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Harry and Meghan news – latest: Sussexes’ daughter Lilibet Diana given royal title after LA christening

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children will officially be referred to as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, it has been confirmed.

It comes after the couple christened their daughter Lilibet in a small ceremony in Montecito, California, last week.#

A royal source told The Mirror: “As the duke and duchess have now confirmed this, the website will now be updated in due course.”

A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed the occasion and said that “Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday 3 March by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

A source claimed that King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, as well as the Prince and Princess of Wales, were invited for the ceremony but were not in attendance.

It comes after the King is understood to have offered the keys to Frogmore Cottage to Andrew, who is said to be “resisting” any attempt to move him out of his current home, the Royal Lodge.

The King requested that Harry and Meghan vacate Frogmore Cottage, which they previously used as their UK residence. He may reportedly offer them a suite of rooms in Buckingham Palace that previously belonged to Andrew.

Questions over whether the couple will attend the King and Queen Consort’s coronation are still hanging over the occasion. A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan told The Times that that they have received “email correspondence” about the coronation, but no decision has been disclosed about whether they will accept the invitation or not.

Key Points

  • Harry and Meghan have reportedly received official invitation to the King’s coronation

  • Chris Rock questions Meghan Markle’s ‘racism claims’ against royal family in Netflix stand-up show

  • Prince Harry left Royal Family because he felt ‘different’

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘stunned’ by request to vacate Frogmore Cottage

  • Harry and Meghan christen Lilibet in California in absence of the King and William

Archie and Lilibet given royal titles of prince and princess following royal row

04:33 , Peony Hirwani

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s children will officially be referred to as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, it has been confirmed.

The confirmation comes after Lilibet was christened “Princess Lilibet Diana” at a ceremony in California on Friday (3 March).

“I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, 3 March by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told The Mirror.

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Archie and Lilibet given royal titles of prince and princess following royal row

King Charles and William ‘not in attendance’ at Sussexes’ daughter Lilibet’s California christening

05:35 , Peony Hirwani

King Charles III and the Prince of Wales were reportedly not in attendance at the christening of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet Diana.

People reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a christening for the 21-month-year-old last Friday (3 March) in an intimate ceremony at their home in Montecito, California.

The source reportedly told the publication that Meghan Markle, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, extended an invite to King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, but they were “not in attendance”.

Read more:

‘No royals’ in attendance at Sussexes daughter Lilibet’s christening

William and Kate would prefer Andrew as neighbour over Harry and Meghan, claims royal commentator

Wednesday 8 March 2023 18:31 , Ellie Muir

A royal commentator has said that the Prince and Princess of Wales would rather have Prince Andrew as their neighbour over Prince Harry and Meghan.

It comes after reports last week revealed King Charles III evicted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their UK residence, Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, and reportedly offered the keys to his disgraced brother Prince Andrew.

But reports also suggest that he is set to extend an “olive branch” and offer a suite in Buckingham Palace to Harry and Meghan Markle.

In response to the news that the Sussexes could be staying in Buckingham Palace, just 10 minutes away from Kensington Palace where the Prince and Princess and Wales live, English journalist and royal commentator Jennie Bond said that William and Kate would prefer Andrew as their neighbour over Harry and Meghan.

“They [Prince and Princess of Wales] will be absolutely supportive of Charles’ decision. They probably don’t want Harry and Meghan as their near neighbours,” Bond told OK! Magazine.

Read the full report here.

William and Kate would prefer Andrew as neighbour over Harry and Meghan, claims royal commentator (REUTERS)
William and Kate would prefer Andrew as neighbour over Harry and Meghan, claims royal commentator (REUTERS)

Sarah Ferguson ‘has not received invite’ to King Charles’ coronation

Wednesday 8 March 2023 18:01 , Ellie Muir

Sarah Ferguson has revealed that she has not yet been invited to King Charles III’s coronation.

During an event in New York City on Monday (6 March) to promote her new romance novel, A Most Intriguing Lady, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife told host Glamour magazine editor Samantha Barry about her relationship with the royal family.

Ferguson and the Duke of York wed in 1986. They split in 1992 but have remained close in the decades since.

The novel, set in the Victorian period, is about a Duke’s daughter who solves crimes in the inner circles of high society.

Speaking at the event, Ferguson quipped that her attendance at the King’s coronation on 6 May was “TBD”, which means “to be decided”.

“The invitations haven’t gone out yet. Have they?” she asked, reports MailOnline.

Read the full report here.

