Ms Bond told GB News: “It’s put the Sussexes in a rather difficult position, I think. Do they say no, we don’t want to even acknowledge that you’re offering this award? Do we go and accept it in person? Perhaps the middle way of just accepting it, but not turning up, is something.
“I think if they do go along and accept this award on a public stage, yeah, it’s going to make things even worse, the rift could be even deeper.”
Charles to spend Christmas at Sandringham
The King is to spend Christmas Day at Sandringham this year, Buckingham Palace said.
Charles will travel to the private Norfolk estate, where Queen Elizabeth II traditionally hosted her family over the festive period.
The Royal Family are marking their first Christmas since the death of the late Queen.
Meghan felt monarchy ‘needed her more than she needed them’
Royal author Tina Brown said the Duchess of Sussex came to the conclusion after her and Prince Harry’s royal tour of Australia in 2018.
Writing in her book The Palace Papers, Ms Brown said Meghan decided “that the monarchy likely needed her more than she needed them”.
The former Vanity Fair editor added: “She had starred in the equivalent of a blockbuster film and wanted her leading-lady status to be reflected in lights.”
Camilla delivers Paddington Bears to children
Camilla stepped out this morning to attend a special teddy bears’ picnic by Barnado’s at Bow Nursery in east London.
King Charles’s wife delivered the Paddingtons and other cuddly toys that were left at royal residences as tributes to the late Queen following her death in September.
The late Queen took part in a sketch in the summer for her Platinum Jubilee which saw Paddington Bear visit Buckingham Palace for afternoon tea.
It prompted mourners to leave teddy bears and even some marmalade sandwiches among the floral tributes which amassed outside royal residences following her death.
Christmas decorations put up at Windsor Castle
Decorations have been put up at Windsor Castle with Christmas trees in St George’s Hall and the Crimson Drawing Room.
Royal staff were pictured making the finishing touchings today.
The 20-foot Christmas trees, felled from Windsor Great Park, have been decorated with red and blue baubles as well as fairy lights.
This Christmas will be Charles’s first as King following the late Queen’s death in September.
Meghan and Harry pose for picture with ‘beyond thrilled’ podcast guest
Poet Amanda Gorman took to Instagram to reveal she had appeared on Archetypes to discuss “the power that women possess as changemakers”.
Amanda shared the snap showing her standing in between Harry and Meghan as the trio smiled for the camera.
She said: “Beyond thrilled to have had the honour of speaking with the Duchess on her podcast, Archetypes, where I spoke on the power that women possess as changemakers. Thank you so much for having me!”