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THE Royal Family's damage control over Prince Harry & Meghan Markle may be "too little too late" to stop a 2nd Oprah interview.

Harry and Meghan's infamous Oprah interview "crossed a line" - and the couple were "relegated" during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee as a result.

But Royal columnist Daniela Elser claimed the Firm may be starting to "panic" over what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will do next after they were spotted leaving the talk show host's house last weekend.

Writing for news.com.au, Ms Elser said: "Still, it’s hard not to wonder if this damage control is too little too late.

"Feelings would seem to have been hurt badly, Harry has books to sell and the duo has a streaming giant bleeding hundreds of billions to keep sweet.

"For now, it’s a watching brief but with all of the opportunities in the near future for the Duke and Duchess to indulge in the penchant for truth-telling and journey-sharing, are a few warm words here and there really going to be enough to prevent them from coming for another prime time pasting?"

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest news...

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    Harry & Meghan ‘won’t win’ if they do another Oprah interview

    A royal expert believes Harry and Meghan are doomed if they decide to make another interview with  the US talk show host.

    Pictures emerged recently of the couple entering Oprah’s multi-million dollar mansion, fuelling reports that a second interview could be on the way.

    But speaking on TalkTV’s The Morning Show recently, commentator Dylan Howard on believes the couple may not survive the Royal Family fall-out that would arise from another tell-all chat.

    Commenting on whether Meghan and Harry can return on Oprah, Dylan said: “I don’t know, I think they may do.”

    He then added: “I think it’s going to be damaging to the royal institution but I think one thing is certain – the Firm wins, they’re not going to win. It’s over for them.”

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    Ghislaine Maxwell had ‘intimate relationship’ with Andrew which gave her ‘unrestricted access’

    PRINCE Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell had an “intimate relationship” which gave the socialite “unrestricted access” to Buckingham Palace, a former Royal cop has claimed.

    Maxwell and The Duke of York’s relationship is coming under intense scrutiny as she was jailed this week for 20 years for her role in grooming girls for paedophile multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

    Paul Page, who served the Royal Family for six years as an armed protection officer, spoke of how he would often see Ghislaine coming and going from Andrew’s apartments.

    And she had “unrestricted access” at Buckingham Palace – with cops being told to simply wave her in whenever she arrived to see the Duke.

    Page – who worked at the Palace from 1998 to 2004 – said he and his colleagues were convinced Andrew was more than friends with Ghislaine.

    “She was allowed to enter and exit the Palace night and day at will,” he told The Sun Online.

    “Myself and my other colleagues formed the opinion they were in some sort of relationship.”

  • HR changes made at the Palace following Meghan ‘bullying’ claims

    Changes have been made to the Palace’s HR protocol after staff complained that they were ‘humiliated’ by the duchess.

    While these change won’t be revealed the Palace has assured Brits they are in effect.

    A senior palace source reportedly said: “Because of the confidentiality of the discussions we have not communicated the detailed recommendations.

    “The recommendations have been incorporated within policies and procedures wherever appropriate and policies and procedures have changed.”

  • William and Charles should be ‘less outspoken’, expert claims

    The two future kings have been warned that they will need be slightly more subtle when they ascend the throne.

    The author of “The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II”, Ian Lloyd, said: “I think [he could be more outspoken] as Prince of Wales, because he can do [that], I mean the present Prince of Wales has done that.

    “As King you have to be a little more circumspect.”

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    Sussexes ‘missed Red Arrows flypast over Buckingham Palace as they hastily left Jubilee celebrations’

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan were in such a rush to get away from the first day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations they missed the Red Arrows flypast over Buckingham Palace, it is claimed.

    The couple — on a first joint visit to the UK after quitting as frontline royals — “rushed back” to Frogmore ­Cottage, their Windsor home, after the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

    It came after the Queen is said to have told Harry and Meghan she would not pose for a picture with their daughter Lilibet as Her Majesty had a bloodshot eye.

    Her senior aides are understood to have voiced fears that a picture could be shared in the US, where Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have a multimillion pound contract with Netflix.

    It was also reported in the Telegraph yesterday the couple visited the Queen as a family the day before Trooping the Colour.

    It was previously thought the meeting took place afterwards.

