Royal family news latest – Future king Prince Charles 'will lend Andrew MILLIONS to settle Virginia Giuffre rape claims'

FUTURE King Prince Charles is set to lend Andrew millions to help with his broke brother's payout to save family honour.

The Prince of Wales will be helping with the majority of the agreed £7 million with the Queen also chipping in, but no public cash will be used.

The Duke of York now has ten days to deposit the money so that his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre will drop her sex abuse writ.

He will pay back Charles and Her Majesty, 95, when he gets the cash from the £17million sale of his ski chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, which could take two months.

If he fails to repay, Andrew will lose money from the will of the Queen, who is believed to have funded his legal battle.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen 'terrified' over the line of succession being broken

    THE Queen is "terrified" over the line of succession being broken, a source has claimed.

    Her Majesty has reportedly urged Prince William not to fly with his family in helicopters over fears it could damage the line of succession. 

    The monarch is said to be “terrified” disaster could strike, according to a source close to the Queen.

    The source said: "Her Majesty has told close friends and courtiers that she would like William to stop flying himself, particularly in bad weather, as helicopters are not the safest form of transport. It keeps the Queen awake at night and she is understandably very worried.”

    Meanwhile, a source has also claimed Charles will have a "slimmed down coronation" when he takes the throne.

    "The source said: 'It will be a slimmed-down Monarchy on display throughout. I wouldn't be surprised to see just Charles and Camilla, Kate and William and their children on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards'."

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    Harry may face Meghan Markle’s rage as he attends Texas rodeo

    PRINCE Harry has faced the wrath of his animal loving wife by attending a Texas rodeo.

    The Duke of Sussex, 37, was pictured in a cowboy hat as he chatted to crowds at the Stockyards Rodeo event in Fort Worth on Saturday.

    He is understood to have been without Meghan Markle, 40, at the event.

    Animal rights groups have slammed rodeos in the past due to their treatment of horses.

    The animals are forced to perform and can often suffer fatal injuries – including heart attacks, broken necks and even aneurysms.

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    Good morning

    This is Louis Allwood taking on The Sun’s live coverage of all the latest Royal Family news.

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    Queen has returned to in-person duties after Covid bout

    She had previously been forced to pull out of several engagements due to “mild cold-like symptoms”.

    But the hardworking monarch continued with “light duties” such as paperwork while isolating at Windsor Castle.

    Prince Charles last week said she was “a lot better” when he visited Southend, Essex.

    Her diagnosis came after she had been in direct contact with Charles, two days before he tested positive.

    It is believed she spent time with her son when he hosted an investiture at the castle – the first time they had met face-to-face since Christmas.

    Camilla too was later struck down with the virus, though both reported mild symptoms.

    Sources claim coronavirus has swept through staff at Windsor, with “a number of cases” in workers based at the castle.

    It is understood the Queen, who is just weeks away from her 96th birthday, is tested every day by royal doctors.

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    Queen welcomes Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to Windsor 

    THE Queen welcomed the Canadian Prime Minister to Windsor for her first in-person event since she caught Covid.

    Her Majesty held an audience with Justin Trudeau, who was pictured shaking her hand in Windsor Castle, Berks.

    Mr Trudeau is in the UK to discuss the war in Ukraine with Boris Johnson and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

    The monarch, who is also Queen of Canada, was pictured in a patterned dress, standing and smiling warmly at Mr Trudeau as he held her right hand in both of his.

    Mr Trudeau was also seen laughing as the Queen gestured towards herself during the meeting in the Oak Room sitting room.

    The head of state was not pictured with the walking stick she has been using of late.

    As a young child in the 1970s, Mr Trudeau met the Queen several times through his father, Pierre Trudeau, who was one of Canada’s longest-serving prime ministers.

    The Queen went back to work last week after being Covid.

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    Prince William faced ‘added anguish’ after Harry & Meg's tell-all interview

    The Sussexes Oprah Winfrey interview shook the royal family but caused ‘added anguish’ to Harry’s brother Prince William.

    According to royal author Robert Hardman, the interview particularly impacted Harry’s older brother William.

    In an extract of his new book, ‘Queen Of Our Times: The Life Of Elizabeth II’ Mr Hardman wrote: “For Prince William, there was the added anguish of seeing the younger brother whom he had protected (and who had idolised him) now throwing incendiary and, in some cases, unanswerable charges into the public domain, fully aware of their likely impact.

