The latest detail about the Fab Four’s royal feud is all about Archie

The latest detail about the Fab Four’s royal feud is all about Archie


Really?

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially split from Kate Middleton and Prince William this year to start their own royal household, something that has prompted rumours of feuds and fallouts, with the public fearing for the future of the Fab Four, and particularly, Harry and William’s relationship.

The two brothers were rumoured to have had a falling out recently, all stemming from a reported hesitance to accept Harry and Meghan’s fast-paced relationship, from William’s side.

The speculation only grew louder when the two royal couples split from each other on Instagram just months ago, something that millennials in particular took to mean that there had been a serious falling out.

Poor royals! Who said that the rumour mill was dead?

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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While some insisted the split was simply down to succession, there were still rumours of feuds with a new detail going viral after baby Archie’s Christening, something that the royal couple insisted on being a private affair, even refusing to release the list of Godparents.

This is reportedly what caused the tension.

According to a source via Us Weekly, ‘The queen accepted Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the event private’ but it was reportedly Prince William and Kate Middleton who ‘weren’t happy about it.’

According to the source, ‘William thinks his brother is going overboard keeping Archie out of the spotlight,’ something that has reportedly increased tensions.

Come back Fab Four.

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Idris Elba reveals what he played when he DJ'd at Meghan and Harry's wedding

Idris Elba reveals what he played when he DJ'd at Meghan and Harry's wedding


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said ‘I do’ in front of around 600 guests at their wedding in Windsor last year, and millions of people across the globe tuned in to watch them exchange their vows. The world wanted to know every last detail about their big day, from the sweet thing that Harry did for Meghan before the ceremony to the flowers to her beautiful dresses.

Their guests included royalty and A-listers alike, with famous faces including George and Amal Clooney, Elton John and the Beckhams. And they had one very popular celeb on the decks – Idris Elba.

According to reports, the reception and after party were extra exclusive and of the hundreds of ceremony guests only 200 were invited to the private reception at Frogmore House in Windsor Home Park.

Details about the ‘knees up’ have been kept secret from the public – well, that is until Idris decided to give us some clues about the music that the couple and their guests enjoyed dancing to on the night.

While on BBC Radio 1 Extra, Idris revealed that he had been given a set list by the Duchess.

‘Respectfully I haven’t really been going on an about. Just ask them,’ he started, but admitted: ‘Meghan sent me a playlist with some bare tunes on it.

It has been rumoured that Harry and Meghan’s first dance was to Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and Idris confirmed he did play it, saying: ‘Did that go off? Mate a lot of tunes went off!’

When asked specifically which songs he played, Idris replied: ‘There was some West Coast on it.’

He was pressed for more details, but refused to give much more away.

‘I’m not gonna put their business out like that, that’s not fair,’ he said. ‘Ask Meghan and Harry.’

Over to you, guys…

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This is how Meghan Markle plans to spend her birthday

This is how Meghan Markle plans to spend her birthday


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To celebrate her 38th birthday in August, Meghan Markle has been given a ‘special gift’ by the Queen.

According to The Mirror, the Duchess of Sussex plans to spend her birthday with Harry and baby Archie at the Queen’s favourite residence and holiday home, Balmoral. The monarch usually spends time there during the summer, along with her husband Prince Philip, but it’ll reportedly be the first time that Meghan has visited the estate in Scotland.

An insider told the publication: ‘It’s no secret Balmoral is Her Majesty’s favourite home and that’s why this invite is so special and heartfelt.

‘The Queen and Prince Philip adore the couple and, of course, their new great-grandson Archie, and they have invited them to Balmoral for a few days. It is testament to Meghan that she has been given this invite. It’s a huge honour.’

The celebrations will include afternoon tea and a special cake which will be prepared by the Queen’s staff. Meghan, Harry and Archie will also get their own wing so that they can spend time together.

It has been reported that the Queen gets on very well with Meghan, with a royal insider revealing: ‘They have a love of dogs in common and Meghan knows how to make her laugh.’

On one of their first official outings together, the Queen was photographed chuckling with Meghan, so their bond is evident. Offering the Sussexes a stay at Balmoral to celebrate Meghan’s birthday is a very special gift from the monarch, and we’re sure they’ll have a lovely time in Scotland.

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This ASOS summer sock hack changes everything

This ASOS summer sock hack changes everything


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Everybody loves a good hack. From the hotel room key slot hack to the absolutely brilliant extension lead travel hack to how Kate Middleton recycles her old clothes, we’re always on the lookout for ways to make things a little bit easier.

And now there’s a brand new on for summer dressing, and it changes everything.

We’re still waiting for the sun to arrive in the UK, which means it has not exactly been the perfect weather to dig out your best sandals. So if you’re still wearing your favourite loafers but haven’t got the right socks to wear with them, this shoe hack is for you.

