Prince Harry: Expert says royal may be fighting ‘losing battle’
Harry is said to be determined to keep his forces appointments but the Queen’s view that he cannot have a “one foot in, one foot out” approach to royal duties has reportedly not changed. Conservative commentator Darren Grimes hit out at the Duke of Sussex in a post on Twitter.
He blasted: “Prince Harry wants to keep his honorary military titles, despite leaving the country and his duty to Queen & Country for Wokery & Whackery.
“It displays extraordinary arrogance to assume you can keep your privileges after trading it all in for Spotify & Netflix deals in Hollywood.”
Harry, who was in the Army for 10 years, is living in an £11million mansion in California after quitting royal duties with Meghan Markle last March.
The Megxit arrangements are due to be reviewed after one year, when the issue of the Duke’s honorary military titles – including Captain General of the Royal Marines – will need to be dealt with.
Prince Harry is said to be determined to keep his honorary military titles despite Megxit
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have quit royal duties for a new life in America
It is thought the 12-month period was to leave a way back for Harry and former actress Meghan to the royal fold.
But this looks unlikely as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex push ahead with new careers in America which include lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify.
The review will have to decide what happens to Harry’s military titles if he is stripped of them.
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Prince Harry and Prince William’s brotherly bond has still not recovered, according to a royal expert
1.50pm update: Harry and William heartbreak as rift not over
Prince Harry and Prince William’s brotherly bond has still not recovered, according to a royal expert.
The brothers have faced ongoing claims of a rift which even saw Harry admit that they have “good days” and “bad days” and were “on different paths”.
Ahead of the unveiling of a statue the pair have commissioned in honour of their late mother Princess Diana, royal author Omid Scobie claimed improvements in their relationship are “still minimal” but it is “moving in the right direction”.
But he told OK! magazine that any tensions have not stopped them planning their memorial to Diana.
12.25pm update: William crowned most popular royal
Prince William has been crowned the most popular member of the Royal Family, with Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew failing to make the top 10.
William has overtaken his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to take the coveted title of most popular UK royal, according to the latest polling data.
The Duke of Cambridge stands with a 75 percent positive rating, followed by the Queen with 73 percent and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on 67 percent.
Several royals have slid down the rankings by YouGov, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – who quit as senior members of the Royal Family last year.
Prince William has been crowned the most popular member of the Royal Family
12.10pm update: Philip’s Greek Royal Family home to be demolished into spa hotel
Prince Philip’s family home in Greece which was seized when the monarchy was overthrown is set for a huge renovation by the current government.
The Greek Government is reportedly planning to turn the former Royal Palace into a five-star spa hotel.
The former Greek Royal Palace of Tatoi was part of a number of properties owned by Philip’s family that were seized when the monarchy collapsed.
The residence will now be redecorated and reopened as a hotel with amenities including restaurants and cafés.
Meghan Markle and Archie will not join Prince Harry when he returns to the UK this summer for a number of key events, according to a royal expert.
Royal author Omid Scobie told OK! magazine: “Neither Meghan nor Harry have been vaccinated and travel plans are still very much up in the air.
“Meghan wouldn’t want to be away from Archie and it would be very tricky to factor a small child into their travels with all the restrictions that could potentially be in place.
“It seems easier at this moment for Harry to do the trip solo. But it is not Meghan’s intention to snub the family. If Covid wasn’t a factor, she would be there.”
Meghan Markle and Archie will not join Prince Harry when he returns to the UK this summer for a number of key events, according to a royal expert
The Queen does not think that Prince Harry “deserves” his military titles and will strip the Duke of Sussex of them at the upcoming Megxit summit.
The Queen will move to strip Harry of his honorary military titles, according to a leading royal expert.
Her Majesty “doesn’t think Harry deserves them while he is AWOL in California,” according to talkRADIO host Kevin O’Sullivan.
Former Sun royal corespondent Charlie Rae remarked that “Harry can’t have it both ways” by holding onto his royal titles while living in California.
8.55am update: Queen’s secret wealth ‘conspiracy’ torn apart
The Queen has come under fire for reportedly lobbying to change a law in order to hide details of her wealth from the public, but a royal expert has slapped down the claims and branded it a “conspiracy” against the Royal Family.
Writing in the Daily Mail, royal expert Richard Kay said: “Does this reveal some hidden conspiracy between Government and sovereign to protect her private wealth?
“On the evidence supplied by the Guardian, it is hardly compelling.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might already have “their own relationship” with new US President Joe Biden ahead of the rest of the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could “beat” the Royal Family to creating a relationship with Mr Biden, commentators have claimed.
The couple are not only already in the same country as the new US President, but also have an advantage due to Harry’s connections.
HeirPod host Omid Scobie and ABC News foreign correspondent Maggie Rulli discussed what this could mean.
Prince Charles could use a “hidden gem” within the monarchy to fill the shoes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an expert has claimed.
Brittani Barger, a royal analyst and deputy editor of Royal Central, told the Daily Star: “The Wessexes have really stepped up since the Sussex exit, and Sophie has always been a hidden gem.”
Ms Barger claimed the Wessexes are “most likely” to fulfil the Sussexes’ role and “do what they would have been doing in Charles’ monarchy”.
— to www.express.co.uk