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Dan Hastings

Prince William’s ‘fear’ in relationships that can ‘hold people back from commitment’

Relationship expert Neil Wilkie has analysed the bond between Kate and William over the last decade for Express.co.uk.

He said: “He lost his mother at an early age, often there's a subconscious fear, if I have somebody else who loves me, are they going to leave me?

“Are they going to die on me? Are they going to walk out on me? And that often will hold people back from making a true commitment.”

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Prince William

Relationship expert Neil Wilkie has analysed the bond between Kate and William. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

Diana was 'daring' as she stepped out in 'revenge' dress - far from a 'tragic ex-wife'

Body language expert Judi James shared why the Princess of Wales not only had an iconic wardrobe but also an iconic attitude.

When Diana stepped out at the Serpentine Gallery on a summer's day in 1994, the princess did not appear downtrodden or defeated. Her ex-husband Charles had that evening admitted to having an affair with Camilla during their marriage.

As she stepped out in the low-cut, form-fitting black dress, which she coupled with a choker worth £100million today, Judi described her as "sophisticated, strong and confident".

She said: "After a split there can be a desire to hide away and lick your wounds but Diana made a very strong statement here that was not her intention to hide or wallow in self-pity."

She added: "It wasn’t just the dress that signalled a sense of freedom and even ‘revenge’, Diana’s body language was also an integral part of the messaging here."

Lady Diana

The Princess of Wales not only had an iconic wardrobe but also an iconic attitude. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

The Queen lending Kate her personal vehicle is a huge step for future Queen Catherine

According to royal expert Daniela Elser, a gesture spotted as Prince William and Kate left the Whitehall Remembrance Day ceremony, has shown how the Queen feels about her grandson and his wife.

The couple pair left the ceremony in the Queen's bespoke Bentley, made exclusively for the monarch.

Royal expert Daniela Elser claims the usage of Her Majesty’s personal vehicle was a signal of her “approval”.

She also pointed out that such a vehicle would be at William’s disposal when he takes to the throne.

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Kate Middleton

The usage of Her Majesty’s personal vehicle was a signal of her 'approval' said the expert. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

Prince Charles remains silent as his foundation is under investigation

The Charity Commission’s investigation is looking into claims that money intended for the Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Foundation went instead to the Mahfouz Foundation, a charity focused on the Middle East.

It comes after Michael Fawcett, a top aide of Prince Charles, 73, resigned from his position as chief executive of the foundation last week.

The Charity Commission revealed that the investigation formally began at the beginning of November.

The watchdog will probe dealings at the Mahfouz Foundation, founded by Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz.

The inquiry is the latest crisis surrounding Charles’ foundation following the alleged cash for honours claims.

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Prince Charles and Camilla

The Charity Commission revealed that the investigation formally began at the beginning of November. (Image: Getty)

Dan Hastings

Kate Middleton praised for her work during World's Children Day

"Investing in a child is ultimately an investment in our future societal health and happiness," wrote the official account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Saturday 20 November.

Kate is known as a patron of many children charities across the country including Action For Children.

Royal fans praised the Duchess for her involvement.

William_Catherine82 said: "The Duchess does a wonderful job with those amazing charities and on her Early Years project!

"She cares so much about the children and does her best to make their lives better! She is their Princess."

Angelika Katarzy Naszalas said: "Children are the Future! Thank you Duchess for giving them a voice."

Dan Hastings

'Not a war crime!' Royal biographer defends Meghan Markle after angry backlash

Following the interview, the Duchess was criticised by some royal commentators for appearing on the hit TV show.

While some such as Piers Morgan and Camilla Tominey raised questions over the appearance, the author of the unofficial biography of the Sussexes, Omid Scobie, leapt to her defence.

Mr Scobie claimed the Duchess had merely appeared on a television programme and had not done anything wrong.

He said on social media: "People do realise that it was just a daytime TV appearance and not a war crime, right?"

People do realise that it was just a daytime TV appearance and not a war crime, right?

