Queen Elizabeth news – Her Majesty's HILARIOUS reaction to Kate Middleton & Prince William's kitchen renovation revealed | The Sun

THE QUEEN had a hilarious reaction to Kate and Prince William's kitchen renovation at Anmer Hall, a property on Her Majesty's estate.

The property located on a Sandringham estate in Norfolk, was given to the Prince William and Kate Middleton as a wedding gift.

Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, told PEOPLE that Her Majesty made the remarks during a visit to the Cambridges for lunch.

She said: "I remember when they had just finished renovating Anmer Hall, and they invited the Queen over for lunch.

"They have one of those big kitchens with eating areas, and she said, 'I can't understand why everybody spends their time in the kitchen'."

Lunch at the Cambridges is likely to become an often event after their move from their main Kensington Palace home to Windsor.

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  • Louis Allwood

    Kate ‘mirrors’ daughter Charlotte in Commonwealth Games snaps, claims expert

    A body language expert has claimed that Kate Middleton at times “mirrored” her daughter while they were together at the Commonwealth Games.

    Body language pro Judi James had this to say: “Kate is known for her smile and laughter in public, but these poses show her looking a lot more spontaneous.

    “At one point she sits open-mouthed in what looks like playful shock or indignation.

    “Kate appears to be taking her lead from Charlotte and mirroring her slightly, which clearly shows they are sharing the fun and losing themselves in the moment.

    “Charlotte’s dramatic facial expressions that include sticking out her tongue, widening her eyes and looking totally engrossed show an immersion that could only come from a lack of shyness and self-awareness.

    “It is so good to see Kate following suit, even in a more subtle way.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Andrew has no chance

    DISGRACED Prince Andrew has no chance of clawing his way back into the senior royal fold when Charles becomes King, an expert says.

    The disgraced royal, 62, appears in a list of appointments to Her Maj in an official Ministry of Defence document published weeks after he settled an alleged sex assault case.

    The Duke, who is no longer allowed to use his HRH title in any official capacity, always denied wrongdoing and the settlement accepted no liability in the matter.

    But a royal expert has dismissed the possibility of Andrew being able to claw his way back under Charles' reign after daughters Eugenie & Beatrice recently stepped up.

    Jonathan Sacerdoti told Express.co.uk: “I can't see any way that the Royal Family would try to push Prince Andrew, front and centre again anytime soon.

    "I think that corresponds with an era when we're seeing the Royal Family slim down anyway, in terms of who's put out there to do a lot of public work.

    “I think that the Queen has divided more of her role to the next generations in order to alleviate the burden on her at her old age, and that is entirely reasonable."

    The expert also said this move would align with Charles' reported view to slim down the Monarchy.

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    Which charities has Meghan worked with?

    The Duchess of Sussex is known for her acting, but she is also a philanthropist and activist.

    She is the Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada and has been to Rwanda to promote the organisation's Clean Water Campaign.

    The Duchess of Sussex has also visited Afghanistan to support US forces and their families.

    In 2014 she was involved in a UN campaign for gender equality.

    In February 2021,  Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas received a donation from Harry and Meghan through the Archewell Foundation following a devastating period of icy and snowy weather throughout Texas.

    This support for woman's rights has continued in 2022, as she stands up for women's right to choose.

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    Father-daughter bond

    Body language expert Judi James says William also seems "totally happy" to lower his status and confidence signals to raise his daughter's and allow her some of the "power" in the relationship.

    She explains: "It was Charlotte finishing and closing their good luck video to the England Women’s Football team prior to the Euros Final.

    "Here we see William standing in a more passive pose with his hands clasped in front and an expression of mock shock as Charlotte performs a very emphatic and confident ‘thumbs up’ signal at him.

    "By making her dad laugh like this, Charlotte should feel more assertive and grown-up.

    She adds: "William’s puckered and part-suppressed smile of utter pride as he looks at his daughter here is only nearly matched by Kate’s wide beam from the other side.

    "We have seen Charlotte being mentored by her mum before, but this is the first outing where we can really see the bond between father and daughter."