ASOS shared a video on their Instagram page, writing: ‘Fashion hack alert. caught out with the wrong socks? Try this.’ The clip has had over 430,000 views so far because it is genius.

It shows someone wearing a regular sock (neon, because why not?) about to put on a silver loafer. To stop the sock from showing with the shoe on, they pull the sock down to the toes and wrap it back under the heel and voila – it creates the perfect pop sock.

One fan of the hack wrote: ‘Hol’ up you might of just done something right there.’

Another added: ‘Mind blown, life changed.’

‘This is life changing,’ a third commented.

Others were loving the pink sock and silver shoe combo and said they’d wear it fully showing.

One thing is for sure – it’s a game changer if you can’t find any trainer socks in your drawer.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Queen and the Buckingham Palace intruder

Here’s everything you need to know about the Queen and the Buckingham Palace intruder


The Windsors are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with everything from Archie’s royal christening to the rumoured royal feud making news.

One of the most talked-about royal family members however is the Queen, from the food she banned from the royal kitchen to the ‘vulgar’ word she reportedly refuses to say.

This week, the Queen made news due to a security breach at her Buckingham Palace home, as an intruder broke in at 2am earlier this week while the Queen was sleeping metres away.

According to The Sun, the 22-year-old scaled a fence in front of the palace before he attempted to bang down the doors, almost 37 years ago to the day that Michael Fagan infamously broke into the Queen’s bedroom.

‘There was an intruder at the Palace while the Queen lay sleeping in her bedroom and he was on the loose for a good few minutes before the cops arrested him,’ a royal source reportedly told The Sun. ‘He was determined to get inside the palace and was banging down the doors but, thank goodness, this time everything was locked up.’

The source continued: ‘This intruder got into the Palace almost 37 years to the day since Michael Fagan ended up getting inside the Queen’s bedroom. There is a genuine theory and very real fear that he could have been launching a copycat operation. The police eventually detained him under the mental health act, but they have to ask some serious questions about how he got on and how he had so long to roam free.’

The source concluded: ‘How is it possible all these years later that someone can climb the fence and get right inside the grounds without being stopped immediately? What about heat censors and CCTV? The Queen’s safety should be paramount.’

The Queen has not commented on the incident.

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Did Prince Harry just address his ‘feud’ with Prince William?

Did Prince Harry just address his ‘feud’ with Prince William?


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This year, Prince William and Prince Harry have been plagued by rumours of a royal ‘feud’. Harry and Meghan Markle officially split from William and Kate Middleton’s royal household, prompting speculation that there has been a fallout between the brothers. The ‘Fab Four’ as they were known appear to have gone their separate ways, and even decided to break away from their joint charity. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also created their own Instagram account, and moved into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

Some people have argued that the reason they are parting is simply due to succession, but a royal expert claimed that William and Harry didn’t see each other for six months after the royal wedding, despite at the time, living in the same Kensington Palace area.

But the princes stood side by side earlier this week at a charity polo match. All eyes were on Meghan Markle and baby Archie turning up to support Harry, but he appeared to be making a statement when standing next to his brother on the podium after the match.

William beat Harry with a narrow 7-6 win, and Harry took the loss graciously. He smiled at William, put his arm around him and kept it placed on his back as they posed for photos.

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Could this be his way of ending the ‘feud’ rumours?

Royal fans were thrilled to see Kate and the three Cambridge children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the polo match alongside their cousin, baby Archie Harrison and Meghan.

The families appeared to be enjoying the day out, quashing the speculation that there is also tension between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge.

So there you have it.

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Prince Harry is being criticised by a royal expert for using social media

Prince Harry is being criticised by a royal expert for using social media


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are one of the most watched couples in the world, and their every move is assessed, documented and scrutinised – splitting from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal household, the endless feud rumours and ensuring that baby Archie’s christening was a private ceremony have resulted in some less than positive headlines.

Some of their decisions have upset royal fans, and now Harry’s behaviour has been criticised by one royal expert.

Caroline Frost, a royal correspondent, has commented on the Duke of Sussex’s use of social media in the wake of his speech about its effect on mental health.

Speaking to Sky News, she said: ‘It’s all in the timings of these things.

‘So we had Prince Harry telling a young audience “stay away from social media, it can damage your mental health, please live lives in balance and stop worrying about how you look.”

‘Literally the very next day they launched their Instagram account. So I think there’s a little bit of management perhaps that needs to be improved.’

During a visit to a London YMCA, Harry said: ‘Social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol and it’s more dangerous because it’s normalised and there are no restrictions to it. We are in really quite a mind-altering time, but quite an exciting time, because everyone in this room has the opportunity to make a real difference and change the times.

‘[It’s important that] younger people coming through are less connected to their phones – well, they can be just as connected to their phones if they want to be, but they have to have the human connection as well. Without that human connection, when you do have a problem you have nowhere to go. And the only place you might go is back online.’