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Chloe Davies

Charity Commission opens inquiry into foundation linked to Prince Charles

Prince Charles is yet to publicly acknowledge that his Princes' foundation is under investigation by the Charity Commission, and is the subject of initial inquires being made by the Met Police.

The Charity Commission’s investigation is looking into claims that money intended for the Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Foundation went instead to the Mahfouz Foundation, a charity focused on the Middle East. 

The watchdog will probe dealings at the Mahfouz Foundation, founded by Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz.

Former Minister Norman Baker has urged Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to set up a full investigation.

While no investigation has been launched yet, the Met confirmed that "initial inquiries" are underway.

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Prince Charles

Prince Charles (Image: Getty)

Chloe Davies

Meghan Markle would have to renounce her UK titles if she wanted to run for political office

Meghan Markle would have to renounce her UK titles if she wanted to run for political office in the United States, according to a constitutional expert.

The US constitution specifies that people holding US office may not accept foreign titles unless they have congressional approval.

But Harvard Professor Mark Tushnet says that the likelihood of their approval is “very slim”.

He said: “I don’t think it’s ever happened before.

"I think the chances of Congress allowing her to retain her titles would be very slim.”

But he added: “Technically... she could run without renouncing her titles and could even serve if elected if Congress approved.”

However, he said that retaining the titles would be politically "damaging”.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

Chloe Davies

Fans braced to see Sienna for the first time since birth

Royal fans are braced for the potential first sighting of Princess Beatrice's baby this weekend, as the Royal Family are reportedly gathering to celebrate a joint christening.

Princess Eugenie’s first child August and Zara Tindall's third child Lucas will be christened together in the joint ceremony.

Due to the close-knit bond shared between the royal sisters, it is likely that Beatrice will be in attendance to celebrate her younger sister’s bundle of joy.

Beatrice gave birth to her first child on September 18, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.

The Royal Family’s joint-christening ceremony could give royal fans the first glimpse at Edo and Beatrice’s little girl.

Princess Beatrice's baby's footprints

Princess Beatrice shared this snap of Sienna's footprints on Twitter (Image: Twitter / @yorkiebea)

Chloe Davies

Expert questions 'where's Harry?' in Meghan's Ellen interview

Meghan Markle "tugged" on the heartstrings of the audience during her interview with Ellen DeGeneres but one royal commentator has asked, "where's Harry" after he was absent.

During the interview with the US TV host, Meghan, 40, recanted her children's charming Halloween outfits this year. 

Although Meghan told the host of her two children, royal commentator Camilla Tominey questioned why there was no mention of Harry during the anecdote.

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, she wrote: "Now it was Meghan’s turn to tug on the audience’s emotions by telling touching tales about Archie dressing up as a dinosaur for Hallowe’en and 'Lili' as a skunk 'like Flower from Bambi.'

"There was sadly no mention of what fancy dress aficionado Harry wore or indeed the whereabouts of the Windsor One, who was last spotted juggling in the background of another one of Meghan’s A-list speed dates with Melissa McCarthy."

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Chloe Davies

Kate and William seeking 'forward-thinking' professional to join team

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are looking for a "forward-thinking" professional to join their team.

The couple are hiring a Finance Manager for their Royal Foundation and the job advert posted on LinkedIn, highlights they are looking for a "highly motivated" and "forward-thinking" professional.

The job advert said the candidate will "take ownership of the operational aspects" including financial accounting, management and statutory reporting as well as finance business partnering.

Prince William, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge (Image: Getty)

Chloe Davies

Meghan and Harry set to miss out on happy reunion

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to miss out on a happy reunion tomorrow, as they are not expected to attend the joint christening of August Brooksbank and Lucas Philip Tindall.

This comes amid talk that the Queen is desperate to attend the joint celebrations, taking place tomorrow at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.

A royal source told the Sun: "Her Majesty is very keen to be there as she knows how important this is for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"It’s set to be a heartwarming family occasion and a time of real celebration after what has been some challenging times for certain royals of late, including the Queen herself."

The second cousins, sons of Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall, were both born earlier this year.

It is understood that the Queen will consult with her doctor and make the decision whether or not to attend the christenings at the last minute.

