New York State Governor Kathy Hochul will also join them at the skyscraper’s observatory.
Posting in view of their 11,000 followers, the Twitter user said: “I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, the Sussexes treating a visit to NYC like it’s a royal tour, or the Mayor and Governor treating it like it is.”
Another Twitter user, @loveforcambridg, agreed and said: “Yes exactly! It’s just wrong for them to do that because they aren’t working for the Firm anymore and aren’t neutral at all and to be with that man while using the titles! It’s a big mistake.”
A third user, @home_nextdoor, added: “There needs to be a clear separation from the monarchy and royal duties to ‘private citizens’. Why are their titles used to sound like a visit is a royal tour??!!”
One more, @Royal_Watcher_, wrote: “I’m utterly more embarrassed for the Governor and Mayor. With all that’s going on in NYC right now (I live here), THIS is what they’re doing?! @NYCMayor @GovKathyHochul A press event for two non working royals?!?! You have more important things to be doing!!! Good grief.”
But another Twitter user, @Akuafrema20, defended the Sussexes, saying: “Not everything is royal centric. So stop making it about them. They are high profile people so obviously, it will be announced it. Also, it’s only royalists that always have issues with what they do even royals themselves have said their views and work are their own.”
Meghan and Harry’s New York trip is their first official joint appearance since taking parental leave following the birth of their daughter Lili in June.
Expert claims Meghan and Harry looked ‘anxious’ in latest appearance
A body language expert has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked “anxious” and under “pressure” during a public appearance in New York on Thursday.
Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, made their return to the public spotlight when they were joined by NY Governor Kathy Hochul and NY Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The expert told the Mirror:
“The couple’s arrival looked suitable sombre to match the sombre venue but there were also some signs that the baby-break had created some added pressure for this first time in the spotlight again for the US power couple.
Sussexes spotted enjoying drinks as the couple enjoy night out in the Big Apple
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted enjoying a night out in New York before visiting One World Trade Center the following day.
Lady Louise opens up about Prince Philip’s passion for carriage driving
Lady Louise Windsor has opened up about the Duke of Edinburgh’s passion for carriage driving.
In her first television appearance, the teen royal explained how she and her late grandfather share a passion for carriage driving.
The 17-year-old said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been lovely but slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much.”
James Middleton mistaken for waiter when introduced to wife Alizee
A royal expert has claimed Kate Middleton’s brother was mistaken for a waiter when he first met his wife Alizee Thevent.
Mr Middleton tied the knot with the French-born financial expert earlier this month.
But royal expert, Zoe Forsey, told the Daily Mirror’s Pod Save the Queen the couple’s first encounter was far from smooth.
Ms Forsey said that when Alizee was so distracted on one date at a bar that she mistook Mr Middleton for a waiter.
“She can’t be accused of fancying him just because of the family ties,” she added.
Why was Prince Philip not called the King?
Despite being married to her Majesty, Prince Philip was never entitled to be known as King.
This is because the late Duke of Edinburgh was not directly in line to the British throne in his own right.
A man who marries the Queen cannot be called King Consort, but a woman who marries the King can be called Queen Consort.
However, this rule may not be implemented for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall when Prince Charles becomes King.
As it was announced when Charles and Camilla married in 2005 that Camilla will be known as Princess Consort when Charles is King.
The King and Queen of Spain visit La Palma after volcanic eruption
Members of the Spanish Royal Family have visited La Palma after a devastating volcano eruption.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe met with La Palma residents who lost their homes following the eruption at the El Fuerte Barracks.
La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted earlier this week, prompting the evacuation of 6,000 residents after dozens of properties were destroyed in the resulting lava flows.
Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise calls off US move
Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise has silenced speculation over a move to the US.
The member of Norway’s Royal Family was set to follow in the footstep’s of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by relocating with her family.
However, in an interview to mark her 50th birthday, she confirmed she wouldn’t be following in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s footsteps, as her US move plans had been called off for the foreseeable future.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hiring!
The Royal Household website has revealed that Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are looking for to hire a personal assistant and deputy personal secretary.
Both roles are maternity cover positions, and are based at Kensington Palace, the Cambridges’ official London residence.
Princess Eugenie set to have adorable nickname from Princess Beatrice’s daughter
Princess Beatrice welcomed her first baby over the weekend, much to the excitement of her sister Princess Eugenie.
