Queen Elizabeth news latest: Her Majesty 'rules out using a wheelchair' as she 'still hopes' to attend Philip's memorial

Queen Elizabeth news latest: Her Majesty 'rules out using a wheelchair' as she 'still hopes' to attend Philip's memorial

THE QUEEN has 'ruled out using a wheelchair' as she 'still hopes' to attend Prince Phillip's memorial.

The memorial service will take place at the abbey on March 29.

It comes after Buckingham Palace announced she was not fit enough to attend today's Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.

Palace staff feared how “comfortable” she would be travelling to London from Windsor then spending up to an hour at the event.

The Queen has also not been able to walk her beloved corgis due to her frailty.

She has been unable to take them out at Windsor Castle for six months and it is feared she may never again.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

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    Kate will 'not forget'

    KATE Middleton will 'not forget' the way Meghan Markle previously treated her ahead of what could be an 'awkward' reunion at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

    Prince Harry and Meghan could come to the UK in the summer to take part in celebrations for the anticipated event.

    However, a happy family reunion may not be on the cards as royal author and editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, says the Duchess of Cambridge may never forget how she was treated by Meghan.

    This is about the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in which Meghan claimed the Duchess made her cry.

    Ms Seward told the Mirror: "The Duchess of Cambridge will be cordial to Meghan. She has to – that is part of her job. Her private feelings have to remain just that. Kate will not forget however how Meghan treated her.

    "But she knows there is no point in prolonging a feud that has the opportunity of being repaired."

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    Who takes the Queen's corgis for walks

    Aides now take her two corgis and dorgi for daily walks.

    A source said: “She is not well enough.

    “The Queen usually turns to her beloved corgis in time of crisis and stress and took them out almost every day after Philip fell ill and then died last year.

    "They are an enormous source of solace, so it is a real shame.”

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    Piers Morgan accuses GMB rival Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu of ‘race-baiting’

    PIERS Morgan has slammed his GMB rival Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu as “disgusting” after she made a series of allegations claiming that Prince William is “racist”.

    The TV firebrand lashed out at the activist after she accused the Duke of Cambridge of being “racist” in a scathing comment piece – accusing her of “race baiting”.

    Dr Shola claims that the Duke can’t “claim ignorance” in her explosive piece in The Voice, which also rips into the royal for stating “we are very much not a racist family.”

    The activist demands that Prince William be “held to account” for what she feels is “casual racism”, but Sun columnist Piers has hit back at her comments.

    Posting on Twitter, Morgan said: “Disgusting race-baiting crap from one of the nastiest, most toxic pundits in Britain.

    “The Voice should be ashamed of itself too for fuelling this fake racism nonsense about William.”

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    Kate will ‘not forget’ treatment by Meghan Markle

    KATE Middleton will ‘not forget’ the way Meghan Markle previously treated her ahead of what could be an ‘awkward’ reunion at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Prince Harry and Meghan could come to the UK in the summer to take part in celebrations for the anticipated event.

    However, a happy family reunion have may not be on the cards as royal author and editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, says the Duchess of Cambridge may never forget how she was treated by Ms Markle.

    This is about the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview where Meghan claimed the Duchess made her cry.

    Ms Seward told the Mirror: “The Duchess of Cambridge will be cordial to Meghan. She has to – that is part of her job. Her private feelings have to remain just that. Kate will not forget however how Meghan treated her.

    “But she knows there is no point in prolonging a feud that has the opportunity of being repaired.”

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    Prince Harry will ‘not be negative’ about the Queen

    A royal author claims that Harry is going “out of his way” to avoid damaging his grandmother the Queen in his new book.

    Friend of the royal couple, and unofficial biographer Omid Scobie says that The Duke’s book will not be “warts and all”.

    Scobie told an episode of the Royally Obsessed podcast: “I’ve been told by sources that Harry is going out of his way to make sure there is nothing in there that could be construed as being negative towards the Queen or her reign in any way.”

    He added: “I don’t’ think that ‘warts and all’ moment is going to happen.”

    The book is tipped to to go on sale later this year.

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    What does The Queen’s choice of pooch reveal about her Majesty?

    Vet Clare Hamilton  has given an insight into how their pets and personalities match up.

    Over the years, the Queen is said to have had more than 30 corgis.

    Owners of this breed are claimed to crave the spotlight and love exploring the world but can also be stubborn at times.