Sarah Ferguson ‘has not received invite’ to King Charles’ coronation (Getty Images)
Sarah Ferguson ‘has not received invite’ to King Charles’ coronation (Getty Images)

King Charles ‘to offer Harry and Meghan new home’ after Frogmore Cottage eviction

Wednesday 8 March 2023 17:30 , Ellie Muir

King Charles III could offer the Duke and Duchess of Sussex an apartment in Buckingham Palace as their UK residence when they visit the country, it has been reported.

The monarch requested that the couple vacate their previous UK home, Frogmore Cottage, and is understood to have offered the keys to his brother, the disgraced Duke of York.

But reports that he is set to extend an “olive branch” as he may offer the suite of rooms that the King may offer to Harry and Meghan Markle previously belonged to Prince Andrew.

The Mail on Sunday quoted a source as saying: “His Majesty is furious [with Harry], as is [Prince] William. But the King is not a bad man. He has no wish to see his brother Andrew homeless or penniless. Nor does he wish to deprive the Sussexes of a base in the UK.

“London is a better fit. The Sussexes have always wanted rooms at Buckingham Palace. They could have Andrew’s old rooms there, which are currently being vacated.”

Earlier this year, the King reportedly told Andrew he could no longer use his suite of rooms at the palace.

My colleague Kate Ng has the full report here.

King Charles ‘to offer Harry and Meghan new home’ after Frogmore Cottage eviction (AFP or licensors)
King Charles ‘to offer Harry and Meghan new home’ after Frogmore Cottage eviction (AFP or licensors)

Prince Harry reveals how lack of physical affection throughout childhood impacts how he raises his children

Wednesday 8 March 2023 17:01 , Ellie Muir

Prince Harry has said that thee lack of physical affection he received as a child has affected him as a father today.

On Saturday, the Duke of Sussex discussed his four-year-old son, Archie, and one-year-old daughter, Lilibet, whom he shares with wife Meghan Markle, during a live streamed conversation with Dr Gabor Maté. The conversation centred on mental health awareness and personal healing.

During the conversation, Maté pointed out that in Harry’s tell-all memoir, Spare, he wrote about the lack of hugs he received from members of the royal family. When asked how this family dynamic has impacted his parenting skills, the duke said it encouraged him be more affectionate with his children.

“It leaves me in the position now, as a father of two kids of my own, to make sure that I smother them with love and affection,” he said.

Read the full report here.

Prince Harry reveals how lack of physical affection throughout childhood impacts how he raises his children (AP)
Prince Harry reveals how lack of physical affection throughout childhood impacts how he raises his children (AP)

King Charles ‘to offer Harry and Meghan new home’ after Frogmore Cottage eviction

Wednesday 8 March 2023 16:30 , Kate Ng

King Charles III could offer the Duke and Duchess of Sussex an apartment in Buckingham Palace as their UK residence when they visit the country, it has been reported.

The suite of rooms that the King may offer to Harry and Meghan Markle previously belonged to Prince Andrew.

Find out more below:

King Charles ‘to offer Harry and Meghan new home in Buckingham Palace’

WATCH: Princess Lilibet Diana christened at home in California

Wednesday 8 March 2023 16:01 , Ellie Muir

When was Princess Charlotte christened?

Wednesday 8 March 2023 15:26 , Ellie Muir

King Charles III and the Prince of Wales were reportedly not in attendance at the christening of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet Diana.

People reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a christening for the 21-month-year-old last Friday (3 March) in an intimate ceremony at their home in Montecito, California.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told People: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, 3 March by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

It comes as reports suggest that the children of the Sussexes have been afforded royal titles.

Read the full report here.

What has happened to Archie and Lilbet’s titles?

Wednesday 8 March 2023 14:59 , Ellie Muir

The two children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will now be known as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, a royal source has confirmed.

The statement comes after Lilibet was christened “Princess Lilibet Diana” at a ceremony in California on Friday (3 March).

The Independent has contacted the relevant representatives for comment, but a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told The Mirror: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

Originally, Lilibet, one, and her older brother Archie, three, weren’t given HRH titles at birth due to their position in the line of succession. At the time, they were the great-grandchildren of the monarch.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, Charles became King. As a result, Archie and Lilibet became the grandchildren of a monarch, which changed their royal roles.

At present, the children are listed as Master Archie and Miss Lilibet on the royal website.

A royal source told The Mirror: “As the duke and duchess have now confirmed this, the website will now be updated in due course.”

Read the full report here.

