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  • Harry and Meghan won't reveal the name of their dog because it's 'too private’

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are similar to other royals in wanting to keep details about their dog private, according to royal commentators.

  • How Meghan Markle's involvement in projects marks a new approach to being a royal working mum

    Yahoo UK's The Royal Box looks at how Meghan Markle is carving her own path when it comes to being a royal working mum.

  • 'Unlike William and Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex had to get the right qualifications'

    Is getting good grades as important when you're a member of the Royal family?

  • Prince Harry says sharing his mental health struggles is his ‘way of doing duty and service’

    Both Harry and Prince William are doing their bit to help those struggling with mental health conditions, with William continuing his efforts with a joint campaign between the Football Association and his charity Heads Together.

  • Is the criticism of Harry and Meghan's private jet use unfair?

    The private jet debate rumbles on.

  • Why Africa is a special place for William and Harry

    Africa is a special place for Prince William and Prince Harry. Botswana was the first place they went to after their mother's death in 1997, to mourn in private. Harry has visited several times and had his third date with Meghan Markle in Botswana. William also spent time in Africa during his gap year in 2000 and proposed to long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton in Kenya Royal commentator Omid Scobie tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box': "For Harry it [Africa] was a place that, really shortly after his mother’s death, it was the first place he could actually go and feel he could mourn in private and feel left alone and not feel like a member of the Royal Family, he felt like just Harry. "I think he’s really found himself over the years and also been able to experience really special moments in his life in Africa. We know that Harry and Meghan spent a lot of time there, on their third date, they spent six or seven nights there under the stars." The Sun's former royal editor Duncan Larcombe says: "Botswana, in particular, has been this sort of vow for Harry. "When he was a 12-year-old, that was the first country that he went and had some private time after his mother’s death. But equally, one of the other real lows in Harry’s life was when he was dragged out of Afghanistan because that fact that his secret deployment had hit the papers, meant he had to come home. "He was absolutely furious. Where did he go? With Chelsy [Davy], straight to Botswana. "It’s where he goes when there’s steam coming out of his ears to calm down and of course now, taking Meghan there, it’s a very, very special place for Harry. "Let’s look at the pattern here. Where do the royals go? They go to places where they can be anonymous and that’s as close as they can be to being normal."

  • The Royal Box episode 30: Life at Balmoral and what it’s really like to be on a royal tour

    The Queen traditionally retreats to Balmoral every summer - but why do the royals love the Scottish estate so much? Host Kate Thornton is joined by royal commentator Omid Scobie, The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe and The Sunday Times’ royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah to discuss life at Balmoral and where the royals like to holiday to get away from it all. With upcoming overseas trips for the Cambridges and the Sussexes planned, the guests talk about the importance of royal tours and the planning that goes into them to make them run like clockwork. Plus they reveal some personal anecdotes from what it’s like to cover a royal tour.

  • The Queen, Charles and William 'always travel with a bag of their own blood'

    It's essential for the monarch and her heirs.

  • 5 scandals and tragedies that have broken while the Royal Family has been at Balmoral

    Every summer, the Queen retreats to her Scottish estate Balmoral, for some relaxation and privacy. But some of the most prolific news stories, scandals and tragedies have broken while the royals have been at the estate - including Sarah Ferguson's toe-sucking photos in 1992 and Princess Diana's death in 1997. Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe says: “This is a place where some of the biggest events to affect the Royal Family have broken, whilst they’ve been there in this hideout. “It is a hideout, it’s in the middle of nowhere.”

  • You'll be surprised to hear how much work the Queen does at Balmoral

    It's business as usual for Her Majesty.

  • 'Harry was a people's prince, now he's become preachy, hypocritical and detached'

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been criticised for using private jets weeks after saying they would stick to two children to help reduce their carbon footprint.

  • 'Harry was a people's prince, he's now become preachy, hypocritical and detached'

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's choice to fly by private jet this summer to Ibiza and Nice has caused controversy, particularly as they are advocates for environmental issues. The Sun's former royal editor Duncan Larcombe tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box': "“He [Harry] was a people’s prince, he’s now become some hypocritical, preachy, detached, slightly confused young prince and he’ll lose his popularity because of that and I think that’s a tragedy because I think he’s a great guy.” The Sunday Times' royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah says: “I think at the heart of it here is, how is it going to be perceived? “Every individual member of the Royal Family is entitled to travel how they want. I think if you are then going to make it one of your causes, that you feel that you need to be very careful about your carbon footprint, you’ve got to be very careful. Practising the message you preach is really, really important. “You risk distracting from the work that you’re trying to do.” Royal commentator Omid Scobie says that Harry's circumstances have changed since having baby Archie. “I think the difference between Harry is when he could jump on an EasyJet with mates, now he has a child and how do you protect that child? I think that maybe some of this is just figuring that out. How can they travel, have their own life, but also do things the right way?”

  • 'To change the Meghan Markle narrative, we need to look at our own inherent biases'

    'What used to be overt racism has now taken on a new form, and it’s more coded.'

  • Greta Thunberg is a ‘punchy choice’ to include on Meghan Markle's Vogue cover

    "She’s a very political figure, there’s no two ways about it."

  • 'Meghan Markle's Vogue cover broke boundaries - it will go down in the history books'

    British Vogue's September issue featured 15 'trailblazing' women on its cover.

  • How Princess Beatrice owned the 'toilet hat' faux-pas at Kate and William's wedding

    It was one of the biggest talking points from the royal wedding 2011.

  • Meghan Markle 'disappointed' by security team's handling of no photos at Wimbledon request

    It's not the first time a member of the public has been told not to take a photo of a member of the Royal Family.

  • 'Meghan Markle disappointed by reaction to selfie gate at Wimbledon'

    A royal commentator has said that the Duchess of Sussex was "disappointed"by the reaction to her personal protection officer (PPO) asking members of the public not to take photos of her at Wimbledon. Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ Omid Scobie says: “I spoke to a source after that had happened and I was told that Meghan was quite disappointed at just how it played out because, in her words, she had said to this source that she would have happily taken a photo with anyone that had asked. “So I think that perhaps this might have been a case of a protection officer being slightly too protective, although that’s probably his job.” He and The Sun's royal correspondent Emily Andrews also point out that this is not the first case where a PPO have asked people to refrain from taking photos of the royals and their children when they are off-duty or during private time.

  • 'George, Charlotte and Louis didn't meet cousin Archie until he was two months old'

    The Cambridge children hadn't met their baby cousin until that moment, according to one royal expert.