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A first glimpse of the new business venture from Meghan Markle has been teased on social media, with pictures of a jar of strawberry jam.

In a bid to preserve a sense of mystery, the jam from the new American Riviera Orchard brand seemed to be spread among friends and influencers.

Fashion designer Tracy Robbins posted a picture of the jam on Instagram.

It was numbered “17 of 50”, suggesting the number of recipients of this first fruit of the new business.

The arrival of the Duchess of Sussex’s new California-based lifestyle brand had been signalled on social media last month and this suggests that it will be selling food products.

There seemed to be have been something of a re-launch for Meghan Markle Prince Harry’s brands and businesses this year, beginning with the overhaul of their regal-looking website under the sussex.com label.

Their latest projects seem to be moving away from a previous focus on their time as working royals, such as their Netflix film Harry and Meghan and the duke’s memoir Spare.

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The hint about the strawberry jam from Meghan’s American Riviera Orchard brand seems to fit with the couple’s latest Netflix plans.

Meghan Markle is going to launch a Netflix show which will “celebrate the joys of cooking and gardening, entertaining, and friendship”.

Prince Harry will be involved in another Netflix venture showing the inside track on the world of polo. That’s the equestrian sport, not the mints.

Delfina Blaquier, married to Prince Harry’s polo-playing friend Nacho Figueras, also posted a picture of the new jam, with hers labelled “10 of 50”.

The social media trail for American Riviera Orchard evokes a sense of the couple’s home in California – and this soft launch for the jam show pictures of the jars in a sunny basket of lemons.

It’s not known how much items from the new lifestyle brand will cost.

Although there are already plenty of other royals getting into jams. Visitors to the gift shops in royal palaces can get a Buckingham Palace Strawberry Preserve for £3.95 ($4.90) or Windsor Castle Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade, also for £3.95.


King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and began treatment, the Buckingham Palace announced on February 5.

The Palace says the cancer was identified during the King’s recent hospital treatment for a benign enlarged prostate.

“A separate issue of concern was noted,” the Palace says, and “subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer”.

Buckingham Palace statement in full:

“During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.

“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.

“The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.

“His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.”

The Palace has not said what type of cancer the King has been diagnosed with.

King Charles, 75, has been advised to postpone public duties, but will “undertake state duties” and continue to meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak weekly.

He is being treated as an out-patient, and is at home in London, the Palace says.

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The King’s cancer diagnosis comes after more than two weeks of reports over his health. Here’s a timeline of what’s been happening:

  • 17 January: Buckingham Palace announces that King Charles will attend hospital for treatment for an enlarged prostate the following week
  • 26 January: The King receives his treatment for an enlarged prostate, after being admitted to the London Clinic in the morning. Queen Camilla says of her husband: “He’s doing well”
  • 29 January: King Charles leaves hospital after three nights. The Palace says he will have to postpone his public engagements “to allow for a period of private recuperation”
  • 31 January: The Queen says her husband is “doing his best” after hospital treatment
  • 4 February: The King and Queen attend church in Sandringham, with Charles waving at well-wishers, in his first public outing since treatment
  • 5 February: The Palace announces that King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer discovered during his recent treatment and he has started “regular treatments”
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Prince Harry has spoken to his father and will travel to the UK from the US in the coming days.

He will be travelling alone, with his wife Meghan remaining in the US with their two children.

It’s no secret that the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan and the rest of the royal family is strained.

Prince Harry’s last appearance at a royal occasion took place in May, during the King’s Coronation.

While Prince Harry and King Charles have had their differences, they have continued to have a relationship with the duke calling his father on his 75th birthday last year. The King also contacted Prince Harry to tell him of his diagnosis personally.

It is understood that suitable arrangements will be made if the King’s doctors advise him to minimise in-person contact.

The King is also expected to remain available for state duties, including for meetings of the Privy Council, the body of ministers and advisers that keep him up-to-date on the workings of the government.

He will continue to receive and review official red boxes of government paperwork.


King Charles III and Queen Camilla have been crowned in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades.

Thousands packed in front of Buckingham Palace despite the rain, after a deeply religious Coronation service at Westminster Abbey and a huge procession through London.

The King and Queen waved from the Palace balcony as the RAF Red Arrows painted the sky red, white and blue.

