Royal Family latest news – Queen set to attend COP26 without Harry and Meghan as Kate in talks 'to make documentary'

'ECO-WARRIORS' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year's COP26 climate change conference in November.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.

The news comes as Kate Middleton is reportedly in early talks with a TV boss over plans to make a documentary on early childhood development.

The mum-of-three had a meeting with a high-powered executive from production company 72 Films earlier this week.

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Will George ever be King?

    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.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and Meghan to miss COP26

    “ECO-WARRIORS” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year’s COP26 climate change conference in November.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.

    The Royal announcement comes weeks after Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — which demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

    It also pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

  • Louis Allwood

    How many children did Princess Margaret have?

    In the same year Margaret gave birth to their first child David on November 3.

    The couple’s second child Lady Sarah was born three years later on May 1, 1964.

    In 1994, she married the actor Daniel Chatto, and the couple have two children together: Samuel and Arthur.

    When Princess Margaret died of a stroke in 2002, both Lady Sarah and David started a charity in her honour – the Princess Margaret Fund – which supports stroke research.

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is Prince Michael of Kent’s wife Princess Michael?

    Princess Michael of Kent, 75 – who was often called Princess Pushy – is married to the Queen’s paternal cousin Prince Michael of Kent.

    She is a member of the British Royal Family of German, Austrian, and Hungarian descent, who was born in Karlsbad, Germany, which is now located in Czechia. 

    Born in 1945, her father – who was a Nazi party member – divorced from her mother a year later and she moved to Australia in 1950, where she was educated.

    She then headed to London to study History of Fine and Decorative Art.

    Princess Michael was an interior designer before becoming an author, who penned a number of books on European royalty.

    Prince Michael is a paternal first cousin of the Queen and the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate in talks with TV boss ‘over plans to make documentary'

    Kate Middleton is reportedly in early talks with a TV boss over plans to make a documentary on early childhood development.

    The mum-of-three had a meeting with a high-powered executive from production company 72 Films earlier this week.

    However, no programme has yet been commissioned and well-placed sources say the chat was for "preliminary and research purposes".

    If Kate does decide to sign up for a documentary, she'll be following in the footsteps of her husband and brother- and sister-in-law.

    Prince William's environmental series with David Attenborough began on the BBC this week.

    And Meghan and Harry have signed their own £73million deal with streaming giant Netflix.

  • Louis Allwood

    Lack of energy

    Biographer Andrew Morton claimed that Kate was exhausted in the run up to the Sussexes’ royal wedding due to her being pregnant with third child, Prince Louis. 

    In his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew claims Kate being pregnant for the majority of Meghan’s wedding preparations got in the way of a friendship developing. 

    He said: “Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family.

    “What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbour.

    “When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another.”

    Read more here.

  • Louis Allwood

    Out of touch

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of being “out of touch” by royal experts who say that in five years time “no one will be listening to them.”

    Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent at Vanity Fair appeared on True Royalty TV’s programme The Royal Beat where she discussed the Sussex’s recent visit to a New York City School.

    Speaking on the show she said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school – it doesn’t make any sense. It just shows them to not be in touch.” 

    Author and royal expert Robert Jobson agrees, telling the programme: “If they’d been shielded by the ‘royal umbrella’, they wouldn’t be falling into so many of these traps, and they’d probably still have a degree of popularity, and a chance to have a voice. 

    “I don’t think that in five years’ time people will be listening.” 

  • Milica Cosic

    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.

  • Milica Cosic

    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.

    • Milica Cosic

      Raking it in

      Harry was estimated to be worth around £29.5m in 2019, before he and Meghan made the move to the States with their son, Archie, now two.

      After allegedly running up a colossal taxpayer bill in the UK, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who are also parents to four-month-old Lilibet – have been racking up their earnings.

      They landed a £30million deal with Spotify for their own podcast – branded a “woke word salad” by listeners.

      The couple also bagged a £112million Netflix deal – which led to Meghan being labelled the “new Kim Kardashian” – and have appeared at a string of lucrative speaking events, averaging at £756k a speech. 

      If that wasn’t enough, Meghan enlisted her close pal Oprah Winfrey to help flog a coffee investment via an Instagram post, reportedly worth millions.

      Harry has also had a £15million advance from publishers for a memoir, which experts fear he may use to name the “royal racist” – although he’s said to be donating profits to charity.

    • Milica Cosic

      Lack of energy

      Biographer Andrew Morton claimed that Kate was exhausted in the run up to the Sussexes’ royal wedding due to her being pregnant with third child, Prince Louis. 

      In his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew claims Kate being pregnant for the majority of Meghan’s wedding preparations got in the way of a friendship developing. 

      He said: “Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family.

      “What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbour.

      “When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another.”

      Read more here.

    • Milica Cosic

      ‘It could be a disaster’ (Continued…)

      Attorney Andrew B. Brettler says the accuser had entered into a “settlement agreement” that would end her current claim against the prince.

      But Ms Levin said: “That’s a dead end as well.

      “It’s just not going to go away.”

      She said the suit is affecting the Royal Family “very badly” – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew’s reputation will be “permanent”.

      “Here’s the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he’s just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he’s above all this nonsense,” she said.

      Despite a series of PR catastrophes in recent years, Andrew was reportedly so confident the case would collapse that he was plotting a return to the royal frontline.

      One source said: “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

      Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      Prince Andrew faces ‘disaster’

      The Duke of York’s “car crash” Newsnight interview – in which he bizarrely claimed he doesn’t sweat – should warn him off giving evidence, Angela Levin says.

      Writer Ms Levin, who has penned an authorised biography of Prince Harry, says Andrew had just three options to explore ahead of the civil case.

      Speaking on talkRADIO this morning, Ms Levin said: “One was to ignore it, pretend it didn’t happen, he didn’t know anything about it.

