Queen Elizabeth health news – Her Maj 'ADORES Kate Middleton after spotting tiny clue about Prince William relationship'

THE QUEEN adores Kate Middleton as Her Majesty can see that the Duchess 'loved William for himself, not for his title', a royal expert has said.

Royal biographer, Andrew Morton, has said the monarch also spends time nurturing and supporting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's relationship.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Mr Morton said: "The thing about Kate is the Queen was impressed she adored and loved William for himself, not for his title.

"She spends a lot more time supporting and nurturing the relationship between William and Catherine than she did with Charles and Diana. It's pretty clear she wasn't going to make that mistake again.

"Everything that happened in [Kate and William's] relationship was quite strategic, quite thought through, after a period of time. In the beginning, nobody in the royal household expected for a second that the university romance with Catherine and William would continue for any time after they graduated, like most college romances which disintegrate under the intense scrutiny of jobs and geography."

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  • Louis Allwood

    I’m an etiquette expert – the real reason Kate Middleton always carries bags in her left hand

    Kate Middleton is considered a style icon to many women, and there are some rules she will always follow – but why does she always carry her handbags in her left hand?

    The Duchess of Cambridge isn’t the only royal who does this, back when she was a senior royal Meghan Markle would always carry her bag in her left hand too.

    Similarly, Prince Charles has been known to carry briefcases only in his left hand.

    Princess Diana was also regularly pictured carrying a clutch or pocket book in her left hand, while she was a member of the royal family.

    This is despite all of these royals being right-handed, leading many to wonder just why they all use their left hands for this.

    According to etiquette expert Myka Meier, who trained in etiquette by a former member of Queen Elizabeth II’s royal household, this is due to royal protocol demanding this.

    Myka says that all duchesses and princesses should hold bags and clutches in their left hands when attending public engagements. 

    She further adds that princes and dukes are also expected to hold briefcases in their left hands, if they need to bring one to an event.

    In 2019, Myka shared this protocol to her Instagram account, writing: ““Royal Etiquette Hack: When entering a room or event, handbags or briefcases are held in the LEFT hand so that your right hand stays open to meet, greet and shake hands! Prince Charles does this too!”

  • Louis Allwood

    Kate Middleton in HYSTERICS as she's mistaken for Prince William's assistant

    Kate Middleton has been labelled the "most down-to earth" royal after she was mistaken for Prince William's assistant, leaving her in hysterics.

    During her visit to the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff in August 2021 The Duchess of Cambridge was with her husband when the comment was made by one of the residents.

    Joan Drew-Smith, 87, pointed out the future Queen of England and asked William: “Is that your assistant?"

    To which Kate replied with a laugh as she turned to the Duke: “Well, I am your assistant.

    “I have been for a long time!”

    The couple were visiting the care home in person after entertaining the residents virtually with a bingo game during the first lockdown.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas suffers massive stroke 

    Meghan Markle’s father has suffered a massive stroke less than a week before he was due to visit Britain for the Queen’s Jubilee.

    Thomas Markle, 77, fell ill in Mexico and was rushed by emergency ambulance to hospital.

    His son Thomas Jr, 55, was with him, and last night his daughter Samantha, 57, was dashing to his bedside. She said: “We are praying.”

    Estranged daughter Meg, 40, and Prince Harry are also due in the UK for the Jubilee.

    Thomas Sr has been left unable to speak after the “major” stroke saw him rushed to hospital wearing an oxygen mask.

    The dad of Duchess of Sussex Meghan was wheeled to an ambulance on a trolley.

    He was then ferried across the Mexican border for treatment in San Diego, California.

    The 77-year-old was said to have lost his speech following the incident on Monday night — which sources said followed a health scare last week.

  • Louis Allwood

    Beaming Queen stands unaided as she welcomes Emir of Qatar

    The Queen beamed yesterday as she stood unaided to welcome the Emir of Qatar ahead of her Jubilee celebrations.

