As a general rule of thumb, developments in the Commonwealth are only judged newsworthy if they have a royal angle. When, therefore, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle suggested last week that the organisation could usefully do some soul-searching about its own imperial origins, they were hardly the first people to have formulated that thought. Yet their remarks hit the front pages of a number of papers, and were met, predictably enough, by real or confected howls of outrage.
Meghan, dressed in a white off-the-shoulder top and dark trousers, spoke for a couple of minutes before welcoming Harry on stage in the venue which seats up to 5,000 people.
Before deciding to adopt Mia, Harry and Meghan played with eight newborn puppies from Maryland, who had also been rescued from the Envigo breeding and research plant.
The two couples, all dressed in mourning black, were seen together looking at the growing banks of flowers left at the gates of Windsor Castle since the queen's death on Thursday aged 96.
There are a lot of things going on in the news about which, I think, no one gives two hoots. Open any paper and the images of the British Royal Family are plastered all over the place. If it isn’t Prince Phillip being admitted into hospital, it’s the Prince
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar. He knows what the pain feels like,” Harry said of his father. “I will always love him but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened.”
Ministers would now "consider whether further governance reforms at the BBC are needed", as talks approach for renewal of its royal charter covering its running and regulation, he added.
The Queen, 94, seen for the first time since his death, was dressed in mourning black, with a white-trimmed, black face mask. Close family, also masked, sat socially distanced in the historic 15th-century Gothic chapel.
Buckingham Palace revealed that William and Harry’s cousin, Peter Phillips, will walk between the princes as they escort the coffin to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, west of London.
Martin Bashir, the BBC journalist who tricked princess Diana into giving an explosive interview, on Sunday apologised to Princes William and Harry, but said claims linking his actions to her death were “unreasonable.” A report by retired senior judge John Dyson