981 at St Paul’s CathedralCredit: AFP When did Prince Charles and Lady Diana get married?  The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer took place on July 29, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral.  Their marriage prompted a day of celebration, with street parties held across the UK and events taking place across the Commonwealth to mark the occasion.  Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress is one of the most famous in the world, and was designed by Di’s close friend David Emanuel.  Diana also selected a large engagement ring that consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire, set in 18-carat white gold. The bride-to-be made her way up the altar of the Cathedral arm-in-arm with...
    The Prince of Wales, left, may not allow his younger brother inherit the Duke of Edinburgh title. Hugo Burnand-Pool/Getty Images, Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Prince Charles may not allow Prince Edward to inherit a title promised to him by Prince Philip.  The Times reports that Charles has decided against giving up the Duke of Edinburgh title. A Clarence House spokesperson told Insider that no final decisions have been made. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It's believed that Prince Charles inherited the Duke of Edinburgh title after his late father, Prince Philip, died in April at the age of 99. This title will revert back to the crown and will be available for another royal to inherit when Charles eventually takes the throne. His younger brother, Prince Edward, was promised the title by Prince Philip himself, according to a report in The Times. But Charles may not allow him to take it, The Times reports. "The prince is the Duke of Edinburgh as it stands, and it is up to him what happens to the title. It will not...
    PRINCE Charles planned a one-on-one dinner with his son Harry - but was "dreading" it in case he said the wrong thing, it has been claimed. The Duke of Sussex returned to the UK from his LA home for the unveiling of Princess Diana's memorial statue this month. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 7Prince Harry can be seen speaking to his dad Charles here before MegxitCredit: Getty It is just the second time Harry has returned to the UK since he quit the Royal Family - the first visit seeing the duke attend his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral. While the 36-year-old seemed in good spirits for his July visit - seen smiling with brother William - it has been reported tensions still remain between Harry and his family. The Sun previously revealed his dad Charles would be in Scotland for the unveiling and would not see his son. And The Daily Mail reported the father and son had planned to meet with a "one-on-one" dinner. It was claimed the future king, 72, had planned to fly...
    Prince Charles was Princess Diana's first boyfriend. PA Images/via Getty Images, Anwar Hussein/via Getty Images Princess Diana once told biographer Andrew Morton that she laughed when Charles proposed to her.  Realizing Charles was "deadly serious," Diana accepted with a simple "OK," she once told Morton. Diana also said she and Charles had met just 13 times before he popped the question in 1981. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In secret interviews used for royal biographer Andrew Morton's book "Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words," Diana admitted to only ever meeting Charles a total of 13 times before he popped the question in February 1981.  However, some may not be aware of just how taken aback the princess was when Charles proposed.  According to tape transcripts released in the 2017 version of Morton's biography of Diana, the late princess initially thought the whole thing was a joke. Diana told her biographer Andrew Morton that she "didn't have anything to go by" because she'd never had a boyfriend. Anwar Hussein/via Getty Images "I went to...
    The daughter of late polo-playing Casanova Luis Basualdo has said he was the 'ultimate embarrassing dad' growing up and revealed they were estranged for more than a decade due to his hard-partying lifestyle. Charlotte Pearson Methven was one of two children born to Basualdo and his first wife, Lucy Pearson, the daughter of the late 3rd Viscount Cowdray and half-sister of the current Viscount, who oversees the family's 16,500-acre West Sussex estate. Glamorous and charismatic, Basualdo, who died in December aged 75, is credited with teaching Prince Charles the art of seduction and made a name dating a string of heiresses and beautiful women, including Greek shipping heiress Christina Onassis.  Writing in Tatler, Charlotte explained that as a child growing up on New York's Upper East Side she was 'mortified' by her father's 'exotic Argentine-ness and lack of a day job' and desperately wanted him to be 'more like everyone else's fathers'.   Charlotte Pearson Methven was one of two children born to Basualdo and his first wife, Lucy Pearson, the daughter of the late 3rd Viscount Cowdray. Pictured, the couple...