    Her Majesty, 96, met with the ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at Windsor Castle on Tuesday afternoon.

    The monarch, whose Platinum Jubilee celebrations are just over a week away, was pictured standing, shaking hands with the Emir in her Oak Room.

    Wearing a blue and green floral dress, she smiled broadly as she greeted her guest – a day after she toured the Chelsea Flower Show by buggy.

    The Queen, who has mobility issues, was driven around in a Royal Household electric vehicle by a chauffeur in a peaked cap, from the monarch's staff.

    She was shown around ten gardens including a memorial garden to The Sun’s legendary gardening editor Peter Seabrook.

  • Milica Cosic

    Kate & William’s relationship wasn’t expected to last

    A leading biographer has claimed that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s relationship was not expected to last by people within the Royal Family.

    According to royal author Andrew Morton, there was little expectations of the relationship between the royal couple.

    He said: “In the beginning, nobody in the Royal Household expected for a second that the university romance with Catherine and William would continue for any time after they graduated, like most college romances which disintegrate under the intense scrutiny of jobs and geography.”

    Speaking about Kate’s personality, Mr Morton added the Queen “was impressed she adored and loved William for himself, not for his titles”.

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Andrew visiting Queen DAILY to 'make amends'

    Sources in the royal household have revealed that the Duke of York, 62, travels each day like clockwork from his home at Royal Lodge to Windsor Castle.

    One source told the Mirror that he visits the monarch, 96, to “make sure she is comfortable and looked after”.

    This comes after the prince reached a settlement with Virginia Roberts Giuffre back in March over the civil suit she had launched against the Duke in New York.

    A royal source told The Mirror: “Andrew is doing all he can to make amends for the shame he brought on his family for being involved in such a scandal."

  • Milica Cosic

    Anne & Sophie could be 'overshadowed' at Jubilee

    A royal expert has claimed that Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex risk being overshadowed at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next month.

    Speaking to The Telegraph, Camilla Tominey said: "You can include the Sussexes but you don't want there to be some sort of Harry and Meghan sideshow going on when the main event must be the Queen.

    "Equally there will be other members of the Royal Family who are still doing the daily grind who will resent being overshadowed by Harry and Meghan even if they don't admit it."

    She added: "You're not going to want to have the likes of Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex for instance who day in day out plant trees, unveil plaques and go to the opening of royal envelopes only to have the media completely focus on Harry and Meghan who aren't playing a role at all in the so-called family firm."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen welcomed 'commoners' marrying into Family after Sarah Ferguson 'disaster'

    A royal expert has claimed that The Queen welcomes "commoners" into the Royal Family following the "disastrous" relationship between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

    Camilla Tominey told the 2011 documentary ‘William & Kate: Into the Future’: “The Queen particularly is quite in favour of someone — rather unattractively termed a commoner — marrying the members of the Royal Family because she sees middle-class girls with a good university education as a better bet than perhaps the kind of aristocratic primadonnas that might have been singled out for princes in the days gone by. 

    “Her experience with people who are less common — say Fergie, who was a commoner of sorts but yet she was the daughter of an army officer and so she probably was from the higher echelons than somebody like Kate Middleton — they’ve gone disastrously wrong.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Charles meets Kate Garraway, Ant and Dec & other celebs

    Prince Charles attended the attended the eighteenth Prince’s Trust Awards yesterday.

    His Royal Highness met with Award Winners, Celebrity Ambassadors and Charity Supporters.

    It was held at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London.

    The ambassadors are: Ant and Dec, Clara Amfo, .Amal Clooney, Nicola Adams, Mel C,Phoebe Dynevor, Tamsin Egerton , Edward Enninful, Kate Garraway,Bear Grylls, David Harewood, Josh Hartnett, Jeremy Irons Felicity Kendal, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anne Marie Nicholson, Major Tim Peake, Charlotte Tilbury, Fearne Wood, Emma Willis .

