Duchess Catherine: She ennobled this queen privilege even before she married William

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August 6, 2022

Duchess Catherine: Queen Elizabeth ennobled her early on with special privileges

When Duchess Catherine, 40, was invited to Balmoral alongside Prince William, 40, before marrying into the royal family, Queen Elizabeth, 96, is said to have given her a clear welcome sign. According to author Katie Nicholl, the monarch gave her grandson’s friend permission to bring her camera. Apparently she had already heard that photography was Kate’s passion and made the unusual gesture to show her affection. “Up to this point, the Queen had only met Kate briefly at Peter and Autumn Phillips’ wedding, but she made every effort to make her feel welcome by allowing her to take pictures at Balmoral,” writes Nicholl in her book Kate: The Future Queen.

No big deal, the common man might think. But with this permission, the queen accepted the young woman from a middle-class family into the inner circle of the royals. “As a woman who has been in the public eye all her life, the Queen rarely lets her guard down and very few, apart from her family and closest friends, see the real Elizabeth,” the author explains the symbolism behind it. One of the photos Kate took at Balmoral in the years that followed rose to worldwide fame after the death of Prince Philip, † 99, in April 2021. It shows the monarch and the late Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren during one of their family holidays in Scotland in 2018.

August 5, 2022

Prince Harry is again suing the government and Scotland Yard

Prince Harry, 37, doesn’t feel safe in his own homeland. The British Home Office made the decision in 2020 to withdraw taxpayer-funded protections from the Duke of Sussex after his resignation as a working royal. A decision Harry challenged in court. Now he has filed another lawsuit against the British government, as the High Court confirmed to “Mail Online”.

“The trial is at an early stage, no hearings have been scheduled and no decisions have been made,” the Justice Department said. The new case is said to focus on a decision by the Royalty and VIP Executive Committee (RAVEC) in January. This states that private individuals should not be allowed to pay for police protection.

The revelation of the second lawsuit could exacerbate tensions between the Sussexes and the Windsors, which also involves Sir Edward Young, Queen Elizabeth’s private secretary, 96. There is “significant tension” between Prince Harry and him, according to the legal team of the duke’s. Sir Edward is said to have been involved in the decision to refuse protection to Harry and his family.

August 4, 2022

Prince William does what he wants – despite the Queen’s concerns

Queen Elizabeth, 96, is said to be worried about Prince William, 40, and his family. The reason: The Cambridges commute between London and Norfolk and like to use a helicopter as a means of transport – sometimes even with William as a pilot. And that is exactly what should fuel the fear of the monarch. A source close to the Queen says the 96-year-old is “terrified” that something could go wrong and has even spoken to William about her concerns, reports Britain’s The Sun.

“Her Majesty has told close friends and courtiers that she no longer wants William to fly himself, especially in inclement weather, as helicopters are not the safest mode of transport. It keeps the Queen up at night and she is understandably very concerned The insider revealed, adding, “She knows William is a capable pilot, but she doesn’t think it’s worth the risk if all five keep flying together and she can’t imagine what would happen , if … It would trigger a constitutional crisis.” Whether Prince William will listen to his grandmother’s advice in the future remains to be seen.


That’s what Prince Louis is called by George and Charlotte

The British royal family is notorious for calling each other by their nicknames. The best known is probably the nickname of Queen Elizabeth, 96: Lilibet. But the children of Prince William, 40, and Duchess Catherine, 40, are rarely called by their real names. Prince George, 9, is most often called “PG” or “PG Tips” at school, based on the popular tea brand PG Tips and Prince George’s initials. Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte, 7, was affectionately christened “Lottie”. And Prince Louis, 4? The baby is said to have been given the sweet nickname “Lou Lou” by his older siblings, as “The Daily Express” now reports.



Prince George and Princess Charlotte

August 3, 2022

Pippa Middleton has a new home

Not only for Duchess Catherine, 40, there is soon a big change – she and Prince William, 40, are moving to Windsor with their three children – her little sister Pippa Middleton, 30, is also facing a new chapter in life. According to Daily Mail columnist and royal expert Richard Eden, Pippa and James Matthews, 46, have sold their home in Chelsea for £22.5million for a new property with 30 rooms in Berkshire. Cost: around 15 million pounds (about 17.9 million euros). The house is also said to be very close to Bucklebury, where Kate, Pippa and their brother James Middleton, 35, grew up. Seems Pippa wants her three children to have as idyllic a childhood as she and her siblings once had. All the more practical that the Cambridge family will soon be living nearby and the little cousins ​​can meet up to play at any time.

August 2, 2022

Lady Louise Windsor: This decision will change her life

Lady Louise Windsor is facing a big event: The 18-year-old will receive the results of her high school exams in just a few weeks. This is an important decision for Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, 96. Will she go to university? The young royal is currently still enrolled at a private school in Ascot, but soon she will have to consider how she wants to shape her future. Several of her cousins ​​went on to university, including Prince William, 40, Princess Beatrice, 33, and Princess Eugenie, 32.

Louise’s mother, Sophie von Wessex, 57, has said she would support her daughter in her plans to go to college in the past. “I wouldn’t force her, but she can do it if she wants to. She’s pretty smart,” the countess once enthused. However, she conceded in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: “I have to let her live her life. It’s not my life. I can only prepare her as best as I can and then she has to make her own decisions.”

August 1, 2022

Prince George and Princess Charlotte: New school becomes a leisure killer

In a few weeks, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, will begin to get serious again. The two Cambridge offspring start the new school year – albeit in their new home in the county of Berkshire. Prince William, 40, and Duchess Catherine, 40, are said to be pitching their tents near Windsor Castle in Adelaide Cottage. To be close to Queen Elizabeth, 96, they leave the hustle and bustle of London behind. A school for their oldest offspring is said to have already been found. However, one detail shouldn’t exactly knock the minis off their feet.

George and Charlotte are rumored to be day students at Lambrook School in Berkshire. According to “Mirror”, attending the coeducational school costs money [Anm. d. Red.: gemeinsame Bildung von Jungen und Mädchen] up to 7,000 pounds (around 8,300 euros) per semester. The school has an excellent reputation: many of its graduates go on to attend the renowned Eton College. However, the educational standard comes at a high price: the students also have to go to school on Saturdays and devote a few afternoons to sporting events during the week. There is not much free time left for the little royals either.

And there is another offer that the two of them should not like: Lambrook offers day school students between the ages of 7 and 13 the opportunity to put their heads down in the associated boarding school. “Even most local parents like the idea that their little ones can stay the night if they need to – it means they can throw dinner parties and have a hangover without having to take the kids to school the next day,” a source told the “Telegraph”. Well, if that doesn’t lead to hangovers with the outsourced junior royals.

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Sources used: mirror.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, twitter.com, thesun.co.uk, Katie Nicholl: “Kate: The Future Queen”

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