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Royal Family LIVE: Harry and Meghan may reunite with Queen at Windsor following major hint

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The Queen's 70 years on the throne will be marked by celebrations in the grounds of Windsor Castle from May 12 to May 15 in 2022 and members of the public as well as Royal Family members are due to attend. The special occasion will be commemorated with a live show, with the Queen and other royals expected to be present.

More than 500 horses and 1,000 performers will take part in the ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebration’ in May.

While reports suggest “senior royals” will be in attendance for the Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch, there is mounting speculation her beloved grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle could return to the UK for the occasion.

ITV royal correspondant Chris Ship tweeted on Tuesday: “All the senior members of the Royal Family are likely to attend the Horse Show – which will end with the live celebration on 15 May.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not been back to Britain as a family since November 2019 and they are thought to want to introduce their newborn daughter Lilibet to her great-grandmother the Queen.

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Charlotte Griffiths, the Mail on Sunday's Diary editor, said in August the Queen and Buckingham Palace will want to keep Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "onboard" for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

She said: “It's so important, she's the first monarch to have ever made it to 70 years, she's 95 and they just have to be in a good place for this Jubilee celebration next year.

"She's very wise to be planning in advance and being strategic about this and just making sure that the Palace and the royals are looking clean as a whistle and ready to be on parade."

Royal expert and Daily Mail Diary editor, Richard Eden, also said: "I do think all the stories about Harry and Meghan not being invited to events for the Platinum Jubilee and that sort of thing, will turn out not to be the case.

"The Palace will try and make an extra effort to try to include them because they will want to keep them on board.

"I know they're being almost threatened by this racism stuff, but they have to show that they're above that I think."


The removal of the US travel ban has meant that Harry and Meghan "must visit the Queen with baby Lilibet", an expert has claimed.

The expert believes that as the US travel ban is no longer in place, it cannot be used as an “excuse” by the Duke and Duchess for not visiting the Queen.

Following a recent announcement, the US will lift its travel ban on the UK from the start of November.

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has taken on royal outings on the same day as Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Tuesday saw Kate take part in various outdoor activities and a boat trip, while Camilla joined Prince Charles in Aberdeen. 

However, the Duchess of Cambridge sent royal fans into a frenzy with a breathtaking picture from the Lake District, while Camilla’s royal outing went under the radar.

10pm update: Kate impresses royal fans as outdoorsy Duchess becomes 'acting member' of the Air Cadets

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined the RAF Air Cadets for an afternoon of abseiling and mountain biking in the Lake District.

The royal travelled to the Lake District earlier today, to join in a number of outdoor activities with a group of Air Cadets. Kate was visibly impressed as she abseiled down the side of a quarry and joined the group in a mountain biking activity, in one of her first engagements since her summer break with Prince William. 

As Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, the Duchess had travelled to Cumbria to mark the re-opening of the RAF Air Cadets' Windermere Adventure Training Centre following a £2m refurbishment. 

9pm update: Meghan Markle and Harry step out in New York for first joint appearance since Lili's birth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to make their first joint public appearance since the birth of their daughter in June.

Meghan and Prince Harry are joining the 24-hour-long global broadcast of Global Citizen Live, an event calling for vaccine equity to end the Covid crisis across the world. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take part in the live event starting on Saturday at 5pm and broadcasted, among others, by BBC One.  

The live will be broadcasted from Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park - a city Meghan said to love in a post shared on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.

8pm update: Royal baby full name - Will Princess Beatrice daughter take her father's surname?

Princess Beatrice has welcomed her royal baby; a little girl whose name is currently unknown to the public. 

The full name of Princess Beatrice's daughter has not been announced yet.

But amid much speculation, there is a good chance Beatrice's baby girl will have her father's surname of Mapelli Mozzi.

7pm update: Queen on brink after Jamaicans say it’s ‘time to get rid’ of monarch as head of state

Queen Elizabeth II is facing backlash from one of her overseas realms as discontent over her being Jamaican head of state rises, a documentary has claimed.

Her Majesty is head of state not only in the UK but also in another 15 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica and several more.

