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    The Queen has a 'ring of steel' around her to protect the monarch from appearing in Harry and Meghan's Netflix documentary, a royal expert has claimed. Royal commentator Russell Myers mades the comments during an interview with Australian news programme Today, while discussing whether any footage from the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations could end up in the Sussex's film. Prince Harry, 37, and his wife Meghan Markle, 40, who moved to their Montecito mansion after stepping down from royal duties in early 2020, signed a deal thought to be worth around £72 million with the streaming giant in the Autumn of that year.  While the couple's Archewell Productions has yet to produce any content for the platform, they are reportedly filming a documentary, and have been spotted being followed by a Netflix crew. As the couple, alongside their two children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 11 months, will be attending the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London next month, this has sparked discussions around whether any of the festivities will be filmed by the crew.  But Russell said that the Queen's aides...
    Prince William is worried that conversations he has with Prince Harry during Jubilee celebrations may be used in his Netflix documentaries, sources have said.  The Duke of Cambridge, 40, is 'wary' about his brother's decision to join the weekend celebrations with wife Meghan, 40, and their children Alfie, three, and Lilibet, 11 months, a source said. It comes as the couple, who have built their new life in California, announced on Friday that they were planning on travelling to the UK for the Platinum Jubilee.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are no longer working royals, will not be allowed to join the Queen on Buckingham Palace's balcony for Trooping the Colour, on Thursday, June 2. Prince William is worried that conversations he has with Prince Harry during Jubilee celebrations may be used in his Netflix documentary, sources have said They will however be allowed to some of the weekend's events. 'William wants to talk to Harry to try to heal the rift between them but he’s fearful it will find its way on to Netflix, Oprah or into Harry's...
    Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to have a 'starring role' at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer. The children of Prince William, 39, and Kate Middleton, 40, will take a 'visible' part in the celebrations to mark the monarch's 70th year on the throne, as part of a 'royal show of force', according to the Telegraph.  George, eight, Charlotte, who turns seven next week, and four-year-old Prince Louis are likely to make their debut in the carriage to the Trooping the Colour, and will also likely be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the famous flyover. William was four, the same age of his youngest son Louis,  when he had his first carriage ride alongside Princess Diana and the Queen mother at 1988's Trooping  of the Colour. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to have a 'starring role' at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer. The family are pictured in their Christmas card William was four, the same age of his youngest son Louis, when he had his first carriage...
    ALL the stops are being pulled out to ensure the Queen can attend the Epsom Derby on her Jubilee in an attempt to make the “ultimate fairytale ending” come true. The traditional blueprint for her visits has been ditched and every effort is being made to minimise strain on her limited mobility — with the hope the horse-mad monarch can finally watch a winner romp home in her favourite race. 2All the stops are being pulled out to ensure the Queen can attend the Epsom Derby on her Jubilee 2It is hoped the horse-mad monarch can finally watch a winner romp home in her favourite race Her Maj, who turns 96 tomorrow, is traditionally driven down the racetrack to make a short five-metre walk into the Queen’s Stand. But this year she is expected to be dropped next to the entrance doors and out of public view so that she can take the lift, with assistance if necessary, to the Royal Box in as few steps...
    Prince Charles and Camilla will carry out an official tour of Canada as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  Clarence House confirmed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit in May and meet communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, in Ottawa in Canada's Capital Region and in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.   Canada is the overseas country most visited by Her Majesty, having toured the nation 22 times in an official capacity. Charles, 73, has travelled to the country 18 times.  The Prince Of Walkes first visited in 1970 with Her Majesty and his late father Prince Philip and in 1991 toured Canada with Princess Diana and their sons Prince William and Prince Harry.  Prince Charles and Camilla will carry out an official tour of Canada as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The couple most recently visited Canada in 2017 when the couple met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie to mark the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation Camilla, 74, has visited on four occasions, most recently in 2017 when the couple...
    Prince Charles will fight any attempt by Prince Andrew and the queen to use the upcoming Jubilee celebrations to “normalize” Andrew’s attendance at royal events, a leading British writer given extensive access to the queen’s advisers, papers and her circle of friends for a definitive new biography has told The Daily Beast. Robert Hardman, author of the new book Queen of Our Times, an epic survey of Elizabeth’s 70-year reign, said that the queen’s widely criticized decision to ask her son Prince Andrew to escort her into Westminster Abbey last week had been accepted by the family given the unique nature of the event. Pegasus Books However he said there would be “a much stronger reaction” from Charles if further efforts were made to include Andrew in the royal party at this summer’s platinum jubilee celebrations.
