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King hosts garden party with senior royals as Prince Harry to miss reunion

King Charles reportedly met with David Beckham after failing to meet with Prince Harry earlier this week.

The Manchester United icon, 49, met with King Charles, 75, for a “private meeting” on Friday to learn more about the King’s Foundation, The Times reported.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, had flown into the country to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Prince Harry attended a commemorative service, where he gave a reading, on Wednesday, May 8, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, just 2 miles away from Buckingham Palace.

It came as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were pictured smiling on day two of their trip to Nigeria.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an exhibition sitting volleyball match, with the prince seen taking part in the game.

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King Charles didn’t snub Harry- friend claims

A royal insiderhas heavily disputed claims that King Charles refused to meet Prince Harry during the Duke of Sussex’s recent flying visit to the UK.

Speaking to The Times, an unnamed close friend of Charles’ reportedly said: “While it is true that the King is understandably wary about meeting with Harry, given the publicity circus that seems to surround all such visits, he did of course agree to see his son at the most vulnerable moment of his illness [back in February] and at very short notice.

“While he was hardly going to roll out the red carpet the moment this Invictus trip was announced, with doctors advising him to focus on his treatment and recovery, the idea that he refused to find space in his diary … well, let’s say recollections may vary once again.”

Barney Davis12 May 2024 00:15

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King Charles ‘met David Beckham but not Prince Harry’ last week

King Charles reportedly met privately with David Beckham after declining to meet with his own son Prince Harry.

The football icon, 49, met with King Charles, 75, for a “private meeting” on Friday to learn more about the King’s Foundation, an educational charity that aims to put people at the centre of designing their communities, The Times reported.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Sussex, 39, had flown in to the country celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Prince Harry attended a commemorative service, where he gave a reading, on Wednesday, May 8, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, just 2 miles away from Buckingham Palace.

Harry reportedly invited Charles, Prince William and sister-in-law Princess Kate Middleton to attend the service, but he ultimately went solo.

Barney Davis11 May 2024 22:45

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Meghan ‘humbled’ to find out she is 43% Nigerian

The Duchess of Sussex, says it has been “humbling” to find out through a genealogy test that she is partly Nigerian as she met women in the West African nation on Saturday.

On her second day in Nigeria, where she is visiting for the first time with the Duke of Sussex to also promote mental health for wounded soldiers and young girls, Meghan acknowledged Nigeria as “my country”.

She added: “It’s been eye-opening to be able to know more about my heritage.”

“Never in a million years would I understand it as much as I do now. And what has been echoed so much in the past day is, ‘Oh, we are not so surprised when we found out you are Nigerian’,” she said at the event on women in leadership co-hosted by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist and head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

“It is a compliment to you because what they define as a Nigerian woman is brave, resilient, courageous, beautiful,” Meghan told the audience.

The duchess had announced on her podcast in October 2022 that she found out through the DNA-based test that she was “43% Nigerian”.

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Barney Davis11 May 2024 20:46

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Prince William provides update on Kate at hospital visit

The Prince of Wales visited St. Mary’s Community Hospital on the Isles of Scilly in southwest England. An administrator at the hospital, Tracy Smith, gave the royal a tour of the facility.

“May I ask how Princess Kate is doing?” she said.

To which William responded that Kate is “doing well.”

When asked about his children—George, Charlotte, and Louis—William joked: “The children are very jealous that I am here… Maybe we might come later in the year.”

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Barney Davis11 May 2024 19:43

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Prince Harry enjoys game of sitting volleyball as Meghan cheers him on in Nigeria visit

Harry and Meghan were getting stuck in playing a game of sitting volleyball with injured people in Nigeria.

The session came after the couple danced with school children, jumping and twirling around, ahead of their interaction with the kids.

The Duke of Sussex could be seen encouraging the Dutchess to spin as she laughs and places her hand on Harry’s shoulder.

They then talked to children about mental health, telling them there’s “no shame” in feeling off.

“There is no shame to be able to acknowledge that today is a bad day, ok?,” Harry said.

“That you woke up this morning feeling sad; that you were at school, feeling stressed; that you’ve lost a loved one in your family and you don’t know who to turn to or who to speak to,” the Duke of Sussex added.

Prince Harry enjoys game of sitting volleyball as Meghan cheers him on in Nigeria visit

Barney Davis11 May 2024 18:30

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ICYMI: King and Prince William to meet on Monday

King Charles and Prince William will attend a joint engagement next week days after Harry visited the UK.

Buckingham Palace said the monarch would see his son on Monday to officially hand over the role of colonel-in-chief of the Army Corps.

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ICYMI: Queen Camilla feeds donkeys and horses at Buckingham Palace reception

Queen Camilla feeds donkeys and horses at Buckingham Palace reception

The Queen fed carrots to donkeys and horses as she hosted a reception for a “remarkable” equine welfare charity at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 9 May. Camilla met Alfie the donkey and LaLa, a Shetland pony, along with famous charity supporters as she marked the 90th anniversary of Brooke. She has held the role of president for the UK-based international charity, which protects and improves the lives of horses, donkeys and mules, since 2006. Founded in 1934 initially to support abandoned horses from the First World War, Brooke has gone on to help 1.4 million working animals directly and now works across three continents and 15 countries.

Matt Mathers11 May 2024 17:10

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ICYMI: Prince William joins in volleyball game with children on Cornwall beach

Prince William joins in volleyball game with children on Cornwall beach

The Prince of Wales joined children on Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, for an impromptu game of volleyball on Thursday, 9 May. Prince William, who is also the Duke of Cornwall, met teenagers from a local lifesaving club one of the UK’s most popular beaches. The prince runs the the Duchy of Cornwall, a portfolio of land, property, and investments valued at more than £1bn, which provide an income for the heir to the throne. During the visit, William asked a group of teenagers: “What is it like out there? Looks good for a few waves.” He also met RNLI members who patrol the beach and on-duty lifeguards in the lifeboat station.

Matt Mathers11 May 2024 16:40

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In pictures: Harry and Meghan leave royal drama behind on visit to Nigeria

Prince Harry and Meghan pose for a group photograph after an exhibition sitting volleyball match (AP)

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In pictures: Harry and Meghan visit charity helping sick and injured soldiers

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