Royal Family latest news – Kate Middleton to help Prince Harry & William put on united front at Diana statue memorial

KATE Middleton is set to help Prince William and Harry put on a united front when they unveil a statue of their late mother next week, according to a royal insider.

For only the second time since Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the brothers will reunite – this time at Kensington Palace when the Diana memorial is revealed on July 1.

/William and Harry have called a truce for the unveiling of the statue – but are said to be further apart than ever after Harry and wife Meghan made a series of stinging allegations about the Royal Family.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to step in and act as peacemaker between the brothers once again on what would have been Diana's 60th birthday.

A royal source told the Mirror: "The Duchess has seen this project evolve from its conception and now to the finished article and undoubtedly wants to be there to support her husband.

"No doubt there will be tensions between the Cambridges and Harry, but they all recognise that despite the obvious and deep-rooted issues between them, they want the day to be solely about the Princess of Wales’s enduring legacy."

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Harvey Lindsay

    MEGHAN MARKLE COPYRIGHTED THE TITLE ON HER BOOK THAT SHE DEDICATED TO HER FRECKLES

    Meghan Markle wrote a book about her freckles when she was just 14 and copyrighted the title, a royal commentator has revealed. 

    Finding Freedom author Omid Scoobie recently shared pages the book titled "A face without freckles is a face without stars," which is what Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, used to say to her as a child.

    Fabulous exclusively revealed that the quote reportedly comes from Meghan's father, who she hasn't reached out to since her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 -who used to say it to his daughter when she was younger.

    Retweeting a post from Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, Omid wrote: "Fun fact: In eighth grade, Duchess Meghan wrote—and copyrighted—a children’s book dedicated to her freckles."

    And quoting words from the book, he shared: "'Some people think freckles are strange, while I happen to disagree,' she wrote. 'Because if I didn’t have my freckles, then I would not truly be me!!!'"

  • Harvey Lindsay

    PRINCE HARRY DISREGARDED 'COMMON COURTESY' FOR QUEEN OVER LILIBET NAME, AUTHOR CLAIMS

    Penny Junor, whose book Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son was published in 2014, has spoken out in the row over when the Queen was told about the name of her newest great-granddaughter, Lilibet Diana.

    Prince Harry 'clearly' didn't ask the Queen about giving his newborn daughter the name, before registering it as a domain name on the internet, his biographer has claimed.

    A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan, also parents to two-year-old son Archie, insisted that Harry did speak to the Queen about his hope of naming his second child after her, saying the BBC story was "false and defamatory".

    Previously the Queen was said to have been "delighted" at the choice of name and thought the tribute to both her and Harry’s late mother was a "lovely idea".

  • Harvey Lindsay

    QUEEN FELT 'GRAVE CONCERNS' ABOUT KATE MIDDLETON WHEN PRINCE HARRY PROPOSED

    Kate Middleton is now a popular member of the royal family after marrying Prince William in 2011, however royal experts say the Queen once had reservations about her grandson's fiancée

    Royal expert Katie Nicholl claims Her Majesty always liked Kate, but was worried she didn't have an identity of her own before she married into the Royal Family.

    In her book, The Making of a Royal Romance, Katie writes: "Privately she had grave concerns and believed that Kate needed to have a job and an identity in her own right before an engagement was announced."

    The Queen wasn't the only one, with royal correspondent Phil Dampier sharing claims, saying the Queen was worried about Kate's work ethic.

    Phil told express.co.uk: "Kate was William's girlfriend for eight or nine years before they got engaged and got married.

    "The Queen once remarked Kate doesn't do very much so I think she had a fairly long entrance to the Royal family."

  • Harvey Lindsay

    THIS MORNING'S ROYAL EXPERT LEFT FEELING SICK AFTER RECEIVING HORRIFYING DEATH THREATS FROM MEGHAN MARKLE FANS

    This Morning Royal expert Camilla Tominey has been left horrified after receiving death threats from Meghan Markle fans on popular social media platform, Twitter.

    The Telegraph's Associate Editor often joins Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to discuss the latest royal news.

    But she's been forced to endure sickening messages from trolls about her appearance on the show this week that went viral after she spoke about Meghan Markle's new children's book.

    Sharing a screenshot of an email sent to her from the email adress f***[email protected], it read: "Hate your three kids. They should not be breathing. They must die! 

    "We are watching you and yours. That nasty husband of yours cannot watch them all the time you know.

    "We know where to get you all."

    Read the full story here

  • Harvey Lindsay

    PRINCE HARRY AGREED TO EXPLOSIVE OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING STRIPPED OF HIS MILITARY TITLE

    Prince Harry launched ­bitter attacks on the Royal Family after he was stripped of his military titles, The Sun can reveal.

