Queen Elizabeth news: Her Majesty 'got fed up' of key Royal duty due to people 'sticking cameras DIRECTLY in her face'

A ROYAL author has suggested that the queen is starting to get “fed up” with a certain aspect of royal visits. 

Her Majesty is said to be growing tired of her famous Walkabouts, an event set up by her in the 70s, which see the Queen interact with the public and exchange a few words. 

According to Royal author Ian Lloyd, people no longer want to speak with the Monarch, and would rather "have their phones out".

He told the Express: "These days people only want selfies and photographs of her, they just hold up their cameras or, even more alarming, their iPads so she is faced with a wall of that when she looks at the crowd, it's horrible.

"Princess Anne once said that, because of their phones, people now only actually believe they have seen something if they can photograph it so they lose the immediacy, their memory.”

Currently, it is unknown if the Queen will continue with her Walkabouts during the Jubilee, due to her reported mobility issues.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest news & updates…

  • The Sun

    Chaos at Queen's Jubilee practice

    A woman is said to have been injured after falling through a stand during a review of Trooping the Colour.

    According to reports, crowds have been excavated in order to give emergency services access to the area.

    The event,which involves the Household Division and Horse Guards, is set to take place on June 2nd for the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

    It remains to be see if any more people were injured during the accident.

    Read more here

  • The Sun

    'Royal Family providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugees'

    In an act of kindness, the Royal Family are reportedly providing accommodation for those feeling war-torn Ukraine.

    A Buckingham Palace spokesman told the Express: "We are assisting in a number of ways but will not be commenting further."

    Since Putin began his unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, over 53,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the UK seeking refuge.

    This echoes the choice made by the Royal Family during the Second World War, as Buckingham Palace became home to a group of refugees.

  • The Sun

    Princess Anne attends ceremony for Royal Navy Submarines

    The Princess Royal has attended the decommissioning ceremony for two Royal Navy Submarines at HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth on Friday.

    Princess Anne is the patron of HMS Talent and was pictured wearing a military uniform for yesterday’s event.

    The ceremony was held for HMS Talent and Trenchant who are being retired from service after over 32 years of operations.

  • The Sun

    Queen reportedly 'taking it easy' ahead of Jubilee celebrations

    Her Majesty has been told to take things easy ahead the June celebrations.

    The 96-year-old Monarch is still said to be struggling with the effects of Covid-19, as she looks to be in top shape for her Platinum Jubilee.

    A source close to the Royal family spoke on the Queen's need to take it easy ahead of June.

    The royal insider told US Weekly: “[She] is still adjusting to her routine and charging up her batteries even now.

    “The other factor here is that she wanted to be as close to full strength as possible for the Jubilee celebrations, which she’s been looking forward to immensely.

    “By not [overexerting] herself it’s giving her more energy to participate in as many of the events as possible.”

  • The Sun

    Meghan & Harry ‘trying to control’ Jubilee narrative, says expert

    A royal expert has stated that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are “trying to control” the narrative surrounding their Jubilee balcony snub.

    The Telegraph’s Associate Editor Camilla Tominey has claimed the timing of the Sussex’s announcement was “more than a coincidence”.

    She added: “The timing of the Sussexes saying that they would come to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations has been interesting because what happened in the first instance is that Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that the only people would end up on the balcony were those who will still working members of the Royal Family notably, not Harry and Meghan.

    “We then got a statement issued by their people from LA saying that they are going to come and it seemed as if the timing was more than coincidence.

    “This idea that initially the Buckingham Palace are trying to control the narrative then the Sussexes are trying to control it.”

  • The Sun

    Eight towns to become cities for the Platinum Jubilee

    In celebration of Her Majesty's reign, eight of Britain's towns are to be declared cities.

    Milton Keynes in England, Dunfermline in Scotland, Bangor in Northern Ireland and Wrexham in Wales all feature on the list.

    Colchester and Doncaster will also be granted the honour.

    In what is a first for Britain's oversea territories, Stanley, in the Falklands – and a crown dependency – Douglas, in the Isle of Man will also be granted the title of city.

  • The Sun

    Pop and rock stars to gather for iconic Platinum Jubilee concert

    In celebration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, some of the world's biggest stars are set to gather for the performance of a lifetime.

    This concert will be on Saturday, June 4, 2022 – the ballot for tickets has now closed.

    You will also be able to watch the concert live from home on BBC One – with an exact air time still to be announced.