    We all have a tune that makes us want to boogie on down, and the Prince of Wales he's no different, it seems  Prince Charles, 72, has shared the songs that always put him in the mood for dancing during an interview with the Hospital Broadcasting Association - HBA - ahead of the NHS's 73 birthday.  The future king revealed that Don't Rain On My Parade by Barbra Streisand was one of his all-time favourite songs, and recalled the 'special meeting' he had with the actress and signer when he was just 26.   He said he had been fascinated by Barbra's 'dazzling' talent during her performance at Culver City in 1974.  'I have always been a great admirer of the incredibly versatile American actress and singer Barbra Streisand,' Charles said.  This was the beginning of a friendship for the star and the heir, with Streisand, now 79, singing at Wembley in 1994 for his Prince's Trust charity.    A young Prince Charles, 26, meeting with singer and actress Barbra Streisand in Culver City in California in 1974 Prince Charles, 72,...
    Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer said he had a 'good day' unveiling his sister's statue alongside close family including his nephews Prince William and Prince Harry. Charles, Earl Spencer, 57, took to Twitter yesterday evening to share two photos of the private event at the Sunken Garden, Kensington Palace, along with the simple caption: 'Today, in Kensington. A good day.' Earl Spencer and Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale were among a handful of guests invited to the unveiling of the Diana statue, on what would have been the princess's 60th birthday.  The statue's design was top secret and appears to be inspired by Diana's official 1993 Christmas card - her first sent without Prince Charles - where she wears the same open ribbed shirt, skirt and belt as she smiles lovingly at her two sons.  Charles Spencer took to Twitter yesterday to share two photos of the event at the Sunken Garden, Kensington Palace, along with the simple caption: 'Today, in Kensington. A good day' Earl Spencer and Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and...
    PRINCESS Diana is most famous for the whirlwind royal life that she led after meeting Prince Charles. But what was she like before her high-profile marriage and what kind of childhood did she have? - Read our Princess Diana live blog for the latest updates 8Princess Diana was born in 1961 to Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Frances Shand KyddCredit: Getty When was Princess Diana born and where did she grow up?  Diana was born on July, 1, 1961, to Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Frances Shand Kydd - who later divorced in 1969. This means Diana would have celebrated her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021. Diana hailed from the county of Norfolk as she was born at Park House, in Sandringham. The fourth of five children, her family has been closely allied with the British monarchy for generations. 8Diana when she was working at the Young England kindergarten in Pimlico, where she...
    ROYAL fans watched as Prince Harry and Prince William appeared to make the first steps in repairing their relationship at Prince Philip’s funeral - but was it all for show? Experts have claimed the seemingly-touching photos of the brothers amicably chatting together were simply a “well-crafted sham”. - Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates Body language expert Judi James said the pictures of William and Harry chatting at the funeral were a 'well-crafted sham' After the ceremony in April, the feuding siblings talked as they walked away from St George’s Chapel in their first reunion since Harry’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.  It seemed to be a hopeful first step towards a reconciliation, but royal historian Robert Lacey said in his book Battle of Brothers, serialised in Times2, tensions were actually extremely frosty. He said: “It was not by accident that neither Anne [the Princess Royal] nor Sophie [the Countess of Wessex] exchanged a public word with Harry in the course of the afternoon. “People felt incensed by what they saw as the calculated and focused...
    ROYAL fans watched as Prince Harry and Prince William appeared to make the first steps in repairing their relationship at Prince Philip’s funeral – but was it all for show? Experts have claimed the seemingly-touching photos of the brothers amicably chatting together were simply a “well-crafted sham”. – Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates 2 Body language expert Judi James said the pictures of William and Harry chatting at the funeral were a ‘well-crafted sham’ After the ceremony in April, the feuding siblings talked as they walked away from St George’s Chapel in their first reunion since Harry’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.  It seemed to be a hopeful first step towards a reconciliation, but royal historian Robert Lacey said in his book Battle of Brothers, serialised in Times2, tensions were actually extremely frosty. He said: “It was not by accident that neither Anne [the Princess Royal] nor Sophie [the Countess of Wessex] exchanged a public word with Harry in the course of the afternoon. “People felt incensed by what they saw as the calculated...