    Retired major Harry, 36, agreed to sit down with TV presenter Oprah Winfrey within 24 hours of losing them in February’s final Megxit deal

    His anger had long thought to have been triggered by future king Charles telling him that son Archie could not be a prince.

    But we can reveal he lost his cool after an argument about keeping his titles.

    A source explained: “There was a bust-up just before Oprah but it wasn’t to do with Archie’s title.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    WHO MADE THE SCULPTURE OF PRINCESS DIANA?

    Is one of the most foremost sculptors working today, it reads on his website.

    His effigy of the Queen appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1988.

    He recently completed work on one of the most important war memorials since WWII, the Armed Forces Memorial.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    PRINCESS DIANA MADE WILLIAM AND HARRY PROMISE TO ‘NEVER LET ANYONE COME BETWEEN THEM’, EXPERT CLAIMS

    Diana once made her sons “promise to be best friends” and “never let anyone come between them” her psychic pal has revealed. 

    Simone Simmons, who Diana used to consult before her death, said William and Harry vowed to keep their mum’s wish – giving her a big hug to seal the deal.

    Ms Simmons is quoted in an updated edition of Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers, in which she says Diana told the boys: “You must promise me that you will always be each other’s best friends.

    “And never let anyone come between you.”

    Royal historian Lacey goes on to write: “Both boys promised they would keep to that, Simmons remembers. 

    “They high-fived each other and gave their mother a big cuddle.”

  • Harvey Lindsay

    PRINCE PHILIP HAD CONCERNS OVER MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY'S BEHAVIOUR BEFORE HIS DEATH

    Prince Philip was worried about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's "preoccupation with their own problems" as he lay in a hospital bed just weeks before his death, a close friend of his has claimed.

    According to Philip's friend and biographer Gyles Brandreth, the Duke was "unconcerned" by this, royal historian Robert Lacey claims in The Times.

    "What did worry him, said Brandreth, was “the couple’s preoccupation with their own problems”, Mr Lacey said.

    According to Mr Lacey, Brandreth was told by "someone close to Philip" that the Duke thought the couple's interview with Oprah was "madness" and that "no good would come of it".

  • Harvey Lindsay

    PRINCE WILLIAM 'WENT BALLISTIC WHEN HE DISCOVERED MEGHAN MARKLE BULLY CLAIMS', BOOK SAYS

    Prince William "went ballistic" after finding out about bullying claims made against Meghan Markle by Palace aides, a royal author has said.

    According to historian Robert Lacey, the Duke of Cambridge was "instantly furious" after discovering a "Dossier of Distress" compiled by Kensington Palace communications chief Jason Knauf.

    In the new edition of explosive book Battle of Brothers, Lacey claims staff members felt "humiliated" by the Duchess of Sussex, with Harry also allegedly criticised by aides.

    One palace courtier recalled in the book: “I overheard a conversation between Harry and one of his top aides. Harry was screaming down the phone."

    Lacey claims in his book that William was "appalled" by allegations and for him it allegedly clarified that "Meghan was fundamentally hostile towards the royal system".

    "Prince William went ballistic when he heard the ‘dossier of distress’ that Knauf had gathered," the book says.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    NEW DRAMATIC TRAILER FOR CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE SHOWS MEGHAN AND HARRY PLAN ROYAL EXIT

    A new trailer for a controversial TV programme about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace, has been revealed.

    Actress Sydney Morton, who’s playing Meghan Markle took to her Instagram page to share the first look clip– giving fans a taste of what to expect.

    The trailer sees Harry, who is played by actor Jordan Dean, console Meghan and discuss her treatment at the hands of the press, saying: ‘I see you literally being hounded to death and I’m helpless to stop it.’

    Meghan replies: ‘I am the person who is strong and gets things right. I can’t lose you.’

    The trailer also shows the pair recreating the explosive Oprah interview, which saw Meghan claim that royal family members had ‘conversations with Harry about how dark (their son Archie’s) skin might be when he’s born’.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    HOPES FOR HARRY AND MEGHAN AS QUEEN INCLUDES THEM IN MAJOR EXHIBITION ON ROYAL FAMILY

    Whilst Meghan and Harry have publicly attacked the monarchy and accused unnamed relations of racism, the Queen has made it clear she holds no grudges against them.

    And now a major exhibition on the Royal Family is helping to fix the relationship by making a point of including the couple.

    After the claims to US presenter Oprah Winfrey, the Queen stressed that the Sussexes would always be ‘much loved family members’.

