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'Stay off Oprah!' Piers Morgan issues warning to royals after advice from Prince Philip

Piers Morgan, 56, has compiled Prince Philip’s 10-point guide to royal survival after reflecting on the Duke’s words of wisdom over the years following his death at the age of 99. The outspoken presenter insisted that the late royal’s advice should be his legacy for each member of the royal family, before taking another swipe at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers began by praising the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen Mother’s shared “tough, uncompromising, stoic, and resolutely silent” attitude to royal life.

He then took a thinly-veiled dig at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, by arguing: “Many of the younger royals that followed them have behaved very differently – emoting on television, playing the victim, wallowing in self-pity, complaining about their regally gilded lives, and getting themselves into all manner of lurid scrapes that have damaged the family’s reputation.”

Piers cryptically added: “As his mourning family prepare to gather this Saturday to say goodbye to one of its greatest figures at his funeral, they would all do well to heed his advice.

“I won’t name individuals for any specifically pertinent points, but they’ll know who they are…”

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Piers went on to recall Prince Philip’s words about how royals should conduct themselves during TV interviews.

Quoting the Queen’s husband, he penned: “‘Give TV interviews, by all means,’ Philip said. ‘But don’t talk about yourself.’”

Piers then shared the Duke’s reported opinions on Meghan and Harry’s decision to speak about their experiences as senior royals in their interview with Oprah.

Quoting Philip’s biographer and long-time friend, Gyles Brandreth, he continued in his latest MailOnline column: “Gyles Brandreth said the Duke thought Meghan and Harry’s decision to grant their friend Ms Winfrey a lengthy prime-time US TV audience was ‘madness’ and ‘no good would come of it.’ 


“Whenever it mattered, there he was; indomitable, steely-eyed, jut-jawed.”

Piers has been very vocal about disbelieving the comments Meghan made while speaking to Oprah about how her mental health had suffered after she joined the Royal Family.

The former Good Morning Britain host has also dismissed the Duchess’ comments about the racism she faced.

Piers got into a row with his ITV co-star Alex Beresford about Meghan’s interview before storming off the set.

He then shared his decision to quit his hosting role on the programme.

Ofcom had received a record-breaking number of complaints before ITV bosses held discussions with Piers about disbelieving Meghan in an on-air rant.

Piers recently told Tucker Carlson on FOX News while discussing his GMB departure: “I was hired by ITV to do the morning show because they were struggling with the ratings, they wanted me to shake things up… I was a highly opinionated person and they knew that. 

“Over five years we trebled the ratings and the last day ironically was the first day we beat the BBC.

“Instead I was corralled into a position that ‘You’ve got to apologise… or your position is untenable.'” 

Sir Tom Jones and The Beatles’ Sir Ringo Starr share photos with Prince Philip in tribute

As the nation mourns the loss of Prince Philip, British celebrities have been sharing their tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media. Most recently two knights of the realm in Sir Tom Jones and The Beatles drummer Sir Ringo Starr have shared photos from over 50 years ago with The Queen’s late husband. Sir Tom Jones, who Her Majesty knighted in 2006, posted a picture of himself and Prince Philip laughing at the 1969 Royal Variety Performance.
Famously, Prince Philip had asked Sir Tom Jones after his performance that night: “What do you gargle with, pebbles?”

While the next day delivering another one of his famous gaffes, he added: “It’s difficult to see how it’s possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs.”

And on another occasion talking about how difficult it is to get rich in Britain, the Duke said: “What about Tom Jones? He’s made a million and he’s a bloody awful singer.”

Nevertheless, Sir Tom obviously took it all in his stride writing on Instagram: “Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh: an incredible individual who always reminded us we are all human. Forever grateful, Sir Tom Jones.”

READ MORE: The Beatles: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr pay tribute to their mothers

Prince Philip added: “It seems to me that these blokes [The Beatles] are helping people to enjoy themselves and that it is far better than the other.”

The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon had seen The Beatles perform at the Royal Variety Show the year before.