Chloe Davies

Princess Eugenie broke royal tradition with baby August

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank's son August will be christened today, but his parents broke royal tradition on the day he was born.

Traditionally royal babies make their first public appearance outside the hospital hours after they are born.

However, Eugenie and Jack defied this tradition when they welcomed little August in February, by introducing him to the world via Instagram.

On Tuesday, February 9, Eugenie uploaded a black-and-white photo of her and Jack’s hands cradling August’s tiny fingers and arm.

She captioned the heartwarming photo with three blue hearts and two exclamation marks.

Princess Eugenie with her husband Jack and baby August

Princess Eugenie with her husband Jack and baby August (Image: Instagram: @princesseugenie)

Chloe Davies

Kate had royal fans gushing after sharing an adorable new picture

The Duchess of Cambridge has sent royal fans into a frenzy after sharing an adorable snap on social media this afternoon.

Within the image, the 39-year-old is seen offering fresh honey from the Anmer Hall beehives to a group of children. 

The image dates from the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the National History Museum's Wildlife Garden earlier this year.

While there she met with local school children and joined in with family activities, which form part of a programme being developed to engage young children and families in outdoor learning.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at the National History Museum's Wildlife Garden earlier this year.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at the National History Museum's Wildlife Garden earlier this year. (Image: KENSINGTON ROYAL)

Millie Cooke

Camilla praised for visit to donkey hospital in Cairo

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has been praised for using her final day during her royal visit to Egypt to meet donkeys in an animal sanctuary.

Abeer Shennawy, CEO of the donkey charity Brooke, 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.”

The royal last visited the sanctuary in 2006, when she became president of the hospital.

Prince Charles and Camilla are undertaking a royal tour of Jordan and Egypt, the first royal tour since the start of the pandemic.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has been praised for her visit to donkey hospital in Cairo (Image: PA)

Millie Cooke

Prince William fury at Prince Andrew

Prince William reportedly grew frustrated with Prince Andrew's "ungrateful" manner, which he saw as a "threat to the Royal Family", a royal source has revealed.

A report by The Times' royal editor, Roya Nikkhah, claims Prince William thinks Prince Andrew's absence from public life should remain permanent.

A royal source claimed William doesn't like Andrew's "ungracious and ungrateful" attitude, adding that he considers it "a risk” and “threat to the family”.

Another source said: “There is no way in the world he’s ever coming back, the family will never let it happen."

Meanwhile, a friend of the Duke of Cambridge claimed: “William is no fan of Uncle Andrew."

 Prince William

Prince William reportedly grew frustrated with Prince Andrew's 'ungrateful' manner (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is Queen's 'mainstay support'

Royal biographer Christopher Wilson has said that, while many senior royals have "rallied round the Queen" following her husband's death, Sophie, Countess of Wessex is her "mainstay" support.

He said: "While the head that wears the crown may feel lonelier than ever now, the heart that leads the House of Windsor has been given much support.

"Since she was widowed her family has rallied round the Queen, with Sophie, Countess of Wessex becoming the mainstay in her support.

"Sophie shares the Queen's passion for horses, and they have ridden out regularly together at Windsor over the past 15 years, but they have more in common than that."

 Sophie, Countess of Wessex is Queen's 'mainstay support'

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is Queen's 'mainstay support' (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall face tricky decision

Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall face a tricky decision ahead of the joint christening of their sons, August Brooksbank and Lucas Philip Tindall, taking place tomorrow.

Royal christenings are steeped in tradition, with royal babies typically being christened using the Lily Font and wearing a replica of the Honiton Gown.

However, with two babies being christened at the same time, the royals need to decide who will wear the iconic gown.

It could be Eugenie and Zara decide not to use the gown entirely, or even swap between christenings depending on the order of service.

Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall face tricky decision

Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall face tricky decision (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

UK Christening for Lillibet is becoming increasing unlikely

A UK Christening for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet is becoming increasingly unlikely, royal expert Richard Eden has said.

He said: "Normally you would have a christening for a member of the Royal Family, it would always take place in three months but that hasn't happened yet.

