Prince Philip latest news: Duke of Edinburgh's will to be sealed for 90 YEARS as William shares HILARIOUS anecdote

WILLIAM and Kate 'have no control' over Harry & Meghan's actions as the Sussexes stole the limelight once again with their Time 100 cover.

Royal expert and author Duncan Larcombe says Kate and William will be concerned about the photos, telling OK! : "Kate and William are in danger of being dragged into a transatlantic popularity contest.

"They will feel anxious over the cover and everything Harry and Meghan do as it always seems to reflect on them.

"William and Kate are concerned about absolutely everything that comes out of America in regards to Harry and Meghan, especially Harry's tell-all warts and all memoir that's gonna hit the shelves sometime next year. They have no control over the narrative."

Meanwhile, Prince Philip's decisions on who would share in his assets won't be revealed because of his wife's constitutional role, judges say.

The royal, who died aged 99 on April 9, had an estimated £30million to share among loved ones. But the details of the total amount, as well as those bequeathed, won't be revealed for almost 100 years – if at all.

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    TIGGY'S DISTRESS

    In the note, Diana predicted she would die through "brake failure and serious head injury".

    The princess is said to have been obsessed with the mistaken idea of an affair – a false allegation deeply upsetting to the younger nanny.

    Mark Stephens, a media lawyer with the law firm Howard Kennedy, said: “The BBC’s handling of Bashir was a catastrophe turned into a disaster and as a consequence, the corporation recognises the least said, the soonest mended.”

    Bashir denies faking documents connected to the nanny.

    He says notes made by Earl Spencer and attributed to him were in fact comments made by the princess.

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    LIES TO SMEAR NANNY

    It was claimed in the documents that Bashir told Diana her husband was "in love with" Ms Legge-Bourke, who cared for William and Harry between 1993 and 1999.

    Bashir denies spreading the smears.

    However, whatever the source, Diana became so convinced of a relationship between Charles and Ms Legge-Bourke that she confronted the young woman at a Christmas party.

    She is said to have approached the blameless nanny in 1995 and said: "So sorry about the baby."

    She even wrote a letter two years before her death claiming that Prince Charles was plotting to kill her so he could marry Ms Legge-Bourke.

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    BBC TO PAY 'SIGNIFICANT' DAMAGES TO EX ROYAL NANNY OVER LIES SPREAD BY DISGRACED MARTIN BASHIR

    THE BBC has given a significant pay-out to William and Harry's former nanny after she was smeared by rogue reporter Martin Bashir, it is claimed.

    Tiggy Legge-Bourke has reportedly been offered a settlement over false claims made by Bashir as he desperately tried to secure his Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

    An official inquiry concluded Bashir told Diana that her husband Charles was in love with the nanny, who now goes by Tiggy Pettifer. And Diana's brother Earl Spencer says she was also told Charles and Ms Legge-Bourke enjoyed a two-week holiday together.

    Most damagingly of all, it's alleged Bashir went further – and claimed Charles was having an affair with the nanny, who had gone on to have an abortion. Bashir even produced a fake receipt showing payment for the termination, it's claimed.

    The BBC has now recognised the harm caused to the 56-year-old and is understood to have offered her a six-figure sum, the Telegraph reports. Sources told the publication an agreement will likely be reached by the end of the month.

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    EXPLAINED: HOW IS PRINCE ANDREW LINKED TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN?

    The Duke of York said he first met Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier, in 1999 with the now dead banker once describing him as his “best friend.”

    That was also the year the UK press reported on the pair’s friendship.

    The pair are thought to have flown together on Epstein’s private jet to the US Virgin Islands.

    And in June 2000, Epstein and his Brit “madam” ex, Maxwell were both guests at a party hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

    Prince Andrew also became close with Maxwell – pictured together that same year at a Halloween party hosted by Heidi Klum in New York.

