Commemorative wreaths laid by Prince Harry and Prince Andrew have been removed from display ahead of Remembrance Day, according to new reports.
Neither the Duke of Sussex nor the Duke of York are now working royals, and were not permitted to don military dress for several royal events, including the Queen’s state funeral.
A source told the publication: “Harry used to have his wreath on display in the centre’s old exhibiting area, but it isn’t anymore.
“We’ve got rid of it – and all the duplicates we kept too.”
Wreaths lain in memory of fallen soldiers by other senior royals are still on show in west London
Fact vs fiction as royals anticipate new season of The Crown
The Crown is coming back for its fifth and penultimate season, but with the turbulence of the Nineties providing the backdrop for the upcoming episodes, the hit Netflix series is facing further scrutiny for blending facts with fiction.
Amid concerns surrounding the storylines of season five of The Crown, a spokeswoman for the show said the drama should be treated as fictional and a dramatisation.
She said: “The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. Series five is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during a significant decade for the Royal Family — one that has already been scrutinised and well-documented by journalists, biographers and historians.”
‘A day they will remember!’ Royal fans heap praise on Kate’s rugby league visit to Wigan
Kate, Princess of Wales, has paid a solo visit to Wigan to watch the England men’s team win a place in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final.
She also met the women’s team at half-time and told them she was “in awe” of their performance.
The men secured a comfortable victory of 46-6 over Papua New Guinea, while the women were also victorious in their match with Canada.
The Duchess joined in clapping during a moment of “non-silence” held to mark the tournament’s Movember Mental Fitness Match Day.
The aim is to tackle the damage wrought on men’s mental health by keeping silent and not speaking out.
Royals fans gushed on Twitter over the Princess’s appearance at the game, with @MarktheYorkshireman writing: “Isn’t this just fantastic?
“Our future Queen spending so much time with the players and mascots of both teams.
“What an absolutely genuine person, HRH seems …. just soooo lovely. God Bless Her.”
Another user @timsheringham posted: “It was lovely to see the Princess spend so much time chatting to all the players and the mascots, A day they will remember!”
Crown Princess Mary and Princess Josephine stun royal fans at annual hunt
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and her 11 year-old daughter Princess Josephine attended the Hubertus Hunt on Sunday.
The annual cross-country horse event is held on the first weekend of November in the Deer Park in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen.
The official Instagram account for the Danish royals posted a couple of pictures of the mother and daughter duo at the event.
The pictures were posted with the caption: “We are ready for an autumn day in the woods and the annual Hubertus hunt.”
Some Danish followers expressed their joy at the historic event which one said was just as important as Christmas Eve in their household.
Mike Tindall faced backlash from one relative who was ‘dead against’ marriage to Zara
Mike Tindall has become the first royal to sign up for ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, but not everybody approved of the former rugby player marrying into Britain’s most famous family.
Mike Tindall, the 44-year-old former ruby star, met his wife Zara Tindall, 41, after the couple were introduced by Prince Harry.
Zara is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and daughter of Princess Anne. However, although she is 20th in line to the throne, Zara does not have royal titles as was her mother’s decision when she was born.
Princess Anne has reflected on her decision not to give her children a royal title, and in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2020, she said: “I think most people would argue that there are downsides to having titles…So I think that was probably the right thing to do.”
n the past, Zara has said she feels “lucky” to not have a royal title, and the decision has been praised as it gave Princess Anne’s children the best of both worlds.
Dickie Arbiter, the former press secretary for Buckingham Palace, has said: “It was a masterstroke of Princess Royal when she decided not to give her children titles,
“Growing up as a commoner allowed Zara to thrive as her own woman, and there has never been pressure on her to conform. She has benefited from it in all sorts of ways.”
Despite the lack of regal status, there was one person who opposed the marriage between Mike and Zara Tindall due to their different backgrounds.
It has been revealed that Mike’s grandmother was against his marriage to Zara, according to the former rugby player’s father.
Last year in an interview with the Sunday Times, Mike’s father Phillip Tindall said: “Linda’s mum [Mike’s grandmother] was dead against it.
“In her day, royalty married royalty and she thought the wedding would be shunned.
Sadly, Mike’s grandmother never got to meet Zara, but Phillip added: “Linda’s mum [Mike’s grandmother] died before she could meet Zara, but I know she’d have loved her as much as we do because she and Mike are perfect for each other. What one starts, the other finishes; they are a fantastic team.”
Mike to be ‘quizzed’ on Harry and Meghan during IAC
Mike Tindall is likely to be grilled on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by fellow I’m A Celebrity contestants, according to a royal expert.
Speaking on behalf of Slingo, former royal correspondent Charles Rae said: “I expect Mike will be well aware of what he can say and cannot say whilst on the show.
“He is shrewd, so I wouldn’t expect he would reveal any family secrets.