Lennon had famously said to the audience: “On this next number, I want you all to join in. Would those in the cheap seats clap their hands? The rest of you can rattle your jewellery.”

Meeting the band afterwards, The Queen Mother told The Beatles how much she had enjoyed their performance and asked where their next show was.

The Fab Four told The Queen Mother, “Slough” and she replied: “Ah, that’s near us!”

Asked what she thought of The Beatles, the widow of King George VI said: “They are so fresh and vital. I simply adore them.:

Prince Philip died yesterday morning at Windsor Castle just two months and a day before his 100th birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17th and be televised with a national silence at 3pm.

Prince Charles Speaks Somberly About ‘Dear Papa’ Prince Philip In Touching Tribute: ‘I Miss Him Enormously’

Just a day after the passing of Prince Philip at age 99, Prince Charles described his dad as ‘a very special person’ in an emotional televised statement.

Prince Charles[1], 72, is heartbroken over the loss of his father Prince Philip[2]. “I particularly wanted to say that my father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of the Commonwealth,” Charles said outside of his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire on Saturday, April 10. “As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously,” he added.

He spoke somberly as he addressed media, wearing a navy blue suit, light purple shirt and burgundy tie. Charles went on to reflect about his “dear papa[3],” who was also formally known as the Duke of Edinburgh upon his 1947 wedding[4] to wife Queen Elizabeth[5], 94. “My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that,” Charles said of his dad, who was 99 years old when he passed.

Prince Philip & Prince Charles
Prince Philip is seen with his eldest son Prince Charles. (Shutterstock)

“He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth[6], who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow,” he went on. “It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you,” he concluded the touching tribute before heading back into his home.

Philip’s recent hospitalization — which involved heart surgery — has been particularly difficult on eldest son Charles. The usually stoic Prince of Wales was seen wiping tears from his eyes as he left King Edward VII Hospital in London[7] on February 20. At the time, Philip was admitted as a “precautionary measure.” He was later released from hospital on March 16, and photographed in a vehicle headed back to Windsor Castle. Sadly, the Queen’s husband of 72 years — who is also the father of Charles’ siblings Princess Anne, 70, Prince Andrew, 61, and Prince Edward, 57 — passed away on Friday, April 9.

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip
Prince Charles is seen with his father, the late Prince Philip, and mother, Queen Elizabeth. (Shutterstock)

“It is with deep sorrow that her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” a statement from the palace said, confirming his passing. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Palace. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family will join people around the world in mourning his loss[8].”

BBC reports that Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on April 17 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will include a maximum number of 30 attendees — which also includes his grandson[9] Prince Harry[10], 36, who is living in California. The appearance will mark Harry’s first visit to the United Kingdom since his controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey[11]. His pregnant wife Meghan Markle[12], 39, will remain at home in Montecito.

“I can confirm that the Duke of Sussex will be attending his grandfather’s funeral and will be following COVID-19 protocols for travel to and from the U.K. as well as during his time in the country,” a representative confirmed to HollywoodLife. “The Duchess has made every effort to travel alongside the Duke, but unfortunately, she did not receive medical clearance from her physician,” they also said. It’s unclear of their 1-year-old son Archie would travel with Harry to the memorial.


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Carol Vorderman wore Argos necklace for private lunch with Prince Philip and the Queen

Carol Vorderman has revealed that she once wore a necklace from Argos to Buckingham Palace for a private luncheon with Prince Philip and the Queen. The TV and radio star said the Duke of Edinburgh was kind enough to compliment her on the piece of jewellery, which her young son had bought for her with his pocket money.
“Let me tell you about my lunch at Buckingham Palace. I may be a girl from Rhyl but I’ve had some interesting times and this was one one them,” Carol told BBC Radio Wales listeners today.

“So I have been to Buckingham Palace quite a few times in various roles and met all members of the Royal family at various times, with Pride of Britain or The Prince’s Trust or whatever it might be, but this was a private invitation to lunch at Buckingham Palace.

“There are two parts to this story.”

