Royal Family latest: Harry and Meghan told 'stick to Hollywood gossip' as Queen’s death plans leaked causing palace fury

BUCKINGHAM PALACE are angered over the leak of the Queen's death plans.

Top officials within the Royal Household are 'furious' with a mole-hunt underway.

The documents – codenamed Operation London Bridge – are supposed to be top secret, detailing every inch of what happens when her Her Majesty dies, from the new King's 'mourning tour' to the funeral arrangements.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been slammed by former US adviser Lee Cohen over their recent comments regarding world issues.

The ex-US/UK relations adviser criticised them and said: "Why would serious people even tune in to what Ms Markle has to say on this or any issue except Hollywood gossip?"

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    THE QUEEN RARELY USES HER REAL NAME – EVEN THOUGH IT HAS SPECIAL MEANING

    When the monarch was born in 1926, her birth certificate listed her full name as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

    Of course, the Elizabeth part is well known, and it was chosen in tribute to her mum, the Queen Mother, who also had the same name.

    And it turns out her middle names also have sweet meanings too.

    It is thought that Alexandra was chosen in honour of her great grandmother Queen Alexandra, who was the wife of King Edward VII.

    Queen Alexandra died in November 1925 at the age of 80, just months before the Queen was born.

    Read the article in full here.

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    THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP

    According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.

    The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.

    She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.

    Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.

    “He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.

    “He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”

    Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.

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    LILIBET MEET…LILIBET

    Meghan and Harry have made an audacious bid for a UK meeting with the Queen in the coming weeks.

    It comes after “olive branch” calls home following the Oprah chat row.

    Harry and Meghan plan to introduce the Queen to her namesake great-granddaughter Lilibet — if she agrees to meet them in the coming weeks.

    The Sussexes have offered to fly in to see the monarch — for the Duchess’s first return trip to the UK since March 2020’s Megxit.

    And Harry has made “olive branch” calls to his family as he and Meghan plan a christening for four-month-old Lilibet, possibly at Windsor Castle.

    But senior staff are said to be stunned by the request for a meeting, months after the couple blasted the Royal Family in a chat with TV pal Oprah Winfrey.

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    LADY LOUISE WINDSOR FACES BIG ROYAL DECISION AS SHE APPROACHES 18TH BIRTHDAY

    Lady Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie. In two months she will turn 18, and when she reaches the milestone she will decide if she wants to use the HRH title.

    The Countess of Wessex told the Sunday Times in 2020 that: “we try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.

    “Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles.

    “They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”

    Louise’s brother, Viscount Severn will also face the same decision when he celebrates his 18th birthday. He is only 13 so has some time to make up his mind.

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    EXPLAINED: WHAT WILL HARRY’S BOOK BE LIKE AND WHEN IS IT BEING RELEASED?

    A blurb from the publisher Penguin Random House reads: “In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”

    Promising “an honest and captivating personal portrait” the book will detail Harry’s life as a member of the Royal Family, his relationship with wife Meghan Markle, Megxit and raising his children.

    It is set to be released next year – as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.

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    THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP

    According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.

    The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.

    She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.

    Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.

    “He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.

    “He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”

    Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.

    “The Queen had to sort of temper that, that enthusiasm to change things.”

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    THE QUEEN RARELY USES HER REAL NAME – EVEN THOUGH IT HAS SPECIAL MEANING

    When the monarch was born in 1926, her birth certificate listed her full name as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

    Of course, the Elizabeth part is well known, and it was chosen in tribute to her mum, the Queen Mother, who also had the same name.

    And it turns out her middle names also have sweet meanings too.

    It is thought that Alexandra was chosen in honour of her great grandmother Queen Alexandra, who was the wife of King Edward VII.

    Queen Alexandra died in November 1925 at the age of 80, just months before the Queen was born.

    Read the article in full here.

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    QUEEN’S SECRET DEATH PLANS LEAKED

    The top-secret document was handed to a political website in a shocking breach.

    And aides are now tracking the person responsible after the plans made headlines around the world.

    Such details are meant to remain private and embargoed – as they were when the Duke of Edinburgh died in April.

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    PIERS MORGAN WON’T RETURN TO GOOD MORNING BRITAIN BECAUSE HE PLANS TO GO ‘GLOBAL’ WITH ‘BIG PROJECT’

    The former ITV show host sensationally quit on air in March after criticising the Duchess of Sussex over her Oprah interview.

    He celebrated on Wednesday after Ofcom confirmed he was within his rights to give his opinions on Meghan Markle.

    The media watchdog made a landmark ruling that cleared him this week, with some ITV staff expecting him to return.

    The hit show has seen their ratings plummet since his departure, with viewers missing his on screen back and forth with co-host Susanna Reid.

    But sources have claimed that there are no current plans to bring him back, with the presenter, 56, saying he will not return.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I put that post on social media asking if I’d get my job back to prove a point.

    “I wouldn’t go back, not without a public apology and I’m not going to
    get one.

    “I’ve got much bigger things coming up. The future is exciting. The next project is global, it’s big.

    “I can’t say what but people are going to hear about it within the next few weeks.”