    “‘William,’ says one friend, ‘was as low as I’d ever seen him.’”

    “Since the Oprah interview, the brothers have only met twice — at Prince Philip’s funeral and at the unveiling of the statue of their mother at Kensington Palace.”

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    Future of Buckingham Palace

    It is thought future king Charles will take up residence in Buckingham Palace, despite being known to prefer living in Clarence House.

    The Prince of Wales is said to be keen that his mother’s home remains as “monarchy HQ” when he takes over.

    He also plans to allow greater access for the public at Buckingham Palace and other properties as he heads a new era for the royals.

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    New misery for the Queen

    THE Queen faces new Prince Andrew sex allegations torment.

    Her son’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, has been invited to speak at the sentencing of his sex trafficker pal Ghislaine Maxwell.

    The hearing in New York on June 28 threatens to cast a cloud over Platinum Jubilee celebrations that month.

    Last month, Ms Giuffre and Andrew settled out of court on her civil claim that they had sex when she was 17.

    Under the deal’s terms the mum of three, now 38, is said to have agreed to keep quiet until after the jubilee.

    A legal source said: “Maxwell’s sentencing could be the first time we hear from Virginia since the settlement.

    “It will bring the whole affair with Andrew back up again just as he hopes to move on.”

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    ‘It was him who taught her how to take photographs’

    It has been reported that The Duchess of Cambridge had learnt how to take good photographs from her grandfather.

    She learned to take pictures when she was a girl and regularly visited her grandfather, Peter Middleton.

    Kate, 40, has become an accomplished photographer and taken control of her family’s image to a new level.

    Claudia Acott Williams, curator at Historic Royal Palaces, said: “Her grandfather was a very good photographer. When she was a child, he would show her his slides. It was him who taught her how to take photographs.”

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    Harry & Meghan advised to ditch attention-seeking stunts

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to only return to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee if they can “keep it quiet”, a royal expert has said.

    Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti claimed it would “probably be better” if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not return, saying that it would “steal” attention from her.

    Speaking to Us Weekly’s Royally Us, Mr Sacerdoti said: “I don’t personally imagine Meghan coming to the UK very easily.

    “She may prove me wrong but people here have such a low opinion of her if not of both of them these days that I think she would be very brave to come back to the UK.

    “But I do still say that if they could come back and if they could not be front and centre, keep it quiet but just come back to help celebrate not just for the Queen but for the whole country then that will probably be very nice and it might rehabilitate them somewhat towards the British people.

    “I don’t really think that’s their style anymore.

    “They don’t like to do things quietly, they don’t like someone else to be the centre of attention when they’re around and I think that where Harry and Meghan go, it’s the Harry and Meghan show.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘Windsor is the place the Queen loves’

    Following the reports that The Queen has decided to leave Buckingham Palace for good, a royal expert has said that this moves ‘makes sense’.

    Royal author Hugo Vickers told The Sunday Times: “Windsor is the place she loves. She has her memories with Prince Philip there, she has her ponies there and family nearby. It makes sense.”

    Before Prince Philip’s death, the monarch spent a large portion of the coronavirus lockdown at Windsor Castle with him there.

    Sources claim the couple “rediscovered the happiness of their early years together” during this time.

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    Prince’s Harry and Meghan anguish exposed

    According to a royal expert, Prince William was left at his “lowest point” following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the Firm.

    Royal author Robert Hardman, said that the Oprah interview in particular impacted Harry’s older brother, William.

    In an extract of his new book, ‘Queen Of Our Times: The Life Of Elizabeth II’ ​​published by Macmillan on March 17, Mr Hardman wrote: “For Prince William, there was the added anguish of seeing the younger brother whom he had protected (and who had idolised him) now throwing incendiary and, in some cases, unanswerable charges into the public domain, fully aware of their likely impact.

    “Since the Oprah interview, the brothers have only met twice — at Prince Philip’s funeral and at the unveiling of the statue of their mother at Kensington Palace.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen faces new misery over Andrew’s sex abuse case

    THE Queen faces new Prince Andrew sex allegations torment.

    Her son’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, has been invited to speak at the sentencing of his sex trafficker pal Ghislaine Maxwell.

    The hearing in New York on June 28 threatens to cast a cloud over Platinum Jubilee celebrations that month.

    A legal source said: “Maxwell’s sentencing could be the first time we hear from Virginia since the settlement.

    “It will bring the whole affair with Andrew back up again just as he hopes to move on.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Thanks for reading

    Joe Gamp signing out for the evening.

