Royal Family news – Fans shocked as royal secrets exposed in BBC's Prince Philip tribute documentary

PRINCE Philip and the Queen loved it when Royal functions went wrong, their grandsons reveal.

Prince William and Prince Harry separately recalled how the pair – who carried out functions side by side until Philip's retirement in 2017 – secretly loved it when things didn't go according to plan.

William said their lives were also so managed and scheduled they secretly loved it when there were disasters at the events. Harry said while everyone was so desperate to make things perfect – the couple were secretly on the lookout for mayhem.

The documentary was filled with personal tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh from his family – including rare contributions from his granddaughters Princess Louise and Princess Eugenie.

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    Kate and William US tour would be a ‘smarter move’

    Kate and Prince William carrying out a royal tour of the US would be “a very smart move”, according to an expert.

    A Kate and Prince William could have a positive impact on the Royal Family as reputation management expert Eric Schiffer told Express.co.uk: “It would be a very smart move.”

    Mr Schiffer added that it could help “counter” what he described as the “media battle plan put forward by Harry and Meghan over the last year”.

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    What Kate’s clothes show about her

    Kate Middleton may be married to the future king of England – but has also proved she is certainly a Queen when it comes to her style. 

    From glittering balls, to royal tours and even cycling in the Lake District, the Duchess of Cambridge never puts a royal toe out of line. 

    Fabulous Digital takes a look back at Kate’s iconic style evolution through the years – and the “secret messages” she sends with her carefully thought-out fashion choices…

    • Eager to fit in
    • Break-up heartache
    • Finding her feet
    • Consistent style
    • Knows her style inside out
    • Knows what suits her

    Read the article in full here.

    Partnering with Google

    Prince Harry’s eco travel firm today announced it was partnering with Google – marking another high-powered deal for the duke.

    Travalyst said it wants the “broadest industry alignment possible” for sustainable travel, with Google representing a “significant step forward in that mission”.

    Harry launched Travalyst in September 2019 with aims to help tourists makes more sustainable choices when travelling.

    Announcing Google’s partnership today, the firm said it aimed to bring “some of the world’s largest travel and tourism platforms and service providers” together. 

    The company’s partners have so far included Booking.com, Tripadvisor, Visa, and Skyscanner, with Google becoming the latest in the mix.

    Read more here.

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      Harry & Meghan's loving gaze is 'posed'

      PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle wowed royal fans in a series of new glossy shots for Time magazine as they were named in the list of top 100 most influential people

      And eagle-eyed royal fans may have noticed something familiar about one of the snaps taken by photographer Pari Dukovic.

      In a more candid shot, the parents can be seen walking through a garden holding hands at they beam at each other – and this isn’t the first time we have seen the couple rely on this pose.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are regularly seen staring into one another’s eyes whenever a camera comes out.

      And according to body language expert Judi James, while a very romantic shot, the pose is far from the natural and candid shot that the pair want to convey.

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      'US travel ban is no longer an excuse'

      Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have not ventured to the UK together since they ditched the country for a life across the pond last year.

      But now, following the birth of their daughter Lilibet in June, royal author Adam Helliker said the brood returning to Harry's home country is "imperative for family unity".

      Mr Helliker told the Sun: "I think it's imperative for family unity that the whole family comes over because, to put it bluntly, the queen is getting older and these won't arrive too often again.

      "I think Harry will feel particularly guilty if she doesn't see the great-grandchildren she's not seen much of – or the great-granddaughter she's not seen at all.

      "I think if they're going to try to patch things up – and we all hope they will work to increase what remains of the unity between them and the family – then I think it's paramount that they start planning a trip for maybe early December.

      "I doubt obviously they want to be restricted by spending any Christmases at Sandringham, but maybe a mid-December pre-Christmas trip to say hello to the family.

      "For Harry, those family ties – until he was encouraged by her to break them – were really important."

      He said both sides will be "striving for reconciliation" following the fallout from their bombshell Oprah interview.

      Read the article in full here.

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      Prince Andrew Missed Birth Of Princess Beatrice’s Baby

      Andrew, 61, missed the birth of Beatrice’s first child, and his second grandchild, because he is in hiding 500 miles away in Scotland.

      US lawyers want to serve papers accusing him of “rape in the first degree”.
      Yesterday a Royal source said: “Andrew has made it quite clear that he wasn’t leaving Balmoral.

      “It would appear the advice to him was to stay in hiding and miss the whole thing.”

      Sarah Ferguson, who has been staying with her former husband at the Queen’s 50,000 acre retreat, made the 500-mile trip to ­London’s Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

      Beatrice, 33, gave birth to the 11th in line to the throne shortly before midnight on Saturday. The girl, weighing 6lbs and 2oz, is so far unnamed.

      But it is thought Andrew will remain at Balmoral for three weeks as wrangling continues. The High Court on Friday gave his £1,000-a-day legal team a week to challenge its decision giving itself jurisdiction to serve the papers.

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      What Kate's clothes show about her

      Kate Middleton may be married to the future king of England – but has also proved she is certainly a Queen when it comes to her style. 

      From glittering balls, to royal tours and even cycling in the Lake District, the Duchess of Cambridge never puts a royal toe out of line. 

      Fabulous Digital takes a look back at Kate’s iconic style evolution through the years – and the "secret messages" she sends with her carefully thought-out fashion choices…

      • Eager to fit in
      • Break-up heartache
      • Finding her feet
      • Consistent style
      • Knows her style inside out
      • Knows what suits her

      Read the article in full here.

      Meghan Markle had the most expensive royal birth

      Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have just welcomed a baby girl at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s private wing.