According to media, the Duke of Sussex was not invited to join them.

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Prince Harry had been at the ceremony in Westminster Abbey earlier, sitting two rows back from his brother Prince William – the first time they had been seen together since Harry’s sensational memoir, Spare, was released. The duke left for the US straight afterwards.

The coronation day began shortly after 10:00 AM, local time, with the procession to Westminster Abbey in the horse-drawn Diamond Jubilee State Coach, past cheering crowds and an honour guard of 1,000 members of the armed forces.

Faith leaders and commonwealth leaders began the processions, with the King and Queen following behind.

The two-hour ceremony – the first to crown a monarch in 70 years – was watched on TV around the world, as well as some 2,300 people inside the abbey.

After the crown was placed on Charles’s head cries of “God Save the King” were heard inside and outside, and gun salutes were made across the UK.

Celebrity guests were among those inside Westminster Abbey – including Emma Thompson and Katy Perry.

First Lady Jill Biden and her granddaughter Finnegan arrived in a three-car motorcade, although President Biden did not travel to the UK. French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska were also in the abbey, as were UK’s PM Rishi Sunak and leaders of the Commonwealth countries.

In all, 90 heads of state attended, the Foreign Office said.

Charles was proclaimed as the “undoubted King” in the first stage of the ceremony. The congregation was then asked to show their homage and service, shouting “God Save the King”.

Traditions rarely seen elsewhere in modern life were maintained – such as the inclusion of the orb and sceptre and the carrying of the gilded Sword of State.Prince William also made a pledge of loyalty to King Charles, and kissed him on the cheek, before members of the congregation were invited to offer their own support.

Returning to the Palace, it was a spectacle of pomp and pageantry as the newly crowned King and Queen travelled up The Mall in the Gold State Coach flanked by thousands of servicemen and women.

In total, 4,000 armed forces personnel and 19 military bands took part – making it the biggest state occasion since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

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Meghan Markle has said she found life within the British Royal Family so difficult that at times she “didn’t want to be alive any more”.

In a deeply personal TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said that she did not get help when she asked for it.

She also said a low point was when Prince Harry was asked by an unnamed family member “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.

Harry also revealed that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his calls when he wanted to step back.

The highly-anticipated interview with Oprah, which Meghan and Harry were not paid for, aired overnight in the US.

During the two-hour CBS special, to be screened in the UK on ITV at 21:00 GMT on March 8 and on ITV Hub, Courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS, the couple covered a range of topics, including racism, mental health, their relationship with the media and Royal Family dynamics.

The couple announced their second child, which is due in the summer, is a girl.

They also revealed that they exchanged vows in a ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury in their “backyard” three days before they were legally married at their public wedding in May 2018.

Prince Harry said his brother and father were “trapped within the system” of the Royal Family

He said his family cut him off financially at the beginning of last year.

However, Harry said he loved his brother “to bits” and wanted to heal his relationship with both him and his father.

Meghan revealed that she phoned the Queen after Prince Philip went into hospital last month.

The couple moved to California after formally stepping down from royal duties in March 2020, and it was announced last month that they would not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle said that she started to feel lonely when limits were placed on what she could do, revealing that at one point she did not leave the house for months.

At one point the Duchess of Sussex thought she “could not feel lonelier”, she told Oprah Winfrey.

Asked by Oprah if she was thinking of self-harm and having suicidal thoughts at some stage, Meghan Markle, 39, replied: “Yes. This was very, very clear. Very clear and very scary. I didn’t know who to turn to in that.”

The duchess said that she felt “haunted” by a photograph from an official event she attended with Prince Harry at the Royal Albert Hall while she was pregnant.

She said that she attended the event with Harry that night because she felt she could not be “left alone” and recalled Harry gripping her hand tightly while in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Oprah also asked Meghan why she thought the Royal Family did not make her son Archie a prince – which Meghan said she wanted so that he would get police protection.

The couple’s children do not automatically become princes or princesses because of a rule that has been in place since 1917 – unless the Queen steps in.

She said the remarks about skin color were made to Prince Harry and he relayed them to her.

Asked by Oprah whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”

When pressed, the duchess refused to reveal who the individual was, saying: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”

Prince Harry also refused to give further details, saying: “That conversation, I am never going to share.”

