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Royal Family news – Bombshell as Prince William, Kate & kids could FLEE London and make new home in 'secret bolthole'

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “seriously considering” relocating to a "secret bothole" outside of London.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to move closer to the Queen, hinting that they are planning to take on more senior roles within the royal family. 

It was previously reported how the couple were thinking of moving from their base of Amner Hall in Norfolk.

And Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor – meaning they would no longer need to split their time between Norfolk and London

However, a move to Windsor could mean the Cambridges can also keep George, Charlotte and Louis in school in London – without the need to be based at Kensington Palace during term time.

According to the Telegraph, the future King and his family could be considering Frogmore House – sometimes referred to as the Royal Family’s "secret bolt-hole" – as the perfect location to be based from full-time.

The property – described by the Queen as "wonderfully relaxing" – is just half a mile from Windsor Castle, within the grounds of Windsor Home Park.

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates…

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    THE QUEEN EATS FRUIT OUT OF THIS UNLIKELY CONTAINER WHILE AT BALMORAL, FORMER CHEF REVEALS

    SHE MAY live in a palace – or three – but the Queen really is just like the rest of us when it comes to mealtimes.

    According to her former chef, the monarch, 95, has a rather relatable eating habit.

    In an interview with Marie Claire, ex-royal staffer Darren McGrady indicated that Her Majesty is quite down-to-earth with how her dishes are served.

    The chef said: "People always say, 'oh, the Queen must eat off gold plates with gold knives and forks.'

    "Yes, sometimes… but at Balmoral she’d eat fruit from a plastic yellow Tupperware container."

    The Queen has a rather relatable eating habit, according to her former royal chefCredit: Getty
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    PRINCE CHARLES WAS ‘ALWAYS CLOSER’ TO HARRY THAN WILLIAM, SAYS EXPERT

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles is particularly devastated about the feud with his youngest son, which was sparked in earnest by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview in March.

    Speaking on the True Royalty programme The Royal Beat, author Robert Jobson explained that the Queen’s son, 72, has had a difficult time coming to terms with his 36-year-old second child’s move to the US and his public criticism of the royals.

    The royal commentator, who co-wrote the 2002 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said: “I think that he was closer to Harry and that’s why it’s hit him quite hard with what’s happened with Harry.”

    Jobson made the comment while discussing the late King George VI’s relationship with his youngest child, Princess Margaret.

    Referring to the Queen’s father, he said: “He had a deep affection for both his daughters and protected them, but he had a trust in the Queen – Princess Elizabeth – he felt that she was a solid character.”

    Read more here.

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    HARRY’S REUNION WITH QUEEN (CONTINUED…)

    The revelation comes in an updated version of their book ‘Finding Freedom’ which details Harry and Meghan’s rift with the Royal family and their move to California.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Town and Country reports.

    They said: “Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”

    In the wake of the Oprah interviews, Harry was accused of hitting the “nuclear button” by insiders while his brother the Duke of Cambridge said the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

    The Duke of Sussex released a poignant tribute to his grandfather following his death, calling him a “master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end”.

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    PRINCE HARRY’S ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH QUEEN AT PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    PRINCE Harry had a “very special” reunion with the Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral despite the backlash over his Oprah interview, a new book has revealed.

    The Duke of Sussex travelled to funeral without his wife Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet and advised not to fly from their home in California.

    In the bombshell interview with the US talk show queen, the Duchess of Sussex made allegations a member of the Royal family asked what colour their baby would be.

    She also claimed her mental health issues were ignored but the interview reportedly caused dismay in the Royal family with the Queen issuing a statement that said “recollections may vary”.

    But according to Harry and Meghan’s biographers, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Duke of Sussex spent “precious moments’ with the Queen.

    Read more here.

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    HARRY COMPARED TO EDWARD VIII AFTER HE FADED OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW – AND WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    In an interview with Fox News, Mr Bullen listed some of the similarities between Harry and Edward.

    Edward, who abdicated in 1936 to marry American divorcee and socialite Wallis, wrote a ghost-written autobiography after he was cut off with no source of income.

    Book A King’s Story: Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor was published in 1951, and included detail about the royal split and his relationship with Wallis.

    Harry is currently writing his own memoirs after signing a £29million four-book mega-deal.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON ‘EYE UP SURPRISE MOVE TO A NEW MANSION’ AHEAD OF ‘MAJOR CHANGES IN MONARCHY’

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “seriously considering” relocating from their Anmer Hall home.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to move closer to the Queen, hinting that they are planning to take on more senior roles within the royal family.

    Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor, and considering areas suitable for bringing up their three kids.

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte both currently attend St Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea, South West London.

    Their parents are thinking about moving to Fort Belvedere, a Grade II listed house with a tower towards the southern end of Windsor Great Park, where King Edward VIII signed his abdication papers in 1936.

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    PRINCE CHARLES WAS ‘ALWAYS CLOSER’ TO HARRY THAN WILLIAM SO HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY THEIR ROYAL FEUD, EXPERT CLAIMS

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles is particularly devastated about the feud with his youngest son, which was sparked in earnest by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview in March.

    Speaking on the True Royalty programme The Royal Beat, author Robert Jobson explained that the Queen’s son, 72, has had a difficult time coming to terms with his 36-year-old second child’s move to the US and his public criticism of the royals.

    The royal commentator, who co-wrote the 2002 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said: “I think that he was closer to Harry and that’s why it’s hit him quite hard with what’s happened with Harry.”

    Jobson made the comment while discussing the late King George VI’s relationship with his youngest child, Princess Margaret.

    Referring to the Queen’s father, he said: “He had a deep affection for both his daughters and protected them, but he had a trust in the Queen – Princess Elizabeth – he felt that she was a solid character.”

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    PRINCE HARRY HAD ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH QUEEN JUST WEEKS AFTER BOMBSHELL OPRAH INTERVIEW, BOOK REVEALS

    The Duke of Sussex travelled to funeral without his wife Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet and advised not to fly from their home in California.

    In the bombshell interview with US talk show queen, the Duchess of Sussex made allegations a member of the Royal family asked what colour their baby would be.

    She also claimed her mental health issues were ignored but the interview reportedly caused dismay in the Royal family with the Queen issuing a statement that said “recollections may vary”.

    But according to Harry and Meghan’s biographers, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Duke of Sussex spent “precious moments’ with the Queen.

    The revelation comes in an updated version of their book ‘Finding Freedom’ which details Harry and Meghan’s rift with the Royal family and their move to California.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Town and Country reports.

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    BRITAIN UNDER PRESSURE FROM US TO HAND OVER PRINCE ANDREW FOR QUESTIONING OVER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

    BRITAIN faces increased pressure from the US to hand over Prince Andrew for questioning over sex abuse claims.

    President Biden’s office made a rare statement amid claims of frustration over the Duke of York’s stonewalling.

    Officials want the UK to reaffirm its “close and resilient” evidence-sharing relationship. The Department of Justice sent a mutual legal assistance request to the Home Office last year to try to force Andrew’s cooperation.

    Following enquiries about the Duke, a US government official said: “The US and the UK have a close, productive and resilient law enforcement and mutual legal assistance relationship.

    “We remain in close contact on many active cases on a daily basis and will continue to seek assistance in criminal matters as we provide similar assistance in return.”

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    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

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    HARRY AND MEGHAN NEIGHBOURS COMPLAIN ABOUT STINK FROM A GIANT CANNABIS FARM CLOSE TO THEIR £11M MANSION

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s rich neighbours have been suffering from a royal stink – a huge cannabis factory.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living just minutes from a legal weed factory base in Santa Barbara, California.

    The couple’s £11million mansion is just up the road from the 20 large greenhouses full of the plants – leaving the luxury suburb reeking.

    Neighbours have now made a string of complaints, sparking the company to install new “odour control systems.”

    One resident complained that the stench was so bad that they had to pull over while driving along the road. The factory is less than a 10-minute drive from the Montecito mansion where the couple live with son Archie, two, and two month-old daughter Lilibet.

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    QUEEN’S HELICOPTER GROUNDED DURING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY ON ITS WAY TO PICK UP PRINCESS ANNE

    THE Queen’s helicopter was grounded during an in-flight emergency on its way to pick up Princess Anne.

    The £5million Sikorsky S-76 suffered a technical fault minutes into the flight on Wednesday.

    Pilots aborted their 200-mile trip to Balmoral and returned to Newcastle Airport where mechanics were still repairing the fault 24 hours later.

    The executive twin-engined aircraft was heading to the estate in the Scottish Highlands, where the Queen is on holiday, to collect Anne, 71.

    An insider said: “A safety-first approach was taken and it was flown back immediately for the technical fault to be fixed. There were no members of the Royal Family on the helicopter. Luckily, there was plenty of time to find alternative travel arrangements.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’

    Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.

    Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.

    It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.

    The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.

    Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”

    It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE

    Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.

    US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.

    News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.

    As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.

    The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.

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