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- 12:20 ET, Feb 5 2022
- Updated: 12:20 ET, Feb 5 2022
THE DUKE of Sussex, 37, spoke at BetterUp’s virtual summit on Thursday and revealed what life is like for his children Archie and Lillibet.
But during an earnest chat for US firm BetterUp, the Duke of Sussex gave a rare insight into the family’s everyday routine.
Over the course of the interview, the dad-of-two admitted that he has “experienced burn-out” in the past and has now made “self-care” an everyday priority.
This means carving out some time around Archie and Lilibet’s schedules to do a quick bit of meditation.
Most days, Harry says he utilises his daughter’s nap time – as three-year-old son Archie has started going to school.
The news comes as Prince Harry surprised royal fans by showing off a new shorter haircut as he appeared in the video about his mental health.
One fan commented: “King Harry is more than a snack. He’s an entire meal.”
Another said: “Our prince is hot, fit and fabulous!”
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Joe Rogan mocked Meghan Markle
IT HAS been revealed that Joe Rogan mocked Meghan Markle in an episode of his Spotify podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, before she and Harry expressed their concerns over his Covid vaccine views.
Discussing Megxit on his podcast, which aired in January 2020, Joe Rogan called Megan Markle a “little American hussy” who would ‘turn Prince Harry into a Kardashian‘ in an unearthed podcast.
Mimicking the Queen, Joe to former CIA agent Mike Baker who he had on the podcast with him: “It’s that little American hussy he’s hooked up with. She’s going to turn him into a Kardashian.
“That little American hussy has ruined my prince.”
He later also said: “They’re already so popular all they need to do is start endorsing f****** makeup lines and sneakers and watches and s***.”
Joe has recently come under fire for interviewing doctor Robert Malone, who claimed on The Joe Rogan Experience that Americans were “hypnotised” into wearing masks and getting vaccines.
Date revealed for Andrew’s TWO-DAY grilling
UNDER-fire Prince Andrew will face a two-day grilling at a “neutral” location when Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers fly in from the US, it has been reported.
The exact day that the Duke of York will face his sex accuser’s legal team has now been revealed, with the royal set to face embarrassing questions about his personal life.
Ms Giuffre is suing the prince in New York in a civil case for alleged sexual assault and battery.
She claims she was trafficked as a teenager to the Queen‘s favourite son through disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein and convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew will face a two-day grilling by Giuffre’s lawyers on March 10 at a “neutral” location in London, The Telegraph reports.
The Duke has strenuously denied the claims made against him that he had sexual encounters with the then-17-year-old Giuffre at Epstein’s homes in New York and the Caribbean, as well as at Maxwell’s house in London when the infamous photo of him with his arm around the teenager was allegedly taken.
Where does the Queen stay in the Sandringham estate?
The Queen is thought to have been staying in the Duke of Edinburgh’s cottage, Wood Farm, while at Sandringham, and she said her late husband “loved it” and part of its attraction was because the “sea was so close”.
Sandringham is where her father died, aged 56, in 1952 while she was on holiday with Philip in Kenya.
She travels to Sandringham each year to mark the big occasion and is expected to stay until the end of the month.
Queen took time to chat to former Sandringham staff
During the event today the Queen stopped to chat a group of former Sandringham Estate workers and told them: “I haven’t seen you for a very long time.”
Reminiscing about the devastating floods in 1953 that affected Norfolk and the surrounding counties, she said: “I remember sitting at dinner, the fire alarm went off, no fire, the sea was coming in.”
She added: “It’s a very nasty experience, you go to the top of the (sea) wall and it’s there,” and she raised her hand to her face as if indicating the level of the sea.
How old was the Queen when she began her reign?
The Monarch was just 25 when she began her reign after the death of her father, King George VI.
She is now the longest-reigning and longest-living monarch in our nation’s history.
Tomorrow marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with celebrations to be held across the country.
Princess Eugenie’s celebrations next week
The Queen isn’t only one with a reason to celebrate this month, as February will bring an important anniversary for Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank.
This time last year, Eugenie gave birth to their baby son August, who will celebrate his first birthday later this month.
For any new parents, a baby’s first birthday is a big deal.
However, no plans for baby August’s first birthday have been revealed yet.
Kate & William accidentally spark Six Nations argument
Kate Middleton and Prince William have accidentally sparked a debate after writing a heartfelt message ahead of the Six Nations, which is set to kick off today.
Ahead of the tournament the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wished both the England Rugby and Welsh Rugby teams good luck.
Writing on Twitter, they wrote: “Here we go! #GuinessSixNations
“Wishing the best of luck to @WelshRugbyUnion, @EnglandRugby and to all nations as they kick off their campaigns today – looking forward to a fantastic tournament!”
However, their message sparked an argument online about which team the couple should be backing as William is the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union while Kate is the patron of the English Rugby Union.
