Meghan Markle is one of the most talked about women in the world and there’s no doubt that she has boosted interest in the British Royal Family globally since marrying Prince Harry. An American divorcee with an acting career and a vocal advocate of women’s rights, she has been hailed as a “breath of fresh air,” for the monarchy. Despite husband Harry being sixth in line to the throne, who will inevitably move further down once his nephew Prince George has his own family in future, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are two of the most popular members of the Royal Family.
Kensington Palace have confirmed the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are setting up their own royal household. They've appointed Hillary Clinton's former advisor Sara Latham, to head up their communications team. With a political background, PR expert Nick Ede explains why she's an interesting hire for Meghan and Harry's office on The Royal Box.
George Clooney explained why he publicly defended his friend the Duchess of Sussex last week. During an interview with Good Morning Britain, the actor said the press attention Meghan had received "seemed to be a little unjust as she hadn’t done anything except live her life.” But PR expert Nick Ede explains why he thinks Clooney 'overstepped the mark' on The Royal Box.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen have always had a close relationship, with Kate speaking about Her Majesty’s caring nature during an interview to mark her 90th birthday in 2016. With the duchess set to be William’s Queen Consort when he takes the throne in future, she’s got a good mentor in the 92-year-old monarch. Kate began dating William at university in 2003 and she reportedly met the Queen for the first time at Peter and Autumn Phillips’ wedding in 2008. William proposed in November 2010 and the couple were married in April 2011, when the Queen gave them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate and Her Majesty had their first official engagement together in Leicester in March 2012, to mark the first date of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. Before that, they viewed Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress on display at a Buckingham Palace exhibition. Since then, they’ve hosted receptions at the palace together and have been present on the famous balcony for annual events such as Trooping the Colour. They also enjoyed a girls day out together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2012, when they visited London’s Fortnum & Mason. The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have taken some style lessons from Her Majesty, favouring block coloured shift dresses and bold coats. She’s even borrowed jewellery from the royal vaults, including tiaras, brooches and earrings. Take a look at Kate and the Queen’s best moments together over the years.
The Royal Family travel all over the world for work, but we take a look at their favourite holiday destinations, including the Caribbean, Africa and the Alps. Kate Thornton speaks to The Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah, Telegraph Travel's senior content editor Annabel Fenwick-Elliott and broadcaster Vanessa Feltz on how the royals maintain privacy on their vacations. They also discuss how they travel and who pays for their private holidays.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to welcome their first child in April. The Royal Family are very protective over their children and the Cambridges like to keep Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis out of the public eye. So what parenting approach will Harry and Meghan take? Historian Anna Whitelock explains why she thinks there will be a "tussle" between a royal and a celebrity upbringing.