    Clare says: “Corgis’ loveable, sweet nature has made them a most desirable breed.”

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    Charles will put 'emphasis' on those that 'command absolute respect'

    It has previously been reported that Prince Charles intends on 'slimming down' the monarchy when he takes charge.

    A Royal expert has now claimed that Charles will will put 'emphasis' on those that 'command absolute respect'.

    Royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti told the Mirror: "I think when Charles takes to the throne we will see the emphasis put on those who command absolute respect.

    "The demands of responsibility and certain behaviours that are needed will be at the forefront – simply, you must be totally reliable."

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    Kate brought to tears by Harry with wedding speech

    Prince Harry's best man speech for Prince William reportedly left Kate emotional as she 'shed a tear'.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married almost 11 years ago, on April 29 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

    A royal biographer has given an insight into the private reception party, where Harry gave a speech described as “one of the highlights of the day”, according to OK! Magazine.

    Royal author Katie Nicholl wrote in her book Harry: Life, Loss, and Love that his speech even made Kate cry.

    Katie Nicholl said: "When he (Harry) said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy, while Kate shed a tear.”

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    Queen given '15 minutes' notice by Prince Harry before announcement

    THE Queen got just 15 minutes notice of Harry's announcement that he was refusing to attend his grandfather memorial service.

    The petulant royal claimed he would feel “unsafe” after losing his personal security when he left for the US.

    It came as Her Majesty pulled out of this Monday’s Commonwealth Day ceremony, sparking fears for her health.

    Harry was last night likened to a “child stamping his feet” after claiming  he would be “unsafe”.

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    Prince Harry will ‘not be negative’ about the Queen

    A royal author claims that Harry is going “out of his way” to avoid damaging his grandmother the Queen in his new book.

    Friend of the royal couple, and unofficial biographer Omid Scobie says that The Duke’s book will not be “warts and all”.

    Scobie told an episode of the Royally Obsessed podcast: “I’ve been told by sources that Harry is going out of his way to make sure there is nothing in there that could be construed as being negative towards the Queen or her reign in any way.”

    He added: “I don’t’ think that ‘warts and all’ moment is going to happen.”

    The book is tipped to to go on sale later this year.

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    Queen asks Prince Charles to represent her at Commonwealth Service

    THE QUEEN has asked Prince Charles to represent her at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey next week.

    The Queen will continue with other planned engagements, including in person Audiences, in the week ahead, the palace has confirmed.

    As planned the service will be attended by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Alexandra.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will no longer attend, following The Duke’s positive test for Covid.

    It is not known if she will attend the thanksgiving service for the Duke of Edinburgh on March 29.

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    Royal fans claims Kate ’trying to be like Diana’

    Fans of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, have hit back after a royal author implored her to stop “trying to be Diana”.

    The royal expert has compared Kate’s birthday portraits taken earlier this year to Diana’s.

    Royal author Angela Levin took to social media to urge the Duchess of Cambridge to “be herself”.

    She wrote to her 33k followers: “I think Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge should stick to being herself.

    “She doesn’t need to try to be someone else, including Diana. She’s great as she is.”

    Royal fans were quick to defend the claims, with one royal fan writing: “There’s no comparison. If the royal family see Catherine as the future female face the monarchy, it’s a testament.”

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    Meghan & Sophie ‘unhappy in each other’s company'

    A body language expert has claimed that Meghan Markle and Sophie Wessexes interaction during the Commonwealth Day service in 2020 was "uncomfortable".

    Express.co.uk spoke to Inbaal Honigman, a celebrity psychic and body language expert about this moment.

    Inbaal watched this moment and presented her opinion: “The interactions, or lack thereof, between Meghan Markle and Sophie Wessex at the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 are eye catching, in their absolute failure of subtlety.” 

    Inbaal claims: “Over the past few years, Meghan has been subject to considerable scrutiny, whether justly or unjustly, for taking her time trying to fit in with royal protocol, and not accepting every direction that she is given, and having her own mind.  

    “This is, at times, a delicate conversation, because no one can tell what's in her mind.

    “In this case, however, the signs of animosity are not hidden.

    “While the chaps chit chat merrily, being used to formal affairs since birth, they feel comfortable with each other and with the grand occasion. They lean towards each other and their conversation is animated. This shows us how at ease they feel.” 

