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Harry and William make FaceTime peace
Has peace broken out just in time?
Prince Harry and Prince William have become “friends” again after regular video calls to mend their fractured relationship, according to a report Sunday. That mirror reports that the weekly calls between the brothers have restored “some form of normalcy” and says it was William who initiated the calls to defuse tensions before they got together for the anniversary.
That mirror says they were accompanied on video calls by their children — but not by their wives.
A source said: “The brothers needed time to settle down. The family, including William, were disappointed with the way Harry and Meghan decided to leave the royal family. But now there’s a strong sense that what happened is in the past and that they’ve moved on… It seems the two have healed the rift and gone back to their old pals. Meghan’s distance from Kate has also helped heal the friction between the two men.”
The queen will be happy: the Daily Mail a source reported on Saturday that she would like the anniversary to be “an occasion for the country, including her own family, to come together,” and an “insider” added, “Her Majesty is usually keen for that to happen.” Platinum Jubilee is a celebration not of itself and its own longevity, but of the institution of the monarchy and the people who support and uphold it. It is also a chance for people to come together after a very difficult time for this country. She doesn’t want anything to overshadow her — and that includes family issues.”
In other words, behave yourself, kids!
Deciphering Harry and Meghan‘s anniversary plans
Harry and Meghan have given their word that their visit to the UK will follow the script so as not to overshadow the Queen’s celebrations telegraph reported this week. According to the newspaper, they have promised not to hold any “surprise” or unauthorized events and only attend the official public events to which they have been invited.
However the telegraph adds that the organizers are frustrated that they haven’t received more details about Harry and Meghan’s plans. However, the deep-seated suspicions are vividly illustrated by a source’s comment, who said: “We’ll see” when asked about Harry and Meghan’s alleged intentions to only attend official events.
One issue for all sides to grapple with is how to celebrate Lilibet’s first birthday on Saturday, right in the middle of the celebrations so that Meghan and Harry don’t feel offended but the royals don’t feel like the anniversary is overshadowed.
That’s a tricky question, especially since Queen Lilibet, who is named after the Queen, has never been met before. For example, should a congratulatory tweet be sent on Saturday morning?
That mirror reports that part of the solution is to hold a small birthday party at Frogmore Cottage, Harry and Meghan’s British home, which they have kept. Unfortunately, William and Kate aren’t expected to make the party (ahem, pesky previous engagements).
Queen “balances” for Platinum Jubilee
The Queen is “snapping in” so she can attend as many Platinum Jubilee events as possible – although that could mean it’s “increasingly less likely” that she’ll take part in the Epsom Derby horse race this Saturday. A source reports Sunday times that Princess Anne and her family will represent the Queen at the event.
The Queen is expected to appear twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the day of Trooping the Color Sunday times Reports – once to “watch the troops march back to the palace after the parade, and then again alongside working members of the royal family for the traditional RAF flyby”. She may also perform at the ceremony itself for a short time before other senior royals take center stage. Royal sources shared this Times that “there is a hope rather than an expectation” that the Queen will appear on the balcony on Sunday afternoon for the “carnival style” final of the platinum competition.
The newspaper also confirms that Harry and Meghan will be bringing Archie, 3 (last in the UK aged 6 months in November 2019) and Lilibet, now 6 months herself, to meet the Queen. If so, it will be the first time the Queen has met her namesake, but it’s unknown if a Netflix camera crew will follow her every move for a documentary the couple are believed to be filming. And if a Netflix camera crew follows them, does the palace have to make the law about where they can and can’t film?
The Queen, meanwhile, is getting ready for the anniversary in typically cool fashion; She has apparently retired to her Scottish villa, Balmoral, to prepare herself psychologically. The BBC says she arrived in Balmoral on Thursday and it is her first trip there in almost a year.
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Meghan reconciles with her father?
Meghan Markle has turned to her father for reconciliation after suffering a stroke five days ago that left him unable to speak.
That mirror A source said: “Despite her estrangement, Meghan is concerned. She wants to know if there is a way to contact her father privately without other family members knowing about it or having to interfere.”
That would particularly refer to her half-sister Samantha, who has made no secret of her dislike for Meghan. “Meghan is unable to contact her half-siblings because she believes they have plans of their own,” the source told Mirror. “If she can contact her father, she wants it to be completely private. It’s not about Netflix, it’s not about photos and there can’t be tips to the paparazzi.”
Meanwhile, Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle’s father, has left the hospital, it has been announced post: “I am very grateful and I know how lucky I am to be alive. I want to thank everyone, especially the wonderful doctors and nurses who saved my life. they are angels I was deeply moved by the loving messages I received from around the world. People were so nice. I can’t speak right now but I’m working hard and will thank people properly when I can.”
As reported by the Sun, Markle told royal author Tom Bower that just days before his stroke, he said: “I just fell. Luckily some nice people picked me up from the sidewalk. I go home.”
He won’t be coming to the UK now, where right-wing TV channel GB News was due to comment on the Queen’s platinum jubilee (and no doubt should be encouraged to be as rude as possible about his estranged daughter).
Only able to speak a few words, he wrote on a blackboard post: “I wanted to come to pay my respects to the Queen. I wish her a happy anniversary and many more years to come.”
He added: “I have a lot of hard work ahead of me and I will do it. I want to get well. I am so lucky to have experienced incredible care and love. Thank you all.”
rain rain go away
The jubilee celebrations will culminate next Sunday with a procession through London telling the story of the Queen’s reign known as the jubilee contest. It will be directed by producer Adrian Evans, 64, whose previous claim to fame was the disastrous, rain-soaked 2012 river contest, which lasted over three hours and resulted in Prince Philip being taken to hospital with a cold.
In an interview with the galant, Evans tries to put a positive spin on this traumatic national memory telegraph: “The weather that day became something specifically British. We couldn’t have planned it better because the lasting image was of these beautiful singers raining down with mascara running down their faces and singing Land of Hope and Glory.”
Perhaps that was the lasting impression for him, but the royalist’s lasting memory of the day was watching Sky News’ broadcast tent physically collapse under the weight of rain collecting on the roof, soaking all their equipment. The team gallantly kept the reporting going.
Princess Charlene visits F1 in Monte Carlo
After an extensive interview with Monaco Matine Princess Charlene of Monaco attended this week, which she openly admitted was “fragile” and had walked a “painful path” over the past year, most of which has seen her physically separated from her family and hospitalized repeatedly at the side of her husband Prince Albert on Saturday at the big day of motorsport, Formula 1 in Monte Carlo.
pictures in Daily post revealed that Charlene, 44, and Albert, 64, put on a professional show, but doubts about the princess’ well-being will no doubt continue to circulate. Charlene narrated this week Monaco Matine that rumors of a divorce or her move to Switzerland missed the mark, saying: “I still find it unfortunate that certain media outlets are spreading such rumors about my life, my relationship… Like everyone else, we are human and like all humans have beings we emotions, weaknesses, only our family is exposed to the media and the smallest weakness is passed on.”
This week in royal history
Well, as you may have noticed, it’s the platinum jubilee, meaning the Queen will be celebrating 70 years on the throne this week, June 2-5. Of course, royal fact-checkers know that although the Queen inherited the throne in February 1952 on the death of her father, the coronation only lasted another 16 months and finally took place on June 2, 1953. Of course it was pouring rain.
If the reports that Harry has reconciled with his brother are correct, can he use next weekend’s events to put things right with Charles as well?
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