Queen Elizabeth news latest – Royal fans all saying the same thing about Her Majesty's 'emotional' Christmas message

ROYAL fans are all saying the same thing about the Queen's Christmas Day address this year.

Ardent followers of the monarchy are convinced the Queen, 95, will give the most emotional and personal annual TV address of her near 70-year reign in the year she lost her beloved husband.

A treasured brooch will be worn by the Queen in a further touching tribute to Prince Philip when she delivers her Christmas Day speech.

Her Majesty put on the sapphire chrysanthemum jewellery during her honeymoon in 1947 and at their 60th wedding anniversary.

A framed photo of the Diamond Wedding couple in 2007 appears on a desk beside her in the pre-recorded address to the nation.

Unlike previous years, when she has had many pictures of her family around her, it is the sole image.

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  • Louis Allwood

    Kate Middleton's Christmas Eve show

    Kate will host the event, with hubby William among the 1,200-strong audience.

    Royal Carols: Together At Christmas, which will air on December 24 at 7.30pm on ITV, will also include a whole host of festive performances, readings and carols introduced by The Duchess of Cambridge. 

    Responding to the piano tease, royal editor Chris Ship said: "Looks like somebody is going to be performing in the ‘Together at Christmas’ carol concert tonight."

    The service was filmed on December 8, and Kate was seen wowing in a festive Catherine Walker coat with large bow detail, a red dress, and the Queen Mother's sapphire fringe earrings loaned to her by the Queen.

    In a clip released by ITV on December 17, Kate looked radiant in red as she says: “I am so excited to be hosting Together At Christmas here at Westminster Abbey.”

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    Kate's musical skills

    In the short clip, the Duchess gracefully walks in and sit by the piano in the Abbey – which is illuminated by candlelight.

    She positions herself as if to start playing the keys and reading off the music sheet ahead of the festive concert.

    The Duchess is a former pianist, gaining her grade three when she was a teenager – and she also played the flute and received her grade five in music theory.

    Kate, 39, also teased the televised carol concert yesterday as she was pictured tying bows to a Christmas tree.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate Middleton hints she’ll play Christmas carol

    Kate Middleton has hinted that she will showcase her piano skills tonight as she posted a sneak peek for the Together at Christmas carol concert.

    The Duchess of Cambridge – wearing a red dress and with her signature bouncy brunette hair – sat and poised herself ready to play the piano ahead of the concert at Westminster Abbey.

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    Who will not be with the Queen?

    Prince William and Kate, both 39, and children George, Charlotte and Louis, will be in Norfolk, and joined by members of the Middleton family.

    Princess Anne, 71, has also been ruled out as she is in isolation after husband Tim Lawrence tested positive for Covid-19.

    The family will have a Christmas lunch before sitting together to watch the Queen’s address on TV.

    Her Majesty is not expected to make her traditional visit to church tomorrow or on Sunday.

    She has been on “light duties” since spending a night in hospital more than two months ago.

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    Queen to be joined by 20 family members

    The bash at Windsor Castle will involve about half the number normally expected at Sandringham.

    It will be the 95-year-old monarch’s first Christmas since the death of Prince Philip in April.

    Before a meal, she and 16 family members will open gifts in the castle’s Crimson Drawing Room.

    They will include Prince Edward, 57, his wife Sophie Wessex with their children James and Louise, and Prince Andrew, 61.

    Also there will be Princesses Beatrice, 33, and Eugenie, 31, their husbands Edo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank and children August and Sienna.

    Mike and Zara Tindall, and their children Mia, Lena and Lucas, will spend the night at Windsor too.

    Prince Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, yesterday revealed they would join the Queen for Christmas Day and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are also expected.

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    Brooch tribute to Prince Philip

    Sources say the Queen, 95, gives the most emotional and personal annual TV address of her near 70-year reign.

    A treasured brooch will also be worn by the Queen as a further touching tribute to Prince Philip when she delivers her Christmas Day speech.