    Charlotte Bolland, a senior curator at the National Portrait Gallery, suggests the inclusion seems to fit in with the Queen’s wishes that Meghan and Harry should be presented as an integral part of the family.

    Ms Bolland adds: "You can see throughout the exhibition that both the monarch and their family are a key element of the structure of the monarchy in this country and [this] is reflected in the portraiture."

  • Harvey Lindsay

    PRINCE WILLIAM 'NOT IMPRESSED' WITH MEGHAN AND HARRY'S 'PRIMA DONNA' ATTEMPTS TO KEEP ARCHIE'S BIRTH A SECRET

    Prince William was reportedly "not impressed" with Meghan Markle and Harry's "prima donna" attempts to keep their son Archie's birth a secret.

    Meghan and Harry's first child Archie was born on May 6, 2019, in London

    However, William was not happy with the couple's moves to keep the birth a secret, according to Robert Lacey's book Battle of Brothers.

    "William did not think too highly of Harry and Meghan’s ‘prima donna’ manoeuvres to conceal the birth of their son in May 2019," Lacey wrote.

    "This impression was confirmed by the failure of William and Kate to visit the new arrival for a full eight days."

  • Harvey Lindsay

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY LEAKS 'REMAIN A PROBLEM' AS ROYALS THOUGHT OPRAH CHAT 'WOULD BE THE END OF IT', AUTHOR SAYS

    It comes after Meghan and Harry's explosive interviews about the royal family "remain a problem" despite the Royal Family hoping their tell-all chat with US presenter Oprah Winfrey would mark a "fresh start", an author has claimed.

    Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix's The Crown, believes the family can't have "a serious negotiation" if pals of the couple keep chipping in and if leaks continue.

    Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, Lacey said: "You just showed Gayle King, their friend, talking on television. 

    "I think the feeling was when it came to the Oprah interview, that – ghastly though it was with all these family revelations being aired – that was it, and that was a sort of fresh start, and then suddenly the family discover that, well actually, their friend Gayle King has more to say, then Oprah says some more, and the feeling was, you can't have a serious family negotiation if it's going to be talked about on American television the day afterwards. 

    "This remains a problem."

  • Harvey Lindsay

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT FEUDING WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY

    Meghan and Harry have shot themselves in the foot with an "unwinnable battle" against the Royal Family, according to a royal commentator

    Since stepping down as senior royals last year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since hit out at the institution they left.

    They have heavily criticised the Firm, both in terms of its structure and individuals within it. However, the Royal Family has stood firm and together, refusing to bow to the attacks and only responding in the most minimal way.

    Royal commentator Robert Taylor wrote in The Telegraph that the Sussexes are waging an “unwinnable PR battle” against the giant and ancient structure of the British Royal Family.

    “One thing we’ve learned over the last few months is that both Harry and Meghan have experienced significant blows to their mental health."

  • Harvey Lindsay

    HARRY SET TO STAY AT FROGMORE COTTAGE WITH PRINCESS EUGENIE

    Prince Harry will stay at Covid-secure Frogmore Cottage with cousin Eugenie and her husband when he returns to the UK.

    The house has been split into two so the Duke of Sussex can stick to isolation rules while he is there ahead of the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

    The Duke will have to isolate there for at least five days before testing negative for Covid for the statue unveiling on July 1.

  • The Sun

    KATE MIDDLETON 'HELPING PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY PUT ON A UNITED FRONT AT DIANA REUINION'

    Kate Middleton is helping William and Harry put on a united front during Princess Diana's statue unveil next week, a royal insider has said.

    It's set after the brothers are due to reunite for the second time since Harry's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey at Kensington Palace when the Diana memorial is revealed on July 1.

    It comes after Kate acted as a peacemaker between Harry and William as they shared a private chat while walking away from Prince Philip's emotional funeral in April.

    A source said: “Harry and William have only communicated by text since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages.

    “The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon.”

  • The Sun

    WHEN WILL THE PRINCESS DIANA MEMORIAL STATUE BE UNVEILED?

    Tributes will be paid to Princess Diana next month on July 1 – what would have been her 60th birthday.

    It was commissioned by her sons in 2017 to “recognise her positive impact in the United Kingdom and around the world.”

    The coronavirus pandemic meant the event was delayed – but has fallen nicely on the Princess’s birthday.

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    FIRST ROYAL MAJOR INVESTITURE SINCE PANDEMIC BEGAN TO TAKE PLACE

    The first major investiture ceremony since the pandemic began will go ahead at St James’s Palace today – with significant changes brought in to keep the event Covid secure.

