Prince Harry to get ‘bumped down’ succession line says expert
Hours after Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child, it was revealed the couple are giving a bombshell interview to their friend Oprah. The Duke of Sussex has been accused of disrespecting the Queen by a royal expert.
The interview – which is set to air in March – will be the first time the pair have spoken in detail about stepping away from the Firm.
Royal author Robert Jobson accused Harry of betraying the trust of the royals – especially the Queen.
He told the Daily Mail: “How can anyone move on when Meghan and Harry continue to drone on about the difficulties of royal life and being part of the Royal Family.
“This interview is a betrayal of trust whatever way you look at it.
“Harry, who claimed he wanted to escape the publicity of being a front-line royal, has swapped duty for a cash bonanza deal with Netflix.
“We are not told if money has been paid for this interview.
Prince Harry shamed for disrespecting the Queen
“The army veteran, who serviced with distinction in Afghanistan, often talks about respecting the Queen.
“But to be blunt his decision to join his wife’s tell-all on US television interview after they exited the royal family so noisily and dramatically, is another act of disrespect.
“The Queen has always lived by the mantra of ‘never complain and never explain’.
“With her husband’s 100th birthday celebrations approaching the Harry and Meghan loose cannon continues to fire.”
He added how the Sussexes seem “hell-bent on causing the Queen more discomfort and possible embarrassment”.
Mr Jobson said any mention of the feud between Harry and William will “cause uproar”.
Oprah Winfrey was a guest at Meghan and Harry’s wedding
He continued: “Given the way the media focus on such royal interviews, one word out of place will be jumped on to confirm ongoing feuds in the Royal Family.
“If Harry or Meghan talk openly about the fall-out with William and Kate it will cause uproar.
“If they don’t even mention them, it will be seen as a snub to his brother or just another silky PR exercise – something their friend and interrogator Oprah Winfrey won’t like.”
This comes as the Sussexes could lose all their remaining royal patronages including Harry’s three honorary military titles.
Meghan would have to step down as patron of the National Theatre, which the Queen gifted to her in 2019 after 45 years in the role.
The interview – Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special – will air on March 7.
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Prince William and Prince Harry’s Royal Family feud was sparked by “petty jealousy” according to a royal commentator.
During Channel 5’s documentary ‘Meghan and Harry: The New Revelations’ royal commentators Emily Andrews and Afua Adom discussed Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship. Ms Adom labelled the fallout between the brothers as War of the Wales Part 2.
Ms Andrews said: “Is there petty jealously? Yes because I think there is between any family.
“Show me any family in the world where there is no jockeying for position.
“That is family, that is the human condition.”
Almost half of Britons think it is “inappropriate” for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to give a Megxit interview to Oprah Winfrey, a new poll suggests.
Some 46 percent of respondents to a YouGov poll said it is inappropriate for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to sit down with the US chat show host.
Just 29 percent thought it was appropriate and 25 percent did not know.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should lose all of their royal titles and patronages, according to an Express.co.uk poll.
Readers voted in our poll after it was announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be interviewed by US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
Express.co.uk asked if Meghan and Harry – who are living in California after quitting royal duties – should be stripped of their titles and patronages.
A huge 98 percent of respondents said yes, while just two percent said no.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are “waltzing through life together” and “lost in each other”, the photographer who shot their pregnancy announcement picture has said
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are “waltzing through life together” and “lost in each other”, the photographer who shot their pregnancy announcement picture has said.
Misan Harriman took a stunning snap of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex which was released when the couple announced they are expecting their second child.
The photographer hailed Meghan’s pregnancy as a “testament to the power” of their relationship.
He told Good Morning America: “Honestly I think the universe would have conspired for them to be together no matter what. It is the real deal. They are waltzing through life together, as it should be. To have a new arrival coming is a testament to the power of the relationship that they have.”
Royal expert Robert Jobson told BBC Breakfast: “I think there is a much bigger picture going on here.
“Harry and Meghan have decided to live their life abroad, they clearly do not want to be part of the Royal setup.
“Yet they retain their position in the royal line of succession and their royal titles.
“They have made their position very clear, they have gone against the Queen and disrespected the Royal Family.
“I think personally it is time the Royal Family woke up to the situation that they not coming back. They need to be taken out of the line of succession.”
The Royal Family has been told to “wake up” to the fact Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not coming back to the monarchy by a royal commentator
Prince Harry’s decision to leave the Royal Family could have been motivated by the recent history of “broken marriages” within the monarchy, according to a royal commentator.
Henry Bonsu told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine programme that Harry prioritised his family’s future over a position within the monarchy.
Mr Bonsu also backed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey – and “nothing is off-limits”, according to her friend Gayle King.
Speaking on CBS This Morning, the co-host said: “This is a big deal.
