Sophie Wessex celebrates 58th birthday with a 'lovely' cake sparking royal fan frenzy
The Countess of Wessex celebrated her 58th birthday on Friday after receiving a celebratory cake from Surrey schoolchildren.
Royal fans on social media gushed at the "lovely" cake presented to Sophie Countess of Wessex by pupils at Connaught School in Bagshot, Surrey.
Writing on Twitter fans described the Countess as "elegant" and the photo with the schoolchildren as "sweet" while also wishing the royal a happy birthday.
@royalfamily said "Wishing The Countess of Wessex a very Happy Birthday today.
King Charles to 'modernise' Coronation by snubbing costume branded 'too dated'
King Charles is likely to make a massive change in his Coronation, a news report has claimed.
The monarch will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
According to a news report, the 74-year-old King has opted to wear a military uniform in his coronation instead of silk stockings and breeches.
A source told The Sun: “Senior aides think breeches look too dated.”
King Charles ‘can’t afford to risk allegations of hypocrisy’ with £1billion farm deal
King Charles “can’t afford to risk allegations of hypocrisy” with the £1billion deal for six offshore wind farms, an expert has said in scathing comment piece.
On Thursday, it was reported that King Charles has asked for a surge in profits from six new offshore wind farms on the Crown Estate, worth £1bn, to be used for the "wider public good", rather than the Royal Family.
The Royal Household's public funding is based on 25 percent of Crown Estate profits.
But King Charles wants to reduce this percentage so that more is kept by the Treasury to be used for public spending.
The King spoke of the pressures of the cost-of-living in his Christmas speech.
Harry and Meghan 'not in good position for future' as Archewell brand 'completely lost'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "not in a good position" as their Archewell brand has become "completely lost" among the bombshell claims made against the Royal Family, an expert has warned. I
n early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from royal duties when relocating to the US and months later in October of that year, announced the establishment of Archewell.
The group includes the couple's non-profit charitable arm, The Archewell Foundation.
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King Charles and Camilla meet England manager Gareth Southgate
King Charles and the Queen Consort, Camilla, met England manager Gareth Southgate on Friday evening.
The royals were visiting the biggest Corn Flakes factory in the world in Manchester when they shared some words with Southgate.
Charles and Camilla were seen cracking some jokes with the England manager as they made their first public outing since the release of Prince Harry's book.
Southgate spoke with the King and Queen Consort (Image: Getty)
Prince Andrew's spokesman quits
It's been reported that Prince Andrew's official spokesperson has left his role.
In his weekly Peterborough diary column, Christopher Hope says Andrew is now without a spokesperson as he remains away from the public eye.
Mr Hope adds that Buckingham Palace will not comment on Andrew because he is no longer a "working" member of the Royal Family.
He stepped back in March, 2022, after settling a US civil case involving Virginia Giuffre, while strongly denying any wrongdoing.
Prince Andrew's spokesman has left his role (Image: Getty)
Royals should be 'mindful' of Harry criticism - expert
A royal commentator has warned that the Royal Family should take on some of the criticism they have received from Prince Harry and be "mindful".
Rachel Burchfield, co-host of Podcast Royal, said on the show: "I hope, as far as change, we figure some things out to welcome women — and men — into the family.
"But I don't think the monarchy is in jeopardy after this book. I do think they can read the book and if they're thoughtful and mindful, take some of the criticisms about the institution about the firm and make them.
“I hope that this book is not for nothing.”
Prince Harry has not jeopardised the monarchy, she said (Image: Getty)
Sales of Elizabeth Ardern cream soar after Prince Harry's book
Elizabeth Ardern's eight-hour cream has been flying off the shelves after Harry's book 'Spare' was released, according to reports.
Retailer Boots has said that sales of the £29 cream jumped by over 60 percent compared to last year.
In his book, the Duke of Sussex wrote that he used the cream to treat his “frost-nipped” penis.
Spare has already sold millions of copies (Image: Getty)
Prince William speaks to flood victims in Australia
Prince William has held a video call with some of the people impacted by floods in Western Australia.
Locals shared their stories of how the community has pulled together, including men delivering supplies via canoes.
Prince William spoke to flood victims (Image: Kensington Palace)
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Heartening but heartbreaking to speak with some of those affected by the serious flooding in Australia.
As ever, their sense of community and selflessness is humbling, but it is terrible that such devastation seems to be occurring more often.
Prince William and Kate's unusual parenting technique
The Prince and Princess of Wales don't use a "naughty step" but instead opt for a "chat sofa" when disciplining their children, a source has claimed.
