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Subject: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/20 at 3:57 am

Prince Harry and Meghan: Royal Family 'hurt' as couple begin 'next chapter'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51043220

The Royal Family are said to be "hurt" at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's announcement they will step back as senior royals. Prince Harry and Meghan did not consult any senior royal before making the statement, the BBC understands. Buckingham Palace was "blindsided", said BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond, as talks about their future had begun but were in very early stages. The Palace said there were "complicated issues" to work through.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/09/20 at 5:24 am

My money sees a Royal Divorce within 2 years.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 3:43 am


My money sees a Royal Divorce within 2 years.
We feel just the same.

As the days seep on, Prince Harry is taking a lesser role in the Royal Family, and I feel there is a major news story about to hit the headlines, a major one that will place his position in the Royal Family.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/10/20 at 5:28 am


We feel just the same.

As the days seep on, Prince Harry is taking a lesser role in the Royal Family, and I feel there is a major news story about to hit the headlines, a major one that will place his position in the Royal Family.


This leaves an opening for Andrew to get back in the action, though.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 5:39 am


As the days seep on, Prince Harry is taking a lesser role in the Royal Family, and I feel there is a major news story about to hit the headlines, a major one that will place his position in the Royal Family.
If so, it will explain a rumour from many years ago.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 5:39 am


This leaves an opening for Andrew to get back in the action, though.
...or may be not, he has stepped down from royal duties.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/20 at 7:09 am

I didn't know Markle was from Toronto. Maybe she'll move back here? :D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 7:12 am


I didn't know Markle was from Toronto. Maybe she'll move back here? :D
I am wondering where her parents are based, knowing that they are separate now?

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/11/20 at 2:53 am


I am wondering where her parents are based, knowing that they are separate now?


Her mother is in Vancouver and her father is in Los Angeles.  They divorced when Megan was 3. She hasn't had much to do with her father or her half-sister for some time.  Scamantha was jealous of her marrying a prince.  :)

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 3:10 am


Her mother is in Vancouver and her father is in Los Angeles.  They divorced when Megan was 3. She hasn't had much to do with her father or her half-sister for some time.  Scamantha was jealous of her marrying a prince.  :)
I remember that her father did not attend the wedding, but her mother attend in the full glory.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 9:36 am

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope talks over their future roles in the Royal Family can be concluded "sooner rather than later", a source has told PA news agency.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51074844

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/11/20 at 2:17 pm


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope talks over their future roles in the Royal Family can be concluded "sooner rather than later", a source has told PA news agency.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51074844


Well its not like they are likely to ascend to the throne anyway.  The next Royal Power Couple is the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornhole Cornwall anyway.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 2:47 pm


Well its not like they are likely to ascend to the throne anyway.  The next Royal Power Couple is the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornhole Cornwall anyway.
There is always a chance of the succession going straight to Prince William.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 3:53 pm

The Queen and the Duke of Sussex are to hold talks at Sandringham on Monday to discuss the future roles of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51077816

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 5:16 am


The Queen and the Duke of Sussex are to hold talks at Sandringham on Monday to discuss the future roles of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51077816
The Queen is now meeting senior royals in Sandringham later to discuss the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales will all attend, while Meghan is expected to join the discussion by phone from Canada.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/13/20 at 5:26 am


The Queen is now meeting senior royals in Sandringham later to discuss the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales will all attend, while Meghan is expected to join the discussion by phone from Canada.


Time for Her Majesty to to the smack down on these two spoiled, impertinent brats.

Strip them of any fancy titles and cut off their money.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 5:29 am


Time for Her Majesty to to the smack down on these two spoiled, impertinent brats.

Strip them of any fancy titles and cut off their money.
You could be taken to the tower for saying that...  ;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 6:04 am

Prince Harry and Prince William dismiss “false story” in a UK newspaper today

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2020/jan/13/prince-harry-meghan-royal-family-queen-duke-duchess-sussex-william

Prince Harry and Prince William have dismissed a “false story” in a UK newspaper today speculating about their relationship. The joint statement on behalf of the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge said: “Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge. For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.” The statement does not specify which report, but they are believed to be referring to a story in The Times which was headlined “Princes ‘fell out because William wasn’t friendly towards Meghan’”. The move comes a day after the Sunday Times reported William saying “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more; we’re separate entities.”