“At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked,” he added.

Prince Harry, 36, said that none of his relatives spoke out in support of Meghan following the racism he said his wife faced from the media.

“No-one from my family ever said anything over those three years. That hurts,” Harry said.

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During the interview, the Royal Family were also accused of failing to protect the duke and duchess, with Meghan saying the situation “started to really worsen” after the couple married in May 2018.

Meghan was referencing rumors that she had made Kate Middleton cry during a disagreement about flower girl dresses – a story that prompted a flurry of tabloid stories.

She said the opposite happened. She added that Kate later apologized, bringing flowers and a note to make amends.

Joining Meghan and Oprah for the second half of the interview, Prince Harry talked about his relationship with the rest of his family.

He said his relationship with his grandmother, the Queen, was “really good” and that the two of them speak often.

However, his relationship with his father, Prince Charles, has suffered.

Prince Harry said that he feels “really let down” by his father. He added that he will always love him, but “there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened”.

He described his father and his brother as “trapped within the system” of the Royal Family.

“They don’t get to leave,” he added.

Of Prince William, he said they were on “different paths”.

Prince Harry also revealed that his family had cut him off financially at the beginning of last year, after the couple announced their intention to step back as senior royals.

The prince said deals with Netflix and Spotify were “never part of the plan” but they needed them to pay for security staff.

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In a teaser clip of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex had been asked how she felt about the palace hearing her “speak your truth today”.

She has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was “perpetuating falsehoods about us”.

Meghan also said: “If that comes with risk of losing things, I mean… there is a lot that has been lost already.”

Buckingham Palace is investigating claims Meghan Markle bullied royal staff.

The allegations of bullying leveled at Meghan were published after the interview with Oprah was recorded.

The interview with Oprah, which will air in the US on March 7 and in the UK on March 8, is expected to detail Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s short period as working royals together before they stepped down for a life in the US.

In the 30-second teaser clip released by CBS, Oprah Winfrey asks Meghan: “How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?”

The duchess replies: “I don’t know how they could expect that, after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020, and now live in California.

A report in the Times on March 3 claimed the duchess faced a complaint made in October 2018, while the duke and duchess were living at Kensington Palace after their marriage in May of that year.

A leaked email sent from a staff member, which was published by the newspaper, alleges that Meghan Markle drove two personal assistants out of the household. The report claims the duchess undermined the confidence of a third member of staff.

In a statement later, Buckingham Palace – which is responsible for the hiring of royal staff – said it was “clearly very concerned about allegations in the Times” and its HR team would look into the circumstances outlined in the article.

The statement said: “The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”

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Past and present royal employees are to be invited to speak in confidence about their experiences of working for Meghan Markle as part of the investigation.

The bullying allegations are denied by Meghan and Prince Harry.

A statement issued by Meghan Markle’s spokesman in response to the newspaper’s story said: “The duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.

“She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.”

Meghan and Prince Harry’s TV interview with Oprah will be aired on CBS in the US on the evening of Sunday, March 7.

CBS has said Meghan will be interviewed about “stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood” and “how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one last May.

A spokesperson for the couple said they were “overjoyed”.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family “are delighted and wish them well”.

Harry and Meghan shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with the prince resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she cradles her bump.

Their second baby will be eighth in line to the throne.

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Meghan Markle’s due date has not been revealed, but her bump appeared prominent in the photograph.

The news comes after Meghan said in November that she had suffered a miscarriage last July, writing in an article of feeling “an almost unbearable grief”.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The Valentine’s Day announcement comes just five days after the royal family celebrated the arrival of Princess Eugenie’s first child – a baby boy.

Harry and Meghan’s second child will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s baby, which is also due in 2021.

They will follow the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the line of succession.

However, they will not be entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a prince or a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

The baby is entitled to be a Lord or a Lady.

Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 in a ceremony at Windsor Castle and then a year later welcomed their first child, Archie, who was born on May 6, 2019.

They quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020, and now live in California.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to make their final public appearance as working members of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join Queen Elizabeth II and other royals at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.

The royal couple has been carrying out a series of public appearances in the UK before stepping back as working royals.

From March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan will stop using their HRH titles and receiving public money.

