Royal Family news latest – Queen faces 'AWKWARD showdown' with Prince Harry over his Remembrance Sunday event plans

THE Queen and Prince Harry are reported to be facing a Remembrance Sunday showdown after making very different plans for the day.

Last year the Royal Family were said to been left less than impressed when Harry and Meghan Markle staged his own war graves photoshoot of Remembrance Sunday, distracting from the family's official commemorations in London.

In the run-up to this year's event, the Queen has been forced to cancel a number of major in-person events – including COP26 meeting of world leaders – in order to ensure she's able to attend the Remembrance Sunday memorial.

Despite Remembrance Sunday clearly meaning a huge amount to Her Majesty, Prince Harry is said to be planning another US-based event this year royal expert Daniela Elser to critcise him in her new piece for

"With last year’s defiant war graves move having seemingly failed to impress the powers that [Prince Harry] back in London, his decision to take part in another prominent outing around this event does have a certain provocative edge to it.

"If there is one word that comes to mind here it’s ‘uncowed.’ Harry’s refusal to relinquish any stake in the annual commemoration can be read in part as something of a laying down of the gauntlet given that events around Remembrance Day are always a red letter engagement for the royal family.”

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  • Louis Allwood

    Royal emergency

    The royal family are reported to have a surprising item within their emergency supplies.

    Sometimes they will have an emergency blood supply while travelling abroad.

    Royal expert Duncan Larcombe said they would have their own bag of blood as part of the emergency medical kit “just in case something happens.”

    Gordon Rayner, who attended more than 20 royal tours, said their doctor would have the back up supply in case there is a shortage when they need it.

  • John Hall

    Princess Diana’s iconic ‘revenge dress’ moment is recreated for The Crown

    THE Crown fans have been given their first glimpse at the recreation of Princess Diana’s iconic ‘revenge dress’.

    Actress Elizabeth Debicki is taking over the role from Emma Corrin for the fifth season of the hit Netflix drama, which will document the breakdown of Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles.

    One scene will recreate the moment when Diana attended a dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens in 1994 in a daring black mini dress.

    The Christina Stambolian dress had a short hemline, sweetheart neckline and off the shoulder detailing and Diana teamed it with a pearl and gemstone choker.

    The moment was significant as Diana attended the event on the same night a programme was broadcast which saw Prince Charles admit he had been unfaithful to her after their marriage had “irretrievably broken down”.

  • John Hall

    Camilla ‘hasn’t stopped talking about’ Joe Biden, 78, ‘breaking wind’

    PRESIDENT Joe Biden reportedly broke wind “loudly” while gassing with Camilla Parker Bowles at the COP26 summit.

    The Duchess of Cornwall “hasn’t stopped talking about” the 78-year-old’s “long fart” as it was “impossible to ignore”, it’s reported.

    An insider told the Mail on Sunday the royal was taken aback when she heard the American president break wind as they chatted at the climate change event in Glasgow.

    “It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,” the source told the outlet.

    “Camilla hasn’t stopped talking about it.”

    The Duchess, 74, travelled to the Scottish city with Prince Charles for a reception at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Monday, where she met and made small talk with Biden – who hours earlier appeared to doze off during the opening speeches.

  • John Hall

    Prince Harry to head to New York

    PRINCE Harry will head to New York this week to honour veterans ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

    The non-working royal was embroiled in controversy surrounding tributes last year after he was not allowed to have a wreath laid on his behalf at the Cenotaph.

    The war veteran — who served two tours in Afghanistan — will help hand out five prizes on board a warship.

    But he can no longer wear uniform as he was stripped of his honorary military titles when he quit royal duty for California.

  • John Hall

    Queen's big event next weekend

    The Queen still “intends” to spearhead the Royal Family’s tributes at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Day on Sunday, despite cancellations to her royal engagements recently.

    If she attends, this will be her first outing in weeks, following the cancellation of trips across the UK.

    Remembrance Day, which falls on November 11, will be a Thursday this year – but official commemoration takes place on the closest Sunday to that date.

    On Saturday night, prominent royals will also attend the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

    However, the monarch will not be present at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.

    Roya Nikkhah, the Royal Editor at The Times, wrote: “Most senior members of the royal family, except the Queen, will also attend the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night.”

