Queen urged to strip Meghan and Harry of all titles after TV chat – Express

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Duchess of Cornwall visited a donkey hospital in Cairo

Prince Charles and his wife have been on a royal tour which included a few days in Jordan followed by a trip to Egypt.

In Cairo, the Duchess was photographed in a veterinary hospital specialising in donkeys and horses.

The royal last visited the structure known as the Brooke charity in 2006, when she accepted the role of president of the hospital.

Abeer Shennawy, Brooke’s CEO, said: “It’s something really amazing that we have her here after a lot of time - 15 years since she joined us before. Every member of the team is really excited.”

Camilla was invited to officially open the refurbished hospital as the facility shares a deep connection with the UK.

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The Duchess was photographed in a veterinary hospital specialising in donkeys and horses. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

The Duchess took part in an interview on the Ellen Show, which has entered its final series this year.

Fans of the 40-year-old were full of praise after her appearance on the show.

Eternal Women tweeted: “Our American Princess shone brightly today, as she does everyday.

“She’s not ashamed of how far she’s come or that she struggled.

“She teaches that we can all aspire and succeed.”

Alex Beresford, presenter and weatherman, praised the Duchess following her appearance on the show.

He tweeted: “Meghan Markle could have gone on Ellen, stayed silent and her critics would have heard her say something and would still be talking about her today.

“The Duchess is keeping so many people relevant.”

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The Duchess took part in an interview on the Ellen Show. (Image: Warner Bros)

Dan Hastings

Queen Mary first started a tradition that Queen Elizabeth is determined to follow

The "walkabout," which is widely attributed to the Queen, was actually started by Queen Mary, according to royal expert Dickie Arbiter.

Fast forward to now and it seems almost every public royal engagement involves a "walkabout," where members of the royal family meet well-wishers gathered on the streets.

Before that, royal watchers could only catch a glimpse of the family when they drove past in a car.

Former Press Secretary to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter speaks about the "walkabout" on The Royal Beat.

Mr Arbiter said: "It was Queen Mary who first started the walkabout during World War One with the King.

"They went up and down the country. They went on bomb sites, they toured derelict areas of the UK after the end of World War One.

"It was George the fifth who actually introduced the Order of the British Empire, something for everybody rather than the aristocracy and the senior generals."

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Before that, royal watchers could only catch a glimpse of the family when they drove past in a car. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

Princess Diana was 'irritated' by Sophie Wessex's fashion choices

Hello! Magazine’s late royal correspondent Judy Wade once claimed that Sophie “irritated” Prince Charles’ ex-wife by “aping” her wardrobe.

The journalist spoke for the 1999 documentary, ‘Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones: The True Story’, shot ahead of the couple’s wedding.

Ms Wade said: “She’s done too many things that I know used to irritate Diana. She cut her hair like Diana’s.

“She even went to lose weight and keep fit at the Chelsea Harbour Club, which was Diana's famous fitness centre.”

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Princess Diana

'She’s done too many things that I know used to irritate Diana,' said the expert. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

Prince Charles will be representing the Queen even more amid the monarch's step back

This week, the heir apparent was joined by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on a tour of the Middle East, spending four days in Jordan and Egypt.

Promoting the trip, the Royal Family’s official Twitter account posted: “This week, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have been in Jordan and Egypt for their Autumn tour, meeting communities and visiting a range of local organisations and cultural sites.”

Concerns over the health of the longest-reigning monarch, 95, have grown over recent weeks and were addressed by her son on Wednesday.

Speaking from Jordan, Prince Charles commented that the Queen is "alright, thank you very much."

He told Sky News royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills: "Once you get to 95, it's not quite as easy as it used to be."

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Prince Charles and Camilla

This week, the heir apparent was joined by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on a tour of the Middle East (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

William and Harry had a sweet childhood game at service stations

The story was told to Rhona Cameron by someone close to the young Princes, the late Tara Parker-Tomkinson.

Tara had a close relationship with the royals and was the god-daughter of Prince Charles.

Speaking about Prince Harry and William in 2012, Tara said: "They are lovely, naughty boys. There is a complete code of trust there, a code that says ‘Zip it and treasure it’. I have a thing about trust: it is priceless."

Telling the story on GB News, Ms Cameron said: "You know you shouldn't tell stories of course, but I used to be friendly with the late and lovely Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.