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 7:11 am


The Queen is now meeting senior royals in Sandringham later to discuss the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales will all attend, while Meghan is expected to join the discussion by phone from Canada.
The phone call for Meghan will be much later in the day, because of the 8 hour time difference.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 11:01 am


The Queen is now meeting senior royals in Sandringham later to discuss the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales will all attend, while Meghan is expected to join the discussion by phone from Canada.
The meeting is over, the senior royals have been seen leaving Sandringham, no news reports as yet, hopefully some reports in the new few hours or days.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 11:34 am

Queen agrees 'transition' for Harry and Meghan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51099102

The Queen has agreed a "period of transition" in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she is "entirely supportive" of their desire for a new role but "would have preferred" them to remain full-time working royals. She expects final decisions to be made in the coming days, she said. Senior royals have been in talks about Prince Harry and Meghan's role after they said they wanted to "step back". In a statement, the Queen said the talks at Sandringham, which also involved the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, had been "very constructive". "My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family," she said.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 2:21 pm

The Queen's statement in full:

"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family. Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK. These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/14/20 at 9:03 am


The Queen's statement in full:

"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family. Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK. These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.


The preliminary version also included the statement that “Her Majesty had previously warned the prince that one cannot turn a hoe into a housewife”. But this line was redacted.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 9:06 am


The meeting is over, the senior royals have been seen leaving Sandringham, no news reports as yet, hopefully some reports in the new few hours or days.
It turns out that Meghan did not take part in the meeting yesterday.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 1:09 pm


The Queen's statement in full:

"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family. Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK. These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.
The the ex-royal couple residing in Canada is a ruse, they will be living on a totally different island.

Subject: Re: Mail on Sunday defends publishing Meghan's letter to her father

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 2:04 am

Mail on Sunday defends publishing Meghan's letter to her father

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51109538

The Mail on Sunday has argued there is a "huge and legitimate public interest" in the Royal Family and its "personal and family relationships", as it published its defence to a legal claim made by the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan is suing the newspaper and its parent group for publishing a letter she wrote to her father in 2018. Her claims include misuse of her private information, selective editing of the letter and breach of copyright. The Mail on Sunday rejects all claims.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 1:18 am

Prince Harry on first royal duty since talks with Queen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51129896

The Duke of Sussex is to carry out his first public engagement since he and the Duchess of Sussex announced they want to step back as full-time royals. Prince Harry will host the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace later on Thursday morning. He will meet representatives of the 21 nations taking part and local children playing rugby. Meghan and the couple's son Archie are in Canada but Harry will reportedly stay in the UK for meetings next week.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 11:06 am


Prince Harry on first royal duty since talks with Queen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51129896

The Duke of Sussex is to carry out his first public engagement since he and the Duchess of Sussex announced they want to step back as full-time royals. Prince Harry will host the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace later on Thursday morning. He will meet representatives of the 21 nations taking part and local children playing rugby. Meghan and the couple's son Archie are in Canada but Harry will reportedly stay in the UK for meetings next week.
It is now been reported in the press this will be his last appearance before going to Canada.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/18/20 at 2:52 pm


Time for Her Majesty to to the smack down on these two spoiled, impertinent brats.

Strip them of any fancy titles and cut off their money.


Looks like I called it. Not bad for a Yank.

https://triblive.com/news/world/harry-meghan-to-quit-royal-jobs-give-up-highness-titles/

Wills & Meg are now off the public dole. Their “Royal Highness” titles have been stripped away. PLUS... they gotta pay back roughly $3.1MM of money that had been spent to spiff up their residence.

Don’t let the screen door hit you in the backside...  ;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/20 at 11:19 am

Here is Buckingham Palace's statement in full:

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. "As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties. "With The Queen's blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty. "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home. "Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements. There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly-funded security. "This new model will take effect in the spring of 2020."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51164232

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/19/20 at 1:27 pm


Here is Buckingham Palace's statement in full:

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. "As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties. "With The Queen's blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty. "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home. "Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements. There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly-funded security. "This new model will take effect in the spring of 2020."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51164232


Shoulda evicted them from the house too.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/20 at 1:28 pm


Shoulda evicted them from the house too.
They will paid the rent for the house, but how much will be the rent?

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 1:16 am

Prince arrives in Canada ahead of new chapter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51185628

The Duke of Sussex has arrived in Canada as he prepares for a new life away from royal duties. Prince Harry landed in Vancouver on Tuesday morning to be reunited with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, and their eight-month-old son Archie. It comes after the duke said he was "taking a leap of faith" in stepping back as a senior royal, but "there really was no other option". From the spring, the Sussexes will no longer be full-time working royals.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 4:05 pm

Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue legal warning over photos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51197099

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of Meghan in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites. Lawyers say the photos of the duchess walking her dogs and carrying her son were taken by photographers hiding in bushes and spying on her. They say she did not consent and accuse the photographers of harassment. The couple say that they are prepared to take legal action.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/21/20 at 5:31 pm


Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue legal warning over photos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51197099

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of Meghan in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites. Lawyers say the photos of the duchess walking her dogs and carrying her son were taken by photographers hiding in bushes and spying on her. They say she did not consent and accuse the photographers of harassment. The couple say that they are prepared to take legal action.


