The Queen mother's official biographer has slammed The Crown as 'cruel' 'fake news' and called it 'an assault' on the royal family's privacy, for which they could take the show to court. William Shawcross, attacked the hit Netflix show in a scathing article in The Spectator in which he dubbed the show 'intrusive' and 'sometimes cruel'. He suggested 'no other prominent family would tolerate their privacy being invaded in this way', adding: 'They would have taken the writer of the series, Peter Morgan, and the production company to court to stop any such assault.' The Crown has hit the headlines in recent weeks after returning for its third season, with many royal experts weighing in on how much of the drama is historically accurate. The Queen Mother's Official Biographer William Shawcross attacked the hit Netflix show The Crown in a scathing article, calling it 'an assault' on the royal family's privacy (pictured here, with the Duchess of Cornwall in 2011) William suggested … [Read more...] about Queen mother’s biographer William Shawcross slams The Crown as ‘cruel fake news’ and claims it’s ‘an assault’ on the royal family’s privacy
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Meghan has stunned Royal Ascot crowds in a flowing white Givenchy gown as she and Prince Harry made their first royal appearance at the famous sporting event. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex presented the winning trophy for the 4.20pm race, the St James' Palace Stakes, to jockey Frankie Dettori after he galloped to glory on Without Parole on day one of the five-day racing spectacular. Frankie was pictured kissing Meghan's hand as he accepted the trophy in the winner's enclosure. The couple waved to the crowd as they were seen arriving on the royal carriage procession alongside Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex. They also joined the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla and Princess Anne at the annual event - but Kate and Wills - who recently welcomed their third child - were absent. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now The Duchess wore a white Givenchy dress for her racing debut - Clare Waight … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle presents winning trophy at Ascot in first royal appearance at sporting event with Harry
The Duchess of Sussex has been shortlisted for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” award, coming up against the unlikely rivals of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Duchess, who married into the Royal Family in May 2018, is up for consideration as one of ten finalists who have most influenced the global news agenda in the last year. The award is presented to an individual or group who have made an impact “for better or for worse”, and was last year won by the "Silence Breakers": those who spoke out about sexual assault in the #metoo movement. This year, the Duchess will compete against candidates from President Trump, whom she has criticised in the past, to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Christine Blasey Ford, who testified against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the separated families who have become the emblem of US immigration policy. March For Our Lives activists, the students protesting for gun control reforms after a … [Read more...] about Duchess of Sussex shortlisted for Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ – along with Trump and Putin
Royal Navy officials have taken responsibility for a leaked WhatsApp message that sparked a rumour that the Queen had died of a heart attack. The rumour started on Sunday when a screenshot from a WhatsApp group chat was posted on Facebook and Twitter . Inside the image was a conversation believed to be between military personnel. One person, named ‘Gibbo’, wrote: “Queens passed away this morning, heart attack, being announced 930 AM tomorrow (sic).” In a message that appears to give four colleagues a drill, Gibbo, said: “Channel dash 0800 tomorrow in full number 1s, in your black kit bag you need: 1 set of 3s 1 set of 4s Underwear and socks for 2 weeks (sic).” The screengrabs claim to give details of instructions sent to guards. But the comrades are sceptical of Gibbo and one named Ricey says he has text another ‘guy in the guards’ to confirm. However, after the blunder went viral it has now been revealed as a military drill at a Royal … [Read more...] about Royal Navy admits it accidentally started the ‘Queen is dead’ WhatsApp rumour
ROYAL watchers are waiting in anticipation for the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child who is due to arrive any day now. But when is the Duchess of Sussex actually due to give birth? Here are the latest updates on the royal pregnancy. When will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have their first baby? The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are getting closer to welcoming their first child. Meghan's due date was April 28, The Sun on Sunday revealed. Reports suggest the Duchess could be one week overdue. Meghan desperately wanted a “normal, natural birth” in the comfort of her home at Frogmore Cottage. But now faces the prospect of induced labour and a hospital birth, Mail on Sunday reported. Kensington Palace has previously denied rumours that the Duchess has already given birth and is keeping it secret. On May 2, bookies suspended all bets on Meghan already having given birth to the royal baby as Brits flock to have a flutter. Paddy Power claimed the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle baby news – when is the royal baby due and when did she and Prince Harry meet?