Royal Family news – Prince William thought Harry had 'lost the plot' after coming out with 'total nonsense' claims

PRINCE William thought Prince Harry had 'totally lost the plot' after coming out with 'total nonsense' claims, an expert claimed.

The Duke of Cambridge was said to be infuriated by the couple's Oprah Winfrey interview, in which Harry claimed his brother and dad were trapped within the monarchy.

A senior figure said: "William was furious.

"He thought it was not only bad manners, but frankly bloody rude to make those claims on his behalf, with no authority, and made worse because it was total nonsense."

Friends added that William thought his brother had "totally lost the plot".

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex hit with ‘colonialism’ protest

    THE Earl and Countess of Wessex met with banners protesting against British colonialism yesterday on the second leg of their Caribbean tour.

    Edward and Sophie initially received a friendly welcome on St Vincent and the Grenadines.

    But a group of around 15 protesters displayed placards including “end to colonialism” as the couple made their way to Government House.

    Other placards used in the protest included "compensation now" "down with neo-colonialism" and "Britain your debt is outstanding".

    The demo came shortly after an open letter from the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission which urged Edward and Sophie to avoid “phoney sanctimony” over slavery.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were criticised for some elements of their recent Caribbean tour, deemed to hark back to colonial days.

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    Prince Andrew LUNGED at me, says ex-royal aide (2/2)

    Nicola, who quit her job as the Duchess of York’s live-in PA after just four months, said: “I was off duty, but I was helping Beatrice and Eugenie’s nanny.

    “I got Beatrice’s face-pack on my T-shirt, so I rushed to my accommodation to get another, flung it on without even looking at it, and rushed back.

    “Suddenly I heard a noise, I looked into the corridor and the Duke was there. I waited for him to approach as I was required to curtsy, then he looked at my chest.

    “I remember him staring at me, grinning, looking me in the eye and asking me to explain what that meant. I froze.

    “I looked at him and said nothing. But then he said, ‘Well, go on’.

    “It was very strange. I was considerably younger than him, why was he asking me to explain this?

    “But I think he knew what it was, and I felt uncomfortable.

    “The next thing, I was fumbling my words and I said, ‘You have to think of me with my pants off.’ I couldn’t think to explain it any other way.

    “And with that he seemed to lunge towards me. I turned to my left and ran upstairs to the attic. I screamed for a split second.

    “I was alarmed. But when I reached the top I turned around, and he was gone.”

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    Prince Andrew LUNGED at me,  says ex-royal aide (1/2)

    A FORMER royal aide has told how Prince Andrew “lunged” at her as she wore a T-shirt with a saucy slogan.

    Nicola Palmer, 21 at the time, said: “He looked at my chest. I remember him staring, grinning. I turned and ran upstairs.”

    Nicola was a live-in PA at the Duke of York’s former £15million mansion.

    Both the Prince and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson were out — but Andrew, 42 at the time, returned early to Sunninghill Park, Berks.

    She recalled him twice asking her to explain the cheeky slogan across her chest.

    You have to think of me without my pants,” he lurched towards her and she ran off down a corridor.

  • Milica Cosic

    Kate ‘carving royal path in own right’

    According to a royal expert, Kate Middleton is fast claiming her ground as a “royal in her own right” – away from her husband Prince William.

    Pauline Maclaren, co-author of Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture believes the Duchess of Cambridge could follow in Princess Anne’s footsteps to live a dedicated life of service to the Crown.

    The consumer expert told Express.co.uk: “Princess Anne has always been this, of course, but the signs are that Kate is also to become more independent, seen as a royal in her own right and not always as part of a couple, playing second fiddle to William as it were.

    “I think these pairings are a way of modernising the royal brand by moving away from the traditional focus either on a royal couple or a single individual.

    “In pairing up Princess Anne and the Duchess of Cambridge they are showing two women working together which resonates with the current times.

    “We have heard that Kate is going to be given more single duties to perform and who better to learn from than her aunt who has frequently been praised for her dedicated service.

