Queen Elizabeth health news – Prince Harry and Meghan ordered to 'STAY AWAY' from Jubilee as they'll 'ruin everything'

MEGHAN & Harry have been ordered to “stay away” from the Queen’s Jubilee to avoid overshadowing Her Majesty's milestone celebrations.

Commentators say they don't want the ongoing “bitter” Royal Family row distracting people from the Queen marking 70 glorious years on the throne.

Richard Eden told the MailOnline's talk show, Palace Confidential: “I really get the impression that Harry and Meghan are loving all the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee or not.

“What should be the wonderful celebrations of the Queen’s amazing long reign, instead it’s sort of becoming this saga or will-they-won’t-they-come?”

And the publication's editor at large, Richard Kat, added that it's “tragic” that the Queen has to deal with the rows with her own grandchildren.

He said: “I think it’s tragic for her. The last thing she wants is these ongoing, bitter rows with her own grandchildren and the family.

“They had so much trouble in the 1990s which they had hoped they had put behind them, but this is somehow even worse and it must be enormously difficult for her and quite despairing.”

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  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince Harry row as BetterUp staff threaten to quit over unethical treatment

    STAFF at the California mental health business that employs Prince Harry are threatening to sue or quit over claims they are being unethically treated.

    And some say the Duke of Sussex's role as Chief Impact Officer at the mental health app BetterUp is marketing "smoke and mirrors".

    Staff blasted the platform, valued at $5billion (£4bn), as having "questionable ethics" after learning of plans for a "sneaky" pay cut of up a third of their wages.

    Some of the 2,000 mental health life coaches are now threatening to sue or quit the Silicon Valley start-up.

    One told US news site The Daily Beast: "There's really questionable ethics going on. They've turned us into a commodity." Speaking about when Harry joined, another said: "They hired and hired … they have so many VPs. I don't know what they do."

    BetterUp has reportedly now written to coaches promising no one will face a pay cut. BetterUp has been approached for comment.

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    What happened during Edward & Sophie's tour of the Caribbean?

    During Edward and Sophie's trip to Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda, which came to a close on Thursday, the earl was criticised for his response after being pressed over reparations.

    The Queen's youngest son gave a nervous laugh when asked to make remarks after the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda called on the Wessexes to use their "diplomatic influence" to achieve "reparatory justice", and outlined the country's wish to "one day become a republic".

    The earl joked that he had not been taking notes during Gaston Browne's opening comments, so could not respond to all the points he had made.

    Dr Mos-Shogbamimu accused Edward of "arrogance", saying: "He's not taking notes? What the hell is he doing there? That was his response to very sensitive issues that pertain to people of that country."

    She highlighted the two years since the global Black Lives Matter movement, saying: "What I can't understand is how, in 2022, we still have a royal family that refuses to get with the programme, that is so behind the times. They are losing all relevance."

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    Royals urged to rethink Caribbean tours unless they address 'reconciliation and justice'

    Royal tours to the Caribbean should be scrapped unless the royal family uses them to address "truth, reconciliation and justice", a political activist has warned.

    Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu branded the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Jubilee trips to the Queen's island realms as an "embarrassment to the British monarchy".

    The overseas visits were met with controversy as campaigners demanded apologies from the royal family and reparation over slavery, while numerous nations set out their intentions to become republics.

    Lawyer Dr Mos-Shogbamimu told the PA news agency: "If the purpose of the trip is what we've seen which is basically a continuation of representing the legacy of the British Empire, then absolutely yes these tours should just end.

    "Quite frankly these royal tours that we've seen to date are an embarrassment to the British monarchy.

    "However if the royal tour was one that speaks to what many of these Afro-Caribbean nations are seeking to address, which is truth, reconciliation and justice, then you need to get on board those tours and make them work."

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    Prince Harry ‘WON’T attend Charles’ coronation

    PRINCE Harry will not attend his father’s coronation if Camilla is made Queen at Westminster Abbey, it is claimed.

    Her Majesty has said it is her “sincere wish” the Duchess of Cornwall be known as Queen Consort when her husband takes the throne.

    However, Harry will snub the service if it takes place at the Abbey as Camilla would be crowned just feet from where his late mother’s coffin lay in 1997, Private Eye reports.

    Princess Diana‘s casket was driven from Buckingham Palace to the royal church, where it stayed for the funeral on September 6.

    It was then taken to the Spencer family home at Althorp, Northamptonshire, to rest on an island on an ornamental lake where it remains today.

    But the image of his mum’s coffin in Westminster Abbey was likely etched into 12-year-old Harry’s mind, and has remained there ever since.

