Queen Elizabeth II news – Harry & Meg 'could REJECT' Queen's Balmoral 'olive branch' as pair aim to avoid senior royals | The Sun

THE QUEEN has reportedly invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Balmoral this summer, in an attempt to mend relations.

The offer would seemingly allow the pair to avoid senior royals.

Her Maj, 96, arrived in the Highlands on Thursday and is set to stay for ten weeks at seven-bed Craigowan Lodge.

A Balmoral insider said: “Staff have been told to expect the full list of royals including Harry, Meghan and their children Archie and Lilibet.

“They are preparing for the Sussexes.”

Another insider said: “Balmoral is the perfect place for them to spend a little bit of quality time with the Queen.

“They barely had 15 minutes with her at the jubilee.”

However, some sources believe the couple will SNUB the Queen.

One source told the Sun: “I would be stunned if they did turn up.”

Read our royals live blog below for the latest updates

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    Charles and Camilla to represent the Queen at the opening of the Commonwealth games

    The Commonwealth Games, which will open in Birmingham this Thursday, will be attended by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

    Taking place every four years, the games brings together countries from across the commonwealth in a summer of sport.

    Charles and Camilla will take the place of the Queen, who is taking a small step back from royal duties.

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    Royals updates live!

    Check for new updates on the royal family and her Majesty the Queen here at The Sun.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

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    Her Majesty's cousin marries in stunning Winchester ceremony

    Lady Tatiana Mountbatten married her business partner and fiancé Alexander 'Alick' Druin a lavish Winchester ceremony this weekend.

    Attending the wedding was Cressida Bonas, an ex girlfriend of Prince Harry.

    Dru popped the question when the two were on a holiday in the Alps.

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    Prince Charles will not be investigated over £2.5million handbag charity donations

    The Charity Commission has said it will not be probing a whopping £2.5million donation to a charity from Prince Charles.

    An ex-Qatari PM, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, gave the cash that included a suitcase of 500 euro notes from between 2011-2015.

    The Charity Commission said: “We have assessed the ­information provided by the charity and have determined there is no further regulatory role.”

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    The royal family celebrates the annual swan census

    Her Majesty's official Twitter account has hailed the work of the Swan Uppers, as they count the swan population in the River Thames.

    This annual event takes place in order to protect the much-loved bird.

    "The Swan Uppers travel in traditional wooden skiffs across 79 miles of river. On locating a family of swans, the boats surround the birds before lifting them out of the water where they are weight and examined for injury or disease," the Royal Twitter said.

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    Expert would be 'stunned' if Harry & Meg visited Her Majesty this summer

    Reports have emerged that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been offered an 'olive branch' by the Queen, in the form of a summer invite to Balmoral.

    However, one source told the Sun that this visit is unlikely to happen.

    The source said: “I would be stunned if they did turn up.”

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    Infamous Martin Bashir interview left royals feeling ‘haunted’

    Prince William and Harry’s ex-nanny, Tigge Legge-Bourke opened up about the trauma the interview caused for the family.

    Lady Diana’s explosive Martin Bashir interview, wherein she said there were “three of us” in her marriage with Prince Charles send the family reeling.

    Tiggy very recently received a large sum of damages from the BBC for the false affair allegations.

    Speaking to The Telegraph, she said the interview “haunted” the royal family, and caused a lot of unnecessary distress.

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    Her Majesty offers Harry & Meghan an 'olive branch'

    The Queen has reportedly invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Balmoral this summer, in an attempt to mend relations.

    The offer would seemingly allow the pair to avoid senior royals.

    Her Maj, 96, arrived in the Highlands on Thursday and is set to stay for ten weeks at seven-bed Craigowan Lodge.

    A Balmoral insider said: “Staff have been told to expect the full list of royals including Harry, Meghan and their children Archie and Lilibet.

    "They are preparing for the Sussexes.”

    Another insider said: “Balmoral is the perfect place for them to spend a little bit of quality time with the Queen.

    "They barely had 15 minutes with her at the jubilee.”

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    Are Meghan and Harry trying to turn the royals 'woke'?

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made very clear their attempts to distance themselves from the royal family.

    But some commentators are convinced they are still trying to influence proceedings, in their own way.

    This comes after it was announced that the couple's Netflix Docuseries will air at the same time as the latest season of bit drama 'The Crown'

    Angela Levin, royal biographer, said: “More proof that Harry and Meghan want to run a woke alternative royal family that would wipe out the one we have already.

    “Time to lose their titles and for Harry: his Counsellor of State post.”

    She went on to comment: “Of course with Meghan also as president in the USA.”

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    Royals updates live!

    Check for new updates on the royal family and her Majesty the Queen here at The Sun.

    Royal fans are currently awaiting the release of Prince Harry’s tell all memoir, and the couple’s Netflix documentary, while the Queen continues to come back stronger from her mobility issues.

    Stay tuned here for updates everyday!

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    Prince George treated to Happy Birthday tune from Irish Guards

    Future king Prince George celebrated his ninth birthday on Friday, with a new photograph released to mark the occasion.

    According to the Royal Family’s website, the Irish Guards played Happy Birthday at Changing the Guard to celebrate.

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    JFK’s grandson thrilled by Prince William’s choice for Earthshot venue

    JFK’s only grandson was thrilled that Prince William is travelling to Boston in December to celebrate the second Earthshot prize.

    According to Express Online, the prize created by the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough is awarded to five winners who have contributed towards environmentalism.

    This year’s ceremony is being organised in collaboration with Boston’s mayor, Michelle Wu, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

    During a Ted Talk in July 2021 the Prince said he was “inspired” by the then US President’s “impossible” pledge to send a man to the moon by the end of the 1960s.

    He said: “I’ve long been inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 mission to put a man on the moon within a decade.

    “He named it the Moonshot.”

    JFK’s only grandson shared his reaction to the announcement on social media, and it seems he was thrilled by the news.

    Jack Kennedy Schlossberg posted on Twitter “Earth shot baby !” responding to a video shared by the JFK library.

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    Queen provides Kate and William with huge role as monarch steps back

    Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, have been provided with a major role by the Queen as the monarch roles back her royal duties.

    Express Online reports that the Cambridges will attend the Commonwealth Games on various dates from July 28 to August 8, which takes place every four years.

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    Prince Charles’ royal protocol break on politics BACKED by Britons

    Recent comments by Prince Charles about climate change are supported by the British public, new polling for Express.co.uk reveals, as the future king appeared to shatter long-established royal protocol.

    During a trip to Cornwall and Devon this week, he said: “As I have tried to indicate for quite some time, the climate crisis really is a genuine emergency and tackling it is utterly essential – for Cornwall, the country and the rest of the world.”

    He added: “If I may say so, those commitments around net zero have never been more vitally important as we all swelter under today’s alarming, record temperatures across Britain and Europe.”

    But in an exclusive poll by Techne UK for Express.co.uk, most Brits backed senior royals being able to voice their opinions on political issues, such as climate change, despite royal protocol saying otherwise.

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    Royal expert claims US is best place for William and Harry to end rift

    Princes William and Harry would be best placed to end their dispute in the United States amid hopes of a stateside brotherly reunion, as there is “no better place” according to a royal expert.

    Express Online reports that royal fans are hoping to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Sussexes reunite during William’s trip to Boston for the Earthshot Prize.

    According to Natalie Oliveri, a writer at Australian news outlet Honey Nine, “with Prince Harry and Meghan living in Montecito, in California, with their two children Archie and Lilibet, it would be the optimum time to finally lay down their guns and repair the rift.

    “There’s no better place to put an end to this family feud than in the US, where both couples are incredibly popular.”

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    Prince George’s ‘heir to throne’ status means his portraits differ to his siblings

    Prince George turned nine years old on Friday with new photos set to mark the special occasion.

    The Daily Express reports royal site Gert’s Royals took to Twitter to explain why he had an official photographer until now:

    The site wrote: “1. He’s heir to the throne.

    “2. A number of them were ‘bonus photos’ from previous released sets. (E.g. Charlotte & Louis’s Christenings).”

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    Swan Upping: What does it have to do with the Royals?

    On a stretch of the River Thames this week the annual census of the swan population, known as Swan Upping, has been taking place.

    The Queen’s Swan Marker participated in the event by teaching local school children about river conservation and swan welfare.

    Watch the clips here:

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    Royal Family update: What’s happened this week?

    It’s been another busy week for the Royal Family. Here’s a list of their engagements from the last week:

    Monday: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall began their three-day visit to Devon and Cornwall.

    Tuesday: The Queen held a number of audiences via video-link from Windsor Castle.

    Wednesday: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Torquay.

    Thursday: The Princess Royal opened the offices of Teignbridge Propellors International.

    Friday: Prince George celebrated his ninth birthday.

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    How does the Queen like to drink her tea?

    The secret formula to the Queen’s perfect cup of tea has been revealed by a former Royal chef.

    In an exclusive interview with Coffee Friend, Darren McGrady said: “Hot tea has to be hot. Tea has to be absolute boiling water poured over the top of it, it has to steep for five minutes, that is the most important part. It’s really, really important when making tea is that it’s made in a teapot – that is a real cup of tea. 

    “What goes in first? Is it milk or is it tea? Nowadays it doesn’t matter so much, but in the olden days the china was porcelain and the boiling water would crack the cup, so the milk would go in first.” 

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    Loose Women panellist calls Prince Harry ‘miserable’

    Jane Moore spoke out about his recent appearance, as cameras recorded him and his wife Meghan Markle.

    The broadcaster said: “They say a picture can paint a thousand words.

    “In which case, this one of Harry and Meghan at a Mandela Day event paints the impression that she knows where the cameras are.

    “While her husband stares miserably into the middle distance seemingly oblivious of his surroundings.”

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    Royal fans are all saying the same thing about Prince George’s photo

    Royals fans have gone wild over Prince George’s uncanny resemblance to his father Prince William in new birthday portraits released on his 9th birthday.

    Mum Kate Middleton, 40, took the smiley snap of Prince George on a beach during a family holiday earlier this month.

    Fans were delighted with the annual birthday picture and it quickly received over 382,000 likes and more than 6,000 comments – with everyone agreeing on one thing.

    The comments section was flooded with people saying how similar the young prince looked to William, 40, when he was the same age.

    And there’s no denying that big smile and those blonde locks are very familiar…

    “He looks so much like his dad!” wrote one.

    A second commented: “He looks just like William to me! Beautiful boy. Happy birthday PG.”

    A third noted: “Oh my goodness look how much he resembles his Dad… and grandmother. Happy Birthday, young Prince!”

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    Prince Harry to continue with legal battle against Home Office

    The case can proceed, said High Court judge.

    Harry is bringing legal action against the Home Office’s decision to block his families security entitlement.

    Justice Swift said: “The application for permission to apply for judicial review is allowed in part and refused in part.”

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    Prince Charles’ royal protocol break on politics BACKED by Britons

    Recent comments by Prince Charles about climate change are supported by the British public, new polling for Express.co.uk reveals, as the future king appeared to shatter long-established royal protocol.

    During a trip to Cornwall and Devon this week, he said: “As I have tried to indicate for quite some time, the climate crisis really is a genuine emergency and tackling it is utterly essential – for Cornwall, the country and the rest of the world.”

    He added: “If I may say so, those commitments around net zero have never been more vitally important as we all swelter under today’s alarming, record temperatures across Britain and Europe.”

    But in an exclusive poll by Techne UK for Express.co.uk, most Brits backed senior royals being able to voice their opinions on political issues, such as climate change, despite royal protocol saying otherwise.

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    Prince Charles will not be investigated over £2.5million handbag charity donations

    The Charity Commission has said it will not be probing a whopping £2.5million donation to a charity from Prince Charles.

    An ex-Qatari PM, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, gave the cash that included a suitcase of 500 euro notes from between 2011-2015.

    The Charity Commission said: “We have assessed the ­information provided by the charity and have determined there is no further regulatory role.”

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    Who was Lord Mountbatten and how was he related to Prince Philip?

    His death rocked the royals especially those close to Lord Mountbatten, including Prince Phillip and Prince Charles.

    Lord Mountbatten was born Prince Louis of Battenberg in Windsor on June 25, 1900.

    He was born at Frogmore House, a Grade I listed building belonging to the Crown estate.

    Prince Louis was nicknamed Dickie despite not having Richard as his name, as it was a suggestion by Queen Victoria that stuck.

    He had two daughters with wife Edwina Ashley – Lady Patricia, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, and Lady Pamela.

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