"She told me years ago - and she was very close of course to William and Harry - she's was a goddaughter of Prince Charles right. They used to play a game called Reco.

"They'd sort of stop off at service stations on the motorway go inside in baseball hats, and they'd rack up points of who was recognised when the boys were teenagers.

"They were just having a little light fun about their status."

Princes William and Harry

'They are lovely, naughty boys,' remembered Tara Parker-Tomkinson. (Image: Getty)

Steven Brown

Meghan’s private messages handed over with William’s approval

The Queen's former spokesperson has claimed he would "put my money on" Prince William and Kate having approval over the submission of private messages from Meghan Markle.

Dickie Arbiter was asked on True Royalty’s The Royal Beat podcast whether the disclosure would have required the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s approval.

He replied: “I would put my money on it.”

Backing him up, royal author Duncan Larcombe said: “Lawyers from the Mail on Sunday would have approached Jason Knauf, knowing that these emails existed.

“That would have been the point.

“Most likely, Jason would have gone to William and Kate.

“He would not have cooperated with those lawyers without their definite knowledge.”

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

Steven Brown

Royal POLL: Has Meghan's Ellen interview damaged the Royal Family's reputation?

Meghan Markle's interview with Ellen DeGeneres hit US screens last night, catching the attention of eyes and ears around the globe.

Express.co.uk wants to know whether you think the Duchess of Sussex's appearance on the chat show damaged the Royal Family's reputation. Vote in our poll.

But some claim the Duchess of Sussex, 40, made "a mockery of British Royalty" during the episode on CBS.

In particular, Sussex critics did not take lightly a prank during which Meghan drank milk from a baby bottle in public.

Steven Brown

Sophie Wessex hosts very special afternoon tea at palace

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, held an afternoon tea at St James's Palace this week for four ambassadors from a charity she is a patron of.

The Scar Free Foundation, which the Countess of Wessex has been a patron of since 2003, took the four ambassadors along to the afternoon tea.

Speaking at the event, Sophie said: "I am so grateful to have you helping to educate and inform people about the problems of scarring.

“Your knowledge is power and you are helping The Scar Free Foundation to make people more aware by sharing your stories.

“It's important that people see the person, not just the scars."

Steven Brown

William was under ‘hell of a pressure’ with Kate before marriage

Prince William was under a "hell of a pressure" with Kate Middleton, relationship expert Neil Wilkie claimed in an interview with Express.co.uk.

He said: “The difficulty is that any girlfriend he had was under the media spotlight.

“There were questions, is she the right one for him? Is she the right one to be the future Queen?

“That's a hell of a pressure on any girlfriend but there's also a lot of pressure on William: ‘Am I making the right choice?’

“Am I making a choice which will be right for me but also right for the millions of people who are watching what's going on in my life?'”

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton (Image: Getty)

Steven Brown

Meghan Markle is finally 'at peace' with herself after US move

Reacting to the Duchess's latest appearance, Caitlyn Jenner claimed that Meghan looked more “at peace” with herself than she has since joining the Royal Family.

The reality TV star claimed Meghan’s interview was “great for her”.

She told Good Morning Britain: “I think Meghan is in an extremely difficult position.

“She’s coming from out here in LA and meets the love of her life and goes back there [to England] and all of a sudden she’s in the Royal Family.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

Steven Brown

Queen 'very deliberately' had video released to shut down health concerns

Royal editor of Vanity Fair, Katie Nicholl, spoke to Kate Thornton on the Royal Beat.

Ms Thornton asked: "Is there any insight from the palace and in terms of when we'll see a back in action?"

Ms Nicholl said: "We've seen her back in action here and you know, they released this.

"If you think back to pre-pandemic, getting video footage of the Queen having a meeting on audience like this was actually incredibly unusual, you might get a photo opportunity but you wouldn't get this video and I think it's been very deliberately released.

"She is standing up, and the corgies are there to meet the saluting Chief General.

Steven Brown

Picture of royal on duty offers 'interesting' insight on monarch's state

Royal commentator and journalist Dickie Arbiter appeared on the Royal Beat podcast where the panel discussed the health of the Queen.

Buckingham Palace released a short video of the monarch meeting with General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff, in what appeared to be an attempt to calm the nerves of the public.

But Mr Arbiter spotted something quite interesting from the photos and clips released surrounding the Queen's shoes.

He explained: "What I did notice in the picture was her shoes were slightly flatter than they normally are.