    It’s also claimed they declined invites to the Party at the Palace and the Platinum Pageant.

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    ‘Disloyal & rude’

    PRINCE Harry has been branded “disloyal and rude” for working with Netflix on a new tell-all docuseries.

    The Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, agreed a $100m deal with the streaming giant, but some feel he is betraying his family’s trust by working with the media company.

    Royal expert Angela Levin, claims the company will want its “pint of blood” from the duke, following all the money they have spent.

    The expert went on to say: “He’s now actually doing what I think is so disloyal and rude and that is taking money from a company like Netflix that knows exactly that it’s going to get its pint of blood out of somebody when it offers a lot of money.

    “When he knows the same company is ridiculing his father, his mother and his grandmother.”

    In recent weeks, reports emerged that Netflix were FURIOUS with Harry’s visit to the UK, following the Queen’s refusal to be filmed with baby Lilibet.

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    'Prince of Wales is now taking on a greater role'

    The Queen has had to have her schedule adjusted due to her mobility problems.

    Speaking to Today's hosts David Campbell and Allison Langdon, Ms Oliveri said: "It's basically a cutting dow of these official duties".

    She added: "This means, as you mentioned, the Prince of Wales is now taking on a greater role within the monarchy.

    "Also, some of the Queen's other family members.

    "We saw Prince William as well, Kate and also the Earl and Countess of Wessex."

    Ms Oliveri added the Queen's role still "compromises of two key elements". These are that the monarch still holds the titled of "Head of State" and "Head of Nation".

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    Sussexes 'raised eyebrows' behind palace walls

    According to The Telegraph, the Sussexes' decision to take a solo walk down the lengthy aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral for the service of thanksgiving on June 3 "raised eyebrows".

    The Sussexes were spotted leaving Clarence House on Friday morning as they were in a "security pod" with Beatrice and Eugenie.

    Meghan and Harry's UK visit for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee was incredibly brief.

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    Kate Middleton gives Prince George a VERY unusual school holidays chore

    HE might be one of the most famous kids on the planet – but in a lot of ways, Prince George is just like any other eight-year-old boy.

    Not only is he football-mad but the future King also reportedly loves being outdoors at the Cambridges’ Norfolk home Anmer Hall.

    And when he’s not watering and weeding his vegetable patch, there’s a VERY messy chore Kate Middleton always asks her eldest son to do during the school holidays.

    Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Pant Farm near Abergavenny in Wales.

    During the trip, a robot silage sweeper caught Prince William’s eye in one of the barns.

    When quizzing the local farmer on how it’s used, they explained that it’s great for transporting heavy bags of animal food.

    Proud mum Kate then chimed in and said: “That was George’s job at half term – moving feed.”

  • Exclusive: Inside the mystery sale of Prince Andrew's abandoned mansion

    Sunninghill Park, the half-constructed mansion once owned by Prince Andrew, remains empty, almost a decade since its sale to a Kazakh oligarch.

    The sale was shrouded in mystery, and some believe some unscrupulous dealings may have taken place.

    The Duke of York sold his and Sarah Ferguson's former six-bedroom love nest Sunninghill Park in 2007 for £15m to billionaire oligarch Timur Kulibayev, son-in-law of Kazakh dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev.

    This was despite the property being on the market for £12million.

    This led to questions being asked about Andrew's close ties to the Kazakhstan regime, which was known for its brutal rule.

    But now, seven years on, the property remains abandoned and incomplete, with no change in sight.

    A neighbour told the Sun Online: "I don’t know who is there. It’s not been sold recently. It’s still in the development phase. 

    "We’ve only been here two and a half years and it’s been like that the whole time."

    Read more here

  • Charles’ ‘secretive deals with Tory peer’ being investigated

    The Prince reportedly took £1.7m from a Tory peer, who helped to bail one of the royal’s failed eco projects.

    He appointed the Tory peer as trustee of the Prince’s Foundation, which manages Charles’ Scottish stately home Dumfries House, in 2013, The Sunday Times reports.

    The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has now confirmed it is investigating.

    A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the work of Havisham Group and property transactions relating to the Knockroon development in Ayrshire forms part of our overall investigation, work on which is ongoing.”

    Lord Brownlow helped bail Charles out of a failed eco-village project that he believed would help pay off his £20million loan for the mansion, it is reported.