“I’m going to tell you about Prince Philip and the Queen and then I’m going to tell you about my son and how he bought me this necklace from Argos and I wore it to the palace,” she began.

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“So my son Cameron was a lovely, lovely boy and he is extremely dyslexic and ADD and all of these things, so he was in a special school for a large number of years.

“And Cam couldn’t read at all when he was young and his favourite book was the Argos Catalogue.

“And he used to do little jobs for his mum – me, so I would give him a little bit of pocket money – all he ever wanted to do was make his mum happy…

“So he found this little diamond in the catalogue and he went with his Nanna to buy it from Argos.”

“I said, ’Well, thank you Sir. My son bought it for me,’” Carol told the Duke.

“‘Oh really?’” Prince Philip is said to have replied.

“I said, ‘Yes, he bought it from Argos for me,’” the mum-of-two added.

“And I thought, I’m testing you now, to see if you know what Argos is,” Carol told her co-host, “ and he said: ‘Oh really, that’s wonderful. It does look marvellous.’”

'What a nasty person you are' Britons fury as Lily Allen posts 'Oh, Philip has died'

Throughout the day, Britons paid tribute to the Duke on social media and recalled fond memories and encounters with His Royal Highness.

Piers Morgan said he was a “truly great Briton” who dedicated his life to “selfless public duty”.

This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield wrote online: “Farewell to a remarkable man, terrifying to attempt to interview but great fun to be with.”

Meanwhile, Rod Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster added: “Thoughts are with the Royal family, especially the Queen at the very sad news of the passing of Duke of Edinburgh, her husband of 73 years.”

Prince Philip dead: Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle must follow parenting rules at funeral

Prince Philip has passed away at the age of 99, it has been confirmed. His funeral will be attended by royals including Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. This is what the royals will do with their children.
It is believed this will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

No matter the size of the funeral, Britons across the country will join the Royal Family in mourning his passing.

His funeral will be attended by the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family.

Kate and Meghan were the granddaughters-in-law of Prince Philip.


They are sure to support other members of the Royal Family by attending the funeral.

Kate and Prince William have three children together, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Meghan Markle is the mother of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, one.

Young children have not traditionally attended royal funerals in the past.

If any of the royal children do attend, it is likely they will follow the same rules as the rest of the royals.

All members of the Royal Family have been required to dress in black since Prince Philip’s passing was announced, as per tradition.

The royal children will also be required to dress in black when attending the funeral.

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho halts press conference with emotional Prince Philip tribute

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has halted his press conference to pay tribute to Prince Philip. The Queen’s husband died at the age of 99 on Friday. And Mourinho has now paid his respects to the Royal Family icon.
Buckingham Palace revealed on Friday that Prince Philip had passed away.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” he a statement read.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

And Mourinho, speaking ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Manchester United, has now paid tribute to Philip.

“I’m sorry, I will answer your questions. I’m just sorry because I read some sad news about Prince Philip,” he said.

“So I would like to express my condolences to the Royal Family and to be very honest and say I have a deep, deep, deep utmost respect for the Royal Family, so my deepest condolences.

“And I believe it’s not just this country that is going to be sharing these feelings. Because I’m not English, I know many like myself will have the utmost respect.”

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also reacted to the news, paying tribute to the duke’s role as the longest serving consort in history.

“Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world,” he said.

“From that conflict he took an ethic of service that he applied throughout the unprecedented changes of the post-War era,” Mr Johnson said.

“Like the expert carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter: “I send my personal and deepest condolences – and those of scotgov and the people of Scotland – to Her Majesty The Queen and her family.”


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“He’s calling out top players, but they are not all top players. Tottenham have a few top players, but that’s it,” he said.

“Football is decided on fine margins. Harry Kane goes through, gives the goalkeeper the eyes and hits the post. If that goes in it’s game over and they might even score another goal before the end of the game and we are all talking about how amazing Spurs are and what a result it is to win at Newcastle.

“But, in the end, they draw 2-2 and that’s it really, you look at Spurs and you worry about them. I worry because if you are calling the players out like that, I don’t think it’s going to work out.

