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Queen ‘scolded Meghan’ after ‘tantrum’ – ‘she gets the tiara she’s given’, author claims

Queen 'scolded Meghan' after 'tantrum' - 'she gets the tiara she’s given', author claims

The author of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes behaviour in the lead up to their 2018 wedding caused tensions with the Queen. Author Andrew Morton has added six new chapters of the book that was first published in 2018. Mr Morton writing in The Times spoke of how Meghan threw a “tiara tantrum” shortly before the wedding.

He wrote: “In November 2018, just days after the couple returned from their successful tour Down Under, The Times reported that Meghan had thrown a ‘tiara tantrum’.

“This was shortly before her wedding.

“The episode was because the tiara she wanted to wear was not available.

“Her prima-donna behaviour apparently earned a rebuke from the Queen herself.

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“The Queen then told Harry, ‘she gets what tiara she’s given by me.’”

In Mr Morton’s article, he also claimed Prince Harry was “irate” when Meghan did not get her way.

Mr Morton added that the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly became involved in the situation.

He said that Ms Kelly, “who is the guardian of Her Majesty’s jewellery, is said to have informed the irate Prince that certain security protocols had to be adhered to in order to access the priceless piece”.

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However, the author claimed that Prince Harry protested.

It was reported that he told anyone who would listen that “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets”.

Mr Morton also claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were driven out by Prince William’s “bullying” attitude.

However, this accusation has always been strongly denied by Prince William.

The brothers then went and made a joint statement about the accusations.

The statement read: “Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.”

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‘Smitten even in early days’: Kate Middleton given ‘enormously romantic’ ring from William

'Smitten even in early days': Kate Middleton given 'enormously romantic' ring from William

Kate Middleton and Prince William met 10 years before they said “I do”. The Duchess of Cambridge has sported many lavish jewels during this time.

One particular band was worn by Kate many years before she wed her husband.

The piece was thought to be a gift from Prince William with “romantic” symbolism, CEO of LeVian Eddie Levian explained.

“This beautiful, delicate ring is understated in style, but the very personal message hidden within it from a future King makes it an enormously romantic royal jewel,” he told Express.co.uk.

“William gifted Kate this Victorian rose gold band encrusted with pearls and garnets, while they were still at St Andrews University where they met as students.”

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The Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear the ring at her graduation in 2005.

“It’s no surprise Kate was seen wearing it at her graduation,” the expert continued.

“It is a milestone marking her own achievements but also a day which put her on the threshold of a new chapter in her life together with William beyond university.”

Not only is the simple band stunning to look at, Eddie commented on the symbolism.

The rings features the birthstones of Prince William and Kate.

Eddie suggested this could have shown the future monarch’s commitment to Kate even in the early days.

He detailed: “The ring is adorned with both Kate and William’s birthstones, in a celebration of their bond and the beginning of their intertwined destiny.

“Pearls are a June birthstone – William was born in June – and they symbolise love, purity, humility and innocence.

“Garnets are the birthstone for January, when Kate was born, and were named by the ancient Greeks for their colour resembling pomegranate seeds.

“Garnets signify protection and are thought to promote confidence and mental clarity.

“Even though Kate graduated in 2005, and the couple married much later in 2011, this ring goes to prove that William was smitten with Kate even in those early days.”

Just a few years later, Prince William proposed to Kate with the sapphire and diamond engagement ring which once belonged to Princess Diana.

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Ever Given container ship leaves Egyptian waters

Ever Given container ship leaves Egyptian waters

The Ever Given container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal in March left Egyptian waters at 4 a.m. local time following inspections at Port Said, a canal source said on Tuesday, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.

Ship tracker MarineTraffic showed the Ever Given to be underway in the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian coast.

The container ship, one of the world’s largest, resumes its voyage to Rotterdam 112 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the Egyptian waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade.

The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given’s owners and insurers.

‘Surreal!’ Three Lions given pep talk by Tom Cruise ahead of Euro 2020 final

‘Surreal!’ Three Lions given pep talk by Tom Cruise ahead of Euro 2020 final

Having a personal call with the team, Mr Cruise told the team to “bring football home”.

“They were very fortunate,” England boss Gareth Southgate said.

“They had a preview of a film that’s due out further down the line.

“And they had Tom dial in to speak to them, which I’d imagine was quite surreal.