      The swanky suite comes with £75 bottles of champagne and smoked salmon snacks – but it was not the priciest royal birthing suite.

      Pregnancy and childbirth experts at CFAH looked into the most expensive royal birth packages in order to rank them in order of expense – with the Duchess of Sussex’s two births taking the top two spots…

      Meghan Markle
      Hospital: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California
      Cost: £10,000- £20,000

      Meghan & Sarah Ferguson
      Hospital: The Portland Hospital, London
      Cost: £10,000+

      Princess Beatrice
      Hospital: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
      Cost: £6,475 – £10,650

      Kate Middleton
      Hospital: St Mary's Hospital – Lindo Wing, London
      Cost: £5,900 – £7,500

      Sophie, Countess of Wessex
      Hospital: NHS Frimley Park Hospital
      Cost: Free!

      Camilla describes Philip as a “great survivor”

      Reflecting on her father in law’s early life she said he was moved around constantly as a small child and she was not sure if he even knew whether his mother was alive when she first committed to a sanitarium when he eight.

      She said it must have taken a lot of strength to survive all of that. Similarly his eldest daughter, and reported favourite child, Anne, said he was “ultimately a problem solver” because of his upbringing.

      Prince Charles said Philip did not speak often about his childhood but had heard from his aunts – Philip’s older sisters – about how difficult it was.

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        Harry oozes confidence

        Body language expert Judi James said Harry appears “confident” and showed a “sense of power”, while older brother William is “emotionally complex.”

        A “unique portrait” of Prince Philip and his life aired on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

        Speaking to Fabulous, Judi said: “Harry’s body language is a lot less complex than William’s and he uses several signals of empathy with his grandfather to suggest a meeting of minds in terms of their love of pranks. 

        “Harry’s wide leg splay suggests higher levels of confidence than William’s crossed legs and his torso is much more relaxed and slightly slumped in his chair.”

        She added that William’s body language “primarily exposes respect and affection”.

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        Partnering with Google

        Prince Harry's eco travel firm today announced it was partnering with Google – marking another high-powered deal for the duke.

        Travalyst said it wants the "broadest industry alignment possible" for sustainable travel, with Google representing a "significant step forward in that mission".

        Harry launched Travalyst in September 2019 with aims to help tourists makes more sustainable choices when travelling.

        Announcing Google's partnership today, the firm said it aimed to bring "some of the world’s largest travel and tourism platforms and service providers" together. 

        The company's partners have so far included Booking.com, Tripadvisor, Visa, and Skyscanner, with Google becoming the latest in the mix.

        Read more here.

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        Pictured: Meghan and Harry in New York

        MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry beamed today as they joined New York City's mayor in their first public appearance since the birth of daughter Lilibet.

        Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, were driven to the event in a black SUV and travelled up to One World Trade Center's viewing deck to meet the NYC Mayor.

        Meghan has previously gushed over her love of the city before she joined the Royal Family.

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        Meg & Harry are "thriving"

        Pal of the couple Scobie revealing the "thriving" couple are "really excited" about the busy schedule ahead following the end of their parental leave.

        Scobie, the preferred reporter of the Sussexes – who co-authored their biography Finding Freedom – confirmed the pair will return to public life after "keeping toxicity away".

        "They're a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground," Scobie told PEOPLE.

        "They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding."

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        New York, New York

        And just last week the couple were featured on the front of Time Magazine as they were named as among the 100 most influential people.

        The couple will now "continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the Covid-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere", Global Citizen's website states.

        One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, opened in 2014 after the original World Trade Center Twin Towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks.

        It is the first time the couple have appeared in public since the birth of Lilibet in June.

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        'You look beautiful'

        Fans have been nothing but complimentary towards Harry and Meghan on the first leg of their visit to New York.

        In a video, fans can be heard shouting "you look so beautiful" towards the couple.

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        First public event since birth of Lilibet

        Harry and Meghan will join the 24-hour event in Central Park to discuss global vaccine equity.

        This trip marks their first public event since the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana in June.

        On Thursday, they began their US tour and paid a visit to the One World Observatory at the World Trade Center with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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        Meg & Harry to join 24-hour concert from Central Park on weekend

        Following their One World Trade Center on Thursday, the couple are expected to attend a a 24-hour live concert.

        The concert is aimed at mobilising the world to tackle poverty and COVID-19.

        The Weekend, BTS, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, H.E.R., and dozens more artists are performing at locations across the globe from Lagos, Nigeria and Seoul, South Korea to the Champ de Mars in Paris and New York's Central Park.

        The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

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        Fans compliment how happy Meg & Harry look

        Following the royal couples visit to the One Trade Centre in New York just now, fans have taken to Twitter to say how: "beautiful to see them back. It’s beautiful to see them relaxed and happy. They deserve that."

        Another fan has said: "Meghan & Harry are true humanitarians and I'm glad that they are being given a warm welcome to the city."

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        All smiles

        They've been posing for pictures inside and outside the centre, and they couldn't look to be more happy to be in New York.

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        The couple step outside

        They've now stepped outside the One World Trade Center along with New York mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor of New York Kathy Hochul.

        Fans can be heard cheering their names.

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        Fans gushing over the way Harry looks at Meghan

        Taking to Twitter, fans of the royal couple are complimenting how Harry has been looking at Meghan so lovingly.

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        Vid shows The Sussex's posing for photos

        A candid video shows Harry and Meghan gearing up to take photos.

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        Pics of Meghan and Harry inside the One World Trade Centre

        Here are the first pics of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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