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It has not been confirmed whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will return to the UK for the celebrations marking the Queen’s seventieth year on the throne. Prince Harry, 37, and wife Meghan, 40, travelled to the Hague last month with Netflix cameras in tow as they filmed for their upcoming documentary, ‘Heart of Invictus’.
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Following this trip, royal expert Robert Jobson addressed the speculation that the Sussexes could join the Royal Family on the “balcony of Buckingham Palace” in early June.
But it will not be a visit back on UK turf with a Netflix entourage, Mr Jobson predicted.
He told The Mirror: “Any Netflix cameras following them will be left at the door.”
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Princess Charlotte was rescued by her mother, Kate, at a major Buckingham Palace event when she was a toddler.
The only Cambridge princess turned seven on Monday, with Kensington Palace releasing new photos in honour of her birthday.
But when she was just three, she had a fall on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the annual Trooping the Colour parade.
She was quickly rescued by the Duchess of Cambridge, who consoled her rattled daughter.
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Meghan Markle “won’t take advice” after Netflix axed her planned animated series, a royal biographer has claimed.
The animated series, ‘Pearl’, was dropped by Netflix earlier this weekend.
Meghan had been set to be an executive editor on the children’s series.

Royal biographer Angela Levin has now claimed Meghan will not listen to advice from others on future projects.
Speaking to TalkTV, Ms Levin said: “You can’t just use people for your own ends.

“You actually have to approve things when a lot of money is concerned with a big company.
“They’re not stupid, they’re only going to wait so long.
“They’ve been incredibly patient and they’ve decided that along with other things to just cut out the trash, really.

“What you’re seeing and being shown but also Meghan won’t take advice.
“She thinks she knows and that’s the trouble.
“She’s very proud and it’s all gone to their heads.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “high profile casualties” who will need more than associations with royalty to cut it in the showbiz world, a royal expert has claimed.

This comes after Netflix axed the animated children’s series Pearl, which was to be steered by Meghan as an executive producer.
The series was set to follow the journeys of a young girl who took inspiration from key women in history.
But Netflix shares took a 35-percent nose-dive and the streaming service announced possible changes to its subscription model, the likes of Meghan and Harry will also be in the firing line, royal expert Robert Jobson has claimed.

He said: “Netflix has certainly caught a chill. And so too have wannabe be multi-millionaire film producers Meghan and Harry.
“The subscription streaming service’s shares have tanked after missing its subscriber target by 200,000.
“Now staff are being axed at the California-based firm, and big-name projects cancelled.”

He told the Mirror: “One of the first high-profile casualties is Meghan Markle, who along with Prince Harry signed a multimillion-pound deal with Netflix in 2020.”
He then said: “The cancelling of Meghan’s series proves one thing – their name and royal associations alone, doesn’t guarantee backing in the ruthless world of showbiz.
“Will Netflix demand more royal tittle-tattle, from the prince and his wife?
“Are they prepared to sell out even more? Only time will tell.

“But after much-publicised chats with Oprah and others, surely, they have exhausted their bombshell royal revelations by now.”
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Meghan Markle is not “carrying out” her projects with Spotify after signing deals with the music streaming giant and Netflix, a broadcaster has claimed.
This weekend, ‘Pearl’, the animated series for which Meghan was to be an executive producer, was dropped by Netflix.

Speaking on TalkTV, Mike Graham said: “The great thing about Meghan is that she’s very good at talking a good game but not so much as carrying out the game.

“We’ve not heard any more from her since that Oprah Winfrey interview about all of the things she claimed were true which were later debunked.
“She’s kicked all that off into the side.
“She’s only made one podcast for Spotify. They asked them to do a series of podcasts.

“I think they’re going to try and gear up to see if they can do a second one. I do a podcast every day on this show.
“These people who haven’t even got jobs can’t even manage to do one a year.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly considering a move to a new home just ten minutes from the Queen’s residence in Windsor.
This would see Kate and William moving closer to both the monarch, 96, and Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton.

A royal insider has claimed that they may be leaning towards Adelaide Cottage, built in 1831.
They told The Sun: “Finding a way to make Adelaide Cottage work seems to be the best and only option.
“There are issues with all the other houses, so Adelaide will be the favourite.” 

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Meghan Markle’s decision to return to Europe for the Invictus Games in April has been questioned by a royal commentator after Netflix decided to axe the animated series the Duchess of Sussex was working on as an executive producer.