    Her Majesty put on the sapphire chrysanthemum jewellery during her honeymoon in 1947 and at their 60th wedding anniversary.

    The framed photo of the Diamond Wedding couple in 2007 appears on a desk beside her in the pre-recorded address to the nation.

    Unlike previous years, when she has had many pictures of her family around her, it is the sole image.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan & Harry ‘celebrate freedom' with ‘idyllic’ Xmas card

    According to a body language expert, the Duke and Duchess' new Christmas card reveals they are "celebrating" their newfound freedom and putting their "painful" past behind them.

    Speaking to Fabulous, body language expert Judi James said everything from the styling of the shoot to the couple's poses reflect how content they are in their new lives in California.

    The expert said: "This is such an idyllic and even ‘back to basics’ depiction of happiness and contentment from Meghan and Harry."

    Judi claims Harry and Meghan have purposefully referenced their first public appearance together back in 2017 – where the then-Suits star wore a pair of ripped jeans.

    She continued: "[It shows] them styled in the same, emphatically casual way that they were when they first presented to the world as a couple at the Invictus games – when Meghan famously wore the ripped denim jeans that the couple and their son are wearing here.

    "It makes the pose look like a celebration of freedom as much as the couple’s joy as a family of four."

    Read the article in full here.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan & Harry reveal first glimpse of Lilibet

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have revealed the first glimpse of baby Lilibet in a sweet family Christmas card.

    The Sussexes gleamed in the first picture of the foursome – with Meghan holding her daughter and Harry with his arm around Archie.

    The card read: "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world.

    “Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Inside Meghan & Harry's Xmas card

    The card was released with the sweet message: "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world.

    “Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”

    The card continued: "As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave: Team Rubicon, Welcome.US, Human First Coalition, Humanity Crew & Paid Leave For All, PL+US, Marshall Plan for Moms.

    "Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year, from our family to yours! As ever, Harry, Meghan, Archie & Lili".

  • Milica Cosic

    A service of thanksgiving for Prince Philip

    The Queen will make a service of thanksgiving to honour Prince Philip can take place next year.

    She has agreed that the event celebrating the Duke of Edinburgh's life and achievements will take place in Spring at Westminster Abbey.

    The congregation will include family, friends and dignitaries with further details to be announced soon.

    Representatives from the charities and organisations Prince Philip was associated with will also be in attendance.

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen will stay at Windsor Castle for second year

    The monarch will stay at Windsor Castle for the second year running.

    It will also be her first Christmas without her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April aged 99.

    Last Christmas was the first in 32 years that Her Majesty had not been at Sandringham for the holiday as she spent the big day shielding at Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen ‘kept awake’ by fear Harry will ‘dismantle’ Firm

    A royal commentator has claimed that The Queen has sleepless nights over fears the throne would be handed to Prince Harry if disaster ever struck Prince William’s family.

    Royal commentator Daniela Elser in The New Zealand Herald questioned whether Harry would “dismantle” the institution “he has shown a dearth of respect for or interest in.”

    Daniela also wondered how he would reshape or remake the organisation which “he has blamed for so many of his problems and so much of his unhappiness.”

    She said: “Given Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex’s loud and pique-fuelled bombardment of the palace this year, it would be understandable if even the remotest possibility of the monarchy ending up in their hands was something keeping his Gan Gan awake at night.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen WILL host Christmas dinner

    THE Queen WILL host Christmas dinner with Prince Charles and Camilla after Princess Anne was forced to cancel over Covid.

    Anne, 71, will not be able to spend Christmas Day with the monarch as planned as her husband Sir Timothy Laurence has tested positive for Covid.

    It's understood retired Royal Navy vice admiral Sir Timothy, 66, and the Princess Royal are isolating at the Gatcombe Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

    But Her Majesty will be surrounded by her family – with Charles and Camilla joining her for dinner.

    A spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be with Her Majesty The Queen on Christmas Day.”

