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

The Prince of Wales attended the highly anticipated Emirates FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United on Saturday.

Prince William was joined by Prince George as he presented the FA Cup to winners Manchester United at Wembley.

Stood together with this son, William handed the trophy to team captain Bruno Fernandes after the side’s 2-1 victory over rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

Both royals shook hands with both teams as they collected their runners-up and winners’ medals respectively.

As for Prince Harry, a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been added to the National Portrait Gallery‘s permanent collection in London.

The announcement was made by Misan Harriman, Harry and Meghan’s friend and favoured photographer.

He posted an image of the portrait online which shows the couple holding hands and gazing into the distance.

Mr Harriman wrote on social media: “I am humbled and proud to announce that my portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is now part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. Dare to dream folks!”

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Kate Middleton in ‘very different’ position to King Charles following cancer diagnosis

The Monarch, 75, returned to work last month while Kate, 42, has not been seen in public since Christmas Day last year.

Now, an insider close to the family has said that she will not undertake any unnecessary duties while she undergoes “preventative chemotherapy”.

“No one wants to put any pressure on Catherine,” the source told the Daily Mail.

“The only thing that matters at the moment is her getting better. She has been through an ordeal this year.

“What this means in practice is that big decisions, such as the appointment of new staff, can wait.

“It’s a reflection of Her Royal Highness’s importance to the future of the Monarchy that she has been given as much time as she needs.”

They added: “As Sovereign, His Majesty is in a very different position from the Princess of Wales.

“There is no need for her to be seen while she’s recovering.”

The Princess announced her cancer diagnosis in a poignant video in March
The Princess announced her cancer diagnosis in a poignant video in March (Independent TV)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 08:24

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Prince Harry’s decision to turn down King’s royal invite dubbed ‘extraordinary behaviour’

Prince Harry’s alleged decision to turn down King Charles’s offer of staying in a royal residence on his trip to London has been dubbed “extraordinary behaviour”.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, instead chose to stay in a London hotel while briefly visiting to mark the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

According to reports, this was because of Harry’s ongoing security concerns, but Helena Chard, a British broadcaster and photographer, said this could not have been the case.

“He could have stayed at St. James’ Palace, a stone’s throw away from Clarence House, where the King is usually based,” she told Fox News Digital.

“Harry turned down staying in a palace, where he would have received armed security protection from the SO14 Royalty Protection Group. He chose to stay at a hotel in Mayfair without this protection.

“Not only would he have received armed security protection, there is a far higher chance that he would have seen his father.”

Prince Harry has not seen the King since learning of his cancer diagnosis in February
Prince Harry has not seen the King since learning of his cancer diagnosis in February (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 09:00

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Prince William set to attend FA Cup final

The Prince of Wales is set to attend the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (25 May).

Kensington Palace made the announcement today, although it is not known whether he will be joined by Prince George, who sometimes accompanies him to games.

The appearance comes after the royal family cancelled a string of engagements following the general election announcement.

The palace said that any engagement “which may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign” will be cancelled and royal diaries are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Tomorrow’s game will see Manchester City take on Manchester United for the title.

Prince William will be attending tomorrow’s FA Cup final
Prince William will be attending tomorrow’s FA Cup final (REUTERS)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 13:18

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King Charles becomes patron of Gordonstoun school in Scotland

King Charles has today become a patron of his old school in Scotland, Gordonstoun.

The Monarch, 75, accepted the role previously held by his father, Prince Philip, to mark the anniversary of his coronation.

The King attended the boarding school between 1962 and 1967 before studying anthropology at Trinity College Cambridge.

School principal Lisa Kerr said: “We are honoured that His Majesty has accepted patronage of the Gordonstoun Association.

“As our most prominent former student, His Majesty exemplifies so many of the qualities we seek to instil in our students, notably a lifelong commitment to service.

“That His Majesty has chosen a patronage of our alumni body is a great honour both for the school and all members of the Gordonstoun Association.

