Based on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s desire to have a reduced role as members of The Royal Family, it was decided in January that their Institutional Office would have to be closed, given the primary funding mechanism for this official office at Buckingham Palace is from HRH The Prince of Wales. The Duke and Duchess shared this news with their team personally in January once they knew of the decision, and have worked closely with their staff to ensure a smooth transition for each of them. … [Read more...] about Stressful week, ma’am? The Queen looks weary as she arrives alone for a church service in Windsor – as the row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle using the brand Sussex Royal rumbles on
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In a lengthy statement, the couple confirmed they were "saddened" by the decision to close their offices, saying: "Based on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s desire to have a reduced role as members of The Royal Family, it was decided in January that their Institutional Office would have to be closed, given the primary funding mechanism for this official office at Buckingham Palace is from HRH The Prince of Wales. … [Read more...] about Prince William and Harry on collision course next week over fears Sussexes will steal spotlight from Ireland visit
AS AGREED AND SET OUT IN JANUARY 2020: It is agreed that the commencement of the revised role of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take effect Spring 2020 and undergo a 12 month review. The Royal Family respect and understand the wish of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to live a more independent life as a family, by removing the supposed "public interest" justification for media intrusion into their lives. They remain a valued part of Her Majesty’s family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become privately funded members of The Royal Family with permission to earn their own income and the ability to pursue their own private charitable interests. The preference of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex was to continue to represent and support Her Majesty The Queen albeit in a more limited capacity, while not drawing on the Sovereign Grant. While there is precedent for other titled members of the Royal Family to seek employment outside of the institution, for The Duke and Duchess of … [Read more...] about Harry and Meghan escaped for a life of peace and quiet – so why must the Queen suffer their loud, childish tantrums?
A senior source told Sun Online: "While William fully respects Harry’s right to come back whenever he wants - indeed he is glad that he is returning, however briefly - he wishes that it wasn’t at the same time as his Irish trip because he knows what will happen is that the spotlight as far as papers and TV are concerned will be fully on Harry and Meghan. … [Read more...] about Prince Harry arrives back in Britain ahead of final round of engagements before Megxit
If there were a competition for the hunkiest Royal, Arthur Chatto would win the title hands-down. The 21-year-old grandson of the late Princess Margaret set hearts aflutter last week (as he does every week!) after he shared a video of himself working out on a rowing machine at the gym. … [Read more...] about TALK OF THE TOWN: Now busy Princess Beatrice is a superfit ballet queen following an extensive work-out regime