    Just over a month later, in December 2000, the then 40-year-old prince, threw Ms Maxwell a surprise birthday party at Sandringham, with Epstein among the guests.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S TIME MAGAZINE COVER IS A ‘STAB IN THE HEART’ TO QUEEN’S REPUTATION

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s Time Magazine cover is a “stab in the heart” of the Queen’s reputation, an expert has claimed.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were this week named in the magazine’s list of top 100 most influential people in the world.

    Glossy pictures showed Harry standing behind his 40-year-old wife with his arms on her right shoulder.

    And Time’s picture editor Dilys Ng said the portrait captures the Sussexes’ “powerful dynamic as equal partners”.

    But Eric Schiffer, chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, told Newsweek: “Meghan and Harry landing a cover spot of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People will be seen as a stab in the heart of the Monarchy’s reputation because of the greater implicit credibility it affords them and their previous claims against the crown.”

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    FANS JOKE ‘WERE THEY DESPERATE’ AS MEGHAN MARKLE & ‘HANDBAG’ PRINCE HARRY ARE NAMED IN TIME’S 100 INFLUENTIAL LIST

    Royal fans have joked that Time Magazine were “desperate” when they picked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their most influential list.

    A Hollywood style snap of Harry and Meghan shows the Duke awkwardly hanging off his wife’s shoulder – with many comparing him to a handbag – as the couple were named among the top 100 most influential people in the world.

    One wrote: “Top 100 influential people or controversial people in the world? Were you desperate for candidates?”

    Another added: “As usual, Meghan’s at the front, the Handbag carrier knows his place.”

    Yet another fan joked: “Why does ‘Prince’ Harry’s head look like it’s been airbrushed onto someone else’s body.”

    While another asked: “Is Harry wearing a rug? Or just overdone the air brushing?”

    And a third said: “Are you sure that’s their bodies? Looked photoshopped.”

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    PRINCE ANDREW ‘NOT HIS USUAL BLASÉ SELF’ DUE TO BEING ‘WORRIED’ AFTER HIGH COURT DECISION – SOURCE

    The Duke of York is set to face a lawsuit in the US after the High Court in the UK agreed to serve him papers.

    Insiders now say he seems concerned. He vehemently denies the allegations against him.

    One source told the publication: “He’s not been his usual blasé self, acting like everything is in hand.

    “The issue has suddenly become very pressing and there is a distinct tension in the air.

    “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

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    CHARLES HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENT REDUCING FOOD WEBSITE

    The Prince of Wales has suggested families can cut greenhouse emissions – and save money – by reducing the amount of food they waste.

    Writing an editorial for the Daily Mirror newspaper, Charles highlighted a research project where families held a “use-up day” and cut the produce they dumped every week by a third.

    Charles is known to follow the practice of using up food and has also adopted a range of initiatives to save other resources including converting his Aston Martin sportscar to run on surplus wine.

    He also wrote about his long-term hope that food products on supermarket shelves will feature a “kite mark” that indicates how sustainably they have been produced.

    His comments came as the crisis engulfing his charitable body the Prince’s Foundation deepened, with its chairman Douglas Connell resigning and expressing concern over potential “rogue activity” after reports the organisation accepted a six-figure sum from a Russian donor.

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    PIERS MORGAN SAYS HIS SUN DEAL WILL GIVE MEGHAN MARKLE NIGHTMARES AFTER SHE GOT HIM SACKED FROM GMB

    Six months after Meghan tried to get him fired from Good Morning Britain, Piers returned to the pub where the pair first met.

    Holding up a pint and grinning at the Scarsdale Tavern, in Kensington, West London, Piers said: “And I need to say a special thank you Meghan. As we sit drinking now, it was five years ago I met her here.

    “And I bet she was sitting there celebrating my departure from Good Morning Britain so this move will be the stuff of nightmares for her. So cheers Meghan!”

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PREFERRED NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO BOTOX IS NOW ON AMAZON

    Back in 2018, when Meghan was being welcomed into the Royal Family, she was rumored to be a fan of this product, which has been dubbed”Botox on a bottle.”

