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

King Charles and Queen Camilla have hosted a star-studded garden party for UK creatives following the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s charity is no longer “delinquent”.

News of the charity’s troubles came amid a three-day unofficial tour of Nigeria to mark the 10th anniversary of the Duke of Sussex’s Invictus Games.

The couple said the visit was “unforgettable” with Meghan describing the memories they made as the “best souvenir”.

The statement came after news of the state of California declaring the couple’s charity “delinquent”.

The Archewell Foundation was given the status after “failing to submit [the] required annual report(s) and/or renewal fees”.

However, on Tuesday it emerged that the fees and paperwork had been submitted properly – last year – and so the charity is no longer listed as delinquent.

The King and Queen then hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace yesterday afternoon for around 4,000 members of the UK’s creative industries.

The event took place just a day after a striking new portrait of King Charles was unveiled.

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Prince William visits hospital where his children were born

He attended an event at The Royal Society’s building in Carlton House Terrace, highlighting “the latest scientific and economic research into antimicrobial resistance.”

Coincidentally, the hospital is also where William himself was born in 1982 and later Prince Harry in 1984.

Prince William delivered a speech today at the London hospital where he and his children were born (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 17:00

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Prince William calls for ‘urgent action’ against drug resistant superbugs

The Prince of Wales has called for “urgent action” against drug-resistant superbugs – describing this point in history as a “critical juncture”.

Prince Willam made the plea while acting in his capacity as patron of the Fleming Initiative, which is working to ensure the continued effectiveness of antibiotics.

He did so today at an event in London celebrating the steps that have already been made in this area.

“There is an urgent need for new measures to access new and existing vaccines, diagnostics and medicines,” he said.

“We stand at a critical juncture where the interconnections between drug resistance, climate change and environmental degradation cannot be ignored.”

Prince William has called for ‘urgent action’ against drug-resistant superbugs (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 15:54

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Prince William arrives at Royal Society of London for charity engagement

Prince William, 41, is a vocal supporter of the charity, which is working to ensure that antibiotics remain effective in the face of antimicrobial resistance.

Taking to Twitter (X), Kensington Royal wrote: “The Fleming Initiative is dedicated to combating antimicrobial resistance, and is at the forefront of research and innovation.

“Proud to be Patron of the appeal for its creation.”

Prince William is carrying out a charity engagement today in London (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
The important cause highlighted on Twitter (X) (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 13:28

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Meghan Markle reveals ‘best souvenir’ from Nigeria trip

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, was in the country with Prince Harry, 39, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

While Harry had chosen to mark the occasion in the UK before flying to Nigeria, Meghan skipped this leg of the celebrations last week.

Opening up to PEOPLE about the events she did attend in Nigeria, she gushed: “It was such warm hospitality and it was a really meaningful trip. It was incredibly memorable and special. That alone is the best souvenir to take with us – all the memories we’ve made.”

The trip was also a significant one in terms of the couple’s history, marking their first overseas tour as private citizens following their decision to step down as working royals in 2020.

The couple were invited to tour the country in their capacity as private citizens by the Nigerian government (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 11:30

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Ridley Scott has ‘no idea’ if the royals enjoy his films

The Gladiator director, 86, said he was “incredibly honoured to be invited to yesterday’s Buckingham Palace garden party for UK creatives.

He said of the possibility that they are fans: “[I have] no idea. But they’ve to watch something at night don’t they?”

Ridley Scott was recently made a Knight Grand Cross for his work in the film industry (Getty Images)

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King and Queen accidentally matched at yesterday’s garden party

The Queen Consort, 75, wore a pale pink fringed coat dress by Anna Valentine and matching hat and the Monarch appeared to match his outfit with a pink waistcoat.

Artist Tracey Emin, one of the 4,000 guests at the party, revealed: “We spoke about health and painting.

“He asked me if I was recovering – which I am and it was lovely to see the Queen too. I complimented them on their pinks – she said it was unintentional!”

King Charles has undertaken many engagements in recent days, despite his ongoing cancer battle (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
Tracey Emin said the King and Queen matched their outfits unintentionally (Getty Images)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 09:30

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Louis Theroux thought he had been invited to King and Queen’s party by mistake

Recalling the moment he discovered he was one of the 4,000 people invited, he said he thought it “must have been a mistake”.

He added to PA news agency that he was “very flattered” when the news sunk in.

Theroux is best known for his insightful documentaries (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 09:00

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King Charles shares his opinion of Love Island

The reality TV dating show, which has participants almost all under the age of 30, was mentioned to the Monarch by its host Maya Jama, 29, at Buckingham Palace’s garden party yesterday.

Opening up to the King, 75, about her occupation at the event for creatives, she said: “I present Love Island, but I don’t suppose you’ve heard of that.”

The King allegedly shrugged and said: “There’s one born every minute.”

King Charles appears to be oblivious to the existence of Love Island (PA)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 08:45

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Queen Camilla a fan of M&S lingerie

The Queen Consort made the revelation to model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who has recently released a lingerie line with the high street store.

The model reportedly said she was “very touched” by the compliment at the event held for UK creatives.

The Queen helped entertain over 4,000 guests at the event (Getty Images)

Emma Guinness16 May 2024 08:27

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Queen Camilla promises to buy no more clothes with real fur

Buckingham Palace made the revelation in a letter to Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), where it was said that the Queen, 76, “will not procure any new fur garments”.

“This comes with the Queen’s warmest wishes,” the palace added.

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