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    Meghan 'fears Harry will be lured back'

    Meghan Markle is fearful that Prince Harry will be "lured back into the fold", a Royal Family insider has claimed.

    It is understood that the Sussexes received an invitation by the Queen to visit Balmoral Castle.

    An insider has said it could be a "bittersweet invite" for Meghan who fears Harry may want to return to the UK one day.

    The Balmoral insider told Closer magazine: "It’s a bittersweet invite for Meghan, because on one hand it fuels her and Harry’s confidence that they are very much still part of the family.

    "But after so much time away, she fears Harry will be lured back into the fold and want to return to the UK.

    "Meghan doesn’t doubt that Harry is committed to spending the rest of his life in America, but does have certain trepidation over how these types of visits can pull at his heartstrings.

    "She’s been aware of Harry’s homesickness for some time, and she can see just how excited he is to show more of his heritage to their children, without the attention and security fears that surrounded them in London.”

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    Here is what Prince William told the Lionesses after their historic Euros win

    Prince William was present at the Euro’s final last weekend, as England made history by beating Germany 2-1 in an exhilarating match.

    The Duke of Cambridge handed the Lionesses their medals, speaking to each of them individually, but what did he say?

    England hero Williamson revealed how here conversation with the royal went.

    Williamson told the England YouTube channel what was said during her interaction with him.

    She said: “I think I went to shake his hand and he said, ‘Leah, bring it in’ and I said, ‘Thank you sir’.

    “He was like, ‘I’m very proud of you all’.”

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    Prince Harry could tone down bombshell memoir as Royals put differences aside

    A Royals expert has claimed that Prince Harry could reign in some of the more controversial revelations in his upcoming memoir.

    The Duke is reportedly having doubts about the book's winter release date, as it was written when the royal was still at "peak rage" toward is family.

    Expert, Richard Kay, told True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat that "Harry is having second thoughts about when he publishes this book at all."

    He said: "The book was competed we believe, in January, at least Harry's part of it.

    "That was really when Harry was still at peak rage."

    Richard thinks there has been considerable "rapprochement" and that Harry "will wind it down a bit."

    This comes as many Royals put tensions aside to wish Meghan Markle a happy 41st birthday.

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    Princess Diana's ex-bodyguard to release brand new book on her life

    Ken Wharfe, who worked in close protection of the late Princess, "reassesses her life" on the 25th anniversary of her death.

    The Princesses bodyguard started working with her in the mid 1980s and continued to do so for many years.

    In an article for the Mail on Sunday, Ken touchingly revealed there were no "barriers" between the two, despite Lady Diana obviously being royalty.

    He had heard in briefings while training for the job that the royals are "not your friends," but Diana was "different".

    Ken discusses her incredibly unique traits, and why we are still positively obsessed with Lady Diana, 25 years after she died.

    The book, Remembering The Princess, will be released on 14 August, for £18 RRP.

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    Queen sends message to Lambeth Conference

    Her Majesty The Queen sent the following message to the 15th Lambeth Conference on August 3.

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    Meghan Markle’s close friendship with this royal BEFORE she met Harry

    Did you know Meghan Markle was friends with a member of the monarchy before she ever met her now husband, Prince Harry?

    Reportedly, Meghan met Princess Eugenie before she met Harry.

    Meghan told Oprah: “Eugenie and I had known each other before I knew Harry.”

    It is thought she was introduced to Eugenie and Harry by her best friend Mischa Nonoo, who is a fashion designer, but it has not been confirmed.

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    Full details of Duchess’ 41st birthday REVEALED 

    Meghan Markle's 41st birthday plans have been revealed, as the Duchess celebrates a "lowkey" and "intimate" birthday.

    Meghan turns 41 today, and according to a Royals expert she will celebrate it in California.

    Speaking to the Daily Star, Royals expert Kinsey Schofield said: "I imagine Meghan's birthday might be an intimate dinner at Lucky's Steakhouse in Montecito. Maybe David Foster and Katharine McPhee also got a babysitter and are there to talk shop and celebrate the Duchess.

    "Meghan loves to be in the kitchen so I do think she would wait to do the sweet treats and cake with Archie and Lili."