What has happened to Archie and Lilbet’s titles? (Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)
What has happened to Archie and Lilbet’s titles? (Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)

Piers Morgan thanks Meghan Markle for his TV show during award acceptance speech

Wednesday 8 March 2023 14:30 , Ellie Muir

Piers Morgan name-checked Meghan Markle during his acceptance speech at the Sports Journalism Awards.

Morgan received the Scoop of the Year award at the ceremony on Monday evening (6 March), for his interview with Cristiano Ronaldo.

While acknowledging those who’d contributed to him getting the accolade, the broadcaster decided to mention Meghan as a person responsible for his success.

“I’d also like to thank Meghan Markle, without whom there wouldn’t be a TalkTV Piers Morgan Uncensored,” he told the crowd.

According to journalists at the event, this remark was met with groans and other audible expressions of discomfort.

My colleague Nicole Vassell has the full report here.

Archie and Lilibet reportedly given royal titles of prince and princess following row

Wednesday 8 March 2023 13:56 , Ellie Muir

The two children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will now be known as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, a royal source has confirmed.

The statement comes after Lilibet was christened “Princess Lilibet Diana” at a ceremony in California on Friday (3 March).

The Independent has contacted the relevant representatives for comment, but a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told The Mirror: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

It follows a royal row over titles that erupted when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from royal duties in 2020.

Originally, Lilibet, one, and her older brother Archie, three, weren’t given HRH titles at birth due to their position in the line of succession. At the time, they were the great-grandchildren of the monarch.

Read the full report here.

Archie and Lilibet reportedly given royal titles of prince and princess following row (Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Archie and Lilibet reportedly given royal titles of prince and princess following row (Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

King Charles and William ‘not in attendance’ at Sussexes’ daughter Lilibet’s California christening

Wednesday 8 March 2023 13:45 , Ellie Muir

King Charles III and the Prince of Wales were reportedly not in attendance at the christening of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet Diana.

People reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a christening for the 21-month-year-old last Friday (3 March) in an intimate ceremony at their home in Montecito, California.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told People: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, 3 March by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

It comes as reports suggest that the Sussexes’ children have been given royal titles Prince Archie and and Princess Lilbet.

The source reportedly told the publication that Meghan Markle, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, extended an invite to King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, but they were “not in attendance”.

Read the full report here.

King Charles and William ‘not in attendance’ at Sussexes’ daughter Lilibet’s California christening (Getty)
King Charles and William ‘not in attendance’ at Sussexes’ daughter Lilibet’s California christening (Getty)

Sarah Ferguson says she can financially ‘support’ Prince Andrew following Royal Lodge eviction reports

Wednesday 8 March 2023 13:30 , Kate Ng

Sarah Ferguson has addressed reports that her ex-husband Prince Andrew has been asked to leave his residence at Royal Lodge and has been offered the keys to Harry and Meghan’s former home, Frogmore Cottage.

“This is really a matter for the Duke and His Majesty,” Sarah said of the reports, before adding that Andrew “doesn’t actually take taxpayers’ money” since he stepped back from royal duties.

Ellie Muir has the full story:

Sarah Ferguson can financially ‘support’ Prince Andrew if forced to leave Royal Lodge

Harry and Meghan christen Lilibet in California in absence of the King and William

Wednesday 8 March 2023 12:58 , Kate Ng

King Charles III and the Prince of Wales were reportedly not in attendance at the christening of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet Diana.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told People: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, 3 March by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

The source reportedly told the publication that Meghan Markle, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, extended an invite to King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, but they were “not in attendance”.

My colleague Ellie Muir reports:

‘No royals’ in attendance at Sussexes daughter Lilibet’s christening

WATCH: King Charles to offer ‘olive branch’ to Harry and Meghan after Frogmore Cottage eviction, report claims

Wednesday 8 March 2023 12:30 , Kate Ng

King Charles invites Harry and Meghan to coronation, but will they go?

Wednesday 8 March 2023 11:30 , Kate Ng

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly received their invitation to the King and Queen Consort’s coronation this May via “email correspondence”.

But whether or not the couple will go remains in question.

Read more about the topic below:

King Charles invites Harry and Meghan to coronation — but it’s unclear if they’ll go

Prince Harry says wife Meghan Markle ‘saved’ him when he felt ‘stuck’

Wednesday 8 March 2023 10:30 , Kate Ng

Prince Harry reflected on his marriage with Meghan Markle and explained how she helped him at a time when he felt “stuck”.