    She added: “At the same time, Catherine and Meghan are doing their best. Not born to royalty, they are adjusting. 

    “They are sitting in a very elegant way, in their allocated seats, behaving properly. Their postures are a little stiff, but not overly so. They are comfortable enough, their smiles reach their eyes, but they're aware that the eyes of the world are on them."

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    Kate’s ‘crippling fear’ within family

    A royal commentator has claimed that Kate Middleton struggled with a “crippling fear” that is important her role as a senior member of the Royal Family.

    Speaking during the BBC’s podcast, Images of Diana, in 2017, Ms Tominey said: “I also think it’s difficult for Kate individually because I think she’s intrinsically quite shy,

    “I think she could give herself more credit by speaking more.”

    “She’s had this crippling fear of public speaking which Arthur [Edwards, royal photographer] and I have seen first hand — and the rest of the people in the press pack — when she has had to address crowds that she needs to get over.

    “Because if the royals are to be modern and very 21st century, princesses need to be heard as well as seen.”

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    Camilla ‘holding back tears’ in meeting Ukrainian ambassador’s wife

    A royal expert has claimed that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was "holding back tears" in an emotional meeting with the wife of the Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK, Inna Prystaiko.

    Earlier this week, the Duchess marked International Women’s Day by hosting a reception to celebrate the Women of the World (WOW) Festival at Clarence House. She was joined by Inna Prystaiko, who she had met a week earlier during a visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London. 

    Camilla broke royal protocol to hug Ms Prystaiko.

    Speaking on Thursday’s episode of Pod Save The Queen, Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers said that Camilla was “holding back tears” during her encounter with Ms Prystaiko. 

    Mr Myers said: “This is the woman who had been pictured hugging Camilla at an event last week.

    “She [Inna Prystaiko] was in tears. Camilla was holding back tears.”

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    Prince Harry dresses in all-orange & speaks Dutch in Invictus Games vid

    Prince Harry dressed up in all orange to speak in an Invictus Games video – just a day after refusing to attend his grandfather memorial service.

    The petulant royal claimed he would feel “unsafe” after losing his personal security when he left for the US.

    A video posted on social media today shows Harry learning the dutch language and wearing an entirely orange outfit, getting in the spirit for his trip to the Netherlands in a few weeks.

    In a video retweeted by the Invictus Games Foundation, Harry appears on a video call learning Dutch from four people.

    He says: “One more time guys, please, you know I need to get this right, and I really want to get it right as well, so how do I say ‘Good afternoon, you’ve done a great job’ in Dutch?”

    The tweet says: “Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, is getting ready for the Netherlands with some Dutch lessons.

    “We look forward to giving him a warm welcome in #TheHague.

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    Queen so frail she can’t walk her beloved corgis any more

    THE Queen cannot walk her beloved corgis due to her frailty.

    She has been unable to take them out at Windsor Castle for six months and it is feared she may never again.

    It comes amid growing concern for the 95-year-old’s health after she pulled out of tomorrow’s Commonwealth Day service.

    Palace staff feared how “comfortable” she would be travelling to London from Windsor then spending up to an hour at the event.

    The Queen, who has owned more than 30 corgis in her lifetime, turned to her loyal dogs for solace after the death of husband Prince Philip last April.

    But she has not taken them for a walk since she spent a night in hospital last October.

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    Prince Harry tipped to attend Charles’ coronation

    A royal author has claimed that Prince Harry will “certainly” be a part of his father Prince Charles’ coronation.

    Apparently, Harry will attend alongside his wife Meghan to “re-invigorate” the “royal aspect” of the Sussexes’ brand.

    Pauline Maclaren, co-author of who wrote Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture claims the attendance will help strengthen the Sussex brand’s royal link, something which she says has become “rather jaded currently”.

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    Ongoing legal battle

    Harry admitted in his chat with Oprah it was when he was told his security would be taken away that he realised he needed to quickly find a source of income for his family.

    The duke was stripped of his police protection after quitting life as a senior royal.

    Harry said he had been shocked by the decision to remove funding for his security, saying he had “inherited” the risk after being born into the Royal Family.

    And Meghan said she wrote to the Firm begging them to continue funding it after seeing death threats.

    One year on, Harry continues to fund his own private protection, and he recently launched a legal battle against the Government over the decision to take away his police bodyguards – claiming it is unsafe for his family to return to the UK without them.