    Some of the highlights for the show include Queen, Sir Elton John, and Diana Ross.

    The full lineup can checked out below.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Princess Anne attends ceremony for Royal Navy Submarines

    The Princess Royal attended the decommissioning ceremony for two Royal Navy Submarines today at HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth on Friday.

    Princess Anne is the patron of HMS Talent and was pictured wearing a military uniform for yesterday's event.

    The ceremony was held for HMS Talent and Trenchant who are being retired from service after over 32 years of operations.

  • Joseph Gamp

    How Queen is ‘taking it easy’ ahead of Jubilee

    The Queen has been told by advisers to “go a lot easier” on herself ahead of the Jubilee in June.

    One insider has even revealed the Queen, who turned 96 this year, is still struggling with the after-effects of Covid.

    The royal insider told US Weekly: “[She] is still adjusting to her routine and charging up her batteries even now.

    “The other factor here is that she wanted to be as close to full strength as possible for the Jubilee celebrations, which she’s been looking forward to immensely.

    “By not [overexerting] herself it’s giving her more energy to participate in as many of the events as possible.”

  • Milica Cosic

    How Queen is 'taking it easy' ahead of Jubilee

    The Queen has been told by advisers to "go a lot easier" on herself ahead of the Jubilee in June.

    One insider has even revealed the Queen, who turned 96 this year, is still struggling with the after-effects of Covid.

    The royal insider told US Weekly: "[She] is still adjusting to her routine and charging up her batteries even now.

    "The other factor here is that she wanted to be as close to full strength as possible for the Jubilee celebrations, which she’s been looking forward to immensely.

    "By not [overexerting] herself it’s giving her more energy to participate in as many of the events as possible."

  • Milica Cosic

    Eight towns to be made cities for Jubilee

    Eight new cities were yesterday named for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Milton Keynes in England, Dunfermline in Scotland, Bangor in Northern Ireland and Wrexham in Wales all get the title.

    It is a first for places in an Overseas Territory – Stanley, in the Falklands – and a crown dependency – Douglas, in the Isle of Man – to win city status.

    Colchester and Doncaster complete the list getting the royal honour.

    The new cities can expect a boost to local communities and the opening up of new opportunities for people who live there, the Cabinet Office said.

  • Milica Cosic

    Explained: When is the Platinum Jubilee concert?

    The Platinum Jubilee will take place from Thursday, June 2, 2022, across the whole weekend.

    The usual May Bank Holiday will be moved to fit in with the festivities, rather than at the end of the month.

    Celebrations will take place over the four days, including the Platinum Party concert.

    This concert will be on Saturday, June 4, 2022 – the ballot for tickets has now closed.

    You will also be able to watch the concert live from home on BBC One – with an exact air time still to be announced.

  • Milica Cosic

    Who is performing at the Platinum Jubilee concert?

    The concert at Buckingham Palace will be a mix of rock artists, pop singers, and a full live orchestra.

    Over the next few weeks it is expected more performers from across the arts, including theatre and film, will be announced as part of The Queen’s celebrations.

    There will also be 3D projections across the palace and an in-person audience, and will be broadcast live on BBC One.

    • Alicia Keys
    • Elton John
    • Rod Stewart
    • Craig David
    • Sam Ryder
    • Diana Ross
    • Queen and Adam Lambert 
    • George Ezra

    Read more about the artists here.

    Queen’s former aide: Harry & Meg’s new TV show ‘smacks of DESPERATION’

    Plans for Harry and Meghan to let cameras into their home for a ‘docuseries’ have been branded ‘desperate’ by The Queen’s former aid.

    Dickie Arbiter, who was press spokesman to both the Queen and Prince Charles, told Palace Confidential that the move appears to contradict the royal couple’s wish for privacy. 

    “It smacks of desperation,” he said.

    “It’s a bit rich, two people who left the UK, walked out of the Royal Family, because they wanted privacy, they’ve done nothing else but put themselves up front and a week doesn’t go by when there isn’t some sort of statement coming out of their PR people.”

    The Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden also added: “The Kardashians do a reality series, the Sussexes do a docu-series. For any good fly-on-the-wall documentary, you need some tension, you need drama, otherwise it’s just boring. 

    “Netflix really do want bang for their buck,” he told the programme.

    “What we’re thinking now, will they be bringing Netflix with them for the Jubilee celebrations?”