    That's it for today's coverage of the Royal Family.

    Louis Allwood back with you from 6am.

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    Buckingham Palace under ten year refurbishment

    Buckingham Palace – which has been the official seat of the monarchy since 1837 – is currently going through a ten year £369 million refurbishment to replace wiring, plumbing and heating systems that have been in place since the 1950s.

    Speaking to The Times, a royal source said: “The reservicing does not end until 2027.

    “While ongoing, it is not really a place to stay long-term.”

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    Queen would remain head of state in an independent Scotland says SNP

    The Queen would remain head of state in an independent Scotland, the SNP Westminster leader has confirmed.

    Speaking to the PA news agency, Ian Blackford rejected claims an independent Scotland could have a referendum on whether to retain the monarchy.

    SNP policy ahead of the 2014 referendum on independence was to retain the Queen as head of state if Scotland declared independence, although since then many individual members have called for the issue to be decided by a vote in the future.

    In 2020, SNP MP for Glasgow North Patrick Grady did not rule out axing the Queen as Scotland's sovereign during a talk at King's College London, as he claimed "it would be for the people of Scotland to decide this eventually".

    When asked about the prospect of a plebiscite, Mr Blackford said: "The Queen will remain head of state in an independent Scotland."

    The MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber also refused to say whether Andrew should be stripped of his Duke of York title as a result of the settlement of his legal battle with Virginia Giuffre.

    He said: "I think it has been a challenging time for the Queen, hasn't it?

    "I don't want to get into issues of individuals within the royal family. I think all of us have got to be responsible for our own obligations and responsibilities."

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    A right royal row

    Harry & Meg previously claimed they'd been cut off financially after moving to LA.

    Harry told Oprah he'd been forced to sign multi-million pound deals with Netflix and Spotify to pay for security.

    And he discussed the rift with his loved ones, saying his relationship with William had become one of "space".

    Meanwhile, Meghan revealed she'd been denied support when she suffered suicidal thoughts while living in the UK.

    But in documents seen by TMZ, Samantha claims Meghan spun a "rags to royalty" narrative about herself.

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    Meghan's half-sister Samantha SUES duchess over ‘rags to royal’ claims

    MEGHAN Markle faces being quizzed under oath after half-sister Samantha says she'll sue over the Oprah interview.

    The duchess could be forced to sit for a legal deposition by lawyers representing her sibling, it's claimed.

    Samantha alleges Meghan made defamatory statements in the bombshell chat last March.

    And a source close to the case says Meg's 57-year-old sibling intends to "forensically challenge" every detail of the interview, the Mirror reports.

    Legal reps for the duchess say the suit is "baseless".

    But if Samantha succeeds, it could mean that Meghan could be asked to name the alleged 'royal racist'.

    The source told the publication: “Nothing is off-limits if the duchess is deposed."

    The lawsuit focuses on claims made during the interview, including details of Meghan's childhood.

    Samantha, who shares the same dad with Meghan, "does not recognise much of what the duchess said and wants to challenge it all" by making her sit for a deposition, the source said.

    “Everything will be forensically challenged," they added.

    "For sure, Samantha hopes Meghan will be tested on all aspects of the Oprah programme, including claims she made about the royals."

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    Queen ‘will never live in Buckingham Palace again’

    THE Queen will never live in Buckingham Palace again, it is claimed.

    The 95-year-old monarch will instead make Windsor Castle her permanent address after two years “working from home” there.

    She is said to favour it after she and Prince Philip stayed there in lockdown — and he was laid to rest in the Royal Vault at the castle. Buckingham

    Palace is undergoing a tenyear £369million refurbishment to replace wiring, plumbing and heating systems from the 1950s.

    A royal source told the Sunday Times: “The reservicing does not end until 2027. While ongoing, it is not really a place to stay long-term.”

    Prince Charles has said he will live at the palace when he becomes king.

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    ‘Ditch attention-seeking stunts’

    HARRY and Meghan advised to ‘ditch attention-seeking stunts’ by royal expert.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to only return to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee if they can “keep it quiet”, a royal expert has said.

    Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti claimed it would “probably be better” if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not return, saying that it would “steal” attention from her.

    Speaking to Us Weekly’s Royally Us, Mr Sacerdoti said: “I don’t personally imagine Meghan coming to the UK very easily.

    “She may prove me wrong but people here have such a low opinion of her if not of both of them these days that I think she would be very brave to come back to the UK.

