Royal Family latest: Prince Andrew flees to Balmoral for lunch with Queen & Philip's life to be focus of new documentary

THE Royal Family is set to reveal "poignant" memories of Prince Philip in a landmark documentary to mark the Duke's 73 years of service.

A "unique portrait" of Prince Philip and his life will air on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

All of the Queen and Prince Philip's children, adult grandchildren, and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in the heartfelt BBC film.

The news comes as Prince Andrew has made a bolt for the safety of Balmoral and the Queen to avoid “multiple attempts” to serve sex assault legal papers at his Windsor mansion.

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  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE ANDREW ‘CONVINCED’ HE WILL BRUSH OFF RAPE CLAIMS AND PLANS TO RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE NEXT YEAR

    The Duke of York allegedly told pals that the scandal surrounding sexual assault allegations against him will “blow over”.

    Andrew, 61, is yet to respond to a sex abuse civil claim lodged in a New York court a month ago.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave Virginia Giuffre accuses him of “rape in the first degree” and there have been “multiple attempts” to serve him with papers for the lawsuit.

    Andrew, who fled his Windsor mansion for the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday, has previously denied any wrongdoing.

    And a source said he remains “utterly convinced” that he will be able to brush off the claims.

    One source close to the royal told The Mirror: “It is clear he (Andrew) has a clear and burning desire to return to work as soon as possible.

    "That may look entirely impossible but if anything he’s become emboldened in recent weeks and remains utterly convinced he will not only be exonerated but will certainly forge a way back to public life.

    “Certainly he has given the incredibly bullish impression that this will all blow over within a short while, rather than become a protracted issue.”

  • Milica Cosic

    PICTURED: PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY CLASH IN SHOCKING SCENES FROM NEW ROYAL DRAMA

    Prince William and Harry clash over Meghan Markle's 'horrific racist bullying' in shocking scenes from a new royal drama.

    The scenes are part of the third Lifetime TV movie; Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, and sees British actor Jordan Dean and American actress Sydney Morton take over the roles of Harry and Meghan.

    Prince William and Harry clash over Meghan Markle's 'horrific racist bullying' in a new dramaCredit: TNI Press
    Harry berates his brother about not speaking out against racism in Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace Credit: BackGrid
    The film explores the “real details” behind the decision that eventually drove the couple to quit Royal life Credit: TNI Press
  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY CLASH OVER MEGHAN MARKLE’S ‘HORRIFIC RACIST BULLYING’ IN SHOCKING SCENES FROM NEW ROYAL DRAMA

    The scenes are part of the third Lifetime TV movie; Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, and sees British actor Jordan Dean and American actress Sydney Morton take over the roles of Harry and Meghan.

    Harry is seen confronting his older brother and heir to the throne and accusing him of not speaking out on racism.

    The brothers are seen arguing in the gardens of Kensington Palace, with William telling his younger sibling: "What causes problems isn't colour, it's culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal."

    But Harry furiously replies: "You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism.  

    "As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying."

    Read the article in full here.

  • Milica Cosic

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PREFERRED NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO BOTOX IS NOW ON AMAZON

    Back in 2018, when Meghan was being welcomed into the Royal Family, she was rumored to be a fan of this product, which has been dubbed"Botox on a bottle."

    According to the brand, in just 60 minutes, your skin will have fewer wrinkles and have a visibly younger look.

    Many have already tried it, taking to Amazon reviews to rave about the product.

    One actually used it in place of Botox amid the Covid-19 pandemic: "This is working. Truly and honestly after a week of use, I woke up and looked in the mirror and didn't see a riverbed of furrows."

  • Milica Cosic

    FAMILY TO REVEAL ‘POIGNANT’ MEMORIES OF PRINCE PHILIP IN LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY

    A “unique portrait” of Prince Philip and his life will air on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

    All of the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, adult grandchildren, and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in the heartfelt BBC film.

    The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will all feature in the documentary.

    And the Queen’s adult grandchildren – the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall – have taken part in the one-hour programme, along with other royals.

    It is not known if Meghan Markle will join her husband Prince Harry in the television tribute.

    Her Majesty has granted special access to her private cine-film collection as part of the documentary about her late husband.