  • Milica Cosic

    Royal Family’s favourite games to play with each other

    With the Jubilee celebrations in full swing, the team at SudokuCraze can reveal the Royal family’s favourite games to play in their spare time, from Charades to table tennis.

    The Queen – It has been widely reported that Queen Elizabeth II is incredibly fond ‘The Name Game’ in which players must write the names of famous people or characters on a post-it note to place on another players forehead. 

    William and Kate – During an interview with Radio Marsden, Prince William revealed that there are two popular board games in the Cambridge household – Monopoly and Risk. 

    Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – Prince William revealed in January 2022 during a trip to the BAFTA headquarters that his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all “definitely like gaming, they’re fascinated by that.

    Meghan Markle – Meghan Markle is apparently highly talented at Charades as a result of her acting skills.

    Prince Harry – Prince Harry has had a famous love for polo from a young age. 

    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – Whilst the royals all partake in different sports and games during engagements, the Duchess of Cornwall has been known to try her hand at table tennis and ping pong on numerous occasions.

  • Milica Cosic

    Inside Prince Andrew’s lavish life

    PRINCE Andrew’s lavish lifestyle saw him spending nearly £500,000 a year travelling across the world heading to parties and exotic trips.

    The Duke of York would then allegedly return from his luxurious trips laden with expensive gifts following meetings with his shady pals.

    Entitled Andrew would only fly in a private jet with an entourage of staff, tasked to cater to his every whim, including his personal pedicurist, and a valet armed with an ironing board.

    The Duke once defended his glamorous habit as a “little tiny spot in the ocean by comparison to many people”.

    Andrew spent a total of £465,000 on flights and £154,000 on food and hotels during his travels, according to the book.

    And elsewhere, it was reported during a 2012 trip to India, Andrew spent thousands by hiring an £80,000 private jet, a £10,000-a-night suite that included a gold room.

    His extravagant lifestyle has previously raised questions as his official annual income is believed to be a Royal Navy pension of just under £20,000.

    It is believed he no longer receives his annual £249,000 handout from the Sovereign Grant.

  • Milica Cosic

    Kate left 'in stitches' when mistaken for William's assistant

    The moment Kate Middleton was mistaken for Prince William's assistant when visiting the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff in August 2021 ha been recalled.

    The comment was made by one of the residents, as Joan Drew-Smith, 87, pointed out the future Queen of England and asked William: “Is that your assistant?”

    To which Kate replied with a laugh as she turned to the Duke: “Well, I am your assistant.

    “I have been for a long time!”

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen reportedly ‘taking it easy’ ahead of Jubilee celebrations

    Her Majesty has been told to take things easy ahead the June celebrations.

    The 96-year-old Monarch is still said to be struggling with the effects of Covid-19, as she looks to be in top shape for her Platinum Jubilee.

    A source close to the Royal family spoke on the Queen’s need to take it easy ahead of June.

    The royal insider told US Weekly: “[She] is still adjusting to her routine and charging up her batteries even now.

    “The other factor here is that she wanted to be as close to full strength as possible for the Jubilee celebrations, which she’s been looking forward to immensely.

    “By not [overexerting] herself it’s giving her more energy to participate in as many of the events as possible.”

  • Milica Cosic

    What Platinum Jubilee events is The Queen attending?

    Lots of celebrations have been planned for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, including a national pudding competition, a pageant along the Mall, a four-day bank holiday and performances in Windsor Castle.

    It is yet to be confirmed which events the Queen will be attending.

    In early May, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that the Queen’s attendance at the platinum jubilee celebrations may not be confirmed “until the day itself”.

    Speaking ahead of the celebration to the Independent, the spokesperson explained: “The Queen is looking forward to the weekend and will be taking part in the celebrations but her presence will not be confirmed until much nearer the time or even on the day itself.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Inside Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall’s shock Albert Square appearance

    AMID all the drama, feuding and money woes, Albert Square residents are getting a visit from two special guests.

