Royal Family latest – Prince Harry so shocked by 'frosty reception' at Philip's funeral he may ditch summer trip to UK

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton's 10th anniversary wedding are in stark contrast to anything Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have released, an expert has claimed.

The two new images — taken at Kensington Palace this week by photographer Chris Floyd — capture William and Kate smiling and in a relaxed mood.

They are seen cuddling each other in one shot while William stares intently at his beaming wife in the other.

They are wearing complementary blue outfits in the anniversary photographs.

Portrait photographer Glenn Gratton told MailOnline that the "honest, natural and straightforward" photos are very different to the kind of "heavily edited" photos Harry and Meghan tend to share.

He said that while 'neither can be criticised', William and Kate's photos look more natural, while 'PR conscious' Harry and Meghan's tend to appear in more "staged" shots. 

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    CAMBRIDGES' LOVE STORY

    Kate and William first met while studying art history at St Andrew’s University, where the Prince fell head over heels for Kate during a charity fashion show she was modelling in.

    During their second year, the pair become roommates – the point at which William said their relationship “blossomed”. 

    The pair were first photographed together on a ski trip to Klosters, Switzerland in 2004 – and celebrated graduation together the following year. 

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    KATE MIDDLETON’S UNCLE RECKONS ROYAL SHOULD BE QUEEN ‘SOONER’

    The Duchess of Cambridge’s proud uncle is ultra keen for the royal to be made Queen sooner rather than later, says a report.

    Gary Goldsmith told the Daily Mail: “She’s taken to that job – and it is a job – like a duck to water, and emerged as the best thing that could have happened to the Royal Family.

    “She’s their biggest asset at the moment.

    “She was a breath of fresh air [upon marrying Prince William], and she hasn’t put a foot wrong since!”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    FAMILY TIME

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released footage of them playing with their children.

    A 39-second video posted on their official Twitter account shows the couple and the three youngsters enjoying time together, including walking in the countryside and playing on a beach.

    In a message accompanying the video, the couple, who are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, thanked those who had sent "kind messages", adding: "We are enormously grateful for the 10 years of support we have received in our lives as a family."

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    BATTLE ROYALE

    This Morning descended into chaos today as a guest claiming to be the secret lovechild of Prince Charles and Camilla clashed with a royal expert.

    Simon Dorante-Day, speaking from his home in Brisbane, Australia, had a fiery row with author Robert Jobson.

    Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were forced to cut the ill-tempered interview short after Simon's wife Elvianna swore, yelling: "Stop treating indigenous people like s***!"

    Phillip said: "We'll leave it there, Simon, unfortunately. That wasn't very royal was it?"

    Holly added: "Sorry for any bad language you heard there."

    This Morning chaos as wife of man who claims to be ‘Prince Charles and Camilla’s secret love child’ swears at royal expert

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    PRINCE HARRY KEEN TO RETURN TO THE UK FOR PRINCESS DIANA STATUE UNVEILING

    Prince Harry is “really hoping” to return to the UK for the joint unveiling of the Princess Diana statue with Prince William, says a royal expert.

    On ITV’s Lorraine show this morning, royal editor Russell Myers said: “I’m still told that Prince Harry is really hoping to come back, and this is quite an interesting point because it’s the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue on July 1st.

    “The boys have had a huge hand in this. And they will obviously want to put differences aside.”

    The statue will be unveiled in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    HARRY & MEG LEFT BIRTHDAY CARD FOR THE QUEEN

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left a birthday card and a gift for the Queen as she turned 95 on Wednesday, according to a report.

    A source told Us Weekly: “Prince Harry got to say goodbye to the Queen before her birthday and he left her a gift and card from him and Meghan.”

    According to the report, the card contained had a message honouring Her Majesty’s legacy.

    The birthday gift remains unknown.

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    Ms Cairns replied: “I said to her, ‘well we had to take a door down from the room below for the trolley to go through with the cake.’

    “It was all put back in the end so it was fine.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    ROYAL WHOPPER

    Kate and William's wedding cake was so big that a door at Buckingham Palace had to be removed to fit it in.

    On ITV’s The Day Will and Kate Got Married, the wedding cake creator, Fiona Cairns, revealed the Queen was not amused at the palace being deconstructed.

    The pastry chef recalled: “I was told that Her Majesty would be coming through the door at the top of the picture gallery to chat at midday.

    “So no pressure of course, having never built this cake before. 