The Duke of Sussex spoke about his spouse, who he’s been married to since 2018, during a livestream conversation with author Dr Gabor Maté on Saturday (4 March).

Amber Raiken reports:

Prince Harry says wife Meghan Markle ‘saved’ him when he felt ‘stuck’

Sarah Ferguson says it is ‘so sad’ to watch the ‘demise’ of Prince Andrew

Wednesday 8 March 2023 09:19 , Kate Ng

Sarah Ferguson has lamented how “sad” it is to watch her ex-husband Prince Andrew’s “demise” in the eyes of the public.

During an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new book, the 63-year-old duchess opened up about how she and the disgraced duke have “always been there” for one another.

Read what she had to say below:

Sarah Ferguson says it is ‘so sad’ to watch the ‘demise’ of Prince Andrew

Inside Frogmore Cottage: the residence at the centre of a new royal row

Tuesday 7 March 2023 16:33 , Ellie Muir

The Grade II-listed Frogmore Cottage has been part of the royal family’s property portfolio since the 19th century.

Over the years, various members of the royal family have lived in the 10-bedroom house, which was first built as a retreat for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, in 1801.

It is currently known for being the first marital home and UK residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

My colleague Kate Ng has the full report here.

Inside Frogmore Cottage, the residence at the centre of a new royal row (Alamy Stock Photo)
Inside Frogmore Cottage, the residence at the centre of a new royal row (Alamy Stock Photo)

Inside Royal Lodge: The 30-room mansion Prince Andrew may have to vacate for Frogmore Cottage

Tuesday 7 March 2023 16:16 , Ellie Muir

The Duke of York has resided in the Royal Lodge in Windsor Park for nearly 20 years, but reports suggest his time there may be coming to an end.

Prince Andrew first moved into the vast property in 2004 and made it his family home. He lives there with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.

But it has now been reported that he may have to move out of Royal Lodge, as his brother the King may cut his £249,000 annual allowance.

Kate Ng has the full report here.

Prince Andrew is claimed to be ‘resisting’ calls for him to move into Frogmore Cottage (Alamy Stock Photo)
Prince Andrew is claimed to be ‘resisting’ calls for him to move into Frogmore Cottage (Alamy Stock Photo)

William and Kate would prefer Andrew as neighbour over Harry and Meghan, claims royal commentator

Tuesday 7 March 2023 16:01 , Ellie Muir

A royal commentator has said that the Prince and Princess of Wales would rather have Prince Andrew as their neighbour over Prince Harry and Meghan.

It comes after reports last week revealed King Charles III evicted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their UK residence, Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, and reportedly offered the keys to his disgraced brother Prince Andrew.

But reports also suggest that he is set to extend an “olive branch” and offer a suite in Buckingham Palace to Harry and Meghan Markle.

In response to the news that the Sussexes could be staying in Buckingham Palace, just 10 minutes away from Kensington Palace where the Prince and Princess and Wales live, English journalist and royal commentator Jennie Bond said that William and Kate would prefer Andrew as their neighbour over Harry and Meghan.

“They [Prince and Princess of Wales] will be absolutely supportive of Charles’ decision. They probably don’t want Harry and Meghan as their near neighbours,” Bond told OK! Magazine.

“I think they’d probably have Andrew,” she added.

It comes after Prince Harry alleged in his tell-all memoir Spare that his brother had once hit him. Harry also claimed that William and Kate did not like his wife Meghan and repeatedly described them behaving with hostility, while William is alelged to have urged his brother not to marry Markle before their wedding in 2018.

Read the full report here.

King Charles ordered Sussexes’ eviction to save monarchy, Piers Morgan says

Tuesday 7 March 2023 15:42 , Ellie Muir

Piers Morgan has said that King Charles III is “moving to save the monarchy” from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as he requests that the pair “vacate” their UK residence, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

Speaking on his TalkTV show Piers Uncensored, Morgan said: “Moving to save the monarchy and its reputation from these two flamethrowers, who keep wanting to trash it and burn it to the ground.”When accused by co-host Tessa Dunlop of “shouting” Harry and Meghan “down”, Morgan said he thinks they are a “malevolent duo intent on fleecing their royal titles for hundreds of millions of dollars” adding that they are causing “damage to their family and the institution”.

Morgan said the King and Prince William are “sick and tired” of being “trashed” by the couple, alluding to Harry’s claims made in his tell-all memoir Spare and his Netflix documentary with his wife, Harry & Meghan.

