Royal Family news latest: Sarah Ferguson & family move as 'unit' amid scandal as chance Prince George being King 'slim'

SARAH Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has said that the royal family 'moves together as a unit' in light of recent scandals.

She is the former wife of Prince Andrew and recently declared that she still stands by her wedding vows despite getting divorced back in 1996.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Sarah said of Her Majesty: "She's such an extraordinary, legendary, iconic monarch that leads by example… at 95-years-old, still carries on.

"And, for me, we get on with it and we move together as a unit".

In other news, the Royal Family "may never see Prince George become King".

Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn't make a "pretty picture" for its future.

Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen's reign ends, she said: "When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

"It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival."

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Following the trend

    Princess Beatrice follows Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and William and Kate with royal baby name trend.

    Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have named their baby girl Sienna Elizabeth, with Beatrice revealing the sweet name on Twitter on Friday.

    She wrote on her official account: “We are delighted to share that we have named our daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.”

    This is Queen Elizabeth’s 12th great-grandchild and arrives just over three months after Lilibet Diana, Harry and Meghan’s second child who they also named in honour of the Queen.

    Back in June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    She was named after the Queen’s family nickname and also Harry’s mother Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton’s six-year-old daughter Charlotte’s name also pays tribute to the monarch.

    Her full name, including her title, is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

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    Harry ‘hypocritical’ for lecturing on climate change

    Former government minister Norman Baker, 64, told Newsweek: “It’s completely hypocritical for Prince Harry or other members of the royal family to lecture people about climate change when they’re emitting more carbon than almost everyone else on the planet.

    “People using private jets are in the top one percent of carbon emitters in the world.

    “Prince Harry needs to stop using private jets or if he wants to use private jets he needs to stop lecturing people on climate change. It is not particularly challenging to get a flight from New York to California – people do it all the time.”

    The couple have faced repeated criticism for insisting on using  private flights, despite preaching about the environment.

    Baker said Harry and Meghan took 18 private jet trips in the 12 months from January 2019 to January 2020.

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    Andrew ‘had the “time of his life” at creepy dinner party’

    PRINCE Andrew appeared to have the “time of his life” at a creepy dinner party hosted by Jeffrey Epstein, it was claimed yesterday.

    The Duke was a guest at his paedo pal’s Manhattan mansion in 2010, with celebs including screen star Woody Allen.

    One guest compared the setting to an erotic film.

    The guest said: “Epstein came with some girls who were tall and skinny and Russian looking.

    “They were about 20-ish. They looked like teens.

    “There were about eight people sitting around the dinner table and they spoke to Andrew at length about the royal wedding, American politics, international politics.

    “Prince Andrew had the time of his life.”

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    Queen ‘spending millions funding Andrew’s case’ – reports

    The Queen, 95, is reportedly funding Andrew’s legal fight, The Telegraph understands, and is spending millions on her son’s defence.

    Buckingham Palace chose not to comment when contacted by The Sun.

    Her Majesty reportedly decided to pay for her son’s defence at the start of 2020 – just after his disastrous interview on Newsnight with Emily Maitlis – according to the newspaper

    The money going towards Andrew’s legal costs is reportedly coming from her Duchy of Lancaster estate, which generates more than £23 million in income.

    Royal courtiers expect the legal bill to run into the millions.

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    Royal Family is ‘rooting’ for Kate

    THE entire royal family is “rooting” for Kate Middleton who won’t “use the monarchy for her own personal gain like Meghan Markle”, insiders have said.

    Sources close to the Firm told MailOnline: “It’s fair to say the whole institution has been rooting for the Duchess of Cambridge.

    “There was a clear moment where an active decision was made to change her look – be more confident in her style, her approach, her projects, the events she would say yes to.

    “There was a clear moment where an active decision was made to change her look – be more confident in her style, her approach, her projects, the events she would say yes to.

    “This was nothing about changing stylists or staff, either. It was about Kate acknowledging the Duchess of Sussex had changed the game and it was necessary for her to compete.

    “That had already been going on between the Prince of Wales and his two sons for some time, but Catherine had never felt the need to get involved. She is the ultimate team player.

    “But she soon became aware of how Meghan was trying to use the monarchy for her own personal gain and it helped Catherine understand the importance of the role she could play.”

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    Meghan Markle wants to star in superhero movie, expert claims

    The Duchess of Sussex wants to return to the big screen and star in a superhero film, it has been suggested to royal biographer Angela Levin.