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    PRINCE HARRY HAD ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH THE QUEEN, BOOK REVEALS

    Following Prince Philip’s funeral, the new tell-all Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom reveals Harry and The Queen had a “very special” reunion.

    After returning to the UK for the first time since moving to the US to attend his grandfather’s funeral in April of this year, an insider has said the funeral provided an opportunity for Harry to “spend precious moments” with the Queen.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

    “Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”

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    PRINCE HARRY WILL TARGET CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES IN HIS £29M MEMOIR

    PRINCE Harry will target his stepmother Camilla Parker-Bowles in his tell-all £29m memoir and may even name the “royal racist”, Paul Burrell has claimed.

    Princess Diana’s former butler said the Duke is “set to reveal any Camilla secrets” as he dishes the dirt in his memoir, due to be released in 2022.

    The 36-year-old won’t hold back on the woman who cooly “stepped into Diana’s shoes” after her death, because his publishers “want their money’s worth,” according to Burrell. But it could only exacerbate the ongoing Royal family feud as he believes Prince Charles will be “livid” if he tarnishes the Duchess of Cornwall.

    His highly-anticipated four-book deal, which promises to delve into the “highs and lows” of his extraordinary life, has already got the Palace on pins – and now the ex-Royal butler believes he will provide “names and specifics”.

    The 63-year-old told Closer magazine: “The publisher, Penguin, will no doubt want their money’s worth in this book deal. That means they won’t want vagueness – they’ll want names and specifics.”

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    HOW TO WIN THUNDERBALL JACKPOT

    All you need to do to win the jackpot is match 5 numbers as well as the Thunderball and you will win £500,000.

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    THE QUEEN RARELY USES HER REAL NAME – EVEN THOUGH IT HAS SPECIAL MEANING

    When the monarch was born in 1926, her birth certificate listed her full name as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

    Of course, the Elizabeth part is well known, and it was chosen in tribute to her mum, the Queen Mother, who also had the same name.

    And it turns out her middle names also have sweet meanings too.

    It is thought that Alexandra was chosen in honour of her great grandmother Queen Alexandra, who was the wife of King Edward VII.

    Queen Alexandra died in November 1925 at the age of 80, just months before the Queen was born.

    Read the article in full here.

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    THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP

    According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.

    The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.

    She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.

    Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.

    “He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.

    “He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”

    Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.

    “The Queen had to sort of temper that, that enthusiasm to change things.”

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    PIERS MORGAN SITS BEHIND STONY-FACED ITV CHIEF AT CRICKET JUST HOURS AFTER BITTER SPAT OVER MEGHAN MARKLE GMB OFCOM ROW

    The presenter watched the second day of the test match between England and India behind a grouchy ITV boss Kevin Lygo.

    TV firebrand Piers, 56, initially looked a bit put out to be sat so close to his old boss, just hours after launching a scathing attack on his former employer.

    Piers even joked to pals that the situation was awkward, but was later seen in good spirits as the match got underway.

    He was seen checking his phone and laughing with pals, after previously boasting that he plans to “go global” with “much bigger things.”

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    EXPLAINED: WHAT DID HARRY SAY IN THE OPRAH INTERVIEW?

    Harry also made a series of claims that have since been questioned.

    He described to Oprah the moment he took Archie for a bike ride in California, and said he was unable to enjoy that as a child.

    However, on at least two occasions in Scilly Isles and and Sandringham while still a child, he was photographed riding behind his dad, just like Archie.

    He also said he was “literally cut off financially” by the Royal Family.

    This is disputed by Clarence House and Prince Charles. who has funded Harry and Meghan.

    He also benefited from millions left by Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY STILL OWE £78,500 TO CHARITY

    The couple's MWX Foundation, formerly Sussex Royal, is in liquidation but has not paid off the unnamed non-profit, papers released today revealed.

    The report said a claim of £213,000 had been received from a creditor relating to a grant due to a "not-for-profit enterprise".

    A total of £134,500 has been paid off, according to the most recent figures, leaving £78,500 left to hand over.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began winding up MWX a year ago, declaring all of its debts would be paid in full within 12 months.

    But more than 12 months later and the outstanding amount on the Companies House document remains.

    It reads: "The charity has sufficient funds to settle the claim in full and a final dividend is to be made shortly to pay the remaining balance."

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    QUEEN BUILDS 3FT MUD BARRIERS OUTSIDE SANDRINGHAM ESTATE TO STOP TOURISTS PARKING FOR FREE

    Her Majesty's staff have piled mounds of earth in six lay-bys along a one-mile stretch of road leading to her royal residence in Norfolk.

    In the past, hundreds of people parked their cars along the long grass verge so they could visit the royal estate, which is open to tourists from April to October.

    Many also parked there when visiting to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family attending the church on Christmas Day.

    Most of the grass verges were blocked off 18 months ago and now the lay-bys, which each fitted around six parked cars, have been closed off too.

    It means all visitors to the estate must now park in the official north and west car parks, which cost £3.50 for up to two hours; £5 for up to four hours and £7 for all day.

    The charges have been introduced due to a rise in visitors and the money will be used to pay for the increasing cost of maintaining existing facilities.