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    Parliament must step in to remove Andrew's Duke of York title

    Rachael Maskell, the Labour MP for York Central, previously announced how she had met Commons officials to investigate ways of forcing Prince Andrew to give up his Duke of York title.

    This is because an Act of Parliament is needed for the title – Andrew's last major honorary position – to be taken away,

    It means a statute would have to be passed by both the House of Commons and the Lords.

    This also means the Queen does not have the sole power to remove Andrew's Dukedom.

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    Andrew 'will certainly not be stripped of Duke of York title'

    THE Queen will NOT strip Andrew of his Duke of York title, despite facing mounting public pressure to do so.

    Royal sources have said Her Majesty “certainly will not” force Andrew to give up his Duke title which was bestowed upon him in 1986.

    The source told The Mirror: “The Queen certainly will not take any further action in that regard (of removing his titles).

    “The Duke of York has stepped back from public life and already had a range of titles and associations removed and Her Majesty’s position has not deviated from that.”

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    Meghan & Harry 'should stay away from Platinum Jubilee', say commentators

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been urged to “stay away” from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by royal commentators.

    The reason for this is that they do not want the ongoing “bitter” Royal Family row to distract people from the Queen’s celebration.

    Richard Eden, the Daily Mail’s diary editor told the Mail’s talk show, Palace Confidential: “I really get the impression that Harry and Meghan are loving all the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee or not.

    “What should be the wonderful celebrations of the Queen’s amazing long reign, instead it’s sort of becoming this saga or will-they-won’t-they-come?”

    Richard Kay, the Daily Mail’s editor at Large, added that it is “tragic” that the Queen has to deal with the rows with her own grandchildren.

    He said: “I think it’s tragic for her. The last thing she wants is these ongoing, bitter rows with her own grandchildren and the family.

    “They had so much trouble in the 1990s which they had hoped they had put behind them, but this is somehow even worse and it must be enormously difficult for her and quite despairing.”

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    Queen hopes to attend State Opening of Parliament in two weeks' time

    Buckingham Palace said the sovereign is hoping to attend the State Opening of Parliament in less than two weeks' time, on May 10.

    However, an official confirmation is expected closer to the time or on the day.

    Her high-profile Platinum Jubilee celebrations are just over a month away.

    The Queen, who has experienced mobility issues in recent months, has opened Parliament on all but two occasions during her reign.

    The exceptions were in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with Andrew and then Prince Edward, when her speech was read by the Lord Chancellor.

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    The Queen beams as she returns to work unaided

    The Queen looked on cheery form as she held a face-to-face audience with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Castle – her first official engagement since a week-long break on the Sandringham estate.

    The monarch smiled broadly as she shook hands and posed for photographs with Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola in her Oak Room sitting room.

    On Wednesday evening, her second son, the disgraced Duke of York, was stripped of his Freedom of York by councillors in the city, amid further calls for him to have his dukedom removed.

    The Queen returned to her Berkshire castle a day ago after staying at the late Duke of Edinburgh's Wood Farm cottage where she celebrated her 96th birthday.

    She stood without her walking stick and was dressed in a blue and grey paisley-style patterned silk dress for the audience on Thursday.

    She was wearing her fruit-themed sapphire and diamond grapes brooch, which features a sapphire bow and 16 small diamonds shaped like a bunch of grapes. It was inherited from the Queen Mother.

    Buckingham Palace said the sovereign is hoping to attend the State Opening of Parliament in less than two weeks' time, on May 10, but confirmation is expected closer to the time or on the day.

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    Charles holds 'emotional' meeting with Ukrainian refugees

    The Prince of Wales has said that he hopes Britain is welcoming to Ukrainians in an "emotional" meeting with families who have fled Vladimir Putin's invasion.

    Charles, who is believed to have personally suggested meeting refugees from Ukraine, added that he was praying for the conflict to end quickly.

    He made the comments on a visit to the World Jewish Relief (WJR) charity in north London, which has sent food, money and medicine to the war-torn country.

    Charles, a patron of the group since 2015, has made a financial contribution to its efforts although the sum has not been made public.

    WJR chairman Maurice Helfgott told the prince he would be writing a letter to thank him for the donation. "Don't bother with that," responded the prince, to laughter from the room.

    After speaking to the team responsible for settling refugees in the UK, Charles met three Ukrainian women who had fled the war, all of whom have asked not to be named.

    Two were from Kharkiv, in the north east of Ukraine, while the other was from Odessa in the south. Both cities have been heavily bombed by Russian forces.

    "Till the day I die, I will never forget the sound of missiles," one of the women said.

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    Royal tours to Caribbean ‘should be scrapped unless they address justice’, says activist (2/2)

    During Edward and Sophie's trip to Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda, which came to a close on Thursday, the earl was criticised for his response after being pressed over reparations.

