Kate Middleton News: Princess of Wales gives update on project as she continues cancer treatment

King hosts garden party with royals while Prince Harry will miss meeting

An “excited” Princess of Wales has given the first major update on her project since beginning her cancer treatment.

Its Royal Foundation Early Years Business Working Group has today (21 May) published a new report suggesting £45.5bn could be added to the economy a year if businesses introduce more family-friendly working practices.

Palace sources have confirmed that Kate has watched the full report from her home.

A spokesperson said: “The Prince and Princess’ projects work is ‘always on’… early childhood is a huge priority for the Princess and so she has been kept fully up to date throughout the development of the Group’s work. of Labor and has seen the report. .”

The report comes after Kate hinted at her return to work last week on Kensington Royal’s (X) Twitter account, where she and Prince William posted another update on the project: a “special film” highlighting the problems of mental health faced by young farmers.

Meanwhile, the Sussexes celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in Los Angeles just days after returning from Nigeria to promote the Invictus Games.

They were seen celebrating at an upscale steakhouse in Montecito, where a bottle of wine can cost diners up to $1,402.

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King Charles jokes about being locked in a ‘cage’ amid cancer battle

The Monarch, 75, took an extended break from public duties after being diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer earlier this year.

He made the light-hearted comment in a surprise appearance at an army barracks earlier this month.

The King told Lieutenant Colonel Robert Grant: “When this opportunity arose and I was allowed out of my cage, I wanted to come and have a look.”

The Monarch has been determined to attend as many engagements as possible since returning to work last month.

He attended five engagements in 48 hours last week, culminating in an appearance at the Royal Opera House, which was also a surprise.

King Charles has made more than one surprise appearance since returning to work. (getty)

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Prince Edward says Queen’s death was ‘much more emotional’ after loss of Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh, 60, said the experience became “much more emotional” than it could have been because he died just 17 months after Prince Philip.

Edward made the comments on Saturday (May 18) as he stood in for King Charles as Lord High Commissioner at the Church of Scotland General Assembly.

“There have been times recently when I have been blessed to have felt the care and love of God,” he said.

“And who could forget the scenes that followed my mother’s death?

“The outpouring of emotions, the display of respect, love and pain was overwhelming and a privilege to experience and behold.

“I think I can speak for my entire family when I say we will be forever grateful for that support.”

The Duke of Edinburgh addressed the Church of Scotland General Assembly on Saturday (Jordan Pettitt/PA) (PA Cable)

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Anne Robinson opens up about her relationship with Queen Camilla’s ex

He Weakest link The presenter, 79, confirmed she is in a relationship with Andrew Parker Bowles, 84, who was previously married to the Queen for 22 years.

Addressing rumors of a romance between the couple, Robinson said “yes” and then opened up about how her lifestyle choices have impacted her love life.

“If you don’t drink, you’re not that reckless, are you?” she said Saga Magazine.

“I firmly believe in surprising yourself by taking risks.

“Personally and professionally. Who does not risk does not win.

“If the worst thing that can happen is an egg falling on your face, that’s not terrible, is it?”

Anne Robinson is dating Queen Camilla’s ex-husband (PA file)

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Unpublished images of the royal family are exhibited for the first time

For the first time, never-before-seen portraits of the royal family are on display.

“For centuries, portraiture has played a vital role in shaping the public’s perception of the Royal Family,” the exhibition explains.

“This exhibition traces the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day, bringing together more than 150 photographic prints, evidence and documents from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives.”

Current royal portrait photographer Hugo Burnand exclusively told The independent which has a special meaning for him as it features “the first photographs taken of members of the royal family in the Victorian era.”

The exhibition features past and present members of the royal family. (Yui Mok/PA Cable)

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Kate Middleton, the ‘driving force’ behind first royal project since cancer diagnosis

The early years report, which Kate reviewed at home, examines how the economy could be boosted if companies adopted more family-friendly policies.

A senior royal aide said: “The Princess of Wales was the driving force behind the business taskforce. She has been kept up to date since the inception of the task force and has read the report and received information about it.

“This is a clear commitment that she has made and that, throughout her life of public service, this will be (the) focus.”

The aide emphasized that Kate will not return to public duties until she has received the “green light” from her doctors.

The princess has not been seen in public since Christmas Day last year. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

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Prince Harry does not mention Rupert Murdoch’s name in phone hacking case

Judge Timothy Fancourt ruled today (May 21) that Murdoch and other executives who allegedly covered up wiretapping evidence cannot be named in the case.

The ruling was made on the basis that the Duke of Sussex was attempting to pursue a political agenda.

“There is a desire on the part of those pursuing the litigation on the plaintiffs’ side to shoot at ‘trophy’ targets, whether political issues or high-profile individuals,” Fancourt wrote.

“As tempting as it undoubtedly is for the plaintiffs’ team to try to frame the man at the top, doing so will add nothing to the conclusion that Ms. Brooks and Mr. James Murdoch or other senior executives knew about and were involved, if that has been shown to be the case.”

Invictus of British royalty (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Emma GuinnessMay 21, 2024 17:00

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Queen Camilla reveals she dreamed of royal life as a child

“I remember a book called Angelique, written by a woman called Anne Golon, which is about this beautiful French woman who went through a series of completely crazy adventures,” the Queen said.

“At one point he landed at the court of the Sun King Louis XIV. I think he was probably about 11 or 12 years old. “It was incredibly exciting.”

Camilla dreamed of real life when she was a child (Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

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Portrait of Kate Middleton goes on display in London

The new exhibition opened on Friday (May 17) and features portraits of the royal family dating back to the Victorian era.

Kate’s portrait was taken by Paolo Roversi and is part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

Emma GuinnessMay 21, 2024 12:10

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Windsor Castle ends free entry for locals

The benefit, offered by The Royal Collection Trust, will end on June 1.

Thereafter, residents with the Royal Borough of Windsor and the Maidenhead Advantage Card will have to pay to enter, although they will receive a 50 per cent discount.

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julian Tisi criticized the move and said locals deserve free access.

“Windsor, and specifically the castle, is visited by millions of people from all over the world,” he said.

“During the season, residents gladly welcome tourists in their shops and restaurants, take them in taxis and give them directions on the street.

“In exchange, we will be able to live and work near one of the most emblematic buildings in the world and visit it whenever we want.”

Windsor Castle in Berkshire is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world (Steve Parsons/PA) (PA file)

Emma GuinnessMay 21, 2024 11:04

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King Charles prefers homegrown fruits and vegetables

King Charles has said that homegrown fruit and vegetables taste “much better”.

The Monarch made the revelation while speaking to children in the “no adults allowed” garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

“There’s nothing more fun than eating things you’ve grown,” he said before adding, “It tastes so much better.”

King Charles believes homemade food tastes better (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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