Queen Elizabeth II Gossip

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Queen Elizabeth yesterday released a statement about the coronavirus pandemic. Well, sort of. The purpose of her letter, of course, was to reassure the public and to encourage community care. She also acknowledged the efforts of healthcare workers and those working on the frontlines, putting themselves in danger in order to help combat the spread.  Read Full Intro

Archie’s Summer Visit? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2020 13:56:40 March 16, 2020 13:56:40
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A couple of weeks ago, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to England for their final engagements as senior members of the British royal family, they were criticised for leaving 10-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor at home. One of those critics was Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press secretary, who called the Sussexes “spiteful Full Story

The Commonwealth Day Royal Procession Drama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 10, 2020 14:58:00 March 10, 2020 14:58:00
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Yesterday was the day we all had marked on our calendars for weeks: Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, expected to be the last engagement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as senior royals. They all know we’d be paying attention, watching and analysing the interactions. And you’d think that, knowing this, that we’d be Photo and Video Assuming the sh-t out of every angle, they’d put on their signature stoic faces and not give up anything, right?  No, actually. Full Story

House Sussex: “Show ‘em what they’re missing”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 9, 2020 13:19:22 March 9, 2020 13:19:22
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Many media outlets have referred to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s current trip to England and their final engagements as senior members of the British royal family as their “farewell tour”. It’s not really, of course, but I get it, I get that it sounds better as a story. And it’s not like they’re not leaning allllll the way into that vibe too. Full Story

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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