The new royal baby and her mum were the recipients of a heartfelt Instagram message from Eugenie, who revealed what nickname the child might give her.
In a sweet message to her niece, Eugenie wrote: “To my new niece. I love you already and think you’re just awesome from the photos… we’re going to have so much fun together.”
Eugenie signed off her message with love from “your Auntie Euge”, signalling the new baby could grow to call her auntie by the nickname in the future.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s personal staff reveal that they are expecting
A number of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s personal staff have revealed that they are expecting, as royal baby joy hits Kensington Palace.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Kate’s stylist, Natasha Archer is pregnant.
Prince William, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge are advertising for maternity cover roles within their staff.
They are seeking maternity cover for a personal assistant for the Duke and Duchess, and a deputy personal secretary.
Meghan and Harry’s NYC visit rocked by protest
Prince Harry and Meghan’s New York engagement has been rocked by a protest in the city.
While the couple visited the One World Trade Center with New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, a protest broke out outside.
The protest, held by New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) was to appeal to the mayor over debt forgiveness, as taxi drivers in the region are struggling under a “lifetime of unpayable debt as a direct result of city policy”.
Duchess of Cornwall ‘horrified’ at William and Charles’ ‘earth-shattering row’
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was left “horrified” after Prince William and Prince Charles’ “ranting and raving”, a royal author claimed.
Robert Lacey in his 2020 book ‘Battle of Brothers’, claimed that after she married Charles in 2005, she was taken back by William’s “temper”.
He wrote: “Harry has freely confessed to his own blazing temper from time to time – and as for his elder brother he has proved no sweet William when roused.
“In the years after her 2005 marriage to Prince Charles, Camilla has recounted to her own family and close friends her surprise at discovering this unexpected side to Prince Charming – ‘the boy’s got a temper!’
“Charles’s wife had been horrified at the ranting and raving that on occasion William had unleashed against her husband in her presence.”
Lady Louise Windsor praised by royal commentators for appearance in Prince Philip doc
Lady Louise Windsor gave her first interview in a documentary dedicated to Prince Philip, which was televised on BBC last night.
The only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex has been highly praised by royal commentators for her appearance in the hour-long BBC documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, which honoured the late Duke of Edinburgh.
The 17-year-old spoke “with confidence and charm”, according to royal author Hugo Vickers.
Royal fans gush’ over the ‘way Harry looks at Meghan’ on NY trip
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interactions in New York City sparked the delight of royal fans.
The pair visited One World Trade Centre on Thursday morning, and elicited an excited reaction from some social media users.
Twitter user, @ddarveyy, shared a video of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex captioning it with the term “The way Harry looks at Meghan.”
While another Twitter user, @lizstead214, responded addressing the pair’s relationship by saying: “That man right there loves his wife.”
James Middleton credits his dog with saving his life
James Middleton recently announced his marriage to Alizee Thevenet on Instagram this month, but the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge also has six other loves in his life – his dogs!
The young entrepreneur credits his black cocker spaniel, Ella with saving his life.
Posting to Instagram on World Mental Health Day, he said: “My own journey with mental health is no secret. A few years ago I was in a very dark and lonely place, I was existing without purpose or direction, the constant heart thudding anxiety stripped away any joy, excitement or anticipation.
“It was during this time that I realised how much my dog’s, in particular Ella, helped me during a really difficult battle with clinical depression. She saved my life, which was why we are signed up with @petsastherapy_uk, as I recognise the huge positive impact animals can have in our lives.”
Meghan and Harry step out in New York
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have visited One World Trade Centre in New York.
The couple posed for photographs in the observatory at the top of the skyscraper against a panoramic backdrop on Thursday morning, with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and governor of New York State Kathy Hochul.
Mr de Blasio’s wife, the first lady of New York, writer and activist Chirlane McCray, and their son Dante de Blasio also joined the group.
Queen carrying on ‘with a smile on her face’
The Queen is carrying on with her life and work “with a smile on her face” despite mourning the loss of her beloved husband Prince Philip, a royal commentator has said.
Writing in this week’s Telegraph royal newsletter, royal expert Camilla Tominey said: “Knowing her ‘strength and stay all these years’ would not want her to spend the rest of her life grieving, she has resolved not just to keep calm and carry on, but to do so with a smile on her face.”
BBC sparks anti-monarchy fury over ‘puff piece’ documentary
The BBC’s Prince Philip documentary has been branded a “puff piece” by an anti-monarchy group.