Speaking to the Sun, they said: “There’s no ’naughty step’ but there is a ‘chat sofa’.
“The naughty child is taken away from the scene of the row or disruption and talked to calmly by either Kate or William.
“Things are explained and consequences outlined and they never shout at them.
“Shouting is absolutely ‘off limits’ for the children and any hint of shouting at each other is dealt with by removal.”
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Prince Harry's criticism of royals fails to dent faith in monarchy
Prince Harry's criticism of the Rpyal Family has failed to sway public opinion against the monarchy, according to a polling expert.
Kelly Beaver, chief executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland, points out that most Britons still support a constitutional monarchy.
She told The Times: “While the stories may have challenged the public’s views towards the individuals involved, the monarchy itself endures for now.”
Prince Harry takes aim at the royals in his new book 'Spare' (Image: )
Five ways the Royal Family have subtly hit back at Harry and Meghan’s claims
The Royal Family hasn't issued an official response in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's most recent revelations.
But keen-eyed royal watchers have noticed some subtle digs from the House of Windsor.
Express.co.uklooked at all the ways the Royal Family have silently hit back at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Read them here
Charles makes first stop in Manchester
King Charlesbegan his day in northwest England with a visit to the Kellogg's site in Manchester.
The engagement marked the company's 100th anniversary in the UK.
The monarch was taken to the factory floor where one of the company's most successful products, Corn Flakes, is packaged.
Wearing a white lab coat, Charles engaged with staff, asking questions about their job and the packaging process.
At the Manchester's site, the largest cereal factory in Europe and the biggest Corn Flakes factory in the world, Charles also heard how the company is working on sustainable packaging and energy use.
As part of his visit, Charles was also been escorted to The Culinary Centre, the company's new research and development hub where the King watched a live cooking demonstration and heard about efforts to reduce the quantity of salt and sugar in Kellogg's cereals.
Read more about the engagement here
King Charles visits Kellogg's UK headquarters in Manchester
King Charles arrives in Manchester
King Charles has arrived in Manchester to carry out a number of engagements in the northwest of England today.
He arrived by the Royal Train, which was often used by the late Queen.
Queen Camilla has travelled separately to the city, and will join him at engagements later, the Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer tweeted.
King Charles and Queen Camilla honour Sophie Wessex on her birthday with touching picture
The Royal Family have wished Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, a happy birthday as they commemorate the big day.
Tweeted from the account representing King Charles, Queen Camilla and all the royals who don't have their own social media handle, the message read: "Wishing The Countess of Wessex a very Happy Birthday today. Thank you Connaught School for the lovely cake during HRH's visit yesterday!"
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Kate reveals she's mad about fitness and 'squeezes in exercise' when she can
Kate spoke about her love for sports as she hosted members of the England team who came out triumphant of the 2021 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup, held last autumn.
Asked if she goes to the gym, the Princess of Wales said: "It’s running around after the children, I do it all.
"Whenever I can squeeze in exercise I do, even jumping on the trampoline with my children before school."
See pictures from the engagement here
Kate is a keen rugby fan (Image: GETTY)
Charles’s May Coronation will be ‘half the size of Queen’s’ as new details revealed
Buckingham Palace has told Parliament to prepare for a guest list less than half the size of the one for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953.
Stands were erected in the Abbey then to allow 8,000 people to attend a service of almost three hours.
This time there will be no stands or scaffolding, says sources in Parliament, and the service length will be about half that of 1953.
But the Abbey, which normally has a capacity of 2,200 people will cram in up to 800 more people by putting seats in the medieval galleries which are 52ft above the floor.
Senior figures in Parliament are already worried about how many politicians will be able to attend.
They fear a diplomatic headache in trying to accommodate many of the 650 MPs and 800 peers vying for a seat.
Also coming on May 6 are Commonwealth leaders, the extended British Royal Family, foreign royalty, dignitaries and charity heads.
Read new details on the Coronation here
Scobie claims SAS story was confirmed by 'Palace official'
Omid Scobie took to Twitter earlier today to speak about the claim, alleging the SAS training story had been confirmed by a "Palace official".
Mentioning the Duchess' privacy case against the Mail on Sunday, he tweeted: "The story in Finding Freedom about Meghan’s 'security training' was first debunked in 2021 during her Mail court case. Came as a surprise to me because it was a Palace official who confirmed it to my co-author and I. But as Harry writes, it‘s 'nonsense' he wished was true."
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