    Read more here.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan could give evidence in Andrew’s sex case

    MEGHAN Markle could give evidence in the sex case being brought against Prince Andrew by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, her lawyer has said.

    David Boies reportedly believes the Duchess of Sussex has “important knowledge” and can be relied on to “tell the truth” about the royal’s behaviour.

    Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 38, is suing Andrew, alleging he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island when she was 17

    She has spoken about being abused by multi-millionaire Epstein and alleges the paedophile and Ghislaine Maxwell introduced her to the royal.

    The Duke of York has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

    Boies has now told The Daily Beast that Meghan could be served with a deposition to give evidence in the case.

    “She is somebody we can count on to tell the truth,” he said.

    He said since the Duchess of Sussex lives in the US “we have jurisdiction over her” and “at least for a period of time, was a close associate of Prince Andrew”.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meg & Harry traded Frogmore Cottage for gorgeous property in Montecito

    The couple has traded in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor for their gorgeous property in Montecito. 

    The couple’s home is located on a private road with a large driveway and security gates. The property costs roughly $14million and is 18,000-square feet and spans five acres of land.

    The home has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms with a separate guest house with another two bedrooms and bathrooms, according to reports. 

    The main house has a library, an office, a spa with a wet and dry sauna, a home gym, a games room, an arcade, a movie theatre, a wine cellar and a five-car garage.

    Outside there is a tiered rose garden, a tennis court, a tea house, a large outdoor pool and a children’s cottage for Archie and Lilibet.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan & Harry crowned world’s ‘most talked about’ Royals of year

    The research conducted by Lucky Creek analysed global Google Trends data for the past year to establish which Royal couple had caused searches to skyrocket the most.

    And, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken the top spot.

    • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are revealed as the most ‘talked about’ Royals of the year with searches for the couple 64% higher than any other Royal couple
    • Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March was the most talked about Royal event of the year, with Prince Philip’s death being the second
    • Meghan and Harry were talked about 367% more than William and Kate during this year, despite not being working Royals

    ‘Regal’ Kate Middleton behaves ‘just like Queen’ (Continued…)

    Judi continued to say: “Whereas the Queen and Kate will tend to keep their hands held low to their torsos to allow themselves to be as visible and possible, Camilla will often create barriers to ‘hide’ behind, like her use here of the small bouquet of flowers that she holds chest and nearly face high as she chats to her hosts. 

    “Her smile might be non-regal but it projects high signals of warmth, with crinkling around the eyes and a pulling of the lips to suggest a desire for empathy and even sympathy. 

    “Camilla might not stand out at a royal gathering but she seems to use her body language to make her mark on more of a one-to-one basis, where she can look friendly and approachable.”

    Continuing on Kate, Judi said that: “Kate’s body language signals manage to blend a very elegant air of regality, specialness and status with a more respectful approach that at time entails some deliberate mirroring and even status-lowering to help bond with the public. 

    “While The Queen and Camilla appear to adhere to their own personal style, Kate is much more flexible and modern, moving between ‘regal’ and ‘down-to-earth/natural’ depending on what is needed at any time.” 

    'Regal’ Kate Middleton behaves ‘just like Queen’

     Body language expert Judi James has compared Kate Middleton to Camilla Parker Bowles and how their style is different in public.

    Judi said: “The Queen’s body language is as unique as her role and her status. 

    “She uses space to help create her royal aura and her deliberate trait of dressing in bold, block colours to stand out would add to this idea of specialness."

    For Camilla, Judi said: “With a perilous route into the Royal Family at the highest level, Camilla’s body language signals have always been in almost direct contrast to the Queen’s and would be defined as ‘actively self-effacing and low-key’.

    “Camilla’s body language signals tend to hint at a subliminal desire to hide and to keep away from the spotlight.” 