Discussing whether they should attend the coronation, Morgan said “good riddance” to the pair and expressed that he does not want them to attend the ceremony.“If I was Charles and Camilla...I wouldn’t trust the pair of them as far as I could throw them,” he said.

WATCH: Where will Harry and Meghan stay in UK after 'eviction' from Frogmore?

Tuesday 7 March 2023 15:23 , Ellie Muir

Camilla ‘to be called Queen instead of Queen Consort after coronation’

Tuesday 7 March 2023 15:02 , Ellie Muir

As speculation continues over whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the coronation this spring, it has been reported that the Queen Consort will be known as the Queen instead following the ceremony.

Before her death last September, the late Queen Elizabeth II announced that it was her “sincere wish” that Camilla will be known as Queen Consort “as she continues her own loyal service”.

But a report quoting “insiders” at Buckingham Palace has suggested that the royal may shed the “cumbersome” title of Queen Consort for the “simpler” title of Queen.

My colleague Kate Ng has the full report here:

Camilla ‘to be called Queen instead of Queen Consort after coronation’ (PA)
Camilla ‘to be called Queen instead of Queen Consort after coronation’ (PA)

Digital map to share details of coronation weekend events

Tuesday 7 March 2023 14:46 , Ellie Muir

People have been encouraged to share how they will celebrate the King’s coronation on a digital map set up by the government.

The public will be able to share events they are hosting over the coronation weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May so others in the local community can find out what is happening and get involved.

Get all the details below:

Digital map to share details of coronation weekend events (Getty Images)
Digital map to share details of coronation weekend events (Getty Images)

Harry and Meghan ‘will not appear on Buckingham Palace balcony’ if they do attend coronation

Tuesday 7 March 2023 14:30 , Ellie Muir

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not likely to appear on the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace if they do attend the coronation on 6 May, it has been reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s spokesperson has indicated that they have received their invitation to the King and Queen Consort’s coronation via “email correspondence”, but have not disclosed any decision about their attendance.

The Sun now reports that, if they are going to the ceremony, they will not appear in any formal procession or on the balcony along with other working members of the royal family.

This would echo their absence from the balcony during the late Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebrations last summer. Harry and Meghan travelled to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne but only appeared in public alongside the rest of the family a few times.

‘Impossible’ that Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage eviction not linked to Spare, royal expert says

Tuesday 7 March 2023 14:15 , Ellie Muir

King Charles III’s decision to request the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to “vacate” their UK residence cannot be seen as anything other than a reaction to the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, a royal expert has said.

In freelance writer and royal commentator RS Locke’s opinion: “Evicting the Sussex family from Frogmore Cottage is transparently punitive and King Charles wanted the couple and the public to know it.”

Kate Ng has the full report here.

‘Impossible’ that Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage eviction not linked to Spare, royal expert says (Getty Images)
‘Impossible’ that Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage eviction not linked to Spare, royal expert says (Getty Images)

Prince Harry hails Princess Diana’s ‘legacy’ as he marks 40 years of HIV charity

Tuesday 7 March 2023 13:51 , Ellie Muir

The Duke of Sussex has marked the 40th anniversary of the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust.

In a letter, released on Monday (6 March), Prince Harry said his work with the charity is a “big piece” of his mother’s legacy, referencing Princess Diana’s philanthropic work with people living with HIV and AIDS.

Read the full report here.

Prince Harry hails Princess Diana’s ‘legacy’ as he marks 40 years of HIV charity (PA Images)
Prince Harry hails Princess Diana’s ‘legacy’ as he marks 40 years of HIV charity (PA Images)

Piers Morgan thanks Meghan Markle in acceptance speech at Sports Journalism Awards

Tuesday 7 March 2023 13:31 , Ellie Muir

‘Holy oil’ used during King Charles coronation will no longer include ambergris from whale intestines

Tuesday 7 March 2023 13:14 , Ellie Muir

The oil used to anoint the King and Queen Consort Camilla in the coronation on 6 May will be cruelty-free.

This part of the ceremony is said to be one of the most sacred of the day’s rituals but will reflect modern anti-animal cruelty sentiments, according to a statement published by Buckingham Palace.

Previous versions of the “holy oil” have included civet oil, from the glands of small mammals, and ambergris from the intestines of whales.

This oil was used at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and is based on a formula that has been used for hundreds of years.

The altered formula for the holy oil for King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation reflects concerns about animal cruelty and the need to protect wildlife.

Read the full report here.