    Suggestions were made earlier this week that Meghan, 40, may go back on her decision to retire her acting career – and star in a blockbuster film.

    Sources said in early 2020 that her agent was actively looking for a superhero role for the Duchess – but plans were seemingly halted by the Covid pandemic.

    Speaking about what’s next for the Duchess in the post-pandemic world, Ms Levin told the Sun Online: “I heard that Meghan had gone back on saying that she’s not going back to doing acting.

    “She wants to be the star of a superhero in a film.”

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    Queen speaks publicly about Prince Philip for the first time since his death

    THE Queen spoke publicly about Prince Philip for the first time last week since his death.

    Her Majesty, 95, recalled the “many happy memories” she and her husband shared as she officially opened the new session of the Scottish parliament at Holyrood.

    She told MSPs in the socially distanced debating chamber: “I have spoken before of my deep and abiding affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories Prince Philip and I always held of our time here.

    “It is often said that it is the people that make a place, and there are few places where this is truer than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times.”

    The Duke of Edinburgh, who died two months’ before his 100th birthday, had a number of connections to Scotland.

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    ‘Royal version of the Kardashians’

    The Sun’s new columnist, Piers Morgan, says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been a “relentless orgy of money-grabbing duplicity” since moving to the US.

    But while the Kardashians, who have made their millions from life in the public eye, are “honest” about their mission to become billionaires, Meghan and Harry are not – according to Piers.

    He said the former royals “have their noses permanently rammed in the regal trough” and “intend to keep them there until they’ve made themselves repulsively rich and famous”.

    “In this regard, they’re the royal version of the Kardashians,” Piers writes in the Daily Mail.

    He describes them as “people with no discernible talent other than for pimping themselves out to the highest bidders and a craven desire to air their dirty family linen in public for financial gain.”

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    Another name

    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.

    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.

    Prince Charles and Princess Diana allegedly couldn't decide on a name for their son Credit: Getty – Contributor
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    Sussexes attempted to pull focus from Royals onto themselves

    Harry, 37, was seen with a wire hanging out of his trouser pocket, leaving many suspecting there could have been other motives for his and Meghan’s NY trip.

    Claims they were filming for Netflix continued after pictures emerged showing a cameraman trailing the couple for much of their trip.

    Royal writer Angela Levin told The Sun: “As well as attempting to pull focus from the Royal Family onto themselves, they appeared to be filming the whole thing for a Netflix documentary. 

    “Harry was spotted with a microphone wire going into his back pocket and cameras were catching every moment of their chats with members of the public and the mayor of New York.

    “My question is whether they have told all the people they are talking to that they will be included [in the documentary].”

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    Palace braced for ‘Royal racist’ revelation

    THE Royal Family is braced for another devastating attack from Prince Harry — as he personally researches his mother’s life for a new book.

    Experts also fear he may use the memoir to name the “royal racist”.

    Harry, 37, has a £15million advance from publishers.

    Royal insiders believe he will now be under extreme pressure to identify the family member he alleges made racist remarks about the colour of baby son Archie’s skin.

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    Inside Kate Middleton’s bargain wardrobe

    She may live in a palace and have access to glittering tiaras, but Kate Middleton often prefers to wear bargain high street items.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been known to wear jewellery as cheap as £1.50, so it can be easy for budget-savvy fans to copy her royal style. 

    Here, Fabulous takes a look at the mum-of-three's high-street staples…

    • £16 Zara dress
    • £1.50 Accessorize earrings
    • £20 M&S trainers
    • £35 Asos dress
    • £39 Warehouse jumper
    • £59.99 Zara blazer
    • £75 Topshop dress

    Read the article in full here.

    Sarah Ferguson ‘will likely be subpoenaed’ as ‘lawyers want to grill her over Pizza Express alibi’

    SARAH Ferguson is likely to be subpoenaed in Prince Andrew’s sex case as lawyers want to grill her over his Pizza Express alibi, a reports says.

    The Duke of York, 61, is battling a lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, which claims he sexually abused her three times when she was 17 – allegations he denies.

    In a disastrous Newsnight interview, Andrew claimed he was at a pizza restaurant in Woking on the evening of one of the alleged encounters with Virginia – a former sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein.

    Courtiers believe that since the Duchess’ whereabouts were a part of her ex-husband’s story, she will likely be called to testify by his accuser’s legal team.

