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Kate Middleton and Prince William Were Spotted on a “Staycation” in the Isles of Scilly – Cosmopolitan.com

  • The Cambridges are enjoying an idyllic-sounding staycation in the Isles of Scilly.
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William were seen riding bikes and chilling with fellow vacationers.

    You know how you haven’t left your house in months and all your summer plans have been canceled? Yeah, well, the good news is you can live vicariously through Prince William and Kate Middleton, who have reportedly taken their family on a quick “staycation” in the Isles of Scilly (off the coast of Cornwall).

    William and Kate were seen “enjoying the weather” and stopping to say hi to locals as they went on a bike ride in the holiday spot, where William vacationed as a child with Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

    “William and Kate were riding their bicycles, having a laugh,” a fellow vacationer told The Mirror. “They looked so happy enjoying the weather. I did do a double take. They were really friendly and said hello.”

    Meanwhile, a source said, “They decided on a quick getaway before the children return to school. They were keen to support our travel industry.”

    Apparently, Kate and William decided against leaving the country for their summer vacation due to coronavirus concerns as well as the need to quarantine post-trip getting in the way of their return to work.

    Hope they have fun in Scilly! I’ll just be here!

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    Prince William feared Prince Harry was ‘blindsided by lust’ for Meghan Markle, leading to rift, book claims – Fox News

    Prince William allegedly infuriated Prince Harry after advising his younger brother to slow down his relationship with Meghan Markle, fearing he was “blindsided by lust.”

    The claim is being made in the upcoming bombshell book “Finding Freedom,” written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Numerous palace insiders came forward to the two journalists and detailed what led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure as senior members of the British royal family.

    The couple currently resides in Markle’s native Los Angeles with their son Archie.

    The Hollywood Reporter shared on Monday that Harry was “angered” by “what he perceived as William’s snobby tone in a discussion about the American actress when they were dating.” According to the outlet, Scobie and Durand wrote that Harry wasn’t pleased with William’s advice to “take as much time as you need to get to know this girl.”

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    Britain's Prince Harry (left) and older brother Prince William.

    Britain’s Prince Harry (left) and older brother Prince William.
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    A source close to William, who is second in line to the throne, told the outlets that he feared Harry was “blindsided by lust” during his whirlwind romance with the former “Suits” star. The Hollywood Reporter noted that according to the writers, Harry “no longer felt as though he needed looking after” and took William’s advice badly.

    “In those last two words, ‘this girl,’ Harry heard the tone of snobbishness that was anathema to his approach to the world,” claimed an excerpt from the book, adding Harry spent 10 years in the military and “outside the royal bubble.”

    “Also, to remove Meghan from the equation, Harry was tired of the dynamic that had become established between him and his older brother,” the authors share.

    William apparently wasn’t the only one who was attempting to make sense of Harry’s relationship with the Hollywood actress. One senior courtier allegedly told one colleague: “There’s just something about [Meghan] I don’t trust.” Another referred to her as “Harry’s showgirl.”

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    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2src18, in London, England.

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018, in London, England.
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    As for William’s wife, Kate Middleton, the excerpt claimed the Duchess of Cambridge allegedly did little to roll out the red carpet for Markle, who wasn’t familiar with the ins and outs of “The Firm.”

    “Though it was not necessarily her responsibility, Kate did little to bridge the divide,” the authors wrote. “She was fiercely loyal to her husband and his family. Once Harry and Meghan were married, the gap between the brothers only widened.”

    “William and Kate’s feelings seemed obvious to the Sussexes that summer and beyond,” the authors continued. “Among all the friends and family Harry and Meghan hosted at their house in Oxfordshire between May 2018 and March 2019, the Cambridges failed to visit.”

    While it was initially reported that Harry and Markle cooperated with the authors, the outlet noted the couple released their own statement denying taking part in the publication.

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    Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle (left) and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton

    Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle (left) and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton
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    “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to ‘Finding Freedom,’” said the statement. “This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and heir own independent reporting.”

    According to the book’s description, “Finding Freedom” aims to set the record straight about the royal couple.

    “For the very first time, ‘Finding Freedom’ goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond,” read the book’s description. “As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.”

    “With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, ‘Finding Freedom’ is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicate to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world,” the description added.

