Queen Elizabeth news — Her Majesty 'knew she had limited time left' – but had 'no regrets' just days before her death | The Sun

A NEW royal biography has revealed how Her Majesty knew she had "limited time"just days before her death from bone cancer.

The new royal biography, written by author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, illuminates some fascinating details regarding the extraordinary final years of the Queen’s life, including just how much she loved her legendary meeting with Paddington bear.

The piece, titled Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, revealed Her Majesty knew she had limited time left and said on the weekend before her death that she had "no regrets".

Royal writer Brandreth wrote: "Her Majesty always knew that her remaining time was limited. She accepted this with all the grace you'd expect."

The author claimed that he "heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma bone marrow cancer".

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    One of Meghan’s podcast guests had less than three minutes of air time

    Meghan Markle has the most air time in seven in ten episodes of her Spotify show Archetypes.

    That is despite promising “intimate and candid conversations” with celebrities.

    In the first episode, Meghan spoke for nearly twice as long as Serena Williams — 30 minutes and six seconds compared to the tennis icon’s 17 minutes, 12 seconds.

    In episode eight, the Duchess clocked up 26 minutes, one second.

    Canada’s First Lady Sophie Trudeau — one of three guests — spoke for just two minutes, nine seconds.

  • Joseph Gamp

    When will King Charles’ coronation take place?

    Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles is set to be formally crowned the new sovereign next year.

    The coronation will take place on May 6, 2023, Buckingham Palace have announced.

    The ceremony will take place almost 70 years after his mother the Queen was crowned.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Exact date Meghan and Harry’s £88m Netflix documentary will be released

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s highly anticipated docuseries will be available to watch in just a matter of weeks.

    The Netflix show, which gives an insight into the couples “love story”, will air on December 8, 2022, according to Page Six.

    It also reported sources said the show was set to be called “Chapters”, but the couple are believed to have changed their mind.

    The new title has not yet been made public.

    Read the full story here.

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    Will King Charles wear the same crowns as the Queen?

    As King Charles prepares for his coronation in May 2023, royal fans are eager to find out if the new monarch will wear the same crowns as the late Queen.

    In true royal family tradition, King Charles will proudly wear the same crowns that Queen Elizabeth did during the summer of 1953.

    The only difference that will be happening, is that the crowns will need to be enlarged.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Use of red boxes in governance hasn't changed for over 100 years, says expert

    Regarding the history of the famous royal boxes, Barrow Hepburn & Gale said their modern role in the governance process "has not changed for over a century".

    It added: "There are two possible reasons why the despatch box became the iconic red colour.

    "The widely-accepted reason relates to Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria, who is said to have preferred the colour as it was used prominently in the arms of his family, the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

    "However, there is a school of thought with origins dating back to the late 16th century, when Queen Elizabeth I's representative, Francis Throckmorton, presented the Spanish Ambassador, Bernardino de Mendoza, with a specially constructed red briefcase filled with black puddings.

    "It was seen as an official communication from the Queen, and so the colour red became the official colour of the state."

  • Joseph Gamp

    King Charles to use same famous red box as mother and grandfather (1/2)

    The King is to use the same famous red box as his mother and grandfather after it was carefully restored using techniques handed down through the generations.

    It is understood that Charles wanted to repurpose the despatch box owned by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, which itself was first used by her grandfather, King George V, and then her father, King George VI.

    The box, which is the first in a series of boxes that will be sent to Charles, has been restored by luxury British leather goods company Barrow Hepburn & Gale.

    The famous red boxes made by the firm are used to carry important papers, including those that require a signature, briefing documents and information about forthcoming meetings.

    The company, which was first established in 1760, uses specialist techniques to hand clean and condition the existing red leather on any boxes undergoing refurbishment.

    In a process known as skiving, the thickness of leather is also carefully reduced by hand using a blade before the leather is carefully applied to the box.

    New pieces of leather are also hand burnished to ensure each edge is strengthened and protected.