      “We’ve seen that hasn’t worked – it hasn’t gone away. He thought it would all disappear into the night. It hasn’t.

      “The second one was to go to America and answer all the questions and nit-pick apart the accusations, which is quite dangerous.

      “Remember how he was on Newsnight and then think of him on the stand, giving evidence.

      “I think it would be a disaster for him.

      “The third one is to try to worm out the fact that his accuser doesn’t have a case.”

    • Milica Cosic

      How many children did Princess Margaret have?

      In the same year Margaret gave birth to their first child David on November 3.

      The couple's second child Lady Sarah was born three years later on May 1, 1964.

      In 1994, she married the actor Daniel Chatto, and the couple have two children together: Samuel and Arthur.

      When Princess Margaret died of a stroke in 2002, both Lady Sarah and David started a charity in her honour – the Princess Margaret Fund – which supports stroke research.

      Princess Margaret married English photographer and film-maker Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
    • Milica Cosic

      Who was Princess Margaret?

      HRH Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930, at Glamis Castle in Scotland, to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

      She was the younger sister and only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.

      For several days the registration of the princess' birth was deliberately delayed in order to avoid her being numbered 13 and associated with its 'unlucky' connotations.

      In 1936 Princess Margaret's world was turned upside down when her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated to marry divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

      It meant her father, a reluctant Prince George, would become King and that her sister Elizabeth was now the country's future Queen.

      At the tender age of six, Margaret was second in line to the British throne.

    • Milica Cosic

      When did she marry Prince Michael of Kent?  (Continued…)

      Princess Michael has been married twice.

      She first married English banker Thomas Troubridge in 1971 – but the couple then separated in 1973, and civilly divorced in 1977.

      The union was ecclesiastically annulled by Pope Paul VI in May 1978.

      She married Prince Michael of Kent just one month after the annulment at a civil ceremony in Vienna, Austria on June 30, 1978.

      He forfeited his line to the throne by marrying her because she was a Roman Catholic, but was later reinstated through the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

      After gaining permission from Pope John Paul II, the pair married in a Roman Catholic ceremony on June 29, 1983.

    • Milica Cosic

      Who is Prince Michael of Kent’s wife Princess Michael?

      Princess Michael of Kent, 75 – who was often called Princess Pushy – is married to the Queen’s paternal cousin Prince Michael of Kent.

      She is a member of the British Royal Family of German, Austrian, and Hungarian descent, who was born in Karlsbad, Germany, which is now located in Czechia. 

      Born in 1945, her father – who was a Nazi party member – divorced from her mother a year later and she moved to Australia in 1950, where she was educated.

      She then headed to London to study History of Fine and Decorative Art.

      Princess Michael was an interior designer before becoming an author, who penned a number of books on European royalty.

      Prince Michael is a paternal first cousin of the Queen and the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.

      She married Prince Michael of Kent in 1977 Credit: Getty
    • Milica Cosic

      The ‘magic touch’

      The Duke, 37, has the “magic touch” when it comes to his daughter Lilibet, and he has a handy little hack to rock her off to sleep, according to US royal sources.

      “Harry adores Lili and loves reading her bedtime stories and rocking her to sleep,” a US source reportedly told Us Weekly.

      “He has a real magic touch. There’s just so much love and gratitude and they couldn’t ask for more.”

      Royal watchers are yet to see young Lilibet, but proud mum Meghan recently described her as “beautiful” during the couple’s work trip to New York.

    • Milica Cosic

      Out of touch

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of being “out of touch” by royal experts who say that in five years time “no one will be listening to them.”

      Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent at Vanity Fair appeared on True Royalty TV’s programme The Royal Beat where she discussed the Sussex’s recent visit to a New York City School.

      Speaking on the show she said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school – it doesn’t make any sense. It just shows them to not be in touch.” 

      Author and royal expert Robert Jobson agrees, telling the programme: “If they’d been shielded by the ‘royal umbrella’, they wouldn’t be falling into so many of these traps, and they’d probably still have a degree of popularity, and a chance to have a voice. 

      “I don’t think that in five years’ time people will be listening.” 

    • Milica Cosic

      New Diana film causes instant outrage

      A controversial new film Princess Diana premiered last night and caused instant outrage among royal experts who said it strips her of dignity.

      The movie, Spencer, portrays Diana as an emotionally unstable, broken woman who self-harms and breaks down hysterically in front of young son Prince William.

      Graphic scenes range from the fragile princess fantasising about throwing herself down the stairs to choking on a pearl necklace gifted to her by husband Charles.

      She is shown at the height of a mental health crisis while battling bulimia — reduced to tears as she forces herself to vomit and descends into hallucinations about her own death.

      A degrading shower scene ends with the princess talking about a solo sex act. Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty Magazine, said: “It is really cruel to portray her like this. It is totally unnecessary. William and Harry will be very angry and hurt about this. They will find it horrible that their mother is being portrayed in such a huge movie this way.”

    • Milica Cosic

      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.

    • Milica Cosic

      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.

       

    • Milica Cosic

      Andrew suit affecting Royals ‘really badly’

      Angela Levin said the suit is affecting the Royal Family “very badly” – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew’s reputation will be “permanent”.

      “Here’s the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he’s just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he’s above all this nonsense,” she said.

      Despite a series of PR catastrophes in recent years, Andrew was reportedly so confident the case would collapse that he was plotting a return to the royal frontline.

      But he’s now understood to be “worried”.

      One source said: “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

    • Milica Cosic

      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.

    • Milica Cosic

      Harry and Meghan to miss COP26

      “ECO-WARRIORS” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year’s COP26 climate change conference in November.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.

      The Royal announcement comes weeks after Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — which demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

      It also pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

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