They will gather with the Queen – who is head of the Commonwealth – the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William and Kate Middleton in the central London cathedral.

It will be the first time Prince Harry and Meghan have appeared with other members of the Royal Family since announcing their intention to “step back” as senior royals in January.

After the service, they are expected to return to their current base in Canada, where their son, Archie, has remained during the UK trip.

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The couple are to begin their new life of personal independence, pursuing private commercial deals and charity projects.

Prince Harry and Meghan will retain use of Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, and aides have said they will be in the UK regularly.

They will still attend some royal events but these will not be classed as official duties.

The new arrangements will be reviewed next year.

Prince Harry and Meghan have conducted a farewell tour of the UK with several appearances including the Endeavour Fund Awards and a military musical festival at the Royal Albert Hall.

Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to a school in Dagenham, east London, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry joined Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton to visit a new motor racing museum at the Silverstone Circuit.

In stepping down as working royals, Prince Harry will relinquish his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

However, the duke will remain president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Meghan will still be the Trust’s vice-president.

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Queen Elizabeth II has agreed a “period of transition” in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend time in Canada and the UK.

The Queen said she was “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals.

She expected final decisions to be made in the coming days, she said.

Senior royals have been in talks about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s role after they said they wanted to “step back”.

In a statement, Queen Elizabeth said the talks at Sandringham, which also involved the Prince Charles Wales and Prince William, had been “very constructive”.

She said: “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

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The Queen said it had been agreed there would be “a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK” after Harry and Meghan “made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives”.

She said: “These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”

The urgent talks were convened after the Sussexes surprised the rest of the Royal Family on January 8 with a statement expressing their desire to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family”.

Prince Harry and Meghan also said they wanted a “progressive new role” within the institution, where they would be financially independent and divide their time between the UK and North America.

Meanwhile, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told Global News there had been “no discussions” about the details of the royal couple’s move, including on the issues of security and any potential impact on Canada’s taxpayers.

Although no other family member was consulted about the timing of the announcement, Prince Harry and Meghan said it came after “many months of reflection and internal discussions”.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke of the difficulties of royal life and media attention in recent months, with the duke saying he feared his wife would fall victim to “the same powerful forces” that led to his mother’s death.

The talks about their future took place as Prince Harry and Prince William issued a joint statement denying “false claims” that their relationship had been damaged by “bullying” on the part of the older brother.

They said that the “inflammatory language” in the claims was “offensive” and “potentially harmful”, given their support for mental health causes.

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Queen Elizabeth II has summoned senior royals to Sandringham on January 13 for face-to-face talks to discuss the future roles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

According to local reports, Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles will all attend, while Meghan is expected join the discussion over the phone from Canada.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they plan to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.

There is no suggestion a conclusion will be reached at the meeting.

Prince Harry and Meghan also said they plan to split their time between the UK and North America, while “continuing to honor our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages”.

There are likely to be tax implications to any decision to base themselves outside the UK.

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The meeting at the Queen’s estate in Norfolk – being described as the ‘Sandringham summit’ – will be the first time the monarch has come face-to-face with Prince Harry since the Sussexes’ announcement, which was posted on their official Instagram account.

The Royal Family was said to be “hurt” at the couple’s statement. It is understood the Queen was not consulted in advance of their decision.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, William and Harry are expected to review a range of possibilities for the Sussexes, taking into account plans outlined by the couple.

If a deal is agreed in the coming days, there is a general understanding that it will take some time to implement.

Prince Charles is currently in Oman, after travelling overnight to attend the first of three days of official condolences following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.


Former President Barack Obama has been interviewed by Prince Harry on BBC Radio 4.

Prince Harry, the fifth in line to the UK’s throne, is one of several prominent figures who are guest-editing Today program over Christmas period.

Barack Obama warned against the irresponsible use of social media and how such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation.

The former president expressed concern about a future where facts are discarded and people only read and listen to things that reinforce their own views.

He said: “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.

“The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a Balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground.”

President Donald Trump is a prolific user of Twitter, but Barack Obama did not mention him by name.

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Barack Obama suggested face-to-face contact would help counteract extreme views.

He said: “Social media is a really powerful tool for people of common interests to convene and get to know each other and connect.