  • Prince Harry to be completely BALD by 40, expert claims

    It looks like Prince Harry is following in the footsteps of his father and brother, with the runaway royal set lose all his hair by 40, an expert as claimed.

    Dr Manish Mittal, a hair transplant surgeon, said that the Duke of Sussex will need to act fast if he wants to halt or reverse his inevitable hair loss.

    Harry would not be the first royal to take the plunge and go bald, William and Charles have done so already.

    Dr Mittal said: “At the speed it’s receding, it is likely that Harry will be completely bald in two years, certainly by the time he’s 40.”

    A VIP hair transplant will set the royal back around £40,000.

  • It is 'too late for damage', claims expert as Harry & Meghan plan second Oprah interview

    Royal columnist Daniela Elser believes the firm are in panic stations after reports emerged that the Sussexes are planning a SECOND tell-all interview.

    Writing for news.com.au, Ms Elser said: "Still, it’s hard not to wonder if this damage control is too little too late.

    "Feelings would seem to have been hurt badly, Harry has books to sell and the duo has a streaming giant bleeding hundreds of billions to keep sweet.

    "For now, it’s a watching brief but with all of the opportunities in the near future for the Duke and Duchess to indulge in the penchant for truth-telling and journey-sharing, are a few warm words here and there really going to be enough to prevent them from coming for another prime time pasting?"

  • How much does Meghan's lavish wellness routine cost?

    The Duchess of Sussex has long been a supporter of wellness routines.

    But this lifestyle doesn't come cheap, with Hello claiming Meghan spends £45,000 a year on health and wellness treatments.

    This includes frequent visits to Glow Bar's infrared sauna, among other luxuries.

  • Her Majesty to take a step back amid mobility issues

    THE Queen’s job description has been rewritten by Buckingham Palace, as it scales back the number of duties she “must fulfil”.

    Her Majesty’s “official” jobs were edited in the palace’s annual Sovereign Grant report this week – for the first time in at least a decade, it has been reported.

    Events like the State Opening of Parliament, which were previously compulsory for the Queen, have been removed from her duties.

    Instead, the new format emphasises just how important the rest of the royal family are, giving them more duties to complete as the Queen rests.

  • Harry & Meghan ‘won’t win’ if they do another Oprah interview

    A royal expert believes Harry and Meghan are doomed if they decide to make another interview with  the US talk show host.

    Pictures emerged recently of the couple entering Oprah’s multi-million dollar mansion, fuelling reports that a second interview could be on the way.

    But speaking on TalkTV’s The Morning Show recently, commentator Dylan Howard on believes the couple may not survive the Royal Family fall-out that would arise from another tell-all chat.

    Commenting on whether Meghan and Harry can return on Oprah, Dylan said: “I don’t know, I think they may do.”

    He then added: “I think it’s going to be damaging to the royal institution but I think one thing is certain – the Firm wins, they’re not going to win. It’s over for them.”

  • Ghislaine Maxwell had ‘intimate relationship’ with Andrew which gave her ‘unrestricted access’

    PRINCE Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell had an “intimate relationship” which gave the socialite “unrestricted access” to Buckingham Palace, a former Royal cop has claimed.

    Maxwell and The Duke of York’s relationship is coming under intense scrutiny as she was jailed this week for 20 years for her role in grooming girls for paedophile multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

    Paul Page, who served the Royal Family for six years as an armed protection officer, spoke of how he would often see Ghislaine coming and going from Andrew’s apartments.

    And she had “unrestricted access” at Buckingham Palace – with cops being told to simply wave her in whenever she arrived to see the Duke.

    Page – who worked at the Palace from 1998 to 2004 – said he and his colleagues were convinced Andrew was more than friends with Ghislaine.

    “She was allowed to enter and exit the Palace night and day at will,” he told The Sun Online.

    “Myself and my other colleagues formed the opinion they were in some sort of relationship.”

  • HR changes made at the Palace following Meghan 'bullying' claims

    Changes have been made to the Palace's HR protocol after staff complained that they were 'humiliated' by the duchess.

    While these change won't be revealed the Palace has assured Brits they are in effect.

    A senior palace source reportedly said: “Because of the confidentiality of the discussions we have not communicated the detailed recommendations.