"Remember Harry apparently made it clear that he wanted to have a royal christening.

"It does make you think there has been some push back on that and there's been no appetite from the Royal Family for organising a christening here."

Meghan and Harry

A UK Christening for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet is apparently unlikely (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Queen faces 'loneliest day of all today without her iron duke'

Royal commentator Christopher Wilson has said the Queen faces the "loneliest day of all today without her iron duke".

Writing for Express.co.uk, Mr Wilson said: "Today would have been a day for opening cards together, taking calls from friends and family, maybe having a celebration lunch.

"Instead, on what would have been her 74th wedding anniversary - and for the first time since he won her heart when she was still a shy teenager - the Queen will be without her friend, counsellor, protector, and love of her life, Prince Philip.

"It is now 225 days since the Prince died, on April 9, at the age of 99. And as anyone who has lost a life partner would admit, the process of adjustment has barely begun."

Queen and Prince Philip

Prince Philip died of old age in April 2021 (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Queen desperate to attend Eugenie and Zara's joint christening

A royal source has said the Queen is desperate to attend the joint christening of August Brooksbank and Lucas Philip Tindall, taking place tomorrow at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.

The royal source said: "Her Majesty is very keen to be there as she knows how important this is for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren."

The source told the Sun: "It’s set to be a heartwarming family occasion and a time of real celebration after what has been some challenging times for certain royals of late, including the Queen herself.

"She is keen to attend such a wonderful event after the great personal disappointment of missing last Sunday’s Remembrance events."

The second cousins, sons of Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall, were both born earlier this year.

It is understood that the Queen will consult with her doctor and make the decision whether or not to attend the christenings at the last minute.

The Queen

A royal source has said the Queen is desperate to attend the joint christening (Image: PA)

Millie Cooke

Prince Charles drops hints about the Queen’s health

Prince Charles has been dropping not so subtle hints about the Queen’s health on his tour of Jordan and Egypt, a royal expert has claimed. 

Speaking from Jordan, the future king said his mother is "alright" but added: "once you get to 95 it's not quite as easy as it used to be". 

Royal reporter Victoria Murphy explained: "I feel that gives us a very strong sense of the direction now that there is this wide acknowledgment that she cannot as visible or as busy."

She added:  "[Palace aides] are balancing this issue of her being very elderly and entitled to medical privacy being head of state and when the public does need to know.”

Prince Charles Jordan

Prince Charles drops hints about the Queen’s health (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Prince William spotted filming 'secret project'

Prince William has sent royal fans into a frenzy as he was spotted filming a "secret project" in a leafy UK suburb.

The royal was spotted walking along the streets of Surrey with a crew of cameramen, causing excited royal fans to respond on social media.

Rambunctious Rhino, who first posted the footage on Tiktok, claimed Prince William was filming for an "online paramedic video".

Prince William

Prince William has sent royal fans into a frezy as he was spotted filming a 'secret project' (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Future King Charles to usher in ‘very different’ monarchy era

Prince Charles will introduce a "very different" monarchy era, but he will struggle to match up with the Queen’s phenomenal reign, a royal expert has said. 

Professor Anna Whitelock of City, University of London said: “Just by virtue of the fact that the Queen is celebrating her seventieth year next year, by virtue of her longevity, her life, what she’s lived through, what she’s seen, she’s been unmatched.

“Charles, given his own age, he’s never going to be able to surpass that, and what the Queen has seen and been through.”

She added: “I think we are in a very different, and we are going to be, in a very different era with a very different kind of monarch, and a very different kind of monarchy in the future."

Prince Charles and the Queen

Future King Charles to usher in ‘very different’ monarchy era (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Meghan is no longer worried about ‘acting royal’, expert says

Meghan Markle is no longer worried about keeping up "royal" appearances, a royal expert has claimed in light of her interview with Ellen DeGeneres. 

Speaking to the Daily Star, royal expert Brittani Barger claimed that the Duchess is not “worried about coverage in the UK or whether or not she is acting royal anymore”.

She added: “She's back home in America where there are no royals, so the need to act royal doesn't matter.