Yeah, good luck with that.  ;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: 2001 on 01/21/20 at 10:51 pm


Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue legal warning over photos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51197099

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of Meghan in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites. Lawyers say the photos of the duchess walking her dogs and carrying her son were taken by photographers hiding in bushes and spying on her. They say she did not consent and accuse the photographers of harassment. The couple say that they are prepared to take legal action.


She needs to get away from balmy Vancouver Island and go somewhere too cold for the tabloids.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 12:48 am


She needs to get away from balmy Vancouver Island and go somewhere too cold for the tabloids.
If the couple are walking in a public place, photographs are expected to be taken.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 2:40 am

Prince Andrew gives 'zero co-operation' over Epstein inquiry, US prosecutor says

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51271871

The Duke of York has provided "zero co-operation" to an inquiry into late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation has said. Prosecutors and the FBI have contacted his lawyers but have received no reply, said US attorney Geoffrey Berman. Prince Andrew says he did not see, or suspect, any suspicious behaviour when visiting homes of his then friend. Buckingham Palace said the prince's legal team was dealing with the issue. It said it would not be commenting further. Convicted US sex offender Epstein took his own life in a jail cell in August, aged 66, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/20 at 2:34 pm

Duke of Sussex loses press complaint over wildlife photos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51316000

Prince Harry has lost a complaint against the Mail on Sunday over a story the paper ran about photos of African wildlife he posted on Instagram. The Mail said the duke - who had posted to mark Earth Day - had not made it clear the animals had been tranquilised and the elephant was tethered. He argued he did not need to say this because he had stated they were being moved as part of a conservation scheme. He complained to the press watchdog Ipso that the article was inaccurate.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 7:55 am

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Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch: Peter Phillips: Queen's grandson and his wife to divorce

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 5:48 am

The Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have announced they are to divorce. A statement issued on their behalf said the decision was "the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship". It confirmed they had separated and will share custody of their children Savannah, nine, and Isla, seven. Both of their families were "sad" but "fully supportive" of the decision to "co-parent", the statement added. The couple told the Queen and other Royal Family members about their decision last year. Mr Phillips, 42, is the son of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51459492

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Howard on 02/11/20 at 7:03 am


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She could've danced to Queen.  ;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 7:10 am



She could've danced to Queen.  ;D
...to "We Will Rule You"?

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Earl of Snowdon: Queen's nephew and his wife to divorce

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 11:42 am

Earl of Snowdon: Queen's nephew and his wife to divorce

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51540591

The Queen's nephew the Earl of Snowdon and his wife the Countess of Snowdon have "amicably agreed" to divorce, a spokesman for the couple has said. The earl, David Armstrong-Jones, is the son of the late Princess Margaret and photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. He has been married to wife Serena for 26 years. They have two children. The announcement comes less than a week after the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn also revealed they are to split.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Harry and Meghan's royal duties ending 31 March

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 3:57 am

Harry and Meghan's royal duties ending 31 March

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-51565325

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March, a spokesperson for the couple has said. They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months. Earlier this year Harry and Meghan announced they would be stepping back from royal duties and working to become financially independent. They will return to the UK for engagements at the end of this month. The couple intend to split their time between the UK and North America and the spokesperson said they would be in the UK "regularly". They will attend six events in the UK in February and March, including the Commonwealth Day Service on 9 March. Harry is also expected to attend the London Marathon in April in his capacity as patron, while the couple will also attend the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in May.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: 'Just call me Harry' prince tells conference in Edinburgh

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 7:18 am

The Duke of Sussex asked for delegates at a tourism conference in Edinburgh to address him simply as Harry. The prince was speaking at the Travalyst event being held in the Scottish capital. Ahead of his short speech, conference host Ayesha Hazarika told the gathering: "He's made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry." Within weeks, the Queen's grandson, and his wife Meghan, will officially step away from royal duties.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-51645676

Subject: Royal Family Watch; Duke and Duchess of Sussex receive standing ovation

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 12:50 am

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted with a standing ovation as they attended one of their final official events as working royals. The couple wore matching red outfits for the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall. The duke and duchess received a long round of applause from the audience as they took their seats in the royal box. They will step back from royal duties at the end of the month.