    “The recommendations have been incorporated within policies and procedures wherever appropriate and policies and procedures have changed.”

  • William and Charles should be 'less outspoken', expert claims

    The two future kings have been warned that they will need be slightly more subtle when they ascend the throne.

    The author of "The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II", Ian Lloyd, said: "I think [he could be more outspoken] as Prince of Wales, because he can do [that], I mean the present Prince of Wales has done that.

    "As King you have to be a little more circumspect."

  • Meghan stands up for Women’s rights, despite criticism from the right

    Meghan made a damming statement following the Supreme Court decision to revoke abortion rights in the United States.

    Her comments criticising the decision of drawn the ire of Republican politicians in the country.

    Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) shockingly said: “This is just another attempt from the ex-royals to insert their British drama in American politics.”

    Rep. Buddy Carter added: “I think Americans made it pretty clear in 1776 that they don’t want members of the British Royal Family making decisions for them.”

    This comes after the Duchess boldly told Gloria: “It seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to DC together soon.”

  • Will and Kate's kids LOVE gardening

    Everyone needs a hobby, even future kings and queens, and the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have already found one they love.

    Over lockdown, a royal insider told Fabulous that Prince George and his younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had all developed a knack for gardening.

    An insider told Fabulous: “Each child has their own patch of Anmer garden where they grow flowers and vegetables. 

    “They water it, weed it and photos are taken for Grandpa Charles and the Queen to peruse.

    “They love helping grandfather Charles whenever they are down in Highgrove, although Louis has not been averse to try pulling out flowers instead of the rare sight of a weed!

    "Each Cambridge child has been gifted small gardening tools, including  trowels, rakes, shovels, small spades and mini wheelbarrows, brightly coloured watering cans, mini gardening gloves to avoid cuts and stings or totally filthy hands and nails!

    "Louis is not quite old enough but has a bucket containing his favourite gardening goodies!

    "They are delighted with their March-planted lettuces, small cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and pick snap peas in June. 

    "Strawberries do not last long - there is much instant eating when they have ripened!"

  • Prince George has one very strange chore this summer holiday

    You may expect the son of the future king to be pampered and waited on during every minute of the day but you may be surprised.

    Kate has different ideas, and has handed Prince George a very strange, but still important, chore this summer holiday.

    What is this job? Well moving animal feed of course.

    This began when a bit of farming equipment caught William's eye, leading him to speak to a local farmer about its uses.

    The conversation continued and William found out that the machine was used to move animal feed.

    Proud mum Kate then chimed in and said: "That was George’s job at half term – moving feed."

  • Inside the Sussex's $3m security operation

    It takes a lot to protect the royal family, and the Sussexes take their security very seriously.

    The pair live with their children, Archie and Lilibet, at the Chateau of Riven Rock.

    This eye-watering mansion is located on a private road, the first step in protecting the house.

    From there, the property has several security gates, guaranteeing only those who are meant to be there get in.

    The couple also employ an elite security team.

    The entire operation has been estimated to cost a staggering $3m.

  • Prince Harry enjoys Netflix's The Crown

    While speaking with his close friend James Corden, the royal revealed he loves to watch the show.

    While on James Corden's Late Late Show in the US Prince Harry admitted that he enjoys watching the Crown.

    He told his friend: "They [The Crown] don’t pretend to be news. It’s fiction. But it’s loosely based on the truth.

    "I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself.

    "Because it's the difference between — that [The Crown] is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this [the press] is being reported as fact because you're supposedly news.

    "I have a real issue with that."

  • Harry & Meghan 'won't win' if they do another Oprah interview

    A royal expert believes Harry and Meghan are doomed if they decide to make another interview with  the US talk show host.

    Pictures emerged recently of the couple entering Oprah's multi-million dollar mansion, fuelling reports that a second interview could be on the way.

    But speaking on TalkTV's The Morning Show recently, commentator Dylan Howard on believes the couple may not survive the Royal Family fall-out that would arise from another tell-all chat.

    Commenting on whether Meghan and Harry can return on Oprah, Dylan said: “I don't know, I think they may do.”

    He then added: “I think it's going to be damaging to the royal institution but I think one thing is certain - the Firm wins, they're not going to win. It's over for them.”

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