“I was in a meeting watching videos of Italy… but that’s another story.

“They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and, yes, they’ve had a good week… Ed Sheeran and Tom Cruise – the life of an England footballer.”

Sunday’s match marks the first time the England team has advanced to a final in 55 years.

The 1966 World Cup stands alone as the only time England have won either the Euros or the World Cup.

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“They’re meticulous in the way they prepare and I know, from talking to people who work with Roberto, that will be the case with this team.

“They’ve had an incredible run – three draws in 30, never mind any defeats.

“It’s remarkable for any team. It tells us the size of the task.”

Star Wars and Flash Gordon among films given stricter ratings due rise in complaints

Star Wars and Flash Gordon among films given stricter ratings due rise in complaints

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has changed the age ratings of several classic movies from PG to 12A. The board says the tighter classifications have been put in place “to ensure policies remain in step with parental expectations and societal standards”.

A PG rating says a film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older, while 12A recommends children under 12 should not watch without being accompanied by an adult.

Of 93 complaints made to BBFC in 2020, 27 were about Flash Gordon’s 40th anniversary re-release.

The re-release was reclassified up to 12A due to the inclusion of “discriminatory stereotypes”.

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The Elephant Man had its rating tightened due to “moderate threat, upsetting scenes and injury detail” and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was classified from a U to PG for “moderate violence and mild threat”.

BBFC chief executive David Austin said: “We talk to over 10,000 people every four-five years to revise our Classification Guidelines.

“As a result of changing standards in society, it is not infrequent that a distributor will submit something to us that we have classified in the past, but which we need to take a fresh look at under our current guidelines.

“The issue of discrimination is one of the core issues set out in our guidelines, and in 2020, the tragic death of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests showed how important it is that discrimination be tackled and flagged up wherever it occurs.”

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Man Utd's Harry Maguire has given England's chances of winning Euro 2020 huge boost

Man Utd's Harry Maguire has given England's chances of winning Euro 2020 huge boost

There is no conclusive evidence yet that football is coming home but with their Wembley route booked and their defensive captain restored England took a positive step forward last night.

Thrown in to start his first match for six and a half weeks, Harry Maguire came through with flying colours to deliver a significant shot in the arm to England’s ambitions of going deep into these Euros. That they will now attempt to do so with home advantage in all but one of their games offers up a tantalising opportunity.

Asked to go from nought to 60 with the Euros’ joint leading scorer Patrik Schick in town, Maguire looked as if he had never been away, seeing him off after 75 minutes. As a test run for the knockout stages it was just what Gareth Southgate would have hoped for.

However watertight England have been up to this point Southgate will be relieved to have him back. He championed the Manchester United captain before kick-off as the best English defender in the Premier League last season and it was instructive that it was John Stones rather than Maguire who was withdrawn in the closing stages as the tournament’s misers delivered a third successive clean sheet.

Recalling Maguire was a rough call on Tyrone Mings, who came on for Stones late on, but the fact is he does offer England something extra.

While the headers he wins and the blocks he puts in are the bread and butter and the crunching challenge which put a hole in Tomas Holes a reminder of his physical presence, it is his distribution which adds an additional dimension.

Maguire might have flexed his damaged ankle somewhat concerningly during the Czech anthem but there was no issue when the action started, certainly not with the precision pass to Harry Kane in the 25th minute which split the visitors wide open.

It was a risk by Southgate to reintroduce him from the start but one with a safety net in the knowledge that whatever happened, England were in the last 16.

Stress-free games for England at a major tournament are few and far between but here was a match where those watching could relax for once.

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Odd how things work out isn’t it? The 0-0 draw that saw England booed off the Wembley pitch against Scotland turned out to have put them through with a game to spare.

The only audible boos from the crowd last night came when news of Scotland’s equaliser against Croatia came up on the big screen and the odd murmur when Jack Grealish was replaced.

There might have been some when England took the knee but it was hard to tell music from the PA system and loud applause combining to ensure it remained unheard. If the gesture ever was a moment of reflection, it isn’t any more.

It was though on the whole a feelgood night at Wembley. Against potentially tricky opponents England were dominant. The Czechs were restricted to just one shot on target.

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If the home crowd would have liked to have seen some more attacking action in the second half from England after a bright opening period then at least they were able to savour victory.

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