  • John Hall

    Hey, big planners…

    According to a royal biographer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly ended up planning their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey “years in advance.”

    Royal biographer Andrew Morton made this claim while speaking to CTV’S Your Morning.

    CTV’S Your Morning is a Canadian breakfast television program.

    There Andrew admitted: “They were planning the big Oprah interview several years before it actually happened.”

  • John Hall

    Will Harry ditch his Netflix deal?

    Prince Harry is being urged to ditch his £100million Netflix deal after his late mothers pal has ditched the show as an advisor.

    Jemima Khan, 47, Diana’s close confidante, has left the show after she was helping in an advisory role, however she felt her friends story was not being “told as respectfully or compassionately as I had hoped” and asked for her contributions to be cut from the show.

    It will be interesting to see whether he will stand his ground and refuse to work with Netflix after the controversial depiction of Princess Diana.

  • John Hall

    Royal rejection

    Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, the Queen’s granddaughter, looks set to reject the chance to become a working royal when she turns 18 tonight as she plans to focus on something else.

    The daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, can now choose from today whether to become HRH, take a title and become a working royal.

    But the teenager who is 16th in line to the throne is set to put off the decision as she plans to go to university.

    Insiders say Louise is instead planning to continue her studies rather than become a working royal.

    In June last year mum Sophie Wessex said: “She’s working hard and will do A-levels. I hope she goes to university. I wouldn’t force her, but if she wants to. She’s quite clever.”

    Read more here.

  • John Hall

    ‘What’s more important? Money or defending his mum?’

    Following the controversy of how Diana has been portrayed in the new Netflix season of ‘The Crown’ a royal author has blasted Harry’s silence.

    Angela Levin, author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince, has said: “Harry has remained absolutely silent about Netflix.

    “He should tear the deal up and make a stand for his mother.

    “What’s more important? Money or defending his mum? It’s astonishing he can’t find his voice on this.”

    The Crown’s fifth series — screened in November next year — will focus on Diana’s final years before her death in a Paris car crash in 1997.

  • John Hall

    The Crown’s screenwriters in backstage bust-up over Princess Diana’s portrayal

    THE screenwriters who tackled the romantic entanglements of Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown have been involved in a backstage bust-up over her portrayal in the new series.

    Jemima Khan, a close front of Princess Diana‘s, was brought in to help Peter Morgan – the Netflix series creator – write the script detailing the last years before her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

    However, she has now revealed that she pulled out of the project after claiming that the portrayal of Diana’s story was not being handled “as respectfully or compassionately as I had hoped”. 

    Khan and Morgan were briefly linked romantically, but broke up earlier this year.

    She said she was asked by Morgan to help write the forthcoming fifth series in 2019. 

    Before taking to the script role, Khan revealed: “It was really important to me that the final years of my friend’s life be portrayed accurately and with compassion, as has not always happened in the past”.

  • John Hall

    When did Princess Diana die?

    Princess Diana – Diana Frances Spencer – died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris.

    The tunnel is located in the heart of the French capital next to the River Seine.

    Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash.

    Diana’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries.

  • John Hall

    What was Princess Diana’s ‘revenge dress’?

    On June 29, 1994, the princess wore a little black dress to a dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.

    It featured a plunging neckline and thigh-high split – and was a sexier look than she had ever stepped out in before at an official function.

    The royal, then 33, had deliberately chosen to wear the frock on the same night that her estranged husband, Prince Charles, admitted to adultery during their marriage in a TV interview.

    According to her biographer Andrew Morton, she had been planning on wearing a Valentino number, but was left irritated when they sent out a premature press release.

    She initially feared the LBD – by designer Christina Stambolian – was “too daring”.

    But her eventual wardrobe choice was a triumph – and the next day her glamorous image made the cover of national newspapers, including The Sun.

  • John Hall

    What happened to the ‘revenge dress’?

    Just two months before she was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997, the princess requested that the frock be sold in a charity auction, with proceeds benefiting cancer and AIDS-related organisations.

    A total of 79 pieces belonging to the her were put up at Christie’s in New York – including her ‘Elvis’ and ‘Travolta’ dresses.

    The ‘revenge dress’ was sold for $69,000 – approximately £122,000 – according to People.

    In 2017, it was exhibited at the Museum of Style in Newbridge, County Kildare for their exhibition Diana: A Fashion Legacy.

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