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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.
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    In a statement sent to Fox News, the book publisher revealed Scobie is a London-based writer, royal editor for Harper’s Bazaar, an ABC News contributor, “Good Morning America” regular and host of ABC’s popular royal podcast, “The Heir Pod.” Durand is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer who has spent nearly two decades working in London covering Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Clarence House and other major international events. During that time, she produced multiple interviews with members of the royal family including Harry. She contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle magazine and other American and British news outlets.

    “The aim of this book is to portray the real Harry and Meghan, a couple who continue to inspire many around the world through their humanitarian and charitable work but are often inaccurately portrayed,” they wrote in a statement. “Our mission has been motivated by a desire to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated. It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

    “Finding Freedom” is set to be released by Dey Street Books on August 11.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘stayed in £1,500 a night tent during early romantic getaway’ – Sky News

    Details about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s early relationship have been revealed in a new book.

    The latest extracts from Finding Freedom, published in The Times, claim the couple were “immediately obsessed with each other” after their first date – while a romantic getaway to Botswana was just their third date.

    Harry and Meghan stayed in a $1,957 (£1,500) a night tent while in the African country, and soon afterwards they decided to form a relationship, according to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

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    Early days of their relationship saw the pair flying back and forth between Canada and the UK

    Three months into their relationship is when the couple are said to have professed the words “I love you”, with Harry saying them first and Meghan responding immediately afterwards.

    An extract about their first date says: “Despite the palpable attraction between them, there was no goodbye kiss, no expectation, just a hint that something was there and they hoped to see each other again soon.

    “No one expected what happened next.

    “‘Almost immediately they were almost obsessed with each other,’ a friend said. ‘It was as if Harry was in a trance.’

    “Meghan called one of her girlfriends. ‘Do I sound crazy when I say this could have legs?’ she asked.”

    Harry apparently planned the Botswana trip as a surprise for Meghan, telling her only to arrive at London and that he would sort the rest.



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    The couple flew to Johannesburg together and later got on a two hour private flight to Maun International Airport.

    The duo stayed in the luxury tent in Okavango Delta, a 5,800 square mile wetland in Botswana’s safari country.

    The book adds: “A friend said: ‘She came back smiling and just completely spellbound.’

    “Her phone was full of photos – the nature they had seen, candid snaps of herself, and selfies with Harry.

    “According to the friend, if Meghan didn’t have to return to Canada for work and Harry to his life in London, ‘they would have happily spent the entire summer there together’.

    “Meghan said that she and Harry talked so much, about things she rarely shared with anyone.

    “‘I’ve never felt that safe,’ Meghan told her friend, ‘that close to someone in such a short amount of time.'”



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    The couple managed to continue their whirlwind romance quietly for six months – flying back and forth secretly between London and Toronto before their relationship was leaked to the tabloids.

    “For Meghan, she was all in,” the book says.

    “Nothing could get her to slow down, not even a friend who cautioned her about getting involved with Harry. ‘They hate royal wives and girlfriends. They will come after you,’ he said. ‘Look at Diana.'”

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    The duo announced they were engaged in 2017 – a year after confirming their relationship

    The couple confirmed their romance in November 2016 and a year later were engaged.

    They then married in 2018 before Meghan, who was given the title of the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to their son Archie in May 2019.

    In March this year, the couple announced they were stepping down from royal duty and relocated to Los Angeles.

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    The book, which a spokesman for the couple said they were not involved in, details the couple’s relationship and the strains they allegedly faced as working royals.

    “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom,” said a spokesman.

    Buckingham ­Palace  has declined  to  comment.

    Finding Freedom is due to be published in August and is being serialised in The Times and The Sunday Times.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan ‘did not contribute’ to new book about their time in royal family – NBC News

    LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have distanced themselves from a new book about their time in Britain’s royal family.

    Due to be published in August, “Finding Freedom” describes a culture of increasing tension between the couple and other members of the royal family, including Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

    Authored by royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, the book is being serialized by London-based newspapers, The Times and The Sunday Times.

    The authors write that the Sussexes felt their complaints were not taken seriously and believed other royal households were leaking stories about them to the press.

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    “As their popularity had grown, so did Harry and Meghan’s difficulty in understanding why so few inside the palace were looking out for their interests. They were a major draw for the royal family,” they add.

