Royal news: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and The Queen


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The Queen is said to give out 620 gifts to her staff and family, according to a former aide
The Queen once told off a photographer who asked her to remove her crown

Here’s what’s going on in the famous family today…

The Queen once told off 50K-per-day celebrity photographer who asked her to remove her crown

The Queen is certainly not someone who likes to be put in her place, and once had some strong words for a photographer who tried to get her to remove her crown.

On a behind-the-scenes documentary on the royal family, renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, who charged around 50,000 per day, was commissioned to take four portraits of the Queen, according to the Telegraph. 

She said: “I think it will look better without the crown because the garter robe is so…”

Before she could finish, the Queen said icily: Less dressy? What do you think this is?

Kate Middleton wears Princess Dianas tiara as she joins Prince William at Buckingham Palace reception

Kate Middleton wore the Lover’s Knot tiara to the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace last night

Kate Middleton proved herself to be every bit the dazzling Duchess as she joined Prince William for the Queens Diplomatic Reception this evening.

The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to her husbands late mother by wearing the Lovers Knot tiara previously owned by Princess Diana.

The headpiece was made in 1914 and given to the Princess of Wales by the Queen as a wedding gift in 1981 and it has gone on to become one of Kates favourite pieces.

The Cambridges arrived together to celebrate the annual white tie Diplomatic Corps reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Meghan beams in photo of incredibly special moment shared by Smart Works charity

The charity used the snap of Meghan on day 11 of their countdown
Meghan was seen beaming with joy in photo of incredibly special moment shared by Smart Works charity

A photo of Meghan beaming has been shared by charity Smart Works to mark nearly a year of working with the Duchess.

The charity shared a behind-the-scenes snap of the Duchess of Sussex on their Instagram account, where they praised her for her hard work.

Last January the 38-year-old revealed she was becoming a patron of the charity, which helps women back into the world of work.

The mum-of-one visited the organisation a number of times, and released a clothing capsule at M&S, John Lewis and Jigsaw, called The Smart Set Capsule Collection.

Meghan and Prince Harry are using six-week break to prepare for US charity launch with Hollywood PR

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be working on the US launch of Sussex Royal
Meghan and Prince Harry are said to be working on the US launch of Sussex Royal

Meghan is currently on a six-week break from royal duties but has not been sitting back during this time. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is said to be using her sabbatical to plan the US launch of her Sussex Royal Foundation alongside her PR advisor, it has been claimed. 

The royal mum is said to be in full work mode and is keen to launch the foundation in the New Year, hoping for it to become one of the biggest philanthropic organisations worldwide. 

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would not be spending Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham.

In other royal news, we told you how the Queen starred alongside Princess Margaret in Christmas pantomimes as a child and often played the PRINCE.

We also revealed Meghan Markles former Suits co-star says the Duchess is in charge of her Royal wardrobe and does it all herself.


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