    PRINCE Harry got a  “substantial” sum from the bank of dad  after Megxit — despite his claims he was “cut off financially”.  Charles’s annual report, released by Clarence House last night, shows he gave the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million. - Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates 4Prince Harry got a 'substantial' sum from the bank of dad after Megxit — despite his claims he was 'cut off financially'Credit: AFP 4Asked about Harry’s claim during his Oprah interview that he was cut off financiallyCredit: Reuters The cash is listed as for   “funding the activities” of Harry, Meghan, William and Kate, and is typically split between the brothers.  Palace sources refused to reveal the exact amount given to Harry, 36 — which covered the first four months of their  “transition period”.  And the report said he will get no more  handouts from his father. A source said: “In January 2020 when the Sussexes announced  they were going to move away from the  working royal family, the Duke said that they would work towards becoming financially independent. “The...
    Prince Charles bankrolled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by a 'substantial sum' in the months following Megxit, despite Harry claiming his family 'literally cut me off financially'. Royal accounts made public for the first time yesterday show that the future king continued to fund Harry and Meghan until the summer of last year from a £4.4million Clarence House pot used to support his two sons and their families. This contradicts Harry's remarks when he told Oprah Winfrey that he stopped getting financial support from his family in the 'first quarter' of last year. He even claimed he and his wife were reduced to living off what 'my mother had left me'. Details of Charles's continued financial support for his estranged younger son came as both Clarence House and Buckingham Palace opened up their yearly financial accounts.  Prince Charles bankrolled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by a 'substantial sum' in the months following Megxit, despite Harry claiming his family 'literally cut me off financially'. Pictured L-R: Charles, Meghan and Harry during Trooping the Colour in 2018 Royal accounts...
    Prince Charles was secretly questioned by the U.K. police in 2005 over allegations he plotted to kill his ex-wife, Princess Diana. On Monday, John Stevens, the former head of Scotland Yard, told the U.K.’s DailyMail he had to "follow the evidence" and question the Prince of Wales over a note Diana wrote claiming he was planning a car accident. According to the outlet, the probe was part of Operation Paget, also known as an investigation into various conspiracy theories – more than 100 of them - surrounding Diana’s death, which was launched by the British Metropolitan Police in 2004. Stevens told the outlet he spoke to Charles about a note that Diana wrote in 1995 which read, "My husband is planning an accident in my car, brake failure and serious head injury," so that he could marry Tiggy Legg-Bourke, a nanny for their sons Prince William and Prince Harry. PRINCESS DIANA 'WANTED TO SEE HER BOYS,' SAID PAL ABOUT THE ROYAL’S LAST PHONE CALL BEFORE HER TRAGIC DEATH Princess Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996. (Photo by...
    BEFORE Princess Diana, there was another Spencer sister who caught Prince Charles' attention. The older sibling of the Princess of Wales - who would have turned 60 on July 1 - once also dated the heir to the throne. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 5Princess Diana's sister Sarah was six years older than herCredit: Rex Indeed, this little-known aspect of Prince of Wales' love life was covered in the latest series of Netflix's The Crown. But how serious was their romance? Did Sarah Spencer date Prince Charles? Sarah Spencer, now known as Lady Sarah McCorquodale, briefly dated the prince in 1977. At the time, the 29-year-old royal was under pressure from his family to find a wife to make his future queen. Charles had a string of girlfriends who were dubbed "Charlie's angels", according to Woman & Home. 5Lady McCorquodale briefly dated Prince Charles in 1977Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd...