    According to the brand, in just 60 minutes, your skin will have fewer wrinkles and have a visibly younger look.

    Many have already tried it, taking to Amazon reviews to rave about the product.

    One actually used it in place of Botox amid the Covid-19 pandemic: “This is working. Truly and honestly after a week of use, I woke up and looked in the mirror and didn’t see a riverbed of furrows.”

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    PRINCE PHILIP’S WILL TO REMAIN SECRET TO PROTECT ‘DIGNITY’ OF QUEEN, HIGH COURT RULES

    Prince Philip’s will is set to remain a secret to protect the “dignity” of the Queen, the High Court has ordered. This is because of her constitutional role.

    The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 on April 9 this year, just two months before he would have turned 100.

    After the death of a senior member of the royal family, it has been convention that an application to seal their will is made to the President of the Family Division of the High Court.

    What this means is that the wills of senior members of the royal family are not open to public inspection in the way a will would ordinarily be.

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    CHARLES HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENT REDUCING FOOD WEBSITE

    The Prince of Wales has suggested families can cut greenhouse emissions – and save money – by reducing the amount of food they waste.

    Writing an editorial for the Daily Mirror newspaper, Charles highlighted a research project where families held a “use-up day” and cut the produce they dumped every week by a third.

    Charles is known to follow the practice of using up food and has also adopted a range of initiatives to save other resources including converting his Aston Martin sportscar to run on surplus wine.

    He also wrote about his long-term hope that food products on supermarket shelves will feature a “kite mark” that indicates how sustainably they have been produced.

    His comments came as the crisis engulfing his charitable body the Prince’s Foundation deepened, with its chairman Douglas Connell resigning and expressing concern over potential “rogue activity” after reports the organisation accepted a six-figure sum from a Russian donor.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY HAVE ‘DEPRIVED’ KIDS ARCHIE & LILIBET BY NOT LETTING THEM MEET QUEEN, THOMAS CLAIMS

    Thomas Markle accused the couple of being “terribly unfair” to their children by keeping them away from relatives, including himself and Grandad Prince Charles too.

    He told Channel 7’s Sunrise: “I think they (Archie and Lilibet) are being deprived of seeing all their grandparents and I think they are being deprived of seeing all their relatives and I think that’s terribly unfair to them.”

    Asked if he would consider legal action to see his grandkids, he said: “I’ve had offers from several lawyers – pro-bono – because we do have the right to sue to see our grandchildren.

    “But to me that’s like trying to descend into a game and using them like pawns and I won’t sue to see them because I just think that’s using them and it’s not what I plan to do.”

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    MYSTERY AS THE QUEEN’S ROYAL HELICOPTER LANDS IN PARK

    A huge stir was caused today in Birkenhead Park in Wirral, Liverpool as a maroon aircraft with the registration G-XXEB parked up on the green.

    Eyewitnesses said the helicopter wasn’t in the park long before taking off again, but no trace of its flight path will be found on radar websites for security reasons.

    Many took to social media to suggest who had stepped out of the private aircraft, one joking it was Mr T from the A-Team.

    However, there is speculation over the craft being used regularly by The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William who used to be a former RAF Search and Rescue pilot.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY HAVE ‘DEPRIVED’ KIDS ARCHIE & LILIBET BY NOT LETTING THEM MEET QUEEN, THOMAS CLAIMS

    Thomas Markle accused the couple of being “terribly unfair” to their children by keeping them away from relatives, including himself and Grandad Prince Charles too.

    He told Channel 7’s Sunrise: “I think they (Archie and Lilibet) are being deprived of seeing all their grandparents and I think they are being deprived of seeing all their relatives and I think that’s terribly unfair to them.”

    Asked if he would consider legal action to see his grandkids, he said: “I’ve had offers from several lawyers – pro-bono – because we do have the right to sue to see our grandchildren.

    “But to me that’s like trying to descend into a game and using them like pawns and I won’t sue to see them because I just think that’s using them and it’s not what I plan to do.”