"Which would indicate that perhaps she is still suffering and will take time to heal.

"But she was up and about, she was animated during the audience and that is good news."

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II (Image: Getty)

Steven Brown

Meghan Markle offers glimpse into romance with Harry

Meghan Markle's "happy go lucky" side shown in Ellen DeGeneres's interview this week offered a glimpse into why Prince Harry fell in love with the Duchess, according to Aussie TV presenter Kylie Gilles

Following Meghan's interview with Ellen, the Morning Show host Ms Gillies said: "Well, that’s probably the woman that Harry fell in love with."

Royal expert Angela Mollard agreed: “So true Kylie, yeah."

Ms Gillies continued: “That’s why they are living in Montecito, that's why he’s done it, that’s his wife and they are happy.

"Good luck to them.”

Francesca Edwards

'It's been absolutely brilliant', Camilla reflects of Middle East tour

The Duchess of Cornwall has described her tour of Egypt as "absolutely brilliant" but added that "it's been too short". 

Prince Charles and Camilla have come to the end of their four-day Middle East tour, during which they visited Jordan. 

During a visit to the Jesuit Cultural Centre in Alexandria, the prince and duchess met small groups of artists, filmmakers and campaigners including Ahmed Yassin, founder of social enterprise Banlastic Egypt which campaigns to ban single-use plastic.

When Mr Yassin asked about their trip to Egypt, Camilla replied: "It's been absolutely brilliant, but it's been too short, too quick. I would like to see more - you just dip in."

Speaking about their visit to the country as newlyweds in 2006, she added: "It was the first long-distance trip we did after we were married, so it will always stick with me.

"It was very exciting. I have a lot of happy memories here."

Francesca Edwards

William and Harry snub left Charles feeling 'as if he never existed'

Prince Charles was left feeling "as if he has never existed" after a snub from his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, a royal author claims.

William and Harry both took part in the documentary, which aired around the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death.

They failed to mention their father once.

Royal author Robert Jobson wrote in the Daily Mail in 2018: “The Prince, of course, was fully aware he was never going to win the never-ending PR fight against his now iconic dead wife.

“But what did upset him was his sons’ decision to write him completely out of their history.”

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Francesca Edwards

Lorraine takes swipe at Meghan Markle's outfit

Presenter Lorraine Kelly has sparked uproar after mocking Meghan Markle's appearance. 

On Friday's Lorraine took a swipe at the Duchess's outfit with entertainment presenter Ross King and Mark Heyes. 

She said: "I tell you what has got people talking. 

"Meghan's outfit, Mark. I thought she looked absolutely stunning."

As a snap of Meghan appeared up on the screen, the host continued: "Although when you see it like that it looks like moths have been at it."

"Moths in the Ellen studio, you don't get that here," she joked.

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Francesca Edwards

William couldn't keep 'admiring glances' off Kate

Prince William couldn't help but throw some "admiring glances" at Kate Middleton as the couple stepped out at the Royal Variety Performance last night. 

The event marked a rare date night for the couple without their three royal children, and both were dressed up to the nines for the glamorous occasion.

Body language expert Judi James told Express.co.uk that William was "constantly looking back" at his wife as the pair arrived. 

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Francesca Edwards

What Meghan did 'was so royal'

Meghan Markle has learnt a lot of lessons from the Royal Family, says royal journalist and commentator Emily Andrews, after giving her take on the Ellen interview. 

Ms Andrews said Meghan made repeated references to charities during her interview but she is also building "the brand of her as a philanthropist".

She added that what she was doing "was so royal" in highlighting the footwork of other people and putting the "limelight and spotlight on ordinary people". 

During the interview, Meghan revealed she and Prince harry donated £15,000 to A Twist of Greatness, a charity that braids hair.

She also revealed that the couple matched the show's support to charity Tibet, with both parties donating a further £15,000. 

Francesca Edwards

Could Will and Kate step up to save royal Christmas?

Prince William and Kate could step in to save Christmas amid the Queen's recent health issues. 

Members of the Royal Family usually gather at the sovereign’s privately owned estate in Sandringham, Norfolk, and have done so every year since 1988.

But due to Her Majesty's recent health scare speculation has risen as to what the royals have planned.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be the ones to step up and host in their ten-bedroom counter home on the Sandringham estate, meaning the family could still continue their longstanding tradition of walking to the nearby St Mary Magdalene Church to attend a service on Christmas Day.