“But then it’s important for them to get offline, meet in a pub, meet at a place of worship, meet in a neighborhood and get to know each other.

“Because the truth is that on the internet, everything is simplified and when you meet people face-to-face it turns out they’re complicated.”

The former president added: “It’s hard, being in the public eye is unpleasant in a lot of ways. It is challenging in a lot of ways.

“Your loved ones are made vulnerable in ways that might not have been true 20 years ago or 30 years ago.

“So it is a sacrifice that I think everybody has to be at peace with when they decide to go into politics. But, ultimately, I think the rewards of bringing about positive change in this world make it worthwhile.”

Barack Obama pays tribute to the support of his family, especially his wife Michelle, describing how glad he is that she was “my partner throughout that whole process”.

He compared his time in office to being a relay runner: “If you ran hard, you did your best and you were able to pass that baton successfully and the world was a little better then you had done your job.”

He cited ObamaCare – ensuring more people can afford basic healthcare – as a major achievement.

“What an enormous blessing it is to say that 20 million Americans have health insurance that didn’t have it before.”

Prince Harry’s program focused on issues such as the armed forces, mental health, youth crime and climate change.


Meghan Markle has joined the Royal Family for the Christmas Day service at Queen Elizabeth’s Norfolk estate.

Prince Harry and his fiancée arrived at a carol service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Queen Elizabeth returned after missing last year’s service due to a heavy cold.

Princes Philip and Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles also attended, along with other members of the family.

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After the service, Meghan Markle joined members of the family in greeting the crowds.

According to specialists, if royal tradition from previous years was followed, the family will have exchanged presents on Christmas Eve and awoken to a stocking of small gifts and fruit at the end of their beds.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip also attended an early Holy Communion service at the church.

They will return home for a traditional turkey lunch, before watching the Queen’s speech together.

This year, the Queen will pay tribute to London and Manchester for the manner in which they dealt with this year’s terror attacks, as well as praising Prince Phillip for his support in the year of the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary.

Sydney will host the 2018 Invictus Games for injured, wounded and sick armed forces veterans, Prince Harry has announced.

The prince confirmed the chosen city in a video message, which ended with the backing of pop star Kylie Minogue.

The Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style multi-sport event ranging from archery and wheelchair rugby to road cycling and swimming.

The event began in London in 2014 and visited Orlando, Florida, in May ahead of Toronto in 2017.

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In the video message, Prince Harry said: “We have raised the bar higher with each successive games. I am happy to say the Invictus Games journey won’t end there.”

The prince said the competition had “shown us what can be achieved when wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women rediscover their fighting spirit through sport”.

He has been heavily involved in the organization of the event, after attending the Warrior Games, a similar gathering held in the US.

Prince Harry himself served 10 years in the Armed Forces and saw action in Afghanistan twice.

The video message, filmed at the Tourism Australia offices in Australia House, London, shows Prince Harry’s mobile phone ringing to the sound of the Kylie Minogue hit I Should Be So Lucky.

Prince Harry, surrounded by members of the Australian military, announces to cheers that the caller is Kylie.

He says: “Hi Kylie, good timing, the 2018 Invictus Games is coming to Sydney, can I guarantee the Aussies are going to bring it?”

In her own video message in reply, Kylie Minogue says: “Hey Prince Harry, listen – we’re stoked the Invictus Games is coming to Sydney, but you don’t need to tell the Aussies to bring it – it’s guaranteed, no worries.”

Prince Harry, who is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation which oversees the delivery of the tournament, said Sydney was chosen because it is an iconic location with a proud military heritage and a population that is “absolutely sports mad”.

The 2018 Invictus Games are set to take place in New South Wales from October18-29.


Prince Harry has confirmed Suits star Meghan Markle is his girlfriend, in a statement from Kensington Palace attacking the media for subjecting the actress to a “wave of abuse and harassment”.

It said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were “a few months into a relationship” and it was “not right” that the actress should be subjected to such treatment.

The statement said the prince rarely took formal action over “fictional stories”.

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“But the past week has seen a line crossed,” it added.

In recent days a number of newspapers have carried front page stories about Meghan Markle, best known for playing Rachel Zane in Suits.

The statement issued by Prince Harry’s communications secretary said: “His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment.

“Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.

“Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.”

