Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in ‘tense’ talks with palace over coronation
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The drama about Harry and Meghan means two coronation dates
“Tense” negotiations are underway between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to allow them to attend King Charles’ coronation in May. As reported by The sunsaid a source OK! Magazine: “The palace is trying to complete the negotiations as soon as possible because they cannot go as far as the trial. It could lead to chaos. It could very well end in a stalemate and they won’t participate. But the palace is doing everything in its power not to let that happen. The palace organizes two schedules. One that includes the Sussexes and one that doesn’t. They want to be prepared for all eventualities.”
All of William and Kate’s children will be at Coronation
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – will join their parents and King Charles and Queen Camilla in the procession returning from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace following Charles’ coronation London Times has called. In rehearsal schedules seen by the newspaper, the children will likely join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla, who will be seated in the Gold State Coach.
George, 9, and second in line to the throne, was supposed to be there and could even play a part in the event, but the presence of Charlotte, 8, and Louis (he turns 5 on April 23) hasn’t been made clear until now.
Rehearsal schedules show Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and his children Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will not be attending the procession. The Just also confirmed previous reports that Harry and Meghan’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not yet been invited to the event.
The other royals in the procession – the, the, the Just says will be “significantly smaller and cover a shorter distance than the procession following the coronation of Queen Elizabeth” – Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, his , and the Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra.
Royals post pictures for Mother’s Day
George Bernard Shaw joked that America and England are two countries separated by a common language, but we are also separated by observance of Mother’s Day, which is observed in Britain today.
The royals have been eagerly posting snaps to mark the day, with some revelry because of course it’s the first without the grand matriarch. Kensington Palace released pictures of Kate Middleton sitting in the branches of a tree with her three children, and also one of her 4-year-old Prince Louis cradling. “Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours,” read one caption.
Meanwhile, the Royal Family’s Twitter account posted a picture of Charles as a baby with the Queen and Camilla with her mother. One message read: “To all mothers everywhere and to those who may be missing their mothers today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special one #Mother’s Day.”
Harry and Meghan’s rental secret explained
Remember all the excitement surrounding Harry and Meghan being evicted from Frogmore Cottage? Remember that close friend who told Omid Scobie that it was rude because it wasn’t just a “casual rental”?
Well, it turns out it really wasn’t a typical rental, as the couple haven’t paid rent on the cottage for over two years (at least not in the way most mere mortals understand the term as a regular payment).
Instead, the cost of these refurbishments was accepted as “substitute rent” after they boasted that they wanted to refund a £2.4million ($2.9million) bill paid by the UK taxpayer to refurbish the property , and the Sussexes simply stopped paying rent after five months.
The royalist isn’t a mathematician, but that looks more like they actually returned $2.9 million to the Treasury, minus the cost of rent, estimated by the post on Sunday to be a cool £690,000 ($820,000). Now we understand why they’re so upset about being kicked out of the incredibly valuable estate!
Full marks for the post on Sunday, who managed to get the Palace to actually admit the extraordinary deal, which contradicts the Palace’s claims that the couple would pay a commercial price to rent the property. The newspaper also uncovered the number tricks used to obfuscate the deal in the royal accounts.
Norman Baker, a former cabinet minister and privy councilor who has long advocated greater financial transparency for the royal family, said: “It’s outrageous that Harry and Meghan are able to live in a huge house on these terms, while normal people are struggling to keep themselves to put food on the table.”
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Security services told Harry to give 28 days‘ Notification of visits
Prince Harry has been told he should give police 28 days’ notice before coming to the UK so his security requests can be taken into account, and described the security arrangements put in place for a 2021 visit as “patchy, incoherent and inadequate”. He said the 28-day notice period hampered his “ability to plan and manage his security arrangements [and] could lead to this [his] actual precautions are inadequate and jeopardize his ultimate safety.”
The disclosures were made as part of a defamation lawsuit he is pursuing against the post on Sunday. Harry says the newspaper falsely claimed he misrepresented his willingness to pay for his own police protection.
The telegraph reports that Prince Harry’s lawyers say he is “very concerned for his safety on future trips to the UK” and that he feels he has no choice but to take legal action “given the seriousness of what is being done.” at stake for him and his family is.”
Harry’s lawyers say this is evidenced by the fact that his car “was banned by paparazzi. . . unnecessarily putting the Duke of Sussex in a dangerous situation during the 2021 visit. Harry said on the filing, “I was born into this and the threat will never diminish due to my status in the family.”
Oprah: Harry and Meghan should do what’s “best for them.”
Oprah Winfrey thinks Harry and Meghan “should do what they think is best for them” when it comes to attending the coronation. Winfrey showed up earlier this week CBS morning with longtime friend Gayle King. As reported by PeopleOprah replied, “I think they should do what they think is best for themselves and their family. That’s what I think. That’s the bottom line – it boils down to this: What do you think is best for you? ”
“They didn’t ask my opinion,” Oprah added.
Winfrey conducted the bombshell interview with the couple in 2021, which revealed her irritation and dissatisfaction with the royal family and claimed that a senior royal – who cannot be identified – questioned the skin color of their then-unborn baby. Meghan also detailed the lack of support at the palace she faced when she had suicidal thoughts.
This week in royal history
Two major royal separations were announced on that day, sixteen years apart. On March 19, 1976, the separation between Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon (aka Antony Armstrong-Jones, whom she had married in 1970) was announced; while on March 19, 1992, the split between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was announced – they had married in 1986.
The coronation saga continues – and who will prevail – Harry and Meghan or the palace – in the power games over her and their children’s participation in the May Day ceremony.
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