Subject: Prince Harry prank called by Russian hoaxer pretending to be Greta Thunberg

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 12:42 am

The Duke of Sussex appears to have fallen victim to pranksters who he told Boris Johnson is set in his ways and Donald Trump has blood on his hands. Prince Harry was targeted by the pair of Russian hoaxers who pretended to be Greta Thunberg, telling him the were distant relatives and that she wants to marry Prince George to tackle climate change. During two phone calls recorded by the pranksters, Harry also claimed that US President Donald Trump has ‘blood on his hands’. Speaking about Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the duke described him as a ‘good man’ but as someone who is set in his ways. Prince Harry told the fake Greta that he is ‘certain’ a royal wedding would help, leaving the ‘her’ in fits of giggles as she suggests Prince George and James Windsor would make good potential suitors. The recording was broadcast on the state-controlled Rossia 24 TV channel and sees Harry being asked for help moving 50 penguins from the landlocked ex-Soviet state of Belarus to the North Pole.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/11/prince-harry-prank-called-russian-hoaxer-pretending-greta-thunberg-12379343/?ito=cbshare


Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Charles cancels tour

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 9:22 am

The Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall have postponed their spring tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Jordan because of the coronavirus pandemic. Clarence House said the request came from the UK government. Charles and Camilla's trip to Cyprus was due to be the first official royal visit there for 27 years.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Queen to scale back duties

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/20 at 11:59 am

The Queen is to cancel her annual garden parties and begin her Easter break earlier than planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, Buckingham Palace says. The 93-year-old monarch will carry out a number of small scale duties at the palace in the next few days, including meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But she will then leave for Windsor Castle on Thursday - a week earlier than scheduled - and will remain there beyond the Easter period, the palace said. In a statement, the palace says the changes were "a sensible precaution", adding that "a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by the Queen, and other members of the royal family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed".

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Princess Beatrice weeding

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/20 at 11:34 am

Buckingham Palace says, contrary to some media reports, the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi has not been cancelled. In a statement, the palace said: "Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances."In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for 29 May."They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people. "Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place. The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends."

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Queen leaves Buckingham Palace for Windsor

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 9:19 am

The Queen has left Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond. Her Easter visit to Windsor has been brought forward by a week and she is likely to stay there beyond the Easter period, Buckingham Palace has said. It comes after the palace announced that the state visit of the emperor and empress of Japan to the UK had been postponed. It was planned for the spring but will be rescheduled to a later date.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/20 at 7:53 am

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", a spokesman said, adding that the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has been tested but does not have the virus. Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral. Buckingham Palace said the Queen last saw her son, the heir to the throne, on 12 March, but was "in good health".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52033845

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 8:09 am

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their support to a campaign to protect people's mental health during the coronavirus crisis. Public Health England has offered new advice on wellbeing, encouraging people to keep in contact with family and friends and to stick to a regular routine and sleeping pattern. The duke and duchess said: "The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone."

Subject: Re: Prince Harry prank called by Russian hoaxer pretending to be Greta Thunberg

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/30/20 at 1:21 am


The Duke of Sussex appears to have fallen victim to pranksters who he told Boris Johnson is set in his ways and Donald Trump has blood on his hands. Prince Harry was targeted by the pair of Russian hoaxers who pretended to be Greta Thunberg, telling him the were distant relatives and that she wants to marry Prince George to tackle climate change. During two phone calls recorded by the pranksters, Harry also claimed that US President Donald Trump has ‘blood on his hands’. Speaking about Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the duke described him as a ‘good man’ but as someone who is set in his ways. Prince Harry told the fake Greta that he is ‘certain’ a royal wedding would help, leaving the ‘her’ in fits of giggles as she suggests Prince George and James Windsor would make good potential suitors. The recording was broadcast on the state-controlled Rossia 24 TV channel and sees Harry being asked for help moving 50 penguins from the landlocked ex-Soviet state of Belarus to the North Pole.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/11/prince-harry-prank-called-russian-hoaxer-pretending-greta-thunberg-12379343/?ito=cbshare


Wait?! WTF?!

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 1:25 am


Wait?! WTF?!
Yes it happened!

Subject: Royal Family Watch: The Prince of Wales is out of self-isolation

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 7:01 am

The Prince of Wales is out of self-isolation, seven days after it was reported he had tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House says. A Palace official says Prince Charles is in "good health".