    The Queen's youngest son gave a nervous laugh when asked to make remarks after the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda called on the Wessexes to use their "diplomatic influence" to achieve "reparatory justice", and outlined the country's wish to "one day become a republic".

    The earl joked that he had not been taking notes during Gaston Browne's opening comments, so could not respond to all the points he had made.

    Dr Mos-Shogbamimu accused Edward of "arrogance", saying: "He's not taking notes? What the hell is he doing there? That was his response to very sensitive issues that pertain to people of that country."

    She highlighted the two years since the global Black Lives Matter movement, saying: "What I can't understand is how, in 2022, we still have a royal family that refuses to get with the programme, that is so behind the times. They are losing all relevance."

    The founder of the Women in Leadership Publication added: "We give the Queen the benefit of doubt. She's 96. She's an older lady.

    "There is no excuse for her children or her grandchildren who are meant to be taking her place and representing her."

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    Royal tours to Caribbean 'should be scrapped unless they address justice', says activist

    Royal tours to the Caribbean should be scrapped unless the royal family uses them to address "truth, reconciliation and justice", a political activist has warned.

    Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu branded the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Jubilee trips to the Queen's island realms as an "embarrassment to the British monarchy".

    The overseas visits were met with controversy as campaigners demanded apologies from the royal family and reparation over slavery, while numerous nations set out their intentions to become republics.

    Lawyer Dr Mos-Shogbamimu told the PA news agency: "If the purpose of the trip is what we've seen which is basically a continuation of representing the legacy of the British Empire, then absolutely yes these tours should just end.

    "Quite frankly these royal tours that we've seen to date are an embarrassment to the British monarchy.

    "However if the royal tour was one that speaks to what many of these Afro-Caribbean nations are seeking to address, which is truth, reconciliation and justice, then you need to get on board those tours and make them work."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen & Charles 'closer than ever' thanks to Camilla

    A royal expert has claimed that Camilla Parker-Bowles has become an integral member of the Royal Family since her marriage to Prince Charles 17 years ago – and has even bought her husband and the Queen closer than ever.

    Writing for Vanity Fair last week, Katie Nicholl, claimed that Camilla’s influence has made Charles “closer than ever to his mother”. 

    She wrote: “Her [Camilla] family is her nucleus — she is extremely close to her son, Tom, daughter, Laura, and five grandchildren. 

    “She remains on good terms with her ex-husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, and counts her sister, Annabel, as her best friend.”

    Ms Nicholl continued: “Her “family first” motto has rubbed off on Charles, who speaks to Prince William almost every day on the phone and is closer than ever to his mother.”

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    Kate required 'lots of care and strategy' to marry William

    A royal author has claimed that Kate Middleton used “a lot of care and strategy to end up married to William” and the switch from being his girlfriend of a future king to being married to one was tricky to navigate.

    Tina Brown, author of ‘The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor – The Truth And The Turmoil’, claims the path was like “an obstacle course”.

    Ms Brown told The Post Kate required "a lot of care and strategy to end up married to William".

    She added: “They were madly in love all the way through but…making it from the loving girlfriend to the future queen, that’s an obstacle course.

    “And it’s like snakes and ladders. At any moment she could have stepped on the wrong square and had a snake.”

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      Queen stands unaided in positive health update

      THE QUEEN was spotted standing unaided with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Castle yesterday – as she held an in-person audience.

      In what fans of the Monarch will see as a huge positive update to her health, she held her first official engagement after a week-long break on the Sandringham estate.

      The Monarch smiled broadly as she shook hands and posed for photographs with Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola in the castle’s Oak Room.

      And eagle-eyed fans spotted that she stood without her walking stick, dressed in a blue and grey paisley-style patterned silk dress.

      A fruit-themed sapphire and 16 diamond grape brooch also adorned her dress.

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      Queen will ‘certainly not’ strip Andrew of his Duke of York title

      On Wednesday, councillors in York unanimously voted to strip Prince Andrew of his Freedom of the City honour.

      City of York council members also called upon the Queen and the Government to remove his dukedom.

      However, royal source claims that the Duke’s mother, The Queen, would not be stripping Andrew of the peerage though.

      The Mirror quotes a source as saying: “The Queen certainly will not take any further action in that regard.

      “The Duke of York has stepped back from public life and already had a range of titles and associations removed and Her Majesty’s position has not deviated from that.”

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      Explained: How to enter the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

      Performers are needed for the day's events, whether you are an individual or a club.

      Anyone can volunteer to take part in the pageant, to bring to life historic movements and subcultures from the UK in the past 70 years.

      The casting website has a list of specific groups such as jivers, mods, new romantics, cybergoth and boy blue collaboration plus many more.