    “But I do still say that if they could come back and if they could not be front and centre, keep it quiet but just come back to help celebrate not just for the Queen but for the whole country then that will probably be very nice and it might rehabilitate them somewhat towards the British people.

    “I don’t really think that’s their style anymore.

    “They don’t like to do things quietly, they don’t like someone else to be the centre of attention when they’re around and I think that where Harry and Meghan go, it’s the Harry and Meghan show.”

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    Harry became ‘very distant’ after meeting Meghan

    ROYAL photographer Arthur Edwards has revealed that Prince Harry changed after meeting Meghan Markle and became ‘very very distant’ whilst on tours.

    Arthur has toured toured with the British royal family for more than 40 years, taking incredible snaps of the royal family.

    In an interview with news.com.au’s I’ve Got News For You podcast, Arthur Edwards said: “Camilla would always say hello, Kate says hello, William, yeah, they’re all very friendly and so was Harry until he met Meghan, and then he became very very distant and he became almost, well, it was miserable.

    “In fact in the end I didn’t do Harry’s tours. I didn’t do Harry’s tour of Australia, not with Meghan. I didn’t do Harry’s tour of South Africa with Meghan.

    “I just find it very depressing with them. They just hated the media and it was miserable so I ducked out of them and sort of went with Charles to New Zealand and you know places like that.”

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    Canadian PM says Queen 'was as insightful as ever'

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Queen was as "insightful and perspicacious as ever" when he spoke to her on Monday.

    Mr Trudeau, who is in the UK for talks on Ukraine, said he had an audience with the Queen – who recently had Covid-19 – at Windsor Castle.

    "I can tell you that in my conversation with her this morning she was as insightful and perspicacious as ever, very interested in what is going on, asked me all sorts of questions about Canada," he told a Downing Street news conference.

    "We had a really useful, for me anyway, conversation about global events, as we always do."

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    William & Kate ‘getting kids involved in farming’

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are getting their children involved in farming, the couple revealed on a day out to Wales to mark St David’s Day.

    The future Prince and Princess of Wales were visiting a goat farm in Llanvetherine, near Abergavenny, and shared how Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had helped with their animals during half term.

    It is thought the family were in Norfolk, where the Prince of Wales has been working to turn the Queen’s Sandringham estate into a fully organic operation.

    During a day spent in the Welsh valleys, the couple tried making traditional Welsh cakes at a community centre but the future king told the young people watching: “Do not judge my cooking…”

    As they toured Pant Farm, where Gary and Jess Yeomans, both 50, produce goats’ milk that has supplied a local cheesemaker for the past two decades, William spotted a robot silage sweeper in one of the barns.

    Gary explained it could also be used to move feed, and the duchess replied: “That was George’s job at half term – moving feed.”

    William told his hosts the children had been getting involved on the farm and added: “We are trying some Agroforestry as well.”

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    Meghan Markle faces being quizzed under oath

    Meghan Markle faces being quizzed under oath after half-sister Samantha says she’ll sue over the Oprah interview.

    The duchess could be forced to sit for a legal deposition by lawyers representing her sibling, it’s claimed.

    Samantha alleges Meghan made defamatory statements in the bombshell chat last March.

    And a source close to the case says Meg’s 57-year-old sibling intends to “forensically challenge” every detail of the interview, the Mirror reports.

    Legal reps for the duchess say the suit is “baseless”.

    But if Samantha succeeds, it could mean that Meghan could be asked to name the alleged ‘royal racist’.

    The source told the publication: “Nothing is off-limits if the duchess is deposed.”

    The lawsuit focuses on claims made during the interview, including details of Meghan’s childhood.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen has returned to in-person duties after Covid bout

    She had previously been forced to pull out of several engagements due to "mild cold-like symptoms".

    But the hardworking monarch continued with "light duties" such as paperwork while isolating at Windsor Castle.

    Prince Charles last week said she was "a lot better" when he visited Southend, Essex.

    Her diagnosis came after she had been in direct contact with Charles, two days before he tested positive.

    It is believed she spent time with her son when he hosted an investiture at the castle – the first time they had met face-to-face since Christmas.

    Camilla too was later struck down with the virus, though both reported mild symptoms.

    Sources claim coronavirus has swept through staff at Windsor, with "a number of cases" in workers based at the castle.

    It is understood the Queen, who is just weeks away from her 96th birthday, is tested every day by royal doctors.

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