“Royals are seen more as celebrities here, so she's fitting right into that role.”

Meghan Markle

Meghan is no longer worried about ‘acting royal’, expert says (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Queen shows she is relying on Charles more than ever following recent step back

The Queen appears to be becoming increasingly reliant on Prince Charles amid mounting concerns over her health. 

It has been years since the Queen travelled abroad for a royal engagement, especially given COVID-19 restrictions. 

But this week, the Prince of Wales travelled to the Middle East with the Duchess of Cornwall, spending four days in Jordan and Egypt as part of a royal tour.

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

Royal tour of Jordan

This week, the Prince of Wales travelled to the Middle East with the Duchess of Cornwall (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Queen wanted to ‘get away from Zoom calls’ despite officials pushing video calls

The Queen wanted to “get away from the Zoom calls and get out there and meet people in person” despite aides encouraging video calls, says the Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers.

He added: “The Queen has been cooped up in Windsor Castle for most of the last 18 months.”

On Wednesday, the Queen held her first face-to-face meeting since the palace announced last weekend that she had sprained her back. 

The 95-year-old monarch met with Sir Nick Carter, the outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff, in the Oak Room.

The Queen and Nick Carter

The 95-year-old monarch met with Sir Nick Carter in the Oak Room (Image: PA)

Millie Cooke

British monarchy ‘keeps moving forward’ despite Meghan and Harry ‘firing all their guns’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and have "fired all their guns" but the "British monarchy keeps moving forward", a royal expert has claimed.

Writing about the US-based royal couple on Twitter, expert @RoyalArjan said that, despite the couples "explosive" media presence, "they are still not the superstar humanitarians they aspire to be".

And yet, despite the criticism faced by Meghan and Harry in recent months, the Queen continues to be praised for her strength and “statesmanship”. 

Speaking about her decision not to retire amid health issues, columnist and former Spiked editor Brendan O’Neill said: “She does have a sense of duty, she probably will keep going to the very end."

“That's very rare these days as we've seen from Prince Harry who's flounced off to America because he was treated allegedly unfairly by some members of the Royal Family.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and have 'fired all their guns', an expert claimed (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Meghan and Harry hit by ‘devastating’ backlash

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been hit by a ‘devastating’ backlash in the French media, following Meghan Markle's apology to the court for allegedly making a misleading statement in her privacy case against Associated Newspapers. 

The latest cover of popular French Magazine Paris Match is scathing about the Sussex’s, with the headline reading: “Why Meghan lied”. 

Another headline in the magazine reads: “The mask slips.”

British journalist Peter Allen, who is based in Paris, claimed the criticism is particularly significant because “the French media has been quite respectful towards them in the past”, adding that it will be  “devastating… for Project Sussex.”

Meghan and Harry

Meghan and Harry hit by ‘devastating’ backlash (Image: Getty)

Millie Cooke

Queen urged to strip Meghan and Harry of titles

The Queen has been urged by royal fans to strip the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their royal titles, following Meghan’s appearance on US talk show, Ellen. 

Meghan took part in the show earlier this week, with some fans saying she has “made a mockery of British royalty”. 

One critic wrote on Twitter: "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."

While another said: "Meghan Markle is using her Royal title and making a mockery of British Royalty."

Meghan and Harry were able to keep their royal titles after they stepped back from royal duties in March last year. 

Meghan on Ellen

Meghan appeared on the show earlier this week (Image: ET Canada)

Millie Cooke

Queen's engagement ring meaning revealed

The Queen’s engagement ring to Prince Philip has been revealed as meaning “eternal love”

A jewellery expert told Express.co.uk that “the rounded shape of the diamond is...thought to represent eternal love, proven by The Queen and Prince Philip’s enduring love for one another over the decades”

She added: “This breath-taking and refined engagement ring is truly fit for a Queen.”

Prince Philip passed away from old age on April 9 2021.

Today would have marked the couple’s 74th wedding anniversary.

The Queen’s engagement ring

The Queen’s engagement ring to Prince Philip has been revealed as meaning 'eternal love' (Image: Getty)

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