“We look forward to His Majesty’s engagement and support with the association and its members in the years to come.”

King Charles is now a patron of Gordonstoun school
King Charles is now a patron of Gordonstoun school (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 13:45

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Sarah Ferguson tells off audience at Cannes Film Festival

The Duchess of York was auctioning off a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth when she took aim at the audience for caring more about “the next party” than making the planet a better place for future generations.

“Quiet! Because the incredible person Simon de Pury has done an amazing job tonight, this is exceptional, and all I want to say to everyone in this room is stop, stop, stop,” she said.

The proceeds of the sale were being donated to charity.

Fergie was not amused by the rowdy audience at Cannes
Fergie was not amused by the rowdy audience at Cannes (Getty Images for amfAR)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 14:25

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Duchess of York appears to take aim at Prince Harry and King Charles

Sarah Ferguson made the comments an the Cannes Film Festival after recovering from a second bout of cancer this year.

“I think family unity is key…” she said before adding: “I think the key to life is that we all support each other.

“And also forgiveness is a great thing. I think forgiveness of yourself, and forgiveness of others.”

Her comments come following claims that King Charles snubbed his youngest son on his recent visit to the UK by failing to meet with him, citing his busy schedule after returning to work following his own cancer diagnosis.

Sarah Ferguson spoke of the importance of family at the Cannes Film Festival
Sarah Ferguson spoke of the importance of family at the Cannes Film Festival (Getty Images)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 15:43

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Fergie’s custom-made cocktail dress for Cannes

The custom-made Lilith Cocktail Dress was worn by Sarah Ferguson as she auctioned off a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth for charity.

However, the auction – which raised over £400,000 – did not go smoothly and at one point a frustrated Fergie told the rowdy crowd to be quiet and stop focusing on “the next party”.

Sarah Ferguson spared no expense with ther glitzy Cannes cocktail dress
Sarah Ferguson spared no expense with ther glitzy Cannes cocktail dress (Getty Images for Red Sea Interna)

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 20:00

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Harry and Meghan picture acquired by the National Portrait Gallery

A portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that was taken just days before Queen Elizabeth’s death in 2022 has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery.

The announcement was made on Instagram by photographer Misan Harriman, who is also a friend of the couple.

“I am humbled and proud to announce that my portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is now part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery,” he wrote. “Dare to dream folks!”

The picture was taken on 5 September 2022 after the couple stepped down as working royals and just three days before Queen Elizabeth passed away.

Emma Guinness24 May 2024 22:00

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Harry and Meghan portrait photographer says he’s ‘lucky’

Misan Harriman, a friend of the couple, said that Meghan is like a “sister” to him.

“I’ve been very lucky to photograph many special moments with her and her husband and her family,” he said.

A spokesperson for the gallery told PEOPLE that there are no immediate plans to display the image, which was taken in 2022 after Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals.

A portrait of Harry and Meghan, taken after they stepped down as working royals, has been aquired by the National Portrait Gallery
A portrait of Harry and Meghan, taken after they stepped down as working royals, has been aquired by the National Portrait Gallery (AFP via Getty Images)

Emma Guinness25 May 2024 00:00

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The King has prorogued Parliament for the first time during his reign for the General Election.

The formal ending of the current session paves the way for the monarch, who came to the throne in September 2022, to also make his debut in ordering a dissolution on May 30.

The royal proclamation discharges Parliament, at which point all seats in the House of Commons become vacant ahead of the July 4 poll.

In line with convention, the prorogation announcement was read out on behalf of the King at a traditional ceremony in the House of Lords, which saw leading members of the upper chamber don the traditional scarlet robes and doff their cocked hats.

Elected members, led by Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, filed out of the Commons after their attendance in the upper chamber was requested by Black Rod Sarah Clarke, a senior Lords officer tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

Barney Davis25 May 2024 01:00

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