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Harry, William Follow Coffin, Though Not Side by Side

Prince Philip is laid to rest

(Newser) - Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral that honored his lifetime of service to the UK, the crown, and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, per the AP . The widowed British monarch, setting an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sat alone at the ceremony,...

Queen Steers Back to Royal Duties During Mourning Period

Elizabeth gets back to work before funeral for her late husband on Saturday

(Newser) - As the British royal family prepares for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, the queen is getting back to work. According to the Court Circular , which details the royals' daily events and engagements, Queen Elizabeth hosted a retirement ceremony for Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel, her household's top official,...

We 'Owe Him a Debt Greater Than ... We Shall Ever Know'

A look at the long life of Prince Philip

(Newser) - Mourners have appeared outside London's Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history. But his spouse, Queen Elizabeth II, won't be able to see them, at least not in the physical, as she's staying at Windsor Castle, where Philip died early...

Archbishop Denies Wedding Claim by Meghan and Harry

They were officially married on the day the public saw them take vows, not during secret event

(Newser) - Among the many bombshells dropped during their now famous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry revealed they'd been secretly wed three days before the public Saturday ceremony in May 2018. The Sussexes claimed to have been married by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, in...

Prince Philip Heads Home After 4-Week Hospital Stay

Queen's 99-year-old husband had a heart procedure and was treated for an infection

(Newser) - Prince Philip left a London hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection and undergoing a heart procedure, reports the AP . Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had been hospitalized since being admitted to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Feb. 16, where...

Late Night Has Some Thoughts on Royal Hubbub
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Late Night Has Some Thoughts on Royal Hubbub

Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, and Meyers tag-team against Buckingham Palace, Piers Morgan

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace finally spoke up on Tuesday after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah , noting the royals were "saddened" by the Sussexes' claims of racism and other challenges they'd faced. The palace also assured the public that those claims would be taken "very seriously"...

Piers Morgan Thought About It, Still Doesn't Believe Meghan

Duchess filed complaint with ITV over his comments

(Newser) - One of the 41,000 people who complained to ITV about Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle was apparently the duchess herself. "The Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to ITV on Monday" and "it's thought to have been sent to the broadcaster's CEO,...

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Piers Morgan Quits Show After Walking Off Set

He's done with 'Good Morning Britain' amid bickering over Meghan Markle interview

(Newser) - Piers Morgan stormed off the set of ITV's Good Morning Britain on Tuesday after taking flak for his continued criticism of Meghan Markle. And it appears the split is permanent: The network announced later in the day that Morgan has decided to leave the show, and ITV "has...

Buckingham Palace Breaks Silence After Interview

Harry and Meghan's claims will be 'taken very seriously'

(Newser) - No apology, but a pledge to take the claims seriously. Buckingham Palace has responded to allegations of racism from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, reports the BBC . "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," says the statement. "Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken...

2 Black Women 'Took Down' Monarchy's Final Myths
2 Black Women 'Took Down'
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2 Black Women 'Took Down' Monarchy's Final Myths

Meghan Markle and Oprah force a reckoning on British racism, and Prince Harry is fully on board

(Newser) - If you expected the Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to make a few headlines on celebrity sites and disappear, think again. The fallout over their allegations of racism—particularly that the royal family was concerned about the color of their son's skin—continues to resonate. Coverage:...

After Interview, Reports of 'Crisis Talks' in the Palace

No response yet, however, while Biden and Boris Johnson remain neutral

(Newser) - After explosive allegations of racism leveled by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about the royal family, the official response from the palace is ... crickets. Buckingham Palace has remained quiet, though the Guardian reports that pressure is growing for a response. The BBC , meanwhile, reports that "crisis talks" were underway...

How UK Tabloids Covered Harry and Meghan's Interview
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UK Tabloids Vent Anger at Harry and Meghan

British publications, pundits excoriate Sussexes, part of what the duchess calls a 'double standard'

(Newser) - While Americans seemed rather sympathetic to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday those across the pond aren't being quite as kind. CNN notes the "tumultuous" relationship the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have long had with the UK tabloids, which...

Markle: Palace Is Keeping Up Lies About Us

Quote was given to Oprah Winfrey before bullying allegations surfaced

(Newser) - Meghan Markle accuses Buckingham Palace of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and husband Prince Harry in the couple's soon-to-be-aired interview with Oprah Winfrey. We've already heard from Harry . Now, in a teaser clip , Winfrey is seen asking Markle how she feels about the palace hearing her speak her...

Sources: Markle Bullied Staff at Kensington Palace

Duchess of Sussex says she's 'saddened' by claims, which she and Harry call 'smear campaign'

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are now speaking out more on the rough environment that prompted them to pseudo-defect from the royal family and England. Now, sources tell the Times of London that Markle herself was accused of bullying, via a complaint filed by one of her staff...

Queen's Cousin Jailed for Castle Sex Assault

Simon Bowes-Lyon gets 10 months

(Newser) - A Scottish earl and distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth II is headed to jail following a sex assault at his ancestral castle. The Earl of Strathmore, 34-year-old Simon Bowes-Lyon, in January pleaded guilty to the February 2020 attack at Scotland's Glamis Castle—the childhood home of the Queen's...

Harry and Meghan's Next Gig: Podcasting
Duke and Duchess
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Duke and Duchess Turn to Podcasting

Harry and Meghan sign a deal with Spotify

(Newser) - In 2020, Spotify has nabbed podcast deals with Joe Rogan , Michelle Obama , Kim Kardashian , and now a duke and duchess. Archewell Audio, a division of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new production company , has signed an exclusive partnership with Spotify that will see the couple "host and produce...

Netflix's Answer: It's Clear The Crown Is Drama

Streaming service faces calls to alert viewers that it's not a documentary

(Newser) - Sounding a bit like a monarch speaking in the royal "we," Netflix has responded to calls for a disclaimer on the screen advising viewers that a hit series is fiction. "We have always presented The Crown as a drama—and we have every confidence our members understand...

Princess 'So Excited' to Become First-Time Mom

Princess Eugenie's baby with Jack Brooksbank will be arriving early next year

(Newser) - The royal family tree just sprouted another branch. Buckingham Palace announced Friday that Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is expecting her first child, the Guardian reports. "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are...

Critics Are Buzzing Over Harry and Meghan's Video

'Harry is unwise to venture down that road,' a former British official says

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have turned heads in Britain by urging Americans to vote in November—an act some consider a breach of royal protocol, the Guardian reports. "This election I am not able to vote in the US. But many of you may not know that I...

Harry, William Reveal Spot for Mother's Statue

It will be unveiled in Kensington Palace gardens next July on Diana's 60th birthday

(Newser) - The statue of Princess Diana commissioned by her two sons in 2017 is almost ready for installation. The permanent addition to Kensington Palace's gardens will be unveiled next summer on what would've been Diana's 60th birthday, July 1. The statue by artist Ian Rank-Broadley—who also produced...

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