Prince Harry, 32, has long had an uneasy relation with the press, having grown up aware of the impact that intense media intrusion had on the life of his late mother, Diana Princess of Wales.

The statement said Prince Harry was worried about Meghan Markle’s safety and that he “is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her”.

It added: “It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms Markle should be subjected to such a storm.

“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.”

The statement ended with Prince Harry appealing for “those in the press who have been driving this story [to] pause and reflect before any further damage is done”.


Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry will host a dinner for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on April 22, Kensington Palace has announced.

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“Their Royal Highnesses are very much looking forward to welcoming President and Mrs. Obama to Kensington Palace,” a statement from Kensington Palace said.

The Obamas will visit Kensington after joining the Queen for lunch at Windsor Castle – the day after her 90th birthday celebrations.

The US president will also stage a press conference with UK’s PM David Cameron.

Barack Obama’s UK stay is part of a tour including Saudi Arabia and Germany.


Prince Harry dramatically fell from his horse during a charity polo match in Cape Town, South Africa.

The 31-year-old royal pulled up his horse but was thrown forward head-first to the ground and broke his fall with his hands.

Play was stopped at the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup as Prince Harry was left on his knees before he got up apparently unhurt and swapped mounts.

He captained a team in the event near Cape Town, in aid of his Sentebale charity which supports underprivileged young people in Lesotho.

As the match came to an end, Prince Harry tumbled to the ground again this time falling between two other players.

Prince Harry is an accomplished polo player like his father the Prince of Wales, and grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, and regularly plays in competitive and charity matches.Prince Harry falls off horse South Africa polo match

The first charity polo match for Sentebale was held in 2010, and more than $4.5 million has been raised from events in the UK, US, Brazil, Barbados and Abu Dhabi.

Writing a joint message in the official match program with Sentebale co-founder Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, Prince Harry said the support from the event’s backers was “vital”.

“The success of our previous five polo events has helped Sentebale make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children in Lesotho,” he said.

“The situation in Lesotho remains critical and every day children continue to lose their parents to the HIV/Aids epidemic.

“Sentebale works to protect and support these children providing them with basic necessities we take for granted: food, shelter, care and access to education.”

Prince Harry’s Sentebale team was beaten 8-7 by opponents Royal Salute at the Val de Vie Estate, with the prince scoring one of the goals.


Prince Harry had a Cinderella moment with a little girl during his visit to New Zealand on May 15.

Kensington Palace shared on Instagram the sweet moment.

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The picture shows how Harry, 30, proves to be a true Prince Charming as he kneels down with the girl’s shoe and is ready to help her put it back on.

The young New Zealander had Prince Harry bending down to help her with her shoe which had fallen off.

The adorable moment came just days after Prince Harry admitted that he would love to settle down and start a family, adding it would be great to have someone to “share the pressure” of royal life with.

Prince Harry is currently on tour in New Zealand, following a month-long Army secondment in Australia, and has been larking around as he visits local charities and trusts.


During the second day of his visit to New Zealand, Prince Harry has met his reptilian namesake, a 100-year-old Tuatara lizard called Henry.

The Tuatara is only found in New Zealand where it is revered in native Maori culture as a messenger of the gods.Prince Harry and namesake lizard

Prince was christened Henry Charles Albert David when he was born in 1984, even though he is known as Harry.

The prince met the reptile at Invercargill Airport before flying to New Zealand’s most southern and remote community on Stewart Island.

Prince Harry also visited Stewart Island, a remote island with just 380 residents, before making it onto Ulva Island, a rainforest paradise.

The island hosts an assortment of wildlife and has been visited by both Prince Philip and Prince Edward on previous trips.


Prince Harry got a traditional Maori welcome during his visit to New Zealand.

The royal arrived in New Zealand for a week-long tour of the country.

Prince Harry flew in from Australia after a month of training with the country’s armed forces, meeting injured soldiers and Aboriginal communities.

New Zealand’s PM John Key greeted the prince as he landed in Wellington.

Prince Harry then went on to a ceremony at the National War Memorial in the capital where he laid a wreath.

John Key tweeted: “Great to welcome Prince Harry to New Zealand on a brilliant Wellington day.”