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    PRINCE WILLIAM REVEALS MOMENT YOUNG BOY SWORE AT PRINCE PHILIP… BUT SAYS HIS REACTION WAS HILARIOUS

    PRINCE William has revealed the moment a young boy swore at Prince Philip – but says his reaction was hilarious.

    The royal told how the teenager had been completing a hike for his Duke of Edinburgh Award when he made the rude remark to the scheme's founder.

    The Duke of Cambridge and Philip came across two young walkers on the Queen's Balmoral estate as the teens took part in a expedition to achieve their award.

    William said: "[Philip] stopped and wound down his window and said, 'Good morning. How are you getting on?'

    "To which the smallest young chap at the back turned round and effectively said, 'Jog on Grandpa!'"

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    PRINCE ANDREW ‘NOT HIS USUAL BLASÉ SELF’ DUE TO BEING ‘WORRIED’ AFTER HIGH COURT DECISION – SOURCE

    The Duke of York is set to face a lawsuit in the US after the High Court in the UK agreed to serve him papers.

    Insiders now say he seems concerned. He vehemently denies the allegations against him.

    One source told the publication: “He’s not been his usual blasé self, acting like everything is in hand.

    “The issue has suddenly become very pressing and there is a distinct tension in the air.

    “There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”

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    THRIFTY KATE MIDDLETON IS BRITAIN’S MOST FASHIONABLE ROYAL – DESPITE MEGHAN’S DESIGNER WARDROBE COSTING THOUSANDS MORE

    The Duchess of Cambridge was found to be the most influential dresser out of the royal wives, according to hair and aesthetics experts at Vera Clinic.

    When it comes to searches online for Kate Middleton, it seems her dresses are most sought-after – and have 114 per cent more monthly searches.

    In the new study, “Kate Middleton dress” had 3,600 UK monthly searches and 5,400 in the USA. 

    Meanwhile, “Meghan Markle dress” which only has 1,300 UK monthly searches and 2,900 USA searches. 

    This is despite Meghan’s outfits on royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October 2018, costing a staggering £50,000.

    Read the article in full here.

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    HARRY & MEGHAN'S SIGNATURE HOLLYWOOD POSE IS 'UNNATURAL AND STAGED' WITH ONE TELLING SIGN GIVING IT AWAY, SAYS EXPERT

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are regularly seen staring into one another’s eyes whenever a camera comes out.

    And according to body language expert Judi James, while a very romantic shot, the pose is far from the natural and candid shot that the pair want to convey.

    Here she tells Fabulous Digital what the Sussex’s signature pose REALLY means…

    “Eye-ball to eye-ball gazing can be used by a couple to transmit all sorts of messages, from ‘I love you’ to ‘Put that pint down, we’re leaving!’.

    When a couple use prolonged bouts like Harry and Meghan though, it signals exclusivity; an engagement in intimate and private non-verbal conversations, and emphatically equal amounts of devotion and romantic attraction.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BROTHER WRITES HER ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE OPEN LETTER

    Meghan Markle’s brother has written another letter to her and Prince Harry, a trailer for Big Brother VIP has revealed.

    The second teaser, released today, shows Thomas Markle Jr. sitting in the diary room of the reality show announcing plans to write to his half-sister.

    “You know I’m famous for writing letters,” the 55-year-old Thomas says in the trailer sitting beside former Survivor contestant Luke Toki.

    “I’m gonna write a letter to Meghan,” he explains as he leans down onto a table in the diary room and puts pen to paper.

    “Dear Meghan and Harry,” he begins. “The first thing I want to say to both of you…”

    His voiceover then trails off and a question appears on the screen that reads: “What’s in the letter?”

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    THE QUEEN ‘WON’T OVERRULE CHARLES’ PLAN TO KEEP ANDREW AWAY FROM PUBLIC DUTIES’, CLAIMS ROYAL BIOGRAPHER ANGELA LEVIN

    The Queen won’t “overrule” her eldest, who reportedly wishes to keep the Duke of York out of the public eye after damaging sex assault allegations.