    “When the Queen came to see us, the cake wasn’t completely finished. I can remember her saying ‘I hear that you’ve been dismantling my house.’”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    PRINCE WILLIAM DOESN'T LIKE TO WEAR JEWELLERY

    While the Duchess of Cambridge proudly displays her sparkler on her left hand, the Duke’s wedding ring is nowhere to be seen.

    Ditching tradition, it seems that William isn’t a fan of jewellery at all.

    After the royal pair got hitched in 2011, a spokesperson from the palace revealed the reason why the Prince decided to go ringless.

    They explained: “It is simply down to personal preference.

    “It was something that the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewellery.”

    Prince William chooses not to wear a wedding ring as a personal preference
  • Chiara Fiorillo

    PRINCE HARRY'S BEST MAN SPEECH MADE KATE 'SHED A TEAR'

    Prince Harry made Kate Middleton "shed a tear" on her wedding day, according to a royal author.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, was moved to tears by Harry's best man speech for his brother William, who tied the knot in April 2011, the book claims.

    Katie Nicholl's 2017 biography Harry: Life, Loss, and Love gave a glimpse into the Cambridge's wedding reception.

    In this book, she said of the speech: “It was affectionate, warm and funny and touched William deeply.

    “When he said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy, while Kate shed a tear."

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    CURTSEY FOR THE QUEEN DURING STEADY STREAM OF OFFICIAL DUTIES AT WINDSOR

    The Queen has held two virtual audiences from Windsor Castle as part of a steady stream of official duties as head of state.

    She received the Slovenian ambassador Simona Leskovar, who was photographed curtseying to the monarch by video link from Buckingham Palace.

    The smiling Queen could be seen on a computer screen, dressed in a dark pink floral dress.

    The Queen received the Ambassador of Slovenia Simona LeskovarCredit: PA
  • Chiara Fiorillo

    DEDICATION TO DUTY

    The nation's longest reigning monarch, who is set to reach her platinum jubilee next year, is known for her dedication to duty, even while mourning the loss of loved ones.

    The act of newly-appointed bishops paying "homage" to the Sovereign dates back to Elizabeth I's reign.

    The Queen is known for her dedication to dutyCredit: PA
  • Chiara Fiorillo

    QUEEN CONTINUES WITH RAFT OF ROYAL DUTIES FROM WINDSOR

    The Queen has continued with a busy diary of royal duties by holding a Privy Council meeting, her weekly telephone audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and video calls with two newly-appointed bishops.

    The monarch, 95, who is adjusting to life without her beloved consort of 73 years the Duke of Edinburgh, worked virtually from Windsor Castle on Wednesday.

    Her regular audience with Mr Johnson came on the day the PM maintained his innocence over the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat after the Electoral Commission launched a formal investigation.

    The monarch, who was not pictured on the official duties, also received the oath of allegiance via videolink from the Bishop of Chester, the Right Reverend Mark Tanner, and the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend Dr Gulnar Francis-Dehqani, who paid homage on their appointments.

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    Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliam said: “Charles has long wanted to ‘slim down’ the institution.

    “In 2019 the royals performed over 3,000 engagements, ranging from opening buildings to attending the Rugby World Cup final in Japan.

    “That year 15 royals undertook duties from the Queen, including lesser known figures such as Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. An assessment of the true value of these minor royal engagements is now urgently needed.

    “And then there are the patronages, the Crown’s links with hundreds of charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.

    “Of these there are many — more than 3,000 count an association with a royal. Prince Philip held around 750 patronages when he died, so what should happen to them?

    “It is inevitable that some patronages and engagements will go. You are looking at a practical scaling down already.”

  • Aliki Kraterou

    PRINCESS ANNE NOT TO BE EXCLUDED FROM ROYAL FAMILY

    Princess Anne fans are urging Prince Charles to not exclude the hardworking royal from duties when he becomes king. 

    Following the recent death of his dad Prince Philip, who passed away on April 9 at the age of 99, Charles is expected to take on many of the 95-year-old Queen’s duties.

    Some reports have suggested a slimmed down monarchy would consist essentially of the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, plus the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.

    The Princess Royal clocked up 148 official engagements last year and spent 145 days carrying out public duties, latest figures show.

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    In this book, she said of the speech: “It was affectionate, warm and funny and touched William deeply.

    “When he said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy, while Kate shed a tear."

    Although Harry's impression of his brother "cooing down the phone at Kate" and calling her "Babykins" got a big laugh, then-girlfriend Chelsy Davy asked for one omission.

    Katie added: “She had helped Harry edit the best man’s speech, sensitively advising him to take out a line about Kate’s ‘killer legs’ that might have embarrassed the bride.”