    Kate & William exuded ‘Hollywood star’ confidence at Top Gun premiere (2/2)

    Speaking about the couple as a ‘team’ Darren added: “Another great moment saw William walk with Tom Cruise down the staircase where both men adopted exactly the same posture by placing their hand and arm across the chest and fiddling with the middle button on the suit jacket. They clearly have respect for one another and Tom Cruise genuinely has a great deal of admiration for the Royal couple that cannot be denied.

    “William and Kate once again demonstrated that they can work together as a formidable team or individually, with both talking to celebrities and other public figures without feeling the need to be tied to each other’s apron strings.

    “When the Royal couple met the other stars of the movie you could see the deep joy in their faces and they also had a lot more time to speak than other senior Royals might have. In past years we would’ve seen the Queen and Prince Philip exchanging a few pleasantries for a few seconds however William spent about a minute with each person which is quite a long time in context of the event. 

    He continued to say: “It’s also clear to me that Kate and William have a clear mandate to break down barriers that used to be present between the general public, stars, and the Royal family. They very much want to be seen as fellow human beings who are prepared to mingle seamlessly at these type of events as well as getting their hands dirty with other outreach work.

    “The key things that come over for me in terms of the communication is authenticity, they are authentic in the way that they conduct themselves, there is no facade, there is no front, there is no agenda. They just want to do the best that they can and that comes over to me very strongly.

    “With William once again giving the same glances he’s previously made to Kate, it’s apparent they have their own secret code and it comes over to me even more so that the two are deeply and very much in love.”


    • Milica Cosic

      Kate & William exuded ‘Hollywood star’ confidence at Top Gun premiere (1/2)

      Following on from Kate Middleton and Prince William's appearance at the Top Gun premiere, body language expert Darren Stanton notes how the royal couple could've been mistaken for Hollywood stars.

      The body language expert also said that they are 'authentic' in their attempts to break down barriers between the Royals and the public. 

      Speaking on behalf of Slingo, Darren shared: "This was probably the most revealing of all the premieres Kate and William have done to date, even more so than when they attended the No Time To Die premiere last year.

      "Both Kate and William were dressed impeccably, William in a Tuxedo and Kate in a black and white dress. From the way they conducted themselves on the red carpet if you did not know who they were you could quite easily believe they were Hollywood stars themselves as they exuded confidence and happiness at being front and centre of the event.

      "There was a really nice moment when Tom Cruise assisted Kate stepping up from the red carpet and took her hand, which she seemed to really enjoy and the actor was beaming throughout the whole interaction."

    • Milica Cosic

      Platinum Jubilee preparation underway

      On Thursday, the Royal Family Twitter account shared a photograph of the preparations underway for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee.

      Events to mark the Queen's historic 70-year reign kick off on Thursday, June 2.

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also confirmed they would make the journey from their home in LA with Archie and Lilibet for the four-day royal bonanza.

      Underneath the tweet, royal fans have taken to share their excitement.

      One wrote: "So exciting!", while another said: "It is going to be epic!!! I cannot wait!"

      Another wrote: "My Jubilee weekend diary is full. I can't wait".

    • Milica Cosic

      Kate’s hairstylist on 'painstaking task' of creating looks for royalty

      Kate Middleton's hairstylist has explained the "painstaking" task of styling the royal's hair.

      After attending a Commonwealth Day Service earlier in the year, the Duchess opted for long curly locks, online searches for ‘how to curl hair’ skyrocketed.

      Kate’s hairstylist has revealed how “painstaking” it is to create the Duchess’s signature “effortlessly chic” tucked-back look.

      Richard Ward wrote in the Daily Mail that “this was grown-up chic to die for” and that “pulling the Duchess’s hair back like that opened up her face, showing off her gorgeous bone structure in a striking manner”.

      He added: “Her jewellery popped, and so did her eyes.

      “She’s already so beautiful, but this style elevated her good looks to a glamorous whole other level.”

      He added that the entire hairdo takes 90 minutes of “painstakingly getting it all just so”.

    • Milica Cosic

      Tom Cruise reveals his admiration for Prince William

      Tom Cruise has said he and The Duke of Cambridge "have a lot in common" while on the red carpet for the UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.

      William and Kate made an appearance at the premiere of the highly-anticipated sequel on Thursday.

      The couple joined the 59-year-old Hollywood star who arrived on the red carpet in Leicester Square for the premiere of his new film, which took place as a royal film performance.