    She added: "They might even bake and decorate themselves. I think we can expect a low key birthday for Meghan this year."

    "Maybe Prince Harry would gift her a new piece of jewellery that is somehow related to their babies. Their birthstones or initials."

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    Duke of York not involved with multi-million pound purchase

    A spokeswoman for the Duke of York insisted last night he had not personally been involved in the purchase.

    But the acquisition, particularly as “an investment,” raises questions over how the Duchess could afford to buy such a luxuriously pricey pad after decades of financial struggles.

    In 2010 she told US TV she was “continually on the verge of financial bankruptcy”.

    Her representatives yesterday confirmed the purchase but refused to discuss any specific details such as the final price.

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    Sarah Ferguson buys £5million house in London’s poshest area

    Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson were at the centre of yet another property mystery last night after Fergie bought a £5million home — despite regularly moaning about being hard up.

    The Duchess of York snapped up the mews house from The Duke of Westminster, one of the country’s wealthiest men and a close friend of the Royal Family.

    Sources say it is considered “a long-term investment for daughters Princess Beatrice and Eugenie”.

    It had formed part of the Grosvenor Estates portfolio, but has now been transferred to Fergie.

    She and her embattled ex- husband Andrew live together in grace and favour pile Royal Lodge in Windsor, which is owned by the Queen.

    The new home, in Mayfair, is thought to be the family’s only London property.

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    Charles and Camilla wish Duchess a Happy Birthday

    Prince Charles and Camilla have posted a Happy Birthday message to Meghan Markle on Twitter today.

    They said: "Happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!"

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    Kate and William put royal rift to the side to wish Meghan Markle happy birthday

    Kate Middleton and Prince William put their royal rift aside today as they wished Meghan Markle a happy birthday.

    The Duchess of Sussex turned 41 today, with the Royal Family taking to social media to wish her a special day.

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    'Charming' Princess Charlotte steals show at Commonwealth Games

    Princess Charlotte has been described as a "charming" young girl after her first family engagement with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    The seven-year-old princess joined her proud parents in Birmingham – host city of the Commonwealth Games – to learn about a programme preparing the next generation of sportsmen and women for future events.

    Charlotte appeared curious about her surroundings and the people around her at Birmingham University, and a little apprehensive at times, but received a reassuring arm around her shoulder or word in her ear from William, and held Kate's hand at other moments.

    The young princess revealed gymnastics was the sport she liked most and joined a nutritional workshop helping her parents place pictures of foods like nuts, bread and grapes into the right groups, whether protein, carbohydrates, antioxidants or healthy fats.

    At one point Charlotte was asked to update a Team England medal board and added a bronze, won in the men's team table tennis event, and a silver from the lawn bowls men's pairs.

    She was also taken by William and Kate to events at the Commonwealth Games and was photographed grinning during swimming heats and later joined her parents to watch a hockey match.

    Princess Charlotte has been described as a "charming" young girl after her first RoyalF Family engagement alongside Wiliam & KateCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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    Kate and William urged to give up annual 100 day holiday

    Royal expert makes clear that many won’t take kindly to their excessive number of holiday days.

    Many people across the country are given only 22 days of holiday, and with the cost of living crisis, many struggle to take holidays both abroad and at home.

    Daniela Elser wrote for news.co.au: “It’s time for the Cambridge’s to give up this royal perk. They can’t have their nearly 100 days of holiday per year and still try to sell themselves as the Duke and Duchess of Relatability.”

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    Thomas Markle Jnr says Harry & Meg 'should stay out of politics'

    Meghan Markle’s half-brother recently spoke out about Harry and Meghan’s public comments about American political matters.

    Interviewed by Dan Wooton recently, Thomas Markle Jr, 56, discussed Prince Harry’s recent Nelson Mandela Day speech that he gave on 18 July.

    Markle Jr simply said: “The Sussexes need to stick to rescue chickens in Motecito and stay out of politics.”

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    The Sussexes should ‘stay out of politics’ says Thomas Markle Jr

    Meghan Markle’s 56 year old half brother recently spoke out about Harry and Meghan’s public comments about American political matters.