“However, that does not mean that some people will not want to cause mischief and quiz him on the royals, particularly Harry and Meghan.”
The Tindalls are understood to remain close to the Sussexes following their royal exit
Is it too soon after Queen’s passing for Mike to do IAC?
Writing in her Express column, Linda Nolan said: “The most interesting name to come up so far, for me, is Mike Tindall.
“I’m sure ITV were already interested in him before the Queen’s passing, but this definitely would’ve tipped the scales, especially on the money front for Mike. In fact, I’m surprised he’s not the alleged highest paid.
“However, the process for these shows usually sees a lot of stars be booked near to filming, mainly for scheduling but is also dependent on the news cycle and what’s happening – so the Queen’s death and the constant Meghan and Harry saga would’ve pushed him to the top of the list.
“There wouldn’t be a man, woman or child on the planet that doesn’t know the Queen passed just under two months ago. My main thought is – is it too soon to do it?”
William leaves royal fans on tenterhooks as he teases new project
Prince William has teased royal fans about an exciting new project with an announcement due tomorrow.
The Duke of Cambridge took to his Kensington Palace Twitter today to post a snap with football players Harry Kane and Declan Rice.
William shared the eyes emoji and wrote: “Coming tomorrow.”
The snap shows the future King chatting to England football stars Kane and Rice as they are filmed on camera.
William’s Twitter post sparked an excited reaction from royal fans.
One William and Kate fan account, @lovefamilywales, commented: “Oh what is this?? I love your surprises so I’m definitely excited for tomorrow.”
Mike issued warning over Princess Anne as he heads into Jungle
Mike Tindall needs to be “careful” during his I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! appearance, a royal expert has said.
Royal author Ingrid Seward warned of the risk of Zara’s husband “embarrassing” his mother-in-law Princess Anne or King Charles.
Ms Seward said the Tindalls, as well as Zara’s brother Peter Phillips, can get away with taking part in reality shows by “insisting they are not royal”.
Writing for The Sun, she said: “They do not have titles and they are certainly not a burden on the taxpayer, which is fair enough.
“They just need to be careful they don’t do anything that might embarrass their mother the Princess Royal or their uncle the King.”
Zara Tindall’s husband is taking part in I’m A Celebrity
Democrats put Meghan as top choice for 2024 White House run
Meghan Markle is the top choice among Democrats for a 2024 White House run, new polling shows.
Exclusive polling for Express.co.uk by the Washington-based Democracy Institute of likely Democratic voters found 64 percent say the party should opt for a female candidate at the next presidential election in two years.
And the Duchess of Sussex, who is living in California with Prince Harry after quitting royal duties, came first in a list of potential runners with 27 percent from the 525 Democrats in the poll of 1,500 likely voters carried out this week.
Speculation is high the former actress could one day run for US President
Kate and William ‘risk wrath’ of Anne after ‘breaking royal protocol’ on visit
Kate and Prince William appeared to break royal protocol during a visit to Scarborough this week, according to a royal expert.
Neil Sean claimed that the couple’s warm and tactile approach, which included posing for selfies with those in the crowd, went against the royal tradition.
Mr Sean said the Prince and Princess of Wales could “risk the wrath of Princess Anne”.
William and Kate warmly greeted royal fans
Harry’s memoir snubbed in poll as majority say they won’t buy copy
The majority of Brits will not buy Prince Harry’s memoir, new polling suggests.
The Duke of Sussex’s tell-all book Spare is released globally in the new year as the Royal Family braces itself for revelations.
But an exclusive poll by Techne shows 55 percent of respondents would not be willing to pay for a copy.
The poll of 1,629 British adults, carried out from November 2-3, found 30 percent would shell out for Harry’s memoir, while 15 percent were undecided.
Spare is out on January 10
Harry’s book ‘risks serious blowback’ from royals – Scobie
Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir risks “serious blowback” from the Royal Family, Omid Scobie has said.
The co-author of the flattering Finding Freedom biography wrote in his Yahoo! column: “No matter how carefully Harry shares the parts of his story involving others, there is still the very real risk of serious blowback from the institution and family.
“Palace aides recently told me about the ‘genuine fear’ amongst senior members that this book will cause irrevocable damage to reputations and relations.”
‘Take the high ground!’ Former royal butler urges Harry and Meghan to rise above feud
A former royal butler has called on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to “take the high ground” and steer away from legal battles.
Grant Harrold said: “The only thing that sometimes confuses me is you see historically kings and queens did not ever get involved in legal battles or suing but there’s been a lot of that going on, obviously with Harry and Meghan, the Prince and Princess of Wales.
“I think the Queen only ever twice did that but it’s becoming more regular and that’s sadly the world we live in.”
The Duke and Duchess stepped back from royal life in 2020