    Meghan Markle crowned ‘most intelligent Royal of all time’ 

    Research conductedby international education provider Oxford Royale, analysed QS World University Rankings the institutions attended by key members of the UK Royal family, to discover which Royal is the brightest of all. 

    • Meghan Markle is officially the smartest member of the UK Royal family, attending the highest-ranked university of all Royals surveyed 
    • Kate Middleton is the UK’s second cleverest Royal, attending the University of St Andrews alongside husband Prince William, but beating him to higher A-Level results (AAB) 
    • Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall are also among the most intelligent members of the Royal family 

    Kate 'so excited to be hosting' Xmas concert

    The Christmas concert was filmed on December 8 this year, with an audience of about 1,200 people.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by carol-singing school children and reindeer outside Westminister Abbey.

    The ITV released a short clip, and the Duchess can be heard saying: "I am so excited to be hosting Together At Christmas here at Westminister Abbey". 

    You could be Meghan & Harry’s neighbour

    If you've got $29.5million to spare, the “Palace of Versailles” could be yours, which would also mean that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be your neighbours.

    The incredible five-bedroom, 10-bath mansion is located in the Birnam Wood community in Montecito, which has become popular among other celebs such as Oprah, Ellen Degeneres and Adam Levine.

    The mansion spans 12,000-square feet and sits on two acres of land.

    The home comes with imported French marble countertops in the kitchen and all throughout the estate as well as gold bathroom fixtures and chandeliers. 

    There is also a wine cellar that can hold 200 bottles of wine that you can get to via an underground tunnel.

    Other amenities include a full-service bar, a large home gym, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and putting green.

    Outside the property is a formal garden with a 1,000-year-old Carrara fountain. 

    • Milica Cosic

      Kate accused of staging intimate William photo

      Kate Middleton and Prince William have been accused of staging a photo during the royals' Christmas carol concert.

      The event, which will air on Christmas Eve on ITV, was filmed at Westminster Abbey and features the likes of Ellie Golding, Leona Lewis and Kate Garraway.

      But some have accused the royal couple of staging photos during the event.

      Fans of the Duke and Duches of Cambridge took to Twitter to express their feelings, with one writing: that the photo looked "rehearsed".

      And another agreed, saying: "It is rehearsed anyway."

      A third wrote: "So she does stop grinning, she's either not getting her own way or reminding him who's boss"

    • Milica Cosic

      Queen 'disappointed' not to see Princess Anne at Xmas

      A spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be with Her Majesty The Queen on Christmas Day.”

      Royal expert Angela Levin says the Queen will be "disappointed" that Anne will not be able to join the festive gathering.

      She tweeted: "The Queen will be disappointed not to see Princess Anne at Windsor because he husband Sir Timothy has tested positive for Covid. 

      "Anne is very dutiful and the offspring most like the late Prince Philip. Same sense of humour, same attitude. Hopefully he will recover soon."

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      Real reason Queen can never reveal Prince Philip’s will

      One reason the late Duke’s will is not to be made public for at least 90 years is to protect the Sovereign’s position.

      Further to this, judge Sir Andrew McFarlane said it must remain secret to protect the Queen’s “dignity and standing”.

      Sir Andrew said to the BBC: “I have held that, because of the constitutional position of the Sovereign, it is appropriate to have a special practice in relation to royal wills.

      “There is a need to enhance the protection afforded to truly private aspects of the lives of this limited group of individuals in order to maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and close members of her family.”

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      Continued…

      This year's message follows the death of the duke in April aged 99, while coronavirus restrictions at the time meant the Queen was memorably and poignantly forced to sit alone in St George's Chapel for his funeral service.

      The Queen is expected to be joined at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, having shelved her customary trip to Sandringham as a "precautionary" measure amid rising coronavirus cases.

      Her speech marks the end of a year peppered with both joy and immense sadness.

      The Queen welcomed four new great-grandchildren to the family – August to Princess Eugenie, Lucas to Zara Tindall, Lilibet to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Sienna to Princess Beatrice.

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