“I know Oprah has been working on the questions all weekend long, I’m told that nothing is off-limits.
“She can ask anything she wants.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey – and
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to take part in an interview with Oprah Winfrey may have a serious impact on the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and prominent members of the Royal Family, an expert has claimed.
The rift between Harry and Prince William could be further widened by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to do a sit-down chat with Oprah, according to royal commentator Rebecca English.
Ms English wrote in the Daily Mail: “The decision to take part in the interview risks angering – and embarrassing – the Royal Family.”
4pm update: Meghan’s Oprah interview compared to Diana
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s televised interview with Oprah Winfrey has been compared to Princess Diana’s bombshell Panorama interview.
Sky News’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills described the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to sit down with the American chat show host, who attended their royal wedding, as “huge”.
She warned that when other members of the Royal Family have taken part in tell-all interviews the “fallout has been enormous”.
Ms Mills highlighted Diana opening up to the BBC’s Martin Bashir in 1997, as well as Prince Charles’s interview with Jonathan Dimbleby in 1994.
Diana was interviewed by Martin Bashir in 1997 for BBC Panorama
Katie Harris taking over live reporting from Steven Brown.
Princess Anne “should be higher up” in the line of succession to the throne and be placed above any non-working members of the Royal Family given her decades-long commitment to the Crown, according to a royal author.
Princess Anne should be able to take advantage of the Succession to the Crown Act approved in Parliament in 2013, according to royal author Robert Jobson.
The expert discussed the possible impact on the country of having two members of the Royal Family who are currently not working for the Crown still positioned prominently in the line of succession – Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.
Princess Anne: Royal expert discusses ‘very weird’ activity
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to have blindsided the Queen after it emerged the Duchess has agreed to do a ‘wide-ranging’ interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
One royal commentator has branded the move ‘disrespectful’ and claimed it will make the Palace nervous.
Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, quit the monarchy last March in a major blow for the Royal Family.
But while they are no longer bound by protocol, a royal commentator has branded the Duchess’s decision to agree to a sitdown interview with chatshow host Oprah Winfrey without consulting Queen Elizabeth II “disrespectful.”
Prince Harry is facing demands to be removed from the line of succession as the Duke of Sussex could place the constitutional monarchy into “crisis”, according to a royal commentator.
The Royal Family is facing a very “serious situation” when it comes to the line of succession, a commentator has claimed.
Despite stepping down from his senior role in the monarchy, Prince Harry is still sixth in line to the throne.
Evening Standard Royal Editor Robert Jobson spoke to BBC Breakfast about the “constitutional crisis” that could occur.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with baby Archie
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child and wish their offspring outside of the royal bubble.
But both their son Archie and their new baby will automatically assume titles due to a royal law, a constitutional expert has claimed.
Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, quit their roles as senior royals last year after revealing they were unhappy in the limelight and wanted to pursue a “more peaceful” life elsewhere.
Since then the Sussexes have settled in the USA and are expected to remain Stateside for the foreseeable future.
The Queen’s former aide has warned Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to tread carefully during their upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, warning the pair to steer clear of two topics in particular.
Meghan and Harry will appear in their first sit-down interview since stepping down as senior royals on March 7.
The couple has chosen American TV host Oprah to lead the “intimate conversation”, set to delve into a range of issues including how Meghan is handling life under intense public scrutiny and their move to the US.
Meghan and Prince Harry
12.30pm update: Queen ‘not buying’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s privacy plea
Queen Elizabeth II is “not buying” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s plea for privacy after it emerged they will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a “tell-all” interview.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family last year in a bid to become financially independent and have a more private life.
However, the couple have been attacked for releasing a number of photographs and making international headlines.
Just days after announcing they are expecting their second child, the couple revealed they will be sitting down with US chat show legend Oprah Winfrey for a special interview.
Eamonn Holmes skewered Meghan Markle on This Morning as he discussed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to be interviewed by friend Oprah Winfrey.
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford addressed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s latest move during This Morning’s View with Nick Ferrari and Camilla Tominey.
The Northern Irish presenter slammed the Duchess of Sussex for organising a tell-all chat with her “pal” Oprah Winfrey and questioned her motives claiming the interview with be an “advert” for the couple.
Queen Elizabeth’s favourite pancake recipe revealed
The Queen is likely to enjoy pancakes with her afternoon tea this Shrove Tuesday.
To mark pancake day, royal chefs have revealed how to make the Queen’s favourite pancakes and the recipe comes with a special twist.
Queen Elizabeth II, 94, is known to have a sweet tooth at rarely goes a day without a slice of cake or something sweet to accompany her afternoon tea.
The Queen and Prince Philip, 99, are both currently based at Windsor Castle where they will be served pancakes by the royal chefs to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
Prince Harry is facing a lonely one-man fight to retain his ties to Britain and the Royal Family while respecting the will of his wife Meghan Markle, according to a royal expert.