However, Caroline Frost admitted she felt ‘it is all about the magic’ when asked about her thoughts on the recent photos from baby Archie’s christening, which Harry and Meghan shared on Instagram.

‘This looks to me like old Hollywood days,’ she continued.

‘When we didn’t expect so much of our stars, our celebrities, our royal public profiles. And now here we are, we have social media, we watch every twist and turn, we feel as a nation very invested.’

While they have shared the occasional photo of baby Archie, the couple has used their Instagram account @SussexRoyal largely to keep their 9 million followers updated with photos of themselves at work and on official royal outings.

And judging by the amount of fans they have on social media, it seems that many people are pretty happy with how they’re using the platform.

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Netflix has just announced some very sad Friends news

Netflix has just announced some very sad Friends news


Could we BE any more sad?

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After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it.

Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday.

We’re still deeply invested in Rachel and Ross’ tumultuous relationship, we’ve never given up hope on Parker (Alec Baldwin) coming back into our lives, and we can’t believe how quickly the Friends children have grown up. Are we the only ones confused by our feelings for Ben now that he’s grown up and starring in Riverdale?

But it’s not Cole Sprouse who became a conversation topic this week. Instead, it’s Netflix, the streaming platform that gives us all the Friends episodes, 15 years later.

But not for long, with WarnerMedia, (owners of the sitcom’s distribution rights) announcing that they will remove all 236 Friends episodes from Netflix next year, moving them to HBO Max, a new streaming service that is in the works.

Unsurprisingly, Netflix is disappointed, taking to twitter to comment on the news.

‘The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye,’ they captioned the post. ‘We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang.’

Could we BE any more sad?

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Here’s why Meghan Markle is being called out by Court 1 Wimbledon viewers

Here’s why Meghan Markle is being called out by Court 1 Wimbledon viewers


Wait, what?

Meghan Markle was spotted out and about on maternity leave over the weekend, with the Duchess of Sussex making a cameo at Wimbledon.

But unlike the Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan wasn’t there for an official visit in the royal box. Instead the former Suits actress sat in the stands to watch old pal Serena Williams play Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan.

But it wasn’t Meghan’s decision to wear jeans or her company (close friends Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis) that made news. Instead, it was the privacy measures enforced.

Yes, Wimbledon viewers on court 1 have called the Duchess out, after they were reportedly banned from taking photographs of the royal.

In fact, according to The Times, an official told the publication of Meghan’s visit: ‘It was a nightmare, she was a nightmare.’

‘The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) was delighted to welcome HRH The Duchess of Sussex in a private capacity to The Championships to watch her friend Serena Williams compete on No.1 Court,’ a spokesperson for Wimbledon told Fabulous Online.

‘The Duchess was greeted by AELTC Chairman Philip Brook at the Players’ Reception on arrival before making her way to No.1 Court, and it was always the intention that the visit would be only for the one match.

‘Any suggestion that The Duchess’s visit was anything other than a privilege is categorically not the view of the AELTC and she is always welcome to attend The Championships.’

Well, that’s that.

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Victoria Beckham just divulged something major on her Instagram

Victoria Beckham just divulged something major on her Instagram


*Desperately waits*

Victoria Beckham Beauty Line

Victoria Beckham is launching her own eponymous beauty line and we are beyond excited. And this week, she gave us a sneak peek of what’s to come from behind the scenes with a video on her Instagram.

The fashion designer revealed that she was shooting content for the beauty line, which will officially debut in Autumn/Winter 2019 (or ‘very, very soon,’ as VB says in the clip.) More images from the shoot (where she was joined by her trusted hair stylist, James Pecis, and make-up artist, Wendy Rowe) were revealed on her Insta page, with what looks like her modelling the collection herself.

The star is urging her followers to sign up to her newsletter, so that as soon as the collection is finally unveiled it will drop straight into people’s inboxes.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Line

What do we know so far?

Well, following her hugely successful collaboration with Estée Lauder, it’s really no wonder that she has decided to release her very own beauty line. In fact, helping her head up this division, is the ex Head of Global Makeup Development and Marketing at Estée Lauder, Sarah Creal, who she partnered with to create the Lauder capsule collection. In February, it was announced that Victoria Beckham Beauty will launch as a pure digital-native brand, sold through victoriabeckham.com, and will be a unique synergy between the worlds of beauty and fashion.

Whilst we don’t know exactly what will be included in the collection, Beckham did reveal that it would include make-up, skincare, fragrance and wellness: ‘I want to take care of women inside and out, providing them with the must-have items that I feel I need in my own life.’ She has also been using be using the hashtags #CleanBeauty and #NotPerfect, which sounds as though it’s going to be about celebration natural beauty and clean ingredients.

We will be sure to keep you updated with any developments, but remember to sign up to her newsletter to ‘be the first to know.’

 

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