The prime minster also tweeted pictures of the “fantastic crowd” waiting for Prince Harry as well as a puppy that the prime minister brought along to welcome him.Prince Harry Moari salute New Zealand

Kensington Palace tweeted a picture of Prince Harry watching a powhiri – a Maori welcoming ritual – followed by a haka.

He was treated to the ceremonial welcome on the lawn in front of Government House, the home of the Governor General Jerry Mateparae and his wife Janine.

Performed by members of the New Zealand armed forces, the powhiri started with a wero, an ancient tradition to determine whether visitors come in peace.

At the house he was invited to hongi, where he clasped hands and pressed his nose up against the people he met.

Prince Harry also saw a mass haka by students from a local college and was given a 21-gun salute.

The fifth in line to the British throne then met school children, one of whom presented him with a card for his new-born niece, Princess Charlotte.

Harry tucked the envelope into his suit pocket and told her: “I won’t open it, I’ll keep it safe and I’ll make sure she gets it.”

He also visited the National War Memorial Park and paid his respects at its Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Prince Harry left a note on a wreath laid during his visit to the memorial park, which read: “In memory of all those who have paid the ultimate price and in grateful recognition of those who have served NZ.”

He also inspected a guard of honor made up of members of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Army Logistic Regiment, and the Air Force before watching a rugby game between Wellington’s Hurricanes and South Africa’s Durban-based Sharks.

The week-long visit is the first Prince Harry has made to New Zealand and throughout the trip he is expected to be given a broad introduction to Kiwi culture and society, including visiting the country’s most southern and very remote community on Stewart Island.


Kate Middleton and Prince William’s new baby daughter has been visited by family members at Kensington Palace.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla spent more than an hour with their new granddaughter.

Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, and her sister Pippa also met the princess.

The princess, who is fourth in line to the throne, was delivered at 08:34 BST on May 2nd at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).Royal baby princess meets family members

Prince William and Kate Middleton will spend the next few days at Kensington Palace; afterwards they are expected to travel to their country home Anmer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “The duke and duchess are hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people all over the world. It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter.

“Their Royal Highnesses were visited by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Mr. and Mrs. Middleton, and Pippa Middleton.”

Prince Harry, who narrowly missed the princess’s birth after returning to Australia to finish his secondment to the country’s military, said she was “absolutely beautiful” and he could not wait to meet her.

The name of the newborn princess – sister to Prince George – will not be announced on Sunday, May 3rd.

Bookmakers say Charlotte and Alice have emerged as the favorite names for the princess, followed by Olivia, Victoria and Elizabeth.


Emma Watson took to Twitter on February 22 to deny she is dating Prince Harry.

Rumors of the royal and Harry Potter actress’ dating began last week in the Australian publication Women’s Day.

The magazine claimed Prince Harry had “found love” with Emma Watson after they supposedly went on “secret dates”.Emma Watson is not dating Prince Harry

The publication also alleged Prince Harry initiated the romance after hearing Emma Watson had split with ex-boyfriend Matthew Janney.

Women’s Day went on to describe one of their alleged dates, and quoted an “insider” as saying Prince Harry is “smitten” with Emma Watson.

According to Emma Watson, the claims just aren’t true and she tweeted: “WORLD  Remember that little talk we had about not believing everything written in the media?!”

Emma Watson seems to be referring to the numerous false stories about her that have emerged over the years, including the wrongly repeated rumors that claimed she would star in the just-released Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Prince Harry and actress Emma Watson are secretly dating and the royal is already “smitten”, Women’s Day Magazine reported.

The romance apparently started shortly after Emma Watson broke up with her rugby player boyfriend Matthew Janney in late 2014.Emma Watson and Prince Harry dating

Prince Harry, according to the report, reached out to Emma Watson via email saying he would “like to get to know her” on a night out.

The royal and the 24-year-old actress, along with a dozen other friends, hung out casually on their first “date.”

“Harry didn’t want her to feel like she was put on the spot,” a source told the magazine.

“A party also shows he’s fun and not stuffy.”

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Prince Harry has confessed his fears before making speeches and being anxious when he enters a room full of people.

The royal was speaking in a video as part of a campaign run by his Sentebale charity to help reduce the stigma associated with HIV.

The “Feel No Shame” films are being released to mark World AIDS Day.