    However, the monarch “adores” Andrew and “enjoys his company”, expert Angela Levin said today.

    Ms Levin, who has written an authorised biography on Prince Harry, called Andrew “naïve and arrogant” as the royal faces a legal wrangle in a US civil court.

    In an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRADIO, she said the Queen had ruled out Andrew’s return to duties.

    “She said he couldn’t be,” she said.

    “She adores Andrew and enjoys his company.

    “I think that she won’t overrule what Charles says. The rest of the royals won’t want him to do that.”

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    VIRGINIA ROBERTS RELEASES PHOTOS THAT PROVE SEX ASSAULT PAPERS WERE SENT TO PRINCE ANDREW AT HIS HOME ADDRESS

    Prince Andrew’s lawyers are continuing to thwart efforts to serve the lawsuit and spark a 21-day period for the duke to reply – but pictures show the papers were sent to the Duke at his home.

    Sent via a Royal Mail post box, the envelope which contained the papers was sent off to the duke, with the stamp of the Queen’s head on the top.

    These photos released as evidence in US court filings show the lawsuit was posted to Andrew on September 9 – one of five attempts to reach the accused royal.

    They show a worker from the London office of law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP posting the envelope containing the lawsuit into a traditional red Royal Mail post box.

    It was addressed to ‘Prince Andrew’ at his 100-acre 30-room mansion at Royal Lodge on the private Windsor Great Park, just three miles from Windsor Castle, on September 9.

    And even came with a first class stamp bearing the Queen’s profile.

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE PHILIP’S WILL TO REMAIN SECRET TO PROTECT ‘DIGNITY’ OF QUEEN, HIGH COURT RULES

    Prince Philip’s will is set to remain a secret to protect the “dignity” of the Queen, the High Court has ordered. This is because of her constitutional role.

    The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 on April 9 this year, just two months before he would have turned 100.

    After the death of a senior member of the royal family, it has been convention that an application to seal their will is made to the President of the Family Division of the High Court.

    What this means is that the wills of senior members of the royal family are not open to public inspection in the way a will would ordinarily be.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY WARNED ‘PEOPLE WILL GET BORED OF THEM’ AFTER THEY SIGN NETFLIX DEALS WITHOUT DELIVERING

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have forged a number of lucrative deals since stepping down from royal life, including multimillion-dollar partnerships with Netflix, Spotify and Apple.

    But more than a year on from joining forces with Netflix, the couple have only announced two major productions – Harry’s ‘Heart of Invictus’ about the Invictus Games and Meghan’s animated children’s show ‘Pearl’.

    They’ve also still only released one 34-minute podcast in their nine months with the platform – despite promising much more.

    And Royal historian Hugo Vickers says he believes people will get “bored” of the kind of “touchy-feely” content the Sussexes have made so far.

    He told the Express: “I’m of the sort of generation that finds all this touchy-feely stuff rather unattractive, and I don’t really understand it and I don’t go for it either.

    “So, I wonder, what have they got to say, will their message get any better as time goes on?

    “Or will it just be more of the same? And people will get bored with them, won’t they?

    “That’s what I think will happen.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY HAVE ‘DEPRIVED’ KIDS ARCHIE & LILIBET BY NOT LETTING THEM MEET QUEEN, THOMAS CLAIMS

    Thomas Markle accused the couple of being “terribly unfair” to their children by keeping them away from relatives, including himself and Grandad Prince Charles too.

    He told Channel 7’s Sunrise: “I think they (Archie and Lilibet) are being deprived of seeing all their grandparents and I think they are being deprived of seeing all their relatives and I think that’s terribly unfair to them.”

    Asked if he would consider legal action to see his grandkids, he said: “I’ve had offers from several lawyers – pro-bono – because we do have the right to sue to see our grandchildren.

    “But to me that’s like trying to descend into a game and using them like pawns and I won’t sue to see them because I just think that’s using them and it’s not what I plan to do.”

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