Carolyn Cooper, author and professor at the University of the West Indies, told Vox’s weekly Netflix series ‘Explained’: “I think having the Queen of England as the head of state is really ridiculous in the 21st Century.

“We’re supposed to be a post-colonial country yet we’re hanging on to all of these vestiges of empire.

“It’s time to get rid of the Queen as a head of state.”

Queen on brink after Jamaicans say it’s ‘time to get rid’ of monarch as head of state

Queen on brink after Jamaicans say it’s ‘time to get rid’ of monarch as head of state (Image: PA)

6pm update: ‘The world has moved on' Meghan and Harry's popularity plummets to new low

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex popularity has plummeted since people now think the pair are "pampered and privileged," according to a royal expert.

Neil Sean, Royal reporter for NBC News spoke about the couple in his last Youtube video. 

He said that: "I do get people saying that they remain popular, they have a lot of fans.

“A lot of people don't like me because apparently I'm not supportive enough, when in fact I simply just report the facts. These are the facts."

5pm update: Sophie Wessex shines with 'regal elegance' as she fills in for Queen at major event

Sophie, Countess of Wessex attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday in the absence of the Queen. 

And according to a body language expert, Sophie showed "regal elegance" while appearing at the high-profile event.

Body language expert Judi James told "As she eyes up what must have been the biggest pumpkin in the show, Sophie manages to produce the trio of body language techniques that have recently singled her out as one of our most popular royals.

"Firstly, she has clearly perfected the royal smile, the kind of pitch-perfect symmetric grin that bares just the right amount of upper teeth and which, like Kate, she appears to be able to hold for very long periods of time without it looking rigid or fake.”

4pm update: ‘Invaluable guidance’ Prince Charles enlists new fashion guru to help him dress to the nines

Prince Charles has been said to have hired one of fashion’s biggest figures to become his style counsel.

Federico Marchetti has reportedly been appointed as Charles new style counsel.

Mr Marchetti founded fashion giant Yoox, with the company buying Net-A-Porter in 2015.

According to the Daily Mail, a courtier said Mr Marchetti will prove “invaluable” to Charles.

They said to the outlet: “Federico's guidance will be invaluable.” 

“His record speaks for itself and he will help increase revenue at the company and make it more professional.”

The Prince of Wales during a visit to officially open the redeveloped Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen: Tuesday September 21, 2021

The Prince of Wales has reportedly hired a fashion guru (Image: PA)

3pm update: Kate Middleton sends fans into frenzy over new Lake District pictures - 'In her element!'

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has sent royal fans into a frenzy after sharing a breathtaking picture from the Lake District.

Kate shared a breathtaking picture on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official Twitter account. 

The snap showed the Duchess walking with a group of people in Cumbria, as she spent the day in the Lake District.  

There, she undertook two engagements aiming to further promote her beliefs spending time outdoors boost mental and physical wellbeing. 

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2.30pm update: Meghan and Harry to make first joint appearance since Lili's birth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to make their first joint appearance since the birth of their daughter in June.

Meghan and Harry are joining the 24-hour global broadcast of Global Citizen Live, an event calling for vaccine equity as the only way to end the Covid crisis across the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take part in the live event starting on Saturday at 5pm and broadcasted, among others, by BBC One.

The live will be broadcasted from Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park.

1.30pm update: Beatrice baby name favourite pays tribute to Queen

Princess Beatrice is tipped to name her baby girl after the Queen.

Bookmakers William Hill make Elizabeth the favourite name for Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's first child at 5/1.

The royal gave birth to her little girl on Saturday, who is 11th in line to the throne and the Queen's 12th great-grandchild.

William Hill spokesperson Rupert Adams said: “We opened up with Florence at the top of the list at 9/2, but there has been a real move for Princess Beatrice to name her baby girl after the Queen and Elizabeth is now a red-hot favourite.

”Florence has eased out to 6/1 while Elizabeth has halved in price over the last 24 hours, plummeting from 10/1 down to 5/1. Arabella, 11/2 from 13/2, has also been subject to a bit of support.”