  • Milica Cosic

    PRINCE CHARLES DENIES BACKING OFFER TO HELP SAUDI BILLIONAIRE GET KNIGHTHOOD AND BRITISH CITIZENSHIP

    The Prince of Wales is coming under increasing pressure amid calls for a police investigation into claims made against his charity and his most trusted aide.

    Michael Fawcett, 58, has temporarily stepped down after a leaked letter showed he was “willing and happy” to help a Saudi donor get a knighthood and British citizenship.

    It came after Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz had coughed up £1.5million for Charles’s charities.

    Further leaked emails yesterday said to be from Mahfouz’s paid advisor William Bortrick claim Charles was supportive of the offer of citizenship.

    A spokesman for the Prince of Wales said Bortrick has never worked for the prince.

    The spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales has no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of donation to the charities and fully supports the investigation now underway by The Prince’s Foundation.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY & MEGHAN WANT QUEEN TO MEET LILLIBET – BUT ONLY IF SHE AGREES TO MEET THEM

    Harry and Meghan plan to introduce the Queen to her namesake great-granddaughter Lilibet — if she agrees to meet them in the coming weeks.

    The Sussexes have offered to fly in to see the monarch — for the Duchess’s first return trip to the UK since March 2020’s Megxit. And Harry has made “olive branch” calls to his family as he and Meghan plan a christening for four-month-old Lilibet, possibly at Windsor Castle.

    But senior staff are said to be stunned by the request for a meeting, months after the couple blasted the Royal Family in a chat with TV pal Oprah Winfrey.

    A source said: “Harry and Meghan have made this offer but a lot of people are shocked by the sheer nerve of it. They may genuinely want to see the Queen but it’s breathtaking given what they’ve put her through this year.

    “Her Majesty’s staff have not responded so far. In fact there has also been discussion about Christmas — and whether an invitation should be sent to Harry and Meghan, after they spurned one last year.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYAL REUNION – INCLUDING PRINCE HARRY AND ANDREW

    The BBC look set to finish filming a special programme honouring the late Prince Phillip.

    Plans for the hour-long show include interviews with many members of the royal family and it is understood that both Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will appear.

    In a statement from the BBC, programme makers said: “For the first time on television, more than a dozen members of the Royal Family offer their personal thoughts and reflections as they pay an historic tribute to the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

    “All the children of the Queen and the Duke, along with their adult grandchildren and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in this unique portrait of the longest-serving consort in royal history.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE ANDREW BOLTS FOR BALMORAL IN BID TO AVOID BEING SERVED SEX ASSAULT PAPERS

    The scandal-hit Duke of York was pictured with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson yesterday fleeing Royal Lodge where he had been holed up refusing to go outside or go horse riding.

    Andrew, 61, has rejected several attempts over the past fortnight by US lawyers to serve legal papers on his doorstep as security guards turned them away.

    He was driven with Fergie, 61, yesterday on a 500-mile dash to the Queen’s 50,000 acre estate in Scotland where she is on holiday.

    It comes as he has failed to respond to Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave Virginia Giuffre lawsuit in New York a month ago accusing him of “rape in the first degree”.

    The papers have not yet been served on Andrew or his lawyers despite “multiple attempts” in the past two weeks at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

    He is now set to remain in the safety of the Queen’s private estate when his sex abuse case is heard on Monday.

    Prince Andrew has made a bolt for the safety of Balmoral to avoid 'multiple attempts' to serve sex assault legal papers at his Windsor mansion

  • Joseph Gamp

    GRACE JONES JOKES SHE ‘COULDN’T HANDLE PRINCE HARRY’ AS SHE JETS INTO UK FOR WELLCHILD EVENT

    The I Need a Man singer, 73, is set to perform at the exclusive five star Landmark Hotel in central London on Sept 17th in an all star bash.

    As well as being supported by best friends Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, the dinner will also play host to some of the biggest names in showbiz.

    Grace Jones’ team told The Sun: “Grace loves a full English, she joked couldn’t managed a whole Harry though and is ecstatic to be performing at next week’s event.”

    The event is in conjunction with London Fashion Week where Grace will return to the catwalk as part of the This is ICON event.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYAL REUNION – INCLUDING PRINCE HARRY AND ANDREW

    The BBC look set to finish filming a special programme honouring the late Prince Phillip.

    Plans for the hour-long show include interviews with many members of the royal family and it is understood that both Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will appear.