    “Kate will therefore benefit from Anne’s expertise and Anne’s work will gain a higher profile with Kate by her side.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Explained: Who are the Queen’s great-grandchildren?

    The Queen has 12 great-grandchildren, ranging from school age all the way to babies.

    Her Majesty had four children; Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

    These children gave her eight grandchildren, who have continued to grow the royal family tree.

    • Savannah Phillips, born: 2010
    • Isla Phillips, born: 2012
    • Prince George, born: 2013
    • Mia Tindall, born: 2014
    • Princess Charlotte, born: 2015
    • Prince Louis, born: 2018
    • Lena Tindall, born: 2018
    • Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, born: 2019
    • August Brooksbank, born: 2021
    • Lucas Tindall, born: 2021
    • Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, born: 2021
    • Sienna Mapelli Mozzi, born: 2021

    Prince William heartbroken by Harry's interview

    According to a royal expert, Prince William has been left "hurt" by Prince Harry's claim he felt Princess Diana had "done her bit for William" and was now focused on giving him a helping hand from above.

    The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English said that the remarks "show Harry's general level of resentment against his brother".

    Speaking to MailPlus' Palace Confidential, Ms English said: "What William will find particularly hurtful is the comments Harry made about their later mother Diana.

    "Harry commented about how he feels Diana has done her bit for William in looking after him and his children.

    "And now it's time she is focused on him, which is quite a peculiar thing to say.

    "I think it shows Harry's general level of resentment against his brother.

    "From Williams's point of view, in the past, he has made it clear that he finds this kind of attempt of ownership of his late mother quite crass.

    "I suspect he will find those particular comments by Harry quite hurtful."

    Harry 'returned' Prince Charles's present

    A royal author has claimed that Prince Harry returned the present bought for him by Prince Charles for his 30th birthday.

    In her latest book, In her latest book, The Palace Papers, Tina Brown claims the heir to the throne asked his son whether he wanted "another dinner jacket" as a gift, to which Harry agreed.

    Reporting a source, Ms Brown wrote: "So the man from Savile Row came to measure him and when the suit arrived … one arm was shorter than the other and one leg shorter than the other, so it was … returned in a box, which seemed kind of analogous to their whole relationship." 

    The Duke of Sussex, Ms Brown also said, was often confrontational years before he met his wife Meghan Markle.

    The author wrote: "When he wasn’t venting about William, he was pouring out resentments about Charles."

    All you need to know about Queen Elizabeth…

    The Queen has reigned for more than 70 years, becoming the longest-serving British monarch. But what else do we know about her?

    • How old is The Queen?
    • Who are The Queen’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren?
    • Why was Queen Elizabeth called Lilibet?
    • Who was The Queen’s father George VI?
    • What properties does The Queen own?
    • What does ER stand for in the Queen’s signature?
    • What is Trooping the Colour?
    • Were The Queen and Prince Philip cousins?

    Harry ‘vented’ about William long before Megxit

    PRINCE Harry “vented” about William years before Megxit and became jealous of his older brother’s conservation work, a royal biographer has claimed.

    Tina Brown, the author of a bombshell new book on the Royal Family, says the Duke of Sussex grew “angry” as he felt William was “hogging the best briefs”.

    According to the expert, Harry’s frustration with William began long before he announced he and wife Meghan Markle would be stepping down as senior royals in January 2020.

    Almost a decade prior, Mrs Brown claims Harry “vented” about William to his then-girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who he dated for two years from 2012.

    Writing in The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor — The Truth And The Turmoil, Mrs Brown claims: “When he wasn’t venting about William, he was pouring out resentments about Charles.”

    The biographer says the relationship between the two brothers became strained before Meghan Markle came on the scene, as they held a rivalry over their joint interest in conservation.

    “Friction between the brothers escalated over their professional alignments,” Mrs Brown writes in the book.

    “William knew he had to be respectful of hierarchy when it came to his father’s ownership of the environmental platform, but he was less willing to accede to his brother.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Why the Wessexes' tour was cancelled

      Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex's visit to Grenada was axed a few days ago. This is because the country believed it would not celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and neither would it put the country in the spotlight.