    Next week in EastEnders, The Prince of Wales and his wife The Duchess of Cornwall are invited for a special Jubilee visit in Walford.

    As dramatic storylines continue to unfold on-screen, the royal family will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee next week.

    While Brits are undoubtedly eager to join in with an extended bank holiday weekend, celebrations will also be taken through to Albert Square.

    In April, 2022, the set of the iconic BBC One drama received a royal visit as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall took a trip to the fictional London borough.

    Although the visit became public knowledge, viewers were perhaps not expecting for the royal pair to make an appearance on their screens.

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen tipped to make SECOND Jubilee balcony appearance

    A royal historian has tipped that the Queen could make a second balcony appearance during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Royal expert Hugo Vickers predicts the monarch, 96, will make a second balcony appearance after the Jubilee Pageant on Sunday, June 5 – which is the finale of the extravaganza.

    Mr Vickers told 9Honey: "I suspect – I could be wrong, but I'm not always wrong – after the pageant… [the Queen will] almost certainly come out on the balcony and I wouldn't be surprised if that isn't a very, very small group indeed – it could possibly even just be Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George.

    "So you see the Queen with her next three successors."

  • Milica Cosic

    Kate & William's relationship wasn't expected to last

    A leading biographer has claimed that Kate Middleton and Prince William's relationship was not expected to last by people within the Royal Family.

    According to royal author Andrew Morton, there was little expectations of the relationship between the royal couple.

    He said: "In the beginning, nobody in the Royal Household expected for a second that the university romance with Catherine and William would continue for any time after they graduated, like most college romances which disintegrate under the intense scrutiny of jobs and geography."

    Speaking about Kate's personality, Mr Morton added the Queen "was impressed she adored and loved William for himself, not for his titles".

  • Milica Cosic

    Royal Family’s favourite games to play with each other

    With the Jubilee celebrations in full swing, the team at SudokuCraze can reveal the Royal family’s favourite games to play in their spare time, from Charades to table tennis.

    The Queen – It has been widely reported that Queen Elizabeth II is incredibly fond ‘The Name Game’ in which players must write the names of famous people or characters on a post-it note to place on another players forehead. 

    William and Kate – During an interview with Radio Marsden, Prince William revealed that there are two popular board games in the Cambridge household – Monopoly and Risk. 

    Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – Prince William revealed in January 2022 during a trip to the BAFTA headquarters that his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all “definitely like gaming, they’re fascinated by that.

    Meghan Markle – Meghan Markle is apparently highly talented at Charades as a result of her acting skills.

    Prince Harry – Prince Harry has had a famous love for polo from a young age. 

    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – Whilst the royals all partake in different sports and games during engagements, the Duchess of Cornwall has been known to try her hand at table tennis and ping pong on numerous occasions. 

  • Milica Cosic

    Charles meets Kate Garraway, Ant and Dec & other celebs

    Prince Charles attended the attended the eighteenth Prince’s Trust Awards today.

    His Royal Highness met with Award Winners, Celebrity Ambassadors and Charity Supporters.

    It was held at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London.

    The ambassadors are: Ant and Dec, Clara Amfo, .Amal Clooney, Nicola Adams, Mel C,Phoebe Dynevor, Tamsin Egerton , Edward Enninful, Kate Garraway,Bear Grylls, David Harewood, Josh Hartnett, Jeremy Irons Felicity Kendal, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anne Marie Nicholson, Major Tim Peake, Charlotte Tilbury, Fearne Wood, Emma Willis .

  • Milica Cosic

    Inside Prince Andrew’s lavish life

    PRINCE Andrew's lavish lifestyle saw him spending nearly £500,000 a year travelling across the world heading to parties and exotic trips.

    The Duke of York would then allegedly return from his luxurious trips laden with expensive gifts following meetings with his shady pals.

    Entitled Andrew would only fly in a private jet with an entourage of staff, tasked to cater to his every whim, including his personal pedicurist, and a valet armed with an ironing board.