    The Duke’s lawyers are prepared to fight the allegations against him but if the case progresses, he will have to hand over personal documents and information, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

    Harry ‘oozed alcohol from every pore’

    Prince Harry “oozed alcohol from every pore” and stank of cigarettes during his “wild-oats sowing phase”, a famous US TV host has claimed.

    Katie Couric has detailed encounters with both the Duke of Sussex and his uncle, Prince Andrew, in her new memoir Going There.

    She met Harry at a polo match in Brazil – but criticised his odour of booze and cigarettes, which seemed to “ooze from every pore”, the Daily Mail reports.

    The prince has admitted turning to drugs to cope with his mum’s death.

    And he said he would regularly drink “a week’s worth of alcohol in one day”.

    The 37-year-old opened up about his struggles with his mental well-being and the trauma that haunts him in recent doc The Me You Can’t See.

    “I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling,” he said.

    Buckingham Palace left terrified

    THE Royal Family is braced for another devastating attack from Prince Harry — as he personally researches his mother’s life for a new book.

    Experts also fear he may use the memoir to name the “royal racist”.

    Royal insiders believe he will now be under extreme pressure to identify the family member he alleges made racist remarks about the colour of baby son Archie’s skin.

    Harry is understood to have been contacting Princess Diana’s old friends.

    It had been thought he would leave most of the work to a ghostwriter.

    Now, Palace sources are “surprised” at how involved he has become.

    Harry has told how he took wife Meghan and Archie to the US to stop “history repeating itself” — and drew comparisons to Di.

    There are concerns his delving into Diana’s life and divorce will paint Prince Charles and Camilla as the bad guys in his book.

    Royal expert Penny Junor said: “The publishers are going to want a lot for their money, such as naming this so-called racist.

    “He’s researching his mother’s life so he’s going to be talking about his parents’ marriage, the break up, the affairs. That could be incredibly damaging for his father and Camilla. Charles is going to be king and Camilla his queen. The last thing they or the country needs is another upsurge of anger based on what I believe to be false, false accusations.”

    Read more here.

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      Inside Meg & Harry’s Californian paradise garden

      From a huge adventure playground for the kids, to fairytale walkways, their garden has proven to be a natural choice to host some of the couple’s recent photoshoots.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their Montecito pad in 2020 and have given royal fans a glimpse inside the spectacular garden.

      The garden contains:

      • A playground for Archie and Lilibet
      • Chicken mansion
      • Vegetable patch
      • Cute seating areas

      Read the article in full here.

      The Harry slap

      THE ROYAL family want to throw punches at Prince Harry after he and Meghan Markle caused Megxit fallout drama, Mike Tindall has joked.

      Rugby legend Tindall, married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara, made the wisecrack comments on Monday at A Question Of Sport Live at the London Palladium.

      He told the audience about a boozy night out back in 2003, when Prince Harry joined England’s team to celebrate their Rugby World Cup win in Sydney.

      After several drinks Tindall and teammate Iain Balshaw decided it would be funny to throw some punches at the Queen’s grandson – and see how long it would take his security to knock them to the ground.

      He laughed as he explained it took just a few seconds – but went on to joke that the firm would love to get a few jabs in.

      He said: “At Balmoral, the family are now having the same conversation. Except the Queen has taken his security away.”

      Explained: When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

      THE QUEEN will celebrate 70 years on the British throne in 2022 – the first time any British monarch has reached the historic milestone.

      Senior British royals will attend a string of spectacular events in London and other cities showcasing the Queen’s impact in June 2022 – with a long four day weekend planned for all.

      Princess Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952 – the day her father King George VI died.

      Therefore February 6, 2022, will mark 70 years on the throne.

      In November 2020, Oliver Dowden announced “a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s 70 year reign”.

      The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday, June 2, 2022.

      An additional Bank Holiday will take place on Friday, June 3, 2022.

       

      The Queen’s secret ‘booze tunnel’ under Buckingham palace

      The Queen has a secret “booze tunnel” under Buckingham palace, according to one of her in-laws.

      Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank, let slip that the royal family can discreetly head to a cocktail bar from the palace thanks to hidden underground tunnels.

      According to The Star the tequila salesman apparently shared the information with the Daily Mail’s royal editor, Richard Eden at a party sponsored by his drinks brand Casamigos.

