Royal Family

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New Digs, New Gig for Harry, Meghan

Royal couple, recently relocated to LA, will be heading up the Archewell nonprofit

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially jumped into North American life , and they've got a brand-new venture in the works to boot. The New York Post reports that plans are underway for the semi-royal couple to launch Archewell, a nonprofit that will effectively take the place of the... More »

The Major Shakeup to Britain's Royal Family Is Here

Harry, Meghan make their exit today

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to—well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers? The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give... More »

Royals' Instagram Account Has Its Last Post

Couple can no longer use 'royal'

(Newser) - It's not often that Instagram accounts with 11 million followers are unplugged, but it happened Monday. Harry and Meghan signed off their Sussexroyal account, USA Today reports. Since they relinquished their roles as senior members of the royal family, Harry and Meghan are no longer allowed to use the... More »

A Welcome Turn of Events for Prince Charles

He's been cleared to end his coronavirus self-isolation

(Newser) - Encouraging news for lovers of the British royal family: Prince Charles is no longer in self-isolation. The 71-year-old spent 7 days in that state in Scotland after testing positive for the virus . His symptoms reportedly remained mild, and the BBC reports his doctor has cleared him to end his self-isolation... More »

Harry, Meghan Weren't Planning to Ask for US-Funded Security

'They must pay!' Trump tweeted

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be receiving government-funded protection after their reported move to California , President Trump warned Sunday . They had no intention of asking for it in the first place, a spokesperson for the couple tells N BC . The spokesperson says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex... More »

Trump Gives Harry, Meghan a Warning

The president tweets about the quasi-royal couple

(Newser) - Did Harry and Meghan expect the US to foot their security bill? If so, President Trump isn't having it. "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom," Trump tweeted Sunday, per USA Today . "It was reported that Harry and Meghan,... More »

Meghan Has Her First Post-Royal Job

She will narrate a Disney documentary on elephants

(Newser) - Meghan Markle ends her duties as a "senior royal" at the end of this month . A few days later, her first post-royal gig will be available to the public. The Duchess of Sussex will narrate a documentary about elephants that premieres on Disney+ on April 3, reports Sky News... More »

Heir to the British Throne Has the Coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive

(Newser) - Prince Charles has the coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland, reports the BBC . The 71-year-old's symptoms are said to be mild at this point. He "otherwise remains in good health," says a rep. Camilla has tested negative but is isolating with him in Balmoral. The AP quotes... More »

Teen's 'Cuddle' With Meghan Prompts Apology Letter

Aker Okoye, who spoke at event Markle was at, writes to Harry

(Newser) - A British teen is offering an "I'm sorry" to Prince Harry after an encounter with the Duke of Sussex's wife during an event for women's rights. In a video shown on Meghan Markle and Harry's Sussex Royal Instagram account , 16-year-old Aker Okoye came up to... More »

The Queen Reaches Out to Harry and Meghan

And Meghan makes a special visit before International Women's Day

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth extended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry an invitation Sunday that marked their first public reunion since the quasi-royal couple left for Canada, E! News reports. It was simple: Come to a church service at the Royal Chapel of All saints in Windsor Great Park. "It was a... More »

Queen's Speech Gives 'Nod' to Royal Breakup

Queen Elizabeth II seems to be commenting on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

(Newser) - The Queen's latest speech includes what some consider "a subtle nod" to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leaving their royal roles—and HRH is putting it in a good light, the Express reports. "On Commonwealth occasions, it is always inspiring to be reminded of the diversity of... More »

Canada to Cancel Security for Harry, Meghan

Most of the country doesn't want to pay the tab, polls show

(Newser) - It hadn't been clear whether Canada would continue to provide security for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, when they're no longer senior royals. It's clear now. Canada has been providing security help since the couple moved there in November, the government told CBC , adding, "The... More »

Harry, Meghan Find Way Around Queen's Decree

The not-so-royal couple had a friend register their charity

(Newser) - Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found a little wiggle room. After agreeing to ditch the "Sussex Royal" brand name—apparently at the Queen's request—they had a pal of Meghan's register the website sussexglobalcharities.com, People reports. The Daily Mail reports that said pal,... More »

Harry, Meghan Take a 'Parting Shot'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue a statement that seems directed at the Queen

(Newser) - Ouch! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken an apparent parting shot at the Queen over the "Sussex Royal" brand name, Fox News reports. The quasi-royal couple, who already agreed to ditch the name in compliance with Buckingham Palace, issued a statement with a little edge to it: "... More »

Harry, Meghan Must Ditch One More Royal Perk

They can no longer use the brand 'SussexRoyal'

(Newser) - It's one more royal indignity for Harry and Meghan: The prince and his wife will have to give up the "SussexRoyal" brand they've been cultivating. (As on their website and on Instagram .) It's all part of their complicated split with the royal family. If you'... More »

The Royal Hits Just Keep Coming

Queen's nephew announces he and wife of 26 years are getting divorced

(Newser) - The Earl and Countess of Snowdon are splitting up after 26 years of marriage. Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, David Armstrong-Jones, and his wife, Serena, are the second royal couple to announce their divorce within a week, following the Queen's eldest grandson and his Canadian wife. The earl and... More »

Harry, Meghan Sack Palace Employees

Charitable foundation is the focus amid trip to Stanford

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are clearing out of Buckingham Palace. The couple are closing their office in the Queen's main London residence and laying off their 15-member staff as they withdraw from royal life, CNN reports. Staffers including private secretary Fiona Mcilwham, communications chief Sara Latham, and assistant... More »

More Bad News for the Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II's eldest grandson to divorce

(Newser) - The first of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren is to become a divorcee. Peter Phillips—the son of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips—has separated from his Canadian wife, Autumn, after 12 years of marriage , according to a Tuesday statement. The couple said "the decision to... More »

Prince Andrew's Birthday Just Keeps Getting Sadder

British government changes policy on nodding to royals on their special day after prince steps back

(Newser) - Prince Andrew will turn 60 later this month, but it sounds like it may be among the more depressing birthdays he's had. First his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, downgraded his party from a big bash to a "small family dinner." Now, per the Guardian , the UK government... More »

Insider Explains Tensions Between Harry and William

The royal brothers have been a bit shaky since 2017

(Newser) - Oh, the drama: Prince Harry and his brother Prince William were at odds before Harry left England with his wife and child last month—and the royal brothers still are, People reports. "They didn't leave on good terms by any means, but they are both relieved that it'... More »

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