Prince Harry has been caught in “a tug of love” between his new family and his old one, royal commentator Camilla Tominey has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex is facing a “dilemma”, the expert said, which sees him balancing “the ambitious former actress’s desire for both maximum publicity and unprecedented privacy while ensuring that already bitter relations with the royals do not sour even further.”
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is a senior working member of the Royal Family. Over the last 20 years, a style expert explained she has been through a transformation to “stand out”.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 56, has been part of the Royal Family since her wedding to Prince Edward, also 56, in 1999. In this role, she has carried out engagements on behalf of the monarch.
Zara Tindall and Prince Harry were close growing up but the royal cousins see less of one another now the Duke lives across the Atlantic.
Express.co.uk has rounded up five throwback photos that show Zara and Harry’s special bond.
Zara Tindall, 39, is Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest granddaughter and was something of a mentor to her little cousin Prince Harry, 36, growing up.
While Zara was raised without a royal title and has never been a working member of the monarchy she is a regular at family events and has often been snapped laughing with her cheeky cousin Prince Harry over the years.
Zara Tindall and Prince Harry
Queen Elizabeth has travelled extensively during her long life and Katte Middleton is well on her way to racking up a great many royal trips, too.
Staff have an important job of looking after the royal women when they travel, and they use certain tricks to help things run smoothly.
Queen Elizabeth, 94, Kate Middleton, 39, have very important roles in the Royal Family. Eyes are always on the royal women when they travel, particularly on what they wear.
Therefore, it’s hugely important staff in charge of their wardrobes make sure everything goes well when Kate and The Queen go on state visits abroad.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are risking the future of the monarchy due to their half-in-half-out status with the Royal Family, an expert has admitted.
The ongoing situation makes it “difficult to argue” in favour of the current system in place, Robert Jobson has warned.
He said the Sussexes should either fully commit themselves to the family or cut the cord completely, warning their prominence in the line-of-succession was an issue.
Princess Anne, 70, is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, 99.
She is a mother-of-two and a body language expert claimed she has “contrasting” personalities with her children.
Princess Anne is the mother of Peter Phillips, 43, and Zara Tindall, 39.
What does their body language suggest about their relationships?
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is married to the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward and the couple have two teenage children Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn – but the two are unlikely to ever be working royals.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 56, is a much-valued member of the monarchy and she and Prince Edward, 56, both carry out vital work on behalf of the Crown.
The couple tied the knot in 1999 and have been fulltime working royals since 2002.
While the Earl and Countess of Wessex have proven vital to the monarchy following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s departure, their children Lady Louise Windsor, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13, are unlikely to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and children
Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland was reportedly showered with gifts by Oprah Winfrey in an attempt to win her over for an interview – but the billionaire talk show host later revealed what erally happened between the two of them.
Meghan and Prince Harry stunned royal fans when it was announced they have taken part in a tell-all interview with media mogul and family friend Oprah Winfrey, which will air next month.
The “intimate conversation” shared on CBS will be the couple’s first interview since they declared they were leaving the royal frontline to seek financial independence and in a bid to control their own public image last year.
Buckingham Palace was also quick to distance itself from the upcoming interview on Monday, when a spokesperson noted that as the Duke and Duchess are not working royals, “they are under no obligation to inform the royal household” of any media commitments.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have risked further Megxit chaos after it emerged they had agreed to a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey – but should the Queen strip them of all their titles and remaining patronages over their latest Megxit misstep?
The Duke and Duchess’s appearance with the famous broadcaster goes out on March 7, just a few weeks from the one-year anniversary of the couple ending their roles as senior royals.
Harry’s forces appointments – Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington, and Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Naval Commands’ Small Ships and Diving – were put on hold for a year after Megxit, and he is not currently allowed to take on any roles using them.
He also holds patronages with the Rugby Football Union, the London Marathon and the Rugby Football League.
Prince Harry health fears
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are expecting their second child with an adorable photo of themselves outdoors – but an eagle-eyed health expert has spotted something unusual about the Duke of Sussex’s appearance.
The couple confirmed their exciting news by sharing a picturesque photo of themselves sat under a tree, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lay in his lap cradling her baby bump.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
Zara Tindall and Meghan Markle are both expecting babies and while the royal mums will be excited to welcome new additions to their families, their pregnancy joy may be “bittersweet” as they have both previously experienced pregnancy loss, an expert has claimed.
Royal fans are delighted by news that both Zara Tindall, 39, and Meghan Markle, 39, are pregnant and due to give birth later this year.
While Zara’s husband Mike revealed they were expecting their third child together ahead of Christmas, Meghan and Prince Harry dazzled fans with an adorable pregnancy photo and announcement on Valentine’s Day.
— to www.express.co.uk