      They are encouraging authentic or high quality replica clothing and items that represent the moving fashions of Britain.

      Street performers who dress as famous faces are also welcome to apply.

      If you want to get involved register your interest on the official website before Sunday, May 1, 2022.

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      What is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

      The Platinum Jubilee Pageant takes place on the Sunday during the Queen's Jubilee weekend.

      It is an all day event on the final day of celebrations, Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Buckingham Palace.

      And, it will be one of the major events taking place on the Jubilee weekend – which will take place at Buckingham Palace and in the surrounding streets.

      The 3km route will be similar to that taken by the Queen at her coronation in 1953.

      Many British national treasures will be involved such as Ed Sheeran, Sir Cliff Richard, Gary Lineker, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bill Bailey and Gok Wan.

      The pageant will be split into four acts: For Queen and Country, The Time of Our Lives, Let’s Celebrate, and Happy and Glorious, all organised by pageant master Adrian Evans LVO.

      Find out more about the pageant here.

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      Kate has ‘been embraced’ by all members of Royal Family

      Body language expert Darren Stanton says it's clear Kate Middleton has been "embraced" by all senior members of the Royal Family.

      Analysing Kate and Princess Anne's joint appearance yesterday, Mr Stanton said the Duchess of Cambridge shows no signs of "feeling intimidated".

      He told Slingo: “It’s clear that Kate has been embraced by all members of the Royal family, with her interactions and exchanges with other senior Royals always appearing honest and sincere. Kate, again, looks very at home and naturally confident while carrying out her duties alongside Anne.

      "Her open body language suggests there is no indication she feels intimidated. 

      “Princess Anne‘s body language, meanwhile, is congruent and similar to the behaviour she adopts when out with other members of the senior Royal family which suggests she treats Kate exactly in the same manner. 

      “Kate’s outing with Anne is significant in the way it reinforces just how much she has evolved as a person and the level of confidence she’s developed to comfortably attend these types of Royal events either with her husband William, other senior Royals or indeed on her own.”

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      William 'already showing qualities of a King'

      According to a body language expert, Prince William was the "most regal we have seen" him as he attended the Anzac Day service – which took place on Monday 25 April.

      Body language expert Darren Stanton said the Duke of Cambridge is "already showing qualities of a King" as he does what he expected of him whilst carrying out royal duties.

      Speaking on behalf of Slingo, Mr Stanton said: " His body language and posture was military-like as he stood to attention in respect of the fallen soldiers.

      "Naturally, he adopted a very solemn facial expression congruent with the nature and mood of the remembrance service and it was the most regal we have seen William conduct himself at a Royal engagement."

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      Royal toilet duties: Prince Charles' demands revealed

      In explosive new book, The Palace Papers, Tina Brown reveals the Prince’s interesting items she believes he simply cannot live without.

      The Prince of Wales’ has always had a taste for the finer things in life. Author Brown makes new outlandish claims in her new book.

      She reveals how allegedly Prince Charles sends a van of his personal belongings and treasured items to his friends’ country houses the day before he’s due to stay.

      Staff apparently then have to unload his “bed, furniture and even pictures,” according to Brown.

      These extravagant items include his orthopaedic bed, personal lavatory seat and Kleenex Velvet toilet paper.

      She made further claims that Prince Charles brings his own paintings of the Scottish Highlands, to decorate with.

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      Thank you for reading my coverage this evening. My colleague Joe Gamp will be back with you tomorrow morning.

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      Queen Mother 'made it clear which prince deserved more of her attention’

      A royal author has claimed that Prince Harry felt “overshadowed” when the Queen Mother gave William more attention when they were growing up.

      Royal biographer Robert Jobson said: “By the time he was just eight years old, Prince William was already used to being treated with deference by some of the royal staff.

      “On top of that, the Queen Mother made it quite clear which of the two little princes deserved more of her attention.

      “At family gatherings, their great-grandmother would often call for a chair to be placed next to hers, then ask for William to be seated next to her.

      “She would also invite him to go to see her at Clarence House — without his younger brother.

      “Not surprisingly, Prince Harry felt overshadowed — though he has never publicly expressed hurt or resentment at being the less favoured child.”

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      Queen will 'certainly not' strip Andrew of his Duke of York title

      On Wednesday, councillors in York unanimously voted to strip Prince Andrew of his Freedom of the City honour.

      City of York council members also called upon the Queen and the Government to remove his dukedom.

      However, royal source claims that the Duke's mother, The Queen, would not be stripping Andrew of the peerage though.

      The Mirror quotes a source as saying: "The Queen certainly will not take any further action in that regard.

      "The Duke of York has stepped back from public life and already had a range of titles and associations removed and Her Majesty's position has not deviated from that."

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