Nicole Scherzinger, Paloma Faith, and Gemma Arterton have also made videos confessions.

In his message, Prince Harry said: “My secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience.

“And despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious actually, before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit.”Prince Harry Feel No Shame

The prince co-founded Sentebale in 2006 in Lesotho after travelling around the southern African country. It has the third highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world and many children and young adults have the disease themselves, or have lost parents to it.

The campaign aims to encourage people with HIV to seek medical support and education about their condition, and prevent the virus from spreading.

Dressed in a sweatshirt, Prince Harry added: “Now I’ve confessed that, I’ll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me, but thank you very much everyone who is taking part.”

Prince Harry launched the campaign in another video and asked members of the public to share their own secrets via social media in exchange for his confession.

He said: “To show our support for the children of Lesotho, and help reduce the stigma for all those affected by HIV, we are turning this World Aids Day into a day in which no-one should feel any shame about their secrets.

“Together, we can tackle the stigma surrounding HIV and give the young people carrying it the childhood they deserve, the childhood so many of us take for granted.”

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Prince Harry had two celebrations on September 15 – his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for disabled servicemen and women, which have ended in London.

Prince Harry had two celebrations on September 15, his 30th birthday and the success of the Invictus Games

Prince Harry had two celebrations on September 15, his 30th birthday and the success of the Invictus Games

The prince saw the curtain come down on the Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with a sell-out concert before a 26,000-strong crowd.

Prince Harry of Wales then reportedly planned to mark his birthday with a beer.

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Prince Harry is dating former Miss Edinburgh Camilla Thurlow after meeting her through one of Princess Diana’s favorite charities, The Halo Trust, Us Weekly reported.

Camilla Thurlow, 25, was spotted on August 23 accompanying Prince Harry on a luxury yacht holiday this week in St Tropez with some friends. They are traveling with pal Ben Goldsmith and his model financée Jemima Jones.

An insider claims Prince Harry is thinking about settling down and the trip was to “partly to celebrate Harry’s 30th birthday which is just weeks away”.

Prince Harry is dating former Miss Edinburgh Camilla Thurlow

Prince Harry is dating former Miss Edinburgh Camilla Thurlow

Last month, Prince Harry was first spotted kissing Camilla Thurlow at a nightclub. They allegedly “stayed in touch via text after the first night they kissed”.

Camilla Thurlow holds a first class honors degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University.

Prince Harry’s new love interest works as a project officer for The Halo Trust, a UK non-profit which was once a project close to the heart of the prince’s late mother, Princess Diana.

Harry became patron of the mine clearance charity in March.

Camilla Thurlow was crowned Miss Edinburgh when she was 19.

Kensington Palace had no comment on the romantic getaway.

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Fox TV’s I Wanna Marry Harry dating show featuring a Prince Harry impersonator from Hertfordshire has been criticized as “shameless” and “predictable”.

Matthew Hicks, 24, won a role in I Wanna Marry Harry that sees him attempt to convince women he is the 29-year-old royal.

The show has faced criticism after being aired in America on Tuesday.

Matthew Hicks, an environmental consultant, said he never thought the premise was mean or deceiving to the girls.

I Wanna Marry Harry dating show featuring a Prince Harry impersonator has been widely criticized

I Wanna Marry Harry dating show featuring a Prince Harry impersonator has been widely criticized (photo FOX)

The Southampton University graduate tries to persuade 12 girls they are competing to date the fourth in line to the British throne in the show.

“They put themselves in this situation,” Matthew Hicks said.

“They’re not weak, mentally fragile girls who especially might break down, and at the end of the day we’re all there for a laugh.”

Matthew Hicks said he thought the real Prince Harry would “think it was quite funny”.

Kensington Palace declined to comment on the show.

Matthew Hicks, who was spotted by producers on a celebrity lookalike website, was given training in royal history.

The geology and oceanography graduate, whose parents live in Henlow, Bedfordshire, played cricket for Hertfordshire.

As well as a history briefing, Matthew Hicks had his blond hair dyed ginger and was housed in an English manor house with guards to film the show.

Over five weeks and a series of dates, Matthew Hicks had to persuade the women who included a pre-school teacher and student studying for a PhD in physical therapy, he really was Prince Harry.

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