    However, a spokesman for the couple said in a statement late Friday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “were not interviewed and did not contribute to ‘Finding Freedom.’”

    He added: “This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”

    Harry and Meghan, a former actress, married in May 2018 in a wedding heralded at the time as infusing a blast of Hollywood glamour and modernity into the monarchy, and which helped to make them one of the world’s biggest celebrity couples.

    Earlier this year, however, the couple stunned the nation by announcing they would “step back as senior members of the Royal Family,” with plans to split their time between North America and the U.K.

    Although their January announcement was a surprise, it was no secret that the couple felt the strain of the constant barrage of media attention and endless negative headlines.

    Even so, the couple’s struggles with the media have followed them across the Atlantic. In May, Meghan lost the first round of her legal battle against a British tabloid newspaper over the publication of extracts of a handwritten “private and confidential” letter she wrote to her father.

    Last Thursday, the couple filed an invasion of privacy suit against unnamed paparazzi, accusing photographers of taking drastic measures to get images of the couple and their son Archie at their California home.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan sue over paparazzi photos of Archie – CBS News

    Prince Harry and Meghan moved out of the U.K. earlier this year and ended up in California by way of Canada. While they aimed to “focus on the next chapter,” stepping away from their “senior” royal roles and working to become financially independent, the couple has still had to deal with the paparazzi.

    Now, Prince Harry and Meghan are suing unspecified defendants for violating their privacy. 

    The lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court on Thursday, says the couple announced their intention to move to North America to escape “the incessant UK tabloid fabrications.” It says the Daily Mail publicized their location after they moved to Canada, and again when they moved to Los Angeles.

    “Within hours, paparazzi set up hundreds of yards away on the ridgetop overlooking the residence, hoping to capture photographs of the family,” the suit says. Harry and Meghan were “forced” to put up a mesh fence to block photos, but it wasn’t enough. “Some paparazzi and media outlets have flown drones a mere 20 feet above the house, as often as three times a day, to obtain photographs of the couple and their young son in their private residence (some of which have been sold and published),” according to the suit.

    It says others have flown helicopters over the L.A. property’s backyard. 

    “The family has tried to ignore these physical and constructive trespasses as best they can and go about their daily routine in these unique times,” it says. “But the Plaintiffs recently learned that certain paparazzi and their enablers have crossed a red line for any parent.”

    The couple claims in the suit they learned someone is trying to sell photographs of their 14-month-old son, Archie, “falsely claiming to have taken them on a ‘recent’ public outing ‘in Malibu.'” 

    “But Archie has not been in public, let alone in Malibu, since the family arrived here,” the suit continues. “It is clear from a description of the photographs being shopped that they were taken of activities in the backyard of the residence, unbeknownst to the [couple].”

    “The fact that the images at issue remain in the possession of an unknown adult, having already been shown and shared to hundreds if not thousands of potential buyers, is disgusting and wrong,” the suit reads.

    Harry and Meghan have “the desire and responsibility of any parent to do what is necessary to protect their children from this manufactured feeding frenzy,” the suit reads.

    The couple has named the defendants as “John Does” since they don’t know who took the photographs and who is trying to sell them. They are seeking the “right to take discovery to uncover the identity of those who took the photographs and those who are seeking to profit by selling them.”

    In a statement obtained by CBS News, the couple’s lawyer, Michael Kump of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP, said “every individual and family member in California is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in their home.”

    “No drones, helicopters or telephoto lenses can take away that right,” Kump said. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are filing this lawsuit to protect their young son’s right to privacy in their home without intrusion by photographers, and to uncover and stop those who seek to profit from these illegal actions.” 

    This is not the first time the couple has taken legal action. Last year, Meghan sued the publisher of the British tabloid, Mail on Sunday, claiming it illegally published a private letter she sent to her estranged father.

    The royal couple accused the tabloid and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, of misusing private information, infringement of copyright and breach of a U.K. data protection act brought into force in 2018, according to an official statement. The publisher also owns the Daily Mail newspaper and MailOnline.

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    Prince Philip Makes Rare Public Appearance To Hand Over Patronage To Camilla – HuffPost

    WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, made a rare public appearance on Wednesday to hand over his patronage of the Rifles to Prince Charles’s wife, Camilla, after 67 years of association with the infantry regiment.