    One local: “The public has had free access to Sandringham for 100 years and I think it’s disgusting that we now have to pay to visit.”

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    PRINCE HARRY WILL TARGET CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES IN HIS £29M MEMOIR AND MAY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’

    Paul Burrell says the Duke is "set to reveal any Camilla secrets" as he dishes the dirt in his memoir, due to be released in 2022.

    The 36-year-old royal won't hold back on the woman who cooly "stepped into Diana's shoes" after her death, because his publishers "want their money's worth," according to Burrell.

    But it could only exacerbate the ongoing Royal family feud as he believes Prince Charles will be "livid" if he tarnishes the Duchess of Cornwall.

    His four-book deal, which promises to delve into the "highs and lows" of his extraordinary life, has already got the Palace on pins – and now the ex-Royal butler believes he will provide "names and specifics".

    The 63-year-old told Closer magazine: "The publisher, Penguin, will no doubt want their money's worth in this book deal. That means they won't want vagueness – they'll want names and specifics."

    He hinted that Harry "could very well name" the much-discussed racist family member who raised concerns about how dark their son Archie's skin could be before he was born.

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    ROYAL RESCUE

    Prince William, 39, heard about the plight of the former cadet and asked his personal officer to make some calls on his behalf.

    William asked his Naval officer Rob Dixon to contact officers to ensure the Afghan was able to make it safely to the UK with his family, according to The Telegraph.

    Lieutenant Commander Dixon, who started work with the Duke last September, successfully contacted the relevant personnel – and the group were allowed to board a flight back to the UK.

    The Afghan officer, who is thought to have served with the Afghan National Army, had been integral to the British military operation in Afghanistan and had been working closely with British troops.

    His position meant his family of more than 10, including women and children, would have been incredibly vulnerable.

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    WHO IS PRINCE ALBERT’S WIFE PRINCESS CHARLENE AND DO THEY HAVE CHILDREN?

    Charlene, Princess of Monaco was born January 25, 1978 and is a Zimbabwean-South African former Olympic swimmer.

    She won three gold medals and a silver medal at the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg.

    Charlene also represented South Africa at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, as well as at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with her team finishing fifth in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay.

    The athlete retired from competitive swimming seven years later in 2007.

    Charlene met Prince Albert at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monte Carlo in 2000.

    As the wife of Prince Albert II, Prince of Monaco, she is the Princess consort of Monaco.

    The couple announced their engagement in June 2010 and wed a year later on July 1, 2011.

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    PRINCE HARRY WILL TARGET CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES IN HIS £29M MEMOIR AND MAY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’, PAUL BURRELL CLAIMS

    Paul Burrell says the Duke is “set to reveal any Camilla secrets” as he dishes the dirt in his memoir, due to be released in 2022.

    The 36-year-old royal won’t hold back on the woman who cooly “stepped into Diana’s shoes” after her death, because his publishers “want their money’s worth,” according to Burrell.

    But it could only exacerbate the ongoing Royal family feud as he believes Prince Charles will be “livid” if he tarnishes the Duchess of Cornwall.

    The 63-year-old told Closer magazine: “The publisher, Penguin, will no doubt want their money’s worth in this book deal. That means they won’t want vagueness – they’ll want names and specifics.”

    He hinted that Harry “could very well name” the much-discussed racist family member who raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin could be before he was born.

    Meghan made the shocking revelation during her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, but refused to identify the individual as it would be “very damaging to them”.

    Read more here.

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    PIERS MORGAN JOKES ‘AWKS’ AFTER WATCHING PRINCE HARRY GIVE SURPRISE SPEECH AT GQ AWARDS FOLLOWING OFCOM VICTORY

    The TV presenter, 56, was in the audience for Harry’s anti-vaxxer rant just hours after he won his Ofcom complaint against him and Meghan Markle.

    He shared a story on his Twitter this morning about him watching the royal’s speech, simply saying: “#awks”.

    Piers sensationally quit Good Morning Britain in March following a heated debate about Meghan’s mental health.

    Read more here.

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    LADY LOUISE WINDSOR FACES BIG ROYAL DECISION AS SHE APPROACHES 18TH BIRTHDAY

    Lady Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie. In two months she will turn 18, and when she reaches the milestone she will decide if she wants to use the HRH title.

    The Countess of Wessex told the Sunday Times in 2020 that: “we try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.

    “Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles.

    “They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”

    Louise’s brother, Viscount Severn will also face the same decision when he celebrates his 18th birthday. He is only 13 so has some time to make up his mind.

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    BUCKINGHAM PALACE ‘FURIOUS’ AT QUEEN’S SECRET DEATH PLANS BEING LEAKED AS HUNT LAUNCHED FOR CULPRIT

    Top officials are said to be on the warpath, with a probe into who revealed the documents under way.

    The secret blueprint for Operation London Bridge – the codename for the plans – reveals every detail of the official response, from Charles’ ‘mourning tour’ of the UK to what royals will post on social media.

    It also details fears that London will be “stretched to breaking point” as millions of mourners head to the capital.

    Read more here.

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