Royal wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan to invite ‘Princess Pushy’ despite black sheep row

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Royal wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan to invite ‘Princess Pushy’ despite black sheep row

PRINCESS Michael of Kent is still expected to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding despite a controversy involving one of the bride’s best friends.

Lady Gabriella Windsor’s ex-boyfriend Aatish Taseer has claimed her mother the Princess once owned two black sheep called Serena and Venus, named after the African-American tennis stars.

Miss Markle, 36, has described Serena, 36, as her “closest friend” after they met at a charity event in 2014.

Royal experts have dismissed Taseer’s claims and insisted Princess Michael of Kent will be attending the Windsor wedding on May 19 despite fears of a potentially awkward meeting with Ms Williams.

Royal biographer Hugo Vickers told the Daily Express: “Of course she will still be invited. It is ridiculous.

“It is usual for all of the Royal family to be invited. Having said that, as far as Prince Harry is concerned, the rules go out the window and he invites who he chooses.”

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attend the 90th birthday celebrations for The Queen Photo (C) GETTY
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attend the 90th birthday celebrations for The Queen Photo (C) GETTY
“Nottingham Cottage where the Michaels live is almost opposite their front door.”Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Windsor, the two children of the Michaels, played together with Prince William and Prince Harry when they were young.They lived together in Apartment 10 at Kensington Palace while Harry and William lived in neighbouring Apartments 8 and 9.Mr Vickers also criticised Taseer, saying he has “behaved in a horrible way”.

He added: “He bites the hands that feed him.”

It is usual for all of the Royal family to be invited

Hugo Vickers

“They were all very nice to him. Lady Gabriella was very fond of him, so it is very unpleasant of him.“Perhaps he wants to make publicity for himself.”Lady Gabriella dated Taseer for three years between 2003 and 2006.Taseer’s half-brother also yesterday launched a scathing attack, describing the 38-year-old as “revolting”, describing him as an attention seeker with a ‘lively imagination’.”

He said: “I find it quite sickening that he has written this article weeks before the Royal wedding.”

“It’s purely an attention-seeking piece from somebody who has been cut out of high society.

Kate Middleton has given birth to a healthy baby boy [WENN]
Kate Middleton has given birth to a healthy baby boy [WENN]
“It is a despicable, cad thing to do, to reveal secrets in a kiss and tell.”

Serena, who recently got married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, may not be able to attend the Royal wedding because it clashes with a tennis tournament.

She admitted: “I think’s it’s during one of the tournaments, I’ll see if I can make it.”

But the mother-of-one, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles during a stellar career, added of her friend: “I’m obviously super happy for her.

“She is such a great girl and she is incredibly nice and I couldn’t be happier for her.”

Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy – but have yet to reveal a name [Getty]
Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy – but have yet to reveal a name [Getty]
And she encouraged Miss Markle “to enjoy the moment”, joking: “And eat the cake, I didn’t get to eat mine at the wedding. We were just having so much fun.”

In the interview, Mr Taseer said: “Princess Michael, though generally free of British colonial prejudices, and beyond reproach when it came to me, nevertheless invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock: her pair of black sheep in Gloucestershire were named Venus and Serena.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

 

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