    A former naval officer renowned for his sometimes brusque manner and humor, Philip married Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became queen. He is now by far the longest-serving consort of any British monarch.

    Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been colonel-in-chief of the Rifles since its formation in 2007 but his connection to the regiment stretches back to 1953 as he has served as colonel-in-chief of successive regiments which make up the Rifles.

    Prince Philip takes part in the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles at Windsor castle on July 22. 

    The Duke of Edinburgh listens to buglers during the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles. 

    In a ceremony at Windsor Castle, west of London, four buglers announced Philip’s arrival and then sounded the “No More Parades” call to mark his final ceremony as colonel-in-chief.

    A sprightly Philip, wearing a suit and tie and at times smiling, chatted to soliders ahead of the ceremony.

    At a parallel ceremony at Highgrove House, nearly 100 miles (160 km) away in western England, Rifles’ Colonel Commandant General Sir Patrick Sanders welcomed Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as the new colonel-in-chief.

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    Kate Middleton Shares New Family Photos With Kids and Prince Charles Ahead of Prince William’s Birthday – Entertainment Tonight

    Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s kids are growing up so fast! Ahead of the Duke of Cambridge’s 38th birthday on Sunday, the couple shared an adorable new family photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month. She later posted even more on Sunday in honor of Father’s Day. In one pic, posted on the royal family’s social media, Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 5, are all smiles as they stand on a swing while William is sitting down and holding Prince Louis, 2, in his lap.

    Another photo of the four family members shows William laying on the grass with his three kids on top of him.

    The family also shared a precious photo of William and his father, Prince Charles, which was taken in December 2019 by Middleton, in honor of Father’s Day on Sunday. In the image, the royal father and son grin playfully at the camera while hugging one another. William and Charles are currently quarantined in separate countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Charles was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March, but only experienced “mild symptoms” and has since recovered. 

    The latest family photos come weeks after the royal couple also shared a snap of their two eldest kids volunteering to commemorate Volunteers Week, which was celebrated June 1 to June 7 in the U.K.

    The photo, also taken by Kate, shows George and Charlotte walking with William as he holds an umbrella.

    On Friday during a public appearance, William was presented with a birthday cake by shop owner Paul Brandon during a visit to Smiths the Bakers in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

    That same day, Kate also made her first public appearance since entering quarantine due to the coronavirus. The mother-of-three visited Fakenham Garden Centre, an independent, family-run business in Norfolk, England.

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is presented with a birthday cake

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    Meanwhile, as the Cambridges prepare to celebrate William’s birthday, ET learned last month that he and Prince Harry are “back in touch.”

    The restrengthening of their brotherly bond came following a hectic few months which saw their father, Prince Charles, battle the coronavirus, Harry move to North America with his family while stepping down from royal duties, and reported conflict between Meghan Markle and Kate.

    “There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET. “They have done video calls together, they have done a lot of family birthdays and I think with Prince Charles not being well, that really forced the brothers to pick up the phone and get back in touch.”

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    Iconic Prince ‘Blue Angel’ guitar, that was once considered lost, is sold for over $500,000 – CNN

    (CNN)Prince’s “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 guitar that the late singer played during some of his most iconic moments was sold at auction for $563,500.

    The 1984 electric guitar was used by the famous singer on his tours for “Purple Rain” and “Diamonds and Pearls.” Prince also played it during Saturday Night Live’s “15th Anniversary Special,” Julien’s Auctions confirmed in a news release.
    “The guitar is considered one of the most historically important guitars played by Prince that has ever come up for auction,” Julien’s Auctions said.
    The instrument was auctioned Friday at the auction house’s Music Icons event.
    The custom-made guitar was considered lost until the auction house was contacted by John Woodland, who performs conservation work on Prince’s guitars. After closer examination, it was confirmed that it was Prince’s beloved guitar Blue Angel, according to the news release.
    This isn’t the first Cloud guitar of Prince’s to be auctioned. Julien’s Auctions set a world record with the price of his teal Cloud guitar in November 2017, which sold for $700,000 and Prince’s custom made yellow Cloud guitar which sold for $225,000 in May 2018.

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