    The Duke once defended his glamorous habit as a "little tiny spot in the ocean by comparison to many people".

    Andrew spent a total of £465,000 on flights and £154,000 on food and hotels during his travels, according to the book.

    And elsewhere, it was reported during a 2012 trip to India, Andrew spent thousands by hiring an £80,000 private jet, a £10,000-a-night suite that included a gold room.

    His extravagant lifestyle has previously raised questions as his official annual income is believed to be a Royal Navy pension of just under £20,000.

    It is believed he no longer receives his annual £249,000 handout from the Sovereign Grant.

  • Milica Cosic

    PM must make rail strikes illegal to save the Platinum Jubilee

    This is a comment piece.

    THE Marxist union dinosaurs are shredding the last remnants of any public support by targeting the Jubilee for rail strikes.

    These RMT wreckers are hard-Left throwbacks who fantasise about reliving the bleak 1970s, that industrial dark age of overwhelming union power.

    There is no justification for the mayhem they are plotting — just the usual gripes about their already generous wages and a groundless suspicion of job cuts.

    It’s really about trying to topple a Tory Government so that Labour will hand them a seat at the table.

    The RMT aims to bring the country “to a standstill”.

    It simply should not have such power. Let this be its last gasp.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Milica Cosic

    William 'honoured' to have met Bowel Babe

    Speaking about visiting Deborah James to award her with a Damehood recently, Prince William said doing so was an "amazing" experience.

    The Duke of Cambridge said it during his visit to the Royal Marden Hospital the Duke of Cambridge joked "as she put it, she made bowel cancer sexy".

    The duke said about meeting Dame Deborah: "I was very honoured to be able to speak to her, it felt like a very personal family moment… it was a glorious day as well.

    "But thank you, I know she'd want me to say this as well, thank you to you guys for caring for her – she always spoke very highly about her care."

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  • Milica Cosic

    Queen welcomed 'commoners' marrying into Family after Sarah Ferguson 'disaster'

    A royal expert has claimed that The Queen welcomes "commoners" into the Royal Family following the "disastrous" relationship between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

    Camilla Tominey told the 2011 documentary ‘William & Kate: Into the Future’: “The Queen particularly is quite in favour of someone — rather unattractively termed a commoner — marrying the members of the Royal Family because she sees middle-class girls with a good university education as a better bet than perhaps the kind of aristocratic primadonnas that might have been singled out for princes in the days gone by. 

    “Her experience with people who are less common — say Fergie, who was a commoner of sorts but yet she was the daughter of an army officer and so she probably was from the higher echelons than somebody like Kate Middleton — they’ve gone disastrously wrong.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Anne & Sophie could be 'overshadowed' at Jubilee

    A royal expert has claimed that Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex risk being overshadowed at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next month.

    Speaking to The Telegraph, Camilla Tominey said: "You can include the Sussexes but you don't want there to be some sort of Harry and Meghan sideshow going on when the main event must be the Queen.

    "Equally there will be other members of the Royal Family who are still doing the daily grind who will resent being overshadowed by Harry and Meghan even if they don't admit it."

    She added: "You're not going to want to have the likes of Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex for instance who day in day out plant trees, unveil plaques and go to the opening of royal envelopes only to have the media completely focus on Harry and Meghan who aren't playing a role at all in the so-called family firm."

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan ‘moved to take centre stage’ at polo

    A body language expert has claimed that Meghan Markle was in her 'element' yesterday as she joined Prince Harry on stage to receive the winner's trophy during the polo match.

    Inbaal Honigman told Express.co.uk: "Meghan is smiling broadly and naturally, when talking to others, when listening to others, the smile never drops.

    “Even with her sunglasses on, it's easy to imagine that her eyes are smiling too.”

    The expert added: "Meghan is facing each person in turn during the conversation, and is not lost in her own thoughts for a moment, fully engaged.

    “This shows how committed she is to the occasion and to sharing in her husband's passions."

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