Meghan & Harry’s wedding ‘most influential royal wedding’
The research, by creative resource Design Bundles, calculated global Google searches and Instagram hashtags for 21 of the most popular royal weddings in the world, to see which one had the biggest influence at all.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding was the most influential royal wedding of all time
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding is officially the most influential royal wedding in the world, with more Google searches and Instagram hashtags combined than any other royal couple in the world
- Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding is the second most influential, pulling in double the combined searches and hashtags than the average for all royal couples on the list
- The weddings of Kate Middleton and Prince William, and Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong Jones were also high on the list of most influential
Prince Harry on possibly ‘losing’ with Meghan Markle
Speaking in May 2021 on a Apple TV+ docuseries with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See, Harry opened up about his mental health struggles and how he feared he would ‘lose’ wife Meghan Markle after an argument they had.
He said: “I saw GPs. I saw doctors. I saw therapists. I saw alternative therapists. I saw all sorts of people, but it was meeting and being with Meghan.
“I knew that if I didn’t do the therapy and fix myself that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with.”
Queen cuts celebration cake
THE beaming Queen sliced into a celebration cake as hosted a bash at Sandringham to mark her incredible 70 years on the throne.
Her Majesty, 95, met with members of the Women’s Institute and local Norfolk charities on the eve of her Accession.
The Queen was pictured in a powder blue Angela Kelly dress adorned with a white flower pattern as she beamed at the reception.
She clutched her trademark black handbag and used a wooden walking stick at during the event in the Ballroom.
The Monarch appeared in good spirits and joked with guests while cutting into a cake specially prepared by a Sandringham local in celebration of the milestone.
Guests also included Angela Wood, who helped create the original recipe for Coronation Chicken for the crowning back in 1953.
Tomorrow marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with celebrations to be held across the country.
Queen seen being driven around her Sandringham Estate
The Queen was seen today being driven around her Sandringham Estate, ahead of Accession Day, on February 6, which will mark 70 years since the death of her father King George VI, and when she was proclaimed Queen.
It is also the first time she has spent her winter break in Sandringham since the death of her beloved husband Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.
70th anniversary at ‘extremely difficult time’ for Firm
A royal commentator has said that the jubilee will be a difficult time for the monarch.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “The Queen is a person of deep religious faith.
“She took an oath when she was 21 in 1947 to serve her whole life and she meant every word of it.
As she reflects on the success of her uniquely long reign as the 70th anniversary of her accession approaches, the two figures who have particularly inspired her, her father and Prince Philip, will be in her thoughts.
“Her father was also dutiful and conscientious and did his duty superbly, especially in wartime. Churchill’s wreath on behalf of the nation read ‘for gallantry’ at his funeral”.
Prince Andrew to face accusers lawyers on March 10
According to reports, The Duke of York’s deposition with lawyers for Virginia Giuffre will take place on March 10 at a “neutral” location in London.
He will be required to make a statement under oath to the legal representatives for his accuser.
Lawyers representing Ms Giuffre will be flying in from the US to interview Andrew in person, in London, as part of his ongoing civil case.
According to sources, the date was agreed by both parties following a lengthy agreement over their scheduling issues.
Explained: Where is Chris Von Aspen now?
Is appears that since her wild night out with the Prince, she’s left the party scene behind.
Her pals claim she now lives a quiet life running a health retreat in Monaco.
Long-tome friend Richard Gradner said: “These photos of her with Prince Andrew do not show Chris’ true character.
“If she was into partying, she has cleaned up her act greatly since those days and taken a different path.”
He explained that Chris is was not party animal more than anyone else, but that she would have gone to Monaco because that’s where “people of influence go”.
Explained: When was Chris Von Aspen pictured with Prince Andrew?
The photographs are thought to be from a flashy showbiz bash in Saint Tropez hosted at a Libyan businessman’s villa in 2007.
It was reported that Andrew asked Haitian artist, Jeffrey Dread to introduce him to Von Aspen telling the artist he thought Chris was “Incredibly beautiful.” And, according to the Evening Standard, Dread says: “He was so smitten by her, it was incredible. He said, ‘Oh my God, your friend is beautiful. Can you introduce me?’
“She is going out with Bruno, who is the right-hand man to Prince Albert of Monaco, but I felt it was not my business to say she was dating someone else.
“She danced with Andrew for most of the evening until the party ended at about 3am.
“He followed her everywhere she went, even to the bathroom, and at one point he gave her a head massage.”
The under-fire royal claimed he was not the kind of the man who would ever be seen cuddling up to women in public.
Referring to his image he said: “I don’t know why I’ve collected that title because I don’t… I never have really partied.”
He spoke out as he tried to distance himself from a picture which showed him with his arm around Virginia Roberts when she was 17 at a party thrown by paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein.
Prince Andrew said that as a member of the British royal family, hugs and public displays of affection are not things he would do.
Who is Chris Von Aspen pictured with Prince Andrew?
Christine Von Aspen, was born Christine Vonaspern in a small town in America’s deep south, The Evening Standard reported in 2007.
According to quotes from her dad in the report, she studied music technology at Belmont – a small Christian college in Nashville with aspirations of becoming a singer.
Von Aspen then moved to Hollywood, as friends compared her voice to that of early 2000’s star Joss Stone.
However, she couldn’t make a living as a singer and instead worked as a graphic designer while she dated producer Brad Holmes, 13 years her senior.