    In a statement from the BBC, programme makers said: “For the first time on television, more than a dozen members of the Royal Family offer their personal thoughts and reflections as they pay an historic tribute to the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

    “All the children of the Queen and the Duke, along with their adult grandchildren and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in this unique portrait of the longest-serving consort in royal history.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    FAMILY TO REVEAL ‘POIGNANT’ MEMORIES OF PRINCE PHILIP IN LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY

    A “unique portrait” of Prince Philip and his life will air on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

    All of the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, adult grandchildren, and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in the heartfelt BBC film.

    The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will all feature in the documentary.

    And the Queen’s adult grandchildren – the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall – have taken part in the one-hour programme, along with other royals.

    It is not known if Meghan Markle will join her husband Prince Harry in the television tribute.

    Her Majesty has granted special access to her private cine-film collection as part of the documentary about her late husband.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PREFERRED NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO BOTOX IS NOW ON AMAZON

    Meghan Markle has maintained a very youthful look, despite the considerable stress of being a mother of two, and the couple’s exit from the royal family.

    She appears to be getting her eight hours of sleep, and although she may have plenty of help, she was also rumored to be using Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel to aid in her appearance.

    Back in 2018, when Meghan was being welcomed into the Royal Family, she was rumored to be a fan of this product, which has been dubbed”Botox on a bottle.”

    According to the brand, in just 60 minutes, your skin will have fewer wrinkles and have a visibly younger look.

    Unlike Botox, Biotulin is applied to the face as cream and will not numb your face or restrict any of your facial expressions.

    The effects of this organic cream will last you over 24 hours, so you can make sure that you will be looking top-notch all day long.

    Well, this magic in a bottle is now available to commoners as it just landed on Amazon for anyone to buy.

  • Joseph Gamp

    POPULARITY PLUNGES TO RECORD LOW

    According to a YouGov survey, only 26 per cent of Brits “favour” Meghan while 65 per cent dislike her, bringing her net approval rating to -39 per cent.

    For Harry, just 34 per cent say they like him compared to 59 per cent who don’t, taking the prince’s net favourability rating to -25 per cent.

    Harry’s rating has tumbled 25 points since April, while Meghan’s fell nine points during the same span of time.

    Pollsters pinned the couple’s falling ratings on their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March “as well as poor responses to their statements surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the withdrawal from Afghanistan”.

    YouGov surveyed 1,667 UK adults ranging from teens to seniors.

    The 18-24 demographic was split over Harry, giving him a 47 per cent positive and 44 per cent negative rating while Meghan received a 50/40 split.

    Pensioners were the harshest, with just 13 to 18 per cent of over 65s saying they approved of the couple.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY CLASHES WITH CHARLES IN NEW US FILM

    The film also sees Harry arguing with his father, Prince Charles, after he refuses to meet with his son to discuss his concerns.

    The drama – which was broadcast in the US on Monday – explores the “real details” behind the decision that eventually drove the couple to leave their royal life behind.

    The two previous films were Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.

    In another shocking scene, Meghan is seen on the ground dying in an overturned car after a crash with paparazzi all around her.

    The moment echoes the real life death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, but in the film, the horrifying scene turns out to be a nightmare as Harry wakes up and is relieved to see his wife and son are OK.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE ANDREW BOLTS FOR BALMORAL IN BID TO AVOID BEING SERVED SEX ASSAULT PAPERS

    PRINCE Andrew has made a bolt for the safety of Balmoral and the Queen to avoid “multiple attempts” to serve sex assault legal papers at his Windsor mansion.

    The scandal-hit Duke of York was pictured with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson yesterday fleeing Royal Lodge where he had been holed up refusing to go outside or go horse riding.

    Andrew, 61, has rejected several attempts over the past fortnight by US lawyers to serve legal papers on his doorstep as security guards turned them away.

    He was driven with Fergie, 61, yesterday on a 500-mile dash to the Queen’s 50,000 acre estate in Scotland where she is on holiday.

    It comes as he has failed to respond to Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave Virginia Giuffre lawsuit in New York a month ago accusing him of “rape in the first degree”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PAPERS HAVE NOT YET BEEN SERVED ON ANDREW DESPITE ‘MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS’

    The papers have not yet been served on Andrew or his lawyers despite “multiple attempts” in the past two weeks at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

    He is now set to remain in the safety of the Queen’s private estate when his sex abuse case is heard on Monday.

