As part of the arrangement that saw Harry and Meghan Markle step back from senior Royal Family duties last year, the Duke of Sussex withdrew from his role as Captain General of the Marines. The prestigious post was never filled as it was hoped he might resume his ceremonial duties in 2021 following a 12-month review of the new arrangements.
Major General Julian Thompson, who led 3 Commando Brigade during the 1982 Falklands War, said: “I’m not trying to give him a lecture, but he has to take the job seriously and not just say ‘Well, I’m still the Captain General and I’m going to live in Los Angeles and never visit the UK’.”
“It’s wrong. You can’t do that.
“He is expected to attend events and be around and be as accessible as his grandfather was.”
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Harry was given the role by the Queen in 2017, succeeding Prince Philip who had held the position for a mammoth 64 years.
He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan alongside Marines during his time holding the post.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married since April 29, 2011. At the wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge was given a gold wedding band.
Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 38, first met at the University of St Andrews in 2001. The couple dated for nearly 10 years before their engagement was announced.
In November 2010, the royal couple posed for a photo call where Kate displayed her engagement ring for the first time.
She was given the sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana, experts at Joshua James Jewellery told Express.co.uk.
They said: “Kate’s engagement ring is incredibly famous, known for sparking a huge increase in sales of sapphire engagement rings back in 2010.
“It features a 12-carat oval sapphire set in 18k white gold, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.”
Queen Elizabeth II’s ties to Meghan Markle are different than the ones that linked her to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, hence why the Monarch has not snubbed Prince Harry’s wife, a royal author has claimed.
Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers: William and Harry — The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, has spoken out about why the Queen was more willing to remain in good terms with Meghan than with Diana. When Diana left the Royal Family, the Queen’s main worry was to look after her grandsons’ wellbeing according to the author.
In addition to this, Mr Lacey claimed she and Prince Philip “had long ceased being fans of their ex-daughter-in-law.”
When it comes to Meghan, the Monarch sees the potential to modernise the Firm.
Mr Lacey told SheKnows: “There’s a political sense…in which the queen welcomed her as a first mixed race recruit to the Royal Family.
“And so it must be distressing for the Queen that 30 months later, this recruit and her son Archie are no longer classed as royal. They’ve been suspended from the royal family.”
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Prince Harry may be already toying with the idea of renouncing allegiance to the Queen in order to gain the right to vote in the US, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex shocked many fans by wading into the world of politics – a tricky topic for members of the Royal Family to navigate due to their neutrality.
But since Harry, 36, is no longer a working member of the Firm and is settling into his new life stateside, Victoria Arbiter said his political speeches may be a warm-up for one day voting in US elections.
The royal expert pointed to Harry and Meghan’s recent video urging US citizens to exercise their right to vote in the November 3 presidential election.
If the short clip shot for TIME magazine’s TIME100 special, the Sussexes encouraged reluctant voters to have their say in the face-off between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have shared an advert looking for a housekeeper who can “exercise discretion”.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are looking for someone to help with the housekeeping at Kensington Palace. They advertised the coveted position on the royal vacancies’ website specifying their retirements.
The successful applicant will also have to “be able to manage a varied workload, show initiative and be content to work flexibly”.
They must also be able to fill in the Senior Housekeeper role if necessary.
While the role is mainly based at the royal couple’s West London residence, being able to travel is listed as one of the job’s pre-conditions.
The salary for the sought after job is not specified in the advert, however, the contract is listed as permanent.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have shared an advert looking for a housekeeper
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been told “they can’t have it both ways” following their departure from the Royal Family.
During an interview with Express.co.uk Republic CEO Graham Smith criticised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for exploiting their Royal Family titles despite stepping down from the monarchy in March 2020.
Republic is an organisation that campaigns for the abolishment of the monarchy and for Queen Elizabeth II to be replaced by a democratic, elected head of state.
Mr Smith said: “I would not suggest that anybody follows their example because they are trying to have it both ways.
“They are trying to exploit their status and titles for their own personal gain as far as I can see.
“They need to make a decision, break away from the Royal Family completely or don’t and stay with the Royal Family.
“The royals should separate themselves from the taxpayer, we don’t owe any of them a living.
“So I think they need to follow the example led by most ordinary hard-working people in this country and pay their own way through life.”
Prince Harry has interviewed Patrick Hutchinson, the man who saved a counter-protester during one of the Black Lives Matter marches taking place in London during the summer.
The Duke of Sussex led a 40-minute long chat with Mr Hutchinson, hailed a hero after bringing Bryn Male, a counter-protester in London’s South Bank in June, to safety.
He briefly introduced Mr Hutchinson before starting his interview.
However, he was caught making a small mistake upon speaking about Mr Hutchinson’s personal life.
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