• 'Princess Diana would spend Christmas alone,' says former royal chef
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    'Princess Diana would spend Christmas alone,' says former royal chef

    Charles and Diana’s marriage officially ended in divorce four years later, in 1996.

  • Princess Diana 'would be proud' of what Meghan and Harry are doing with social media, says expert
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    Princess Diana 'would be proud' of what Meghan and Harry are doing with social media, says expert

    The royal couple have been using their Instagram account in innovative ways since joining in April.

  • Exactly how involved Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in setting up their Instagram account
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    Exactly how involved Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in setting up their Instagram account

    Royal reporter Omid Scobie speaks to Yahoo UK about the Duchess of Sussex's social media know-how and the part she played in making the Sussex Royal Instagram account the success it is today.

  • 'It was nice for Princess Diana to have things a little more informal,' says former chef
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    'It was nice for Princess Diana to have things a little more informal,' says former chef

    The Princess of Wales would ask her to leave a plate of food for her in the fridge.

  • Prince Harry 'would hide from nannies in kitchen cupboards'
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    Prince Harry 'would hide from nannies in kitchen cupboards'

    The father-of-one had the ultimate playground as a child: Kensington Palace.

  • Why Prince Charles' personal chef accompanied him to an NHS hospital
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    Why Prince Charles' personal chef accompanied him to an NHS hospital

    A former royal chef recalls cooking for Prince Charles at an NHS hospital after he broke his arm in 1990.

  • 'Meghan Markle currently weaning Archie,' says royal expert
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    'Meghan Markle currently weaning Archie,' says royal expert

    The six-month-old royal is currently being weaned by his mum the Duchess of Sussex.

  • Behind palace walls: Diana and Charles’ former chef talks press intrusion, hiding William and Harry and celebrity guests
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    Behind palace walls: Diana and Charles’ former chef talks press intrusion, hiding William and Harry and celebrity guests

    Life at Kensington Palace was full of ups and downs in the late eighties and early nineties. The royal residence’s key occupants, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, were struggling with a marriage breakdown in the public eye while raising two young children. But, within palace walls, everything was kept as normal as possible. According to Carolyn Robb, the couple’s former chef, the pair were “very professional about everything and kept everything normal for the sake of William and Harry.” Robb, who worked for Diana and Charles in Kensington Palace for eleven years, has nothing but praise for her former employers. In an exclusive interview with royal reporter Omid Scobie for Yahoo UK, Robb talks about what life in the palace was really like for the Wales’. Life was “normal” when the family was at home, recalls Robb: “We had the equipment we needed but it was by no means the latest induction hob.” The kitchen was “the gathering place,” Robb explains. “Everybody popped in and out. There were always other people in the kitchen, usually protection officer drinking cups of tea. And certainly there were occasions, particularly if Princess Diana was at home on her own in the evenings, she’d say: ‘just leave a plate of food in the fridge for me’. I think it was nice for her to be able to just pop into the kitchen and help herself and have things a little more informal at times.” Harry and William would “fly in and out” of the kitchen, hiding from their nannies in the cupboards. “Usually Harry’s giggling gave him away,” says Robb. Robb didn’t just cook for the family: she was responsible for feeding visiting diners, including A-listers such as Elton John, Emma Thompson and Barbara Streisand. She even once cooked for the Dalai Lama during a visit to Kensington Palace.