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan Scale Down Their Royal P.R. Machine

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 1:27 am

With little fanfare, the couple transferred control of their brand to advisers in Los Angeles, their new home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/prince-harry-meghan-markle.html

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Charles officially opens Nightingale hospital

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 6:45 am

Prince Charles has officially opened London's new NHS Nightingale Hospital via video link. He joined live from his home in Scotland, where he self-isolated after being diagnosed with coronavirus. He says he was "enormously touched" to be asked to open the hospital, calling it a "spectacular" feat of work in every sense and was above all "the result of extraordinary collaboration". He said he was "one of the lucky ones to have Covid-19 mildly" but for some "it will be a much harder journey". He added that the new hospital offered an "intensely practical message of hope" during the outbreak.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Queen to make rare TV address to the nation

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 9:06 am

The Queen will address the nation in a televised broadcast on Sunday, Buckingham Palace has announced. The broadcast will be aired at 20:00 BST (19:00 GMT). The Queen has suspended her royal duties and is currently at Windsor Castle in Berkshire with the Duke of Edinburgh. Last month she issued a message on the outbreak, saying the UK is “entering a period of great concern and uncertainty”. Sunday's address will be only the fourth of her 68-year reign beyond her traditional message on Christmas Day. The other three previous speeches to be aired came after the Queen Mother's death in 2002, ahead of Diana, Princess of Wales's funeral in 1997 and about the First Gulf War in 1991.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: The Address To The Nation

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/20 at 2:45 pm

The Queen says that today’s address reminds her of the one she gave as a teenager in 1940 with her sister, Princess Margaret - her very first broadcast. “We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety,” she says. “Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.”

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2020/4/5/1fd58449-8199-4da1-afda-091642e249a0.jpg

The Queen's Address in full: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52176208

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 4:54 am

The coronavirus lockdown is "stressful" for many people and it is important to look after mental health, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said. In a BBC interview, Prince William said NHS workers often had to absorb the pain and loneliness of coronavirus patients. The duke went on to reveal how anxious he was when his father, the Prince of Wales, was diagnosed with the virus. Talking about the pandemic, mental health and the NHS, Prince William described how "pressure, stress and isolation" had been building up for many people during lockdown.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 5:37 am

There will be no gun salutes to mark the Queen's 94th birthday on 21 April, as it is not thought to be appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic. It is believed to be the first time in the Queen's 68-year reign that there has been no such birthday salute. The monarch will celebrate the occasion privately, although there will be a social media post as normal. It has already been announced that there will be no Trooping the Colour, a public celebration of her birthday, in June.

Subject: Prince Harry and Meghan tell tabloids: No more co-operation

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/20 at 2:34 am

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have told the UK's tabloid press they are ending all co-operation with them.  In a letter to editors of all the Sun, Mirror, Mail and Express titles and websites, a representative said the pair had taken the step due to "distorted, false or invasive" stories. Harry and Meghan said they refused to "offer themselves up as currency for an economy of click bait and distortion". The couple have relocated to California after stepping back as senior royals.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52349573

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Louis' rainbow tribute in second birthday pictures

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 2:29 am

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son Prince Louis has been photographed making a colourful rainbow poster - a symbol of hope during the coronavirus lockdown - to mark his second birthday. His handprint artwork is one of several photographs released by the family to celebrate the occasion on Thursday. Similar pictures by children have appeared in windows across the country. Prince Louis was photographed by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk earlier this month.

Subject: VE Day anniversary: Queen to lead events 75 years on

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/20 at 9:04 am

The Queen will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a televised address to the nation. The message will form part of a series of events on 8 May marking the end of World War Two on the continent. The monarch's pre-recorded address will be broadcast on the BBC at 21:00 - the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address 75 years ago. Other plans include a public sing along of Dame Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again, a song synonymous with World War Two. It will be the Queen's second televised message during the coronavirus outbreak. Last month, she echoed the words of the singer known as the Forces' sweetheart when she told those in lockdown "we will meet again" during a rare speech to the nation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52465997

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 9:03 am

The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis. Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication of when shows might resume, Prince Charles said it was important to "find a way of keeping these orchestras and other arts bodies going". The prince, who is patron of dozens of arts institutions, noted they were of "enormous importance" to the economy. "It's absolutely crucial that they can come back twice as enthusiastic as before," he said in an interview with Classic FM.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52795691

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Queen makes first public appearance since lockdown

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 1:18 am

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The Queen has been photographed riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle - her first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began. The 94-year-old monarch was pictured on a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern over the weekend. She regularly rides in the grounds of Windsor, which is said to be her favourite royal residence. The Queen has been isolating there with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, and a small number of staff.

Subject: Royal Family Watch: Prince Charles says he 'got away lightly'

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 4:05 am

Coronavirus: Prince Charles says he 'got away lightly'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52915685

The Prince of Wales has said he "got away with it quite lightly" when he contracted coronavirus at the beginning of the UK's epidemic in March. Prince Charles, 71, self-isolated after testing positive for the virus and only experienced mild symptoms. Speaking to Sky News, he said: "I was lucky in my case... but I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through." He expressed sympathy with those who had lost family or friends. "I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is the most ghastly thing," the prince said. "But in order to prevent this happening to so many more people, I'm so determined to find a way out of this."