Francesca Edwards

Camilla looks 'regal and elegant' on Middle East tour

Prince Charles and Camilla are on the final day of their Middle Eastern tour where the Duchess is making headlines for her lovely wardrobe choices. 

Twitter user @AlisonJGriffin wrote “The Duchess of Cornwall looks amazing!

“Regal, elegant, appropriate, and comfy! Lovely lady!”

The couple arrived in Jordan earlier this week where they spent time with  Queen Rania and King Abdullah II of Jordan, before travelling to Egypt for their final two days.

 Today, Camilla wore a mint green knee-length dress for their final day in Egypt paired with her staple camel-hued shoes. 

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Francesca Edwards

'Let Meghan be' say supporters

Defenders of Meghan Markle say the Duchess could have sat down for an interview with anyone or "stayed silent" and critics "would still be talking about her today". 

The 40-year-old is facing backlash following her sit-down interview on Ellen on Thursday. 

But Good Morning Britains's Alex Beresford said she is "keeping so many people relevant".

The weather presenter quickly received thousands of responses, some agreeing saying "she's just doing 'her' and it's still not good enough".

Another said: "She can't do anything without attracting a high level of negative comments. 

"She's happy, everyone should let her be."

Meghan Markle could have gone on Ellen, stayed silent and her critics would have heard her say something and would still be talking about her today. The Duchess is keeping so many people relevant.

u2014 Alex Beresford (@alexberesfordTV) November 19, 2021

Francesca Edwards

Calls for Meghan and Harry to be stripped of titles

Royal fans have hit out at Meghan Markle for making "a mockery of British Royalty" during her interview on Ellen. 

The Duchess took part in a prank segment in which she had to say and do what the host told her in front of members of the public. 

Meghan drank milk from a baby bottle and ate like a chipmunk in the show. 

But some fans aren't happy and call for the Duke and Duchess to be stripped of their titles.

One said Meghan is "clearly just exploiting the title and wants zero to do with the royal family". 

Another said: "Now is definitely the time to strip Meghan of her royal title on the grounds that she is not acting appropriately in public to carry the title that represents the Royal Family."

Francesca Edwards

Reality star praises Meghan for interview

Former Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner has praised the Duchess of Sussex for her interview with Ellen, saying she was "so much more real and at peace with herself". 

She added that "Meghan is in an extremely difficult position" and it will still take time to "see how you fit in". 

She said: "You go from basically obscurity to the cameras on you every day, everywhere you go, you're scrutinised, and certainly the media and the rags over there can be very tough on people.

"If you're not used to that, that's tough to deal with. But in that interview, I think she was kind of herself and good for her."

Jenner recently appeared on reality series Big Brother VIP with Meghan's half-brother Thomas, and Jenner said: "I understand the politics of a family." 

Francesca Edwards

Sussex PR machine 'in full swing'

Meghan Markle has won over the American public following her sit-down interview on chat show Ellen, a commentator in the US has claimed.

GMB's North America Correspondent Noel Phillips said the Duchess has been "applauded for the interview" adding that the Sussex PR machine is "in full swing attempting to reboot Meghan's image". 

He added: "In fact, a lot of people have said it was great to see Meghan showing a lighter side to her personality and also poking fun at herself."

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Charles cancels tour after jet crash

The Prince of Wales' visit to a UK aircraft carrier has been cancelled a few days after a jet from the warship crashed in the Mediterranean. 

Charles was due to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth during the final day of his tour of Egypt, but Clarence House announced it would not take place for "operational reason".

The pilot flying an F35, estimated to be worth around £100 million, ejected from the aircraft before it crashed into the ocean on Wednesday and was later rescued.

Kate Middleton stuns at the Royal Variety Performance

Kate Middleton dazzled at the Royal Variety Performance in a recycled custom-made Jenny Packham number first worn during an official visit to Pakistan in 2019. 

The Duchess also sported a new hairdo-in curls pinned to one side, finishing off her look with matching stilettos, minaudiere bag, and gold earrings by Missoma London. 

Greeting the Royals, host Alan Carr caused raised eyebrows when he joked with Prince William that he wasn't "hitting on his wife" after complimenting the "beautiful" Duchess. 

Prince William wore a velvet blue tuxedo, white shirt, black trousers and black bow tie for the event. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after watching the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after watching the Royal Variety Performance (Image: PA)

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