      The royal couple planned to stop off at Grenada during a tour of Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

      Buckingham Palace's statement, just one day before the tour began, read: "In consultation with the government of Grenada and on the advice of the Governor-General, The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s visit to Grenada has been postponed.

      "The Earl and Countess hope to visit at a later date.”

      Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer said: "Royal tours are being revamped in the fallout from the Cambridges’ Caribbean trip.

      "Grenada’s government asked for Edward and Sophie’s visit to be postponed because it felt it wouldn’t meet the twin objectives of showcasing the island nation and celebrating the Queen’s jubilee."

    • Milica Cosic

      Peter Phillips tipped as Queen's 'special' grandson

      Insiders have claimed that Peter Phillips is considered to be the Queen's "special" grandson, despite Prince Harry saying he shares a "really special" bond with his grandmother.

      Prince Harry spoke of the Queen's "sense of humour" in an interview with NBC earlier this week and about his 96-year-old grandmother he said: "Her sense of humour and her ability to see the humour in so many different things.

      "We have a really special relationship.

      "We talk about things that she can't talk about with anybody else."

      However, royal expert Richard Kay has reported that insiders told him that if there was a "special one" among her grandsons, it would be Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips – and not Harry.

      Kay said said the monarch has "always been scrupulous to avoid any accusations of favouritism when it comes to her grandchildren".

      Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Kay also added: "She has always been close to Peter and admires the way he and his sister Zara handled themselves as grandchildren of the monarch but without royal titles.

      "She thinks Peter especially has inherited the resilience that is so characteristic of Anne.

      "She sees him as dependable."

    • Milica Cosic

      Meghan & Harry may finally bring daughter to UK in WEEKS

      THE SUSSEXES' security row could finally be fixed for Queen's Platinum Jubilee as Prince Harry might return to the UK with Archie and Lilibet for the celebration.

      Prince Harry may return to the UK with his children for the Queen’s Jubilee after being ‘reassured’ about arrangements for their security.

      Sources have told the Daily Mail that a ‘hybrid’ model is now likely to be offered to Harry, Meghan and children, Archie, two, and, Lilibet, ten months, when visiting.

      This could mean the royal couple would have their own private bodyguards from the US as well as a Special Escort Group (SEG) detail when travelling outside.

      The SEG provides mobile armed protection to both royals and government ministers.

      The duke’s barrister, Shaheed Fatima QC, previously told the High Court that Harry considers the UK ‘is and always will be his home’ and says he is keen to return to visit family and friends.

    • Milica Cosic

      Kate previously described Prince Louis as being  being “kamikaze” when he plays sport

      Earlier this year, Prince Louis was described by mum Kate as being “kamikaze” when he plays sport.

      The Duchess of Cambridge made the revelation during an England training session as patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

      Speaking to the players, proud mum Kate said George, eight, plays rugby and netball with girls and boys at his school, Thomas’s Battersea.

      She added: “Now that there is a move towards co-ed sport, so it’s not just girls playing netball, but other sports like rugby, which is great.”

      Of her children’s enthusiasm for rugby, she added: “They’re all enjoying it, Louis is kamikaze, we’re worrying about when he gets older, he’ll be in the middle of everything.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Charles ‘was not happy’ about Harry meeting with Queen

      According to a royal expert, Prince Charles has “reached the end of his tether” with son Prince Harry.

      Speaking about Prince Charles’ meeting with Harry and Meghan at Windsor Castle, royal expert Robert Jobson has claimed: “Charles was not particularly happy about doing it and he only agreed to do the meeting if nothing was said about him whatsoever on American TV.”

      He added: “Prince Charles has reached the end of his tether, they haven’t been in contact and had they have started blurting about that meeting, that would have been the end of it.”

    • Milica Cosic

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    • Milica Cosic

      Kate 'carving royal path in own right'

      According to a royal expert, Kate Middleton is fast claiming her ground as a "royal in her own right" – away from her husband Prince William.