      Eden claims Brooksbank said: “There is one to Dukes Bar from St James’s Palace. I haven’t used it yet, but I’d love to check it out.”

      Dukes Bar situated in the exclusive Mayfair residence, Dukes Hotel, is famous for its ‘legendary’ martinis described by the New York Times as ‘one of the world’s best.’

      ‘Creating a lasting legacy to the Queen’

      The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) aims to “create a lasting legacy” to the Queen by urging people to start their own tree-planting projects across the UK with the call to action: “Plant a tree for the jubilee.”

      The scheme encourages planting to take place between October and March, to optimise the chance of trees surviving and flourishing.

      The children presented the queen with a hand-made card to mark the end of her traditional summer break at her beloved Scottish residence.

      The monarch thanked them for the “very kind” gesture after being presented with the card by Annie Hutchin, aged “six and a half”, and Skye Jones, nine.

      Annie said afterwards: “She asked how we made it and said we did a lovely job.”

      On the beauty market

      Meghan Markle was seen making visits to the estate of a beauty marketing firm executive in a hint she may be about to launch her own cosmetic line.

      Meghan, 40, reportedly made visits to Guthy-Renker co-founder Bill Guthy's home in Carpinteria, California, with husband Prince Harry, 37, and her mum Doria several times between February and March.

      There has since been speculation that Meghan could be about to launch her own cosmetics line – following in the footsteps of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum.

      The Sussexes were seen driving from Mr Guthy's estate with Meghan beside him and her mum Doria Ragland in the backseat on March 1.

      Read more here.

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        Not for you

        When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the Royal Family last year, the couple swapped their newly-renovated Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in favour of a £11m California mansion.

        But it turns out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also turned their backs on another royal residence as part of the Megxit fallout.

        According to the Mail on Sunday, Clarence House – which is the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's current London residence – had been reserved for Harry and Meghan when Charles becomes King.

        Just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace, this stunning aristocratic townhouse was built in 1827 and is estimated to be worth over £55m.

        As part of his preparations for when he becomes King, the publication reports that Prince Charles had reserved his home for Harry – but a source said this is "no longer on the cards".

        Instead, the insider claimed the property will be kept in waiting as a potential future home for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to live in one day.

        The couple were reportedly going to live in Clarence House when Charles becomes King Credit: PA:Press Association
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        Prince Charles ‘will live in “flat above the shop” when he is king’

        Prince Charles is set to “live in a ‘flat above the shop’” after Buckingham Palace is allegedly thrown open to the public when he is King.

        In a bid to radically overhaul the Royal estate, the monarch will be left in less-than lavish living arrangements as the Palace is opened up to the public, it’s been suggested.

        Prince Charles is also planning to move the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Windsor Castle, because its position in the Heathrow flight path makes it “too noisy” for him.

        It will be a property move that the Cambridges are said to want, according to a friend of the royals.

        And there are talks that Balmoral could turn into a “museum” dedicated to the Queen as part of the property reshuffle.

        As well as slimming down the monarchy, the “property question” is also on the “to do list,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.

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        The royal princesses’ names explained

        Sienna’s first name is derived from the Tuscan city of Siena, and it is a clear reference to her father’s Italian roots. The baby’s middle name pays honour to the Queen.

        This is Queen Elizabeth’s 12th great-grandchild and arrives just over three months after Lilibet Diana, Harry and Meghan’s second child who they also named in honour of the Queen.

        Back in June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

        She was named after the Queen’s family nickname and also Harry’s mother Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

        Prince William and Kate Middleton’s six-year-old daughter Charlotte’s name also pays tribute to the monarch.

        Her full name, including her title, is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

        While Charlotte’s first name is a nod to her grandfather, Prince Charles, her middle names, Elizabeth and Diana, pay homage to the same women who are Lilibet’s namesakes.

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        Royal courtiers ‘kept largely in dark’ on Andrew case updates – reports

        Andrew’s personal finances are unclear but experts have pointed out that he has no regular source of income.

        He leases his home, Royal Lodge on the Queen’s Windsor estate, and is expected to sell a Swiss ski chalet to repay a debt to its previous owner, who claims he and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson owe her £6.7 million.

        The Queen’s contribution to Andrew’s defence reportedly means his UK-based legal team, led by Gary Bloxsome, are reportedly obliged to provide updates to Buckingham Palace about the case.

        However, courtiers have been kept “largely in the dark”, according to The Telegraph.

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