“The players are going to go the other way, which they shouldn’t because it’s a bit of a joke, but that’s part of it nowadays.

“When they open the game up, they look OK, but it’s hard. We know what it says on the tin with Jose Mourinho. That’s the way they play.

“Is it because they are good defensively? I don’t think they are good defensively. When I look at Spurs, I just think they rely too much on Harry Kane.”

Prince Philip will: The royals who could inherit his staggering £24million estate

Prince Philip had died at the age of 99, it has been confirmed. He was the Duke of Edinburgh and was married to the Queen for 73 years.

He reportedly had a fortune of around £24million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Prince Philip earned this from his former career in the navy and as a working member of the Royal Family, receiving a salary of around £400,000 a year from the Sovereign Grant.

Along with the Queen, he reportedly had money in a portfolio of stocks and an expensive art collection.

As these are shared with the Queen, it is likely she will keep hold of the assets.

He was the father of four children, Prince Charles, 71, Princess Anne, 69, Prince Andrew, 60, and Prince Edward, 56.

It is likely they will also get a share of his assets.


Prince Philip was given the title of the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his wedding on November 20, 1947.

While the title will officially be returned to the crown now, it is thought his youngest son, Prince Edward, will soon inherit it.

Before he retired, Prince Philip was president and patron of roughly 800 organisations.

Many of these roles were taken over by Prince Edward when his father retired and he will reportedly take on more roles once held by the King Consort.

As Prince Philip was not the ruling monarch, the line of succession has not changed.

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Prince Philip broke major royal travel milestone during Arctic expedition

Prince Philip[1] travelled around the world throughout his life, both on royal duty reprinting the UK abroad, and for leisure purposes. However, one exciting expedition would lead him to achieve an incredible feat never before reached by a Royal Family[2] member.
This photograph was shared by the Royal Family just last year on their Instagram account.

According to insiders, it was during the trip when travelling between New Zealand and Antarctica he developed a fascination with birdwatching.

He spent much of his time taking photographs of native seabirds between New Zealand and Antarctica.

Inspired by the trip, he went on to publish a book titled “Birds from Britannia” in 1962.

The two men had posed with two showgirls swathed in feather boas, Kelley explained.

However, the positioning of the dancers made for quite the spectacle.

“In the picture, the two men turned their backs to the camera and so did the showgirls, whose rhinestoned-thonged backsides were without feathers,” wrote Kelley.

“Mountbatten found the picture of the bare-bottomed showgirls so amusing he had it blown up and hung in the Queen’s passageway on the royal yacht.”


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Dashing Prince Philip – how the deceased Duke of Edinburgh was a style icon

A member of the aristocracy in his own right, a Greek prince in exile before he married the Queen, the military played a huge part in Philip’s life.
Serving in the Royal Navy, he wore his uniform to marry then Princess Elizabeth, and later by her side when she was crowned Queen age just 27.

Since, he has taken on the role of a statesman with aplomb.

One of the last surviving people in Britain to have served in the Second World War, he turned his sense of duty to public life, finally retiring at 96.

Always, the royal was impeccably turned out.

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Whether at the polo, in Africa, or Scotland, he was always dressed in the appropriate wear.

A spectacularly well-cut jacket and a sporting tie, along with a pair of Wayfairer-style glasses was a uniform for the royal.

He often wore a jaunty trilby hat, especially to observe his favorite sports including, of course, polo.

Philip was a fan of a double-breasted suit jacket, worn with a discrete, light-coloured pocket square and a sharp tie.

Of course, as the Duke of Edinburgh, he was seen in the traditional kilt and long socks.

In colder weather, the Duke was often wrapped in a British of staple and style, the trench coat.

Whether to church or to a Remembrance Day service, the importance of the military to his life was never far from his wardrobe.

The Duke has passed his love of sharp style to his son Prince Charles, 72.

Charles, who has often been placed on best-dressed lists, is also a fan of a well-made suit.

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