Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry told to forget fallout with William and speak out on BBC – Express

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Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine has called on the Duke of Sussex to speak out on the BBC inquiry.

She said: “Harry’s silence speaks volumes. He is normally so keen on letting his opinions be known — why hasn’t he done so in this case and stood by his brother to share the responsibility.

“It is odd he hasn’t spoken out about the BBC and Bashir case as he has been speaking out a lot about other things recently.

“Harry should really man up and forget the fallout with his brother.

“They should be standing shoulder to shoulder on this one.”

Last week the BBC announced it would appoint a judge to lead an independent investigation into how the interview came about.

Prince William had been in private talks with senior BBC bosses for the past fortnight.

It comes after interviewer Martin Bashir was accused of using forged documents and dozens of lies to clinch the 1995 interview.

In the explosive interview, Diana discussed her husband’s infamous affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and said: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

She also admitted to her affair with Army captain James Hewitt and questioned Prince Charles’ suitability to be King.


10.38am update: Meghan Markle and Harry risk living like Diana in her final years warns royal expert

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry risk living like Princess Diana during her final years according to a royal expert.

The claim was made by Patrick Jephson, who formerly served as Princess Diana’s secretary.

He also said the couple are on the brink of losing touch with “real people’s everyday concerns” and should be warned against “setting yourself up as an expert in public policy” without standing for election.

Mr Jephson claimed Princess Diana became reliant on “billionaires” after splitting from Prince Charles and warned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex not to make the same mistake.

10am update: Kate and William congratulate Queen and Philip with cute anniversary card made by children

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have publicly marked the Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding anniversary.

Kate and Prince William’s official Twitter account shared the Cambridges’ best wishes to the elderly couple on their wedding anniversary.

They wrote on the Kensington Royal account: “Wishing a very happy wedding anniversary to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh!”

In the tweet, the Cambridges included the newly-released portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip and the card their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have made for their great-grandparents.

9.26am update: Camilla opens up on finding refuge during difficult year in key speech

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, opened up on how difficult 2020 has been for most people in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with the deprivations it has created – and how one of her biggest passions can help “escape” a gloomy reality.

Camilla has taken part yesterday in the presentation of the Booker Prize.

In her speech, the Duchess joked about attending the annual event in a “disembodied” form due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking from Clarence House, Camilla focused her remarks on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the world – and how much literature has helped many to escape reality and find new, virtual communities.

Mentioning the famous quote by author Enid Bagnold “To make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus”, Prince Charles’s wife joked about 2020 being “a cactus”.

She said: “For many people, this year has been a cactus, if the cactus lovers amongst us will forgive me.

“But as Enid says, writers have the power to turn a cactus into a great flower.”

8.38am update: Today marks the Queen and Prince Philip’s 73rd wedding anniversary

The Queen, 94, was a 21-year-old princess when she married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on 20 November 1947.

Their relationship has lasted the longest of any British sovereign.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, who has retired from public duties, are spending the lockdown at Windsor Castle in England and anniversary celebrations are expected to be low key.

8am update: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis give cute gift to Queen for anniversary

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis crafted an adorable gift for the Queen and Prince Philip to mark their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh have released a photograph showing them opening a card from great-grandchildren.

Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, designed the card themselves and added a number 73 that pops out from the front of the card.

The new photo also shows the Queen and Philip sat on a sofa in Windsor Castle’s Oak Room.


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