Ladbrokes has Elizabeth at 7/1 for Beatrice's royal baby.


Bookmakers William Hill make Elizabeth the favourite name for Beatrice's royal baby at 5/1 (Image: GETTY)

12.15pm update: Sarah rushes back from Balmoral to meet Beatrice's baby girl

Sarah Ferguson rushed back from Balmoral over the weekend to meet her new grandchild.

Princess Beatrice gave birth to her and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's first child on Saturday.

The Duchess of York returned from a stay at Balmoral to meet the baby girl.

A friend of Sarah's told the Daily Mail: "She's perfect and Sarah is absolutely smitten. She's always very proud of both girls but to have two grandchildren in a year is a total joy."

11.10am update: Beatrice baby may take after grandmother Sarah Ferguson

Princess Beatrice's baby daughter may have inherited Sarah Ferguson's red hair, as suggested by a source.

A friend of the Duchess of York told the Daily Mail: "She's got a hint of red... and a hint of gold".

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Princess Eugenie has revealed the deeply personal wedding present she received from Prince Philip (Image: GETTY)

9.50am update: Eugenie reveals deeply personal wedding present from Philip

Princess Eugenie has revealed the deeply personal wedding present she received from Prince Philip.

Eugenie is among members of the Royal Family taking part in a BBC programme in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, which airs on Wednesday.

In the documentary, she reveals Philip gave her a painting he had done of a bunch of flowers as a touching wedding present.

Eugenie, who tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in 2018, said: "It was so nice, it's now sitting in my house in London and I'm so proud of it, you know?"

The programme features tributes to the Duke from more than a dozen members of the Royal Family.

9.25am update: Meghan and Harry mocked by contestants on Aussie quiz show

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex bared the brunt of harsh jokes from comics on the Australian quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention?

The clip starts with quizmaster Tom Gleisner asking the panel: "Meghan and Harry have just appeared on the cover of what magazine? Luke?"

Luke McGregor replied: "PC Gaming."

Met with laughter, Tom quips: "They'll do anything."

Ed Kavalee chirps in with: "Better Homes and Gold Diggers."

The quick wit was a play on Better Homes and Gardens, the fourth best-selling magazine in the United States.

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Princess Beatrice gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday (Image: GETTY)

9.10am update: Eugenie shares her new moniker for royal baby as she pens sweet message

Princess Eugenie has sent an adorable message to Princess Beatrice and her husband following the birth of their baby girl.

Eugenie's gushing Instagram post to the new parents read: “To my dearest Beabea and Edo.

"Congratulations on your new angel. I can't wait to meet her and I'm so proud of you. We're going to have so much fun watching our children grow up. Love Euge."

9am update: Beatrice's baby prompts line of succession reshuffle

Princess Beatrice announced the birth of her baby girl, the fourth royal baby of 2021.

Now that Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have had their first child, the line of succession to the throne has been changed. Where does the new royal baby fit into the line of succession?

There's now been a major re-shuffle in the official line of succession to the throne - including changes for Princess Eugenie, August Brooksbank, and even Zara Tindall.

8.45am update: Alizee 'fell in love' with Carole Middleton's wedding dress ahead of big day

James Middleton wed Alizee Thevenet last week in a beautiful ceremony with a hidden touching tribute.

“My something borrowed was in fact my dress from my mother-in-law Carole who last wore it 41 years ago on her wedding day in June, 1980,” Alizee told Hello!

“While talking about dresses with Carole and sharing ideas during lockdown for inspiration, I tried on her wedding dress and fell in love with it,” she continued.

8.30am update: Philip's pranks regularly landed him in trouble with Queen, says William

Prince Philip was always known as somewhat of a joker but the late Duke's grandchildren are set to reveal how one particular prank would land him in a lot of trouble with the Queen.

Prince William, Zara Phillips and her brother Peter Phillips are among the Royal grandchildren that will discuss the late Duke of Edinburgh's antics in the upcoming BBC documentary about Britain's longest-serving consort.

In the 73-second teaser clip, the Duke of Cambridge explains how Philip would wind-up the Queen at family barbecues using a tube full of mustard.

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