  • Aliki Kraterou

    HARRY'S SPEECH MADE KATE CRY ON HER WEDDING DAY

    Prince Harry made Kate Middleton "shed a tear" on her wedding day, according to a royal author.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, was moved to tears by Harry's best man speech for his brother William, who tied the knot in April 2011, the book claims.

    Katie Nicholl's 2017 biography Harry: Life, Loss, and Love gave a glimpse into the Cambridge's wedding reception.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    WHAT'S LOVEHONEY?

    Lovehoney is the UK’s biggest online adult retailer and has eight other websites globally including US, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, EU, Canada and New Zealand.

    It has a global customer base of 2.2million people and a 300-strong workforce.

    Lovehoney’s global expansion was boosted by winning the official licence to make all official Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products.

    It received the Queen’s Award for International Trade five year ago and founders Richard Longhurst and Neal Slateford and other winners met the Queen and Prince Philip at a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    QUEEN HONOURS LOVEHONEY WITH TOP AWARD

    The Queen has honoured Britain's biggest sex toy brand with a top award.

    Lovehoney has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the last six years.

    Debbie Bond, Lovehoney’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are thrilled to have received official recognition from the Queen.

    “Her Majesty has been a wonderful supporter of Lovehoney as we have grown into being the world’s leading sexual wellness brand.

    “Royal patronage will help us to create more jobs at our Bath headquarters and in our international offices and spread the sexual happiness message globally.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    KATE AND WILLIAM HAD SECRET LAWYER AT WEDDING

    Kate and William had an unexpected guest at their wedding – a lawyer.

    The Daily Mail reported the news after speaking to Dean of Westminster, Dr John Hall.

    Dr Hall was the man who uttered the nail-biting words: "If any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace."

    He told the Mail: "One of my colleagues said, 'You really do need to have a lawyer handy just in case", so we did.

    "'Even though we knew it was all going to be fine, we did actually have a lawyer waiting in the wings.'"

    Kate and William after they said 'I do' ten years ago
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    WHAT ANNOYED PRINCE PHILIP ABOUT THE QUEEN

    A pal of Prince Philip’s has revealed the one thing the Queen did that annoyed the Duke.

    Gyles Brandreth, who has penned a new book on Philip’s life, said the monarch’s frequent phone calls were the biggest cause of the Duke’s domestic ire.

    He told Lorraine it was the “only time he ever complained about the Queen”.

    “He knew his whole life was about supporting the Queen and he never put a foot wrong,” the author said.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    MEGHAN IS ‘LEAST POPULAR ROYAL’ – UK SURVEY

    The Duchess of Sussex is Britain’s least popular royal after Prince Andrew, a survey has shown.

    The Times writes that a recent YouGov poll on behalf of the paper reveals that Meghan Markle is the least popular royal, with 61 per cent of people surveyed having a negative opinion of her.

    “Harry is next, with 49 per cent. The results reveal a split between older and younger Britons, with the latter keener on the couple.

    “William and Kate are by the far more popular, with 80 per cent of people being positive about him, and 78 per cent for her.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    KATE & MEG ‘VERY DIFFERENT’, SAYS INSIDER

    A royal insider has claimed that Kate Middleton found Meghan Markle “intimidating” and the pair are “very different”.

    The source told the Express: “They were not only very different women with very different personalities but very different women who came from very different places.

    “Kate spent 10 years as a girlfriend learning the ropes.

    “Everything happened much more quickly with Harry and Meghan, who entered the royal scene with her own fully-formed ideas.

    “I think Kate found her quite intimidating.”

    Kate and Meghan are 'very different', an expert saidCredit: Getty
  • Chiara Fiorillo

    WILLS’ MENTOR

    Prince Philip was “crucial in helping coach William” as the future King, a royal expert has said.

    Reflecting on the tributes, Penny Junor said Philip passed on “elements of the serious and the fun” to his grandsons.

    And Harry “very much got his sense of duty and active service from his grandfather”.

    The royal biographer told People that because “Harry is a much more relaxed character, he was able to bring in the more frivolous memories of his grandfather”.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    PHILIP & ANDREW ‘WERE IDENTICAL TWINS’

    Prince Philip believed he and Prince Andrew “were identical twins”, according to a royal biographer.

    In his book, ‘Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace’, author Nigel Cawthorne claimed the Duke of Edinburgh instantly felt a connection to his son.

    He said: “To his further joy, Prince Philip soon recognised the spitting image of himself in the little boy’s quirks and took immense pleasure in Andrew’s increasingly confident solitary streak.

    “Philip’s relatives agreed that he and Andrew were identical twins separated in time.”

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