Royal commentator Richard Eden wondered on Twitter about the possible reasons behind Meghan’s decision to travel to the Hague with her husband Prince Harry.
He wrote on Twitter: “I wonder if the news that #Netflix has ditched #Meghan’s debut series explains why she returned to Europe for the Invictus Games?”
Mr Eden, the Daily Mail’s diary editor, added: “#PrinceHarry’s documentary about his charity project is now the couple’s only current series for the streaming giant which paid them millions.”
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Kate and Prince William’s Twitter account, @KensingtonRoyal, shared a message on Twitter to thank all those who shared a message of well wishes for Princess Charlotte, who turns seven today.
The tweet read: “Thank you for all the lovely messages on Princess Charlotte’s seventh birthday!”
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Prince Harry has faced accusations of “manipulating’ the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to keep the spotlight focussed on him and his wife Meghan Markle.
The Duke of Sussex has yet to confirm whether he and his wife will be returning to the UK in June to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee alongside the Queen and their wider family.
Last month, while speaking to US journalist Hoda Kotb, Harry said he was still unsure whether he would reunite with his family, citing “security and everything else”.
Now, biographer Angela Levin is questioning the failure to confirm his return, suggesting the Duke may be attempting to “manipulate” the Jubilee celebrations.
Speaking to TalkTV, Ms Levin said: “Harry’s said it was ‘security and everything else’ that’s stopping him.
“What everything else can it be? I hate people who manipulate like that. Ever manipulating, ever putting themselves at the front, and all about me.
“What about the Queen, for goodness’ sake? We now know she might not even be able to get onto the balcony.”
One of the executive producers and animation showrunner of Pearl, the first animated series Archewell Productions was due to release for Netflix, took to Twitter yesterday after the news emerged the show had been axed as part of a cost-cutting move by the streaming giant.
Amanda Ryanda wrote: “It’s so sad when companies face hard times, it’s these types of projects that get cut.
“This series was heartwarming and funny. It would have inspired young girls and spoke to the underrepresented.
“It would have been so meaningful to our audience.
“I’m feeling for our team and everyone who helped along the way.
“It was an honour to lead such a talented team from around the world.
“You brought an abundance of passion to Pearl and I’m SO proud of what we were able to accomplish and very grateful to have worked with each of you.” 
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Meghan saw her plans for her upcoming Spotify podcast questioned as a royal biographer challenged the topic the Duchess of Sussex chose to focus on.
The Duchess of Sussex is expected to launch her first-ever podcast – Archetypes – produced exclusively for the music-sharing platform Spotify this summer.
Her focus will be on the stereotypes and labels that try to hold women back in society.
However, Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin branded the idea behind the podcast as “passé” as she questioned the success of the project.
Speaking to TalkTV, Ms Levin said: “Spotify is waiting for the summer for her to do another thing which is about women who are stereotyped.
“Where does it come from? She’s going to speak to historians and women who feel stereotyped.
“But hang on, what’s going on with it? Nothing yet so it’s very similar to Netflix.
“It’s all about her, being a proud woman but actually, it’s sort of passé.”
She added: “We’ve all moved on, most women are ok, the thing now is gender rather than actually being a woman.”
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A knitted doll of the Queen has sent royal fans into a frenzy as the monarch is marking her 70th year on the throne.
Many Britons will be getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s time on the throne as the Jubilee celebrations draw closer.
Some have shared images of their “brilliant” knits of the Queen, sparking a lively conversation on social media.
Among them, the account RoyalFamilyGB shared a photo of a knitted doll bearing the Queen’s resemblance.
The adorable doll is dressed in a green outfit and has a matching hat.
It also presents the monarch’s iconic handbag and her signature pearl earrings and necklace.
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Princess Beatrice‘s recent public and appearance and the release of Princess Eugenie‘s new podcast has sparked fresh speculation the royals may taken on a more prominent role in the future within the Royal Family.
However, the Daily Mail’s Editor at Large, Richard Kay, does not think this will ever be the case,in particular during the future reign of Prince Charles.
Appearing on the Mail Plus’s Palace Confidential programme, he said: “I don’t think they will have a formal royal role at all.
“The Prince of Wales has made his plans for the future very clear, which is a slimmed-down royal family.
“Expanding it to include the York daughters to help the royal cause is unlikely to happen.
“They will feature from time to time. It does seem they want to have a royal role, but they do have full-time lives out of royal duty.”
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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are now reconsidering their approach to royal tours to avoid further fury and to ensure they meet the standards of a modern Royal Family, royal expert Russell Myers has suggested.
Speaking to 9News, Mr Myers said: “People I’m speaking to are saying that they want to go and do things totally different for the monarchy.
“I think that will be the first thing on their chart sheet when they look at the way the tour went in the Caribbean.
“Because when you look at them riding on an open-top Land Rover that the Queen used 60 years ago, and this was one of the major sticking points in the tour, that people thought this was a throwback to colonial past, it was tone-deaf, it really did hurt people within the country.
“William and Kate weren’t really alive to sentiments not only in the country but around the world.”
He continued: ” I think they need to go back to basics, they need to look at themselves and say, ‘if we want to be modern royals, where do we stand within not only the monarchy but around the world?
“‘And where does that leave us in terms of the projects we want to do?’
“I think they just need to possibly take a step back sometimes and be a bit more in tune with feelings.” 
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The account representing the Queen and senior royals who don’t have their own social media handle, The Royal Family, has shared a sweet message to publicly mark the birthday of Princess Charlotte. 
It read: “Happy 7th Birthday Princess Charlotte!” 
The tweet also included one of the pictures shared by Kensington Palace on the eve of the princess’ big day. 
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Meghan Markle’s animated show Pearl has been reportedly axed by Netflix as part of a new direction taken by the streaming giant when it comes to animated series.
Meghan and Harry’s organisation Archewell announced last year the Duchess would be one of the executive producers of the show, which was to focus on the adventure of a 12-year-old girl inspired by influential women from history.
Many royal watchers thought Meghan may have drawn inspiration from herself in the creation of the programme.
Commenting on the reported decision made by Netflix, royal author Angela Levin wrote on Twitter: “Wasn’t Pearl, the animated series that Netflix has dropped, to have been Meghan’s own story of being inspired by other women. Life as a non-royal can be tough.”
Journalist Dan Wootton also commented on the report, tweeting: “Meghan is realising that pretending to be a ‘Duchess’ won’t buy her any favours in the cutthroat world of telly.”
He added: “Back to the drawing board.”
Meghan Markle opened up on being “vulnerable” during an interview she did at the end of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ tour to South Africa in 2019.
The Duchess of Sussex voiced her feelings and struggles as she spoke with broadcaster Tom Bradby.
Asked by the ITV journalist if she was “okay”, the royal thanked him and candidly replied: “Not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes”.
Meghan, who had given birth to Archie Harrison four months ago, then spoke about the “vulnerability experienced by many new mothers, saying: “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable.
“So, that was made really challenging. And, then when you have a newborn, and especially as a woman, it’s a lot.”  
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