Kate & William ‘ornamental royals’ as Meghan dubbed ‘breakout star’


Meghan Markle has been referred to as “polished, passionate and funny” by a royal commentator.

“The Cambridges had already signaled their intention to be more than ‘ornamental royals’ and had, along with Harry, made a huge success of their mental health campaign Heads Together.”

She continues, “But Meghan was the breakout star of the foursome. She was polished, passionate and funny, using all her TV-honed skills to present her case.

“That was a wake-up moment for William and Kate when they realized that Meghan was very impressive, very confident and very capable, according to a source.”

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Meghan has been referred to as a ‘breakout star’ by a royal author (Image: GETTY)

King Charles set to inherit tragic royal home from Queen with link to family history

King Charles III has inherited a number of royal residences from his late mother since ascending to the throne in September. While many of the more famous properties are owned by the Crown itself, others such as Balmoral and Sandringham are privately owned.

Tucked away in a secluded corner of the Sandringham estate in Norfolk is a place beloved by the late Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Wood Farm is a Grade II-listed building where Prince Philip spent a lot of time after he retired from official duties in 2017.

However, the cottage was also home for some time to Prince John, the youngest son of King George V and Queen Mary.

The young prince was sadly plagued by ill health and suffered from epilepsy.

He lived at Wood Farm with his nanny, where he died aged just 13 and was buried at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate.

Wood Farm is also where divorced spouses are put up when the rest of the Firm goes to Sandringham to celebrate Christmas.

It allows them to be near their children without imposing themselves on the rest of the royals.

‘Duke of Edinburgh in making!’ Edward backed to take on key title after Newcastle

Royal fans voiced support for Prince Edward becoming the next Duke of Edinburgh after the Earl of Wessex visited Newcastle to thank people for their service at the Queen’s funeral last month. Edward visited the city centre and met several people who were a part of the Queen’s funeral, an event which was held on September 19 at Westminister Abbey.

Several royal fans stated how they are waiting for the Royal Family to pass on the title to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

A user Karen Smith tweeted: “Sincerely hope the Earl & Countess are made Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh. They work so hard for our country”

Another user Joegab wrote: “It’s time to pass along the Dukedom of Edinburgh. It’s only appropriate”

A third Twitter user June said: “Hard worker just like his Dad was he deserves to be the new Duke of Edinburgh.”

An Instagram user Dazzlingjeane commented: “Praying the King will make the Wessexes the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.”

Prince Philip was given the title of the Duke of Edinburgh when he married Princess Elizabeth in 1947 but there has been speculation Prince Edward could take on the role.

According to various media reports, the Duke wanted his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex to inherit his title.

However, the decision is now in the hands of King Charles III.

Prince Edward expresses gratitude to people in Newcastle for help at Queen’s funeral

Prince Edward visited Newcastle city centre to meet and thank people for their help in Queen’s funeral and in the commemorations following her death. Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was held on September 19 at Westminister Abbey as leaders across the globe visited the UK to pay their regards.

The youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, the Earl of Wessex, was greeted by Year 5 pupils from Hotspur Primary School as he spent time at Newcastle City Library, before crossing Northumberland Street and heading to Brunswick Methodist Church.

During his visit to the city, he met representatives from the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services along with charity figures from the likes of the Salvation Army and the British Red Cross.

The Earl of Wessex was greeted by children from Hotspur Primary School.

Lord Mayor of Newcastle showed him an exhibition in the library featuring Queen Elizabeth’s visits to the city over the last seven decades.

At the library Prince Edward then spent time with council emergency planning staff who helped coordinate the events which followed the Queen’s death.

‘Ultimate power couple!’ Kate Middleton and Prince William triumph in Northern Ireland

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Northern Ireland yesterday in a hugely successful royal engagement which saw fans praise the couple for their hard work.

The royal couple visited a charity and a food market in Belfast and greeted well-wishers who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the new Prince and Princess of Wales.

The official Kensington Royal social media accounts posted a compilation video of the day out featuring the couple making cocktails, taking selfies with supporters, and meeting their canine fans.

Instagram user @arae1001 praised their work and the social media video by saying: “I love that you’re connecting to a younger crowd! Such a great video.”

The couple were welcomed by Tina Black, the Lord Mayor of Belfast and Sinn Fein’s Belfast North MP John Finucane.

Royal fans expressed their love of seeing the royals in Northern Ireland and reiterated the strength of the bond between Ulster and the monarchy.

User @greenrabbitdesigns said: “Thank you for visiting Northern Ireland…come back soon, you’re always welcome here in this part of the UK.”

Meanwhile, @elaine.allen.3910 wrote: “We love you. We can be Irish and British at the same time.”


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