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Queen's strongest support was oldest living royal who is part of secret organisation
Queen's death at the ripe old age of 96, her cousin Prince Edward the Duke of Kent has taken on the mantle of oldest royal.The 87-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday (October 9) was born in Belgrave Square, London, in 1935.He is the son of Prince George and Princess Marina, The Duke and Duchess of Kent and is the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, the Daily Mirror reports.READ MORE: North Wales council refuses to accept 'oppressive' William as Prince of WalesHis father died in an RAF plane crash in Caithness, Scotland, during World War Two in 1942, with Edward inheriting his titles of Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrews and Baron Downpatrick.His life is not without intrigue either, having been educated at Ludgrove Prep School, Eton College, and then at the Le Rosey Institute in Switzerland before embarking on a 20 year military career.He is the eldest of three children, with younger sister Princess Alexandra born on Christmas Day in 1936 and his younger brother, Prince Michael of Kent, born in 1942.The Duke married Katharine Worsley on June 8, 1961, at York Minster and had three children: George, Earl of St Andrews, Lady Helen Taylor, and Lord Nicholas Windsor.They have no fewer than 10 grandchildren, including the Lord Downpatrick and fashion model Lady Amelia Windsor.One of the biggest scandal his immediate family have faced was the Duchess of Kent converting to Catholicism in 1994 which was a controversial move as Catholics are forbidden from being in line to the throne.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.In the Bill of Rights of 1689 Parliament declared that no future monarch could be a Catholic or be married to a Catholic and the law
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Meghan and Harry 'demoted' on Royal Family's official website amid ongoing tensions
Harry and Meghan have been "demoted" on the Royal family’s official website.The Firm's website features a list of significant adult royals, each with their own "about" section, and until recently the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had featured around the middle of the rankings, below senior members of the Firm but above minor royals.However, when the website was rejigged following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the pair were relegated to the second and third-lowest spots, just above Andrew in the new rankings and below the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, to name a few who they had previously sat above.READ MORE: Prince George told classmates 'my father will be King so you better watch out'It is speculated the scathing rearrangement may be a result of Charles' hope to implement a more slimmed-down monarchy, elevating those who have supported the King.The Sussexes and Andrew were not the only ones to have been affected by the shake-up - Prince Michael of Kent, 80, and his wife, Marie-Christine, have been removed from the page completely as they are not working royals.Meanwhile Princess Alexandra, 85, the Duke of Kent, 86, and the Duke of Gloucester, 78, are still classed as working members of the Royal Family and have kept their spots on the website.And it's not the first time the Sussexes have been moved down in the pecking order on the royal website either.Originally the pair had sat just below the Prince and Princess of Wales, then the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who now occupy the third and fourth spot in the list respectively behind the King and Queen Consort.About 15 months ago, following the Sussexes' decision to step down as working royals and move to the US, they were
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Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral Invite List: Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, Global Royals and More
Thania Garcia Although the royal family has yet to confirm the official list of attendees for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, various heads of state have already confirmed their planned attendance at the Westminster Abbey ceremony scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19. Buckingham Palace revealed the full schedule of the funeral plans — which will begin in London and end in Windsor — including the several categories of dignitaries invited: global government representatives, foreign royal families, governors general, realm prime ministers and heads of state. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will be present, along with all of the heads of the Commonwealth including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indian President Droupadi Murmu and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Joining them will be President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska and the presidents of Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Poland, among other representatives.
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Piers Morgan calls Harry and Meghan 'renegades' and says Queen's snub 'good decision'
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced they would be returning to London with their two children for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee events.Their announcement came just minutes after Buckingham Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping The Colour.Instead, Her Majesty, 96, will be joined by members of her family who undertake official public roles, including Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.Alongside senior royals, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence will appear with Princess Alexandra.Buckingham Palace said: "After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday, June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen."Shortly after the news, Piers penned: "Queen bans Harry, Meghan & Andrew from Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping of Colour ceremony during Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Only working royals performing duties for her will attend.