‘Holy oil’ used during King Charles coronation will no longer include ambergris from whale intestines (PA Media)
‘Holy oil’ used during King Charles coronation will no longer include ambergris from whale intestines (PA Media)

Sarah Ferguson says she has not received invite to King’s coronation

Tuesday 7 March 2023 12:51 , Ellie Muir

Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, has revealed that she has not yet been invited to the coronation.

Speaking at an event in New York City yesterday (6 March), Ferguson quipped that her attendance at the King’s coronation on 6 May was “TBD”, which means “to be decided”.

“The invitations haven’t gone out yet. Have they?” she asked, reports MailOnline.

She insisted that whether she receives an invite or not, she will be celebrating King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation.

The Duchess of York added that she could instead “set up a tea room at the bottom of the drive with bunting and cakes”.

Ferguson’s comments come after representatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that the pair had received invites to the King’s coronation, but they had not yet decided whether they will be attending.

Read the full report here.

Sarah Ferguson says she has not received invite to King’s coronation (Getty Images)
Sarah Ferguson says she has not received invite to King’s coronation (Getty Images)

Tuesday 7 March 2023 12:24 , Peony Hirwani

Piers Morgan says he has never uttered ‘racist word or sentiment’ against Meghan Markle

Tuesday 7 March 2023 11:44 , Peony Hirwani

On Sunday (5 March), the founder of Women in Leadership Publication, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu retweeted a clip of Piers Morgan challenging journalist Ernest Owens for posting a series of tweets accusing him of being racist towards Meghan Markle.

“Piers Morgan demanding evidence of his racist tirades against Meghan Markle is Caucacity on steroids,” she wrote. “Mr ‘Arbiter of What is Racism’ who uses his White privilege and global platform to aggravate racist/sexist/misogynist attacks against her accuses @MrErnestOwens of no evidence.”

Morgan responded to Mos-Shogbamimu, writing: “Oh look, Britain’s most repulsive race-baiter strikes again!

“I’ve never uttered one racist word or sentiment about Meghan Markle. I couldn’t give a damn about her skin colour, only her vile campaign – with her dim doormat husband – to destroy the Royal Family with lies and smears.”

Chris Rock questions Meghan Markle’s ‘racism claims’ against royal family in Netflix stand-up show

Tuesday 7 March 2023 11:04 , Peony Hirwani

Chris Rock has joked about Meghan Markle’s accusations of racism against the royal family.

During his stand-up special, titled Selective Outrage, the comedian addressed Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey that occurred in April 2021. In the interview, Markle and Prince Harry said that, while at Buckingham Palace, there were “concerns” raised about “how dark” their baby’s skin might be before Archie was born.

Rock questioned the belief that Markle was the victim of racism, and brushed off her experience by saying she was merely dealing with “in-law s***”.

“Like, who is this girl Meghan Markle?” he started, adding: “Seems like a nice lady – just complaining. Like didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery?”

Read more:

Chris Rock sends up Meghan Markle’s ‘racism claims’ against royal family

Tuesday 7 March 2023 10:24 , Peony Hirwani

Harry close to ‘being exiled’ from his family after ‘self-sabotaging’ his relationship with William, says Lady Victoria Hervey

Tuesday 7 March 2023 09:34 , Peony Hirwani

Lady Victoria Hervey has said that Prince Harry is close to “being exiled” from his family after “self-sabotaging” his relationship with his brother Prince William.

“I think Prince Harry is self-sabotaging his relationship with his brother so much so that it has now become Cain and Abel,” she said.

“Its becoming a bit of a blood sport. Harry is getting himself closer and closer to being exiled. I think he’s only one or two steps away from that happening.”

Hervey told The Mirror that she thinks Harry is also “pushing the line as much as possible so that happens and he can wallow in Victimhood”.

Camilla’s crown won’t feature controversial Koh-i-noor diamond at King Charles coronation

Tuesday 7 March 2023 08:54 , Peony Hirwani

The Queen Consort will wear Queen Mary’s crown for her and King Charles III’s coronation at Westminster Abbey this spring.

However, neither the controversial Koh-i-Noor diamond nor its replica will feature in the crown, with Camilla opting to reuse the crown it was once set in instead.

Read more:

Camilla has chosen her crown for King Charles’ coronation

Digital map to share details of coronation weekend events

Tuesday 7 March 2023 08:14 , Peony Hirwani

People have been encouraged to share how they will celebrate the King’s coronation on a digital map set up by the government.

The public will be able to share events they are hosting over the coronation weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May so others in the local community can find out what is happening and get involved.

Get all the details below:

Digital map to share details of Coronation weekend events