    Insignia will not be pinned on by the Prince of Wales but instead will be collected by the recipients from a cushion.

    Those being honoured will also have to wear masks as they move around the Palace, but can remove their face coverings in the Throne Room where the actual ceremony is taking place.

    Numbers have been scaled back with the prince set to greet 32 recipients, rather than around 100 as would have been the norm in pre-pandemic times.

    Recipients, who will collect honours ranging from knighthoods to MBEs, are only permitted to bring one guest, but the family member, partner or friend will also get the chance to meet heir-to-the-throne Charles.

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY BOUGHT ‘LILIBET’ DOMAIN NAME BEFORE GETTING QUEEN’S APPROVAL

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have admitted they bought the domain name “Lilibet Diana” before their daughter’s name was approved by the Queen.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased a “significant” number of domain names for potential names they were considering for their baby girl.

    The URL lilibetdiana.com was created on Friday June 4 through GoDaddy – two days before the Sussexes announced the arrival of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    Several days earlier, on May 31, the domain name lilidiana.com was registered, giving the couple another alternative to Lilibet should the Queen have objected to its use.

    A spokesman for the couple told The Telegraph: “Of course, as is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect against the exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared.”

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    LEAK FEARS

    Prince William and Kate Middleton did not have a sit-down chat with Harry after Prince Philip’s funeral, a royal historian has claimed.

    Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix’s The Crown, says the Cambridges feared their conversations would be leaked as family anger “ran deep” during the emotional service at Windsor in April.

    Harry and Wills were seen walking and chatting together for around four minutes as they left their grandfather’s moving funeral service earlier this year.

    It was reported at the time that the brothers then spoke for two hours afterwards – alongside dad Charles – in attempt to patch things over in their first meeting since Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Lacey claims the formal conference did not happen – with Charles said to have gone back to Wales and Kate and William nipping home to put their kids to bed.

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    MEG-A-HINT

    Prince Harry told how he “ached to be someone else” four years before officially quitting the royal family.

    In a recently resurfaced interview, the Duke of Sussex revealed his inner turmoil and hinted he was already keen to ditch royal life months before announcing his engagement to Meghan Markle.

    Speaking in 2017 to Newsweek, the then 32-year-old said he ached to be “something other than Prince Harry” as he opened up about his troubles following his the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

    Even then – three years before announcing his and Meghan’s intention to step down as senior royals and four years before Megxit was rubber stamped – Harry said he was “determined” to have a “normal life”.

    “I do my own shopping,” Harry told the outlet in 2017.

    “Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone.”

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    WHO MADE THE SCULPTURE OF PRINCESS DIANA?

    Is one of the most foremost sculptors working today, it reads on his website.

    His effigy of the Queen appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1988.

    He recently completed work on one of the most important war memorials since WWII, the Armed Forces Memorial.

  • [email protected]

    WHEN WILL THE PRINCESS DIANA MEMORIAL STATUE BE UNVEILED?

    Tributes will be paid to Princess Diana next month on July 1 – what would have been her 60th birthday.

    It was commissioned by her sons in 2017 to “recognise her positive impact in the United Kingdom and around the world.”

    The coronavirus pandemic meant the event was delayed – but has fallen nicely on the Princess’s birthday.

  • [email protected]

    MEGHAN AND HARRY BOUGHT ‘LILIBET’ DOMAIN NAME BEFORE GETTING QUEEN’S APPROVAL

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have admitted they bought the domain name “Lilibet Diana” before their daughter’s name was approved by the Queen.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased a “significant” number of domain names for potential names they were considering for their baby girl.

    The URL lilibetdiana.com was created on Friday June 4 through GoDaddy – two days before the Sussexes announced the arrival of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    Several days earlier, on May 31, the domain name lilidiana.com was registered, giving the couple another alternative to Lilibet should the Queen have objected to its use.

    A spokesman for the couple told The Telegraph: “Of course, as is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect against the exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared.”

  • [email protected]

    MEGHAN AND HARRY BOUGHT ‘LILIBET’ DOMAIN NAME BEFORE GETTING QUEEN’S APPROVAL

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have admitted they bought the domain name “Lilibet Diana” before their daughter’s name was approved by the Queen.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased a “significant” number of domain names for potential names they were considering for their baby girl.

    The URL lilibetdiana.com was created on Friday June 4 through GoDaddy – two days before the Sussexes announced the arrival of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    Several days earlier, on May 31, the domain name lilidiana.com was registered, giving the couple another alternative to Lilibet should the Queen have objected to its use.

    A spokesman for the couple told The Telegraph: “Of course, as is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect against the exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared.”

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