    The legal battle is ongoing.

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    Royal latest

    • Prince Harry’s best man speech for Prince William reportedly left Kate emotional as she ‘shed a tear’.
    • The Queen got just 15 minutes notice of Harry’s announcement that he was refusing to attend his grandfather memorial service.
    • A royal author claims that Harry is going “out of his way” to avoid damaging his grandmother the Queen in his new book.
    • The Queen has asked Prince Charles to represent her at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey next week.

    Prince Harry drops major hint into Netflix deal

    Following Prince Harry’s surprise appearance at a Texas rodeo last weekend, it has sparked questions over whether he is filming a special for Netflix.

    Prince Harry was spotted at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo event on March 5 dressed in a cowboy hat. He spoke with locals at the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, where the event was held.

    The Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden claims the appearance could be part of a Netflix special.

    Speaking to Palace Confidential on Mailplus, Mr Eden said: “I smell a rat.

    “It must be for some TV show for Netflix something like, ‘Harry meets America’ or something cringe-making.”

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      Harry could face questions over ‘uncle Andrew’ from fans

      PRINCE Harry could face questions from fans over his uncle Andrew when promoting his upcoming memoir, it’s feared.

      The Duke of Sussex is due to release his much-anticipated autobiography – to the Queen’s alleged “exasperation” – later this year.

      The explosive book, for which Harry was paid £14.7million, is already causing alarm within the family, and the monarch has reportedly teed up her legal team ahead of its publication.

      And an insider at Sunshine Sachs, which represents both Meghan and Harry, says many are “concerned” about questions the duke may face as he publicises the book.

      The Telegraph reports that Andrew’s out of court settlement with Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre could “interfere with media promotion” around the launch.

      There are also fears Harry may face media questions about “uncle Andrew”.

      The book is already hugely controversial.

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      Kate responds to fans who praise her ‘beautiful looks’ in unexpected way

      SHE’S one of the most famous women on the planet – so wherever Kate Middleton goes, the mum-of-three is used to being flocked by fawning royal fans.

      Back in 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge went on a royal tour of Poland with her husband Prince William.

      During a walkabout near Warsaw’s Presidential Palace, the Duchess chatted to a group of students – who have a Facebook group devoted to her style.

      Magda Mordaka told the Mirror: “We love her style and her contact with people.

      “We were waiting for this visit from the very beginning. What would she wear? Would she bring the children?”

      When the group had the chance to Kate, Magda said one member of the group told the Duchess she was “beautiful and perfect”.

      And let’s just say, Kate had a VERY British response to the compliment.

      Magda added: “She said it’s not true – it’s just the make-up.”

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      Prince Harry will 'regret' decision

      PRINCE Harry will 'regret' missing out on Phillip's memorial service this year, a royal commentator has claimed.

      Harry, 37, confirmed that he won't be coming back to Britain for his late grandfather's thanksgiving service this month.

      GB News host Dan Wootton tweeted: “Prince Harry’s silly feud with the Government over security means he won’t return to the UK for his late grandfather’s Service of Thanksgiving later this month.

      “But he managed a jaunt to Texas for a rodeo this week. A disgraceful decision that he will end up regretting.”

      The decision means that the Queen is "unlikely" to meet Lilibet in person.

      Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told The Sun Online: "I think it's a great pity, what this means is it regrettable the rift will remain unhealed."

      Speaking about whether the Queen will ever meet Lilibet, Mr Fitzwilliams added: "It's increasingly unlikely.

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      Kate will ‘not forget’ treatment by Meghan Markle

      KATE Middleton will ‘not forget’ the way Meghan Markle previously treated her ahead of what could be an ‘awkward’ reunion at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

      Prince Harry and Meghan could come to the UK in the summer to take part in celebrations for the anticipated event.

      However, a happy family reunion have may not be on the cards as royal author and editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, says the Duchess of Cambridge may never forget how she was treated by Ms Markle.

      This is about the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview where Meghan claimed the Duchess made her cry.

      Ms Seward told the Mirror: “The Duchess of Cambridge will be cordial to Meghan. She has to – that is part of her job. Her private feelings have to remain just that. Kate will not forget however how Meghan treated her.

      “But she knows there is no point in prolonging a feud that has the opportunity of being repaired.”

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