    THE Queen is celebrating a staggering 70 years on the throne this year and there is an impressive line-up planned for the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June. Her Majesty, 95, officially ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, but there is a heartbreaking reason why we aren’t celebrating it on the official date. 3The Queen ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, but she doesn't celebrate until later in the yearCredit: AFP 3The Queen started her reign on the same day her dad, King George VI, died, so chooses to honour him on the dayCredit: AP The Queen started her reign after her father, King George VI, passed away in his sleep at the age of 56. He died from ill health, following a lung operation from which he failed to recover. Elizabeth ascended the throne on the same day, and the Queen chooses to not celebrate the date for this reason and instead honours her father. The Queen also celebrated her Gold and Diamond Jubilees, months after her dad died.  It is said Buckingham Palace and the government thought...
    A 'mischievous, witty and affectionate' documentary about the life and times of the Queen is to air to coincide with the monarch's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts uses archive footage to show a side to the Queen, 95, that the public rarely gets to see and explores her glamorous role as the 'uber-princess'. It will be screened in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video from June 3 to coincide with the national Platinum Jubilee festivities. The newly released trailer features singer Sir Paul McCartney saying: 'We grew up loving the Queen. To us teenagers, she was a babe.'  A 'mischievous, witty and affectionate' documentary Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts about the life and times of the Queen is to air to coincide with the monarch's Platinum Jubilee celebrations It will be screened in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video from June 3 to coincide with the national Platinum Jubilee festivities It also shows a jubilant Queen shouting and cheering on horses at the races, a young Princess Elizabeth in her 20s playing tag with midshipmen onboard HMS...
    Big Ben should bong 70 times to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, cross-party MPs have said. Parliament is in discussions over plans to mark the jubilee, which the country will celebrate on a four-day weekend at the start of June. The Mail on Sunday understands the celebrations could feature a visit by the Queen to Westminster. Work has been under way to remove all the scaffolding in time from the Victorian-built Elizabeth Tower that houses the 13.5 ton Big Ben, which has undergone a five-year renovation. Big Ben should bong 70 times to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, cross-party MPs have said. Parliament is in discussions over plans to mark the jubilee, which the country will celebrate on a four-day weekend at the start of June Last night Conservative MPs Alec Shelbrooke and Mark Francois, as well as Labour MPs Clive Betts and Barry Sheerman, called for Big Ben to chime once for every year of the Queen’s reign during her visit. The Leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg also threw his weight behind the proposal. He told The Mail on...
    News Prince Andrew will face a lawsuit in US over claims he sexually assaulted Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was 17 will cast a 'horrid shadow' over the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year, royal experts have claimed.  Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace, said there can be 'little doubt' the legal proceedings will impact plans to celebrate Her Majesty's milestone 70 years on the throne.  He noted it will be a 'major disappointment' to the Queen, 95, who enjoys a close relationship with her 61-year-old son, and will bring back memories of the 'annus horribilis' of 1992, which was marred by the collapse of Charles, Andrew and Anne's respective marriages, and a great fire at Windsor Castle.  Meanwhile Phil Dampier said it is 'the last thing' the Queen needs and her familial struggles will likely me 'taking a toll' on her personally.  He suggested the Royal Family will be doing 'all they can to limit the damage' so the 'Queen can enjoy the year'.   Andrew, the Queen's favourite son, is today under pressure to settle with Virginia...
    THE nation will come together this summer for a four-day bank holiday celebration to mark The Queen's 70 years on the throne. Street parties across the countries will see communities unite to celebrate the longest-reigning monarch, in what is known as the Big Lunch. 1The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 saw thousands of people come together for an unforgettable Big Lunch in their communitiesCredit: Getty What is the Big Jubilee Lunch? Since it first launched in 2009, the annual Big Lunch, an idea of the Eden Project, has encouraged communities to come together and host street parties in the spirit of friendship. Every summer, neighbours across the UK organise picnics, lunches on the street, barbecues and gatherings, to get to know each other better. This year, as part of the celebrations marking The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, people are encouraged “to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours” during The Big Jubilee Lunch on June 5, 2022. Similar events took place in the summer of 2012, in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Thousands of communities have already expressed interest...
    THE nation is preparing to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a four-day Bank Holiday weekend this summer. Scheduled for the first week of June, the long weekend will feature a catalogue of celebratory events for everyone to take part in. 1Thousand of communities across the UK will take part in a celebratory Big Lunch, one of the events planned for the first weekend of JuneCredit: Getty What are the Platinum Jubilee events? A national pudding competition, jubilee lunches and a Birthday Parade are some of the events taking place this year to mark The Queen's seven decades-long reign. The May Bank Holiday Weekend - which usually falls at the end of the month - will be moved to Thursday June 2, followed by an extra day off on Friday, June 3. Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service." Entries for the huge pudding competition, organised by Fortnum & Mason, open on January 10. It...