      Pauline Maclaren, co-author of Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture believes the Duchess of Cambridge could follow in Princess Anne's footsteps to live a dedicated life of service to the Crown.

      The consumer expert told Express.co.uk: “Princess Anne has always been this, of course, but the signs are that Kate is also to become more independent, seen as a royal in her own right and not always as part of a couple, playing second fiddle to William as it were.

      “I think these pairings are a way of modernising the royal brand by moving away from the traditional focus either on a royal couple or a single individual.

      “In pairing up Princess Anne and the Duchess of Cambridge they are showing two women working together which resonates with the current times.

      “We have heard that Kate is going to be given more single duties to perform and who better to learn from than her aunt who has frequently been praised for her dedicated service.

      “Kate will therefore benefit from Anne’s expertise and Anne’s work will gain a higher profile with Kate by her side.”

    • Milica Cosic

      All you need to know about Queen Elizabeth…

      The Queen has reigned for more than 70 years, becoming the longest-serving British monarch. But what else do we know about her?

      • How old is The Queen?
      • Who are The Queen's grandchildren and great-grandchildren?
      • Why was Queen Elizabeth called Lilibet?
      • Who was The Queen's father George VI?
      • What properties does The Queen own?
      • What does ER stand for in the Queen's signature?
      • What is Trooping the Colour?
      • Were The Queen and Prince Philip cousins?

      Explained: Who are the Queen’s great-grandchildren?

      The Queen has 12 great-grandchildren, ranging from school age all the way to babies.

      Her Majesty had four children; Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

      These children gave her eight grandchildren, who have continued to grow the royal family tree.

      • Savannah Phillips, born: 2010
      • Isla Phillips, born: 2012
      • Prince George, born: 2013
      • Mia Tindall, born: 2014
      • Princess Charlotte, born: 2015
      • Prince Louis, born: 2018
      • Lena Tindall, born: 2018
      • Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, born: 2019
      • August Brooksbank, born: 2021
      • Lucas Tindall, born: 2021
      • Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, born: 2021
      • Sienna Mapelli Mozzi, born: 2021

      Prince William heartbroken by Harry's interview

      According to a royal expert, Prince William has been left "hurt" by Prince Harry's claim he felt Princess Diana had "done her bit for William" and was now focused on giving him a helping hand from above.

      The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English said that the remarks "show Harry's general level of resentment against his brother".

      Speaking to MailPlus' Palace Confidential, Ms English said: "What William will find particularly hurtful is the comments Harry made about their later mother Diana.

      "Harry commented about how he feels Diana has done her bit for William in looking after him and his children.

      "And now it's time she is focused on him, which is quite a peculiar thing to say.

      "I think it shows Harry's general level of resentment against his brother.

      "From Williams's point of view, in the past, he has made it clear that he finds this kind of attempt of ownership of his late mother quite crass.

      "I suspect he will find those particular comments by Harry quite hurtful."

      Harry 'returned' Prince Charles's present

      A royal author has claimed that Prince Harry returned the present bought for him by Prince Charles for his 30th birthday.

      In her latest book, In her latest book, The Palace Papers, Tina Brown claims the heir to the throne asked his son whether he wanted "another dinner jacket" as a gift, to which Harry agreed.

      Reporting a source, Ms Brown wrote: "So the man from Savile Row came to measure him and when the suit arrived … one arm was shorter than the other and one leg shorter than the other, so it was … returned in a box, which seemed kind of analogous to their whole relationship." 

      The Duke of Sussex, Ms Brown also said, was often confrontational years before he met his wife Meghan Markle.

      The author wrote: "When he wasn’t venting about William, he was pouring out resentments about Charles."

      Harry ‘vented’ about William long before Megxit

      PRINCE Harry “vented” about William years before Megxit and became jealous of his older brother’s conservation work, a royal biographer has claimed.

      Tina Brown, the author of a bombshell new book on the Royal Family, says the Duke of Sussex grew “angry” as he felt William was “hogging the best briefs”.