Republic tweeted: “If the royals want to make a tribute film for Philip, that’s up to them.
“The @BBCNews should not be broadcasting it. It’s a puff piece that promotes the royals and ignores the criticisms and problems with Philip and his family.”
Anne in stitches as she recounts Philip’s brutal swipe
Princess Anne laughed as she recalled a childhood memory in a Prince Philip documentary last night.
The Princess Royal said: “We used to go fishing on Loch Muick. I used to tell him that I couldn’t catch anything, and he would say, ‘nonsense, come with me’.
“And after about a half-hour of casting, he said, ‘I see what you mean’.
“I just knew it was never going to work for me!”
Harry teams up with Google
Prince Harry’s sustainable travel initiative, Travalyst, has partnered up with tech giant Google, it has been announced.
Sally Davey, the CEO of Travalyst, said: “The Travalyst Coalition strives to leverage its collective reach and help drive mass adoption of sustainability standards.
“We’re excited to continue this endeavour with Google as a member of the Travalyst Coalition, delivering on this unique opportunity to build positive, transformative change in travel.
“The Google travel team has committed globally to helping consumers make more sustainable travel choices, and their approach aligns strongly with Travalyst’s collaboration principles.”
Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview blasted after Emmy snub
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview should not have won an Emmy Award, according to an Express.co.uk poll.
Express.co.uk polled readers after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial TV interview failed to pick up a gong at the Emmys on Sunday.
This website asked if the bombshell sit-down chat should have won an award.
A huge 99 percent of respondents (7,057 votes) said no, while just one percent (58 votes) replied yes. Some 13 people said they did not know.
Kate and William US tour would be ‘very smart move’
Kate and Prince William carrying out a royal tour of the US would be “a very smart move”, according to an expert.
Asked whether a hypothetical tour of the US by Kate and Prince William could have a positive impact on the Royal Family and how it is perceived in the US, American brand and reputation management expert Eric Schiffer told Express.co.uk: “Absolutely. It would be a very smart move.”
Mr Schiffer added that it could help “counter” what he described as the “media battle plan put forward by Harry and Meghan over the last year”.
Lady Louise opens up on Philip carriage driving
Lady Louise Windsor has opened up on carriage driving with Prince Philip in a BBC documentary in tribute to the Duke.
Prince Edward and Sophie’s daughter told the programme: “The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been so lovely, although slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much.
“It’s incredible to have learned first hand from him.”
Kate and William hiring two royal roles for maternity cover
Kate and Prince William are hiring two royal roles for maternity cover.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are looking for a personal assistant and deputy personal secretary.
Both the roles, advertised on the Royal Household website, are maternity cover.
William and Harry share Queen and Philip’s love for royal blunders
Prince William and Prince Harry have told how the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would enjoy it if things went amiss on royal engagements.
Speaking in a new BBC documentary, the Duke of Cambridge said: “My grandfather loved things when they go wrong, my grandparents loved that.
“You can imagine, they’ve lived a life where everything has to go right the whole time, and so when things go wrong, they both chuckle an awful lot. Everyone else gets mortally embarrassed, they love it.”
The Duke of Sussex added: “There’s just sort of that imbalance of, there is everybody doing their absolute best to make sure, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are coming, make sure we get everything absolutely right.
“Remember, every single year we’ve done it right, let’s keep doing that.
“Yet the two of them are going ‘I wonder if something is going to go wrong this year, how exciting.”
Camilla admits she learnt from ‘unflashy’ Philip
The Duchess of Cornwall has admitted she learnt from Prince Philip “quietly” following behind the Queen as they carried out their royal duties.
Speaking in a new BBC documentary in tribute to the Duke, which aired last night, Camilla said: “I saw the way he supported the Queen.
“You know, not in a flashy sort of way, but just by doing it quietly, you know, following along behind.”
She added: “It’s something I’ve learnt by watching him.”
Philip’s blunt response to Harry’s Afghanistan tour
Prince Philip had a “matter-of-fact” reaction to the news of Prince Harry’s Afghanistan tour, the Duke of Sussex revealed in a new BBC documentary in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Harry told the programme: “Going off to Afghanistan he was very matter-of-fact and just said ‘Make sure you come back alive.’
“And then when I came back there wasn’t a deep level of discussion, more a case of ‘Well, you made it, how was it?”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK