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Royal news – live: Kate Middleton gives comeback update as King Charles ramps up return with major event

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June 11, 2024

Kate Middleton has hinted at a possible return to public life this weekend as King Charles ramps up his return to work with the announcement of a major event.

According to reports, the Princess of Wales may be “considering” a surprise appearance at the King’s annual birthday parade on Saturday, 15 June.

This comes after she apologised in a heartfelt letter for missing the final Trooping the Colour rehearsal, known as the Colonel’s Review, last weekend.

The Princess of Wales, who is the honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards, wrote: “Please pass my apologies to the whole Regiment, however, I do hope that I am able to represent you all once again very soon.”

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles will be attending the Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle next week.

The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain and they will undertake a procession including the King in the castle grounds.

Table of Contents

Key Points

  • Harry and Meghan ‘excluded’ from Trooping the Colour

  • Kate Middleton ‘considering’ Trooping the Colour appearance

  • Why Prince Harry pulled out of Duke’s wedding

  • Who is the Duke of Westminster?

Queen could stop Prince Harry and King Charles reunion

11:29 , Emma Guinness

Queen Camilla could be stopping Prince Harry from reconnecting with his cancer-stricken father.

Royal expert Tom Quinn speculated to The Mirror that even if the Prince reaches out to acknowledge the King’s official birthday and Trooping the Colour on Saturday and Father’s Day on Sunday, he could be stopped by the Queen Consort.

According to the expert, she is trying to avoid the Monarch having any interactions which may upset him.

Quinn speculated: “Harry has tried to schedule a call with his father already, but his father is prevaricating with Camilla advising against anything that might upset King Charles.”

The Queen reportedly does not want the King to be upset (Getty Images)

The Queen reportedly does not want the King to be upset (Getty Images)

Prince Harry knows the ‘world will be watching’ him on Father’s Day

11:21 , Emma Guinness

A royal expert has said that the eyes of the world will be on Prince Harry as the UK marks Father’s Day this Sunday (16 June).

The Duke of Sussex, 39, has notably not seen his father since he revealed his cancer diagnosis in February when he flew to the UK for a reported 45-minute meeting.

While Harry also returned to the UK last month, he did not meet with the King because of his allegedly busy schedule.

Royal author Tom Quinn told The Mirror: “King Charles’ birthday and Father’s Day are both a nightmare for Harry. He knows the world will be watching to see whether he is big enough to reach out to his father.

“He is determined to try to ignore his troubled relationship with his father and he will certainly send a warm message.

“It’s easy to forget that Harry really does love his father, he just hates the fact that Charles seems always to support William when there is a family dispute.”

A royal expett has weighed in on Prince Harry’s seemingly troubled relationship wiith the King ahead of his birthday parade and Father’d Day (Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)

A royal expett has weighed in on Prince Harry’s seemingly troubled relationship wiith the King ahead of his birthday parade and Father’d Day (Tim Rooke – Pool/Getty Images)

King Charles and Queen Camilla to visit the Channel Islands

10:34 , Emma Guinness

King Charles and Queen Camilla will visit the Channel Islands next month.

The news was confirmed by the States of Jersey and Guernsey, who said that the Monarch and Queen Consort will visit Jersey on 15 July and Guernsey on 16 July.

The King and Queen are to travel to the Channel Islands in July (Chris Jackson/PA) (PA Archive)

The King and Queen are to travel to the Channel Islands in July (Chris Jackson/PA) (PA Archive)

Animal rights group says escaped military horses should miss Trooping the Colour

08:13 , Emma Guinness

The animal rights group PETA has argued that the escaped military horses who ran through London should not participate in Trooping the Colour.

Their request comes after the army revealed that the horses had made “remarkable progress” in recovering from the incident earlier this year and would likely be appearing at Saturday’s event.

In a letter written to the commanding officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR), Lieutenant Colonel Mathew Woodward, PETA said the events of 24 April, when the horses were spooked by noise from a nearby building side, showed that the animals were not suited a life of public service.

Kate Werner, Peta’s senior campaigns manager, wrote: “Clearly, these horses are easily agitated and sensitive to noise.

“Forcing them to perform at a crowded event marked by drums and a 41-gun salute would place them and the public at risk.

“The whole world was rightly shocked to see images of scared, blood-soaked horses running through the streets of London after getting spooked during April’s failed exercise.

“Tradition is never an excuse for animal suffering, and each horse deserves to live free from the stress they endure when paraded through a busy, loud capital city with a human on their back, all for the amusement of noisy, unpredictable crowds.”

Two of the Household Cavalry horses on the loose bolting through the London in April (Jordan Pettitt/PA) (PA Wire)

Two of the Household Cavalry horses on the loose bolting through the London in April (Jordan Pettitt/PA) (PA Wire)

Watch: Prince William reveals reason why Princess Charlotte is not looking forward to school

07:00 , Matt Mathers

Prince William reveals reason why Princess Charlotte is not looking forward to school

King Charles ‘keener than ever’ to build relationship to Harry and Meghan’s children

06:00 , Matt Mathers

King Charles is “keener than ever” to build his relationship with his two state-side grandchildren, as he is “not content” with the current distance.

The monarch scarcely sees his youngest grandchildren, Archie, five, and Lilibet, three, as their parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle relocated to California a year after Archie’s birth.

Full report:

King Charles ‘keener than ever’ to grow close to Harry and Meghan’s children

ICYMI: Earl Spencer hires same divorce lawyer used by King Charles to separate from Diana

04:00 , Matt Mathers

Earl Spencer is understood to have hired Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, the renowned divorce lawyer who King Charles once used to separate from Princess Diana, as he announced the breakdown of his third marriage.

Spencer, 60, is said to have instructed the “demon negotiator” branded a “steel magnolia” to end his marriage to Canadian philanthropist Countess Karen Spencer, 52, after 13-years together.

Full report:

Earl Spencer hires same lawyer used by King to divorce sister Princess Diana

Meghan Markle could return to Suits

02:00 , Emma Guinness

Drama fans are questioning whether Meghan Markle could reprise her role as Rachel Zane in Suits.

The question is being raised now that the Duchess of Sussex, 42, is no longer a working royal, having given up her previous job to marry Prince Harry in 2018.

Suits is currently in the process of getting a new LA-based spin-off, and it has been noted that Meghan now lives in California with her family.

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in Suits season 2 (BBC/NBC Universal/Open 4 Business Productions/Christos Kalohoridis)

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in Suits season 2 (BBC/NBC Universal/Open 4 Business Productions/Christos Kalohoridis)

King Charles would be ‘delighted’ by surprise Kate appearance

Tuesday 11 June 2024 00:00 , Emma Guinness

Following the news that the Princess of Wales is considering making a surprise appearance at the Trooping the Colour, an expert has claimed that the King would be “delighted” if it happens.

PR advisor Rhea Freeman told GB News that any appearance would “dominate the news” and send a positive message about the strength of the monarchy to the world.

She said: “If Kate were to appear on the balcony it would definitely dominate the news.

“But from everything I’ve read and seen, I would imagine that the King would be delighted to have her there.

“It would reinforce the strength of the monarchy moving forward, something that has been questioned by some with both the King and Kate’s recent health concerns.”

All eyes will be on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday as the Princess has not been seen in public since Christmas (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

All eyes will be on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday as the Princess has not been seen in public since Christmas (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

Prince Harry’s friends ‘don’t get on with Meghan’

Monday 10 June 2024 22:00 , Emma Guinness

A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry is looking to acquire a new UK residence as his friends have not been visiting him in America.

Tom Quinn claims that the Prince, who gave up his UK residence Frogmore Cottage last June, misses his old life.

He told The Mirror: “Harry is determined to find his own permanent home in the UK, which is partly why he’s continuing his legal action to get the British taxpayer to pay for his security.

“As time goes by, Harry misses some aspects of his old life in the UK.

“He misses his Old Etonian and army friends, many of whom have not visited as they don’t get on with Meghan.”

Prince Harry is reporrtedly house hunting in the UK (Getty)

Prince Harry is reporrtedly house hunting in the UK (Getty)

Prince Harry ‘misses his old life’ and is house hunting in the UK

Monday 10 June 2024 20:00 , Emma Guinness

After giving up his UK residence Frogmore Cottage last year, Prince Harry is reportedly on the look for a new residence in the UK.

The revelation comes after the Duke of Sussex stayed in a London hotel on his recent trip to the UK, having allegedly turned down the offer of staying in a royal residence.

Royal expert Tom Quinn told The Mirror: “Harry is determined to find his own permanent home in the UK, which is partly why he’s continuing his legal action to get the British taxpayer to pay for his security.

“As time goes by, Harry misses some aspects of his old life in the UK.

“Inevitably, the honeymoon period where everything in the States is new and exciting is coming to an end and Harry is looking back at the past through rose-tinted spectacles.”

Prince Harry is allegedly house hunting in the UK (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Prince Harry is allegedly house hunting in the UK (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Prince William presents England team with numbered shirts

Monday 10 June 2024 18:15 , Emma Guinness

Prince William has presented the England squad with their numbered shirts ahead of this year’s Euros.

The Prince of Wales wished the team good luck ahead of the event, joking that Prince Louis has advised the team to eat “double portions” as they prepare for the hotly-anticipated final.

Harry Kane said of the meeting: “We just appreciate his support and how he talks as a fan and how excited he is to watch us.

“He’s going to try to get out for some games because he’s a big football fan.”

The England squad were given their numbered shirts by Prince William today (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

The England squad were given their numbered shirts by Prince William today (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

King Charles to attend Garter Day Service next week

Monday 10 June 2024 17:00 , Emma Guinness

Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles will attend the annual Garter Day service after the Trooping the Colour.

While the Monarch, 75, was reported to be undertaking a reduced summer schedule because of his ongoing cancer battle, he appears determined to attend as many events as possible.

The Garter Day service will take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle next week.

It involves a procession by the order of the Garter, described by Buckingham Palace as “the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain.”

King Charles even made a surprise appearance at the opera after returning to work (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)

King Charles even made a surprise appearance at the opera after returning to work (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)

Harry Kane ‘backs himself’ in Euros 2024

Monday 10 June 2024 16:04 , Emma Guinness

Harry Kane opened up to Prince William about the possibility of scoring at this year’s Euros.

The England striker told the Prince of Wales that he “backs himself” after the second in line to the throne visited the team at St George’s Park today – England’s national football centre in Burton upon Trent.

Kane said William’s visit was “amazing” and has provided him with “extra motivation” to bring the coveted trophy home this year.

He said: “We know how much it means to the country and the fans. The nation comes together at this moment.

“We’re looking to get better, I always back myself to score.

“We have been good in the major tournaments in the last year. We are probably going into this as one of the favourites, one the other nations will look at and that’s a responsibility we have to take forward.

“We need to prove we are one of the best”.

The Prince of Wales makes a presentation to England captain Harry Kane (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

The Prince of Wales makes a presentation to England captain Harry Kane (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

The Prince of Wales (right) speaks with Jill Scott (left), Harry Kane (centre) and Gareth Southgate (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

The Prince of Wales (right) speaks with Jill Scott (left), Harry Kane (centre) and Gareth Southgate (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

King Charles pays tribute to Irish Guards

Monday 10 June 2024 14:31 , Emma Guinness

King Charles has today paid tribute to the “professionalism, courage and humour” of the Irish Guards ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Saturday.

The Monarch inspected the soldiers today and gave them new colours which will be publicly displayed for the first time at his official birthday parade on 15 June.

The King said: “In recent years, the regiment has continued to serve with immense distinction.

“Around the world, your achievements include vital work to counter terrorism in Iraq and to bolster security across Africa by providing high-quality training teams to work with local forces.

“At home, you played an indispensable role in assisting the civil authorities during the Covid pandemic and, only last year, training Ukrainian forces to enable them to defend their homeland.

“I was privileged to see the impressive results of this latter work for myself, during a visit to Knook Camp, on Salisbury Plain.

“In this ever-changing world, it is no exaggeration to say that the whole regiment finds itself occupying a central role in defence’s contribution to the myriad challenges which societies must face.

“In all of this, you bring to your duty a blend of professionalism, courage and humour which has always marked out Irish Guardsmen.”

King Charles presented the Irish Guards with new colours (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

King Charles presented the Irish Guards with new colours (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

He praised the soldiers for their ‘professionalism, courage and humour’ (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

He praised the soldiers for their ‘professionalism, courage and humour’ (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Horses that ran through London will appear in Trooping the Colour

Monday 10 June 2024 13:47 , Emma Guinness

The escaped military horses that ran through London earlier this year will likely participate in the Trooping the Colour.

In a statement posted to Twitter (X), the British Army said that the animals were making “remarkable progress” after their ordeal, which saw them run through the capital after being spooked by noise from a building site.

The army wrote: “Three horses are back on duty and are likely to take part in the King’s Birthday Parade this month. Vida and Quaker are resting in the countryside for as long as they need, before being assessed for their suitability to return to work. “

King Charles inspects the Irish Guards

Monday 10 June 2024 13:36 , Emma Guinness

King Charles has inspected the Irish Guards ahead of the Trooping the Colour on Saturday.

The Monarch, 75, presented the soldiers with new colours, which were then formally blessed by the Chaplain General.

They will be displayed for the first time at his official birthday parade on 15 June.

The King will carry out this weekend’s inspection from a carriage rather than horseback (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The King will carry out this weekend’s inspection from a carriage rather than horseback (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Monarch presented the new colours in a ceremony today (via REUTERS)

The Monarch presented the new colours in a ceremony today (via REUTERS)

Royal expert claims focus is on Meghan Markle after Nigeria trip

Monday 10 June 2024 13:16 , Emma Guinness

A royal expert has weighed in on the aftermath of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent unofficial tour of Nigeria, which marked the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Rupert Bell has claimed that Harry’s organisation has been put on the back burner in favour of Meghan in the wake of the tour.

The trip was designed to support the games, which provide an opportunity for wounded, sick or injured service people to showcase their sporting abilities.

Bell told TalkTV: “The visit, which I’m sure was deemed to be about Invictus, but all of the fallout from it seems to be about Meghan. Harry’s role in trying to drum up support for Invictus seems to have been put on the back burner.”

A royal expert believes the focus of the trip shifted to Meghan and not the organisation it was meant to promote (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

A royal expert believes the focus of the trip shifted to Meghan and not the organisation it was meant to promote (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Prince Louis’s hilarious advice to England team ahead of Euros

Monday 10 June 2024 13:04 , Emma Guinness

Prince William has relayed Prince Louis’s hilarious advice to the England squad ahead of this year’s Euros.

The Prince of Wales wished the team luck today at St George’s Park – England’s national football centre in Burton upon Trent – and shared his youngest son’s unusual advice for victory.

William, the president of the FA, said: “I was on the school run this morning with the children and I said ‘What shall I say to the England team today?’

“The best bit of advice I got to ask you was to eat twice the amount you normally would eat.

“So I then had visions of all of you running around with massive great tummies and loads of stitches on the pitch so I think maybe take my youngest’s advice with a pinch of salt.”

Prince William met with the England team to wish them luck (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

Prince William met with the England team to wish them luck (Paul Cooper/The Telegraph/PA Wire)

Royal expert claims potential Kate return this weekend is ‘unlikely’

Monday 10 June 2024 11:35 , Emma Guinness

A royal expert has weighed in on the claim that the Princess of Wales is “considering” an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping the Colour.

Should the Princess appear, it will be the first time she has been seen in public since Christmas day last year after taking a step back from her duties because of her ongoing cancer battle.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight that it is “very unlikely” that the British public will see Kate again anytime soon.

“These are strong drugs that she’s on, but she’s tolerating it better, and she’s doing better,” Nicholl said.

“She’s still going to be prone to infection as she goes through this preventative chemotherapy. She’s going to be very careful about who she’s coming into contact with. S

“She’s not going to want to put herself at any risk,” Nicholl explained.

The expert speculated that Prince William will appear alone on the balcony with the couple’s three young children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

King Charles’s participation in the event has also been altered because of his ongoing cancer treatment and he will inspect the guards from a carriage as opposed to horseback.

The Trooping the Colour is the King’s official birthday parade (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

The Trooping the Colour is the King’s official birthday parade (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

King Charles ‘does not want a FaceTime relationship’ with Archie and Lilibet

Monday 10 June 2024 11:08 , Emma Guinness

King Charles is reportedly sad that he has only met Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet a handful of times.

According to royal author Ingrid Seward, “family has always been important to the King” and he does not believe that digital interactions are enough to sustain a relationship with his youngest grandchildren, who live in California.

Seward said: “That’s why he will never break ties with Harry. He does not want a FaceTime relationship with his son’s children.

“He wants to know them and be involved with their lives while they are still young enough to be able to learn from his wisdom.

“His cancer has made it all the more poignant to him as he knows that he won’t be around forever.”

The King reportedly wants a good relationship with all of his grandchilren (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

The King reportedly wants a good relationship with all of his grandchilren (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

Women arrested outside Duke of Westminster’s wedding released on bail

Monday 10 June 2024 10:59 , Emma Guinness

Two women who were arrested after an apparent Just Stop Oil protest outside the Duke of Westminster’s wedding have been released on bail.

Polly, 73, and Sheila, 69, were attested after they set off a canister of orange gas after the 33-year-old British aristocrat’s wedding to bride Olivia Henson, 31.

The group, Just Stop Oil, subsequently claimed responsibility for the incident.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “Shortly after 1pm on Friday a coloured flare was released by two women, believed to be protesting on behalf of Just Stop Oil, in St Werburgh Street, Chester.

“Officers were immediately on the scene and two women were quickly arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

“The 69-year-old woman, from Bristol, and 73-year-old woman, from Ipswich, have both been released on police bail until September 2.”

Cheshire Police said two women who were arrested after a protest outside the wedding of the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, and Olivia Henson on Friday have been released on bail (Just Stop Oil/PA) (PA Media)

Cheshire Police said two women who were arrested after a protest outside the wedding of the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, and Olivia Henson on Friday have been released on bail (Just Stop Oil/PA) (PA Media)

Prince Harry missed Duke’s wedding for two key reasons, former royal butler reveals

Monday 10 June 2024 10:47 , Emma Guinness

Prince Harry missed the Duke of Westminster’s wedding for two key reasons, a former royal butler has claimed.

Grant Harrold, the King’s former Butler, told OK! magazine that Harry’s attendance was likely not possible because of the media coverage it would have garnered and the effect that his ongoing rift with William has likely had on mutual friends.

He said: “I’m sure [Harry] would have wanted to attend. But Harry and William shared friends and they have likely been drawn into this dispute. Plus, he may have worried that the rift with William would pull focus from the wedding.

“It will be hard for William to attend the wedding without Kate as I’m sure they planned to go together. They’re such a partnership and he’s his best self when she’s by his side.”

Prince Harry recently visited the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Prince Harry recently visited the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Queen Camilla praised for ‘warm personality’

Monday 10 June 2024 09:37 , Emma Guinness

Queen Camilla has won praise for her hosting of the Queen’s Reading Room Literary Festival at Hampton Court Palace this weekend.

American author Harlan Coben described the royal as “fantastic” and said she had “such a warm personality” as they discussed “how pleased” they both were by the literary world.

Coben said: “There’s nothing bad about a book festival, it’s one of the few things in life, there’s no controversy, there’s nothing negative. It’s just people enjoying books.

“Everybody is smiling, the Queen’s Reading Room festival has done a great job in using science to show us that reading is actually good for us, reduces stress, it increases our mental health and our empathy. And so I’m very excited to be able to help spread that message.”

Author Harlan Coben described Queen Camilla as ‘fantastic’ (Chris Jackson/PA Wire)

Author Harlan Coben described Queen Camilla as ‘fantastic’ (Chris Jackson/PA Wire)

The Queen hosted a number of authors at Hampton Court Palace this weekend (Getty Images)

The Queen hosted a number of authors at Hampton Court Palace this weekend (Getty Images)

King Charles refuses to ‘slow down’ amid cancer treatment

Monday 10 June 2024 09:28 , Emma Guinness

Queen Camilla has revealed that King Charles refuses to “slow down” as he undergoes treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer.

The Queen consort made the revelation on Saturday to author Lee Child at the Queen’s Reading Room Literary Festival at Hampton Court Palace.

When told that the King, who recently returned to work, also “won’t do what he’s told”, the author joked: “Sounds to me like a typical husband.”

Child said: “I asked her how the King was doing because he did my investiture when I got the CBE, so I have a soft spot.

“And I hope he’s doing fine. She said he is doing fine, except he won’t slow down and he won’t do what he’s told, which sounds to me a typical husband.”

Queen Camilla told Lee Child that King Charles refuses to ‘slow down’. (Chris Jackson/PA Wire)

Queen Camilla told Lee Child that King Charles refuses to ‘slow down’. (Chris Jackson/PA Wire)

King Charles to present new colours at Windsor Castle ahead of official birthday parade

Monday 10 June 2024 09:15 , Emma Guinness

Preparations for this year’s Trooping the Colour will continue today when King Charles presents new colours to the Irish Guards at Windsor Castle.

The colours will be displayed at the King’s official birthday parade on Saturday, 15 June.

After being presented by the King, the new colours will be consecrated by the Chaplain General.

The King will later inspect the colours at Saturday’s event, where he will carry out his duties via a carriage rather than on horseback because of his ongoing cancer treatment.

The King will present the Irish Guards with new colours today (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

The King will present the Irish Guards with new colours today (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

Kate Middleton ‘considering’ Trooping the Colour appearance

Monday 10 June 2024 09:07 , Emma Guinness

The Princess of Wales is reportedly “considering” a surprise appearance at the Trooping the Colour on Saturday, 15 June.

Palace sources said the Princess is considering an appearance on Buckingham Palace balcony if she feels well enough after Kensington Palace confirmed that she will not officially be taking part in the event.

Kate has been absent from public life since January after having what was then described as planned abdominal surgery.

The Princess later revealed in a poignant message that she had been diagnosed with an undisclosed type of cancer and would remain on leave from her duties for the foreseeable future as she undergoes “preventative chemotherapy”.

Kate was last seen in public on Christmas day last year when she attended church on the Sandringham Estate with her family.

Kate Middleton is currently being treated for cancer (PA)

Kate Middleton is currently being treated for cancer (PA)

Harry and Meghan ‘excluded’ from Trooping the Colour

Monday 10 June 2024 08:54 , Emma Guinness

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly not invited to the Trooping the Colour for a second year in a row.

News of the Sussex’s apparent latest snub comes after Prince Harry recently returned to the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

While in the country, he was seemingly snubbed twice when his father failed to meet with him because of his ‘busy schedule’ and was then informed that Prince William was about to be made the colonel-in-chief of his old military regiment.

Publicist Michael Levine told The Mirror: “This continued exclusion of Meghan and Harry from Trooping the Colour is a poignant reflection of their ongoing estrangement from the core of the British monarchy.

“Their absence for the second year running underscores the deep rifts that persist despite the pageantry and tradition that define the Royal Family. It’s a stark reminder that personal conflicts can ripple through the public spectacle even in the most revered institutions.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly not invited to this year’s Trooping the Colour (Getty Images for The Archewell F)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly not invited to this year’s Trooping the Colour (Getty Images for The Archewell F)

Watch: William gives update on wife, Kate

Saturday 8 June 2024 07:00 , Jane Dalton

Prince William shares update on Kate’s recovery as he meets D-Day veterans

Watch: Prince William reveals why Princess Charlotte is not looking forward to school

Saturday 8 June 2024 06:10 , Jane Dalton

Prince William reveals reason why Princess Charlotte is not looking forward to school

Duke heads under-40s rich list

Saturday 8 June 2024 05:05 , Jane Dalton

Hugh Grosvenor, the seventh Duke of Westminster, heads the Sunday Times 40 Under 40 Rich List, with £10.1 billion.

The duke, who is Prince George’s godfather, inherited his title and a vast land and property portfolio at the age of 25.

Dua Lipa and Harry Styles named in Sunday Times first 40 Under 40 Rich List

Flowers to be made into bouquets for charities

Saturday 8 June 2024 03:50 , Jane Dalton

Much of the foliage for the wedding of the Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson came from the grounds of Duke’s Eaton Estate, which will later host the private wedding reception.

The flowers included rambling roses, philadelphus, campanula and orlaya grandiflora, while birch trees lined the inside of Chester Cathedral.

The flowers will now be made into bouquets and delivered to local charities, churches and organisations, including those with whom the royal family have a close association.

The birch trees will be relocated to the Eaton Estate.

 (Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Why Prince Harry pulled out of Duke’s wedding

Saturday 8 June 2024 02:30 , Jane Dalton

Recap:

Prince Harry’s decision to pull out of Duke of Westminster’s wedding was ‘mutual’

Why Duke and new wife chose Chester Cathedral

Saturday 8 June 2024 01:04 , Jane Dalton

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, comes from the Grosvenor family, who hold the Eton Estate, just over four miles from Chester Cathedral, and has close ties with the church.

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and Hugh Grosvenor’s father, gifted the Westminster Window in the cathedral, designed by Alan Younger to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the Cathedral, in 1992

Lady Tamara Grosvenor, Hugh Grosvenor’s sister, married Edward van Cutsem at Chester Cathedral in 2004.

A memorial service for Gerald Grosvenor was held at Chester Cathedral in 2016.

Watch: Just Stop Oil set off fire extinguisher metres away from Prince William

Friday 7 June 2024 23:58 , Jane Dalton

Just Stop Oil set off fire extinguisher metres away from Prince William

How Harry ‘can repair relationship with King’

Friday 7 June 2024 22:50 , Jane Dalton

In case you missed it: Royal author Robert Hardman says there is a way forward for the father and son:

How Harry can repair his relationship with King Charles, reveals royal insider

Wedding photos you may have missed

Friday 7 June 2024 21:45 , Jane Dalton

Olivia Henson and Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster waving to the crowds (Peter Byrne/PA)

Olivia Henson and Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster waving to the crowds (Peter Byrne/PA)

 (Peter Byrne/PA)

(Peter Byrne/PA)

 (Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Ex-nurse arrested

Friday 7 June 2024 20:45 , Jane Dalton

The Just Stop Oil protest group said one of the two people arrested was a 69-year-old woman from Bristol, who worked as an NHS nurse for 50 years.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “Shortly after 1pm on Friday a coloured flare was released by two women, believed to be protesting on behalf of Just Stop Oil, on St Werberg Street, Chester.

“Officers were immediately on the scene and two women were quickly arrested on suspicion of public-order offences.

“The 69-year-old woman from Manchester and 73-year-old woman from Suffolk are both in police custody at this time.”

 (Just Stop Oil/PA Wire)

(Just Stop Oil/PA Wire)

Duke of Westminster’s wedding could change 300-year-old law

Friday 7 June 2024 19:50 , Jane Dalton

The Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill could change everything for the couple’s future children:

Could the Duke of Westminster’s wedding change an ancient English law?

Smoke appeared as William left cathedral

Friday 7 June 2024 19:00 , Jane Dalton

A witness to the Just Stop Oil protest said the orange smoke appeared just as the Prince of Wales emerged from the ceremony.

Andrea Machin, 56, said: “Everyone was watching the bride and groom and then we just saw orange and they had what looked like a fire extinguisher with them.

“The police realised quite quickly what was happening and pulled them out. One of them said it was for her grandchildren. It happened just as William was coming out of the door.”

Cheshire Police said a 69-year-old woman from Manchester, and a 73-year-old woman from Suffolk had been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

 (AP)

(AP)

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Olivia Henson’s bridesmaid comes to the rescue

Friday 7 June 2024 16:30 , Alex Ross

Olivia Henson’s young bridesmaid came to the bride’s rescue when her dress got caught in a gust of wind.

The Duke of Westminster and his new wife were posing for pictures following their wedding ceremony at Chester Cathedral on Friday (7 June), when the wind started to pick up.

As Hugh Grosvenor smiled and waved, the new Duchess of Westminster’s long veil and dress train appeared to get caught in the wind.

A young bridesmaid rushed to help the Duchess.

Reaction to the protest

Friday 7 June 2024 16:04 , Alex Ross

People waiting outside the cathedral for the newly-wed pair have given their reaction to the Just Stop Oil protest.

Andrea Machin told The Telegraph: “Everyone was watching the bride and groom and then we just saw orange and they had what looked like a fire extinguisher with them.

“The police realised quite quickly what was happening and pulled them out. One of them said it was for her grandchildren. It happened just as William was coming out of the door.”

Victoria Walker said: “We thought it might have been confetti poppers initially.”

Who are the bridal party

Friday 7 June 2024 15:10 , Alex Ross

Hugh Grosvenor chose three best friends as his best men.

The couple had around 10 ushers, including Prince William, who showed guests to their seats as they arrived.

The bridesmaids were the Duke’s three nieces; his sister Tamara’s daughter Isla and Edwina’s daughters Zia and Orla

 (EPA)

(EPA)

Cheshire Police made two arrests after protest

Friday 7 June 2024 14:51 , Alex Ross

Following the Just Stop Oil protest outside Chester Cathedral, Cheshire Police have confirmed they arrested two women.

A spokesman said: “Shortly after 1pm on Friday a coloured flare was released by two women, believed to be protesting on behalf of Just Stop Oil, on St Werberg Street, Chester.

“Officers were immediately on the scene and two women were quickly arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

“The 69-year-old woman from Manchester and 73-year-old woman from Suffolk are both in police custody at this time.”

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