    A police chief today reveals why he was forced to quiz Prince Charles on allegations he plotted to kill Princess Diana. Lord Stevens, a former head of Scotland Yard, says he had to 'follow the evidence' and question the prince over a note his ex-wife wrote claiming he was planning an accident in her car. The unprecedented interview was conducted amid enormous secrecy at St James's Palace during a three-year investigation into Diana's death in a Paris car crash in 1997. A crucial part of the probe was the note the princess had written predicting she would die through 'brake failure and serious head injury' so Charles could marry his sons' former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke.  In the note Diana added: 'Camilla is nothing but a decoy so we are being used by the man in every sense of the word.' Lord Stevens, a former head of Scotland Yard, says he had to question Prince Charles (pictured with Diana) over a note his ex-wife wrote claiming he was planning an accident in her car Lord Stevens today confirms he read out her...
    For Lord Stevens, the stakes could not have been higher.  'The interview was unique. Of course it was a unique situation,' he recalls to the Mail. 'But we approached it as we would any other witness.' Up to a point. Although it was reported at the time that Stevens met Charles the circumstances and detail of the interrogation have never been revealed — until now. It began with a letter from Stevens to Charles via the Prince's private secretary, Sir Michael Peat.  To prevent leaks and unwanted publicity and speculation it was agreed, on the Palace side, that only Charles and Sir Michael should know the meeting was to take place. No one in the Paget team would have knowledge of the event except for Lord Stevens and his senior investigator, DCS Dave Douglas. Here was an interesting clash of outlooks. Douglas was a 48-year-old, working-class Geordie who, while a dutiful officer, had no time for the monarchy; any monarchy. In fact, while he greatly admired the Queen as a person, he was a republican at heart. The Mail understands...
    SHE IS one of the most famous women of all time - with most aspects of her life public knowledge. But it is less well known that Princess Diana secretly shared with police her belief that she was psychic, and used the skill to correctly predict that Prince Charles' horse would drop down dead. 4Princess Diana was convinced that she was psychicCredit: Alamy The Princess of Wales - who would have turned 60 on July 1 - made the surprising revelation to biographer Andrew Morton. In his book, Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words, the author presented insights she made to him via six audiotapes in 1991, just six years before she was killed in a car crash aged 36. Speaking about her hidden power, she said: "I’d never discuss it with anyone, they would think I’m, you know...I used the word 'psychic' to my policemen a couple of times and they freaked out. "I’ve got a lot of that [deja vu]. Places I think I’ve been before, people I’ve met. I’ve had various rooms around the...
    A MAN who claims to be Prince Charles’ "secret son" says his teeth were ground flat by a dentist to make him look less royal, in yet more wild allegations. Aussie-based engineer Simon Dorante-Day, who insists he is the secret love child of Charles and Camilla, claims he was "pinned" down by a dentist to shave down his sharp canines and erase any similarities to the Royal Family. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 10Simon Charles Dorante-Day insists he is the secret love child of Charles and Camilla 10Simon said he was 'pinned' down by a dentist to erase any similarities to the Royal FamilyCredit: PA 10Simon believes Charles and Camilla conceived him when they were teenagersCredit: Getty The 55-year-old father-of-nine believes the couple conceived him when Charles was just 17, and Camilla 18 and he was later adopted by a family who had links to the Royal Family. Simon alleges the royal lovebirds grew close in 1965, and claims...
    A MAN who claims to be Prince Charles’ “secret son” says his teeth were ground flat by a dentist to make him look less royal, in yet more wild allegations. Aussie-based engineer Simon Dorante-Day, who insists he is the secret love child of Charles and Camilla, claims he was “pinned” down by a dentist to shave down his sharp canines and erase any similarities to the Royal Family. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 10 Simon Charles Dorante-Day insists he is the secret love child of Charles and Camilla PA 10 Simon said he was ‘pinned’ down by a dentist to erase any similarities to the Royal Family Getty 10 Simon believes Charles and Camilla conceived him when they were teenagers The 55-year-old father-of-nine believes the couple conceived him when Charles was just 17, and Camilla 18 and he was later adopted by a family who had links to the Royal Family. Simon alleges the royal lovebirds grew close in 1965, and claims Charles was sent to Australia and Camilla disappeared from the public scene...