A friend of the pair told the Evening Standard at the time: “If social climbing was a sport, she’d be an Olympic gold medallist.”
When she met Andrew, she was reportedly dating French Foreign Legion Officer Bruno Phillipponant – who was reported to be the Mission Officer to Prince Albert II at the time.
Inside the Queen’s Bentley: Bond-style security features
Unsurprisingly, perhaps the most important features are the safety measures used to protect the Queen during high-profile events.
If a motor is designated a ‘state car’, it has to be completely safe from any outside threat.
The cabin in both of the limos is air-tight to ensure Her Majesty is property protected from gas attacks or explosions.
The cars also travel on Kevlar-reinforced tyres to make sure that, even if the tyres are shot out, they can get to safety.
Amazingly, despite the whopping cost of the Bentleys, they’re not the most expensive royal vehicles in use.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, has the costliest car.
Rolls-Royces of any age or condition are generally sought after, but the Sultan’s Silver Spur II takes that to a new level. Customised especially for his wedding day, it’s plated in 24-carat gold and has an estimated value of £10.4m.
How to know if the Queen’s travelling inside her Bentley
If you’re lucky enough to spot the royal Bentley, the flags onboard the bonnet depict whether Her Majesty is travelling inside.
The traditional “flying B” is replaced with her mascot of St George slaying the dragon, or a lion if she’s in Scotland.
The car is always escorted by marked and unmarked Royal Protection Squad vehicles, as well as local police vehicles and motorcycle riders.
Things you didn’t know about the Queen’s rare Bentley
Many of her cars are also of a certain vintage – and she was recently seen behind the wheel of a five-door Jag she uses to ferry about her corgis.
Carefully stashed away are two incredibly rare £10million Bentley limousines that will likely make an appearance for her Platinum Jubilee year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the stylish vehicles.
- Both the Philip and the Queen designed Her Majesty’s state car
- They’re among the rarest motors in the world
- The vehicles were a gift for the Golden Jubilee
- The secret trick to find out if the Queen is travelling inside
- Bond-style security features
Read the article in full here.
The unusual nickname for Camilla unveiled
PRINCE GEORGE, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have a unique nickname for their grandmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – and it isn’t nan or grandma.
Camilla, who has five grandchildren of her own, plus the Cambridge kids and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archie and Lili, is referred to as ‘Gaga’.
The unusual nickname was revealed by the Duchess herself when she met Lady Gaga during the 2016 Royal Variety Performance.
Shortly after the birth of Prince George, the Duchess also told the Daily Mail: “My own grandchildren call me GaGa.
“I don’t know if it’s because they think I am! It is funny but is still very sweet.”
Who’s having roast beef to celebrate Queen’s Jubilee?
BRITS are set to rustle up record amounts of ROAST BEEF to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on Sunday.
A poll of 2,000 Brits, asked to reveal what they were cooking to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne this Sunday (Feb 6), found that traditional roast beef and all the trimmings was number one.
In the poll out this week, the next most popular dish to serve up on Sunday to pay tribute to the monarch was pizza, with the top 10 as follows;
- Roast beef – 32 per cent
- Pizza – 20 per cent
- Chinese – 17 per cent
- Curry – 15 per cent
- Fish & chips – 13 per cent
- Steak and chips – 10 per cent
- Pasta – 9 per cent
- Full English breakfast – 8 per cent
- Chips – 6 per cent
- Hamburger – 6 per cent
‘The Queen knows us. She loves us’
This is an article by Tony Parsons.
Queen Elizabeth II, at 95, is now something far more than the longest-reigning and longest-living monarch in our nation’s history.
She is the most loved.
And after the dignity, grace and quiet courage she has shown over the past two years — hard times that have battered both her country and her family — she has never been more loved than she is today.
But through it all, Her Majesty acted with grace and dignity. She never faltered.
Read the article in full here.
Diana would have ‘loved’ George
Julia Samuel was a close friend of Diana and is the founder patron of the charity Child Bereavement UK.
Julia spoke on podcast How to Fail with Elizabeth Day and said how much Diana would have “loved” her eight-year-old grandson.
She addded: “He is amazing. He’s funny and feisty and cheeky and God [Diana] would have loved him so much. That is heartbreaking for all of them.”
Prince George’s ‘hilariously inconvenient’ gifts
PRINCE George’s godmother has revealed how she honours Princess Diana with her choice of gifts for him.
Julia Samuel was speaking on podcast How to Fail with Elizabeth Day and explained how her late friend started the joke – which has now become tradition.
The 62-year-old, who is one of seven godparents to the future King, was a close friend of Diana and is the founder patron of the charity Child Bereavement UK.
Julia, a psychotherapist, paediatric counsellor and mum-of-four, explained how she always chooses the gift which is the most inconvenient but hilarious – in terms of noise and time needed to construct.
She says: “I do to George what [Diana] did to us. Which is give impossible toys which are really noisy, take a lot of making.”
Adding how it’s normally Prince William who bears the brunt, she says: “I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together.
“And then put all the machinery together and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that. That makes me laugh and it makes George laugh.”