      According to the expert, Harry’s frustration with William began long before he announced he and wife Meghan Markle would be stepping down as senior royals in January 2020.

      Almost a decade prior, Mrs Brown claims Harry “vented” about William to his then-girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who he dated for two years from 2012.

      Writing in The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor — The Truth And The Turmoil, Mrs Brown claims: “When he wasn’t venting about William, he was pouring out resentments about Charles.”

      The biographer says the relationship between the two brothers became strained before Meghan Markle came on the scene, as they held a rivalry over their joint interest in conservation.

      “Friction between the brothers escalated over their professional alignments,” Mrs Brown writes in the book.

      “William knew he had to be respectful of hierarchy when it came to his father’s ownership of the environmental platform, but he was less willing to accede to his brother.”

      • Milica Cosic

        Meghan & Harry may finally bring daughter to UK in WEEKS

        THE SUSSEXES' security row could finally be fixed for Queen's Platinum Jubilee as Prince Harry might return to the UK with Archie and Lilibet for the celebration.

        Prince Harry may return to the UK with his children for the Queen’s Jubilee after being ‘reassured’ about arrangements for their security.

        Sources have told the Daily Mail that a ‘hybrid’ model is now likely to be offered to Harry, Meghan and children, Archie, two, and, Lilibet, ten months, when visiting.

        This could mean the royal couple would have their own private bodyguards from the US as well as a Special Escort Group (SEG) detail when travelling outside.

        The SEG provides mobile armed protection to both royals and government ministers.

        The duke’s barrister, Shaheed Fatima QC, previously told the High Court that Harry considers the UK ‘is and always will be his home’ and says he is keen to return to visit family and friends.

      • Milica Cosic

        Why the Wessexes' tour was cancelled

        Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex's visit to Grenada was axed a few days ago. This is because the country believed it would not celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and neither would it put the country in the spotlight.

        The royal couple planned to stop off at Grenada during a tour of Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

        Buckingham Palace's statement, just one day before the tour began, read: "In consultation with the government of Grenada and on the advice of the Governor-General, The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s visit to Grenada has been postponed.

        "The Earl and Countess hope to visit at a later date.”

        Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer said: "Royal tours are being revamped in the fallout from the Cambridges’ Caribbean trip.

        "Grenada’s government asked for Edward and Sophie’s visit to be postponed because it felt it wouldn’t meet the twin objectives of showcasing the island nation and celebrating the Queen’s jubilee."

      • Milica Cosic

        Academic warns Royal Family their days are ‘done’

        Speaking to Mark Dolan on GB news, Dr Lisa McKenzie told the host that the Royal Family's days 'are done'.

        The anarchist and Research Fellow at The University of Durham argued that “once the Queen goes” that “will be the end” for the Royal Family, adding that “it really is over” and “we just need to give it up”.

        She said: “You know what, I'm not a royalist at all. So you know I watch the Royal Family with mild amusement in the same way that I watch Eastenders or Coronation Street."

      • Milica Cosic

        Peter Phillips tipped as Queen's 'special' grandson

        Insiders have claimed that Peter Phillips is considered to be the Queen's "special" grandson, despite Prince Harry saying he shares a "really special" bond with his grandmother.

        Prince Harry spoke of the Queen's "sense of humour" in an interview with NBC earlier this week and about his 96-year-old grandmother he said: "Her sense of humour and her ability to see the humour in so many different things.

        "We have a really special relationship.

        "We talk about things that she can't talk about with anybody else."

        However, royal expert Richard Kay has reported that insiders told him that if there was a "special one" among her grandsons, it would be Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips – and not Harry.

        Kay said said the monarch has "always been scrupulous to avoid any accusations of favouritism when it comes to her grandchildren".

        Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Kay also added: "She has always been close to Peter and admires the way he and his sister Zara handled themselves as grandchildren of the monarch but without royal titles.

        "She thinks Peter especially has inherited the resilience that is so characteristic of Anne.

        "She sees him as dependable."

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