    An insider said: “Andrew was going stir-crazy inside Royal Lodge for the past few weeks. He wasn’t going horse riding and couldn’t step outside because of attempts to serve him with the legal papers.

    “He knows he is far safer up at Balmoral on the Queen’s estate.

    “Andrew is always described as the Queen’s favourite son but she is meant to be on holiday at Balmoral.

    “With Andrew and everything that is happening with Charles and the investigation into cash for honours she must be wondering when she will get any peace and quiet.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHAT DOES THE LAWSUIT AGAINST ANDREW SAY?

    Virgina Giuffre’s lawsuit says she was “forced to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew against her will” and lists offences including “rape in the first degree”.

    The Prince vehemently denies her claim.

    The civil suit will be heard via a telephone conference in New York next on Monday.

    Andrew and his lawyers have refused to comment on the case.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON ONCE POPPED INTO A PUB WITH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE FOR A VERY RELATABLE REASON

    Stunned pub goers watched Prince William‘s wife and daughter pull up in a Range Rover, to use the facilities.

    Kate and Charlotte, then three, are said to have walked hand-in-hand into The Phoenix in Stockwell, South London, as they popped in for a wee.

    When it happened, in December 2018, pub local Maggie McKinney told the Mail Online: “The little kiddie just trotted in with her mum, went to the toilet and then trotted out.

    “They could not have been in the pub for more than ten minutes.

    “They seem very nice, totally normal. Princess Kate was holding her daughter’s hand. Princess Charlotte was just any other little girl.”

    It was reported a staff member came in ahead of the Royals, to ask if they could use the loo.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCESS CHARLOTTE USES A DIFFERENT ‘NORMAL’ NAME AT SCHOOL TO HELP HER BLEND IN

    Even the royal children aren’t exempt from the excitement and anticipation of heading back to the classroom.

    Kate and William are keen for their kids to have as “normal” a childhood as possible for fully support this.

    In order to make sure Charlotte fits in with the other children, she goes by another name with her classmates.

    The royal six-year-old’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, while her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

    But no kiddy is going to bother with all that when they’re playing tag in the playground.

    So she, like George before her, simply goes by the name Charlotte Cambridge, taking her parents’ title as her last name.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

    But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”.

    And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

    But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”.

    And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE CROWN PRODUCERS REVEAL THE TWO UNKNOWN CHILD STARS TO PLAY PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY IN NEW SERIES

    Seven-year-old Teddy Rawley will play the young royal, while Timothee Sambor, 11, will appear as his older brother Prince William.

    A source said: “Netflix bosses wanted to make sure they had the right actors for the role given the young royals are so well known and were in the public eye so much at that age.

    “They didn’t rush it and found Teddy and Timothee who they hope will be warmly received. They’re about to become household names in their own right.”

    We told back in June how bosses on the Netflix series had considered dying a child’s hair so they could find someone appropriate for the role of runaway royal Harry.

    Ginger-haired people are in decline, as a recessive gene has to be passed on by both parents. Harry will be aged six to 13 in the next series.

    Harry was previously portrayed by six-year-old Arran Tinker, who had strawberry blonde hair but only appeared briefly.

    Elizabeth Debicki, 31, takes over from Emma Corrin, 25, to play Diana and was seen this week alongside the young actors.

    Seven-year-old Teddy Rawley will play the young royal, while Timothee Sambor, 11, will appear as his older brother Prince William

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE & WILLIAM KEEN FOR THEIR KIDS TO HAVE AS ‘NORMAL’ A CHILDHOOD AS POSSIBLE’

    Prince William and Kate’s children Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6, attend Thomas’s Battersea in south London, where they will be starting years 4 and 2 respectively.

    But despite being fourth in the line of succession to the British throne, Charlotte is treated just like any other child at school.

    Kate and William are keen for their kids to have as “normal” a childhood as possible for fully support this.

    In order to make sure Charlotte fits in with the other children, she goes by another name with her classmates.

    The royal six-year-old’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, while her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MORE ON THE SURPRISINGLY NORMAL LIFE KATE MIDDLETON

    We previously revealed how Kate is preparing the Cambridge kids to start school.

    We shared how thrifty Kate Middleton’s surprisingly ‘normal’ UK summer holiday plans revealed – and it’s NOT ‘luxurious’.

    Here are all the times Kate has dressed like a Disney princess – and she’s got Prince William in on the action too.

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