Queen Elizabeth II Gossip

The Queen: Sussexit complete and… Prince Andrew

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2020 15:46:24 January 20, 2020 15:46:24
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The Summit at Sandringham (which I’m told we’re supposed to stop calling a “summit”, but certain things stick, you know?) happened a week ago today. Late Saturday, Buckingham Palace released a statement from the Queen confirming that the deal was done on Sussexit. This statement is not as informal as the one that came out a few days ago but there are some remarkable details. Full Story

Sussexit: an early win

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2020 18:09:56 January 13, 2020 18:09:56
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The Summit at Sandringham has concluded. Here are a few brief thoughts for now and we’ll get deeper into it as the evening progresses. For now, here’s the Queen’s statement following the meeting:  Full Story

Sussexit: The Negotiations

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 10, 2020 20:52:32 January 10, 2020 20:52:32
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It’s only been 48 hours since House Sussex publicly announced their intention to create a new job description for themselves and the story keeps changing and updating. Quick recap: when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first released their statement, Buckingham Palace soon followed, less than two hours later with a rather terse response, saying that there were “complicated” issues to work through, suggesting that the Queen was far from signing off on the matter and that there might be pushback. Full Story

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dear Gossips,

My first thought when the news broke yesterday was that, oh, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can present at the Oscars now. You’ll recall, it was a thing that was considered a couple of years ago and logistically they weren’t able to make it happen.  Read Full Intro

The Queen’s Christmas message

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 24, 2019 15:25:06 December 24, 2019 15:25:06
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By the time you read this, Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas address will have aired in the UK. Ahead of the broadcast, Buckingham Palace released a photo of Her Majesty taken at Windsor Castle, touching on some of the themes she’d be speaking to in her message:           Full Story

The Royal Pudding

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 23, 2019 16:05:19 December 23, 2019 16:05:19
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Prince William and Big G arrived at Buckingham Palace together, without the other members of House Cambridge, at the Queen’s Christmas lunch last week Full Story

Buckingham Palace pumps the brakes on Prince Charles 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2019 15:41:04 December 6, 2019 15:41:04
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Prince Andrew, the British royal family (sweat) stain, has been the Queen’s biggest problem in years – so much so that her handling of the Andrew scandal has led to doubts about her leadership. Which is why there’s been so much talk about Prince Charles and whether or not his ascension will be accelerated. Full Story

Prince Andrew: an eviction and a birthday cancellation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2019 16:18:51 November 25, 2019 16:18:51

Amazingly, though some reporters here and there have tried it, the UK tabloids haven’t let up on Prince Andrew to resume their attacks on Meghan Markle. Probably because the public isn’t having it. It’s now been just over a week since Andrew’s interview about his friend, the dead rapist pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, aired on BBC Newsnight. Full Story

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Everyone is still talking about Prince Andrew announcing yesterday that he would be stepping down for the “foreseeable future” from public duties on behalf of the British royal family. In the letter that was released confirming the decision, Andrew says that he was the one who decided to quit and cleared it with the Queen.  Read Full Intro