    Interviewed by Dan Wooton recently, Thomas Markle Jr discussed Prince Harry’s recent Nelson Mandela Day speech that he gave on 18 July.

    Markle Jr simply said: “The Sussexes need to stick to rescue chickens in Motecito and stay out of politics.”

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    Royals updates live!

    Check for new updates on the royal family and her Majesty the Queen here at The Sun.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

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    Here is what Prince William told the Lionesses after their historic Euros win

    Prince William was present at the Euro’s final last weekend, as England made history by beating Germany 2-1 in an exhilarating match.

    The Duke of Cambridge handed the Lionesses their medals, speaking to each of them individually, but what did he say?

    England hero Williamson revealed how her conversation with the royal went.

    Williamson told the England YouTube channel what was said during her interaction with him.

    She said: “I think I went to shake his hand and he said, ‘Leah, bring it in’ and I said, ‘Thank you sir’.

    “He was like, ‘I’m very proud of you all’.”

  • henry moore

    Kate ‘mirrors’ daughter Charlotte in Commonwealth Games snaps, claims expert

    A body language expert has claimed that Kate Middleton at times “mirrored” her daughter while they were together at the Commonwealth Games.

    Body language pro Judi James had this to say: “Kate is known for her smile and laughter in public, but these poses show her looking a lot more spontaneous.

    “At one point she sits open-mouthed in what looks like playful shock or indignation.

    “Kate appears to be taking her lead from Charlotte and mirroring her slightly, which clearly shows they are sharing the fun and losing themselves in the moment.

    “Charlotte’s dramatic facial expressions that include sticking out her tongue, widening her eyes and looking totally engrossed show an immersion that could only come from a lack of shyness and self-awareness.

    “It is so good to see Kate following suit, even in a more subtle way.”

  • henry moore

    In pictures: The Sandringham Flower Show

    The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall attended the Flower Show, in Kings Lynn on 27 July.

    Norfolk’s famous flower show entered its 139th year, and is usually attended by around 15,000 people, including the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla.

    This is the show’s big return after not being in operation since 2019, due to Covid-19.

    Prince Charles and Camilla have attended since 2005, it certainly is an event they greatly enjoy.

    Pictured you can see Camilla, pouring over some incredible gingerbread houses with quaint little gardens, so intricately made!

    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends The Sandringham Flower Show 2022 at Sandringham on July 27, 2022 in King’s Lynn, EnglandCredit: Getty
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    Prince Andrew’s chances of making a comeback to royal life are slim

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Andrew has a very low chance of making his way back into the public eye as a working royal.

    Following the Epstein sex scandal, Prince Andrew has been pushed out of his royal duties.

    Despite this, the Queen has involved him (albeit very minimally) in certain events, such as Prince Philips funeral.

    However, a royal commentator has said that under Prince Charles, Andrew’s older brother, he has no chance of making a comeback.

    Jonathan Sacerdoti told the Express: “I can’t see any way that the royal family would try to push Prince Andrew, front and centre again any time soon.”

    He continued: “In due course when Prince Charles is the Monarch I think we will see even more steps to slim down the working royal family.

    “Part of the reason for that will be to avoid any controversies about individuals or to avoid putting anyone out there who feel they might not command the same level of respect that the Monarch themselves commands.”

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    Charlotte is using the Queen as a ‘body language role model’, expert claims

    The young royal clearly looks up to Her Majesty, according to body language pro Judi James.

    Charlotte was spotted out with her parents at the Commonwealth Games this week.

    Discussing the moment Charlotte shook the hand of Dominica swimmer Warren Lawrence, Judi said: “We’ve seen her shaking hands in a very royal meet and greet ritual before, but she has often needed a little nudging to do so.

    “Here though she looks quite keen to shake hands and is actually enjoying the process.

    “Her arm is held up at a very assured angle and she uses eye contact and an eye smile as she performs a pretty convincing ‘social’ mouth smile.

    “The angle of her hand and her facial expression are so similar to the Queen’s there is a hint she might have been using ‘Gan Gan’ as her body language role model.”

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