    Prince Harry 'addressed Prince Charles directly' and showed gestures of 'mimed aggression' when discussing how 'history was repeating itself' with his wife Meghan Markle during his new docuseries, a body language expert has claimed.  During The Me You Can't See, the Apple TV+ show he co-produced with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex, 36, claimed Prince Charles made him 'suffer' as a child - something royal commentators have claimed will 'hurt' the Prince of Wales deeply. He also accused the Royal Family of 'total silence' and 'total neglect' when Meghan was suicidal, adding: 'Before the Oprah interview had aired, because of their headlines and that combined effort of The Firm and the media to smear her, I was woken up in the middle of the night to her [Meghan] crying in her pillow - because she doesn't want to wake me up because I'm already carrying too much.'  Harry admitted he wished he had 'called out the racism' when he first started dating Meghan, but said he would no longer accept it after fearing 'losing another woman' in his life....
    PRINCE Harry has claimed critics "won't stop until Meghan dies" and likened himself to his mum Diana as she was "in a relationship with someone who wasn't white". In another royal bombshell, the Duke of Sussex, 36, revealed his fears in an astonishingly frank interview with Oprah Winfrey for The Me You Can't See. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates 6Harry has claimed critics won't stop until Meghan Markle diesCredit: Apple TV+ 6Harry said he was worried about 'history repeating itself'Credit: Apple TV+ He said he was worried "history was repeating itself", comparing himself to his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash when Harry was 12. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has claimed the Royal Family failed to help her when she had suicidal thoughts. Harry said: "My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone who wasn’t white. "And now look what’s happened. You want to talk about history repeating itself? It comes as Harry spoke about: Prince Charles not 'making...
    Prince Harry again blasted his father's parenting, claiming in a new mental health documentary series with Oprah Winfrey that his father told him he would suffer the same problems he did. Prince Charles would allegedly tell his son to 'play the game' and his life would improve, Harry recounts in Apple TV's The Me You Can't See while discussing traumatic memories from his childhood - including the death of his mother Diana.    'My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well it was like that for me so it's going to be like that for you',' Prince Harry says in the new documentary. 'That doesn't make sense. Just because you suffered doesn't mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite.' 'If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids,' he says. Prince Harry claims in a new mental health documentary series with Oprah Winfrey that his father...
    PRINCE Harry has said he was "afraid" to return to the UK for Prince Philip's funeral but "used coping skills from therapy to get through". The Duke of Sussex, 36, opened up about his mental health struggles, as well as wife Meghan Markle's, in his new documentary The Me You Can't See. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates 5Prince Harry has said he was "afraid" to return to the UK for Prince Philip's funeralCredit: Apple TV+ 5He said he 'used coping skills from therapy to get through the pain'Credit: Apple TV+ In the doc, Harry revealed he feared flying to Britain for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, who died aged 99 last month, would "trigger" his past trauma. But he said he had been helped through the emotionally difficult time by years of therapy. The duke said: "I was worried about it. I was afraid about it. "But then going through the motions and being able to lean on the toolbox, and lean on the learnings that I've grown from over the...
    PRINCE Charles was “knocked to the ground with several punches” after Prince Harry’s “seismic” comments during his chat with Oprah Winfrey, claims a royal expert.  The Duke of Sussex, 36, told the chat show host that there was a "lot of hurt" between him and his father and said Charles had stopped taking his calls. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates 7Prince Charles is said to have been 'knocked to the ground' after Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah WinfreyCredit: AFP Speaking on Channel 5’s Charles and Harry: Father & Son Divided, airing on Saturday night, royal commentator Julie Montagu said: “The person who was really knocked to the ground in that interview with several punches was Prince Charles 100 per cent. “The takeaway from that interview was that there is a real rift, there is real distance, there is real anger.” Relationship psychologist Anjula Mutanda added: “You could see that it was difficult for Harry to speak about his relationship with his family, but at the same time he wanted to. “He wanted...
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