    Photographs of the red box show the lock, which carries a "King George V" stamp.

    The box is further embossed with a Coronation crown and also carries King Charles III's cypher, which was applied in gold leaf using a specially-made brass die.

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    Yesterday, the Countess of Wessex made a visit to ZSL London Zoo.

    During her trip there she joined children supported by the community nursing team for some Christmas festivities.

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    Sources have said the show was set to be called “Chapters”, but the couple is believed to have changed their mind.

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    Read the full story here.

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    Where to find Meghan Markle’s podcast

    Meghan Markle has ventured into the popular world of podcasting as she hosts Archetypes – her very own show.

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    Royal Family relieved Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not coming home for Christmas according to royal biographer.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin believes the Royal family will want to have a positive first Christmas without the Queen, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s presence might “dampen” that.

    Speaking with the Sun, Levin said: “Harry and Meghan aren’t coming, which I think will be a huge relief for the rest of the family.

    “The family will want to make it a very positive day after the Queen’s death and I think the Sussexes’ presence would most certainly dampen that.”

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    Locals and royal watchers are delighted the Royal Family will be spending their first Christmas in the area for years.

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    During her trip there she joined children supported by the community nursing team for some Christmas festivities.

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    "King Charles has often spoken about a 'slimmed down' royal operation, but could his burly nephew-in-law be providing a compelling case for a slightly broader royal family?"

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    The Netflix show, which gives an insight into the couple's “love story”, will air on December 8, 2022, according to Page Six.

    Sources have said the show was set to be called “Chapters”, but the couple is believed to have changed their mind.

    The new title has not yet been made public.

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    Speaking with the Sun, Levin said: “Harry and Meghan aren't coming, which I think will be a huge relief for the rest of the family.

    “The family will want to make it a very positive day after the Queen’s death and I think the Sussexes' presence would most certainly dampen that.”

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    King Charles extended an olive branch by inviting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for Christmas, but royal experts believe it will be snubbed.

    Royal Biographer Angela Levin told The Sun: "The Queen’s death means that there won’t be as much pressure to have all of the family together – which is good because it seems Harry and Meghan won’t be present.

    “I’m sure Catherine and William will be there by the King and Queen’s side for part of the holiday.

    “Harry and Meghan aren't coming which I think will be a huge relief for the rest of the family.

    Please click here to read the full story.

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    Meghan Markle felt Royal Family ‘needed her more than she needed it’ according to royal author

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    King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will return to Sandringham this year, and are expected to be joined by their wider family.

    The Queen hosted 32 Christmases from the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, but the pandemic caused her to spend her final two festive periods at Windsor Castle.

    Locals and royal watchers are delighted the Royal Family will be spending their first Christmas in the area for years.

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    Fans are waiting in anticipation to listen to Meghan’s next podcast

    Fans of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast are eager to tune in after her latest guest Amanda Gorman, revealed she would be on the next show.

    After the Poet revealed she ”had the honour of speaking with The Duchess on her podcast”, Amanda’s followers rushed to show their support.

    One fan wrote: ”Can’t wait to listen!”

    A second said: ”beautiful!!! cannot wait to listen.”

    The Archetypes guest revealed her segment focused on the power that women possess as changemakers.

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  • Henry Moore

    Countess of Wessex visits London Zoo

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    During her trip there she joined children supported by the community nursing team for some Christmas festivities.

    According to the Firm's official Twitter: "The activities took place as part of ZSL’s Community Access Scheme, which aims to bring people closer to wildlife and to learn about their conservation work."

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    Her Majesty's response to Prince Andrew's disastrous Epstein interview revealed in new biography.

    A new royal biography written by author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth illuminates the extraordinary final years of the Queen’s life.

    One such detail is how the monarch responded to Prince Andrew's disastrous Jeffrey Epstein interview in 2019.

    According to the piece: "The Queen took a firm grip of things. To use the military jargon, there were only few days between flash and bang. Action was called for it and she took it."

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