THERESA May has indicated the boycott on Ministers and royal family members attending the World Cup in Russia could be eased if England reach the final. The PM said the position could change but is taking “every game at a time” - despite the government’s “very clear” stance. She made the decision to stop dignataries attending the tournament after the nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March after pinning the blame on Russia. Cops are also investigating how Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner, Charlie Rowley, 45, came into contact with Novichok agent in nearby Amesbury after falling ill last Saturday. Speaking before yesterday’s game, Mrs May said: “I have always said that we take this every game at a time, as I think Gareth Southgate has said for his team. “There was a reason why ministers haven’t been going to Russia. It was because of the attack that took place on the streets of a … [Read more...] about Theresa May suggests the Royal Family and ministers ‘could go to Russia if England reach World Cup final’
A CLASSIC Range Rover which used to belong to the Royal Family has emerged for sale with an estimated £80,000 value. The Lincoln Green Suffix D model entered the Royal household from new in 1975 and remained in the monarchy for several years before changing hands and being locked away in a barn. The Windsors are known to be huge fans of the luxury off-roaders, with the Queen spotted driving them numerous times. This particular vintage 4x4 was even factory fitted with special order full-length folding "websasto" sunroof, making it a real favourite of the Royals. Having passed through a number of owners since its Royal days, the Range Rover was discovered by the current owner in a sorry state, hidden in a barn at a farm in Worcester in 2013. After its famous past was confirmed by the British Heritage Museum, the new owner paid for an extensive refurbishment to bring it back to its best. Noted Range Rover restorers, Twenty-Ten Engineering, spent nearly two years restoring it - … [Read more...] about Barn-find 1975 Range Rover originally owned by the Royal Family tipped to sell for £80,000
The Royal Family’s PR chief is leaving her role amidst a significant shake-up of senior courtiers at Buckingham Palace, according to reports. Sally Osman, Royal Director of Communications, would be the latest senior figure to leave her post following the resignation of the Queen’s top aide Sir Christopher Geidt, who claimed he was a victim of a power struggle last year. In the past Ms Osman, 57, has led communications for a number of media companies including Sky, Sony and the BBC. She was brought in Clarence House as Communications Secretary for the Prince of Wales in 2013 on a six-figure salary. The departure, revealed by The Mail On Sunday , comes following a series of PR storms for the Royal Family around the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Yesterday, claims emerged the Duchess of Sussex hasn’t spoken to her father Thomas since his controversial interview with Good Morning Britain in which he revealed Prince Harry’s political views. The … [Read more...] about Royal Family’s head of PR ‘is to leave amidst Thomas Markle debacle’
QUEEN Elizabeth's record-breaking reign as British monarch means more than 65 years have passed since the last royal succession. Prince Charles is next in line to the throne, but how does the rest of the royal lineage and Prince Louis line up? Here is the lowdown... Who will become King after Queen Elizabeth? The throne will pass to Prince Charles if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies – and according to reports, abdication could be a real possibility. Her Majesty is said to have told her inner circle that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95, she will ask for a piece of legislation to grant her eldest son full power to reign while she is alive. Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail On Sunday he has spoken to a number of high-ranking courtiers who say preparations for the transition of the Crown are gaining pace. And at this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, The Queen said she wished for Charles to succeed her as head of the group of … [Read more...] about Who’s next in line to the throne, where does Prince Harry come in the Royal Family tree and when will Prince Charles be king?
The Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th birthday celebrations, a royal wedding and a new royal baby helped push up the cost of funding senior members of the Royal Family this year, Prince Charles’ principal private secretary said. Clive Alderton said it was a year of “great joy” in which spending for the top royals leapt more than 40% – boosted by the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle and the birth of a third royal baby to William and Kate. The figures show Charles’s annual income from his hereditary estate the Duchy of Cornwall has increased by 5% to £21.7 million. His tax bill has increased 2% from £4,757,000 to £4,854,000 in 2017-2018. As heir to the throne, Charles is entitled to the surplus generated by the Duchy’s vast portfolio of lands, buildings and financial investments – which includes the Oval cricket ground and 67,000 acres of Dartmoor as well as tenanted farms across the South West and beyond. Charles uses his … [Read more...] about Royal wedding, Duchess’ birthday and new baby drive up cost of Royal family