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King hosts backyard celebration with senior royals as Prince Harry to overlook reunion

The royal household have postponed engagements that “may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign” after Rishi Sunak known as a shock summer season basic election.

Buckingham Palace mentioned the King and Queen despatched their “sincere apologies” to these affected, after Charles agreed on Wednesday to the Prime Minister’s request to dissolve Parliament for an election – for the primary time in his reign.

Meanwhile, a brand new portrait of the Princess of Wales has sparked a debate on-line after commentators argued that it regarded nothing like Kate Middleton.

The portray, by British-Zambian artist Hannah Uzor, options on the forthcoming version of Tatler journal and was created in honour of the Princess’s “courage and dignity” when saying her most cancers prognosis.

There have been claims that Prince Harry rejected the King’s invitation to remain in a royal residence on his current journey to the UK.

According to The TelegraphHarry turned the invitation down as a result of it had no taxpayer-funded safety provision.

Kate Middleton’s new portrait options on the brand new version of Tatler (Hannah Uzor/Tatler/PA Wire)

He opted to remain in a resort the place he “could come and go unseen”.


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Jane Dalton23 May 2024 07:00


Sunak and King met at Buckingham Palace

Rishi Sunak revealed he spoke with the King on Wednesday to tell him of his determination to have a basic election, and the King had agreed to the request for the dissolution of Parliament.

The Palace mentioned Charles met Mr Sunak in individual at Buckingham palace in London on Wednesday afternoon, following Charles’ Prince’s Trust Awards engagement.

They spent round quarter-hour collectively within the King‘s private audience room, in place of their normal weekly meeting on Wednesday evening.

The King, who is still undergoing treatment for cancer, has carried out a flurry of engagements since restarting public appearances in April and now has a number of duties ahead of him after the Prime Minister announced his plan for the country to go to the polls.

Jane Dalton23 May 2024 04:30


Prince of Wales also pulls out of engagements

Heir to the throne the Prince of Wales has also pulled out of a day of previously unannounced engagements for Thursday, after Kensington Palace received updated guidance from Buckingham Palace following the announcement of the general election.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution garden party on Thursday, marking the 200th anniversary of the lifesaving charity, will still go ahead, with thousands of guests set to descend on the Palace.

Charles, who has only just returned to public-facing duties after his cancer diagnosis, and Camilla never were due to attend the outdoor gathering.

But the King‘s public engagements for the rest of the week are now off – including a visit to Crewe on Friday to tour a Bentley factory and a community centre which supports people struggling financially, and another as yet-not publicly announced event that was due to happen elsewhere on Thursday.

It is understood the move is not a blanket approach to future events, and engagements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Jane Dalton23 May 2024 02:00


King to dissolve Parliament on 30 May

Jane Dalton23 May 2024 01:00


A week for royal portraits

Both paintings, which are abstract in their own ways, received mixed reactions online.

The exhibition celebrates over 100 years of royal portrait photography and features previously unseen images.

A new royal portrait exhibitoin has opened in London (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
Kate Middleton’s new portrait options on the duvet of Tatler journal (Hannah Uzor/Tatler/PA Wire)
The King was painted with a butterfly touchdown on his shoulder, reflecting his dedication to the enviornment (His Majesty King Charles III by Jonathan Yeo 2024/PA Wire)

Emma Guinness23 May 2024 00:00


King and Queen apologise as they postpone engagements

The royal household has postponed engagements “which may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign” after Rishi Sunak known as a shock summer season General Election.

Buckingham Palace mentioned the King and Queen despatched their “sincere apologies” to these affected, after Charles agreed on Wednesday to the Prime Minister’s request to dissolve Parliament for an election – for the primary time in his reign.

The King and Queen’s D-Day eightieth anniversary appearances in Portsmouth and Normandy in June are anticipated to go forward as scheduled, however the announcement of a 4 July vote disrupted different occasions within the rigorously deliberate forthcoming royal diaries.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson mentioned: “Following the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon calling a General Election, the royal family will, in accordance with normal procedure, postpone engagements that may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign.

“Their Majesties send their sincere apologies to any of those who may be affected as a result.”

Jane Dalton22 May 2024 22:06


Dec ‘breaks’ royal protocol to elucidate why Ant is lacking to King Charles

Declan Donnelly “broke” royal protocol when he informed King Charles why Ant McPartlin was not current at immediately’s reception for Prince’s Trust award winners.

“I don’t know whether I broke royal protocol by giving that information,” he laughed.

The King meets Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall throughout a reception for Prince’s Trust Award 2024 winners, supporters and ambassadors at Buckingham Palace in London (Chris Jackson/PA) (PA Wire)

Emma Guinness22 May 2024 22:00


England star says she did ‘first curtsy’ for Prince William

Hemp, 23, was made an MBE at Windsor Castle immediately for her companies to soccer, having served on England’s Lionesses crew after they emerged victorious on the 2022 ladies’s European Championship.

“It was nerve-wracking, to be honest,” she informed PA News Agency.

“We sat in a room and we got taught how to curtsy and what we needed to do to greet the prince, and I think just standing there and seeing him and being the next one to go was pretty scary.

“I managed to do my first-ever curtsy.”

The footballer, who additionally performs for Manchester, mentioned that they had a “really good” dialog in regards to the sport.

“He’s really interested in football which is obviously great,” she mentioned.

Lauren Hemp (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Wire)

Emma Guinness22 May 2024 20:00


Damehood recipient says arts are ‘integral to everyday life’

Sonia Boyce was made a dame at Windsor Castle immediately (22 May) after turning into the primary black girl to be elected to the Royal Academy of Arts.

While accepting the honour, she took the chance to reward the humanities as being “integral to everyday life”.

She informed PA News Agency: “It’s (the damehood) a recognition of work that not only myself have done but has been done over the decades to just acknowledge and, I suppose, reward the contributions that many have done.

“So I feel very privileged – slightly shocked still – to be in this position and also to be an advocate for the arts.

“We so need that at the moment – the arts are just incredible, they’re not an add on, they’re integral to everyday life.

“The arts is really about if you’ve got something to say, or you’re envisaging something you’re in a dialogue with everybody about it, and so it really is about ‘Come and take part, come and add to the conversation, come and dream your dreams’.”

Professor Dame Sonia Boyce after being made a Dame Commander by the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Wire)

Emma Guinness22 May 2024 19:00


Bad climate fails to dampen spirits at Buckingham Palace backyard celebration

The poor climate in London didn’t dampen spirits at the newest Buckingham Palace backyard celebration.

The visitors included farmers from the Dutchy of Cornwall, Julie and Matthew Hall, who Prince William sheltered underneath his umbrella.

Mrs Hall, from Bloomers Farm in north Dorset, later mentioned: “We’re farmers, we’re used to the rain, and when we left this morning Dorset was in sunshine. It’s all the seasons in one day sometimes.”

Prince William helped shelter visitors from the rain at yesterday’s backyard celebration (AP)

Emma Guinness22 May 2024 17:00