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/20 at 9:00 am

Prince Andrew asked by US to testify in Jeffrey Epstein sex case

Subject: Prince Philip: Photo with Queen to mark Duke of Edinburgh's 99th birthday

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 2:08 am

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Buckingham Palace has released a new photograph of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the duke's 99th birthday. Prince Philip, who celebrates his birthday on Wednesday, has been shielding with the Queen at Windsor Castle during the coronavirus lockdown. The photo was taken in the castle's grounds during sunny weather last week. It is the first public photo of the duke since he was seen leaving hospital in London on 24 December last year. Prince Philip spent four nights in the private King Edward VII's Hospital in relation to a "pre-existing condition".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52986922

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/10/20 at 5:45 am

And in other family biz, the United States government has officially requested assistance from the British authorities to compel cooperation from Prince Andrew in its ongoing investigation of the sordid Jeffrey Epstein affair.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/uk/prince-andrew-us-doj-epstein-investigation-gbr-intl/index.html

It is alleged that back in ‘01, the Prince was partying with an underaged girl.  8-P  The Prince has denied these allegations and says that he does not remember her.

I always said he shoulda stuck with Fergie.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 5:49 am


And in other family biz, the United States government has officially requested assistance from the British authorities to compel cooperation from Prince Andrew in its ongoing investigation of the sordid Jeffrey Epstein affair.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/uk/prince-andrew-us-doj-epstein-investigation-gbr-intl/index.html

It is alleged that back in ‘01, the Prince was partying with an underaged girl.  8-P  The Prince has denied these allegations and says that he does not remember her.

I always said he shoulda stuck with Fergie.

Prince Andrew asked by US to testify in Jeffrey Epstein sex case

Subject: Capt Sir Tom Moore to be knighted by Queen in personal ceremony

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/20 at 7:05 am

Captain Sir Tom Moore is to receive his knighthood from the Queen in his own personal ceremony. The event to honour the 100-year-old, who raised more than £32m for NHS charities, will take place at Windsor Castle on Friday. In May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a special nomination for the war veteran to be knighted. People have been asked not to go to Windsor and there will be no viewpoint available to watch the ceremony.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-53417524

Subject: Princess Anne gets military promotion as she celebrates 70th birthday

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/20 at 12:37 am

Princess Anne has been promoted by the Army and Royal Air Force to mark her 70th birthday. The Princess Royal - the Queen's second child - will take up the role of general and air chief marshal, bringing her ranks in line with her rank in the Royal Navy. It is a tradition that senior royals are treated as military members and receive promotions as they get older. Earlier this year, Prince Andrew was due to be promoted but it was deferred.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53783875

Subject: Princess Diana statue to be installed to mark her 60th birthday

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/20 at 8:30 am

A statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, commissioned by the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, will be installed on what would have been her 60th birthday, Kensington Palace says. It will be placed in the garden of the London palace on 1 July 2021. The statue was commissioned by the princes in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of their mother's death and to "recognise her positive impact". On Monday it will be 23 years since she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Kensington Palace said installation of the sculpture had been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but it would be unveiled in the Sunken Garden next year. It has been created by artist Ian Rank-Broadley, whose portrait of the Queen appears on all UK coins. Further details of the design will be announced later, according to Kensington Palace.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53947508

Subject: Prince Harry: Frogmore Cottage renovation cost repaid

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/20 at 1:04 pm

The Duke of Sussex has paid back the cost of refurbishing Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle. The cost, estimated at £2.4m in 2018-19, was covered by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant, but the duke and duchess said they would repay it when they stepped back from royal duties. Prince Harry's spokesman said he had paid the bill in full by making a contribution to the grant. The property will remain a UK residence for the duke and his family.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54062799

Subject: Re: Prince Harry: Frogmore Cottage renovation cost repaid

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/07/20 at 1:42 pm


The Duke of Sussex has paid back the cost of refurbishing Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle. The cost, estimated at £2.4m in 2018-19, was covered by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant, but the duke and duchess said they would repay it when they stepped back from royal duties. Prince Harry's spokesman said he had paid the bill in full by making a contribution to the grant. The property will remain a UK residence for the duke and his family.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54062799


How much rent are they gonna pay going forward? ???