      Speaking about his admiration for William, Cruise told the PA news agency: "We have a lot in common. We both love England, and we're both aviators, we both love flying."

      Cruise has reprised his role as hot-shot Navy lieutenant Maverick, more than 30 years after the release of the original film.

      The actor also expressed his joy to be back on the red carpet, saying: "I love what I do, I've always enjoyed it and I'm enjoying it even more now.

      "Particularly after the last couple of years, just to have an event like this is extraordinary."

      The fundraising event wass held in aid of The Film and TV Charity, which supports people working behind the scenes in the UK's screen sector.

    • Milica Cosic

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    • Milica Cosic

      Charles urges nations to use traditional knowledge 'to save the planet'

      The Prince of Wales has urged nations to "learn practical lessons from traditional knowledge" to help save the planet as he visited a remote Canadian community living with the cost of climate change.

      Charles held up the example of "indigenous knowledge keepers" as those with the skills to bring humanity back from the brink, as he learned how rising temperatures are threatening an "ice road" providing a vital connection for villagers to the outside world.

      In a speech to mark the end of his three-day tour of Canada with the Duchess of Cornwall, Charles also "acknowledged" the suffering of survivors of the country's residential school scandal that saw thousands of indigenous children die or be abused over decades.

      His comments came after he faced calls from an indigenous leader for the Queen to apologise for the "genocide".

      During their visit, the prince and duchess met those who experienced abuse at the schools and in his address Charles said: "We must listen to the truth of the lived experiences of indigenous peoples, and we should work to understand better their pain and suffering."

      Speaking at a Platinum Jubilee ceremony at the Ceremonial Circle in Yellowknife, Charles sounded a pessimistic note about the future of the planet.

      He said: "I am afraid that climate change and biodiversity loss know no borders; global markets and supply chains are deeply inter-connected and time is rapidly running out.

      "To succeed, we will need to restore our relationship with nature, challenge the status quo, innovate new business and financial models, work across borders at scale and ensure a just and sustainable transition for all."

    • Milica Cosic

      Princess Anne attends ceremony for Royal Navy Submarines

      The Princess Royal attended the decommissioning ceremony for two Royal Navy Submarines today at HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth today.

      Princess Anne is the patron of HMS Talent and was pictured wearing a military uniform for today's event.

      The ceremony was held for HMS Talent and Trenchant who are being retired from service after over 32 years of operations.

    • Milica Cosic

      Queen's former aide: Harry & Meg's new TV show 'smacks of DESPERATION'

      Plans for Harry and Meghan to let cameras into their home for a 'docuseries' have been branded 'desperate' by The Queen's former aid.

      Dickie Arbiter, who was press spokesman to both the Queen and Prince Charles, told Palace Confidential that the move appears to contradict the royal couple's wish for privacy. 

      "It smacks of desperation," he said.

      "It's a bit rich, two people who left the UK, walked out of the Royal Family, because they wanted privacy, they've done nothing else but put themselves up front and a week doesn't go by when there isn't some sort of statement coming out of their PR people."

      The Daily Mail's Diary Editor Richard Eden also added: "The Kardashians do a reality series, the Sussexes do a docu-series. For any good fly-on-the-wall documentary, you need some tension, you need drama, otherwise it's just boring. 

      "Netflix really do want bang for their buck," he told the programme.

      "What we're thinking now, will they be bringing Netflix with them for the Jubilee celebrations?"

    • Milica Cosic

      Eight towns to be made cities for Jubilee

      Eight new cities have been named for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

      Milton Keynes in England, Dunfermline in Scotland, Bangor in Northern Ireland and Wrexham in Wales all get the title.

      It is a first for places in an Overseas Territory – Stanley, in the Falklands – and a crown dependency – Douglas, in the Isle of Man – to win city status.

      Colchester and Doncaster complete the list getting the royal honour.

      The new cities can expect a boost to local communities and the opening up of new opportunities for people who live there, the Cabinet Office said.

    • Milica Cosic

      Explained: When is the Platinum Jubilee concert?

      The Platinum Jubilee will take place from Thursday, June 2, 2022, across the whole weekend.

      The usual May Bank Holiday will be moved to fit in with the festivities, rather than at the end of the month.

      Celebrations will take place over the four days, including the Platinum Party concert.

      This concert will be on Saturday, June 4, 2022 – the ballot for tickets has now closed.

      You will also be able to watch the concert live from home on BBC One – with an exact air time still to be announced.

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