    BRITS will celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a four-day bank holiday bonanza this June. There'll be parties across the UK as the nation marks 70 years of the Queen's rule. 5Brits will celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year with street parties and pudding competitionsCredit: Getty 5A mega four-day bank hol has been set aside - but workers could get a whopping nine days off for just three days of holidayCredit: Getty But they're not the only important dates to look forward to - with cake-baking competitions, ceremonial displays and live concerts all planned for the commemoration. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the celebrations. Today A national pudding competition organised by Fortnum & Mason opens for entries today. Competitors will create the perfect dessert for the Platinum Pudding campaign. The winner, chosen by judges including Dame Mary Berry, Monica Galetti, and the head chef at Buckingham Palace, will be cooked in homes across the country. ...
    BRITS are braced for a huge four-day Bank Holiday weekend this summer as the Queen marks her Platinum Jubilee. The four-day bonanza, which falls on the first weekend of June, is set to be bursting with treats from Her Majesty, 95, as she celebrates 70 years on the throne. 4The Queen will treat Brits to a four day weekend bursting with celebrations in JuneCredit: Getty A huge national pudding competition will make up some of the celebrations, while thousands of jubilee lunches will be held to honour Britain's longest ever reigning monarch. The May Bank Holiday Weekend - which usually falls at the end of the month - will be moved to Thursday June 2 to fit in festivities. And the weekend will be extended with an extra day off on Friday, June 3. Buckingham Palace said the extra long weekend will provide "an opportunity for communities throughout the United Kingdom to come together and celebrate the historic milestone". It added in a statement: "The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities,...
    Next year's Platinum Jubilee pageant will be the 'largest ever put on', organisers say – even topping events held in 1897 for Queen Victoria's diamond milestone. Victoria & Albert Museum chairman Nicholas Coleridge, who is co-chairing the pageant, said 6,500 performers would take part in the final day of celebrations in June. The BBC predicts that the jubilee events – marking the Queen's 70 years on the throne – could attract a global audience of one billion, he added. Festivities over the extended Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 will include the Trooping The Colour, a 'great lunch' led by the Lord Mayor of London, 'the Queen lighting bonfires' and a BBC concert, Mr Coleridge said.  Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Mr Coleridge focused on what the pageant - with a budget of between £10 million and £15 million - will involve. Next year's Platinum Jubilee pageant will be the 'largest ever put on', organisers say – even topping events held in 1897 for Queen Victoria's diamond milestone. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II (second...
    The Queen has extended an olive branch to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by inviting them to join the Royal Family in London next summer for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Mail on Sunday understands that Harry and Meghan plan to attend Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s official birthday parade, which will form part of the jubilee festivities over four days next June. But questions remain whether the couple will appear on the Palace balcony beside the Queen and other senior Royals for the traditional RAF flypast. BEFORE MEGXIT: Harry and Meghan on the balcony with the Royal Family for a 2018 RAF centenary flypast. The Queen has extended an olive branch to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by inviting them to join the Royal Family in London next summer for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. But questions remain whether the couple will appear on the Palace balcony beside the Queen and other senior Royals for the traditional RAF flypast Previous jubilee celebrations have involved two balcony appearances, but it is understood that Royal aides may seek to limit...
    Queen Elizabeth II. Samir Hussein /Getty Images Buckingham Palace announced plans to mark Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne next year. It said there will be a "year of celebrations" including a "Platinum Jubilee Weekend" of events. That weekend includes the Queen's birthday celebrations and a "Platinum Party at the Palace."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Buckingham Palace has announced plans to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70th anniversary on the throne next year, including a "Platinum Party at the Palace." In a statement shared with Insider, the palace said there are to be "year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world" in 2022 before a four-day "Platinum Jubilee Weekend" of events in June. That weekend will be made up of: The Queen's Birthday Parade (known as Trooping the Colour) on June 2. A "Service of Thanksgiving" on June 3. A "Platinum Party at the Palace" and "The Derby at Epsom Downs" on June 4. A "Platinum Jubilee Pageant" and "Big Jubilee Lunch" on June 5. There will...
    Missing boy, 9, found alive after 3 days in woods Danish minister resigns over mink virus row The Queen would never abdicate, sources tell Vanity Fair © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The Queen would 'never abdicate' because 'it is simply not in her DNA to abandon her people or duty', royal insiders have told Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl.  According to well-placed sources, the monarch, 94, views 'abdication as a dirty word never to be uttered in her presence' and plans to 'serve until her death.'      Sources close to the royal said the Queen is very much involved plans for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year and is unlikely to mark her 95th birthday next year in a significant way because she is 'saving the celebrations.'  The plans for a double bank holiday to mark the milestone were revealed last week amid speculation by royal commentators that the Queen would step aside and allow Prince Charles, 71, to take over as monarch next year.  © Provided by Daily Mail The Queen, 94, would 'never abdicate' because 'it is...
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