Subject: Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/20 at 7:53 am

Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," the Caribbean island nation's government said. It aims to complete the process in time for the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain, in November 2021.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-54174794

Subject: Princess Eugenie expecting a baby

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/20 at 4:38 am

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are expecting a baby early next year, Buckingham Palace has announced. A tweet from the Royal Family account said the couple were "very pleased" to announce the news. It added: "The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news." The tenth in line to the throne married Mr Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in October 2018.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54293711

Subject: Queen carries out first public engagement outside royal residence since March

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/20 at 6:52 am

The Queen is carrying out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence in seven months. The monarch, 94, was joined by the Duke of Cambridge for the visit to Porton Down, near Salisbury, to meet scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). They are also meeting staff involved in the rapid response to the Novichok poisoning attack in Salisbury in 2018. Special safety measures were put in place to protect the Queen. She arrived separately to her grandson William and all those due to come into close contact with the pair were tested for coronavirus ahead of the visit. Small groups of people taking part in the event were arranged two metres apart.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54555095

Subject: Royal Family Watch Breaking News

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/20 at 8:42 am

Rumours in the press that Meghan is expecting again.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/20 at 9:42 am

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have returned to Windsor Castle together as England prepares to enter a new national lockdown. Buckingham Palace said the royal couple travelled to Berkshire from the Sandringham estate on Monday. The 94-year-old monarch had spent the weekend with the 99-year-old duke in Norfolk. The Queen and Prince Philip are just over two weeks away from celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary on 20 November. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the duke's move to Windsor had been planned for a while.

Subject: A different day of remembrance amid the pandemic

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/20 at 6:17 am

It has been a very different Armistice Day today with face coverings and social distancing factored into the usual services of remembrance.

At 11:00 GMT a two-minute silence was held across the country to commemorate those who died in conflict on the anniversary of the end of the World War One.

This year a special socially-distanced service was held at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior.

The government has said remembrance services and events can be held as long as there are strict social distancing measures.

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2020/11/11/9e51c4e3-24a6-47fe-af51-579eeb7af637.jpg

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2020/11/11/ff5584ba-4fcd-4d24-b607-1d10a4695935.jpg

Subject: Duke of Cambridge congratulates Oxford researchers

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/20 at 4:13 pm

The Duke of Cambridge has congratulated University of Oxford researchers after their vaccine was found to be highly effective.

In a video call, he told them: "Well done, I'm so pleased for all of you, I really am.

"I saw it in everyone's faces back in June how much time and effort was going into this, and I could see that there was a lot of pressure on everyone, so I'm so thrilled that you've cracked it - so really well done."

William had visited the Oxford Vaccine Group over the summer to learn more about their work.

Those on the call today included Prof Andy Pollard, professor of paediatric infection and immunity, Prof Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology, and Prof Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of Oxford University.

Subject: Duchess of Sussex tells of miscarriage 'pain and grief'

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/20 at 4:32 am

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she had a miscarriage in July, writing in an article of feeling "an almost unbearable grief". "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," Meghan said in a piece for the New York Times.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55068783

Subject: Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to spend Christmas 'quietly' at Windsor Castle

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/20 at 12:44 pm

Coronavirus restrictions mean everyone has been forced to rethink their normal Christmas plans this year.

That includes the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - who will be spending Christmas at Windsor Castle rather than Sandringham, Buckingham Palace has said.

They normally spend Christmas with other members of the Royal Family at Sandringham.

A palace spokesperson said: "Having considered all the appropriate advice, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor."

"Like everyone they hope things will get back to normal in 2021," the spokesperson added.

Subject: Princess Eugenie gives birth to 8lb baby boy

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/21 at 12:07 pm

Princess Eugenie, the Queen's grand-daughter, has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The royal baby, who is the Queen's ninth great-grandchild and 11th in line to the throne, was born at 08:55 GMT on Tuesday at the Portland Hospital in central London, weighing 8lbs 1oz.

In a statement, the palace said the Queen and Eugenie's parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, were "delighted".

Buckingham Palace said Jack Brooksbank was at his wife's side for the birth.

The baby's name has not yet been announced.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55999359

Subject: Re: Princess Eugenie gives birth to 8lb baby boy

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/09/21 at 12:14 pm


Princess Eugenie, the Queen's grand-daughter, has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The royal baby, who is the Queen's ninth great-grandchild and 11th in line to the throne, was born at 08:55 GMT on Tuesday at the Portland Hospital in central London, weighing 8lbs 1oz.

In a statement, the palace said the Queen and Eugenie's parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, were "delighted".

Buckingham Palace said Jack Brooksbank was at his wife's side for the birth.

The baby's name has not yet been announced.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55999359


Aww, that's good news!    :)

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/21 at 12:19 pm


Aww, that's good news!    :)


Yes indeed!

Welcoming news, compared to the rest of the daily headlines!

Subject: Meghan wins privacy claim against Mail on Sunday

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/21 at 11:01 am

The Duchess of Sussex has won a High Court privacy claim against the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a letter to her father.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56028583

Subject: BREAKING: Prince Philip in hospital 'as precautionary measure'

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/21 at 8:13 am

Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening after feeling unwell "as a precautionary measure".

Prince Philip, 99, was taken to King Edward VII hospital in London, the Palace said in a statement.

It said he was admitted as a precautionary measure on the advice of his doctor after feeling unwell.

He is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56101632

NOT COVID RELATED

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 02/21/21 at 4:11 am

The baby's name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

Philip I can only assume is after her grandfather Prince Philip?

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: karen on 02/21/21 at 5:49 am


The baby's name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

Philip I can only assume is after her grandfather Prince Philip?


Yes, that’s right. August is after Prince Albert - he had Augustus as a middle name. Hawke is a family name on his father’s side.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/21/21 at 9:05 am

The Markles have announced that Meghan, as we say here in the colonies, “has a bun in the oven”.

https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-prince-harry-pregnant-expecting-second-child/

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/21 at 4:44 am


Yes, that’s right. August is after Prince Albert - he had Augustus as a middle name. Hawke is a family name on his father’s side.
Thank you, we were wondering where it came from.

...and my mother always claimed that she never named me after Prince Philip, but I bet she did!

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/21 at 6:53 am

The Duke of Edinburgh is "OK" after spending a sixth night in hospital, the Duke of Cambridge has said.

Speaking on a visit in Norfolk, Prince William also told reporters that doctors were "keeping an eye" on his 99-year-old grandfather.

Prince Philip was admitted to the King Edward VII's hospital in London last week as a precaution.

The exact reason for his admission has not been disclosed but his stay is not related to coronavirus.

A Buckingham Palace source said on Friday that it was likely the duke would stay in hospital into this week.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/22/21 at 6:10 pm


Yes, that’s right. August is after Prince Albert - he had Augustus as a middle name. Hawke is a family name on his father’s side.


Old joke/prank from my Mother’s generation. You call a grocery store and ask “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”

If the grocer answered “yes” then you’d say “Well, let him out!”  ;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/22/21 at 6:55 pm


Old joke/prank from my Mother’s generation. You call a grocery store and ask “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”

If the grocer answered “yes” then you’d say “Well, let him out!”  ;D


I'm from the electric company. Is your refrigerator running?

Well, you better hurry up and catch it!

;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/22/21 at 7:05 pm


I'm from the electric company. Is your refrigerator running?

Well, you better hurry up and catch it!

;D


;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/21 at 9:38 am


Old joke/prank from my Mother’s generation. You call a grocery store and ask “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”

If the grocer answered “yes” then you’d say “Well, let him out!”  ;D
..and we all know what a Prince Albert is?

Subject: Prince Philip has infection and is set to stay in hospital 'for several days'

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/21 at 9:39 am

The Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for an infection and is not expected to leave hospital for several days, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to the King Edward VII's Hospital in London last Tuesday as a precaution after feeling unwell.

The reason for his admission was not initially given but the palace has now said he has an infection.

He is "comfortable and responding to treatment", a short statement said.

Both the duke and the Queen, 94, received Covid-19 vaccinations last month.

A palace source previously said that the duke, who turns 100 in June, had walked into the hospital in Marylebone unaided.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56172496

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: karen on 02/23/21 at 11:14 am


..and we all know what a Prince Albert is?


Not something I would keep in a can or buy from a grocery store! I guess it is something else in the USA

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/21 at 11:20 am


Not something I would keep in a can or buy from a grocery store! I guess it is something else in the USA
I will wait for LB's response, and I am not goggling it....

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/23/21 at 11:35 am


..and we all know what a Prince Albert is?



Not something I would keep in a can or buy from a grocery store! I guess it is something else in the USA


http://www.fandfwholesale.com/media/catalog/product/cache/c687aa7517cf01e65c009f6943c2b1e9/p/r/prince-albert-pipe-tobacco.jpg

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/21 at 11:37 am


http://www.fandfwholesale.com/media/catalog/product/cache/c687aa7517cf01e65c009f6943c2b1e9/p/r/prince-albert-pipe-tobacco.jpg
Thank you, but a Prince Albert is totally something else here in the UK, of which I wish for NO discussion here.

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/23/21 at 6:32 pm


Thank you, but a Prince Albert is totally something else here in the UK, of which I wish for NO discussion here.


I imagine you refer to a certain type of piercing.  :-X

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/23/21 at 6:34 pm


I will wait for LB's response, and I am not goggling it....


“Prince Albert in a can” is a brand of pipe tobacco here in the Colonies.  8)

Subject: Re: Royal Family Watch

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/21 at 2:30 am


“Prince Albert in a can” is a brand of pipe tobacco here in the Colonies.  8)
Thank you, and as pictured above.

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